Archive for August, 2019

Sanskrit Anyone?

I am fishing with this blog post, to see if I can get nibbles on who might be interested if I were to bring a Sanskrit teacher up to Turtle Haven for a weekend, for an immersion in the language of yoga! Please do let me know if you yourself are interested, or pass along the blog post to another you imagine may wish to partake in this potential offering! This description comes from Claudette Evans website. She teaches independently, and with the American Sanskrit Institute. The course would be through this well known institute, with its time tested method for teaching Sanskrit. Please email me at elizabethkerwin@hotmail if you may be interested!


American Sanskrit Institute’s Immersion Weekend –
Intro to Sanskrit Level I & II 
PERFECTLY REFINED, Sanskrit is the language of yoga. Anyone can resonate with Sanskrit’s timeless sounds—and connect to words and ideas incredibly beautiful and profound.​REWARDS ARE MANY for those who take the time to see, hear and feel the power and elegance of Sanskrit. Those interested in yoga philosophy particularly benefit from this study.This weekend workshop will give you intimate familiarity with the unique points of resonance in your own palate that support Sanskrit’s sacred sounds. And you’ll be firmly grounded in proper pronunciation of this ancient language.Along the way you’ll learn the alphabet—itself a lovely chant—and you’ll receive the tools you need to explore your favorite sutras and chants in the beautiful script of Sanskrit, Devanāgarī.

ASI’s teaching method, developed over many years by Vyaas Houston, makes learning Sanskrit stress-free and FUN!

October Stillpoint Offering


Offerings From Stillpoint!

I am posting two offerings from Stillpoint, a place of vision and heart here in Whatcom count, with whom Turtle Haven has true relationship. If you would like to partake, or have questions about doing so, please contact Stillpoint! The second poster will be in my next posting.


Elizabeth Fall 2019 Yoga Flier_Web

Yoga Sutras: Julia Shaida

Greetings! Often this summer I have referred in class to the work of Julia Shaida, who keeps an online blog with her own translations and commentaries on Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. Julia’s gift with languages, her sharing from her own inner experience, as well as her referencing of other spiritual writers have all been a wonderful inspiration for me. I am grateful to Denise Weeks for sharing the link with me originally! I am now wanting to give Julia’s link here, for any who wish to seek out her work: