Yoga with Fiona
Newsletter - August 2013
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“Be the change you wish to see in the world” Mahatma Gandhi
I hope this finds you all well. I’m looking forward to a little break this weekend - I’m off to a woodland yoga retreat near Bath from Friday til Monday (one has to practice what one preaches and all that!).
The outdoors workshop went really well, and I’m hoping to repeat it on 11 August (with an indoors option if necessary!). Numbers are quite low, so do let me know if you’re interested as I’ll need a few more bookings to run it. Here we are at the last outdoors workshop, enjoying the energy balls that Sarah Barber made for us (www.pure-people.co.uk). We did also do some yoga!
I am away 16th to 30th August, so 2 weeks without classes, and we restart w/c 2nd September. Please note that my prices go up £1/class from September, so the 6 week block will be £48 and drop-in £10.
The September workshop will be on the 15th, back to indoors and the usual price of £20/£25.
Look forward to seeing you soon.
A man found a cocoon of a butterfly. One day a small opening appeared, he sat and watched the butterfly for several hours as it struggled to force its body through that little hole. Then it seemed to stop making any progress. It appeared as if it could go no further.
So the man decided to help the butterfly. He took a pair of scissors and snipped off the remaining bit of the cocoon. The butterfly then emerged easily, but it had a swollen body and small, shriveled wings. The man continued to watch the butterfly because he expected that, any moment, the wings would enlarge and expand to be able to support the body.
Nothing happened! In fact, the butterfly spent the rest of its life crawling around with a swollen body and shriveled wings. It never was able to fly.
What the man in his kindness and haste did not understand was that the restricting cocoon and the struggle required for the butterfly to get through the tiny opening were nature's way of forcing fluid from the body of the butterfly into its wings. This needed to happen so that it would be ready for flight once it achieved its freedom from the cocoon. There was no easy option.
Sometimes struggles are exactly what we need in our life. If we went through our life without any obstacles, it would cripple us. We would certainly not be as strong as we could be. And we could never fly.
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