Hosted by Christine Taylor
Learn a simple, self-care solution that anyone, at any age, can use to help reduce or avoid chronic pain symptoms, plus improve balance and alignment. Gain an understanding of the primary cause of pain and the missing link that diet and exercise don’t address.
New science has taught us that repetitive strain/overuse and what we attribute to “aging”, relates to the function and hydration of the neuro-fascial system (nervous system and connective tissue). Using special soft memory foam rollers and small MELT Hand & Foot balls you’ll experience how the MELT Method, also known as Hands-off Bodywork® initiates real change in the connective tissue.
Saturday, Feb. 29
Pacific Ashtanga Yoga Shala #205
Price: $20 (cash only)
RSVP: (949) 338-3139 or email@example.com
About Christine E. Taylor, MA, RYT-200 Christine is a Level 1 trained MELT educator. She has a private practice in the Orange County, CA area that includes teaching somatic healing techniques such as Neurogenic Yoga, TRE, meditation, and breathing that reflect her multi-faceted journey within the field of wellness. Her compassion-centered philosophy focuses on rediscovering the innate vibrancy of our body, mind, and spirit.
Last week we discussed watching our thought patterns and feeling patterns the way we watch the weather. We are continuing to dive deeper into Jack Kornfield’s book, “The Wise Heart,” and are invited to revisit “Buddha’s Brain,” by Rick Hanson, as we consider the impacts of stress and anxiety in our daily lives.
Look at sections of your life and identify the moods, thinking, and feelings associated with them. Consider what you are holding in your tissue, in your body. We service all three bodies through our 2-hour yoga practice so that we may live fully the other 22 hours of our lives.
This week we are invited to ask ourselves: What do we let change our “weather”? Just notice. Be the observer. Remember that we have the keys. We have the ability to see the weather brewing, and we have the ability to choose how to respond. As Jack Kornfield reminds us:
“In the end, just three things matter:
How well we have lived
How well we have loved
How well we have learned to let go”
― Jack Kornfield
"The mind is the projector and the universe is your screen."
“Know that you are either confirming all your old patterns or you are affirming new ones....Miracles are made with the mind. " Dorien Israel
"The quality of our thoughts becomes the quality of our lives." -Diana
Hosted by Valerie Hedlund
Let Val lead you on a journey of strength with intention. The way we train with kettlebells will allow you to train efficiently, getting the most work done in the shortest amount of time without damaging your muscles and hurting your practice.
February’s Intentional Strength for Moon Days classes will be held at Pacific Ashtanga Yoga Shala!
Saturday, February 8th at 9:30am and Sunday, February 23rd at 9am. And because we’ll be at the Shala, we’ll focus on what people consider the “Yoga of Kettlebells”, the Turkish Getup.
The Getup is a movement that allows you to get up off the floor holding a weight. While simple in explanation, this fluid movement is great for shoulders, hips, abs, and backs - it works on mobility, stability, and strength at many different angles.
Come learn with Val on your Ashtanga rest day. We’ll decide which kettlebells you’ll need for your home practice, and we’ll send you on your way with the tools you need to be stronger for your practice and for life!
Saturday, February 8 at 9:30am
Sunday, February 23 at 9am
at Pacific Ashtanga Yoga Shala #205
RSVP requested - on the schedule at pacstrength.zenplanner.com
Contact: 949-291-6093 or firstname.lastname@example.org
“And think not you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy,
directs your course.”
~ Kahlil Gibran
This week, using your prana energy glasses, see the Buddhist “healthy factors” as having an energetic value, love, generosity and mindfulness.
How can they direct your course?
Celebrating 2020 Chinese New Year
“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” -Mary Oliver
We are celebrating life and love.We are reminded of the preciousness of our days. We are blessed to feel a sense of urgency to live fully the moments of our lives.
Ask yourself Mary’s question.
Write down a few answers on a piece of paper. Place the paper in a special place, on a mirror or in your wallet; a place you will see this reminder of your intention for the moments of your wild precious life.
You are the star and director of your movie. The movie playing in front of you now.
It is a great honor to walk this path together, to share our adventures, and to inspire, love and support each other.
“When all your desires are distilled
You will cast just two votes:
To love more,
And be happy.”
Everything is energy- our body, our thoughts, the people and things we surround ourselves with.
Again, ask yourself: What do you love? What brings you happiness?
Surround yourself in love and happiness.
with Diana Christinson
Join Diana Christinson in these monthly Second Series learning opportunities on Sunday afternoons. Full Second Series practice, work-shopping asanas, and researching possible modifications.
Join Diana Christinson in these monthly Second Series learning opportunities on Sunday afternoons. In these 2-hour workshops, you will be practicing the full Second Series in a way that serves you. We will be work-shopping Intermediate Series asanas and researching modification options. As we lean into 2020, Diana is encouraging all students to incorporate Second Series asanas into their Mysore practice. These beneficial asanas help us open the front of the body and clear energy. This is the perfect moment to welcome the possibilities of enhancing your personal practice! This workshop is open to everyone- ALL are welcome!
“We should be choosing what we want to keep, not what we want to get rid of.” —Marie Kondō
Be intentional about surrounding yourself with who and what you love! ️
Remember that everything is ENERGY!
This week, evaluate the energy around you in your life...
Your body, emotions, relationships and aspects of relationships....
Over the next few weeks we will be focusing on Prana/energy both on our mats and in our daily lives. Through our Ashtanga practice we are systematically synchronizing breath and movement, while servicing our physical body, spiritual/mental/emotional body, AND our energy body. As we deepen and expand our breath, we are pumping our lymphatic system, which serves us physiologically. And as we create shifts in our energy self, we will begin to notice changes in our spiritual/mental self as well.
This is a wonderful time of year to focus on clearing blockages within as well as without... “from your glove compartment to your colon,” as Diana mentioned this morning.
HOMEWORK: Revisit the book, “Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui” by Karen Kingston, and explore Marie Kondō’s book, “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up,” as we approach Chinese New Year and create space to allow for new energy in this new year
UNFOLD YOUR OWN MYTH
Who gets up early
to discover the moment light begins?
Who finds us here circling, bewildered, like atoms?
Who comes to a spring thirsty
and sees the moon reflected in it?
Who, like Jacob blind with grief and age,
smells the shirt of his lost son
and can see again?
Who lets a bucket down and brings up
a flowing prophet?
Or like Moses goes for fire
and finds what burns inside the sunrise?
Jesus slips into a house to escape enemies,
and opens a door to the other world.
Soloman cuts open a fish, and there's a gold ring.
Omar storms in to kill the prophet
and leaves with blessings.
Chase a deer and end up everywhere!
An oyster opens his mouth to swallow on drop.
Now there's a pearl.
A vagrant wanders empty ruins.
Suddenly he's wealthy.
But don't be satisfied with stories, how things
have gone with others. Unfold
your own myth, without complicated explanation,
so everyone will understand the passage,
We have opened you.
Start walking toward Shams. Your legs will get heavy
and tired. Then comes a moment
of feeling the wings you've grown,
I look forward to unfolding another year of adventure, courage, growing, possibility, support, love, compassion, joy, inspiration and light. Thank you for sharing your journey with me.
My mantra: Lucky me!!!!
Gratitude & Big Love,