Welcome to the summer website for
Community Yoga with Shelley Dungan.
Classes have moved indoors
so please come practice with me at
THE SACRED CENTER
hosted at St. Mary's Church in Portsmouth RI
As an ordained Interfaith Reverend, I am so happy to invite you to join me Sundays in September for Gentle Yoga on the Beach followed by COMMUNITY PRAYER AND SHARE . This is an inclusive spiritual gathering, welcoming all paths and those who walk them. There will be uplifting readings and meditations taken from a variety of world religions including Christianity, a discussion time and a time where we join our hearts in prayer for personal needs, our families, our community, our nation, our world, our Earth and all beings who need healing. Prayer is a powerful action we can take in these challenging times. See the schedule below for dates and times.
* Please bring a beach chair for the prayer and share time.
please click here to go to my facebook page where I post inspiring quotes
A prayer I wrote for us...
Creator, Divine source of Love in whom we live and move and have our being… You are beyond our mental comprehension yet felt with the presence of each and every breath we take. Your presence is made known wherever there emerges kindness and compassion. Our intention is to allow your love to soak us and fill us to overflowing, to welcome your unconditional love and acceptance and guidance. By your grace grant that we may feel connected to you, to ourselves, to one another and to our experience of being alive. Despite our preference for comfort, may we be able to honor both the shadow and light within our human experience. It amazes us that in this moment people and animals everywhere in this world are engaged in the Universal Breath, all breathing in and breathing out as One, the plants are also a part of this Universal Breath as they breathe in our exhalation and breathe out oxygen...providing our next inhalation! One planet breathing together… every moment of every day … surely all is Holy, all are equal, all is Love.
The happy heart is one that is filled with gratitude. A simple ritual such as bowing and breathing deeply to greet each day awakens joy in us. Each day, each season, each cycle offers something of beauty. Let us notice and give thanks.
- Diane Mariechild, Open Mind
Be gentle with yourself. Be kind to yourself. You may not be perfect, but you are all you’ve got to work with. The process of becoming who you will be begins first with the total acceptance of who you are.
- Bhante Henepola Gunaratana, Mindfulness in Plain English
I send you all wishes for peace, health & happiness, now and always.
CLASS LOCATIONS AND MAPS
ST. MARY'S CHURCH - 324 EAST MAIN RD. PORTSMOUTH, RI
8TH SUMMER OF YOGA ON THE BEACH WITH SHELLEY
CLASSES HELD AT THIRD BEACH, MIDDLETOWN, RI
Park in the old "Navy Lot" which is across from the beach where we have class - look for my yoga sign in the dunes on the side of the road next to the boardwalk entrance to the beach. Note - do not park in the lot where the boat launch is or you will have a long walk to class :)
Please bring a big beach sheet, hat, sunglasses, sweatshirt - no yoga mat