Wednesday, 8 November 2017

NOVEMBER 2017 NEWSLETTER

Dear Friends,

“ To heal we need to look everywhere for our Light, turning outward and inward, to the north, the south, east and west. Walking in many worlds at once, and of course, bringing our findings back home – creating where we belong.”
 Danielle de La Porte

As we write this newsletter to you we have just experienced a weekend with the most magical full moon. Giving us time to let things go, to reflect and to be reminded of the importance of staying still – pausing and just take it all in….the moon, the change of the season and nature silently dropping its summer glory and moving into rest and stillness.

We have had a beautiful fall here and enjoyed the teachings of Chris Chavez, Simon Parks and our dear teacher and friend Jeanne Heileman.   We feel very fortunate to host and participate in their teachings as we continue to grow and evolve with you all.

 

We have two wonderful cacao ceremonies taking place this month together with our Yin Yoga teacher Emily Larkin.   This will be a special ceremony with raw, ceremonial cacao, guided meditation and yin yoga .  They will take place on Saturday 11th and also Saturday 25th November from 18.00 until 21.00. The Price for the session is 39€. If you are interested in taking part please get in touch.




We are also happy to re introduce our beginners classes on Mondays at 10-11.30am This class will be for beginners or simply for those who want to slow the pace and flow with more awareness and ease.   Karin is a teacher trained in Sweden and she is very excited to teach this beginners class. The first class begins on Monday 13 November in the small shala.



 

Since August we have been co creating and hosting the “ Art of Stillness “ with the Fundacio of Joan Miro and we have loved seeing people from all walks of life join our monthly meditations there . Our next one will be Saturday 2 December (9 - 9.45am) it is a seated meditation in front of the paintings of Joan Miro . All welcome and all donations go towards Funcacio Nazaret who work with children here on the island.



We are also proud that with the generosity of all of you we managed to raise 750 euros for the relief fund for Puerto Rico over the course of one day in October. Thank you!

Our next donation and gratitude practice here at Earth Yoga will be hosted by Mirjam Wagner and takes place on Friday 1st  December at 10am. All donations again will go towards a local charity.


 


In December we are also happy to offer a winter warming weekend with David Lurey. It will take place on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th December. To register please get in touch either by email info@earthyoga.es or come and take to us at  reception.



We look forward to sharing yoga, love and blessings with you all this month!

Sandra and The Earth Yoga Team

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Wednesday, 30 August 2017

SEPTEMBER 2017 NEWSLETTER

Dear Yogis and Friends,

"We will be known forever by the tracks we leave "
Dakota Proverb


September is upon us and many of us are looking forward to embracing the end of a long, hot but wonderful summer. Our island has seen more visitors than ever before and we are hoping that our leaders and government will take some of the profit and turn this island into a sustainable, green and forward thinking place to visit and live.

We are also so happy to experience so many conscious visitors who have come through our doors to either keep up their yoga practice or to try yoga for the first time with us!

Our classes have been full and we are very grateful for dear regular and new yogis practicing with us.

Our schedule will be back to normal from Monday 4th September and we look forward to welcoming back our prenatal, mommy & baby classes plus our lunch yoga classes like Yin and Yoga Nidra.   Most of our regular teachers will be back by September although we are still waiting for Mateo who will be working with clients at Camino de Santiago until the middle of September. For our most up to date schedule for both our Santa Catalina and Portals studios please visit our website www.earthyoga.es


We are very happy to announce that on Saturday 2 September, we will host our first collaboration with Fundacio Joan Miro.  Inspired by MoMa in New York City we will lead a slow movement and mediation class amongst the art and paintings of Joan Miro in the Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró a Mallorca (Carrer Joan de Saridakis, 29, 07015 Palma). This will be a monthly class and will take place on the first Saturday of each month.  The practice will be for all levels and donation based.    All proceeds will go towards Fundacio Nazaret, a wonderful organization that cares for orphans and children with needs here in Mallorca. After the class is over you are more than welcome to visit the museum for free.  We hope to see you there!



Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró a Mallorca  Tel. 971 70 14 20  / www.miromallorca.com   #MiroMallorca 

 


We are also honored to welcome back Chris Chavez to Earth Yoga on Friday 22 and Saturday 23 September :



The workshops are filling up quickly so please register with us soon to secure your spot.   Talk to us at the front desk or e mail us at info@earthyoga.es

 

Spots are still available for Brent Mackays Freedom 200hr Yoga Teacher Training. This training is broken down into 5 modules and the first one begins on Monday 25th September. For more information please contact Brent at brentmackay@hotmail.com.




Looking ahead to October we are are really happy to be welcoming back our dear teacher Jeanne Helieman who will be hosting part two of her 300hr Tantra Flow Yoga Teacher Training (16 - 27 October). This training is really starting to fill up so if you are interested in joining please let us know as soon as possible.



We also are super excited to have Simon Park back with us. He will be offering a Liquid Flow Yoga Weekend Immersion from 27 until 29 October. Please let us know if you would like to reserve a spot.



With love and blessings for an inspiring fall - filled with good deeds, practice and dedication to giving and sharing for the greater good.

Sandra and The Earth Yoga Team

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

JULY 2017 NEWSLETTER

Dear Yogi´s,

"What if all the challenges that we are facing today is happening for us - a transformation that inspires us to change and re imagine everything we make and do - we begin to live in a different world. We take a 100 % responsibility and we stop blaming others.  We see global warming and all other challenges that we face as an invitation to build, innovate and effect change.  A pathway that awakens creativity, compassion and genius. This is not a liberal agenda, nor is it a conservative one. This is the Human Agenda."
By Paul Hawken from the book Drawdown.

Although the above quote does not necessarily touch upon the specifics of yoga, we still feel that as yoga embraces all and means union - this is very much part of our path. To take responsibility, to act and to create new pathways.   We begin with ourselves - new pathways of thinking, new pathways of breathing and movement........and then we take it beyond ourselves and into the world.

July is here and with July we are embraced by heat, the sea and many visitors taking part of the beauty that is our island. We are happy to welcome so many yogis who want to continue their yoga practice, even when they are away on holiday. Earth Yoga is open all summer and we love to meet old and new yogis on the mat every day.

In our Santa Catalina studio we will continue with most of our regular classes during the summer months, apart from the few changes mentioned here:

We have decided to switch our daytime Yin Yoga class on Mondays to Saturday Mornings.   Yin Yoga with Emily will now take place on Saturdays during the summer in the small shala at 10.30am.
Katja´s Saturday Morning Vinyasa Class will continue as usual in the large shala.  Our Yin Yoga class on Tuesday evenings at 6.15pm will remain the same.


* Mateo will take a break from his Wednesday evening Spanish Vinyasa Class through the summer and he will begin again in September .

* Our wonderful Prenatal and Mommy & Baby classes with Yasmin will have a summer break until September.

* Our Tuesday evening Hatha Yoga class with Jeanne will also take a break until September.
 


We are very happy to welcome back David Lurey to our Santa Catalina studio. He will be teaching the following classes:

Monday 31 July at 10am
Wednesday 2 August at 6.30pm
Monday 7 August at 10am
Wednesday 9 August at 6.30pm

David has been a dear teacher and friend of us since we opened our doors and his teachings are full of heart, energetic movement and sharing the depths of this practice and his love for music.



Our studio in Portals will remain open during the summer months and we are so grateful for this haven overlooking the sea in Portals .   If you are living the area of Bendinat, Portals or Cala Major - make sure to visit our studio in Portals and our dear teachers Katja, Agnes, Danae and Julia who devote their time and love there . 

For the most up to date schedule for both our Santa Catalina and Portals studios please visit our website :  www.earthyoga.es
 


For those of you who are interested in taking part in Jeanne Heileman´s Tantra Flow Yoga 300hr Teacher Training (Part 2) which will take place from 16 - 27 October. Please remember that the cut off for the early bird price is August 16th 2017. If you would like to find out more about this special training which is not only for Teachers but for any devoted yoga students who are looking to learn more about their own practice, please do get in touch with us. Our email address is info@earthyoga.es. If you would like to find out more about Jeanne please visit her website www.jeanneheileman.com 


 


We hope that you take care of your true self through the summer months and as wonderful as it is with sun, sea, friends and family - stillness is where all the answers lie and all is quietly resolved.

