Yes! I am a Photographer + part time YOGA teacher!
Stillness + quiet…
Where the soul rises to the surface
Being quiet + still in the midst of a busy world is a reminder that there is so much more than just our small selves. Witnessing the sunrise and knowing it displays itself in a different formation EVERY single DAY, but equally as spectacular and magical.
We could all use a little stillness + quiet everyday! It takes ACTION to be still and quiet. You have to make the choice and make it a priority. To consciously set aside a time and place, to hit the pause button for your mind chatter, and really listen and observe.
It is a simple place in the midst of a busy world. Each of us can explore a get creative to find that place that works best, on a particular day and time. No time limit. It can be as little as two minutes or 20 minutes.
The sunrise this morning on the beach, just happened to be where I spent my stillness and quiet today. My yoga practice encourages the stillness in my chatty mind along with quiet movement with intention. Of course, I had to photograph the sunrise first!
Try not to grasp, or have expectations, but take charge and make it happen. Step away from the computer, phone, IPAD, turn off the NEWS, the radio, and if need be, kindly ask others to respect your time to be quiet + still. Often just turning off the constant influx of information is enough. Better yet get outside find a shady spot sit on the grass, or park bench and let the birds serenade you! Mother Nature is an amazing teacher!
Delia Sullivan http://deilasullivaphoto.com August 30 2015
Regular teaching schedule:
Gentle YOGA class TUESDAYS 10:30am - 11:15am
Radiance-YOGA 701 Prince Street, Old Town Alexandria
Summer 2015 Workshop
The retreat in April was fabulous, if I do say so myself! Mainly because of the terrific and inspiring group of women who stepped out of their comfort zone a bit in either yoga or travel to practice and learn. Some ladies opening their beautiful homes for us to practice daily. Check my blog for more info and photos. Also, a big thank you to Liza Fourre at Art Workshops of Guatemala! http://deliaphoto.zenfolio.com/blog
August/September I will not be teaching a regular class. I will continue to substitute when needed at Radiance-YOGA http://radiance-yoga.net thru the Fall. As it is a busy season shooting High School Senior Portrait sessions.
Always feel free to contact me with any questions!
YOGA RETREAT ~ Antigua + Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
April 4-13, 2014 $2045
Our home base, ANTIGUA, is a delightful, small town with an international ambiance and features great shopping, funky outdoor cafés, but most importantly, warm-hearted, welcoming people. We'll also travel to the highlands and stay three nights at the lovely POSADA SANTIAGO, where volcanoes rise out of the early morning mists of LAKE ATITLAN.
The retreat includes:
10 days/9 nights Lodging in lovely colonial style hotels including the Posada Santiago http://www.posadadesantiago.com
Airport transfers, and transportation to Lake Atitlan
Healthy breakfast daily (fresh fruit, yogurt, tortillas, frijoles, huevos & fresh juices)
YOGA twice a day, most days (except on excursion days) including mediation, pranayama, sun salutations, partner workshop + yoga philosophy discussion (beginner and experienced yogi's welcome)
One on one time with the instructor to create a home practice that best fits your lifestyle
Free time for taking your camera to create great images, relaxing by the pool, journaling or reading
Cultural experiences include:
We'll visit indigenous families, small town markets and experience a Mayan healing ceremony. Highlight of this workshop is Sunday, when you'll see 'alfombras' - carpets made of sawdust, flowers, fruits, vegetables and pine needles that families design and create in the streets in front of their homes. They do this each Sunday during Lent. We will make our own "alfombra" and witness the amazing lenten processions thru the streets of Antigua during our stay. Don't forget your camera!
The sites and sounds of Guatemala will inspire you to create new experiences. Learn to use YOGA as a tool to create more health and healing. Join us and you will find yourself nurtured, renewed and inspired! Allow yourself to reignite your soul!
Not included but optional activities: Spanish language classes, learning about weaving, volunteer opportunity at local school, salsa dancing, mayan museum, massage and lots more!
Enjoy the slideshow below. These are a collection of photos taken by Delia during her past trips to Guatemala while participating in Photography Workshops thru Art Workshops of Guatemala (www.artguat.org)
Delia Sullivan RYT 200
Delia began practicing yoga over 15 years ago. She started with a vinyasa style yoga and has since incorporated various styles into her steady practice. Her training includes teen yoga with Christy Brock of Yoga4teens, Laguna Beach, CA. 200hr RYT with Suzanne Leitner-Wise and Stair Calhoun at Little River Yoga. Her training incorporated several styles, incuding Inyengar, Ashtanga and Viniyoga. In May 2013 Delia finished her Therapeutic YOGA Training with Alturo Peal and Cheri Clampett (www.therapeuticyogatraining.com) at Pure Prana YOGA studio. She is passionate about sharing yoga as a tool to expand ones life and encourage health and wellness, one pose at a time! An insatiable student, Delia seeks opportunities to study with teachers from diverse backgrounds and disciplines, to include Tias Little and Shiva Rea.
Over the years she has taught classes in elementary schools, corporate settings, private classes, workshops and SUP (stand-up paddle boarding) yoga classes. She loves teaching outdoor classes, whenever possible! She continues to deepen her understanding of yoga through meditation, independent study, and personal practice. Delia creates a light-hearted environment in which students explore a mindful practice, physical challenges and encourages compassion through self-acceptance.
Delia is a native of Alexandria and lives with her husband and three children 23, 19, and 15.
For more information feel free to contact me at 703.919.3749 or [email protected]
Quote “Make an attitude to be in gratitude, you will find the whole Universe will come to you.” ~ Yogi Bhajan