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Thursday, Jun 01, 2017 A Message from Marydale – June 2017

 

Salutations!

After returning from the Kriya Yoga Institute Mother Center Ashram in Homestead Florida, I remain encased in a velvet fog of deep love, calm, and Grace. Having spent six days in the continued Presence of our realized master, Paramahamsa Prajnanananda, it is self-evident that cultivating one’s ability to live in love, in peace, and in joy through trust and faith makes it possible to realize God’s presence within.

During a talk, Prajnananada said: “Do not hurt anyone with your thoughts or actions. It is the expression of love, the cultivation of love, unconditional love for everyone, that is the only way. Purify your way of thinking. Understand the world and people, but remember that neither the world nor the people in it are your problem. We are all God in human being. Stress is neither good nor bad. Cooks know how much spice to use—more or less. Spices are useful if you know how to use them, the same as learning to use stress in a positive way. Stress is useful when it crosses into distress and then it becomes eustress (moderate or normal psychological stress interpreted as being beneficial for the experiencer).”

He went on to say: “Living with fear? A spiritual person must always live in a joyful way. When trouble comes we have to face it. All currency in the United States is printed with the words: In God We Trust. Life’s a drama, trust in God, and turn away from everything else…Gurudev (Paramahamsa Hariharananda) said that even the seeds inside the eggplant are dreaming of one day becoming an eggplant—all life is a dream.”

While the gurus find simple ways to share deep truths with us, it becomes obvious that our continued growth and welfare is held tenderly in their loving hands. The ancient science of yoga continues to shine a very bright light for us to follow day by day as we become more able to hold the truth of who we are in our waking consciousness without break.

As we enter into the sixth month of 2017, may you feel inspired to redouble your personal practice by taking advantage of all the wonderful offerings we have for you at Param Yoga. Our community will celebrate the West End Art District’s annual ArtWalk on Sunday, June 11th, with food, music, crafts, prizes, and giveaways. We will be hosting an Arts & Crafts Boutique inside the studio and would love to have you drop by to support your fellow yogis!

The weekend of June 16th, 17th and 18th brings Swami Atmavidyanada and Yogacharya Richard Peterson to us for the opportunity to become initiated into Kriya Yoga. It is a rare treat to have the swami with us, as he rarely gets the chance to travel to the west with his intense schedule. If you haven’t already received Kriya, I encourage you to do so, as the Kriya we offer is a model that you can adjust to your lifestyle and religious practice. Kriya is a gift you give yourself that keeps on getting sweeter and sweeter as the days go by.

The final Friday of the month, June 30th, we welcome Brian Walsh back to Param Yoga for another evening of deep relaxation as he uses the singing bowls to move you into an Organic Resonance of deep peace and calm. You can’t afford to miss this blissful treat into the deep recesses of Yoga Nidra.

May the entrance into summer be joyous for you and yours. I look forward to sharing the season with you as we practice living yoga right here in beautiful Chatsworth!

Love, Love, Love,

Marydale Signature

 

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“Yoga means bringing unity. This unity is not just limited to our personal lives. It is through the expansion of our love beyond ourselves and our immediate family and friends that we experience unity with the external world. We are able to feel this unity with others because we are all essentially one.”
Paramahamsa Prajnanananda

 

 

 


Monday, May 01, 2017 A Message from Marydale – May 2017

 

Greetings!

What an absolutely awesome Yoga Day we celebrated together at gorgeous Rancho Providencia! Everyone has been “buzzing” with joy after the deep catharsis that took place for all through the powerful teachings of Larry Payne, remarkable Vedic Astrology of Vimal Sood, mesmerizing music of Amit Heri, wonder of The Valley Hive, and wisdom of Yogacharya Richard Peterson. And, of course, the beautiful land itself that always provides a haven for our celebration, lovingly created and cared for by our gracious host, Kelly Holland. I bow to all of you for making the day magical, memorable, and precious for everyone in attendance.

As we enter into the fifth month of 2017, it is a good time to pause and take a moment to fully embrace all that has happened so far this year in this, your one and only life. We have no time to squander, as all of us find the pages of our story turning faster and faster. As yogis, we reinforce the basic premise of staying awake in every moment, of being present to celebrate every breath, of responsibly choosing our thoughts, our actions, our happiness. During this momentary pause, tell me: how are you doing with all that? Are these Universal laws real in your life, or just good ideas that remain just that – ideas?

