Three Roods Farm Goes Solar!

After years of wanting to go solar but unable to afford the large upfront expenditure, things finally changed in our favor. Greg and I had been interviewing solar companies for years, always wanting to sign up, but unable to afford the large upfront capital necessary. Finally, public demand has opened up the market and now average earners like us can afford this improvement. We met a rep from PowerHome last January and learned that one can now purchase solar as one would buy a car; with monthly installments. Plus there are income tax incentives and the company threw in several free energy-saving bonuses to sweeten the deal.

Bill McKibben, founder of 350.org, speaks about the importance of renewable energy not only to mitigate climate change, but for creating jobs.  I saw this with my own eyes. An interracial, intergenerational, multi-skilled crew put up the solar installation in 2 days. I was impressed at how well they worked together and answered whatever questions we had. They didn’t leave until the job was done. They stayed overtime to give us the 3 bonuses: a wrap for our hot water heater, a Nest thermostat, and extra insulation in the attic.

The 30 panel installation was placed in the field, rather than on the roof, so that the optimum angle for capturing the maximum solar radiation is obtained.  Here’s how it looked in August. 

So far, so good.

So What’s New?

Looking back at this blog, I see I have been posting since 2009. Season after season, familiar scenes with changes visible mainly to the eyes of those who live here, come round and round. Not wanting to bore you or myself with the same old views of farm and veggies, I searched for a new perspective on the land and its inhabitants. Here’s what I found.When we started our farm in 1995, members of our CSA gifted us with their cats George and Gracie. They thought their cats would be happier out in the country with us. And indeed, after a week of adjustment, George and Gracie lived with us for more than a decade in peace and harmony. Fuzzy has been with us since their departure. She’s very affectionate and sometimes follows me on walks. On a recent walk through our 10 acre woodlot, she took a rest on this large rock where Mother Mary holds her baby. Which makes me wonder whether the other statuary at Three Roods Farm has been noticed. I purchased the first one for my dear husband’s birthday many moons ago. I knew he wanted St Francis of Assisi. That day, I was scheduled to work at the hospital. But when I arrived, I found the unit double booked for an RN so I took the day off. On my way home I stopped at a roadside shop and found St Francis. Greg knew where to put him. Recently, Greg decided we needed this one. It is St Jude Thaddeus, the patron saint of desperate cases and lost causes.  I thought it was Moses because of his beard and because he carries a book. But I was puzzled by the knot above his head. That turns out to be a tongue of fire, signifying the presence of the Holy Spirit. Because St Jude holds a large bat, Greg figured he should stand near the entrance to our home and barns. 

Another change at the farm is the presence of an inquisitive 2-year-old named Avi. Avi can walk farther in one day than many 10 year olds. He loves going off path and checking things out. High grass, biting insects and uneven terrain don’t stop him. He’s fascinated by how things work and has a special fondness for cars. He’s a little imp with a big smile and a friendly disposition. I enjoy showing him the edible weeds.

Gandhi Day Peace Fest Report

The Peace Fest began in the barn with Don McAvinchey dressed as Mohandas Gandhi addressing the group. 

While he was speaking, Dr Doom arrived and things became strange.  Soon, the Queen of Fury and her assistant kidnapped him! The assembled group had to search for clues at the behest of Dr Doom. They used mirrors to see better because the clues were hidden within themselves. Eventually they were ready to search for the Mahatma.

Superheroes kept showing up. Spontaneous Combustion, Joyful Weaver, Stone Hagg and Tinkerbell came. Sister Mary Fran led everyone in a peace dance to unite them. ‘Fill your cup, drink it up, Ya Allah Allah. The fish in the water’s not thirsty.’They reached the area where the Queen of Fury held Gandhi ji in jail.  Dr Doom gave everyone clay and suggested we create a representation of something blocking us from doing our peace work. It might help us transform ourselves to be the change we wish to see in the world. Even the Queen of Fury started to transform herself through this project.
Here are some of the people working on their clay representations.People spoke up and revealed the things that block them from their peace work. Gandhi ji himself said he feels lazy sometimes and wishes he could sleep all day rather than do the important work he was called to do. Dr Doom mad efforts to correct his faults, too. People felt happy and were ready for another peace dance. They danced to the words “Spirit of Peace, To your cause we give our strength, That love may reign and war may cease, Mir Miru Mir” a prayer for Peace on Earth.

Then Robin introduced Swaroop Bhojani founder of Hut-k Chaats of Ann Arbor. Swaroop ji told the story that led him from diabetes to good health, from a job in a cancer research lab to creating what he calls ‘Nutrilicious food’ to prevent cancer. Everyone lined up to taste the Mango Lassi, Power of Seven, Samosas and Whole Bowl which Swaroop brought. Dr Doom still had a hold of Michael.The event ended with an assembly in the Poplar Grove to recap and hear about peace work others are doing. Don told us that he has played Gandhi more than 100 times and would say ‘yes’ to any invitation. He shared about his work as a family therapist and his new office in Davison. He recently relocated here from New Mexico.

Doug Reith explained the concept of gerrymandering and brought petitions to sign which will make this a ballot issue in the next election if enough signatures are collected.

Robin invited everyone to come Sunday mornings at 11am to Satsang at the farm. At a satsang, she explained, people inspire and bless each other with spiritual wisdom in the form of stories and songs from the great saints and sages. She invited them to come back for satsang the next day or any other Sunday.

 

As night fell, many had to leave. A few stayed behind for a fire and songs.Michael was completely restored. 

The next morning, a satsang was held in the Poplar Grove. 

Peace be with you.

Gandhi’s Birthday Peace Fest

 SATURDAY.                     OCTOBER 7th.                            2-6 pm    

 

Americans know Mohandas Gandhi as a peace activist who led his country to freedom with the use of non-violent civil disobedience. He championed the disenfranchised and tried his best to keep the country unified as well as peaceful. His birthday is a national holiday in India just as Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday is here in the USA. It falls on Monday, October 2nd.

Would you like to know more about the man who used water fasting to bring attention to the issues of his day? The man who encouraged us to ‘Be the change you wish to see in the world’? The man who developed a concept he called Satyagraha – Truthforce – to motivate people to use their inner strength to overcome oppressive rulers without resorting to violence? You will have this opportunity on October 7th! On that day Gandhi will be amongst us as portrayed by Don McAvinchey. 

Don is an unusual Gandhi. As a tall, white-skinned man with blue eyes, it must be the balding head and round glasses or maybe its the dhoti and walking stick. He certainly is a deep listener with a peaceful demeanor. He returned to Michigan this summer after being in New Mexico the past 18 years. By profession, Don is a Family Therapist, specializing in Narrative Therapy. He will address the audience as Gandhi around 4pm.

 

Between 2 and 4pm, peace dances will be offered. Robin has been involved with the Dances of Universal Peace for many years. Her friend and co-dance leader, Sister Mary Fran, IHM,  will share simple dances that remind us of our human unity. Each dance has a melody and a phrase that all can learn. Old hands join with young ones in the circle.  These spiritual folk dances come from a wide range of traditions. They ground us in our bodies while elevating our feelings. The dances are happening between 2 and 4pm.

 

Also between 2 and 4pm, there will be activities for the superheroes amongst us. Michael Francis Mallon, aka Laughing Moon, has a passion for breaking through the impossible. He founded the Superhero Training Academy in Detroit.  He is a skillful leader, creatively encouraging joy, fortitude, compassion and wisdom.  Three Roods Farm has partnered with Michael and the STA for many years. In the summer of 2012, 20 superheroes spent days camped out on the farm preparing for an epic bike ride. When they were ready, they costumed up, rode off, and searched for people and situations where they could be of service. It was awesome! Robin served on the board of directors. Greg is working with Michael to design a living playscape on the land next to the STA educational building. 

For those who have always wanted to walk through the orchard and arboretum, Dr Greg will be on hand to answer questions and show the trees. He recently tallied up the number of woody plant varieties that grow on 3RF and came up with 95! That is varieties, mind you. The number of trees he’s planted and nurtured exceeds several thousand. He plants trees with all the farm interns who stay long enough because that it still the single most effective antidote to global warming anyone can perform. Planting trees is one thing. Keeping them alive and protected from nibbling rabbits, bucking deer and invasive insects is another. He’s a master composter and will gladly explain his compost system. Michael dubbed him Mulching Peacock. Dr Greg is my superhero, for sure.

