Thursday, 10 January 2019

JANUARY 2019 NEWSLETTER

Dear Yogis ,

"It may be when we no longer know what to do,
we have come to our real work,
and that when we no longer know which way to go,
we have begun our real journey"
By Wendell Berry 


Happy New Year dear friends!
We are inspired and full of hope for this coming year and we hope to move through the journey of the new year with many of you.   We hosted our annual New Years Practice with Sandra on the morning of the 31st December and over 80 friends and yogis came to intent, pray, practice and hold each other into the New Year.  In these moments it feels like time stands still and we are all......holding hands with strangers.......A theme I got from the book "Braving the Wilderness" by Brene Brown and just that is so important that we are alone but together. Find the things that unite us more than the things that separate us. Intending and praying not only for ourselves but for the good of all.   We are embarking on this month with clear eyes and open heart.

There are a few wonderful things coming up in the next few weeks and here is a sneak peak...

We said goodbye to our dear Silje who has guided and led every Saturday class in Santa Catalina in her very nurturing way.
Silje has returned to Norway but we hope that she will be back at Earth Yoga in the future!   We are however very lucky to have Katja back teaching on Saturdays (she taught and nurtured this class for the past 8 years!) and she will be sharing the class with our loved Danae Borsani.  They are both wonderful teachers who teach with a lot of flow, heart and intentions. Our Saturday Classes will be again back at the time of 10.30am so that it begins and ends exactly at the same time as our Yin Practice with Anni.



Our dear teacher Rebecca has also decided to dedicate her life and her time more seriously to nature, the mountains and her deep learning and teachings of Natural Movement Training. This is something that has been growing in Rebecca for a long time and her inspiring videos and teachings in nature will continue to inspire students and her followers more seriously now. This means sadly for us that she will be leaving her Sunday morning classes in Santa Catalina to dedicate more time to her workshops in nature.  She wants to express her gratitude and love for all the amazing students that have come to her classes at Earth over the past few years.   She is still here on the island - so look her up if you want to participate in her deep knowledge of Natural Movement.  

We are excited to introduce Matt Watson who will take over our Sunday Morning classes.   Matt has been practicing with us for many years and completed his teacher training with our dear friends David Lurey and Mirjam Wagner a few years ago.   He has been teaching privately and has taught a few group classes here at Earth and now we are excited to have him onboard for Sunday Mornings.   The Sunday morning class will begin at 10am as always.



We are also introducing Emmeline who is another gifted yoga teacher with the voice of an angel. She will begin to teach every Saturday afternoon at 4.30pm - 6pm with a gentle Vinyasa Flow Class. This class will begin on Saturday 19 January.    She has a very grounded and gentle way of teaching and you can also expect her amazing singing during savasana.  We have decided that every last Saturday of the Month will be a community class with Emmeline where the practice will be donation based.  So please tell friends who might struggle with the regular class price to come along to the class on the last Saturday of the month for a donation based practice.  Emmeline will also join Danae´s 6.30pm class on the 3rd Tuesday of each month to guide the last 30 minutes of the practice with mantra singing. Danae will teach a strong flow for the first hour and then we will sit and chant or just listen for those who do not want to chant.



Our Kundalini Teacher Jeanne Lurie is offering an Special New Year Kundalini Yoga and Meditation class to set intentions and attract prosperity.   The practice is based on asanas, pranayama and pratyahara, mantras and mudras to expand our aura and with our unique radiance attract what we need, so we can then return it to the Universe ten-fold.  All are welcome, no experience required! These special classes take place on Mondays at 8am and on Wednesdays at 2pm for the month of January.

