The starry firmament has been transmitting through me as we traverse the plains of Spain. The mix of reality and fantasy rising from the work, the relationships, and the inner odyssey has created new muscle. It is a muscle of quiet fearlessness, rather than bravado. Moving on rails from town to town, teaching ShaktiYogaDance workshops, we’ve trained from Valencia to Barcelona, and back to Madrid, We are in cycles of discovery and wonder, dismay, and gratitude. Despite the differences and difficulties, every event has opened to discover unexpected, transformative heart-space. Be they small, or larger turn outs, the emotional body has been fed and watered in a sea of Piscean oneness. It has also undergone uncomfortable re-adjustments of new construction and meaning.
Astrologically, this is a testament to the stellium of Sun, Mercury, and Neptune in watery Pisces, and Venus, Saturn, with Pluto in earthy Capricorn. You could say it’s an opportunity to infuse fantasy with reality. It is also an opportunity to transcend, (Pisces) whatever blocks, (Capricorn.) Along with Jupiter’s ride through Sagittarius this year, we all working with forms of teaching, learning, and graduating! Thanks to the support of strangers and friends, I feel this odyssey is a deep inner graduation to a future not imagined before. It is a ‘Jupiterian opportunity’ offering an abundance of experience that prepares the way for more satisfying patterns of self-expression.
It is Venus in Capricorn that for me has displayed most prominently throughout the planetary patterns. In opening doors to an unknown Yoga discipline, not only have I risked, but others have graciously risked to support my work. At times, it has been painful, yet always sublime. Strangers have courageously opened intimately to the work, creating small, enthusiastic tribes. Venus in Capricorn speaks to structuring and supporting alliances that create worthy relationship. The primary alliance is with self, after that, all else follows. Capricorn can be fearful of being too emotional or demonstrative, yet its strength teaches us to stand stalwart and courageous.
The past two weeks of this transformative process has ebbed and flowed on inner emotional seas, and of course, inspired the work. ShaktiYogadances is nothing, if not about relationship. In moving through the elegant sequencing of asanas, the body feeds the resilience and determination necessary to ride incoming tides of turbulence. As strangers move and breath together, the body informs the mind that survival lies in union, and that in our ability to connect, we build resilient bone to overcome hurdles, and re-define our passions
it has been proven, that like the pied-piper, whenever I can leave my comfort zone, to reach across the wide divide, others will join. Each time I am willing to face the unknown to share passion and knowledge, I partner those willing to do the same. I love the intimate moments when we crack open and stand face to face in union. It’s rare. It’s needed. It’s my work.
YOUR PRACTICE THIS WEEK: Bring yourself to tears, then turn and embrace a stranger so they get in on the good juju.
YOUR BIRTHDAY WEEK: Promise yourself a new strategy to go out and grow your passion. Begin new constructs that support your dream, and promise yourself to dream big. Reach out to new alliances, and reach out to those in need of partnering. As a Pisces, your grow empathy like gills, but make this a year where your empathy supports you to swim deeper into the unknown. Do not give yourself away to those undeserving of your energy. Re-define your priorities, put on your mermaid tail to swim on!
FEBRUARY-MARCH EVENTS & SCHEDULING
NB If curious about our odyssey across Spain dancing the Emotional Intelligence embodied in Shakti Yoga Dances, go to shaktidances.comAs the new dance, Phoenix Rising, reveals, inspiration rises from failing, joy opens from fear, friendships await when we reach out….It is a journey of unknowns, and discovery- filled with hope and enthusiasm.
FEB. 27, Wed. 5:15 & 7 pm classes at Laughing Dog Yoga, Wellesley. Classes will be subbed by the lovely Cory Halaby at 5:15, and Elgar Pichler with his depth charge at 7 PM.)
MARCH 2 , at 9:00 AM will be taught by the one of a kind Elgar Pichler, The Studio, 1 Edson Rd, Natick.
MARCH 7, Thurs. 8:30-9:30 AM Pilates Mat, The Studio, 1 Edson Rd., Natick. We howl happiness at the end to be stretched, strengthened and formidable!
MARCH 8, Fri. 1:30-2:30 AM, Graham Technique. firstname.lastname@example.org
FEB. 10, Sun., 4-5:15 pm, Sunday Serenade is a Restorative, stretchy, meditative time-out, offering lush self-care, and space to grow Emotional Intelligence.
MARCH 10, Sun. 4-6 pm ‘Sunday Salon’ Allan Cameron leads those interested in journeys of discovery and questioning. Free to those who listen well , and offer heart-felt wisdom. 1 Edson rd, Natick, MA
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