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Yoga & Wellness Newsletter September

Below are a few wellness events hosted by my favorite yogis and studios.  But first, I’d like to share a fun new activity in the Bay Area: Wonder Women of SF walking tours by ispytours.com.

Meet Lady artists, pioneers, revolutionaries, and generally impressive dames who have influenced San Francisco. One in a series of walking tours to honor the many women who have contributed to our city’s legacy. Each tour is unique, visiting a different neighborhood and sharing the stories of a new set of women.

I attended a Wonder Women of UC Berkeley walking tour and enjoyed fascinating stories of Phoebe Hearst, Ida Jackson, Julia Morgan, Maxine Hong Kingstonand other inspiring women who made their marks on the campus, California, and the nation. The tour stopped by the beautiful Hearst Gym where I’ll be teaching yoga again this semester. Learn about more walking tours in SF and yoga workshops below.

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Yoga & Wellness Newsletter August

Hello all! I hope you are doing well and enjoying the summer. Below are a few wellness events hosted by my favorite yogis and studios. I am super excited about the Full Moon Circle, Rockridge Sound Bath, Yoga Day at the Ballpark, and a Yoga + Writing Retreat. Online Freebies include Janet Stone’s interview on the Yogapedia Podcast, and the August Happiness Calendar, which encourages us to find our altruistic selves.

Atha yoga anushasanam
Now, the teachings of yoga.
—Yoga Sutra 1.1

Full Moon Circle
Friday, August 16, 2019
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Crab Cove Beach in Alameda

Join Anne Gregory & Nicolette Tura of The Luminous Awakening for this special gathering under the open sky. August’s post Eclipse season is extremely powerful for illuminating our relationships and restoring balance and harmony! The healing nature of community will amplify this magic.

Let’s come together to celebrate the Sturgeon Full Moon, named for the when this large fish of the Great Lakes and other major bodies of water like Lake Champlain are most readily caught. A few Native American tribes knew it as the Full Red Moon — because when the moon rises it looks reddish through sultry haze. The abundant energy of this phase makes it a great time for both releasing and manifesting.

We will open with a grounding meditation followed by a talk about the significance of the full moon. She will be in Aquarius in the 7th house which rules relationships, balance & harmony AND the opposing Sun is exactly conjoined with Venus who rules the 7th house with Mars not too far from his lover. Fireworks in the sky!

Flow through moon salutations, forgive, release and make space for what you would like to see emerge in your life. From there, you will be guided through Yoga Nidra or yogic sleep, a transformative practice designed to heal and restore you on all levels. We will conclude chanting together as the sun sets and the moon rises.

Location: Meet at Crab Cove Visitor Center, 1231 McKay Ave, Alameda. Practice will be on lawn or beach depending on tide.
Suggested Donation $30-$20​
Register: https://www.wetravel.com/trips/full-moon-circle-donation-based-the-luminous-awakening-alameda-07189094

​Questions? Email TheLuminousAwakening@gmail.com

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Yoga & Wellness Newsletter July 2019

Below are a few yoga and wellness events in the Bay Area, plus opportunities to learn about the chakras. If you’re interested in the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage, check out the events listed at thecaminoprovides.com.

Wheels of Life Chakra Workshop with Anodea Judith
A Free Video Event
Wednesday,
 July 17,
5:30 pm Pacific

Learn about the Chakras with #1 Bestselling Author & Expert on the Chakra System Dr. Anodea Judith, PhD

Discover how to open, align, and heal your chakras to activate your energy system, nurture your spiritual awakening, and enjoy a vibrant, thriving, and full-spectrum life.

We’re all fueled by life-force energy. Yogis call it prana… Asian healers call it chi or qi…

We’re often more in tune with this vital charge that flows through us when we’re excited or scared — or we notice its absence when we’re depressed or exhausted.

Did you know that you have the power within you to control the flow of your energy — dialing it up or down at will?

If you long to have instant access to your life force so you can live the full spectrum of your life — from feeling more alive and comfortable in your body to more ecstatically connected to the Divine — the good news is there’s a “user’s manual” for your energy system which can help you work with it at the deepest level… through your chakras.

Reserve your free spot

See below for Anodea’s interview with Saraswati Clere on the YogaPedia Podcast.

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Yoga & Wellness Newsletter June 2019

Hi all,

Happy Summer! I just returned from Spain after walking my fourth Camino de Santiago pilgrimage. I will write more about it later on my blog, but if you want a sneak preview of my adventures, I did a few posts on Instagram and Facebook

Below are a few yoga and wellness events in the Bay Area, followed by the latest Yogapedia podcast and a fun video, If I Were President – Litterbug Patrol. 

Sound Bath Immersion with Melissa Felsenstein
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Yoga & Wellness Newsletter May 2019

Below are a few yoga and wellness events in the East Bay Area, followed by the latest Yogapedia podcast and a good read from the Greater Good Science Center.

Bay Area Events

May Day Yoga Dance @ North Berkeley Library
Wednesday May 1, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
North Branch Berkeley Public Library

dance logoPlease join Angela, an instructor from Big Yoga Life, for a very special May Day version of Sit Stand Dance, a fun new event that blends meditation, yoga and dance. We will start with a brief meditation, chair yoga (sitting and standing) and then moving our bodies in a free-flow dance. You will have the option to sit down and pause at any point during the event. Our main focus be about your own personal experience with movement and what feels good to you to move.
 
These take place the first Wed. each month, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM.
FREE! Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkeley Public Library

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Interesting Facts about Baroness Oona King, I-House Alumna of the Year

I-House: Where UC Berkeley Meets the World

The I-House Connection

Greetings from Berkeley!

We are so pleased to honor Baroness Oona King (IH 1989-90) at this year’s Gala and present her with the 2019 Alumna of the Year award for her advocacy in human rights, her visionary leadership, and the many accomplishments throughout her career.

Baroness Oona King (IH 1989-90) to be honored at I-House Gala on May 9, 2019 Baroness Oona King (IH 1989-90) to be honored at International House Gala on Thursday, May 9th

Here are a few inspiring achievements and interesting facts about Baroness Oona King:

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Yoga & Wellness Newsletter April 2019

Below are a few yoga and wellness events in the Bay Area and Maui, followed by online freebies, including a new podcast series by Saraswati Clere, owner of the YogaKula studio in Berkeley.

Later in April, I’ll publish some exciting news on my blog about: a campus wellness award we just received; yoga mat tips and bargains; and a “rolling joints” yoga sequence for 4/20. This is separate from the free monthly wellness newsletter that I send to subscribers via Mailchimp. Follow my wellness blog at lferris.com so you don’t miss out on the occasional bonus content.


Bay Area Events

FREE Sound Meditation with Melissa Felsenstein
Saturday April 6th, 10:30 – 11:30 AM
North Berkeley Library
1170 The Alameda, Berkeley, CA 94707

Start your morning with a Sound Meditation and then peruse your imagination in a world of books and ideas after. North Berkeley library is a gorgeous space, come see it and enjoy this free library hosted community sound bath! No prior yoga or meditation experience needed, beginners and all ages welcome. See library details and directions.

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