July Moon days.
AYB will be closed 
in observation of the moon

Friday 7.13.18 New moon in Aries
Friday 7.27.18 Full moon in Aquarius

 


 

Hi folks!

Greetings from Ann Arbor. I landed late last night in my Chevy Spark rental, windows down, podcasts blaring. Lo and behold the place I’ve rented is a frat house in moderate occupation. The guys there are intelligent, kind, and respectful. Our first conversations were about gamma brain waves, thought observation studies, vedanta, and the origins of ashtanga yoga. Alas, I’m right at home in my UM frat house. Who knew?

P.S I’ve already got them curious about kitchari.

My first yoga class was led primary series with a very blissful 8 a.m start time. My teacher, mentor, and friend Angela snuck in a few poses from intermediate that felt like no big thing. Years ago this would have been a real mind bender for me. Instead, today, I just went along with the flow. These small reminders or”Yippie” moments, as Maria Shriver calls them, are so important to reflect on. What are all the ways the yoga is working and what are all the ways it shows up in the moment?

Concentration v.s fixation was on the conference docket. Angela spoke about how we can use vibration to change it up and take the rigidity out of our mind. We did some light chanting and let the vibrations do what they do. It was brilliant and spoke to the thinking I’ve been doing on my own and our collective energy, where its strong, and how we may streamline it. More on this soon.

“Movement in concentration”

I’m writing this from the UM Stroll business center, then I’m off to the water before the Chevy Spark goes back to Enterprise-Rent-A-Car. Those folks I see on the regular, I will miss you dearly. Those of you who are out there in the ether I’m sending love to you. Until next time. Practice <3

Yours,
Malissa

 


 

Schedule Changes:

I will be away from July 1st – 23rd.

Our guest teacher Sara’s husband has had a horrible accident and is in a lot of pain. I’m still waiting on word with prayers and high hopes.

As we’re a seventh series kind of lineage (7th series Sharathji calls family life) it’s important we honor her family and their needs first. Obviously!

Updates soon <3

In the meantime, there will be self-practice at the shala… Folks. Practice every day <3

 


 

7.28 Led Primary Series class and Conference

We switched it up this month due to my time with Angela in Ann Arbor. We’ll be back to our regularly scheduled primary series next month!

  • 8:30-10 Led class
  • 10-10:30 Conference

 


 

Meet-Up TBD

If all progresses positively with Sara’s husband and home she would love to host a meet and greet for you all.

Time and place TBD <3

 


 

Alright, that’s all for now. Keep shining bright

Yours always,
Malissa

 


 

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श्री गणेश श्री गणेश श्री गणेश पाहिमाम्
जय गणेश जय गणेश जय गणेश रक्षमाम्
सर्वमङ्गलमाङ्गल्ये शिवे सर्वार्थसाधिके ।
शरण्ये त्र्यम्बके गौरि नारायणि नमोऽस्तु ते ॥
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