Wednesday, August 26, 2009

September Schedule and other announcements

After a long yoga-less summer, here is the September schedule! Please see several announcements below. See you in class!

Saturdays September 5th and 19th
10:00 Ashtanga with Jenna

Saturday September 26th
10:00 Hatha with Lesley

5:00 Hatha Yoga with Lesley
6:30 Ashtanga with Jenna

5:00 Vinyasa Flow with Mary
6:30 Power Yoga with Barbara

5:00 Hatha Yoga with Lesley
6:30 Ashtanga with Jenna

5:00 Vinyasa Flow with Mary
6:30 Power Yoga with Barbara

Here is your chance to come and get to know the instructors and try some classes! Beginning at 10am we will be gathering at the Breathing Room for an informal get to know you session. All of the instructors will be there to answer your questions and socialize. There will be some light refreshments. Beginning at noon, each instructor will offer a free class!

12:00-1:00 Vinyasa Flow with Mary

1:30-2:30 Hatha with Lesley

3:00-4:00 Power Yoga with Barbara

4:30-6:00 Ashtanga with Jenna

OCTOBER 1st, 2nd, and 3rd

After teaching in Berlin with Nancy Gilgoff, Bobbi will be making her way to Cairo for a weekend workshop at The Breathing Room. Space is very limited and spots are going quickly. Reservations can be made with payment and will be taken on a first come first serve basis. Details of the weekend will be up at the studio. Please email with any questions.
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We all come from different back rounds, whether it be a gym or another yoga studio or neither! Here are some yoga etiquette refreshers;

What to Wear - Clothing should be flexible, non-binding, and breathable, we keep the yoga room warm so avoid wearing heavy sweatpants, etc. Shorts or leggings, and a t-shirt or tank top are popular choices. Avoid socks and baggy clothes.

DO arrive early. Getting to class about 10 minutes early can help you settle in and align your attitude with the purpose of the class. While you're waiting you can practice a pose, do a few stretches, or just sit or lie quietly, breathe, and get centered.

DON'T eat for two or three hours before class. If you practice yoga on a full stomach, you might experience cramps, nausea, or vomiting, especially in twists, deep forward bends, and inversions. Digesting food also takes energy that can make you lethargic.

DO let your teacher know about injuries or conditions that might affect your practice. If you are injured or tired, skip poses you can't or shouldn't do, or try a modified version.

DO create an intention. To help you focus, you might find it helpful to dedicate your practice to a certain intention. This might be to become more aware and understanding, more loving and compassionate, or healthier, stronger, and more skillful. Or it might be for the benefit of a friend, a cause—or even yourself.

DON'T bring pagers or cell phones to class. Leave socializing and business outside the studio, so the peace of the practice is not disturbed.

DO be quiet. It's great to share a class with people you know, but it can be distracting to yourself and others to have an extended or loud conversation.

DO bring a towel or your own mat if you sweat a lot, heat increases odor. If you have had a stressful day, your body releases hormones that cause odor. Sweat from working in (yoga is a work in, not a work out) does not cause odor, it is the heat in the body that is accentuating the odor that was already there. Showering before and after yoga is appreciated. NO PERFUMES OR SCENTED LOTIONS IN CLASS PLEASE. Heat increases these scents as well and many people suffer allergic type reactions to perfumes.

DON'T push it. Instead of trying to go as deeply or completely into a pose as others might be able to do, do what you can without straining or injuring yourself. You'll go farther faster if you take a loving attitude toward yourself and work from where you are, not from where you think you should be.

DON'T enter class late or leave early; it's disruptive to others.

DO take time afterwards to think about what you did in class, so you can retain what you learned. Review the poses you practiced, and note any instructions that particularly made sense. Even if you remember just one thing from each class, you'll soon have a lot of information that can deepen your own personal practice.

Pregnancy - Yoga practice is beneficial during pregnancy, and can ease many of the discomforts involved. However, certain postures are not advisable and, as fetal development proceeds, more postures need to be eliminated. What to practice depends largely on the level of practice of the mother before conception. Experienced students should not try new, challenging, or precarious postures which might endanger mother or fetus. It is a common sense matter.
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