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August 2018  *  Mary Yoga ENews
Issue #152  *  Prioritize Pleasure
Summer's Sweetness
Possibly because I was born in a tropical climate, summer delights me, even in 90+ NYC temperatures like today!
Prioritizing pleasure helps. Spending a day on the breezy NYC Ferry, past DUMBO and South Street Seaport to Rockaway Beach, then cruising home with the sunset, certainly helps! The NYC Ferry has multiple routes, a $2.75 fare, free transfers between Ferry lines, all accessible on their easy downloadable app, and many well-run piers.
But wherever you live or wherever you are, you have resources for pleasure and fun. Dancing with friends. Movies and plays with friends. Contributing volunteer time. Whirring through streets on a bike is a fave of mine, even in the steam and humidity; it is still breezier and freer than crowded transit vehicles. 
Lying under a tree even if it's a little city park tree! Cooking for yourself. Cooking for others. Dining with friends. Strolling. Sleeping in.

Reading. Yoga'ing. Meditating. People watching. 
Art museums and galleries.
Listening to music.
Why don't you send me some of your favorite ways, summer or fall, of prioritizing pleasure in your yoga journey on and off the mat? 
Mother Mary TT's
Maximizing pleasure through recognition, ownership, and meeting of our important needs is a theme underlying my Restorative and Yoga Nidra teaching, whether students are consciously aware of it or not. 
Svadhyaya, self-study or sacred-study, is a Sanksrit word for what often equates to a deep knowing and a deeper loving of ourselves. 
We access the powerful tools of Restorative Yoga, meeting the students where they are literally through props, and calming all five senses, then the nervous system.
We do this also in the profound practice of soothing, guided, Yoga Nidra meditation, an ancient mystery wrapped in a modern science for empowering our living potential. The training simply, clearly, demystifies this layered practice, in an ABC style that any pupil can learn and apply right away, for themselves and for others.
These Restorative and Yoga Nidra Teacher Trainings welcome both teachers and students, of yoga and other healing arts.
The 2018 Restorative Training is nearing its last of 4 Levels this Sept 8-9. The 2019 dates are not announced yet.
If you have prior Restorative teaching experience or trainings, you may email me about joining Level 4 this year. Otherwise, stay on my ENews to get first word when 2019 dates for the 100-Hour training are announced.

