Yoga Over The Years

May I have the courage today
To live the life that I would love,
To postpone my dream no longer
But do at last what I came here for
And waste my heart on fear no more.
– John O’Donohue
May you always know the truth and see the light surrounding you -Bob Dylan
reclaim your forgotten language ~ go to the tree, touch the tree, touch the rock; go to the river, let the river flow through your hands. Feel it! (words from “The Art of Tea”)

 

I shared this poem with my students yesterday, Chair Yoga at the Evergreen Park Public Library. Advice From a Tree…
May the nourishment of the earth be yours,
may the clarity of light be yours,
may the fluency of the ocean be yours,
may the protection of the ancestors be yours.
And so may a slow
wind work these words
of love around you,
an invisible cloak
to mind your life. John O’Donohue
I recently gave a presentation at Little Company of Mary Integrative Health Dept on the wonderful benefit of Frankincense Essential Oil. A reflection I shared: 
Frankincense is often recommended to quiet the mind and assist in
meditation, prayer and spiritual practices. Helping to cease mental
chatter and stilling the mind Frankincense cleanses the aura, is finely
attuned to the subtle energies and paves the way to the higher self.
“Be soft in your practice, think of the method as a fine silvery stream, not a raging waterfall. Follow the stream, have faith in its course. It will go on its way, meandering here, trickling there. It will find the grooves, the cracks, the crevices. Just follow it. Never let it out of your sight. It will take you there.”
by Sheng-yen

 

@roozengaarde
follow your path @roozengaarde

 

Beyond Aromatics conference / I was lucky enough to have my book signed by the author himself: “Essential oils are nature’s gift to us. Please use them wisely and with love.” – Salvatore Battaglia
Sharing restorative yoga and tips about how to reduce stress with nurses during Nurses Week, we begin with self-care.
May the nourishment of the earth be yours,
May the clarity of light be yours,
May the fluency of the ocean be yours,
May the protection of the ancestors be yours.
And so may a slow
Wind work these words
Of love around you,
An invisible cloak
To mind your life. John O’Donohue
the light in me honors the light in you, in that light we are one

#yogapathway #yogadenawhitegarden
Yoga at Edna White Garden

 

Yoga at Edna White Garden

 

Way to go Helga, committing to a 40 day yoga practice!! 40 days consistent equals positive change!

 

Looking forward to assisting Judith Hanson Lasater in a couple of weeks for her Relax and Renew® Level 1 training :)
Looking forward to assisting Judith Hanson Lasater in a couple of weeks for her Relax and Renew® Level 1 training.

 

find the voice in your heart and speak your truth
Cancun ~ Warrior II

 

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Find your tranquility in the present moment  ‪

 

little yogis having fun and practicing yoga at the Evergreen Park Library
little yogis having fun and practicing yoga at the Evergreen Park Library

 

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Yoga for Kids at the Evergreen Park Library ~ getting by with a little help from my partner  ‪

 

“The goal of yoga is not just to be able to perform the poses rigidly in a calisthenics fashion The goal is to balance the life-energies thus attaining happiness. The goal is simply to become happy.” The Spiritual Science of Kriya Yoga

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Yoga at SXU
Yoga at SXU

 

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Chair Yoga at Mercy Circle ~ Yoga is for every body!!
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SXU students preparing for finals, taking a break to meditate and practice yoga

 

Chair Yoga at the Evergreen Park Library ~ visit from the Pope!

 

Lahinch Mairead and Me
Lahinch, Co Clare Ireland

 

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Enjoyed sharing the benefits of Restorative Yoga at the Oak Lawn High School Wellness Event!!

love grows love

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Sharing yoga with a group of Girls Scouts in Palos Heights

 

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Yoga for Teens at the Palos Rec Center, Palos Heights
 
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“My daughter has been going to Joan’s class for a few years & absolutely loves it! Joan has a such a positive & fun attitude that the kids really enjoy! We are lucky to have such a great resource in our neighborhood!” Nora’s mom
 
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Yoga for kids Evergreen Park Library
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Yoga for kids Evergreen Park Library
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Yoga for kids at the Evergreen Park Library, all are welcome
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Yoga for kids Evergreen Park Library
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Yoga for kids Evergreen Park Library

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Yoga for kids Evergreen Park
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Yoga for kids Evergreen Park

 

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Yoga for Teens at the Palos Rec Center
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Just for Kids Yoga at the Palos Rec Center
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Operation Beautiful – the theme of the week for Kids Yoga.

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EP Library 9 2013 kids yoga

Restorative Yoga at Jacobs Well

 

Love of Yoga
 Nina sharing her love of Kids yoga. 
 
enjoy peace and happiness
If you help other people and create a climate of peace and happiness, you will enjoy peace and happiness yourself, even in your dreams. The happiness obtained from seeing other people happy is pure and uncontaminated happiness. It is real profit, now and in the future ~Dalai Lama

 

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