Journeying Toward Wholeness

Aug 2020

Greetings Yoga and T'ai Chi Students and Lovers of Breema and The Painting Journal!

Greetings Yoga and T'ai Chi Students and Lovers of Breema and The Painting Journal!


I could not be more grateful for the teachings and offerings from Yoga, T'ai Chi and Breema, during this time of COVID. Despite the frustrations in trying to contact a real person at Pay Pal, or services within the city, we have learned to

keep returning to our breathing and slow its rhythm as we remember the ‘thinking mind' works best as a servant, not a master! What a gift knowing this, and remembering this over and over again!


Zoom Classes: Month of August


Beginner Yoga Class Tuesdays 9:30-10:30 am CDT

Intermediate Yoga Class Tuesdays 12:00-1:00 pm CDT

Self-Breema Session Fridays 9:00-9:30 am CDT


( If you would like to do a class and are not yet on the invitation list,

Contact me:


As soon as there is a change in Covid protocol, we will be doing T'ai Chi in the Park.


Though I have not been doing Breema Sessions during this time, we are doing

Self-Breema in the Zoom classes. If you would like printed instructions of a

particular Self-Breema, send me the name of it, and I will send the printed

instructions on phone or email it to you.


Monday Night Vigil practicing “Loving Kindness” meditation in response to police brutality and the unjust killings of black men by police officers, has been happening for two months, and continues until Election Day! Folks meet on the East side of the “walking bridge” in Nashville at 7pm, and walk the bridge with

or without a sign. We settle into meditation (mask on) from 7:15-8:00pm on the oval of grass by the Cumberland River at the end of Broadway. A bell is rung every 8 minutes and 46 seconds. All welcome! This was initiated by a woman meditator in Nashville, and is now happening in three other states!


Well Being Retreat Center is offering a Meditation Retreat August 21-23 with

Alaya Dickinson at their Open Air Pavilion in Tazewell TN. Alaya works from deep immersion from the teachings of Ramana Maharshi and counseling from Adayashanti.

Please contact or 423-626-9000.


Don Oakley, Co-director at Well Being Retreat Center in Tazewell TN, has postponed his Tuesday evening At Home Satsang this week, and will be speaking on Zoom Tuesday August 11th 5:30-7:00pm CDT. Go to the Well Being Retreat Center website to tune in.


Laura Hileman, Ma., MS,. Is offering “Fall Dream Groups” starting September 8th every other week on Zoom. Check out her website to learn more.


“Clearing Your Space” is offered by Susan Gardner on Zoom, Sundays 3-6pm

Starting August 9th-30th. Contact Susan:



Join me in sending love and good thoughts to Margaret Howell and Judy Caldwell this week. Margaret is having a hip replacement, and Judy a knee replacement. These two Yoginis have many inner resources to come through

with “colors”, as my mom would say!

Love, good breathing, and continued movement to each of you!





“When people who have shifted into open-hearted awareness

are asked, “What do you know from open-hearted awareness?”

they often reply:


Love- a sense of unity, oneness, compassion, and relationship.


Safety - everything is ok -all is well.


There is no fear, shame, or worry at all.


Nothing is missing. And nothing needs to be pushed away.


Who I am cannot be threatened.


I thought I was lost, but it turns out open-hearted awareness

has been here all along.”


~Shift Into Freedom: Loch Kelly



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