No event is complete without food. I invited Swaroop and Sumi Bhojani to bring their Nutri-licious snacks. The Bhojanis have devoted their lives to creating the most tasty and nutritious foods possible. Swaroop was a research scientist who thought his way into developing the foods on the menu of Hut-k Chaats. He and his wife own and operate Hut-k, the name being an expression meaning ‘out-of-the-mainstream’. The restaurant, located in Ann Arbor, uses locally sourced produce and Indian spices to get a product not available anywhere else. We are fortunate that the Bhojanis are making the time to be with us all afternoon. They will offer several items from their menu – Whole Bowl, Mango Lassi, Samosa and Power of 7 – all reasonably priced.

 

There is no charge for this event. A donation box will be available in the barn for those wishing to help offset our expenses. Thank you. Peace and blessings ~ ~

 

 

 SATURDAY.                     OCTOBER  7th.                            2-6 pm

Gandhi’s Birthday Peace Festival at Three Roods Farm 

Mohandas Gandhi was a peace activist who led India to freedom with non-violent civil disobedience. He championed the disenfranchised and worked to keep the country unified as well as peaceful. His birthday is a national holiday in India as Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday is in the USA. It falls on Monday, October 2nd. Our Peace Festival will be the following Saturday, October 7th from 2-6pm. All ages are welcome.

Would you like to know more about the man who used water fasting to bring attention to the important issues of his day? The man who encouraged us to ‘Be the change you wish to see in the world’? The man who developed a concept called Satyagraha – Truthforce – to motivate people to use their inner strength to overcome oppressive rulers without resorting to violence? You will have this opportunity on October 7th! On that day Gandhi will be amongst us as portrayed by Don McAvinchey. Don is an unusual Gandhi. As a tall, white-skinned man with blue eyes, it must be the balding head and round glasses or maybe its the dhoti and walking stick that give him a Gandhian air. Don certainly is a deep listener with a calm demeanor. He returned to Michigan this summer after being in New Mexico the past 16 years. By profession, Don is a family therapist, specializing in Narrative therapy. He will address the Three Roods Farm audience as Gandhi around 4pm.

Between 2 and 4pm, peace dances will be offered. Robin has been involved with the Dances of Universal Peace for many years. Her friend and co-dance leader, Sister Mary Fran, IHM,  will share simple dances that remind us of our human unity. Each dance has a melody and a phrase that all can learn. Old hands join with young ones in the circle.  These spiritual folk dances come from a wide range of traditions. They ground us in our bodies while elevating our minds. 

Also between 2 and 4pm, there will be activities for the superheroes amongst us. Michael Francis Mallon, aka Laughing Moon, has a passion for breaking through the impossible. He founded the Superhero Training Academy (STA) in Detroit.  He is a skillful leader, creatively encouraging joy, fortitude, compassion and wisdom.  Three Roods Farm has partnered with Michael and the STA for many years. In the summer of 2012, 20 superheroes camped out at 3RF preparing for an epic bike ride. When they were ready, they costumed up and rode off searching for people and situations where they could be of service. It was awesome! Robin served on the board of directors. Greg is working with Michael to design a living playscape on the land next to the STA educational building.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For those who want to learn more about trees, Dr Greg will be on hand to answer questions and show the 3RF orchard and arboretum. He recently tallied up the number of woody plant varieties growing here and came up with 95! That is varieties, mind you. The number of trees he’s planted and nurtured exceeds several thousand. Farm interns who stay long enough always learn to plant a tree because it is the single most effective antidote to global warming anyone can perform. Dr Greg is a master composter and will gladly explain his compost system. Michael dubbed him Mulching Peacock. Dr Greg is my superhero, for sure.

 

 

No event is complete without food. I invited Swaroop and Sumi Bhojani to bring their Nutri-licious snacks. The Bhojanis have devoted their lives to creating the most tasty and nutritious foods possible. Swaroop was a research scientist who when he developed the super foods of Hut-k Chaats. He and his wife own and operate Hut-k, the name being an expression meaning ‘out-of-the-mainstream’. The Ann Arbor restaurant, uses locally sourced organically grown produce and Indian spices to get a product not available anywhere else. We are fortunate that the Bhojanis are coming all the way to Columbiaville to be with that afternoon. They will offer several items from their menu – Whole Bowl, Mango Lassi, Samosa and Power of 7 – all reasonably priced.

