On the Go Cleanse – October 13-17, 2014 – Yoga Nutrition

Posted on September 22, 2014 by Jennifer

Cleanse-JuiceOn-the-Go Cleanse! Did you know that your body holds onto fat in order to protect the organs from toxins?  Its true.  The oily base of adipose tissue (fat) holds toxins separate from the watery flow of blood that feeds vital organs.  When we detox our bodies – even just a little bit – we decrease the need to store fat and we lose it rapidly.  But beyond weight loss, a vegetable-based, gluten-free diet can ease joint pain, increase energy and deepen sleep.  This cleanse is sugar-free, gluten-free and packed with micro-nutrients that accelerate cleansing.   And it is the easiest cleanse ever!  Register NowCall with any questions 808-268-4095.  All you need to do is show up to pick up your box of fresh-made meals packs and enjoy healthy vegan meals for 5 days.  Often we think of cleansing as depriving the body and dealing with hunger pangs and cravings.  This cleanse is different.  It is very nourishing and soothing to the constitution.   There will be plenty to eat and the nutrition will be so complete, cravings will ease away naturally.  And without GLUE-ten in your system, you can “unstick the stuck” and let go of extra weight, toxins and pathogens.  Daily fresh pressed juice feeds cells and boosts immunity while goji berry-green tea drink alkalizes blood and energizes your body.

Cleance-CerealPick up your basket of food for the day each morning and commit to eating only what’s in the basket plus loads of water.  Everyone loves the food and feels there was more than enough to sate their appetite everyday.  Watch our Testimonial Video on YouTube.  Our Cleanses are offered each season and are limited to 10 participants.  Our next Cleanse is October 13-17 2014. Only 10 spots available. Email Jennifer with questionsSign up now to reserve your space.

What is in the daily package?

Cleanse-SaladBreakfast -Cooked Quinoa topped with crunchy “Coconola” (coconut granola) and smothered in date-sweetened vanilla Almond milk and Fresh Fruit Chunks and fresh pressed vegetable juice

Lunch  – Royal Salad with Sesame-Herb dressing plus raw dip and veggie sticks

Dinner – Hearty Vegetable Soup and Raw Trail Mix or Kale Chips (your movie snack!)

32 oz. Green Tea with Goji Berry Juice (to sip all day)


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Maui Yoga Teacher Training – January 17-31, 2015

Posted on August 29, 2014 by Jennifer

Wisdom Flow Yoga offers one of the most comprehensive and fun teacher trainings on the planet.  We begin with a clear vision of the underlying philosophy – that every living being arises from and is rooted in divine energy, that we come to earth to joyfully expand and refine the expressions of Source Energy (aka Love), and by deepening our knowledge of body and mind we can focus our energy towards this fruitful joyful expansion.  From this core philosophy we unfold the methodology of asana, pranayama, meditation, and more.   Each day includes time for every student to take the “seat of the teacher” and practice using the voice of loving leadership.  With this daily practice of voicing the material covered, teaching skills develop quickly.  Our playful methods for remembering material help too.  We sing and dance and use word association to quickly assimilate material in an atmosphere of relaxed playfulness.  Watch the video below to hear from our Graduates…

Our teacher trainings are limited to 15 students and are led by three teachers so each person gets plenty of personal attention.  This condensed intensive training is an immersion experience that roots the knowledge and skill deeply in each student.  We meet ten hours each day and reading is required each night.  Training fees are $2500.  Accommodations are handled separately.  We can help make arrangements for students coming from off-island.  To read more about the Wisdom Flow Yoga 200 hr. Yoga Alliance certified program, click here.  You are welcome to send an inquiry email to Jennifer@wisdomflowyoga.com.  We look forward to exploring and expanding with you!  Download Information and Registration Form Now.

