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April, 2014:

Clean out your soul! Spring cleaning can be deep and meaningful.
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Bright and Beautiful Newsletter
April: Reality Check  
Greetings From Mia Park
"Once you realize the snake is a rope, you'll never see the rope as a snake, again."
Jim Kulackoski 

As Spring time finally arrives, we move out of our causal state and into the state of movement and action. Now is the perfect time for a cleanse of the body, mind and spirit. LIKE my Facebook page and stay tuned for info on a gentle yet powerful Ayurvedic cleanse happening in a few weeks.

There are many ways to Spring clean.


Clean out your inner closets. Air out your mind. Dust off your soul. Get rid of old habits you no longer need. Recharge your life. Focus on who you want to be.

Take my Four Desires Intensivethis weekend and straighten out the clutter of the mind. You will leave this workshop with a personal mission statement that is both your call to arms and the definition of your purpose in life. Read more about this life changing workshop to the right of this column.

Enjoy April's Spring showers (your internal cleanse!). They bring May flowers (the fruits of your labor!). And what do Mayflowers bring? (Spiritual) pilgrims!
The Householders
The Householders band is like nothing you've ever heard. Initially, they sound like an upbeat, electronic dance outfit with fun beats and catchy hooks. But, you may find yourself listening to them repeatedly because of what's in their music. Beyond smart lyrics, their music is grounded in ancient yogic chants. Have a listen. I manage this band and most of them live at my ashram, Himalayan Institute.  I love love love them. I hope you will, too. I'm touring with them across the Midwest in June, July and August! More info to come.
 

The Four Desires
Weekend Intensive

What's your personal mission statement? What is the language that defines you? What words describe your purpose in life and inspire you to stay focused on that purpose?

Define your Dharma Code at The Four Desires Intensive this weekend fromApril 11-13 at Tejas Yoga Studio in Chicago. 

Using The Four Desires methodology, I will guide you through meditations, journaling exercises and other contemplative practices that help you write (uncover!the phrase that describes your focus in life and that keeps you focused. 


You'll also leave this intensive with your most important goal to achieve in the next 6-18 months and knowing what stands in your way to living a fulfilled life. 

Are you ready to know yourself better and become your own best friend? You are! See youFriday at Tejas Yoga.

Quote of the Month

I love great quotes. They encourage me to think outside of my paradigm and see the world through someone's view. I'll share my favorite quotes each month. Send me your favorite quotes and I'll post the best of them.
 

“If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”
Martin Luther King Jr.

April 4th was the 46th anniversary of the assignation of the great Martin Luther King, Jr. I've been inspired by this revolutionary leader my whole life. Take this opportunity toread more about this amazing man and get inspired to move forward.

Yantra

The lovely painting at the top is a Rahu yantra painting by Chanti. Order one from her today, friends.


 
Featured Do Gooder 
Mindful In May
What if you could bring a habit of mindfulness into your daily life and at the same time change the world for the better?

This is like sponsoring someone to walk to find a cure for cancer. Sponsor an MIM team to 
meditate every day for the month of May as they raise the level of universal consciousness and funds for clean water.
Writing
I love writing regularly forYogaChicago Magazine. My current article is a workshop review about karma from the controversial Wendy Doniger. I enjoy reviewing workshops of quality yoga teachers and writing articles on what's meaningful to me, like how to choose the best yoga teacher training. Here's what I've written for them. And do check out theirFABULOUS new website.

Yoga Videos

I am so excited to have videos of me discussing and teaching yoga on YogaInternational.com. In February, I filmed 10 yoga practices for this website...in two days! It was intense and very rewarding. This amazing online resource comes from my ashramHimalayan Institute.
Free Download: Relax. Relax. Relax.
Enjoy this complimentary five minute yoga nidra recording to help you relax.
 
Yoga Classes
Chicago, IL.

Mondays, 6-7:30
Tantra Hatha & Yoga Nidra

@ Moksha West Bucktown

Thursdays, 5:15-6:15PM
Yoga Nidra All Levels 
@ Moksha Yoga West Bucktown

Here is my full teaching calendar.

Private Yoga Classes

I offer mindful private yoga instruction to individuals and groups. Yoga is much more than physical poses. Our private yoga session includes techniques that meet you where you are to create internal and external balance.

 
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