Sunday, March 01, 2015

Peaceful Hands ~ A New Website!

I'm delighted to invite you to visit our new Peaceful Hands Massage & Yoga website!

It's still not quite "just-so" ... but I'll be transitioning away from this blog and to the new page beginning today, March 1.


Our current URL address is now set to take you to our new online "home":

If you have received this message via email, it means you have, at some point, signed up to receive posts from Peaceful Hands. You will need to sign up again to receive emails from the new website.  You'll find the "follow by email" sign-ups on the new homepage -- -- on the right side column and also at the bottom of posts.

The new site offers us more flexibility for providing information and timely updates that will keep you in the Peaceful Hands' loop.  You'll also get notification of last-minute class changes as soon as they are posted (rather than too late -- the next day -- as the old blog would do).

Like any move, I still have some unpacking and redecorating to do on our website, but little-by-little I'll get things in order.

I hope you'll stop by for a visit.  I have already posted information on upcoming Spring Yoga session there!

I hope you will join the Peaceful Hands family and "follow" the new website.

As always, you can reach me directly at 540.672.9528 and via email at

Monday, February 23, 2015

Tashi Delek ~ Happy New Year! Yoga Tonight In Orange!

Tashi Delek! Happy Tibetan New Year! 

On February 19,Tibetans began a week-long celebration of their New Year. This week we'll get in on the celebration ... with Tibetan-inspired Yoga. 

The year of the Female Wood Sheep ushers in a year of peace, calm, and nurturing energy ... perfect inspiration for our Yoga.

So, yes ... let's have class tonight ... I've missed you! 

Monday & Wednesday 
4:30 & 6:00 p.m. 
Peaceful Hands Yoga in Orange

Because of the class cancellations due to last week's weather, this Winter session is now scheduled to run through Wednesday, March 4.

For up-to-date class information, please visit our new website:

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

No Yoga Classes Wednesday, Feb 18 (sigh)

NO CLASSES Tonight, Wednesday, February 18 at Peaceful Hands Yoga. 

Thank you to those people who responded to my Facebook survey this morning regarding tonight's classes -- I heard from a handful of people and 100% said better to be safe and warm, then to come out to Yoga in bad weather.  

Also, many folks are still coping with some slippery and snowy side roads and driveways.   No need to slip and fall just for a Yoga class. 

We'll extend the session accordingly!

I hope you will unroll your mat and stretch out at home tonight! Very sorry ... and I hope to see you next week when we will celebrate Losar, Tibetan New Year with a Tibetan Yoga inspired class! smile emoticon

Monday, February 16, 2015

No Yoga In Orange ~ Monday, February 16

I know it's not snowing (yet) ...but I've been told that the especially crummy forecast makes it ok to do this now anyway. 

There will be NO Yoga classes tonight (Monday, 2/16) at Peaceful Hands Yoga.

We'll extend the session accordingly.

Stay warm and safe ... and I hope you'll take time to unroll your mat at home tonight!  And, I hope to see you soon! :)

Saturday, January 24, 2015

YES! Yoga Class & Open House is TODAY ... Join Us!

Yes!  Let's Do This!

My sidewalk is damp, but not slick.  My car windshield is wet but not frosted over.  The roads seem a-ok.

Please come help The Wildlife Center of Virginia today!

FREE Yoga Class at Peaceful Hands Yoga at 9:30 AM

OPEN HOUSE from 11 to 1 PM

Come see our new Yoga Studio and say Hi.

All the details, including directions to the studio, are here: Wildlife Center Yoga & Open House Info

I hope to see you!

Friday, January 23, 2015

Wildlife Center of Virginia Open House & Free Yoga Class ... Still "ON" for Saturday!

I won't make the call to cancel tomorrow's Wildlife Center Open House and Free Yoga class until I'm shaking the snow off my boots in the morning.

Until then ... the cookies are in the oven and Yoga class awaits you.


YOGA CLASS at 9:30 a.m.
OPEN HOUSE from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Peaceful Hands Yoga Studio
228 Warren Street
2nd floor of the Sedwick Racquetball Club

Come for class or just as for some cider and fresh-baked cookies afterward.

Much more info, including what we'll be doing,how you can help the Wildlife Center, and how to find our beautiful new studio is in this post:   click here Wildlife Center Open House, January 24

Keep your finger's crossed for ok weather in the morning (but check this website by 7 a.m. ... just in case we need to postpone).  I hope to see you!

Monday, January 19, 2015

Peace Is A Verb

(And, yes ... there is Yoga class tonight at Peaceful Hands Yoga in Orange ... 4:30 p.m. & 6:00 p.m.)

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Yes! There Is Class Tonight, January 14

There WILL be Yoga classes tonight at Peaceful Hands Yoga in Orange ... 4:30 and 6:00 p.m.

