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For those planning ahead for Autumn, here is our flyer announcing the next retreat at Turtle Haven with Ravi.We’re especially excited for this theme! There will as always also be a public talk on Friday of the retreat. Let me know if you have any questions; other announcements will be forthcoming.

This Friday, Oct 18th, at 7:30PM, Ravi Ravindra will be giving a public talk at 8 Petals Yoga Studio.  Please come – the public is welcome to participate!


As the glorious summer days continue to grace us with sun and abundance, a few subtle signs of waning light and the transition towards autumn gradually reveal themselves. We notice the invitation towards more inner reflection as we move into a new cycle of harvest, then quiet, and the revitalization of our spiritual exploration which comes with Ravi Ravindra’s wisdom, heart and presence. He returns October 18th through 20th, in the usual format, with a Friday public talk in Bellingham at 8Petals Yoga Studio and a Saturday and Sunday weekend retreat in Deming. Our theme this time will be “Journey of the Soul: Self Knowledge and Self Transformation.” Weather permitting, we also plan for time to walk the labyrinth, and to enjoy the forest and river trails, and the ever evolving land and shrines of Turtle Haven (retreat site).

Ravi Ravindra Fall 2013 Retreat Flier Image

To get a pdf of the flyer, click on the image above.

Dear Friends,
I write to you from the National Iyengar Convention, where I have been deeply moved by the classes, the community and cultural events, and the sense of depth and longevity in our tradition. A special guest teacher, Birjoo Mehta, who is a Senior Iyengar teacher from Mumbai has come from India for this Convention. I am struck by the combination of stucture and continuity in our form, and the wisdom, maturity and new flowering I experience within this trustworthy vessel over time—  especially as experienced through Birjoo’s teaching.  I look forward to the seeds of these current teachings I am experiencing sifting through my body and being in my own practice, and finding their way into my teaching as well.
On May 18th, THIS COMING SATURDAY, I will offer the last opportunity of the season for gathering with others in community to explore deeper aspects of yoga, this time at Turtle Haven! Please come and join in for any, or all of the following:

9:30 to 11 am:  Gait of Freedom: Hips that Hike, Dance, Garden and Meditate! Hip openers for all our two legged activities! Sliding Fee: $10 to $20

11:15 to 12:30 pm:  Sitting Meditation followed by Community Reading of the Yoga Sutras. This will be a wonderful moment to simply read aloud this profound text, and let it flow through us without analysis, but to have exposure to the work as a whole. I will present a very brief orientation, and we will read taking turns.   No Charge!
12:45 pm until 2:30 pm:  Community Potluck Lunch and Meanderings
It will be possible to walk the trails, visit the Patanjali shrine, and any other shrine areas which call to you. You may also draw nourishment from the river, and peaceful atmosphere of Turtle Haven… 
Please do let me know by Tuesday the 14th if you plan to attend, so I may organize accordingly, with the hopes of organizing some carpooling! 

Ravi Ravindra will once again be returning to Bellingham, this time to explore the presence of love in the Bhagavad Gita and the Gospel of John. There will be a Public Talk and Meditation on Friday April 12.There will be a retreat at Turtle Haven in Deming on Saturday the 13th and Sunday the 14th.

ravi flier revised march 2013 jpg

To get a pdf of the flyer, click on the image above.

Senior Iyengar instructor Rebecca Lerner will be making her second trip to Bellingham this summer to teach a weekend workshop June 15-17, 2012. 8 Petals Yoga Studio is extremely excited to welcome Rebecca back for what will surely be another wonderful workshop.  This year’s format will be similar to last year’s with a Friday evening session, two Saturday sessions, and a Sunday morning session followed by an optional afternoon teacher training. You may hold your spot with a non-refundable $25 deposit.  Partial attendance is available.
* Sign up soon, as space this year is limited*.
For further details and a registration form, click here.  You can also find these details on 8 Petals Yoga instructor Charlotte Davis’ website or on the 8 petals events page: 8PetalsYoga.com/events.html Thanks and we at 8 Petals look forward to seeing you!

