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"Yoga Extras:" Resources for : Fri 4/5-Tue 4/9, 2024

Updated: Apr 5




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I am creating these "Yoga Extras" blog posts for those of you resonating with the public yoga classes & Yoga Teacher Trainings I am leading. Inside of these blog posts you will find extra resources that support our weekly class theme. The weekly classes I guide are themed according to the season & collective energetic "weather"--This is of course influenced by many things; for instance, not only national and global events but how masses of people are feeling about and reacting to those events. It is also influenced by space weather (see spaceweather.com) & the current movement/placement of celestial bodies ie: the sun, moon, planets, nodes, stars, etc. You can find me teaching currently at Black Swan Yoga (North-Anderson) in Austin, TX. I am on the schedule as "Erika K." Mention this webpage for a free class.

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Text 561-703-9150 with your email if you would like to get your name put on the waiting list for this exciting new fall training. You will then receive further information in the occasional video & copy newsletter with further information.


P.S. See the last 2 blogs for some preliminary info. on this training.


 

Ok dear ones,


This week we will be preparing ourselves physically and energetically for our big solar eclipse (click on the image below for an article). One of the meanings of the word eclipse is to leave behind. The more tension, constriction, false beliefs, resistance, fear-based thinking or programming we can leave behind now, the smoother our journey as our bodies (physical, energetic, etc.) take in all this incoming new light energy. That may sound odd to some, but we are biophotonic beings. Literally, light energy. Don't take my word for it. Didn't what's-his-face say that E=MC2? Energy precedes matter. The atom, which makes up everything on the physical plane is 99.9999...% empty space. Matter is light (and then some, but that is for further studies later) seriously slowed down. Many do not even realize how much they and their lives are affected when we and the planet receive greater amounts of light. And when we do, we become more conscious. No wonder all this talk about energy is making its way into more and more conversations/popular culture. Have you noticed? I certainly have. Kind of blows my mind.


Aaaand....All of your regular goodies are below including writing prompts for those of you wanting to integrate our theme. And a big thank you to one of us, who shall remain nameless, who told me that the reading, which I read a few months ago, prompted her to take her power back in her life in a significant and tangible way. That is my great hope! So I celebrate hearing from those of you who feel you are benefitting from these classes and resources. I feel quite blessed to be growing alongside you.


P.P.S. I'm thrilled I'm hearing from some of you about this new offering (see above). Don't be shy and feel free to ask questions if you have any (561-703-9150 or erika@erikakluthe.com).


Yours with great love,

ek



 



Click the image below for the music from this week's class:




Click the image below to hear from one of very favorite metaphysical teachers on the subject of personal liberation.




For this week's reading, see below:





Below are writing prompts based on the reading above. If you resonate with the reading, I highly suggest writing to get to a deeper truth within yourself about taking your personal power back from not only external influences & circumstances, but more importantly, the voices inside of yourself that are not your own.

  1. Imagine you are the protagonist in Mary Oliver's poem "The Journey." Write a journal entry expressing your thoughts and emotions as you embark on your own metaphorical journey towards self-discovery and empowerment.

  2. Rewrite "The Journey" from the perspective of a different character in the poem, such as the "one who makes the journey" or the "one who watched her go." Explore their motivations, fears, and hopes as they witness or participate in the transformative journey.

  3. Reflect on a significant turning point or decision in your own life. How does Mary Oliver's poem "The Journey" resonate with your personal experiences? Write a reflective essay comparing and contrasting your journey with the themes and emotions depicted in the poem.

  4. Choose a symbolic object or element from "The Journey," such as the black branches or the voice that "told her to live." Write a short story or poem inspired by this element, exploring its significance and meaning in the context of your own life or a fictional narrative.

  5. Imagine you are a therapist guiding someone through a difficult life transition. How would you use Mary Oliver's poem "The Journey" as a therapeutic tool to help your client explore their inner struggles and find the courage to embark on their own journey of self-discovery?

  6. Create a visual interpretation of "The Journey" through art, photography, or collage. Consider how you can convey the poem's themes of resilience, courage, and transformation through imagery and symbolism.

  7. Write a letter to Mary Oliver expressing how her poem "The Journey" has impacted you personally. Share your thoughts on the poem's themes, imagery, and emotional resonance, and discuss how it has influenced your own perspective on life and self-discovery.

  8. Explore the theme of femininity and empowerment in "The Journey." How does Mary Oliver depict the journey towards self-discovery as a uniquely feminine experience? Write an analytical essay discussing the portrayal of gender roles and empowerment in the poem.

  9. Write a series of haiku poems inspired by different lines or images from "The Journey." Use the concise and evocative nature of haiku to capture the essence of the poem's themes of resilience, growth, and self-discovery.

  10. Imagine you are a filmmaker adapting "The Journey" into a short film. Write a screenplay or storyboard outlining how you would visually interpret the poem's themes and imagery, and consider how you would use cinematography, music, and narration to evoke its emotional impact on the audience.


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