December Delights: Yoga and QiGong

December is Delightful:
Offerings from
Karusia Nirmala
Hush! For Gaia sleeps awhile, with snowy quilt and peaceful smile.
The creatures of Her dreams take flight, as the Yule dawn brings the light!

... "Gaia's Winter Rest" by Wendy Andrew ...

Beloved Reader!

In this month of December, can you feel the pull of two different worlds vying for your attention? On one hand, there is the busy, bustling world of holidays, gifts, and social engagements. And on the other hand, there is the world of nature that is drawing into herself to hibernate, to dream, and to incubate.

I am certainly feeling the push and pull of these forces.... and I long for time to ponder the mystery of the season. As a result, this month's newsletter takes the form of a poem that. Let's lean into slowing down and recalibrating. 

Press "pause".

Take a moment, and take a breath. 

Spread the wings of your lungs and fill them to the brim. Then let them empty with a cleansing flush. 

Do it again. 

Let your freed breath flow as it wishes, like waves gently lapping the shore. Rolling in, flowing out...

Slow it all right down. 

Don’t tell me you don’t have time! The busier you are, the more you need this.

Drop into the world of your senses. What do you smell? See? Hear? Feel? Taste?

There is no rush; explore as if you have all the time in the world. Because you do. 

Give yourself enough time to pass through the doors of the obvious.... and dive into the tiny, quiet impulses that lie at the heart of it all. If you’re not careful, you might pass them by! 

Embrace the still, small voice you find inside. It has always been with you, hoping to get your attention. It has been waiting patiently. It knows. 

There is wisdom in these depths. There is peace in this underworld. There is you. 

Rest here a while. Rest here as long as you need, as long as you can. A minute, a day, a year, a lifetime. Any amount is healing balm. 

It can restore you, it can bring you back to yourself. 
And when you return to the surface, you will know exactly what to do. And what not to do. 

Cultivate the space between. Stretch it out. Wrap it around yourself like a blanket, a cocoon. Drink it in, so that every one of your cells glows with the knowing. 

It is so quiet here: so peaceful, so welcoming, so familiar.

Press pause, and rest a while. 

Do this often enough, and peace will shine through you into this world.

And what a gift that will be........

May the Peace of this season be with you in every way.

In Love and Light,


~ Karusia Nirmala

Give a gift of wellness this holiday season.

Relaxing eye masks to help you rest like a champion! Filled with organic flax, lavender and LOVE. Available in raw silk and also in printed cottons. $25 each.

Pick one up at a class, or contact me here.
December Public Classes

* It's a short month, with classes ending on Dec. 16. We share our space with Red Pepper Spectacle Theatre as they prepare for their fabulous Winter Solstice Festival on Dec. 21. Please celebrate with us! Details here.*

All classes are held in the Amenity Room at 21 Nassau St. Please enter through the garden pathway west of the main doors. The door is unlocked 15 minutes before each class. Mats and props are available.

Mondays (Dec. 2, 9 and 16)
Hatha Yoga 5:30-6:45pm. $15.
Women's QiGong  7-8:15pm. $15.

Tuesdays (Dec. 3 and 10)
Restorative Yoga 5-6:30pm. $15.

Thursdays (Dec. 4 and 11)
Hatha Yoga 5:30-6:45pm. $15.

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I also have appointments available for
Reiki sessions
and Tarot readings.
Please contact me for details. Reiki sessions can be in person or done remotely, and Tarot can be read in person or over Skype, FaceTime or What's App.

My Offerings

I support people to move, think and breathe in new ways that free them to be the best they can be. For this, I draw on a lifetime of exploration in dance, experiential anatomy, prayer, healing, yoga and qigong.

My training as a yoga therapist supplies many tools to help you balance your biomechanics, your nerves, your hormones, your thoughts and your emotions while learning new skills to boost your vitality and well-being. My background as an artist and mystic helps you to find beauty, harmony, meaning and magic on your healing journey.  

Hatha Yoga
Women's QiGong
Yoga Nidra
Restorative Yoga
Tarot and Oracle Card Readings
Yoga Therapy
Stress Release

~ Private sessions, corporate classes, holiday parties, speaking engagements by appointment~

four of swords

It is time to pause, to step back from the whirl of life.

Breathe in, breathe out. Slow down gently, and listen very carefully... you may hear the silence between your breaths.... what a gift!

Become very quiet, and let your thoughts settle naturally.

Take the time to find yourself again. Reset your compass, and all will flow as it is meant to be. Say "no" to rushing, and say "yes" to your soul.

from The Evolutionary Tarot,
by Richard Hartnett
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