… I think about:
The ground we walk on, the plants and creatures, the clouds above constantly dissolving into new formations – each gift of nature possessing its own radiant energy, bound together by cosmic harmony.   
Ruth Bernhard, Photographer (1905 – 2006)

My everyday life is not just walking around on clouds. But you have to give the really special things in life importance and not let the temporary things roll you off the road.
Anat Cohen, Musician (1979*)

Namaste,
RoxAnn

Today I found this quote, which I like to share with you: “Life on earth is a whole, yet it expresses itself in unique time-bound bodies, microscopic or visible, plant or animal, extinct or living. So there can be no one place to be. There can be no one way to be, no one way to practice, no one way to learn, no one way to love, no one way to grow or to heal, no one way to live, no one way to feel, no one thing to know or be known. The particulars count.”
― Jon Kabat-Zinn

Namaste,

RoxAnn

A Taste of Europe

Dear All,

as you might know, I used the break between spring and summer session to visit family and friends in Europe. Starting in the UK, my partner Rolf and I also traveled to France, Portugal and Germany. Now I’m back, inspired and with recharged batteries, looking forward to see all of you in class again next week, starting Monday, June 25, at the Founders Center and in my studio.

Find below some visual memories of our trip.

Namaste, RoxAnn

above: Murakami Installation

 

Yesterday we visited an amazing exhibition in Los Angeles, which we highly recommend to anybody, who is interested in Contemporary Art.

“BEYOND THE STREETS focuses on artists with a documented history of mark making and rule breaking as well as a current, robust studio practice primarily derived from the graffiti and street art movements.

It is not intended to be a historical retrospective but rather an examination of cultural outlaws who embody the spirit of the graffiti and street art culture. The exhibition includes well-known artists whose work is influenced or inspired by these risk takers and whose efforts have elevated the movement to new heights.”

Namaste,

RoxAnn

Bucket List

Dear All,

In case a trip to an African country, experiencing an eye to eye rendezvous with a gorilla or tree climbing lion and enjoying the beauty and cultural diversity of this continent just got or has been on your bucket list for a while, we have a proposal for you.

After two wonderful trips to Southern Africa in 2015 and 2017, it’s our great pleasure to introduce you to the offer for our next Trip to Africa, scheduled for

October 14 – 29, 2019.

This time we like to invite you to explore Uganda, a landlocked country in East Africa whose diverse landscape encompasses the snow-capped Rwenzori Mountains and the immense Lake Victoria.

Famously called the Pearl of Africa by Winston Churchill, it is home to one of the most diverse and concentrated ranges of African fauna/ wild-life including the highly endangered mountain gorilla in the Remote Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and the endangered common chimpanzee.

Please be aware that Uganda is not up to the high tourism standards of more mature destinations such as Kenya or Tanzania or South Africa. BUT – This gives it more edge, more authenticity and less predictability. This is real Africa.

Additionally to this mesmerizing experience, we offer to join us some days on Zanzibar, which is an archipelago made up of Zanzibar and Pemba Islands, and several islets. It is located in the Indian Ocean, about 25 miles from the Tanzanian coast, and 6° south of the equator.
It is characterized by beautiful sandy beaches with fringing coral reefs, and the magic of historic Stone Town – said to be the only functioning ancient town in East Africa.
The archipelago, also known as Spice Islands, was famous worldwide for its cloves and other spices, and plantations were developed to grow them.

It also was the Africa Great Lakes’ main slave-trading port, and in the 19th century as many as 50,000 slaves were passing through the slave markets of Zanzibar each year.
Today tourism is definitely on the verge, but it’s still not dominating the island, which we think is a reason more to experience this destination.

Here you’ll find a PDF with a detailed trip description, don’t hesitate to contact us, if you like to know more. Thank you for your attention and consideration.

Best Regards and Namaste,

RoxAnn and Rolf

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Like to live longer?

Just found this interesting article, which I love to share with you. I often wonder why most of us (me included) have occasionally such a tough time to follow some old and well proven recommendations? Anyway the article is definitely motivating to check our sometimes bad habits.

Namaste,

RoxAnn

Flower Power

Those of you, who have bought flowers, not only to decorate a room, but really took a break and used some time to enjoy and analyze these master pieces of nature a bit more in detail, will admit how easily the mind, body and soul will resonate with this abundance of beauty, positive energy and indeed powerful appearance despite an often extremely tender and delicate structure.

The image above, my partner Rolf produced. It shows an Iris blossom. Enjoy!

Namaste,

RoxAnn

Get Up!

I love, when my students provide me with interesting articles, they found in the infinite space of information. Behind this link you find a story published by Melissa Healy in the L.A. Times and it talks about a study about the effects of sitting on the brain. It’s frightening… so after you read this –  please GET UP!

And – Thank You Tom, for sharing!

Namaste,

RoxAnn

Spring is in the Air!

See you all back for the start of our Spring Yoga Session on Monday, April 2! The two Baby Humming Birds my partner Rolf  discovered in the Bolsa Chica Wetlands.

Namaste,

RoxAnn

A few days ago we checked out the Marciano Art Foundation on 4357 Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles. It’s a great space to discover and engage with Contemporary Art. I truly recommend the current installation, titled “reality projector” in the main gallery of the building, which is the work of renowned interdisciplinary artist Olafur Eliasson, who uses projected light and the existing architecture to create an energetic color /shadow play, which is accompanied by sound and invites to enjoy and experience a large space free of any objects, which yet manages to tease and stimulate the senses.

Namaste,

RoxAnn

Boost your energy and get ready for spring activities with the right fuel! A mix of shaved Brussels sprouts, Green Asparagus, Baby Carrots, Kohlrabi, White Onion and Leaks tossed together and steamed  al dente in a wok style pan with a lid, using some grapeseed oil to make the veggies sweat, then seasoned with yellow curry, paprika and a bit cayenne and little sea salt will definitely do it. Like to add some carbs? Choose a quinoa and rice mix. Want to sin also? Add a quarter cup Half & Half  or creme fraiche.

Bon appetite !!!!

Namaste,

RoxAnn

Get bolstered!

Find here the relevant information for a new workshop coming up at my Help Your Health Studio.

Happy Sunday!

Namaste,

RoxAnn

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