Thursday, July 26, 2012

All Good Things Are Yours

"Fear less, hope more; eat less, chew more; whine less, breathe more; talk less, say more; hate less, love more; and all good things are yours." ~ Swedish Proverb

Monday, July 23, 2012

Be Present!

Kalidasa was a Sanskrit Poet who lived at some point in about the 4th Century.  Several hundred years are pressed between this poem and today.  And, yet it feels fresh and beautiful and relevant.  It is, truly, a poem for this present moment!  Enjoy

Salutation To The Dawn

Look to this day! For it is life, the very life of life. 

In its brief course
Lie all the verities and realities of your existence:
The bliss of growth; 
The glory of action;
The splendor of achievement.

For yesterday is but a dream,
And tomorrow is only a vision.

But today, well lived, makes every yesterday
a dream of happiness,
And every tomorrow a vision of hope. 


Tuesday, July 10, 2012

July & August ~ Yoga Yoga Yoga, All Summer Long!

I hope you've found a cool and shady spot to unroll your Yoga mat and retreat from the heat! There's much nourishment in summertime energy, but when the heat is too much, it's time to dial back and let the cooling poses of Yoga come out and play!

I just finalized our summer schedule -- the most classes ever for our 5th Annual Yoga-Palooza! Remember, there’s extra special summer pricing if you join me on the mat in July and August! All classes will be in Orange.

Peaceful Hands Yoga Studio, 145 Byrd Street in Orange, Virginia.

Thanks to everyone who took the time last month to fill out the Yoga class survey I sent out. Your comments and suggestions were very helpful and helped me craft this summer's special 5th Annual Yoga-Palooza Session!

*** A NEW 3-WEEK JULY SESSION in Orange begins this Wednesday, July 11. Classes are on Wednesday, July 11, 18, and 25. (2 classes each Wed, at 4:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.)

*** Then AUGUST is Peaceful Hands’ 5th Annual "YOGA-PALOOZA"!
Nine classes in August, following classic, and not-so-classic, Yoga themes. A few brand new classes ... and a few favorites return! Classes are at 4:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. (unless otherwise noted):

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1 ~ HEART FLOW … Let Yoga open your heart. This practice nourishes heart energy and sends your radiant heart smiling up to the sky.

MONDAY, AUGUST 6 ~ SPINE AWAKENING … Your spine can move in 7 directions -- if you let it. This practice renews the suppleness of the back and opens up the energy of the spine.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8 ~ REGGAE/AFRO-POP ... Reggae and African music provide the perfect beat and backdrop for an enlivening and inspiring practice.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 11 ~ MORNING VINYASA … Start your weekend with a flowing, energizing practice and enjoy the refreshing energy that Yoga cultivates in the morning. (9:30 a.m.)

MONDAY, AUGUST 13 ~ YOGA NIDRAAhhhh … enjoy an amazing Yogic deep relaxation practice in the classic tradition.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15 ~ "MAGICAL MYSTERY" YOGA … Back for its 5th year … it’s a Magical Mystery Tour of Yoga!

MONDAY, AUGUST 20 ~ EARTH … Celebrating Earth element that grounds us and connects us to the rich power under our feet.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22 ~ WIND … The elements of Air & Ether help us balance ... and soar.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 24 ~ FIRE … Notice a theme this week? The Fire element is celebrated here with slow flow vinyasa to nourish and feed our inner sun ... Manipura, the energy center at our solar plexus.

Here are the fees:



Take just the 3-class July mini session ~ $24
Take just the 9-class August YOGA-PALOOZA session ~ $64


Register for both sessions together and pay $80 (nearly a 50% savings over the per-class rate!)

Drop-in space is on an "as available" basis. FIrst priority, of course, goes to folks who have registered for the sessions.

I look forward to unrolling my mat with you this summer!

If you're looking for the most up-to-date yoga schedules, you can also click here:

Peaceful Hands Massage & Yoga

Or, check out my page on Facebook which includes schedules and assorted other info, thoughts, and inspirations:

Peaceful Hands on FACEBOOK

Sunday, July 01, 2012

Madison Yoga Is ON For 7/2; Orange Yoga Is Off On 7/4

Sorry for the brief update ~ no power and only primitive internet access. 

But, as far as I know there IS Yoga class in Madison tomorrow, Monday July 2. 

This will be our LAST class of the summer in Madison, so please do swing by.  Class times: 4:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. at Wetsel Middle School

There will be NO Yoga in Orange on Wednesday, July 4.

Wednesdays in Orange will resume July 11, 18, and 25.  Then we're off to August's YOGA-Palooza!  That full schedule, including all the great discounts you can get, the more you come to class ... will be posted soon (and emailed to the regular email list) ... just as soon as the lights (and internet) come back on.

I hope everyone is safe ... and if there's no power to be had ... remember, your yoga mat runs on love, not kilowatts!