a season of self-care play!

(artist: Holly Sierra, Stowe, VT)
(artist: Holly Sierra, Stowe, VT)

Nourish yourself–body & mind & spirit–with 3 autumn offerings for women–gently led by lifelong educator, writer, yoga/yogadance instructor, Kelly Salasin in Southern Vermont:

Let Your Yoga Dance (Tuesday evenings):
Recharge with 90 minutes of music, movement & meditation through the chakras in this weekly gathering of women. Let the music (rock, classical, r&b & more) do the work. Skill & experience irrelevant. (If you can take a brisk walk, you can yogadance.) 11 classes for $123.45.  Tuesdays, 6:30 pm beginning in September. Marlboro Elementary, Marlboro, VT. 

Hits the Spot Yoga (Friday Mornings):
Nourish body, mind & spirit with 70 minutes of simple movement, music and meditation; gently explored through the chakras in a circle of women. Skill & experience irrelevant. (If you can get up and down off the floor, you can participate.)
9 classes, sliding scale $77.77-$99.99. Marlboro, VT. Fridays, 7:45-9:00 am, beginning in October. Meetinghouse School, Marlboro, VT.

Writing through the Chakras (Online) 
Click here for details…

Self-care combination packages:

Add the yoga session to the dance session with a donation for yoga (instead of the sliding scale of $77.77-$99.99.)

*Combine yoga, dance & writing for yourself this fall and make an offer that works for both of us.

(Note: Frequent travelers who want to participate at a savings on the drop-in rate for yoga or dance–$15–can also make a session offer that works for us both.)

Contact Kelly for enrollment information:

 

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Summer Offerings for Women

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90 minute classes, morning retreats & all day journeys
~for women~

Celebrate the expansive energy of the sun
with the nourishing energy of retreat, relaxation & rejuvenation

Solstice Circle Gathering: Friday, June 20, 2014

Let Your Yoga Dance classes: Thursday Evenings in July & August

Full Moon Mini-Retreat: Friday, July 11, 2014

Writing through the Chakras Retreat, Friday, August 1, 2014
(mid-point between Summer Solstice & Autumnal Equinox)

New Moon Mini-Retreat: Friday, August 22, 2014
(TBA)

For more information, contact Kelly.

 

 

Summer Chakra Mornings

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Mini-retreats  for women
in summer mornings splashed with
yoga, dance, meditation, ritual & journaling

Celebrate the expansive energy of the sun
with the balancing energy of personal retreat.

Summer Dates

Solstice Circle: Friday, June 20, 2014; enrollment now open

Full Moon Circle: Friday, July 11, 2014

Lúnasa Circle, Friday, August 1, 2014
(mid-point between Summer Solstice & Autumnal Equinox)

For more information, contact Kelly.

 

 

Let Your Yoga Dance (LYYD)~for Women (Southern Vermont)

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Each class poetically crafted with music & movement to nourish & inspire body, mind & soul through  winter’s waning into spring.

Tuesdays evenings at 6:30, February 4 through March (at the Marlboro Elementary School.)

Drop-in: $15 (as space allows, by reservation) or 6 classes for $75.

Up to 90 minutes of music, movement & meditation through the chakras–with classical, rock, R&B & more–for a full season of stretching, strengthening & aerobic expression/FUN.  Gently-guided, group-led & self-led movement. Dance experience & skill completely irrelevant.

Requirements: yoga or exercise mat, ability to take a brisk walk.

Find out more about Kelly’s Yoga & ChakraDance offerings with the Yoga & Dance tabs at the top of the page.

Or Contact Kelly to enroll or for more information:

Journey of the Voice~Online Workshops

What would happen if one woman told the truth about her life?

The world would split open.

~Poet, Muriel Rukeyser

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Join a small, facilitated writing circle with women around the world..

Flexible on-line scheduling enables participation at your convenience while the nourishing participation of others encourages you to expand and deepen into your own voice as we journey through the chakras.

Writing experience absolutely unnecessary.

