2019 being a year of Nourishment and Inspiration!
I write this in the second day of the Polar Vortex that has swept into the Mid Atlantic and Mid West with the paradox of bitter life threatening cold accompanied by brilliant blue skies and sunshine that is awe inspiring in its way of casting shadow and highlighting starkness of this season. This is such a great metaphor for spiritual practice. Especially the month after the holidays have lost their glow.
We can be reminded that nothing is permanent, that death is eminent and that sometimes when everything that we know and love gets stripped away and we are left with the rawness of our soul, that beauty is also here. And the ability to sit and grow into presence as life unfolds as it does regardless of our grand schemes.
I am both frightened and exhilarated to step, or more apt for me, dive into owning my path and purpose as life presents itself. To reflect to myself and others essence and worth. I witness daily in myself and in many of the Peoples I work with in various capacities how disconnected many of us are to our worth.
Much of this is due to toxic values that rank identity and use exhaustion as a social status. We are worthy if we produce, if we look a certain way, live in a particular zip code, have the Hallmark family.
None of that is real. What is real is you. And me. And the eternal nature of our beautiful Beings. Our practices together support us in being able to cultivate the compassionate witness towards ourselves and then to extend that beyond.
I have spent a lot of time working this month on clarity, on what is meaningful and sustainable and being able to offer from a place of abundance rather than scarcity. So there is a lot going on this month, I have also spent a good deal of time drinking tea and loving my hand made mug, feeling the perfect way my hands encircle the mug and the enjoyment of the many, many cups of tea savored here. I have spent much time contemplating trees. Playing with my grandson. Napping. Cooking. Writing music because I love music. Reading lots of books! Writing and journaling and the most important being with my family and sharing conversation as well as meaningful silence ( not me! Lol! I live with 2 solidly committed introverts!). I am continually blessed by the opportunities that are opening up as well as the support and participation from all of you! I hope to see you this month!
501 Cypress in Moxham. YogaSong Home Studio Offerings!
Cultivate the Witness! Saturday All Levels Yoga! 9:00 or 10:30! February 2, 9, 16, 23 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, February 15 @ 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.
Sacred Activism Self Care! Self Love! Thursday, February 14 @ 6:30 pm. Join Rachel in meditation, movement and sound practices as well as facilitated conversation on balancing action and practice for those engaged in making positive change in our communities and beyond. Chair and floor seating available. Suggested contribution $10.00. All contributions welcomed.
Immersive Sound Experience! Sunday, February 10, 2019. Two sessions available. $35.00/session. 2:00-3:30 pm and 4:30-6:00 pm. Only six spots open in each session. Follow the link here to reserve your slot.
With Mr. Michael Deaton featuring the powerfully healing sound of the Gongs supported by music gently woven through the experience. Quartz crystal bowls, Celtic Harp and voice will also support optimal relaxation and restoration. Participants can get comfortable with yoga mats, blankets, props.
Collective Music Journey. Sunday, February 17, 2019 from 6:00-7:30 pm. Also with Michael Deaton, part drum circle, part movement and meditation practice and chant and singing! RSVP necessary as space is limited. $15.00
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 and sound healing through Quartz Crystal bowls and mantra practice. We I can create the session that best supports your needs
March! Will be heading back to join my friends in Somerset for a Sound and Movement of Life experience and will have here at the home studio Women’s Empowerment For Peri- Menopausal, Menopausal and Post Menopausal Women!
Music and Mantra Practice! Friday, Feb 1 at 6:30 pm @ Bloom Yoga 12th Street Altoona, Pa. $10.00 suggested donation. Chair and floor seating available! Love coming out to this welcoming, friendly yoga studio! http://bloomherenow.com.
Bottle Works Yoga in funky, creative historic Cambria City!
Tuesday February 5, 12, 19, 26 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