STARS. STARS. STARS AND YOGIS.
Stars. Stars. Stars. They’re morning swimming overhead caught in the branches of spring’s leafy, limb-laced canopy like twinkling fish dancing in the web of a deep sea net. A cacophony of exuberant birdsong provides their lyrical sound track on a cool breeze wafting through open windows. Spring. Utter satisfaction.
Blissed with pleasure, I slip from the warmth that cradles me to be a yogi and greet this lovely new day gently moving my waking body through my daily asanas. All is well in my world.
All is well in the world of yogi star, Stacey Stiles, artCentral’s much loved kids and candlelight yoga instructor who’s been volunteering her evenings to lead monthly classes at artCentral for over a year as she’s continued to study and practice for her certification. Our appreciation goes out to Stacey for being a star artCentral volunteer. We send her our congratulations, too, for she’s just completed her long-term intensive course of training.
Stacey’s now officially recognized as a certified yoga instructor and is teaching at Yoga4U studio, owned by my sister yogi, artist and artCentral board member, Helen Kunze. “Stacey is a natural teacher,” Helen tells me. “Yoga is her passion.”
I agree. When Stacey began her certification training she asked me to write a recommendation to accompany her scholarship request. I didn’t hesitate to say “yes” for I practiced yoga with Stacey in Holly Royster’s classes at the Y. I saw immediately in Stacey her full commitment to learning and enriching her own practice. I heard her early expressions of her desire to become a teacher. Bravo, Stacey! You’ve achieved your dream. You’re a sparkling inspiration.
This Thursday night, the 20th, will be Stacey’s final spring yoga evening at artCentral before sessions resume in the autumn. Won’t you please join us for one or both of these body and soul nourishing classes? Reservations are appreciated at (417) 358-4404. Your ten dollar suggested donation benefits artCentral’s work for the love of art and artists.
Want to spend quality time with your kids in a magical setting? Yoga for Kids and Parents is 7-7:30 pm. Candlelight Yoga for adults, 8:00-9:00, will be followed by libations, tidbits and conversation served up in artCentral’s vintage kitchen, 9:00-10:00. Bring your mat and dress to stretch. David and I will be ready to practice with you surrounded by candlelight dancing over our art-filled gallery walls and starshine sparkling beyond our gracious windows.
Two art world stars, Lowell and April Davis, are still brightly shining at Hyde House. Their vibrant, humor-sprinkled multi-media exhibition, “Dad and Daughter: Dynamic Duo”, continues during gallery hours through May 14th: Fridays & Saturdays 12:00-5:00, Sundays 1:00-5:00. All other days call (417) 358-4404 to schedule a visit.