300-hr Yoga Teacher Training on Maui, Hawaii February 2015

Posted on August 19, 2014 by Jennifer

ext-choo-chooAdvance your Certification on Maui with Wisdom Flow Yoga School.  Teaching and living Yoga is a constantly evolving path and requires a very practical application of the philosophy into our own lives.  The best teachers are ones willing to seek further education and who enjoy chewing on leading edge concepts and teaching methods to keep their offering fresh, fun and effective. Wisdom Flow Yoga School welcomes you to our advanced training programs that will lead teachers currently certified at the 200-hour level to their 500-hour certification.  Read more… Our first module is a live 9-day training session on Maui – One week with a 2nd weekend added.   We choose this time frame to support working teachers who want to minimize their time away from work and/or family.  This first module covers 120 hours of your 300-hour requirement for 500-hour certification.  The remaining 180 hours will be completed remotely through weekly skype meeting with your teachers and classmates, projects, assignments, and streaming classes conducted through MauiOnlineYoga.com (our interactive online yoga website).  This makes the advanced training affordable and easy to integrate into your life.  It also establishes a continuing community connection with your fellow students and the Wisdom Flow Yoga School.   Take a Look at our Curriculum.  Our mission is to support your never-ending expansion as a healer and  uplifter. Feel free to email Wisdom Flow Yoga with any questions.  Download Registration From and Reserve your Spot.

Jen-HoneyJENNIFER LYNN is the founder of Wisdom Flow Yoga, a Vinyasa Flow style that blends the wisdom of optimal joint alignment and core strength with the playful flow of dance-like transitions.  She has been teaching on Maui for ten years and offering Wisdom Flow Yoga Teacher Trainings since 2008.  She is originally from that San Francisco Bay area.  She received a B.A. in Mathematics and B.S. in Computer Science from San Jose State University.   She has trained in TriYoga, Vinyasa Flow, Ashtanga and Anusara Yoga.  She has been teaching for 17 year, has established her own style and YA Certified Yoga Training School.  Wisdom Flow Yoga is based on the heart-centered philosophy of Shiva/Shakti Tantra; Tantra means to weave expansion and Shiva/Shakti implies the expansion is into and between the seen and unseen. email Jennifer

Flux and Flow is How we Grow! – Yoga Sutra 1.2

Posted on July 27, 2014 by Jennifer

I.2  Yogash chitta vritti nirodhah – Yoga is to still the fluctuations of the mind

Understanding this sutra requires a recognition of what makes the mind fluctuate.  We can all relate to the feeling of being agitated and unfocused, yes?  This is part of what is meant by fluctuation of the mind and we sense how it scatters our energy and decreases effectiveness.  Certainly this sutra is suggesting yoga as a practice that quiets an agitated mind to bring ease, clarity, and allow calm intelligent decision making.   Yoga is a powerful tool for quieting the mind, and yet there is so much more to be extracted from this pithy yoga stura.

There is another natural flux of the mind that is an organic part of our growth process.  It goes like this:  Whenever we have a new idea for ourselves, our mind “splits” and part is focused on the current self while the other part is focused on the future self.   If the heart remains creative and hopeful, the mind will work out the steps that move us into the future self and close the gap between current self and future self.  We create this union and we expand.  Think about you five years ago and you now.  Can you sense all the little fluxes that were created then closed in order to make the big 5-year change in you? And from this new perspective, you will have many more new ideas and new fluxes will be created then closed; it is a never ending pulsation.  Yoga is the process of closing each gap and allowing ourselves to expand.  Sometimes gaps open because there is a problem and we desire resolution.  Sometimes desires are the result of simply wanting a new experience of joy, abundance or connection. They are both born from the same root: a desire to feel better.

Otter-IcecreamDesire is good!  The contrasting environment of our earthly experience will always give rise to new desires.  This is the most natural thing; it is the fuel of life; it is the call to action that moves love into new expressions.  This sutra is asking us to ride the waves of this expansion and allow the gaps (fluctuations) to close easily and move us forward sweetly.  This sutra is asking us to release resistance.   Often we resist desires because we are afraid they will not manifest and the pain of not having what our heart wants is too much so we try to repress a desire (a fluctuation).

But even a desire for no desire is a desire!  You cannot get away from desire; love must flow onward.  And its growth pattern is this pulse of opening a gap (clear desire), and closing the gap (allowing the desire to manifest).  As soon as we have grown into a new self, ideas for an even newer self arise.  Then the mind splits again and we “close the gap” and grow, then split and close and split and close ad infinitum.

These mind fluctuations are normal, natural, and good.  Without them we would not evolve.   So an even more essential message from this sutra is this: when your mind is split between where you are and where you want to be, use yoga to move towards your vision.  Use yoga to close the gap or unify the flux and become more.  Now this brings us back to the more simple message of this sutra… a doubtful mind is what holds us in flux.

