Inspirations

I am a Vedic astrologer, yoga teacher, Professional Trainer (Myers-Briggs Etc) and Baker!. I am inspired to write when the muse moves me. The topics vary but are generally within this realm of yoga, art, astrology and the nature of consciousness and how humans live this life individually and in groups.

New Yoga Classes and a little Clarity

Hi all,

For quite awhile now I have been talking about the other limbs of yoga and how a yoga class can’t really go deeply into them.  Nor do many people attending a yoga class want to!  So I am starting a new series of classes on Wednesday nights starting September 17th teaching the other limbs (aspects) of yoga.  They will run in 6 week increments focusing on specifics of yoga philosophy and practices.  The beginning series will be about the first two limbs of yoga and learning the Chant for Healing that with regular practice burns up the seeds of karma.  This chant is very powerful and my direct experience of it has been a release from physical pain that had been chronic for me. It is a very practical and beneficial tool that I believe is important to have in your tool box.

Initially these classes were going to be held at Sky High Studio on Monday nights.  But feedback from perspective participants suggests Wednesdays are better.  Also a trade for space was offered to me instead of paying rent at the awesome and lovely Sky High Studio on the Leighton road.  So I have to go with barter over paying.  But do check out this very cool place.

Yoga is a life system that is used to master one’s environment both internally and externally.  As Carl Jung said, what one doesn’t address inside manifests as an external event.  I will be teaching the techniques to learn to master the internal environment and then eventually manifesting in the external environment.

Contemplate your knowledge of what you know about me.  I am a happy, lively, emotionally intelligent human being.  I live a very good life.  I would state that I have achieved heaven on earth.  If that is something you could use a little of these classes are for you. Or conversely if you know someone who you think might benefit please forward them this information.

I will be releasing the address for the place soon.  But to reserve a spot in the class pre-payment is required.  Please send a check or if you see me cash is fine.  Send payment to Laura Hamilton 436 Riverside Dr., Augusta, ME 04330 for $72.  Paypal is also an option to lbasilici@yahoo.com  The dates of the first series are 9/17, 24, 10/1, 15, 22 & 29 from 6-7:30pm

Another item to consider my business partner Rose Swan and I will be facilitating a Yoga Hiking Adventure into the Gulf Hagas. Hopefully tomorrow the details of that will be out along with registration.  So expect another info blast this week. I can tell you the dates will be October 10-12.

Other news

People seem to be getting confused regarding my work.  So I want to offer a little clarity here.  I am a self employed entrepreneur.  I do many different things for a living.  As I launched a new training company this year it did not mean I stopped being an astrologer.  Nor does it mean I am not seeing clients privately for astro-counseling weekly. As for the gluten free baking I have decided I am only baking for select clients instead of an open call for weekly orders.  So to sum it up I am a trainer with a business partner who owns Integrated Systems Consulting.  This is a consulting company that specializes in integrating traditional organizational development and mindfulness.  We have trained small businesses, church groups, families, individuals and couples. We offer in house training or retreats.  I am an astrologer who sees people weekly, bi-weekly, bi-annually and annually for astrological counseling. Many of my clients and astrology reading happen via Skype with people from all over the country and a few international.  The astrology that I practice is inclusive with my work as a yoga teacher.  People come to see me to develop a life system that works to manage all aspects of their lives physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.  I am also a gluten free baker who loves the art of food and I have a little farm where I sell eggs and occasionally free range chickens and pork! 

I hope that clears things up.  Most people have one job, I have many.  So I see where the confusion has moved in. 

If you have any questions please email Hamilton.yoga@yahoo.com and book an astrology reading, take a yoga class or have a training!

