Monday, September 3, 2012

I'm going to Yoga School at Kripalu!!

Hi Everyone!

I know it’s been a while since I have been on the blog page. So much has happened that it would honestly take too much time to recap it all. But you can check out my music blog (the burning büshe: In Gratitude) and get a clearer picture of what I’m talking about.

I was away most of the summer and I have to admit that I’ve been out of practice. Funny thing is that I was probably out of practice at the time I should have been in it the most. I think that was lesson #1 for me. When we are feeling the worst is when we need to go the mat or the cushion most even if our mind and body are saying something else.

I know that yoga helps me with so much including keeping my stress levels down and my spirits up. So on that note I am back to the mat.

I’ve been back now for a few weeks and in that time I found out that I got into yoga school! Before I left for Michigan Womyn’s Music festival I applied. I didn’t expect to hear back to quickly, but I’m in! So I will be going to Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in Stockbridge, MA to do my yoga teacher training! I’m so excited about the possibilities. This is a major life shift for me because although I am a musician, since I live in New York I have to do a few other things to keep the bills paid. I have made the decision that if I have to do something or things outside of music to make a living I want it to be something that I love. Something that has healed me and others and that something is yoga.

I got a partial scholarship to school, but I still need to raise some money. I was so stunned when I got an email from my friend Katie Elevitch saying that she wanted to help me raise the rest of the money through the launch of her website! She started something called "Pay it Forward" and I am the first person she is reaching out to help. What a blessing! So if you feel so inclined to help me reach my goal of going to yoga teacher training please make a donation at We have great incentives so check it out! Half of the the money MUST be in by September 13th to secure my reservation. So remember that a donation of any amount will get me closer to my goal.

While I’m away I will blog as often as I can about my experience. I’m going to do my best to make it daily, but I’m not making any promises. The blogs might be short because I know I’ll probably be exhausted, but I want to share this experience with you. So let’s make this happen. Thank you so much for checking out my blog. I am a healer and I’m so glad to share this journey with you.

Om Shanti.

Trikonasana: Triangle Pose


  1. I always get so excited when I hear about people heading to Kripalu for YTT. I was there in 2006 and just last year transferred my journal notes to my blog; the first day is here:

    When will you be there, and do you know who your program leaders are yet?

  2. Hi Jennifer,

    It's so exciting that you found me. The web sometimes still amazes me. I will be at Kripalu Oct. 14th -Nov. 9th. I went on the site and the teachers are Megha (Nancy Buttenheim) and Devarshi Steven Hartman. Have you worked with either of them? I am really excited about being there in the fall and it's also during my b'earthday. I will take a look at your Kripalu blog entries. I plan to do my best to blog while I'm there as well.

    I'm still raising money to go so check out my GoFundMe page and if you can spread the word that would be great! I am claiming my space there, but I do need to keep the financial channels open. :-)

    Thank you so much for reaching out!

  3. That’s great to hear, Shelley! Being a yoga teacher, you work and earn and relax all at the same time. I imagine it must be one of the most stress-free yet fulfilling jobs in the world. ;] I’m sure it uplifts the teacher after every class, knowing he or she has helped revive another person’s mind and body. Have you started teaching already?

    --> Mathias

  4. Hi Mathias,

    No I haven't started teaching yet. Still in school, but I will be finished soon. I'm very excited! I can't wait to share.