 

There is no charge for this event. A donation box will be available in the barn. Parking space is limited. Carpool if possible or consider parking in the village and walking to the farm. Thank you. Peace and blessings ~ ~

 

Death Cafe

As a member of the Board of the Lapeer Land Conservancy, I wrote this article which appears in our Spring Newsletter.  The LLC would love to receive a donation of land specifically for the purpose of Green Burial.

 

  Permaculture is a way of thinking through processes from their inception to their decomposition. Environmentalists, careful about their food choices and carbon footprint, search for non-toxic products and pure pathways. How does the permaculture philosophy serve us when our human bodies deteriorate and die? What products and pathways are available? How and where do we want to leave our bodies? The Death Cafe will explore these and other issues.

The basic principles are
– Maintaining an open, respectful space where people can express their views on death safely.
– Strictly non-profit. Donations go to the Lapeer Land Conservancy which sponsors the event.
– No intention of leading people to a particular conclusion and no sale of items.
– Refreshing drinks and food are served.

The concept began in Switzerland in 2004 and has traveled worldwide It was started by Jon Underwood based on the work of Bernard Crettaz. Lizzy Miles offered the first Death Café in the USA. In Michigan, Merilynne Rush has been at the forefront, hosting meetings in Livonia and Ann Arbor.

The Lapeer Land Conservancy invites those with an interest in sharing experiences and ideas on this subject to come to a Death Café. The next one is Saturday July 23rd from 1-3pm. For more information, call Karen Page at 810-969-1023 or
Pagekp@gmail.com

Exciting New Programs: Three Roods Farm joins Back Track to Nature

by Karen Page

Warm weather has arrived in Michigan, we are hearing spring peepers and wood frogs, red wing blackbirds. The dandelions, stinging nettles and wild strawberries along the trail are beginning  to rise. The spirit of inspiration is in the air and it is good to be alive! Are you curious? Do you like to wander through forest and field? Is your mind begging to learn a ‘new thing’?

Join us and experience Nature and be inspired! Back Track To Nature will offer programs on two of Lapeer Land Conservancy properties plus Three Roods Farm and the Tibbits Nature Sanctuary both located in Columbiaville. You might like to learn about Organic Gardening, Permaculture Design, Water Harvesting, Square Foot Gardening, Agroforestry, Land Stewardship, Nature Photography, Nature Writing, Meditation, Juice Fasting and Wild Edible Plants.

We offer environmental education programs for scouts, seniors, home-schoolers, garden clubs, youth groups, retreats and other special interest groups. We can tailor programming to fit your specific needs.

May 2016

Tuesday, May 10, 2016            Three Roods Farm         4pm – 6pm

Agroforestry with Dr Greg Kruszewski

Join us on Three Roods Farm and learn about agroforestry, a practice

using the benefits of harvestable trees or shrubs grown among or around crops as a means of preserving and enhancing productivity of the land. Cost $10.00. Reservations are necessary.

Saturday, May 14, 2016   Tibbits Nature Sanctuary    10am – 12pm

Wild Tea Party with Gina Delisi

Join us as we explore, locate and identify plants in the wild, then we will

make blended teas and taste treats from the wild too. Dress for the weather and bring your sense of adventure! Cost $5.00. Reservations are necessary.

Monday, May 16, 2016      Tibbits Nature Sanctuary   10am – 12pm

Solar for your Home with Clark Tibbits

Join us for a tour of the energy efficient features of the Tibbits home which include passive solar design, attached greenhouse, solar electric panels and solar water heating. Reservations are necessary.

Monday, May 16, 2016    Tibbits Nature Sanctuary   12pm – 2:30pm

Introduction to Juice Fasting with Robin Mallor and Brandy Beck

Join us for a juice lunch and learn about types of juices even you can create from natural ingredients. Donations accepted.

