“Life is a Learning Curve” is the quote my 19 year old snowboarding, drumming, stay-up-all-niter college freshman decided to get tattooed on his inner forearm next to the autism puzzle piece in honor of his older brothers journey navigating life on the spectrum.
These days we have a habit of saying that quote often when we come up against something new, hard, difficult, exciting or confusing. Life IS a learning curve. Do we ever stop learning? Transitions, pain, sorrow, winning, defeat, even success all have a learning curve at their core and what make up a growing life. After all, wouldn’t the drive just be a tedious ride if all the roads were straight? It really are those curves that drive us forward, empowering and creating empathy, compassion and resilience as we tackle each one. Like waves on the ocean the learning will keep rolling in. Some of the waves will be easy, rolling gently and slowly onto the shore and some will crash us right from behind and slam us down on our backs. It’s all a learning, a moving forward, through and back and forth again. Whenever you hear that inner critic or that debilitating fear rise up” that tells you “you can’t handle this” try and repeat the mantra “Life is a Learning Curve” ; tattoo it on your arm if you need to and remind yourself you are not supposed to have all the answers and that learning is gives your life meaning your your heart a chance soar.
Yoga this Week
Monday Evening Maryhaven Yoga 515pm
Tuesday Morning at 930am with Meditation
Wednesday Evening at 715pm
Thursday Evening Restorative Yoga, Reiki & Acupuncture 715 (see below)
Friday Morning Gentle/Healing Yoga 930am
(Please reserve your spot)
Thursday, February 1st 715pm- Synergy Healing Session: Restorative Yoga, Acupuncture & Reiki with Essential Oils. Click Synergy Session Give this gift of healing and restoration to yourself or a loved one. The middle of winter is a great time to build up your immune system to stave off illness of body and mind. $60 Prepaid $75 Day of if space allows – These sessions always fill up – Don’t Delay! Scroll Down for a Detailed Description of Synergy Healing Sessions. (No refunds after 48 hours but you are free to give your spot to a friend).
Yoga for Kids led by Amy Perri – Four Thursdays 3/1 – 3/22 at Rocky Point SchoolYou Do Not Have to Be a Rocky Point Resident to Sign up. Click here for Registration Form. Register with the Rocky Point Community Education Department by mailTwo Classes – Four Sessions Each – $50 for all Four. Grades 3rd to 5th at 320 to 420pm, and Grades K to 2nd at 430 to 530pm
Tuesday, February 27th at 715pm Healing/Gentle Restorative Yoga with Oils & Reiki Once a Month – Date announced each month – Pre-Registration Required – $20 per person.
NEW!!! Thursday, February 15th 7 to 830pm – Yoga Sutra Study GroupPlease join us for our first gathering to study the sacred text, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. The Yoga Sutras have many translations and offer us a scientific approach to our yoga practice. These Sutras, or threads, hold a wealth of information and point us in the direction of wholeness and enlightenment. Together we will interpret sections of the sutras and read from a variety of translations. Please bring a journal, something to write with a copy of the sutras (if you have one) and an open mind ready for discussion! Light Refreshments will be served. $15 Exchange.
2018 Equinox Goddess Yoga Retreat on Shelter Island is now open for Registration!! September 21st to 23rd.The Autumn Equinox is an auspicious time to gather together and contemplate both the light and the dark within and without. This retreat sells out quickly, Click on the link for all the details on how to sign up! 2018 Equinox Retreat
“Why should we be in such desperate haste to succeed, and in such desperate enterprises? If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drumer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away”
Henry D. Thoreau
Greetngs dearest yoga students,How often do we try to keep pace with our companions? Pushing forward towards an ideal when we’re not even sure we connect to its truth. Our society, families, friends all have ideas of how we should live our life. It is time now to find your own truth. Listen closely to your heart as you approach a decision. What truly resonates for you may be quite different from those around you. Do something because you understand why you are doing it deep down in your core and it makes sense for you and those around you. Give yourself space to feel into the question, check in with your physical, mental and emotional energies, they are the guides to your intuitive nature which always knows what is right. Take a breath, get yourself in a calm state and have the patience and faith to listen to what your higher self is telling you. Trust yourself enough to be guided from within, not because you feel you need to adhere to some arbitrary code that others have laid out for you. We live and let live which means we also honor that others have their own path, we niether judge or retaliate; we honor their decision and go our own way to decide for ourselves.
You cannot discover new oceans until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.
Most importatnly, don’t be afraid to fail. It is in taking risks, trying out new ways of being that we find ourselves and create the life we were meant to live. Nothing would get done if we all waited untill we did it perfectly. Encourage yourself with compassion, focus, vision and a little light hearted humor. It is in the falls we take that we learn how to endure, create and make this world a better place for ourselves and others.
Classes for this Week
Monday and Thursday Evening at 7:30-9pm
Tuesday Morning 930am with 11am Meditation to follow class
Friday Morning Healing Yoga 930-11am
(Please reserve your spot or cancel if your plans have changed)
Thanks to all who showed up for the Relay for Life on Friday, It was HOT but lot of fun to see people of all ages enjoying their yoga and their community. It is amazing to see Karma Yoga at its best when a community comes together in selfless service for such an important cause. Photos to come on my facebook page. Much thanks also to all of you for congratulating me on my 500 Hour Graduation. As the journey continues, my hope is to bring all I learn and have learned to you all.
Dates for the Karma Beach Yoga Fundraisers coming soon…..and remember:
“By your stumbling, the world is perfected.”
Registered Yoga Teacher