|The harvest season continues. The birds and critters are beginning to sing less and work more, squirreling away for the winter. Seasonally, September is almost late to begin to prepare for fall and winter; this applies to self care as well, so if you know fall and winter is a challenge for you (Vata: dry, cold, and unstable), it’s time to deepen your preparations. This is no excuses time if you want to stay ahead in maintaining wellness and balance. There will be blog posts this month on transitioning self care tips and here’s a link to Banyan Botanicals, my favorite supplier of quality Ayurvedic oils, herbs, and self care needs (5% of purchases through my link goes to the YTT scholarship fund).|
If your job (whatever your “job” is) just got more challenging as September opened, make MORE time for self care. Useful advice: if you don’t have time to walk or meditate or self care for five minutes, then do it for half an hour.
Make your self care appointments for fall, order a Vata Ayur-Kit, and begin to find steadiness. Walk slower. Eat apples, lots of them. If you tend toward cold, stew them or bake them.
This is the plan for September (things are subject to change depending on the current local “climate”):
NEW & on-line: You asked for it and it’s here. Ayurveda 101 & Yoga: Steep yourself in Wellness. Deepen your studies of the practices, texts, and yourself to really learn how best to bring yourself into wellness. This ten week series begins on Friday September 18th. Each Friday you will get videos, assignments, and readings to explore, study, and practice. On October 18th and November 22, we’ll meet for live sessions on Zoom. There is an option to add on a one on one 1-hour Zoom session to ask questions pertaining uniquely to your needs. Find more information on the website, contact me, or register under workshop on Schedulicity. This is also part of the Yoga Teacher Training 300 hour program, so if you’ve been thinking about joining us for YTT, this is a great way to dip your toes in.
This is for personal growth, for self healing, and household (family) use and not a training to consult. This is just the beginning of the journey, but I would argue that it’s the most important part. The first step.
COMMUNITY YOGA: Royalston Yoga returns on Tuesday nights at 6pm (this is a time change). We will be in the yard behind the library for fresh air and plenty of space!! YAY!!! All donations toward these classes support the Friends of the Library. No registration required.
CURRENTLY Wednesday evening classes at 6pm are temporarily located at Trillium(they will return to the Meetinghouse/Church in N. Orange when it is safe to do so). Space is limited to 5. Registration is open for September under CLASSES. $15/class (maximum of 5 and a minimum of 4; please add yourself to the wait list if the class option you’d like is full and you would like to be notified of openings…I will call on a first come, first served basis)
ZOOM YOGA: Zoom yoga will continue on Mondays at 9:30am, with the recording available for the week to watch. These Zoom classes help to keep you on target with your weekly yoga practice. You get to practice at your own convenience, in your own space, and it’s easy to modify to meet your own needs. Registration through the end of the year is open. $8/class; please contact me if reduced pricing is necessary.
I’ve tried to create options for everyone’s comfort level and budget.
CLINICAL PRACTICE: I have availability on Wednesdays only for consultations and Ayurvedic body treatments.
You may register using the Schedulicity. Don’t hesitate to book in advance; available appointments will fill up quickly.
POP UPS: Things continually pop up here and there. Posts, recipes, mantras, and videos. They post on the Blog. Some are permanent additions and some are only available for the month.
YOGA & AYURVEDA TRAININGS: The Yoga School is open and taking applications. Maybe you’ve been doing deep self reflection and have considered becoming a yoga teacher. The next 200 hour training begins in January (space is filling up).
If you are already a yoga teacher and want to advance your education, 300 hour training begins this month on-line. This training will begin on the 18th and continue for ten weeks into November. This program is open to all student levels (with unleveling for our committed 300 hour students) and is a required component for 300 hour students. It’s a great way to explore what Trillium with a Bit of Bliss Yoga School has to offer. It is also available as Continuing Education through Yoga Alliance or NAMA.
We are looking at making some changes to the 300 hour program due to Covid shifts. Please keep your eyes peeled and let us know if you’d like to be on the Yoga School mailing list. Visit TrilliumAyurveda for more information and to begin the application process.
Whew. That was a lot. Breathe. Take it all in. It’s good practice for Autumn. Remember to enjoy the gifts of the shifting season. Stop to explore the flowers and colors. Remember to make time for a visit to the water’s edge.
Wishing you all wellness and balance.
Love & BeeWell,