Thursday, September 1, 2011

Yoga and the Art of Subtlety

We humans are so driven by sensory input. Our culture feeds this, too. Sometimes I feel that yoga is merely a respite for this addiction, and perhaps I should start each class by saying, "Hello, my name is Lorien and I'm an input addict..." What happens when we turn down the volume on the external input? For some of us, going cold turkey and rehabilitating in a silent setting (aka, silent meditation retreat) is what's needed. For others, it's a matter of managing the input: setting limits for external information and scheduling quiet moments. I have earplugs next to my bed and I will use them with my meditation occasionally, to really turn down the external and focus more on what's arising from within. Try it, you might like it. Namaste.

Schedule updates and special events; please see Special Events page for more details...
  • NEW CLASS: Lorien now teaches gentle yoga for Kaiser on Mondays and Fridays at 9:30am; this series fills fast, so register early through Kaiser (if the class is full but we get enough people on a waiting list, we can open another series)
  • Sunday, September 11th 1:30-4:00pm: Soothe Your Soul Workshop at Breathe Yoga Studio; register NOW at or 408-370-9642 (YOGA)
  • Saturday, December 4th 1:00-3:30om: Sweet Surrender Restorative Workshop at Willow Glen Yoga Studio
  • SAVE THE DATE: April 27-29, 2012 Weekend Retreat with Lorien and Marti Foster at Mayacamas Ranch in Calistoga... more info coming soon!