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Heartland Healing Magazine
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Omaha Yoga Notes
With Theresa Murphy
It’s refreshing to see the surge in attention to our mother, the earth. “Green” cars, “green” computers, clothes, gizmos, gadgets and “green” gear abound. Granted, some of this is simple marketing tactics to play on the emotions and pocketbooks of earth-conscious consumers. But, along side this upswing in “greening” is renewed participation in greater numbers in grassroots efforts such as clothing swaps, CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture), recycling, gas conservation and back yard gardening. We are motivated now, more than ever in the last 50 years, to get back down to earth.
In yoga there is a concept, “As so without, is so within,” and the opposite is also true. The elements that comprise the planet, earth, fire, water, air and space, are also the elements of our bodies. In our current health care crisis in this country (and the co-crisis in rising incidents of heart disease, obesity, diabetes, back problems, etc.) now is also the time to tend to our own micro-environments: our bodies. To think that we can care for an organism as vast and varied as the planet, is an impossibility if we are totally cut off from our own “planets” from the neck down. What we eat, the way eat, how we move, what experiences we subject ourselves to — all play into how we interact with the element at large. In short, our personal health directly reflects the planet’s health. If you are even a first time reader of this magazine, you are likely inclined to agree the time is now to get healthy! Yoga is a time-tested way to do that.
Yoga as a whole mind, body, and spirit health system has been practiced in countless forms since around 3500 BCE. Don’t you think it’s time you tried it? Or if you do practice currently, here are some new places and people to practice with, plus the regulars. Enjoy.
New on the scene:
Fluidity Dance & Yoga (no website) 2551 S. 177th Plz. (402) 708-5764. In early 2008, Jennifer Parker began offering dance and “Dynamic Vinyasa Yoga” on Tuesdays 7:30-8:15 p.m., Wednesdays 7:00-8:00 p.m., Thursdays 3:00-4:00 and 6:00-7:00 p.m. and Sundays 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Liv Yoga Bellevue (www.LivYogaBellevue.com) 2410 Cornhusker Road, (402) 932-YOGA. Kelli Morgan, just opening her doors early June of 2008 is offering classes in Taoist Yoga, Hot Yoga, Prenatal Yoga and meditation. See the website for more details.
Notable Yoga Events for July/August:
@ Omaha Yoga & Bodywork Center (www.DoYogaNow.com)
July 20: BREATHE & RELAX
with Suzanne Swang, 2:00-4:30 p.m., $35
July 27: WORKING WITH ANXIETY & STRESS WITH COMPASSION AND INTENTION
with Julie Luzarraga LICSW and Susi Amendola, 1:00-4:00 p.m., $90
August 17: MOVING THROUGH THE WORLD WITH HEART
Half day retreat with Patrick Davis and Susi Amendola, 1:00-5:00 p.m., $90
@ Bhadra Yoga (www.BhadraYoga.com)
August 31: CHAKRA HEALING WORKSHOP
with Melanie McCleod, 4:00-6:00 p.m., $25
@ One Tree Yoga (www.OneTreeYoga.com)
July 5: RESTORATIVE YOGA
with Carole Westerman, 2:00-3:30 p.m., $20
July 6: FAMILY YOGA - SUMMER FUN THEME
with Carole Westerman, 2:00-3:00 p.m., $20 per family up to 3
July 12: JUST BEING; THE NATURAL WAY OF MEDITATION
with Dean Sluyter, 1:00-5:00 p.m., $45
July 13: BREAKING OUT: FREEDOM FROM THE “I”
with Dean Sluyter, 1:00-5:00 p.m., $45, both days for $80
August 2, 9, 16, 23: BEGINNERS’ BEGINNER SERIES
with Theresa Murphy, 12:30-1:30 p.m., $40
August 16: RESTORATIVE YOGA
with Theresa Murphy, 2:00-3:30 p.m., $20
August: FREE WEEKLY MEDITAION CLASSES
with Troy Rapp, times tba
The Wellness Connection (www.TheWellnessConnection.net)
July 7-August 25: CHAKRA MOVEMENT/BREATH & MEDITATION CLASSES
July 9-August 27: 8 ASPECT MEDITAION CLASSES 6:00-7:30pm
July 3-August 28: BREATH THE FOUNTIAN OF YOUTH, 10:30am-12:00pm
All session $120 includes Affirmational Breathwork CD!
July 4: NIRVANA POINTE RETREAT OPEN HOUSE lodgin available
July 26 & August 30: WELLNESS DAY RETREATS $45
July 5 & August 3: ENLIGHTENED MOVIE NIGHT
July 8 & August 31: MEDITATION IN NIRVANA, $10
July 7-8 & August 30-31: CHAKRA YOGA CLASSES, $12- FREE for lodgers!
Plenty of opportunities to take care of yourself, to help you take care of others, to help you take care of the planet. Take care.
Theresa Murphy is co-owner and director of One Tree Yoga and a certified yoga instructor registered with Yoga Alliance at the ERYT 200 level. She studies and works with Tias Little and Rolf Gates assisting them in workshops nationally and internationally.
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