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Boundless Circle is Back! June 30 at 4 p.m.
Boundless Circle – our very popular regular community event open to all Boundless students, friends, and family – is back and we hope to see you there! The next Circle will meet on June 30 from 4-6 p.m. at the Boundless Yoga studio. And we’re having a celebration of summer with a sweet tea party.
Everyone is invited and this event is free. We hope you can join us!
(Kim Weeks is teaching a great workshop on Yoga and Stress reduction immediately before – come for that great workshop and stay for a tall, cool drink!)
If you have questions about Circle, please contact Erin at erind [at] boundlessyoga.com.
We hope to see everyone on June 30 to help celebrate our Boundless summer!
A word from Layne Morrison: Don’t Miss Circle in the Park
Boundless teacher and generally amazing person Layne Morrison will be teaching yoga tomorrow afternoon in Meridian Hill Park as part of Boundless Circle (come early for the yoga!). Layne wrote this beautiful post to share:
I was thrilled to hear the next Boundless Circle will be at Meridian Hill / Malcolm X Park, which has a special place in my heart and practice. During Boundless Yoga Therapy, we’d eat lunch and study in the park. On Sundays, during the drum circle, the park becomes a swirling circus of yogis, Acroyogis, hoop divas and jugglers. Slacklines demarcate the playground. I now live across the street (not by accident), and the park is on my commute to the studio. Almost every day, I beat a quick path through the park, compulsively checking time on my cell phone, calculating the invariable window that renders me either ‘late’ or ‘very late’ to my favorite teacher’s class. After yoga, a transformed version of me glides home, peaceful and lambent, under the majestic oaks, my heart wide with appreciation.
Yoga is Spirit, Spirit is Nature, and the park is the closest we come to Nature in the urban pulse of U St. Kalorama and Columbia Heights: the sparkle of the fountain in the morning, spring blooms in the moonlight. What comes to mind is Howard Thurman’s brilliant description of his childhood spirituality in his autobiography, With Head and Heart. This great theologian found a stillness and comfort in the expanse of night and a silent grounding in the oak tree, while the ocean and river “offered a sense of timelessness, of existing beyond the ebb and flow of circumstances.”
These moments of timelessness – amid the trees, the air, the fountain, I see and savor because of my yoga practice. I do yoga to be reminded to put down my iPhone, step away from the computer, to walk rather than rush, to breathe “for real” (as Kim might put it). You see, I’m not a natural yogi. My first inclination is to race through life as if there were a finish line. Left to my own devices, I devolve quickly into performance-based anxiety. And that’s where you come in: my yoga tribe. Over the years, with the help of Boundless, I’ve built my community of practice, of like-minded souls, of buddies with good habits…I rely on you, my teachers, friends and acquaintances next to me on the mat, to remind me what’s really important, what nourishes my spirit.
So, I’ll be there at the Boundless Circle this Saturday, May 12, enjoying my park and my community. 4-6 pm. Be there at the Circle or be (you know it!) square.
kickoff yoga week with boundless circle!
Kick off yoga week with Boundless Circle! Saturday, May 12 from 4-6 p.m.
Get Yoga Week off to the right start with Boundless Circle, Saturday,
May 12 from 4-6 p.m.
On May 12, Circle will meet at Meridian Hill Park, upper level, to
enjoy a light yoga practice and the beautiful spring weather. Please
bring yourself, a blanket or mat to sit on, and a snack to share. As
always, please feel free to bring a friend to Circle! Please RSVP to
Erin Duncan — firstname.lastname@example.org.
Circle is a social event for the entire Boundless community – and
guests – offering an opportunity to get to know one another off the
** In the event of rain, Circle will be held at Boundless Yoga Studio.