Wednesday, October 28, 2015

feline fun!

in nine live times, 
you'll never know as much about your cat
as your cat knows about you.
                      ~ m. de montaigne

cats! yoga! cookies!
what else is there?
a wing and a prayer
will donate all the 20 $ bills
to cat's meow -

sunday, november 1st
there are 2  one-hour  classes..back to back..$20 each
one @ 3 @ 4:30 pm
with treats and adoping in betwixt!

stretch with the masters of stretch..
if you already have a house full of cats..
come and make new friends..
cat and otherwise..

an adventure in whiskers..
this could be very, very FUN!

please pre-register:


Monday, October 26, 2015

sky fly!

when the sky flies away, the bird flies away.
when the bird flies away, the sky flies away.
when you speak about the investigation of flying,
it is right here.
this is the point of steadfast sitting.
even if you go myriad miles,
it is right here.
                   ~ dogen

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

wednesday yoga w/ jeri - december 2

the happiness center will be the new venue
for jeri lancaster's yoga class..
on wednesdays rather than mondays..
beginning december 2nd @ 7pm..
give her a jingle:
360 299 2519
for any queries..

switch roles
zen master raven
robert aiken

gray wolf asked, 
"why do we always do 
everything exactly the same way?
raven said:
"steady on."
gray wolf said:
"maybe we should switch roles sometimes.
somebody else could be the teacher
and you could just be one of the students."
raven said:
"it's happening."

Monday, October 19, 2015

a wing..timeline..CATS!

as you know..
a wing is folding her wings..
taking flight..

the shala is open and the schedule
of classes are as usual..
all classes are up and running
until the end of november..
my last class is thanksgiving,
november 26 @ 8 am..

the sojourn to japan has capsized..
this changes the fundraiser notion on thanksgiving..
in the spirit of generosity,
i would like to split the thanksgiving cornucopia
between my dentistry..ah! the price of  crown..
and a worthy recipient..
please send suggestions to my e-mail...
or place them in the basket when you attend class...
ours is a generative practice!

YOGA WITH CATS!  November 1
you must register with the cat's meow
there are 2 classes to choose from..
3 pm & 4:30 pm
come to both!
~ all proceeds go to the cat's meow ~

as anyone who has been around cats
for any length of time well knows,
cats have enormous patience
with the limitations of the human kind.
                    - cleveland amory


Wednesday, October 14, 2015

shaking and waking

let all the strains of joy mingle in my last song -
the joy that makes the earth flow over 
in riotous excess of the grass,
the joy that sets the twin sisters, life and death,
dancing over the wide world, 
the joy that sweeps in with the tempest,
shaking and waking all life with laughter,
the joy that sits still with its tears
on the open red lotus of pain,
and the joy that throws everything it has
upon the dust, and knows not a word.
                          -r. tagore

Monday, October 12, 2015

the whole world is your own..

if you want peace of mind,
do not find fault with others.

rather learn to see your own faults -
learn to make the whole world your own.

no one is a stranger, my child
the whole world is your own.
                   - sri sarada devi

what the sayer of praise
is really praising is herself
by saying implicitly
my eyes are clear
likewise someone who criticizes
is criticizing herself
i cannot see very well
with my eyes so inflamed
awe is the salve that will heal our eyes -
and keen constant listening..

when i move -
a candleflame flickers
in tibet..
        william stafford

you are the world
and the world is you -
        j. krishnamurti

Sunday, October 11, 2015


i am usually willing to jump across the chasm
of idon'tknow into the great unknown..

growing up ^
taking the step on the thousand mile path..
a spiral trail that twirls on the tip of an ascending rod..

deep sighs that buoy up ^
restoring by sheer height
the crack of any broken heart..
each inhale < heals the letting go of each exhale > ..

carrying baskets of mending, pieces of patch
the in-between-ness..the synapse..the abyss..
the gap..the interval..

