Journeying Toward Wholeness

June 2014

Archived: May 2014

Greetings Yoga and T'ai Chi Students and Lovers of Breema and The Painting Journal!

Many thanks to the workshop participants and staff (Patty, Don and Gary) of “Well Being” Conference Center in Tazewell TN who made Journeying Toward Wholeness last weekend the creative, inspiring and nourishing experience we all cherish and enjoy. Patty and Don also host silent retreats and are open to groups that support our planet on all levels.

Several new men have come into the RMSI yoga class lately, and I sense that Rahim's influence is not dwindling in hopefully his last year inside the walls. It is inspiring to see the men coping with bodily pain, stiffness and shortness of breath in ways inspired by practicing yoga, doing meditation, carrying the Breema Principles, and learning to breathe fully.

The class is always open to those in Nashville wanting to do a class with the men. Remember, you do not have to be a full participant. You can sit in meditation, or participate in only what feels ok for you to do. Please notify me a week in advance with your name and date of birth.

Restorative yoga is happening in the classes this week, with a Strawberry Moon Friday the 13th. If you have a bolster, please bring it.

T'ai Chi Classes:
*Tuesday mornings 8-9am,corner of Wedgewood and 24th Ave. S (Dragon Park)

*Wednesday afternoons 5-6pm, corner of Wedgewood and 26th Ave. S (Dragon Park)

*Thursday mornings 9-10 am “Fifty Forward” Brentwood

Tai chi is a subtle and powerful awareness discipline, a tool to become more in
touch with yourself. It is a way of allowing yourself to function naturally and smoothly, uncluttered with expectations, shoulds, hopes, fears and other fantasies that interfere with our natural flow. Unlike so many paths to awareness, T'ai chi is beautiful to experience as you do it, and beautiful to watch from the outside.” ~ Barry Stevens~

Breema Treatments are available Mondays, Tuesday afternoons, and Fridays. Please call (831-0440) to set up your appointment. This month there is a special for Father's Day. If you are a father or have a father who wishes to experience Breema, the session is 40% off.

“It seems a good portion of my day is spent in the mind, with all of its “to do” lists
and its love of thinking, worrying, and trying to figure out my life. Doing Self- Breema exercises in the morning is supportive, because the impression received during this simple activity, of the unity between mind, body, and feelings, often returns throughout the day as a tangible reminder that each moment is an opportunity to come back to this more natural and unified self. This is what I wish for my life. Breema is always available with its invitation to wake up- to have a
direct experience of life.” ~ Roxanne Schroter: Breema Instructor

Sunday June 15th 2:30 -4:30 an Adayashanti DVD will be shown at the Green Hills Library. There is no fee, but donations are welcome to support the room rental. All Welcome!

How To Love Your Enemies": A workshop with Joe Z. 9-3pm, Saturday June 21st @ The Kaspers, 927 Battlefield Dr. Nashville TN, 37204 - $80 with a great vegetarian lunch included. Contact:

RMSI will experience Kirtan again with Amy Barnes and, musicians and friends. If you are interested in attending, please contact Amy at

Circle Dance takes place the first and third Fridays of the month at 7-9pm at Friends Meeting House, 503 26th Avenue North. Fee: $2 Julie and Jim Gilligan welcome dancers to eat beforehand at Calypso Cafe just west of 33rd Avenue off of Charlotte Pike.
All Welcome!

There are still a few tickets left for the delightful musical “The Drowsy Chaperone” set in 1928 at Pull-Tight Players in Franklin TN, June 13th and 14th. Jocelyn Kasper is over the top in her performance singing the role of The Drowsy Chaperone! It is obvious that in her skillful moving around on the set that she does yoga!
615-791-5007 (for tickets)

A Celebration of Life for Wayne Lee Holt
will be taking place Sunday June 22nd at 3:00pm at Friends Meeting House, 503 26th Avenue No. All friends, students, fellow astrologers , artists, musicians and acquaintances of various kinds are welcome. As Wayne had a large assortment of drawings, sketches, journals, and other art endeavors, folks will be able to take a memento with them, and share in a scholarship fund for students, if they wish to do so.

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The full moon and summer are just around the corner. Nashville is in bloom, and there are still magnificent magnolia blossoms on the trees.

Wishing everyone 'wonderful moments'!

“As an individual, with your death there will be an end of you. But your individuality is not your true and final being, indeed it is rather the mere expression of it....only the phenomenon presented in the form of time, and accordingly has both a beginning and an end, Your being in itself, on the contrary, knows neither time, nor beginning, nor end, nor the limits of a given individuality.....So that, in the first sense, after death you become nothing; in the second, you are and remain everything.”
~ Arthur Schopenhauer~


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