Monday, June 25, 2012

looking for massage therapists around dc

does everyone around dc already know that amma is coming in just two weeks?? she'll be here from july 6-7th in alexandria. if you don't know who she is, check her out here.  she's the truest of yogis--giving is her practice. last year she hugged 32 million people around the world.  whoa!!  she goes and goes for 12+ hours without a break, hugging until every last person has been seen.  if you've never seen her before, then make some time to go for a visit (i'll give you a ride if you need one!).  even if you don't totally believe, it's still an awesome and totally interesting experience.

my own personal story is that i met amma three years ago when she came through on her annual tour.  i was curious about the hugging saint from south india but wasn't sure if i wanted to drive all the way to reston to see her.  i kept it in my mind and on her last day here, something deep within me told me to get myself out there.  my schedule freed up and a car appeared, and within a few hours i was sitting at her feet and receiving my first hug.   she hugged me in close and whispered "my daughter, my daughter, my daughter" into my ear.  during that evening, a man told me that his life changed dramatically after his first hug from amma.  looking back now, i see that within two months of that hug i completed my yoga teacher training and thai massage training soon after.  within six months, i was at her ashram in india and since then my life as a teacher and student of yoga and massage has been an amazingly joyful path.

i'm helping to coordinate the massage seva--selfless service--for her visit.  if you know of anyone who does bodywork and may be interested in giving their time to support amma's mission then send them my way at  it'll be guaranteed good karma :)

ps  adam and i are all moved in. whew! in case you have forgotten, moving kinda sucks (especially in the dc summer) and is kind of awesome in that it's a great opportunity to start over again.  especially when you're moving in with a person that you think is pretty awesome.  i'm sure we'll hit some snags along the way, but so far, so fun :)

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