Cultivating Presence In Everyday Life with Stephanie Filardi
Saturday, December 7, 2019, 3:00pm-5:00pm
Tovami Yoga, Mamaroneck, NY
What does it mean to live a life of presence?
How can we use the tools we learn on the mat in yoga and meditation and apply them to everyday life to help us navigate challenging times and live according to our values?
In this workshop based upon the teachings of Swami Kripalu and Eckhart Tolle, Stephanie will guide you through movement and experiential practices to help you anchor yourself in what it means to live a life of presence.
We will have group discussion to connect and share as well as reflective writing exercises so you come away with tools to apply immediately in your life.
Cost: $45. Register Here.
Buddha didn’t teach us how to be enlightened.
Buddha taught us how to deal with human suffering.
Yes, at one point or another all of us encounter some form of suffering.
Why do we suffer?
What’s the difference between suffering outside our control and suffering that’s self inflicted?
We are human! Suffering is one of our greatest teachers. Much of our suffering comes from living in fear / wanting to control (self-inflicted). More suffering happens as we continue to resist what is.
This topic is broad. So, let's consider 2 questions:
1. Is this suffering I am experiencing self made?
2. Is this suffering I am experiencing part of life?
How will you know?
For question #1, self made suffering is a result of our thoughts and emotions and the inner narrative/story we replay over and over. Thoughts feeds emotion and emotion feeds thought and before we know it, this cycle of suffering becomes a way of life. This inner narrative, often a part of our dysfunctional mental conditioning over years, keeps us regretting the past and worried about the future.
The result? We remain stuck in the present, which is in direct opposition to "how life works" and quite frankly why we were born. Life only takes place in the present. Life itself requires us to keep moving. We can choose to move, or life will move us on its own terms.
Please note: I am not saying to discard the lessons of the past. Nor am I saying to leave the future open to some woo woo practice of intention setting without action.
What I am saying...is what I always say...take responsibility for your life. Your choices. Where you are. Where you want to go. And by all means, take small daily actions to move you along.
For question #2, part of life's inevitable suffering is the pain we feel from loss of a loved one, an illness, tragedy, etc.
If this writing resonates, perhaps you will listen to this week's Mind the Gap podcast episode on suffering. I speak about the different kinds of suffering and in particular the suffering that’s of our own creation- mental and emotional. Maybe you will also decide to keep a journal and spend a few minutes each day reflecting the 2 questions.
Living life is a practice and can be the most powerful portal for spiritual awakening, growth ...and freedom.
I am with you my friends.
"Grace give us the strength to break through resistance by accepting it and then moving beyond it." -Stephanie
Resistance. The feeling of “I don’t want to!”
As humans, why do we encounter inner resistance and what does it teach us?
In particular, why do we resist the stuff that is “good” for us?
In this episode Stephanie shares her experience with resistance and how
we need to build a relationship with it in order to grow.
Let’s go! Listen Here.
Welcome New Massage Therapists!!!
Please help us welcome Christine and Andrew to the Sanctuary family and our team of amazing massage therapists!!!
Christine has been a Licensed Massage Therapist for more than 20 years and she still loves her work! Christine specializes in Pre Natal Massage and Myofascial Work, to name a few. Her mission is to help you achieve your wellness goals by combining her intuition with her in depth knowledge of all massage modalities.
Andrew is skilled in a wide variety of massage techniques from Swedish relaxation massage to therapeutic deep tissue work as well as pre and post natal. Andrew combines his background in martial arts and meditation to offer a holistic healing experience.
"Be grateful for the sleepless nights because they help us awaken..." - Stephanie
What is spiritual awakening?
Why does it hurt so much at times?
How can we live our current life while also moving and growing into new ways of being?
In this week's Mind the Gap Podcast episode, Stephanie shares how to use life as a spiritual practice, and what is required to build a foundation of support as you begin to "wake up".
She shares that sleepless nights point to underlying things that are trying to get our attention... Stress doesn't wake us up. Stress is simply a result of what is out of balance in our life.
Stephanie also gives ways to navigate the gap while growing from where you are -- to where you want to be.
Let's go! Listen Here.
Receive wisdom about an obstacle / challenge and ways to overcome. Cards and crystals are used as divination tools to help you reflect on your personal life, and connect with the wisdom of your heart and soul. Come away with clarity and insight to support you on your journey.
45 Minutes, $95 - Offered by Stephanie
Book On-Line or Call Us: 914.337.9356
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Monday, 10/21/19-Sunday, 10/27/19
@Bronxville Wellness Sanctuary
Enjoy 20% Off* your service of 45 minutes or longer: Massage and therapeutic bodywork, facials, chakra energy balancing, shamanic reading.
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Coming This November: Chocolate Chai Facial
Warm up this Fall with our seasonal Chocolate Chai Facial! Includes an exfoliating chocolate treatment that removes dead skin cells leaving you with a beautiful rosy glow. Enjoy our Chai body cream with notes of cinnamon, cardamon and nutmeg to comfort dry winter hands. 60 Minutes, $120
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What is it? How can it help us? Why bother committing to it?
In this Mind the Gap Podcast Episode Stephanie discusses the 3 myths of meditation and why having a consistent practice is transformational and life changing.
She also gives an example of how to use meditation as a tool to turn negative / destructive thoughts into positive / empowering ones.
Let's Go! Listen Here.
Visit us Monday, 10/14/19 and enjoy 15% off all massage services, facial services, and gift certificates (in person and online).
Purchase online here and enter code GC15 at checkout.