Sunday, June 1, 2014

SPRING INTO SUMMER with NEW YOGA WORKSHOPS with REBECCA at THE WELL


WORKSHOP WEDNESDAYS @The Well, LLC: 

"Mythic Yoga Stories, Asana, Mantra & Meditation" - 

Learn the spiritual wisdom behind the asanas from the deities, 
sages and warriors that inspire them (All level classes, beginners welcome!)

SPRING INTO SUMMER SERIES begins Wed. June 4, 2014
6:00- 7:30 PM 
@The Well, LLC (365 Main St. Wakefield, above Dove n' Distaff; next door to Coop) 
401-533-0116 for more info or to register.
$5-$15 Pay what you can, when you can. Offer an exchange. Good things will come

 June 4, 11, 18 & 25 

Spring into summer - Break through to new beginnings. 

In this workshop we'll invoke the wisdom of Ganesha, the elephant boy, known in yogic tradition for his ability to break through the obstacles that hold us back, especially the limitations we create within our own minds, like impatience and self doubt.

 Ganesha is especially auspicious when we wish to begin a new project or intention. He listens with his big elephant ears and discovers that all that is needed to move forward and grow, is already within. He uses a weakness (his broken tusk, eagerness, insecurity and envy) as a tool to mature, and writes a positive new story (using his sharp edged tusk) to move on and progress, to grow, and be of benefit to others and himself. 
  
Rooting heavily into the earth, we'll first root to rise in standing balancing poses, and work towards gentle twists, back bends and hip openers (washing away what does not serve us) and using the rinse and flow, along with the light of the heart to grow patiently in the blossoming, bird of paradise pose, and again in the ever so slow, hip and heart opener, sundial pose, where we slowly reveal the light of day, and full on summer with patience.)

"There is no need to rush the unfolding of a flower, be with the awareness of the process and with the natural unfolding beauty of blossoming."
 ~ Hanneli Francis  (My first Anusara yoga teacher, 1995)

Rebecca will give special care and attention to our psoas, lower back & hamstrings, and to the flow of supportive energy through our back body and heart. Beginners are always welcome and supported. 



WEDNESDAY WORKSHOPS at THE WELL: June 4 / June 11 / June 18 / June 25

 Summer Solstice YOGA DANCE PARTY @ The Well 365 Main St.  June 21, Saturday, 7-11 PM. 

(with green drink-cucumber -watermelon cocktails)

INVOKING THE GODDESS: 
Parvati (aka Shakti), Durga, Kali and Laksmi: embracing all of the parts of who we are; we'll dance the dance of life, with courage, compassion, intensity and grace
The archetypical traits of the deities are within us all, ready to be both nurtured and challenged through the practice of yoga and expression of dance. 
Utilizing ujjaii breathing, mudra, mantra meditation, and the application of Anusara Yoga's Universal Principals of Alignment we'll work compassionately and courageously through a range of building and apex poses from standing and arm balancing poses, to inversions and backbends on to supine restoratives. Emerging like the goddess Laksmi from the churning sea with a clearer perspective on how best to be all that we are, with abundance,  love and acceptance for our differences and samenesses.


Now's the time. Begin where you are, begin now, begin again. That's what springing into summer is all about!

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