In This Issue
• Vibrant Living Yoga Teacher Training May •
• Take your Yoga Education to the Next Level•
• Five Tips for a Radiant Life •
• Upcoming Events •
• Raw Recipe: Yellow Pepper Hummus •
Vibrant Living Yoga
Mon and Sat 4pm
The Yoga Barn
Vibrant Living Yoga Weekly Classes
The Yoga Shala Kerobokan, Bali
• May 16 - June 13, 2010•
Vibrant Living Yoga
Level One Training
Ubud - Bali
• June 18 - July 2, 2010 •
Vibrant Living Yoga
Level Two Training,
Ubud - Bali
Plan ahead! Check out more 2010 dates listed on our site.
| CHECK OUT OUR NEW BLOG!
We're pretty excited about this new addition to our site. Titled 'Could you be more Radiantly Alive?', it features postings and articles from Daniel on: yoga, nutrition, super-health, the good life, children, and more. Stop on by, and let us know what you think!
| UPCOMING VIBRANT LIVING YOGA WORKSHOPS
Daniel will be leading a ten hour workshop in Surabaya, May 1 and 2. For details, or to register, contact Donna at yoga_primadonna
This July (23 - 25), he returns to Perth at Yoga OM. Those interested in joining, contact Puja at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
To participate, or read more about the study, check out Brittanie's web survey site.
| RAW RECIPE: YELLOW PEPPER HUMMUS
(by Lisa Dymond)
Some of you may know of - or experienced - our newly launched Radiantly Alive Essential Alchemy essential oil blends. High quality oils can also be used in the kitchen - here's one culinary creation from dear friend, YTT graduate and raw kitchen goddess, Lisa Dymond!
1 zucchini, peeled & chopped
1 yellow bell pepper, seeded & chopped
4 cloves garlic, peeled
1/8 cup sesame oil (untoasted)
3 Tb lemon juice
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp chilis
1 tsp crystal salt
Blend until smooth as silk in texture.
1/2 cup raw sesame seeds Blend again.
1/2 cup raw sesame tahini Blend again.
Stir in by hand:
4 drops essential oil of lemon
Serve topped with luscious black olives from the Mediterranean. Yum! Serve as a dip with veggies or spread in a romaine leaf wrap filled with sprouts, green onions & tomatoes.
|Radiantly Alive May 2010 Newsletter
Today we may say aloud before an awe-struck world: "We are still masters of our fate. We are still captain of our souls."
The possibility of stepping into a higher plane is quite real for everyone. It requires no force or effort or sacrifice. It involves little more than changing our ideas about what is normal.
At dinner the other night a friend asked me what my top 10 tips would be for assisting any of us to live a Radiant Life. I love the question, and have been thinking of it ever since. Below are the top five.
|Vibrant Living Yoga Level One Teacher Training:
May 16 - June 13
Now is the time. Needs are great, but your possibilities are greater. Bill Blackman
My life is my message. - Mahatma Ghandi
Just under two weeks to go for our upcoming four week Level One teacher training, spots are still available - and if you're on the fence, jump over! We've received a few recent applications from students deciding to take the leap, to dive into a month for themselves, and it's inspiring. This is an opportunity for everyone, regardless of your previous yoga experience, to leave behind your routine and structure with our residential program set in Bali, where spiritual pursuits infuse everyday life.
Whether you're a regular practicioner, already teaching or new to yoga - the breadth and depth of what we offer, learning about the fundamentals and diving into a multitude modern styles, all led by the world's experts and yoga masters, is a powerful immersion into your yogic experience and education.
Check Eva Air and Cathay for good deals on flights to Bali (Denpasar), or Cheaptickets.com from other countries. For more information, or to see our video or read our testimonials, visit our site, or contact us at email@example.com.
May-June 2010 Level One Faculty and Guests:
|Take Your Yoga Education to Another Level:
June 18 - July 2
|There are so many of us who've made yoga a significant part of our lives. We’ve gotten into, trained, and some of us are teaching. We love yoga – both what it does for us and as a way to give back to the rest of the world – and are eager to grow, learn and expand in both our practice and our teaching. So we, at Radiantly Alive, created a powerful, effective and fun next step – level 2 programs. This is an unique and powerful opportunity to dive much deeper, a rare chance to study with the world’s top teachers in an intimate program specifically designed for the intermediate practitioner.
