Yoga Basics

Powwow Hill Panorama​As summerlike, late spring weather has descended upon us, I’ll be doing some substitute teaching for some of my colleagues at Pause Yoga Amesbury, starting with the Yoga Basics class, on Saturday, May 20, from 10:30 – 11:45 AM.

I love a good “basics” class, for indeed, the same basic principles of practice apply to practitioners at all levels. As some of my teachers and colleagues are fond of pointing out, those with more time on the mat can find depth in fundamentals, and those with less find the exact same benefit in working the exact same actions.

In this still expansive late spring, we’ll find freedom in the hips, still sloughing off the constrictions of winter. I hope you will be able to join me.

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Of A Morning

Here are some sounds from Lake Gardner early this morning. And yes, even though it’s Patriot’s Day, I’m still holding “Flow and Restore” at Pause Yoga Amesbury this evening. See you then!

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!

New class starting 7/11

I saw this Instagram posted by my friend @debra977, at Essence Yoga in RI, and had to repost it, knowing that I’d have this news to share.

On Monday, July 11, I will begin teaching a “Mindful Vinyasa” class at Pause Yoga in Amesbury, MA, 7-8:15 PM. It’s a sweet little studio perched right on Main Street in a town at once timeless and trendy. I look forward to meeting new students and having new adventures in āsana there.

A new cycle

Which way do you run to
Are you coming out or in
When one cycle goes around
Another one begin, begin, begin

This song by Trevor Hall is my “ear worm” right now, because it speaks of change and its cyclical nature. As surely as the seasons, we will pass this way again. A little over two weeks ago we observed the cross–quarter day between the Winter Solstice and the Vernal Equinox (Imbolc). We’re more than halfway to astronomical spring. The moon, after having been full on Presidents’ Day, is waxing to fullness.

The most external reason for that has to do starting a new regular class at what is for me a new studio. While I have been subbing since my second shoulder surgery in March 2015, this will be the first time I’ll be on a studio schedule. I’m pleased to report that beginning tonight (Thursdays), at 5:30 PM, I’ll be teaching a class at Discover the Wonders Yoga in Dracut, MA. Dracut is an old–school town full of farmland and hard–working people, right next to the historically industrial town of Lowell. A beautiful community has grown up in that studio. Right down the street there is a conscious café expanding its offerings of fresh, local, organic products. Beyond there is much fertile farmland, some of it being leased to small nonprofits. The people of Dracut are not only hardworking, but politically savvy and well–connected. It’s a very interesting place to find so close to a major city in the northeast corner of a northeastern state.

And I start with a trifecta! As it is school vacation week, I also get to sub at the same time tomorrow night, and at the primo slot on Saturday at 9:30.

It’s a wonderful new beginning that evokes an openness to experience I am already feeling in the rest of my life.

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