Thursday, July 23, 2009

Wildlife Center To Release 3 Bald Eagles On Saturday

It's your chance to see the Wildlife Center of Virginia release three bald eagles back into the wild. It's the first time ever that the Center has released THREE eagles at one time ... and the public is invited.

The release is scheduled for this Saturday, July 25 at Mason Neck State Park, which is located in Southern Fairfax County (about a 90-min drive or so from Madison/Orange).

You can find more information on the Wildlife Center's website:

I'll be there ... and hope you might join me. What a wonderful chance to see these great eagles get a second chance in the wild!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Wildlife Center "Critters" At Madison Fair Saturday, 7/18

The Wildlife Center of Virginia, and some of its wonderful wild education animals, will be at the Madison County Fair on Saturday, July 18.

The presentation will be at 4:00 p.m. (I think it will be at the Small Stage; that's where the Center usually sets up.)

This is a terrific way to learn more about the Center and, most important, to meet some of their amazing wildlife ambassadors.

They will be giving their popular "Creatures of the Night" presentation ... so it's a good bet you'll meet an owl ... a possum ... and who knows who else might come along!

I'll be there in the audience and I hope you'll stop by, too.

Sunday, July 05, 2009

New Yoga Session in Orange Begins 7/8

Don't let your summer slip away without taking a bit of time to care for your own well-being. Making time for yoga each week is a wonderful way to tend to body, mind, and spirit.

A 4-week Yoga "mini" session begins on Wed. July 8 at Peaceful Hands Yoga Studio in Orange.

The 4-week session will run from Wed. July 8 through Wed. July 29.

Two classes each Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Cost for this special 4-week session: $32/session or $12/class.

As always, your first class with me is free. Loaner mats and all sorts of props are available. Classes are designed for all levels.

Peaceful Hands Yoga Studio is located at 145 Byrd Street in Orange, Virginia. For more info on classes, studio directions, and what-not ... click on "General Yoga Info" under the topics heading on the right-hand column. Or email me with questions ... peacefulhands (at)

No Yoga in Madison on Monday, 7/6

Just a quick reminder ~ There will be no Yoga classes in Madison on Monday, July 6. Classes resume on Monday, July 13. Hope to see you then!

Friday, July 03, 2009

July Meditation Schedule

In the heat of summer, use the gentle art of mindfulness and meditation to bring cooling to body, mind, and spirit.

Meditation practice will be at Peaceful Hands Yoga Studio (145 Byrd St, Orange) on the following Sundays:

  • Sunday, July 5
  • Sunday, July 19
The one-hour practice begins at 5:00 p.m.

We sit, we breathe, we walk, we let our spirits ride on the gentle dance of the breath. And, when we do, often a glorious lightening comes to the body, the mind empties some of its heaviness, and the spirit smiles. There is joy in letting go.

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

There is no cost to attend, but donations are gratefully accepted to help cover 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) or call 540-672-9528 if you'd like more info.