NDYC Teacher Feature: Helen Stutchbury
Today, we are chatting with Helen about her NDYC 2019 class: FINDING YOUR DHARMA WITHIN YOUR KARMA
Poet W. H. Auden wrote, “We are all here on earth to help others; what on earth the others are here for, I don’t know.”
Auden was funny, and perfectly captures the essence of karma and dharma. Karma is the act of generating experiences to pull you beyond your existing persona, and dharma is the act of expressing your existing persona for the highest good of all.
Finding your purpose can feel like a puzzle, but your path shows up in your patterns, and karma and dharma are inseparable in a joyful, successful life. You are the maker of your life; discover how karma (how you are) and dharma (who you are) can help you make the most of yours.
This 90 minute workshop includes a brief asana practice, pranayama, meditation, philosophy, self-reflection and discussion.
Helen’s class is Sunday, October 6 at 9:15AM
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A lifelong practitioner who had her first yoga teacher at age 3, Helen has been teaching asana classes full time since 2005, and yoga scholarship since 2006. She began specializing in classes for elderly and injured people in 2010, after finding her dharma in the crowded kitchen/yoga room of the local seniors center. In 2009, Helen created and launched Camp Utopia, a 200 hour vocational program for professional yoga teachers. She runs the program with partner Allison Rissel in North and South Dakota, Montana, Colorado, and Texas. Philosophy is one of Helen’s major passions, and yoga provides a bottomless treasure chest of big ideas and life changing practices.
Check out Helen online: www.CampUtopia.com
[00:34] Introduction to Helen Stutchbury
[01:55] What is Dharma and what is Karma?
[07:38] What we’re going to do in her workshop on Sunday
[8:00] More dharma and karma talk and how we can bring them into our lives
Quotes from this episode
“Karma means action, so in essence it is how we are, and Dharma is who we are.”
“Karma is not something that’s just happening to me cause I’m walking around making mistakes. I’m using my actions and the reaction that I get is positive or negative. It’s what I want or what I don’t want and it’s always happening.”
“Are your gifts being expressed in the wrong place to the wrong audience in the wrong way? That’s one of the things we’re going to explore in the workshop.”
“In this workshop, we are going to take a deep dive into looking at ourselves and how we can use these tools, take them out, apply them in our life and make a bigger impact in our life. That is exactly what I love about yoga conferences and especially the North Dakota Yoga Conference.”