A Gardens Growth Just Happens…

Welcome to Spring readers, although it’s not feeling so Spring like in some countries we are getting closer!

We’ve been tending to our garden here, pulling weeds, trimming trees & planting seeds.
You can see the garden flourish right away from the love & attention. Our bodies & minds are no different.

Last month we visited each centre in the body to create connection and notice where we felt disconnected as we fertilised the soil of our  inner Secret Garden.

This month we will plant the seeds that we wish to grow in each energy centre of our body. We will offer patience, support, love and lots of breaths. We will not force our seeds to grow, we will allow them to get there in their own time – offering loving kindness as they find their own way. 

Here is April’s Soundbath Meditation by Fire, Earth & Ether. We will travel through each energy centre together and plant what we wish to grow. Please do subscribe to my channel to stay updated with all free offerings.

Remember that the Universe responds to your frequency. It doesn’t recognise your personal desires, wants or needs. It only understands the frequency in which you are vibrating at. If you are vibrating in the frequency of fear, guilt or shame you are going to attract things of a similar vibration. If you are vibrating in the frequency of love, joy & abundance, you are going to attract things that support that frequency.
It’s kinda like tuning into a radio station. You have to be tuning into the energy you want to manifest into your life. Change your mindset & it will change your life – Kundalini Awakening 

Wishing you all a Spring full of new beginnings, vibrancy & magnetic energy. Our lives reflect what we have on the inside…

SatNamNamaste
Michelle xx

MBY Kundalini Kriya Workshop
For those who are seasoned to the practice and equally for those who are not & would like a taster of what this practice is all about.
We will be working with a few specific sequences for strength, freedom & courage.
The morning will consist of meditation & movement practices. We will then break for a healthy vegetarian lunch before we reconvene for the afternoon session which will include chanting, intention practices & meditation.
When:
Saturday April 24th
11.00 – 15.oo
Where:
Gharb, Gozo (will send address once booking is made)
Investment:
60 euros (limited to 8 participants)
Full payment secures space
Payments can be made via Revolut and/or Paypal
Contact me to book your spot.
Details re payment will be forwarded once you book via private message or email: info@michellebartoloyoga.com
Looking forward to spreading the gems of this practice.
Feel free to reach out with any questions and/or concerns
‘Today is the tomorrow you were worried about Yesterday’ – Anthony Hopkins
SatNamNamaste ?

These mediation and sound baths are recorded live from our home studio every month .

Fire Earth & Ether usually takes place in Gozo, Malta every two weeks and we hope to get that going once restrictions loosen a bit more.

Under the current circumstances (Covid-19) we decided to record and share it virtually in hope that it can stimulate, inspire & help you find your centre amidst whatever you are going through.

Meditation by Michelle Bartolo Yoga (www.michellebartoloyoga.com)

Music by Mawk Phoenix (www.mawkpoenix.com, https://www.youtube.com/c/mawkphoenix)

We do hope you enjoy it! Feel free to let us know what you need in a comment below that falls in line with these practices as we plan to record a session every month to share.

Thanks for listening

Peace

M&M

Resistance & Avoidance 

Hi there compadres – I hope you are taking good care of yourselves whichever situation this pandemic may have you in.

I’m a bit tardy in my newsletter sending this month – believe it or not it’s one thing I resist and avoid yet when I get it done I always feel better . This year I vowed to myself that my practice would be to dive into what I avoid & resist – making this commitment to myself made me feel anxious and a wee bit fearful in all honesty, yet I know things don’t go away by ignoring them either. Courage dear heart.

So YES is my answer this year more than NO is.
Since deciding that I’ve said yes to things I wanted to say no to, things I’ve been avoiding that keep creeping up all the same (what we resist persists as the cliche goes)

In return of my YES’s my energy  has expanded and new opportunities and inspiration have come my way. When we look at ourselves in terms of energy the YES path is open and the NO path is not. I was comfortable with the way things were yet I wasn’t being challenged enough. Every now and again our comfort zones need challenge to grow and to not become rigid and boxed in. The YES path has paved ways of opportunity and in return I feel more open, expanded & free.

Now I’m in no way advocating being like Jim Carrey in the film, Yes Man (it’s hilarious if you haven’t seen it check out the clip below) yet his life transforms in a marvellous way when YES enters his life more…

Here are my shares of what I avoid and/or resist:
I resist and avoid saving as my narrative is, I could die tomorrow – yet as a wise friend pointed out – I could not die tomorrow too 🙂
I resist and avoid being in front of a camera which is why I’m doing it more often this year 🙂 (stay tuned for online pre recorded courses)
I resist and/or avoid sharing myself in these newsletters yet the more I do it the easier it becomes and the more feedback I get from you readers as we connect our practices

Dare to Share and/or Reflect:
What do you resist and/or avoid?
What does it feel like to dive into what you resist and/or avoid?
What does it feel like to internally inquire everything you resist and/or avoid, ‘What would someone who loved themselves do?’

