Dear friends, yogis and yoginis:
It is with great joy that I announce that this fall will be the celebration of All Souls Yoga's third birthday! I still remember painting my then-basement with my daughter's big eyes looking up at me in her pack and play, wondering if I was a crazy-lady. Three years out, I can confidently say that I wasn't -- that that niggling whisper from the Holy Spirit was right on. I'm so relieved that I was brave enough to listen.
The studio has grown into her own being over time -- she's alive, vibrant and healthier than ever. I am so grateful for the many ways that each of you has participated in making this dream of yoga, spirituality, and community come alive.
Just like the studio, I too have grown. With the support of my friends and family, I joyfully dedicated a full year to my personal growth and expansion as your teacher and guide, pursuing my 500 hour training with Inner Peace Yoga Therapy. Over the course of last year, I traveled to Chicago to study with incredible, internationally renowned yoga teachers who specialize in topics that affect us all: addiction, grief, anxiety, depression, cancer, chronic pain and beyond.
I can feel the wisdom of my teachers and my incredible classmates in my very being every time I step on the mat and direct you inward toward your true nature:perfect, whole, divine, despite any evidence to the contrary. I have found my therapeutic yoga voice, providing comfort and ease to students not only in the body, but also in the deepening of the breath, the calming of the mind, and the soothing of the Spirit.
With this wisdom like a great wind at my back, I am moving forward in the next phase of my journey, those Divine breadcrumbs leading me to teach workshops at Froedert Cancer Center and Firstfruits Women's Center, work privately with many of you, and expand my offerings to extend beyond group yoga (look for more to come...).
This also means a slight change in some of my business policies, which I want to openly share with you below. All of these changes will begin in the fall, starting September 1st.
Yoga Church Rates:
4 class package: $50
8 class package: $85
*All packages will expire in eight months*
Therapeutic Yoga Prayer
Initial Therapeutic Yoga Package: $120
This extensive therapeutic yoga session will allow us to get to know one another and your goals for our work together. We'll begin with a 30 minute intake call which will prepare us for 90 minutes of one-on-one therapeutic yoga, guided meditation, reiki, and gentle aromatherapy / massage. You'll leave the space with a handful of therapeutic yoga tools specific to your personal self-care needs.
One 90 min. private session: $90
Two 90 min. private sessions: $160
Three 90 min. private sessions: $210
Add-on a personalized video of your yoga therapy practice for an additional $25.
Semi-Private Therapeutic Yoga
One 90 min. private session: $120
Two 90 min. private sessions: $200
Three 90 min. private sessions: $240
One 90 min. private session: $150
Two 90 min. private sessions: $260
Three 90 min. private sessions: $330
I am deeply bowing to the MANY people who have brought us to this moment in time, including all of you. Thank you for engaging in this Divine Dance with me. It has been the ride of a lifetime!
Hi yogis and yoginis - Around this time of year I can literally feel the heat, movement and activity of summer beginning to fry my nervous system: my Spirit like a burger that's been on the grill too long, sending up the initial frantic smoke signals of possible destruction.
And while I love enjoying the 2-3 months of midwestern heat to their fullest, the constant movement, doing and activity pull me away from my center, that still small place where God lives and guides and heals and protects me.
My practice lately has been super inward (hence, why I've been a bit reclusive), finding God in the quiet stillness of the NOW -- you know, that unbelievably loving and patient Being just chilling in the background, unobtrusively loving and guiding me underneath my crazy.
What I've realized is that the more I find God in this NOW moment, the more confident I am that S/He will be with me in the next now moment, and then the next one. And as I train my brain (which is literally what yoga/meditation does) to find God HERE, I will no doubt be able to find him/her in whatever awaits me out there, too.
Our practice this month will focus on using gentle breath and movement to quiet the silly ego (who always likes to convince us that we can squeeze just ONE more thing on the calendar) and recenter around the sanity of the Spirit, or as T.S. Elliot says, "the still point of the turning world."
Where ever life has taken you, whether in or out of our All Souls yoga community, I am so grateful for knowing you and for the integral part you've played in this great unfolding. May you be happy, may you be at peace, may you know that you're a beloved child of God.
Om Shanti, Peace be with You, Shalom.
Yoga Therapist, Teacher, Speaker, Writer, Mother