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Dear Ones, I am so grateful to all of you during these unprecedented times.
So many of you have jumped way beyond your edge of comfort with technology ( including myself here!) in order to connect through practice.
Many of you have gone above and beyond paying it forward financially as well as through cards, texts and words of encouragement and support. I feel truly blessed. Thank You from the bottom of my heart.

I am grateful that you allow me space to show up imperfectly and learn along with you.

It is imperative that we take care of ourselves during this time, doing what we can to boost our immune systems and releasing constriction in our bodies.
Please get outside if you can and observe the emergence of Spring!

This week, which has felt like a much longer stretch of time unfolded with many unexpected happenings. I led a virtual dance party in a retreat community where I am on faculty.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=SE40Cnt_Zw4&feature=youtu.be

I also curated a playlist of healing music for the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra and created some really interesting online content for my now online Creative Movement Class at Saint Francis University.

I taught a whole bunch of Zoom Yoga classes this week. There is a lovely intimacy around being in peoples home spaces during these classes. We had dogs, a giant bird, many cats, a baby, people joining in from Toronto, Oregon, Ohio, Virginia, Harrisburg and Pittsburgh as well as WJAC-TV news taking and filming the class.
https://wjactv.com/news/local/local-woman-holding-yoga-classes-online-during-pandemic-to-help-others

I am currently witnessing a whole lot in myself; resilience and brokenness, connection and isolation, joy and pain, resourcefulness and brain fog and lack of motivation.
All of this. Yoga allows us to be with all of this without judgement.
Yoga allows us to expand our capacity to deal with uncertainty and discomfort.

I am writing about these times every night. I want to capture with awareness, the significance of these times even if I have no idea the outcome. Along with the challenges, fears and uncertainties, we are seeing collective care that extends way beyond one’s own personal sphere of caring.

We are finding a new rhythm in our household and ways to support one another and allowing all things to be present and named.

So, be gentle and patient with yourself and your loved ones.
I have a video on my Facebook wall that centers on sending love, kindness, and caring out to yourself and beyond. Please use it for yourself.

Sending so much love to you all, your loved ones, our health care workers, all those front line service workers. The working class has always been the heart and soul of the world and that is apparent now more than ever. Finally, sending love out to our planet, our blessed home of one human family.

We will be using the Zoom Videoconference platform. You can create a free account at www.zoom.us

I highly recommend also opening it through an app. That way when you click on the link I have in the respective events, it will automatically open in the app.

I am opening each class about 15 minutes prior so folks that are unfamiliar with the technology can come on and access their mic and camera and get acquainted with the platform. I cannot offer tech support while I am teaching.

I, like many others have lost most of my income so I am fully committed to offering three tiers for participation.

One is free. Please, please, please use this without explanation or apology if you face economic challenges and need this support.

One is paying the suggested contribution of $10.00 and yet another is a pay it forward option of $20.00

PayPal is rachel@yogasong.net

Venmo @Rachel-Allen-240

CashApp $RachelYogaSong

If you are on a Facebook, you can access the links to the classes via my a YogaSong page at https://m.facebook.com/rachelyogasong/

Here are the Zoom links to regularly occurring classes for the time being.

You can add them to your calendar. The classes are recurring so it looks like they are live now but they are not.

I have also named the classes and you can search for them on Zoom.

Weekly Ongoing Classes Offered During the Pandemic

Gentle Yoga Tuesdays at 10:00 am

https://zoom.us/j/968228434

Rachel Saturday Yoga Classes 9:30 am

https://zoom.us/j/689963132?pwd=VTFzdUxtNWx5Vy9vSU1IWGFRSnJtUT09

Trauma Sensitive Yoga on Zoom. Tuesdays 1:00 pm. FREE! No payment options. Available to female survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Counselor present. Please share and invite any female survivors that could use the support.

https://zoom.us/j/493769630

Mindful Movement, Mantra and Meditation. Yoga and More! Thursdays at 7:00 pm-8:15 pm

https://zoom.us/j/481426710?pwd=ZWxab0dKelhSa3Rzamxlc2ZwbG1ydz09

Special Offerings

Meditation in Motion: An Online Embodied Experience with Live Therapeutic Music!

Co-Facilitated by Rachel Allen and Michael Deaton. Tickets free. Contributions accepted.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/meditation-in-motion-w-live-music-an-online-embodied-experience-tickets-101355099832?ref=eios

STAY TUNED!!! Details TBA The next 3 Wednesdays I will be Facebook Live on my YogaSong Page with Integrative Medicine Practitioner, Sylvia DeSantis sharing tools for self care during these challenging times. Each week Sylvia will teach respectively Reiki self care, Reflexology and Shiatsu self care techniques while i will open and close with a meditation.

I have had the blessing of having creative souls reach out beyond geography to consider creative collaborations. One possibility is having my chants that I offer in workshops and retreats recorded, notated and arranged by music students at the University of Washington in Seattle. The main intent is to get them out into that community that is devastated by loss of life due to COVID-19.

I have had the blessing of having creative souls reach out beyond geography to consider creative collaborations. One possibility is having my chants that I offer in workshops and retreats recorded, notated and arranged by music students at the University of Washington in Seattle. The main intent is to get them out into that community that is devastated by loss of life due to COVID-19.

I am also working to put resources out there for emotional support for healthcare workers. If you are tech savvy and/or have connections with a health care system that might widely share a free resource with staff, please reach out to me to offer your knowledge and expertise.

 

Rachel@yogasong.net

www.yogasong.net

(814)242-5741

“Never forget that justice is what love looks like in public.” Cornel West