Yoga and Poetry Night

Friday, April 7th, 6:30 – 8pm

Blend the sweet sounds of inspiring poetry with the sweet moves of a yoga practice to celebrate National Poetry Month. Join Jennifer, Barbara & Richard for an all-levels yoga practice inspired by their favorite poems. This 75-minute class will be shared by all three teachers; modifications and options will be given for all to enjoy this inspired practice. Special introduction given by Amesbury Poet Laureate and Pause Yoga student, Lainie Senechal.

$15 in advance; $20 at the door

Pre-registration strongly suggested

Refreshments offered after class, so please stay for social time afterward.

The Winged Energy of Delight

On Friday, as a part of Pause Yoga’s celebration of Poetry Month in the Town of Amesbury, MA, I will be offering a people and some asāna. The selection I am offering will be found in the volume I mention in this blog post from 2011.

The Considered Kula

Torn leaf of Basho
Four poems lost to me right now
Who could have done this?

Lately, every time a yoga teacher reads a poem in savasana, whether I have heard it before or not, it has gone straight to my heart. What started this recent trend was the following:

Last night as I was sleeping,
I dreamt—marvellous error!—
that a spring was breaking
out in my heart.
I said: Along which secret aqueduct,
Oh water, are you coming to me,
water of a new life
that I have never drunk?

Last night as I was sleeping,
I dreamt—marvellous error!—
that I had a beehive
here inside my heart.
And the golden bees
were making white combs
and sweet honey
from my old failures.

Last night as I was sleeping,
I dreamt—marvellous error!—
that a fiery sun was giving
light inside my heart.
It was fiery because I felt

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21-Day Spring Cleanse

It’s that time of year again. Actually, it begins today! This is the spring cleanse I recommend for those of us living in the Northeast US. Charlotte Clews is geeky, fun, and accessible. You won’t be sorry who join us.

Update: it’s a good practice to get out the old and organize what one keeps:

Subbing for Marc St. Pierre

I am so excited to be subbing for Marc St. Pierre at Yoga Śaktí, voted “North Shore’s Best Studio,” next week. I have been studying with Marc for at least a half dozen years, and he is my favorite challenging local teacher. For me it’s an evolution of my practices of yoga, and teaching yoga. Here’s when I’ll be there:

Sign up online!

Mindful on Monday

Mindful Vinyasa at 7 PM tonight!

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A Full Week of Teaching Yoga

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I’ve a full week of teaching yoga. In addition to my regular Mindful Vinyasa and Form and Flow yoga classes at Pause Yoga Amesbury and Discover the Wonders Yoga in Dracut, respectively, I’ll be subbing for Roberta Dell’Anno’s All Levels Yoga at Essential Yoga Studio in Andover, and for Linda’s Slow Flow class following mine at Discover the Wonders.

I’ll be squeezing the most out of summer!

A little peaceful warrior love

When I reposted MC Yogi’s instagram this morning, I got props in a tweet.

I am definitely burning up my 15 minutes of fame.

It looks like he also got props from Trevor Hall, another peaceful warrior who is a favorite of mine.

But this is great because I first heard of MC Yogi from a yoga teacher, and heard a track by East Forest in Genell Huston’s Expanding class at Lila East End Studio in Portland, ME.

I was listening to Ritual Mystical in the car on the way to and from yoga this morning, and I can’t wait to use it in class.