Due to poor business practices, and a lack of planning on the part of MOYO Yoga, I have to postpone my ability to schedule Aerial Yoga sessions. Stay posted for more information on classes in the future. In the meantime, I welcome you to my classes, and continue to offer private and semi-private sessions for Yoga, Yoga Therapy, Yoga for Children and Adults with Special Needs, Pilates Reformer, and Holistic Health Coaching. I look forward to seeing you on your mat.
So often I hear students say, “You think we don’t hear what you’re saying when you’re teaching, but we do.” This is always said with a smile, and a small dose of sarcasm, and followed up with what exactly it was that resonated with him or her. I greatly appreciate these moments. They not only reinforce what I believe in, beyond the philosophy and the power of yoga in all its forms, but truly show me that we really are a lot alike, even amidst our status as individuals. What hit home most recently was a discussion with a student who had not been feeling well for awhile. She continued to come to class, and spent a majority of time in child’s pose. One day, after class, while we were talking she said, “I was in class last week, and I remembered a story you told us. You told us about the time (this would be 10 years ago) that you were ill, and in so much pain that you would go to class and lie in savasana for the entire class, but you continued to go to class.” I was so honored that my own experience had made an impact on this woman, someone I truly admire, and kept her coming back to her mat even during a time of suffering. I have told many students this particular story of my time prior to my official endometreosis diagnosis, when for a good 6 – 7 months I found myself in the yoga room, pain and all, lying in savasana, or on my side because moving was too hard. The power of being present in my practice still mattered, and yoga, here in the form of breath, presence, and community was my medicine. I know I have shared many other stories of experiences with my students, as anecdotes to help them grow in their practice, and even more so in their yoga off of the mat, as my teachers have done with me. I guess I am just so honored to be an influence, and I will continue to do my best to offer my life, my stories, and myself as Guide to you.
I am currently having trouble with the PayPal link to sign up for the upcoming retreat. You can read about it under my Upcoming Workshops .
To sign up you may go to http://www.mauramanzo.com and click on Ignite the Fire Within, or contact me directly to pay by check. I look forward to sharing the weekend with you.
I am currently enrolled in the well known program for Nutritional Counseling through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. While I am not currently offering advice, I am practicing for when the time comes. If you would like to be a guinea pig, or if you have a real interest in bettering your health (it’s more than just food), I invite you to fill out a Health History. Please email me, and I will send you the form.
Time to hit the books, and hit the mat.
While I didn’t just realize we are in a leap year, I did just notice the titles of my previous posts. It only seems fitting then to continue making some leaps. When I want to set a goal, I find the most powerful way to achieve results is to start with a strong desire, and a positive attitude.
I started a writing course today, with the goal of strengthening my teaching skills. It turns out, I have other goals. I have so many dreams, desires, wishes… One of them is to start a blog, so here it is. In the wake of so much loss this year – I realize it is only the end of February – I feel it is important to remember that with the destruction of things, comes a birth of others. Here is to creativity, creation, and sustenance.