Candlelight Solstice Classes

The Turtle Haven December 21st Candlelight Solstice class is getting close to full, so if that is the class you would like to attend, please send your check as soon as possible, and an email to save your place! There is still room in classes for intersession, and in the Monday evening 8Petals Solstice class. I look forward to seeing you many of you before the winter holidays…. Happy Thanksgiving!

UPDATE: Unfortunately, James is now unable to be in Bellingham. So the Thursday event below is cancelled. There may, however, be an alternate kirtan event on Friday with Paul. Please check back for more info.

Just about a month ago, James Boag presented a talk and kirtan with Paul at 8Petals, and the evening was rich and inspiring. We imagined that James, who generally resides in India would not be back until Spring, but he will surprisingly and happily be returning shortly, and you can read about his teachings with Paul in the information shown below. Paul will offer kirtan as part of the offerings I am hosting at Turtle Haven on October 23rd; this is a reminder that if you wish to partake of any of the events that day, I would like to have registrations by Sunday, the 16th! I appreciate your honoring of this date, so I may organize for parking and potential carpooling. I hope you might find some time to enjoy an Autumn day at Turtle Haven.

‘Yoga: The Heart of it’ Talk and short kirtan with James Boag.
Thursday 20th October 7:15-9:15pm at 8 Petals, Bellingham

Using a beautiful short poem as a start point, this talk will illustrate the core teachings of the holistic, wonderfully inclusive and practical yoga tradition. Integrating different approaches and aspects of practice, the talk will also show how to apply these teachings into all aspects of our lives, so we can live more heartfully, with greater purpose, clarity and joy.


Suggested donation: $10-40

‘Tonight the topic is love’ with James Boag and Paul Millage
Friday 21st October 7:15-9:45pm at 8 Petals, Bellingham

Join Paul and James for an inspiring evening of poetry, stories, insights and kirtan.

Poetry, stories and song are universal means, treasured by wisdom traditions from all around the globe, to help us unveil and recognise the beauty, glory and immensity of the love and light that is our essence. This should be an evening to remember!


Suggested donation $10-40

Also, in Bellingham, Paul is leading a kirtan on Friday 14th October and an acroyoga playground workshop on Saturday 22nd October. Further details below:

KIRTAN: Come sing from the heart, for the heart. All are welcome. Free event.

Friday 14 October at The Ground Floor (1113 State St. Bellingham): 7:30-9:30 pm

Acro Yoga Playground workshop led by Paul Millage at 3 OMS Bellingham (3omsyoga.com)

Saturday, 22 October 1:00-3:30PM  (?? – Paul’s blog says this same time, but Erin says she registered for this class and the time is actually 3:00-6:00)

Learn to fly with grace and joy with Acro Yoga! We’ll begin by flowing through standing, sitting, dynamic, & balancing partner yoga poses to warm our bodies then enter a playful exchange between acrobatic balancing, yoga and therapeutic Thai Massage. This workshop is accessible to anyone with basic body awareness and an adventurous spirit.

Questions about any? Contact Elizabeth 360 303 3892

Rebecca Lerner Workshop, June 3-5, 2011

We’re lucky this June to have Rebecca Lerner, a senior Iyengar teacher, coming to Bellingham to teach a workshop at 8 Petals Yoga. Some of you may be familiar with her husband, Dean Lerner, also a senior Iyengar yoga teacher.

Rebecca Lerner is co-director/owner of the Center for Well-Being in Lemont, Pennsylvania and an Intermediate Senior I Certified Iyengar Yoga Instructor. Rebecca makes frequent trips to India to study with the Iyengars. A devoted practitioner since the late ’70s, Rebecca is an IYNAUS assessor and Chair of the Ethics Committee and Certification Liason. She conducts workshops nationally as well as teacher training programs. Rebecca is known for her ability to guide the students deeply into the poses in a fresh, insightful and meaningful way. She has a gentle yet dynamic teaching style that brings each student a heightened yogic experience. Share and enjoy the enthusiasm, inspiration and expertise.

For more information and registration forms go here.

Learn more about Rebecca and the Center for Well Being here.