Musings

I promise...

....to always be human and always be Divine:-) That's why I have not been writing my thoughts here in a while. Life sometimes takes on it's own..life, for lack of a better word. How quickly summer turns to fall and fall into winter and so on, without us really noticing. I love the life I'm living and that there is a time and place for everything. Things that need to be done - get done when they're supposed to. Things unfold as they should. That's why I won't apolgize for not writing sooner. I write when I have something to say.

Right now it feels right to remind you of how Divine you are! We all have good intentions of doing things that we believe we're supposed to. But, soemtimes we just never get around to them. They have not been given priority. uUt...then some incredibe small or large wave pushes us when the time is right and then we know it. The more we attune with the most auspiscious place within us, the more we know when the time is right. The wave doesn't have to be so large that it overwhelms us like a tidalwave.

Heading to Utah and so much more!!!!

August 17, 2010 - I leave for Utah soon and am SO excited about whatever journey this may be for me!!! I will be immersed in Anusara yoga with the one and only John Friend! How great is that??!!

As I anticipate the trip and open my heart to whatever he and the Universe have to offer me, I am reminded about how fortunate I am to be able to do trainings like this. I am grateful every day for where I live, where I've been, who I know and love, who loves me, what I've learned and that I continue to learn everyday.

While I'm studying (in my downtime) I'll be using Facebook to bring any pearls of wisdom to anyone who'll listen. You can find me under the name of Beth Alexander Rutty. Please drop me note to let me know who you are.

I wish you all the best for the last couple of weeks of the official summer. Please try to use this time to think of how grateful you are for your life.

Also, please check out the new fall schedule for my Monday night classes starting September 13 adn check out the Kula website for 2 new course I'll be running - one is a 6 week Introduction to Yoga - starrting Sunday, September 26 from 1:30-3:00 pm, and the other course is a 6 week Chair Yoga course - here's the working description (starting date and time TBD):

This 6 week Chair Yoga Course is perfect for anyone who wants to experience yoga but has difficulty getting down on the floor and exploring asana through traditional yoga poses. Beth will take sitting on the floor out of the equation and guide you through as series of modified yoga poses designed to move you in all directions and keep energy flowing through your whole body, regardless of your physical limitations. The classes will include all the elements of a conventional yoga class including breath awareness, warm ups and modified yoga poses that can be as challenging as you want to make them. For those who are able we will even do some standing poses using the chair and the wall.

Thinking About Being Human

May 24, 2010 - My son recently was given an assignemnt in school to answer the question, "What does it mean to be human?"

Such a grand question requires grand thinking...and that is part of the point for me. To be human, to me, means we are capable of grand thinking.

We are designed in such a way that we can reason and think and make choices. We have emotions and free will and we can decide 'how' to live.

We can choose to align ourselves with something great, something divine...the Grace that is within. We can learn how to go about doing that and then ...the best part... we can actually do it. To be human is to know we are divine and act that way :-) The 3 As of Anusara Yoga teach show us this.

Attitude - the desire with in our hearts

Alignment - mindful awareness

Action - the natural flow of energy in the body

So the exciting part is that we all three parts exist in harmony and work together as one.

Merry Christmas and warmest holiday wishes!!

December 24, 2009 - Another full year has passed and my how much we've grown!! I have had some big epiphanies this year that have led me to make some changes surrounding my teaching. I am saddened to leave the YMCA, The Fitness Firm and The Yoga Centre of Burlington, but am so grateful for the experience and the training ground they all gave me. I am absolutely thrilled to be streamlining and focusing my passion for Anusara yoga through the sacred space we have in our little corner of the Senior's Centre and now with becoming a teacher of Anusara-Inspired classes at the new Kula Yoga Studio in Burlington (mykula.ca).

I feel so fortunate to have had the expereinces that I have and to love the people I've met and taught and know that they have all contributed to where I am now.

I look forwad to an absolutely shri-filled (beauty) 2010 with you all.

Good it is, to receive peace from the world.
Better it is, to give peace to the world.
Best, by far the best, it is to become the peace of the world.

-Sri Chinmoy

Fasten your seatbelt...life can be a bumpy ride!

October 27, 2009 - I was just musing yesterday about when the life you live doesn’t feel quite as familiar anymore... like the rug is being pulled out from under you and there is a momentum that begins to pulls you along. It feels bumpier, and things are off balance.

Thoughts of confusion and panic ensue, but...and there is a but... something makes you feel like it’s ok to go for the ride and see where it takes you, even if it’s a little stressful. I believe this is the place where we grow the most. So you belt yourself in, open your eyes and have faith in your Source that this is the path you are to travel. Enjoy it for what it is...a time of growth and exploration...an evolution...

Hey, maybe if you think of it as a ride on a magic carpet, then it may just be the thing to help you take flight...

