All classes are now via Zoom.
I must admit that in the beginning I was not a big fan of Zoom. Now that I have been using it for several years I know that though the technology is known as virtual, the connections it makes possible are very REAL! I LOVE it!
Yoga Wellness Classes
Thursdays at 1 pm Eastern Time. Classes are $10 – pay per month or per class via Stripe.
Enjoy the convenience of yoga in your own home and savor the time you save by not driving anywhere. The classes can be recorded so no worries about missing one. We will have one hour and fifteen minutes to move, breathe, and relax together. Each session will include poses with options for different body types, a wellness topic, inspiring quotes, and guided relaxation. Let me know if there is something specific you would like to work on, I am open to suggestions. I have removed my contact form but those interested in my classes can still contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Scholarships are available for those needing assistance.
Sweet Dreams Yoga
Reclaim the night as the nourishing peaceful pause that nature intended it to be. This gentle class combines restorative movements and postures, the deep relaxation of Yoga Nidra, and tips and techniques for a good night’s sleep. Come and experience how good it feels to nourish yourself.
Playful Spirit Journal Making
When I broke my leg I could put no weight on it for 8 weeks. It was like the universe said … sit still – I need to tell you a few things. Words and books have always been my friends and writing had always been my way to sort information and get to my real thoughts on a subject. But, I finally hit the wall with sitting, reading, and writing.
That very day my artist friend, gave me the directions for making a Cosmic Smash Book by Cat Geller. Because of projects with the grand kids I had all the art supplies I needed and my husband bought a composition book for me at the grocery store. OH MY GOSH! I LOVED the idea of ‘smashing the perfectionist’ and the process itself! I played with it all day and that night I had a dream. In this dream I accepted myself as an artist for the first time.
As I took the process and made it my own, I changed the name to Playful Spirit Book. Because this is a book that is just SO fun to make! A book that calls up our playful spirit so we can relax and play. Our spirit whispers to us, but tension blocks our attention. Laughter, fun, and play help us to let down our guard to be open and receptive. Play is the backdoor to wisdom!
This book calls to me and has become my way of connecting to spirit through creative embodiment, and my way of honoring images over words. Literally. My daily practice is to fill in a three inch square with words in pencil and then paint over them. Ally Markotich gave me the idea with her Prayer Squares. I call it Art in Three Inches.
My intention to pay attention to the images is what makes this a powerful sacred book.
Images and symbols go deeper than words alone. This book has helped me to get out of the words in my head and into the images in my heart. The art has helped me to play with and sustain the mystery rather than always working to figure things out. It is my way to pray, meditate, and sit with the questions.
Third Thursday Dream Group
6:30 pm Eastern Time on the Third Thursday of each month Beginning September 21, 2023
Joining a dream circle is one of the best ways to expand the exploration of our nightly dreams. Meeting with a supportive community of like minded friends is a treasure. I highly recommend it because it’s one of my favorite things! Start writing down your dreams, we’d love to have you join our circle. Contact me at email@example.com for the Link.
Individual Dream Work
As your personal Dream Companion, I can help you to find the right questions as you explore the very personal meaning your dreams have for you.
Individual Ayurvedic Consultation
Lets talk about what’s bothering you and find some strategies to help you come back into balance.
We’ve all had the experience of feeling that something is off yet the doctors run tests and say, no you are fine. Ayurveda considers dis-ease to have six levels. Western tests only register things at level four.
You may also think, “I have this big disease, how can these simple little things help?”
Ayurveda doesn’t treat the ‘disease’ it treats the underlying imbalance. And whatever is going on, it is not a shortage of medication.
The body has systems in place to heal itself, we want to support these systems.
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We live in a culture that tends to focus outward on the solar qualities (Yang). All day long we use our mind to analyze, interpret, identify, work on, figure out, understand, observe, tell or write, and summarize. This depletes us and can leave us feeling disconnected, anxious, stressed, and confused.
These Self Care Practices are designed to bring balance into our lives, help us focus inward, and recall the lunar qualities which nurture us (Yin). They give us a much needed opportunity to use our heart to nourish, explore, imagine, play with, sustain the mystery, appreciate, participate, paint/collage/move, and expand.
Connecting to our heart gives us sanctuary, a still point in a turning world. We are filling this sanctuary with peace, calm, and clarity when we take the time to balance our outer life with self care practices that nourish our inner life.
When our self care practice is adjustable and adaptable it is sustainable – it changes as we do. We each get to decide what feels right for us today – yoga, dream explorations, creativity …
We live a mindful life by connecting to the wisdom we were born with.
A mindful individual helps the world to be mindful.
I would love to introduce you to these friendly and powerful allies.
However we connect, it is my intention that our time together will be a blessing to both of us.