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Easter Weekend………2 Special Classes!
Friday, April 18th 11- 1 pm Special Two Hour YIN YOGA Class
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Saturday, April 19th 9:30 – 10:45 am Dance Yoga 
Saturday, April 19th 11:00 – 12:15 am All Levels Yoga
Sunday, April 20th 11:00 – 12:15 am All Levels Yoga
Monday, April 21st 11:00 – 12:30 pm Special Class with Maureen
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Maureen's Blurb of the Month - April
Sanskrit – Santosha - Contentment

In our meditation practice, we sometimes choose the practice of Being OK with Not Being OK. In Sanskrit, this is the practice of Santosha. Of being all right, in spite of the fact that not everything in our lives is perfect.

So, what does this practice involve? What does it do? What is the benefit of practicing Being OK with Not Being OK?

Of course, to begin any meditation practice, the needs of the body must be considered. Aligning the body just so, so that we are as comfortable as is now possible.

Getting Quiet. Being Still. Is the next stage. At this point it is suggested that there be one-pointed direction to something...body scan, breath,

visualization.....many ways oto concentrate the focus of the busy mind so that we can enter what is called the No Conflict Zone. And this is probably good for about 30 seconds, if we are lucky!

Then, the mind starts to churn. It is as if there is a wild horse inside the brain, bucking and kicking, in a desperate attempt to take the mind off what it is suggested that it do.

Often, it is suggested that the mind be re-directed back to it’s one-pointed focus. And so we practice...again and again and again.

At times, this becomes impossible.....particularly in times when there is conflict in our lives. Conflict comes in many forms. Some physical – when we experience pain, and things are not working as they are supposed to. We experience emotional conflict in our relationships with others, and with ourselves. Somehow things are just not what they ‘should be.’

How SHOULD things be? Perfect all the time?

Absolutely No Conflict Every Day? Every Hour? Every Minute? Well, we know as adult spirits currently living in a human body and having relationships that this is simply not possible.

So, how DO we come to being OK with Not Being OK?

The first step on the ladder is to Identify the conflict. Whether it be in the body, in the mind, in our hearts – the centre of our emotional self. Simply Being AWARE.

The next step along the journey is to practice ACKNOWLEDGING. Know that the conflict is there. It exists. Try not to turn away. It IS.

The third step is to practice ACCEPTING. This is the tough part. This is the part where the mind will turn itself inside out to try to figure things out to keep you OK. That’s the mind’s job. Your mind is pre-programmed to keep you OK throughout your entire life. The job of the mind is to NOT BE OK when things go out of whack!

Notice how the mind churns and runs its programs......all in an attempt to CHANGE THINGS.

THIS is the hard part. To turn away from the churning and the whirring, and to simply WATCH the mind do its thing. Searching for an answer. The mind will not be able to find an answer because it only knows what it already knows. And if it could change things, it already would have.

So we turn away. Relax physically. Relax mentally. Pull the plug on the computer/mind. And just let everything be. Just like the song...LET IT BE.

Know that life continues to evolve. Continues to change. Nothing will be exactly the same in the next minute as it is in this minute. SOMETHING IS ALWAYS HAPPENING.

When we are aware, in a state of acknowledgement, and accepting of everything as it is...THIS IS WHAT BRINGS US A MEASURE OF PEACE. This is the no-conflict zone. Allow the time to pass ... This second, the next second, and the next...and so on. Things are changing. Resist no more. LET IT BE.

THIS IS SANTOSHA.

As always, we welcome your comments and stories. Sharing your experiences can often go a long way to helping others to ‘see.’ Please feel free to email us at info@mraesyogastudio.com

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May 3, 2014
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Maureen Rae's Yoga Studio specializes in Yoga Teacher Training!

2 Day Fast Track Fitness Yoga Teacher Training and Certification
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Are you searching for a deeper practice? Many students complete our Yoga teacher training not to teach others but for their own spiritual development. Our curriculum fosters self-improvement, self-inquiry and self-knowledge. The companion manual serves as reference material long after the certificate is completed. Click here for testimonials.

It's not as expensive as you think. Our prices are quite reasonable, usually much more reasonable than the price of other studios in the Greater Toronto Area.

A Yoga Teacher Certificate is issued at the completion of our Fast Track Yoga Teacher Training Program – Module One.

For other training sessions at our studio, have a look here.

Anytime during your training, feel free to join any regularly scheduled class for free!

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Mr. Pigeon Pose

Maureen Rae's Yoga Studio is owned and operated by Maureen Rae, Reg. N., E-RYT, Certified Nia Dance Instructor.

She has trained with Erich Schiffmann of Santa Monica, California, the Desikachars of India, and Angela Farmer of Greece, among others. Maureen teaches a flowing Vinyasa Style yoga class, integrating techniques from Viniyoga(henceforth to be known as Yoga in the style of Krishnamacharya) ...and favours function and feeling, over form.

She is known throughout the industry for innovative sequencing and she is now a new ambassador for lululemon athletica! (See www.lululemon.com.)

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www.shantiretreat.ca
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