these stitches leap the bridge to wholeness..
  a second coming
  of our own true self..
  the original face..
step up ^ step up ^

celebrating the solitude of solo flying
each to each own .. always..
an unchaperoned journey ~
o how the shimmering halo
above the crown lights the way !

wrapped up in the dance of life
- a gift for the gods and goddesses -
the play of life..lila..spins  like a top...
the unknown squirms loose
from comfort farm mulch
uncovering its presence all along

how are you to do it?
you have simply to jump straight in and not to think,
"where shall i fall? what will happen to me?"
it is the hesitation of the mind that prevents you -
you must simply let yourself go.
              ~ the mother

this then ... not the end
but the very beginning.....

if you don't know where you're going
any road will take you there ~
                    george harrison

Friday, October 9, 2015

john lennon - 75 today -

the unknown is what it is.
and to be frightened of it
sends everybody scurrying about
chasing dreams,
all that.
unknown is what it is.
accept that it's unknown
and it's plain sailing.
                 - john lennon

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

a wing .. yoga schedule.. 10/7 update

yoga practice @ a wing and a prayer

MONDAY - 8 am w/ kathy
                     6:30 pm w/ jeri

TUESDAY - 8 am w/ dunja

WEDNESDAY - 7 pm w/ dunja

THURSDAY - 8 am w/ dunja

FRIDAY - 9 am w/ dunja

SATURDAY - 9 am w/ dunja

all levels..
all are welcome..
drop -ins..come on!

our task is to stamp
this provincial, perishing earth
into ourselves
so deeply, 
so painfully and passionately,
that its being may rise again 
invisibly in us.
        ~ rilke

mark your calendars!

samhain ~ an open crevice in the fabric of time and space

yoga with cats!
come and stretch with
mavens of movement...
felines in the fullness of time..
grimalkins of grace and glee...

2 classes on 
sunday, november 1
3 - 4:30 pm
4:30 - 6 pm

all proceeds go the the cat's meow..
you can adopt a kitty onsite!
$20 per class..
come to both!

pre-registration is required..
feel free to make a larger donation..

there will be treats!

Monday, October 5, 2015

there is a time...

there is a time for departure even
when there is no certain place to go.
                    ~ rw emerson

it seems the time has come to
let the caged bird fly..
open the palm ~

jeri, kathy and i sat in a circle
knee to knee with cups of tea..
and found we had all opened up
to letting go.. and letting come...

jeri is happy to hold to her one class a week..
we will keep you posted as to where that may be  ~
kathy & kids are moving to san antonio
at the end of the school year to join her husband
who has been transferred with tesoro..
she, too, may find a spot to keep her yin class going..

a wing and a prayer 
will fold its wings the end of november..
go with what is most terrifying -
always choose love over safety,
if you can tell the difference..
           j. humpreys

sincerely grateful for the
we have practiced together
awakening every moment .. or as often as we do!
to the luminosity we shine forth..
uncovering the ruby we have hidden in our hearts..
moving bones and flesh in the direction of love..

my intention is to return ..
the end of may.. 
i might well be an itinerant yogini
teaching in la conner, anacortes, clearlake, arlington..
some ideas for class space.. in the summer ?
there is mystery ahead!

meet me in cognito, baby
of course, we'll have to color our hair.
the best thing about life in cognito
is that everybody's nobody there.
                    tom robbins

Friday, October 2, 2015

mk gandhi ~ october 2

it is not non-violence if we merely love those that love us.
it is nonviolence only when we love those who hate us.
i know how difficult it is to follow this grand law of love.
but are not all great and good things difficult to do?
love of the hater is the most difficult of all.
by the grace of god even this most difficult thing
becomes easy to accomplish if we want to do it.

my life is an indivisible whole,
and all my activities run into one another;
and they all have their rise
in my insatiable love of mankind.

ahimsa (nonviolence) is the attribute of the soul,
and, therefore, to be practiced by everyone
in all the affairs of life.
if it cannot be practiced in all departments,
it has no practical value.