for you to see beauty here
does not mean
there is beauty in me
it means there is beauty rooted
so deep within you
you can’t help but
see it everywhere
~rupi kaur, Milk and Honey
Finding Ground in Challenge
We hope this full moon finds you in harmony and balance. This week we welcome an energetic full moon, the longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century and Mars in retrograde. And while we seek tranquility, we must be also kind as strong forces may tug at our emotions and shift our focus.
Named the buck moon, this July’s full moon references the powerful buck as they begin to regrow their antlers to prepare for mating. That same seasonal energy is at work on each of us and without our practice, it can be deeply un-grounding.
Cultivating balance amid life’s turmoil is our responsibility, it is also our gift. As yogis on the path to awakening, we have been given many tools to harness life’s powerful forces. We have poetry, music, meditation, the asanas, and we always have our breath. Returning to these each and every day generates the creative power of transformation.
Where do you feel most grounded? Is it in savasana, on the cushion, in community? Can you go there today? Can you take another with you?
As Rupi Kaur teaches us, our own deeply rooted beauty creates a powerful lens through which the rest of humanity radiates beauty. May you find the peace you seek, the love you share and the beauty of your precious, innate perfection.
With A Deep Bow Of Gratitude,
Your SYI Family
“This training taught me how to be strong and invited me into this space of dedicating myself to this idea of finding who I am. It encouraged me to think outside of the box and trust that the path I am on, is the one for me. SYI showed me how to listen to my mind, body, and soul. They showed me the path to my true inner self and for tha,t I am eternally grateful. Since being home I have taught over 10 classes and I am reaching out to my community to start teaching at other studios/gyms across the Lehigh Valley. Being in front of a class and guiding students through stretches and poses sets my soul on fire.” Learn More about Jordan Schnur’s story
SYi Recommended Reads
A beautiful collection of 150 inspiring perfect-length readings and quotes that are just right for ending a yoga class. Includes writing by Swami Kripalu, Thich Nhat Hahn, Deepak Chopra, Hafiz, H.H. the Dalai Lama, Eckhart Tolle, Shakti Gawain, Don Miguel Ruiz, Mother Teresa, Oriah Mountain Dreamer, David Frawley. the Buddha, Black Elk, Swami Rama, as well as selections from the Bhagavad Gita. We think it sounds AMAZING! Let us know what you think!?
Costa Rica YTT’s in Action
In our final Eagle cycle here in Costa Rica!
Congrats to our 300 hour grads in Peru!!!! Our next 300 Hour program is in Bali, February 1-25th 2019.
Congrats to our grads in Guatemala!!!! Our next 200 Hour YTT in Guatemala is November 4-24th.
SYI Sponsored Retreats
Featured Summer Treat
Cacao Bliss Balls. Yummmm. If you haven’t had one, we strongly suggest you make some and light up your life with these little balls of heaven.
Cacao (Chocolate) is known as the “Food of the Gods”. The superfood Cacao has 40 times the antioxidants of blueberries. It is the highest plant-based source of iron ever found. Cacao is full of magnesium for a healthy heart & brain and has more calcium than cow’s milk. Cacao is a natural mood elevator and anti-depressant, containing four scientifically proven bliss chemicals – serotonin, dopamine, anandamide, and phenylethylamine. These neurotransmitters are associated with protection, worthiness, wellbeing, happiness, and can even alleviate depression.
Follow us on Instagram to see and participate in our bliss ball recipe contest next week.
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Sacred Training Calendar
~ BALI ~
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
March 1-March 21, 2019 Pondok Pitaya
May 16-June 16, 2019 Pondok Pitaya
June 9 – 29th, 2019 Pondok Pitaya
~ PERU ~
Sept 2 – Sept 22, 2018
Dec 1 – Dec 21, 2018
Feb 5 – Feb 25, 2019
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