May I Live With Peace..
Full Moons and Yoga // 1.17.22
A new + beautiful way to experience Mondays.
May I Live with Peace.
Short. Simple. Peace today.
Check in on your breath, on your heartbeat.
Remember that peace doesn’t always mean happy. It doesn’t always mean perfect. It doesn’t always mean “I got want I wanted.”
But it can mean “I’m OK just as I am.” May I live with peace.
So glad you’re here.
Fun Tarot Card Reading!
Use your intuition to guide you to a specific card below. Choose the card with the crystal on it that calls to you.
At the end of this newsletter, you’ll see the cards flipped over, with a reading for each one. The card that you choose here will have your reading for the week.
Wait to scroll down to the bottom until you’ve chosen your card!
Reading today from The Radiant Rider-Waite-Smith deck.
Card 1: Clear Quartz Choose this card if you’d like some assistance moving forward.
Card 2: Amethyst Choose this card if you need help with focus.
Card 3: Rose Quartz Choose this card if you’d like relationship “advice.”
Class Schedule This Week:
Tuesday: Noon // 1 hour flow
Tuesday: 5:45pm // 45 minutes Yin Yoga
Thursday: Noon // gentle flow
Friday: 7:30am // 45 minute flow
Zoom link to all classes at themobiyogi.com and DM/email Rachel for the password. All times in Eastern.
🌗 (Full) Moon Info This Week! 🌗
Today (for some, tomorrow), the first Full Moon of 2022 blooms. Widely called the Wolf Moon or the Center Moon (Assiniboine), since it falls in the middle of the cold season (other names include Frost Exploding Moon (Cree), Freeze Up Moon (Algonquin), and others).
As usual with Full Moons this is a chance to gaze upon what lies beneath to the surface. The Full Moon reflects the light of the sun, and in many traditions, the sun represents all that is conscious. Be prepared for emotions to surface and for the world around you to become heightened.
Should You Try a Private Yoga Class?
The idea of a yoga class means something different to different people. Some like it hot. Some like it slow and low to the ground. Some want to hear music, some want to hear their own breathing. (Yes, I’m still talking about yoga.) Some don’t ever want to take yoga at all because it looks hard/strange/impossible.
One of the best gifts I’ve ever given (pat on back) was a private yoga class. This was to my now-husband, who at the time was interested in yoga but wasn’t quite sure it was for him. We met up with Kate at Down Under Yoga in Brookline and she worked with us for an hour, coaching us through poses, explaining body mechanics, and also backing off from teaching to simply let us relax and flow. It was, for Yevgeny, a really nice intro. It was, for me, a reminder.
It’s been almost ten years since that private class. I now teach between 7 and 10 classes a week (some of them are privates). Yevgeny comes to at least one of them. We both use breathing and meditation in our daily lives, and I like to think that class had a huge part in our current sense of wellbeing.
A private yoga class is tailored to YOUR body, mind, interests, and inquiries. Not only does yoga help you to feel strong (physically, mentally, emotionally), but it helps bring more awareness to this container that houses your heart and spirit. By working with a teacher one-on-one, you become invested in how your OWN body works. Where it can be pushed. Where it needs a break.
Good yoga teachers are incredibly thoughtful about the individual they’re working with. Sometimes, they’ll go through an hour-long flow with minimal interruptions. Sometimes, it’s more of a teaching experience, with guided instruction down to the smallest muscle group. And always, it’s supportive. It’s about you.
Private classes are great for people who:
Are recovering from an injury and don’t want the pace of a public class.
Are interested in how their particular body moves, and why.
Grew up dancing or playing music, anything with a private coach, and like the idea of personalized instruction.
Are totally new to yoga and would like to know what it’s all about.
Are very well versed in the yoga world and want instruction on particularly challenging poses.
Want to decide exactly how much meditation, breathwork, and movement they’d like in an hour.
Just love yoga!
My website has good information about what to look for in a private class:
What we'll do first is talk about your goals. What are you looking for out of a yoga class? How do you want your body and mind to feel? What, if any, current or past injuries do you have? I like to know about the whole person, so we'll get to know each other quick!
What you'll get depends on the type of class you're signing up for. Private classes, whether in person or over Zoom, are incredibly personalized. We talk about exactly what you're looking to work on, and I tailor the entire hour just to you and your body/mind. You'll get a fully targeted hour of movement, breathing, meditation, and loving energy. Public Zoom classes are either 45 or 60 minutes, and consist of a yin or vinyasa flow. There's also loving energy there, too :)
What you'll need is a yoga mat and a flexible mindset. No one expects you to put yourself into a pretzel or stand on your head on day 1 (or 100) with me. This is all about learning your body/mind and how to take compassionate care of yourself.
Private classes make great gifts, can be one-offs, or might be part of a weekly/monthly fitness routine. And, of course, you don’t have to choose me as your yogi, but if you are interested, send me an email- just reply to this newsletter. I have a few more openings on my schedule :)
We Support Each Other
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Show your support by making a micro-donation, either monthly through Patreon, once through Buy Me a Coffee, or after you’ve listened to one of my meditations on Insight Timer.
Come to one of my online yoga classes or schedule a private class, tarot reading, or reiki energy session.
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Thank you thank you!
Much love and gratitude,
Your Tarot Reading, Revealed!
Card 1: Clear Quartz // The Fool If you were looking for a push, this is it. Go forth!! Sure, the card is literally called “The Fool,” but this doesn’t mean you are foolish for moving forward. Quite the opposite, in fact, as long as you don’t lose perspective. If you get anything out of this card and this reading, it’s this: move forward with joy. With playfulness. With wonder. Sure, there may be blips ahead. Yes, there probably were yucky moments in the past. But right now, bring to your consciousness a time when you felt truly joyful, like a kid again. Keep some of those old feelings of wonder as you step into your new life. They will serve you well.
Card 2: Amethyst // The Empress Begin your focus by looking at what you’ve accomplished thus far. If you’re working on a particular project, take 10 minutes to sift through what you’ve already done. If you’re beginning something new, take some time to remind yourself what has worked for you in the past. This card is one of reaping and sowing, of hard work and reward. Yeah, you might have to do the mundane work of planting seeds before they can grow, but by planting them, you know you’ll get the good stuff soon. Get to work, one email, one line, one movement at a time.
Card 3: Rose Quartz // Temperance This is clear indication that you need balance. This could mean many things in a relationship: perhaps it’s more (or less) time spent together. Perhaps it’s balance in your life (less work, more play) that then soothes your partnership. Perhaps it’s that you need to divvy up the childcare/housework/shopping in a way that feels more equitable (not equal, equitable- divide your work so that each person can play to their strengths). If you aren’t in a relationship right now, but want to be in one, think about how you might balance your current life with the addition of a partner. Is there room? And, as always, remember that your SELF comes first. Give it good care, and you will be a good partner for others.
✨intuitive tarot inspired by Sarah Greenman, who was in turn inspired by Chris Corsini, because inspiration is contagious✨