Fall Greetings from Jill Case
Hello friends! It has been a minute since I have sent a newsletter. This summer was a time of "undoing" for me and a chance to catch up with all the changes going on in my life. I am ready to begin planning some events to spend time with all of you. This Libra energy of air inviting us towards balance, harmony, beauty and partnership has been a nice change from the serious, busy and introspective Virgo energy. This last week I felt myself completely out of balance. I was tapped out and felt like I was standing at the bottom of a large mountain without any supplies to climb it. Everything felt urgent, difficult, heavy and I had a good story going on about how hard life was for me (wiping tears, add in small violin) I made a very atypical decision for me to take a week off from teaching to rebalance and recharge. I didn't plan to go anywhere. I knew I needed to be home and to unbusy-fy myself as hard as that would be and to allow time for the important but not demanding activities that I know feed and nourish me. Have you ever noticed that when you get busy and stressed..you speed up and usually drop off the very things that are essential for your wellbeing? Why when I am the most stressed do I feel that I don't have "time" to do the things I know I need to stay my best? It was quite an interesting week. I went to yoga daily in a studio which for me is an absolute treat. I made time to cook for myself and prep meals and to not allow myself to eat on the run or skip eating. I slept in. I took walks in nature. It was so wonderful and rejuvenating.
So what happened after all of this? I wish I could say my problems went away and that I received divine messages directing my next moves to ease all my stresses. Well, not so much. I did realize that once I slowed my pace, the problems/projects that were causing me stress did not go away but the clarity and perspective that I could bring towards them helped me see that it was not as dim as I felt it all was. There was a way to move through them without causing myself to shut down and stress. I also noticed that I was so much more efficient and inspired to work on my projects feeling rested, well fed, and my body happy. My take away was that I must prioritize what creates balance and harmony for my spirit. Not because when I do life will be easy peesy, but because when I value what it takes to keep me balanced and harmonious, I have the best potential to allow me to tap into the wisdom within me and that is being presented to me from my environment. It was amazing the messages I could hear from the trees, from my friends, from my yoga and from my heart when I was at a pace and within the space to hear it all. I do believe life is partnering with us through hard times and also in blissful times. I know when I am all curled up in my ball of "poor me", I close down. I don't open and allow myself to receive what is available for me. Libra calls us to these themes.
We must have time for the beautiful things... whether those are for you a good music concert, a yoga class, an art show, or a walk in the park. The things that keep your balance. Balance for me is not equal part this and equal part that. Life does not always allow for that. We have to go to work and do this life thing. But, knowing what your balance quota feels like may be the elixir for keeping your stress level down and your joy level up. I would miss my classes if I never went back and I don't have the financial luxury of just taking yoga classes and cooking for a living so, I will go back to my life but what I know is that I need to make more room and time for what keeps my balance... I hope you can allow yourself this same invitation!
Here are some opportunities to spend time together:
Moonwatchers is a community of open minded friends learning how to use astrology as a lens to work with life skillfully and as easily as possible. We meet to talk about the astrological events of the times and how we can work with the current energies rather than fight against them.
Monthly Gathering: Sunday, October 30th 12p at YoYo Yogi Conference Room
The moon class to follow....
Moon Class: How to Find your Flow with the Lunar Cycles:
Sunday, Oct 30th 12:30-2p
The moon travels through the zodiac in just shy of a calendar month. The moon sets our emotional tone and how we relate with daily life. Understanding the lunar cycle helps you understand what days are good for feeling inspired to check things off your lists and what days are good days to not push and rest. Lunar cycles also help us with seeding new intentions and following the fruition of our seedlings. Knowing your moon sign will help you understand what makes you feel at home and how you process emotions. Learn how to be in the flow and align with the energy of each day!
Register and more information here.
Sliding scale: $5 - $20
A Scentual Experience, Sunday, November 6th 2:30-5p @ Yoyo Yogi
Feed your senses with aromatherapy, sound healing and yoga to catch up with yourself and find your flow again. Holiday season is around the corner and this is a wonderful time to go into this time full and recharged. Fill your tank in this afternoon of sweetness. A 90 minute yoga practice will be followed by a 45 minute sound healing svasana. Sign up atYoYo Yogi.
Save the date: Subtle Body Sensual Delight, Friday December 9th 6:30p @ YoYo Yogi
Calling all teachers and yoga students that are interested in deepening your experience of yoga beyond the poses and physical practice. This workshop is part of the weekend workshop exploring the subtle body. In this workshop feel the energetic effects on your body through sound healing, chanting, aromatherapy and yoga nidra. No physical practice but feel the physical, emotional and energetic effects of this type of deeper body medicine.
More information to come on my website and at YoYo Yogi!
"Balance comes in the moments when you STAND UP for the life you TRULY WANT for yourself, by MAKING CHOICES that ALIGN with that."
Love and light,