Journeying Toward Wholeness

Oct 2018

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


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

Lighten Up Your Soul-Part2”will be happening Sunday November 4th. 9-4:30 with Julie Russell and Linda Mills @ Studio Mills, 406 N MainSt. In Kingston Springs TN

A flyer has been sent with details of the workshop. For more information and signing up, contact: Linda Mills 615-952-4864 ~ Julie Russell 615-498-4090 ~ Julie and Linda coordinate their offerings of body-mind-spirit-art in a way that honors individuality and togetherness creating a comfortable and inspiring experience for those participating.

Yoga continues at Riverbend Prison (RMSI) on Wednesday afternoons with a new face almost every week. Some stay, some do not. I will be collaborating withRaline Center this month in expanding her Trauma class to include the practice of yoga. I am looking forward to bringing the practices of conscious breathing and asanas to the men involved, and keeping the door open to their joining the Yoga class following their exposure to these experiential practices in the body.

This Tuesday, October 9th, theFriends Meeting House will be undergoing a week long “fix” on the roof area above the big meeting room. All yoga classes this day will be held on the floor below.

For all those practicing Meditationor thinking of doing so, please watch on Netflix,

On Meditation. This inspiring and informative documentary includesPeter Mattthiessen, Tim Ryan, Sharon Salzberg, and others who share in a delightful and compelling way how Meditation has changed and enlivens their lives. A gem!

Yoga Classes


9:30-10:55 am beginner Yoga @ Friends Meeting House

11:00-12:30pm Intermediate Yoga @ friends Meeting House

6:00-7:30pm... Blended Class @ Friends Meeting House

2:15-3:45 RMSI Yoga Class


10:15-11:30am Beginner Yoga @ The Martin Center in Brentwood

T'ai Chi Classes

Tuesdays (7:15 @ Fidos) 8:00-9:00 @ Dragon Park

Thursdays 9:00-10:00 @ The Martin Center in Bentwood

Breema Treatments are available Mondays, Tuesday afternoon, and Fridays. Please call 615-498-4090 to make an appointment.

 Breema is a Teaching of the heart, expressed in bodywork. Its purpose is to create harmony and balance for practitioner and recipient, and between heaven and earth.”

~ Malichek Mooshan

Circle Dance continues the first and third Fridays of the month at Friends Meeting House 7-9:00pm. October 5th and 19th and November 2nd are the upcoming dates, and there is always a gathering at Calypso Cafe on Charlotte Ave, at 5:45 before dancing to eat and visit before the dancing begins. All are welcome!

Dream Groups which include six sessions begin on Sunday October 21st and 22nnd withLaura Huff Hileman, M.A. M.S. - Dream Consultant. I have attended several of Laura's Dream classes and groups and highly recommend her! There are only a few spaces available,. Contact Laura; 615-594-5930

My Life Is My Prayer” - November 2-4

Dances of Universal Peace atThe Farm, Summertown TN, founded in 1971 as a Spiritual Community based on nonviolence and respect for the earth.

·  A weekend of Dance, Music, and Celebration

·  Yoga and Kirtan

·  Guided Nature Walk

·  All vegetarian meals provided
To register and for more info:


Southern Festival of Books is here in Nashville this weekendOctober 12th-14th in Legislative Plaza. Do check out the website! This is an amazing event!


Well Being Retreat Center in Tazewell TN.

October 11-14...”Moving The Energy” w/ Lilian Tibshrgen-Morten – Reflexology and

the principles of Meridian Therapy

October 19-22nd...”Fire Pit building event” w/ Carolyn Jones and Jana Kadavitz

( This is a gift to Well Being Retreat Center)

October 26-28th... “Peace is Every Step” Retreat by Mountain Solid Water Reflecting Sangha of Knoxville TN ...Camping only available, as the cabins are full.

For any event of information contact: Don Oakley @ 423-626-9000 or

I join the many who are looking forward to a temperature change on this elongated summer1 I believe it is this week!

It is sad to hear that Patti Myintwho graced The International Market with her husband Win Myint since 1975 died yesterday. So many students and musicians found that restaurant such a refuge, and affordable! With gratitude and much love we remember this strong, fun-loving and industrious soul!



 No sane person with a life really wants to be a political activist. When activism is exciting, it tends to involve the risk of bodily harm or incarceration, and when its safe, it is often tedious, dry, and boring. Activism tends to put one into contact with extremely unpleasant people, whether they are media interviewers, riot cops, or, at times your fellow activists. Not only that, it generates enormous feelings of frustration and rage, makes your throat sore from shouting, and hurts your feet. Nonetheless, at this moment in history, we are called to act as if we truly believe that the Earth is a living, conscious being that we are a part of, that human beings are interconnected and precious, and that liberty and justice for all is a desirable thing.”

~ Starhawk


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