Saturday, July 31, 2010

August Meditation on August 1

Just a reminder, our one Meditation practice for August will be:

Sunday, August 1 at 5:00 p.m. at Peaceful Hands Yoga Studio (145 Byrd Street) in Orange.

When the summer heat starts to weigh heavily on you, turn your focus inward to the coolness of your breath and the softness of your heart. You can't control the temperature outside, but you can control the coolness within you. Your meditation of cool and calm can provide great heat relief!

Our hour-long mindfulness practice includes guided, walking, and silent meditation. We practice these three classic forms of meditation so that we might explore the peace that is within each unique method. Beginners and all are welcome ... pillows, bolsters, and chairs are available for all manner of sitting.

When we join together in quiet and peace, our hearts emerge refreshed and rejuvenated!

This will be our only practice in August. Our 1st and 3rd Sunday schedule will resume in September: September 5 and 19.

For more info on our meditation practice please feel free to email me at peacefulhands (at)

I hope to see you soon! May you find peace and coolness on this toasty summer day.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Wildlife Center At Madison County Fair, Sat 7/17

Come see the Wildlife Center of Virginia
& their wild animal friends
at the Madison County Fair, Saturday, July 17.

The presentation will be at 4:00 p.m. at the Small Stage (near the animal barns).

This is a terrific way to learn more about the Center and, even better, you'll get to meet some of their amazing wildlife ambassadors ... up close & personal!

They will be giving their popular "Home, Sweet Habitat" presentation which looks at how wild critters find the right food, water, and shelter in the big outdoors. It's a good bet you'll meet an owl ... a possum ... and who knows who else might come along!

The Madison County Fair is at the fairgrounds -- right behind the High School. I'll be there in the audience and I hope you'll stop by, too.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Orange Yoga ~ Wednesdays In July

Yoga continues in Orange this July with a Summer 4-week "mini" session.

Classes are at 4:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. in Orange, Virginia at Peaceful Hands Yoga Studio (145 Byrd Street).

Classes are scheduled for July 7, 14, 21, and 28.

$12/class or take the session for $32. Your first class with me is always free.

Summer is a funny time ... classes can be very small when regular students head to the beach or have other summertime plans. So, I hope you'll keep your yoga routine up this summer and unroll your mat with us when you can. When the heat is high on the outside, we use our yoga to cool our energy from the inside.

And, stay tuned ... our traditional August class schedule will be posted soon. As in previous years, there will be a hodge podge of themed and focussed classes throughout the week for you. August is my time to play with various yoga practices and new ideas ... and you know how I love to pull out all the music that doesn't quite fit in our regular yoga classes. Some old favorites will be back (yeah-yeah-yeah) and a few new classes as well.

Don't let your yoga mat melt just sitting in the backseat of your car. Unroll it from time to time and stretch out into the summer. I hope you'll drop by!

Madison Summer Session Ends Tonight, 7/12

Our summer yoga session in Madison ends
Monday, July 12. Class is at 5:30 p.m.

As many of you know, our classes are offered through the Madison Dept of Parks & Recreation/Facilities, and are held in the library at Wetsel Middle School.

The teachers and administrators will start ramping up for the new school year soon, so we will take a break from our regular Monday classes, to help give them the space they need to polish up the school and prepare for the fall.

Our regular yoga classes will resume in Madison on Mondays at 4:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. on the first Monday after Labor Day -- Monday, September 13.

If that seems like a long ways away ... remember, classes are ongoing in Orange at Peaceful Hands Yoga Studio. Classes in July are on Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. and August begins our traditional whirlwind of themed and special classes on Mondays, Wednesdays, and even one Saturday morning. I'll post that schedule very soon.

Thank you to everyone who has supported Madison yoga classes ... I hope to see you in September. But, even more, I hope you'll mosey over to Orange in the meantime and unroll your mat with us!

Saturday, July 03, 2010

July Meditation ~ Sunday, July 18

Just one meditation practice for July ...

  • Join us on Sunday, July 18 at 5:00 p.m. at Peaceful Hands Yoga Studio (145 Byrd Street in Orange, VA) for an hour of stillness and quiet heart opening.

We practice gentle guided, walking, and silent meditation with the spirit of lightness and kindness. Even one hour of quiet can rejuvenate the spirit and open the heart. Beginners are always welcome and we offer pillows, bolsters, and chairs for your practice.

There is no cost to attend, but donations are gratefully accepted to help cover the expenses at our studio. I hope you will join us ... it's a joyful opportunity to join your good heart and quiet spirit with others in the practice of meditation and stillness.

No Madison Yoga on Monday, July 5

Just a quick reminder that there will be no yoga class in Madison on Monday, July 5, due to the holiday schedule at the school.

The final class of summer in Madison will be on Monday, July 12 at 5:30 p.m.

Then, we'll take a break in Madison to allow the school to prepare for their fall session. Madison classes will resume around Labor Day. In the meantime ... Orange classes continue through the summer, including our annual quirky August classes. (stay tuned ...)

Enjoy your holiday weekend!