OMGoddess! Bowl of Well Being
"As a professional yoga teacher and continual student, this program crystalized how the practice of yoga includes every aspect of life and culture. It gave great insight into how yoga and ayurveda support a deep state of wellbeing in all stages of a woman's life."
-Djuna Mascall, Orcas Island - Yoga teacher and Teacher trainer
"Bowl of Well Being" toca el corazón. Me pregunto "¿Qué es saludable?" Este curso de Mary y Cyd es una poderosa y profunda guía e inspiración para explorar esta pregunta, y también para cultivar y honrar la suavidad, el amor, en todos los aspectos de la vida.
"Bowl of Well Being" touches the heart. I asked myself "What is well-being?" This course from Mary and Cyd is a powerful and deep guide to health, and an inspiration, to explore this question, and also to cultivate and honor softness, love, in every aspect of life.”
-Eva Blázquez, Spain – Yoga teacher, Technology Specialist
Bowl of Well-Being, an online program for women to cultivate health, creativity and sanity in a nutty world , through yoga, ayurveda, and sangha, returns for 2019. This year long program was created by Mary and Cyd (Mary’s daughter) and occurred over 3 years, from 2014 through 2016. This year Mary will be leading another Bowl of Well Being which will include monthly conference calls, optional online material, audio practices and links to feminine inspirations. We will bring Cyd in for ayurvedic support during our March cleanse month. Cyd is also available for individual ayurvedic consults throughout the program (arranged and paid for separately)
Bowl of Well Being Manual: This book compiles, edits and revises all the original articles written by Mary and Cyd. Each month has a chapter with a particular well-being theme for women, yoga practice invitations related to the theme, ayurvedic seasonal advice and recipes, a goddess and artist inspiration and space for doodling and exploring one’s own self care. Theresa Doumitt, a veteran Bowlie, yoga teacher and author, encouraged us to create this book so that participants did not need to be online and could dive into suggestions and inspirations, as and when they wished, creating - we hope - a true Bowl of nourishment in challenging times. This manual includes the main parts of Mary’s and Cyd’s own writings and work. Gia Bedell, another Bowlie and yoga teacher, along with Kirk Fuller - Mary’s media guru - have helped complete Theresa’s original design and work and it will be ready for use in January 2019. In 2019, this manual will only be available to those who either have previously attended the course, are attending Mary’s course in 2019, or are part of some “Baby Bowls” that are emerging across the globe in 2019 and 2020. See course options below.
Mary: “Essentially this program is about active women taking care of themselves; we do not want to encourage more “shoulds” and guilt for not doing enough when we are already fully stretched to our max. However, the feminine is rising and there is much evidence of this. Inspirations abound for those of us moving our practice more fully into taking care of the earth and our communities, families, friends and students…and our dear selves!”
Bowl Course with MP 2019
This course will begin January 1. Our manual will appear mid month but the January material will be sent to participants on or before 1/1/19, and extra course material will be available online and the opportunity to share and discuss with the other participants from the beginning of the year.
Our conference calls are scheduled for the 3rd Sunday of the month at 12.30-2pm PST. They are recorded, however the key to these programs is the commitment to as much participation as possible. Group size 10 minimum-20 maximum
Fee: Pre 1/1: Sliding Scale 500 - 800 for entire program and manual. 800 if deposit paid after 1/8/19.
Previous Bowlies receive a discount - contact Mary directly if you wish to join us for another round! It’s always different - each group unique…. We need sangha and support for self and community care more than ever.
To Register: $100 non refundable deposit payable online. Remainder of fee due by 1/15/19, payable by check. If you need to pay by credit card, email Mary and indicate at which level you wish to pay and an invoice will be sent.
2019 and 2020
Several Bowlies will be joining our 2019 group to review the material, enjoy the sangha and also to get ready to sharing this work in 2020 with their own local group of women. In 2019, there are a few Bowlies, yoga teachers and health practitioners, who are going forth with this program, using the new manuals, some of the online material along with regular support from Mary. These teachers will incorporate their own material. Some of the yoga teachers may be offering actual onsite yoga classes/workshops in their locale as part of the year long program - each will present their own unique offering of the Bowl.
- If you would like to know of a possible local Bowl group in 2019, that you could participate in, contact Mary directly.
- If you too are feeling the call to support women in this way in whatever yoga/health related work that you do, please consider doing the full program this year so that you are able to present the Bowl next year in your own way and to your own tribe!