All posts tagged: motherhood

A Day of Zen for Mammas

Actually, it seems like this retreat is for anyone and everyone, but the facilitator, Karen Maezen Miller,  is the author of the fabulous book, “Mamma Zen: Walking the Crooked Path of Motherhood.”  This is not a Yoga Matrika retreat, but since it may be of interest to many people in the Yoga Matrika community, I definitely wanted to help spread the word. Link to retreat information (You can register and pay through PayPal) The Plunge in Pittsburgh Oct. 1, 2011 Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Unitarian Universalist Church of the South Hills Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania $75 Where do you go to find a moment’s peace, patience and forgiveness? To calm your mind, reclaim your focus, and restore faith in yourself, your relationships, your work and your life? The Plunge offers you the place and time to find everything you might have thought you’d lost. I’m so lucky to be returning to the rolling hills and rivers of Pittsburgh. Our home for the day is the warm and wonderful Unitarian Universalist Church of the South …

Pittsburgh’s Demon Mothers

This summer, a number of news stories featuring wandering children found by neighbors or police or children abandoned or left home alone have been featured in Pittsburgh.  Today, was another example of a news story, this one  with a video of both the two year old child in the arms of paramedics and the mother being lead handcuffed and crying. As my yoga studio is inspired by the Matrikas, fierce and intelligent women who held their own in battle and were equally talented at compassion and grace, I feel the call to comment.  The reality is that I do not know the details of theses cases and I am well aware that child abuse and neglect is a terrible social problem.  Even the term “social problem” puts a rather sterile label on what must be a terrible and soul shattering experience for our youngest community members.  Yet, I’m not sure what the benefit of these new stories could possibly be and would be interested in a news feature that reveals the struggles of young mothers …