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Presence: The Sacred in the Ordinary Weekend Retreat

A Weekend of Meditation, Mantra & Yoga with Meryl Arnett & Shonali Banerjee Join Shonali Banerjee & Meryl Arnett for a weekend retreat designed to bring awareness to the beauty and grace of our everyday lives. Over the course of the weekend, Meryl and Shonali will skillfully layer the practices of meditation, mantra & yoga […]

Sacred Chill {West} : Opening Soon!

“Let it be easy” “Make space for your future” I’ve had the two notecards from the photos above stuck on my fridge for the last two months. It was the beginning of August when I decided to take some time off to “make space for my future”. I wasn’t exactly sure what I was looking for, […]

Metta: A Meditation Series & More Events

Metta:  A 5-week Series on Lovingkindness Sundays, Sept 11 – Oct 9 6:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. Sacred Thread Yoga; Old Fourth Ward location $75/person $65/person, if registered by September 1 The urge for happiness is what unites us all as human beings. In some philosophical paths, it was believed if the body was tortured enough the […]

Dirty South Yoga Fest & More

Join Octavia Raheem and me as we co-lead 108 Ways to Listen: CHILLshop®Yoga & Meditation as part of this year’s Dirty South Yoga Fest. This practice is s powerful blend of slow flow, restorative yoga, and meditation designed to allow you a retreat from external chatter and stimuli. In this practice you will be skillfully guided […]

Presence: The Sacred in the Ordinary Weekend Retreat

A Weekend of Meditation, Mantra & Yoga with Meryl Arnett & Shonali Banerjee Join Shonali Banerjee & Meryl Arnett for a weekend retreat designed to bring awareness to the beauty and grace of our everyday lives. Over the course of the weekend, Meryl and Shonali will skillfully layer the practices of meditation, mantra & yoga […]

1000 Serious Moves

I came across this poem recently and I haven’t been able to get the refrain “1000 serious moves” out of my head. Such a beautiful reminder to let go and be with whatever is here. Allow. Allow. Allow.   TRIPPING OVER JOY What is the difference Between your experience of Existence And that of a […]

Wigwam Recap: A Lesson in Letting Go (Again.)

You know why there are so many articles and books out there about being a working mom or work/life balance? Because the struggle is so real. so. unbelievably. real. I was delighted to be asked to offer a workshop at Wigwam Fest this year. Last year, it was one of my favorite yoga events so, […]

Bring Me the Rhinoceros: And Other Zen Koans That Will Save Your Life

Back in February, I opened the latest issue of Lion’s Roar and read an article by John Tarrant that blew me away. Mostly, it blew me away because I had a hard time following it. It was really my first introduction into Zen koans and even his explanation was mind-opening and intangible to me. So, […]

Come and See for Yourself

If you attend my classes, you know that I always start with a short dharma talk at the beginning of each class. These talks are designed to share short insights into the deeper practices of yoga that hopefully help to inform our practice on and off the mat. This week, I’m sharing probably my favorite […]