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Summer Solstice Yoga Mala 2010

108 SUN SALUTATIONS

Join us on Saturday, June 19th at 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (arrive whenever, leave whenever)

LIVING MEMORIAL PARK (on your way to the Nature Center – outer road)

Bring your yoga mat, a bottle of water, a finger food for sharing, your family and anything else you might need for yoga in the elements.  Do all 108 sun salutes, or do a few!  Chant, sit, meditate on the vibration.

Move to the beat of live drumming and chanting for a good cause.  Event is free with a suggested donation of $15.  All proceeds will stay local going towards the Teen Outreach Program through Teach to Inspire.  TTI is Springfield’s first non-profit yoga studio.  This will be our first outdoor yoga event.  We’re expecting it to be huge!

In case of stormy weather, we will meet at the UU Church at 2434 E. Battlefield.

Hope to see you there!


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Mother Nature, Make Up Your Mind

I was still feeling pretty crappy on Sunday morning.  And I do believe that the wonderful weather we were blessed with did not help one bit!  We woke up on Sunday morning to this.

I know.  Ice.  Snow.  Rain.  Sleet.

And it’s March 21, the first day of spring. 

The day of the spring yoga mala.  And the day I felt like total and complete hell shit.  I had to bail out on attending the mala.  And I think that made me feel even worse.  This was the first yoga mala I’d ever missed and it killed me to stay home.  The weather just added depression to that ill feeling, that’s for sure.  Today I feel like I have a golf ball instead of a soft ball in my throat, so some progress has been made.  Not enough though.  I will have a sub for my class this morning.  Since it’s the first day of a new session at MSU, I have to go out and sign a bunch of contracts before I teach at noon.  And I guess I will teach at noon.

Unless I change my mind.

My parents are also arriving later today.  They’re parking their big camper (welcome cousin Eddy) in our drive way for a week (or longer) since the kids are on spring break. 

I’m glad the sun is out today.  I know I couldn’t take the bad weather, a serious cold and my parents arriving all at the same time.

This is when you guys call me and tell me to breathe!

Enjoy the brightness of the day.


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Holiday Ramblings

The holidaze were busy, but quiet around here if that makes any sense.  We had sporadic internet service.  Our phone was fixed on the 28th.  It turns out the technician crimped a wire when he slammed our phone box shut.  It’s all good now.  I’m even doing the yoga community e-newsletter as I blog away.  Let’s hope the internet holds up.  Seems to go down in the middle of the night.  So I was thinking about not sleeping tonight, just to see if I can catch those gnomes that are gnawing away at our wires.

We didn’t have any company for the holidays.  But we did have lots of fun.  I saw Avatar in 3-D.  We got Chinese food.  We cooked, we snacked, we baked.  It was all good.

I know this isn’t very festive, but Christmas Eve day started out like this.  What a beautiful bird and in the front yard none the less.  The omen, who brought us bad phone luck!

Then we opened presents Christmas morning.  We even had a dusting of snow.

I’ve always wanted to go to Greece, so Frank got me a mini version of the Parthenon.  It’s all crystal and mirrors, pretty smokin’.

  

 Lauren got a sewing machine.  Good thing Frank was home to help her figure it out.  I can sew by hand, but machines are over my head.  They had a great time together.  He totally looks like a seamstress doesn’t he?  I cracked up.  They sewed stuff all night long.  Frank even patched his socks. 

 Jordan got an aluminum water bottle from my sister.  Track practice ya know and let’s be gentle on the earth.

I spent New Year’s Day at the UU Church doing 108 sun salutes, taking photos and shooting video.  Annual Yoga Mala.  We had a turn out of around 80 and raised $714 for the Ozarks Food Harvest.  Good time was had by all.

 Then we got snow for the new year.  Check out  Lauren on the go-kart out back.  What fun she had.

 And of course, the  Littlest Pet Shops went out on the trampoline in true winter style.

 Enjoy the beauty but stay warm.  The thermostat says something like nothing right now.  As in ZERO.


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Global Yoga Mala News

On Sunday, September 20, our yoga community participated in the Global Mala Project.  This was actually the tenth yoga mala that we’ve put on and with great success indeed.  That same Sunday, there was a lot happening in our town.  Cider Days on Walnut street, a Loft Walk on Commercial street and the MS 150 Bike Ride.  We had yogis that missed the mala because of their prior commitment to these other events.  But none the less, we still brought in $441 for Doctors Without Borders.  We’d been having some pretty gloomy weather and the clouds did part that particular Sunday as our event ended, allowing us to view a spectacular sunset.

Our next yoga event will be a Yoga Free Dance, at this same venue the Tower Club.  Hopefully, we’ll have a wide variety of live musicians participate, engage in some chanting and just have an all around good time.  This should happen some time in November.  After that, it’s back to the UU Church for the New Year’s Day Yoga Mala, our largest ever as people renew their commitment to the practice at the beginning of the year.

I’m off to lead my FREE yoga class.  The response is huge and the crowd is awesome.  I so look forward to my Tuesday mornings.  View a complete mala photo album here.

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Enjoy the day.


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GLOBAL YOGA MALA

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Global Yoga Mala

September 20, 2009

5:00-7:30 p.m.

Hammons Tower Club

901 St  Louis St., Springfield, MO

Join us in a charity celebration as we cruise through 108 sun salutes for Doctors Without Borders.

We will move to the vibration of live chanting and drumming as we take in 27 sun salutes followed by a short break.

Do all 108, or do few.  Sit.  Meditate.  Chant.  Reflect.

Babysitting will be provided.  Please bring a finger food to share if you wish.  Otherwise, bring your own mat and bare feet.

Watch the movement of the sun over the Springfield skyline.  Meet like-minded people.  Renew your commitment to yoga.  Get involved.

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For more information visit www.bowstudios.com or contact Kirsten at 417.830.9528


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Summer Solstice Yoga Mala News 2009

S- M-A-L-Lest Mala Ever.

I didn’t bother to count the people, but by eyeballing the situation, we had a tad over 20 show.  One of the things I like to see at this, is a representation of every studio in town, at every Mala.  It’s happened before and it’s so cool, but not this time.  But none the less, there were two people that I’d never seen before show up, so rock on.  You can view our small but strong group here.  My pictures are not that good, but I was the only one with a camera.

It was Father’s Day, it was 91 degrees outside and people had plans.  But being that this was the smallest Mala we’ve ever had didn’t mean it wasn’t good.  Energy-wise, it was actually amazing!  We had an extra chanter, Holly and she was great!  The last round, I even chanted with Beth and Holly and I hope it sounded just as good.  I shoot the video that we upload to youtube, so I didn’t ask anyone to film the three of us, but I hope we were tolerable!

The UU Church is a beautiful location.  We faced the windows and it’s nice to feel the connection to the outdoors.  Needless to say, the a/c was on the blink and the room was a warm 81 degrees.  Even though our group was tiny, we still managed to bring in $161 for the American Cancer Society.  Which, speaking of, they must’ve been busy as well, as they didn’t show up with their table of info.

Thanks to all of you, that did come out.  This was our 9th Yoga Mala.  Our 10th will be held in September, on the Autumnal Equinox.  This will be the Global Mala and our wordly offering will be for Doctor’s Without Borders.  Hope you can make the next one.

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And now we know for next year.  If the Solstice falls on Father’s Day, let’s do it the day before!


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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.