“Knowing that you love the earth changes you,
activates you to defend and protect and celebrate.
But when you feel that the earth loves you in return,
that feeling transforms the relationship from a one-way street into a sacred bond.
– Robin Wall Kimmerer
Joining Together For Change
As a collective SYI tribe this month we have focused our attention on the environment. By joining together, we generate possibility and share creative solutions. Many of you have tagged us in posts detailing the steps you take to limit your impact on the planet. This personal accountability is inspiring to all and we bow humbly in gratitude.
For many, the challenges facing our natural world can feel entirely overwhelming. Fear and sadness arise as we consider the damage to our precious oceans, the harm being inflicted on animals, pollution and over-consumption. But as awakened beings, we know that this pain, this empathy, is the foundation for action. As we tune into the suffering of others and notice how it challenges us, we can’t help but desire for change.
By immersing ourselves regularly in nature’s healing energy, we heighten our sensitivity and cultivate awareness. Connecting to our senses in parks, forests and gardens, our natural cravings and aversions are quieted. Our heartbeat steadies, our breath deepens.
With clearer minds and the power of collective intention, together we will create global change. Join us as we welcome this new moon with a deep resolve to nurture the earth she so powerfully orbits.
With A Deep Bow Of Gratitude,
Your SYI Family
Take an illustrated journey through the world’s ecosystems. Our recommended read explains how our planet works, from its diverse ecosystems and their inhabitants, to the levels of ecology, the importance of biodiversity, the carbon cycle, weather cycles, and more.
SYI FEATURED ALUMNI
“For me it began with choosing SYI and getting away from my city, my home, my family, my work, and my friends. I wanted to be far away from my every dayroutine so I could focus on me and really take in what SYI has to offer. Costa Rica was an amazing experience to do my YTT! It showed me how much energy there is in every day life and how if we just listen, the universe speaks to us!” Read more of Kristin’s heartwarming story here.
Featured Location Video: Guatemala
Superfood Pesto Drizzle on Hasselback Potatoes
10 potatoes sliced thinly, but not through the bottom 3 TBS Coconut Oil
Preheat oven to 425F. Slice potatoes thinly, but not through bottom. Drizzle the oil on all potatoes. Sprinkle salt and pepper. Cook 30 minutes, and flip over for 30 minutes more.
Superfood Pesto Drizzle:
2 large bunches Basil
1 cup watercress or arugula
1 Cup cashews
1 TBS hemp seeds
2-3 cloves garlic
1 tsphimalayan salt
1/4-1/2 cup olive oil juice
of 1 lemon
Blend or food process all ingredients, and enjoy!!
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Sacred Training Calendar
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Oct 9 – Oct 29, 2018 Kura Kura Yoga Retreat – SOLD OUT- Waiting List Only
January 9- 29, 2019 Kura Kura Yoga Retreat – Limited Availability
Feb 1 – Feb 25, 2019 *300 hour Kura Kura Yoga Retreat – SOLD OUT- Waiting List Only
March 1-March 21, 2019 Pondok Pitaya
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Apr 24 – May 14, 2019
June 10 – June 30, 2019
July 1-25th, 2019 – 300 hour Advanced
Sept 2 – Sept 22, 2019
Dec 1 – Dec 21, 2019