Keep your Practice Strong and Join Me on the Mat in March!

~ The divine in me salutes the divine in you ~

This month in addition to my regular classes I am very excited to be teaching a FREE Adult and Child Partner Class with my daughter at Athleta.  When I initially received my ChildLight Yoga Teacher Certification I was eager to further share my love for yoga with my own children.  Each time they choose to join me it creates a very memorable experience for me (and hopefully for all who join us!)

Additionally, I have had several requests for a Dharma Yoga Wheel class to build upon the workshops I have been teaching the last couple of months.  I will be offering a “Pop-Up” class at Peace of Mind Pilates that will focus on learning how to flow with your wheel in a full practice. (This class is appropriate whether or not you have tried the wheel before.)

I am offering many opportunities to join me on the mat during March.  Please click on any of the experiences below to learn more.  If you are looking for something that is not being offered this month, please reach out to me!


FREE Mother – Daughter Yoga at Athleta (Sunday, March 11th)

Dharma Yoga Wheel (Pop- up class) at Peace of Mind Pilates (Wednesday, March 14th 12:15 – 1:15PM)

Mommy and Me Yoga at Essex Physical Therapy (Monthly Saturday: 3/31 and 4/7, 10:00-10:45AM)

Power Vinyasa Flow at SoulShine Power Yoga (Mondays and Fridays, 8:30-9:45AM)

Yoga for Runners at Essex Physical Therapy (Mondays, 6:15-7:15PM)

Gentle Yoga at Peace of Mind Pilates (Tuesdays, 10-11AM)

Poolside Yoga at Essex Physical Therapy (Saturdays, 8:30-9:30AM – NO CLASS February 24th)


FREE Mother – Daughter Yoga at AthletaKaterine and Rachel Yoga

Sunday, March 11th

10:00AM – 11:00AM

Plan to spend Sunday morning with your daughter at Athleta! Join my daughter and I for a FREE morning of yoga and discounted shopping, including Athleta’s Girls’ line. Whether you are both brand new to yoga or a mix-and-match pair, this will certainly be a fun event to be enjoyed together. We will explore partner poses (including an acroyoga option for those who would like to try) and benefit from some loving kindness and relaxation to finish our practice.

We will follow the yoga with a special shopping hour for attendees, including 25% off all purchases and raffles!

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Dharma Yoga Wheel Pop-up Class at Peace of Mind Pilates

1114171236Wednesday, March 14th

12:15PM – 1:15PM

$15 or use your class punch card

 

Register Online Here

This will be a fun way to learn to flow with your yoga wheel (or borrow one of mine and learn to play with your yoga practice in a new way)! From those hard-to-reach places like the thoracic spine to your shoulders, hip flexors, and hamstrings, this is a tool for everyone and anyone looking to increase their mobility.

We have plenty of wheels to share, but space is limited so please sign up ahead.

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Mommy and Me Yoga at Essex Physical TherapyIMG_20180211_112552

One monthly Saturday (3/31 and 4/7)

10:00AM – 10:45AM

$10 to drop-in

To register please email me directly: niyamanotebook@gmail.com

Calling all mothers with toddlers! Have your toddler join us monthly for a Saturday 10am yoga class.  Class will be held in the large exercise room (not the heated pool deck).

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Power Vinyasa Flow at SoulShine Power Yoga

Mondays and Fridays

8:30-9:45AM

$15 to drop in or you can purchase a punch card

Register Online Here

SoulShine Power Yoga is wholeheartedly dedicated to the health, wellbeing and empowerment of our students.  In this moderately paced vinyasa yoga class all levels are welcome.  This class can work for beginners but has options for more experienced yogis/yoginis.  This class is heated to 95 degrees.

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Yoga for Runners at Essex Physical Therapy

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Poses, like toe pose, help us to stretch the connective tissue that runs from our toe down to our heel.

Mondays

6:15-7:15PM

$10 to drop in or you can purchase a punch card

To register please email me directly: niyamanotebook@gmail.com

This class is held around the pool deck and the temperature in the room is @88-90 degrees. The idea is to use the heat to open tight muscles we tend to repetitively use when we run.  However, this class is appropriate for anyone looking to stretch and relax their muscles.  This class will take place at the Essex PT Meadows location next to CVS.  Enter through the side pool door (around the back) of the Essex PT Building.  Don’t forget to bring along a bottle of water and hand towel!

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Gentle Yoga at Peace of Mind Pilates

Tuesdays

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Picture Credit: Melissa Brott Photography

10:00-11:00AM

$15 to drop-in or punch passes are available

 

A great place for beginners as well as those looking to slow down their yoga practice.  This class is designed to accommodate all beginners – utilizing blocks, blankets and straps to find a stretch that is beneficial to all.  All levels welcome.

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Poolside Yoga at Essex Physical Therapy

Saturdays

8:30-9:30AM

$10 to drop in or you can purchase a punch card

To register please email me directly: niyamanotebook@gmail.com

This class is a general yoga class, welcoming any age, ability or level.  Your interests help drive the content for the class.  Gain strength, flexibility, balance and breath in this class designed around your needs.  Both modifications and challenges will be offered throughout.  Feel free to let me know prior to class what you are interested in working on. This class is held in the Essex PT Meadows location next to CVS.  We meet around the pool deck.  Please enter through the side pool door of the Essex PT Building.  Don’t forget to bring along a bottle of water and hand towel.

