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Your Summer Vacation

This your Summer Vacation. It doesn’t matter whether you are working or not. You get this Summer. This chance to take the hike, explore a new beach, visit Healdsburg or Yountville or Sonoma or Napa, go out to dinner in San Francisco or simply take the Ferry to the City as a “treat.”

Everything slows down in Summer…except for the fun! Whether you bike up Mt. Tam, Hike to Cascade Falls or to the top of Mt. Baldy, run the Dipsea or try a new Yoga class or TRX or BootCamp. You get this Summer. This chance to find some more freedom, to re-invent yourself and to live a little bit better.

What is the secret? Nike told us years ago…Just Do It. Make the Plans, Break the Plans, Create the Plans! The only thing in the way is you!!! Give your self space to experience something new. You’ve got this summer!!!

Yoga Reaches Out Bay Area (YROBA) is happening Saturday March 15 2014 and we are the Marin Power Yoga Warriors For Change

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”― Anaïs Nin

Anais Nin Picture Quote Risk of staying in Bud

Yoga Reaches Out Bay Area (YROBA) is happening Saturday March 15 2014 and Marin Power Yoga is bringing a team of yogis to San Francisco to practice for the day! Highlights include our AYP teachers, Paige Elenson & Walter Mugwe, Baron Baptiste and a performance by Michael Franti!!!

What do you have to do? Join our team! Registration is $25 and you commit to raising $250 to support YROBA. We are the Marin Power Yoga Warriors For Change!

Join Our Team here: http://yogareachesout.kintera.org/yroba2014/marinpoweryoga#sthash.zrDeNLmZ.dpuf

Why get involved?

On March 15th, 2014 Yoga Reaches Out will host the 2nd Bay Area Yogathon to benefit Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland’s Center For The Vulnerable Child, UCSF Benioff’s Art Therapy Program and Africa Yoga Project. The Yoga Reaches Out Bay Area Yogathon will take place at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, CA.

Who?

Yogis from all over the Bay Area, including a bunch of our teachers and students. Think of this as a one day bootcamp where you can take a bunch of great classes, play, rest and hear awesome music with a bunch of great people!!! Get your girlfriends together and let’s do this!!!

When?

Now. Register now. Get some friends to contribute $25. Maybe donate yourself. This is why we are Warriors For Change! We organize and are the catalyst for awareness and good. Use the link above so you are on our team, we will stake out an area and represent. There is a rumor that you are one of us.

YROBA - Yoga Reaches Out Bay Area

Thanksgiving is Upon Us

Gratitude Brene Brown

Thanksgiving is upon us! In the past, that has never really meant anything to me other than turkey and stuffing. This year I have made the decision to make this holiday all about gratitude. I have made this Thanksgiving a celebration of all things that I am thankful for. As I am writing this, I am thinking well no kidding isn’t that what it has always been about? Perhaps in theory it has but not in reality, for me anyway. Rather, Thanksgiving has been about “having to cook” and “having to eat.”

That said, how amazing it is to sit and really think about all of the things that we have to be grateful for. I am not simply talking about our homes in Marin or our cars or our new Lulus. I am talking about the fragrance of the flowers, the taste of chocolate on our lips, the smile from a stranger, the warmth of a blanket. The list can go on and on if we allow it. If we really allow ourselves to be present to those “stolen moments” as I call them, the world can really be a perfect place. The challenge then is to be present for these moments and not to let them slip by un-noticed. That is where the practice of yoga comes in.

The opportunity for us to slow down and observe all things around us. What a freaking gift! Soon, instead of complaining about the little things we are simply in awe of even smaller things and soon after that we no longer needs lavish gifts and meals to feel grateful. Soon, a perfect day is something as simple as coffee in bed and walking the dog not necessarily margaritas on a beach in Mexico. Soon a perfect yoga practice is not rocking a handstand but simply feeling your breath move your body.

In summary, I implore you to find as many “stolen moments” as you can and relish in them. Smile when you are experiencing them, maybe even give a shout out or do a spin. Pay homage to all that you are grateful for and maybe you will see the stressors, that can be associated with this time of the year, be replaced with the magic of the season.

Sat Nam Yogis and a very Happy Thanksgiving!

“I don’t have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness – it’s right in front of me if I’m paying attention and practicing gratitude.”
-Brene Brown