Sean and I watched Our Social Dilemma on Netflix the other night — and I relearned what I already knew: Social media is wild.
Our newsfeeds aren't filled with our preferences like a tack board or a scrapbook. They're carefully curated to keep us glued to our devices, and surrounded with stories from people who think exactly like we do. With algorithms designed with one goal in mind (to learn everything about us), lest we forget:
Our attention is our most valuable currency.
Sean and I had a conversation about goats' milk the other day. A day later, what shows up on Sean's feed? He was offered an ad for a book about...
Wait for it...
... milking goats.
NAILED IT. We know these things happen — we know the algorithms are working and we laugh when we get profiled in situations like this. (No Mom, we're not getting goats.) And yet, as people who know things about things, how do we approach this from a yogic perspective?
December 10 - 14, 2020
Thursday, 4-9pm MST
Friday-Sunday, 8am-5pm MST
with E-RYT 500 Sattva Yoga Master Teacher, Mollie Busby, live on Zoom
This is a 4-day, 30-hour live online training with Mollie, plus 20 hours of guided self-paced study. Mollie has designed this course for anyone looking to facilitate energetic practices using Himalayan Kriya, advanced pranayama, and mantra. Through the lens of the Koshas (5 energetic layers or bodies), the 3 gunas (fundamental tendencies), and the 5 Kleshas (obstacles), we will examine the ways we — and our students — go from living unconsciously, to experiencing a radical shift using these timeless technologies, and ultimately embark on an awakening that alters our experience of life.
This course is for sincere seekers only — and it will require that you take on a specific daily meditation and commit to significant practice with the material prior to bringing it into your classes. As such, Mollie is prepared to support your journey beyond the course with specific practices, recommended routines, continuing study and one-on-one support. You will leave the course with all the tools you need to succeed — although it’s up to you to have the motivation to change the way you show up in the world.
In our lineage, we use Guru Mantra Meditation to focus our mind on a single sound of nature, repeated over and over within our consciousness, which tunes us to a deep vibration and a sacred frequency. It’s not a new method; in fact, it’s been used and passed down in the lineage of Kriya Yoga for thousands of years, including through great gurus Lahiri Mahasaya, Sri Yukteswar, Babaji, and Yogananda, (the renowned author of “Autobiography of a Yogi”). In this course, you will become part of this lineage, too.
The Tantric practices you will experience are thousands of years old and come from the birthplace of yoga in the Himalayas of India. In this course, you will be initiated into specific kriya, pranayama and mantras so you can experience them for yourself, which ultimately empowers you to teach them to others from the heart.
Who is this for:
Times and Dates:
*You must attend all meetings live on Zoom. Recordings to watch afterward will not be available*
Required reading before the course begins:
Example Daily Schedule (all times are in Mountain Time)
*Subject to change
Day 1, Thursday:
Last week, I dreamt worms came out of a tiny hole on my stomach.
Anytime Sean and I share our dreams with one another, we Google possible meanings. And although there are a lot of weird “meanings” of dreaming about worms, the one that resonated with me the most (yes, I get to choose!) is the release of negativity. As in, something that you were holding onto — that ultimately wasn’t part of your true nature — was finally ready to get the heck out of you.
Or me, I guess!
Today happens to be Sean and my 9th wedding anniversary (!), and I can’t help but think the worms, and this new chapter — especially our massive undertaking building guest cabins for Arctic Hive... it's our do-over.
In 2017, Sean and I built a small cabin on our property in Montana and filmed for a TV show, Building Off Grid, which still airs on Discovery Channel today.
One of our current teacher trainees described her mood this past weekend: She woke up feeling like a dragon, breathing fire… that so resonated with me. Fiery energy has been abundant in my emotional world lately, and unfortunately, it has been literally abundant in the Pacific Northwest as the wildfires rage on.
So as Blaine and I sat down this past week to plan our annual fall 21-day challenge for Yoga Hive, we were tossing around themes, acknowledging what had been coming up lately. What do we need more of as 2020 draws to a close? What turns chaos and fire into something useful?
The answer was simple: Joy.
Journey into Joy.
Because fire has been present in our day-to-day, it’s been burning up so many things we were ready to let go of, and we’ve found so much space for new things. New pathways. New adventures. Our willingness to detach and discover joy in every moment has never been so fulfilling, and necessary.
The truth is: Joy is power.
Mollie Busby is the owner of Yoga Hive, and writes inspirational musings for our newsletter, which we post here, along with upcoming trainings and workshops. To filter, navigate using the links above to see the category you're interested in. If you have questions, or wish to get in touch with Mollie, drop in to a class, or connect online: