How’s it all going?
I’ve been wondering for a while if I should send these e-mails to you post-retreatees, as not all of you are signed up to our Loveletter. After talking to lots of students, the answer seems to be a resounding YES PLEASE! So from now on, unless I hear from you, I’ll start sending you these weekly Love & Inspirations. Is that cool?
I’m great. I’m super full these days to be honest. (I try to avoid the word “busy” if I can…). I’m working super hard to dot my “i'”s and cross my “t”‘s, and put the finishing touches on our first ever YTT manual (only 16 days away!!!) Next week I head off to India for some moments of self-care and to do a Yoga course with a teacher who I’m really looking forward to studying with.
For me, in order to keep my cup full so that I can keep giving and holding space on these Pure Flow Yoga retreats and trainings here in Thailand, it’s so important for me to allow myself the time to be a student, and to let someone else hold space for me. I’ll tell you more about it all next week (provided I can get some good internet access!)
Here are some fresh inspirations for your weekend!
“The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes “Awww!”
– Jack Kerouac, from On the Road
This quote was shared by one of our beautiful retreat participants, Sanjit, in an ongoing post-retreat, post-”Pabuk” (the crazy storm that almost hit us in early January) e-mail thread.
Beautiful Song I’m Loving:
La Luze del Bosque – by Issa-Elle
Book I’m Re-Reading:
Maps to Ecstacy – the Healing Power of Movement, by Gabrielle Roth
I am revisiting (and also highly recommend) this beautiful book, by legendary 5 Rhythms dance creatrix, Gabrielle Roth, who in this work, teaches us how to transform daily life into sacred art.
Yoga & Sacred Activism: How to Stay Light in the face of Dark
Did you know that we’ve just been voted one of the top 15 Yoga Blogs on the Planet?! Amazing! Check out our latest blog post.
In this article, Atira Tan, one of our beloved Pure Flow Yoga teachers, and the founder of art of healing and yoga for freedom share about what sacred activism is and three ways to stay light while dancing with the dark.
Video to Inspire You:
I am supported – Root down to Rise up!
Enjoy this beautiful grounding sequence to help you feel supported, within and without. In this short dynamic flow asana practice, we connect meditation, breathing and asana in dedication to all the people, experiences and to the Earth that supports and nourish us
Have a wonderful weekend & thanks again for being a part of this Pure Flow Yoga Tribe.
We LOVE you!
With Love & Blessings
P.S. We have a couple spots left on our upcoming teacher training, Feb 17 – March 17, 2019. It begins in 16 days! So if you’re ready to invest in yourself, Sign Up NOW!
P.P.S What is your favourite inspiration from this e-mail? What would you like more or less of? HIT REPLY and please let me know!
P.P.S Sharing is Caring. If you enjoyed this little inspiration, please consider sharing it. We also have an awesome referral program if you know of someone would love and benefit from joining us in paradise.
Instagram Post of the Week
? Sunrise Gayatri Mantra @whynambeach.
Mantra chanting and sacred music has become a huge part of my personal journey towards bringing more peace, contentment, joy, and clear authentic expression into my life. .
It’s truly a journey: I always know how I feel in relation to how open my voice is. And I always know that if I want to bring in more openness, more love, I simply need to sing more and offer my song and prayer in devotion to the great mystery…
Originating in the Rg Veda, the oldest of the 4 Vedic texts, the vibration of the Gayatri Mantra, said to be one of the oldest mantras known and beyond translation is said to significantly effect the consciousness of the chanter who repeats the mantra.
Ga – to sing Yatri – Protection
dhi – sound that indicates Buddhi, the illiuminated ultimate state of the Yogi consciousness that arises in pure awareness
Savitr – the force of the sun’s light that brings each day into being from total darkness – avidya (also known as ignorance)
Sun is the metaphor for the light of our own awareness
Om bhur bhuvah svah
Tat savitr vernyam
Bhargo devasya dhimahi
Dhiyo yo nah prachodayat
Earth, Air, Heaven
We meditate on Savir, giver of light,
May he illuminate our consciousness
Want to sing and learn more about Mantra? Join @meldobra and I in a very special Yoga and Music retreat this July! More info on our website calendar.
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