The 2018 Yoga Nidra weekend training is Sept 22-23, coming up: my 59th birthday weekend! 
Email me with any TT questions, email Andrea Borrero at Pure Yoga to register, or read all the TT details and register directly online here. 
Mary's Schedule At A Glance
Trainings, Retreats, Immersions, Festivals, Workshops
100-Hour Mother Mary Restorative Teacher Training
  ~ Pure Yoga East, June to Sept 2018, 4x over 4 months
  25-Hour Weekend Modules Saturday & Sunday, 9AM-6PM
  L1:June 30-July 1, L2:July 28-29, L3:Aug 18-19, L4:Sept 8-9
Sept 14-16 ~ Wagging Tail Yoga Fall Foliage Retreat
  ~ Bethel, Catskills, NY, with Ora Ramat ~ sold out/waitlisted
  Wagging Tail Yoga Center co-host + co-teacher 
Sept 22-23 ~ 25-Hour Yoga Nidra Teacher Training for All
  ~ Pure East, NYC, Saturday & Sunday, 9AM-6PM; 25 YA CEUs
Oct 5-7 ~ Divine Play AcroYoga Festival, Portland OR: 
  ~ teaching Friday day-long AcroYoga 101w/Chris Loebsack
  Saturday 4:15 workshop Consensuality Flow w/Jeff Mandell
  MARYPLAY10 code gets 10% discount ~ while supplies last!
January 5-12, 2019 ~ reSOULutions retreat
  ~ Tropical Yoga retreat ~ with Juan Gamboa, Esco Wilson
  & Friends ~ save the dates ~ we launch on Labor Day Weekend!
May 24-27, 2019 ~ AcroYoga Lunar Immersion
  ~ Memorial Day Weekend, NYC ~ with co-teacher Katie Capano
  4-days, 30-hours Thai & Therapeutic Fly ~ 30 YA CEU hours
Weekly Classes in New York City
Pure Yoga New York Weekly Yoga:
Pure Yoga Eastside - 203 E.86th St. (3rd Ave)
    Monday: 10:30-12:00 Slow Flow Meditation
    Monday: 12:30-1:30 Yoga Nidra Meditation
    Tuesday: 12:30-1:30 Restorative
    Thursday: 12:30-1:30 Restorative
Pure Yoga Westside - 204 W.77th St. (Amsterdam Ave)
    Friday: 12:15-1:30 Flow & Restore L1
Om Factory Weekly AcroYoga:
   Friday: 7:30-9:15PM AcroYoga Flow ~ Open Level
   ~ Fashion District, 265 West 37th Street (8th Ave), 17th Floor
  *1st Fri/Month 9:30-11:30PM
  AcroYoga JAM/Bodyworks & Dessert freewith class, or $10
Private Sessions by Appointment
Thai * Restorative * Yoga Nidra * Meditation * AcroYogaISHTA Yoga
Photo Thanks
Cover photo and other reSOULutions squad pics by Lex Lyan. 
Sparkly tights AcroYoga group shot with the new tank tops, group photo by Jenni Rogers.
"AcroYoga ... Smiling" logo, photo by John Suhar, tank design Tiffany Pek.
Emails; Tank Shirts on Sale
I honor your email privacy and do not share email lists; nor do I put you on my ENews list unless you have asked me to. 
Please feel free to Reply, Forward, Subscribe or Unsubscribe any time! 
These new tank shirt colors and designs are on sale at my Friday AcroYoga classes, 7:30PM, no partner required. A great way to end the week and kick off the weekend!
Fun and laughter, fitness, flying, and fulfillment guaranteed!
Namaste! ~ OOOOOOMMMMMary 
In this issue:
Summer's Sweetness
Mother Mary TT's
Mary's Schedule At A Glance
Photo Thanks
Emails; Tank Shirts on Sale
Homemade Kefir
Homemade Kefir
Deliciousness is fermenting your own probiotic yogurt kefir at home. It's so much easier than I'd have imagined, with way more healthy probiotics than store bought ~ and much less costly! Poured over fruit, mixed in smoothies, or drink by itself ~ yummy! Try it yourself!

After trying several milks including dairy, almond, rice, and coconut, my favorite homemade kefir is soy - as creamy as pudding! And my son's favorite is whole dairy milk. 
It's one tip I've enjoyed from Dr. Christiane Northrup's book Making Life Easy, a favorite author!
This joins now my happy drinking habits that include my Vitamix blender, that whips up smoothies with fruits, veggies, protein powder, essential oils! Yum! 
Health plus fun plus good taste = pleasure prioritized!
Freedom, Fun, Adventure, Joy, Play, Community, Ease, Learning, Connection, Self-Connection, Love, Growth. 
These are some of my top needs that yoga retreats meet. When I run retreats, my needs are met as much, often even more than when I attend them! This is because so much joy comes from seeing these needs amply met for those I welcome.
Catskills Weekend retreats at Ora Ramat's beautiful retreat site are sold out this Sept., and we are setting dates for 2019. Stay tuned!
reSOULutions Jan 5-12, 2019 New Year's retreat is in a eye-popping, jaw-dropping, mind-blowingly beautiful locale to be unveiled on Labor Day.
Team reSOULutions resolves to create radical inclusion for 2019, to welcome every soul who wishes to meet their yoga retreat needs.
So we have multiple housing pricing options; multiple yoga classes and styles; and we aim to unite and connect multiple yogis of all ages, practices, and talents. Yoga unifying the world is a vision we share, and we can begin with our own interconnected worlds.
Stay tuned ... Send questions ... Sign up soon as you are able!
Let the joy begin!
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