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Wednesday, December 19, 2007

The Yogi At Home {It's Holiday Time!}

The holidays are upon us. For many, right now you are finishing up holiday shopping, preparing your home for guests in the new year, and some are even preparing to do 108 sun salutations for the Winter Solstice this Friday. It is truly the busiest time of the year, which is why it is so important to remind ourselves to sit back and enjoy the true spirit of the season.

Here are some holiday gifts to truly lift and refresh your spirit: Peace Cards from Five to Five Photography; Lions and Leaves Yoga Mat Bag in grey velvet; Organic Full Moon Polkadot Eye Pillow filled with organic lavender and flax seeds.

Wishing you peace for the holidays! I will be back and posting in the new year. read more...

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Completing 2007 Powerfully

Powerfully complete the year by asking these three questions:

1. What did I love about 2007?

2. What will I miss about 2007?

3. What did I learn from 2007?

Draw the year to a close using these additional strategies:

Declare it Complete:
Most likely there are things that sounded like such good ideas, great goals, and inspirational intentions that just didn't get done this year. Instead of allowing those to dangle around you like threads of yarn slowing you down, cut yourself free by declaring them complete. Simply say, "I declare ____ complete."

Acknowledge Yourself:
Even accomplishments can hang around our consciousness as incomplete when we don't acknowledge them. Allow yourself the gift of feeling the success of your accomplishments. Pause and take a moment to appreciate yourself, your efforts, and your gifts. Do this by making a list of 100 things you acknowledge yourself for in 2007. Once you start, you'll be surprised how many come flowing out onto the paper. read more...

Sanskrit Made Accessible

Do you chant Sanskrit mantras in yoga class, but regard the classical language of India, as, well, ungraspable? Fortunately for Bay Area yogis, Sanskrit becomes that much more accessible as longtime yoga practitioner and Sanskrit scholar Josh Michaell offers "The Sanskrit Training" at Yoga of Sausalito, February 9-10, 2008. Michaell's training demystifies the ancient language which is nearly as fundamental to asana practice as breathing: correctly pronouncing Sanskrit and increasing sensitivity to the sound vibration it creates provide another key to creating "calm and clarity in meditation."
By the end of the 14-hour training, students will be able to read basic Sanskrit words and gain a new appreciation for the language so as to better support their yoga practice.
The Sanskrit Training with Josh Michaell
Yoga of Sausalito
110 Caledonia St.
Sausalito, CA 94965
Saturday, 1pm-8pm
Sunday, 12:30pm-7:30pm
www.americansanskrit.com

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Introduction to the Primary Series @ Ashtanga Yoga San Francisco

Noah and Kimberly Williams will be subbing for AYSF owner/teachers Heidie Lender and John Wilhelm while the duo is traveling in India, December 14-January 4. The Williams' ran a popular studio in Silver Lake for many years before relocating to Hawaii. During their time teaching in San Francisco, Kimberly will also lead an Introduction to Primary Series class

Introduction to the Primary Series with Kimberly Williams
"This special four-day workshop will introduce beginning students to
the principles and practice of Ashtanga Yoga including the foundation of Ujjayi breath, bandhas, and drishti. These classes will prepare students for AYSF's morning Mysore program. This 4-class workshop is being offered twice."

Monday-Thursday, December 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th - 5:00pm-6:15pm


Wed-Fri, December 26th, 27th, 28th - 5pm-6:15pm
and Sunday December 30th (10am-11:15am)

$45 (pay before December 10th); $55 (after December 10th). Checks or cash only.

To register, email info@ashtangayogasanfrancisco.com.
Send payment to:
Ashtanga Yoga San Francisco
1009 Page Street
San Francisco, CA 94117

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

The Yogi At Home {Re-Nest}

Green design lovers must visit Apartment Therapy's newly designed green home site, Re-Nest. A daily blog that's dedicated to all that's new in green design, this site is chocked full of sustainable and environmentally friendly ideas for the home. For the month of December, visit their Home for the Holidays Kit from method. Enter by Thursday night and you could win a five-piece set from this eco-friendly brand. Bring the holidays home with scents of holly berry, peppermint vanilla and cinnamon bark, and create an environmentally friendly home for the holidays. read more...