Loving life with nature, beauty and yoga's wisdom.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Mudra Study at Birchwood Center of Yoga & Massage in Nyack, NY

Friday September 16th 7pm-8:30pm I will be leading the Yoga Study Circle at Birchwood Center of Yoga and Massage in Nyack, New York.

Here we will discuss the rich and ancient wisdom of mudras, hand gestures. Mudras are expressions of the subtle body. Rather than having fixed meanings, mudras are meant to be felt. During this special class I will coax you into feeling mudras. I will explain the energetic characteristics of our hands, demonstrate and describe many different mudras in depth, and teach a mudra flow that can be done while seated. Learn how you can use your hands as the focus of meditation and feel what mudras have the most significance for your healing in any moment.

Please visit www.birchwoodcenter.com to register for this special class.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

A Harvest Season Reflection

If you're feeling weary from the consistent effort it takes to get something you wish to see done, find strength and peace in the understanding that you are a champion. Disciplined and dedicated to harvesting the rewards of a proper initiation.


Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Gentle Yoga at Birchwood Center in Nyack, NY

I'm pleased to share the softer side of my yoga practice with my bi weekly Gentle Yoga classes which start tomorrow Wednesday August 24th at 11:45am-1:00pm at Birchwood Center for Yoga and Massage in Nyack, New York. Monday August 29th at 11:45am-1:00pm is the second class.

This class is designed to ground, center and stretch you with plenty of seated postures. I will lead you through a smooth and simple standing posture flow that will strengthen your body and exercise balance. Also there's minimal if any pressure of the hands against the floor practiced. This is excellent for those of you with hand, wrist, elbow and neck and shoulder issues. I've noticed from my daily yoga practice, that it's refreshing to have days when your yoga practice doesn't do a chaturanga, upward facing dog, downward facing dog and other fire inducing postures. Within this Gentle Yoga class we will also practice a restorative yoga posture, breath exercises and sit in meditation a little longer than most yoga classes.

I do hope to see the gentle side of you on the mat Mondays and Wednesdays at 11:45am.

Please visit www.birchwoodcenter.com for more details and notice their wide selection of classes and special events.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Fall Yoga & Meditation NEW Class Schedule & Special Events

I've carried crystals, jumped on trampolines, visited shamans and more of the same. I've come to realize that I AM my own antidote. Learn how to connect to your I AM presence, your highest self anytime with a regular yoga practice.

My NEW Fall teaching schedule:

Mondays   11:30 am   Gentle Yoga   1 hr and 15 min   www.birchwoodcenter.com   Nyack, NY (starts August 29th)

                 6:10 pm   Open Level   1 hr and 30 min   www.bamboomovesenglewood.com   Englewood, NJ

Tuesdays   9:15 am   Level 2/3   1 hr and 30 min   www.birchwoodcenter.com   Nyack, NY

                 12 noon   Gentle Warrior   1 hr and 30 min    www.bamboomovesenglewood.com Englewood, NJ

                 4:00 pm   Kids Yoga ages 5-8 special 6 week 1 hr class series starts Tuesday Sept. 13th please pre register at   www.bamboomovesenglewood.com   Englewood, NJ

Wednesdays   11:30 am   Gentle Yoga   1 hr and 15 min   www.birchwoodcenter.com   Nyack, NY (starts August 24th)

Thursdays   12 noon   Gentle Warrior   1 hr and 30 min   www.bamboomovesenglewood.com   Englewood, NJ

Fridays   9:30 pm   Level 2/3   1 hr and 30 min   www.birchwoodcenter.com   Nyack, NY

Special Events:

Mudras: Expressions of the Subtle Body is a special Yoga Study Circle class Friday September 16th 7-8:30 pm at Birchwood Center of Yoga and Massage in Nyack, New York.

Please register or drop in for this special class at www.birchwoodcenter.com

Ramapo College of New Jersey's 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training I will be leading how to put together a yoga class people come back to. How to thread yoga philosophy throughout your class without sounding overly preachy. How to develop an at home yoga practice plus the importance of yoga teachers having a daily practice. I also teach the subjects listed below within the yoga teacher training which starts this September. Please visit www.ramapo.edu for more info and to register.

*Chakras: Subtle Anatomy is a special workshop that is part of Ramapo College of New Jersey's Yoga Teacher Training. This workshop is open to external students Friday October 7th 6-9pm.

*Bandhas and Mudras: Subtle Anatomy and Expressions of the Subtle Body is a special workshop that is part of Ramapo College of New Jersey's Yoga Teacher Training. This workshop is open to external students Friday November 11th 6-9pm.

*Please revisit www.glamorousyogini.com  for more details and online notes. You can also click into www.ramapo.edu for more information about Ramapo College's Yoga Studies and Ramapo College's Krame Center's partnership with the Center of Mindfulness (CFM) at UMass Medical School. CFM has been a pioneer in the mindfulness movement and bringing Jon Kabat-Zinn's Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Course to tens of thousands of people. This 8 week course is available at Ramapo College of NJ.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Meditation: Harvest Season

What if I let go of everything I planned for today and tomorrow and sit in that space the gurus talk about where I am not the body, not the mind? I am nothing, in no place, in no time and floating about the cosmos. Maybe sitting on a flower or hanging out on a thread of a rug.

What would happen? Would I catch that train going somewhere new and needed when I pop back into my mind and body? Would I be OK with what I chose before is not needed in the world today? Can I stay on the new pathway of infinite potential and co create a far reaching reality than imagined before?

As my friends and students gift me homegrown blueberries, tomatoes and honey from their backyards as I book my back to school teachings, I feel how the harvest season is in full swing. During this season of collecting what's new during August-November, enjoy picking the fruits of your labor, your love. But do know you can re chose what you collect in gratitude. Nothing has to be a certain way.  Let the magic unfold.