October 23, 2012

Change Is In The Air

Change is in the air, and it’s exciting!  As the seasons make their graceful move from one to the other it’s a good reminder to experiment with changes in our lives that might be good for us.  Most people resist change.  It’s just so much easier to leave things as they are.  But most of us also realize that without change there is not growth. And while we have this short time on the planet, let’s mix it up a bit and challenge ourselves to embrace change and open ourselves to the possibilities that it brings.

There are lots of easy ways to incorporate a little change into your life.  Mix up the d├ęcor in your home.  Try going to work a different route. Change up your diet (perhaps go veggie for awhile to see how you feel!)  Change your electricity supplier to a green one to help save the earth (talk to me I'll tell you how!) Perhaps you could change your morning ritual to include a meditation.  Maybe incorporate a new healthy habit or release an old not so healthy one.  It doesn’t have to be a big change, even little ones help us, and in turn those around us, to grow.

There’s change at Yoga with Tracy Von Kaenel as well.  The popular Aerial Yoga class is moving to a new time, or shall I say ‘flying’ into a new time.  It will now run from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. on Mondays starting in January 2013.  Because it’s such a fun and energizing practice, this earlier time will allow us to use that wonderful energy a little longer before it’s time to end the day. As in the past, Aerial Yoga runs in 6-week sessions so you progress safely and confidently.  Why not try something new in 2013?  Enrollment is now open.

Also, I’m excited to announce the addition of a new class.  ZEN YOGA.  It will be held on Monday nights too, from 7:30-8:30 p.m.  It will be a regular open level, ongoing class, so drop-ins are welcome.  What’s ZEN YOGA you ask?   Zen Yoga combines the deep relaxation of classic Restorative Yoga and the deep stretching of Yin Yoga into a beautiful practice that will soothe the body and soul.  Deeply supported poses are held for a longer time allowing for full release of the tensions stored in the physical body.  The atmosphere of the class is soft and soothing allowing the mind to let go of the busy thoughts.  A perfect practice for anyone wanting to experience the sense of letting go and opening up into one’s true self.  And it’s the perfect practice to lull you into a good nights sleep as you let go of the daily stresses.  No prior yoga experience necessary. ZEN YOGA will also start in January 2013.

I encourage you to welcome the changing of the seasons, the opportunity to make positive changes in your life and to look forward to the growth from trying something new!   Om shanti!