April 2015 Newsletter

Check out the new format for classes!

We have drop-in classes!

Mondays: Pilates 5:30pm-6:15pm

Wednesdays: Pilates 5:30pm-6:15pm

Fridays: Gentle Yoga 8:30am-9:30am

Saturdays: Slow Yoga 10am-11am

The rest of our Yoga, TaiJi, QiGong and Meditation classes are by registration. You can always find out which classes are available on the website or by calling the studio. There are many levels of training and these classes are continuous.

Private lessons are also available.

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LAVA Yoga Teacher Training

The next session of our 200­ hour yoga teacher certification begins May 15th.

  • There are 4, 3­day weekends to complete the first 100 hours of training.

  • This certification is registered with Yoga Alliance and focuses on how to be the most effective teacher, extensive anatomy and physiology training, asana proficiency and fascinating philosophical study.

  • Class size is very limited.

The required reading list is substantial. It’s good to get an early start to see if this is the next step in your practice.

All required reading must be finished before training begins. Basic asana proficiency must be demonstrated before training begins.

If you or someone you know is interested in this unique training call Jean at 846.2325.

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We also teach private classes. If you would like your own class or would like to take classes with just your friends or family contact the studio to check available times and rates.

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Beginners Intensive Training Block:

Phase 1 - The Basics

If you are new to yoga or have been looking for a great place to start your practice anew, here is the class for you!

To really explore the full potential within your yoga practice it will takes more training than attending a general class once or twice a week.

This training is designed to begin to build your strength, flexibility, balance and attention. You will become familiar with the mechanics of the physical postures and basic breathing and sitting exercises.

Come see what you are capable of!

Beginners Training begins April 21st

This 4-week class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays

5:30pm - 6:30pm

Pre-registration is $95

Registration after April 17th is $115

Call Jean at 846.2325 for more info

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Join us on Saturdays!

Slow Yoga​​ gives beginners time to get into and out of the poses and allows experienced folks to have a few more breaths in each pose. Class meets from 10am to 11am. This is included in your punch cards and monthly passes.

Philosophy Discussion Group: Saturday April 25th from 12:30 - 2pm.

This session we will discuss the writings of C.S. Lewis. Most of us have read the Chronicles of Narnia, but let’s also check out his essays and other works.

There is no fee for this group, but please RSVP if you plan to come.

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Mindfulness Group: Come and explore meditative practices with a group of terrific people! This month the guest moderator is me! Noah has graciously asked me to lead the exercises and discussions this month. We will explore Embodying the Warrior.

This group meets at the studio on Sunday, April 12th at 11am. There is no fee for this group.

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Noah’s Ark News

Night out for Noah’s is Thursday, April 16th.

​Please have a wonderful breakfast, lunch or dinner out at any of our participating restaurants including Wendy’s, Nana & Nano’s, Brix, Bella Luna and Bob and Earl’s. Let these fine establishments know you are supporting them on behalf of Noah’s Ark.

Noah’s Ark Thrift Store On Main Street:

Check out all the cool retro stuff we have!

We have an amazing selection of sporting goods, unique clothing and jewelry, housewares, furniture and shoes! Really cute purses, too!

Come and visit us at 147 E. Main St.

10am­ - 6pm M­ - F

10am­ - 4pm Sat.

Donations are accepted during store hours!

There are new sales every week!

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IN BETWEEN

Several of my friends right now are feeling stress because they are “in between” things. In between jobs or houses or projects. I can relate to this feeling lately as well.

We say things like, “I don’t know what’s going to happen next” and “I don’t know how things will be in 6 months”.

But isn’t it true that we never know how things will be in 6 months? We can extrapolate based on the past. We can plan what we want to do in the future. And we can expect these things. Tell ourselves that we know what is coming next.

Then one day, our schedule is in flux and we realize that we are not really in control of what will happen next. The reality of not being able to control the future is the same as it always is. It’s our perception of being in control and able to predict the course has been challenged.

On those particularly overwhelming days, I have to remind myself that I didn’t lose control of the events of my life. I just briefly lost control of that illusion.

Bishi and Elektra’s Blanket Statement

"Here is our poem of Spring:

There is wind and warmer days

no more squatting in the snow.

We’ll soon feel grass between our toes

and sit outside until it’s late.

Scarves and sweaters put away

so we can feel the sun all day."

See you all in class.

Namaste

Jean

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