I’ll be celebrating Earth Day with Earth Day Austin and offering a FREE yoga class on Saturday at 3:30pm! This class will be all-levels and will take place at Huston-Tillotson University – bring your own mat!
“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing
and rightdoing there is a field.
I’ll meet you there.” -Rumi
What a blessing it is to have friends! When we can sit and be with each other without having to say a word, without having to fix or change our emotional state, where we can simply be held in a space of loving kindness – that is the gift of friendship.
I was able to spend this past weekend with some of my dear childhood friends to celebrate the marriage of Alexis (who I met on the first day of 1st Grade!) There is a simplicity to being around people who have seen you at your best (and cheered you on!) and at your lowest (and have helped you up with no questions asked). This Yoga practice of being Present seems to come a little easier when surrounded by people that you love and that you trust love you back without expectation or condition. It is a wonderful reminder that there is so much to be grateful for, that there is someone shining for you – and reflecting your own light back to you – while rooting for you in even the darkest times when you feel most alone.
Consider calling up a friend today and letting them know just how grateful you are to have them walking this path of life alongside you!
Wanderlust is brining you FREE outdoor yoga during SXSW once again! This is such a great time of year to practice outside – and it’s open to members and non-members alike! I’ll be teaching at the following times on the basketball court:
- Friday 3/10 7:15am
- Saturday 3/11 12pm
- Tuesday 3/14 12pm
- Wednesday 3/15 12pm
“I have come to accept the feeling of not knowing where I am going. And I have trained myself to love it. Because it is only when we are suspended in mid-air with no landing in sight, that we force our wings to unravel and alas begin our flight. And as we fly, we still may not know where we are going to. But the miracle is in the unfolding of the wings. You may not know where you’re going, but you know that so long as you spread your wings, the winds will carry you.”
― C. JoyBell C.
I just love this quote. I found it a few years ago when I was in the middle of a transition both personally and professionally, and it was a powerful reminder that although I didn’t know the exact outcome of these transitions, I knew I could be strong for myself and could trust in the Universe. How often in life have we been at a precipice with no clear landing in sight and no promise of a smooth trip down? All we know is this is the end of the line: we must jump, open our wings and let the winds of chance carry us!
The yoga asana practice has always been a safe place for me to explore the unfolding of my own wings, a place where I am free to make mistakes mid-flight, but where I am also always encouraged and inspired to get up and try again. I find this to be especially true through the practice of arm balancing.
Arm balances can be quite daunting (when else are we expected to stand on our hands?!) and sometimes we are afraid of the challenge: afraid to fall, afraid to fail, afraid to leave the familiarity of the comfort zone. But by setting a strong connection to the foundation that supports the flight (core, hands, shoulders) and trusting in our own strength, we gain the confidence it takes to fly: that’s when the magic happens and we learn to really be in the moment, riding the winds of Grace. And sometimes we fall down, and sometimes our ego gets bruised, and it can be frustrating, but oh how glorious it is when we free ourselves of our own self-imposed limits and FLY!
Please consider joining me on Saturday, Feb. 18th from 1-3 at Wanderlust Yoga Austin to learn the foundations of arm balances, and bring a new level of challenge, confidence, and playfulness to your practice.
Yoga for the Season: Kapha Balancing Practice at Castle Hill, Saturday 12/10 3-5pm
I am so excited to share some of what I learned this summer at Laughing Lotus during my Ayurveda training! I knew that people had doshas – but did you know that seasons do, too?! During Kapha season (late winter to spring) many people tend to feel “stuck in the mud.” That’s because the elements of Kapha are earth and water – mud!
Join me for an afternoon of learning more about doshas as we bust the Kapha season blues with an uplifting vinyasa flow, partner work and ending with a nurturing restorative sequence. Saturday, December 10th from 3-5pm in the Chakras room at Castle Hill Fitness $25 per person VIP members get 10% discount.