Beloved World Yoga Contribution
Making Space for the Light
Welcome November! The month greeted us with gusts of wind, a drop in temperature and immediately into daylight savings as we transitioned deeper into the Vata season. With less heat, less light, the darkness easily can make one feel less motivated which can lead to less movement. Yes, you read that correctly, even less movement! It’s essential to carve out some time to move in order to make space for light and to keep the inner flame ignited.
Regardless whether you choose to practice with us online or by coming into the studio, where can you make some space to step onto the mat? More importantly, what happens in that space?
Moving into a Mindful Space
Dedicated to only you, this space is sacred. Moving within your/this space is nourishing. It fuels the light of your spirit in efforts to clear what no longer serves or is long overdue to replace. Moreover, this space does not have to be limited to the mat.
Take a moment to read “A Year at the Yoga Farm: My Yoga Journey” by Beth Bentley, our long time massage therapist and recent YTT graduate.
Beth shares her journey through a warm and thoughtful demonstration how yoga is not only everywhere but exists inside you, with the power to access it wherever you are.
This is an excellent time to work with gratitude. Make space to join one of bi-weekly virtual meditation classes, a perfect place to increase mindfulness and promote awareness. Every Monday and Wednesday,
8:30-9:00am on Zoom.
To start cultivating gratitude, it’s important to bring your attention inward to the space within. Begin with filling this area with various expressions of self love and praise, recognizing all that you’ve achieved and being respectful to your authentic self.
Next, advance your sentiments by voicing thanks to the people you are grateful for. The individuals who offer support, unconditional love, belly laughs, and even something as simple as making your coffee each morning.
Last but not least, genuinely acknowledge and appreciate the little things that go unnoticed, like basic necessities, common comforts, certain opportunities, and privileges which we get to experience daily.
Use this month to step into your space and start filing it with gratitude. These mindful practices provide you with the opportunity to become more receptive. Open to love, both giving and receiving, while having appreciation for the simple blessings all around us.
Monthly Events & Schedule Updates:
Join Jill has she hosts another session of Prenatal Yoga! This virtual event is a 4-week series starting on Monday, November 9th.
Expect to learn breath work, relaxation techniques, modified asanas and pain management tools to bring awareness to your changing body. $90 | Mondays 7:30pm – 8:45pm For more detailed information and to register for this event, click here.
Yoga Nidra: An Pre Thanksgiving Day Class
Immerse yourself with an evening of ultimate relaxation as Sophie leads us through the 5 layers of the body and mind using the ancient practice of Yoga Nidra. Read Sophie’s article, “What is Yoga Nidra?” detailing the process and enchanting experience. 7:30pm – 8:45pm | Wednesday Nov 25th
Be Grateful: An After Thanksgiving Day Class
Ate too much yesterday? Overwhelmed by the pressure of being with family for that many hours? Or maybe you don’t observe Thanksgiving and need a place to experience community. Whatever your “Thanksgiving Hangover,” we’ve got the remedy! Join us for an all-levels class that will focus on twists, core work, a brisk vinyasa flow, meditation and guided visualization to re-balance after what can be a heavy day and to reconnect to our own personal celebration of what we’re grateful for in life. 11:00am – 12:30pm | Friday Friday Nov 27th
Continue to pre-register for classes. Time and location changes are taking place for the following classes.
Saturday | 9am park class moved to studio
Saturday | Fundamentals 1 moved to 10:30am now offered in studio & Zoom
Sunday | 11am park class moved to studio
Please make sure to check the schedule on MindBody for any updates.
Wednesday Nov 25th:
- 6:45am Be Empowered studio – cancelled
- 7:45pm Fundamentals 1 studio – cancelled
- 7:30pm Yoga Nidra pop up with Sophie
Thursday Nov 26th: closed for Thanksgiving Day
Friday Nov 27th:
- 8am Be Fluid virtual – cancelled
- 11am Be Grateful offered in studio & Zoom
Saturday Nov 28th: regular studio and online schedule resume