2019 being a year of Nourishment and Inspiration!
May was an amazing month. I began the month at Yoga Service Council at Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY which is truly my Sangha. People not only interested in bringing tools of mindfulness and yoga to underserved populations, but really going deep with what it means to be of service.
I was blessed to take a Compassionate Leadership Intensive that explored and unpacked the hierarchical style of being a leader and gaining followers and contrasting that with how to do power WITH. How to be in integrity and walk an authentic path. Coming into the practice of cultivating awareness of one’s own position to power especially in trauma Sensitive settings and decentralizing one’s own presence. To walk in humbleness and grace and have the spaciousness to also be uncompromising when it comes to human rights and the rights of beings to access to resources to thrive, to freely and safely navigate and live in peace with one another.
Going deeper and deeper with this other way of being that is not modeled in our culture. Systems that dominate and oppress model power over. Human beings are made to feel small and not of value or worth if they are not producing or at a place of power and impact over others.
People that are modeling power with are generally not the loudest voices and they are often misunderstand because if they are doing their work mentioned above, they don’t have an obvious agenda. Relationships drive them, not accomplishments. That doesn’t mean they lack accomplishment, but this doesn’t compromise relationship.
Power itself is neutral, it is how it is used and applied. I encourage all of us in our own practice to examine how we use power. Where we see it being misused in today’s world and where we see opportunities to do power WITH people. Mindfulness and Yoga are great practice for this as a reflection. I hope to see you this month where we can do power with each other!
501 Cypress in Moxham. YogaSong Home Studio Offerings!
Yoga for Transformation! Saturday All Levels Yoga! 9:00 or 10:30! June 1, 8, 15, 22. No class June 29! join Rachel in a blended practice that combines yoga philosophy with breathwork, asana, sound, mantra, and live music for meditation. Please RSVP as to which class you prefer. Contribution based. Payment options include: $30.00/month, $10.00/class or offer what you can. We will explore curiosity and expanding and opening our mind, heart and our bodies!
Friday Morning Dance Party! Friday, June 7, 7:30 am Join our Conscious Dance community as we explore non choreographed movement for self expression and community. No experience necessary. Dress in layers. Suggested contribution $10.00. All contributions welcomed. RSVP
Solstice Celebration! Thursday, June 20, 7:00 pm. Join us in this celebration of the Longest Light! We will chant! Drum! Move! Celebrating the Solstice! Suggested contribution $10.00. All contributions welcomed. RSVP necessary.
I have been offering various trainings on Stress Management/ Resilience Building/Compassion Fatigue to various organizations. Let me know if I can serve your organization! I also have a 3 Day Trauma Sensitive Yoga Training and a day long Mindfulness and Movement for Clinicians. Please feel free to send any inquiries my way!
Sunday, June 23rd. All Day! I am hosting a Reiki 1 Training. Open to 6 people.
All classes above held in home studio @ 501 Cypress. Street parking available. Additional parking at Grove Ave UMC Church. Come right in door on small porch by fenced in yard! Take your shoes off and make yourself at home!
Private yoga sessions and Reiki sessions are made by appointment. I also offer synchronized healing sessions which include Reiki, movement/yoga, intuitive work and sound healing through Quartz Crystal bowls, mantra practice and an intuitive reading. A Reiki session is $50.00. For Synchronized Healing We can create the session that best supports your needs. Synchronized Healing sessions last about 90 minutes. I typically charge $100.00 for one of these sessions. Synchronized Healing Sessions for the month of June are $75.00.
Wednesday, June 19th, 7:00 -8:30 pm Sound and Movement of Life! Trinity Lutheran Church. Tayman Ave Somerset, Pa. (near Laurel Arts) An Embodied practice that includes Meditation. Sound Healing. Creative Movement. Singing! No experience necessary, designed to promote self expression and build community! $10.00 suggested contribution. All contributions welcomed! This is a lovely space with welcoming people!
Bottle Works Yoga in funky, creative historic Cambria City!
Tuesday June 4, 11, 18, 25 10:00 am. $30/session or $10/drop in, This is a gentle class and can accommodate a range of abilities.
Come for class! BottleWorks Arts on Third always has something creative and exciting happening! Stay and shop the gallery store or linger and explore the current exhibit or other classes happening! www.bottleworks.org
“Never forget that justice is what love looks like in public.” Cornel West