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Alert for Saturday, June 25th - We have had to cancel our morning in-person classes due to road closures around Shine for the Hyde Park Blast. We are still able to hold virtual mixed-level at 8:30 and our afternoon pre- and post-natal.
Often when you strain or injure your back, the back muscles and muscles that support the back, seize up in an attempt to brace your back and prevent further injury. This natural reaction is a good thing. But... sometimes the muscles have a hard time letting go of the tension. When you add chronic tension to a low back strain or injury, a chain reaction is enacted where stiffness, tension, and pain get caught in a feedback loop that limits mobility and slows healing. This shor
So far our Meditation Monday series has focused on Mudra and Mantra Meditation Techniques. Today's hand placement may or may not have a particular history but is personally symbolic for me. Placing hands on heart and belly can be very soothing as well as deeply meaningful. Asana practice often focuses on physical body alignment. A complete yoga practice will also help us learn to create inner alignment. By remembering to act in alignment with our gut human nature, spiritual
The big star we call the Sun will be moving into the constellation Leo tonight (July 22, 2015) at 11:30 pm. Can you feel the shift? It can be quite noticeable since we are leaving the lunar ruled sign of Cancer, that can have us feeling moody and deeply self reflective, and entering the self confident energy of Leo. On the personality level you may find yourself standing up straighter, more energized to go out and do things and move away from self doubt. Cancer and the moo
In order to support my great teacher, Sianna Sherman, along with Yoga Journal, who are kicking off the #yjgoddesschallenge, I wanted to take some time to share a little bit more about the focus of today’s challenge as well as make the most of an opportunity to share how goddess meditation & practice has been helpful in my life. Today’s challenge pose is Astavakrasana and in this challenge is dedicated to the fierce and loving goddess, Durga. I offer my thanks to Erin for pla
I have been studying astrology since the the late 1980’s when Steve and I moved to Colorado and worked with Sun Signs’s and Love Sign’s author, Linda Goodman. Even when we were studying with Linda, I always found Aquarius a bit of an enigma. The eclectic sign of consciousness, groups, ………… What does that mean? Group consciousness? On the mundane level Aquarius is characterized as the absent minded professor, one who has knowledge but not necessarily common sense. It is about
Capricorn (December 21- January 20) has two festive Holidays nestled into its time frame. We have Christmas with the celebration of the coming of the gifted Child and New Year’s which marks the first day of a new calendar year. With all this celebrating it is interesting that many people are not so jovial. As a matter of fact many people in the Northern Hemisphere are languid and many even deal with depression at this time. Instead of wanting to be social, many of us feel a
With Todd Norian’s Weekend Workshop less than a week away, we are getting very excited around the studio. It’s always great to spend time with a teacher who has truly dedicated their lives to the practice. There will much to learn and enjoy. Todd is offering four different workshop sessions. There is still time to take advantage of a discount for registering for all four — or you can pick and choose between the sessions. There will modifications offered for various levels. Pl
The average Americans find themselves sitting more than is really healthy for their bodies. So while you may not be an excessive sitter, you likely know someone who is. Most people will benefit from this basic hip flexor stretch that has variations for different bodies. The hip flexors are the muscles in the front of the hip that bring the knee closer to the body when we walk, run, sit, and curl-up. The major hip flexors are the psoas and the quadriceps. A common cause of so
As you read this blog entry, think of some regal music like Trumpet Voluntary or Ode to Joy. “Da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da……. Something with big horns and lots and lots of grand energy. Making an entrance on to our AstroAsana stage is Leo, the sign of the Lion, the king, or as the Egyptians called him, RA, the sun god. Leo is ruled by the Sun in both personality astrology and esoteric astrology so it can be hard for Leo to not feel like the center of attention with all the
Have you checked out our new monthly series.... AstroAsana? Rob Dorgan, assisted by Steve Bolia, are offering AstroAsana at our studio once per month. This special class instroduces information about the current astrological influences that may be affecting your life. Then you get to work with the sensation of the current energy in a fun, dynamic, and empowering asana class. Rob is a soulful teacher and Steve a supportive assistant. This class is offered at regular class pric