Happy almost Solstice!


Here we are in the midst of the holiday season again! I hope winter is treating you well—coming in gracefully and beautifully, and not too intensely. We’ve already had one heavy snowfall in the Berkshires.

I want to recommend my upcoming Soothing Midwinter Meditation Retreat at Kripalu, December 23 - 26, as the perfect remedy when the holiday hullabaloo gets too hectic.

Candle with tall flameThe magic time when the earth is moving from one year to the next is ideal for quiet contemplation, honoring the year that’s passing and bringing yourself powerfully present for the next.

Whether you’re new to meditation or an old hand at it, the power of the group can enhance your practice and provide inspiration for the year to come.

So that you have choices in your home practice, we’ll use several concentration techniques—including meditative journaling, which you can learn more about from the links below.

I hope you’ll join me to celebrate 2016 and set your course for 2017. BTW, if you’ve done a meditation retreat with me before, you know that this is the first time I’ve ever said the following: Please bring a journal! Laptops or tablets are fine. Click here for more information and registration.

Special Note: If you’re close enough to make the trip, please join me and other Kripalu old timers for an evening of Saptah—the transcendent year-end slow Shiva chanting we’ve done for at least thirty years to honor Swami Kripalu’s mahasamadhi.

This year the Saptah chanting is from 6:30 to 10 PM on Friday, December 30, 2016, at the First Congregational Church of Stockbridge, 4 Main Street, Stockbridge, MA, in the room next to the church. Would love to see you there.

Meanwhile, while you're here, check out my other pages:

daytona yogaOn the Workshops page you can read about the kinds of workshops I do and pick one to sponsor in your area. The CDs pages give information and lyrics from individual CDs, and in the Store you can purchase hard copies or downloads of my six CDs.

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There are Articles, mostly blog posts from Thrive, the Kripalu blog, and a Video Blog where you can see two interviews I did for Yoga Hub.


The Q&As currently come from one of the Yoga Hub sessions, but you can always ask me a question on my Guest Book page and I’ll answer it in the Q&As section.

Still in progress are the Past Newsletters page—there are more issues coming--and the Feedback section. On that page we'll post more feedback that I’ve gotten over the years from workshop participants, and you can send me additional feedback as well. 

Feel free to express any positive comments about the site on our Guest Book page. Send suggestions for improvement to me at bhavani@bhavanilorrainenelson.com. Thanks so much.



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