December 2015 Newsletter

No Classes on Xmas Day

All other classes are on!

Here are the drop-in classes!

Mondays: Meditation 4:15pm-5pm

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

Wednesdays: Meditation 4:15pm-5pm

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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The Month of January

Drop-in fee is just $5

Come try a class you have

wanted to join!

Invite a friend!

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Meditation Class

Mondays and Wednesdays

4:15 pm-5:00 pm

Let’s practice quiet sitting!

We may have philosophical discussions, too!

This class is by donation.

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Practice TaiJi and QiGong!

These exercises are slow, gentle and build concentration and coordination skills.

Jean has been practicing QiGong since 1999 and has been teaching since 2001. Learn from and practice with the most experienced QiGong and TaiJi teacher in Trinidad.

We will practice several forms from the Chen Family Style Spiral Tai Chi Chuan.

We will also begin Learning Soaring Crane QiGong.

Next class begins Tuesday, January 5th

This 4-week class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays

9:45am-10:45am

Fee for this class is $60

Please register by January 4th.

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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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Beginer Yoga

-the mechanics and then some...

This class includes a lot of instruction. You will learn the body mechanics and alignment that are important for practicing yoga safely and effectively.

When the mechanics of your practice become stronger and more natural we can explore deeper levels of the practice.

This training is designed to build your strength, flexibility, balance and attention.

Oh yeah, and it's really fun!

Come see what you are capable of!

Beginer Training begins Tuesday, January 5th

This 4-week class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays

5:30pm - 6:30pm

Pre-registration is $95

Registration after January 1st is $115

Call Jean at 846.2325 for more info

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Yoga Teacher Training

Begins in January

If teaching yoga is the next phase of your yoga practice you will need an excellent training program.

This 200­ hour Yoga Alliance Certified training will give you the knowledge and experience in anatomy, physiology, yoga postures, breathing, philosophy, communication skills and the teaching skills you need to be a truly effective and inspirational teacher.

Contact Jean Crisler for information on

schedules and tuition.

719.846.2325

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Join us on Saturdays!

Slow Yoga​​

Start the weekend strong and centered!

Join Jacki from 9am to 10am​ for a practice that will give you the time you need to strengthen and enjoy each pose before moving deliberately to the next pose.

Be Luxurious and Strong!

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More drop-in classes

for the rest of the year!

Tuesdays & Thursdays

5:30pm - 6:30pm

For the month of December, drop in and practice on Tuesday and Thursday evenings!

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Sharon is back!!

Make your massage

appointment at

719.492.9207

Gift certificates are available!

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Noah’s Ark News

Noah’s Ark Thrift Store:

50% off all Christmas stuff

until Christmas!

Lots of ornaments, decorations, lights, and even ugly Xmas sweaters!

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

It’s guilt ­free shopping! You can imagine you are helping dogs and cats return home or find a new home every time you shop!

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!

Check out all the cool retro housewares and clothing!!!

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Inside the Studio

The Christmas season was pretty magical for most of us when we were kids. Our parents bought our gifts for other people and put our names on them. No shopping pressure. It was all about imagining reindeer landing on the roof, sparkly lights and getting a new toy. And cookies.

As adults the troubles of the world intrude on this wondrous time. We are also pretty sure that magical reindeer will not show up. :(

On top of the pressures of hosting parties and gift-buying and travel that are a part of any holiday there is an extra stress. It’s really hard to feel carefree and celebratory when there are so many people at war and forced to leave their homes and countries. It makes us sad and angry and afraid that there are people who think hurting and killing others will make the world into their idea of a utopia. Not to mention the increasing destruction of the planet itself. And we feel like there is little we can do; the the world is so big and so messed up.

We can certainly each do our part to live sustainably on the planet. We can even give time and money to organizations that directly help others and work for justice and peace. These actions are important.

But the most powerful things we can do are to be decent and kind to each other ​in every moment​. This is powerful for those around us and powerful for ourselves. It is the central message of every great world teacher.

When we treat each other with gentleness and tolerance we give each other the space we need to be our best. We help each other evolve into better beings. Gentleness is the weapon of the true warrior. “It takes strength to be gentle and kind” (The Smiths had it goin’ on).

Next time we hear about something terrible happening in the world and we start to get scared or angry or want to give up, we can remember our warrior attitude and feel the strength it gives us to be compassionate. Then we can do it so often that we realize we aren’t scared and sad anymore. That we have changed and we have changed the world. Then every day can sparkle with the holiday magicalness.

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Quote of the Month

"If one completes the journey to one's own heart, one will find oneself in the heart of everyone else."

- Thomas Keating

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Bishi and Elektra’s Blanket Statement

"Here is our Christmas poem

We don't know alot about Xmas

But there's usually snow in the street

We like to be home

So we'll stay at home

And hopefully get lots of treats

Merry Christmas from Us"

See you all in class.

Namaste

Jean

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