“In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins – not through strength, but through persistence”
Hari Om Dearest Yoga Students,
Hoping this message finds you enjoying the first signs of the new season that surely awaits us. Think about the perseverance and patience that nature is gifted with. The small bulbs that wait silently underground, the perennials that lay dormant waiting for the cues that it is time to begin their work of opening, pushing, growing up out of the dark earth into the light. Nature does not give up, it finds a way to regenerate. The natural world knows what needs to be done and does not question its role in its lifetime. Experiencing the persistent and reliable cycles of nature fills me with hope, joy and faith that we too can rise above our difficult, dormant or hard times and shine in all our glory when the time is right.
It doesn’t just take talent, intellect or luck for great people to do great things; Most often, it is simply the persistence and perseverance of doing the next right thing, showing up and suiting up, waiting patiently when we have exhausted our efforts, or getting on the yoga mat in spite of ourselves. We too must learn the lesson of persistence as we confront situations in our lives where we are either forced to wait or forced to gather all our faith to keep hanging on day in and day out, dangling on the edge of vulnerability. We are all capable of greatness in our own unique way.
The Yoga Sutras tell us is it the obstacles that lead us into a deeper understanding of ourselves which in turn allows to become deeply connected to others as well as the divine force that flows in and out of everything. Directly confronting our difficulties with clarity, compassion and persistence creates freedom. Freedom in knowing you are never really trapped in any situation. For today, see if you can change your perspective to any “rocks” that are in your stream. Stay focused, do the next right thing, however small it may seem, and try and find the lesson, the jewel that is hidden within. Today, be persistent in your journey towards balance, freedom, peace and serenity. Flow within the river of your life, patient, strong and free.
Yoga this Week
Tuesday Morning 930am with Meditation Practice
Wednesday Evening 730pm
Friday Morning Healing/Gentle Yoga 930am
(Please reserve your spot or cancel if your plans have changed)
Happenings – Spring is a Energizing Month!!!
April 12th at both the 9am and 11am classes at Peconic River Yoga in Aquebogue, I will again be providing musical chanting with Kate, Director of PRY leading asana. The studio is a wonderful place to practice and its a beautiful ride out to the North Fork. , Click on the link to sign up. Regular Class Fees apply
The next Yoga Jam is scheduled for April 19th….Yoga Jam is a fun, freeing, faced paced flow class set to rockin, rhythmic music meant to fire up the body, mind and spirit. All Levels Welcome. Saturday, April 12th at 830-945am. We need four students to sign up for class to fly…please reserve
Restorative Yoga, Reiki and Acupuncture with Essential Oils scheduled for Monday, April 14th at 730pm
Please sign up as soon as possible, Cost is $50 and holds your spot.
Yoga Darshana Spring Renewal Retreat is just about full, just a couple spots left. April 26-27th. There are a whole bunch of us attending. Don’t miss your opportunity to have a wonderful retreat experience in your own backyard. The setting at Camp DeWolfe in Wading River is stunning. I will be teaching an afternoon Vinyasa flow class as well as leading the Saturday night Devotional Chanting Kirtan, aside from that, I will be on retreat with you all!! Here is the link, don’t delay…
Once again I am teaching the Vinyasa Section of Yoga Darshana’s 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training. Click on the link to sign up…
Thursday, June 5 at 6:00pm
Windham Retreat Center, Windham NY
Led by Brian Miller and the group at Mind Body Adventures
Consider joining my for this special 4 day/3night escape into the mountains of Windham! Benjamin Craig and I will be co-facilitating our Restorative Yoga, Reiki and Acupuncture with Essential Oil sessions during the weekend which also includes hiking, meditation, Sangha and more. Click on the link for more information.