Happy Music Monday BFPY! Setting the rhythm this week is our bright-eyed and joyful, Audrey Bliss. As a Candlelight Beats instructor, Audrey concocts mashups that make you want to let loose and dance on your mat! Start your week off with this power yoga party by pressing play and joining Audrey at 8:15 tonight!
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This week, I’ve watched our community SHOW UP! Classes doubling, even tripling in size at the invitation of a challenge. With the room packed, fashioning rows of mats four or five across, the energy is electric! People are excited to show up and, even more so, to watch as friends, old and new, show up too. It’s a beautiful representation of the communing that occurs in the face of a challenge.
We are thrilled to have Jeff back within our four yellow and orange walls this Saturday, bringing us a 75 minute Hatha Yoga experience! Through balancing the dualities in our lives, a Hatha practice guides us towards both physical and psychological alignment. Set the tone for this heightened form of centering with Jeff’s “Meditate” playlist, featured on our blog, and join us on your mat this weekend!
It wasn’t exciting, it definitely wasn’t glamorous, but it was exactly what I needed. I checked out, reverted in, and rested (as well as treated) my body in ways I don’t typically at home. What’s funny to me is although I began writing this from the perspective of, “well, I don’t have any big ‘yoga teacher’ inspiration or lesson to provide them from this trip, I guess I’ll just liken myself to a lump of mushy potatoes and hope for the best,” there, of course, is something to be taken away from what started as mere self-deprecating humor…
You very well might want to jump and do the splits this week with Jamie’s energetic, Music Monday mashup! There’s nothing like setting your power practice to the soundtrack of songs that seep into your soul and make you want to dance! Once the rhythm takes over, let it carry you to Jamie’s Candlelight Beats this Friday at 7pm, where jamming is mandatory and grooving is guaranteed!
Nature thrives on variation: look at the trees, not a single one identical to the next, yet all so beautiful and full of life in their own way. Hitting closer to home, consider our own fingerprints—an inspiring design unique to us, separating us from the whole. When something new is created, nature grips on with love and evolution in a fresh and exciting direction takes hold. The same can be said about yogis sharing a space together, each posture and flow serving as a guide, but the expression of them manifesting into an individualized work of art!
If you didn’t know, our very own Rajiv Nathan–better known as Rajnation–has a knack for downright GOOD BEATS, so who better to join for Candlelight Beats TONIGHT, than Raj, himself?! Check out his Music Monday feature for a sneak peak at the positively powerful dance party about to happen on your mat tonight!
The struggles we experience towards resolution, in any regard, become complex because we make them that way. As extensions of the Earth, we are undoubtedly capable of maintaining simplicity in our decision making and problem solving: life happens, we respond. Thought is not as necessary within the process as we’ve been led to believe. Taking a page from the book of wisdom written by our greatest, and most ancient life force, Mother Earth, follow your instincts. Feel your way through life and you’ll quickly find yourself growing in purpose, grounded in balance, and glowing in peace.
There’s deep wonder that’s born when we’re met with the energy of the wise and connected–it humbles us, captivates us, but more than anything, it opens us up to levels of understanding and compassion that we may never have tapped into otherwise. If you’ve had the pleasure of sharing our space with the deeply insightful Julianne, then you can relate to the powerful feeling of soulful knowing and being she guides you towards throughout class. Maybe it’s a matter of getting lost in the music and flow, or maybe our wise woman just has a way with words that lets the nonsense fall away, and the truth of our being shine through. Perhaps it’s a balanced mixed of these elements coming together into just the right experience on our mats. Discover the magic this week: join Julianne on Tuesday & Thursday at 7:30pm!
When we recognize our suffering and intentionally funnel a sense of enjoyment into the experience, not only do we, by default, accept it, but we travel beyond this into a higher vibrational frequency of noticing the many aspects of our situation that could, will, and hopefully are bringing us joy. Choosing enjoyment means actively allowing ourselves to see beyond the suffering at hand—it is an understanding that reality is malleable and will change or evolve as joyful energy opens our hearts, minds, and souls to the favorable experiences and sensations which await our time, effort, energy, and awareness!