Weekend Yoga Retreat – November 9-11

We had an early taste of Autumn over the past week in New York City. A coolness in the air. Jackets came out. While the Labor Day weekend is an artificial transition into Autumn, we felt the shift.

While there is still another week or so of official summer, the leisure of the summer months is over, and we find ourselves navigating new schedules for school, back to five-day weeks at work, and the anticipation of the rush up to the end of the year. Within that transition, we can begin to feel unsettled, ungrounded and unstable.

In the thick of it, we tend to create lists and jump from task to task without even pausing to get a sense of completion. We don’t seem to allow even the smallest notion of completion to enter the picture of our daily lives. We’re just onto the next thing.

At the end of my day, I always sit quietly and acknowledge my experience from that day. Oftentimes, that experience doesn’t necessarily match the picture in my mind of how I think things should have been. Nonetheless, I acknowledge my efforts with a hearty “great job” or “Dennis, you did that best you could.” This acknowledgment is important in creating a sense of completeness. A moment to pause and see all I’ve accomplished. In that process, I quiet the noise of the inner critic. I begin to clear some of the clutter that’s no longer of use. I get rid of what no longer serves me.

It’s through our practice we find this. Our practice offers us a toolkit we can use as we journey along our path. Our Dharma is our truth and being awake in every moment along our journey. It is the foundation for a meaningful life. When we live according to these principles we find the peace and joy that is always within us. We find compassion and awareness that’s always there. We release what no longer serves us.

I have the great honor of leading a weekend retreat in conjunction with the beloved NY Loves Yoga community in a beautiful house in the Pocono Mountains. Join me November 9 – 11 for a powerful weekend when we’ll take a moment to pause to reflect on all that we’ve accomplished over the past year. We’ll explore together how the teachings of our practice can keep us grounded and awakened on our way to clearing a lot of the clutter and the noise in the mind. You’ll leave with tools to navigate the challenges of life in the immediate and throughout your life. Click here for more details.

Be well.

 

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Come Away With Me

Come away with me June 8 through 10 to a little house in the woods…you can find details by clicking here. Until then…listen to a little Norah Jones…

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December Happenings and Special New Years Day Class

Happy December! As we move into the holiday season, we can feel rushed along by the rush of things. If we’re not careful, we can miss the really important things. I’m encouraging my classes to take five minutes in the morning and/or evening through January 1 to sit still and pay attention to the breath. Try not to get caught up in what to call this. Just sit still and breath. Slow down. You’ll find calm and clarity in the midst of the holiday chaos and there’s potential for people to like you more.

Schedule Changes

Start next week (December 11, 2017) I’m shifting my 12:15pm on Mondays at Brooklyn Yoga Project to Tuesdays. With that, I’ll be adding a 1:00pm on Mondays at NYHRC 45th Street. Join me. You can always find my full schedule here.

Special New Years Day Class

Join me and the rest of the marvelous community of NY Loves Yoga on January 1, 2018 from 2 to 4pm at NY Loves Yoga for a joyful and uplifting class focusing on skillful effort. There’s a lovely little gift included. Space is limited so book here now.

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March Happenings and Beyond

I trust in these early months of 2017 you are keeping up with your practice. Our practice gives us a much needed break from the noise around us to allow the nervous system to calm and correct itself, a stilling of the body, and a quieting of the mind. We notice as we clear the clutter and debris from both body and mind, our clinging to those habitual Continue reading

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What the World Needs…

…is love sweet love. Enjoy!

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Martin Luther King Day 2017

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