July 2022 Newsletter: Here to hold you

“This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival.​ A joy, a depression, a meanness… Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond" - Rumi


As summer finally arrives, here in the Pacific Northwest, we are lifted and encouraged by the warmth, the ability to gather outside, our fruiting gardens, the smell of jasmine blooming, and the good sweetness that floats into this season.

What's showing up for you this July? How are you being held, and how are you also holding - your friends, family, nonhuman beings, the energy between us?

We are grateful to the land and waters, to community, and to our yoga practices for holding us and the expanse of our experiences. They show us that being present to all of it - the joys and the sorrows - is the medicine.

As the state of our world continues to weigh heavy in our bones and hearts, we harness the gift (and skill) of presence and open to the potential for transformation.

“Grief is like water: we can drown in it, but we can also drink from it and be strengthened and nourished by it. For our grief and sadness reflect our ability to feel, to love, and to mourn the loss of what we love so dearly.” - Starhawk, The Earthpath

This month, we have an incredible offering for grief-tending with Danielle Jones and Kate Skaggs. Join us for a 4-hour workshop to collectively process the ongoing climate emergency. Read on for more opportunities to be together in community, to learn, grow, and deepen.


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