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Showing posts from October, 2015

October 27 Restore Series

I have been thinking of my next step on my journey to becoming a yoga therapist and how very right this feels.  It took me a very long time to make this leap towards becoming a yoga therapist.  I always knew that I had therapeutic leanings in my yoga teachings and really didn't know what I would do with it.  It wasn't until I heard about this organization called the International Association of Yoga Therapist (IAYT), that I realized that the field I need to go into is Yoga Therapy. I was pleasantly surprised to know that my inclinations had a profession attached to it.  

This was about 3 years ago and since then I have been doing my due diligence to find a program through meticulous research, time and self-doubt.  I knew this was what I wanted to do but could I?  Throw any number of obstacles into the mix and I had an argument for them.  What about my kids?  They will need me?  What about Peter?  He will need me?  Who is going to keep up the house?  What about my existing class…

October 20 Restore Series

The Inspiration - The Art of Facing Things (The Book of Awakenings by Mark Nepo)

"What people have forgotten, the salmon knows" - Robert Clark
I shared this teaching in class on the incredible strength, knowledge, drive, intuition and journey of the salmon in their migration up the waterfall.  These amazing fish seem to defy gravity as they turn their underside into the powerful force of the waterfall and propel themselves even further up over and over again.  What can we learn from these courageous fish?  Try the meditation below and use your journal to jot down your reflections.

Meditations on Facing Things
Sit quietly and meditate on the last time you opened yourself to the life coming at you.In recalling this time, try to focus on three things: the way that opening yourself caused you to unfold, the way that being hit squarely changed your life, and where leaping like a salmon landed you.Breathe steadily, and invite the lessons of opening, being changed, and landing into you…

October 13 Restore Series

A Book Review

When reading about somewhat esoteric philosophical subjects, my eyes may glass over. But I really get it when they are put into the context of a real life experience.  Case in point, as I read Stephen Cope's newest book called, The Great Work of Your Life - A Guide for the Journey to Your True Calling.  Stephen's book helps us discover our own true calling through the stories of such luminaries as Jane Goodall, Henry Thoreau and Walt Whitman and also through lesser known luminaries of the author's friends and colleagues (ordinary people). Basically what dharma is and how it is relevant for our lives.

I highly recommend reading this book. It is an easy read for what could possibly be a very complex idea.  It also manages to weave the Bhagavad Gita, the two thousand year old spiritual classic text of Krishna and Arjuna, into the everyday stories.  I am looking forward to applying this to myself and unlocking my deepest truest self.

Here is another readers take on …