Aloha Yoga and Massage Friends and Family,
I enjoyed my meditation teacher training at Ananda in California. I started teaching mediation classes for Maui’s local women’s shelter. This is part of my Seva work. Seva means selfless service and helps the community as well as provides growth for the volunteer. Lately I have been noticing lots of ways Seva can be practiced. I was at my upcountry gym this morning and noticed a bin collecting items of need for “Women Helping Women” of Maui. Lots of businesses have large bins for nonperishable collections for “Food for Families”. My eyeglass store collects old glasses to give to those in need and so on…. I thought it would be fun to use social media as a “Seva Sharing” venue so that anyone can get ideas on a way to practice Seva. Keep in mind, Seva doesn’t require money or time for that matter. It could be a compliment, smile or gesture of peace. The possibilities are limitless. Every weekend I’ll be posting Seva ideas on facebook, instagram, twitter and my blog account. Those links can all be found on my website at http://johannawaters.com
So please feel free to share your Seva ideas through postings, comments, emails, or at my Oceanfront yoga class: Any Seva work you’ve done in the past, are doing or are going to do. If you don’t use social media you can email me your Seva work or idea and I will be happy to share it so that the work will spread. It’ll be limitless fun!
Work Trade Wanted:
If you are going to be on island late October thru early November and would like a super easy job that requires very little time in trade for yoga classes, please email me and let me know and I will explain the details. It’s quite easy 🙂
So that’s all the news for now. Keep in touch and let me know if you have any questions.
Many Mahalos and Namaste,
Currently I bring mats to borrow at no charge. Because I would like to keep the yoga class fee at a minimum, the free borrowing of mats may have to have a fee in the future. So, the best solution is to bring your own mat. If you are borrowing a mat, please wipe it down on both sides after class and roll it up tight and put it back where you got it, in one of the bags that has room. Mahalo for your Kokua!!!
What is Kripalu Yoga?
“Kripalu Yoga is an integrated system of self-transformation that empowers you to realize your full potential. The journey begins as you revitalize the body through postures, breathing exercises, and relaxation techniques. It deepens as you learn to focus awareness, enabling you to enter mediative states that awaken compassion and clear the mind. through the practice of Kripalu Yoga, you discover how to nurture the roots of health, catalyze personal growth, live with greater skillfulness and joy, and transform your sense of what it means to be alive.”