Fall 2018 Class Schedule

Here it is! The new and improved edition of your sweet lovin’ yoga schedule.   Some things to notice are: Holistic Yoga Therapeutics™ offered in the South Studio Tues 6-7:15pm Wed 9-10:15am Frid 9-10:15am   Vinyasa (All-Levels) in the North Studio Weds & Fridays 9-10:30am   Vinyasa (All-Levels) in the South Studio Wed 6pm   Classes with * have…

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Regulating Negative Emotion Through Mindful Movement

What we repress saps our vitality and thus our ability to feel alive in the present. To heal those parts of you damaged by suppressed emotions, simply let them flow. Maybe you don’t have to yell and scream at your partner. Maybe you just need to move! When you move as an open embrace of all the parts of yourself; your emotions, your deepest desires, your needs, and you attempt to live in alignment with these aspects of yourself, there will be movement and your life will change!

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Are Generalists Healthier Than Specialists?

There’s a movement system within us, that was built in and that our body craves. It doesn’t result in resistance and shut down. The code is already hidden deep within the molecular structure of our human body – our primal memory. We just need to remember and reawaken it. Finally something refreshing that makes sense, the fitness trend of natural movement (which includes Primal Vinyasa and other primal movement methods) takes the emphasis back to the very thing that we are best at doing: being human. “Movement” is really just the brand of the “unbranded”. We can’t truly call it a brand if it always existed – it’s just what humans are supposed to do.

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Teen Yoga, Body Image, Self-worth, with Ivy Katz

“… we explore what comes up mentally and emotionally. With the use of themes, education about the mind/body relationship and yoga philosophy, I aim to help them understand how a mindfulness practice can be a useful tool for them throughout their lives. Classes involve movement/asana, breathing exercises/pranayama, meditation and at times, partner discussions and reflective writing exercises. I ask students to choose the variation of movement that honors their physical body and mental state in the present moment.”

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Yoga and The Living Work

Fight until all of you, is freed for your ability, and in spite of your need, for the false relief, of your own righteous justice. This is your fight. May your re-write be attuned, to your fresh heart’s narrative. A battle must be fought within you, with a warrior spirit, else it be laid falsely, from you onto another. Self discovery is eminent. 

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Secrets Of a Successful Challenge

The tenth annual Yoga Union Yoga Challenge begins April 1st, 2017. We host the yoga challenge every April. We do it primarily for the three reasons:
1. It reminds us of the joy that consistent yoga practice brings into our lives.
2. It motivates us to emerge from winter hibernation into the glory of spring.
3. It builds community through a common goals.
The Yoga Challenge is meant to be empowering. The last thing you want to do is set a goal you can’t attain and then beat yourself up for failing. I’ve been participating in the annual yoga challenge every year running. I haven’t always completed it, but I have received some valuable lessons along the way. I’m happy to share some of what I’ve learned. Below are my essential secrets to ‘success.’

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Innovating from the Inside Out – Yoga Teacher Training

“If you can’t feel excited by your own creative output, you have to try something new. No one can innovate without destroying or dissolving what came before.” These words came to me from a deeply trusted ally in the Spring of 2015. I was questioning my impact. I was vacillating about signing up for Yoga Union…

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