Saturday 11 September 2021

Cours spécial avec Caroline, demain 11h-12h15 12 septembre

Hello Everyone,
More yoga makes everyone feel better, which makes the world feel better, right?  That's why each Sunday at the start of the month there will be yoga with Caroline in the am and meditation with me in the evening.  We start this month, tomorrow and then in October we go to the first Sunday of the month.  It's sangha, being with community.  The Hatha and Mediation are being offered by donation.  Please reserve in advance:  11:00 Caroline, 18:30 Michelle.  Sometimes there will be surprise teachers.

There will be no class, Saturday 10am Sept 25.  I will be giving a weekend retreat in the Vosges and there are still places if you want to come!

I will be away from the center and video classes from Friday, October 1 -Thursday October 7.  Caroline will teach for me Saturday, Oct 2, 10am.  All the other classes
that week are cancelled, plus Friday, Sept 24, 12noon and prenatal are cancelled.

That's it for right now.  Take good care of yourselves and have a nice weekend!
Namaste, Michelle

Bonjour tout le monde,
Plus de yoga fait que tout le monde se sent mieux, n'est-ce pas ?  C'est pourquoi chaque dimanche au début du mois, il y aura du yoga avec Caroline le matin et de la méditation avec moi le soir.  Nous commençons ce mois-ci, demain, puis en octobre, nous passerons au premier dimanche du mois.  C'est la sangha, être avec la communauté.  Le Hatha et la méditation sont offerts par donation.  Veuillez réserver à l'avance, comme d'habitude:  11:00 Caroline, 18:30 Michelle.  Parfois il y aura des enseignants surprises.  

Autre :
Il n'y aura pas de cours le samedi 25 septembre à 10h.  Je vais donner un week-end de retraite dans les Vosges et il y a encore des places si vous voulez venir !

Je serai absent du centre et des cours vidéo du vendredi 1er octobre au jeudi 7 octobre.  Caroline enseignera pour moi le samedi 2 octobre à 10h. 
Tous les autres cours de cette semaine sont annulés, ainsi que le vendredi 24 septembre, 12h00 et le cours prénatal.

C'est tout pour le moment.  Prenez bien soin de vous et passez un bon week-end !
Namaste, Michelle

Michelle Jacobi

Centre de Yoga du Marais
72, rue du Vertbois
75003 Paris
0033 (0)1 42 74 24 92
0033 (0)6 31 91 92 12

Saturday 4 September 2021

New beginnings

 Dear Friends,

I sent this letter out to you on January 1, 2021 and thought it appropriate to post again, for our rentrée which is also the beginning of a new year for us.

Dearest Everyone!

Happy New Year!
Wasn’t this morning already something happily different?  The light in Paris was beautiful.
I feel we all want to try harder this year  to make the world a better place.

For Sunday’s meditation I propose 2 mantras that speak to the here and now.

The Gayatri and 
The Peace Mantra from the Taittiriya Upanishad

As you know from our practicing together over the years, the sounds in the original Sanskrit are the keys that open us up to transformation.
I enclose an English translation, too, but you know the translation does not hold the same power, because something is lost in all translations,
but you get the idea.

Bhur Bhuva Svaha
Tat Savitur Varenyam
Bhargo Devasya Dhimahi
Dhiyo Yo Nah Prachodayat

Earth Atmosphere Heavens
We meditate on the divine Source’s brilliant light.
May that guide our thoughts and actions.


Shanti  (On togetherness)

Saha Navavatu
Saha Nau Bhunaktu
Saha Viryam Karavavahai
Tejasvi Navadhitam Astu
Ma Vidvishavahai

Om. May the Source protect us both in togetherness.
May this nourish us both in togetherness.
May we both work in unity with great energy.
May our study be energized and may our time together
be effective to strengthen our unity in all ways.
May we not hate each other destroying our togetherness.

Om shanti,