Interesting commentary on mindfulness:
My day was drafted on January 6th, 1941 and obligated to spend 1 year in the Military. After
30 days (not war time yet) he was scheduled to be discharged (at the rank of non-officer Sergeant). He had his ticket to come home and ON THE DAY he was to be discharged, Pearl Harbor was bombed. The next 5 years and 11 months were spent in the military (mostly in New Guinea) before being discharged as a Captain in January, 1946. Thank you for your service, dad.
Before my father died in 1996, I was able interview him. Below are a couple of the questions I asked him.
If you could wish for one thing (can’t ask for more wishes) what would it be?
What qualities do you hope you have passed on to your children?
“Good manners, decent vocabulary, and among most: compassion, pride and a
What advice would you give to people younger than you?
“NEVER expect something for nothing! WORK FOR IT!”
Older than you?
Look around. See what you REALLY have. Don’t pity yourself!”
What do you think the world will be like in 2020?
“I am afraid that there will be a dramatic degradation of the
environment, as well as ethical and moral values.”
Let's hope the last one does not prove to be the tragically prophetic statement that it seems to be.
LET'S HONOR ALL VETS BY PROMOTING PEACE IN OUR HEARTS, FAMILIES,
This Saturday! Whether you are a studio devotee or completely new, all are welcome to attend the open house this Saturday 12:30-3:30pm. There will be demos, door prizes, raffles, food, and great people! Bring your friends!
Our monthly Family Yoga Night is this Friday, October 11th, 6:30-7:30 pm. The fun filled hour will be all "treats" and no "tricks". We will be focusing on treating ourselves and each other with kindness and compassion. Other plans for the evening include having the children (and adults) create their own October inspired yoga poses. Perhaps we will breath and smile our way into spiders, pumpkins, bats, and.....who knows what else. Yoga always helps to inspire our imaginations. :>)
Of course, the evening will also include relaxation and music. All are invited to stay a bit later to enjoy apple cider and organic ginger snaps, afterwards. Hope to see you and your family there. No prior Yoga experience is needed and all are welcome. Simply come with an open heart and playful spirit.
As always, this class in "donation only" , meaning pay as you are able. Registrations online are very much appreciated, so that we may be best prepared to welcome you.
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that" - Martin Luther King, Jr.
This quote of the week is particularly significant as we remember the tragic events that took place 12 years ago. Below is a link to an article offering a wonderful yogic perspective on this day of reflection. Definitely worth reading.
Check out two great multi-class workshops coming up in September! You can find the flyers for each on the Workshops & Events page here.
Tai Chi with Mitch Goldfarb will begin September 20th.
The Dragon's Way with Paula Graham will begin September 24th.
Did you know The Light Within offers an excellent Yoga Teacher Training program? If you are itching to learn more about yoga, even if you are unsure about teaching, this program is definitely something to consider.
Check out a testimonial by one of our former Yoga Teacher Trainees (now teaching at the studio):
"I have thoroughly enjoyed my experience during my YTT Training at The Light Within Yoga Studio. I
If you are interested in learning more, click here or check out the "YTT" tab at the top of the page. Still have questions? Feel free to contact us here! In addition, many of our trainees now teach at the studio, so feel free to check out their bios on the "Who We Are" page here and send them an email!
Are you wanting to learn about yoga but have no idea where to start?
Please give us a call to discuss the appropriate class(es) for you. We have numerous formats to choose from: classes that allow you to sit in a chair, relax over blankets and pillows, as well as sweaty, intensely athletic classes too! The process can seem daunting, but you must start...right where you are. The perfect time is now or you would not be reading this. : )
Our instructors are all highly trained and have a love of yoga that transcends their personal yoga practices. We are happy to work privately with students to ease them into a regular class. The gentle classes are perfect places to start too.
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