Finding Home Within

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In class this week: Saturday 10:30a – 12p at Durham Yoga Company.

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Tonight starts a season full of offerings from my heart to yours.

Everything I do reflects my own, ongoing journey to find that integration of body + mind + spirit…to know my own wholeness…to reside in that natural state of connection and depth of peace.

Join me as we continue to affirm that we are worth our own best efforts.

It’s all here.


And if you’re interested, I have a number of upcoming offerings which will continue to explore healing and justice and liberation and transformation.  I really hope you’ll make the journey with me.

Full details for upcoming events can be found on the Upcoming Events page.

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True Freedom

Friends, I am migrating my yoga promotions and other work over to my new site Liberation Healing Arts.  Please hop on over there and sign-up to receive blog posts right in your inbox.


In class this week: Saturday 10:30a – 12p at Durham Yoga Company.

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Excerpt from the book Radical Dharma by Reverend angel Kyodo Williams.

I’ve got quite a few exciting offerings coming up.
Please read on for all the details. 

This month in my Saturday classes I’m teaching on themes from the book Radical Dharma, from which the above photo is excerpted.  The book’s principle author is an incredible teacher and activist, Reverend angel Kyodo williams, and she is coming to Durham in late October.  I am so excited to be in space with Rev. angel and I highly encourage you to check out more information about her upcoming visit – she is offering a free public dharma talk as well as a weekend-long workshop.

This week we’ll be looking at exactly what Reverend angel references above – the incredible, lived experience of true freedom that liberation brings, especially freedom from the need to control, freedom from the temptation to be “co-dependent with Grace” as I call it.  Join me on the mat as we explore just how liberated you can be.

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Full details for upcoming events can be found on the Upcoming Events page.

 

Free Yoga + Extra Classes

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I’m teaching a few extra classes this week at Durham Yoga Co – Friday 12-1 and Saturday 9-10:15, as well as my usual 10:30-12 Saturday class.  Click on each link to sign up for class….or use your free class with me!

What, don’t have your free class yet? Take my survey to get a free class!

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Take my survey and help me figure out where to focus my upcoming yoga teaching efforts. You get a FREE CLASS just for completing it, plus a chance to win a FREE PRIVATE YOGA/BODYWORK SESSION.

The survey closes tonight – Monday 8/8 at 8pm. Why not do it now?

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See you soon – hopefully this Friday or Saturday, or some other time soon.

Free Yoga! + Special Class

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I’m covering a class tonight at Durham Yoga Co – join me 7-8:15 for a midsummer’s chance to blast it out!

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Also – take my survey and help me figure out where to focus my upcoming yoga teaching efforts. You get a FREE CLASS just for completing it, plus a chance to win a FREE PRIVATE YOGA/BODYWORK SESSION.

Complete the survey by next Monday 8/8 to get your chance.  Why not do it now?

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Finding the Balance // Focus on Fall

“Health is not simply the absence of disease. It is rather a state of balance among body, mind, and consciousness.  As individuals, we are all part of the Cosmic Consciousness, the universal intelligence that so beautifully organizes all of nature.  That intelligence is within us, and by paying attention to our own intuition and inner wisdom about what is right for us, we can regulate our lives in harmony with it.” –Vasant Lad, The Complete Book of Ayurvedic Home Remedies

Wednesday at Yoga for Queers. NEW TIMES 5:30 and 7pm
Saturday at Align and Shine. 10:30a-12p

We are four weeks into our Focus on Fall, our seasonal series inspired by the wisdom of Ayurveda. In the coming weeks we will continue looking at how the ancient healing art of Ayurveda can help shed light on the changes happening inside and out, and how to skillfully navigate those transitions—coming out stronger, wiser, and healthier on the other side. We have looked at ritual, mindfulness, and nourishment during this Fall Focus, and this past weekend at Equinox for Queers we looked at what we’re harvesting and the power of naming. This week we will look at Finding the Balance, the ultimate work that fall invites us to focus on.

While change is constant, fall is a particularly potent time to experience the winds of change. With fall comes increased presence and mobility of vata (air) and it can be felt on every level — drier skin, cracking joints, changes in digestion. Not to mention the very air you breathe, food you eat and water you drink are changing on a molecular level, taking on the qualities of vata which include cold, dry, and light/subtle.

These changes, coupled with astrological and cosmic changes such as the upcoming very potent Full Moon and Total Lunar Eclipse (see the amazing Chani Nicholas for more), are sure to be churning up some serious stuff. If everything in your life feels a bit like a whirlwind, you are not alone and it’s not *you* (per se).

This week’s practice will be devoted to finding a delicate balance between saying “yes”, giving in to what this time is asking of you (introspection, rest, recalibration), and saying “no” to the draw of cold and darkness which might be tempting you to stay inside, all curled-up-and-holed-up in the safety of your cocoon (however that manifests)…or to the equally alluring pull of constant overwhelm, anxiety, and frazzledness that increased vata invites.

The Dance of Yes and No is a cosmic one, and one in which you are not the sole participant. Come learn how to harness the power of the air while also learning to find some grounding and stability within its every-changing flow.