Written November 08, 2019 by Yoga Mountain
Dear YMS Community,
Our New Schedule starts on Monday, November 18th. I felt it was appropriate and in the spirit of community to post this letter about the changes.
Why the Yoga Class Schedule?
YMS was looking for ways to offer MORE to our growing yoga community and expanded teaching! Plus, we needed to consolidate our teaching roster. Employing 14-15 teachers in 32 slots did not have long-term sustainability for us as a business.
For this reason and others based on your feedback, we were inspired to create a new vision for YMS which included a smaller group of committed core teachers to facilitate our newly added yoga classes and yoga series.
Goals for the NEW Schedule are to:
Offer evening classes at earlier times.
Establish 2 NEW evening Therapeutic Yoga classes.
Expand our morning class offerings.
Create ... Read More
Written November 05, 2019 by Yoga Mountain
On a recent Saturday evening, I walked out of the 300 Hr. Teacher Training training feeling GREAT!!!. We had two soulful Vinyasa classes led by fellow students and a long meditation. The sun was shining and the fall air was refreshing.
“…I felt, awake, energetic, calm and present…”
When I got into my car I decided to eat an apple that I’d been saving for the drive home. (As an aside, Whole Foods is selling these bags filled with a variety of heirloom apples from Sebastopol). I examined the apple and noticed its shiny red and yellow skin and wondered what it would taste like. I took ... Read More
Written July 25, 2019 by Yoga Mountain
It seems, like most things in life, it’s cyclical…my yoga practice that is. It develops, moves along, grows and evolves, and yes, plateaus and then in some way or another, the cycle starts all over again in a new form. In all truth, at times I feel very uninspired. Luckily, if I’m open to it, a new idea, inspiration or approach presents itself just at the right time, a breakthrough happens and my practice expands! The most recent occurrence of this experience for me was an introduction to the True Body Intelligence system of stretching and movement.
Throughout my yoga journey (which began in 2003 as a practitioner and 2007 as ... Read More
Written June 04, 2019 by Yoga Mountain
We are recognizing this auspicious day every year now at Yoga Mountain Studio. This year, the theme is Climate Action and we are focusing on Peace and how to take peaceful action in the world of climate change.
Each class will be guided with a special meditation, prayer, ritual and/or practice in honor of this day and the shifting of the sun as we move into summer solstice celebration. Sign up for your Friday class in advance. Then, on Saturday, June 22nd, Sienna and Linda will hold a Potluck and then Peace meditation after Siennas class and during the restorative portion of the Therapeutic class. For ... Read More
Written April 24, 2019 by Yoga Mountain
What is a Brain Injury?
We take for granted the role our brain plays in our lives. We move through our days facing minor irritations, finding times when we are not as sharp as we would like, maybe having some moments of forgetfulness. We notice that when we are tired or stressed, things are not as easy as when we are rested and focused. But what we generally do not think about is how the brain is responsible for our every action, emotion, and thought.
A brain injury can affect how a person feels, thinks, acts, and relates to others. The important role our brain plays in all areas of our functioning, ... Read More