It is easy to get attached to a constant stream of progress. Maturity, however, will not reject a slow moment, instead it will embrace it as an opportunity for rejuvenation and integration. Taking time to examine what you have learned and appreciating both the small steps and setbacks taken towards substantial transformation helps you prepare for the next era of growth. Slow moments are necessary and just as important as leaps forward. ~ Yung Pueblo Greetings!
I’ve been back two weeks from my journey to South America and still feel like I’m adjusting. One of the things I love about traveling is it carries me into the present moment. I spend so much energy learning about what’s right in front of me, figuring out where I’ll eat and sleep, I don’t spend much time thinking either beyond this day or reminiscing. My psyche is filled with the wonders of the moment. When home I rediscover a tendency toward routine. The pandemic really brought this to light. Now, routines aren’t all bad; they help us organize our day and be more efficient. The problem with routines is twofold; one, there’s a part of us that dies in routine. We lose our sense of adventure, newness, and possibility. The part of our mind that processes new information and figures things out atrophies! Two, we make up for this feeling of dying by adding more stuff to our “to-do” list and creating drama! We’re becoming more efficient, so we feel we must do more! Our mind attaches to slights and idiosyncrasies rather than what’s really happening. Life keeps speeding up until there’s a sense of franticness about it! Anyone relate? My quandary, how to appreciate my routines, maintain a sense of newness and aliveness, and not get caught in doing or thinking too much?... Embracing slowness may be an anecdote. Taking time to walk, breathe, meditate, nap, consider, be… may make my doingness more enjoyable, less anxious, and allow for possibilities. We’ll see. If you have other thoughts or ideas about this, please let me know. I look forward to our journeys continuing to come together. Love & Peace Always, Greg
Classes - Events - Announcements
SPRING TUNE UP AND RETREAT! Redding Meditation Center April 16, 2022 1:00 to 6:30 PM Join us at the Redding Meditation Center for an afternoon of self exploration and connection. We'll practice yoga, meditation, sound healing, breathing, relaxation, self reflection & inquiry and more! We'll share stories, reconnect to ourselves, balance our energies, and explore our deeper purpose. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross - Ukraine relief efforts. Book Your Retreat:
YOGA - MEDITATION - CONNECTION
Continuing our journey deeper into yoga meditation practices and ourselves. I look forward to guiding us on our adventure of self discovery, awareness, healing, and heart opening.
On-Line Class Schedule: Tuesday Evenings - 6:30 to 7:45 M, Hatha Yoga & Yoga Nidra Fridays - Noon to 1:00 PM, Guided Meditation & Darshan Exploring Sacred Texts
Yoga & Full Moon Fire Ceremonies At Lachat Farm - Weston
Fire Ceremonies Monday May 16 and Tuesday June 14 7:30 - 9:00 PM Honor the light of the full moon and the purifying alchemy of fire as we acknowledge our ancestors and the turn of seasons. We’ll pay homage to the four directions of energy: East – Fire; West – Water; North - Air; and South – Earth. Join us in community as we move, breathe, chant, make offerings, and deeply connect to nature and ourselves.
Yoga Saturday Mornings Beginning April 30 9:00 - 10:15 AM Guided yoga and meditation at the beautiful Lachat Farm, either outside or in the barn. Open to all levels. Classes are designed to provide a safe environment for personal exploration, combining conscious breathing and movement into an experience which strengthens the body, mind, and immune system, while enhancing a sense of wellbeing, peace and equanimity. Class size limited.
Live Classes at the Y and Y4E
Thursdays 6:45 - 8:00 PM
Hatha Yoga & Meditation/Yoga Nidra
Yoga for Everybody On-Line
Tuesdays and Thursdays 7:00 - 8:00 AM All Levels Hatha Yoga
Give a Gift to Yourself On-line or In-Person Free 30 minute first session! During these challenging times it’s so nice to have someone in our corner, empathizing, listening, and helping us see beyond. Private sessions are a wonderful opportunity to share, receive encouragement, get perspective, and explore practices designed to take us beyond self-absorption, access deep levels of wisdom, awareness, healing, and strength. It takes a little extra to reach out, make the first step; try a free session, no obligations. I’d love to see you, one-to-one, hear to how you’re doing, and explore deeper. Benefits of private sessions include: * Lower stress and anxiety * Increased clarity and focus * Release of pain and trauma * Deep relaxation and improved sleep * Alignment of intentions, purpose, and action
Current Class Schedule
Tuesday 7:00 - 8:00 AM Kripalu / Hatha Yoga Yoga for Everybody 6:30 - 7:45 PM Hatha Yoga & Yoga Nidra Greg On-Line Thursday 7:00 - 8:00 AM Kripalu / Hatha Yoga Yoga for Everybody 6:45 - 8:00 PM Hatha Yoga & Meditation Westport YMCA
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Meditation & Darshan
Thank you so much for sharing this journey of life and love, challenge and beauty with me.
Greg Barringer Soul Journeys Center for Energy and Bliss