Gratitude for our song

Published on Friday, June 26th, 2015


We each have our own unique song. That song, is contained in our life and how we chose to live that special life. Day to day, it probably doesn’t feel so special and unique. But it is because no one else is in our body and mind but us. No one else can have the impact we have on our world. We see that world thru our own lens, while we bring our personality to every event during our day. Being present and full of gratitude each day requires us to take time out for renewal. That is part of what a yoga practice can offer us: renewal of our energy and the time to be present with what our body and mind need to replenish us.

An Ananda focused yoga practice can provide the break we need. This week, June 29, we will practice in the Ananda tradition. This website can provide you with more information on what that means, as well googling “Ananda Yoga” for more resources. Please join us from 6:30-8pm at the UU Church of Fresno for our weekly practice. This is your time! And we welcome you!

Challenges and relaxation

Published on Sunday, June 21st, 2015


Yoga is a practice that is adaptable and reflective of our current state of mind and health. With our summer weather already presenting it’s challenges, our weekly practice will reflect this challenge. A practice that combines both active postures and a time of relaxation, addresses our summer needs. Our practice belongs to us, so it should be a mirror of our specific needs and environmental needs at any given time. I am grateful to have found such a practice available to me!
Please join us this Monday June 22 from 6:30-8pm at the UU Church of Fresno. Be sure to keep yourself hydrated today and tomorrow, bring water with you, dress in lite loose clothing and have a lite snack 2 hours before class. See you then!

Don’t forget: International Day of Yoga in Fresno!

Published on Saturday, June 20th, 2015


Tonite, June 20 from 5-7pm, come celebrate the first International Day of Yoga in Fresno. The Facebook page (International Day of Yoga) has the most up to date info you will need. The venue has been brought indoors (very good idea with our current temps) to the North Gym at Fresno State. Sounds like an great program!

Back Care class and International Day of Yoga!

Published on Sunday, June 14th, 2015


We return this week for our Back care class. This is a series we practice once a quarter to focus in on asanas that promote back health.

This Sunday is Father’s day and it is also the first celebration of the International Day of Yoga (June 21). On Saturday, June 20, from 5-7 pm in the Peace Garden at Fresno State, local yoga studios and other affiliated organizations are marking the occasion with a gathering. They have a FaceBook page( International Day of Yoga in Fresno) for more specific information. A yoga class appears to be part of the event!

Hope to see you in class Monday June 15 from 6:30-8 pm. This week we will be practicing around equipment used for the youth summer day camp at the church. Be prepared to find our regular practice space filled with reminders of young people! See you there!

No Class June 8!

Published on Friday, June 5th, 2015

See you back at practice June 15!

June: A month of gratitude

Published on Sunday, May 31st, 2015


June, a month of gratitude? Don’t we save that for November? Gratitude does seem to intensify in the media during the month of November, yet it is a yogic quality that benefits us all year long. The thing is, it needs to be in the forefront of you thoughts each day, even many times during the day. There are many techniques available for bring the intention of gratitude to our distracted mind each day: a journal, a card with our intention, a daily practice. I think of cultivating gratitude a bit like learning to bring my canvas bags to the grocery store each time I shop. Starting out with the intention. Noticing how I slowly remember more frequently to bring the bags in with me (50% of the time slowly increases to 75% of the time, to 90%). If we can begin each day as we awake with a thought of gratitude, that starts us off on the right path!
June 1 is the first Monday of the month which means a Yin practice for the UU Yogis! Come and join us! If you find that this meditative practice brings up gratitude in your heart, there is a beginning!


Memorial Day Practice? You bet!

Published on Sunday, May 24th, 2015


Please join us on Memorial Day Monday,5/25 from 6:30-8:00 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Fresno for our yoga practice. Our practice will on grace in movement. Look forward to seeing you then!

Welcome back Yogis!

Published on Saturday, May 16th, 2015


Coming back together after three weeks away, we must be mindful of our need to return to our practice gently! Our topic for May is grace.In keeping with this focus, we will have a combined yin and yang practice. Our Yang practice will provide us with asanas that promote internal cleansing, flexibility and tension release. We will finish up with a few yin asanas that will provide us with time to re-center our bodies and minds.
We meet on May 5/18 from 6:30-8pm at the UU Church of Fresno. Bring your grace, joy and enthusiasm! It will be good to be together again!

April and May Schedule

Published on Sunday, April 19th, 2015



Delight in your freedom….

Published on Sunday, April 19th, 2015

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As we explore the topic of freedom this month, I can’t help but reflect on my personal freedom. I feel gratitude for my freedom to travel and explore the world. Not everyone has the means to experience this type of freedom. And while traveling and learning about the world is thrilling, the freedom each of us has within ourselves is equally thrilling. Perhaps we don’t always acknowledge this inherent freedom of thought and action. Perhaps in not purposefully acknowledging this freedom, we lose the awareness that freedom is an “inside job”. Freedom is within us, even when our external circumstances are otherwise.

Our practice this Monday nite April 20, is our last practice together for three weeks. We will return to our regular schedule on May 18. In the interim, my hope is that all of us take some time each day to remember the freedom of our breath: the breath that connects our mind and body. That’s our practice. It’s that simple!

See you at the UU Church of Fresno, from 6:30-8 pm ! All are welcome!