So….how’s the reading going? Do you find yourself noting moments of mindfulness during your day? Do you hear Judith Laster’s gentle advice to heed the feelings of impatience and fear? Somedays I am more self-aware than others. This week’s notes cover topics about our relationship with ourselves: faith, perspective, courage and relaxation. “….I came to… Read More Wobblyogi Wednesday -Book Club Notes 3
Welcome to the yoga bookclub hosted by Community Yoga in Indiana! Living Your Yoga – Finding the Spiritual in Everyday Life by Judith Lasater (Berkley, CA: Rodmell Press, 2000) For more information on Judith Lasater herself and quick background, look up her website: http://www.judithhansonlasater.com/ [The notes relate to the first edition. I recently got the… Read More Wobblyogi Wednesday – Book Club Notes 1
If you feel burdened by the expectation to have a Happy Holiday or a Merry Christmas Here is a story about keeping a joyful mind from Pema Chodron that might help (and it involves food). Once a cook at Gampo camp was feeling very unhappy. Like most of us, she kept finding gloom with her… Read More Wobblyogi Wednesday – Burnt Cookies and a Joyful mind
Dear Fellow Yogis Near and Far, I invite you to join the book club hosted by Community Yoga in West Lafayette (and Lafayette) Indiana. I’ll be offering bi-weekly notes and discussion prompts starting January 4th leading up to an April 1st workshop at the studio complete with an asana practice inspired by the reading,… Read More Wobblyogi Wednesday – Book Club!
My dear West Lafayette friends for whom my 6 am Wednesday Sunrise Yoga session is too early, Welcome to my Tuesday and Thursday 12:15 – 1:00 p.m. yoga sessions starting next week, September 6th. Here are three reasons to join me, Reason number 3: Short and gentle session open to all levels of yogis. The… Read More Wobblyogi Wednesday – Lunch Time Vinyasa!
A jar of pickles….is not a standard yoga practice theme. Since I started teaching Sunrise Morning Yoga classes, I’ve been thinking about opening, waking up and ways to unfold. The first week I looked at poses that reminded me of opening a book like dancing warrior. The second week I looked at poses that made… Read More Wobblyogi Wednesday – Jar of Pickles
Graduation! Where did the time go???? We officially graduated from our 200 hour yoga teacher training yesterday. I was just getting started. Yoga is so much bigger and so much more generous than I ever imagined. There is a path for everyone and the fun part is discovering your own. I came to yoga to… Read More Wobblyogi Wednesday- YTT Journal Week 20
This week we tried to twist, bind, open our hips and open our mind (by reading the first book of Patanjali). My brain is unlikely to recover. All my adult life I have worked to expand my mind, to use the art of reasoning, to imagine things…so much so that I studied architecture and philosophy… Read More Wobblyogi Wednesday -YTT Journal Week 7
I find myself surprised to be at week 6 reporting on week 5. Where did the time go? It feels long in terms of how much I’ve learned and short in terms of knowing that there is so much more to learn. This week was mostly devoted to discussing the history, the branches and… Read More Wobblyogi Wednesday – YTT Journal Week 5
This week we were asked to team teach two fifteen minute sequences of standing and balancing poses. Both times, my partners and I tried to insert standing poses like the wide legged forward bend, trikonasona, extended side angle and the pyramid (or balancing poses like tree, dancer, half moon) smoothly into a sequence. Small moves… Read More Wobblyogi Wednesday – YTT Journal Week 3