“Prosperity doesn’t mean that you will have wealth, health and happiness. The best way to explain prosperity is to say it is like a rosebud when it flowers and opens up, and shares its fragrance. As it expresses its true nature, its fragrance attracts all. Prosperity is always present within.”That’s the moment, which lasts a few days, when a rose flower is prosperous. When a man or woman is prosperous, it is the fragrance of security, grace, depth, character and truthfulness that a person can share. Like a candle emits light, a human emits prosperity.” Siri Singh Sahib Yogi Bhajan



Katja, Agnes, Danae, Anni and Yasmin continue to inspire and lead wonderful classes in our sister studio located in Portals.
We are also happy to add a new Saturday 10am morning class introducing Annelie as a teacher.   Annelie has been practicing with us for years and has extensive training in yoga, she also took part in our 300 Hour Teacher Training module with Jeanne Heileman.    Please come and experience a new teacher on Saturday mornings in Portals.    For those of you who would like to continue to practice with Frank in the afternoons on Saturdays, he is also teaching in Portals.

 


We are happy to host our annual Mens Introduction to Yoga with David Lurey this coming weekend 11- 13 January.
If you have any males friends, partners, husbands, brothers ...who might be interested in starting yoga - this would be the perfect time for them!  David teaches in a very safe and grounded way the most common postures but also philosophy of yoga and a great deal of alignment and anatomy.  This is meant for those who have only tried yoga once or twice or who have never tried yoga before . All levels welcome!  We have a few spaces still available so make sure that you let us know if you have someone that may be interested.



At 4pm on Monday 21st January we are honored to introduce the international Yoga teacher and writer Basile P. Catoméris who will visit Earth Yoga to give a Hatha Yoga class according to his guru Shyam Sundar Goswami’s teachings.
After the class he will present his latest book “En tidlös bok om Yoga” (“A Timeless Book on Yoga”), and other books on Shri Goswami’s teachings.There will also be time for questions.   Basile P. Catoméris is a golden example of how you can live the so called Middle Way -to combine a social life with deep spiritual seeking. As a spiritual heir he has dedicated most of his life to continue the teachings of his guru Shri Goswami, who is regarded to be one of the Yoga pioneers in the 1900’s.




Jeanne Heileman will be back at Earth Yoga in March to teach part one of her 300hr Tantra Flow Yoga Teacher Training.   This training is open to students who really want to take their teachings as yoga teachers further or to grow as a student on the path of yoga.   There is still time to sign up and we would love to guide you or answer any queries that you may have.   We are offering an early bird price of 1250€ if paid before 1 February after that the price increases to 1450€.   For more information please visit our website www.earthyoga.es and click on 300 Hours Teacher Trainings or go directly to Jeanne's own website www.jeanneheilemanyoga.com.



Our in House Teacher Brent MacKay is also offering his Freedom Yoga 200h Yoga Teacher Training. The course is broken down into four parts and the first part will begin on Monday 4 March. For more information about his training please contact Brent directly either by email :  info@brentmackayfreedomyoga.com or call +34 680 914 744.



We look ahead with clear visions and we are as always grateful to walk the path with you all.  Let us hope, dream and act for that which is in all of our highest good.

"Tomorrow will come , She has no choice"

With love

Sandra and the Earth Yoga Team

Wednesday, 2 January 2019

DECEMBER 2018 NEWSLETTER

Dear Yogis 

" In the depth of Winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invisible summer " - Albert Camus 

We are just a few days away from the holidays and whether you celebrate Christmas and this time of the year or not - this is a wonderful time to pause, take stock and spend time with loved ones.   It is also the time where we all need to look deep in our hearts of what really matters at this time of the year ......... beyond the material things and more into where can we give more of our time, energy and love .

Belonging is that innate human desire to be a part of something much larger than us.   This longing is primal and we all have it. We must never sacrifice our true selves to fully belong.   So at this time of the year, where do you truly belong, where would you connect with giving more and sharing more?

We so grateful to close this year with the support and love from so many of you. We have had a wonderful year full of new experiences, new beginnings but also some challenging endings.   We want to take this time of the year to really acknowledge what we received and what we have lost.

We have been blessed with new wonderful teachers coming into our space this year like Silje and Annie and guest teachers; Chris Chavez, John de Kadt, Nico Luce, Joan Hyman and many more wonderful teachers crossing our paths.   

We have donated to causes like Cleanwave, Animal shelters, Allan Graham Children's Foundation, cancer treatment groups and sometimes to private people in need.   

We have hosted inspiring Teacher Trainings not only with our teacher Jeanne Heileman but also with Brent McKay, David Lurey and Mirjam Wagner.

