Padma Meditation

By Padma Shyam, who will be presenting Padma Meditation: Finding Balance and Joy at Hollyhock in September.

Namaste! I live in the Himalayan mountains, and over the last thirty years, I’ve learned from my guru and through my own daily meditation that we are, each one of us, pure and free and forever blessed.

For years I’ve practiced breath exercises and gentle hatha yoga, eaten a pure vegetarian diet, and every single day, taken the time to meditate.

I’ve found that the single most powerful technique you can do, is the very simple act of sitting down and closing your eyes each day.

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Shivon Robinsong – Singing for Change (Podcast)

For thousands of years, human beings have come together in community to sing. The myth that not everyone can sing has contributed to a world in which we consume music but have lost the art of singing. Shivon Robinson has a passion about singing and a purpose to bring people together through song. This is an interview about the transformative power of singing and ways that singing builds community and connection.

Shivon will be presenting Singing for Change at Hollyhock on Aug 9-13, 2017!

5 Essential Tips for Pain-Free Living

By Rob Selmanovic, who will be presenting Somatic Yoga: Movement Solutions for Pain-Free Living at Hollyhock in June, 2017

So much has been written about pain, our bodies and how to tend to those achy muscles, joints and tissues. All the advice and information can become overwhelming and confusing for someone who needs relief and prefers to avoid drugs or surgery.

Still, many people continue to live in pain with conditions that persist, limiting their freedom of movement and quality of life. The tips I suggest here are simply a reminder that your precious body knows how to heal itself when it has the proper conditions.

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MOVE THE EARTH

By Leslie Davenport, who will be presenting Deepening Climate Advocacy at Hollyhock in June, 2017.

Dance first. Think later. It’s the natural order.  -Samuel Beckett

Movement is life: the rhythm of our heartbeat, the ebb and flow of tides, the turning of the seasons, the cycle of our breath. Even the youngest infant expresses a range of core emotions in the language of movement. It’s a tiny dance with an arching and contracting torso, flailing arms and legs, before releasing the physical energy of delight, fear or frustration into sound. Continue reading MOVE THE EARTH

Somatic Yoga

Rob Selmanovic
Somatic Yoga: Movement Solutions
for Pain-Free Living
June 19-23, 2017

 

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