Gentle Reminder: Registration to Vote for Primaries Ends Feb. 1st

I realize that your feeds have been inundated with quotes from Dr. King, so I decided to wait a week :-)

“Let us never succumb to the temptation of believing that legislation and judicial decree play only minor roles in solving this problem. Morality cannot be legislated, but behavior can be regulated. Judicial decree may not change the heart, but they can restrain the heartless. The law cannot make an employer love an employee, but it can prevent him from refusing to hire me because of the color of my skin. The habits, if not the hearts, of people have been and are being altered every day by legislative acts, judicial decisions, and executive orders. Let us not be misled by those who argue that segregation cannot be ended by the force of law.”

We have the fortune to stand on the shoulders of giants in this city. We honor their work with our participation.

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Dharma: Action Tinged with Dream

I’m teaching a restorative practice this Friday evening from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. I’ll be reading the “Dharma” section of Fire of Love during class. Dharma, or “life purpose,” is the first chapter in Aadil’s book. Why dharma? Because the exploration, discovery, and fulfillment of purpose is the most worthwhile endeavor of our lives—what could be more important than understanding our purpose, or more satisfying than living a life that fulfills that purpose? It seems to me that our collective evolution is hindered when we are individually not doing what we are here to do.

“Discovering our dharma is the most important step in our life. A dharma undiscovered is a life not directed towards the soul’s end. Without the realization of dharma—even if you work hard and long—you will remain unfulfilled. You will climb the ladder of success only to find, when you have finally reached the top, that it was leaning against the wrong wall. Without a clear purpose, a life mission, you short-circuit your freedom. How can you wholeheartedly put effort into your life if you have no direction in which to go? And how can you possibly feel fulfilled even with the effort you are making?” Aadil Palkhivala, Fire of Love

Dharma is the foundation of Purna Yoga. We spend some time during class asking these questions, but once or twice a week is not enough. On a daily basis, create moments of quiet to, connect to your heart center and ask yourself:

1.     Who am I?

2.     Why am I here?

3.     Where am I going?

Ask with sincerity, and you may just become the answer.

I hope you’ll join me this Friday night.  Register here!

Upcoming Events

I'll be out of the country from January 18th to the 31st. I will do my best to get all my classes covered, but as you know, the current substitute list is limited. Please check the class calendar for updates in the next week. Below is my local and out of town workshop and training schedule thus far for 2016.

2016 Teacher Trainings 

200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training at All Life is Yoga in Atlanta, Ga. Training begins April 2nd, 2016. Here are all the dates for the upcoming training. Contact Rutu to apply.

500-Hour Yoga Teacher Training with Aadil Palkhivala and Savitri in Clayton, NC. April 14th-April 28th and Oct. 25th-Nov. 6th, 2016. I am looking forward to assisting Aadil for the 500-Hour Purna Yoga Teacher Training hosted by Purna Yoga East. Aadil does not usually teach the 500-Hour training, so don't miss this opportunity to study at the seat of a master. Early bird registration ends Feb.1st, 2016.

Workshops at All Life is Yoga 

Restorative Yoga Friday Jan 15th 6:30-8:30pm. Join me for two hours of laying around in deep, nourishing postures. Teach your muscles, organs, and nervous system to rest while I read the Dharma (life-purpose) section of Fire of Love. Suitable for all levels. Pre-register 

Hips of Tomorrow  Friday, Feb 5th  6:30-8:30pm Our actions today affect our tomorrow. Yeah, know this. But if we know and don't do, we don't know. Hip decompression is the single most effective thing you can do to prevent hip replacements and for the general health of your hips, low back, and knees.  Our hips are in a constant state of compression—sitting, standing, and even in our sleep, the subconscious tension we carry continues the patterns of imbalance. Most asana that focuses on hip opening does not consider the traction of the hip joint. This workshop will be an assisted hip traction practice. Learn an intelligent, balanced, sustainable opening for your hips. Then do it, often! Pre-register 

Out of Town Workshop Schedule 

Glowing Body Yoga April 29th-May 1stWeekend Workshop in Knoxville, TN.

One Center Yoga Weekend Workshop at  Asheville, NC. Spring 2016 Dates TBA

Jiva Yoga Center June 24th-26th. Ayurveda Module in Jiva Yoga's 500-Hour Yoga Teacher Training. I'm going back to Jiva Yoga in Hilton Head,SC, this time to host an Ayurveda segment in their 500-Hour program. This will be my first time teaching an entire 20-hour weekend workshop on Ayurveda. Yikes!

2016 Purna Yoga Recertification 

I will be in the beautiful mountains of Leavenworth, WA. from July 3rd-9th, 2016. Every other year, the community of Purna Yoga teachers from around the world come together to refine teaching and practice skills with our teachers, Aadil Palkhivala and Savitri.

"The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time" -Abraham Lincoln That's 2016 for now. Thank you for your support of my traveling schedule. I really appreciate the opportunities I get to study and teach Purna Yoga.