Miss Joyce is the name that I gave, as a young child, to my teacher-ego. It was clear to me at a very young age that one of the greatest values of knowing anything was to be able to share that knowledge with as many people as possible. I forced my younger sister to take my reading classes. Having just learned to read myself, I was quite a passionate teacher. Whatever I lacked in experience, I made up for in my soul’s dedication to sharing.
The journey continues as I am spilling over with renewed passion for sharing everything I know about yoga and meditation with you. Even as the news reports of savage pain, increasing violence, poverty and grief beyond measure, I know that we have the ability to gather as a community to embody and disperse healing energy and light. It is not selfish to make time for your practice. It is, perhaps, the most powerful thing you can do to make change in the world–one cell at a time. Yoga and meditation help us build key skills that are necessary for peace. These skills include awareness, compassion and loving-kindness. Sure, there are people who may appear to be more inclined towards or talented in these skills than others, but the truth is that they are learned skills. And, like any skill, whether you have talent or not, the key to improving skill level is practice. So, please join me as I put on my Miss Joyce hat and share from my heart-mind the wisdom of my practice and the gifts that my own teachers have passed on to me. All that I have, I share with you. And, I know that when we are all together, what I receive is an overflowing well of joy, happiness and peace.
Our practices are on Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at the Irma Freeman Center for Imagination. Drop-in fees are $15, but these are collected on a sliding scale. You can pay with cash on site on the evenings of class or pay online with a credit card. These classes start on Thursday, September 8, 2016.