We’ve crafted the curriculum and structure specifically for those wishing to truly evolve and excel in both their practice and their teaching. Those of us committed to developing our skills as teachers, learning how to best serve our students, dive deeper into our own yoga practice – remembering that we can only take someone as deep as we’ve been ourselves -- require a training program whose structure allows us the opportunity to learn, to integrate, practice and discover over time.
The gist of our format (see our site) is that one can either leap into one of the two-week modules as a stand-alone experience, or complete three of them, along with the between-module coursework, to qualify for registration at the 500-hour level with Yoga Alliance.
~ Our next Intermediate Module: June 18 - July 2, 2010
Fueled by the power of our own yoga practice, and the delight of sharing it with others, our lifetime mission evolves into continually living with greater heart and truth. As we do so, we automatically transmit that to the world around us. Custom designed for those who teach yoga, though valuable for those who don’t, the Vibrant Living Yoga Intermediate Teacher Training modules intelligently synthesize a blend of potent components to create a magical gestalt of experience.
with Edward Clark, Dena Kingsberg, Daniel Aaron, Punnu Wasu
For more information, or to see our video or read our testimonials, visit our site, or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Five Tips to Create a Radiant Life
|1. Have goals. I’ve written about this many times (see the "Creating the Life You Want" article here), so I’ll let the Cheshire cat (from Alice In Wonderland) summarize.
One day Alice came to a fork in the road and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree. "Which road do I take?" she asked. "Where do you want to go?" was his response. "I don't know," Alice answered. "Then," said the cat, "it doesn't matter." - Lewis Carroll
2. Become a lifelong learner. Not only does continual learning continually upgrade our skills and knowledge in any area we choose (including how to live artfully), the process itself turns the brain on in ways that uplift us.
So many of us grew up with negative experiences from school, where creativity might have been curtailed, where our natural curiosity was blocked by a herding of our minds toward subjects that might not have sparked our interest, we might carry blocks or hesitations toward learning. Realizing that as adults, we are free to learn anything we want, to investigate, read about and discover any subject we like, liberates creativity, gathers useful information and engages us more positively with life.
3. Focus. As has recently been said in so many ways in nearly mainstream media, we become what we think about. Where we put our attention determines both who we are and what we create in our lives. We truly only have one thought in our mind at any given moment, and that thought determines who we are and who we become. So the ability to choose what thoughts we engage in, along with the ability to allow other thoughts pass us by, is perhaps the biggest determiner of how we feel and what we accomplish.
There are many methods to developing the ability to focus. Meditation and yoga have been key ones for me, and any activity which helps us to be able to concentrate on one thought or project for more sustained periods of time is well worth the effort.
4. We are what we consume. As a variation of the classic ‘we are what we eat,’ this applies to more than food. It also relates to focus. We tend to take on the energies of anything around (and within) us.
It’s been said that ‘we become the 6 people we hang out with most.’ Though we certainly have the ability to transmute any physical experience from something negative into something positive, for must of us this takes effort. For most of us, watching a depressing film has an effect. Hanging out with people who are complaining or pessimistic has one effect, whereas being around positive, grateful, uplifting people has another.
We’d all do well to periodically review (and perhaps alter) who and what we surround ourselves with. And though it can be challenging on various levels to step away from energies we are used to, existence responds very quickly; thus, the space that opens from a shift towards higher energies allows an entirely new opportunity to manifest – perhaps one more to our choosing.
5. Care for the temple. Life is full of containers. Most of us live in one – both our physical bodies and our homes (apartments, houses, hotel rooms). How we treat those containers greatly affects the experience of being in them.
All foods are not equal in their physical effects. I love eating raw chocolate for the way I feel when I eat it, as much as for the pleasure in the process. No matter which live-it (‘die-t’ is a concept we can move beyond) you resonate with, the simple act of being deliberate about what you eat will have multiple beneficial rewards in your life. Existence responds to discernment.
Taking care of the way we move our bodies is equally important. ‘Move it or lose it,’ only gets to part of the picture. Physical exercise is an energetic engagement in life – it’s the opposite end of the spectrum from what happens if we die. How to move the body, what types of exercise to engage in and how, is both an extensive and personal question.
Each of these five tips could be explored in great length. Each merits our consideration and implementation individually, and the combination – if we employ all of them in our lives – creates powerful and noticeable effects. We are so blessed to be able to move beyond survival, to be artfully creating our lives, to thrive. Gratitude is the one element that, when added to the above 5 ways of living, makes all of them richer.
We hope our newsletter provides you with some inspiration or education – that it’s useful. If you’d like to hear about something in particular, or have questions, we welcome your input
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