Halloween Theme: Zombies and Vampires

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Zombies and Vampires for Halloween

“The Other Eight Limb Path” ™ of Theme Weaver

You:                       (What is your Yoga Teaching Mantra?) I help everyone find clarity in life.Theme:                Zombies and Vampires is a take on the play between individual and community needs.HOVs:                   Self-care vs. being community-oriented. Others: self-knowledge, Svidyaya, compassion.Anecdote: Zombies are very community-oriented. They like to travel in packs. They do the walk. They volunteer, are extroverted and are family-minded, but it’s easy to get over-extended. Vampires are loners. They don’t play well with others. They have a bite, but they also have a strong ego and take care of themselves. They are good providers. Our battle within and without is to find where the balance is in life, between being too much of an extrovert or introvert. Vampires and Zombies are polarities which tell us what we need to know about everything in between.ContemplationSometimes it’s useful to view the world through a reductive dichotomy, based on monsters, so you can see traits in the self that you otherwise don’t recognize. Opposites bring clarity. Have some fun. You could also substitute Werewolves for Vampires.  A theme is to know the self. Find the balance between taking care of others, and taking care of self.Vampires, or introverted people: Steve Jobs, Pema Chodron, Twitter, Hillary ClintonZombies, or extroverted people: Mark Zuckerberg, Oprah, Facebook, Donald TrumpGolden NuggetsZombie Nuggets                                                                                             

  • Whose team are you on?
  • Do it for the team.
  • Encourage those around you.
  • Teams go farther together
  • Be a love zombie

Vampire Nuggets

  • Find the “yo” in yoga
  • Shape shift to state shift
  • Take care of you first.
  • Self-care is self-love.
  • Savasana in the daytime!

WBF:  To know the self is to live with clarity and purpose. (Insert your Theme + Yoga Teaching Mantra here)Quotes “What a lovely surprise it is to discover how unlonely being alone can be.” Ellen Burstyn“Compassion for others begins with kindness for ourselves.” Pema ChodronMany men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after. Henry David Thoreau“Above all, try something.” Benjamin Franklin“If human beings had genuine courage, they would wear their costumes every day of the year.” Douglas Copeland© 2016 by Michelle Berman Marchildon. Adapated from the book, Theme Weaver: Connect the Power of Inspiration to Teaching Yoga, by Michelle Berman Marchildon. All rights reserved.Downloadable PDF:Zombie Theme