September Newsletter


Hello Yogis & Happy September!

Cooler evenings mean it’s time to get back to a routine and back to yoga. And while the evenings are cooler the days are still warm with the heat of the summer sun. Take these next few weeks to soak in the last moments of summer. Take one more swim in the lake, one more afternoon reading on the dock or the deck., one more evening bbq with friends and family. Take time to do something that makes you feel joy.

We have an awesome month coming up for yoga events. Before we get into that let’s get back to some of your yoga questions from the spring.

One student asked about Kundalini Yoga. Why is there no Kundalini class on our schedule? The simple answer is that we don’t at this time have a teacher who teachings this style of yoga. There are so many branches and styles of yoga but each one requires its own training to become a teaching in that style. Many of our instructors pull from different schools and branches of yoga to create their own unique style of teaching, so you may see influences of Kundalini and many other types of yoga in classes but not necessarily a whole class of Kundalini.

I love incorporating some of the pranayama and movements from Kundalini into my own classes to create heat and energy in the body before release into a deep stretch, creating that balance between Yin and Yang. The repetition of movement and a dynamic breath create a dance, a rhythm, in which you can really feel the body – breath connection.

What is Kundalini anyways?

Kundalini Yoga is movement with a dynamic breath. Often the ‘Breath of Fire’ we talked about in the spring newsletter. It focuses on the feminine energy or Kundalini energy that is thought to be coiled at the base of the spine like a serpent. Through dynamic breathing and movement this style of yoga focuses on unleashing this energy through the seven chakras.

Find more on Kundalini, the practice, the instructors, the history and more at the following link: http://www.yogajournal.com/category/yoga-101/types-of-yoga/kundalini/

Getting back to a routine can be challenging, it takes 21 days to create a habit. We have a ton of evening classes to help you unwind after a busy day and get you ready for the end of your day. It’s important to set aside a time that works best for you to commit to taking care of yourself.

Workshops and Events!

AcroYoga Workshop with our guest instructors.

Saturday September 17th & 24th 11:30am – 2:30pm

These two are just coming back after a summer of advanced training in Europe to bring us more amazing acroyoga. I know everyone who has attended in the past has absolutely loved this workshop. You will learn that you are capable of so much more than you give yourself credit for in this class. So if you’re thinking I can’t do that, YES YOU CAN! You don’t even need to bring a partner we make groups at the class! Acroyoga combines the excitement of partner aerobics, the therapeutics of Thai Massage and the gentleness of yoga. It helps to build trust, strength, flexibility and teamwork. All levels and ages are welcome! Only 14 spots available so sign up asap! $30 for one day or $50 for both.

Register online or at the studio:

https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/admhome?studioid=31373

Little Yogis with Shari Mills

Saturday September 24th 3-4pm Shari teaches with kindness and a sense of adventure. She often has two of her lovely daughters with her to help create a family friendly setting. This class takes on amazingly fun themes like pajama parties, autumn, dress-up, Frozen and more.

This class