Sunday, November 24, 2013

No Yoga Classes Thanksgiving Week!

Just a reminder that there will be no Yoga classes in Orange during Thanksgiving Week.  Classes will resume on Monday, December 2.

I hope you will get a bit of time during your holiday to unroll your mat and stretch out ... or just sit quietly for a minute or two and "turn down the volume".  That time of quiet is often especially nice this time of year.

I hope to see you in class in December. 

And, it's never too late to join in ... if you'd like general information on my Yoga classes just click here: General Yoga Class Info or email me at

You know, our "new" studio in the Silk Mill isn't so new anymore.  We moved to our Silk Mill space  a year ago during Thanksgiving Week! 

I love the spirit and enthusiasm and kindness and joyfulness you all bring to your Yoga and to our little studio in Orange.

I am so very grateful for each of you who choose to unroll your mat with me.  You inspire me and my practice, you make me smile, laugh, and you push me to learn more so I can share it with you.  (And, you let me play crazy music in class!) I am so grateful to share Yoga time with you. 

My deepest bow of gratitude ... from my heart to yours.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Thanksgiving: Rekindling Our Light

From our Thanksgiving Yoga classes this past week ...

To infuse your Yoga with the spirit of gratitude during this Thanksgiving season, dedicate your practices this coming week to those who support you, inspire you, and keep your heart warm.

As Albert Schweitzer once wrote:

"At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us."

We show gratitude to the family and friends who support us and embrace us, as well as those teachers who inspire us with their words and actions from afar.

And, why limit yourself to just Thanksgiving week? The next time you unroll your Yoga mat, offer up a simple dedication to someone in your world. Give them the fruits and spirit of your Yoga. Join your heart light to theirs. And, see where you go ...

Feeling Blessed? Here's more on gratitude from our Yoga classes over the years ...

Click here for the timeless and inspiring Thanksgiving blessing from W.E.B. du Bois.  It is the blessing that I share at the end of every Yoga class at Thanksgiving: Give Us Thankful Hearts

Click here for the Gratitude Savasana and Energy Bridge instruction: Thanksgiving Yoga ~ A Blessing, Part 1

Click here for another beautiful blessing that guided our meditation at the end of one Thanksgiving Yoga class: Thanksgiving Yoga ~ A Blessing, Part 2

Click here for a beautiful poem of Gratitude from Harriett Kofalk that served as the foundation of another Thanksgiving Day Yoga practice click: I Give Thanks

And, click here for the words from The Buddha explaining why we should be thankful, click: So, Let Us All Be Thankful

I am most grateful to you ... if you've unrolled your Yoga mat with me once, twice, or countless times over many years ... I am grateful for the kindness and inspiration you give me. May you have much to be grateful for this Thanksgiving.