July 15, 2018 5:30pm - 6:45pm, July 22, 2018 5:30pm - 6:45pm, July 29, 2018 5:30pm - 6:45pm
Last 3 Sundays in July at Cannon Beach Yoga Arts
Father Thomas Merton, the theologian, activist and writer described contemplation as “the highest expression of man’s intellectual and spiritual life. It is that life itself, fully awake, fully active, fully aware that it is alive. It is spiritual wonder. It is spontaneous awe at the sacredness of life and of being. It is gratitude for life, for awareness and for being.”
Pema Chodrum, a Tibetan Buddhist Nun asked the question, “how honest do we want to be with ourselves? Once we know the instruction, we can put it into practice. Then it’s up to us what happens next. Ultimately, it comes down to the question of just how willing we are to lighten up and loosen our grip?”
During this series, we will begin to experience the presence of spirit, the seeds of contemplation, and the practice of staying present using the Restorative Yoga practice. We will thank ourselves and our bodies for bringing us to the practice and for the extraordinary work and play it allows us to do every day.
Restorative Yoga: A Contemplative Practice
$45 for 3 class Series; $40 Early Bird by 7/8; $20 Drop-ins
or call Cannon Beach Yoga Arts at 503-440-1649 to reserve your healing place.
Long-time Resident of Cannon Beach, Margo is a nurse and public health expert practicing locally and abroad. She has practiced yoga for 20+ years and considers herself a “Restorative Junkie.” As a physical and contemplative practice, Restorative Yoga has been instructive and integral to Margo’s experience with grief, healing, and well-being. When asked why she feels passionate about the Restorative Yoga practice, “I didn’t really understand yoga until I participated in a restorative practice. For me, it is a contemplative, prayerful, and an extraordinary opportunity to explore what it feels like to move into being not doing. It is rare in life that we rest with all the support we need in a space quiet enough to feel our bodies and what it is to Stay Present.” Liturgy, the Dharmas, wandering in the forest, daily meditation, and restorative yoga give her silence and pause to contemplate, heal, and restore.