Guys I am feeling so good tonight. I’m fresh off of yoga weekend workshop with Rolf Gates. The workshop was held at my local studio Guruv Yoga and so it was nice to share this experience with many folks who I see regularly. I had the opportunity to practice with Rolf three times this weekend and today, for the last session, Kathryn Budig joined the workshop as well. Although Kathryn is new (and wonderful) to me – I have been a long time fan of Rolf’s. Actually, when I first started my yoga journey back in 2008 (?) he was the first “master teacher” I saw outside of my regular, local yoga circle. Since then, I have seen him at least 3 times and I think it might even be 4. As you can see from the above photo he is a big guy! Not at all what I envisioned a male yoga teacher to look like back when I was new and full of preconceived notions about EVERYTHING! Rolf immediately had my heart with his profound story, his sense of humor and his expertly sequenced and challenging asana practice. Rolf is also well known for his widely popular book – Mediations from the Mat. Its practically a staple reference guide in every studio and yogi’s bedside table that I have ever been to or seen. Please take a moment to check him out if he is new to you. His website is: http://www.rolfgates.com/pages/home.html
Friday, 6-9pm: Vinyasa Session: Right Effort
Saturday 2-5pm: Vinyasa Session: Concentration + Mindfulness
Sunday 9-12: The Chakras in Action Teacher’s Workshop
Sunday 2-5pm:Vinyasa Session: Understanding + Aspiration
(Special Guest Kathryn Budig)
We will come together this weekend to explore Yoga + The Eight-Fold Way. These teachings offer us a way to explore our relationship to our practice and give us the means for creating a life that works. These sessions will be a synergy of the dynamic freedom of a powerful vinyasa class and the structural integrity of yoga’s therapeutic alignment principles. They are intentionally challenging but open to all levels. The only requirement is that you show up…do your best and let your best be good enough.
And lastly – the workshop weekend was extra special because my teacher – Mary Kay Berg was there in attendance as well and I got to see her beautiful face and practice next to her bright spirit. Truly – when my mat is next to hers I feel so comforted. Its weird but I guess thats how we feel about those who have taught us so much!
On a separate note – we were out of town all last week for the Thanksgiving Holiday. We had a great trip to North Carolina. I’ll share some details about that next time!
Hope you all have a fabulous start to your week!
Peace, Love and Happiness – Jessica