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Grounded and Growing
Posted 03-22-2018

Yesterday was the Spring Equinox and the official start of this new season...I don't think Chicago got the memo :) There is a still a blustery, coldness to the air here today, and a huge winter snowstorm on the East Coast. We all know the wild oscillations in the weather are probable in the upcoming weeks of this new season. We can also feel the changing light levels: the sun rises earlier and sets later giving an expanding quality to each day. The first green things are just starting to show themselves out of the brittle soil even with the cold temperatures. These are precisely the qualities that are so prevalent in Spring: a mutability of temperatures, a broadening growth of all things and a sort of beautiful chaos as nature remembers how to move again after the Winter - clumsy and slow at first, but then gathering steam. It is essential because of these qualities that we turn to our grounding practices and feel the ways we are growing in new directions too so as not to get swept up in the chaos or lost in the fast expansion of energy in the environment. My yoga practice come springtime takes on a whole new energy. I find myself lingering in long standing sequences, opening my hips and exploring balance poses. I am drawn to deep almost vigorous breathing exercises that help me remember my own expansion into this new season. My quiet, restful stretches of long, bundled up winter savasana give way to a certain eagerness to spread out at the end of my practice. I awaken at the end of my savasana these days completely splayed out with arms and legs wide as if to say with my whole body, "I'm ready to move and grow again!"


Featured Event

Slow Down and Savor - A Yoga Retreat in Savannah, Georgia - June 24-29, 2018- EARLY BIRD PRICING through March 24

Plan your early summer getaway to Savannah and enjoy a bespoke luxury yoga experience at a historic mansion! Whether you are sipping iced-tea on a patio, working on your down dog, learning the rich history of this Southern gem or delighting in delicious chef prepared meals, this retreat will help you remember how to slow down, relax and enjoy yourself again. A guided historical walk, lunch out and a group dinner are included in your trip as are twice daily yoga practices and daily meditations. Close to Hilton Head and Tybee Island if you want to extend your time in this beautiful area! There are two single en-suite rooms available.

Price: $2800 through March 24     Registration: email to reserve your spot