|I love airports and even bus and taxi rides to airports. I love all the in-between places, neither home nor destination. We are by necessity present with ourselves, neither in our future nor in our past, in this in-between place with ourselves. It is a rare chance for solitude and pause, when we are untethered, unreachable, unmoored. A tranquil in-between.|
Journeys are metaphors for life, not just each stop but each breath along the way. Traveling is a great time to journal because we have along with us our one permanent possession, our selves. And journals are a conversation with that self.
How are you at feeling present, at home wherever you are?
Between the planned spots and the pit stops, between the familiar and the anticipated, between the imagined and the sheer, random unexpected?
|reSOULutions retreat recap|
|My January began by co-hosting a breathtaking yoga adventure, my 2nd year co-leading "reSOULutions retreat" and a pattern I'm finding pretty awesome!|
This year, "reSOULutions retreat: Our Elements" with Juan Gamboa, Esco Wilson and our multi-talented Teacher Tribe, took us to lush jungle treetops overlooking the ocean at Xinalani Retreat in Mexico, near Puerto Vallarta.
We expanded our offerings with a truly diverse curriculum that included plenty of vigorous Vinyasa, daily Meditation, plus AcroYoga, Yoga Nidra, Mellow Flow, Thai Partner Massage, Restorative Yoga, Inversion workshops, Journaling, and this year, Pilates and dance movement.
And yes, some of us hiked, some of us scuba-dived, and some of us saw whales and sea turtles and swam with dolphins and did a Temezcal sweat lodge ceremony.
Our growing reSOULutions family is aged late teens through late sixties - thus far! - with powerful, loving interconnections, and multiple countries and personalities represented, all forming a sweet kula.
Videos and Photos will come soon, and will be linked in my February ENews.
"RR 2020" locale will be unveiled by Spring/Summer of 2019.
|This Valentine's, weekend before Feb. 14, you could join me for not one but three choices of a Valentine yoga delight, the weekend prior, on February 9th and 10th.|
Saturday Feb. 9th is my Chakra-balancing Valentine Restorative Feast. Bring yourself or invite additional friends or loved ones to Pure East, and rest deeply over bolsters and blankets, with aromatherapy, music, chakra-tuning and loving care from myself and my assistant team.
Sunday Feb. 10th has two time options for Partner Thai Massage led by Bassam Kubba and me. Bring a partner, dear friend or family member and learn to care sweetly each other with loving partner Thai Yoga Bodywork. Chocolates sweeten the experience!
All levels are welcome for all 3 events! No experience needed!
Sunday Feb. 10th Partner ValenTHAI:
12:30-2:30 Pure Yoga West (204 W.77 St., Amsterdam Ave)
5:30-7:30PM Om Factory Union Square (873 Broadway, 8Fl)
Space is limited, so pre-register now:
Feb 9 Restorative / Feb 10 ValenTHAI at Pure East / West: HERE
Feb 10 ValenTHAI's 5:30-7:30 at Om Factory: HERE
|May Lunar Therapeutics Immersion|
|This Memorial Day weekend, for 30 hours, Friday to Monday May 24-27, come explore the sweet, lunar, therapeutic side of AcroYoga in this deliciously healing and revitalizing Lunar Immersion with Katie Capano and myself, and our stellar AcroYoga teacher assistant team, at Pure Yoga West.|
Feel free to do the entire 4-day Immersion (30-hours, YACEP) or take a 2-day or 3-day weekend. Some 1-day options also available. Info & regisgtration here. Facebook Event here.
Events: Workshops, Retreats, Trainings, Immersions
100-Hour Mother Mary Restorative Training, Pure Yoga NY
4 Levels, 25-Hour Weekend Modules, 9AM-6PM, January - April
May 24-27: AcroYoga Lunar Immersion ~ Memorial Day Weekend
~ w/Katie Capano; 30 hours YACEP Thai & Therapeutic Fly,
Pure Yoga West, NYC
June 7-9: Wagging Tail Yoga Retreat w/Ora Ramat ~ Bethel, NY
June 29-30: 25-Hour Yoga Nidra Teacher Training, Pure Yoga
Sept 13-15: Wagging Tail Yoga Retreat w/Ora Ramat ~ Bethel, NY
Weekly Classes in New York City
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: 7:15-9:00 PM AcroYoga Flow (Open) - USQ 8th Floor
~ 873 Broadway (18/19th Street) 8th Floor
1st Fri/Month 9:15-11:15PM AcroYoga JAM/Bodyworks & Dessert
Private Sessions by Appointment
Thai * Restorative * Yoga Nidra * Meditation * AcroYoga * ISHTA
|Phot thanks this issue to:|
Grant Henry Media, Xinalani Retreats, Josh Nychuk, Adachi Photography, Jeni Rogers Photography, Om Factory, Pure Yoga, Wagging Tail Yoga, & Jordan.
|Staying above the dark ice, keeping vibrations high after a deliciously immersive retreat, regardless of energies around us, comes from a clearer awareness of our healthy norm.|
It's a reminder of who we are. We are the authors of our thoughts.
We do our best in each moment, and love ourselves for that. And that will have to do for the world.
|Om Factory, my AcroYoga home since 2007, has relocated our Fashion District Studio to join our Union Square Studio, but on the 8th Floor, as of January 26th!|
Come fly at Friday night AcroYoga, now 7:15-9PM:
873 Broadway (18/19 St).
NY NY 10003
First Fridays each month, the class is followed by a friendly JAM and Bodyworks & Dessert, 9:15-11:15; bring yourself and any sweet treat (vegetarian); free with class or $10 to Jam!
|Retreats are superfood for the body and soul ~ especially if you live and work in a teeming urban center as so many of us do.|
Join Ora Ramat, divine retreat hostess, and myself, June 7-9 at Wagging Tail Yoga Studio and Farm, for our annual spring weekend retreat, Friday evening to Sunday after lunch!
From Friday supper and Restorative through Saturday AcroYoga and parther Thai, Flow Yoga and Nidra, to Sunday Flow, and closing circle, you will be refreshed & renewed! More here
|If you can't make it in June, you may join us at our September 13-15 Fall weekend, when the fall foliage is fantastic, and the days are still warm and long!|
|Mother Mary Restorative Teacher Training 100-Hours is underway. There are still 3 modules left, Level 1-3 in February, March, April, respectively. If you have some Restorative training and/or experience, you may be interested in all 3 or any specific weekend, or in the stand-alone Nidra weekend that will follow. See my Pure TT pages for info.|
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