PHILOSOPHY & CLASS THEMES WHILE ON RETREAT
February 26, 2011. I am so excited to lead another Yoga Retreat February 26 through March 5th at Xinalani in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. To be with a small group sharing and growing and relaxing together on our own private island is like a dream come true! Some of my teaching themes next week will include:
Themes for this upcoming week Feb 26 – March 5
M*Engagement, Observation, Participation: How to apply for the best life ever!
M*Staying Curious – Telling our story
T*The Art of Enjoying Life: Hanging out as an art form in Italy "il bel fai niente"
W*What does MATURITY mean?(Physical, Mental, Emotional, Spiritual)
W*The Healing Cycle: How to get out of victim mode/hurt mode and move on
TH*Your true nature is happiness! How to elevate the grumbling mind Pratipaksha Bhavana
TH*The 4th Agreement: Do your Best to Enjoy life
F*Doing Our Best – Full responsibility in becoming our best selves: Shedding the old, becoming something new from the inside
F*Simple but Amazing: Using this as life philosophy
S*Sustaining a Life of Beauty
PS Join me on retreat in 2011 www.alchemytours.com
CLASS THEMES THIS WEEK OF JUNE 7
June 8, 2010: Discipline
June 9, 2010: Persistence and Perseverance, TBY B-day!
June 9, 2010: Mind Body Integration
June 10, 2010: Compassion (Slowing Down)
IN THE FACE OF FEAR: WISDOM FOR CHALLENGING TIMES
April 11th, 2010: This week's book I am basing my classes on is called "In the Face of Fear". This book is described as showing us how to *remain open, joyful and caring, even when life is stressful; *avoid old behavior patterns that only make things worse; *turn difficult time into opportunities for spiritual development; *discover that our true nature is always awake, wise and good - no matter what is happening.
April 11th Theme: How to Keep Ourselves Present (Ezra Bayda)
April 12th Theme: Happiness Training - Joy and Happiness are born out of concentration (Thich Nhat Hahn)
April 13th Theme: Getting the Bottom of Our Stress (John Loori)
April 14th Theme: It would be a pity to waste a good Crisis (John Tarrant)
April 15-18: I'll be conducting a Yoga and Mountain Biking Retreat in Moab, Utah!
THIS WEEKS THEMES INSPIRATIONS
Namaste beautiful friends on the path,
This week I am inspired to focus on lighting up our imagination! Focusing on how we can create images or visualizations for our life. Basically I'm talking about making time on the mat this week with me to delight in your Dreams and Fantasies! As Picasso is famous for saying: "ANYTHING YOU CAN IMAGINE IS REAL."
My personal inspirations for this week came from a article by Sally Kempton, a dear friend traveling the world and a fellow yoga teacher in Chicagoland along with humble bows always to the first dreamer I knew, My father. Love to you and see you on the mat! (When I teach is below)
Monday 6:15pm and 7:30pm
Tuesday 6:15pm and 7:30pm
Wednesday 9:15am and 6:15pm
Thursday 10:45am and 7:30pm
Friday 9:15am and 6pm
Sunday 7:45am, 9:15am and 4:30pm
SUMMARY OF MANTRAS AFFIRMATIONS THIS WEEK
In celebration of the Autumnal Equinox: Focus on Releasing, Reflecting, Receiving
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 21, 2009: I AM READY FOR CHANGE
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 22, 2009: I AM GROUNDED IN ACCEPTANCE
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 23, 2009: I CREATE MY REALITY
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 24, 2009: I ATTRACT AMAZING PEOPLE
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 25, 2009: I AM OPEN TO RECEIVE LOVE AND HELP
It is never too late to really be here
It is never too late to enjoy the moment
It is never too late to love and be loved
It is never too late to let yourself be helped
It is never too late to be wholly grateful
It is never too late to be who you really are (Jack Kornfield A Path with Heart)
NEWLY HUMBLED BY MY RETURN FROM ITALY!
JUNE 13th, 2009: Oh my goodness! I am so happy to be back with all of you my friends. I loved Italy and all my new friends on the yoga retreat but I also missed and love you too. I must say how deeply honored I was to be such amazing folks: strangers when we started, friends when we departed. It was a fantastic experience I will never forget! I return deeply humbled by the goodness and beauty in life and in people. I can't wait to share this with all of you.
Themes for this upcoming week June 13th to June 20th include:
*Engagement, Observation, Participation: How to apply for the best life ever!
*Life is Beauty! Beauty is love, love is everywhere
*Eating as Meditation: take pleasure in the rasa of food
*The Healing Cycle: How to get out of victim mode/hurt mode and move on
*The Universality of Love: What I learned about love in Italy
*Simple by Amazing: Using this as life philosophy
*The Art of Enjoying Life: Hanging out as an art form in Italy "il bel fai niente"
*Kissing & Hugging: Tuning Into Your Hearts Desires
*Happiness is Delicious: it just tastes good!
THEMES FOR CLASS THIS WEEK
Monday May 18 How to Accept Support
Tuesday May 19 7:30pm Bump & Grind: Arm Balance Extravaganza!
Wednesday May 20 Letting Go
Thursday May 21 Decisiveness
Friday May 22 Resistance and Renewal
Sunday May 24 Waking Up to our Potential!!!
THEMES FOR CLASS THIS WEEK
MONDAY, MAY 11TH: ARE YOU GOING FORWARD OR BACKWARDS IN LIFE?
TUESDAY, MAY 12TH: STOP THE NOISE - COURAGE TO CHANGE
WEDNESDAY, MAY 13TH: GREEN LIGHT YOUR LIFE
THURSDAY, MAY 14TH: RESISTANCE IS FUTILE (ALSO STAR TREK JUST OPENED THIS WEEK)
FRIDAY, MAY 15TH: KEEPING YOUR APPOINTMENT WITH LIFE
SATURDAY, MAY 16TH: APPRECIATION MEDITATION - BOOST YOUR GOOD ENERGY
SUNDAY, MAY 17TH: VOICE YOUR DHARMA CHOICE
THIS WEEKS THEMES: LESSONS
Sunday May 3rd - Discover the Truth of Who You Are
Monday May 4th - How to Nourish Yourself
Tuesday May 5th - LoveFire: Burn off negative emotional baggage - ignite a love letter to yourself
Wednesday May 6th - Release, Remember, Recycle
Thursday May 7th - There are no Disasters
Friday May 8th - Potentiality: More than 1 Right Way in Life
THEMES IN CLASS THIS WEEK: NEW INSPIRATION!
Love to you all dear friends!
Just got back from healing spiritual adventure in Sierra Nevada Mountains of California. I feel newly inspired. Come join me this week for the sweetest rasa of the trip. From my heart to yours. Love your day, love your life! Silvia
Monday April 27th: Get Lost: Why Getting Lost is OK
Tuesday April 28th: Facing the Unknown - stare down the fear monster with fire & laughter
Wednesday April 29th: Drunk on Life
Thursday April 30th: Are you a Serious or Casual Student of Your Life? Yes or No?
Friday May 1st: Delight in New Experience