Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings Opus 11. Listen with your eyes closed to the whole movement, if you are able. No multi-tasking while listening. Listening with that big beautiful heart—not your ears. If you have been to a class I have taught, you have often heard this. What you do not know, is that there is a story. A little girl’s story. I will share with you very personally how this story has joined with an adult story and where the adagio of life and yoga, for me, have intersected and saved me. But that is for Part II on another day, if we are all lucky. Live now. Truly live. Until it finds us, tomorrow is just a dream…
(And you were thinking you were going to hear about some yoga in the park news!)
i have my last half of training and can’t manage the park in addition tomorrow. please accept my apologies again. let’s hope that the following saturday pans out and we can close the season on a high note. that is the hope!
it will be dark and cold tomorrow morn and we could all use some extended time under the covers. take care of yourselves and tune in next week. i am only teaching my sunday morning class at schoolhouse yoga in the north hills on sunday then back to regular teaching with one more blip on the radar on tuesday, oct 29th!
i am needing rest this morning and have to cancel. please accept my apologies as we may be close to a season wrap. next saturday is cancelled too as all energies need to go to training leaving october 20th as probably the season end for the park. i will send a final update this week on this.
just a quick reminder i am of town this week and classes will be running with subs. also, for the next TWO WEEKENDS, i will be in a specialized yoga training workshop so my SATURDAY schoolhouse yoga classes are RUNNING WITH SUBS. KIWANIS PARK YOGA WILL RUN IF WEATHER PERMITS!!!! always check this site and social media for real-time updates. i AM TEACHING my normally scheduled SUNDAY MORNING schoolhouse classes BOTH WEEKENDS.
i will end with a rare moment of a ridiculously wonderful schoolhouse yogi! schoolhouse is a special home for teachers and students alike–robe and slippers are optional. 😉
i am just as sad as you are!!! in years past, we have held class but each year we had the encroachment of pre-festivities parking and high traffic at 9am. because i do not want to contribute to the chaos (and thank you beth for reminding me about homecoming!), it really makes sense to not have us struggle with anything. so this way you don’t have to feel badly about missing it! 🙂
i am taking a quick road trip to the metro new york region next week and will be back in time with a special class to make up for our consecutive saturday losses. isn’t it good to know how much it means to us when we don’t have it?!
you all take care and enjoy the festivities if you are attending! you might challenge yourself to set aside time on your own and play a bit with what you remember. a home (asana/pose) practice does not have to be complicated and you might truly surprise yourself with your own handling of it once you allow yourself the time and space. believe that you are enough.
so happy friday and keep in mind there is lots of local “celebrating” now through the weekend. BE SAFE!
yoga is on! awake and grab a belt/long scarf/stretchy leggings or tights–we will use them this morn!!!! do ALSO BRING a thick sweatshirt/towel/small blanket PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE! the aim is for some specific hip and leg opening and we’ll be able to gaze at this a little more…
just a little note and then subbing schedule follows….when you yogis donate, that money goes directly to me and my kids. it helps offset many things like eating and other fundamental needs. there is gratitude beyond any for your generosity. a kind educational deed has been bestowed upon me and because of that, some of your donations were allocated to help some others. there are some small things that find it’s way out of our household and into others’. the nature of giving on any level is the easiest thing we can do. what is so striking is that we must learn to lift our heads to see the need directly in front of us. if we are not watching through our own natural mechanisms–our eyes–not the screen, how will we ever discover this radical moment. may we find our natural flow a little more connected to the beings around us. they need our time, our words our sincere interest most of all.
so thank you, thank you and thank you– to you all!! there is no way to fully express the impact of what you put into the basket.
SCHOOLHOUSE SUBBING THIS WEEK:
Friday morning classes in NH on 9/21 & 9/28:
9:30a Yoga 1 (sub for diane)
11:30a Gentle (sub for diane)
Monday evening class in NH on 9/24:
6:30p – 7:45p Yoga 1 (sub for diane)
Will be some sporadic subbing happening for me in october as i have some personal and professional business to attend to.