With love 

Sandra and The Earth Yoga Team

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Monday, 29 May 2017

MAY 2017 NEWSLETTER

Dear Yogis,

" Choice is the fundamental part of being a human being. It is also the power we have as human beings. Everyone should learn that the power of choices that you make has infinite consequences on the world around you.  From the smallest choice to the biggest choice.   And we realize that the smaller choices we make everyday may in fact be the choices that impact the world we live in the most."  Inspired by Caroline Myss


May is upon us and it seems for many of us, time is speeding up and we are now realizing that summer is soon here, choices need to be made, and with the light and sun our energy increases but we are also pulled in many more directions.   We would love to inspire you to listen deep within, do the things that make you grow and nurture you . See where you can perhaps lend a helping hand, reach out and nurture not only the one you are helping but also yourself.

This month,  Earth Yoga together with Lucky Bodies and almost 30 performers are hosting a One Night Benefit Concert with all proceeds going to ProeMaid and Dignity 360 .    These are two amazing organizations that not only send aid but also physically travel to the areas where refugees come in rafts and rescue them from the seas.    It will be an inspirational evening which will include Music, Theatre, Yoga and Poetry.  Leaving us all with hope that we can indeed do something, your choices do matter.    We have managed to book the theatre Sa Nostra in the centre of Palma and we really hope to see many of you there. 
We have many teachers and students from Earth Yoga participating and all money will go towards helping the refugees. Friday 19th May at 8pm. Tickets cost : 45€


Also on Friday 19th May, we are so proud to present guest teachers Alan Finger, Sarah Platt Finger and Ulrica Norberg for a whole day workshop at Earth Yoga.   Alan Finger has been a leading yoga teacher and influence in the yoga world for over 40 years and continues to inspire and develop his teachings through ISHTA Yoga.   Sara Platt Finger and Ulrica Norberg have both been teaching for the past 20 years and have deep roots in both Vinyasa, Yin and now ISHTA Yoga.    This will be a rare opportunity to meet these yogis in person and a day to develop and nurture your own practice.



 


We are incredibly happy to welcome Desiree Rumbaugh and her husband Andrew Rivin here for the weekend of 26 - 28 May. They will offer 4 different workshops and you can sign up for the entire weekend or individual sessions . They are world known teachers and through their experiences and way of incorporating yoga as a healing practice not only for themselves but for thousands of students, we feel very honored to have them join us.    Desiree is one of Brent's teacher and if you need more information on her and her partner you can look for their teachings at Wanderlust Festivals on Youtube and many other venues.


 


We are also pleased to offer a Cacao Ceremony mets Yin Yoga here at Earth Yoga this coming Saturday 6 MayIt will be a blend between the cacao ceremony and YIN with our dear teacher Emily Larkin and we are sure it will be a wonderful afternoon together.


 

Last but not least, our teacher Jeanne Heileman is returning to Earth Yoga again to teach a deepening of the practice of yoga , not only through asana but with involved look at the teachings of the sacred text of Bhagavad Vita.   Every day will begin with a physical asana practice and then move into the afternoon with studies and lectures on the Bhagavad Gita and lectures of the Yoga Philosophy. This ongoing study will take place from Monday 29 May until Saturday 3 June. For more information please contact us either at reception or by email info@earthyoga.es


 

A good friend of Sandra is offering his services as a Zen Coach . BRING YOUR SOUL is made up of Kristina and Richard Lindström. They want to bring adventure, clarity and power into everyday living with the help of Feng Shui, Zen Coaching and mindful  awareness in the present moment. For more information please contact : www.bringyoursoul.se or email kristina@bringyoursoul.se / richard@bringyoursoul.se

With regard to our regular schedule,  we have decided to offer our healing meditation with Jeanne Lurie right after our 10 - 11.30 Mindful Vinyasa class on Thursdays. Jeanne will offer a healing meditation with the intent of not only healing ourselves but also the world that is in such need of healing right now. Please join us in this meditation and join the wave of seekers of consciousness in creating a more enlightened and sustainable planet. It is the highest gift you can offer to yourself and to the planet to come, sit and to meditate.  The meditation will take about 25 minutes and it is offered with a suggested donation of 5€. This will begin on Thursday 4 May.

