Focus! Clarity! Awareness!
What does love look like beyond a personal emotion? What are your basic beliefs about love? What is the relationship between love and justice? Love and equity? How is it possible to cultivate joy in turbulent times? How do we do this without bypassing suffering? What does this have to do with Yoga?
It has everything to do with yoga. It has everything to do with how we lean, live and love into the fullest of our own humanity without denying any aspects of who we are. It has everything to do with recognizing the fullness of the humanity of all beings and of the connection we are all held in together. It also has to do with the lived Yoga off the mat where we bring justice and equity into spaces and places so that all may have access to essential resources to thrive, be able to freely and safely navigate in their bodies as they show up in those bodies and live in peace with one another.
This month we will go deep into the cultivation of joy, even in the midst of chaos. I will be drawing from The Book of Joy by His Holiness The Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Regardless if you are Buddhist, Christian, agnostic or any other belief system, the words and practices of these two beings who are grounded in a time honored spiritual radiance cultivated in both exile and under the brutality of apartheid hold potential for transformation and cultivating that deeper sense of the fullness of what it means to be a human being in these times.
This month I also have the blessing of inviting you to the Vagina Monologues which I am directing. If you are not familiar with the Monologues, please inform yourself and show up to see this global movement represented in our own community. The women and femme identifying beings in this production have blown my heart wide open. Each rehearsal is a consciousness raising therapy session. Co creating spaces of radical acceptance is literally what I live for and these blessed beings are going deep into their own vulnerabilities to offer these messages of awareness, empowerment, truth, love and connection. In addition, this production benefits The Trauma Sensitive Yoga and Expressive Arts Program that partners Victim Services Inc, Women’s Help Center, BottleWorks Ethnic Arts Center and myself as YogaSong serving female survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. We have for 7 years served hundreds of women in our own area as well as women that have joined us from Indiana, Blair, Westmoreland and Center Counties. This is my heart and life’s work and am committed to fundraising to do the work!
Please get your tickets ASAP as we expect to sell out!
A related event connecting to the global movement www.onebillionrising.org
Join me this month in many lovely opportunities to grow and cultivate Awareness and Clarity!!
My web site has been updated! Check out the updates and offerings!!
501 Cypress in Moxham. YogaSong Home Studio Offerings!
Saturday All Levels Yoga! 9:00 or 10:30! November 2,
Saturday 9:00 or 10:30 am February 1, 8, 15, 22, 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. 9:00 or 10:30 pm. Contribution based. Payment options include: $30.00/month, $10.00/class or offer what you can. We will explore expanding awareness through Focus! !
Midday Meditation with Snacks! Noon to 1:00pm. Wednesday, February 5 and 12th. Join Rachel in this Hump Day opportunity to engage in some gentle movement, a 20 minute meditation ( chair or floor seating) and enjoy some delicious, nutritious, healthy snacks and hot tea. RSVP must. Space limited. $10.00 suggested contribution.
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!
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. See special below for an opportunity to have mantra, movement, sound healing and support for manifesting your unique vision.
Reiki Special!! Reiki Session with Sound Healing and a personalized session on Manifesting! $150.00. This 2 hour personalized session will include Reiki, Intuitive Reading. Strength Based Support for clarity around your gifts and how to best apply them for your own benefit and how you can be of service. I have space in February for 2 of these sessions.
Bottle Works Yoga in funky, creative historic Cambria City!
Tuesday, February 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
Cherish the Day! Speedy Renewal and Recommitment Ceremony! Friday, February 14th! Details in link below! I am holding ceremony for those who want to renew their wedding vows!!
“Never forget that justice is what love looks like in public.” Cornel West