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September, 2019
Friends and Family Week! Share the YOGA LOVE, Bring a Friend


July 1, 2019
The Path of Liberation is
All Around Us


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.


July 1, 2019
The SundSay Sangha Circular
"The Path of Liberation is All Around Us!!"


 
As we are coming into  late spring and summer is on the horizon, its hard not to notice the wellspring of natures beauty... sweet, bright smells, brilliant shades of greens and pastels, endless different textures of leaves, bark & flowers. Its a time of year when we are bombarded by the Glory of the Divine.

In the Eastern Body thinking there is described a Path of Manifestation (which flows from the Crown Chakra to the Root Chakra)  and a Path of Liberation (running from the Root Chakra to the Crown Chakra).    

The Path of Manifestation channels energy from the Divine through the body into the manifest world in big and small ways (think both birth but also more mundane activities like washing the dishes).  The Path of Liberation moves from the physical world to the liberated world (think death but also meditation/ spiritual engagement).   

Both these paths are essential to our existence as well as to the existence of each other; one path does not exist with out the other. 

In these days of late spring which celebrate  natures abundance we are  immersed in the energy of the Path of Liberation; the natural beauty around can be perceived as spiritual expression and things can feel a bit ungrounded as a result... the 'abundance' can become contagious.  This can be a glorious time, but it can also feel overwhelming in all of its splendor and 'fullness'.  

Perhaps being aware that this uplifting energy can (and is) balanced by Manifestation is helpful; becoming aware of what is manifest, what we manifest and the idea that the Path of  Manifestation comes from the Greater Universe but lands in a grounded, physical way around us. So  stomp your feet a bit on the ground, perhaps look at 1st chakra practices,  recognize the flowers and natures Glory as The Manifest, and hang on for the ride because Summer is right around the corner.