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This photo by Leonie Dawson sparked my intuition to create a circle of women. I feel I was somehow called for this journey. To bring together a group of women to travel a year together, learning, sharing, practicing through creativity, yoga, meditation, freeing and expanding energy, resting, and playing joyfully.
A few years ago, I participated in a creative circle of women in Ann Arbor and I loved it. I wanted to create something similar, but utilizing tools I can share. When I began to put it together, I knew my good friend Erin Moss was the perfect person to collaborate with on it.
This will be an exploration of deep, true self. A gift of space to belong, unite, and enliven the spirit. I can’t wait! I hope you join us.
Namaste~Carrie Hura here! Welcome to Wellness Wednesdays! As the Fall quickly turns to bitter Old Man Winter here in MI, I begin to want to hibernate: stay in, cuddle up with the kitties, and eat lasagna! I have to balance that desire with staying healthy and motivated because I know that if I stay active, keep up with my yoga practice and meditation, and eat well, I will feel better and ultimately will be more healthy.
Here’s one of my favorite, easy, healthy comfort foods for this time of year:
I am so very excited to begin to share a vision of expansion! Please welcome The Yoga and Wellness Collective! As the building I am in has transitioned opening more space, we are dedicated to growing the yoga on the low level, with more teachers. My massage practice, with space for private sessions, has moved to the upper level.
Please stay tuned as we grow to include more yoga classes, meditation, and workshops!
Here is our Mission Statement:
The Yoga and Wellness Collective’s Mission Statement is:
To bring together professionals in the field of therapeutic health, healing, and wellness to create a group dedicating our time, energy, and resources to assisting each individual to regain and maintain their health by working harmoniously together to achieve that goal. We focus on facilitating the body’s innate self healing process regardless of a patient’s age, gender, sexual orientation, or creed to bring spiritual, emotional, physical, mental pain relief, and prevention such as through, but not limited to: yoga, massage therapy, Reiki, and other forms of natural health practices.
We commit ourselves to the ongoing process of educating the community, empowering them to take a more active role in their own wellness. We will treat all clients/students/patients and each other with kindness, compassion, and respect.
Happy 4th of July! To me, freedom allows me to be who I am: a woman, educated, self-sufficient, self-employed, massage and yoga therapist who chooses to pursue her dreams and passions and share them with others.
I have/have had family in the military, and while I wouldn’t choose that path, I honor and thank those who have made it their choice to serve.
In honor of that, I am a supporter of <a href="<a href="http://www.yogaforvets.org/“>”>Yoga for Vets, and offer 4 free yoga classes to service members, active or past duty.
Yoga has been shown to help reduce symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and allow for more focused attention.
So, please come in or pass this along if you know someone who may receive benefit!
In Monday’s meditation, we talked about connection, contentment, and gratitude. Santosha is one of the limbs of Yoga that means contentment. And, I believe connection and gratitude are both a product of and a means to feeling content.
If we pause in the present moment and feel gratitude for one thing in our life, we feel connected to that thing, be it a person, situation, or idea of how things are; and that equates to feeling content with our lives as they are. Maybe not perfect, probably not perfect, as that is a very limited view of things. Perfection is just our idea of how we think things should be based on past patterning of the mind. The only perfect thing is what is happening in the moment, this is where we are, who we are, and what we’ve created our life to be.
This moment. Pause. Feel gratitude. Connect. Be content.