Sunday, May 20, 2018

Open to the Infinite within and around you, Honor your true innocence, and Surround yourself with love

In class yesterday, we continued hearing from Matt Kahn's book, Whatever Arises Love That.  Which basically means whatever arises within you, based on what shows up in your life, hold yourself in LOVE and/or let yourself be held by LOVE (if you are not feeling it within yourself to be able to do the holding).

We talked about slowing the breath as a tool to expand our physical, emotional, and mental bodies to be able to hold whatever is going on within and around us so we can choose a more skillful or helpful response to ourselves or the one in front of us who may be stuck in their own shadow.  As we slow the breath and remember the large, expansive container of energy and light that we are, we can more easefully, hold whatever challenge or shadow we are faced with.  And while first holding and validating what is so, honoring whatever feeling or circumstance arises, also remember the greater holding of Mother Earth, Spirit, the Divine, God.

3HO is doing a beautiful 40 day sadhana which is a wonderful tool to remind us of the holding of the divine around and especially within us.  This is a Meditation for Elevation, Connection & Joy.
Translation of the mantra, Ang Sang Wahe Guru:  "the dynamic loving energy of the infinite is dancing in every limb and every cell of our being."  This mantra "eliminates loneliness from our hearts and fills every cell of our bodies up with the awareness and the presence of Love."

Practice along with video below.  Option to read more info about the practice by clicking on this link:  https://www.3ho.org/global-solstice-sadhana-2018




We practiced our asana to the beautiful music from Jai Jagdeesh's new album, Down Come the Walls.  Click the link below to listen to the album on You Tube:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_fe6u9tsQt3yE6eta69ycIzY3dWfPwxa

Options to purchase her album through this link, or via Amazon, or iTunes: https://www.spiritvoyage.com/mp3download/down-come-the-walls/jai-jagdeesh/alb-004843.aspx

We also did some EFT Tapping from an audio by Jessica Ortner.  While I couldn't find the Morning Affirmation audio/video, I did find the first half of her Morning Practice, which is the Morning Clearing video:


Additional tapping videos/audios are available here:
https://www.thetappingsolution.com/free-tapping-meditations/
Topics include:  Overcoming Exhaustion, Releasing Resentment, and more.

Sending all love and light to you!

May we all be happy, healthy, and free from suffering.
May we all be fed, may we all be healed, may we all know we are loved.
May we know peace in our hearts, peace in our homes, and peace in the world.

Namaste,
Angela


Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Partner Yoga Playshop


Join us at my next Partner Yoga Playshop!
Sunday, May 6th
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Highland Yoga, Butler, NJ



We all want to have fun, to be loved, and to feel deeply connected to each other and ourselves. Come to connect in the spirit of fun, love, light, and compassion. All good medicine for this lifetime. Come to be yourself and see yourself in the other. Together we can achieve and experience so much more - not just in our asana, also in our hearts and in our life. We will explore active and meditative partner poses, deepening of poses with guided partner adjustments, and group balancing.


"Relationship is not performance art and neither is Contact Yoga, even though the poses can be quite beautiful. Let go of the preconceived notions about performing- doing the poses perfectly or being the perfect partner. Don't worry if you aren't flexible enough, strong enough, or do not have a perfect body. These postures are more about connection than perfection, more about exploration than expectation." - Tara Lynda Guber, Contact Yoga

Bring one of your sweethearts: your spouse, partner, friend, sibling, or teen/ adult child. 

Investment: $25 per person if you preregister by April 29th, $30 thereafter
You can pre-register online at www.highlandyoga.com or at the studio.


Here is a link to a lovely article on the practice: 
Five Benefits of Partner Yoga by Elysabeth Williamson


Finally, below is a beautiful video of the practice:  (My husband and I were so blessed to take a weekend workshop with Elysabeth Williamson this past Labor Day.  I was so inspired by her and excited to share with you the fruits of my studies and experiences!)


Beyond Fear, Into Freedom: A Kirtan

I’m excited to announce my next Kirtan at Naturally Yoga in Glen Rock, NJ, Sunday, April 29th, 4-6pm


We experience freedom, our true nature which is eternal, powerful, radiating energy and light, when we practice mantra, mudra, asana, meditation. To move through and beyond fear, we need to remember, call upon, take refuge in, and utilize this divine energy and light in order to embrace and thereby transform our limiting beliefs and our stuck emotions which can manifest as physical pain and dis-ease. When we are able to care for and resolve these conditions back to pure universal energy, we ultimately feel sustained and protected, and we are able to project our light and power to make a beautiful contribution to the collective consciousness through this lifetime. 

