Welcoming summer is a celebration of the light. How I love taking all those layers off and walking freely outside, feeling the warmth of the summer sun on my skin. The Midwest is not my first choice for the ideal living conditions, but no one does summer better than us. Celebrating the long days and the glory of those sweet nights on my front porch. Feel the ease of life’s pace slowing down and enjoying the outdoors. Living my yoga off the mat, but I always come back to my mat as a reminder that everything of gratitude starts with my practice.
Starting this Sunday, June 4, Marina Lisjonok will be leading a weekly summer class, Sunday Yoga in the Park from 9-10:15 am, weather permitting, in Washington Park. What a great way to enjoy being in nature and breathing in the sweet morning air! An outdoor practice can be a resource for nourishing your creativity and resilience. I encourage you to adopt an attitude of curiosity, explore this new practice environment with all five of your senses, and join us for outdoor yoga.
This summer we are also offering new and exciting classes taught by experienced, talented new teachers who are sharing their vast wisdom. We are so honored that they want to teach at our studio since many of them are traveling from Chicago, the north shore, and the northern suburbs. They know our students want to go deeper and move into healing all layers of the mind.
Yoga Among Friends (YAF) is known as the studio for delving deeper and refining the practice as a way to truly balance our physical, mental and emotional systems. In the world today, we all seek community and safe places to feel nourished. I feel YAF is turning into a true place for healing yoga.
We have added a Tuesday evening Iyengar class with Maria Basualdo for beginning students. And have a new series classes which will continue throughout the summer weeks. We are also hosting some exciting workshops more to offer ways to connect with our deeper intelligence. We are catering to
In a world that is struggling to find balance, I am forever blessed to remember my breath and to appreciate being human. Summer offers me gentleness, time to read a good novel, catch up on the daily gardening, learn new ways to prepare healthy meals, reflect on the many ways life is beautiful and people are good, and practice yoga with summer ease. Please stay in the light knowing we have a choice. Keep safe and cool and appreciate the ways we are moving forward through the heart —and we hope you can join us for some summer ease.
Let me know in the comments below what you are looking forward to this summer at YAF and elsewhere.
The light in me honors the light in you,