Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Spring Yoga Retreat Is March 21

Enjoy a Yoga "Mini Retreat" to celebrate the beginning of Spring and to open body, mind, and spirit to the fresh new season ahead!

The Spring Retreat will be held:

Saturday, March 21, 2009
8:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Peaceful Hands Yoga Studio
145 Byrd Street in Orange, Virginia
The day will include yoga, including a Springtime Salutation, self-massage and yoga instruction for internal "spring cleaning", meditation and reflection, and the vibrant energy of seasonally inspired Ayurvedic movement.

Our Orange yoga studio is a warm and sacred space for yoga and meditation. It is also a small space, so there is very limited space available for this retreat. Register early to ensure your spot.

The cost is $45 for the retreat. SPECIAL: For students who are currently registered in either my Madison or Orange spring yoga session, the cost is $40.

I hope you will join us for this lovely way to celebrate the dawn of spring! For information or to register, contact me here at peacefulhands (at) gmail.com or call me at 540-672-9528.

March Meditation Schedule

While we were snowed out of our first meditation practice on March 1 ... we still have 2 opportunities this month to join together in contemplation and peace.

Meditation Practice will be at Peaceful Hands Yoga Studio on the following dates in March:

  • Sunday, March 15
  • Sunday, March 29

Practice is held at 5:00 p.m. at Peaceful Hands Yoga Studio, 145 Byrd Street in Orange, Virginia. (Park in the side lot, and come in the front doors ... and follow the signs.)

Our practice includes guided meditation, a brief reading, walking meditation, and a quiet sitting practice and lasts about an hour. No previous experience is necessary, just an open heart and the desire to find stillness within. Bringing our joined quiet energy together can be a wonderful experience. (We have pillows for floor-sitting and chairs available. Or bring your favorite meditation cushion.)

There is no cost to attend, but donations are accepted to help cover rent and expenses at the studio. For more info click on "meditation" on the right-hand column under "Topics", and, for studio directions click on "General Yoga Class Info." Or, email me at peacefulhands (at) gmail.com or call 540-672-9528 if you'd like more info.

Monday, March 02, 2009

No Yoga In Madison Tonight ~ March 2

Madison County Schools are closed today, due to the snow ... so, we will not have yoga class tonight, Monday, March 2, in Madison.

The spring session in Madison will begin next Monday, March 9. (And, the 8-week session will now run through May 11.)

Classes will begin this Wednesday, March 4, in Orange.

Enjoy the beautiful snowy day ... and I'll look forward to seeing you soon!

Namasté

Sunday, March 01, 2009

No Meditation On Sunday, March 1

There will be no Meditation Practice on Sunday, March 1.

I have no idea when all this snow and sleet is supposed to start falling. I have no idea when or if the roads might get slippery. It seems fine now, but I don't know what it will be doing at 6:00 p.m.

I often think that the point of my own meditation practice is to point out to me all that I don't know. And, the weather, and how it will unfold between 5 and 6 p.m., this evening is something I really don't know.

So, rather than have us all fret about whether we should plan to go to meditation this evening, let's plan instead to practice our meditation together -- in spirit -- from the warmth of our homes.

I hope you are warm and cozy, no matter what the weather, and I hope to see you at the next practice -- Sunday, March 15.