April Beginner/Gentle Yoga Series

I’ll be teaching a Beginners Yoga Series at Peace of Mind Pilates (next to Purple Sage, Cody’s, and Mimmos) throughout April. Please share this post and pass along to those you may know who have been hesitant in starting a yoga practice. Also, perfect for those looking to understand the basics of yoga. $40 for the 4 week series.

You can sign up online at: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/home?studioid=262764 or contact me if you would like to pre-register and reserve your spot.

Mondays, 11:00am – 12:00pm
4 Week Series in April
Why Yoga? And more importantly, what can it do for me specifically? Yoga is translated from Sanskrit to mean, union, and unlike stretching, yoga is more than just the physical postures one takes during a practice. It’s the connection (or union) of the physical practice to the mind and breath, that allow us to release tension we hold onto often times without even realizing it. While most recognize that by doing yoga their bodies will become more flexible, many do not realize their mind will as well, fostering an awareness of our own body and how it reacts to your everyday environment. In our Beginner’s Yoga Series, we will explore this linking of the body to our mind and breath. As well as, identifying foundational yoga concepts and where your body fits into your own practice. All levels welcome.

Please contact me if you have any questions or if you would like to pre-register.

Gentle Yoga: November 6th Recorded Class

Given the hectic lives we lead sometimes we find we are not always able to attend yoga practice at a specific time, on a specific day, in a specific location.  With that in mind, it can be hard to keep up your practice without the guidance of a teacher and group setting you feel comfortable being a part of.  Enter technology.  For those of you who practice with me at The EDGE, we recorded our November 6th class to ideally allow you to continue your practice at your own convenience.  Please click on the link below to listen to the audio link and download the file for your personal use:

November 6th Class

A HUGE thanks to Lee H. for taking the time to record this class and turn it into a music file for all of us to enjoy.

Previously we uploaded our class from January 14th, 2014 as well if you are interested in hearing that class as well for variety.

~The divine in me salutes the divine in you, Namaste~

January 14th Gentle Yoga Recorded Class

I have to come to learn that many who practice with me have the pleasure of leaving lovely (read: blustery cold and snowy this time of year) Vermont and traveling to many far away places (read: warmer destinations).  With that in mind, it can be hard to keep up with your yoga practice without the guidance of a teacher and group setting you feel comfortable being a part of.  Enter technology.  For those of you who practice with me on Tuesdays and Thursdays you will recall we recorded our January 14th class, corny jokes and all.  I am linking to it here for all to enjoy whether you are traveling or simply can not make it to your favorite class because of illness or scheduling conflicts:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/h8hvae0kbizo0fs/Rachel%20gentle%20yoga%20Jan%2014.MP3

A HUGE thanks to Tim B. for taking the time to record the class and turn it into a music (.mp3) file for all of us to enjoy.

For variety also check out our November 6th Class.

~The divine in me salutes the divine in you, Namaste~

New Fall 2012 Schedule

What a genuinely amazing summer I can look back on.  It included a lot of family time, exploration of the outdoors and a truly relaxing vacation at the ocean.  At the same time it left little time for me to retell my yoga adventures, sitting at the computer.

Yet, everything does change and with my children starting school and my husband returning to a more rigid work schedule, transformation is the word of the moment.  I notice myself once again turning to the indoors, providing me the ability to bring my thoughts to written words.  With this transformation my own practice continues to adjust in the hopes of creating a space where everyone has an opportunity to meet me on the mat.

Beginning Tuesday, September 11th 7:15PM, Sunset Vinyasa will return to the schedule at Move You Fitness Studio.  This energetic class is designed for anyone looking to move with breath, resulting in an intense workout.  My Yoga for Runners class will move to Fridays at 10AM beginning September 14th.   While this class speaks to runners and walkers, the class has a flow with a focus on breath and moving between poses, benefitting any athlete. Additionally, I will continue to teach 7AM Sunrise Vinyasa on Sundays. 

I will also continue to teach Yoga for Runners at Aspire Community Studio on Wednesday evenings at 6:45PM.  Again, this class speaks to any athlete looking to add yoga into their workout regimen. The next session begins, September 12th, register today.

And, last but by no means least, I will continue to teach Gentle Yoga at The Edge off Eastwood Drive on both Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10AM.  For those looking for a place to start yoga or in finding a place where they can truly decompress, this class is not to be missed.  Like all of my classes connecting with our breath in class, is the foundation to everything we do.

I look forward to practicing with you both on and off the mat…

~The divine in me salutes the divine in you, Namaste~