Saturday, May 4, 2013
We are so excited to start building the new studio! Yes, we can! Thank "Handsome Yoga Man," as Suzanne calls him, for his hard work preparing for this huge improvement for our yoga classes and practice. He has been busy, busy, busy on the phone, meeting with contractors, and planning for the Tranquility Yoga in Owasso LLC addition. Thank you for your faithfulness to see this project get off the ground. It is your attendance in class that makes this possible.
Today at 10:30 I am teaching our new workshop 6 week course for "How to Begin a Yoga Practice." I have a few spots left. This Saturday we will learn just the standing postures. My goal is to introduce 5 - 10 new poses each week. Step-by-step instruction and easy movement are my intentions with no partner poses. $42.00 for this six weeks of yoga time. Any level of yoga is welcome to join us!
New Classes in May:
Iron Yoga on Saturday mornings at 7:30 a.m. and Monday evenings at 5:30 p.m. starts today! Fun class with a light hand weight of 2 - 3 lbs. for most of us (due to the shoulder lifts) will be great for toning, strengthening, and learning some new options for your yoga practice. This is a more difficult class, but you can modify to make it your own.
Stroller Yoga on Monday at 9:00 a.m. starting May 20, 2013, at Funtastic Island Park on 116th Street between Garnett and 97th Street. No level of yoga necessary. We will be warming up, walking, and cooling down. It is a 45 minute class for moms, dads, grandparents, or caregivers. Babies or toddlers can stay in the stroller or not - your decision. $7.50 each class for the adults or punch card date. I will be providing the coaching as a personal certified trainer on how to add some simple cardio to your workout routine.
Story Time Yoga with Micah Davis on Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. starting May 28, 2013, for ages 3 - 8 and parents. Mommy and Me, Grandma and Me, Daddy and Me, or Grandpa and Me type of yoga with games, yoga poses, and character based stories of courage, following your dreams, and kindness. 45 minutes for class time, and you will love this delightful class. Kids pay, but parents are free.
FREE Dinner on Friday, May 10, 2013, at 6:45 p.m. Help us build our yoga community by bringing a dish to share and a beverage of your choice to our Tex Mex theme dinner. It is a wonderful time of fellowship and sharing. If you like to laugh and enjoy your Friday evening, the community building dinners on Friday evenings in the summer will be just your style.
Mother's Day Yoga on Sunday, May 12th at 4:00 p.m. Join us for a terrific class and a happy celebration of motherhood with your favorite yoga postures. (Only class that day)
Memorial Day Yoga on Monday, May 27th at Noon 12:00 p.m. If you are not traveling out of town that weekend, come for an outside class (weather permitting) and enjoy the beauty of nature and yoga with us. All level class. (Only class that day)
"Backbending Made Easy and Understandable for Importance to the Body" at 1:30 on Saturday, June 1, 2013. Join us for yoga in the afternoon. If yoga will not work with your regular work schedule, this afternoon teaching is for you. You do not have to be super flexible to benefit from the teaching and practice of this class.
FREE Sun Salutation Class coming on the Summer Solstice. Keep reading the newsletters for more information. It will probably be on Saturday or Sunday morning early.
Who would have ever thought from our past drought that we would want it to stop raining? Our new yoga studio is funded, contractors hired, and we are waiting for a dry enough yard for a typical fully loaded concrete delivery truck which can weigh up to 70,000 pounds (35 tons). The present yoga room will continue to be for private training or small groups with exercise equipment. If you are a gold card Unlimited yogi, you can work out 30 minutes before class on the treadmill or bike once we get this established. My goal is for an open house the middle of July to celebrate God's goodness and our wonderful yoga people in our new studio (998.7 sq. feet with separate entrance, 10 ft. ceilings, windows, lots of mat space, heated/cooled floor, and fans that your fingers do not touch)
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Let Go of Negativity - Five Helpful Ways to Dismiss That Negative Energy Someone Just Dumped on You!
