Published on Saturday, March 1st, 2014
Wow! I feel like this statement is so true!
Maybe you do as well?! Our first Monday of the month focuses on Yin yoga. This month, we will celebrate the new moon with a flow(vinyasa) before our yin practice. The new moon is a time of renewal and connection with the natural world. Come join us for a practice focused on our hips as we begin this first month of March. We will meet at the UU Church of Fresno from 6:30-8 pm.
If you are interested in private yoga lessons, see the UU auction link on their web page. I will be offering a series of six classes for this auction. It will be designed to present the content that you need.In other words, this series will be individulaized under your direction. Attendance of these classes (offered in your home) is only limited by the number of students that your home can accomodate. This might be the type of instruction you have been desiring!
We will see you on Monday 3/3/14 at the UU Church of Fresno!
Published on Thursday, February 20th, 2014
As we continue to work with our breath and energy, I want to remind you of a class that may help you tap into your breath and energy in a significant way. This Sunday, 2/24/14, Sierra Foothill Conservancy
is offering a yoga class. You can link to their website, go to events calendar, open Yoga under the Oaks and register. This class is lead by Linda Marie Hurst. Linda Marie also has a Face Book page. You can find that link on the right side of the screen.The pace and style of her class is much like our Monday nite class, so I think you will enjoy it. Experiencing yoga outdoors is an experience not to be missed!
On 2/24/14 from 6:30-8pm,our regular Monday nite class will be held at the UU Church of Fresno. We will continue of focus on breath and energy in the Ananda yoga style. All are welcomed!
Published on Saturday, February 15th, 2014
I have been giving the idea of intention and magnetism a lot of thought lately. I was fortunate to be able to go on retreat this week where both these concepts came into play for me. My last retreat was in August, which seems like light years ago. At that time, I made the intention to take a retreat again in six months. Having no idea how this would happen, I proceeded living life as usual with no particular plan in mind of how I would make the next 6 month retreat happen. I am a very “plan-ful” person, so my normal style would be to make reservations, plan for taking time off from work, pre-paying, etc. But this time, a job change came at exactly the time to make my retreats(almost to the day) six months apart. I believe that I set the intention that these planned breaks were important for me and the magnetism of this intention set circumstances into action. This magnetism is enhanced by directing our energy in the direction we wish to go. This is really the essence of Ananda yoga.
Come practice an Ananda Yoga class with us on Monday February 17, from 6:30-8pm. Find out how the practice of yoga can direct the intentions you have for your life.
Published on Saturday, February 8th, 2014
Grab your umbrellas and let’s practice! And with gratitude! As we continue our focus on the breath and the energy our practice brings to our body, let’s do so with gratitude and joy for the change in whether. We have worked on opening our lower torso and hips to improve the breath, and this week we will work on the upper torso.
Our practice will be on Monday February 10 from 6:30-8 pm at the UU church of Fresno. Be sure you have your umbrella and your enthusiasm!
Published on Saturday, February 1st, 2014
On the first Monday of February, we will two special things happening. The first Monday of the month we have a Yin Yoga practice. In addition, our group will be celebrating the end of our fourth year together! I am so grateful to each of you for coming to practice when you can and giving this time to yourself. For me, practice with a group is much more enjoyable than alone. Each of you bring your special light to the group. I feel honored and privileged that you chose to spend this time with me and taking care of yourself.
Here”s to our fifth year of personal growth! We’ll meet at 6:30-8pm at the UU Church of Fresno! Namaste and thank you!
Published on Saturday, January 25th, 2014
We all have days when we are crabby or irritable. Sometimes, we can control our reactions to others when we are in those moments, so we don’t lash out. Yet, many of us are not quite so kind to ourselves. That’s much harder. We live with this mind that may be programed to give us messages of negativity, put ourselves second, third or fourth in priority (right Moms?), which can lead to unkindness to ourselves. Yoga can provide us with that time each week that we focus on our bodies (which serve us so well), meditate to bring us calmness and connect with others. Yoga is the kindness we give to ourselves, giving us more ability to move that kindness into the world.
Join our yoga group this Monday January 27, from 6:30-8:00 for our weekly practice. We will focus on some poses that can help us free our breath. See you then!
Published on Saturday, January 18th, 2014
Our practice last week focused on our spine and the spinal energy. Now we’ll take this focus a bit further as we’ll focus of the specific energy areas on the energy spine called the chakras. Tuning into these areas during our practice can help us direct the energy in our spine, toward our brain. All of this spinal energy work can be a benefit to us on the physical, emotional and spiritual levels.
Come join us on January 20, 2014, from 6:30-8:00pm at the UU Church of Fresno on Alluvial. Bring a desire to relax, stretch and begin to come in touch with your own energy!
Published on Saturday, January 11th, 2014
Let’s bring all our enthusiasm to 2014! While we don’t know what’s ahead for us, we can greet our lives with hope, joy and enthusiasm. For me, that means keeping my physical body moving. Yoga (and walking) are the ways I attend to this need.
Join us on Monday nite 1/13/14 for another Ananda inspired practice. We meet at the UU Church of Fresno from 6-8:30 pm. Come with your open heart and enthusiasm!
Published on Saturday, January 4th, 2014
I often heard the comment, “the one constant in life is change”. I’d like to add to that saying that we have a huge role in that change. We are are not just passive observers of our lives, but change agents. Sure, things happen to us, but we have the ability to respond to those events in a way that may be more beneficial to us through our response. Some people set New Years resolutions. Others set intention daily or for the year. The above intention was written by a sangha (an intentional community of folks who practice together) for their community in 2014. Maybe it is how you are feeling for the coming year?
We begin 2014 with a Yin class! Lets release the tension from the holidays that we have stored in our bodies. We will be practicing Monday January 6, 2014 from 6:30-8:00 pm at the UU Church of Fresno on Alluvial. All are welcomed!
Published on Saturday, December 28th, 2013
A good goal for 2014? I know it is for me! I truly admire those who move slowly and purposefully thru life. I feel like I am often in hyperspace, moving beyond the speed of light in thought and action. Yoga has helped me slow down, yet in my daily life I still find myself moving too fast! Our yoga practice this week will be an Ananda inspired practice. It’s focus is on moving energy and slowing down.
Please join us for our last practice of 2013. We meet at the UU Church of Fresno on 12/30/13 from 6:30-8pm. Bring in the new year with us!