Today was the second "Can-Do" Yoga class and we had 7 students show up to share and breathe together. The sun was playing peekaboo around beautiful cloud formations and at the end while the students were in Shivasana (final relaxation pose) 5 little sparrows were perched on the railing and tree above the students. They were watching and cheeping away. It really made me smile to think of how different it must be for the animals around the lake to have us there moving and breathing in their space in such a unique way.
I so enjoy teaching in the park. I think that I am receiving so much more than I am giving back to the Food Bank. The food being donated is tangible and important and I am so grateful to the students for supporting our community. But the feeling I get from helping people let go and relax into each breath is also amazing. If each person I teach has even a few moments in their day that are happier or easier, then the whole world shifts a few millimeters towards joy. That is food for the soul and pretty life-sustaining in its own way.
In other news:
Myra Lewin is arriving in Portland today from Hawaii and will be offering the following events this weekend.
June 19, 2009
7:15 - 8:45 pm Hawthorne Wellness Center
3942 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Energy Management in Relation to Food and Daily Living
June 20, 2009
1:30-4:30 pm Poise Studio
4700 SW 185th Ave.
Phone: (503) 591-8700 Ayurveda, meditation and postures
June 21, 2009
2:00 - 3:00 pm
Cedar Hills Recreation Center
11640 SW Park Way
Phone: (503) 531-0414
FREE Book Signing and short talk
Please join in if you are available this weekend.
Hugs to you all,