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Peter Walters  •Lover of Life and Breath •Yoga Student & Teacher •Co-Founder of @alittlepractice •SF, CA RETREATS: Calistoga, CA sept 15-17th + Hawaii March 11-16

http://www.peteryoga.com/

It's not about the pose, or the alignment, the bind or the arm balance. If anything, "progress"
in the yoga practice is being able to throw out the idea of getting somewhere or accomplishing anything other than awareness of right now. We begin the yoga practice often looking for something -- to dissolve suffering, mend a broken heart or a tweaked back, but overtime we begin to see that more than physical, it is the mind that clenches-- it is the heart the holds on to desires, to anger to delusion, to greed and envy, to laziness.
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Yoga attempts to bring us right back to the present moment, where the future is not real, and the past no longer accessible.
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So part of this practice of chanting, of repeating these words and names over and over is to keep drawing our awareness back to now, it is "the gesture of a gentle bow in service of the present moment" (Michael Stone).
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My practice is constantly reorienting myself back to this -- back to exactly what I am doing in this particular moment, whether writing an Instagram post sitting atop a bed in a sun filled room on a warm San Francisco Tuesday, or sitting at your desk at work, feeding your baby, caressing your lover or waiting for the bus.
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May we continue to serve this moment, to again and again remove the "ME, I and MY" from the narrative of now, and simply be totally part of it-- more than immersed in it, but a piece of the unfolding dance that is the ever-present now.
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So when I am pulled away, sucked into the mind stuff, I sing to come back.... to, for maybe just a moment, step out of my little dramas and distractions and realize that I'm part of Now. May we continue to investigate the interconnectedness of all that is.
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Beginning again, today (Tuesday), 12pm @lovestoryyoga! Come dance and sing! *
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Melody by @natkendallyoga , video by @rustywellsyoga ❤️🙏
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*ps this video is oldish... so if you're a photographer or videographer and want to trade private yoga classes for a session, DM me! 🙏❤️

Words can't quite describe how grateful I am for this community, for these students, for my dear friend and co-facilitator Lauren Cohen, for this incredible land in Napa Valley, for this practice, and to my own teachers who continue to share and pass it on everyday. We commit our breaths to the well being, to the freedom from suffering of others. I really couldn't imagine a better way to spend my days here. Thank you.
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To watch a group of 35 strangers walk in to a space on a Friday evening, and then on Sunday morning to see the bonds, hugs, eye contact, smiles, and new friendships is heart warming and inspiring.
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This weekend we ate (SO well), danced, sat, practiced yoga, sang, swam, picked berries, star gazed, laughed, cried, held each other and indeed opened our hearts. Thank you all for offering it all up-- for being vulnerable and courageous and beginning again.
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Stepping back in to the flow today - 6pm @yogaworks SF and all the way until Thursday night... then off again to be a student for Path of Devotion training with @janetstoneyoga , @natkendallyoga , @the_soul_whisperer_project, @anandayogiji and many other friends and teachers. Deep bows to all teachers ~ OM

Thank you

Soak it all in...
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Soak in the warmth of the sun, the bite of the cold.
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Taste the nectar as if for the first and last time. *
Pause without adding anything - no opinion, no like or dislike, just this full moment as it is.
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Smile just because you can, for no reason at all-- especially if everything feels like suffering... through it all, you are here and it is a gift.
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Hug more tightly, feel the other's skin, their warmth, their heart beat, their blood pulse.
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The texture of the earth beneath your toes
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The smells of this and that, the wafts of pastries, of freshly cut grass, of gasoline, of urine on the sidewalk-- without gripping any of it. Just noticing.
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The gift of today is like no other. Today-- this Thursday right here has never happened before and will never come again.
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So grab it! If you need, splash your face with icy water, or a brisk slap will always do-- to wake up to the gift of being! You have arrived! There's nowhere else to go, nothing to accomplish or become. You've made it. Alive, awake and alert to the gift of this. Well are you??! Are you here and now and ready to reset your awareness button? It's time. Now is the time. Thank you for the gift of this life, of these bones and this skin, this blood and this brain and this thought thinking thought. All. Of. It. *
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Heading off for the weekend tomorrow with @lc_yoga for our retreat, then back until Friday, then off again until Sept 30th in training with @janetstoneyoga and so many dear friends. See you beauties somewhere along this journey. Om
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Just puppin' around today! See y'all at YogaWorks SF at 6pm!

