|Coast to Coast: Contrasts
|And just like that, the leaves crisp, the breezes swirl, August ripens into the saffrons of September.
I'm diving into so much releasing, refreshing and renewing this Fall. Are you ready to refresh, release, and revive too?
As we return from Oakland CA where we visited with our great-nephew Pax, and from Hilo HI where the lava rock cliffs kiss rainforests, I am grateful for the balance of contrasts that our life offers! Grateful because they release expectation, they give us permission to accept and to open ... to ... New York's stimulating energy! Hawaii's ravishing nature, lyrical music, leisurely breakfasting, lava drives and hikes, yoga, writing, meditation!
My initial jitters driving the SUV ... by the end of the Hawaii week, enjoying car cruising as much as NYC cycle and scooter cruisin ....
Enjoying contrasts is exactly the real-life, 3D "videogame" we are playing, in "this our life."
Florence Scovel Schinn writes powerfully about that in 1925 in The Game of Life And How To Play It.
In Yoga Nidra "Yogic Sleep" meditations, we enjoy contrasts and furthermore, we unite them.
We use our mindfulness muscle, of merging duality into unity in the third of five layers in a classic Yoga Nidra deep dive.
What are the ways you enjoy exploring the balance of duality? Whether in your neighborhood or farther afield, we always have access to the vacation mind, exploring new ways to think, see, and experience!
|9/10 Yin/Nidra Sunday Series
|Start the Fall with a Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra reset. This limited 8-week Zoom series progresses through 3 stages: Rest, Release, and Rise.
It is built on a "Daring to Rest" nidra program by Karen Brody, and curated to be easy in your busy week, 9PM Sunday nights before bed. You may add to it as much as you like, with daily journaling and nidra (audios provided) or as little as you please, with our minimum weekly stretch and soul journeys. And you may repeat it at will, after.
It is experiential but it is also educative. Therefore I provide you our class recordings so you can keep up your weekly progress even if you are in another time zone, or have a hot Sunday night date and miss class for the Opera. Just sayin'!
Yin/Nidra Sunday Night Reset
8-Week Series: Sept.10-Oct.29 $240
9PM Eastern time; 60-75 minutes, and all recordings
Your camera may be on OR off.
Register here to get your invitation link!
|Fresh Foods Cleanse Reset
|Fall Reset Cleanse
Oct 30th - Nov 12th
Text and Email Support
14 Days, $180
A lifetime of health
Remember, it is only 7 DAYS of restricted and cleansing foods.
These are a huge range of delicious and beautiful choices! For many of us, these 7 days' food choices become some of our favorite forever foods.
The other days in the 14-day cleanse are 2 days for prep (shop, plan) and 5 days to re-introduce foods and chart their effect on your mood and energy. This is the part that lets you customize your food palette for your pleasure.
Register to get your Cleanse Manual digitally, and know what to expect. You will also get mini videos from me as the dates near. I will email dates/times for Zoom Q&A sessions to registered participants in the week before the cleanse.
|Mother Mary Restorative Training Retreat
|oga,Mother Mary's 100-Hour Restorative Arts Teacher Training returns in 2024. It is in 2 Modules, four sections. And as before, they bundle well together for best savings, but also are modular for your interests and needs.
Module 1: 50-Hour Restorative Yoga
Basics: 25 hours Jan. 19-21 Weekend in PA at Himalayan Institute
Intermediate: 25 hours Zoom + Pure, dates in January TBA
Module 2: 50-Hour Restorative Arts Nidra + Reiki
Nidra: 25 Hours Zoom, dates in March TBA
Reiki I & II: 25 Hours Zoom, dates in March/April TBA
If you are even considering the 100-Hour Restorative Arts bundle or the 50-Hour Restorative Yoga bundle, you will want to mark these dates:
Restorative Yoga Basics: Teacher Training Weekend
Himalayan Institute, Honesdale, PA
January 19-21 (may include January 18)
So, set aside the dates of Weekend #1... And away we go...!
Reach out with your excitements, interests, questions!!!
|Tues: 12-1 Yin Yoga Meditation Equinox E.85
Tues: 1:45-2:45 Restorative Yoga Equinox E.92
Thur: 12:15-1:30 YinYang Pure Yoga West
Thur: 2-3 Yoga Nidra Meditation Pure Yoga West
Sat: 2-3 Yoga Nidra Meditation Pure Yoga West
Sat: 3:45-5 Restorative Yoga Pure Yoga West
Sun: 9PM ET, 9/10-10/29 Yin/Nidra Zoom Series
|Come end your week and float into your weekend, with Acro Thai Yoga under the stars!
39 W.56 St. Penthouse atrium
Friday, Sept. 8th
Easeful, playful group and partner yoga and AcroYoga to start; then we enjoy Thai partner bodywork. You will both give and receive!
No partner needed. All are welcome.
Capacity is limited; get your spot!
Come to Cosmic Fit Club in Brooklyn for 4th Friday AcroYoga Yin/Yang the day before my birthday:
Friday, September 22
6-7PM AcroYoga Solar Flying
7-8:30 AcroYoga Lunar Thai'ing
8:30-10 Jam & Play & Hang
8:30-10PM Jam/recreational time is free with class or $12 for Jam.
|Pure is adding weekend hours and I am part of a Saturday Spa Yoga lineup!
2-3 PM Yoga Nidra ~ Mary
3:45-5 Restorative ~ Mary
5-5:45 Sound Bath ~ Matt B.
There are also mix and match options with flow classes right before Nidra, or right before Restore, depending your preference!
If you aren't a member, email me for a class pass!
So winter blues don't have you yet! Hey, maybe they WON'T have you!
Escape to Puerto Plata beaches in the Dominican Republic, 85 degrees year-round, with gentle tropical breezes!
YINspirations Love Retreat
Feb. 28 - March 5, 2024
It's self-love time to pamper oneself with sunshine, beach & pool cabanas, restaurants, and daily morning and evening Yoga! Check the dates and details!
|Thanks for photos this issue to:
Raul Aranas, Kalvin Wang, Monica Lee, Sandy Ames, Floating Lotus, Cosmic Fit Club, Health Coach Institute, Lifestyles Holiday Vacation Club, Pure Yoga.
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May you have a delicious fall reset!