Celebrate the Health of our Love Energy Center & the Days of Awe
"Because forgiveness is like this: a room can be dark because you have closed the windows, you've closed the curtains. But the sun is shining outside, and the air is fresh outside. In order to get that fresh air, you have to get up and open the window and draw the curtains apart."
Rosh Hashanah, meaning the “head of the year,”is the Jewish New Year.
This is a time of self-reflection and repentance. A time of “letting go” and forgiving.
Practice the “Days of Awe.”10 days of letting go and moving into a new, lighter year.
Join me again this year in the beautiful ceremony of Tashlich- to cast away.
Happy New Year!!!!
Social and Emotional Learning through Yoga, Mindful Breathing, Songs, Games and Stories
with Jenny Soto-Banks of @tinyfriendsBIGFeelings
This class is designed to support your young child in building resilience and life-long coping skills. Through intentional songs, stories, discussions and games, children build their emotional literacy skills and develop a greater understanding of how to recognize, label and reflect on their feelings. Through playful yoga and mindful breathing, children gain tools to help them regulate those strong emotions as they arise throughout the day.
Saturdays from 9:00am-11:00am*
*running parallel to Diana’s Led Class at the Shala
Special October offer: Bring a new friend and get in for free!
Children ages 3-8; Parent participation is optional but always welcome
For more information and inspiration on Early Childhood Social/Emotional Development and Mental Health, follow along on:
Instagram @tinyfriendsBIGfeelings or on Facebook @OurTinyFriends
“We should be choosing what we want to keep, not what we want to get rid of.” -Marie Kondo
Surround yourself with who and what you love.
“Have gratitude for the things you're discarding. By giving gratitude, you're giving closure to the relationship with that object, and by doing so, it becomes a lot easier to let go.” -Marie Kondo
“The 4th Chakra embodies the spiritual lesson that teaches us how to act out of love and compassion and recognize that the most powerful energy we have is love.” -Caroline Myss
Release & stretch the psoas. Move up into the 4th Chakra of love & forgiveness.
Let go with gratitude & move into love.
“The hidden harmony is better than the obvious one.” – Heraclitus, 500 B.C.
We are reminded of the powerful Rumi quote we’ve embraced and revisited throughout this semester: “Work in the invisible at least as hard as you do in the visible.”
Your practice is your medicine for all three of your bodies: mind, energy and emotions. Coming to your mat realigns you in expansive ways, far beyond your deeper connection to your physical body and newfound muscular strength. Servicing our body in ways that takes us out of our habitual patterns releases fear and anger we may be holding in our shortened Psoas muscles. This week we’re intentionally savoring an extra moment in Up Dog as we allow this region to lengthen and release those base emotions we are holding that do not serve us.
To support deeper study as we move through the seven chakras, look to Carolyn Myss’ incredible book, “Anatomy of the Spirit: The Seven Stages of Power and Healing.” This is one of those beloved texts we have studied before, and it is highly recommended for your personal library as one to revisit when wanting to clear out the cobwebs in areas that are energetically stuck.
A woman driver has a near accident with another driver.
A police officer is a witness.
The woman goes crazy with road rage, screaming and yelling, honking her horn and using profane gestures in anger.
The police officer follows her and pulls her over.
The woman asks, "Officer, why would you pull me over? I didn't do anything."
The officer says, "Well, I read your bumper stickers... "
Global Oneness! Love the World! Mom's Club Against Anger! Let there be peace on Earth!
"... I figured you were in a stolen car."
~Story told by Dr. Temple Hayes, translated by Patricia Burns (mom)
"We had the experience but missed the meaning." T.S. Elliot
Don't Miss the Meaning.
Embrace your bigness!
Embrace love and compassion!
This week we're shifting how we see and continuing to
"move the furniture."
Consider the dandelion ~ Some see a weed, some see a wish.
What do you see?
Annie Dillard reminds us that “What you see is what you get,"
in her beautiful book, "Pilgrim at Tinker Creek."
Continue recording what you see in your “beauty journal” and notice how your perspective is already beginning to shift as you find yourself now seeking out beauty with more intention and mindfulness.
“Learning how to love is the goal and the purpose of spiritual life — not learning how to develop psychic powers, not learning how to bow, chant, do yoga, or even meditate, but learning to love. Love is the truth. Love is the light.” ~ Lama Surya Das
"Work in the invisible world
at least as hard as you do in the visible." ~ Rumi
Access your personal work in the invisible. Watch YouTube video: Dying to be me! Anita Moorjani at TEDxBayArea
Gratitude, Intention and Blessings from Diana Christinson at Pacific Ashtanga Yoga Shala. July 2019.