Namaste,

Laura Hamilton 

"Training to Increase Personal & Professional Mastery"

Second House of the zodiac

The same power that makes you a good orator can make you a drunk. Jupiter in the second

New Fall Classes

                                YOGA FOR THE MIND

                                                

Many people don’t realize that yoga is a whole life system.  It has what are called “8 Limbs” of which the physical exercises are number 3.  Come and explore the rest of yoga.  Experience practices that will help you feel happy all day long and bring health and well being to you physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.  We will begin to explore meditation, concentration, dream interpretation and healing chants.  Make a commitment to your health and well being.  Join us at

Sky High Studio

23 Leighton Road, Augusta

6 Monday Nights Starting September 15 from 6-7:30pm

$ 72 for the series- Payment required to reserve space

FMI 207-446-5999 or Hamilton.yoga@yahoo.com

Laura Hamilton is a certified yoga teacher, a Vedic Astrologer and owns her own Company that specializes in Organizational Development from a holistic perspective, Integrated Systems Consulting.  She has been teaching yoga in the Augusta area for ten years.

Miracles and Medals

 I haven’t had time to write although I did post pictures of the medallion that appeared next to my bed.  I have had to explain myself numerous times so here is the story ;)

Each morning I wake up go down stairs to make a cup of tea and return to bed.  On this morning I did just that.  As I returned to my bedside I lifted my coaster and there were two coasters stuck together.  Odd, but no big deal.  As the coasters came apart this medallion fell to the floor.  I picked it up and the o-ring disintegrated and fell off.  It was covered in grime.  I had never seen this thing before.  I took it into the bathroom and scrubbed it a bit and could see it was an angel medal.  Unbelievable.  I showed it to my family.  My husband thought I was mistaken and had lost it at some point.  But a woman knows what jewelry she owns and I know I have never owned this, as does he really.  After 25 years he’s pretty familiar with what I wear. 

Yesterday I took it to the jeweler and had it cleaned and an o-ring put on it.  I looked at it under a magnifying glass and saw it read “Archangel Raphael Pray for us”  So there it is friends. 

I haven’t put to much thought into it because I am use to the Angels talking to me.  Lets face it once you get use to voices talking to you it isn’t a big jump to materialization of objects.

I have said before that the Angel practices are some of the most powerful I have ever experienced.  I have been a dedicated Catholic and utilized that system, I have spent time with Buddhists and of course taught yoga for ten years and practiced longer. But when I was directed to working with angel meditations I experienced fast and lasting change. In putting this medal around my neck I have come home to myself.  I am dedicated and clear.

What has this newest ”miracle” brought me?  Somehow  it affirms me as a healer. Archangel  Raphael is the healing angel.  I am a healer.  I have  never considered myself that.  It has never been a desire or a goal.  Of course I never wanted to be a yoga teacher either.  It just kind of happened.  And I had dream telling me to pursue both the Meyers-Briggs and astrology.  Oh, no, a voice told me to pursue MBTI training in the middle of my Mother’s living room on a trip to Florida once :)  All in all this latest experience has brought me home to myself more firmly as a spiritual being incarnate to be of service to others.  Pretty much the same as yesterday and the day before but with a little shot of validation :)

Angel Medal that appeared next to my bed cleaned up

Angel Medal that appeared next to my bed. Archangel Raphael

GF Baking Hiatus and lots of new happenings

The Sun and Mercury are in the tenth house of career today in the sign of Gemini.  Gemini rules communication.  Mercury is still retrograde so cleaning things up and laying plans is the thing to be doing in relation to your career/vocation.  Don’t negotiate or set new contracts until after Mercury turns direct on July 2nd, but certainly set goals and take time to really dream big.  Partaking in professional development is also an excellent endeavor.


To that end ~I have decided to not bake this summer.  The Gluten Free Baker is on hiatus.  I have a lot of other projects that need to be focused on.  I also require a solid month to process my gardens and don’t want to be stressed about not having time.


One of my projects is developing a new yoga series that I will be teaching at Maine Integrative Healthcare in Manchester.  I have decided to release Tuesday night yoga class at the Senator to the very capable hands of Randy so I can shift focus to this program. 


This will be very different from the yoga classes at the Senator.  (I will still be teaching there Thurs nights & Tues/Thurs/Sat mornings)  The new classes will be six week series with specific focus.  I am torn between starting with a chanting series or an anxiety management series.  Maybe you all can weigh in with your votes on that? :)  My driving passion with this work is to help people learn to master their internal environments so they can succeed externally.  I really want to reach teens and another population, those who have survived sexual assault as well as the general population.  My oath as a yoga teacher is to relieve suffering and that is the aim of this work as well as the corporate work.


