November 12, 2009

Holiday Schedule

Seems like we just reluctantly said goodbye to summer and suddenly the Holiday Season is upon us.
We are fortunate this year that none of the traditionally celebrated holidays fall on any of our regularly scheduled classes, so for the first time in a long time I'm happy to say that there will be NO cancelled classes for this holiday season. Yeah!
The Wednesday night class before Thanksgiving is a great time to rev up the metabolism for the feasting that follows. In addition, the classes during the holiday season will be focused on stress reducing, deep breathing, and joy seeking. Don't miss out!
Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Winter Solstice or the arrival of the New Year, may this time be a reflection on the good in your life and in your heart. Again this year the holidays symbolize an opportunity to connect with the ones we love and to what is really important in our lives. As this season can bring out increased emotions and sometimes be quite stressful, please remember to take the time to breathe.....literally! Set aside a little time each day for stillness and you will find this time even more enjoyable. A blessed holiday season to you all!

November 04, 2009

Loving Kindness

This month brings a new closing inpirational quote for our classes. Since it's a little challenging I thought I'd write it down for you so that you can take more energy to absorb it's meaning and vibration and less to just hearing it. Of course we will have this closing for several months so it will become easier with time. Namaste

Put away all hindrances. Let your mind, full of love, pervade one quarter of the world, and so too the second quarter, and so the third, and so the fourth. And thus the whole wide world, above, below, around and everywhere, altogether continue to pervade with love-filled thought, abounding, sublime, beyond measure, free from hatred and ill-will.

Adapted from the Digha Nikaya