Now What #2
The recording from January 21, 2024, workshop is still available.
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ANOTHER POP-UP WORKSHOP !
Pluto enters Aquarius We’ve talked about it in our weekly classes and the workshop will help you weave it all together. By January, 2025 Pluto settles in for her long, uninterrupted transit thru the sign until March 10 2043 when Pluto enters Pisces.
It’s my hope to host these workshops monthly. Are you on my mailing list? Have you subscribed to my blog? These are all ways to stay in the stream, feel the currents and ride the waves.
Thank You to all those who joined me online to mark the moment of Pluto entering Aquarius. It may seem quiet now but you’ll look back and remember.
Expecting the unexpected is the mantra and with that in mind I apologize for the lack of an ending on the recording! I turned it off for our YogaDance and forgot to turn it back on for the remainder of the program.
Nevertheless, it is a slow process integrating the radically new with the comforts of the old.
More to come.
The Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, CA
I visited here back in 2006 and we got lucky it was a really clear day. It was an exciting place for me to be. I was especially delighted by the lines embedded in the concrete representing the orbits of the outer planets. All of that was out front surrounding the Astronomer's Monument. In one of these pix I'm standing on the Pluto line, which also runs thru Long Beach CA in my natal astrocartography map. More on that another time.
January is usually a good time to address long-range planning, whether it’s for the next decade, year, month, or day.
You’ll be glad you did.
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First. All welcome, all the time..
If this is your first experience with anything to do with hatha yoga please let me know so I can keep you safe. That said, all yoga is cumulative, so even if your last class was years ago, you’ll be fine. Fear not, we are not here to exercise our bodies. However, we will use our bodies to practice self-awareness. Skill levels are relative.
Here are some of our practices .
- Breathing techniques (Pranayama) to increase relaxation, decrease stress response and release fear of the unknown.
- Meditation techniques to calm & quiet the mind promoting clear & focused thinking.
- Gentle hatha yoga postures (Asana) to strengthen, create more flexibility, and increase vitality.
- Guided Yoga Nidra to release long held tensions in the body and create space for new attitudes.
- Expressive movement for integration and to expand creativity.
- Deep Listening to support emotional processes and improve relationships with others.
- Toning (Nada Yoga) techniques for overall well-being and to reduce snoring.
- Mudras for accessing the subtle/causal body.
As a Certified Yoga Therapist with 20+ years full time experience I’ve learned how to use Yoga to help with just about anything life can throw at you.
Practice implies not knowing, not finished, not ready. We are in learning mode. We are teachable. There are many ways to practice Yoga, the tree is wide and deeply rooted. Without practice, information stays in the mental field. It never gets to the body. The practices help us integrate because we need to experience yoga not just understand it intellectually.
The primary practice for all of my offerings is Svadaya. Read about it here.
Satya is the Sanskrit word for truth. To speak our truth is a sacred right and a vital part of our healing. To listen to another speak her truth is equally sacred. Speaking and Listening without feedback, allows us to practice speaking our truth, however pleasant or unpleasant it is.
We practice Satya during our discussion periods. Deep listening is a non-violent communication technique that allows the speaker to heard and the listener to moniter their (internal/external) responses. It is quite effective with those who have experienced: trauma, abuse, addiction, loss, illness, unexpected change, and more.
Communications have undergone radical change in recent times. This adds to the challenge of speaking one’s truth.
I have had the blessing of knowing and collaborating with Ida for 3 decades. I trust her work implicitly and have referred many clients to her, with the utmost confidence. . Her wisdom, presence, JOY, and insight brings profound support, clarity and momentum to anyone’s process. She is a sage, a healer and an artist to her core. Anyone who has the pleasure of benefiting from her many gifts, will surely be transformed and expanded by their work together. She is a truly a rare find.
Skylar Larkyn, LMFT. NY, CT, NM
Ida Cullen exudes kindness, clarity, and connection. Yoga Therapy for Grandma will offer you exactly what you need, because it is conceived in Ida’s kind heart, filtered through her deep experience, and honed in her sharp mind. Through the mirror of Ida’s teaching, you will be given your next pieces for wholeness, health, and possibility. Give yourself the gift of yourself.
Aruni Nan Futuronsky
I am grateful for being on this journey with Ida Cullen as my teacher of Yoga, as I have been for almost 20 years. With her, I know I will feel better after each session than before going in. I know I am safe, as she takes me through the asanas, approaching the fullest expression of the pose for me, today, as I am. Through breathwork, she helps me to access the subtle areas, quieting of the mind. The sessions always include meditation. Here is the balancing and uniting the body, mind and spirit. I think it is because she is steeped in Kripalu Yoga (= opening to love) that Ida uniquely able to guide senior women like myself to a better life through Yoga. I know that I am stronger, saner, more compassionate to myself and others, and maybe even closer to being on the path that leads to my truest self.
I have enjoyed taking yoga classes with Ida for about the last 15 years. Ida’s classes are so much more than what people normally think of as a yoga class. Her wisdom and breath of knowledge of the entire “world view” of yoga, including Ayurveda, spirituality, as well astrology provide an eye-opening, enriching, and calming experience. Ida is very aware of the way the human body develops and ages, and gears her classes to the individual needs of her students, always stressing that we need to listen to our bodies first, and to her second, so as not to push ourselves too hard. The work with breathing and meditation is one of my favorite parts of each class. If I feel achy or anxious before a class, at the end, there is always serenity and peacefulness. 🙏
Thank You, Ida. You are so skilled even via zoom you are able to bring us to a sense of calm, peace, and acceptance. So thankful for your gifts. It’s as if you know what needs tending.
Your Yoga Therapy is just what the world needs. Thank You.
My wife spotted ad, Yoga for Seniors, and said this is for you and with some reluctance I registered. That was a life-changing event, and from the very first day as a newcomer I felt welcomed by Ida with her gentle voice, bright enthusiasm and warm personality. She has a way of engaging all of us that is fun, safe, inclusive and always interesting. I find myself driving home with a new-found inner peace and calm that allows me to “go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence.
I’m writing to recommend Ida Cullen, my yoga teacher. She has been a great influence in my life. Her teaching is beyond wonderful. Also she has the most soothing voice I’ve heard. I’m a real convert at the age of 84. She has given me the ability to get calm and meditate. My life has become much happier because of Ida.
I don’t know how I would have survived this past year and a half and kept my sanity without Ida’s yoga classes. Ida is not just a yoga teacher, but an inspiration on so many levels. In addition to the physical benefits of her yoga practice, she brings so much wisdom, warmth and spirituality to her students.
I am so excited to participate in her Grandmother’s Yoga program. Whether you have grandchildren or not, there is sure to be something valuable for everyone.
“Ida’s class always takes me on a journey to find energy, love, and peace. Ida’s great sense of humour and insights about the challenges of being warrior – women – grandmothers inspire me to meet the day with positivity. Ida makes our online classes more personal and nourishing than you can imagine.”
I feel quite fortunate to be practicing yoga with Ida. During the pandemic she reached out to her Yogis’ and began zoom classes. At a time in my life when most of my day was tense and uncertain I knew Ida would show me how to calm down and relax. Her classes were the best part of my day. Ida also enjoys sharing her knowledge of astrology and will fascinate you with her explanations of how they interact with our lives. Take time out for YOU! I love it!