Is it just me, or is this summer passing too fast? I have people messaging me every day, inquiring about classes for the fall, and getting ready for new routines and life with less covid "restrictions." I feel like I'm barely into the swing of summer, and it's going to be ending soon (insert sad-face… Continue reading Autumn is Creeping in Quick!
As August approaches, we are almost 6 months into this pandemic. Six. Months. Half a year. Not in my wildest dreams did I see a pandemic coming, nor that it would last so long in this day and age of cleanliness and anti-bacterial everything. I am unsure if there is even end is sight, as… Continue reading Six Months In
What a learning curve I have been forced into with this pandemic! It took me a few weeks, but I have managed to to start yoga classes through Zoom, and will be opening registration for online classes in July. Gentle Hatha Yoga Tuesdays at 12:30pm or 7:00pm, and Thursday 10:30am. If you are interested in… Continue reading Online Yoga Classes?!
Normally we would be gathering in May, for my annual "Spring Renewal" workshop. We settle into our group with herbal tea, some casual introductions, and ease into a meditation, restorative yoga, and some reflective writing. This year, with it's obvious pandemic challenges, not only have yoga classes been put on pause, but workshops are no… Continue reading Spring Renewal in 2020
CREATE THE SPACE This can be SO tough, but is necessary if you want an enjoyable practice. Decide if you need technology or not (YouTube or anything audio would likely need TV, laptop, or phone). You can find a realm of apps and channels that offer exercises and meditations or music you might want to… Continue reading Practicing Yoga At Home
AN EASY WAY TO TRY A FREE YOGA CLASS! How many excuses have you made to not take a yoga class? I have heard them all! Sometimes it's a physical limitation, sometimes it's a time management issue, sometimes it's due to lack of money, sometimes the motivation just isn't there... the list can go on… Continue reading The Gentle Way of Hatha on YouTube
In this final yoga video of our six part series, we focus on relaxation. Sivasana is the body's opportunity to rest and integrate the benefits of your yoga practice. It is suggested to do a minimum of 5 minutes of stillness, but if you have time for more even better! Sivasana translates into english as… Continue reading Yoga Video 6: Final Relaxation
This is the fifth video of the asana-collection. The sixth (and final) video covers sivasana (a full body relaxation). During this 2-minute video we ground ourselves in mountain pose (Tadasana) and from there move through a gentle sun-salutation flow. The feet stay in the same position the whole time, and the movement stems from the… Continue reading Yoga Video 5: Moving From Mountain
Video four is up and running! In this 3-minute clip we are focusing on gentle back-bends and gentle core work. If you spend a lot of time sitting at a desk, driving, or "leaning" forward this video is for you. These exercises help release tension in the back, create the sensation of space in the… Continue reading Yoga Video 4: Tummy Time
We are half way through our 6-part Yoga Series, with video number three! In this 3-minute video our foundation is hands and knees (if you are someone who needs to stay off your knees, you can do similar stretches standing with hands on a wall). From this position we move through a few hip circles,… Continue reading Yoga Video 3: Gentle Core and Balance