Thursday, July 10, 2008
Monday, June 23, 2008
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Therapeutic Yoga Workshop
2020 21st Street, Boulder
Drop in for $14 or use punch card
With De West & Sue Hammond-West
Humans are designed to
be a force of nature, empowered,
to enjoy the senses, to be fulfilled with ease.
This workshop focuses on refreshing our empowerment.
Yoga stimulates the sensibilities, awakens our nervous system, refreshes our minds, calms.
The practice of art heightens our ability to see our essential inner lives. From painting quietly, healing images emerge and our self unfolds empowered anew.
August 2, Saturday, 9-5
Only room for 15 students, NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED-WE WILL MENTOR YOU WHERE YOU ARE
register early to secure your spot!
Email De at email@example.com
Tuesday: 9:30-11:00am Prenatal/Postparum
The Yoga Workshop
Level 1, Form & Foundation
The Yoga Workshop
Beginning Yoga Class
North Boulder Recreation Center
Child Care Available
Mixed Levels, Vinyasa
The Yoga Workshop
Sunday : 7:30-9:15am
Level 2, Form & Foundation
The Yoga Workshop
Monday, May 26, 2008
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Anahata is only 1 year and so far can only sign, "milky". So telling us what is wrong is out of the question. With tears down her eyes, her little back arching and her crying loudly, she tries to communicate that something is wrong. Stephen and I are challenged to speak and listen to one another as we panic. We wonder if we should be heading to the emergency room as we helplessly trade her off to comfort her and flip through our pediatric health book. I wonder if the piece of yoga mat she ate earlier today is lodged in her intestines or if the eucalyptus oil I used in the bath and on her bed is burning her skin and nostrils.
The more we panic, the louder she cries. After singing, "Itsy Bitsy Spider" and dancing with her in a circle, Stephen hands her off while I try to comfort her. I decide to calm down and really listen to her. I try to connect on a level of intuition. I am quiet. Peaceful. I breathe in and out. Soon she is quiet too. She takes my breast and starts to fall asleep. I stay here on the couch for another 10 minutes or so. Then we go to bed.
Peace is every step. It is every moment. Present moment. Wonderful moment. Even in our fear.
I thank Thich Nhat Hanh for his wisdom and inspiration.
Monday, April 21, 2008
Monday, April 7, 2008
Just 1 year and 1 day ago a huge blessing came into this world. Our daughter, Anahata, was born! The journey to that day and the journey to today was a huge leap of faith, sraddha. In 2004, I found out that I had three large tumors on my ovaries. They had to be removed because of the risk of them rupturing or twisting my ovaries and damaging my ability to have children. So, 6 weeks before my wedding I decided to have open abdominal surgery to remove them. It was supposed to be a 1 1/2 hour surgery, it took over 4 hours. When I came to, my doctor told me that we would have to see if I went into menopause since over 1/2 of each ovary had to be removed. I prayed. I chanted. I believed I would be able to have a baby, to not go into early menopause. I had faith that what ever happened it was a journey into the unknown.
4 weeks to the day after my surgery I had my cycle. I celebrated like it was my first cycle! About 4 months after that, with a clear bill of health, we decided to start trying to get pregnant. We did about 1 year later, but lost the baby soon after finding out that we were pregnant. So, back to the faith! After another year, we got pregnant again and then our sweet Anahata came to us on April 6, 2007.
In Pantanjali's Yoga Sutras, 1:20, Pantanjali writes, "Wholeness is preceded by faith, energy, mindfulness, union, and awareness. " We need to have faith in the process, the practice, the outcome, the teacher, and the yoga. Faith is made up of trust in ourselves and trust in the experience of life working out. Faith is the williness to step forward with no guarantee that we won't fall. The mystery of the universe and our existence in it demands faith in all that we do.
Cheers to Faith........Sraddha!
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Tuesday: 9:30-11am Prenatal/Postpartum class at The Yoga Workshop
Thursday: 5:30-7:15am Level 1/Form&Foundation at The Yoga Workshop
Friday: 8:50-11:20am Beginning at North Boulder Recreation Center
Saturday: 4:00-5:15pm Mixed Levels/Vinyasa at The Yoga Workshop
Sunday: 7:30-9:15am Level 2/Form&Foundation at The Yoga Workshop
March 29th: Restore/Rejuvenate at The Yoga Workshop, 2pm
April 11th: Subbing for Richard at The Yoga Workshop, 5:30pm
April 26th: Restore/Rejuvenate at The Yoga Workshop, 2pm
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Sunday, March 16, 2008
(Say it like you feel good, Like ahhhhhhh this massage feels great, ahhhhhhhh what a beautiful sunrise, ahhhhhhhhh what a cute baby, you get it now.)
Naaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa (like Nah)
Ha Ha Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
Ta Ta Taaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa (strong T sound like "Tea" not Da)
Now put it all together. Ahhhhhhhhnaaaaaaaaaaaaahaaaaaaaaaaaaataaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.
So it is not:
Ann A Hata
nor is it
Anahaddddda ( not hello madda, hello fadda here is my daughter anahaddddda)
It means, heart center or from the heart. If you think about it coming from your heart your eyes will soften and an inward smile comes.
Thank you for the lesson today.
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Sunday, March 9, 2008
Saturday, March 8, 2008
Friday, March 7, 2008
Well, here I go. It was suggested by some wonderful women in the "how to get your information out there field" to do a blog. It makes sense to me. I get to share what I love about yoga and keep my friends up to date on current classes and workshop offerings. I have had fun on picking out colors, photos and what to post. Hello Blog! Hello World! Hello Yoga!