Ever had a conversation or incident with someone that left you upset for a day or two? Maybe there's someone in your life, perhaps a boss or family member, that this happens with regularly? Energy is exchanged in conversation and in events, and if this happens, you've likely gotten a dose of bad energy. If this happens regularly with certain individuals, it's likely that they're accustomed to spreading it, and also that you're not sure how to let it go. Especially for the more sensitive among us, negative energy can sometimes be hard to let go. Kim Evans
How to let go of negative energy:
- Take your hand and with your imagination, brush imaginary cobwebs away from your shoulders, arms, and head. In your mind's eye, pretend that you are letting go of the words and attitude of the person who just unloaded their negativity on you.
- Take a shower or bath and wash all that stress away. You can even mix up sea salt and water to pour over your body as a cleansing agent according to Chinese medicine for the gall bladder meridian.
- Take charge of your thoughts - one at a time. Keep a swinging door over your mind - bad thoughts are not entertained and go right back out the door. Good thoughts are allowed to ruminate in your thought process. (Yes, like a cow chews its cud.)
- Take a break from too much talk or TV or Facebook or whatever is stressing you out. I call it a mental wellness vacation...MWV outside in nature, in a separate room, or even in a closet or restroom. Even 5 minutes will make a big difference.
- Take a stance with the negative party and say in a gentle way, "I am on a mind cleanse. Please keep your critical comments in your mind without sharing them with me." It may sound a little harsh, so be as gentle as you can. Perhaps your stance will help the other party realize how he or she sounds.
Did you notice that each idea started with an action verb? "Take" means that you are making a decision to let it go even at the expense of not participating in the conversation and/or risking the approval of the negatively speaking person.
Just like we often say, "TMI," for too much information. I believe that we need to coin the phrase, "TMN," for too much negativity. Let it go today!
Today's noon class is yoga for all people and your joints. You do not have to be older to enjoy this yoga practice. As I laughingly told someone, "I would call it Joint Yoga instead of Yoga for Arthritis Prevention except someone might totally misunderstand."
It was a joke. (:
4:00 p.m. for Power Glow Yoga. Come on schoolteachers and early to work/early off people, this class is for you! Work out before you eat dinner.
6:00 p.m. for Tight Shoulders = Too Stressed Out. Join us as we roll our shoulders down and back opening up our chest with Super Stretch Yoga Hour.
Mats for Sale! Mats for Sale! $25.00 for beautiful blue yoga mat rugs.
Friday's practices include 5:30 a.m. Early Morning Workout
12:00 p.m. for Core/Back Health Yoga
5:30 p.m. for Modified Astanga Yoga
Saturday's classes include 7:30 a.m. Yoga for All and 9:00 a.m. Core Vinyasa Flow. If you would like to come to our FREE yoga for Complete Care Chiropractic, please contact Kara at 918-272-8054. Next week starts our Workshop Course for six weeks on How to Begin a Yoga Practice (one pose at a time). Call for more information at 10:30 a.m. I have spots left if you would like to enroll.
Sunday is Fun Day at Tranquility Yoga with a 2:30 p.m. Vinyasa Flow and 4:00 p.m. Family Yoga. It is a great way to add yoga to your weekend. On Mother's Day, Moms pay, but kids come free. (Ages 10 - 90)
Marvelous Monday has several class offerings at 5:30 a.m. Early Morning Workout, Noon for Vinyasa Flow for Core and More, 5:30 p.m. for IRON Yoga - bring light hand weights (2 lbs. - 5 lbs.), and 6:40 p.m. Flexibility Yoga for Lower and Upper Backs.
On Tuesday we offer an early morning practice at 6:00 a.m., a noon class for Joint Health, a 4:00 p.m. class for Total Body Workout Yoga, and 6:00 p.m. for Happy, Happy Hips.
Wednesday is a great day at TY with a 6:30 a.m. Vinyasa Flow (no boot campers ever showed up), noon for Any Way You Like It, 5:30 p.m. Power Yoga, and 6:40 p.m. Flexibility Yoga with Micah.
Always ask yourself the 3 questions:
- Is it kind?
- Is it helpful?
- Is it necessary?
If not refrain from saying it. Earth Day was this week, and it means clean up our world including our conversation.
Next Saturday afternoon workshop is June 1 from 1:30 - 3:45 "Backbending Made Easy." $15.00 to register, and $30 for the workshop.