She was possessed at a young age while standing on the shore of the east ocean (or was it the west)? Salt water dewdrops on the fur of her cheeks. Sand devoured her toes on the water’s edge. Cold air poured into her tide pool lungs. Ravens and gulls stood watching. With one wave the deep current dragged her out … Read more
She thought the dust of many years was romantic Stories in each particle hidden just beyond sight The rare gem always finds the subtlest places to hide like the jewel that was sewn into the pocket of your coat no care for the gem though just wondering who put it there.
Retreats are necessary. They remind us of who we really are. The retreat is as the exhale; a returning to ourselves, looking inwards and pausing to notice. Our daily lives are full of action. In retreat we take the action into a microcosm, containing the whole in a smaller story. through asana, witnessing the breath, and clearing the mind and … Read more
Om saha navavatu Saha nau bhunaktu Saha viryam Karavavahai Tejasvi navadhitam astu Ma vidvisavahai Let us be protected to enjoy strength in this process of learning to complete our goal let us both have clarity and no opposition. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu May all beings everywhere Be happy and free and my thoughts, words and actions Contribute in some … Read more
October 5th-7th 2012 Djuna Mascall, senior teacher to Tias Little, and Sweethome will be offering a weekend retreat at Doe Bay Resort on Orcas Island. Orcas Island is a magical destination and the blended teachings of these two woman make for a rejuvenating and inspirational experience. www.doebay.com This will be the 4th year of Djuna and Sweethome teaching together at … Read more
These are excerpts from participants who attended the Breitenbush writing and yoga retreat. So grateful for their presence in the world. A poetry piece written by Kristen Schoonveld: What takes its time in this world? What does not hurry? A ball of dough, soft as a belly, rising in one, long inhale that lasts the whole day. ~Kristen ZIA: … Read more
Choose your acts as if this is the only time you will have the chance to or don’t act, just accept. Continue with acceptance until you overflow with bounty and then give, and give, and give. Not things. Give love in any and every way. Read more