A teacher is an eternal student; how else can we have anything real to share? I'm excited to be in a performing chorus
for the first time since junior high. My sight-reading and vocal training being minimal, the learning curve is steep and wonderful, and appeals to my eternal student.
Mornings at home slowly working through the Ashtanga primary series, feeling the truth of the name yoga chikitsa "yoga medicine" I feel it: the risk and vulnerability in learning, and the thrill and exhilaration.
In Rogers & Hammerstein's words: "I wanted to ring out the bells, and fling out my arms and to sing out the news!"
This sounds waaay
better in harmony
, by the way! And yes, they are talking about falling in love. But learning is
falling into love! Imagine walking about in love.
Walking around town feeling my life is my playground
My work is my playground. My home is my playground... What engages you? How are you an eternal student?
Memorial Day Weekend, May 22-25, 2020, Katie Capano and I will co-host a 30-hour dip into the nectar of self-care, connection, and healing, at Pure Yoga Westside.
The lunar side of AcroYoga is partner flow, meditation, healing restorative yoga, and in particular, the practices of Thai Massage and Therapeutic Flying.
This skill-packed and sweet exploration experience qualifies for one Immersion pre-requisite on the AcroYoga, International teacher training track.
It is also Yoga Alliance CEU hours eligible, and suitable for beginners and fitness or healing arts professionals.
Come do the full four-day Lunar Immersion, or choose a 3-day, 2-day, 1-day or half-day option as best suits your Memorial Day weekend plans!
See session breakdowns here
. Register here
|Mother Mary Teacher Training Love|
My 2020 Restorative Teacher Training starts with Level 1 on March 6 & 7, Level 2 on March 21 & 22, and Levels 3 and 4 on April 4 & 5 and 18 & 19.
Enrich your tools for giving to others and to yourself the healing and down-regulating art and science of Restorative Yoga. Dip into Level 1 & 2, or choose to stay for all 4 levels. Suitable for teachers or students.
Add or choose to just do the Yoga Nidra 25-hour certification weekend May 2-3 to dive deeply into the realm of lucid dreaming and psychic sleep that can reset old patterns, or simply give you more peaceful relaxation, or enhance your spiritual connection.
For all Mother Mary Teacher Trainings, you can register online
, or by email
. Details and registration links here
Workshops, Retreats, Trainings, Immersions
March 7 - April 19, 2020, at Pure Yoga Westside
4 Levels, 4 Weekends: 25-Hour Modules
Level 1: Basics: March 7-8
Level 2: Intermediate Poses & Variations: March 21-22
Level 3: Thai + Nidra Intro in Restore: April 4-5
Level 4: More Thai + Nidra + Integration: April 18-19
w/ Katie Capano; Restorative Yoga, Thai, Fly
w/ Ora Ramat, co-host, co-teacher, studio owner
Weekly Classes in New York City
Pure Yoga New York Weekly Yoga:
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
Friday: 12:15-1:30 Flow & Restore L1
Friday: 6:30-7:30PM AcroYoga Basics*
Friday: 7:30-8:30PM Intro to Thai Massage*
*no partner needed, first Cosmic class always free
At Blackwater Pond the tossed waters have settled
after a night of rain.
I dip my cupped hands. I drink
a long time. It tastes
like stone, leaves, fire. It falls cold
into my body, waking the bones. I hear them
deep inside me, whispering
oh what is that beautiful thing
that just happened?
“At Blackwater Pond”
June 12-14: come find union, yoga
, in nature and in beautiful community.
Ora Ramat and myself at her lovely house, 100-acre rolling woods & meadows, and glorious Wagging Tail Yoga
studio in the Catskills, Friday night to Sunday noon.
Enjoy daily morning and evening Yoga, delicious, healthy catered to us meals, and best of all, wonderful freedom from our workaday world! See more here
Beginning on May 17th
& May 31st,
rockstar vinyasa and handstand teacher Juan Gamboa
joins forces with me, to debut a new class held on two Sundays each month:
AcroYoga + Handstands: Pure East, 1:30-3:00PM, two Sundays per month.
Juan will assist me as I teach the AcroYoga segments. I will assist Juan as he teaches the handstanding segments. We are all students: all learning, all enjoying, all supporting! Win-win-win: my world of choice!
Beginners to experts in either skill group will receive: technique, support, and plentiful fun! Wait, FUN? Yes, actually! Studies show that play and fun
help us learn. Come test that theory with us, eternal students! Mark the dates, and check Pure
now, in the winter cold, to join us next January in our sweet yogi community, with tropical breezes, cultural explorations, joyous communal friendships, and exciting yoga of all kinds, mellow to vigorous!
Kick off the New Year with our band of soulful yogis that trek right after each New Year's kicks off.
There will be Vinyasa, Yoga Nidra, Restorative, AcroYoga, Thai Massage, journaling, and more Vigorous Vinyasa! Along with local excursions, delicious food and soul journeys, and more speciality workshops & classes. Check
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Happy love month! Honoring your light! Namaste ~