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Day 12 Seattle-Maya Yoga-Brent Morton

Yoga for Equality

Flow with Yoga for Equality

Sometimes it’s all about Yoga, on and off the mat… this most-amazing day in Seattle, was just one of those times…This once in a lifetime Seattle Saturday morning, welcomed the YoYos as they  jetted off to “Yogi it Up” and attend the well publicized,  “Flow with Equality Yoga” event..  Hundreds of yogis threw down their mats in honor of this virtual love fest for unity supporting LGBT. Popular Seattle yoga teacher, Troy Lucero began with an “Ocean of OMs”, followed by Maygen McGrew, representing sponsor studio 8 Limbs Yoga, leading a spiritual flow.  Matt Meko brought the sequence to a beautiful close with heart opening backbends that lead the enormous group on the sun drenched grass field into savasana.  Blissin’ in a big way, we just let it flow as we inhaled the spiritual sounds of Steve & Anne-Emilie’ Gold, along with international vocal artist Gina Sala’.  What a way to start the day!

Maya Whole Health Studio

Maya Whole Health Studio

Walkin’ on sunshine, The YoYos tried to leave, but it appeared all roads were closed and traffic was backed up to Canada due to those crazy, endorphin junkies; runnin’ the Rock ‘n Roll Seattle Marathon.  No worries! “The gettin’ a little stronger every day”, YoYo’s, hoofed it to Fremont to the “even more spectacular that it looks in the photos” Maya Whole Health Studio, known for programs that continually give back to the community. An unexpected gasp came from the YoYo’s as they entered the drop-dead beauty of this 3rd floor, light-filled, massive beamed studio that was engulfed by giant swaying trees.

Brent Morton

Brent Morton

Today, we were to experience what was to be one of those… “Now, that’s what I’m talkin’ about”, classes, from Brent Morton whose most recent quest for answers to the big burnin’ questions found him in a 3 month silent meditation retreat. The YoYos, finding it difficult to be silent for 5 minutes, were at the same time curious and excited to take class from this super-reflective yogi.

Brent, waiting for students to arrive, sat in lotus, deep in silent meditation, then, this wise beyond his years, super-accomplished yogi, led a flow that was as challenging as it was spiritually rich.  Offering sage wisdom from Einstein, Buddha, Mark Twain and phrases from “A Path with Heart” by Jack Kornfield, Brent interwove his difficult, intricate and somewhat unusual asanas with reflective words giving the yogis in his class introspective strength and guiding encouragement.  The YoYos, lovin’ a challenge to their body, mind and spirit… were given an incredible opportunity to participate in an extraordinary, kick-ass…truly peace providin’ practice.  


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