Every day offers us a fresh slate upon which to write our life stories. The beginnings and middles have been set, but we can always change the ending into something fabulous and freeing! Let's do it.
I imagine that Saint Brigid has gotten your attention! She is a Celtic goddess of healing and miracles, and she is no shrinking violet. February first is her feast day and fire is her element. She uses fire to burn away any and all darkness and obstacles, alchemically transforming dross into gold, poison into nectar, darkness into light.
Yoga, QiGong, Yoga Nidra and Chanting are also powerful tools of transformation. These inner practices help us reveal our true radiant natures to ourselves and to the world. Let's accept Brigid's invitation to step into our feminine power and illuminate ourselves. She will be our goddess guide this month. (The artist is Emily Balivet. She specializes in mythological goddesses and you can see more of her work here.)
I am teaching the following public classes throughout February: Mondays: Women's QiGong at Akasha Studio, 351 Danforth from 6-7:15pm. $15. (no class Feb. 8) Tuesdays:Hatha Yoga at 21 Nassau St. from 5:30-6:45pm. PWYC and Women's QiGong at 21 Nassau St. from 7:15-8:15pm. $15. Wednesdays: Hatha Yoga at 21 Nassau St. from 8am-9:15am $15 Thursdays:Hatha Yoga at 21 Nassau St. from 5:30-6:45pm. PWYC and Yoga Nidra at 21 Nassau St. from 7:15-8:30pm. $20. Fridays: Hatha Yoga at 21 Nassau St. from 12:30-1:45pm $15
Hanuman Chalisas. We will chant forty verses in honour of the monkey deity who embodies fearlessness fueled by unconditional love and selfless service. We remember his adventures and miracles through this ancient chant, and we purify our hearts and souls in the process. No experience necessary; words and instruction will be supplied. Saturday Feb. 13 at 21 Nassau St. from 2-4pm and Saturday Feb. 27 at Ayurvedic Rituals at 1081 Bathurst from 7-8:30pm
Both events are by donation. Please feel free to bring flowers or a snack to share afterwards. The afternoon event on Feb. 13 is child friendly, so feel free to bring the whole family.