It’s Earth Day 2016 and the excitement here is building as we earnestly prepare for this weekend and the reawakening of our gardens and yoga barn. Weather has caused delays to garden improvements scheduled for completion, but finally, we’re back on track!
To us, Earth Day holds a great significance because it brings to light how we abuse the earth and its resources. Humans are losing touch with nature. In the fast paced, technological society that we’ve grown accustomed to, our connection to the natural word has been discarded just like the many disposable items that end up in landfills. Our weekend activity lineup was planned to bring awareness to this disassociation.
Tonight’s DIY Terrarium Workshop replicates a biosphere which is a closed, self-regulating system. Earth is a biosphere. We will create a miniature landscape using pebbles, soil, plants and water inside a glass globe.
Saturday morning’s yoga class “The Earth Element” offers a “grounding” practice. To be grounded, you are relaxed and present. We focus our attention on drawing from earth’s stability and strength to provide us with a deep-rooted tranquility.
SORRY this class is cancelled ~Saturday afternoon’s yoga class “Get Your Om On!” gives us a reminder that we are connected to earth and everything in the universe. The vibration produced by chanting the Sanskrit “Om” (pronounced aum) is the frequency of energy that connects and joins all things together. Om is felt rather than spoken.
SORRY this class is cancelled ~Saturday’s Human Mandala video-graphed gathering immediately following the afternoon yoga class will be an artistic gesture symbolizing our appreciation for the natural world in which we exist.
Sunday morning’s “Rise and SHINE with Angela” makes us aware of how the sun warms the earth and is the driving force behind life. By connecting breath, movement and intention, we become brighter!
Sunday evening’s “Candlelight Meditation and Mindful Movement” reminds us to be aware of the present. It is through mindfulness that we learn to protect and preserve the natural world in which we live. A sunset walk through our naturalized gardens at the end of this class makes for a peaceful close to the weekend.
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Happy Earth Day 2016!
Next blog: “Next Step” project update 😉 and more on the “Explorer” custom made leather handbag giveaway!