Announcement No Whole Toning Class Friday Nov . 14th Maryse is away recording her CD!!! YEAH!
ENERGY CHANGES DIRECTION
Our body rhythms are governed by light, and darkness. HA-THA translates - sun-moon
YOGA supports and strengthens us, largely because it aligns our inherent rhythmic intelligence and quite profoundly it affirms your true identity, and much stress is resolved when we are less confused by outer "messages" of who we should be and what we should look like, be doing, etc. We get to "come home".
Yoga is a challenge of full engagement, in action and in rest.
Stay kind, absolutely non -violent as you practice, listen and feel
and the rhythms will guide, teach and mend. But practice is the way, every day- get on your mat or rug....begin. BREATHE Slowly, deeply, you are so perfect as you are !
Our rhythms are more easily felt at change of season, now- as it gets darker &cooler....what is your inclination? ATTUNE.
Stop a few moments, and breath- and register the changes.
It just might help your immune system- and guide choices of diet, rest, and adjustments to your routine, authentically. And you might notice what has had life, has lived and now "dies" as leaves simply fall off, an easy falling, downward.........towards our roots. They are not afraid, or separate from the trunk or limbs, on or off the tree. It really is ONE WHOLE CIRCLE OF LIFE. How liberating this awareness!
BE NOURISHED & Enjoy this Autumn Season!
Whole Toning continues, Fridays at 10am and every other Monday at 7.
and special guest Bebe La La will perform
Sunday November 9th at 2pm
Young Women's YOGA
Monday's at 4:30 sliding scale
A special full day of Sufi Celebration will happen on
November 15th at Grapes Gallery.
contact Wendy Tremayne for details and to register
The 4 directions ceremony and women's shamanic drumming circles- dates To Be Announced.
The Studio is very alive with both continuing classes and workshops and several new offerings. WELCOME BACK SELENA KARENA!offering beginners Traditional Belly Dance Classes on Tuesday evenings. Selena has blessed this community for many years, offering sacred dance - lets remember that this beautiful form was originally "child birth preparation", so it honors the female body, rhythms and power. It is joyous, healing and builds a strong individual and circle. JOIN US!
DON PATRICIO returns on Thursday October 9th to guide the 4 Directions Ceremony, starting at 6pm. Please see below for more information and guidelines. It is a great honor to have him and this profound practice in our community.
KUNDALINI YOGA with Adi Love continues on Saturday mornings and every other Monday evening.
WHOLE TONING- Sound healing with Maryse Lapierre continues Friday mornings and every other Monday evening and
KIDS Sing, Music and Rhythm for parents and children 0-5 will continue for a few more weeks on Thursday mornings and as well be part of STORY HOUR at the Libraryon Wednesday mornings. with Maryse Lapierre and Michelle Bishop.
Welcome Adi Love! Inspiring, high vitality, generous of heart and spirit!
Adi offers empowering KUNDALINI YOGA , and as well is an accomplished singer, song writer and
artist. in her words "this Kundalini class will focus on basic practice harnessing mental, physical and nervous energies of the body. This technology combines breath, mantra and mudra to balance your systems and experience yourself. " Adi will teach Saturdays at11am and every other Monday evening at 7. ( see the schedule to the right.)
and- WOW, we are so very thrilled to open our doors and widen our role in the community as a place for the young ones to be nurtured and their natural vitality, open-ness and beauty protected.
KIDS Sing & Rhythm for children 0-5yrs
and their parents & caregivers!
Thursdays 10:30 -11:30 and Fridays 1:30-2:30 and classes are FREE (many thanks to the Brindle Foundation for making this possible)
Maryse Lapierrecontinues to open our true selves with Whole Toning - perhaps the deepest and oldest form of healing- our own voice and vibration, how is this such a well kept secret? Come explore and enjoy.
Energizing Kripalu yoga withTucky Begely continues- word around town is "it's HOT" ! Body-Mind Centering(R) and Meditation in motion with Wendy Sager Evanson give a place for everyone to get to know a sense of who we are, our brilliant physiology and liberate vitality.
and cultivation of PRANA is the essence of yoga, of health, and
wellness. Come and Play, and be delightfully surprised perhaps, that
there is such a wealth of healing power within for body and mind and
There are many "yoga's" . It is path towards alignment of self, body and the divine. It is not a religion, and is very personal. It is breath and being present, kind and open and yields strength, balance, flexibility and inner calm and peace. It cultivates non-violence and harmony and brings joy and honesty.
It is available to everyone, regardless of age, ability or experience. We start where we are, and breathe, slowly and deeply. and then, a dance begins. You- Alive, a mystery and miracle.
and lastly: thank you Azaima Anderson for Heart Lightning. We await your return in November.
Azaima offers voice, and awareness and a rich synthesis of embodied practice that brings a person back to clarity of mind and heart. Utilizing eye movement, breath, imagery, and cognitive skills- we can recalibrate our brains, nervous system and glandular systems. So effective, creative and individualized a process! I am grateful to her generosity of spirit, and ability to guide with expertise and grounded presence. This work is needed and beautifully accessible.
Sometimes talking about the weather seems trivial, but nature is a powerful influence on our body-mind and spirit and many cultiltures base their medicine on cultivating inner and outer harmony with the rhythms of nature and balance of the elements. Nature is our teacher.
Practices of honoring the elements have become a root of our centering
at Studio de la Luz.
Join us on August 8th at 6pm for a Ceremony of the Four Directions.
We were honored to learn this simple and nourishing practice from Don Patricio last month & encouraged to continue as a community.
We will abide the same guidelines - listed on the side bar.
In times when turmoil and "madness" seem to be dominating behaviors and relations, this practice which brings us to our hearts and humility in peaceful relationship is a treasure and potent medicine for body, mind and spirit - and for building strong community & kinship.
Urban ShamanDon Patricio Dominguez Born into the Pueblo de Las Cruces tribe, at the age of five he was presented in a public ceremony to the medicine men to be blessed as a man of spiritual knowledge. He is a founder of The Institute of Natural and Traditional Knowledge, and participant in the film, The Spirit Molecule. His credits also include being on the advisory committee of the International Indigenous Coalition, the board of directors of NIME, a delegate to Elders Council, and has served on the Board of Directors of the Confederation of Indigenous Elders and Priests of America as secretary. Additionally, he is also an active member of the Shamanic Lodge of New Mexico, and still returns to Las Cruces four times a year to dance with the tribe at four major feasts.
Ceremony to the Four Directions Saturday evening, July 12th Studio de la Luz6pm Patricio will guide us in this ceremony for the community. Free, donations accepted for studio space and to contribute for Patricio's travel and time.
We hope to see you at the ceremony. If you are coming, please observe the protocols listed: -Please dress modestly ( no shorts, uncovered shoulders or open toed shoes) -Please do not come under the influence of drugs, including marijuana, or alcohol. -Please bring offerings to set out.- Please bring what you will need to be comfortable.
Two years ago, all the pomegranate trees "died" in a prolonged subfreezing spell. She returns
this year! Tree in full bloom. Happy Spring time, flowering time, surviving the wind time and always
Continue to practice, no matter what!
We are happy to add additional Whole Toning evening classes every other week with Maryse LaPierre! Yoga classes continue on Wednesday afternoon and Thursday evening and the Community Hands-On Wellness Clinic offering massage and therapeutic bodywork by donation continues is held every Tuesday 10am-4pm.
Our "free treatments" for parents/caregivers and kids was great. We will do it again!
All the same tree! First "nothing" - bare branches, then a small speck of green emerges and it is full
tilt life force made visible from now till the leaves just coming on fall away and become earth and it is the quiet cycle above ground. Hope you have had time to smell a few beautiful blossoms- apple, apricot and plum and peach- YOU ARE THE SAME! May your garden grow well, your nurturing be received and your harvest plentiful.
As it warms up, there is so much movement- in the body the liver wakes up- interesting that the Healing Tao sound for waking up is Shhhhhh. Move muscles and sinews and your blood, eat more greens and stretch!
And behold the wonders of life so evident, and so changing before our eyes. Know you are important in the whole and connected.
Celebrate breath, rhythms, flexibility and community through all the seasons.
Spring is coming, emerging from winter- more palpable aliveness....... blossoms & "weeds",
the life force is obvious!
Blessed to spend a day at the Morikami Museum in Florida recently. A tribute to the Japanese culture that established an agricultural center in the 1920's-30's, the land was eventually donated and is now a site to visit and enjoy. A reminder of the subtle beauty that surrounds us, the power in stillness, and our capacity to honor this aspect of our environment and self. It does help us treat each other and our world better.
This month,welcome "Spiritual Alchemy" a weekend workshop with Natalie Reid, and Kundalini Yoga for Women with Nancy Tafoya.
In addition to our ongoing classes of yoga, meditation in motion and community hands on wellness clinic.
The quiet of a winter snow storm in the Northeast Coast Moisture Weight on the limbs of the pines Beauty in the forms and movement of water as snow Words are far removed from the direct experience- it's very quiet
VOICE, TONE, & RHYTHM
Silence provides a container
We are thrilled to add another Sound Healing /Whole Toning class with Maryse Lapierre this month. Fridays and Saturdays 10am-11:30
And blessed to host the Annual Sufi Silent Retreat with Wendy Jehanara Tremayne Feb 21, 22 ,& 23
We hope to see you and share creative healing space & time & please join us TUESDAYS 10-4pm Community Hands On Wellness Clinic continues to provide affordable bodywork you can FEEL BETTER with massage and reflexology!
May this year bring all you need to make the choices that are best for health and wellbeing.
Mostly, may you have love and support around you and the power to reach out as needed, and
gentleness with yourself and others. Of course, the breath is the best way to find this gentleness and
steadiness that lies under the roller coaster ride. Taking that PAUSE- in momentum, is a practice- and kind of like making your bed everyday, it needs to be tended daily- like calling a good friend.
May you all have this good friend to lean into. and may the discoveries along the way bring joy and wonder.
wendy and all at Studio de la luz
NEW OFFERINGS and SCHEDULE
Please see the schedule to the side for specifics on time and dates for new classes and special events.
Maryse Lapierre will continue Whole Toning- sound healing and movement on Friday mornings. We welcome Nancy Garcia Tafoya on Sunday January 12th for Women's Kundalini Yoga. and Ova Luethye and Wendy Sager Evanson will offer two ChiNeiTsang- Taoist self healing clinics this month. Ova will also offer a "yoga for everybody" beginners class Thursday mornings. Wendy Jehanara Tremayne is back and teaching mixed level yoga Sundays. AND the Community Hands-On Wellness Clinic continues on Tuesdays.