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Recently over lunch with a dear friend, she shared a brilliant
re-definition of Surrender:

CLICK to Surrender & Transform

It's been a VERY rough week and I'll be honest:  SURRENDERING is definitely the lesson I most need to learn.

And after teaching yoga for nearly 15 years -- even though Idina Menzel sings about it a lot these days -- I know I'm not alone. 

Nothing is as challenging in the yoga practice (or life)
as Learning to LET IT GO. 

photo: Susan Kennedy. Models: Me, Belle, and San Francisco

That's why no yoga pose is nearly as difficult -- or as important -- as Savasana ("Corpse Pose") where you simply lie still at the end of your practice.

Sounds (and looks) easy, right?  ...  Wrong!

Students often sneak out of the room in droves right before Savasana, less because they have a pressing engagement, but more I think because they're just not comfortable with ... doing nothing ... with letting go ... with surrendering ...

Far more than the body, the mind REALLY NEEDS the surrender of letting go --  something far more challenging for most of us.

After one troubled and sleepless night this week, I stumbled across this video from Eckhart Tolle on the Wisdom of Surrender.  It was a revelation so I had to share it here:

The Wisdom of Surrender - Eckhart Tolle
(In fact, I liked this so much from 3 to 4 a.m.
I transcribed the entire thing; email me if you'd like a copy.)

There's such wisdom in just the opening:

  • Surrender is the most important thing that you can do to bring about positive change.  
  • Any action you take is secondary.  
  • No truly positive action can arise out of an unsurrendered state of consciousness.  
  • To some people, surrender may have negative connotations implying defeat, giving up, failing to rise to the challenges of life, becoming lethargic and so on.  True surrender, however, is something entirely different. 

There are so many ways we can explore this together.

First, a limited number of FREE Transformation 1:1 Chats I'm offering -- Just CLICK HERE to sign up.

Second, details are evolving for a super-luxury Yoga / Transformation retreat in Mykonos June 16th through June 23 at this incredible SPA.  (Space VERY limited, so email me if you're intrigued.)

I promise that each Experience will be a Journey of
Transformation through (blissful) Surrender!

P.S.   And again, if you think you might want to work with me, 
or just come to Greece this June!



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