Monday, May 16, 2016  Tibbits Nature Sanctuary 2:30pm – 4:30pm

Natural Building with Deanne Bednar of the Strawbale Studio

Join us for an introduction to Natural Building to learn what materials are needed, reed collection and thatching demonstration.

Cost $10.00. Reservations are necessary.

Thursday, May 19, 2016    Three Roods Farm               12pm – 2pm

All About Fasting with Robin Mallor

Join us and learn how to begin a juice fast. We will discuss and demonstrate types of fasts, includes a juice lunch. Donations accepted. Reservations are necessary.

Saturday, May 21, 2016  Sutherland Nature Sanctuary  8am – 10am

Bird Hike with Fred Townsend

Join us for the first bird hike of the season at the beautiful Sutherland Nature Sanctuary.  We will take a leisurely walk through field, forest and visit the wetland to enjoy a variety of bird species. Bring binoculars and water. Donations accepted. Reservations are necessary.

Saturday, May 21, 2016       Tibbits  Nature Sanctuary    8am – 9am Walking Meditation with Robin Mallor

Meet at the Hilton and Marjorie Tibbits Nature Sanctuary. Learn practices and yoga techniques for focusing the mind and walking in harmony with the earth. Reservations are necessary.

Monday, May 23, 2016       Three Roods Farm                  1pm – 3pm

Writing in Nature with Persephone Rivka

Join us for journal writing and build your skills in observation and writing

using our natural world as our source of inspiration.We will meet each month beginning in May through August. Cost $5.00. Reservations are necessary.

Thursday, May 26, 2016     Tibbits  Nature Sanctuary      8pm – 9pm

Walking Meditation with Robin Mallor

Meet at the Hilton and Marjorie Tibbits Nature Sanctuary. Learn practices and yoga techniques for focusing mind and walking in harmony with the earth. Reservations are necessary. Bring your own water.

Saturday, May 28, 2016     Tibbits Nature Sanctuary     1pm – 3pm

Death Cafe with Robin Mallor RN

A Death Cafe is a group directed discussion with end-of-life concerns. Our objective is “to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives.” This is an opportunity to express feelings and ideas about death in a supportive environment.  We will meet at Tibbits Nature Sanctuary entrance, located on Columbiaville Road and walk the trails  Bring your own water. Donations accepted.  Reservations are necessary.

Volunteers, we want you! We are always looking for volunteers to help with any number of tasks at our Nature Sanctuaries. Volunteers are essential as we continue to increase wildlife populations, wetlands habitats and prairies. Bring your friends, your co-workers and volunteer as a group. If you have an area of expertise you could share with us or if your only available occasionally, we would love your help too.

Please complete the registration form at Lapeer Land Conservancy or call 810-969-1023.


The BTTN eNewsletter is emailed once per month. Photo by Karen Page on the land of the Hilton and Marjorie Tibbits Nature Sanctuary.

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No More Beekeeping for Me

For 21 years  I loved the bees.  Even when they stung me. Even when they swarmed. Even when they gave me no honey.

It wasn’t easy. I had little help at the beginning. As a 40-year-old new beekeeper, I was the young kid on the block.  The old men I found by searching far and wide, were tired and bent, although they loved talking about the bees.  It’s an obsession for those who do it. One old man talked to me about getting rid of his deeps (hive body boxes) and using only small and medium supers because he simply couldn’t lift the deeps when they were full of bees and honey.

I read books and when my colonies arrived, I hived them by the book.  I learned everything by reading and doing.

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA I bought my first extractor from W.S.  He had built it himself.  He’s the kind of guy who loves beekeeping.  Guys who like to weld or build  or tinker.  Unlike me, who did it because we needed pollinators for our farm. That extractor was a conundrum.  None of the screws were identical and it came with no manual.  Every year when I took it apart to clean it, it was a devil of a puzzle to put back together.  And heavy, too! But it worked well for many years.  I sold it to my neighbor, D.C. who was nonplussed by the enigma of it because he was that kind of a guy, too.