There’s a high cost in continuing to make excuses for not doing your best every day as you live in integrity with your Spiritual beliefs. Probably the biggest loss is the lack of change that takes place – which would allow you to truly live in joy, in love, in peace – for stagnation can leave you lacking and, perhaps, disappointed or frustrated. It all starts with recognizing that with a little effort, with baby steps, you are fully capable of creating the life you love.

How about using this beautiful month of May to redouble your efforts of self-transformation into a life of love? If you’re reading this, then it is a pretty good guess that you already have a path that you are following. Go deeper into that path and learn from those who have walked before you. Pay attention, humble yourself, be patient, be as supple as water, calm yourself, surrender. Then, and only then, will you discover the ease and Grace of living in the flow with all that is. No more struggle, no more confusion, no more loss. With that, I express my love and gratitude to you for trying and my confidence in your ultimate success in all that you do.

In May we are reminded to remember our mothers, grandmothers, stepmothers, stepgrandmothers, godmothers, mothers-in-law, mothers by choice, and all that they represent, have done, and continue to do throughout our lives for us. As yogis, we are taught early on that the Mother is the first guru and, as such, we must love, respect, and support her all the days of her life and beyond. Make no mistake, having a day of remembrance is a good idea, but a better one is to honor your mother and your father every day, for without them you would not be! I bow to all the mothers in our Param Yoga community and wish each of you a restful and love-filled day of recognition.

May the blessings of God and Gurus shine forever upon you and yours. See you on the mat.

Love, Love, Love,

Marydale Signature

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“Use the utmost concentration to reach the goal of life. Look within and perceive the constant flow of change. Even in the body, in every moment, there is an element of creation and destruction. Old cells are constantly dying and many new cells are being born. Experience divinity through all the senses. While speaking, speak with love; be aware of addressing divinity in others. Remember the living presence of God in one and all. Manifest love through every work and every gesture. Nothing is impossible to a heart overflowing with love; life becomes complete.” —
Paramahamsa Prajnanananda

 

 


Saturday, Apr 01, 2017 A Message from Marydale – April 2017

 

Greetings!

What a wonderful way to celebrate springtime together by sharing Earth Day and Yoga Day on April 22nd! This will be our Sixth Annual Yoga Day at gorgeous Rancho Providencia here in Chatsworth, and it promises to be a love-drenched day filled with the Grace of Yoga, wisdom, meditation, music, delcious food, camaraderie, gratitude, and more. Please join us and give yourself the perfect gift to reinforce your practice, rediscover your relationship with our beloved planet, retreat, refresh and recharge on all levels of who you are.

Our wise and wonderful Swami Atmavidyananda Giri recently shared this thought with us: “Why give thanks and to whom should we give thanks? First we give our thanks to God, for everything is provided for the opportunity and possibility of self-realization. Be thankful to our parents. We are indebted to them and we must be thankful to them for this physical form. The privilege of self-realization is not offered to other species. Our parents took care of us and we are indebted to them and thankful for all our teachers, for from each one of them we have learned for our good. Be thankful for all wisdom from saints and sages. Give continuous thanks to our environment, water, air, sunlight, all of nature. We must protect our environment by not polluting plants, trees, or any other part of nature. We must give thanks to our society, for we cannot live alone…without food, shelter, clothing… Be thankful to all people who have contributed to our growth. I offer my thanks, for this life is a blessing. Do not take anything for granted.”

It is in coming together that we raise our vibration to new heights, which can and will affect our lives, families, community, environment, and the world at large in a very positive way. Don’t minimize your importance. What you think, do, and say affects the whole. So, on April 22nd, be a pivotal part of raising consciousness to make the world a better place by simply being the light of Divine consciousness in the world.

May deep peace be upon this planet, your life, and our world. Go out there and shine on!

Love, Love, Love,

Marydale Signature

 

 

“If you accept yoga as your life, you should be clear as to what you need. Live in moderation, be strict about yourself or it will bring chaos and obstacles on the path of yoga. The cause of disease is the mind and the desire to satisfy the mind. Human wants are illuminated, one desire is fulfilled as another desire comes up. With limited resources you cannot fulfill unlimited desires. Mind is confused and full of desire. Be careful.” — Paramahamsa Prajnanananda

 

 


Wednesday, Mar 01, 2017 A Message from Marydale – March 2017

 

Greetings!

