Yoga this Week – July 13, 2014

“We will only discover the nature of our particular genius when we stop trying to conform to our own or other people’s models,

learn to be ourselves, and allow our natural channel to open.”

Shaki Gawain

yoga and sunrise

Svadhyaya

The fourth Niyama (or observance) in the Eight Limb Path of yoga is the study of the self.

Like so many yoga practices, svadhyaya is the process of getting to know who we really are; our true self. Yoga asana, pranayam, and meditation are all ways to peel off the layers of our false selves. Doing this and staying present to the process is not always easy. As we peel the layers and really look at our exposed wounds, memories, conditionings and patterns, we may feel more confused and defeated than when we began. Trust the process and turn again and again to those spiritual teachers that came before us. They are there to guide us; in books, in music, in our dreams, our prayers or maybe sitting right across from us at work, home or in our communities. As we work to let go of others (or even our own) ideas of who we should be, the more open and compassionate to our own “particular genius” we can become and the more our “natural channels” to the divine open and our dharma (life’s purpose) is revealed.

sacred journey2

Yoga this Week

Tuesday 930am with 11am Meditation following class

Wednesday Evening at 715pm will be on the beach if weather permits or in the studio

Friday Morning Healing Yoga 930-11am

Sunday Morning Beach Yoga at 845am

(Please reserve your spot or cancel if your plans have changed)

images (5)

Happenings

Watch for the return of Monday Evenings in the Yoga Room – Begins August 4th

This class will require pre-registration of at least four students each week for class to take place.

*

Summer Yoga Group Book Read – Gifts From The Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh

I have requested 8 copies of the book to be held for me and I should have them this week.  Let me know if you would like me to hold one for you.  If you have your own copy, pull it down, dust it off and begin.  It is a perfect summer book to read again and again.  We will discuss where and when we will meet to contemplate this treasured classic.

*

Beginning August 6th I will be leading an all-levels Yoga Class at the North Shore Public Library on Wednesday mornings at 10am for the month of August.  Registration begins on August 1st.  If anyone of you are interested in demonstrating for me, let me know.  It would be much appreciated!!!  Also at the North Shore Public Library this Saturday, Kishori (Kim) begins her Ayurvedic Series!  There may still be room for this informative three-session presentation.

*

Classes down at the beach have been lovely.  I welcome lots of new faces  and am enjoying being on our beach twice a week.  Continue to check the website if the weather looks questionable as Wednesday  classes will be held in our yoga room if beach is not accessible.

*

Shanti, Shanti, Shanti, Om!

Be at Peace, you are already perfect exactly the way you are!

 namaste meaning

Amy

3 thoughts on “Yoga this Week – July 13, 2014”

  1. Hi Amy, Thank you for the inspiration – just what I have been thinking about today. Your words are always so connected. I am not going to make it for class tomorrow. I really must use the morning to prep for my seminar. It looks like a nice day on Thursday – beach maybe? Let me know. I will try to come on Sunday for beach yoga and bring my cousin. Thanks for advertising for me. I would be interested in demonstrating for you for your yoga class at the library. Which dates and times would you need? with love, Kishori Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2014 02:13:43 +0000 To: kishorigopika@hotmail.com

  2. Amy,

    When you get a chance would you send me the “beginner” yoga moves that we talked about last week? I’d like to do more on my own and need all the guidance I can get!

    Thanks! Hope to see you Wednesday on the beach. Mary Douglas

    Sent from my iPad

    >

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s