Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Welcome Spring!

Winter into Spring

Today is the first day of Spring, and as we transition out of winter it is a time to remember that these seasonal shifts bring balance into our lives. The Southern Hemisphere is welcoming their Autumn Equinox as we begin our Spring Equinox. The sun that shines on Earth's equator presents an almost equal length of day and night. These transitions are felt in the observing and listening day to day, week to week, month to month, and year to year. Tuning into these shifts in mind, body and breath is in the moving, breathing, meditating and feeling of our moment to moment awareness.

Another full 'supermoon' is on display tonight, but it will be our third and final. It seems these extra bright moons only happen three times a century, coinciding with perigee, the moon's closest point to Earth during its monthly orbit. So, enjoy the view as the sun sets in the west and the moon rises in the east around the same time today.

It is a pleasure to see meet week to week on the mat for mindful movement connected to breath, where we pay attention to time and space between pose progressions and focus on shapes that are held longer in the body.

Slow Flow with Yin
Wednesday evenings
(NO CLASS 4/17/19 and 5/22/19)

Our Yoga & Reiki Spring workshop on Sunday 3/24/19 is SOLD OUT! It seems highlighting the changing seasons offers a need within the community to slow down our lives and bring in a quality of purposeful moving, breathing and meditating. In anticipation of our growing waitlist, we will have another workshop as the Summer Solstice approaches. 

Save the date: 
Yoga & Reiki
Summer Solstice Workshop

Jennifer Murphy, LMT and I will be co-hosting this workshop on gentle movement, focused breathing, and longer held Yin yoga poses. Jen will guide a thoughtful meditation with creative reflection, and we will both provide hands on Reiki assists. Reiki sends positive intention and healing through the hands. The workshop will close with a lying down meditation practice known as Yoga Nidra. 


I have been practicing Reiki since 2004, and teaching Reiki since 2016 to small groups upon request. This year, I taught my largest Reiki classes in February and March! Learning Reiki requires no special skill and is open to everyone. The emphasis is on healing the self and learning to share Reiki with others. Many people who are trained in Reiki begin by using it for their families and friends. 

Due to continued requests for Reiki I, I have added a small group Reiki I training at Joy Yoga. 

Reiki I Training

Register at under Wellness Workshops for Adults. Space is limited.

For those already trained in Reiki I and wish to learn more, there are 3 spots left for Reiki II training at Borealis Yoga. 

Reiki II Training

Register at under workshops. 

Where Meditation Comes to Life

Jedi Yoga returns in May with back to back workshops!

May the 4th Be With You
Saturday 5/4/19
Joy Yoga
Melrose, MA

Revenge of the 5th
Sunday 5/5/19
Borealis Yoga
Medford, MA

Jedi Yoga is open to all kids ages 6-10. We will bring balance to the Force with Yoda's peaceful warrior flow, use breathing techniques and mindful concentration exercises to train our Jedi mind. Combining movement based activities, meditation, and creative Star Wars poses we will awaken the Force within! Costumes are encouraged!

Registration and times should be up soon for both these workshops!

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