P. S.S. apart from all the other million challenges we have all faced this year, I think
PLANNING has been at the top of the list for a while...you plan something, organize it,
finalize it, and BooM... it gets cancelled, postponed, put on hold, or it just gets dumped in
the trash.( if this hasn’t happened to you this year, I bow to you)
P.S.S.S December has never been a busy time for yoga studios. We just found out that we
have the right to open next week...by the time you are reading this...we are working out
our plan, we are really thoughtful, and careful, and we don’t want anyone to get sick.
SO please check our web for further updates, when and what classes will be rolling this
Purchase your Advent Calendars TODAY!!! again check our web
Looking for Christmas gifts? Things to do?
WE GOT YA!
Purchase our closed courses( foundations of Yoga, computer Yoga, The Spine, Arm
Balances) these course are each four weeks in length. They are part viedo part audio, and
totally made with love for YOU! Last but not least I have created a 21 DAY PODCAST YOGA
CHALLENGE in ENGLISH.
Finally, raise a glass and let’s make a toast to all of you who participated in the november
And one more hip hip hurraaaay!!!! to US! At YG!
OKAY NOW GO TO THE BEGINNING OF THE NEWSLETTER
From all of us at our beautifully closed studio, we want to wish you the
most loving, kind, and peaceful holidays. It has been a challenging year,
full of intense transitions. We would like to acknowledge that some
people have lost dear loved ones, they have lost work, and stability.
Many people are suffering a great deal from this serious alienation that
has divided us from our families, near and far. There is a lot of painful
turmoil that all living beings are experiencing. And yet I dare write, if
you are reading this, we are probably still in the top privileged strata of
society. This Pandemic has shed light where we maybe weren’t willing
to look before, and exposed us all as a whole.
... about what is important. How do we begin to heal? Without a doubt,
I am convinced that this season, before we wrap it up and call it a year,
we need to OPEN OUR hearts and be COMPASSIONATE. There is a lot
of healing that can occur when we are kind, and loving. But if we stick
to being competitive, jealous, envious, calculated, and opportunistic
then not only do our hearts get blocked but we also block others from
being successful. We have the power to stop people from living their
full potential when we are self involved, and full of ego. We live in these
structures whether we are conscious of it or not. We live in structurally
racist, sexist, homophobic, and ageist - and the list is long - systems.
We have inhabited these structures and maybe even embraced them.
We have been handed a mirror to look at ourselves and see where we
can make change.
IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC, THESE OPPORTUNITIES TO
MAKE CHANGES ON A SYSTEMIC FOUNDATIONAL LEVEL
OCCURRED 30 YEARS AGO, WHICH IS PRETTY RECENT.
Yet, these structures are infested with greed, and ego, and are
fundamentally racist, and sexist. If we cannot together, see that if we
don’t all go forward, by being inclusive, and loving and caring, and
compassionate, then no one is going anywhere. It is also needless to
say that the first one to pay the price with our attitude, lifestyles, and
behaviour is mother earth. The bill is high, no one is willing to pay the
price actually. Many of us are still ignorant, some families can no longer
communicate together due to this lack of reflection. And still we must
open our hearts. We still have to see that one of our greatest potentials
as humans is that we can learn from our mistakes, we can forgive
ourselves, and begin a new practice.
to quiet our busy selves, and provide some room to observe what we
are clinging on to. Is it fear? Is it anger? Is it jealousy? What is there,
that is taking up so much space, blocking us from loving, shining,
dancing, laughing, smiling and sharing with others? What is it that lifts
such thinks barricades blocking out the world of compassion?
ONE THING IS TRUE, IF YOU SPEND TIME DOING THE
WORK, YOU WILL COME TO TERMS WITH A LOT OF REALITIES,
ONES THAT YOU MIGHT JUST ACTUALLY NOT AGREE WITH,
AND PERHAPS NO LONGER WANT TO SUPPORT.
Being awake, sparks the possibility of revolution, and rebellion. Being
honest can create poison or medicine, depends on timing. And here
we are....high time. Tables have turned. If we all just want to go back to
work the way it was, in structures that persecute people, the earth, and
hope....well yeah, let’s call it a day!
I am a fierce believer in that genuinely humans can change. We are all
capable of change, even when we don’t want to, we change. And so
what if we dropped some of that luggage that is no longer needed?
What if we decided that we wanted to give LOVE a chance? To be
compassionate, tried a new way? What if we stepped aside? There are
a lot of people(billions) who are not being honoured, heard, cared for....
simply because of how we cling on to the way things are. We have the
power to make a change.
In the first lock down I told Ondrej my business partner, that we should
form a new Czech Government. I will run for President and he can run
for Prime Minister.
This lock down, Jenny has said that the news letters are like
we are here once (like this) we can make people smile. We can hold
space and hear people out, and not take up so much space.
We can encourage everyone to be more loving. We can share food,
with those who are homeless, we can share clothes, and we can give
thanks to all the essential front line workers. We can also NOT put our
money where we know the practice is bad ahem Amazon? We can
invest in LOCAL neighbourhood stores, we can support our MOTHER
EARTH and not buy anything this year, and just be present! There are
so many things we CAN do. From a place of compassion, think about all
the packaging, all the trees that end up being thrown out on the curb
at the end of the season, think of the kilometres of wrapping paper
thrown out... think about all the waste that this season produces, not to
mention all the food....
If we want to be progressive in any way (if you are still reading this)
I assume you are on board, that we have to make MORE changes. We
need to actually, that is all that we have left.
keep letting go, notice your attachments, notice what you are clinging
to. And please notice the ego. Notice the competitive stride, notice it all
and little by little start shedding some fears, old habits, old baggage...
little by little you might come out more loving, more present, the most
radiant you have been in years
It has been one year since we have opened, and never in my wildest
nightmare did I imagine it going down like this, but yes, I have so many
things to be grateful and thankful for. I am so happy to have you, I am
so honoured to be able to share such a gorgeous space, and loving
practice. Who knows when we will open our doors, but we have OUR
HEARTS OPEN, and we are ...
Shine bright !!
LOVE CHRISTINA AND MY YG CREW