Long Form Evening Practice
Thursdays at 66 Sanchez Studio, 6-8p, next: April 6, 20
"It is eternity now. I am in the midst of it. It is about me in the sunshine; I am in it as the butterfly in the light-laden air. Nothing as to come; it is now. Now is eternity; now is the immortal life." - Robert Jeffries
You are welcome to drop in and pay by donation.
You are welcome to pay online or commit to a series.
Last year, tragedy offered me the opportunity to rebirth my practice, to consider anew how to best be of service to my community and the world right now, how to distill and synergize my own studies into gatherings which are engaging, nourishing, and healing. I found myself saying, "I don't want to be a band aid, I want to be a blow torch." Yes, I wish to comfort and soothe, but also, I wish to offer you depth and challenge, to make our time together a genuine tool for transformation. Yes, a respite, a refuge; also, a fertile ground to encourage the continuous process of life, of becoming the truest expression of ourselves that we can be. This feels all the more vital in the dark times that have arisen for our nation and world since I made that resolve. Let us turn inward together, let us in practice feel our ever-dwelling peace and our power, let us rise in strength and love.
"My actions are my only true belongings." - Thich Nhat Hanh
This class offers deep, thorough, widely-varied, long form practice. "Yoga" comes from the root "yug", meaning, "to yoke together." My yoga yokes many things; my yoga is inclusive, compassionate, and varies to suit the moment. The foundation is in mat practice, in yoga asana; there is also Taoist energy work and chi kung, guided meditation, and breathwork. There is a strong element of massage, working on ourselves and one another with bits of Thai massage, acupressure, and Chi Nei Tsang. If you have been on retreat with me, this format will be a sweet homecoming! We take a languorous pace, working attentively, pausing to feel, to heal.
"The violets in the mountains have broken the rocks." - Tennessee Williams
The structure allows both for commitment and spontaneity; you can sign up for a set of classes or drop in when it suits you. Donations are suggested, all are welcome; I do not wish for money to be an obstacle to practice.
"Once a psychiatrist asked Suzuki Roshi about consciousness. 'I know nothing about it,' Suzuki said. 'I just try to teach my students how to hear the birds sing.'"
Come, listen to the birds with me. Listen to your heart.