Core Power Yoga teachers at Point Isabel. Photo by Jane Kelly.

Core Power Yoga teachers at Point Isabel. Photo by Jane Kelly.

Point Isabel regular crew. Photo by Jane Kelly.

Point Isabel regular crew. Photo by Jane Kelly.

 

CorePower Yoga “teachers in training” returned to Pt. Isabel at the end of March to put their training into action. CorePower Yoga encourages its new instructors to incorporate a community service component into their programs as a way of applying the values of yoga into their lives beyond the studio. We are always grateful for their contributions and the way they put their beliefs into action.

The weeds – first the oat grass and ripgut brome, then the radish, the vetch and the thistle are growing faster than ever. It is amazing to see how they sprout, mature, flower and set their seed in what seems like only a week or three. But if you are going to get only one chance to reproduce you have to be quick.

We are delighted and relieved to finally spot multiple bumblebees collecting pollen on the tansy leafed phacelia (Phacelia tanacetifolia) and the California poppies  (Eschscholzia californica). The plants flowered in early March but the bumblebees were absent until the first week of April. Did the plants bloom too early?

Jane retired on March 31 and is very happily spending more time at Pt. Isabel. She would be most welcoming of any others who would like to spend some quiet time pulling oat grass and making room for the increasing number of natives that are volunteering all along the trail. We also hold work parties every first and third Saturday of the month. Note that in May we will have only have one work party, on May 21. There will be no work party on May 7. You can contact us at kyotousa@sbcglobal.net.

Thanks as always to the East Bay Regional Parks District for their fantastic support for this project.

Jane and Tom Kelly

 

Core Power Yoga volunteers. Photo by Jane Kelly.

Core Power Yoga volunteers. Photo by Jane Kelly.