help bring yoga to the hood!

Help bring Earthseed Yoga’s health and wellness classes and workshops to the hood! We bring yoga to the people, and we need a vehicle to get around town.

WE NEED WHEELS! We are asking for our community’s help in raising $6500 to purchase a USED VEHICLE and YOGA EQUIPMENT (mats, blocks, straps, bolsters and blankets) so we can travel throughout Roxbury, Jamaica Plain, Dorchester and Mattapan to bring our yoga offerings to the people.

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breath of life: yogic breathing workshop @ grove hall library

 Your breath is the voice of your soul.
Yogi Tea

 

Learn how deep, conscious breathing can relieve stress, reduce toxins, and reconnect you with your mind, body and spirit.

This FREE, hour-long workshop includes an introduction to pranayama (yogic breathing), followed by simple seated warmups and a breathing practice session.

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yoga for older adults @ the cave at bromley-heath

Yoga for Older Adults is a six-week class series where elders can enjoy the many health and wellness benefits of yoga, including strength and flexibility, energy and vitality, and peace and relaxation. Learn gentle seated and standing postures, practice deep conscious breathing, and create mental clarity with simple guided meditations.

These classes are free thanks to Jamaica Plain APAC‘s The Good Life Healthy Living Club (a program of ABCD) and take place each Wednesday at 2:00 PM beginning Wednesday, April 23.

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relax & renew: friday night yoga @ madison park village

Relax and Renew: Friday Night Yoga is an 8 week class series where people of all ages can practice gentle yoga poses and relaxation techniques to unwind from a long week. Relieve stress and restore energy with movement, deep breathing and meditation. Both beginners and more experienced students are welcome.

These classes will be FREE thanks to our partnership with the Madison Park Development Corporation and take place at 122 Dewitt Drive, Roxbury on Friday nights from 6:15 to 7:30p beginning Friday, March 2.

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a good harvest

“an intelligent farmer, the Buddha pointed out, knows that a good harvest can be reaped only under certain necessary conditions. first, he must have an intelligent understand of different types of soil and of soil conditions…secondly, he must also have a good knowledge of different types of seeds….thirdly, a skillful farmer first ploughs the field and properly irrigates it before sowing the seed or planting the saplings.

those who tell peasants that only magic, mantras and divine blessings are the real enabling-powers behind a good harvest prevent the peasants from realizing the truth of their own creative powers and keep them in dependence on the ministrations of those who do not work, but reap the ‘fruit of their toil’. the mantras of wizard-craft and priest-craft are made to appear more powerful than the technology of the real workers.

by making people critically aware of their taken for granted creative powers, the Buddha reminded them that they could act together to transform themselves and their life-conditions. the Buddha was a pedagogue of the people. he did not mystify, he conscientised.”

— “the Buddha’s way to human liberation” by nalin swaris