|In December, when the world erupts with celebrations of feasting, selling and merry-making, I love reading the Christmas letter from Brother Chidananda at SRF, inspired by the late Paramahansa Yogananda, my spiritual guru.|
Paramahansa Yogananda taught that when we allow our wisdom (our magi) to seek out prayer and meditation (the guiding star, via Ajna, 6th chakra) we eventually arrive at our own humbled heart (the manger) where we may experience Love being born anew.
This, he would say, is the meaning of Christmas. Christ Consciousness, Kutastha Chaitanya, born in us, available every morning, as on Christmas morning . . . if we will look for that present.
"Paramahansaji urged us to take time to meditate longer and deeper in this holy season. In the sacred silence of the wall-less temple within your soul, God will come to you as joy, peace, and boundless love, and with the touch of His all-inclusive consciousness, you will feel the barriers of separation dissolve, revealing your eternal bond with Him and with other souls. Each soul even slightly illumined by that inner awakening automatically contributes to a more harmonious world." ~ Brother Chidandanda
We could all use that as we move together into the New Year, couldn't we? Take time to rest. Breathe. Receive. Listen.
"May you have a very merry Christmas, and may you receive the greatest gift that anyone can wish for you - the perception of the Christ spirit in your own heart. May you feel his presence on Christmas Day and every day throughout the new year. Open your heart to receive the wonderful gift of Light."
~ Paramahansa Yogananda
|Retreats, Trainings, Immersions|
with Juan Gamboa, Esco Wilson, & Tribe, Xinalani, Mexico|
1/26-4/28 100-Hour Restorative Teacher Training ~ Pure Yoga
4 Levels, 4 Weekends, Sat/Sun 9AM-6PM, Jan-April
L1: Jan 26-27, Pure East L3: March 30-31, Pure West
L2: Feb 23-24, Pure East L4: April 27-28, Pure West
2/9 ~ Valentine Restorative ~ 3-5PM, Pure Yoga East
2/10 ~ Pure Partner ValenTHAI ~ 12:30-2:30, Pure Yoga West
2/10 ~ Valen-THAI's Day ~ 5:30-7:30, Om Factory
5/11 ~ Mother's Day Restorative ~ 3-5PM, Pure Yoga East
5/24-5/27 ~ AcroYoga Lunar Immersion ~
Memorial Day Weekend ~ w/Katie Capano; 30 hours
YACEP Thai & Therapeutic Fly, Pure Yoga West
6/7-6/9 ~ Wagging Tail Yoga Retreat ~ Bethel, NY
~ with Ora Ramat, Wagging Tail Yoga host + co-teacher
6/29-6/30 ~ 25-Hour Yoga Nidra Teacher Training, Pure Yoga
|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) - *Fashion District
~ 265 West 37th Street (8th Ave), 17th Floor, NY NY 10018
1st Fri9:30-11:30PM AcroYoga JAM/Bodyworks & Dessert
*Moves in February to Union Square 8TH Floor: 873 Broadway
|Healing touch is the theme of our Memorial Day Weekend AcroYoga Therapeutic Lunar Immersion, held at beautiful Pure Yoga Westside.|
Over four days, Friday to Monday, we explore self-care, trust, communication, partnership, yoga, therapeutic flying, and Thai massage.
All levels, beginner to experienced, are suited for this gathering. Yoga teachers will receive CE units for YACEP.
Join Katie Capano, myself, and our loving, awesome AcroYoga teaching team, for all four days or for 3-day, 2-day, or 1-day options, limited quantities available. Email me with any questions! See details here.
|Mother Mary 100-Hr Restorative Training|
|My 100-Hour Mother Mary Restorative Teacher Training begins January 26-27 with Level 1, at Pure Yoga.|
Level 1 immerses us in the most comfortable and basic Restorative poses, using all five senses and the sixth sense of the imagination to learn how to restore ourselves and others deeply with the art and science of Restorative Yoga.
Begin here, or add Level 2, or take the entire journey with me. Teachers, students, trainers, parents, and caregivers are all welcome to come deepen their learning, self-care and self-discovery.
Read more & register here.
|At the end of February, I visit Spain with my Valentine. But you have three chances earlier in the month to come and be my Valentine!|
Valentine Restorative on February 9th soothes your body and soul with deep, chakra-tuning rest. The poses, soft music, aromatherapy, guided meditation and touch all ground and balance you in love and self-care.
February 10th, come give and receive healing Thai bodywork with a loved one ~ partner, family, or friend! Sweeten the deal with chocolate treats to ground you after!
Afternoon 12:30-2:30 at Pure West; OR Evening 5:30-7:30 at Om Factory in Union Square!
Reserve your space early!
|In this issue, thanks for photos to: |
Adachi Photography, Charles Lee, Megan Kelley, Bassam Kubba, Katie Capano, Pure Yoga Studios, Xinalani Retreats, & Janel DuRoss for my logo.
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Happy New Year!