May this special time bring you an awakening to your whole, balanced, harmonious nature with nature.
Much joy this day, friends!
What a special week, including: equinox, full moon, International Days of Happiness and Forests, and World Water Day. May this special time bring you an awakening to your whole, balanced, harmonious nature with nature. I hope you are able to be in close connection with the wonders of nature changing each day.
As I ground my body from recent travels, I am so grateful for the adventures-- all the ecosystems I explored and amazing people I was blessed to meet. The Puerto Rico YogAdventure trip expanded my heart treemendously. The Citizen Science Conference in North Carolina grow my brain. I was awaken to new realities of the environmental injustices the people of Puerto Rico face and how communities are working together with neighbors, scientists, and various organizations to improve the quality of life for people, plants, parrots, and more.
Thank you all for supporting our Karma Yoga initiative and made generous donations to some of the people of Puerto Rico hardest hit by Hurricane Maria. We meet with folks at Plenitud PR that are doing amazing things to help Puerto Rican live with more resilience and sustainability. The donations are being distributed to the community they serve in the western mountains. For more on the PR YogAdventure 2019, see onetreelove.com/reflections in the coming week.
Looking for your own yoga and nature adventuring with OneTreeLove?Each adventure throughout the year is an opportunity to connect with love of self, community, and nature in group and private settings. Reach out in email, Facebook, or at the commUNITY gatherings listed below and on onetreelove.com to learn more.
See you in the woods and water soon!
With love and gratitude,
Photo: Lisa in Rio Mameyes, a Wild & Scenic River @ El Yunque National Forest, Puerto Rico | Feb 2019
Top Photo: Yoga + Nature Therapy @ Greendfield Berry Farm, Peninsula | Aug 2018 Middle Photo: Fall Equinox YogAdventure @ Purplebrown Farmstead | Sept 2018
Bottom Photo: PreK YogAdventure @ Bath-Fairlawn Library, Fairlawn | Jan 2019
Karma Yoga Gratitude
Big love and gratitude to those that took part in some karma yoga and helped pack a (bright pink!) suitcase of love for our friends in Puerto Rico. Donations are being distributed by Plenitud PR to those they serve in the western mountains still recovering from Hurricane Maria in September 2017.
We are planning the 2020 YogAdventure trips. Thank you to those that took part in our poll. There is still time to share your thoughts. Co-ed? Ladies only? Family? International or domestic? Beach or mountain? No obligation to join us necessary, but will certainly be welcomed.
Photo: Volunteer adventure @ El Yunque National Forest, Puerto Rico | Feb 2019
**Women in the Wild**
Join at an upcoming Women in the Wild (WITW) retreat in Cuyahoga Valley National Park hosted by our dear friend Claudine Grunenwald Kirschner of Vibrant Living and Leadership. Lisa will provide yogAdventures and retreat support.
Celebrating Wild: May 10-11 (Mother’s Day Weekend) | Details here
Discovering Wild: Nov 1-3 | Details to come late spring
Support the Trees
HUGE thank you to all those that have supported Tour des Trees 2019 so far. Together, we are raising awareness and fund for the TREE Fund's work with tree research and education across the country. It certainly is (tree)teamwork that makes it all possible.Thank you for being part of the OneTreeLove team!
Photo: Tree planting during Tour des Trees riders @ Bath Nature Preserve | July 2019
Balancing poses promote focused attention, leg strength, and grounding for the body and mind. As in all poses, it takes mindfulness to find balance. Try these tips to find harmony in tree or other standing balance poses:
1) Spread your base and root your feet down.
2) Set your gaze on something that isn't moving.
3) Draw attention and energy to the center line of symmetry of the body.
4) Connect with the inhale to lift you up and exhale to root you down.
5) Fall with grace and try again (or as a 5th grader once told me See-Mme-Try).
What are your thoughts on finding balance? We would love to hear from you at firstname.lastname@example.org.