So all this is in the making.  I of course can’t make any agreements about the space in Manchester until after July 2nd :)  But I will keep you posted.  My instincts tell me we will be starting the last week of July.


Meanwhile my training partner Rose & I are picking up more Corporate trainings for Integrated Systems.  Here the focus is the same.  Helping groups learn to function at their best most creative capacity by teaching group process, Myers-Briggs and Yoga all in one synergistic training company.  We LOVE this work too.

 

Oh and then of course there are the astrology reading and my art studio which I have made an absolute commitment to.  I am determined to paint or sculpt at least 30 minutes every day.  I am also going to the live drawing class at the Harlow Sunday nights 7pm come hell or high water :)  In case anyone else wants to come :)


Then there are friends and family to see and love.  So many lovely things to be doing!  I am a very lucky woman.  I will keep you all up to date as things move along. 


Namaste, Peace,

Laura Hamilton
Vedic Astrologer & Private Yoga Instructor
Corporate Trainer & Baker!

207-446-5999 
 
"Training to Increase Personal & Professional Mastery"

youchew:

Roasted Squash Lasagne w. Sage & Shallots

for the roasted squash
1 kabocha squash, peeled, seeded, and cut into 1/4 inch slices
3 tablespoons olive oil
pinch sea salt
fresh ground black pepper

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Lay the squash slices on a rimmed baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil, turn to coat, and sprinkle on the salt and pepper. Roast squash for 15 – 20 minutes, flipping halfway through, until the edges have browned and the squash is tender.

for the béchamel
6 tablespoons butter
1/3 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
2 cups whole milk, room temperature
2 cups heavy cream, room temperature
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon sea salt

http://www.brooklynsupper.net/2012/12/roasted-squash-lasagna-with-fried-sage-shallots/#.U5S8DssU_IU

Wow can’t wait for the squash

Astrology & The GF Baking Club

It’s Sunday but the Sun is illuminating the tenth house of career and therefore a good day to focus on or take actions related to one’s work or career.  In this light I am combining my astrology clients and my baking clients in the same update.

When you time things astrologically, work with the forces of nature, you find yourself following a different schedule than is the American norm.  Ronald Reagan had a second swearing in late one night because it was more astrologically positive than the public one.  My astrology teacher married late on a Tuesday night for the same reason.

For me baking will be taking place on Monday and Wednesday this week.  Pick up will be Tuesday and Thursday. 

The offering this week is GF Bread (Specify for the Dairy Free option) and Raspberry Sugar Cookies.  Place your orders for 1/2 or whole dozen.  $7.50/$14  The GF Bread $ 7.50

I will be baking through the summer.  For people going to camp I already have orders of multiple loaves.  That is a possibility.  I personally slice my bread and freeze it after the third day.  The bread bags I use come from King Arthur and are specific for successful freezing of baked goods.  So keep this in mind.  But I do need a heads up if your needing 3 or 4 loaves.

Just another astrological tidbit.  Mercury went retrograde yesterday and won’t go direct until July 2nd.  It is a great time for writing and cleaning things up physically or emotionally.  I’m preparing for a yard sale and cleaning out the garage during this Mercury retro period.  It is a good time to look up old friends and generally just take a look back.  It is not such a great time for external communication, technology and travel.  Things tend to go wrong in these areas because Mercury rules these things and has turned within.  The energy is asking for a break.  And usually things do break.  Car problems, appliances, anything electrical that might break will during this period.  Electronic communication also tends to break down.  So I would get a lot of verbal assurances and not rely on texting or emails through July 2nd.  Nor does one buy new technology or electrical things, signs contracts or make travel plans during Mercury retrograde.  If you do have to travel expect delays or snafus. 

It’s useful to put on your calendar the dates that Mercury is retrograde through the year.  This year it’s now through July 2nd and then again October 4-25th.  Just for fun and scientific inquiry think back to the last period of Mercury retro Feb 6-28th and see if you can remember any of these things going awry ;)

Have a Beautiful Week ;)

This is what happened when I used Honeyville Farm Flour instead of Bob’s Redmill. Three batches of bread in the trash. A day a a half behind in orders