Time marches on, don’t we know it! We’ve all heard it said that the older we get, the faster time passes. Ah, in our sweet youth that premise sounded odd, and it reinforced in our naïve minds the knowing that we would never age, so what difference does the passage of time make – slow or fast? Each of us is unique in our personal process of gaining understanding as we go along in this life. Considering the tremendous scope of basic understanding required to survive in this complex, fast-paced world today, it’s no wonder that time escapes even the most youthful among us.

Alas, as yogis, we know that while we must use our time wisely, the key is to always remain in the now moment and not lament over past or future experience. It is in this popular wisdom that we are able to harness and slow down the relentless process of forward motion to enjoy the ride, to experience and express the love, ultimately aware of our ever-expanding nature into bliss. So forget about time and instead choose to be present in your life, breath by breath, and thereby slow it all down to tiny moments of wonder and Grace. Life is too short to squander a minute by stressing about time…just be here now! We’re here waiting for you.

Love, Love, Love,

Marydale Signature

 

“Bless us, grant us more love, strength, and faith. Let us find the courage to trust You and life, so that we will live a life of love, joy, bliss, and prayer. Let us not forget You when problems arise, even in adverse and trying situations. Bless us to grow in love, and help us to mature into a bountiful harvest, so that we will manifest Your love in our words, thoughts and deeds.” – Paramahamsa Prajnanananda

 

 


Wednesday, Feb 01, 2017 A Message from Marydale – February 2017

 

Greetings!

Happy heart month to you and yours. How appropriate for February to usher in a month of love to reinforce our focus on love for 2017. Somehow it seems easier to begin discipline than to continue it over a long period of time without break, especially when asked to be disciplined about living in love, which at first seems like a no-brainer. Yet, when one is willing to dive deep into the subject, it begins to become self-evident that this invisible essence has been the single most important subject that mankind has been enamored with since the beginning of time. As obvious as it is that love flows through the hearts of mankind, its elusiveness challenges the greatest minds.

As yogis, we believe that love indeed permeates all things, as it is the pure expression of God. Or, better stated: Love is God – God is Love. More today than ever, I know using the word God probably makes some bristle, and, to be politically correct, more general words such as Spirit, Source, Creator or The Divine may be less threatening, so substitute what feels right to you. The focus here is to engage all with the idea that the core of love is something beyond our limited consciousness. And this is where our journey has begun this year – at the root of love – and the goal is to keep love as the center of our consciousness day by day by day. In so doing, one will have the opportunity, through continuous patience, persistence and discipline, to allow love, in all its multifaceted faces, to engulf every thought, every word, every action, and every deed until it becomes impossible to not live love in every breath. It is guaranteed that your life will be sweeter and sweeter as the days go by. So join us, won’t you? Make love the center of your life and allow the positive change to emerge from the inside out.

We’re waiting for you here at Param Yoga to live in light, in joy, in endless love. See you on the mat.

Love, Love, Love,

Marydale Signature

 

The Lord ever silently whispers to you:

“Without speaking a word, I have loved you always. I alone can truly say, ‘I love you’; for I loved you before you were born; My love gives you life and sustains you even at this moment; and I alone can love you after the gates of death imprison you where none, not even your greatest human lover, can reach you.” – Paramahansa Yogananda

 

Paramahamsa Prajnanananda teaches only one lesson: the lesson of love.

 

 


Sunday, Jan 01, 2017 A Message from Marydale – January 2017

 

Greetings!

Happy Divine New Year to you! As together we step across the threshold of 2017, let us define our focus for the year at hand as one anchored in endless love. 2016 was the defining time of completion and self-study as we examined closely all the things that we are not in order to glimpse who, indeed, we are. That self-discovery introduced us to our Divine nature: ever-present, accessible and endless love. With 2017, the beginning of a brand new cycle of nine*, we are given the opportunity to start fresh with a new perspective and blank slate upon which we may design our reality, one breath at a time.

Let this be the year that your life is anchored in the essence of that which created all things: Love. Let you, yourself, become familiar with what it means to live in love, communicate with love, see with love, hear with love, be one with love. For you know, innately, that it is Love that created all things, that you came from love and you will return to love, as love is what you are. As you come to express ceaselessly through this essence of love, may you recognize its source as God, alive and well within all living things, including—and especially—you!

