We teach what we most want to learn. As a yoga teacher I constantly see this in myself. As a teacher I am a continuous student, practicing what I'm learning as I share these lessons with others. Being a student in life keeps us open...... there is always more to learn, always more to experience, always possibility to evolve and transform.
This summer I've had the honor to work with my dear friends Paloma Neuman, of My Dharma Yoga, and Chef Sasha Cherry in creating a 3 part summer series called Midsummer Nights. Each event includes oceanfront yoga, farm-to-table dinner, live music, and is a benefit for the non-profit, The Sean O'Shea Foundation. From the concept through execution of our big ideas, it's been an incredible learning process. The Midsummer Nights series has followed the theme of honoring the cycles of life. We began with "Awaken & Play," moved into "Grow & Transform," and will be finishing with "Wisdom & Insight." Throughout our planning and co-creating, we have traveled through our own cycles of awakening, growing, and learning. We've opened to the possibility of a big idea, found a way to play with these ideas an make them happen, and learned along the way and made changes to our approach. And as we prepare for our last summer event, I appreciate how our work together has helped us to open, evolve, and settle into a new sense of knowing......... Well, not settle, but at least honor what we've learned in order to keep that knowledge and insight with us. This whole process is a great reminder of what my Uncle Milty's says- "You gotta keep green and keep growing." So with this wisdom and insight, we simply continue the cycle and open up for the next awakening and opportunity to grow.
Here are some sweet moments from our last Midsummer Nights events. Please join us on August 21 for an evening of "Wisdom & Insight." We are honored to have harpist and sound healer Cheryl Angela share her amazing healing music. Chef Sasha is preparing a fabulous menu. And again, this is a fundraiser for the Sean O'Shea Foundation to support free yoga & nutrition programs for at risk- youth. Get your tickets HERE.