The kundalini yoga retreat was just great. The vibration held over the weekend was in alignment with the teachings. Every one had a radiant time and already looking forward to the next retreat.
Check out the web page under Gallery for all the photos.
The transition to the new venues for all the classes is going well, although having one venue to teach from is in my asking.
I would like to share the challenge I experience and ask that all students be mindful of this as it affects us both.
Currently I have fifteen minutes to set up the yoga room, and a couple of the venues require sweeping. After class I have fifteen minutes to repack and vacate the room and that timing is somewhat short so I need to move promptly to be ready . At Prema Yoga Studio I was always available before and after class for chats with one or many students. This freedom is no longer as available and I do want to honour your questions so I can give you my total awareness. Once I have packed up after class I’m available to anyone that wants to talk . The other option is arranging a time to talk, either by SMS or phone call. Please note I don’t check my e-mails daily.
Friday October 9 was the official last night at the studio and was celebrated with the Kundalini Yoga Kriya of Wahe Guru. Healing to the vibration of the Gong and the beautiful Healing Circle with Ra Ma Da Sa, Sa Say So Hung. The closure to the space was very sacred and filled with gratitude.
The evening was completed with a divine supper. Students brought in delicious food which accompanied lots of chatter and good fun.
Students took home butterflies, lanterns or verses of wisdom from the studio as a treasure holding the beautiful energy of all the yoga, chanting and meditations held over the past seven years. Oh what a blessing to have farewelled the studio with such beautiful people. Thankyou.
The evening cost was by donation. Please read below to view the response to the donation.
12 October 2009
Thank you for your generous donation of $266.00 on behalf of Yoga with Mary-Anne. Your generosity will enable us to remain committed to our vision and mission. It would not be possible for Barnardos to address the issues of childhood neglect and abuse without your loyalty. For this we send you our heartfelt thanks.
Together as a community we can contribute to providing answers that solve problems, not just for each individual child, but for all Australian children.
At Barnardos we believe all children deserve a safe and caring family where their voices are not ignored. Your support will help children just like Molly believe it too.
The new adventures now begin. Thank you all for your support. Blessings to you all. Love and Light xxxxx
The Universe has created a huge change into my daily routine. The space that I have had for the past seven years can no longer be used as Prema Yoga Studio. The space will shift from Sue’s business and serve in a different way.
I will be a bit of a gypsy for the next twelve months and be teaching from different venues.
Please check my web page www.yogawithmaryanne.com for temporary updates with new locations and times.
I know and trust that the Universe has a grand plan for me and I simply ask “HOW MAY I SERVE?” . Opportunities will arise and choices will be made so that I can create a new ‘yoga space’ at one location and a new ‘Prema Yoga Studio’ will emerge.
Impermanence is the way of the Universe. To flow with change easily and effortlessly allows me to feel at peace and have clarity through this time. I feel very liberated and free with this change.
Please check my webpage and blog over the next couple of weeks for regular updates.
Yogi Bhajan’s May Clove Recipe
For the month of May ONLY
( May is autumn here in Australia and it will work just as well during this time leading to our winter)
You may have heard that it’s flu season-okay, that’s an understatement given the news this week. Spring is often a time of cleansing and processing, which in turn makes one more vulnerable to colds and flu. Here’s a reminder from Gurusahay Singh Khalsa, D.C., about a remedy Yogi Bhajan taught exclusively for the month of May.
Take a handful of cloves and soak them in room temperature water overnight-no need to boil. First thing in the morning, when you brush your teeth, take 3-4 tablespoons of the clove water (not more then 5-don’t overdo it.), swish it around in your mouth and then swallow.
For convenience, you can make enough for three of four days and keep it in the refrigerator. For best results, take some every day throughout the month of May.
“It will save you from a lot of viral diseases. The month of May breeds viruses. Your ears, nose and throat will all be all right. Symptoms will almost not appear. If you do it every year, you will never fall apart” -Yogi Bhajan
Japji is recited at the beginning of Sadhana, so what is Japji?
Japji is a Universal song of God consciousness composed by Guru Nanak. Japji uses the technology of Naad Yoga, the science of the sound current. Reciting the words of Japji, which speak of that which is beyong words to express, serves to bring the frequency of Infinity into your life.
Japji is a tool designed to deliver a human being into excellence. Japji is a teacher for anyone seeking truth. The sound current of Japji and the meaning of its words, when meditated upon with openess and love, awakens a soul to it’s destiny.
Step by step, Japji gives you the comprehensive power to know yourself as you are and be with God’s creation in a spirit of joyful surrender.
Repeating the entire Japji adjusts all the elements in all the chakras and gives you a complete tune up in your entire subltle and physical bodies.