Home/Travel Practice Week 4

March 27th, 2023

Any Alan Watt’s fans out there? He was a self proclaimed philosophical entertainer back in the 1960’s and 1970’s. There are many recordings available online you can check out. One of his ideas hit home to me.

“Life is a dance, and when you are dancing you are not intent on getting somewhere… The meaning and purpose of dancing is the dance.”

Am I a good dancer? No. Do I dance often? No. But the concept is something I completely understand. I’m constantly trying to complete a task off my to-do list. Thinking that I am one step closer. Close to what? I’m not sure exactly.

It feels good to complete a task! However, Alan’s quote reminds me that I don’t need to be in a rush to complete my life. I will have a to-do list the day I die.

When we dance, we don’t rush through to the end of the song. When we dance, we don’t race to the other end of the floor to win. When we dance, we are living in the moment. It’s not important where we are standing when the song ends. It’s important to enjoy our time dancing.

This Week’s Classes

(Las clases de esta semana)

This month is all about creating a routine. In class we have been repeating simple ways to move the body, making it a bit easier to create a home/travel practice. Below, you will find a few short videos to help you find a basic home/travel practice.

Click here to find focus and quiet the mind.

Click here for the 7-ways to warm the spine.

Click here for the Yandara Standing Flow.


We took time this week to warm up, stretch, and strengthen the wrists. A commonly overlooked part of the body in yoga. The way you use your hands in yoga postures is important. For many years I would place too much weight on the wrists. Doing so would make postures like Down Dog very challenging.

Take a look at the image below for more imformation.

Photo by YinYangYogis

Maybe this week you can find some time to practice yoga for your hands and wrist.

Click here to see a short video on how to warm up the wrist and hands.


Click here to see my current class schedule.

Additional Offerings ~ Yoga Nidra, Sound Immersion, Meditation, Restorative, Yin, Hatha, Vinyasa, Reiki, Corporate sessions, Events. Click here to learn more.

Private Sessions – Do you have needs that you feel are unable to be met in a group yoga class? A private session might be the right choice for you. Whether you are new to yoga or looking to deepen your existing practice, a one-on-one lesson can be tailored to your suit individual needs. Experience the many benefits yoga can provide in a safe and personalized way.

***If you can’t make a class, and you are in the La Ventana Bay area, get 3 or more people together and I am happy to offer semi-private classes for 200mxn per person***

Upcoming Events/ Eventos

  • Basic Yoga ~ Tuesdays 9am until April 4th (Last Class of Season).
  • Restorative Yoga ~ Thursdays 9am until April 6th (Last Class of Season).
  • Classes Canceled April 9th-18th (Going back to school for specialized Restorative & Yin Yoga training).
  • Saturday Community Garden Yoga ~ Saturdays 9am until June.

Quote of the Week

(Expresar por la semana)

”It’s not about being good at something, it’s about being good to yourself”

~ Unknown

5 responses to “Home/Travel Practice Week 4”

  1. Hi Clara,When I was twenty four I did a 40 mile solo through the Sespe Wilderness, saw only one personduring the first 15 minutes of the hike, was winter, cold nights, warm days. I read and finished, Alan Watt’s “Wisdom of Insecurity.”

    The whole event, to recover from a break up, not a difficult one, just the first significant one.

    So YES, a fan! An orange isn’t an orange, it is oranging! Orange, the icon, but the thing, like all things,in a state of flux, hense the ING. :)…. I’m back for today, then off to El Burro, near Mulege tomorrow. Wish I had spaced out my two trips, got backfrom Arcata yesterday, gone tomorrow.

    Hi to Shadow! Looking forward to snorkeling…


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    1. Thanks for sharing William. Enjoy your trip!


      1. Thanks. My comment was inspired by your Alan Watts quote in your newsletter…


  2. What a great set of recommendations! And Alan Watts, yes!
    And from Pema Chodron:
    The truth is that things don’t really get solved. They come together again and fall apart again.It/s just like that.
    The healing comes from letting there be room for grief, for relief, for meaning, for joy.

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