Join me on the mat this month. Taking time for self-care is a lovely way to keep the holiday stress at bay.
Autumn is a great time to “fall” back to your mat. Join me!
Our lives are built on myths and wounds But we are not our lives We are made of sun and moon Wave and particle and desire. Bound up in silver thread Each disabled heart Winds back to its original spool Where love becomes unfurled. ~Kay Eck
My dear friend, Kay Eck, has written a beautiful love letter to humanity. When I read this book it felt as if she was telling my heart everything it had always wanted to hear. Or rather, what my heart knew at some point but had forgotten. It’s a reminder to all humans that we are all born of love and can tap into that universal love at anytime.
Eck says this book was inspired by the lessons she learned while writing her first book entitled, “Divorce: a love story.” She took the context out of divorce and into her broader life so that more people could be supported by it. She found the same universal truths hold for both.
While “Divorce: a love story” was founded in self-exploration, she believes the topics in “dear human” will speak to not only those starting out on their spiritual path, but also those who might be feeling a bit lost or “pulled toward the idea that there must be something more.”
“If there were only one way to be winning as a human, it would be through the love you lavish upon yourself. The difficulty of that task will teach you everything you came to learn. Mastering it will take you everywhere you want to go,” she writes in the book.
Eck is a great cheerleader of humanity. We first met during yoga teacher training at Prairie Yoga in Lisle, Illinois. A few years later, I worked for her when she opened her own yoga studio called Shine, in nearby Batavia. She is someone who has a gift for nurturing other humans. Her podcast, “Alive and Kicking with Kay Eck” is a great support to those who are in a time of breakdown/breakthrough. Her guests are ordinary people who are leading extraordinary lives. As Eck so eloquently says in her book, “We are human – a little ho-hum and profoundly marvelous.”
“Dear Human” will rest on my bedside table to be read and reread as an amazing reminder to myself to “let life love me back.”
Join me on the mat, virtually!
I would love to have you join me on the mat, virtually!
Happy Memorial Day from the Yoga Goat. I take my freedom for granted most days. Today my heart is with those who serve now and those that paid the ultimate price for this beautiful country.
As we turn the page to summer, there is a new schedule beginning at Prairie Yoga. This week the studio is opening back up to in person classes while maintaining online offerings. My Zoom Gentle Yoga class will now take place Wednesdays at 5:00pm CST. This is a nice time of day to unwind from your day and reset for your evening. I hope to “see” you in class! To find out more and to sign up please visit: https://prairieyoga.org
I continue to offer private yoga classes on zoom and in person classes in the Phoenix area. Feel free to message me privately for the details and to set up a time: firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you feel like you are sliding into 2021 sideways? Join me tomorrow at 5:00 p.m. CST for a gentle yoga practice. We will use the wall and our feet to connect to a sense of grounding and calm. I hope to see you on your mat via zoom. Register for class through Prairie yoga. https://prairieyoga.org
Please join me for some calm before the storm. We will be doing a quiet, grounding class to help us mentally prepare for the evening ahead. My public class is through Prairie Yoga so you can register through their website. Class begins at 5:00pm CST, 4:00pm MST. I hope to see you on the zoom and on the mat!
Register at: https://prairieyoga.org