Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Texas Yoga Conference 2012

If you haven't signed up yet... what are you waiting for?
The conference includes live performances by local, national and internationally renowned recording artists, Desert Dwellers, David Newman, Sean Johnson and the Wild Lotus Band and celebrated local artist, Tyagaraja Welch, as well as over 50 yoga classes and deeper intensives with amazing state and local yogis and celebrated master-yoga teachers Ana Forrest (of Forrest Yoga), Michele Herbert (of Raja Yoga), Christina Sell, David Regelin (of Kula Yoga Project NYC), Moses Love (of I Love Yoga), Les Leventhal (from Yoga Tree SF), Dana Flynn (of Laughing Lotus SF, NYC and Alaska) to take place during the 3rd Annual Texas Yoga Conference. Melissa Smith, Friday, 4.30-6pm, Thai and Flyand Sunday with Leeann Carey at 10am

Bhakti Bash is Friday night beginning at 6 p.m. with music by Tyagaraja Welch, David Newman, Sean Johnson & the Wild Lotus Band. We are looking for more henna tattoos artists. Tell them to join us!

Saturday night features a performance by The Bhakti House Band followed by the new and innovative sounds of Desert Dwellers at the UH Recreation Center.  Desert Dwellers has its roots in the Southern California dance collective known as Moontribe ... and tribal dance rituals at magical locations deep within the vast expanses of the New Mexico, Mojave, and Black Rock Deserts. A longtime collaboration between electronic music pioneers Amani Friend and Trevor Moontribe, Desert Dwellers is a "virtual band," using the internet as a collaborative space in which concept albums are created with cutting edge techniques that blend the modern edge of electronica with the ancient sounds of cultures past. Sydney Strahan and Dance Evolution will lead us into a Shakti tribal groove with Desert Dwellers Saturday night. (Remember the scene in The Matrix 3? Jenny’s dream to come true!)

Kicking off the three day event, on Thursday night, 6-8pm, February 16th the TYA and the Breakfast Yoga Club will host a class at UH with Ricky Tran. See ourwebsite for more details on our amazing line-up. Ricky will also give a special class on Feb 16th at the Photobooth on Montrose benefiting the BYC from 10am-12pm.

Registration is 299 USD for a weekend pass, 145 USD for a day pass, and half-day passes are available for 80 USD, which will provide access to workshops either 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. or 1 - 6 p.m. All Day Friday Intensives are 108 USD. Desert Dwellers performance on Saturday night is a separate fee from the conference pass, tickets are available online for 25 USD. To learn more and to register, please visit www.texasyogaconference.com or call 713.839.9642. Students under 25 receive a 50% discount on all music events and day passes to yoga classes and workshops (valid student ID required at check-in).



Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Houston, commUINTY pot LUCK Lunch, free, this Saturday, Jan 7th


What are you doing NOW to make a difference in your community through your yoga practice? 
Saturday let's come together as the Houston Yoga community and see what we can do to uplift each other and work together in love and service. I'd like to know more about where you are already serving locally. And, how the Breakfast Yoga Club Houston can be more of service to help get the word out. We feature a charity at each monthly class. The idea is not to create anything new..it's to come together on what we're already doing and see how we can support one another. 
Please join us for pot luck lunch and share in commUNITY and talk about our passions, Saturday, Jan 7th, from 11.30-3.30pm. This is a part of the love & service Texas retreat: Jan 6-8 in Fullshear (just 30 min from the Heights area). I would be honored to have you for the weekend or even drop in for a class (click for schedule & rates). It's pot luck, so please bring something (yummy) to share.  Email to RSVP. 

In love & service, Breakfast Yoga Club
If you can't make it, no worries. Send me an email with links to your passions (local non-profits you support) or other Houston service events you're involved in. I'll send a follow up, post retreat of the ideas and passions that were shared. If you would, please consider forwarding this to other yoga teacher/student email list. If I missed someone, it's unintentional! I may not have all my contacts in order.  

RETREAT Details.

Let's work together in love & service.

In joy, 

Melissa

Monday, January 2, 2012

Intentions for 2012

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?"

my list: Love my children in a way that shows love to them. Reconnect with who I really am and realize that I am something more than who I've been hiding behind. Lead abundant, fun, service-filled retreats and workshops. Bring more unity in the yoga community. Remove the unimportant. Live courageously. Surrender my agenda. Learn from my mentor, Leeann. Acro Yoga Teacher Training. Write a book. Back up my computer and photos diligently. Do not let fear hold me back in regards to finances and love. Move house. Show humility. Grow my vision for my life. Travel to Thailand with joy and wonder, as if I were seeing it for the first time. Belly laugh with my kids every single day. Let one thing go that bothers me every day (Vairagya). Release my expectations of others. Svadhyaya (spritual study). Abhyasa, adho mukha vrksasana mastered. Live in a way that honors the Divine and see the Divine in myself and others.
BE h e r e NOW. Be LOVE.