Archive for December, 2017

Teaching with Jillian at Stillpoint: January 6th

IMG_0304“Someone’s Praying Lord”… and They Have a Body!

The term “embodiment” invites us into a more holistic and integrated way of living in relation to the Divine. Many of us have limited connection with our body’s inherent wisdom, however when we witness and listen deeply to this trusted source, we may find more direct connection to our bodies as messengers and vessels for Soul and Spirit. In this experiential day of reflectection, we will engage in breathing practices, embodied awareness practices, and creative expression which will help us live into a more integrated, spiritually informed presence.

Elizabeth Kerwin is a psychotherapist and classical Certified Iyengar yoga teacher, engaged at the heart of her life in her own Interspiritual search which began in her Catholic childhood, now circling back to those roots, infused with decades of yoga and meditation practice that have informed her adult vision.

Jillian Froebe, an ordained Interfaith Minister, Spiritual Companion and Authentic Movement teacher, with in depth psychological training, values the rich gifts and wisdom teachings of all faith traditions and embodied, direct experience. She offers compassionate soul care, guidance, and mentoring to individuals, partners and groups, with a focus on contemplative and creative practices.

Turtle Haven Sanctuary is where Elizabeth and Jillian live, practice and teach. They welcome seekers to this nature based environment and will soon host self-guided or accompanied retreats at the Turtle Haven Forest Hermitage.

Date and Time: Saturday, January 6th, from 9:00am to 3:30pm
Place: Stillpoint at Beckside Spirituality Center, 1625 Huntley Road, Bellingham Fee: $55.00 (full and partial scholarships available upon request)
Contact: Linda Conroy

Winter Classes Registration!

The New Year nearly upon us, I am sharing this beautiful poem I read at the end of the Winter Quarter! It is Annunciation by Marie Howe:

Even if I don’t see it again—nor ever feel it
I know it is—and that if once it hailed me
it ever does—
And so it is myself I want to turn in that direction
not as towards a place, but it was a tilting
within myself,
as one turns a mirror to flash the light to where
it isn’t—I was blinded like that—and swam
in what shone at me
only able to endure it by being no one and so
specifically myself I thought I’d die
from being loved like that.

For those planning to attend class in Winter Quarter, registrations in advance are suggested, in case the classes fill!  Please see the flyer here for details. I look forward to practicing with you as the the next season unfolds, and the dark days of winter begin to yield to light and new beginnings.

Winter 2017 _ for web




Chanting Sutra 3.35 Patanjali YS

In class today we chanted the sutra that is in this clip, with a well know East Coast Iyengar Sanskrit teacher. For those interested in continuing to work with this sutra, here is a link to the video:



Winter Solstice and Winter Quarter!

Winter 2017 _ for web