Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Back to School Schedule - July 29, 2012

"The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are."
Joseph Campbell

Who am I?  This is often a question that we ask ourselves in meditation.  I can honestly say I am passionate about yoga.  It makes such a difference in my own life, and I see it begin to change other people's lives as well.  Meditation time along with the movement of the yoga asanas or postures have allowed me to look deep within myself to find the calm and tranquil state that I have always longed for in my life.  Sometimes in our world the question is what do I do?  I can say that I have been a human "do-er" for more years than I can count.  Now, I am learning through yoga, to become a human "be-ing" instead.
Join us on August 4th, 2012, for an exciting time of movement and meditation in our mini-workshop held at Tranquility Yoga in Owasso from 1:30 - 3:30.  The cost is $30.00, and the opportunity to change your life is amazing!  More workshops are planned for September 29, October 13, November 17, and December 15.

Here is our Back to School Schedule!  While I offer personal training at 4:15 each weekday, I do not have any classes at that time.  If you would like to schedule a personal training appointment with me, please contact me at 918-371-3841 for more information.  You can purchase 10 trainings and receive the 11th free of charge during August.  Personal training packages are nonrefundable after 10 days from the date of purchase.

Sunday Yoga Classes
4:00 p.m.  Yoga for Every Body - Nice flowing Vinyasa class for ages 10 and up!  Good for beginners.

Monday Yoga Classes

5:30 a.m.  Tranquil heart, steady breath, and a gazing point or drishti will help your balancing ability in our Monday morning class where we investigate arm, seated, and leg postures creating stability in our lives.

Noon 12:00 p.m.  Easy Yoga on the Go!  This class is awesome for the average yoga student or beginner to experience poses that build strength and lengthen muscle.

5:30 p.m.  Warrior Power Yoga for Strengthening and Toning!  If you are a beginner or an intermediate and desire a sweaty, hard workout, this practice is for you!

Tuesday Yoga Classes
5:30 a.m.  Get your yoga groove going with core Vinyasa flow yoga early before work.  We have shower facilities if you need to change before heading to the office or school site.
10:00 a.m.  Vinyasa Flow Morning Practice is a fun way to enjoy your workout in a mid-morning class with standing postures that build concentration and balance along with strength and flexibility.

6:00 p.m.  King Pigeon, hamstring, quad, and hip openers make happier people.  Join us for an awesome practice to release tension through asanas that build more ease into our daily movement.

Wednesday Yoga Classes

10:00 a.m.  Mid-morning workout for Beginners and Intermediates is amazing with forward folds and leg lengthening postures.  You will be more calm and ready to handle your Wednesday just from coming to class!  Any Way You Like It!

5:30 p.m.  Intro to Modified Astanga practice - build heat, learn Ujjayi breath, and isometric holds with 5 breaths.  This evening workout is enjoyable and difficult at the same time!

Thursday Yoga Classes

5:30 a.m.  Weight Loss Yoga with the 80%, 20% method.  Join us and see the difference yoga can make with your weight loss.  I personally can attribute a loss of 80 pounds to my practice which began 15 years ago.

10:00 a.m.  30 Essential Yoga Poses is a great class for beginners or intermediates as we do a pose specific yoga practice and book study.

4:00 p.m.  Afternoon Glow yoga as you open your hearts with gratitude and increase good posture with chest opening poses.

6:00 p.m.  Yoga for Shoulders and Arms as you stretch and strengthen your upper body!  Vinyasa flow practice with emphasis in your tension telling muscles of the neck, shoulders, upper back, triceps, and biceps.  You will be amazed at the reshaping of your arms!

Friday Yoga Classes

Noon class on Fridays is a fun-filled way to add yoga to your day with Yoga on the Go!  Explore your standing Warriors and other hip flexor opening postures with us.

5:30 p.m.  Power UP with movement, breath, and balancing poses in our most challenging class all week.  This is an amazing practice, and we love to celebrate Fridays by joining together after class with a community building dinner at a restaurant or at the home studio.

Saturday Yoga Classes
7:00 a.m.  Yoga for Athletes and Others who desire a terrific class as explore harder poses with a great workout.  You don't have to be athletic to come, just enter the studio with a sense of adventure!
9:00 a.m.  Core Vinyasa flow with us at the best abdominal strengthening class all week!  Our focus is on developing our transverse abdominus, inner and outer obliques, and rectus abdominus along with our adductor muscles and hip flexors. 

Price List for Practice:
$10 Drop - In
$5.62 each class when you purchase a $45 punch card for 8 classes
$5.50 each class when you purchase a $110 punch card for 20 classes
Expiration date:  6 months from date of purchase
Punch cards are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

Unlimited packages:  Come as often as you want for one month at $80.00 (begins the day you enroll to the following month on the same day).  
Six Months Unlimited package is $432.00.
Twelve months for Unlimited is $864.00
Packages are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

Workshops are $30 each
Mats on sale for $25
Blocks are available for $20 each
Tanks and T's are $25
Cami's are $35

Personal training or private parties are $45.00 per hour for 9 or fewer people.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Positive Mental Attitude for Today!

"May the God of your hope so fill you with all joy and peace in believing through the experience of your faith that by the power of the Spirit within you, you may abound and be overflowing, bubbling over with hope."  Romans 15:13

Joy, peace,  believing, and the end result is bubbling over with hope.  That sounds like a great equation, but each of those is actually a choice that we make.  I choose to be joyful and not allow the negativity of others to rob me of it.  I choose to be peaceful despite the chaos or turmoil of my family, my friends, my coworkers, etc.  I choose to believe even when all seems dim or dismal.  I choose to allow hope to bubble up within me even to the point of spilling over.  I can either choose to be part of the problem or the solution. 

I always say that 80% of being successful in yoga is showing up on our mats.  We can make a hundred excuses and always find too many things to do, or too hectic a schedule to keep.  Pattabhi Jois, great teacher of yoga who passed away several years ago, always said, "Yoga is 99% practice and 1% talent or theory."  My point is that without practicing joy, practicing believing, practicing peace; we will never experience hope.  Just as I choose to get in my car to drive to the studio to join in yoga practice, I must also choose to grab my mat, put on my clothes, and walk inside.  Choosing, it is all about choosing.  Then, once we choose, we follow our choice one step at a time.

Many, many years ago I struggled with panic attacks.  These are definitely robbers of joy, peace, believing, and hope.  They also keep you imprisoned in your mind with fear.  How did I release from that overwhelming sense of failure thinking?  One choice at a time.

So, walk towards the fountain of hope, my friend.  Imagine it to be a lighted spray of continual water in a peaceful wooded setting.  Choose to focus your eyes on this fountain and begin your journey choice at a time.

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