|October saw the 9th Divine Play AcroYoga Festival in Portland, OR. I remember well the 1st one in 2009! The practice has flourished worldwide, and festivals now abound everywhere. We work to keep the love, play, yoga, within the AcroYoga. Look forward to see you in a festival in the near future, all around the planet!|
|I have been writing these ENews monthly since 2006. It seems to me the writing is truly for my sake. My yoga path is for my sake. My teaching path is for my sake. But since teacher and student are really all one, my walk is for all of our sakes. And, so is yours. |
Tomorrow I embark on my roots journey to China for the first time in my life. With my husband, we will meet relatives I've only "met" in letters. I will stutteringly speak my native Chinese tongue. I will introduce my Eurasian-American husband to China, and myself too, as we walk my ancestral homeland for the first time.
This fall, our son, God willing will graduate college and face the big world before him. A birth for us as well as for him.
Then with New Year, I co-lead reSOULutions Retreat with a fabulous team and a diverse crop of shining souls on a beach in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, where all these paradise pictures are drawn from.
I am thrillingly aware of unknown elements in all of these journeys. I breathe and pray to be open, and take in the gifts. Thank you for walking with me on my journey.
|Barbara de Angelis is one of ten writer/speakers I am enjoying tremendously in an audio collection called "The Bodhi Talks Vol. 2" that I hear through Apple Music, but that is also available on Amazon as MP3 or CD, for $8.99. |
Dr. de Angelis reminds us that when we say "I don't have the confidence" for something, we really mean "I don’t have the confidence it will turn out how I hope or want."
Of course we don’t, says she. How could we be confident of totally unknown factors? When we imagine we need that illusory confidence to proceed, we stop. We sigh and wish, but don't do. We stagnate, and say, "I don't have the confidence."
But we don't need that illusory confidence, says Dr. de Angelis. What we do need and can have is the confidence that we can take the steps to go forward and do "it," the thing. To do it poorly perhaps, but less poorly each time. We can be confident of our ability to do that - to take those steps - if we are willing. That is a confidence we can have.
Yes, and doing so we face some of our favorite "stuff": rejection, pride, fear, shame, envy, ego.
Deep breath in. Deep breath out. Enjoy your twists and turns. Enjoy your smiles and sweat, and your kind, loving laughs with, and for yourself. Enjoy your yoga path!
Workshops, Retreats, Trainings, Immersions
Level 3: March 30 & 31
Level 4: April 27 & 28
2/9/19 Valentine Restorative: 3-5pm, Pure East, NYC
2/10/19 ValenTHAI couples workshop ~ TBC, NYC
5/11/19 Mother’s Day Restorative: 3-5pm, Pure East, NYC
5/24-5/27/19 AcroYoga Lunar Immersion, Pure West, NYC
w/Katie Capano; 30 hours YACEP Thai & Therapeutic Fly
6/22-6/23/19 Yoga Nidra Teacher Training, Pure Yoga, NYC
Weekly Classes in New York City
Pure Yoga New York Weekly Yoga:
Pure Yoga East - 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 West - 204 W.77th St. (Amsterdam Ave) Friday: 12:15-1:30 Flow & Restore L1 Om Factory Weekly AcroYoga: Fri 7:30-9:15pm AcroYoga Flow (Open) - Fashion District ~ 265 West 37 St. (8th Ave), 17th Floor, NYC + monthly 9:30-11:30pm JAM/Bodyworks & Dessert
Schedule Available Anytime at www.MaryAranas.com
|Many thanks for photos this issue go to:|
Xinalani Retreat photo collection; Tyler Blank, Wari Om and Kadri Kurgun for AcroYoga, Adachi Photography for Katie and Mary, Lyan Lex for reSOULutions team, and Pure Yoga New York.
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|Our Elements is the theme for the January 5-12 New Year reSOULutions retreat led by:|
Juan Gamboa, Esco Wilson, and myself, with a stellar supporting Teacher Tribe!
Our superstar Tribe includes:
Loren Yandoc, Catt Liu, Michael Clement, Lesley Kennedy, music & media master Grant Henry, journaling coach Bryan Winston!
On Saturday, December 8, from 3-5pm at Pure Yoga East, let me and my loving assistants soothe you into the holiday season!
Enjoy my signature 2-hour chakra-tuning Restorative Treat Workshop. Treat yourself, treat a friend to the sweetness of the calming rest of restorative yoga.
Pre-registration is strongly encouraged, as space is limited.
|My 100-Hour Restorative Teacher Training in 2019 is from January to April, one progressive weekend per month, so plan your deep delicious dive now!|
Suitable for yoga teachers, wellness professionals, and students who wish to deepen their practice, we explore the practical, energetic, spiritual, financial, and artistic realms of this specialty in its fullness.
See the Level descriptions, and register online.
|How excited am I to bring the healing arts of AcroYoga to my New York yoga and AcroYoga community, and to my Pure Yoga family? SUPER excited!|
Katie Capano and I are thrilled to lead Memorial Day Weekend AcroYoga Lunar Immersion: 30 YACEP hours of transformative and healing connection, through communication, Yoga, Thai, and Flying.
Stay tuned here and on my Website as registration links will be up in the coming month!
Blessings, peace ~