Click here for more information

or Contact Kelly:

Design a Home Retreat~With Friends

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Design your own retreat at home for yourself and friends… To celebrate special occasions, mark milestones, recognize passages, provide R&R at intense times of year.

You provide the hospitality and focus, I provide the facilitation. We work together to create a retreat for you and your women friends that nourishes, connects and uplifts.

My facilitation can include the following, adapted to your interests/needs:

  • mixer activities
  • speaking circles
  • meditations
  • yoga
  • yogadance
  • soundtracks
  • chakra explorations
  • personal journaling
  • writing work
  • soul collage
  • ceremony
  • ritual
  • and more…

Local per-person cost (complimentary for retreat hostess after 6 participants)

  • $22, Drop-in: up to 90 minutes of facilitation (plus 30+ minutes co-planning)
  • $33, Morning, Afternoon or Evening: up to 3 hours of facilitation (plus 45+ minutes co-planning)
  • $55, Full Day: up to 6 hours of facilitation (plus 75+ minutes co-planning)
  • $75, Overnight: up to 7 hours of facilitation (plus 90+ minutes co-planning)

(Minimum: 6 participants.)

Note: Integrated facilitation packages for organizations, families and other groups available. (Long-distance arrangements considered pending travel costs & accommodations. )

Contact Kelly to inquire about designing your own home retreat: 

Guns are Like Sarah Palin

photo: Debbie Egan-Chin/New York Daily New
photo: Debbie Egan-Chin/New York Daily New

Lately gun accidents have become so (sadly) absurd and (outlandishly) alarming that they remind me of Sarah Palin.

In 2008, I received a group email entitled: Women Against Sarah Palin. Though I agreed with the expressed sentiment that Mrs. Palin was the wrong choice for the White House, particularly for women, I publically declined to participate.

I didn’t want to put my energy “against” someone, particularly another woman, especially when women’s voices were so desperately needed in the world.

I also felt that the “bashing” of Sarah Palin served as a distraction from herself.

If we quieted down, she’d do herself in.

She did.

I wish it was the same with guns:

US concealed gun safety teacher shoots student
School Security Guard Accidentally Shoots Student
Law enforcement officers in Danville pushing gun safety after 1-year-old shot in the back over the weekend
2-Year-Old Dies After Accidentally Shooting Self in Head
4-Year-Old Kentucky Boy Fatally Shoots 6-Year-Old Sister in the Mouth
6-year-old N.J. boy accidentally shot by 4-year-old friend has died
Guns in the home proving deadly for kids
Guns killing children: An American epidemic
Small-town cop refuses to call a child-on-child shooting accidental
Jonylah Watkins, Gunned Down, Was a ‘Happy Baby’ …
Woman accidentally shot, killed by 4-year-old at cookout
3-year-old Boy Accidentally Shot while Father Cleaned Gun
4-year-old boy accidentally shoots, kills Iraq War veteran dad
Tennessee 5-year-old detained after firing handgun in school cafeteria
8 Year-old Boy Shoots Grandmother after Playing Grand Theft Auto IV
Teens kill Australian student in Oklahoma for the ‘fun of it’
Kids OK After AK-47 Fired at School – Suspect in custody near Atlanta
Gun Violence Has Children Fearing Death Every Day
Man accidentally shot 2-year-old girl
7 year old accidentally shot by neighbor while swimming in backyard pool
Guns In Your Home: A Statistical Accident Waiting To Happen …
Arizona woman kills husband with shotgun after he insists she learn to use it
New Dad Shoots Self in Hospital Room after Wife Gives Birth
NRA Youth Day offers free memberships to children
Boy, 8, accidentally kills self at gun show
10 hurt in shotgun accident at gun club
Blind NRA member arrested at Newark Airport
NRA President’s Son Convicted For Road Rage Shooting
Utah Gun Rights Activists Organize 5K Race — With Firearms
Security guard in hospital after shooting off penis
Truck Driver Dies After Accidentally Shooting Off Own Penis
Father &  son dead after AR-15 goes off and ammo-filled room explodes
Shooting Our Way to Safety

Seriously though, How Could We Blow This One?