Learn to use and re-train specific energy systems to break negative patterns and habits. Our energy gets caught in patterns and not all of them are helpful. And sometimes, energy in a negative pattern will pull energy away from other systems leading to immune disorders, stress, chronic fatigue and many other uncomfortable emotions/actions. Put simply, a negative pattern can create other negative patterns. And when all your energy is working on sustaining a system that is not optimal, there is none left to manifest that new thing you really want to bring into your life.Work with Blaine, a certified EMYoga teacher, to use time-honored techniques to balance and align your energy field, both within a yoga practice and outside of one, to reprogram sub-optimal patterns and habits and create new ones for healing, transformation, and peace.
Oh my gosh, the freaking phone and all the issues and miracles it brings. We love our phones. I will be the first to say I am attached to mine. It is always with me. Even when I run. But, I know my attachment to the phone isn’t really about the phone. The creators of all the magic in the phone are making money by feeding a different problem. Because really, its not the phone that is the problem. The problem is ego.
Ego is what keeps us separate. I am different than you. I have been through things no one else has. I have my stories. I am great at these things. I am terrible and these other things. The ego creates likes and dislikes. I like this, I can’t stand that. Craving and aversion are ego attributes.
Yoga, at its inception, was a practice to transcend ego. Meditation and physical practice were all one thing designed to transcend the lower self (ego) so that we could connect with all that is greater. When we cater to our likes and dislikes we are giving power to the lower mind and stunting our progress of expansion. Same thing with fear and avoidance.
What would happen if we stopped living every moment of our day ruled by likes and dislikes, fear and avoidance? How much would we open up?
So this brings me back to phones. The makers of apps and the existence of social media skillfully cater to ego. In ego state, we are in a state of discontentment. We feel uneasy, bored, alone, like we lack something, irritated, angry, incomplete, sad, depressed and/or anxious. The creators of what is available on the phone KNOW this and put, in our little hand, the distraction that feeds candy to the ego/lower self. And we keep reaching for the candy. I feel myself do it. I have an uncomfortable thought, and I grab my phone. It is automatic. And it BUGS me.
How to stop? Disrupt the habit field and create new habits. This takes practice. And being extremely conscious about what you are doing. Talk with someone you love. Create a healthy delicious meal for yourself. Get outside. Move your body. I have to say it…. meditate. See if you can overcome some likes and dislikes and open up a tiny bit more to what is available to you. Which is everything.
Would you like some time to get to know each other again?
Do you need to find the fun in your relationship??
Saturday July 20, 4:00-6:00
$50 for Tween and Parents
Yoga Henna & Love is open to all children between the ages of 9 and 13 and the "parents" in their lives. We will spend about 60 minutes doing yoga (individual and partner poses) and other activities that will encourage communication, healthy movement, and lots of laughter. Then, we will spend the next 60 minutes having some light refreshments and circling through the henna station. Each participant will receive a henna treatment of their choice to finish out the evening.
Food & FUN
What type of foods do your children like to eat? Do they have a hard time trying new foods? Have they ever tried eating blindfolded? This event will be focused on basic Ayurvedic nutrition for children and mindful eating. We will enjoy snacks together, craft with food, and enjoy a sensory experience!
Saturday July 13. Drop off 5:00-5:30. Pick up 7:30-8:00.
$77 entire series
$60 5 classes
$15 1 class drop in
Begin your day with focus and intention in a morning meditation class. The class includes a 20 minute guided mindfulness meditation, ideas for practicing mindfulness throughout your day, Q & A, and reflection. Jill creates a safe, supported space that allows you to begin or deepen your meditation practice. You'll develop a deeper connection to yourself and others, and leave class ready to meet the rest of the day with clarity and calm. Jill's teachings meet you where you're at with your meditation practice. Class is designed for all levels- beginner to advanced meditators.
Join Hannah on the Summer Solstice for a fiery All Levels Aerial flow. We’ll honor the sun on the longest day of the year through asana, essential oils, mudras and breath work. The evening will close with an extended savasana in the silks to encourage our expansion into the light of summer.
Friday, June 21 5:00-6:30
$25 in advance
$35 at the door
Discovering our VOICE
Does your child have a hard time expressing their needs, wants, and feelings? Does your child have a hard time expressing their feelings in a non-violent way? This event will be focused on just that. We will learn how to find our voice and express ourselves in a peaceful way.
Saturday June 29. Drop off 5:00-5:30. Pick up 7:30-8:00.
One Child $45
Two Siblings $60
Three Siblings $90
Our most valuable currency is time.
When I was in India, I had the opportunity (the GIFT) of spending time thinking about how I spend time. Time has always been an elusive thing to me. Sometimes, I literally count how many minutes I have in a morning or afternoon, how many tasks I need to do, and plan exactly how many minutes I can spend on what. In fact, before I went to India, I was so manic about everything I had to do that my motto became “No minute left behind!” I have been doing this since high school. It is a habit I am trying hard to break, this iron-grip on time. This struggle with it. The anxiety it gives me to think about. Karma is a subject for a different newsletter but an English word to describe Karma is bondage. It is bondage you are born with or you get from your upbringing or environment. In our lives, part of our purpose is to recognize and break free from the bondage. For me, time is bondage.
My teacher in India would say:
Time is your most valuable currency, how are you spending your currency?
This is something I work on all the time, how am I spending my currency in a way they brings me the most joy. Or if not more joy, less stress.
This brings me to Summer, which technically hasn’t even started but it already seems very over scheduled. I am trying to back down, without guilt. There is so much power in solitude.
Solitude gives us super-powers.
This is my hope for us all, this Summer, among all the Summer activities and fun, we can also find solitude. Unwired, outside, or in a meditation, or a yoga practice, or a walk, or a hike, or a paddle, or whatever you love. Deep quiet time, alone.
Blaine Wilkes is the owner of Yoga Hive Colorado, and writes inspirational musings for our newsletter, which we post here, along with upcoming trainings and workshops. To filter, navigate using the links above to see the category you're interested in. If you have questions, or wish to get in touch with Blaine, drop in to a class, or connect online: