Tuesday, December 13, 2011

2011 Holiday Schedule

Happy Kwanzaa, Chanukah, Yule, Winter Solstice, New Year, Chinese New Year and Merry Christmas!

Satuday, Christmas Eve:  9 am All Levels Flow with Sherri - only class of the day
Sunday, Christmas Day:  9 am All Levels Flow with Sherri  -only class of the day
Saturday, New Years Eve:  9 am All Levels Flow with Shri- only class of the day
Sunday, New Years Day:  11 am All Levels Flow with Sherri and Sound Healing Concert with Living Sound 5-7 pm by donation

Happy Holidays!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Yoga Teaches Us How to Think and Not What To Think

Yoga teaches us how to think and not what to think.
Shri Hamilton-Hubbard- with many thanks to Ted for an amazing conversation over a Thanksgiving feast!  (And Yoga teaches how to not think at all which is when the answers truly come!)

Yogas chitta vrtti nirodhah.
Yoga is the cessation of the fluctuations of the mind.

Tada drastuh svarupe vasthanam.
Then the seer rests in his/her own true nature.

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali 1.1 and 1.2

Yoga teaches us that if we can quiet the mind then we will know who we are.  Patanjali tells us how to know who we are but does not go so far as to tell us who we are.  I love this about the Yogic system!  It lets practitioners discover Truth on their own.
The same state of mind- quiet enough to hear divine guidance and inspiration- serves us well in life practically.  We make much better decisions if we are fully present in the moment.

"When our perceptions are no longer dressed up or boxed in by our endless list of ideas,

we can understand what is meant by "Seeing things as they are."

When we are very, very still, in the way that meditation allows us to be,

we can find the space to let everything be as it is.

It is from that space that you will find the room you need

to see who you are and how you fit in the world."

Angel Kyodo Williams

Bliss Yoga 200 Hour TT Program

Our next 200 Hour TT program (Feb 2012) includes a weekend retreat with Sandra Anderson at the Himalayan Institute in Honesdale, PA!!!

Sandra AndersonCo-author of the award-winning Yoga: Mastering the Basics and a senior editor for Yoga International magazine, Sandra Anderson’s work draws on her studies of traditional yoga texts and her extensive visits to India, where she conducts an annual yoga teacher training program. Sandra holds a degree in geology and began her studies in yoga while working in the environmental protection field. Initiated into the Himalayan tradition in 1988, she lives at HI and teaches all aspects of yoga.