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Feb 2017

The Compass Metaphor – What is your True North?
shala compass

How are you navigating your precious life? Your life is an adventure, so you'll need a compass.
Our Shala geologist Jay explained that with the help of the compass, you will be able to locate yourself (and your current position). After that you can figure out where you're going, and how to get there. To locate yourself, you'll need to find the True North. It's the same in life. If you feel lost, or not sure where you need to go next, stop and find your True North. Your inner wisdom is your inner compass.

True North Mediation
Please get your journal out. On a new page write your name, then write the answers to the following questions:
  1. What is your True North? (What really matters to you?)
  2. How do you locate yourself when in the valleys of life?

October 2016

Begonia - The art, beauty, and miracle of life
Begonia - The art, beauty, and miracle of life
Begonia - The art, beauty, and miracle of life
"The art, beauty and miracle of life, and light running through the veins of the leaf.
Water, give it light and love - it will thrive and grow. The begonia reminds us of our beauty, the life force that runs through our veins into the edges of our being.
Our practice gives us water and just the right amount of sunlight to grow and expand into our full beauty!" ~ Diana

May - December 2016

Please read our semester book "The Heart of Yoga" by T. K. V. Desikachar.

May 16-21 2016

Please read Introduction from our semester book "The Heart of Yoga" by T. K. V. Desikachar.

Rediscover and reconnect to Ashtanga Opening Invocation making it personal to you. "What do you invoke?"

You can listen to the Invocation at the beginning of Pacific Ashtanga Puja Dedication video.

boys and butterfly

April - May 2016

Look out for monarch caterpillars and butterflies. They are the messengers to remind everyone of their own transformation, and that they are the most amazing miracles!!!

To see pictures shared by our students please visit Caterpillars and Butterflies page.

Please get your copy of Monarch Butterfly's Life Cycle letter, lovingly printed by Merry, at the Shala. To learn more and to help to save the monarchs please visit www.saveourmonarchs.org

April 3-9 2016

Write a sequel to Walt Whitman's MIRACLES.
Start with his last line from the poem "What stranger miracles are there?"

You can also share a picture of the spring flowers blooming near your homes or on the hikes... or any other miracle that comes into your life.

Please share your poems and pictures by emailing diana@pacificashtanga.com.

To read Diana's Sequel - Miracles II, and see a collection of our students' poems and pictures please visit Miracles page.