The Watering Hole
Strength is not just about muscle… Strength is having the courage to be who you really are. To have the fortitude and faith to show up in this big beautiful world of ours and make a difference. Strength is about success. And failure. We learn how strong we really are when we fall. When we we get up and go on. When we allow ourselves to be vulnerable. When we look at the person starting back at us in the
It took an elephant to remind me. Last Friday’s threat to the African elephant snapped me out of my mind-numbing complacency. There was a planned ruling to reverse a ban on importing elephant ‘trophies’ (and by trophies I mean body parts) from two countries in Africa. The African elephant is classified as ‘vulnerable’ and is facing a high risk of extinction in the wild. They are temporarily keeping the ban in place, but no one really knows what that means.
- Raghunath is coming to LEY for Flight School!!!
Sunday February 25 from 4-6
Elevate your practice with Raghunath in a powerful and playful class filled with inspiration and insight. Let your own dynamic signature practice take shape as you push to your edge and realize your potential, no matter what level you’re at!
Raghunath is… Ex-punk, ex-monk, husband, father of four, inversion ambassador, bent on Bhakti, detox junkie, evolution assistant, coalesced by kirtan, cacao consumer, puranic story teller, reciter of Gita, potential excavator, beyond birth and death. He is prana hunter, animal friendly, transcendence in training, born to give – to live today; full contact fighter, devours durians, loves to chant, likes a challenge, servant of the servants, harmonium hugger, conscious of Krishna…
This is one of Debbie’s Favorite teachers!!! Trust us, you will have a blast 🙂
- Say Yes Aerial Yoga
Click the website below for the full schedule and contact Marsha for details and registering
Say Yes is a fun and relaxed place to further your yoga practice with a silk hammock! The hammocks are used to assist and deepen traditional yoga poses, including inversions which will get our feet above our hearts! Inversions are great for your health because it promotes circulation, improves balance, coordination and lymphatic function. The silks can also be used to hang in so gravity can be used to decompress joints and vertebrae. The decompression from suspension releases tension on the bones and muscles making your body feel AWESOME. Try to out for yourself 🙂
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- Restorative Workshops with Megan And Aeriel
Spring Equinox- Moving into the Light
After a period of darkness and self reflection- how can we take what we have learned from this hibernation period into the new season?
This workshop focuses on breathwork and relaxation. Session will begin with a guided meditation, followed by 75 minutes of Restorative Yoga (within which Aeriel will be giving Reiki) and end with a sweet 45 minutes of Yoga Nidra. Absolutely no yoga experience required. This workshop will leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. Wear comfortable warm clothes and bring an extra small blanket from home if you have one.
This is the final workshop of a three part winter series. You do not need to have participated in the other workshops to attend. All are welcome!
- EGPL Puppy Fundraiser Yoga Class
- On Sunday March 18 from 12-115 come enjoy a sweet yoga practice with Lori Mancini and Sharon Mcguire and PUPPIES that are up for adoption from the East Greenwich Animal Protection League! We also added a SECOND class from 145-3!!!! The first one sold out that fast!The League has an overabundance of puppies right now and the puppies in class will be up for adoption!!!Your payment for this class with be donated back to EGAPL and you get to do yoga with puppy kisses…..Cant make it but want to donate? check out http://egapl.com to donate, get information about wish lists, and find out more about adopting fur babies!Lori’s sweet Bodhi came from the League 🙂and Dee adopted Lola from the puppy class last year!!!!
- Floating and Flying!!!
Saturday March 31 from 2-4
$30 with Debbie and Lori
This is an Arm balancing and inversion workshop/practice with transitions within the flow.. do you have to be able to do all the poses to come to this workshop? Absolutely not! Do you need to show up with an open heart and an open mind? Yes! Come play, and see what funky things you are able to do!
- Backbending with Bristoll Maryott
- Saturday 4/14
$30In this workshop, Jivamukti & ashtanga yoga teacher Bristol Maryott will draw from those traditions to make space & open the heart chakra.
- Be The Change
Be The Change
Choose challenge and delight over shame and blame. This practice reminds us that we are the cause of our lives, that we manifest our reality. Through a fortifying, fire-based Prana Flow practice (Agni Namaskar), we will honor, accept and transcend the fears that limit us from being the change we wish to see in ourselves and in the world. This session will serve as a catalyst to bring you from winter to spring.
- Melody Moore Returns!!! May 18-20 2018
Embody LOVE Yoga Workshop
Friday May 18 …. 6-830
Saturday May 19 ….930-12 and 130-4
Sunday May 20 …. 1030-1
$175 for the full Weekend
Embody LOVE Yoga Workshops
Re-image your Body: Transform Your Relationship to Your Body from the Inside-Out
Does it ever feel like “body acceptance” is a good idea in theory, but actually impossible?
Do you constantly compare yourself to others and feel like you never measure up?
