Thursday, January 24, 2013

Two Chair Classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays Each Week at NOON!

Yoga, unlike other physical activities, emphasizes self-acceptance, 
which is something that's largely missing for those of us who dislike our bodies. 
The program in our heads—I'm not pretty enough, thin enough, tall enough—builds in volume over years 
until it's practically the only radio station playing. 
Odd as it seems, the vessel that keeps us alive, that nourishes us, begins to get nothing but our scorn in return.
Yoga isn't a miracle. 
But it does allow us to recognize the miracle we inhabit, 
to move from a world that emphasizes physical beauty 
and ideal body shapes into one that teaches us to honor the power our body offers.  Yoga Journal

Dear Friends,
Our chair yoga classes which are taught by Debbie Seals are doing well.  We are moving them to noon on Tuesday and Thursday (on January 29th).  This is a "Bring a Friend for Free" type of class.  If you know of someone who would enjoy a gentle yoga practice at an easier pace with the benefit of a chair, please invite them to class.  I like the joint movement and range of motion elements of the practice.  Debbie does an excellent job with this class, and I hope you will consider adding them to your week.
Vinyasa Flow for Beginners and Intermediates will begin on Tuesday and (on January 31st) Thursdays at 10:00 a.m.   Unless I am out of town, I will be the teacher of this practice of breath and movement.  If you want a heated practice with some Chaturangas, this might be the class for you!  We will also be doing a lot of standing postures and balancing practice.
Some of you have mentioned adding a "Kundalini" class back into the schedule!  After the Weight Winners and Ayurveda Overcomers complete their workshop series, we will make it our 10:30 a.m. class on Saturday mornings.  It is fast, fun, and totally different than our regular Hatha Yoga practice.  This will begin in February on the 23rd.  Please let me know if this Kundalini practice is something you might enjoy.  Thank you. 
Last Sunday afternoon we enjoyed a "photo shoot" with Jenipher Rowe.  She did an amazing collection of photographs which you will see on our Facebook postings  I am also building a website for my OSU class called, "Standing on the Shoulders of Giants in Learning."  This website will have yoga resources for you to check out if you are interested in learning more about postures, meditation, or practice.  It is not ready yet, but it is in the works.  
Exciting things are going on at Tranquility Yoga in Owasso LLC!
This week our schedule is as always:
Thursday, January 24, 2013
10:00 a.m.  Chair Yoga - Bring a Friend for Free
4:00 p.m.  Glow and Glisten with Jeanne and Alyssa
5:00 p.m.  Meditation - Learn to Cultivate Stillness 5 Minutes at a Time
6:00 p.m.  Shoulder and Chest Flexibility Stretch
Friday, January 25, 2013
5:30 a.m.  Yoga for Runners and Cyclists
12:00 p.m.  Back Health Yoga
5:30 p.m.  T.G.I.F. Yoga

Saturday, January 26, 2013
7:30 a.m.  Yoga for All
9:00 a.m.  Core Vinyasa flow Yoga
10:30 a.m.  Ayurveda Over-comers
Sunday, January 27, 2013
2:30 p.m.  Weight Winners
4:00 p.m.  Yoga for Every Body
Monday, January 28, 2013
5:30 a.m.  Yoga for Runners and Cyclists
12:00 p.m.  Core Yoga for Lunch Time
5:30 p.m.  Power Yoga - Strength and Toning
New addition of classes starts today!
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
10:00 a.m.  Vinyasa Flow for Beginners and Intermediates
12:00 p.m.  Chair Yoga - Debbie Seals, instructor
4:00 p.m.  Yoga 101 - Beginners' Flow
5:00 p.m.  Meditate with Me!
6:00 p.m.  Happy Hamstrings
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
7:30 a.m.  Yoga for All
12:00 p.m.  Any Way You Like It
5:30 p.m.  Power Yoga - Micah Davis, instructor
Thursday, January 31, 2013
10:00 Vinyasa Flow Yoga
12:00 Noon Chair Yoga
4:00 Glow and Glisten Yoga
5:00 Meditate with Me
6:00 Shoulder and Chest Flexibility Yoga

Price List is as follows:
$10.00 Drop-in
$45.00 for 6 classes in one month (Family card)*
$110.00 for 20 classes in six months (Family card)*
$80.00 Unlimited for one month (1 person)
$432.00 Unlimited for six months (1 person)
*must be immediate family living within the same household
Remember, if you bring a friend, we are so happy to meet them!  It is $10.00 cash/check for dropping in on a class, or you can consider them as your guest for two punches just for their attendance on your card.  One for you; two for them (or three punches total).
Thanks for practicing with us!  Come workout with us today, and the meditation time will do a "work-in."

Saturday, January 19, 2013

The Invitation

The Invitation by Oriah, Mountain Dreamer

The Invitation by Oriah
 It doesn’t interest me
 what you do for a living.
 I want to know
 what you ache for
 and if you dare to dream
 of meeting your heart’s longing.

