Have you been thinking about expanding your yoga knowledge? Maybe you want to get into full hanumanasana, or maybe you just want to spread a little satya and become a yoga teacher. Well, now you don’t even have to go to Williamsburg or anywhere else in the city because Bushwick is lucky enough to be home to THREE yoga teacher trainings, each of which offers something special and unique. Which one of these programs is the right for you? We took a closer look at them…
Erika, driven by the inner deep desire to help people and their health, became a nurse. Shortly after graduating from nursing school in the early 1990s, she immigrated to the US. “If you told me I’d get into this kind of stuff, I’d think you were kookoo!” Erika says, smiling and gesticulating dramatically. She practices energy work, holistic health and nutrition consulting.
Take a nap, making the mountain water, pound the rice. – Kobayashi Issa
Time to process is the next key ingredient in the recipe to receiving more of what you want. The previous technologies in this series have been about creating clear desires, aligning with them, and calling in what you want, whereas the technology of giving time to process happens after you have put your order in to the universe.
So, let’s say you have all the time and resources in the world (which you do), then what? What do you do with it? Sadly, most people distract themselves, divert themselves, and squander their resources on dulling their feelings. Sound familiar? You are not alone, and it’s not your fault.
Our culture does not teach us to love ourselves. It teaches us to edit, and oppress ourselves.
The next key ingredient to the Ritual to Receive, and to getting more of what you want, is to expand. When you pour water into a cup, the cup will only hold the amount of water that equals the space available. The same principle holds true in how much you can receive. The key to expanding in the most desirable way is to make your “cup” bigger.
It’s about 11 on a bright and cold Sunday morning. Instead of being cuddled up in my bed in Brooklyn after a boozy Saturday night, I’m in the Upper West Side. I’m out of breath and my adrenaline is pumping. I just finished (gently) poking and slapping women I’ve never met before – and vice versa – careful not to step outside of a red foam rectangle the size of a twin bed.
Here is a formula for how to create and have more of something you desire in 5 easy steps, with a very unusual method for getting it: ritual design. This is a recipe and ritual for how to receive more, and it is a living, breathing, active biology of how to receive more. Yes, my dear, receiving is an action. To receive and to have are not the same as to be passive. Our culture teaches us a lot about how to give, how to take, achieve, do, and accomplish, but not so much about how to receive. Your capacity to receive is your yin, or feminine craft of healing and having, which ideally balances your yang energy form of giving. It’s a law of nature to have both within every living being. I’m going to give you the formula for having more of what you want, like a recipe, with 5 key ingredients:
Everything. When we exercise, we choose what we would like to feel like, and we choose the experience we’d like to have with our body. Take swimming, for example. It gives you a totally different feeling and experience than that from a kickboxing class does. Both are great choices; both give you very different results.
This case study is of a client at Bushwick Pilates combining her exercise and movement with a Custom Designed Ritual. She started by placing an intention into her exercise. Her intention was to get her “yang,” or masculine energy, laser-focused and in service of her “yin,” or feminine energy.
Your brain freezes as the temperature drops below 21 degrees that feel like 5!! You’re bundled up in two blankets, and spring seems about as close as a satellite. What’s worst the end of January is the easiest time to break your New Year’s resolutions. How do you stay in shape despite the blistering cold and an ever seductive Netlix waiting in your bed? Try our four awesome warm workouts to detox, shape and regenerate your body!
In October we profiled Bushwick-based energy healer and consultant Darcy Skye Holoweski whose mission is to empower artists and others from the neighborhood to find their inner self and align their heart with the work they do. Darcy calls her practice, which she maintains on Hart Street, inner wisdom coaching, and she believes that through transformation of your beliefs you can change your reality and live your dreams.
Darcy is now starting a spiritually-minded Bushwick community that will be meeting regularly. She is hosting the first meeting on February 5th, 7-9PM titled City Dweller’s Guide to Awakening Intuition.