This whole summer has felt like a steaming cauldron of transformation, culminating with the Solar Eclipse last week. I don’t know about all of you, but THIS summer in particular felt different. Faster. Imperative. Incendiary. Not the relaxed I-don’t-care-about-anything-for-the-whole-month-of-July feeling I usually enjoy having. Though our class attendance took its typical warm-weather-in-the-Northland dip, everything outside the yoga studio in our country and culture feels accelerated and preparatory. What is all the prep for? How about expansion? Claiming our voices. Standing in our truth. Healing wounds. Creating space for what is next for us. It is big work, indeed.
To balance the transformative hot-bed in the skies above and the earth below, I propose this: Let’s get away for awhile and sit with our summer season of change. Let’s come back to yoga that honors ALL of our bodies at the studio. Let’s sit in on the upcoming Wellness Wobble series. Let’s learn how to YIN up our Wobble—the opposite of all the summer Yang going on—a dive into softness, stillness, into the art of being.
On the “being” radar for October are two retreat opportunities. October 6-8, I will be leading Women On Fire: A Retreat For Professional Evolution. This is a getaway designed to sit with yourself and the professional you WANT to become, even if you are currently in a job you love. For those that may be searching for something new–a shift into the work that really feeds you, this retreat provides the time, space, guidance, and community for you to do some serious figuring out—simply being with the person you want to become. The place is the ARC retreat center, (www.arcretreat.org) a beautiful intentional community just north of the Minneapolis metro. Sit with nature. Eat yummy food that fuels you. Walk. Stretch. Meditate. Dance. Be gently coached with me and gain support from the community we create that weekend. This is work I love doing and I’m so excited to see where you want to go. Since I love the work so much, I am extending 1 private follow-up session after the retreat, included with the all-inclusive retreat fee of $439.00. If you are willing to share a room, take $20.00 off the fee as well. 7 spaces available. I do my best work in smaller groups. Register here for this retreat.
Then, at October’s end, my lovely friend and colleague Christy Diane Farr (aka The Unruly Woman, (www.theunrulywoman.com) will be leading a weekend (at the same location! Go figure!) focusing on Release. Release of barriers. Of wounds. Of old stuff. Of behavior. Of limitations. Of others whom you have not yet forgiven. She will cover all of it. And, she is offering two private follow-up sessions after you go back home to make sure the stuff you release stays gone. Do yourself a favor and start getting to know this woman. She has 11 spaces available, and a discount for room-sharing. Register here for her event.
I am really excited to see what we do with ourselves this year—how we will use our voices, our power, our gifts, our service. No matter what your spiritual beliefs, it is a fact that we are all part of something larger than ourselves—-that something might be your group of neighbors, your school, your yoga class, your God/Goddess. Be intentional about your belonging and know that you are so important in our collective path. If you are looking for a place to belong but not sure how to break the ice, message us at http://www.embracethewobble.com, on facebook, or twitter. If you reach out, we will reach back!
See you on the mat, Wobblers!