We also lost one of our dearest teachers, Emily Larkin.  She left us far too soon after a challenging battle with cancer and now we keep her close to our hearts as we teach and guide students and ourselves through the practice in this space that she loved so much.

We keep all of these experiences close to our hearts and we grow stronger as we recognize both the Light and the Shadow.



We are happy to announce that we are open for most of Christmas!

Jay will teach the regular 10am Vinyasa Yoga class on Monday 24th December and after the morning class the studio will be closed until Thursday 27th December. Our regular schedule will then continue apart from our 2pm classes which will  restart again in January. 

On Monday 31st December, Sandra will once again host a Special New Years Yoga Practice where we set our intentions and breathe, sweat and flow together.   Katja will also teach a New Years Practice on Monday 31st at the same time of 10am in our Portals studio.  In both practices we will set our intentions and prayers for the New Year - bonocards are accepted for both classes.  On New Years Day both studios will be closed.

Please visit our website : www.earthyoga.es for our most up to date schedules.

 

There is still time to sign up or give a wonderful Christmas gift to a loved one through purchasing the gift of a 3 day immersion of Introduction for Yoga for Men with David Lurey.   David has been successfully guiding these workshops for the past two years for friends, husbands, partners or colleagues who happen to belong to the male species!
Come and find out what yoga is about through a very holistic and safe way, guided by David Lurey. The dates are Friday 11th until 13th January. Please see the poster below for more information on how to register.......



We are sad to lose two wonderful teachers after the New Year. Our dear Silje who has been guiding us through inspiring Jivamukti classes every Saturday and filling in for a lot of other classes, will be returning to Norway. We are so grateful for the time that she has been here to share with us her practice and wish her all the love and happiness as she moves back to her native Norway.

Our dear Rebecca has also decided to focus more on her natural movement training and has given  up her regular Sunday morning classes.   Rebecca has poured her heart into her classes that she has been teaching here at Earth Yoga. She feels now is the time to spread her wings and take all the new information and knowledge that she has been gathering the past few years and really focus on that.  She wishes to express deep gratitude and love for all the wonderful students who has practiced with her throughout the years and the growth that you have all provided her with .

We will let you know very soon who will be stepping into the shoes of Silje and Rebecca.
 


Last but not least - we are soon embarking on part one of our 300 Hour training with Jeanne Heileman : 11 - 22 March 2019. This will be covering the first 100 Hours of a 300 hour training for students who really want to take their teachings as yoga teachers further or to grow as a student on the path of yoga.   There is still time to sign up and we would love to guide you or answer any queries that you may have about this training.  For more information please visit our website www.earthyoga.es and click on 300 Hours Teacher Trainings or go directly to Jeanne's own website www.jeanneheilemanyoga.com



Finally ... wishing you a blessed and sacred holiday filled with togetherness from your loved ones, sharing food, heart and giving to those in need .

Thank you for all the love and support that you give us - we could not do this without you .

With Love 

Sandra and The Earth Yoga Team

Tuesday, 30 October 2018

NOVEMBER 2018 NEWSLETTER

Dear Yogis ,

" I love Autumn and Winter more. Something opens up in me then - something soft and deep and glowing - which is far too shy to expose itself to the inexhaustible light of summer "
From The Enchanted Life by Sharon Blackie

You may not prefer the fall and winter but yet, if we did not experience the fullness of all seasons ....we would miss a very important time of moving inward, taking rest and nourishing our souls from all the outward motion towards the inward motion.

We have experienced the heavy rains which really brought devastation to parts of the island but also beautiful, crisp mornings with sunfilled days. The leaves are turning, the sea is getting cooler and right now we have a stunning full moon casting it's golden light over the mountains and sea.  We are  also living in times when spiritual connection is vital to ground us, heal us and connect us back to the innate wisdom that lies within us all.

We are loving having all of our dear yogis back from summer and classes and weekends are full of loving souls and teachers filling our shalas both here and in Portals .

This month of November we are offering a few very special events that we hope that you can and would like to join .

