If you’re over the whole champagne-toast-at-midnight thing, then maybe you want to mix it up with a more yogic New Year’s Eve. Best part? You will start 2017 sans hangover. Join us for an alternative NYE event! But don’t get all flakey and indecisive because this event just might fill up:
Breath IN 2017… Breathe OUT 2016… Start the New Year with clear conscience and new outlook on life. Why you ask? Our team of great teachers will create such an enchanting evening with an all levels flow class, meditation, words of wisdom, treats, and surprises. This event may sell out, so get your tickets today! This class will take place on New Years Eve Saturday, December 31st from 10pm until midnight.
The Sanskrit word, sankalpa means “will, purpose, or determination.” It’s what brings life to our practice or our practice to life. Take time to contemplate on how you want to bring in the New Year. We offer a few suggestions on were to start:
For several days, set aside time to write in a journal and meditate. Mull over your typical resolutions. How do they make you feel? Anxious? Unsettled? Incomplete? Now contemplate how you would like to feel during the coming year. Is there any way you can reframe your results-oriented resolutions into something that will make this year’s journey more joyful and worthwhile?
Create a short sentence or phrase for your sankalpa. Be careful not to set limitations based on fear. For example, instead of “May life bring me only happiness and joy this year” consider “May I be happy and open to what life brings me.”
BE FIRM BUT FAIR
Change doesn’t happen overnight. When you stray from the essence of your sankalpa, don’t berate yourself. Instead, gently remind yourself of your intention. It’s a good idea to incorporate your sankalpa into your daily routine , but be firm in your resolve. Use it as a mantra during Pranayama or meditation practice; post it on your computer, phone, or mirror; or simply say it to yourself quietly before going to sleep.