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Workshop for the New Year (online)

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This workshop offers a beautiful moment to come together and unite our energies in honour of, and on behalf of the world we wish to live in. We'll  continue to explore the theme of releasing what is no longer needed, useful or constructive ( aparigraha  or "non-hoarding"), and take time to acknowledge and clear emotional residue and mental clutter from this past (most unusual) year, as we vision forward into 2021 and our shared future.  Saturday, January 2nd 2020 18h-20h30 Paris time / 9:00-11:30am Pacific time / 12:00-2:30pm Eastern time Pre-registration required. Contact Ann at shingaiayoga(at)gmail.com.  Suggested donation €25, but pay as much as you wish, or can. This online workshop is open to everyone, and will include guided meditation, breathing practices, gentle physical yoga postures, deep relaxation, chanting, and time for visioning forward. We will feel and ponder, clarify and reflect, move, breathe and relax into our deepest being and knowing.  Photo © Ann Mo

Deeply Engrained Patterns...

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Our patterns of relation seem to be a blend of habits, conscious choices, and deeply engrained patterns that can, for many and for the most part, remain largely unconscious. We can imagine ourselves as creatures with an inner universe – full of tissue, breath and bone; feeling and sensation; emotions and ideas, images and memories. This inner universe comes to life through the rich interweaving of relationships, exchanges, actions, and interactions with the world around us. This outer world includes, of course, the living creatures we meet, whether they are similar to us, or not. This outer space includes all of the natural world that we can observe, and all of the natural world that we cannot see, sense or measure. In this day and age, in pockets of concrete and metal, silicone and plastic, it can be easy to forget that we are a part of this natural world – that all of this is, in fact, the ‘natural’ world. It can be easy to forget just how dynamic it all is. And it can be easy to ass

Yoga Retreat in the French Alps (Savoie)

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The Hills Are Alive... April 23-26, 2021 Sainte-Pierre  d'Entremont (about 40 minutes from Chambery) € 380  ( early bird),  €450  (regular rate) private room with bath €330 (early bird), €380 (regular rate), double room     Sainte Pierre d'Entremont, France,  photo Alain Devisme, via WikiCommons. This four-day retreat, co-led with my friend from my dance studies program at Universit√© de Lille, is nested in a mountain village about 40 minutes outside of Chambery not too far from the Chartreuse natural park. We'll have plenty of space to practice in, and time to explore the mountains all around. If any of you have families you would like to bring along over this school vacation period, I am pretty sure we could work something out.  Early bird registration is now open. Contact Ann for more information.  

Winter Solstice Workshop, December 21, 2020 from 19h-21h CET

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"When you are fully in the body, the soul appears" (BKS Iyengar) December 21st is the winter solstice this year -- the longest night of the year. In this deep, dark night as the season turns, we have the opportunity to reflect on all that has passed (and it has been a lot this year), and to release what is no longer called for, needed, or constructive. And this year, exceptionally, the planets align on the solstice in a way that many astrologers say supports our growth into deeper and higher levels of consciousness, serving as a portal of entry into the "Age of Aquarius." This offers a beautiful moment to come together and unite our energies in honour of, and on behalf of the world we wish to live in. This online workshop is open to everyone, and will include guided meditation, breathing practices, physical yoga postures, deep relaxation, chanting, and time for visioning forward. We will feel and ponder, clarify and reflect, move, breathe and relax into our deepest