I’d love to hear your reflections if you’re willing to share or just use this as a journal entry to let it come up and out of you

If you are going to believe your mind every time resistance comes
You are going to be in a long standing relationship with avoidance & suffering – Mooji

MBY KriyaAsana classes blend the styles of Kundalini & Vinyasa with focus on breath & feeling your experience.
With requests from many to host a zoom public class regularly I’ve decided to get it together

When:

Commencing Tuesday March 2nd & every Tuesday there on

18.30-19.45 (C.E.T.)

Invest:

10 euros/class

10 x classes = 90 euros (valid 3 months)

Set yourself up a nice cozy private space, light a candle and have a blanket and a block and/or cushion

I will send a ZOOM link once you have signed up for class.
Looking forward to seeing all your faces then ?
The mind is where the soul goes to hide from the heart – Michael Singer
SatNamNamaste

Join us on the island of joy in Gozo, Malta. This is a week long retreat where we will do Yoga twice/day and the rest of the time is yours to explore!
This island is old school with all the modern necessities. We have more space than you can imagine for such a small island and the locals treat everyone as if they are familia.
The sea is a stunning blue and there are many caves to explore, beaches, dives and endless adventures.
When you arrive we will gather for a healthy vegetarian meal with locally sourced organic produce and get to know each other and go over the weeks activities.
Monday morning will be our first class at 8 – 9.30am and will be a more invigorating practice
All morning sessions will be held at the same time
Our evening sessions will be from 5-6.30pm and more restorative & meditative
All classes are suitable for all levels
Investment includes:
* accommodation for 7 nights
* vegetarian welcome meal
* healthy breakfast every morning
* 13 x  yoga/mediation sessions
* guided hike
* sunrise and/or sunset yoga sessions in nature
Cost:
Single 1600 euros
Shared 800 euros/person
* please contact me privately to book and/or for payment options.
* 50% non refundable deposit secures your space (deposit is transferrable)
* Balance is due 1 month before the retreat date
Here are some photos of the farmhouse our retreat will be in:

NEW YEAR BLESSINGS TO ALL OF YE 

Hoping that you all had a creative & light festive season. Many I know had to celebrate this year alone due to the pandemic issues – I hope you found solace & love in your own company and used it as the gift of the day that it is to connect within.

Also THANK YOU to all the lovely souls out there who responded to my last email!!
I got the most responses I’ve ever had by sharing something so personal. That’s why we share, to connect and let others know they are not in this alone. THANK you to those who shared their personal journeys with me – keep em coming to stay OPEN.

The practice this month is working with fear. With all the news related to this pandemic, the US elections and all the upheaval happening in our lives many are becoming consumed with the emotion of fear.
Fear is the opposite of love so my new practice is to send LOVE to any of my FEARS when they arise.
When we change the energy of  fear it no longer closes us up, makes us rigid, controlling, sick & generally not fun to be around. You deserve better conditions than that.

The practice is to visit each fear you have. FEEL it in your body. Then teach it courage by guiding the way & FEEL that in your body. You just became stronger than your fear from that simple practice.

We will always have fears. They come and go. They become dangerous when we allow them to be stronger than we are. By guiding our fear we are showing it LOVE, just as you would a small child who is scared. Transform that emotion into LOVE to keep you open, healthy & free.

Here is the latest recording of our Soundbath & Meditation.
Fire, Earth & Ether will be recording a session for your free relaxing pleasure once/month. Initially it was meant to be every 2 weeks but we couldn’t keep up with that.  The theme is Releasing Fears and we hope you find some comfort through it. Feel free to let us know how it worked for you

Make friends with your fears and offer them love. Offer love to each person you encounter who is feeling fearful. Let us transform and open together.

MBY 2021 Offerings:

Private Online Sessions
Suited to your Individual needs
Zoom or Skype

Kundalini Workshop in Gozo
Saturday Feb 5th
11 – 3pm

MBY KriyaAsana 200hr Yoga Teacher Training
Spring
April 28th – June 12th
Fall
October 20th – December 4th
GOZO

MBY Inside/Out Retreat
October 9 – 16th
GOZO
(more details soon!)

Wishing you all a great inner start to the new year – be kind to yourselves
SatNamNamaste
Michelle xx

MBY Kundalini Kriya Workshop
For those who are seasoned to the practice and equally for those who are not & would like a taster of what this practice is all about.
We will be working with a few specific sequences to help transcend our weaknesses and find more vitality and stamina in our everyday lives.
The morning will consist of meditation & movement practices. We will then break for a healthy vegetarian lunch before we reconvene for the afternoon session which will include chanting, intention practices & meditation.
When:
Saturday Feb 6th
Where:
Gharb, Gozo (will send address once booking is made)
Investment:
60 euros (limited to 8 participants)
Full payment secures space
Payments can be made via Revolut and/or Paypal
Contact me to book your spot.
Details re payment will be forwarded once you book via private message or email: info@michellebartoloyoga.com
Looking forward to spreading the gems of this practice.
Feel free to reach out with any questions and/or concerns
‘Today is the tomorrow you were worried about Yesterday’ – Anthony Hopkins
SatNamNamaste ?

Light a candle. Have a blanket close by and get cosy

Perfect for a Sunday eve in winter

FREE for you recorded live from our home studio

 

Meditation by: Michelle Bartolo

Sounds by: Mawk Phoenix