Monthly Archives: August 2014

A Restrospective on the Tranquil Space Arlington Book Group

Aug 18, 2014 // by admin // Blog, books, Yoga // 3 Comments

Last night marked the 17th meeting of the Tranquil Space Arlington Book Group. We’ve met 4 to 6 times a year since October 2011 and have had some incredible discussions. In light of forthcoming 18th meeting (November 16, 2014) and 3 year anniversary in early fall, here’s the list of everything we’ve read and discussed so far:

August 2014—Yoga Body: The Origins of Modern Posture Practice by Mark Singleton

May 2014—Gita Wisdom by Joshua Greene

February 2014—Yoga Gems: A Treasury of Practical and Spiritual Wisdom from Ancient and Modern Masters by Georg Feuerstein Ph.D.

January 2014—Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn

October 2013—Yoga Body, Buddha Mind by Cindi Lee

August 2013—The Secret Power of Yoga by Nischala Joy Devi

June 2013—Mindfulness in Plain English: 20th Anniversary Edition by Bhante Henepola Gunaratana

April 2013—The Tao Te Ching as interpreted by Stephen Mitchell

February 2013—Happy Yoga, by Steve Ross

December 2012—Bringing Yoga to Life by Donna Farhi

October 2012—The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff

August 2012—Yoga & the Path of the Urban Mystic by Darren Main

June 2012—Comfortable with Uncertainty by Pema Chodron

April 2012—Poser: My Life in 23 Yoga Poses by Claire Dederer

February 2012—Myths of the Asanas by Alanna Kaivalya

December 2011—The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

October 2011—Hand Wash Cold: Care Instructions for an Ordinary Life by Karen Maezen Miller

The book group has been a blast these last 3 years and I expect more lively and provocative discussions as we continue. Our 18th meeting will be on November 16, 2014, 7:30-8:30 PM at Tranquil Space Arlington. We will discuss Journey into Power by Baron Baptiste.

A list of dates and books for 2015 is being developed. Leave a comment here with any recommendations for future book group selections.

Creative Awakenings Workshop — August 23rd

Aug 14, 2014 // by admin // Blog, creativity, Uncategorized, Yoga // No Comments

Looking for a way to awaken the creativity that lies within you? Then join me on Saturday, August 23, 5-6:30 PM at Tranquil Space Arlington for a Creative Awakening.

“Yoga opens up the flow of creativity, the unfurling of the creator within.”

Creative Awakening can help you tap into the creative energy centers within you—the second and fifth chakras—to get energy flowing, clear energy blockages, and help stimulate your creativity. This 90-minute workshop opens with a brief introduction about what creativity is, what the chakras are, and why helping energy to move may stimulate the creative juices, followed by a vinyasa flow to help move energy throughout the body using movement, mantra, visualization, and meditation, closing with a juicy restorative pose and seated meditation.

“One can be creative all the time. Creativity is usually associated with all the things we do in any time of the day. Most of the things and almost all events can involve creativity. From cooking to dressing up involves creativity. Being creative tends to be shown when opportunities come or when the situation calls for it…”

 The active practice not enough and want to explore your creativity further? For those interested, following the workshop, we’ll be having a Knitting and Needlecraft Lab—90 minutes to join others in the cOMmunity in exploring knitting or crocheting. No knitting/crocheting experience required, we can teach you the basics. Bring your existing project or come ready to learn some of the basics. If you don’t have supplies, e-mail Lisa (lisacalandriello@tranquilspace.com) and she can help you determine what to pick up at the local yarn shop or craft store.

You can sign-up in advance here!

Hope to see you there!

Namaste, Lisa