To start the New Year in the Spirit of endless love, we invite you to join us this Thursday evening, January 5th, at 6:30 pm to celebrate the birth of our Paramguru (our guru’s guru), Paramahansa Yogananda. We will come together to launch a one-year, ongoing celebration of his Divine service to mankind: bringing Eastern philosophy successfully to the West and leaving a path of wisdom and Grace in his beloved wake that continues to thrive to this day, all of which was and is the message of endless Love. Thursday night we will pray, meditate, sing, listen to Kirtan, and celebrate the great guru. Upon completion we shall share blessed Prasad (dinner) in his Holy honor. Please don’t miss this beautiful way to start the New Year together!

Param Yoga is poised to offer you ongoing classes in yoga asana; Kriya Yoga Initiations and practice; Wednesday evening Yoga Sutra Study under the auspices of Paramahamsa Prajnanananda’s video series; Basic Sanskrit classes on Saturdays; Reiki Workshops, trainings and Shares; Organic Resonance Sound presentations; Yoga Therapy; One-on-One Energetic Sessions; West End Art District events; Yoga Day, and more!

With head bowed, I personally thank each and every one of you for the loving support you continue to bestow upon our humble sangha that shines as a bright light for all. May the empowerment of endless love and great blessings fall upon you and yours in this auspicious year of new beginnings.

Love, Love, Love,

Marydale Signature

 

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“In the universal sense, love is the divine power of attraction in creation that harmonizes, unites, binds together….Those who live in tune with the attractive force of love achieve harmony with nature and their fellow beings, and are attracted to blissful reunion with God.” – Paramahansa Yogananda

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“With the opening of the New Year, all the closed portals of limitations will be thrown open and I shall move through them to vaster fields, where my worthwhile dreams of life will be fulfilled.” – Paramahansa Yogananda

 

 

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*In numerology, 2017 is the number 1 (2+0+1+7=10, 1+0=1), the beginning of a new cycle of nine years. The 1 resonates with the vibrations and attributes of new beginnings, creation, independence, uniqueness, motivations, striving forward and progress, ambition and willpower, positivity, raw energy, initiative, instinct and intuition.

 

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“Let us begin this new year with a new light of love and compassion, with a new understanding of seeing good and doing good. Let this new year be a turning point in our lives. Let us all use our precious time to make ourselves divine and ultimately make this beautiful world a real paradise. Wishing you all a prosperous and spiritual New Year.”

With Love,
Paramahamsa Prajnanananda, 12/23/16

 

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Blessed time spent with my Guruji in Homestead, Florida, in May and September 2016 and Austin, Texas, in September 2016 (click on thumbnails to see full pictures):

 

 

 


Thursday, Dec 01, 2016 A Message from Marydale – December 2016

 

gardenia-with-evergreen-and-holly-berriesGreetings!

May this December note from my heart to yours be received in the spirit of love and friendship that truly defines the Holiday season. I encourage you to be steadfast in your practice this month as you consciously stay present, awake and centered within the still, calm of your heart. As your days unfold with the excitement, responsibilities and general busy-ness that naturally accompany the season, make an extra effort to anchor your life on your daily meditation to reinforce your firm foundation for clarity, simplicity and joy. With each breath, let gratitude be yours as you mindfully create your reality with ease, grace and the presence of the Divine in all that you do.

Param Yoga offers a full calendar of yoga, meditation and special programs this month to assist you in moving through the Holiday season with flexibility, balance and calm. Tomorrow night, join us for Organic Resonance with Brian Walsh and his deeply healing singing bowls, which will soothe every bit of stress away from you. Pen in our fantastic Holiday Boutique on Saturday, December 10th (12:30 – 7:00 pm) to shop for unique and beautiful handmade gifts for the special folks on your Holiday List. Make a commitment to show up on your mat regularly throughout the month to reinforce your health in body, mind and spirit, and be sure to come together with us for meditation, which is the icing on your Holiday cookies.

Kirsten, Cherise, Sabrina, Richard (Kriya Los Angeles) and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your ongoing support of our blessed and beautiful space. It has been the greatest gift of all to spend this year sharing the path of yoga with you. May you and yours continue to be greatly blessed during the Holidays and New Year and may you choose to continue to bless us with your presence throughout 2017. We are nothing without you!

