Monthly Archives: May 2014

Yoga Teacher Training – Weekend Seven

Happy Thursday friends! I procrastinated a bit with my Yoga Teacher Training post and re-cap this week. I had a ton on my to-do list and so it got pushed off until now, sitting on the plane to Belize!!

Last weekend was yet another beautiful one, shared with my fellow teacher trainees, my Yogaversity family. This weekend was a bit different though. This weekend we were introduced to Bhakti Yoga and Kirtan.

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We had the privilege to be led all weekend by Sean Johnson and The Wild Lotus Band. Sean Johnson is a Bhakti Yoga teacher from New Orleans, LA. He owns his own studio down there and travels the country with his band singing Kirtan at music festivals and yoga studios. They actually just played Jazz Fest and were even voted top 4 bands to see along with Phish, Robert Plant, and Robin Thicke!

So you are probably thinking, ‘What the heck is Bhakti Yoga?” Bhakti Yoga is often referred to as the yoga of love. Sign me up right?

To give a little more insight I will quote Sean Johnson himself because his explanation is much more beautiful than mine could ever be: “I think many of us can relate to the joy of falling in love, and perhaps to the shattering experience of having our heart broken, and the longing to fall in love again. Bhakti yoga is about channeling this kind of an emotional experience into a love affair with Life itself.”

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Being Grateful For Being Busy

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Cinco de Mayo is one of my favorite holidays. Not because I like tequila or Corona but because it’s my birthday too!

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(Picture from my birthday dinner.  Me, Gram, and Mom)

I have a CRAZY month coming up. At first, the thought of everything I have to do in May made me a little anxious. How am I ever going to find the time to get all of this done?! There are not ever enough hours in the day, right?  Why am I so BUSY!?

But then I decided to take control of my thoughts, because hey we have the capability to do so. Instead of being stressed, why not look at everything I have going on in my life and be truly appreciative and grateful?  I am going to start being grateful for being busy. Continue reading