As many of you know, I leave at the end of June on retreat. Stepping into this powerful opportunity to be in the yoga hall in Pune, India. With an entire month devoted to my practice and receive the teaching form the Iyengar family, has made me really reflect on the power of practice and retreat.
When I moved to San Miguel, I left all my teachers and daily classes. I found it frustrating at first. I felt lost. I felt undisciplined. And to be honest, I was a bit scared. What did I know? Without my teachers, I was afraid I was going to lose my focus and all my momentum.
So, I had to forge a stronger connection to my practice by relying on all that I learned from others and my own inner voice. This time enabled me to truly integrate my teachers’ instruction. I maintained my momentum and I actually strengthened my focus. Something I wouldn’t have thought possible without daily instruction from my teachers.
I know that without a teacher it’s difficult to keep up the practice. Sometimes impossible. You feel anxious that without consistency that pain or stiffens will come back. You will forget everything and it’ll be so much harder when classes resume You won’t make the time for yourself. You won’t know what to do. You may injure yourself.
That’s what I felt.
And you know what? It’s completely normal. Pantanjali in the Yoga Sutras actually states doubt, apathy, backsliding and inertia as some of obstacles to yoga practice.
I’ve heard from students that the more you come to class the better you feel. You know that consistency pays off. You don’t need to lose that.
As a matter of fact, this summer is a time you can take your practice to the next level.
I know that a personal practice enriches the class experience. It tills the soil and prepares you for new instruction. I’ll be returning in August fully inspired and ready to share all that I’ve learned.
In contemplating the power of practice, I got to thinking about all of you.
* This summer could be an opportunity to forge a deeper connection to your practice.
* What if this is a time to truly integrate all you know?
* And how about I give you the support and tools that I developed making it easy for you to establish and enrich your practice.
Therefore, I developed the Yoga Home Study Program especially for you
I developed this program so that you can create and enrich an empowered personal practice that will serve you through every stage of your life.
Yoga Home Study Program is designed to support you over the summer while I’m away but it extends even further because you can use it anytime – when you leave for vacation or between classes.
The program continues from the work we have been doing in class and is appropriate for those who haven’t been able to come to class or have been out of town for a bit. Each class builds on the other so you can follow easily and use the program over and over during the week to enrich what you know.
You will receive a weekly email that provides you with the links to videos , an inspirational message from India, the focus for the week, plus some bonus surprises. From my retreat, I’ll check email once a week to guide and support your progress.
And when I return, you will be ready to take in the inspirational teachings from India.
Yoga Home Study Program includes:
Four 1 hour classes online: I have recorded classes especially for this program. It provides you necessary instruction but also time to practice what you know and they build from week to week.
Practice focus: A focus directs the mind and connects you fully with what, why and how of your practice.
Yoga Sutra Focus: The Yoga Sutras by Pantanjali are a “how-to” manual for yoga. They are inspirational, philosophical and downright practical. Each week I’ll provide you a sutra focus connected to the sequence for you to contemplate on and off your mat. This moves the asana practice beyond just something we do to something we do to enrich our lives.
Personal support system : I’ve created a system to document your practice, reflections and intentions as well as help you carry out your commitment. Once a week, I’ll provide support, guidance, answer questions, give you questions to contemplate and help you stay accountable to your commitment to yourself.
Sequences: You will receive 6 PDF documents with images and the names of the poses in a variety of theme based sequences. These can be used in conjunction with the video lessons during the week or you can use them for your future reference.
Bonus Classes: a 30 minute restorative, a headstand tutorial and a 20 minute sun salutation sequence.
You can use the Yoga Home Study program again and again.
I provide you with class instruction, tutorials, sequences and weekly support to remain connected to you and your progress.
The Home Study Yoga Program is $800mxn (value of $1600mxn) by June 21st.
I have personally sent this program to you because I know you are ready to go to the next stage.
If you have questions, I’d be happy to schedule a 20 minute phone conversation.
The program offer will end at midnight on June 21st to give me the necessary time to get you on your way before I get on my way.
Payment is received either in cash or bank Deposit to CI Banco. As soon as payment is received, you are enrolled and will receive your first welcome letter and link to the videos. (US $ Paypal option available)
I’m excited for this time to be a period of enrichment and deep connection to yourself and your practice.
Thinking of you,