We send you and yours
Love, Love, Love,

Marydale Signature

 

 

Kriya Masters

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“Let us meditate until we perceive the Infinite Christ reigning in our own hearts. Let us learn to love those who love us not; and to forgive those who do ill against us. Let us break all our mental boundaries of color, creed, and nationality, and receive all—even our inanimate and animal brothers—in the endless, all-embracing arms of our Christ Consciousness. This will be a true and fitting celebration of the coming of Jesus Christ to this earth.”
– Paramahansa Yogananda from
The Second Coming of Christ

 

 

 


Tuesday, Nov 01, 2016 A Message from Marydale – November 2016

 

Dear Ones,

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The front of the studio as it looked in the fall of 2010.

It seems absolutely impossible that we are celebrating our sixth anniversary here at Param Yoga this Thursday, November 3rd! The saying “time flies when you’re having fun” certainly applies to me, for each and every day I wake with deep gratitude knowing that I am living the life I love by sharing the unprecedented wisdom and Grace of Yoga in our sacred Sangha. Together we have created and nurtured a true community where folks are thriving as their lives become sweeter and sweeter, day by day. Friendship, acceptance, encouragement, love and joy permeate our yogic home.

paramahamsa-yoganandaIn September of 2010, with no business plan and no money at a time when I should have been considering slowing down, I was prompted by Yogananda’s guidance to rent this little space and launch a brand new business on pure faith. Listening carefully to the impressions and wisdom from beyond, deep roots have managed to anchor our growth by offering true yoga to those who seek a safe haven from a complex, often stressful world. Endless love and gratitude to my Sadguru Paramahamsa Yogananda for partnering with me in every breath.

At this moment in time, I bow to you for your continued love and support for our staff, teachings, and commitment to excellence through dedication on the path of yoga. Our adventure together has proven that the deeper we go into yoga, the deeper it gets. What a remarkable journey for all with a promise of continued growth and realization.

Thank you to Kriya Los Angeles for choosing to make Param Yoga your home as many, many souls have found their way to the Divine path of Kriya Yoga. I bow to Yogacharya Richard Peterson Baba and Judy Ma for their endless commitment and leadership of Kriya Yoga under the Divine auspices of our beloved Paramahamsa Prajnananandaji. This gratitude is extended to Swamis Atmavidyananda, Purnatmananda, Vairagyananda, and Sahajananda for their boundless love and devotion. Thank you from all of us.

As always, I remain grateful to my awesome assistant Kirsten and her uncanny ability to always be…well…100% awesome! Thank you Sabrina for joining our staff to help us flow flawlessly forward as we celebrate the now, always with love. Heartfelt gratitude to our adorable Cherise for her beautiful ongoing contribution with both asana and Ayurveda. To Brian Walsh for joining us monthly and bathing us with dynamic, Divine sound to flush out imbalance and bring us into alignment with our True nature.

To our precious little celebrity, Yoda, who I swear is the big draw of the studio and makes it simply a better place to visit just because he is here.

And finally, YOU—thank you, thank you, thank you for being you, for your willingness to stretch yourself into the best possible YOU that you can be, and for allowing me to share the path with you. I continue to be awe-inspired and completely grateful for this beautiful expression of God and the eternal Love available for all of us always. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

See you on the mat.

Love, Love, Love,

Marydale Signature

 

 

“The purpose of yoga is to make us a good human being through practice and understanding. Live in Divinity in every second. It is a conscious effort and choice.” – Paramahamsa Prajnanananda

 

 


Saturday, Oct 01, 2016 A Message from Marydale – October 2016

 

Greetings!

tapestryFasten your seatbelts, because the final three months of 2016 are upon us. You and I both know that there is a certain mindset that takes over as we approach the complexity of all that the fall/winter months offer us. If one is not awake and present in yogic priorities, it is quite possible to become overwhelmed and debilitated. Make this year’s end a very special one by recommitting yourself to your practice and doubling your efforts to live in a state of perpetual calm with compassionate detachment for all that whirls around you.

Remember that less is indeed more. Prioritize your time carefully as you move through the holidays in order to accommodate your practice. Keep first things first, acknowledging that if you are relaxed and moving effortlessly through each day you will be flowing in a sea of endless love that is not anchored on artificial days of celebration, but is authentic and life-giving.

