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Get discounts on our classes in celebration of Halloween🎃👻🍬.
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I’m often blogging recipes, or facts about Spirit Animals. Today is all about Aerial Yoga. This amazingly frighteningly fun way to workout. Yes, I said frightening, because I know how scary and “dangerous” it can look, especially when you watch what the Kids; The Gypsy Tribe Dakini’s, in the Aerial Architecture©™ classes are doing. What they are learning, is Cirque type moves, and that is what they are training for. Whether they stick with it throughout life as a practice or a profession, we focus on safety, form and execution of movement.
These principles are also applied in adult classes, the result being a challenging class where you feel safe and in control, yet fun and lighthearted.
Physical Benefits of Aerial Yoga are:
Increased core strength and stability (balance) within the body.
Spinal decompression and gentle tension release due to counteracting gravity.
Increased upper body strength.
HIIT – High Intensity Interval Workout.
Increased bone density.
Gentle yet effective workout that is easy on the joints.
Increased body awareness.
The Metaphysical Benefits are:
Be Here Now, being present in the moment.
Control, mental, spiritual & physical.
Increased Self Confidence.
Increased sense of community.
A heartfelt thank you to everyone who has made Gypsy Tribe Westchester a success.
Join us every Thursday Evening for Swing & Sip with Heather Donovan, (center photo). More classes with Roseanne Carlo Stone – Founder of Gypsy Tribe Westchester (right) and Elin Waterston (left) – Founder of Luna Aerial Teacher Training.
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September 6, 2018
Reality is not an illusion, but the illusion of reality is real.
What do I mean by this?
What we surround ourselves with, becomes our reality. Reality and truth, in turn, can only be truly judged, when not only our 5 senses are active, but more importantly, our sixth sense.
The Truth can only be gauged by how many senses become awakened when presented with a specific situation.
Our 5 Senses:
Our 6th Sense:
If you only rely on television and limited resources for your information you are only using two senses, sight and sound; that’s not much of an experience. You need to delve further into the situation to use as many senses as possible to get a better hold on information. Only then can you truly judge the situation. Everything is hearsay until you can fully experience with all five, and for some of us, all six senses. Look hard for the truth, it’s often hidden under a pack of lies.
How do you know which path to choose? Often times we don’t know, we just blindly go forward trusting nothing and everything and taking things as they come, good or bad. Sometimes we feel the right path, through our intuition, and still, situations may be difficult. Sometimes our intuition is correct, and the choices we made have clearly resolved the situation for the better. These are subconscious choices, choices we often have no control over.
Why it is necessary sometimes.
That sounds ridiculous, but as I’ve often said, you can’t turn the other cheek, because the other cheek gets slapped, and you can’t fight fire with fire, it just creates more chaos. You fight fire with water, and put it out.
This is where the anger everyone tells you to “ let go” should be released. Throw something, yell, cry, call the person you’re pissed at and tell them what you think RELEASE IT ALL, and move on. There is no shame in calling out a toxic person who is hurting you. In fact, that’s how you take away their power, you extinguish it with the truth. This is when the choice of anger comes from self love, and the instinct to protect oneself and those you love. This is good anger, this is necessary anger, this is Shiva Kali Power. The Destroyers. They destroy the bad to let the good in.
For those of us who have this purpose in life, to bring out the worst in people, it is to destroy the bad, and make way for the good. Read the story of Kali FromTemple Purohit, here.
You will see the good and bad and why we need people around us in bad times to help balance us out, stand up with us and have our back. Raw anger is one of our purest forms, it’s just as pure as our divinity. The difference is a very fine line, and depends on how much control we are able to hold on to in the face of anger, especially coming from a place of abuse, or destruction. It needs to end. Abuse and destruction are more like a downward spiral made of chains. When you feel you can’t get out of the cycle, the chains grow stronger and take you down further. You have to completely sever a link, in order to get out of the cycle.
Anger comes from being pushed to far. The Buddha states, “holding on to anger is like holding a hot coal and expecting the other person to get burned.” Do not let the anger go blindly, if you do, you will send angry vibrations out into the world to create chaos. Focus the anger, and release, properly, it with as much force as it came at you. This may sound harsh, but if you re looking to break a link on the chain of destruction, it’s a necessity.
Happiness is not a choice, but a reward.