It doesn’t interest me
 how old you are.
 I want to know
if you will risk
looking like a fool
 for love
 for your dream
 for the adventure of being alive.

It doesn’t interest me
 what planets are
squaring your moon...
 I want to know
 if you have touched
 the centre of your own sorrow
 if you have been opened
 by life’s betrayals
 or have become shrivelled and closed
 from fear of further pain.

I want to know
 if you can sit with pain
 mine or your own
 without moving to hide it
 or fade it
 or fix it.

I want to know
 if you can be with joy
 mine or your own
 if you can dance with wildness
 and let the ecstasy fill you
to the tips of your fingers and toes
 without cautioning us
 to be careful
 to be realistic
 to remember the limitations
 of being human.

It doesn’t interest me
 if the story you are telling me
 is true.
 I want to know if you can
 disappoint another
 to be true to yourself.
 If you can bear
 the accusation of betrayal
 and not betray your own soul.
 If you can be faithless
 and therefore trustworthy.

I want to know if you can see Beauty
 even when it is not pretty
 every day.
 And if you can source your own life
 from its presence.

I want to know
 if you can live with failure
 yours and mine
 and still stand at the edge of the lake
 and shout to the silver of the full moon,

It doesn’t interest me
 to know where you live
 or how much money you have.

 I want to know if you can get up
 after the night of grief and despair
 weary and bruised to the bone
 and do what needs to be done
 to feed the children.

It doesn’t interest me
 who you know
 or how you came to be here.

 I want to know if you will stand
 in the centre of the fire
 with me
 and not shrink back.

It doesn’t interest me
 where or what or with whom
 you have studied.
 I want to know
what sustains you
 from the inside
 when all else falls away.

I want to know
 if you can be alone
with yourself
 and if you truly like
 the company you keep
 in the empty moments.

By Oriah © Mountain Dreaming,
 from the book The Invitation
 published by HarperONE, San Francisco,
 1999 All rights reserved

Friday, January 18, 2013

Facts about Our Facility, Tranquility Yoga Studio in Owasso LLC

Our mission at Tranquility Yoga Studio in Owasso LLC is to serve you.  

Did you know the following facts about our facility?
  • While our location is different than others, we still have a workout room for you and a friend to lift free weights, use the treadmill, ride the stationary bike, or meditate.  
  • We also have a wonderful hot tub that Brian keeps very clean and is available before or after a class. 
  • Plans to build on to the present studio by adding another classroom are in the works and have been already included in a financing visit to the bank.
  • Meditation classes are available twice a week.
  • Power Yoga is available five days a week. 
  • Chair Yoga is open once a week with one more class forming soon. 
  • Practices just for beginners are available every day of the week and weekend.
  • Vinyasa Flow for class practice is available every day of the week. 
  • Workshops are optional on the weekends.
  • Family Yoga is here for you and your children ages 10 and up on Sunday afternoon.
  • Kids' Yoga is held every summer. 
  • A personal trainer is on staff for private lessons.  
  • Plus, we have a coffee/hot tea bar on Saturday mornings between the 7:30 and 9 a.m. classes.  
  • When the weather is warmer, we will have our potluck cookout dinners on Friday evenings again.
  • We can practice outside at one of three yoga patios if the weather is warmer than 75 degrees.
  • Each class or facility use can be $10.00, or you can purchase a package of classes. 
  • 6 classes in one month for $45.00, 
  • 20 classes in 6 months for $110.00,
  • $80 Unlimited for one month (auto renews on the following month), and 
  • $432.00 Unlimited for six months. 
  • Three teachers to serve you!  Jeanne K. Doss, owner/instructor, Micah Davis, instructor, and Debbie Seals, instructor.  Alyssa Worth will be our next instructor coming on board (probably this summer or fall).

We all believe that you are valuable and unique while striving to offer you the very best quality as possible.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Weight Loss Classes at Tranquility Yoga! Saturday morning at 10:30 a.m. and Sunday afternoon at 2:30 p.m.

Consider changing your life with yoga, mindful eating, and meditation!
According to Ayurveda (holistic medicine the yoga way), you are not only what you eat but how you eat.  If you eat in haste while under stress, you will undermine the digestive process, which depends on being calm and relaxed to effectively digest.  Ayurveda says that 80 percent of all disease starts with digestion, which is challenged by distracted eating or eating on the run.
Great information from Kristen Schultz Dollard from The Yoga Body Diet.

Come and hear my story how I went from 221 pounds and a size 22 dress to 141 pounds and a size 6/8 dress.  E-mail me for more information about our weight loss clinic on Saturdays at 10:30 or Sundays at 2:30.  $42.00 for six weeks of yoga, journaling, teaching, sharing, and meditating!  A mat, comfortable clothes, and a willing attitude are all you need!  No shoes required.  (:
It doesn't matter where you are right now; it matters where you are headed in 2013.

Contact me today!  Space is limited.
Jeanne Kay Doss

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