Blog Archives - Inner Revolution Yoga Studio


February 4, 2020

 

Day 1

My first day in Costa Rica has filled me with joy and compassion. I arrived and am staying with Brenna and her Partner Jorge and daughter Tashi, his mom, dad, brother and brothers wife. They all live in a small community outside of San Jose. They practice Tibetan Buddhism and Oscar, Jorge’s dad has been given the transmissions to teach these practices.

We started our day with a aloe vera drink to help our gut clean its lining then a few hours after we had a beautiful breakfast of fresh fruit, beans rice, avocado and home made tortillas. Then we went to walk abound the community connecting with the horses and nature. After that we had a asana practice in the dojo and then went to a community restaurant for supper. I had a papaya and water smoothie and rice, beans, avocado and chips. When we returned from dinner I was welcomed into and taught a ancient Tibetan practice called saloon. This practice helps you release the 3 poisons as they are known in Tibetan Buddhism. The 3 poisons are Anger, Attachment and Ignorance.



February 3, 2020

This month our off mat theme focuses on all aspects of love. There are 4 categories on love we are going to explore.

Self Love: Love we cultivate and curate for our self, body, mind and soul.

Partner Love: Love we share with an intimate partner. In this love we explore intimacy, attraction and connections that bring us closer together.

Friendship Love: This is the love we share with our kins and in our relationships.

Family Love: This is where we learned about love. How to give it and how to receive it. Love for family is a deeply intimate love that explores all aspects of the previous 3 types of love.

In our off mat exploration we will have the opportunity to explore where and what we have learned about love and opportunities to explore areas where we can cultivate more love in our life. In general, the more we love ourselves the more love we bring into our life. Love if given in abundance we can receive it in abundance.

When we cultivate more pure love we are working with the highest energy vibration. 528hz. This is a deeply healing vibration and can be used to heal ourselves as well as others. In the worksheet we will bring you into your relationship with love to help you deepen your connection to this healing energy.



February 3, 2020

Pura Vida: This means living your best life or simple life. I can see why this is the Costa Ricans main phrase. The country has designated blue zones. These blue zones are areas where people are living longer then ever before. They work, they move, they nourish. It seems that the earth provides for these people. Their government abolished their army to put more money into health care and education. So many things we can learn from this beautiful country and I am grateful to take in its teachings.



January 24, 2020

Turning in our checking in each day is a reflection practice. It is a great practice to help you understand where your energy is and then build a practice around where you are really not where you think you are. This practice teaches you how to learn more about yourself and give you permission to just breath, or move, or chant, or cry. Allowing whatever to move up to move out.

  1. Find at least 10 minutes where you can be alone
  2. Sit our lye down and start by feeling your inhale and your exhale in your body for a few minutes. It may help to put your hand on your belly and chest to actually physically feel your breath movements.
  3. Invite a body scan and notice where you are holding or carrying tension.
  4.  Ask yourself what do I need?
  5. Wait and listen to the body.


January 23, 2020

Stillness when you feel a low coming on is a great way to tap into your flow. In stillness you can ask your body what it needs? Allowing and giving yourself permission to rest is an honour. Turning inward everyday to check in.



January 22, 2020

To stay connected and well I have some tried and tested methods that I swear by! These tools help set up my body, mind and spirit up each day to be connected and well.

  1. Warm lemon water first thing in the morning
  2. Jade Roller to roll out the lymph nodes on my face
  3. Daily meditation
  4. Daily Posture practice
  5. Daily walk in nature


January 21, 2020

Low’s and highs are part of the game of life. The flow is being able to ride the fluctuations as they come.  These are our waves. The waves can also be linked to our thoughts. If are thoughts are all over the place, scattered, unorganized and reactive then our waves will be much faster and reactive think of a storm in the ocean. If we are to find our flow we need to move in between these thoughts or waves. This is called the gap, this space between our thoughts…the present moment. If we are to find our flow in our low the key is to begin to control the mind, even out the waves. When we can observe our thoughts without reaction or the story we begin to release the attachment to that thought. Our mind, thoughts the waves begin to settle and we can think, move, and act in a much clearer fluid way. This is our flow.

Often times in our low we allow the thoughts to take over and the stories we have played out and heard our whole life take over the narrative. We move back into resistance, reactions, fear and pain. To say in your flow means to stay away from the story. Move into the gap in between your thoughts. Be present.



January 20, 2020

 

In spiritual growth and learning mentorship plays a key role. A mentor helps us reach the rich soil in which we have planted our seed. The guidance of someone already living and practicing helps us find our depth and keeps us from stagnation.



January 7, 2020

Setting up the energy for 2020 means reflecting on 2019 then looking at what you would like to cultivate more of for 2020. For me personally 2020 will be about shining more light. My mantra to work with for 2020 is I am Light. To spread light everywhere I move. To help people feel this light. To give hope to others that we can do this. We can heal and sustain our planet.

My vision will be this creation of  a self study program svadhyaya. Each month will give teachings and tools around the energy of source (the earth) built up from a platform of yoga.

Inner Revolution Program which works around 12 Spheres of awareness which will create balance and inspire wellness in the persons whole system.
The lessons are as follows:
These are what I call the 12 spheres of awareness. This will be the foundation of a great year long teaching through inner guidance or your own inner guru.
January: Intention/Sankulpa
February: Love/Heart Chakra
March: Motivation/Solar Plexus
April: Flow/Sacral Chakra
May: Asana/Posture
June: Concentration/Dharana
July: Throat Chakra/Self worth
August: Intuition/Third Eye
September: Pranayama/Breath
October: Grounding/Root Chakra
November: Integrity/Yamas
December: Self Discipline/Niyamas
To find out more about this program you can comment below or contact us. In service to light.


January 7, 2020

I am light

I am already doing it

Universal flow carries my light

I AM Light

This calling is brining in more light to spread around this earth. My body feels open and ready to receive more light. My mantra work everyday is I AM LIGHT. This mantra will drive all my thoughts, movements and me the foundation for my work. Connecting and drawing in other light workers on the same path. The more light we become the more we can shift others.

Courses & workshops  that will help open the body up are good for bringing in more light. Yoga postures, Soundbaths and breath work can help us make room for more light. Each month at Inner Revolution we have active and passive healing circles. These are great places to start teaching the body how to receive more light.

I AM ALREADY DOING IT

This pattern of thinking that we are not enough really ties up our energy. I am enough and I am already doing the work. Reflecting on this daily helps me stay focused on the path of light.

Breathwork Healing Circle is a great place to help shed the layers of shame, guild, anger that keep us in these energetic tie ups.

UNIVERSAL FLOW CARRIES MY LIGHT

This is the gift. Once the work is done we can begin to navigate soely from a soul level. Feeling our soul is a beautiful thing which we all have felt. Singing, Dancing, Nature, Sex, Sports. Navigating from our soul takes transformation. It takes a devotion and a commitment to oneself. A daily mantra to work on ME. As the transformation continues we find the more our soul takes over. The less we suffer. The more we begin to understand. The more connected we become. Our soul feels light, free. The way you know you are being guided by your soul is when there is ZERO resistance. The pace is ease, light and free.

 

Starting the introduction offer is a great place to learn how to navigate your journey. This offer gives you 21 days to try out different styles and practices of yoga but also offers you a one on one journey to really help you build a foundation to work from. Yoga is about where we start. When we start in a more present connected space we will create a more present connected space.