We all would like to choose happiness, but we can’t. It’s actually out of our control much of the time. If we simplify our lives, stay away from social media, news, politics, religion and other people we are usually at peace. We find some peace doing the things we love, whether it be reading, yoga, painting, listening to or playing music, riding a motorcycle, or cooking a meal, we all have our active meditations, designed to bring us to a happier state, but true happiness is a reward. True happiness comes from extreme self love and self confidence. If you choose to love yourself enough, and are confident in your worth, you can end your bad situations and emerge renewed, released and rewarded with happiness. This is a conscious choice we do have control over.Cut toxic people out of your life. Cut toxic habits out of your life. Speak up, speak out, speak loud! Happiness only eludes us as long as we let it.
Stand Up For Something, Even if it Means Sacrificing Everything – Colin Kaepernick.
The signs are all around us and we never fully take notice of them. Actually, I think we only notice the bad signs, because we are so programmed to gear our thoughts toward negativity.
Our job is to notice the signs, both good and bad.
Our goal do our best to turn the bad signs into positive situations.
Our self love helps us begin to notice the good signs, or count our blessings, as so many say, and begin to manifest the truth of what we need to exist, and it is different for everyone.
My job is not to point out the good signs to you, if I did that, or more to the point, when I have to do that, you learn nothing.
Notice the Signs in your life and use this advice to turn things around for the better, by investing in the most important person you know, yourself.
Keep Loving You
Summer is Finally Here!
We have incredible kids programs here at Gypsy Tribe Westchester.
Open Play© is a program designed to let children learn the aerial silks and hammocks in their own time, no pressure. Here they are taught basic form and wraps and safety. They are able to take a move as quickly or slowly as they please.
Aerial Architecture© is a program designed to build a strong foundation in the Aerial Arts. Here we will focus on injury prevention, safety and partner poses; through anatomy, physiology, kinesiology and physics. Yoga, Pilates, & Arm Balances, will help take them deeper into their craft. With intense focus on form, from extension to flexion, they will leave more prepared to take everything to new heights. Students will learn injury prevention strengthening moves, and self care/after practice care, this program will build a solid foundation for a continued practice in the Aerial Arts.
Regular Price $670
15% discount with Kids or Family Summer enrollment
25% off when booked as a group
Aerial Architecture is a 20 hour program. Over the course of two weeks, we will focus on building a practice, through a solid foundation, that can be taken from the studio, into the classroom during the school year. In addition to physical strength and flexibility, we focus on self care, recipes, and maintaining all of our everyday work and activities with little to no stress.
Leotards or two piece dance clothing
Check out Discount Dance.com
Water and snacks
Yoga Mat – TJMaxx always has a great selection for a great price.
*Cell Phones will be permitted in the studio, but not used during class time, with exception of emergencies. We will have 2 – five minute breaks for cell phone use.
Come prepared to learn, and grow your art.
Roseanne Carlo Stone
Founder – Gypsy Tribe Westchester
June Blog Series Phytonutrients
Turmeric Sweet Potato Hummus
Turmeric is bright yellow due to the high levels of curcuminiods, which also gives turmeric its many health benefits.
This week’s Blog in the June Phytonutrients Series, Turmeric. Turmeric has been a staple in my kitchen for years. Mostly associated with your favorite Curry Dish, this ancient spice is part of the ginger family, known as curcuma longa. Turmeric is used as both a nutritional supplement and as a dye for cloth. Turmeric has been used in India and Asia for centuries. In more modern foods it is a main ingredient in yellow ballpark mustard.
In Ayurveda, Turmeric is one of the all important spices for Optimal Health. Turmeric is the spice used to help with digestion, liver function, blood circulation and as a topical treatment for wounds.
This week, I thought I would share my version of a sweet potato and turmeric hummus. The original recipe called for fresh garlic, which I felt would be too overwhelming, so I changed it to garlic powder. I think this helped to focus the flavor in the main place, on the delicate sweetness of the sweet potato and the earthiness of the turmeric. I’ve added safflower oil as an ingredient to the recipe to tie two phytonutrients into one dish. Once you learn the benefits of one phytonutrient, and then another; you can find ways to blend them into your foods to add a boost to your optimal health.
Sweet Potato Turmeric Hummus
Cook Time: 20 minutes to 1 hour
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Serves: 8-10 people
51 calories per serving
*Source Parenting Healthy Babies. For more information check out Parenting Healthy Babies. What a wonderful source of information for those looking for a more natural path through pregnancy and early childhood.
*When adding turmeric as an ingredient, remember less is more. This recipe is such a fun twist to hummus, I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I do.