This Is Ground Control To Major Tom

This is Ground Control to Major Tom,

Our earth is on fire- climate change. We are up to our eyeballs in plastic- waste and overconsumption. Our overall privilege, comfort, greed and desire for power are unyielding to what we know in our hearts, health and minds to be true.

It feels overwhelming and challenging to continue to tackle this day in and day out even as we fall deeper into the hole. And yet, when we set our minds to it, we can achieve amazing things. Perhaps it’s a question of knowing where to focus our energy and wanting to do it.

Fortunately by now, there are a lot of great resources out there and we can make good educated choices. As far climate change goes, I found this article and test very informative. Read it, take the quiz. I was amazed at all I don’t know. It helps me understand better where to focus my efforts.

https://www.cnn.com/interactive/2019/04/specials/climate-change-solutions-quiz/index.html

As far as our waste and pollution predicament, the answer is clearly not in the word ‘more’, not in buying more things or creating more of us, but rather leaning into ‘less is more’- practicing minimalism. And it has become evident that we are drowning in plastic. So we have to relearn how to partner with things for long periods of time, to realize that things aren’t and maybe shouldn’t be disposable. We can reuse, repurpose and take care of our environment, help things last and give earth more time to grow them again.

Yet there are daily necessities that we need in order to keep our lives going. So I’ve started a list with products made by  companies that offer great, sustainable, ethical, earth friendly solutions to reduce daily waste and plastic products. If you have any others you love, let me know so that we can add them to the list. Everyday things amount to big change over time because of the frequency in which use them so it’s a really good place to start or continue and not entirely overwhelming.

Check it out, let me know what you think and what I am missing, por favor.

Healthy Planet Ideas

Lots of Amazing Happenings in September!!! And to end this on a high note, here you go. This is for you!!! You’re welcome!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=9_LoWFgYaUI

SEPTEMBER HAPPENINGS


MENTORSHIP SERIES FOR YOGA TEACHERS
WITH MILES AND SENIOR TEACHER RACHEL SCOTT
TUESDAYS SEPT. 3,10,17, AND 24,
12-1 PM (EST) 9-10 AM(PST)
VIA ZOOM CALL
$100 or $30 for Single Session

Join senior yoga teachers Miles Borrero and Rachel Scott for a 4-week online master class series that digs into the issues facing the professional yoga teacher. Over four weeks, we will cover The Business of Yoga, Finding Your Voice, The Subtle Arts, and Thorny Issues. Join us live to ask questions in person, or submit your questions in advance and listen to the recorded broadcast at your leisure. A rare chance to get raw, unfiltered access to two teachers with richly divergent backgrounds.

To register email me at yogawithmiles@gmail.com

THEMES
Week 1: Business of Yoga
  • Asking for raises
  • Fair rates
  • How to be a professional yogi
  • How to avoid burn out
Week 2: Finding Your Voice/Sequencing
  • How to build creative sequences
  • Finding inspiration for your classes
  • Teach creative and safely
  • Can you break the rules? (And what are the damn rules??)
  • Balancing creativity with safety
Week 3: The Subtle Arts
  • Confusion over how to use pranayama
  • Incorporating meditation and pranayama
  • Confidence in bringing dharma into a class
  • Integrating Philosophy into your teaching
  • Theming well
Week 4: Thorny Issues
  • Whether you can teach something you don’t practice, aka something like handstand.
  • Are we “appropriating” yoga?
  • What is “authentic” yoga?
  • How to continue in self-development
  • Balancing “popularity” with authenticity
  • Integrity and social media
Rachel Scott is a teacher and educator based in Vancouver, BC. She has worked in management of two national yoga companies in teacher management (Yoga Works and YYoga), built a teacher training college from the ground up, personally led 4,000 hours of teacher trainings, and mentored hundreds of yoga teachers in professional development. She has authored three books, contributed to Huffington Post and Yoga International, and presented for conferences such as Wanderlust and the Yoga Conference. More on Rachel: rachelyoga.com/ social media: rachelscottyoga. MSci, E-RYT 500, YACEP.
Click HERE to view a teaser for these sessions.

BACK TO SCHOOL JAM
WITH  MILES AND TERRENCE ON THE DRUMS
THE CURATIVE NYC, (BWAY & WAVERLY)
FRIDAY SEPT 6, 6:45-8:45 PM
$45

This will be a two hour led master class with Miles, accompanied by Terrence on the drums. It will be a great opening for the fall and an opportunity to get together, hang out, sweat, sing and enjoy a nice smoldering practice.

Email me to reserve your spot, yogawithmiles@gmail.com.

THE ART OF HANDS ON ASSISTS
WITH MILES 
SATURDAY SEPT. 14, 4-6:30PM
THE CURATIVE NYC, (BWAY & WAVERLY)
$45

Touch is an art and a skill that can be learned and refined. It involves a deep sense of listening and sharpening what and how you see. Each person is unique calling for a customized approach. In this workshop we will break poses down in very simple yet significant way as a way to finesse our eyes. Once what we are looking for and looking at become clearer, then we can apply it to our hands so that we can be more effective when we approach someone.  Using the principles of Thai Massage, different parts of our own bodies, the lines of energy in the body, and a playful approach, we will begin to understand what it means to touch people in a way that is meaningful, compassionate, and clean, which also allows them to show up for their own experience. Thus, we will unleash the alchemy of  true healing brought on by touch.

For teachers and non-teachers alike. No partner needed.

If you want to join the call, email me at yogawithmiles@gmail.com

STUDY GROUP: HIPS
WITH DR. ERIKA KALKAN AND MILES
THE CURATIVE NYC, (BWAY & WAVERLY)
WEDNESDAY SEPT 18, 6:45-8:45 PM
$45

This geek-out extravaganza will be a co-led by Miles and Osteopath Erika Kalkan. The first one was so much fun and such a great learning experience. This month we will focus on hips. Erika will discuss and lead practical ways to work through and heal hip impingement or injury. Miles will then take what we discuss and turn it into a hippy practice. This is an awesome opportunity if you want to learn how to work with your hips or your student’s hips or if you have questions you want to ask about your own.

Email me to reserve your spot, yogawithmiles@gmail.com.

ONGOING


CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY
WITH MILES
THE CURATIVE NYC, (BWAY & WAVERLY)
CONTACT MILES FOR OFFICE HOURS AND TO BOOK A SESSION

I’m now offering sessions at my office downtown which is part of a gorgeous wellness space called The Curative NYC.

Cranio-Sacral Therapy is a gentle, hands-on approach that releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance. It was pioneered and developed by Osteopathic Physician John E. Upledger after years of clinical testing and research at Michigan State University where he served as professor of biomechanics.

Using a soft touch which is generally no greater than 5 grams – about the weight of a nickel – practitioners release restrictions in the soft tissues that surround the central nervous system. CST is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and it’s effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction.

Come on down and get what my Nuqui crew called the Brain Melt. If you want to arrange a session, email me at yogawithmiles@gmail.com

 

NUQUI RETREAT 2020(6TH EDITION)
WITH MILES
FEB 17-24 (OR FEB 17-21)
NUQUI, COLOMBIA

This is the 6th year and counting. This retreat is meant to reset the deepest part of yourself. No cellphones, no internet. Amazing people. Getting back in tune with your circadian rhythm. It is hands down the best week of my year. You should come. Check out all the information HERE. And when you decide to sign up, email me at yogawithmiles@gmail.com