Has this year got you feeling like you have your head caught between your legs? Perhaps that's an understatement. When the wheels of everyday life come to a crash, what's there to do to feel sane? After we've sulked, continue to grieve over what's been lost and maybe even drown ourselves in ice cream or whatever mutes the pain, we're still here now.
I find it interesting that in the eye of the storm sits complete calm, so they say. Our head between our legs may not be comfortable, but it's surely a different perspective. One that can let us see which of our previous ways may have actually been upside down. Or, were preventing our own flexibility for change and growth. Or, were undermining our ability to transcend obstacles and surrender to creativity that flows through all of us--when our minds aren't busy in default mode.
Change can be magnificent, said the caterpillar, as I've witnessed some of you creating your delicious lemonade with this year's lemons. It's a state of mind, as yoga teaches, beyond the physical poses. How can we be the eyes, centered in higher vision, throughout whatever storms arise? Not expecting perfection, but aligning with our pure potentiality, knowing that we're in continuous evolution despite each's unique pace.
These past months have inspired new offerings that enliven me to share with you. But here's the soonest upcoming...To bring conscious closure to this eventful 2020, join me online with a soulful community on three Thursdays, 6-7pm PT in December for a workshop series birthed from last month's virtual retreat, Tools for Clarity. Each session includes 15 min. chakra-focused all-levels yoga postures and breath work, 10 min. guided meditation and 35 min journaling and group/partner conversation. Each session builds on the next:
12/3 Root in Clarity & Alignment
12/10 Empathy Empowers Peace
12/17 Transform Obstacles into Opportunity
We'll dive into practical tools to become aware of our unwanted daily patterns and choose freedom and to strengthen our volition and skillful capacity with wisdom from the Yoga Sutras, mindfulness practices, Nonviolent Communication, activational thought leaders and most importantly, from within. Let's connect in meaningful ways and invite grace as we transition out of 2020.
May you ride the waves with peace in your center.
Find our workshop details and registration at sliding-scale investment here.
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REviews of Root 2 Rise Yoga with Michelle chua:
Michelle truly lives out what she teaches. She is so much more than a yoga teacher - I learned this when I went on her exquisitely curated trip that she organized to Costa Rica this past June 2018...Hopefully like me, you'll be delighted by her effervescent love of movement, nature, and all people!
Michelle clearly stands out with her beautiful and bright energy. I love how her practice and teaching encompass body, mind and spirit. She not only teaches yoga but lives and exudes it.
Michelle not only teaches 'yoga', she embodies it fully with her heart and soul...
Michelle is by far one of the best instructors I've ever had, period. Patient, clear in her explanations and demos, and so encouraging...
My first yoga class was with Michelle years ago. You can have the best (yoga pose) sequence and not teach from your heart. With Michelle, I also feel her passion when I'm in her class. I can see she loves what she does, and she inspired me to want to teach yoga, too.
I'm so grateful to have met Michelle! Her kind energy opened up my interest in pursuing yoga and meditation. She is such an incredibly light and soul. She starts with grounding ourselves through mindfulness and breathing exercise. She brings the most authentic energy to the class by sharing the history and understanding behind poses, names, and techniques. I truly appreciate her work and impact on my well-being!
I’ve had dozens of instructors over the years, but Michelle is far and away the best yoga mentor I’ve ever practiced with. She epitomizes grace during these difficult times. Michelle has saved my sanity and my back while working from home, keeping me grounded with her sharing of yogic teachings and meditation techniques. Her repertoire of physical asanas is encyclopedic, and I’ve loved learning new poses and stretching my boundaries. Jump in, all. You’ve got this!
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