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Relaxing into groundlessness

By Nichi Masters Linder

SUN MAY 24, 2020

Hello Yoginis and Yogis!

We are in the midst of an unprecedented moment in history. It is a serious struggle just to stay present; and this, my friends, has been my yoga practice over the last two months. One of the eight limbs of Yoga is the practice of Svadhyaya, or self-study. The ability to simply observe our reactions to this moment, is in and of itself a yogic practice. If you have been struggling as I have to keep up with a regular (physical) yoga practice, know that you are not alone. And know that there is so much more to yoga than the physical postures.

I live with my two young boys, ages 6 & 3; and this experience has been a rollercoaster of emotions for everyone in my home. I haven’t been teaching online because I’ve been overwhelmed with my full time job + child care + distance learning. I have felt groundless, unable to find stable footing. And because of this, I have felt unable to hold space for others. Two plus months into this pandemic, I feel like I’m beginning to relax into this groundlessness. I’m able to find some footing in the upheaval of life; and I’m ready to teach again! I am at increased risk of complications due to COVID so I’m not quite ready to begin teaching group classes in person. However, I think there’s quite a lot we can do online, or in private settings.

It is with this in mind that I bring you this update! Here’s my plan:

  • I will begin offering Gentle + Yoga Nidra classes in June, via Zoom. These will be available on a donation, pay what you can basis and no one will be turned away for lack of funds. These classes will be Sunday evenings at 6:30pm and will be 75 minutes.
  • I am available for private sessions in person (outside) or online.
  • I am planning a Curvy workshop online that will teach the fundamentals of Curvy modifications that can be used in any Yoga class. Stay tuned for this special offering!
  • I will keep you all posted on in-person classes or new online offerings via my Facebook page and this email list.

Since I’m not offering regular in-person classes, I want to address the folx who have purchased multi-class packages. Here are your options:

    • You may request a refund of your multi-class package if you’d like, just reply to my email here.
    • You may also use those toward my online offerings if you choose.
    • Or they can be saved for when I begin teaching in person again.

Please let me know if you have any questions, or just drop a line to say hi! I miss everyone!

Best,

Nichi Masters Linder

Moving Mountains Yoga

“When we resist change, it’s called suffering. But when we can completely let go and not struggle against it, when we can embrace the groundlessness of our situation and relax into its dynamic quality, that’s called enlightenment.” – Pema Chödrön

What is Yoga Nidra? Learn more here!

https://www.yogajournal.com/meditation/your-brain-on-yoga-nidra