Thursday, August 13, 2009

A Yogic New Year



As we look deeply within, we understand our perfect balance. There is no fear of the cycle of birth, life, and death. For when you stand in the present moment, you are timeless. Rodney Yee


Every culture has its way of marking the passing of time. Some see the opportunity for a new start linked with the seasons and some with the introduction of a newborn brought into this world. Each year I am awed by the cameras documenting the transition from one year to the next in countries all over the world. How similarly silly we all look counting backwards the final ten.

Beginnings and endings are certainly a part of daily life. And one's personal New Year could start at any moment. Many say 'today's the day' or more often 'tomorrow's the day' on a daily basis. And for some a rebirth really does come in that instant. However, unmasking, uniting, and restarting are more easily done in the presence of others striving that way during an energetically opportune period. This is the holiness of the month of Elul.

I have designed a unique four part workshop called A Yogic New Year for this special month. All are welcome and invited to sit, move, breath, and learn with me and speaker Howard Katz on Wednesdays September 2, 9, 16, and 23 from 8PM-10PM at Centerpoint/Atmananda Yoga Studio as we ignite the body, mind, and soul in preparation for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. No matter how limited or advanced your Jewish or Yoga background is, you will undoubtedly benefit from this opportunity to detox and reboot. Although best experienced as a four part workshop, you are welcome to come to any of the sessions.

This is a FREE event brought to you by the Birthright Israel Alumni Grant Initiative and Romemu. Your RSVP is encouraged to guarantee your spot and can be sent along with questions to laracorinne@gmail.com. For more on my schedule visit www.adventuresinyogaland.com designed beautifully by Cameron Northey.

Please learn more about the Birthright Israel NEXT Alumni Grant Initiative at http://next.birthrightisrael.com.

Romemu is a holistic center in Manhattan that seeks to integrate body, mind, heart and soul in Jewish practice. Our offerings are designed to inspire an openhearted and intellectually stimulating community, and individual spiritual path, leading to a more connected and compassionate daily life. More information: http://www.romemu.org



May all sentient beings enjoy happiness
and the root of happiness.
May we be free from suffering and the root of suffering.
May we not be separated from the greta
happiness devoid of suffering.
May we dwell in the great equanimity free
from passion, aggression, and prejudice.

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