Namaste yogis and yoginis
Italian Job 3
I am running another Italian yoga holiday in Puglia and this time it will include a cookery holiday at Masseria Della Zingara – let me know if you are interested asap as places do go fast and last year was amazing as the Masseria is beautiful as is the food!
Summer Solstice Mini Yoga Festival
Sunday 25th June at Thornton Hall Hotel
Cost £65 – deposit £25 payable asap
See flyer and Timetable for details
PLACES ARE BOOKING FAST NOW SO MAKE SURE YOU GET YOUR PLACE!
Yoga classes –
Classes at Greasby Centre :
Tuesday 7p.m. – 8.15p.m.
All classes are £6
I also teach yoga at Total Fitness in Prenton Tues a.m., Wed p.m., Thurs a.m., – these classes are gym members only.
Now is the Month of Maying – Life is simple. It’s just not easy!
We are now well into the Month of May and spring is at its height and all around we see the signs of awakening with beautiful blossom trees, magnolias and azaleas in flower making everything around us seem filled with life and potential. This Madrigal which celebrates May was written by Thomas Morley in 1595, the year that Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet was first performed and is suggesting the awakening of young love and the dropping of the cloak of winters sleep.
Now is the month of maying,
When merry lads are playing
Each with his bonny lass
Upon the greeny grass.
The Spring, clad all in gladness,
Doth laugh at Winters sadness,
And to the bagpipes sound
The nymphs tread out their ground.
I used to sing this Madrigal at school and then of course it was a jolly four part song that echoed the joys of spring. Now in this time I feel it can represent more the fact we all need to wake up to being kinder to ourselves and kinder to others especially with all the difficult changes happening in the world at this moment. Through Mindfulness and yoga we take the journey to the Self and learn that kindness starts with each one of us and from within. If we can learn to embrace our whole self as it is – limitations and all, embrace our lack of perfection and not just accept who we are but really embrace the fact that we have a ‘body’ in the first place and as long as we have this body we can add to kindness each day, refrain from judging ourselves each day (and others), smile a little more, cry often and really embrace everything as a gift. Really begin to change the way we think and feel!
We spend so much time thinking everyone else has a perfect life that we lose sight of all the good things that we do have in our lives focussing instead on the difficult. If we could learn to accept the difficult and look at it differently and embrace the positive then life indeed would be simple! And perhaps just a little easier?
Is it time to grow and awaken like the earth itself? Is it time for change?
"You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf" Jon Kabat Zinn