We have also changed the evening of our Yin Yoga class with Emily.  It will now take place on Tuesday evenings at 6.30pm in the small shala. This change will begin on Tuesday 9 May.

Happy Spring dear friends, stay connected.

With Love and Gratitude

Sandra and The Earth Yoga Team

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APRIL 2017 NEWSLETTER

Dear Yogis,

"The Yogi, the Seer, the Shaman, the One that knows.....helps put the soul back into the world and helps to create a world that talks back to us, one where we hear the trees, rivers, mountains and clouds talk back to us"

As we move deeper in the transition from winter to spring we also learn and feel that balance needs to be a part of all we do. Warm and cold, darkness and light, active and still, dynamic and softness.

Part one of the 300 hour Advanced Tantra Flow Teacher Training with Jeanne Heileman has just been completed and it has been a privilege to watch growth, connection and more knowledge gained by our yogis taking this training. A big thank you to those of you who participated and to Jeanne for sharing her knowledge, wisdom and love for yoga. We also loved having Petros from Jivamukti Yoga here with us sharing his passion for yoga.  

We are currently in the middle of hosting our Yoga Boost where 4 paths of yoga meet yogis from other parts of Europe to inspire and learn about Hatha Yoga with Malin, Kundalini yoga with Linda, Ishta yoga with Sarah and Vinyasa yoga with Sandra. We will be hosting our third Yoga Boostfrom 4 - 7 July. This is open to all levels and is a wonderful chance to try different paths of yoga. Please get in touch if you would like to know more.

We are hosting special events through April and May and hope to see some of you with us:

April :
Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 April
(9.30 - 13.00)


The Tao of Body Love & Re Birth Workshops. These are two half day workshops for  women to re kindle and deepen our connection to our bodies and to empower our lives. For more information about this workshop please email Zoe at zstenger36@me.com or visit www.taotreasures.com. You can also speak directly to Marian Rose who will be hosting the workshops. Her mobile is +34 643 658 376


 


Tuesday 25 April (19.00 - 21.00)

David Lurey will be hosting his Yoga For Dudes class.  This class is the sequel to his Yoga for Men Workshop that took place at Earth Yoga in January. It is open to all men who may feel that they would benefit from a yoga practice but have not perhaps had the right introduction to yoga or would feel more comfortable starting from the beginning with a well experienced yoga teacher. More information to follow soon.

 


May : 
Friday 19 May (9.30 - 17.15)
We are very honored and happy to welcome yogis Alan Finger, Sarah Platt-Finger and Ulrika Norberg to Earth Yoga. They will be hosting a one day Ishta Yoga Workshop  "INDIVIDUALIZE YOUR YOGA; Adapt, Evolve and Enhance Your Practice to Suit Your Needs"   
In this workshop, Alan and initiated ISHTA yoga masters Sarah Finger and Ulrica Norberg, who together share over 90 years of experience practicing and teaching yoga, invite you to delve deeper into the art of yoga.    Explore asana through alignment flow, yin and restorative practices while you deepen your awareness in breath work and meditation. More information to follow shortly. To register please contact info@earthyoga.es
 


Friday 26 / Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 May 
Weekend workshop with Desiree Rumbaugh and Andrew Rivin. Please see the information below:



 


Monday 29 May - 3 June 2017
Jeanne Heileman
 will be back at Earth Yoga to host a 6 day ongoing training program which will dive deeper into the Bhagavad Gita and Pantanjals yoga sutras. There is an early bird price of 600€ if paid before 17 April. After that the price increases to 700€ for more information please contact info@earthyoga.es


 

As well as all of these wonderful special events we will continue to have our regular classes. For our most up to date schedule please visit our website www.earthyoga.es.   Over the Easter weekend our schedules will be as follows:

Santa Catalina Studio
Thursday 13 April
9.30 - 10.00 Meditation with Mantra hosted by Jeanne
10 - 11.30 Mindful Vinaysa Flow with Sandra (All Levels)
19.00 - 20.30 Vinyasa Yoga with Frank  (All Levels)

