with Julia Howe
January 1, 2018
Sunday, 12:30- 2:30 pm
The New Year is a sweet reminder that we always have the opportunity to start anew. We can use our past to anchor us into the here and now and also as a springboard to propel us into a bright, fresh future. The start of a new calendar year is a fertile and special time to reflect on what has been, while visualizing our ideal future and setting meaningful intentions for the months ahead. This flow is open to all levels.
with Julia Howe
Friday, December 22, 2017
Proceeds will go toward purchasing holiday gifts for local families who aren’t able to afford their own.
Please join us for a cozy evening of chanting mantra. Whether you’ve been chanting for years, or are just hearing about it for the first time, chanting has the potential to heal. It’s not about singing well or pronouncing the Sanskrit perfectly. It’s about accessing your heart through intentional language, sound and community. When we come together in vibrations of peace, love, and a yearning to live in Truth, our whole physiology shifts, our minds relax, and our hearts open up to connection, empathy, and action. Children welcome.
This mantra is especially dear to me, as it is the core mantra of Jivamukti yoga. I’ve been chanting it for about 15 years now…it only gets better and better. It’s always the right time for this one.
May all being everywhere be happy and free…and may the thoughts, words, and actions of my own life contribute, in some way, to that happiness and to that freedom for all.
Asato Mā Sad Gamaya
Tamaso Mā Jyotir Gamaya
Mrtyor Mā Amrtam Gamaya
Śāntih Śāntih Śāntih
Lead me from untruth to truth.
Lead me from darkness to light.
Lead me from death to immortality.
Peace Peace Peace
Guru Brahma, Guru Vishnu, Guru devo Maheshwara, Guru sakshat, param Brahma, tasmai shri guravay namah
Our creation is that guru (Brahma-the force of creation); the duration of our lives is that guru (Vishnu-the force of preservation); our trials, tribulations, illnesses, calamities and the death of the body is that guru (devo Maheshwara-the force of destruction or transformation). There is a guru nearby (Guru Sakshat) and a guru that is beyond the beyond (param Brahma). I make my offering (tasmai) to the beautiful (shri) remover of my darkness, my ignorance; (Guru) it is to you I bow (namah).
[LRY yogis enjoying some rest]
Legs-Up-The-Wall Pose (Viparita Karani)
viparita = turned around, reversed, inverted
karani = doing, making, action
There’s a general consensus among modern yogis that Viparita Karani or Legs-Up-The-Wall Pose may have the power to cure whatever ails you, including:
- Digestive problems
- High and low blood pressure
- Mild depression
- Respiratory ailments
- Urinary disorders
- Varicose veins
- Menstrual cramps
- Premenstrual syndrome
It’s simple, all you need is a wall (and maybe a blanket or bolster under your hips if you want more cushioning) and even just doing 3 min of this posture feels incredibly revitalizing. Enjoy 🙂
Nada Yoga: Nada Thing but Love in My Heart
with Julia Howe Sullivan
June 18, 2017
9 am- Noon
Our mind becomes easily absorbed in sound. This is why we all – even babies and animals – enjoy listening to music. When the mind is fully concentrated on something, a feeling of inner bliss is able to emerge and expand. Nada Yoga means “Union through Sound”. This practice is the ancient spiritual art and science of inner transformation through sound and tone. In this workshop, we will explore both outer and inner sounds as a means to open our hearts and cultivate energies of peace, compassion, and love. Through music, mantra, chanting, and other techniques, we will travel the path that leads directly to the energetic heart’s center, dwell in that space, and send the high vibrations back out into the world. If the weather permits, portions of this workshop will be held outdoors. This workshop counts toward 300 hr certification.