January Newsletter

 
Welcome to the beginning of another new year! While the end of the year usually involves giving and receiving material gifts, the new year often comes with the idea of resolutions. Sometimes these can feel shaming, stifling, or impossible to achieve. Instead of setting up unrealistic expectation of yourself in the form of a resolution, why not instead think about what gifts you plan to give yourself this year. Perhaps the gift of a regular yoga practice, the gift of positive self talk, the gift of a few minutes of silent contemplation or meditation each day. If you miss a day on the mat or slip back into old habits, instead of becoming frustrated or blaming yourself, instead reaffirm that you can always start again and focus on the times you succeed. We have several chances to start your new year right this month. Join Erin in creating a visual reminder of your goals on the 26th and Evelyn to relax and renew, leaving old outdated stress behind on the 27th. Read on for these and more opportunities to give yourself something good this year!

HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

 

Tuesday, January 1 we will have only one Gentle class at 1 PM


 

NEW WEBSITE

 

Along with our new name, we now have a new website address. Click on the following link to check it out! satyayoga108.com

 


SOUND HEALING

 

Date: Saturday, January 19

Time:7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Investment: $20


Join Denae Richards as she guides you through a discovery of mindfulness by way of sound meditation. Discover how the sound of gongs,Tibetan bowls, crystal bowls and other instruments streamline the meditation process. Sound delivers powerful waves into your mind and body, putting you in an instant meditative trance. Your entire being elevates into a relaxed state where your mind slows & your body melts. In addition, the sound stimulates the medulla in the brain stem activating the auditory nerve that connects with all the muscles of the body. This signals the body to relax and flood the brain with natural mood lifting chemicals. This deep relaxation meditation sets the stage for healing at all levels.This workshop will begin some easy breathwork followed by 45 minutes of sound meditation where you will be lying down in a comfortable position bathed by the healing sounds of the instruments. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring anything with you to create a comfortable meditation nest – yoga mats, knee bolsters & blankets provided.

 

 
CREATE YOUR REALITY

 

Date: Saturday, Jan 26, 2018
Time: 1-3 PM
Cost: $30 ahead of time, $40 day of

Most people fail in their New Year's Resolutions by February. Join Erin B for this fun hands-on workshop. We will reinforce our goals and intentions with a visual reminder! We'll use some gentle yoga to loosen up the body and relieve stress, then a short guided meditation to focus our intentions. Next we'll listen to music designed to spark creativity as we browse through a selection of magazines for images that speak to us. Finally we'll put it all together into a vision board collage that will help remind us of and inspire us towards our goals. All supplies provided.

 

 
RELAX AND RENEW WITH EVELYN

 

Date: January 27, 2019
Time: 1:00-3:00 pm
Cost: $30

This special workshop is designed to help reduce stress and calm the body and mind for deep relaxation. We will begin with supported yoga postures, using props and gravity to passively stretch and open the body, followed by a 45 minute practice of Yoga Nidra, a guided meditation practice that is effective in reducing stress and anxiety and promoting restful sleep. (Plan a quiet, relaxing evening afterwards to maximize the benefits of this practice.) Mark your calendar and join us to rest, restore & receive the extraordinary benefits of this practice.

 

 
HEAD OVER HEELS FOR HEART OPENERS

 

Date: Saturday, February 23, 2019
Time: 1-3 PM
Cost: $35
YACEP hours: 2

Join Erin Brandao to play with bending over backwards! Both experienced practitioners and newer yogis are welcome to attend this moderate level workshop focusing on stretching and lengthening the front body to facilitate safe and comfortable backbends. Using props and walls to make it accessible to all levels, we will cover tricks and tips for working towards and getting into these fun and challenging poses. We’ll work on shoulder mobility, hip flexibility, leg and core strength and the ability to trust your body to fall backwards.