After last years wildly successful maple syrup venture we scoured the yard this past summer for more maples and found 4 more! So we ordered more tapping sets and will have ten maples tapped this season. Now fingers crossed for the right temps!!!
James and Michael tapping our first maple.
Sketch summer and fall annual vegetable gardens. Switching places this year so the fall annual has the longer sunshine, well into December. Plenty of sun where the fall was last year for the summer garden to thrive.
We doubled the annual garden size.
This is my favorite time of the Ecumenical year. I love the real, scared and tender Jesus we see and hear in the garden of Gethsemane. His questioning of “Why me?” is a familiar one to us as humans. In this season I am reminded of this very personal question. Not only am I reminded, but I find the gratitude and the humility in the question “Why me?” Why did God choose this yoga ministry for me? This is a ministry of helping people keep the temple of their body strong and sacred, and to keep clear and pure the offerings of love and devotion at the altar of our hearts.
As Jesus takes his human-ness, fear and reluctance to God in the Garden of Gethsemane, so too, will we take our journey into our hearts and onto our mats to discover “Why me?” What is our duty in this life? As a Christian am I keeping up with who God created in me? What is our calling? We all share in this very human moment that Jesus had in the hours before his ultimate offering of love.
By searching our hearts and bodies through the practice of yoga we find the Lord’s answers coming straight from our hearts. I am so honored to share this with the members of First Church of Christ, Congregational UCC in Middletown, CT. This is my love offering to the God in you. Join me in this quiet all levels yoga class to find the edge of God’s purpose for you.
I will be offering this class for six weeks on Sunday evenings beginning February 22 at 6:00pm – 7:30. All levels are welcome and encouraged. Wear modest, loose, comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat and a towel. The class will be 90 minutes of a Classical Hatha Yoga Practice; deep breathing, sun salutations and asana (postures) followed at the end by a deep relaxation practice called Yoga Nidra. Bring a blanket, sweatshirt and warm socks for deep relaxation.
Please go to our Calendar page to find out dates and times.