Has this past year forced you in the present moment a bit more? It sure has for me….2020 was a big lesson in that, and now again 2021 is showing me that I'm still needing to get a handle on PRESENCE. It's a concept that is easy to shove to the side and hard to find balance with in our fast-paced world that takes planning to keep up with.
How do you practice presence? How do you stay in the moment when a big life situation comes up for you? How do you stay in balance with it and the responsibilities in front of you?
I love the below quote on being, and wanted to share with you.
Sending you love,
PLEASE NOTE : I wrote this email earlier in the week, but since writing it, my family has realized that my Mother-In-Law is in her last few days of life - I am devastated and wanted to make a note to let you know that I am cancelling my classes for this week.
I will update you next week if I will be making any future cancellations.
Thank you for your understanding.
IN THIS ISSUE
BEING : HERE/NOW
Journal Prompt : hello, present moment
use these journal prompts this week if they inspire you
HELLO, PRESENT MOMENT
Why is being present important to me?
Who do I know that feels very present when I am around them? What does it feel like?
How do distractions come up for me?
TO PRACTICE PRESENCE
Take a minute in meditation or your favorite yin pose to follow the sound and sensation of your breath. If it's a nice day, take it outdoors and tap into the smells and feel of the breeze around you.
Journal : What is coming up for me right now? What am I distracted by? How could I delegate these things, or schedule my thoughts for them later? What do I really want to get out of this moment?
Free hand what is coming up for you.
Join MoonRise Self Care for mini stay-at-home-retreat style weekly classes, special events & some socially distanced in-person events.
Each class comes with recommendations on how to set up your space for the ultimate relaxing self care experience.
Yoga and aromatherapy have long been traditionally linked through the holistic medical system Ayurveda. Aromatherapy - like yoga - works on the body, mind and spirit. The beautiful impacts are felt both physically and emotionally. Breathing in essential oils stimulates areas of your limbic system, which is the part of your brain that plays a role in emotions, behaviors, sense of smell, and long-term memory. Aromatic botanicals are used to aid meditation and alter mood. Oils are used to heighten relaxation and relieve stress. Scent can create an environment that encourages particular moods - which further enhances your yin practice to a blissful level.
In tonight's class, I will offer you the opportunity to incorporate essential oils throughout your practice (using oils is not mandatory).
The moon is our closest celestial neighbor and powerfully influences every living thing on our planet. Within 28 days, the moon passes through 8 phases, each with its own unique characteristics. The full moon is the middle of this cycle, and the time that we celebrate where we are at and release things that are no longer serving us.
Yin yoga is a gentle form of yoga, appropriate for any level, and the ultimate self care. In yin, we hold poses for longer amounts of time to allow gravity to take over, our parasympathetic nervous system to kick in gear, and calm in our mind and body. It is TRULY the best hour of self care.
Tonight's practice will encourage you to tap into the energy behind this specific full moon in a way that serves your life.
Grab a crystal that is resonating with you this month and bring it to your mat if you would like! You can use it during your practice and set new intentions with it as a part of your full moon ritual.
LOCATION : In-Person (north Denver outdoors) + virtual option!
INVESTMENT : $20
Join Lisa Reeder of @wildsoulsyoga & Jenny White of @moonriseselfcare in a virtual women's circle experience curated for this specific month, inspired by nature and a unique intention. We will practice grounding techniques, breath work and development of our intuition & personal experience all infused with yin yoga poses. We will share space with each other to receive, connect and create