What a week to greet you... new moon on Tuesday, Summer Solstice on Sunday; there is so much potency to this week! I am already feeling it after returning from a heart warming and beautiful yoga retreat at Cannon Beach last weekend. I always enjoy getting out of my routine and going away to practice yoga, gather with friends, and recharge, but this retreat was unique. Gemini sure had its presence in what unfolded our last night. Our fire keeper "Snowbird" built us an amazing fire right out on the beach from our home and many of us gathered to share. We spoke of our stories and our difficulties and we also celebrated our rites of passage into different chapters of our lives. Some are becoming the elders in their fields and in life and some of us are starting over, some are opening to freedom to express deep emotions, some are asking what now as they enter into a deep time of transition. It was obvious that our "random" group of women were not so random and although we represented many different ages and stages of life, we all held a common thread. We are opening more fully into this human experience of loss, birth, transition and unknowing!
How completely beautiful it was so see each of those amazing souls share from their heart and to bear witness to their deeper self. How magnificent to observe such deep listening that occurred and support that echoed from all the experiences represented. We held the space for each of us to be seen, heard and supported and I cannot tell you how healing and special that was. It was such a lesson in the importance in sharing within a community and not from just our cries of achievement but our cries of confusion and pain. We were able to be real and in our rawness we were able to be loved just the same. I celebrate these amazing women and their stories. I hope that as you place your intentions on this new moon and you celebrate what is being brought to the light on the solstice, that you allow yourself the time to share your story, not to get lost or held in the past but to firmly step into the new presence of the present with full consciousness. Happy New Moon in Gemini and Happy Summer Solstice!
Here are some events I'm thrilled to share with you...
Moon Watchers New Moon Gathering
Come gather to celebrate the new moon, enjoy community, set intentions and hear about the astrology of the times.
When: Tuesday, June 16th at 7:00p
Where: Tanner Springs Park, NW 10th & Marshall
What to bring: journal, pen, astrology chart (contact me if you need one), something for alter (optional)
Cost: Love donations appreciated but not required
More information here.
Save The Date: Yoga Mini Retreat at Neskowin July 5th & July 26th 11a-1p
Come travel for a mini retreat to some gorgeous land for some yoga and catered lunch fresh from the farm. A 2 hour yoga workshop will precede the lunch. More information coming soon on my website. Contact me for more details and I can send you them when the event is finalized.
To the Moon and Back Workshop in Washougal, July 31st 7-9p
We had so much fun at Yoyo with this workshop, I am going to offer it again at Body Bliss Yoga in Washougal, a short drive from Portland.
Hike+Yoga at Council Crest, Sunday August 1st at 1:00pm
Meet at Yoyo for a short drive to the Marquam trail head where we will hike to Council Crest, do some top of the mountain yoga and hike back! Enjoy the view from the top and the beauty that our city offers along the way. Kids are welcome! The hike is 1.7 miles each way.
More information soon at YoYo Yogi and my website. Save the date!
New Classes and Schedule
Check out my new schedule!
I have added at 12p Hatha 2 class at Yoga Pearl on Mondays. This is a great class to work hard at a slower pace and with more alignment and time to delve deeper into the practice.
My 9:30a Yoga to the Core class at Yoyo Yogi has moved from Monday to Wednesdays: Same class different day!
I no longer teach my Tuesday night classes at OHSU March Wellness. It was such a hard decision to give up time with some fabulous people but I need the time to grow myself in some new directions. Look for some Tuesday night workshops and gatherings.
See my website to learn more about my offerings. I offer intuitive energy sessions, astrology reading and movement sessions. I would love to tell you more; I'm always available for a complimentary, personalized consultation!
Our deepest calling is to grow into our own authentic self-hood, whether or not it conforms to some image of who we ought to be. As we do so, we will not only find the joy that every human being seeks -- we will also find our path of authentic service in the world.
- Parker J. Palmer
Love and Light,