NEW BLOG ADDRESS: CYNDISPHERE.COM
My blog has had a makeover and moved to a new address. You can still read all my old posts from the last 12 months at this site. I’m back in Japan and I started this blog a year ago right after I returned from Japan.
But now I’m writing on cyndisphere.com. That blog will be my travel and friends and OMmies blog and then I am also starting a new blog this week called Yoga Body Buddha Mind on Beliefnet.com. See you there, Love, C3 years ago • 14 notes
A couple months ago I promised you a summer reading list from the OM yoga teacher training faculty. Joe, Margi and Sarah came forward with some good suggestions and I bolded the ones that I’ve read and also loved. All these would be great for you to take with you on your Labor Day weekend. If you are not going out of town, check out the special class schedule at OM yoga and also all the really good sales we are having for September.
Sarah: ”I’m reading What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami. Its a beautiful short memoir about his running and writing but has been really inspiring my meditation practice. A lot of his language around his process feels real and meditative.”
FYI — this would also be great for those of you thinking of doing the OM yoga for Runners workshop with Sarah this fall.
Joe: ”How about The Confessions of Max Tivoli by Andrew Sean Greer? The plot sounds a little like Benjamin Button, but it’s totally original and beautifully written. Also, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. Honestly, Suzanne liked it better than I did, but I enjoyed it.”
Margi: ”The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls. Fascinating memoir of an utterly sad and dysfunctional family. I marvel that she could rise out of the mud and write so beautifully about her experience. Julie and Julia by Julie Powell. Just started it but very fun to read about Julie making her way through Julia Child’s 524 recipes in “Mastering the Art of French Cooking.” What a practice.”3 years ago • 0 notes
We just posted the page that tells all about our retreat in Costa Rica next February. In just a couple of hours we already made several reservations so I think this is going to sell out fast. This is our first retreat in Costa Rica in many years and it is at a new retreat center on the beach in Nosara. I didn’t want to do another retreat there until we could find the exactly right place and this is it! The whole facility is “green” and totally exquisite and all set up for yoga and meditation.
I will be teaching along with Edward and David. We will offer 3 class times daily and each session will have a mix of classes. For example, in the morning you can either meditate with David or stretch with Edward. After breakfast you can either do a basic yoga class or a more experienced yoga class. Later we will offer either a meditation and restorative class or a hip opening/arm balancing class. So there will be lots of challenging fun yoga and also classes that non-yogis or beginning yogis will like. So you can come with your yoga or your non-yoga friend.
In between there is surfing, swimming, horse back riding, swinging through the trees, watching turtles, or my favorite which is lying on the sand like a beached whale. There is a cool town nearby with a farmer’s market and organic restaurants and music. We also made the pricing tiered so that everybody can afford it. And if you sign up before October 13 you get a pretty fat discount of $300. So, check it out!!!3 years ago • 0 notes