December: Creative and Intentional completion of 2016

Here we are at the end of 2016. A year to stir, clean, donate, observe, heal, forgive, contemplate, plan, consider and in all ways prepare for the new beginnings of 2017. It has been a heavy year for most with lots of turmoil, lots of attachments, lots of areas of feeling stuck. If this month feels scattered and overwhelming, you are NOT alone.
SO: this is the month of December to back up, let go, lighten the load emotionally, have some fun, believe in magic, discuss plans, develop ideas, begin to manifest, nurture community.

November: The Divine Month Within a Completion Year 2016

So here we are along this journey of life, deeply set into the month of divine inspiration and intervention (November). During this month of miracles we are shown another opportunity to pray and meditate for the highest good of all.

Prayer is asking for what you believe to be the most important insights and wisdom.
Meditation is the process for being still long enough to hear the answer to the prayer.

October and the Color of Completion

Welcome to October with all the mystery of completion within a completion year of 2016. If you haven't already had the urge to clean up your home and any emotional baggage that weighs you down, now is a great time.
August was a good month for me to take a break and September was a very challenging month for so many as we wove and dodged miscommunications, frustrating attempts to move forward, volatile and violent behaviors all around. It was a great month to remain still, go within and contemplate places to find gratitude.

End of June: End of yoga... for now

Welcome to the official half way mark of 2016. It has been quite a ride so far eh? I say eh because that seems to be what one does when one first returns from Canada.

The purpose of that trip was to attend a retreat with the Cree nation, spearheaded by Bruce Lipton. This was an opportunity to look deeply at a tradition that honored life of all creatures and the balance of all aspects of the natural world for true and sustainable healing of mind, body, emotion, spirit. This event was called the Sundance Ceremony.

June 15, 2016: father's day, polarity, solstice

As so many others, I am struck with the seemingly random tragedy of meaningless loss of life recently. For me to wrap my feelings around any event like this, I look for the root and the context. What of the fear, the anger, hate, and particularly the polarity of right vs wrong, my view vs your view???
And also what do we make of the magnificent compassion, love, and caring that has poured out from this.

June: the month of play

Welcome to June, 2016.

This certainly seems like year for changes and inconsistencies.
What does this month offer?

What if this is the month to step back and support some real breaks in the day or weeks rather than putting our bodies under so much stress that it screams out in an unhealthy way to slow down?

Could that be the root of dis-ease? The body forcing action when our minds won't choose to take a break?

The Month of May, 2016

Here we are in May with hints of summer weather alternating with reminders of the cooler months.
This is the month to finish clearing the unused or not needed goods around the home. Last minute weeding? I know that is my nemesis.
This is the month for being emotionally and especially physically active, flexible, and agile.
While planning the summer events, begin now to implement some of the physical and mental changes while the weather is more tolerable.

April: The Month of Changeablility

April is a month full of new and fresh ideas as well as deadlines. All around you: see changes in decisions; changes in weather from gardening to snow and back again; changes in work with great projects that suddenly take a back burner to old projects needing completion; changes in travel plans, once going, then not, then a different time.

March: Creative or Burnout

Well here we are in the month of March: The month of clearing the junk around you with flexibility.

That means dump the clothes and knick knacks that don't serve, pull those weeds stuck in the yard and in the mind.

And all the time realize that all plans right now are merely suggestions....
Everything can change on a moment's notice: flexibility and no attaching to outcomes are the key terms....

This is a potentially fun month, or you could be feeling overwhelmed pretty easily.

Join in on one way to calm the nerves through stretch, sound, gong.

February the month of endings and new beginnings

Isn't it amazing that we are half way through February already? This has been a huge transition month so far.

If you work with numbers: This is the year of completion called a nine year. So get cleaning those closets and also the cobwebs of your mind.

At the same time, the Fire Monkey chinese year begins by asking for flexibility in finances and in life and reflection on self.

This is also the beginning of Lent which has a very similar theme of reflection, sacrifice, fresh starts and oh, clean the closets???

Very Best 2016 and a fresh start in becoming more flexible

Welcome to 2016!!!!
This is a good year to contemplate on all the strong opinions and actions of 2015.
What do we want for our future, of what do we need to let go???
Remember to remain flexible in thoughts and in actions this year.

Join us in a stretch and relaxation for increased flexibility of body and mind...

Although I have moved my place of employment as a nurse practitioner,
I am still at the same location for yoga class on Wednesdays at 6pm

See Locations tab on the website for directions to Yoga location.



Welcome to my New office for a New Year: 2016

Essential Family Health and Wellness
with Susan Del Sordi, DO and Sara Huschke Emery, ANP.

Location: 7425 East Shea, Suite 100 in Scottsdale
Phone: 480-285-2180

No Yoga for December 23rd and 30th

I am going through some work related changes in the next couple weeks, so no Yoga and gong for Wednesday 12-23-15, and 12-30-15 to give me time to regroup.
Please check in at the beginning of the month of January for exciting changes and of course a reminder to return to your mid week Yoga and gong on Wednesday January 6th, 2016
Also, "like" healgracefully on Facebook for updates as well.
Have a truly blessed and peaceful Holiday time full of gratitude and joy.
I will see you in the new year.

December: Holiday Yoga

December is the time to re-view the year, re-connect with community, re-member family, re-set values, and to re-mind ourselves about areas of self care too.
Please join us for an experience in re-juvinating your spirit with stretching, breathing, and the sound of the gong.
Begins at 6 pm and bring a mat.
Fee is $15.00
See location: on the home page
See you soon

NO YOGA Thanksgiving week ( November 25th)

With much gratitude and good will, I hope your Thanksgiving celebrations include getting outdoors, sharing and laughing with others, and taking time to appreciate the ability to choose your thoughts and words.

May we all find a place of peace within the senselessness of a few.

No yoga and gong this Thanksgiving week (Wednesday the 25th), we will return next Wednesday the 2nd of December.



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