Greetings of Peace in this time of “Dire Beauty” *
These days I deeply appreciate the sentiment of Integral Yoga’s closing chant: Lokka Somasta Sukino Bhavantu. Approximate translation: May all beings be free from suffering.
In my daily meditation and prayers I ask spirit for help illuminating my own judgements and habitual thinking. The learning and uncovering is life-long. I’m deeply grateful for having a practice. Also I am infinitely grateful to my students for sharing their time to practice with me. It becomes more clear each day that we are each other’s teachers and in the big picture I know so little, but desire to love more and forgive more and not sweat the small stuff.
The Month of August begins with the Festival of Lughnasadh, or Lammas. This feast celebrates the fruits of the harvest, the grains especially. Its a time for making bread or eating a good home baked local bread. We have a wonderful opportunity to do just that on the Saturdays now at the Pawling Farmer’s market. The Pawling Bread company will be opening a new store in the village. More on that later!
Workshops and classes in New York City, Amenia & Pawling:
Qigong on the Lake at Pawling Lake Estates Monday at 6.30pm August 8th.
Drumming and Shamanic Journeying Circle in Amenia September 25th 3pm. Celebrating the Autumnal Equinox. (email me for details: email@example.com)
New York City at Integral Yoga Institute: www.iyiny.org
Wednesday September 21st Chanting for Peace at IYI 7-8pm on the Equinox we chant in observation of International Day of Peace
Tuesday October 18th Qigong and Pranayama at IYI 6.30 to 8.30pm. Deepening our understanding of Qigong through breath and movement.
Sunday November 6th Shamanic Womb Healing IYI 3-5pm. A Joyous Healing Women’s Circle.
Also all are invited to my ongoing Qigong class at IYI iyiny.org 5.15pm to 6.45pm A healing practice with an extra long Deep Relaxation!
PLEASE NOTE! I will be away from August 12th till the 31st studying with my teacher. Come Autumn time I will have a new certification in Qigong healing which I look forward to sharing.
Tune into my radio show “Be The Change” on WPWL 103.7 on August 15, August 29th. Alternate Mondays at 5.30pm.
Yours in Peace Joy Light & Love
* Quote from Caroline Casey