Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Find your yoga.

One of the things I love most about yoga is that for 90 minutes (give or take a few on any given day) I'm focused on nothing but myself, my breathing, my body, my sensations, my intuition, my voice.  I get to give myself over to myself which seems to be somewhat of a luxury these days.

For many of us, if not all of us, today's world is one of constant contact.  Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Billboards, radio commercials, political ads, street sign twirlers, the guy yelling about deals at the swap meet, pop up ads, spam email, etc. (the list could go on an on) are constantly in our personal space.  Some of these things we let in voluntarily and some force their way in.  With so much "noise" vying for our attention, how and when do we take time to hear ourselves?  What happens to that voice inside?  Can you even hear it anymore?  Are you even listening?  Would you know that voice if you heard it?  And would you take heed, or just ignore it and file it away somewhere with all the other noise you need to sort through?

Yoga is the best tool I've come across to help me sort through what's real and what is not, what is my voice and what is not, what is best for me and what is not and ultimately root down to the bottom myself and help me find something authentic to share.  I'm still sorting and I'm still rooting and every day the picture gets clearer.  

Yoga allows me to take a moment for myself; to connect back in with myself and to just be.  In the moment of breath, body and mind together as one, lost in myself yet wide awake.  Beautiful.  Everyday my yoga comes more off the mat and more into every moment of my life.

I teach yoga to share this gift that I have found; to help others find their yoga and the blessed voice that guides them.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

DONATION YOGA to support Wings of Kilimanjaro

Every Thursday at 5:30PM, beginning July 5th, we will meet at Core et' Barre (yoga and barre studio) in Newport Beach for a donation based yoga practice.  This practice will be an all levels Vinyasa flow class and donations collected will go to benefit Wings of Kilimanjaro and the charities they support.

Wings of Kilimanjaro is a group of paragliders that have teamed up to raise funds to support two Tanzanian charities, Plant With A Purpose and One (learn more about them here: http://wingsofkilimanjaro.com/index.php/charities/), in exchange for the opportunity to paraglide off of Mt. Kilimanjaro.

This is your chance to do something good for yourself and for the world - your $5-$15 donation will help plant trees, bring clean water and sanitation to adults, children and families in need and address critical health issues for those in need - it's a win win situation - you get an inexpensive yoga class and they get clean water!

You can keep up to date on the details of these donation meetups by joining following us on Facebook.

I hope to see you some Thursday soon at the beautiful Core Et' Barre ocean view studio for our donation yoga classes!

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

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