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The Power of Myth; Take Two

December 31, 2015

Yoga Book Club is revisiting The Power of Myth for a fresh take on this classic text. We first read this book about 2.5 years ago but with new members and new eyes, we take a second look for added insight or changes of perspective.

Last month, we finished reading The Middle Passage. I’m writing this far too long after our book club discussion so forgive the very vague recap, but the short story for me was powerful

insight. I loved author James Hollis’ perspective on healthy relationships (both with spouses as well as with parents/children). I definitely recommend picking up

a copy and diving in!

Normally, for the New Year, I come up with a word or two to sum up my intention for the year. I love resolutions and goals and to do lists. It feeds my inner need-to-achieve self. But. But, as 2015 comes to a close, I find myself reconsidering the tone this sets for my year. To spend the final moments of an amazing year by thinking of all the things I “should” do next year doesn’t feel quite right.

This New Year’s Eve, I feel like savoring my first year as a mother, my first year not doing 110% for my career, my first year of saying ‘no’ a lot. A year of 20-minute yoga practices, and then 90, and then 20 again. Of sleeping 2 hours or 8 in a night. Of total and utter un-predictability. Of awesome and complete love. Of huge fear.

As I look forward to 2016, my only thought is that I want to eliminate “should” from my vocabulary. No more guilt (even when I go months without updating my website! yikes!) and much more presence. Fear and wanting be damned!

Here is to not wasting a single second of 2016. Here is to presence.

The Middle Passage

October 22, 2015

Author James Hollis’s eloquent reading provides the listener with an accessible and yet profound understanding of a universal condition—or what is commonly referred to as the Mid-life crisis. The book shows how we may travel this Middle Passage consciously, thereby rendering our lives more meaningful and the second half of life immeasurably richer.

 

Stay tuned; I’ll post thoughts as I get further into the book!

Crazy Sexy Juice

October 22, 2015

You already know I’m juice fiend, right? I love and believe in juice (preferrably of the green, lots of veggie variety). And now, Kris Carr, the very person who introduced me to juicing has come out with a new juice book. Yes, I’ll take two; thank you very much!

Just thought I’d share in case you too are thinking of exploring the addition of gorgeous, fresh juice to your diet, or maybe you are already a juicing pro but are sick of the kale, apple, lemon combo we all fall back on far too often.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check it out here.

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Ahimsa

October 22, 2015

This month, Sacred Thread Yoga has selected Ahimsa (non-violence) as the theme of the month. Such a beautiful, power topic and one I could probably talk about for SEVERAL months or years even…

Already this month, I’ve touched on the ideas around non-violence in our thoughts (especially thoughts about ourselves) and how worrying about others is a super-sneaky form violence (yep, that’s true), but now I’d love to share a quote I recently came across that is my current non-violent focus:

“There is a pervasive form of contemporary violence to which the idealist most easily succumbs: activism and overwork. The rush and pressure of modern life are a form, perhaps the most common form, of its innate violence. To allow oneself to be carried away by a multitude of conflicting concerns, to surrender to too many demands, to commit oneself to too many projects, to want to help everyone in everything, is to succumb to violence. The frenzy of our activism neutralizes our work for peace. It destroys our own inner capacity for peace. It destroys the fruitfulness of our own work, because it kills the root of inner wisdom which makes work fruitful.”

― Thomas MertonConjectures of a Guilty Bystander

Food for thought…

New Classes and A Retreat

October 22, 2015

So happy to be adding more classes to my teaching schedule in 2016! Be sure to check out my calendar for the full scoop.

NEW CLASSES for 2016 at Sacred Thread Yoga:

Wednesdays at 6 p.m. – Beginner Level Flow; 60 minutes

Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. – All Levels Flow; 70 minutes

Wednesdays at 8:45 p.m. – All Levels Meditation; 30 minutes*

 

**Wednesday night meditations are drop-in classes OR you have the option to join us for a 4 week meditation series:

New Year’s Meditation Series & Weekly Sittings

series led by Liz Wilder Young with weekly sittngs by Meryl Arnett

Sunday & Wednesday Evenings in January 

$60 for 4 week Sunday Series / $90 for series plus Wednesday sittings / $40 for Wednesday Sittings only

Beginning January 10, this Four-week New Years Meditation Series will give you a foundation for creating a home meditation practice. Each session will include instructions for a different mindfulness meditation technique, so you will have a variety of tools to try out.  The group will include periods of instruction, guided meditation, and discussion each week.  (Don’t worry, you will not be asked to meditate for an hour & a half straight!)  You will slowly increase the length of time spent in meditation from week to week.   You will leave each session with additional guidance to address obstacles and deepen your home meditation practice.  Working as a group, we will share experiences and support one another on this path of awakening to presence.  

Weekly Wednesday night sittings will allow you the opportunity to practice in a group setting with Meryl Arnett as a facilitator.

Sign-up

Here.

I am delighted to be leading both meditation and yoga as part of Wigwam Fest’s Lady Wolfpack Retreat, January 15 – 17, 2016. 

There are only two spots left in this local, weekend retreat! The brilliant folks behind Wigwam Fest have built an intimate weekend experience with some incredible presenters for you to manifest your 2016: the year of the monkey! Join the Lady Wolfpack for a retreat (just outside Atlanta) filled with clean food, yoga, life coaches and guest speakers; all assisting you with setting clear intentions for the new year. Check out the details and grab your spot here.

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