“When the waters of a lake are absolutely still, the lake reflects the trees,
the sky and everything around it perfectly. At the slightest breeze, with the smallest
ripple in the waters, the lake reflects nothing but itself.
To see another with clarity and objectivity, one first must master stillness.
The slightest breeze of Judgement or interpretation from the invisible mind will create a
ripple that shatters awareness and returns us to ordinary perception.”
– Alberto Villoldo, The Four Insights
Embracing Growth & Change
Dearest SYI Tribe,
Happy Full ‘Flower’ Moon in Sagittarius!
Another moon cycle is upon us and this time asks us to focus our attention on transition. Just as flowers bloom with new seasons, this full moon is blossoming with new energy, asking if we can find the stillness and grace in transition, as we move from one thing into the next. Often times, a transition can cause us to feel uneasy; moving into a new space, leaving or starting a job, starting or finishing school, shifts in relationships. During these times, we can find ourselves in this uncomfortable sort of ‘space between stories’ and the full moon energy is here to support us, help us find our breath, know where to put our feet and support us through any current transitions.
This full moon energy can cleanse, purify and renew us. In order to receive new opportunities, messages, directions, life paths, we must transition and let go of the fear that has kept us from stepping into our power. We invite you to let go of trying to control the outcomes of tomorrow and instead find the pause and breathe into the possibilities that are upon us today.
Trust that you are being guided and that you are never alone.
Be patient, be open, and know that these full moon blessings are all for the greater good of our journey to liberation.
With a deep bow of gratitude,
Your SYI Tribe
Fresh like the morning dew
Awaken from the dream within a dream
Water gurgling plip plop ever renewing
Wind rising up the canyon
Hollow and holy bones
Space within space
There is an essence that one can taste
Without lips, tongue or taste buds
A flower that buds in the heart
The very roots of nourishment
The very sense of ‘I Am’
Taste this nectar
The knowledge of Self
Realize this fruit
The star of the soul
The place where all echoes fade
The wellspring of wholeness
Harmony of all
Within your heart
The Time Is Now
Find out why SYI Student and Scholar, Kristen Whale, decided to say YES to following her path. Kristin shares some of her story, as she embarks on her School Yoga Institute Yoga Teacher Training this July at Punta Mona in Costa Rica. Turn the volume up, her words will make you smile!
We cannot wait to see you on the beaches of Costa Rica! PURA VIDA!
Congrats to 19 new Yoga Teachers in Bali!
The great thing about new friends is that they bring new energy to your soul.” — Shanna Rodriguez
Congrats to this beautiful group of students and teachers who came together to unite, connect, and dive deep into their practice. Thank you for making the world a better place.
Your energy is contagious and we love you so much!
June 10 – June 30, 2018, Balian Beach, Bali
August 24 – Sept 13, 2018, Balian Beach, Bali
Beautiful, private, single beach bungalows are available at our
Pondok Pitaya Balian Beach location.
Today is Waisak (Vesak) Day in Indonesia!
Vesak, also known as Waisak Day, commemorates the birth, enlightenment, and death of the Buddha, and is observed during the full moon in May. It has been celebrated every year since 1983 at Borobudur temple in Magelang, Indonesia. Thousands of monks gather to repeat mantras and meditate during a ritual known as Pradaksina. One of the key moments of the day is Pindapata when monks ask for charity to Indonesian people.
Last Call To enter the Poetry Contest!
We invite you to share your words while engaging in self-expression. There is often something deeply personal connection to weaving words, metaphors, rhyming patterns and imagery to allow a deep connection to the present moment and what is.
And that’s the beauty of poetry.
Share your passion for poetry (and maybe win a large discount on a yoga teacher training and some other prizes!)
Get creative! Along with your poem, feel free to share a drawing, picture, video that captures the essence of your poem and inspires you.
Please send all submissions by May 31st 5 pm PST to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here for more details on this contest.
“The great sea frees me, moves me,
as a strong river carries a weed.
Earth and her strong winds move me,
take me away, and my soul is swept up in joy.”
— Untitled Shamans Song
In honor of Poetry Month, check out this light-filled read for inspiration and harmony to share with your students and self!
Magical Mint Superfood Turtles
GF, Vegan, and OH SO delicious!
1 cup shredded coconut
1/4 cup maple syrup, honey, sweetener of choice
1.5 tsp. mint extract
2 Tbs. mint leaves
1/2 tsp. chlorella or spirulina powder
Directions: Use a food processor or blender and combine all ingredients. Process on low until all is a sticky consistency. Use parchment paper to roll into a long log shape. Place in freezer for 1 hour.
1/3 Cup Cacao butter or coconut oil *
5 TBS Cacao powder
Dash Himalayan sea salt
2 TBS maple syrup
*Coconut oil may be melty at room temp, but will freeze/refrigerate delightfully!
Directions: Heat in a double boiler or other means of low temperature melting, until smooth and melted. Dip Frozen filling rounds in chocolate sauce and enjoy frozen or refrigerated!!
Cut fillings from freezer into small rounds, dip in chocolate shell, place in freezer or refrigerator, and enjoy!
Do you enjoy our recipes? Email us a picture of your homemade Mint Turtles and we will send you 10 of our favorite recipes as a gift!
CALLING ALL MYSTIC POETS!
~ Live your best life ~
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NEW Sacred Training Calendar
~ BALI ~
June 10 – June 30, 2018 Pondok Pitaya
Aug 24 – Sept 13, 2018 Pondok Pitaya
Oct 9 – Oct 29, 2018 Kura Kura Yoga Retreat
January 9- 29, 2019 Kura Kura Yoga Retreat
Feb 1 – Feb 25, 2019 *300 hour Kura Kura Yoga Retreat
June 9 – 29th, 2019 Pondok Pitaya
*BRAND NEW LOCATION!*
~ MEXICO ~
Are you an Alumni of SYI and wanting to connect and build with your community? We’d love to share your journey and connect you to our growing family!
Email us your story to be featured in our ‘SYI Student Stories’ Collective Community!