Do you ever let the way you feel about your shape or size hold you back from getting what you really want in life?
Do you tell yourself that when you’re thinner/leaner/tighter, THEN you’ll be able to get that job/role/date/raise?
Life is too short to play the when/then game with your self-confidence. “Someday” is no way to live (plus, it never comes).
Join Dr. Melody Moore, social entrepreneur, psychologist and yoga teacher, for a soul stirring weekend to transform your relationship with your body from the inside-out.
Think of Re-Imaging your Body as Western Psychology meets Eastern Philosophy in an environment that fosters vulnerability, soul seeking, and heartopening. Come learn and implement powerful tools to re-image your body so you can fully inhabit joy and meaning in life. Through yoga practice, processing, journaling, and meditation, Melody provides a new lens through which to connect with, radically accept, and transform your relationship to your body.
The Revolution Begins Within: Beauty from the Inside Out -Friday May 18 6-830pm
Have you ever felt like you aren’t attractive/thin/beautiful enough? What if you’ve simply been conditioned to buy into an unattainable beauty standard that is responsible for feeding your insecurities and self-doubt?
It IS possible to deprogram these destructive ways of thinking.
Transforming your relationship to your body takes courage and svadhyaya, or self-study, to reflect on the ways you have cosigned on your not-enoughness. Come be gently guided into transforming the way you speak to and treat your body in this workshop that will support you in recovering the beauty that is already within you.
Belly Wisdom: Trust your Gut Saturday- May 19 930-12
Have you ever found yourself staring into the abyss of an empty tub of ice cream and wondered how you got there? Or been so in debt to the doing of your day that you “forgot” to eat, and it’s already 6 PM?
What do YOU use to numb or deny the anxiety, anger, sadness and or other discomforts that arise in your life? Food? Alcohol? Shopping? Work?
For most of us, the idea of sitting with difficult feelings seems unimaginable; it’s far easier to stay unconscious. And yet, our happiness and peace in life depends on our capacity to be attuned to our deepest emotional needs.
In this workshop, you’ll learn to trust the wisdom of your emotions AND the signals of your body, so that you can align your mind, heart, and gut with all that is possible for you in life.
Practice as Prayer, Body as Temple- Saturday May 19 130-4
Does your yoga practice ever feel like a double-edged sword, one where you seek peace, but end up finding self-comparison and critique? Does your mind ever tell you that you aren’t “good” at yoga, or that you don’t have a “yoga body”? The good news is that everything we struggle with bubbles up on the mat, which means rather than posing and perfecting shapes with our bodies, we can use our practice to deeply heal.
Come and explore a soulful, spiritual vinyasa flow where we will use the practice as prayer, and our bodies as instruments of devotion. Each salutation will be a dedication, and we will flow with our breath in the present moment, rather than from our striving. You’ll leave connected with your body’s capacity and with a new understanding of the sacred in the practice.
Open Possibility: Reclaim your vision for your Life Sunday May 20 from 1030-1
What would be possible in your life if you were able to escape the trap of body & food fixation to truly accept your size and shape? What would it be like to bring all the hopes and dreams of “someday” into the realm of today? The point of cultivating a positive body image is not positive body image in and of itself,but rather removing the obstacle of negative body image so that you can be free to live a fully expressed life.
Our weekend culminates in this vision-based workshop, where you’ll connect to your true purpose, from a place of possibility and self-love. Discover what freedom lies ahead so you can manifest your dreams and show up fully for the life you’re meant to live.
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Dr. Melody Moore, Ph.D, RYT
- Megan and Loris Big Adventure!
Megan Eddy and Lori Mancini are planning a yoga retreat to Ireland in May 2018!
Interested???? Talk to Lori or Megan!
- Peru Retreat with Dave Ursillo
Peru Retreat with Dave Ursillo: Personal Myth, Mindfulness, Machu PicchuJanuary 27 – February 3, 2018Yoga Mandala Sacred Valley, Outside of Cusco, Peru$2,400 – $2,600 (Includes Everything Except Airfare)Vacation with purpose. Escape the doldrums of life at home. Feel enlivened by unique culture, friendly faces, and nourishing mindfulness practices. This intimate, chill-vibe yoga retreat and cultural immersion to Peru is a 7-night experience, immersed in one of the most gentle and beautiful places in the world. You’ll enjoy daily yoga and guided journaling sessions to pair mindfulness with spiritual adventure. Includes 3 farm-to-table meals daily, excursions into the countryside (sound bath in an ancient amphitheater, learning ancient Incan culture, and more), plus a bucket list visit to the world wonder of Machu Picchu!Full details and reserve your space: https://www.daveursillo.com/events/peru-2018/
- Save the Dates! Patrick Beach is coming to LEY in September 2018!
Patrick Beach will be coming to our studio in Fall 2018!
( he had to change his schedule from this fall, you aren’t crazy 🙂
Check him out http://www.patrickbeach.com