Monday, January 07, 2013

Orange Yoga ~ Winter Session 2013

The 2013 WINTER YOGA Session is off to a vibrant start!  Thank you to everyone unrolling their mats with me for class.

Just in case you missed the details, here they are again ...

All classes are now at PEACEFUL HANDS YOGA in Orange, Virginia

with Hamiltons Day Spa in the historic Silk Mill
307A Madison Road in Orange
4:30 p.m. & 6:00 p.m.

The WINTER session began on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 and is scheduled to run through Monday, February 25 (weather permitting, etc.)
Classes have been wonderfully full this session.  If you're interested in trying out a class please email me or call first to ensure that we have space for you!  My email is or call 540.672.9528. 

Class Cost ...

$13 / drop in to a single class

Or, you'll receive a lovely discount if you choose to take one or two classes weekly:

$70 / one class weekly (or a total of 8 classes during an 8-week session).
$120 / attend both classes every week during the 8-week session.

Yoga classes are ongoing throughout the year. You are welcome to try out a class at any time (and your first class with me is free!). Watch this blog for the latest schedules, special classes, workshops and weather-related cancellations ... or follow me on Facebook.

My classes are designed for all levels; beginners and long-time students of yoga are welcome (and all levels in-between). Don't worry if you've never been on a yoga mat before.  (And, we have mats available for you to use, if you don't have one of your own yet.)

Yoga is a beautifully forgiving practice; each pose is accessible to each of us as long as we approach the pose with kindness, and we never push to the point of discomfort or pain. Sometimes each of us must modify a pose to support injuries or restrictions; yoga can be modified in infinite ways to make it accessible and beneficial for all of us.

I began teaching Yoga in 2003. I teach basic Hatha Yoga and I like to explore and share aspects of many different Yoga traditions -- including flowing Vinyasa Yoga, gentle Tibetan Yoga, and balancing Ayurvedic Yoga. Every class includes some breathwork and time for relaxation and meditation. In addition, I like to blend in other beneficial practices, including a bit of qi gong, tao-ist movement, and tai chi. Yoga is a wonderful way to bring health, flexibility, and strength to the body; calm the mind and relieve stress; and rejuvenate the spirit.

Please do contact me if you're interested in trying out a class or have questions. or 540.672.9528

I hope our paths cross soon!  Namaste!

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Health Is Your Birthright ~ A New Year's Blessing

I share this each year in our New Year's Day Yoga class.  Instead of bogging down your heart with a list of insurmountable "resolutions" ... how about a simple reminder that you are worthy of a year filled with good health, strength, joy, and blessings? 

These words come from Swami Satchidananda, who brought Integral Yoga to the United States in the 1960s.  (If you're from Virginia, then you may know Swami Satchidananda from his ashram at Yogaville.)

May your year be healthy, strong, joy-filled, and peaceful ...

"Health is your birthright, not disease. Strength is your heritage, not weakness. Courage, not fear. Bliss, not sorrow. Peace, not restlessness. Knowledge, not ignorance. The person who aims for good health and strength of both body and mind is a gem among all humanity. Such a person possesses the true treasure." ~ Swami Satchidanada

For more blessings and meditations ... and the latest info on Yoga Classes at Peaceful Hands Yoga in Orange visit our website: