Monday, April 30, 2007

No Madison Yoga on 4/30

Due to a disruption at the high school and middle school this afternoon, there will be no yoga classes in Madison this evening.

The new 8-week session will begin next week, May 7. I have updated the earlier post with the new dates.

I apologize for the short notice; thank you for your flexibility and understanding.

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Time For A Change

I often remind folks in class that yoga not only makes our body flexible, but it also creates a suppleness and flexibility in our mind, heart, and spirit. It is that flexibility that allows us to step into changing circumstances with positive energy and grace.

And, so, with that sense of flexibility comes the following news: As of May 19, I will be moving my massage practice full-time to Madison, Virginia.

For the past 5 years, I have split my massage practice in two offices -- in Madison and in Orange. But, as many of you know, for the past 9 months, my Orange colleagues and I have been seeking a new home for our massage therapy practice ... and for the past 6 of those months we have been in temporary quarters that have been functional, but quirky. (And, I believe that "quirky" is being kind all the way round.)

I’m continuing to explore opportunities in Orange, but beginning May 19, my massage practice will move full-time to Madison.

This means many good things for you!

First, my Madison office will be moving to a dedicated treatment room upstairs from the current MountainWood office in the Perl Building (108 Schoolhouse Road, just a half-block from Main Street). That means my hot stones and other therapies will be all in one place for you. (If stairs are an issue for you, don't worry -- I will still have access to the main floor treatment space to make things easy.)

Second, with the dedicated treatment room and reduction in time that I have typically spent shuttling between Orange and Madison (sometimes a couple times a day), I will have more of my day available for your sessions and more convenient times.

Third, I’ll still offer Saturday sessions!

I know that this will mean a few extra driving minutes for some clients, but I hope that the benefits of a therapeutic and healing massage will outweigh the additional time it might take you to get to me. (Madison is just a quick 14-mile drive from the town of Orange.)

I will miss being in Orange (although my Orange yoga classes will continue on Wednesdays). But, for now, this is where the universe is guiding me. I certainly look forward to feeling settled with all my massage things in one space!

I will keep you posted and look forward to seeing you in my new space soon.


UPDATE: Madison Yoga Session Begins 5/7

NOTE: This post was UPDATED with our new schedule dates on 4/30.

It's spring -- and as the outside world blossoms into new life, it's time to let our inner spirits blossom, too!

The new 8-week session of Madison Yoga begins on Monday, May 7. The session will run through July 2. (There will be no class on Memorial Day, May 28.)

There are 2 classes each Monday: at 4:00 - 5:15 p.m. and at 5:30 - 6:45 p.m. Classes are held in the Library at Wetsel Middle School in Madison.

Cost is $64 for the 8-week session or $11 per class for drop-ins. If you're new to my classes, your first class is free, so you can try it out. You may join a class at any time in the session.

We practice basic hatha yoga and explore many different yoga practices -- including gentle Tibetan yoga, energizing Anusara yoga, and Ayurvedic yoga. Our classes include energizing flow series and relaxing poses -- so you can end each class feeling renewed, refreshed, and balanced.

The class is appropriate for adults of all fitness levels. If you have any questions or want more info on my Madison or Orange yoga classes, please email me at peacefulhands (at) or call me at 540/672-9528.

I hope to see you on Monday!

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Madison & Orange Yoga: Off The Week of April 9

Hi! Your search engine has directed you to a very, very old post on my website (from 2007!) I just realized that, for some reason, this single page is a favorite target of many search engines for people who are searching for news about Yoga & Massage in Orange & Madison, Virginia.

So, in my effort to outsmart the search engine ... I'm going to redirect you to the front page of my website, with all the latest YOGA & MASSAGE news.

Just click here to go to the front page for

(And if you're still interested in the original post from 2007 ... here it is ...)

Just a reminder ...

We will be on a yoga break during the week of April 9. There will be no yoga classes in Madison on April 9 and no yoga classes in Orange on April 11.

I hope you'll take some time to unroll your mat during the week. And, if the weather warms up, perhaps you can take a few moments to practice outside.

Enjoy the sunshine and the warming early days of spring, and take time to let your yoga practice warm you from the inside out!