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A New Dog in Town
Posted 04-28-2014

I haven't written on my blog in months. I haven't written much in months period. After our beloved dog Rosie left us in December and I wrote about the experience, I felt kind of dead too. I had lost my inspiration. I felt like hibernating. I wanted to climb into a blanket fort on the couch and watch romantic comedies indefinitely. I was not only sad, I was depressed about her loss. It felt like she took a huge part of me with her into the ether. I decided to sink into winter like I never have before. Lots of sitting - little writing, exercising, or exploring. Then a serious health situation with my partner demanded my attention stay relatively home-bound, and I remained internal in many ways over the past few months. Flash forward to March 22 - and suddenly there was a new dog in town. No - really. We got a new dog and his name is Town. And he changed us in ways we would never have anticipated, and revealed to us new parts of ourselves. [caption id="attachment_274" align="aligncenter" width="300"]The giant, snuggly, Town sharing the bed with the kitty. The giant, snuggly, Town sharing the bed with the kitty.[/caption]

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Featured Event

Telluride Yoga Festival July 10-13, 2014 - Forrest Yoga Sessions led by Allison English

BACK AGAIN IN 2014! Join me in an unforgettable, beautiful and sacred setting next summer during the Telluride Yoga Festival. I will be presenting Forrest Yoga workshops and other offerings, and will be joined by a cadre of amazing teachers leading their passion over 3 days of yoga sessions in the mountain town of Telluride, Colorado. For full schedule, more information and to purchase your ticket to attend with me, go to www.tellurideyogafestival.com. Friday July 11 - Walking in Beauty from 8-10am, Saturday July 12 - Piking at the Peak 8-10am and Mining for Great Mystery 2:30-4:30pm.

Energy Evolution - August 2, 2014 - Moksha Riverwest - 700 N Carpenter, Chicago, IL - 12:30-3:30pm

Do you ever feel pulled off your own course by someone else’s mood or energy? Are you curious about how to evolve your own awareness of your personal energetic space and magnitude? During this workshop you will explore the pranayama and sequencing techniques of Forrest Yoga that awaken, strengthen and enforce your own energetic abilities. The principles and practices of personal energy awareness, empathing, shielding, and amplifying or charging your own energy field will be explored. Using conscious intent, activating abdominal play, grounding standing postures, and opening backbending, you will learn how to feel your energy, strengthen your own energetic field, and stand more solidly in your own self when faced with feeling the energy of others. This practice is accessible to all levels and abilities, can be modified for pregnant students, and requires two mats, a block and a strap. Register at www.mokshayoga.com. Members: $24, Regular: $30