All posts tagged: wisdom

Geography of Awareness

Do you see these “markings” on the back of the fern’s leaves?  In fact, these patterns are spores.  Each one is a potential fern.  The ferns carry their fertility in each and every leaf.  If you are interested in joining a spore exchange group (not kidding), then you might want to look into membership in the Hardy Fern Foundation.  The American Fern Society is over 100 years old and has more than 900 members all over the world. Not only that, but each type of fern has spores that organize in a different pattern. Recently, I have gone on retreat for a few hours a week to the Fern Room at Phipp’s Conservatory in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  Each pilgrimage to this sacred space has brought me to a deeper place of respect for this amazing plant type.  I am also grateful to the amazing Theresa who cares for these plants and seems to have a well of patience for all my questions as well as some of the other horticulturists and care takers who work without …

Gesture of Awareness

I have recently become acquainted with the most fascinating and inspiring book, Gesture of Awareness: A Radical Approach to Time, Space, and Movement.  The book is authored by Charles Genoud (2006) and published by Wisdom Publications. The dedication of the book reads “It is over.”  which gives a strong hint to the reader that their experience with time is about to get shook-up and turned on its head.  How can it be over when the reader has just begun? “But how can it be over before anything has started?  And can anything really start?  To start something     implies it will go on, will end.  That is the movement of time.  But is there truth in this sense of movement?  To start something is to step into time, and to step into time is to step out from reality into an   insubstantial world of images, of language.  Therefore, to start, to go on, to be over–may all be equally illusory. (3).” I have been finding this radical approach to time to be helpful both in …

2.20 Yoga Workshop for Women w/Linda Meacci

CIRCLES of STRENGTH A Workshop for Women Facilitated by Linda Meacci, RYT February 20, 2010 2:00 to 4:00 pm $25 in advance/$35 at the door Does a fog of unworthiness shroud your spirit?  Does courage elude you when the going gets tough?  Do you see life as a timeline that is full of obligations and pressures? Do you struggle to be fully present in this moment? This workshop, designed just for women, will guide you to: *  Learn safe ways to build overall body strength *  Integrate the dance of stability and freedom *  Channel emotional energy in healthy ways *  Increase self-confidence *  Tap into your creative source *  Appreciate the circular nature of life experiences on and off the mat This well-balanced practice will blend the yin and the yang–flexibility and strength.  Proper alignment will be emphasized in strength poses such as Caturanga-Dandasana (half plank), and Vasisthasana (side plank) and also in flexibility poses such as Setu-Bandhasana (bridge) and Urdhva-Dhanarasana (wheel).  We will move through sun salutes and warrior postures with stira (steadiness) …

Intuitive Health: Yoga for your Spirit

Kari Samuels will be leading a series of workshops titled Intuitive Health at Yoga Matrika in October and November. Intuitive Health: Balancing your Body, Mind and Spirit We are all born with an intuitive awareness that guides us, protects us, and helps us make purposeful decisions.  Through subtle messages from our body and our circumstances, our inner guidance communicates with us, leaading us towards our natural state of joy, vitality, and self-esteem.  This fun, interactive class offers tools for transforming your life form the inside out.  You will learn how to increase your positive energy, reclaim your power, and start living the prosperous healthy life you deserve. October 21: Listening to your Body’s Wisdom Every day you are receiving messages from your body that guide you towards your personal truth.  In this workshop, you will learn now to listen to those subtle messages, so you can make empowering choices for your body and your life. October 28: Mapping Your Inner Landscape In this dynamic interactive class, you will explore your sacred architecture–the seven major energy …