Monday, May 30, 2011

Yoga for a Cure

"Love isn't love until you give it away." I have many heroes. My son, Jay, who is a Ranger, a dad, and a Captain in the United States Army, He is my hero. My daughter, Jennifer, who is a young mother and R.N. is my hero. My son, Jeff, who is brilliant and a Captain in the Air Force is my hero. My bonus son, Derek, who is my plant guru is my hero, and my other bonus son, Brandon, who is kind hearted and generous, is my hero. All of them are healthy and have active busy lives. Some of them live close and some of them live far away, but they are my heroes everyday. I love my children immensely.

I cannot imagine having a child who has Cystic Fibrosis and the continual worry/anxiety of loving them through an illness like that. Then, on top of all that, to tirelessly work to raise money for a cure to this illness is amazing. For that reason, Missy Swafford is another one of my heroes! She has a beautiful son named Brady who goes to the elementary school where I teach in Owasso. Missy is our patient and persevering cafeteria monitor; only the brave and strong should apply for that job! But, Missy does it with a smile and lots of love for the 500+ children at our school. Loving them and loving her child are two of the many things that Missy does well!

On Monday, June 6th, Tranquility Yoga is having our first annual Yoga for a Cure for Cystic Fibrosis at 6:30 p.m. It will be a minimum $10.00 donation to practice with us that evening, and I am hoping for a great showing of support and planning for an awesome beginner level class. I hope you will make plans to join us! Call 918-371-3841 for more information or directions. If you cannot make it, please feel free to write a check to Cystic Fibrosis and bring it to your next Tranquility Yoga practice.

Thank you, Missy Swafford, for being a hero to your son, to the cause to find a cure, and to all who admire you and love your beautiful smile!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Tuning in to the Present Moment

"When some basic need is lacking...
You may lack time.
You may lack energy.
You may lack money.
...consider yourself blessed. Your very lack of time, energy, or money is an opportunity to latch onto God in unashamed dependence. When you begin a day with inadequate resources, you must concentrate your efforts on the present moment." Sarah Young, Jesus Calling

This was part of our final meditation in Saturday's classes of Sunrise Yoga and Yoga + Pilates yesterday. Here is our schedule for this week's practice. Come and join us today at 1:30 as we add cardio into our yoga practice by walking or running before class at 2:30.

Sunday afternoon at 2:30 Pose Specific Yoga
difficulty level - 1 (1 = easier vs. 5 = more difficulty)

Monday at 5:30 Yoga for Core/Balancing
difficulty level - 3

Tuesday at 6:40 Yoga for Lower Body Strengthening/Flexibility
difficulty level - 2

No Wednesday class - set aside for personal training

Thursday at 6:40 Yoga for Upper Body Strenghtening/Flexibility
difficulty level - 2

Friday at 5:30 Power Yoga with Rodney Yee influence
difficulty level - 4

Saturday morning at 7:00 Sun Salutations Class
difficulty level - 3
Saturday morning at 9:00 Yoga + Pilates
difficulty level - 5

Sunday afternoon at 2:30 Pose Specific Yoga
difficulty level - 1

Please contact me if you would like to walk/run before class any day of the week that we have class. It is very invigorating to add the cardio 45 minutes before class starts and 15 minutes to cool down.

May the peace of the Lord be with you. Namaste'

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