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Spring Yoga Mala 2010

 

Spring Yoga Mala once again!  Join us on March 21, Sunday from 3:00 6 :00 p.m. at the Hammons Tower Club for 108 sun salutes!  We will move through 4 sets of 27 sun salutations with a short break between each set.  Instead of hangin’ out and snackin’ on the breaks, hydrate and join us as we break out in a Kirtan (call and response style).  Beth and friends will be chanting the Sanskrit mantras and Eric will accompany her on the drums. 

Curious?  Come check it out.  Do a sun salute, do 50, or just sit and meditate on the vibration.  Event is free with a suggested donation of $15.  All proceeds collected will be sent to Ramana’s Garden in India where a couple of yoga students are working right now!  Event is family-friendly and babysitting will be provided free of charge if you’re in need. 

This may be the only chance you ever have to wear your “day pajamas” in the Tower Club.  Physical address is 901 St. Louis Street, Springfield, MO.  

See you on the 22nd floor on Sunday! 

Sat Nam 


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Summer Solstice Yoga Mala 2009

Sunday, June 21st – 3:00-5:30 p.m.

UU Church at 2434 E. Battlefield

Springfield, MO  65804

 

 

Do all 108 Sun Salutes, or do a few.  Move to the beat of live druming and chanting.  Meet like-minded people, welcome Summer, renew your commitment to yoga, all for a good cause. 

All money collected will go for the American Cancer Society. 

We will move through 4 rounds of 27 sets of salutes.  Between each set, we will take a short break.  Bring a finger food, or drink to share if you wish.  Paper products will be provided.  

Join us once again for this exciting, energetic event!

Namaste.


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Spring Equinox Yoga Mala News

tower-471Yoga for a cause.  That’s how I spent my Sunday afternoon along with 60 or so other people!  Together we raised $500 for the Alzheimer’s Chapter of Southwest Missouri.  We had an exceptional view for this Mala as we held our event in the Tower Club, 270 feet high above the city.  We had originally planned on using one of the smaller dining rooms, but nope, we didn’t fit so we moved on into the main dining area.  It was really nice to be in this space, wearing what I like to call my “day pajamas.” 

Eric our drummer, is the manager of the Tower Club so that’s how we ended up with the space.  Beth chanted and for the last two rounds Abbe joined her.  I opted out on chanting this time and led a round of 27 sun salutations instead.  I had a nice girl contact me that was looking to enter her photographs in the fair and wanted to shoot a unique event!  That was super nice!  I shot some pictures but she was able to shoot the entire time.  She left me two discs at the YMCA, a total of around 500 photos. 

As usual, I didn’t know a bunch of people that showed up.  We had around 60.  There were at least 12 or 15 that were away for Spring Break, so I think we faired pretty well.  Next Mala will be in June, for the Summer Solstice.  Come do some sun salutes, or just sit and chant.

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We closed the event with 108 OMs.  We’d like to think that we lowered the crime rate in our city that afternoon!

You can view more Mala photos here.

If you were there, thanks for coming, if not, thanks for viewing. 

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Summer Solstice Yoga Mala

Summer Solstice Yoga MalaWhat a weekend.  Besides getting ready for a great vacation, our quarterly Yoga Mala Event was held as well.  We had beautiful weather all day.  Until 3:00 p.m. the Mala started at 4:00 p.m.  We do 108 sun salutes 4 times a year for different charities in need.  It didn’t just rain, it was a monsoon!  The old building we were in is gorgeous.  It’s an old Firehouse.  The garage doors were part way open flowing with pretty fabric.  The huge double, wooden doors that beautifully frame the courtyard were open.  It didn’t just rain, it blew, visibility was low.  The place flooded a little bit, but it was all good.  It backs right up to railroad tracks.  There’s just something about the place, it has a great feel.  Water receded quickly!  We had a great turnout and raised $462 which was split for Doctors Without Borders and SAAF – Springfield Animal Advocacy Foundation.  I’m sore, as I usually am after this event, but it’s a good feeling knowing it was for a good cause and it won’t last long!  Today, we clean up and pack up around here.  Time to go to Florida for a much needed, and what feels like, long overdue vacation to visit my family!  Think of me on the beach!