We are really enjoying being back at The Joan Miro Museum the first Saturday of every month for a 45 minute meditation in front of the paintings of Joan Miro.   We are doing this for the second year in collaboration with The Fundacion de Joan Miro .   This Month we will be there on Saturday 3 November at 9 am - 9.45 am.   The meditation is donation based and all proceeds go to charity.



We would love to see you there!


We have a wonderful workshop weekend taking place from 9 - 11 November we are really excited to share our dear teacher Silje and her friend, musician John de Kadt . They will be offering a gorgeous blend of yoga, drumming and storytelling .

Friday 9 November - 10am - 12pm 
A Vinyasa Flow Practice which will include drumming and story telling by John. This will a slightly longer practice than our regular 90 min practice but regular price and bono cards are accepted.

Saturday 10 November 10 - 12.30
This practice will be begin with drumming and story telling with the memory of our ancestors way of sharing stories ...this will then lead into a fluid Vinyasa Practice with heart openers and live drumming.

Sunday 11 November 12-14.30 
A YIN, Pranayama and Yoga Nidra Practice to live music.

This will really be a unique opportunity to move into stillness while the sounds of live music support your way there.

COST 40€ PER WORKSHOP OR 70€ FOR BOTH THE SATURDAY AND SUNDAY WORKSHOP.




As part of the workshop weekend, David Lurey and John de Kadt will also be also hosting a Kirtan on Saturday 10 November at 7pm. This will be a donation based event with all proceeds going to charity. Suggested donation 10€



To celebrate the life of our dear yoga teacher and much loved friend Emily, we will be hosting a Donation Practice on Thursday 15 November at 10am. This class will be taught between Sandra and Mirjam Wagner and all proceeds will go to a cause that was very close to Emily´s heart - helping the removal of plastic in the ocean. We really hope to see as many of you as possible at this very special practice.



On Saturday 17 November at 4pm we are happy to welcome Jack back for a healing concert with Tibetan Bowls . This will be a healing session where we lie down and receive the healing sounds of the tibetan bowls . Time will be 60 min and will cost 20€.   Jack will also offer individual healing sessions right after the concert (10-15 min per session) for the extra cost of 20€ .




Finally we welcome back our dear friend and teacher Christian Klix who will be hosting two workshops on Saturday 24 November and Sunday 25 November. In the first workshop he will be leading us through conscious ways of moving ourselves upside down and on the path to handstands.  Christian has a unique way of teaching 7 steps to mindfully and safely come up into handstand. The second workshop takes place on Sunday and is focused towards Pranayama, the Bandhas and Kriya Essentials. To register please contact us at info@earthyoga.es or pass by reception.




 

We will have soon completed another beautiful 200 Hour Teacher Training with Jeanne Heileman and as always we are humbled by the wisdom of the practice, of the teachings of sutra, asana, pranayama and most of all open heart.  Jeanne will be teaching an open class at 10am on Monday 5th November and we would really recommend you coming to experience her wonderful teachings - bonocards will be accepted. After the class there will be an opportunity to find out more about part one of her Tantra Flow Yoga 300hr Teacher Training which will take place at Earth Yoga from 11 - 22 March 2019.  www.jeanneheileman.com


 

And finally we are please to announced our good friend David Holzer’s new Secret Writing Mantra online course is now live on DailyOM.   Many of you will know David as a member of the Earth Yoga community. He’s a professional writer and yogi who teaches yoga for writers. David’s latest online course ‘The Secret Writing Mantra’ has just gone live on the hugely popular DailyOm platform.   The course is for anyone, at any level, who writes or who wants to.  Sign up and you’ll learn David’s yoga sequence for writers, find your own secret writing mantra, and learn strategies for living a yoga-writing life.



For more information please click on the following link :
https://www.dailyom.com/cgi-bin/courses/courseoverview.cgi?cid=884

 
Thank You, Thank You for all of your loving support and for gracing us with your practice .

Love Sandra and The Earth Yoga Team

Ps. Remember we have some wonderful DoTERRA oils on Sale at Earth Yoga, feel free to pass by the studio and take a look and have a smell!