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April 24, 2019
Forest Yoga Bathing


April 4, 2019
Sweet Darkness


March 8, 2019
Overheard At The Water Cooler & Yoga Teacher Training Q&A: Do I have the time?


January 21, 2019
Furlough Community Fund


November 30, 2018
Expanding Community Through Karma Yoga
Infuse the Sprit of authentic giving into the upcoming Season of Light.


October 31, 2018
Schools Back in Session!
A peek into Yoga School...


September 26, 2018
Packed Classes Bring BIG Gifts Next time your are mat to mat - hang in and see what might happen..


July 25, 2018
The Invocations of the Train Are A Mixologist.... Chugga OM, Chugga OM Slurp...


June 5, 2018
A Bug, A Dog, A Girl and an Insight...? A True Story....


May 5, 2018
Look at ME!! Did you see?


March 4, 2018
Spring!!! In Like A Lion!



February 8, 2018
Warm up from the inside out and the outside in!



January 7, 2018
2018 is going to be a banner year, full of beautiful, profound, insightful and fun offerings.



December 28, 2017
2018 is Around the Corner - What Are You Intending...Set yourself up for success on and off the mat in the New Year.



October 24, 2017
Step back and feel the magic You are keeping our Banyan Tree alive


September 10, 2017
Fake News: "Hand's On Assists are Fixes"

 

August 20, 2017
Enhancing life exponentially with every yogic action

 

July 10, 2017
Hot Town Summer In the City



May 30, 2017
Karma Yoga, One of 8 Paths...


April 19, 2017
Confident Vulnerability


March 22, 2017
Spring is Finally Here!


March 5, 2017
The Gift of Never Arriving


February 13, 2017
A Picture's Worth 1000 Words


January 29, 2017
Breath: A Gift of Life, A Tool for Coping


December 4, 2016
Fortitude on the Mat. Take Action off the Mat.


April 24, 2019
The SundSay Sangha Circular
"Forest Yoga Bathing, Sensory Delights"


I am excited about launching woods walks! For a long time I have been wanting to integrate the beauty of the Wissahickon with the profound nature of our time on the mat. I have several ideas for a number of initial hikes... and possibly creating some outdoor practices as a result if the interest is there...

As many of you know,  my lens through which I teach  Yoga is focused on maintaining and improving health, wholeness and wellbeing.  The mat gives us opportunity, as does the woods; in fact there is a whole healing modality called Forest Bathing that originated in Japan. It's sort of funny that science has to tell us that the woods are beneficial to our health.. but thats exactly what the Japanese discovered and there was even a governmental push to get the Japanese people into the woods on a regular basis to improve the overall populations health and longevity.  

so... with this as our inspiration we are launching our first walk, and calling it  'Sensory Delights'.  
It will be lead by myself and Margaret Kinnevy.

This first offering will be held on Saturday May 4th at 6:30am.  We will meet at the studio and carpool to a trail head. The walk will walk for about 2 miles and will return to the studio in time for Jake's 8am class.  

As this is our inaugural walk, I am not sure exactly what to expect.. maybe we will be silent, may be we will chat, maybe we will name plants, may be we will simple observe them; what I do know is that we will wash ourselves in Sensory Delights..

the endless different shades of green, the myriad of bark textures, the amazing smells, the feel of the air on our skin, the colors of the ground and the sky..

If there is interest in this walk we will happily do it again another Saturday morning in May.  

I have a vision of eventually creating a group of Yogis and Yoginis  to  ' conquer'  the "All Trails Challenge" sponsored by Friends of the Wissahickon together.

Maybe an outdoor practice will evolve, may be a workshop.., we'll see, but I'm excited!! 

Pada, Pada (step by step)
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