Have you ever wanted something very much but doubted it would come to you?  Maybe you got super cynical about it so you gave up and forgot about it for a while.   Then a few months later, there it is and you say to yourself, “oh yes, I remember saying I wanted this.”    These experiences are classic examples of how desire will take us into growth when we get out of the way.  Often our inner dialogue is a bit bipolar: “I want a million dollars, but people like me don’t get that kind of money.” or “I want to fall in love with a wonderful person, but all the good ones are taken.” or “I want to be strong and beautiful, but I don’t have time to work out and eat right.”  Yogas Chitta Vritti Nirodhah is suggesting we get our big BUTs out of the way!  In other words, learn to spend more time savoring the desire and less time doubting its possibilty.   Of course this is easier said than done.  This is why the yoga practice offers us a variety of methods to distract ourselves from doubt and focus on positive movement, mantra, and breathing.  Yoga is both the method for getting out of our own way and the experience of union that comes when we do.

Are you sensing the power of this sutra?  Can you feel how to use it in your life?  You might begin your asana practice by setting a clear intention recognizing the natural gap between where you are and where you want to be and dedicating the practice to closing the gap with ease.  Then, trusting the natural flow to take you there, you move with steady breath and trust that the natural flow will close the gap in a way that serves your highest and makes an offering to those around you.

Join us for mind-clearing, heart-strengthening classes at Wisdom Flow Studio on MAUI

Peaks and Valleys – a Package Deal

Posted on July 22, 2014 by Jennifer

Often we think of joy as success and sorrow as failure.  We easily celebrate peaks and we resist and complain about valleys.  Of course this is natural.  Joy is our nature, we live for the peaks and the sweet downhill slide that comes when we are “on top of the world”.   But often we forget that peaks and valleys come as a package deal.  We cannot have one without the other.  And, the trials of valleys and upward climbs out of them are part of what make the peaks so darn satisfying.  What we do have a choice in is our attitude as we travel the peaks and valleys of our lives.   On the peaks we sometimes forget to maintain our blessings with virtue, respect, and appreciation. Often we worry, complain and blame while in the valleys wasting energy and digging the valley even deeper.  If we cultivate an attitude of innocence and willingness to “climb”, the valleys loose their power to darken us.  We begin to see them as opportunities for growth and education.

Practicing this, we eventually develop a yogi “bring it on!” attitude and learn to enjoy the valleys as much as the peaks.  We allow them to be interesting and strengthening rather than diminishing.  We realize they are there to make the next peak sweeter.  Eventually we realize that to get to a new peak, we must descend into a valley to do so.  Just as the dark cold of winter is necessary to bring a new spring bloom, peaks and valleys are a package deal.  It would be wise to learn to respect and make the best of both.

Think of it this way; Part of the satisfaction of surfing comes from paddling out against on-coming waves and positioning with precision in order to enjoy a sweeter ride.  And it is the paddle out that brings strength and knowledge of the elements and these add to the richness of the ride.  It is a package deal.  If the surfer were getting plopped onto the wave by some machine the satisfaction of the ride would eventually diminish.  Of course there is a growing period for new surfers who are building the strength and knowledge to paddle safely and effectively but with the right attitude and the nectar of the rides as motivation, even this “climbing” experience can be rich.

The point is this: these “opposites” are not a linear spectrum.  There are circular, cyclical and connected.  Eventually darkness gives way to clarity which brings new light.  Then light accumulates shading and becomes dark again.  Peaks and valleys are the waves of life, in 3D waves become spirals, energy cycles back to its origin point but on a new level each round.  You are the wave rider and your attitude and skill determine to steadiness and sweetness of the ride. Every problem comes prepackaged with a solution.  They are simultaneously present.  Which one are YOU focused on?  Even in the depths of a valley, we can begin to look up and consider the first step to climb out.  It begins with an attitude.  You are free to shift your attitude… it is the flash point of your power to change your life.  THIS is the yoga philosophy.  Kahlil Gibran states it eloquently in his comments on Joy and Sorrow…

“Your joy is your sorrow unmasked.  And the selfsame well from which your laughter rises was oftentimes filled with your tears.  And how else can it be?  The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.”

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