Friday 14 April (Good Friday)
18.30 - 20.00 Vinyasa Yoga with Brent (Level 2/3)

Saturday 15 April
10.30 - 12.00 Vinyasa Yoga with Katja(Level 2)

Sunday 16 April (Easter Sunday)
Studio Closed

Monday 17 April

8 - 9.30 Kundalini Yoga with Jeanne (All Levels)
10 - 11.30  Vinyasa Yoga with Sandra (Level 2/3)
10 - 11.30 Beginner Yoga with Jay
14.00 - 15.30  Yin Yoga with Emily (All Levels)
18.30 - 20.00 Vinyasa Yoga with Rebecca (Level 2/3)

 


Portals Studio
Thursday 13 April
9.30 - 11.00 Vinyasa yoga with Katja
11.30 - 13.00 Beginner Vinyasa Yoga with Agnes

Friday 14 April (Good Friday)
9.30 - 11.00 Vinyasa Yoga with Julia

Saturday 15 April
10.00 - 11.30 Vinyasa Yoga with Julia

Sunday 16 April (Easter Sunday)
Studio Closed

Monday 17 April
9.30 - 11.00 Vinyasa Yoga with Julia


We look forward to seeing you at Earth Yoga.

Love
Sandra, Jay, Katja and the rest of the Earth Yoga Team

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Wednesday, 8 March 2017

MARCH 2017 NEWSLETTER

Dear Friends and Yogis,

" Ethics are vital. It is that simple. Think about what went into what you have and what effect it will have later on. Care. Be willing to try and fail. Don't make the perfect enemy of the good. The lesser of two evils may be a step forward. Or, there may be a third choice, a simpler one. Ethics. Let your daily life become a mindful one . Be curious. Be willing to listen. Be willing to be wrong. Be willing to be alone on your path. Be willing to change. "
By Waylon Lewis , Elephant Journal

Deeply inspired by change and real spring cleaning, inside and outside we are embracing warmer weather and blossoms all around . There is a sense of joy and life force that comes with warmer weather and the green fields and the almond trees showing their wonderful, sweet flowers.   We are embracing really evaluating what matters, what to hold on to and what to let go of.  

These are important questions and sometimes not always pleasant, but we must keep asking ourselves who we truly are and want to be and stand for what we believe in, even though it may be uncomfortable.   And as for relationships, material things that we tend to gather and all that stuff ...maybe now is a time to really clear out, not to buy more but to live more simply*

 


We are honored to welcome back our dear Jeanne Heileman who will return to teach Part 1 of her 300 Hour training (suitable for those who already have a 200 Hour background or simply want to deepen their practice ) and she will also teach an inspiring Arm Balance Workshop.   Her way of teaching is full of knowledge after more than 30 years on the yoga path. She is a master of alignment and has a deep understanding of all the philosophy that comes with yoga.    We have a few spaces left for the Tantra Flow Teacher Training that begins on Monday 20 March. For more information, please see our website and/or speak to Jay, Katja or Sandra who will be happy to talk you through what the training involves.

The Arm balance workshop on Saturday 18 March will be very hands on and Jeanne is a master of giving tips and safely guide you to poses you may not have mastered before. 





We are also incredibly excited to welcome Jivamukti Yoga teacher Petros Haffenrichter back to Earth Yoga. Petros visited us around 2 years ago and I think most of us that participated in his workshops and classes were blown away by his inspiring way of teaching and his way of weaving music, flow and intentions.   Petros will be teaching a few of our regular scheduled classes on Wednesday 15 March at 18.30-20.00 and also Monday 20 March at 10 -11.30am.    He will also be hosting a very inspiring set of workshops, be sure not to miss this as his travels take him around the world and it is rare to get him to come and visit.



We wish you a wonderful month full of happiness, nature and yoga.

Love 
Sandra, Jay, Katja and the rest of the  Earth Yoga Team

*If you want to find out more about how to live a more purpose filled life and embrace perhaps living more simply with less things, check out The Minimalists podcast and website or see the documentary The Minimalists.


