If you’ve ever happened to drop in on one of my yoga classes at 8Limbs you might notice that I like to end each and every practice with the salutation “Namaste.” There are many variations in translation of this traditional Sanskrit greeting; however, my favorite is “I honor that divinity within you that is also within me.”

When I take the opportunity to perceive the deeper meaning behind Namaste, its meaning extends far beyond a typical “hello” and “goodbye,” or a routine ending that we might give to our yoga practice.

It can instead be something that inspires our lives by inviting us to look further than external differences such as gender, sexual preference, race, age, and social class to seek the divine spark that is present in each and every one of us.

In the spirit of celebrating Namaste I am honored to be co-teaching an all levels 1 ½ hour Yoga class with Troy Lucero and Matt Meko to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Stonewall, the event that sparked the gay rights movement. This is anticipated to be the largest outdoor yoga event Seattle has ever seen. I truly hope you can be present and share your practice for positive social change. Register TODAY online or come early to register on Saturday. Don’t forget your yoga mat and your Namaste!!

EQUALITY YOGA
Saturday June 27th
Cal Anderson Park
Gates 9AM – Flow 10AM
$15.00 to benefit the Stonewall Organization
www.celebratestonewall.org/yoga

P.S. Steve and Anne-Emilie Gold, two of the musicians accompanying Equalityoga, will sing at the end of Anne Phyfe’s Thursday 10am class at 8 Limbs Capitol Hill.

Posted by: Maygen McGrew

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