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November 2019    *     La Vie En Rose
Mary Yoga ENews   *   Issue #167
Joie de vivre ... Je ne sais quoi
Last month, in October, I married my yogini protegée Elizabeth, to her best friend and love, in the romantic drizzly rain in Riverside Park.
This month, in November, I flew to a romantic and drizzly Paris with my own best friend and love, to celebrate our 36th wedding anniversary this December.
"Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing," said Helen Keller. And if you've lived any life at all, you may notice that connection is the daringest adventure of them all, whether that's dating, parenting, or even befriending deeply and authentically. That includes befriending our own unvarnished, untidy, exasperating, but precious selves.
Daring because to be true to ourselves we must risk making, therefore sometimes we must make mistakes, gaffes, faux pas. Be goofy, be ridiculous, be wrong in ways small or large. And we may just find that a miracle happens: we are loved anyway. Of course, that is daring and risky! But the wonderful thing about working to speak your truth to self and others is, you may discover you are far more accepted than you are needing to prove that you are acceptable.
And what a revelation! The least you will find is that you are far more lovable to yourself, acceptable to yourself, than you gave yourself credit for. And that, of course, is the primary relationship. Because, when you are in love, when you are held in esteem, by yourself, and thence by others around you, you can see la vie en rose. You may, without knowing why or what, je ne sais quoi, find everywhere la joie de vivre.
Schedule Snapshot
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 in Savasana
    Tuesday: 12:30-1:30 Restorative Yoga
    Thursday: 12:30-1:30 Restorative Yoga

Pure Yoga Westside - 204 W.77th St. (Amsterdam Ave)
    Friday: 12:15-1:30 Flow & Restore mellow mode

Cosmic Fit Club Weekly AcroYoga - Court Square, L.I.C.
    Friday: 6:30-7:30PM AcroYoga Basics *no partner needed
    Friday: 7:30-8:30PM Intro to Thai Bodywork *no partner needed
Workshops, Retreats, Trainings, Immersions
12/4 Pure Partner Yoga ~ 6:30-8pm, Pure East, no partner needed
1/4-1/11/20 ReSOULutions Retreat: Rise at Rayos Del Sol,
Costa Rica, with Juan Gamboa and the ReSOULutions Tribe Teachers
2/15/20 Valentine Restorative Workshop ~ Pure Yoga East, NYC
Mother Mary 100-Hour Restorative Teacher Training, Pure, NYC
    4 Weekends, 4 Levels: March 7 - April 19, 2020
Level 1: Basics ~ March 7-8, 2020
Level 2: Intermediate ~ March 21-22, 2020
Level 3: Thai & Nidra in Restorative ~ April 4-5, 2020
Level 4: Thai, Nidra & Integration ~ April 18-19, 2020
5/2-5/3/20 Weekend Yoga Nidra Teacher Training, Pure NYC
5/9/20 Mother’s Day Restorative ~ Pure Yoga East, NYC
5/22-5/25/20 Therapeutic Lunar Immersion ~ Pure West, NYC
~ with Katie Capano: 30 YACEP hours Restorative Yoga, Thai, Fly
6/12-6/14/20 Wagging Tail Yoga Retreat ~ Bethel, NY
with Ora Ramat, retreat center owner, co-host, co-teacher
8/7-8/9/20 New York AcroFest, Chelsea Piers, NYC
10/17-10/18/20 Weekend Yoga Nidra Teacher Training, Pure NYC

Private Sessions by Appointment
Thai * Restorative * Nidra * Meditation * AcroYoga * ISHTA * Reiki
Teacher Trainings
Mother Mary Restorative Teacher Training 2020 will take place over four weekends modules in March and April, with a week or more between each weekend module for practice and assimilation of this delicious learning time.
Read more here.
My Mother Mary Yoga Nidra Teacher Training is open to students and teachers, and there will be one May and one October. See here.
In this issue:
Joie de vivre ... Je ne sais quoi
Schedule Snapshot
Teacher Trainings
New Year Retreat
Lunar Immersion
Email Privacy, Photo Thanks
New Year Retreat
We have 2-4 spaces left in our January 4-11 Costa Rica ReSOULutions Retreat! Join my fellow leaders Juan and Esco and myself, and our team of amazing guest teachers, and a truly diverse one-world yogic family!
We include offerings in: vigorous vinyasa, seated and Nidra meditations, kundalini, yin and restorative yoga, AcroYoga, yoga therapeutics, and some power hours and outdoor high intensity obstacle races!
Plus, our Rayos resort has access to surf, sweat lodge, horseback riding, sunset ecstatic dance, and a local tree planting ceremony. See 2019 retreat video!
Lunar Immersion
Christmas Sale for spring Therapeutic Lunar Immersion at Pure Yoga West: 
Pre-register before Dec. 31st and receive a 10% discount off the Early Bird pricing, for the 3-day or 4-day options for this deeply therapeutic yoga and partner yoga and AcroYoga 30-hour Immersion. See us move!
CEU hours for YA teachers. Descriptions and pricing all here. Questions? Email me!
Email Privacy, Photo Thanks
I honor your privacy and do not share email lists. Feel free to Reply, Forward, Subscribe or Unsubscribe any time!
Thanks for photos:
Grant Henry (reSOULutions souls), John Suhar (Rayos del Sol); Derek Pashupa Goodwin (Thai Mary + Katie), Morgan Wynne (Rainy wedding)!!!
Om Shantih! Peace!  Mary

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