Remembering to Flow

October 1, 2009 - I went on a bike ride a couple of weeks ago, along the beach strip of the Burlington/Hamilton shore of Lake Ontario. I was mezmerized by the waves in the water. It was telling me to breathe...be fluid... don't fight the flow of nature, but step into it...and be it. How simple and yet so poignant. Life can feel like we doing battle at every turn. Maybe we're not suppposed to be enaging in that way. Stopping to remember the flow we are, helps us to react in a different way. I can meet confrontation head on and decide that it might not serve me to dive in and fight, but rather to accept a new direction...surrender... and see how it all unfolds...aaahhhh...I love a good surprise!

Layers of Life

September 14, 2009 - Martin Kirk is a self-proclaimed yoga anatomy nerd and he delivered an amazing 14 hour workshop in Toronto this past weekend...and...I was therehanging on every word he said. So that must make me a yoga anatomy nerd too! OK, I'm actually happy to say that!!!

Martin shared his expertise of how our incredible bodies work in realtionship to yoga and especially the universal principles of Anusara yoga. Clarity once again!!!

Everytime we learn something new we add another layer of understanding. I like to think of the layers as being transluscent. Each layer stays visible and the combined depth of knowledge forms the way we view and live in the world. I love the feeling of knowing. Perhaps the knowledge was always there and the layers just start to become clear...

Bees, Flowers and the Centre of the Universe

August 26, 2009 - Bees are amazing insects! Have you ever watched bees in action? I now have a beautiful, perennial flower garden that has simply blossumed this summer and as a result of that I've been blessed (yes, I said blessed!) to have many bees in close proximity.

As I watched them the other day, I found it very fascinating that their day's work consists of going from flower to flower gathering nectar and pollen to take back to their 'kula' (a community of the heart) as a source of energy, protein and other nutrients.

The average life of a honey bee during the working season is about three to six weeks. Such a short time by our standards, but they dedicate their lives to their duty, and the beautiful thing about it, is that we all benefit too. As the bees dip into the luscious centre of one flower, gather what's needed, then move to the next, they pollinate all the plants along the way... life goes on, and on.... We have bees to thank for about one third of the food we eat. They go to the source, look after each other and give to a much larger kula.

We can learn from these amazing insects. When we practice diving deep into our own hearts, our Source, we find a nectar so sweet that we can't help but shine out radiantly...and in this way, we make an offering to each other ...and to the Universe. We show our gratitude for the gift of life we've been given.

Plugging Into the Power Within

August 22, 2009 - Thursday night was an incredible thunderstorm and I was lucky enough (although I didn't feel quite so lucky at the time), to be right in the middle of it as I was driving to teach yoga to teenagers. As I sat in my car, waiting for the storm to let up a bit so I could make a dash for it, I reflected on the power of the storm. It seemed so wild and untamed. The wind was strong enough to break limbs off trees, the rain poured down so intensely there were mini lakes everywhere being fed by rivers of flowing rain water, and at times the sky could be lit up like sunny day. My senses were bombarded with nature's energy and power.

...and I was in the centre of it!...or so it felt like that.

We have this power within us...we are the power!!! And...we can make choices to use our power to enhance our lives and draw in to be strong in order to shine out radiantly like the sun!

This week explore in your practice with the knowledge that we have this incredible place within us to draw into to feel strong and empowered so we can expand to our fullest potential, both on and off the mat!

 

 

News

Women's Yoga Retreat

September 19-21, 2013
"Celebrate the Goddess"

Join Beth Rutty in Meaford, Ontario, for good food, good yoga and lots of laughs and connection to hearts of beautiful women.

To register please email Beth
at beth@bethruttyyoga.com

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Yoga & Art Experience

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Beth teams up with Grethe Jensen to offer a full day to explore yoga, chakras, colour and an opportunity to discover the artist who you’ve always been.

This will be heald in Leleyville at the Rebellion Art Gallery. Click here to see this incredible space.

We are also looking for venues
to host this event

Email beth@bethruttyyoga.com to book book this wonderful experience in your location.

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Thai Yoga Massage

1 hour sessions with Beth in her space for $65 - 1.5 hours for $70

This is a wonderful practice that combines Shiatsu techniques with joint movement and helps to open up the body to receive a better flow of energy. A dynamic bodywork therapy based on yoga. In this unique healing system of Thai Yoga Massage, Beth will guide you through a series of yoga postures while palming and thumbing along the body’s energy lines and pressures points. Together these actions result in a comprehensive full body treatment that relieves muscular tension, improves circulation, boosts the immune system and balances the body energetically.

Thai Yoga Massage is performed on a mat on the floor; both client and practitioner are dressed in comfortable clothing allowing ease of movement and flexibility. Beth finishes every session with a relaxation with Essential oils. It's a little bit of heaven:-) 

To book please email Beth
at beth@bethruttyyoga.com

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CONSIDER THIS!!!
Private Mini Retreats

Beth can host 6-8 people in a weekend of yoga, hiking (or seasonal outdoor activity) and delicious vegetarian food at Spirit Ridge in the lovely Meaford Ontario. Enjoy fresh air, 12 acres of woods, beautiful cascading waterfall, hot tub and outdoor campfire. The retreat can be designed to meet the needs of the group. To inquire please email Beth at beth@bethruttyyoga.com