Peace y’all. What I’m Leaving Behind in 2016

By Michelle Marchildon | Jan 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

This year had its share of grief, but mostly it was a time when complacency was torn asunder. Everyone on the right and the left, every sex, color and nationality, rich or poor, everyone was jostled out of a long decade’s nap of okayness. Consciousness may be uncomfortable, but it does make things clearer. It…

Finish Strong: A Theme Weaver Theme

By Michelle Marchildon | Dec 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

You:                 Write your “why” for teaching here. Theme:            “Finish Strong” or “Make it Happen,” or “Overnight Success” HOVs:              Possibility, Opportunity, Resilience, Strength Anecdote: There is no such thing as an overnight success. There are years and years of hard work behind every “new star.” How we end this year, is how we begin the…

Yoga Theme for Holidays

By Michelle Marchildon | Dec 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

Clarence Oddbody, Angel Second Class You:                 Put your “Why” for teaching here. Theme:            Based on It’s a Wonderful Life, how to get our wings. HOVs:             Remembrance, Effort and Potential, Dreams, Hope, Clarity Anecdote: What will it take for us to get our wings? In the movie,…

Plan B, or When Life Surprises You

By Michelle Marchildon | Nov 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Plan B, or When Life Surprises You A Yoga Theme based on Theme Weaver, The Other Eight Limb Path You:                 (Put your “why” here) Theme for:      Plan B. HOVs:              Resilience, Open to Change Anecdote: When life surprises you. Plan B is the Universe’s plan. The morning after a very surprising election. Contemplation…

Theme: Fall Leaves

By Michelle Marchildon | Nov 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

Fall Leaves You:                 Help everyone find clarity on the mat, and purpose in life. (Write your “why” here) Theme:            Fall Leaves. Sometimes loss creates a scar. HOVS:             Grace, Surrender, Boundaries and Healing (Others could be patience, attention, trust, strength) Anecdote:       Every year nature does its thing. The leaves fall to make room…

Halloween Theme: Zombies and Vampires

By Michelle Marchildon | Oct 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

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…

How Social Media Has Perpetuated Racism

By Michelle Marchildon | Sep 21, 2016 | 9 Comments

Years ago I was married to a real loser, and I told him so. I told him early and I told him often. And guess what? He left the conversation to marry another woman. It takes two to have a conversation. And it takes some skill to have the difficult conversations. These days people have…