Okay people! We have somewhere between 2 and 3 beds remaining for our Open Heart Weekend Retreat... and YOU'RE invited! Will you come? Sign up at peteryoga.com *
@lc_yoga @wetravel.to @lululemonsf @lululemon @peterwaltersyoga #retreat #yogaretreat #napa #bhakti #yogaeverydamnday #yoga #sausalito #sf #sanfrancisco

Just let it be.
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This was my message for the past 24 hours.
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The mind and hands reach for the next thing to quench and quell, to abate and soothe.
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But instead, I tried pausing. Just sitting with myself, by myself until I became clear...er... not complete, or better, or even satisfied, but clear. For a moment I felt like enough, just on my own without anything or anyone else. It was a moment where I felt so low and empty that I became calm and still and softly smiled.
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After some hours of sitting on the floor, eyes closed and open, the phone rings, and again, I feel love and loved and full and once again I can let all that be and surrender to the next now, the next moment of not knowing or needing.
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So say yes to IT. Say yes to lonely, say yes to anxious, say yes to bored or depressed or sullen or sitting for hours on the floor because you can't do anything else.
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Because when you can accept what is happening, perhaps, after many moments, or hours or days or...years, the weight of it lifts. The lightness of just being can re-emerge. The perfection of this moment and this breath that comes and goes dawns on you. And you feel okay again. So let go of the gripping, quit reaching for the next soothing object. Let it be. And soon, this too shall pass. I love you. Thank you for all the kind words and support yesterday.
🎥 by @laurenpisanoyoga

Nothin' like good friends to make you feel at home, whenever and wherever. I love these folks so darn much. It is a reminder to surround yourself with people who push you to be better, uplift, inspire, challenge, console, and radiate the qualities that you most admire. THESE peeps do all of that and mountains more. I love you Nat, Lauren and Mack. ❤️#friends #yoga #bhakti

Each day we're given a big platter of things -- some delicious treats that tantalize our senses and minds -- that spark new and creative ideas... other things, people and ideas that can do the opposite-- we can contract, feel small and worthless, that everything is going wrong, that no one likes us and our offering to the world is crap.
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Recently I've been trying to optimize for happiness and wellbeing... to increase the moments and things that uplift and try to minimize that which drags me (body, heart, mind and soul) down.
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Of course life isn't so easy to navigate. Were blindsided and surprised and it all gets messed up when we least expect it. But I still have faith that it will all be okay.
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All of this ramble to say, it will be okay. Do your work to plan for sweetness, expect some foul stuff, but ultimately trust that you are in the right place and experience at the right time.
* **LAST few beds still open for my retreat with Lauren Cohen - @lc_yoga to Mayacamas Ranch Sept 15-17th! It's going to be amazing! Visit peteryoga.com for details and booking! Email with questions *
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❤️ 🎥 @markkuroda

Big love to @chambers_sf / @phoenixhotelsf and @yogatreesf for making poolside yoga so darn sweet. But mostly, thank you to all these beautiful beings to singing, moving and yes, dancing together in sun! Until next time, om!
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Next week join @twistedyogi ! Same place, same time! #yoga #pool #poolside #yogabythepool #hot #mantra #harmonium #hariram #sitaram
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@alexamaryy @sarahstilo @natkendallyoga @anjyoga @elakritz @jettandsena @kirin_power @brettmstevens @madeline.barker

Oh happy day!
Here's the yoga for this week (last week of 3pm Yoga Tree Castro classes 😔)
SUNDAY: 9-10:30am Love Story - level 2/3 🌶 🔥 **MONDAY: 3pm Yoga Tree Castro; *6pm YogaWorks Cancelled *
TUESDAY: 12pm Love Story
WEDNESDAY: 3pm YT Castro + 6pm YogaWorks SF- level 2/3 🌶 🔥
THURSDAY: 12pm Love Story + 7pm Equinox
FRIDAY: 9am The Pad, 12pm Glow Yoga + 6:15pm Yoga Tree Hayes ~*~
Can't make it class? Download @movewith and enjoy audio classes! ~*~
See you on the mat! Visit peteryoga.com for workshops retreats, and well, treats! 🍬 🍭 🙇 *~*~*~*~*
Ps... want a drawing of you like this?? My mom is so so talented and is taking commissions! Yoga or otherwise- visit her Ig and DM her with your proposal! And you will get a belly button, unlike me. @karensculptor

Not sure why I'm running into all these birds randomly these days... but I don't not like it. #birdlife #birdman #birdofparadise #bird #yogabird

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