Yesterday morning a friend and I sat on a ledge overlooking the blues of Lake Michigan. A small bird landed nearby, hopping among the dandelions, with a dandelion colored splot of yellow on his head. This little guy skitted about for the better part of an hour, eating bugs from the underside of stems, seemingly feeling safe near us. All the while it kept not more than two or four feet away, going about his business. This beautiful little feathered being is a yellow- rumped warbler. The female makes a small nest out of twigs and pine needles and other building supplies that the male brings her. She lines the nest with softness, like deer hair and lichen. Maybe moss. But what’s most interesting is that she weaves this nest in such a way that the softness curls up and then covers the fragile eggs.
Lately, I’ve been thinking about the people we surround ourselves with; a nest of family and friends that when you spend time with them, it feels like home. And what I’m reminded of, from this little feathered songster, and from the people I’ve been spending time with, is the value of weaving in softness; recognizing in each other the times we are extra fragile, and then offering an extra bit of support to each other, until ready to fly again.
Join us this June at the studio as we do yoga, sound therapy , meditate. It’s a pretty studio, with the sun shining in and the light shining out. On warm days we’ll go to the outside deck, do our practice at the edge of the water, overlooking the river. We may hear some birds, maybe even see a nest. And I’m guessing we’ll all feel that softness of support, being among each other in a safe spot with other like-minded folks that we can call friends.
June Schedule of my classes:
Mondays, 6:30-7:30pm, Classic yoga. June 3, 10, 17, 24
Thursdays, 9:30-10:30 am, Deep Stretch. All levels. June 6, 13, 20, 27
Also offering private Meditation, and Vibrational Therapy-Energy Massages.
Contact Sheri: 262-719-4633.
Visit www.balancingartsstudio.com for more details and to discover the great teachers that also offer yoga and Ayurveda at the studio.