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Tea and Skipping Town

Tomorrow April 11th begins the Spring Quarterfor the Wednesday class series, and I will be in Vancouver BC for an evening performance, so Charlotte will initiate the new quarter! Please come and enjoy her wonderful teaching, and I will look forward to seeing those who come to Wednesday evening yoga at Turtle Haven next week!

On another note, next Tuesday, April 17th, after the morning yoga class, those who wish to join in, are welcome to come to The Forest Hermitage for tea and a tour– and just enjoying one another’s company! We will organize to walk or drive down to the VERY nearby retreat house just after class. There is a rumor of crumpets perhaps appearing! Wednesday students who are available are of course welcome to join us.


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Spring Yoga

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Class Schedule

The remaining classes for the quarter are winding down, and I nearly have a flyer for Spring; when it is ready, I will publish it, but for the moment wanting to let everyone know that the Wednesday classes meet March 14th, 21st, and 28th. Charlotte subs for me on the 21st! The Tuesday class has its final meeting for Winter on the 27th of March. Spring quarter begins April 10th.



On Being

I pointed out Krista Tippett’s blog in the Tuesday class, and said I would put the link on my blog! Here it is, with a short description from the website:


On Being takes up the big questions of meaning with scientists and theologians, artists and teachers — some you know and others you’ll love to meet. Each week a new discovery about the immensity of our lives — updated every Thursday. Hosted by Krista Tippett. Discover more at On Being Studios is the producer of On Being, Becoming Wise, Creating Our Own Lives, and more to come.

Snow on Rutsatz Road Updates!

At this time, late Sunday night, I just drove down our beloved Rutsatz Road, and there is still snow; it is not deep, but for those who are particularly cautious, and don’t have snow worthy vehicle, there might be concern. I am planning to teach both classes this week, unless the conditions worsen to a worrisome degree. I would of course post here, if that were to transpire. In the meanwhile, I wanted to mention the snow on the road for any who might want to ask a classmate with a snow worthy vehicle for a ride. p1000446

Revised Winter Yoga Schedule

Please note in your calendars the revised schedule for Winter Quarter. The list of ALL class dates below shows the 10 sessions for the entire quarter! I hope this is clarifying, and not inconvenient. Thanks for your understanding.

Tuesday Classes: 1/9, 1/16, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27, 3/6, 3/13, 3/27

Wednesday Classes: 1/10, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28


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New Year News

I am glad to let you know that the $400 generated by the two Solstice Candlelight classes was donated to Lydia Place and The Lighthouse Mission. Many thanks for participating in benefitting these important local organizations and helping those without resources for a home in our community.

If you would like to attend the day retreat Jillian and I will teach this coming Saturday at Stillpoint on prayer and embodiment, please visit the Stillpoint at Beckside website. I understand there are a few places left!

I look forward to resuming yoga classes at Turtle Haven next week. Please do preregister in case classes fill.

May the New Year kindle the light of generative hope in our hearts; I remain full of gratitude to share a path with you.


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.

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