Come on by and thaw out your Yoga mat!  :)

Sunday, January 04, 2015

Peaceful Hands Yoga in Orange ~ 2015

It's time to ring the bell! The new 8-Week Winter Yoga Session Begins on Monday, January 5 and is scheduled to run through Wednesday, February 25.


Monday & Wednesdays

4:30 p.m. & 6:00 p.m.

228 Warren Street

at Sedwick Racquetball Courts

in Orange, Virginia

For the latest Yoga Class updates, including class changes, etc click here: Peaceful Hands Yoga or check in on Facebook: Peaceful Hands on Facebook.

Don't wait to make your body supple! Don't wait to make your heart smile! Don't wait to breathe deep! Unroll your yoga mat and join us ...

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. (Sign up for email reminders using the link on the right-side column.)

You may join a class at any time during a session, but if you're new to my classes, please call or email me first before coming by.  My phone is 540-672-9528.  My email is  


You don't need to wait for a new session to start to join in -- you may join in at any time.

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. 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 to all of us.

Two classes with Jackie are offered on Mondays and Wednesdays.

The 4:30 p.m. class focuses on a Level 1 practice, exploring basic Yoga poses from a variety of traditions.

The 6:00 p.m. class may also include Level 2 poses, more challenging Yoga for those who would like a slightly more vigorous practice (with modifications available for beginners.)

While Beginners and others are welcome at any of my classes, if you have physical restrictions that may limit your practice, you may find the easier pace of the 4:30 classes more comfortable for your needs.

We practice basic hatha yoga and I like to explore and play with many different yoga practices -- including flowing Vinyasa Yoga, gentle Tibetan Yoga, and balancing Ayurvedic Yoga. Every class includes breathing practices and time for relaxation and meditation. Yoga is a wonderful way to bring health, flexibility, and strength to the body; calm the mind and relieve stress; and rejuvenate the spirit.

Class Sessions -- Sessions are generally on an 8-week schedule (although that does change from time to time, especially in summer and around the holidays, so check the website to see where we are in a session).  

** Single/Drop-In Class: $13

There are two discounts for people who choose to enroll in a full session.

** Students may take any eight classes over the eight-week session. ($72)

** Students may take an UNLIMITED SESSION, coming twice a week or as often as their schedule allows.  ($120)

Both options offer a deep discount over the per-class rate of $13/class.

(Make-Up Policy: Students may make up any missed classes during the session, by coming on a different day or at a different time.  Because of the generous fee discount, there is no carry-over into the next session.)

What To Bring/What To Wear -- Bring a Yoga mat if you have one. We do have a few "loaner" mats available. We also have Yoga blocks and other props for your use. Dress for light exercise. Most students wear Yoga pants, leggings, sweats, or shorts, along with a short-sleeved tee shirt. During the relaxation part of class you may wish to have a sweat shirt, socks, or an extra layer available. Yoga is done in bare feet. You may bring a bottle of water if you like (no other food or drink is allowed in the studio). Cell phones must be turned off during class ("vibrate only" is also distracting to others around you).

Cancellations -- Occasionally classes are cancelled due to bad weather or other calendar conflicts. Session dates are adjusted accordingly. I post last-minute cancellations on this page, on Facebook (Peaceful Hands on Facebook), and email those who are registered in the current session.  If in doubt, check the website or send me an email.  PLEASE NOTE: I do not automatically cancel classes if local schools close -- the decisions schools must make by 4 a.m. may not apply by our class times. I'll make a call for our classes by 1:30 p.m. on class day.

Refunds -- If you enroll, but must drop out of a session, please let me know as soon as you make your decision. You will be charged for the classes in the session up to the point when you contacted me, at the regular drop-in rate of $13/class, and will be charged a $15 administration fee. Because the session fees offer such generous discounts over the regular drop-in fee, it may be that there is no outstanding refund owed.


From The North End of Orange via Route 15: Turn left at the McDonald's onto May Fray Avenue. Cross the train tracks and go through the light at Main Street (7-11 intersection). Go approx. 2 blocks and follow the orange Route 20 Detour signs which will guide you to a right turn onto Warren Street. The road curves around and then you'll see the gold metal building on the right -- that's the place!

From the South End of Orange via Route 15: Turn right at the signal light at Route 20 (Dairy Korner/Exxon intersection).  Go approx 1/4 mile.  Turn left onto Warren Street (the Rescue Squad is on the corner). Go about 1 block and the gold metal building is on your left!

General: An online map to the studio is here:

There's no sign on the building at the moment, but that will be coming soon!  

You may park anywhere in front of or along the side of the building, or in that big open area to the right of the building.  Enter through the front door. (Please do not use the side entrance steps; that door will be locked.)  The Yoga studio is on the second floor.

Please note: the front door is unlocked on class days by 4:10 p.m. Please be on time to avoid missing your class!

For more info on the current session visit our new website Or contact me at or 540.672.9528.