October 27th - 29th - Seeding the Light
"Come, come, whoever you are.
Wanderer, worshiper, lover of leaving.
It doesn't matter.
Ours is not a caravan of despair.
Even if you have broken your vows a thousand times.
Come, yet again, come, come." Rumi
Love to all of you. Our first weekend… what a delight to walk alongside you on this journey. I am so full of deep love for each of you and I have a big smile on my face as I see you as a teacher. As we continue to come together, let yourself enjoy being a student first and foremost. I truly believe our time together will unfold as it is meant to unfold for each of you...TRUST.
hOMework to be completed before next session and can be emailed to or bring to me at the beginning of Friday session:
Practice the sequence up to a forward fold. Be prepared to teach to a partner next session. You can make it unique through your transitions. From Manual 1 - page 31 - 46
I will offer all of you use your meditation script for the end of the sequence. The class will run about 75 minutes instead of the 1 hour previously mentioned. Find a shorter "breath centering" meditation for the beginning of class (up to 5 minutes) or write your own. You can also shorten what you have to fit or find something new. All of you did an amazing job! Your voice and tone was appropriate for what we are wanting the students to feel: calm and loved. You do not have to do a "script" or a guided meditation every time you teach. I sometimes read a poem, offer silence, or 5 minutes of guided and then silence...you are the teacher. You can do, not do, or do different. Om.
Basic Asana Sequence Practice Recording: This is meant to be a guide. I left a lot for interpretation and for you to find your inner teacher!
Wisdom and Teachings Reading Assignment (practice of Svadhyaya):
The Heart of Yoga: Introduction to page 7 and page 97 to page 118 (deeper overview of 8 Limbs in preparation for November Session)
Anatomy Volume 1: Introduction - page 49 (be prepared to test your knowledge from page 13 - fundamental bones)
Breath page 212 to 214 for review of ujjayi breath for your own understanding
Anatomy Volume 2: Review page 202 to 203 (be prepared to test your knowledge)
Pilgrim: Introduction and Touchstone 1, 2, and 3 (we will discuss the chapters together)
Bhagavad Gita: N/A
Questions? I am here for you...just ask. BIG love to all of you. OM - Liz