2019 being a year of Nourishment and Inspiration!
Riding the wave of intensity that shows up with life. I am someone who feels “all the things” with an intensity that can be overwhelming at times. I have come to know that joy and pain are often two sides of the same coin. I also know that this feeling of all the things is a gift and a blessing as it supports me in not backing away from my own suffering and the suffering that shows up in places and spaces where life happens.
Leaning into rather than away from this uncovers the hidden wholeness that lies within myself and within all beings. We catch these little glimpses when we remember who we are and how we are made for connection and community.
So, increasingly as I continue this work, I know it is not enough to show up to support alleviating the suffering of myself and others but to work in the ways that make sense to me and that are available to change the systems that in many cases, perpetuate suffering by ranking people by their ability to produce. Systems of domination and oppression that view the planet and people as expendable over profits.
We are living in interesting times and we can shift the energy around these systems by unpacking this ranking of identity, by listening deeply to our own bodies, to each other. We shift the energy when we slow down, when we take the time to savor tastes, smells, get outside. We shift the energy when we connect and care for one another.
To me there is no separation between spiritual practice and how we live, Breathe and move through the world. Questions I ask myself often, “Do all beings have access to essential resources for thriving? Who feels like they can freely and safely navigate in their bodies as they show up in those bodies and who does not? How can we live in peace with one another? Are my thoughts, words and actions contributing in some way to the wellness, the freedom, safety and peace of all beings and what can I do and practice to be in alignment with this way of being in right relationship with myself and the world?”
This is a practice of going into inquiry rather than certainty. This is a practice of fluidity, of being relational always. I am a huge fan of Jesus and this is always what he goes back to in every situation is are we in right relationship? Are we honoring God by honoring the inherent worth and value of ourselves and of other beings?
Fall is a time where we start to move inward to reflect. I invite you to join me in any and even all of these opportunities. At the very least let us Love Another and Our Planet.
501 Cypress in Moxham. YogaSong Home Studio Offerings!
Yoga and The 8 Limbs s! Saturday All Levels Yoga! 9:00 or 10:30! October 5, 12, 19, 26 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 and opening our mind, heart and our bodies!
Meditation and Mantra Practice. Thursday, October 17th, 7:00-8:00 pm. Gentle warm up movement. Seated practice with focus on breath and grounding. Ending with brief sound and mantra practice. RSVP must. $10.00 suggested contribution.
Conscious Dance! Come in Costume! Thursday, October 24th, 7:00 pm -8:15 am Join our Conscious Dance Community in non choreographed movement with the intention of cultivating healthy self expression and community building. RSVP. Suggested contribution $10.00. No movement experience necessary. Come in costume! Substance Free Zone!
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. 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 but will work on a sliding scale if that better suits your needs.
Women’s Retreat: Except That You Become Like A Child! Friday, October 11th, 3:00 -8:00 pm. Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church. Play based retreat! I am facilitating a movement workshop and a drum circle! $10.00/program. $10.00/catered dinner. Please RSVP to church office 814 445-5446.
Trinity Farms Center for Healing Harvest of Hope Free Fundraiser! Saturday, October 19th from 1:00-6:00 pm at Micah House, 496 Griffith Road, Boswell. Join us for a day of yoga, tai chi, prayer walks and live musical guests!
Bottle Works Yoga in funky, creative historic Cambria City!
Tuesday, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 @ 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