To embody and feel this energy and power of love, devotion, and service, our mantas for the afternoon will include The Hanuman Chalisa. In addition to chanting mantra with the accompaniment of harmonium, we will utilize mudras and EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) tapping, and readings from Danna Fauld’s Breath of Joy, Matt Kahn’s Whatever Arises Love That and Krishna Das’ Flow of Grace, to create meditative, healing and blissful states.

Please email jen@naturallyyoga.com to register today!

Investment: $30

We will be chanting Girish's version of the Hanuman Chalisa from his CD Daily Chants for a Radiant Spirit.  If you want to try chanting the whole thing along with me, start practicing now.  You can find lyrics at online link or in many books on The Hanuman Chalisa.   


Saturday, November 4, 2017

Understanding Fear and Choosing Freedom: Don't allow fear to "drive your car" A yoga and more workshop


I'm so excited about my upcoming workshop...

Understanding Fear and Choosing Freedom. Don't allow fear to drive your car. 
A yoga and more workshop with me at Naturally Yoga in Glen Rock, NJ. 
Sunday, November 19th, 4-6pm 
www.naturallyyoga.com

A workshop utilizing the tools of yoga: asana, mantra, mudra, meditation, pranayama, as well as partner yoga, group postures, EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) Tapping, and dharma inspired by Rhonda Britten’s Fearless Living, Elizabeth Gilbert’s Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear, and Danna Faulds’ poetry from Breath of Joy. Feel free to read from any of these books to warm up for the workshop but NOT required. 
Just come as you are, open to allow healing to happen. When we connect deeply to ourselves, to each other, and to the larger collective consciousness and via each method to divine spirit, we find freedom from fear, passion for life, and an abiding joy that can be touched in each moment, in each breath.

Cost is $36
Email Jen@naturallyyoga.com to reserve your spot.



Monday, October 23, 2017

Partner Yoga Playshop




Join us at my next Partner Yoga Playshop!
THIS Sunday, October 29th
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Highland Yoga, Butler

Come with a friend, spouse, lover, teen/adult child or partner up once you arrive!

Cost: $30 per person
You can pre-register online at www.highlandyoga.com or at the studio.

We all want to have fun, to be loved, and to feel deeply connected to each other and ourselves. Come to connect in the spirit of fun, love, light, and compassion. All good medicine for this lifetime. Come to be yourself and see yourself in the other. Together we can achieve and experience so much more - not just in our asana, also in our hearts and in our life. We will explore active and meditative partner poses, deepening of poses with guided partner adjustments, and group balancing.

Here is a link to a lovely article on the practice:
Five Benefits of Partner Yoga by Elysabeth Williamson

And below is a beautiful video of the practice:  (My husband and I were so blessed to take a weekend workshop with Elysabeth Williamson this past Labor Day.  And I'm excited to share what I've learned!)






Thursday, August 24, 2017

I'm excited to announce my next kirtan at Naturally Yoga in Glen Rock, NJ...
You Have Everything You Need
Sunday, September 24th, 4-6pm




Come out for an afternoon of chanting mantra, bathing in the vibration of sacred sound and the shared energy of our amazing community, raising our vibration to realize we have everything we need. The great holding of Mother Earth 🌎, the great love 💗 of divine spirit ✨, healing elements 🔥💧within and around us, an abundance of beauty 🌹and unending resources, and the wisdom of divine teachings 📿, all leading to liberation from suffering to realize the miracle of this life🦋.

"There are two ways to live your life. One is as though there are no miracles. The other is as though everything is a miracle."   - Albert Einstein

Cost: $30

Email jen@naturallyyoga.com or register at the studio.

www.naturallyyoga.com

The version of this chant below by Steve Gold is so beautiful. We will be chanting this. It is the Mantra of Perfect Wholeness. That is you! That is the universe!





Tuesday, June 27, 2017

I'm excited to announce my next kirtan 🎶 at Highland Yoga in Butler, NJ...
You Have Everything You Need
Sunday, July 16th, 4-6pm



Come out for an afternoon of chanting mantra, bathing in the vibration of sacred sound and the shared energy of our amazing community, raising our vibration to realize we have everything we need. The great holding of Mother Earth 🌎, the great love 💗 of divine spirit ✨, healing elements 🔥💧within and around us, an abundance of beauty 🌹and unending resources, and the wisdom of divine teachings 📿, all leading to liberation from suffering to realize the miracle of this life🦋.

"There are two ways to live your life. One is as though there are no miracles. The other is as though everything is a miracle." 🌈
- Albert Einstein

Cost: $30 Pre-Registration by July 9/$40 Thereafter

Optional: Bring a dish 🥗and stay for a pot luck after the kirtan.

The version of this chant below by Steve Gold is so beautiful. We will be chanting this. It is the Mantra of Perfect Wholeness. That is you! That is the universe!