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Winter & Spring Trainings, HennAstrology, & Essential Oils Class

Vacation followed by a very wintry week led me deep into my practices and planning. It's been a luxury not to lose power, yet I've also been creating off line and tapping into animal messages with my medicine and druid decks.  Animal messages are on my instagram.

Essential oils are part of the routine in this household, and during waning Moon I've been diffusing Siberian Fir, Lavender, and Aromatouch. Come to Willard Beach Studio to explore essential oils and the lunar phases. Become more intuitive and acquainted with both the properties of the oils and ways you can use them as the Moon travels the signs each month. Breathing and diffusing are just two ways to use your oils to complement your moods and help engage or unwind as needed.

Willard Beach Studio Friday, January 12th 3:30-5. You can also find out more about doTERRA oils. Maura Reminga will co-host with me. $20 www.willardbeachstudio.com/workshop
It'll be an informative and fun Friday afternoon!

HennAstrology i…

Snow Day Yoga Sequences

Here's a repost from last winter to help get you through the storm day. Feel better in your body with movement or long held still postures in the second sequence. This is great for kids too.

Many of the pictures have been borrowed from other sources and will be found if you google the posture name and search images. Some are my own, taken by Dylan Verner and Julie Bernier.

 My schedule is on the google calendar on this blog. Check the post prior to this one and scroll over each event for details.

This Sunday, Yoga Nidra guided mediation for Veterans begins at Portland (Maine) Community Squash at 66 Noyes Street. Spouses of Veterans are also welcome to attend this donation class. Dress comfortable and prepare to rest in one restorative posture while I guide the meditation. For any info you need, email me robinivy88@gmail

 To recharge, stretch and activate those muscles:

Child Pose

Cobra

Upward Dog


Locust Pose

Step into a Forward fold.

 Half Moon Stretch Left and Right
Crescent L…

Change Your Mood in a Minute

Day before Full Moon, Wednesday, I dressed in black yoga pants and a terra cotta toned tank top. The day's color was orange and the terra cotta was close. I didn't feel quite right all morning. Something was off. I kept thinking should I change my clothes. So after I walked the dogs, I switched to red/orange/gold yoga pants with dragons and put an orange feather in my hair. It was literally an instant shift in how I felt! The bright colors made it feel like a brand new day, as if I had woken up, showered and started all over again.

Scent creates the same kind of shift. Yesterday my dog was skunk blasted first thing in the morning. Even after we cleaned him, he was distraught, rubbing his face on the floor, and refusing to eat. I think his eyes stung. To help freshen the air, I diffused peppermint and frankincense oils together. My dog came and laid right in front of the diffuser with his nose off the bed. He was naturally attracted and soothed by the essential oils.

In the aft…

New Release: Meditation Made Easy

This spring I recorded at Tidal SoundStudios in Portland, Maine to make simple meditations available for you. There are three, Simple Meditation, Physical Body Sensing, and Celestial Yoga Nidra. You can sample and if these are right for you, make the energy exchange by purchasing one, two, or the full EP.

They're on Bandcamp where a wide range of music and media are made available by the artists who create it. My link is https://robinivypayton.bandcamp.com/

I hope you find something soothing, inspiring or healing in the audio. They were created with love and intention.

Enjoy!

Robin


Yoga Nidra Training and Personal Immersion September 8th-10th, 2017

Yoga Nidra Training for Yoga Teachers, Healing Arts Professionals and Interested Individuals

or attend Intro to Yoga Nidra Friday evening only 5-8 pm (register at this link or at
Scarborough Yoga 433 US Rte 1 Scarborough Maine. Intro is 3 contact hours.

Learn the art and science of Yoga Nidra, a guided form of meditation that restores and relaxes the body while rewiring the mind for more inner peace.

Become a Yoga Nidra guide. Whether you are a yoga teacher adding to your skill and knowledge base, a professional in the healing arts, or an individual interested in restorative yoga and meditation practices, you are welcome to join us for this interactive and experiential training. Yoga Nidra is yogic sleep, a guided method of meditation, deeply restorative for all levels of your being. This in depth, interactive Yoga Nidra teacher training will offer:

1.)Traditional and modern yoga nidra philosophy including the science of yoga nidra
2.) introduction and exposure to varied yoga nidra metho…