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October 2015
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Grounding through Transitions

Wow, big transitions this Fall. If you feel like this Autumn is rockin' your world, you are not alone. We've had two big eclipses this month and the energy is potent for releasing old karmic patterns...you know, that old stuff that keeps on showing up in your life again and again. 

When my world gets spun around like this, I am reminded of how important, how essential, it is to have a practice of presence. Whether it's asana, meditation, movement or a simple moment to close your eyes and soften your skin, it's a time to tune in, notice and feel what is just beneath the surface...or bubbling over the surface!  It's an opportunity to be in transition without being completely swept away because when we are able to witness our experience, we can remember that we are not the swirl of emotions. Then we come from a place of response vs. reaction.

Being in transition and sitting in the unknown can be uncomfortable. The mind wants to make decisions and choices, just to get out of the discomfort. So practice remaining present without trying to predict the future. Or knowing where you are going. Sit with uncertainty even, a pregnant pause, rather than making decisions from a place of fear or habit.

If you'd like some support on getting present, here's an online practice for you called "Get Grounded" that I filmed for Yoga Netra. It's a freshly launched site with phenomenal teachers, and they have generously offered a free 30 day promocode for my newsletter subscribers (included further in this newsletter). I hope it serves you well.

And... a poem by Hafiz:

This place where you are right now
God circled on a map for you.

Wherever your eyes and arms and heart can move
Against the earth and the sky,
The Beloved has bowed there –

Our Beloved has bowed there knowing
You were coming.

I could tell you a priceless secret about
Your real worth, dear pilgrim,

But any unkindness to yourself,
Any confusion about others,

Will keep one
From accepting the grace, the love,

The sublime freedom
Divine knowledge always offers to you.

~Hafiz

With Warmth,

Workshops & Events

Heart & Soul
Sunday Oct 4
1-3:30pm 
Cochrane, AB

Backbends are the gateway to the heart. Be guided through artful alignement to experience backbends with greater ease, joy and freedom. This workshop includes Mantra & Meditation.
info at Amaryllis...
Meditation with Dave Boudreau
Sundays  7-9pm
Oct 4-Nov 1

(no class Oct 11)
Begin or deepen your meditation practice in this four-week course. Be guided through powerful meditation techniques to increase your ability to live with greater contentment. more info...
YogaThon Fundraiser
Sunday Oct 18
Calgary, AB

Please join us, together as a community, for 5 hours of on-going yoga, music, food and awareness aimed at raising money for the Women's Centre, Calgary.
More Info...

Teaching Skills Workshops

Building your teaching toolbox...

A series of workshops for teachers looking to refine their skills & elevate your teaching to the next level.

Hands on Love – Yoga Assists
Saturday Oct 24; 1:15 – 4:45pm

Rich & Effective Cues
Sunday Nov 1; 1:15 – 4:45pm

Creative & Cohesive Sequencing
Sunday Nov 15; 1:15 – 4:45pm

Meaningful Themes
Saturday Nov 28; 1:15 – 4:45pm

Sacred Self Retreat

Meditation, Mantra & Silence

November 5-9, Golden BC

A silent retreat offers the rare opportunity to be fully supported in the practice of quieting the self-perpetuating thoughts and worlds they create.  When this happens we can experience what lies beneath all the activities and creations of the mind.  We can get clearer on who we are and what we truly value. More info...
 

Radiant Heart ~ Bali Retreat

April 8-15, 2016

Journey to the land of sacred temples, volcanos, beaches, and tropical forests...We're got both villas booked at the incredible Soulshine retreat centre (Michael Franti's place). Treat yourself to a soulful week of yoga asana, meditation, mantra, delicious food, temple visits and more. Keep reading...

200hr Yoga Teacher Training

February- Dec 2016, 10 weekends

A teacher training is much more than asana....it is an opportunity to dive into the richness and depth that yoga has to offer.

It's an invitation for self-inquiry in a supportive and loving environment. If you're not sure if you want to teach, sign up for the Yoga Studies Modules, or combine them with the Teaching Skills Modules to complete your 200hour training.

Learn more at Inspired Yoga Institute

Yoga Netra - Online classes

Freshly Launched!

I'm honoured to be a part of Yoga Netra, an online yoga experience in HD video, delivering high caliber yoga classes via the web, a yoga experience right in your home. As a newsletter subscriber, here's one free month subscription for you...enter promocode 30FREEDAYS. Enjoy!
 

"This place where you are right now,
God circled on a map for you." ~Hafiz

 

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