Out on a Limb - September 2016

I'm starting this newsletter with just a few events I'm excited about:

• Monthly Morning Yoga & Meditation (MMYM) is coming up on Friday, September 16th

• Fall Day-Long Retreat  on October 15th.   Early bird discount until September 15th - Register here!

• Multifaith Peace Walk - this Sunday, September 11th

More information on these events under Announcements, below!



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This Month's Blog: Out on a Limb

There was a book written by Shirley MacLaine by that title, back in the 80’s – you may remember it if you’re old enough. One of the first new age/spiritual books that I read, and it deeply touched me.

As the name implies, she was writing about going in a direction most people don’t go – in her case, into spiritual and psychic phenomena. I am relating to the title in a different way, though, right now. Perhaps a bit more literally.

Read more.



Monthly Morning Yoga and Meditation - Friday, September 16th

Yes, it's true - I am teaching a Monthly Morning Yoga and Meditation class (MMYM) on the 3rd Friday morning of every month - coming up this Friday, August 19th!

• A two-hour class, in my signature style - slow, deep, and mindful

• A spiritual theme emerges from discussion and is explored through the practice

• Guided meditation at the beginning and end

• Open to All Levels of yoga experience


Location:  SUBUD House, Palo Alto, CA


Dates:  3rd Friday of every month  (for 2016:  7/15, 8/19, 9/16, 10/21, 11/18, 12/16)


Time: 9:45-11:45am

Offered by suggested donation:  $15-30

Contact me to RSVP - see you there!


Letting Go... One-Day Retreat

Registration is Open - Early Bird Rate! 

Spend a day in community as we attune to nature, feel our connection to the Divine, and release the burdens we’ve carried, like the trees let go their leaves.

• Yoga

• Meditation

• Deep Nature Connection & Hike

• Sacred Ceremony

• Sharing in Supportive Community

• Creative Expression

• Amazing Kid's Deep Nature Connection Program!

• Includes a delicious, vegetarian lunch!

Saturday, October 15th, 2016


At Ananda Valley Farm, Half Moon Bay, CA

More details on the Letting Go Fall 2016 Retreat webpage


Join us for a meaningful and moving day to let go, be present, and open more deeply to Spirit!

Multifaith Peace Walk

Multifaith Voices for Peace is sponsoring a walk for peace for all faiths and spiritual traditions this Sunday, September 11th in Palo Alto.  I'm walking with my family and the Awakening Self community - would you like to join us, and make this statement to the world that we can all live in peace?  For more information, see the Multifaith Voices for Peace and Justice website.


Speaking to the Heart, Mind, and Spirit - at your community

I'd love to share my inspiration with your group, community, class, or organization.  Some of my favorite topics:

• Presence and Awareness

• Yoga Philosophy

• Spirituality for Imperfect People

• Creating a Spiritually Inspired, Meaningful Life

• Open Heart, Open Mind

• The 7 Chakras

• Grounding, Centering, and Being in Your Body

• Meditation

• Yoga in Everyday Life

And many more. 

Contact me if you'd like for me to inspire and awaken your community!


Event Calendar

Every month, you can click this link to view my Calendar to see what is coming up!


Spiritual Quotes


"Everyone wants to know and realize the Truth, but Truth cannot be known and realized as Truth unless ignorance is known and realized as ignorance."

~ Meher Baba


"Meditation is not trying to run away, trying to ignore the presence of the pain, but on the contrary, it is looking at it face to face." 

~ Thich Nhat Hanh


"The world is a mystery... There is much more to the world, so much more, in fact, that it is endless.  So when you're trying to figure it out, all you're really doing is trying to make the world familiar."

~ Don Juan, as quoted by Carlos Castaneda



Rev. Connie L. Habash, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Yoga and Meditation Teacher

Interfaith Minister - Spiritual Mentorship

Menlo Park, CA