Archive for March, 2019

Vision Fast Sharing Place Update

For those coming to hear about my February Vision Fast on April 7th, the sharing will take place at 4 pm on April 7th at Turtle Haven, in the studio, rather than in Bellingham! If you plan to attend, please RSVP by Thursday, April 4th. Of course carpooling is strongly encouraged; please let me know if you need help organizing with another person.

Vision Fast Reflections

In February I undertook a Vision Fast in Death Valley guided by the School of Lost Borders to mark my 60th birthday this past December, and some folks have asked if I might share some reflections from that experience. I plan to make such an offering on April 7th, at 4pm, and would like to hear from anyone who plans to attend this gathering that will take place in Bellingham at my friend Bruce’s house. PLEASE RSVP VIA EMAIL OR CALL 360-303-3892, rather than posting on my blog.

If you would like to see the School of Lost Borders website, here is the link:


The modern day vision fast is a border crossing practice. When one steps across the threshold and into the unknown wilderness, boundaries begin to dissolve and our vision begins to expand. Everything is pregnant with meaning, and nature speaks to us in the voices of rock, tree, and wind. Following the ancient pathway of this rite of passage, we step into our true nature and remember our home among the wild. We become who we were born to be.

The aforementioned description is from the website of the school.

Spring Yoga

Elizabeth Spring 2019 Yoga Flier_Final

We had a wonderful weekend with Mirabai Starr and if you sadly missed it, you have another chance to immerse for a whole day in her teachings, in Vancouver. Please follow this link if you would like to get the details! And perhaps some who were in the weekend will go drink again from the deep well of love, wisdom and humor Mirabai offers.


Village Books: Mirabai 3/21 Wild Mercy

We’re excited that Mirabai Starr will offer a book talk at Village Books this next Thursday evening, March 21st at 7pm! Come one, come all for an evening talk that promises to be inspiring, good humored, irreverent in just the right way, and an opportunity to bask in a wise, and yet oh-so- human woman’s lifework of interspiritual exploration and practice. Mirabai Starr’s newest book is Wild Mercy, and will be at the heart of her offering in the talk, and at Turtle Haven for the weekend retreat. The flyer is for the retreat, which is full at this time, and the link is for the Village Books offering: 

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Yoga Workshop 3/30 with Lynn Minton

I am wanting to share this local offering of a workshope from Lynn Minton at 8Petals!
It sounds like a lovely offering, and I know and trust in Lynn’s deep expereinces over a long time as a yoga teacher with a very fine reputation.



Living With Uncertainty: March 12th

The forecast now seems to include a greater possibility for snow accumulation of up to 3 inches. Will the driving conditions be difficult tomorrow for the 9:45 am class? I can’t be sure! As Eleanore Roosevelt pointed out, at least according to some unverifiable internet source, “If life were predictable it would cease to BE life, and be without flavor.” I plan to teach tomorrow morning unless there are dire conditions, since we are already two classes behind for the quarter. I hope this will feel acceptable to all! And that some of you will be venturing tomorrw moring to Turtle Haven for our Tuesday class! I will post again in the morning, only if dire comes to pass. Here is a lovely photograph taken by our friend Shirley yesterday at Turtle Haven, that so well captures this moment we are in here in Whatcom County.


Class is Happening Despite Snow: 3/6/19

I am holding class, and trusting that each will use discernment as to whether to drive here to Turtle Haven; I just drove in, and it was not bad, but requiring closer attention– especially on the gravel road. Thanks for your understanding. Hope to see some of you this evening!


Yoga: Yes but Ice on Gravel Road 3/5/19

Just an update, that as much as we wish for the ice to disappear, it persists. Please drive to TH with care and caution; the challenge is on the gravel road, with Rutsatz Road almost clear. Hope to see you tomorrow!


Yoga Extension

Stretch into a two week extension of the quarter, due to snow cancellations! Last class of Winter quarter is now March 27th.