YOU ARE SPECIAL
March 16, 2011. Yoga is a journey into our own uniqueness. It is a story of rediscovery for most of us. What with all the noise, busyness and stress of daily life we often lose track of what is most special about us. Fundamentally, when we practice I try to share that there is a difference between fitting the pose to the person or the person to the pose. I want you to feel like your best self, not trying to look like anyone else in the asana. For this reason I teach in a way that always emphasizes the person in the pose, whereby we Feel rather than worry about what we look like. Yes our bodies are our instrument to help us navigate more internally. However that journey into our essence (rasa) will look differently person by person on the outside.
We may share the same intentions related to turning on to the beauty and power within our hearts but how we get there is unique.
In fact everything about you is unique, not just your finger prints. The way you breath is part of your specialness, your nuances, your quirks and your individual expression create an alchemy that make you an Individual. You are different so why not celebrate that? Like the song goes, God made us funky. Be that. Be you. Be your best.
In this way yoga is non competitive (yeah we hear that yoga cliche a lot) but more importantly yoga is noncomparitive.
No one has your unique features, your exact background, your personality. Your essence is your most valuable gift. And my greatest teaching intention is that you rediscover or discover this sweetness of you and bring it forth into the other 23 hours off the mat day in and day out. It is in giving ourselves our own permission to be who we are that we by example give permission to everyone else to be themselves. Love yourself, love your day, love your life! Silvia
SEPT 17, 6:30PM-9PM EAT, PRAY, LOVE WORKSHOP WITH SANDRA COYNER
EAT PRAY LOVE at Total Body Yoga!
Embark on a 2 1/2 hour "Restorative Reading" Yoga Workshop based on the best seller Eat, Pray, Love!
EAT! Discussion of the 1st portion of the book and the savoring of organic chocolates with vinyasa mixed in!
PRAY! Discussing the "Pray" section, we will learn mantras and chants using our new mala beads.
LOVE! We will exemplify "Love" as we practice restorative yoga during book discussion and finish with a special svasana.
About Sandra Coyner:
I received my 200 hr teacher certification through Silvia Mordini at TBY and am Yoga Alliance certified. I currently teach at three locations but teach the majority of my classes at Living Yoga in Aurora. I teach theme-oriented Vinyasa, Gentle, Restorative and Kid's Yoga classes. I am a Level 2 Reiki Practitioner and enjoy incorporating essential oils into my yoga classes. For more information, please visit my website at www.inspiredbyearth.com.
Pre-registration is required by email email@example.com or call 847-266-9642 (YOGA) Price includes workshop, mala beads and organic chocolates!
SEPT 11TH 2PM-4PM HEALING CRYSTAL BOWLS CONCERT WITH JAY SCHWERD
‘In the ancient lands of Atlantis and Egypt the healers believed that the way to facilitate healing is by opening the ‘high heart’ that connects all things together. This is represented by the musical note F# or commonly referred to as the Thymus Gland or the center for the immunity system.’
I incorporate sound, vibration, sound-infused aromatherapy mists, and healing color light therapy to bring this healing/meditation experience to a deeper and more profound level. Experience the Song of The Angels and learn the 3 Sacred tonal keys created in the Temples of King Solomon. Dolphin Spirit also brings forth a rebirthing of the magic.
ABOUT JAY SCHWERD: Jay Schwed, MsT, CHT, was born in Chicago, IL and was raised in Los Angeles, CA. In 1979 he got his degree in Agriculture and followed with a career with the USDA as an inspector, followed by years of work as a plant breeder’s assistant. In 1983 he took his first workshop in massage therapy at Esalen Institute. Immediately after the workshop he enrolled in a massage school in Carmel, CA. Jay has been a pioneer in this field and has worked in a variety of settings. In 1994, inspired by another Esalen workshop, he bought his first set of 'singing' Crystal Bowls. In the following years he has taught himself how to play. In 1995 Jay was trained as a Reiki Master and has been training many in this technique. In 1997 Jay added to his skills by attending a 750- hour training program in hypnotherapy. During the last 5 years Jay has been travelling throughout the United States giving performances, leading workshops and giving private sessions at nursing homes, healing centers, New Thought churches, yoga studios, recovery centers and a variety of other locations as he assists in raising the planets vibrational frequencies. He has performed at such notable places as The Deepok Chopra Center, The Edgar Cayce Center, A.R.E. , The Agape Cultural Center, and The Believe Center.
Pre-registration is required by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 847-266-9642 (YOGA)