Spring is on the horizon!
The mere mention of the word and our hearts lift. Formerly known as the Spring Equinox, March 20 @ 12:15pm, marks the first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. On this day the sun rises and sets on the Celestial Equator and the earth receive exactly 12 hours of daylight. Among many faith practices, there are ceremonies designed to help you embrace the change of the season and plant seeds for personal growth, awakening and intention. It is a time to begin anew, and to be hopeful, in many spiritual traditions: Christian Easter, Jewish Purim, Holi (the Indian festival of colors), Nowruz (Persian New Year), Sikh Hola Mohalla. As the Spring Equinox has been recognized across many centuries, consider taking time for an intentional practice to plant seeds of awareness for your path of personal growth:
Find a sunny spot to sit or to walk (for more on walking meditation, and labyrinth meditation, register for Yoga on the Labyrinth with the School of Servant Leadership for World Wide Labyrinth Day, May 5th, 2018. Using the analogy of planting a garden, what seeds (goals) will you be planting? How will you nurture those seeds? How will you shelter them/make them priority? Find markers (physical or mental reminders) to help you stay consistent and accountable. Schedule your nurturing habits so your growth in these personal goals becomes the new habit of tending to self-care. Enjoy the fruit of the labor and share about it with others – your new growth becomes how we all get to grow together!
Save the Dates, Register for LifeFit Specialty Classes:
In the recent past, “Specialty Classes” have been introduced on Sundayafternoons, in the Youth Building of Christ UMC, 410 N Holden Rd. These classes have been opportunities to experience different themes of yoga and mind-body classes. We will have more depth of these classes along with other themes during the LifeFit 2018 Summer Workshops. Note that Yoga Teachers will receive continuing education credit from Yoga Alliance. The remaining classes for the spring are listed here:
March 18, 2:30 – 4:00 pm, $25: Yoga for Osteoporosis, the First 12 Poses Note that we will cover the 3 variations of each of the 12 poses of the original 10 year osteoporosis study of Dr. Loren Fishman, MD. Register Here
April 8, 3:00 – 4:15 pm, $20: TRE: Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercise Register Here
April 15, 2:30 – 4:00 pm, $25: Yoga for Osteoporosis, the Second 12 Poses Note that if you have not learned the first 12 poses, it is ok to come to this class as we will cover the current poses in the Osteoporosis study. Register Here
May 20,3:00 – 4:15 pm, $20: TRE: Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercise Register Here