Showing posts from September, 2012

Iron Yoga?

The core components of yoga involve poses, also called postures and breathing. Weight training involves lifting either free weights, such as dumbbells, weights on a machine or--just like in yoga---your own body weight. You can combine the virtues of both yoga's flowing postures and weight training's muscle-sculpting moves. "Do not feel like you need to exclude one or the other," note the founders of the My Yoga Online website.

I used to be against weight lifting and yoga due to the swinging effect of the weights and the isometric contraction hold of the pose.  However, with osteoporosis and osteopenia on the rise, I see the shift in my thinking.  Light hand weights with long holds and lifts metered to a slow tempo may just be the benefit we are looking for in yoga.  Another great advantage to yoga is that we lift our own body weight.

So, the answer is yoga with light hand weights, "Yes!"  But, the answer could also be, "Yoga lifting your body weight -- Y…

Chakra Workshops Ahead! Consider signing up for these powerful afternoons!

We have three powerful workshops ahead on Saturday afternoons as we practice and discuss the chakras, seven energy centers up and down our spine.  These are important because blocked chakras can often lead to emotional or physical illness; whereas, opening them can result in a happier emotional state, more daily energy, and physical well-being.

The first workshop is on Saturday, October 13th, from 1:30 to 3:45 p.m.  This teaching and practicing time will incorporate movements and work on the lowest two chakras, Muladhara and Swadhistana.  

The Muladhara, or root chakra, has to do with issues of family, shelter, food, and basic needs for survival.  Changes in our lives, such as moving to a different job, the death of a loved one, a change of household status, or children growing up and moving away all affect this chakra.

The Sacral chakra, also known as the Swadhistana, concerns the "joy of life," creativity, enthusiasm, and basic emotional needs.  The adrenal glands are near an…

Contracts and Refund Policies

What is a gentleman's agreement?  I looked it up recently in the encyclopedia and it said, "An informal agreement based on etiquette and the integrity of both parties."  In our world today, I believe that it is a sad day when people either ignore the rules of etiquette, respect, and a life of integrity to challenge every agreement that is made.  Perhaps I am just old school where a handshake and a signed receipt gave authority to the informal contract made.  However, business is business, and after discussing matters with an attorney several times, our small yoga business is becoming an LLC (Limited Liability Corporation).  We now have a contract with our liability waiver, and our refund policy, which was always in place on the books, has to be written on every piece of paper that is signed.

I do think it is sad that such measures have to take place in order to protect the small business owner whose only desire is to provide a service for its people; a service I might a…

The Great Teacher Inspires!

"The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires." William Ward My prayer: God grant me the serenity to accept the things that I cannot change. The courage to change the things that I can. The wisdom to know the difference. And please, Lord, help me to tell, explain, demonstrate, and especially to inspire others. Amen.
Frequently, I have interested people call and inquire about Tranquility Yoga Studio in Owasso.  I love visiting with everyone who inquires about our yoga practice, prices, location, and schedule! Yoga is my passion and I believe that it benefits every body at every age.  Your flexibility or strength level  (or lack of it) are not reasons to refrain from practicing.

Here are answers to some of the most commonly asked questions.

What is your class schedule?  Currently (as of September, 2012), our schedule of classes is as follows:  However, we do update our schedule regularly depending on our clients' desires and attendance.
Sundays at 4:00 p.m.Mondays at 5:30 a.m., Noon, and 5:30 p.m.Tuesdays at 5:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m., and 6:00 p.m.Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.Thursdays at 5:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 4:00 p.m., and 6:00 p.m.Fridays at Noon and 5:30 p.m.Saturdays at 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m.  Walk for Fitness is at 10:05 a.m.
How much do you charge?$10.00 Drop-in charge$5.62 each class…