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Mary Yoga ENews  *  Issue #170
February 2020   *   Month of Love
Love of Learning
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?
May Lunar Immersion Love
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
Mary's Lovely Schedule
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
June 12-14 Wagging Tail Yoga Retreat, Bethel, NY
   w/ Ora Ramat, co-host, co-teacher, studio owner
August 7-9 New York AcroFest, Chelsea Piers, NYC
Oct 17-18 Yoga Nidra Teacher Training, Pure West, NYC
Weekly Classes in New York City
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
Cosmic Fit Club Weekly AcroYoga - Court Square, LIC
  Friday: 6:30-7:30PM AcroYoga Basics*
  Friday: 7:30-8:30PM Intro to Thai Massage*
*no partner needed, first Cosmic class always free

My schedule is always up-to-date at:

Photography Credits
Photo credits and thanks this issue are gratefully extended to:
Grant Henry Media and David Alan Sauerkoff, ReSOULutions Retreat photos.
Derek Pashupa Goodwin for Lunar Immersion photos with Katie and Mary.
Thanks also to Pure Yoga, Cosmic Fit Club, Wagging Tail Yoga and Rayos Costa Rica, for photos taken on their premises. And all persons for their images.
This sunset, and the one in the top article, were both from my iPhone X at Wagging Tail Yoga Center, Bethel, NY.
In this issue:
Love of Learning
May Lunar Immersion Love
Mother Mary Teacher Training Love
Mary's Lovely Schedule
Photography Credits
Love of Poetry
June Yoga Weekend Love
AcroYoga + Handstands
ReSOULutions Retreats
Email Privacy
Love of Poetry
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 Yoga Weekend Love

June 12-14: come find union, yoga, in nature and in beautiful community.
Join 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.
AcroYoga + Handstands
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's website!
ReSOULutions Retreats

Resolve 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.

2021 will be the seventh year of ReSOULutions Retreats, and my fourth year collaborating on this extraordinary journey, and adventure!

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 us out! 
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Happy love month! Honoring your light! Namaste ~

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