A September birth flower, the Morning Glory, serves to remind us that fall and cooler weather are on their way.
Because morning glory petals open in the morning, they are considered a sign to pause to soak up the sun and its healing energies.
Another sign that fall is on its way is Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, which signifies the beginning of the Days of Awe, a period of introspection. (Shanah Tovah to those of you who celebrate the Jewish New Year).
Even though it’s not officially autumn, it feels like fall has arrived. School’s back in session; the summer is coming to an end. To me, it seems as if we’re starting a new year. It’s easy to return to old routines and the normalcy of everyday life.
But with the lingering pandemic, constant unrest in the world, the “old routine” isn’t working.
We can let in a different outlook and perspective if we consider this time as a new year and invite something new into our routines. We can consciously choose what to allow into our reality and prioritize what’s essential in our lives.
We can change what we can, release what we can’t, and embrace the precious moments we have with each other.
Time off has slowed my pace, and I don’t feel ready to jump back into my old routines. I’m taking this week to let the end of summer sink in, so there won’t be a 5Rhythms class tonight.
We will have a Sweat Your Prayers class on Wednesday, September 22, at the Autumn Equinox. (Next Wednesday, September 15th, is Yom Kippur, so I will not start classes on this holy day).
During these two weeks, I will send out a Spotify playlist to the SDP Newsletter subscribers to enjoy and dance to on your own time or with friends.
Blue Morning Glory by Anne Pitkin
the morning glory has been blossoming for so long
without permission that in some gardens, it is no longer censored.
What does that tell you? See how it opens its tender throats
to a world that can sting it, how, without apology for its excess,
it blooms and blooms, though even yet
it seems surprised.
Sylvie and the SDP Team
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ABOUT SYLVIE MINOT
Sylvie Minot received her BA in Dance from San Jose State University and is a certified 5Rhythms® Teacher who was also trained in the Heartbeat (emotional) map by Gabrielle Roth.
Sylvie has studied psychology, indigenous healing rituals, energy medicine, and sound healing and is inspired by the teachings of cultural anthropologist Angeles Arrien, Ph.D., bestselling author Caroline Myss, and music composer Tito La Rosa.
Since 2000, Sylvie has taught weekly Wednesday evening 5Rhythms & Beyond dance classes and special workshops for a variety of populations.
Sylvie is often described as a catalytic shape-shifter because of her ability to meet people right where they are and move with them into new possibilities.
Syzygy Dance Project (SDP) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that transforms lives through dance movement. We offer regular dance classes to the public and outreach dance classes for inmates, veterans, recovering addicts, chronically ill patients, and the elderly.
Syzygy Dance Project
P.O. Box 2532
Sausalito CA 94966