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Tuesday, 31 January 2017

FEBRUARY 2017 NEWSLETTER

Dear Yogis,


"The important thing is this; to be able, at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become"
Charles Du Bos



We are blown away how fast this month has flown by and now we are already embarking on the second month of 2017. We can all feel the winds of change in the air but also the strong, courageous voices who are standing up for core values, love and empathy. We felt so much inspiration during the month of January, the amount of focus and dedicated practice and all the kindness that we are blessed with sharing here everyday at Earth Yoga.

Through your help we received and shipped off 4 car loads of warm clothes, shoes and boots for the refugees struggling with the cold in Greece. Our dear friend Almu initiated the project and Earth Yoga and Lucky Bodies became the collection point for about 2 weeks . We were overwhelmed by the amount of clothes and shoes that were brought in - Thank You !

 

We also hosted a Yin donation class with Mirjam Wagner who beautifully led us through 2 hours of stillness, chanting and Yin poses. All the donations ( almost 500 euros ) went to the Organization Ca'n Gaza here on the island.   Again a heartfelt Thank You for your generosity and Mirjam for her care and love.

We will continue with the path of Giving throughout February. This will be through our mobile care and donation box. We are collaborating again with Lucky Bodies & Happy Souls and together we will organize that the donation box moves from a different location each week for 8 weeks. We hope to raise as much money as we can to share with Dignity 360 another organization here on the island who work closely with the ground aid in Greece for Refugees. Next week that Box will be at the Lucky Bodies studios and we would love if you could not only give a small donation but also take a photo of you with the box #mallorcahumanity and share on the Mallorca Humanity Facebook page.   After the 8 weeks are up we plan to host a one time charity event in April where we will weave Music, Yoga, Drama, Photography and Dance in an evening to benefit the refugees. For more information please do get in touch with either Earth Yoga or Lucky Bodies & Happy Souls.
 

This month we are excited to host Yoga Teacher Anabel on Saturday 11 February for a Backbends Workshop.   Anabel has taught all over the world and most recently lived in Costa Rica where she taught both Vinyasa Yoga and other styles of yoga.   She is excited to share her practice with you with the influence of Tai Chi principles and moving deep into the spine and deeper into backbends.


 

David Lurey and Mirjam Wagner will be hosting their advanced Teacher Training here at Earth Yoga from Saturday 4 until Saturday 18 February. All of our classes will remain as normal, there just may be some more activity in the studio.


We have added an extra class to our schedule starting on Tuesday 8 February at 12pm. Jeanne Lurie will be teaching a 
 
50 + Hatha Yoga Class 
Tired of feeling tired?
Soft gentle stretches for tired and achy backs and joint
Enjoy more flexibility, vitality and energy
Class designed for the not so fit, not so flexible, not so strong body!
(Taught by a Specialist in Senior Fitness)  Spanish and English
 

For those of you interested in Kundalini Yoga we offer a regular 8am class on Mondays which is again taught by Jeanne Lurie. 

Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan
The Yoga of Consciousness -  Awaken the dormant energy in the base of the spine to tap into your highest potential as a fully conscious being. Yoga asana, pranayama, meditation, mantras and mudras combined to create a dynamic, powerful technique for awakening and connecting with your intuition, creativity and soul truth. 

We have decided to change the time of our Thursday Meditation Session. It will now take place before Sandra's Mindful Vinyasa class at 9.30am. This change takes place from Thursday 9th February

For the most up to date schedule please visit our website www.earthyoga.es or talk to us a reception.
 


We are also very excited to confirm that our dear Jeanne Heileman is returning to Earth Yoga in March for Part 1 of her Tantra Flow 300 Hour Training while she is here she will be teaching an Inversion Workshop. The workshop will allow you to dive into the deeper layers and component parts for accessing inversions. Do not miss her as she is only here limited time!



and last but certainly not least, we have just received confirmation that Petros Haffenrichterfrom Germany will join us with inpsirational teachings in March. Petros is a world known Jivamukti teacher and musician who came to a sold out event at Earth Yoga two years ago. Now he will be back and be sure to not miss this inspiration and inspiring teacher. Petros will teach two of Sandra's regular classes on Wednesday 15 March - 18.30-20.00 and Monday 20th March10-11.30 am.  In addition he will be hosting a workshop weekend on 24 - 26 March



We are so proud to host these teachers and we will be there learning and practicing with you all. Please make your reservation early as they will attract many yogis from all over Europe.