While the holidays offer a time of coming together with the ones we love and cherish, they can, if allowed, lose their true meaning of gratitude and celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, whose presence on the Earth remains glorified 2000 years after he left. Be the one in your circle of influence who draws the attention to how precious these celebrations are, while minimizing commercialism and greed. When you give, do so from your heart without expectation, remaining clear about why you are giving in the first place.

Time is a major commodity in our brief lives here upon this earth. Do not waste a moment on anything that is not taking you deeper into your relationship with your Divine nature.

I celebrate you and wish you and yours all good things always and in all ways.

In Service,

Marydale Signature

 

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“Let us contemplate with humility and love. Let us cultivate the idea that we belong to God, and God belongs to us. We belong to the whole world, the whole world is ours, I am for all, and naturally all are for me I should live and breathe in peace and love, and should move like a child of God -fearlessly. Then life will be beautiful. Think of God and God’s love and beauty. Pray that God and the masters give us expansion in the mind, expansion in the heart. Let our lives be saturated with love, saturated with compassion.” – Paramahamsa Prajnanananda

 

 


Friday, Sep 30, 2016 Communication Secrets for Success

by Bridget Sampson, CEO of Sampson Communications Consulting

bridget-sampsonHow did I find the time and energy to write a book amidst a busy life as a wife, mother, professor, and consultant who travels almost every week for work? Marydale had a lot to do with it. Cherise had a lot to do with it too. When the many obligations and stresses of life start to overwhelm me, I remind myself that there is a magical place where I can let everything go and recharge my batteries. Marydale’s studio is my sanctuary. Just being in Marydale’s presence centers me and fills my heart with love and peace.

I am blessed to be able to do rewarding work that helps people build their confidence as well as experience greater joy and abundance. As a part-time professor at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) for twenty-five years, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed teaching courses such as public speaking, intercultural communication, organizational communication, and interpersonal communication. I strive to help students understand the profound impact of words and the intentions behind their messages.

One of my greatest passions is encouraging my students in the Educational Opportunity Program at CSUN, students who are from low-income backgrounds and are the first generation in their families to go to college. They are brimming with potential and ready to bloom, they just need some seeds and water and it is the greatest pleasure for me to provide those.

As a communication consultant who designs and delivers a variety of training and coaching programs, I seek to elevate the connections between people in the business world, so they can accomplish their professional goals while also mentoring, supporting, and empowering one another.

communication-secrets-for-successI have been humbled by the gratitude people have expressed over the years, whether they were my students in the university classroom or senior executives in a corporate conference room. This gratitude also compelled me to offer what I’ve studied and learned in my own life with a wider audience by writing my book, Communication Secrets for Success. I wondered if I could help more people, if I could send a message about compassionate, conscious communication into the world that might be received by the very people who needed it most.

I wanted my book to be for anyone and everyone who would be interested in improving their communication and relationships. I have had young college students and retired seniors alike tell me they gained something from the pages I poured my heart and soul into crafting for over five years. I also wanted the book to be user-friendly, with stand-alone chapters that people could choose from, depending on what’s most relevant for them. There are ten chapters, each with just over ten pages. Some chapters offer my top tips for key relationships in our lives: with ourselves, our romantic partners, our children, our boss, our friends, or people we lead. Other chapters address how to manage challenging communication contexts such as public speaking, intercultural communication, adapting to different personality types, and communicating through technology.

My main goal for the book is for it to be helpful to anyone who reads it or reads any part of it. I put it into the world with love and trust that it will do whatever it is meant to do. To this end, during the month of October I am offering the ebook version of Communication Secrets for Success to Param Yoga students at no charge. For those who prefer to read a physical book, I have a limited number available for the special price of $7 while supplies last. Please email me by October 31st and specify whether you’d like an ebook or print book.

Thank you to Marydale for the gift of Reiki training, which has been life-changing in ways I cannot express. Many thanks to Cherise for helping me to grow and heal myself through the beautiful art of Ayurveda. My regular yoga classes, whether they be with Marydale, Cherise, Sony, Adam, or my dear friend Cindy, who teaches at another location, are necessary for all that I do and give. I would not be who I am without them.

A final thank you to Kirsten, our bright, funny, honest friend (and studio office manager) who I look forward to hearing say, “Bridget!” with sincere enthusiasm every time I show up for class. You are so real, it’s unreal.

Oh wait… just one more… thank you Yoda for your ancient, warm, wise spirit and sweet kisses!

Many blessings to all of you and so much love. I’ll see you at the studio. Namaste.

 


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