Christmas Present

What miracle it is to find, again,
One’s Soul beneath the tree, gift-wrapped,
And yearning to be opened with the joy
That Santa’s midnight visit always brought!

Did last year tarnish hope, cast Cynic’s pall
Of ‘realism” over child-like trust?
Did passing decades substitute despair
For dreams of sugar-plums-or heaven’s peace?

No matter! Once again the Gift appears-
And challenges astonished Ego’s “eye”
To peel another layer from the bands
Of swaddling cloths that bind the infant One.

Now: will I dare? Or can bear to be
New-born, be schooled, and suffer puberty,
Achieve a task, grow old, and die – again?
Just give it here!
Let’s see what wonder’s next

Jean Jones Andersen,
Christmas 2008

FROM THE “Raja” Yoga Mat

Dear Students, Teachers and friends
of Yoga,
Have you ever thought how YOGA HELPS in our life? Dealing with sickness, loss, grief, or aging? Maybe with daily disappointments or even with lack of purpose in life?
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YOGA RESOURCES

Resources and links to organizations affiliated with Integral Yoga® International, Satchidananda Ashram and those with whom IYC of Richmond share similar values.
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HOLIDAY Classes

Many classes are taking a brief holiday break, but we still have the following opportunities to practice at the IYCoR:
- Sat. 12/21 Mindful Yoga w/ Anne, 9:30am
- Thur. 12/26 Mindful Yoga w/ Uma, 6pm
- Sat. 12/28 Mindful Yoga w/ Anna, 9:30am

Announcements

For the full class schedule, see Current Classes or Calendar.

NEW WORKSHOP (See schedule)

  • Yama/Niyama in Daily Life w/Karla Helbert: Fri Dec 20, 7:15pm – $25

KIRTAN (chants), 6-7:pm (third Fridays)  Lead by Integral Yoga Teachers

  • Friday Dec 20

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