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This class will be offered by Yoga Instructor Kate Guthrie at Yoga with Emilie. It is sure to be a special class. Call today to reserve your space. 678-617-0313
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Join my good friend and yoga teacher Kate for a morning of yoga and essential oils.
Essential oils have been used throughout yoga’s history, primarily in reference to yoga’s ayurvedic science. The benefits of essentials oils are vast including supporting your emotional needs, immune system, and physical health. Come and experience the benefits of pairing essential oils with your yoga practice.
A brief introduction of essential oils will be followed by a 75 minute meditative posture yoga class highlighting 6 different essential oils. Participants will be invited to experience selected essential oils aromatically, topically, and internally.
All participants will receive a Home Oil Practice bag with samples of selected oils distributed in class along with detailed information about how to use each oil at home. * Please bring a glass or stainless steel water bottle (optional).
June 13th 10:30a.m.-12:30p.m.
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Friday's in April **NEW CLASSES!**
first and third 11:00 a.m.
second and fourth 4:30p.m
... This is a test of these time slots. But I fully expect to keep them both. Invite your friends. Especially high schoolers and middle schoolers. That 4:30 time slot is perfect for them.
Think about how much you could have benefited from a yoga practice at 13, 15 or 18. ( student rate $8)
Come one! Come all!!
Pranayama with Kate Guthrie
register with payment by April 24th
Two quotes I can’t seem to keep out of my mind:
"Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured." BKS Iyengar
"Yoga is an internal process, all the rest is a circus" K. Pattabhi Jois
In this room today we are all practicing yoga, we are enduring what cannot be cured and our process is internal...although it is certainly not without it's circus moments. Because, that is the truth of life and of death; it is rarely easy, clean or uncomplicated. It is often confusing, complicated and messy.
I wrote this post about a year ago to the day...I am not sure why I didn't publish it. I think it's pretty good. I remember that someone had treated me unkindly, and I think this was in response to that...but I cannot remember what the unkindness was. I hope I was able to treat that person with compassion. It fits with the challenges we are facing with my father in laws illness. I keep remembering that everything is easier if you smile and even if things are truly shitty, you can still smile.
We all deal with up's and down's from time to time. Our lives take turns we are not prepared for. But should we allow those twists and turns to cause us to lash out at others? When we are dealing with difficulties we need to be extra careful not to allow our emotions to rule our actions. What if the person that you just were snappy with is facing a difficult week too? What if they are struggling with something mighty and scary and confusing? The golden rule 'treat others as you would like to be treated' is important. It's not 'treat others however you want because you feel bad and being mean or yelling might make you feel better'. No, it isn't.
I try very hard to treat others with respect and care. I am not always successful. I make mistakes because I am very human. In fact those closest to me would tell you that I am often way off mark. This week my family received some scary news. News that could have made me lash out at anyone and everyone....and I did to a certain extent...and I might still. But I have realized I must take a step back to assess how to act and how to treat people. I have realized that taking a breath and asking myself, what would I see if I walked around in her body for a minute. What hurt is there? What struggle is there? When we take that time we can see clearly that we all have our struggles. We all deserve a moment, a breath of space to allow for forgiveness and compassion. These days when I am treated not as I would like to be treated I take a breath and remember that that person may have also had some difficult news this week or today. I let go and I forgive. Also, equally important, I realize that their anger or ire is not mine to take on. I do not have to accept it. I learned in yoga teacher training that we should not take anything personally. Not the compliment from the student who says 'that's the best class I have ever taken. IN MY WHOLE LIFE', nope, can't take that anymore than I can take the student who says 'You really screwed up my whole day'...nope, that's not mine either.
So I will try and I invite you to try as well to meet everyone with compassion and understanding and if you are not treated likewise ask yourself, what struggle is he dealing with that I don't know about. And see if your can allow your compassion and forgiveness to grow.
with respect and love, Emilie
Some thoughts on perspective and how it can affect your level of happiness. We had to leave before 6:00am to make it to Catie's treatment. Raise your hand if you like getting up that early. Raise your hand again if taking your small child to be treated for a chronic illness is fun for you. ( I did not raise my hand either time, in case you were wondering). HOWEVER! We had zero traffic. We made it in under an hour. Speed limit trip the whole way...unheard of. So we stopped for breakfast and enjoyed fresh squeezed OJ. Then, because we still had an hour, we took a walk along a very pretty little path around the King and Queen buildings. Now, I'm sitting and waiting the 2 1/2 hours this treatment takes in an extremely comfortable chair and getting ready to read my book. I'm not suggesting that choosing happiness made the traffic easy or this chair more comfortable. But it might have.
Just a yoga teacher. Doing my thing.