Namaste, Thank you for your kind emails about our Yoga classes in concord being a welcome refuge in our strange new world. I'll continue to do my best to cultivate a safe space, where all are welcome. Some of you have asked about this great book I'm reading about the spiritual history of rhythm by Layne Redmond. I've been listening to to Layne's music for years and years. I've often said that her drumming is more accurate than any metronome. It's only recently that I looked into her life and discovered her sacred activism through her writing. For fifteen years she researched the place of the feminine in music and leadership throughout the ancient world, culminating in her book that details "a lost history of a time when women were the primary percussionists in the ancient world and also explains why they are not today." After devoting her life to teaching, healing, and empowering the feminine through rhythm and breathing, Layne passed from this world in 2013, leaving behind an impressive body of work in her writing, and her albums of music and meditations on the Chakras and breathing. You can take a look at her (now rare) book here: When The Drummers Were Women by Layne Redmond. And yes, the Minuteman Library Network has a [...]
I believe that we are here to offer our gifts and talents in service to what we love about this world. Enjoy this classic quote from George Bernard Shaw.
A successful nesting by our eastern Bluebirds, long may they soar through our air and hearts.
In the Northeast, this extended wet and cold spring weather is very challenging for the birds at a very critical time.
This breath invites you to write the first word of your new story your new story begins with this:
Many have asked for the poem I read in class the other day: I can make the choice to stop, to breathe, and be, and walk slowly into...
Namaste and happy Spring.
I've been reading this beautiful piece in Class and many have asked for a copy to read in their classes. Here you go, please share with your family and friends who care deeply for our world.
Namaste! We’ve been doing this writing exercise for years, I'm dusting it off, updating a bit and reposting, I hope you do it, you'll be glad you did: (printable version at the end)
The Greek music parade grew to dozens of musicians and several hundred people as we wound through the streets stopping to honor their...