Thank you for all you do and what you bring the practice, your surroundings and to the world everyday.


Love Sandra and The Earth Yoga Team

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Monday, 2 January 2017

JANUARY 2017 NEWSLETTER

Dear Friends,

"The Peace of Wild things"
When despair of the world grows in me and I wake at night at the least sound
In Fear of what my life and my children's life may be ,
I go and lie down where the wood drake rests in her beauty on the water,
and the great heron feeds.

I come into the peace of wild things who do not tax their lives with
forethought or grief.

I come into the presence of still water .
And I feel above me the day -blind stars waiting with their light.
For a time , I rest in the grace of the world , and am free.
By Wendell Berry 

We begin our newsletter with the beautiful poem above " The peace of Wild Things". This represents the struggle and the worries that we all carry but also that the answers and the peace is always there waiting there for us in stillness and nature.

We had a beautiful end to our year here at Earth Yoga and over 65 dedicated yogis and friends showed up for our annual New Years Practice.   It was an honor to teach the practice and the stillness and focus from all of you was so special to witness and be a part of.   Thank you for bringing your heart, energy and focus for our last practice in 2016.

As we embark on 2017 we have a lot of wonderful events to share with you.

Beginning tomorrow (Tuesday 3rd January) with two special 108 Sun Salutations classes with Agnes. The first one will be at 9.30am in our portals studio and another will take place at 18.30 in our Santa Catalina studio.



There are still spots available for David Lurey's introduction to Yoga For Men Workshop on 13 - 15 January. This workshop weekend is open for any men out there who may feel that they would benefit from a yoga practice but have not perhaps had the right introduction to yoga or would feel more comfortable starting from the beginning with a well experienced yoga teacher. For more information please see the flyer below:


Mirjam Wagner will be back at Earth Yoga to teach her Yin and Pranayama practiceon Friday 20th JanuaryAs many of you will know, Mirjam is a well known Yin yoga teacher and also now hosts Yin teacher trainings.  This will be a wonderful opportunity to move through the practice with her and gain wisdom from all of her years and experience of sharing this practice. The theme will be to find liberation and stillness from stuck energy and old emotions. All proceeds will go towards a local charity called Can Gazà Project. This is a social project run by Mallorcan ex-priest who lives with 30 homeless people in an old Finca outside Palma and he also feeds up to another 30 people from the street on a daily basis.



Please note that Brent´s regular evening class on Friday 20th January will still go ahead but will be across the street at the Lucky Bodies studio.

We are also happy to introduce Monica who will guide and lead us through a painting workshop on Saturday 21st January (Time : 13.00 - 15.30)  Monika has experience in teaching painting courses, numerology and guiding people through tarot cards . This will not be your regular painting course, you will be more guided to work from your inner self and intuition. With help through meditation and music to access your inner self to paint and draw what may lie hidden within you.  If you are interested in taking part, we are happy to give you more information 
The price for the workshop would be 30 euros and please bring your own crayons and a notebook.


For those of you with children who are interested in Kung Fu there will be a weekly class held here every Tuesday at 5pm. This class will focus on White Crane kung fu and the Chinese language ( Mandarin ) using the lingua-kungfu curriculum of exercise, song and calligraphy. It will be open to children Aged 9 years and upwards. The first class begins on Tuesday 17 January. For more information please contact martin@lingua-kungfu.com

We wish you all a beautiful beginning for the new year that we are about to embark on together.........and our hope for us all is to stay open, be full of courage and heart!  As one of our favorite Spiritual teachers, Marianne Williamson says :" Those who sit must also take a stand."

Love
Sandra and the Earth Yoga Team

PS: Please note that the EARLY BIRD PRICE for Jeanne Heileman´s Tantra Flow 300hr Teacher Training will end on Friday 20 January. Please get in touch if you would like to sign up or would like more information.