I bought my first extractor from W.S.  He had built it himself.  He’s the kind of guy who loves beekeeping.  Guys who like to weld or build or tinker.  Unlike me, who did it because we needed pollinators for our farm.  That extractor was a conundrum.  None of the screws were identical and it came with no manual. Every year when I took it apart to clean it, it was a devil of a puzzle to put back together. And heavy, too!  But it worked well for many years.  i sold it to my neighbor, D.C. who was nonplussed by the enigma of it because he was that kind of guy, too.  With the money I made from selling honey, I bought myself a Dadant 6 frame extractor that worked like a charm.

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I was also the only woman beekeeper.  I felt so young and beautiful with those old dudes.

Many farm interns were drawn to Three Roods because of the beekeeping offered here.  I enjoyed that part.  Teaching others what I knew.  The bees are fascinating insects after all.IMG_4701

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In the early years I tried every new thing I heard about.  I attended SEMBA meetings. When I learned that fall feedings were as important as spring feedings, I did that.  When I heard that black paper might protect the colonies through the winter better than straw bales, I tried that.    I planted mint around the hives when I learned that mites were repelled by it. Some times I just persisted in my old ways, like using the Boardman feeders rather than an inside feeder.

 

The bee club at Seven Ponds was the closest in the early days.  When I started, all the talk was about mite control; varroa mites and tracheal mites.  I used Apistan strips every fall and they worked for years. Then the bees built up immunity to them.  Colony Collapse Disorder opened people hearts to the plight of the bees. People who wanted to keep bees came out of the woodwork like termites.  We outgrew our bee club chapter in Richfield township within a few years.  Now our local chapter meets at Forest Township. We have 180 members and at least 50 come to the monthly meetings to learn from the more experienced among us.

 

Nowadays I am surrounded by beekeepers. I know of 5 beekeepers within a 5 mile distance of 3RF. Since bees travel up to 5 miles to gather nectar, I know our crops will be pollinated.  And I know where I can get pure raw honey without doing all the work. If farm interns come along who are keen to learn beekeeping, I know several people who would welcome their help and their curiosity.  A big thank you to those beekeepers who are carrying the torch forward.  I salute you.

 

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Malaysian Backyard Permaculture

Happy is the farmer who can go abroad while the farm sleeps in winter. This year being my turn, i  am enjoying  banana fritters, coconut water, rambutan, jackfruit, starfruit, and other local delicacies of Malaysian culture on the island of Borneo where my son and his family have lived these past 13 years. If one looks at a globe, i am on the other side of the world, close to the equator in the tropical rainforest of Sarawak, the largest state in Malaysia.

Here, my son, a chip off the old block, is a backyard horticulturist.  His favorite hobby is bonzai. I’m impressed with his creations, never having done anything like it myself.  Here are a few.IMG_0439  IMG_0441  Its been 4 years since I was last here. Tropical plants grow fast. Bamboo shoots spike up from the ground and within days they are above your head.  These shots of his yard show the lush foliage in every direction, including fragrant frangipani trees, tall coconut trees, and exotic fronds of every description.IMG_0432IMG_0451   A good permaculture backyard has chickens to eat the insects and food waste. Zayn’s backyard sports a fine flock of feathered poultry. They free range around the yard and the hens are broody. Zayn allows them to sit and hatch out their young rather than eating the tiny eggs. He tells me that when the flock grows too large, he has a friend in the next neighborhood who will take the extras. My grandson, Ridhwan, herds them back to the yard when they wander down the road. He’s been designing and building a better chicken coop, too.
IMG_0474IMG_0488IMG_0484    So here I am with only a few days left to enjoy this delicious feast for the senses and the love of my family. But I am happy to have had this time to relax and gear up for another season of Michigan farming. Here’s a parting shot, taken at a nearby fishing village. For those who are curious to know more about Malaysian life and culture, Zayn writes with humor and delight on his web blog. http://www.bingregory.com

 

 

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Yoga at Inspired

Robin is stepping down from her role as yoga teacher for the winter. She encourages everyone to continue daily yoga practice at home, integrating what was learned from the classes. Also, make time to visit  Inspired, where she taught the classes.  Inspired is a gift shop on 4654 Water Street in the heart of Columbiaville. There are many unusual re-purposed and found items for sale at reasonable prices. Plenty of parking.

Yoga classes may resume next year. Keep practicing on your own at home!yantra-lc