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Aug 24

Re-interpret of Hafiz poem from classes 8/22/14

My Eyes So Soft Do notSurrenderYour saddness so quickly. Rather Let it move in and cut more Deeply.Let it ferment and season youAs very few human Or even divine ingredients can.Something is oh so astray and missing in my heart tonight This bearing witness This seeing Has made my eyes all so soft, My lonesome voice all so Tender,My …

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Aug 10

October Retreat Online Sign-up at Retreats Page

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Jul 26

All Is Made Holy

Jul 22

Tread This Path Lightly: Reflections and research on self-compassion as a healing practice

Do you sometimes get down on yourself for not being perfect? Do you notice yourself being unkind to yourself when you make mistakes? Or maybe you get caught up in frustration when something does not turn out as you had hoped? Can you be self-critical or overly demanding of yourself? Or maybe you are struggling …

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Dec 24

Winter Mindfulness Intensive: Cultivating Mindful Relationships

As my practice and teaching of mindfulness and yoga evolves, I have become more passionate about joining these practices to my training in clinical psychology to promote health through the direct application of spiritual techniques toward creating a more loving and compassionate society. I have therefore chosen January-March as a time to focus on mindfulness …

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Nov 03

Earth Healing

i wrote this as a closing meditation for the Spook Asana class at Lululemon last week. It is based on a poem by Rumi that I gave a personal touch to. Trust your wound will be healed in the green soft arms of the ancient, Mother Earth Let the embrace and the cool coating of …

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Nov 03

Fall Reflections: Halloween Myths and Symbols

Ever since I was a child, I found this time of year to be filled with excitement and mystery matched by a deep sense of transformation. Mother Nature casts her colorful magic and makes clear the shift of seasons. She tones down the temperature; she digests the fallen leaves, and she opens her heart and …

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Sep 22

Reflections on Inner-Peace

Reflections on Inner-Peace John P. Rettger, PhD, ERYT-200 Blue Elephant Yoga & Mindfulness Center Palo Alto, CA The Dalai Lama teaches that “the most important factor in maintaining peace within oneself in the face of any difficulty is one’s mental attitude, if it is distorted by such feelings as anger, attachment, or jealousy, then even …

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Aug 27

Freedom, Ease & Spaciousness all on a Saturday afternoon.

Have you been longing to reconnect with that most deepest, truest expression of Divine Illumination and Freedom in your own heart? Join us at the lovely Yoga Tree Valencia in the beautiful Mission for this amazing offering that will move you toward that blessed abundance and grace! Saturday 1:15 pm, Aug. 31- Sign Up …

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Jun 26

Special Classes and Events This Week! 6/26-6/30

special week happening, lots of extra classes i’m subbing- 1. Thurs Prajna core flow 6pm (followed by my Slow Flow, can you say double up?) – Prajna Belmont 2. Friday – Gentle Flow – 3pm (CC $12) Yoga Tree SF Stanyan, yep, the studio near Haight Ashbury 3. Saturday 9am – Power Vinyasa Yoga Belly …

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