Oh my, I went weeks without a blog update! Oh, well, I've been busy cultivating shakti. Here's my latest newsletter. If you want to see the gorgeous photos that go with it, click here. Thanks!
Welcome to Mia Park's
Bright & Beautiful Newsletter
Communicating The Highest Good
Happy Lunar Year of the Dragon! Like the dragon's fiery breath, I'm burning what no longer serves me to bring out my best. What are you doing to transform in 2012?
I like this group that fights poverty: ONE
Amnesty International always rocks. They fight against child sex trade and investigate the case of Mao Hengfeng, a Chinese human rights defender released from prison unexpectedly in a wheelchair and severely beaten.
Have you read the book that will change your life, yet? What are you waiting for? Read about it here and get ready for positive and real change.
The exercises in this book are challenging and inspirational. Read my interview with Rod Strykerabout facing your "shadow side" in The Four Desires process in YOGAChicago Magazine.
Korean New Year Soup Recipe 떡국!
I LOVE rice cake soup, especially on New Year's Day. It's not too late to enjoy this gluten free, vegan optional soup. A great recipe is here. Yum! Use soy sauce instead of beef broth or fish sauce to veg out. Don't use too much or the broth will be too dark! Each rice cake represents one more healthy year of life.
Here's to your health and wellness in 2012! Here are local healthy ideas that I love:
Chicago School of Thai Massage offers Vippassana Meditation and Thai Massage classes every Monday. I'll be there next week.
Moksha Yoga studios offer classes and workshops in all styles and theories of yoga. Start on your yoga path. Why wait?
Healthy restaurants in town are listedhere. It's so awesome to have choices of gluten free, vegan, organic and HEALTHY foods. I remember eating a Gino Giant hamburger at my local fast food Gino's in Philly. One day, I bit into a hard bone marrow and haven't had beef ever since. Shiver. Use your intelligence to guide your gut. And eat lots of ginger, especially now!
And finally...my new band, Asian Girl Army, seeks guitarists. Asian women preferred! Email me with leads and interests. Rock on.
And finally finally...RIP to my lovely kitty, Zero, who I hung out with 13 years. Jaw cancer got him last month. Thanks for the mew mew memories, Zero Kitty! I miss him.
And, as always...
Groupons, Groupons: Lookie here.
Half price theater and spa tickets for everywhere found here.
Micro-lend to hard working folks here.Yoga
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Cover girl time!
I'm thrilled to be the cover yogi forYOGAChicago Magazine and to be their Featured Teacher. A bonus is that my interivew with Rod Stryker is also in this issue, including a cute photo of his son, Theo. It feels great and humbling being recognized. Thank you!
I'm psyched to teach an 8 hour intensive at Moksha Yoga studio as part of their 500 hour teacher training program: Tantric Vinyasa with Mia Park Sat, Mar 3rd.
Room 300: 1575 N Milwaukee AveFlat Iron Building. The come-as-you-are basic yoga class.
I teach private yoga classes.
Go deeper with your yoga practice. I offer mindful private yoga instruction to individuals and groups. You'll receive a custom catered practice. Group discounts and gift certificates available. Email for details.
My public yoga classes:
@ Flat Iron Building
@ Moksha Yoga
COMING IN MARCH: A public yoga nidra class at Moksha Yoga Studio, Logan Square/Bucktown. I'll guide you into deep relaxation on Thursday nights.
I also teach at LPAC, WAC, Akal Yoga and to private clients. My full teaching schedule is here. Be my guest to any gym class. Email me.
I'm proud to be a certified ParaYoga Level I teacher. This is the culmination of studying with tantric teacher Rod Stryker for six years. Friend ParaYoga onFacebook.
A-Squared Theatre Workshoppresents, "My Asian Mom". Stay tuned for more info on this comedy/drama sketch show at STAGE 773 in May!
“all journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.”
– martin buber
I am on the cover of the January/February issue of YogaChicago Magazine! I'm thrilled and honored to be rocking the front page. Many thanks to Sharon Steffensen for honoring me this way.
I feel like this is a Mia Park centric issue. I'm on the cover & am featured teacher. My interview with my beloved teacher, Rod Stryker, is in this issue, as well as a photo of me describing how to do a posture. I'm a little embarrassed at all the attention...and I also love it. Balance, right?
I feel pressure to keep up this blog since more people may be reading it! I'm on it. More yoga thoughts, soon.
Happy New Year!
Mia Park is a ParaYoga teacher in Chicago, IL, specializing in teaching Basic Yoga for Advanced Misfits, as well as teaching people how to cut through the junk to shine on.