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April 1st, 2 019
I find it precious to have entered this new phase in my life, where I have some time in my week without any plans, responsibilities or duties to tend to. After 20 years as a working mom, that kind of time has been rare for so long, that sometimes it's actually difficult to know what to "do" when I have it. But not to worry, I feel completely up to the challenge, and I am grateful to finally have some of this "free" time. So far I have been using it for my precious walks in nature, working out, having dinner with friends and reading interesting books like "Walking Each Other Home".  Now and then I even have tea with a piece of chocolate simply looking out the window. Now that's quite something, isn't it? To do nothing!

What I do find challenging, is to withstand the pressure from people around me who now think it's time for me to fill this newly acquired free time in a more productive way. This is how our society in general looks at it, free time is something to fill. And the truth is that very slowly I am doing some of that. The in-depth workshop I am about to offer this month is one of those projects that I needed more time to make a reality, but, I am still holding on for dear life to this unscheduled time that just recently became part of my life . Because I simply seem to have a deep visceral need for it,  and I have to respect this. 

So if you at all find that this rings true to you, I hope that you will stand strong in yourself, to protect the precious time you have with no need to be doing anything in particular, but to be alive.


"Sometimes the most important thing to do is to do nothing."

D. Mridha


And as someone wise said, it can take a long time to learn how to do nothing. I am happily learning this new skill!


Book meeting!

Sunday the 7th at 3:30pm - 5pm

If you read "Walking Each Other Home" and you are planning to join me this upcoming Sunday, please send me an email and I will provide you with the address where we are gathering. Feel free to bring something to drink or snack on if you so wish. I will provide a few cheeses and crackers.

I look forward to seeing you!



In-Depth Yoga Studies

Change of date!!

Saturday the 13th

3pm - 5:30pm

This 2,5 hour class is open to teachers, teacher trainees and  any yoga student who is interested in acquiring deeper understanding and knowledge of the asana and pranayama practice.

It will be a true "workshop" in which we pick apart what needs to be picked apart, and we bring together what needs to be connected. There will be plenty of time for questions as we study together.

In this first class we will take our time with the very commonly practiced, and ever so complex, Triangle Pose, Utthita Trikonasana. 

I will only take 10 people, so make your reservation soon by emailing me at Lena@lenamadsenyoga.com. 

Exchange: $40.


I will offer 4 Thursday, Friday and Saturday classes, and there will be 3 Sunday classes in April.


Please note that classes are cancelled on Sunday the 14th . I will be visiting Binghampton University that morning together with my son Miles.He will be a freshman there this coming fall.


Happy spring!

Lena


Lena Madsen Yoga
The Lotus Flower

The Lotus is one of the most beautiful flowers in the world. It has its roots in the mud, at the bottom of streams and ponds, but rises to bloom above the water without becoming wet or tainted by the mire below. It symbolically represents being fully grounded in earth, yet aspiring towards the divine. For thousands of years the Lotus has symbolized spiritual growth and self realization.