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Rachel Lacourciere, Yoga Teacher | 802.922.7162 | niyamanotebook@gmail.com
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February 2018 Fun!

~ The divine in me salutes the divine in you ~

From Gentle to Power Vinyasa Yoga, I have a class for you!  Possibly you would like to share a Couples Practice with your partner (wine and chocolate served afterwards), have your kiddo join me for a Kids Loving Kindness workshop, or maybe you are looking to delve a little deeper into your practice with a Dharma Yoga Wheel Workshop.  I am offering many opportunities to join me on the mat this February, please click on any of the experiences below to learn more. I can’t wait to practice with you and those you love!


Loving Kindness Kids Yoga at SoulShine Power Yoga (Saturday, February 3rd, 1:30-3:00PM)

Valentines Date Night – Partners Yoga with Wine + Chocolate! at SoulShine Power Yoga (Saturday, February 10th, 5:00-7:00PM)

Dharma Yoga Wheel Workshop at Sweet Yoga (Saturday, February 17th, 1:00-3:00PM)

Back to the Basics Yoga at Essex Physical Therapy (Monthly Saturday: 2/10, 3/10, and 4/21, 10:00-11:00AM)

Teen Yoga at Essex Physical Therapy (Monthly Saturday: 2/3, 3/31, and 4/14, 10:00-11:00AM)

Mommy and Me Yoga at Essex Physical Therapy (Monthly Saturday: 2/17, 3/24, and 4/7, 10:00-10:45AM)

Power Vinyasa Flow at SoulShine Power Yoga (Mondays and Fridays, 8:30-9:45AM)

Yoga for Runners at Essex Physical Therapy (Mondays, 6:15-7:15PM – NO CLASS February 26th)

Gentle Yoga at Peace of Mind Pilates (Tuesdays, 10-11AM)

Poolside Yoga at Essex Physical Therapy (Saturdays, 8:30-9:30AM – NO CLASS February 24th)


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Saturday, February 3rd

1:30 – 3:00PM

$15 ($10 for each additional sibling)

Register Online

Let’s open our hearts and share some loving kindness this Valentine’s Day! During this creative afternoon kiddos will use heart opening postures, entertaining games, and art to explore the loving yogi within all of us. This class is recommended for children aged 6-10 but all are encouraged to attend. There is a minimum of 5 participants for this workshop to run so please pre-register if you would like your kiddo to be part of the fun! Cost includes all yoga (kiddos should feel free to bring their own if they like) and art supplies. Please plan to wear comfortable clothes that allow movement. All participants are encouraged to bring a water bottle and hand towel.

*to register siblings, please call the studio or stop by in order to receive the $5 discount

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Valentines Date Night – Partners Yoga with Wine + Chocolate! at SoulShine

Saturday, February 10th

5:00PM – 7:00PM

$60 – only one partner needs to register 

Register Online

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, I will lead couples through a 90-minute workshop that encourages partners to flow in unison and assist each other in deepening their connections to each other and to yoga. After class, couples will be treated to a Vintus sponsored wine-tasting and chocolate pairing!

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Dharma Yoga Wheel Workshop at Sweet Yoga

1114171236Saturday, February 17th

1:00PM – 3:00PM

$36

 

To register please email: SweetYogaHF@gmail.com

At this Dharma Yoga Wheel Workshop you will learn how to utilize this revolutionary prop, specifically designed to assist in experiencing the perfect stretch throughout your entire body.  From those hard-to-reach places like the thoracic spine to your shoulders, hip flexors, and hamstrings, this is a tool for everyone and anyone looking to increase their mobility.  In this two-hour workshop you will experience several different uses with the wheel that aid in the perfect balance of flexibility and strength.  The Dharma Yoga Wheel is used by runners, cyclists, those who sit at an office desk all day, or anyone looking to attain a full body stretch.   Teachers can obtain 2hrs of cont. ed. credits with this course.

Pre Registration required.

Maximum of 10 participants.

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Back the Basics Yoga at Essex Physical Therapy

One monthly Saturday (2/10, 3/10, and 4/21)

10:00AM – 11:00AM

$10 to drop-in

To register please email me directly: niyamanotebook@gmail.comDownward Facing Dog

This class will focus on the foundational postures of yoga and break them down.

While this class will not necessarily flow like our traditional Saturday practice, it will allow time to focus on proper alignment and positioning of the postures.  Attention will also be given to those requiring modifications for postures.  Class will be held on the pool deck. (location can be changed to the large exercise room if participants would prefer a less heated option)

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 Teen Yoga at Essex Physical Therapy

One monthly Saturday (2/3, 3/31, and 4/14)

10:00AM – 11:00AM

$10 to drop-in

12096408_962476800480890_8586132808907616584_nTo register please email me directly: niyamanotebook@gmail.com

This class will specifically focus on those aged 12 – 18.  While at times this class will feel like more traditional yoga classes your teen may have taken with you, we will also add in engaging activities and partner pose fun!  Class will be held on the pool deck.

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 Mommy and Me Yoga at Essex Physical Therapy

One monthly Saturday (2/17, 3/24, and 4/7)0127181030

10:00AM – 10:45AM

$10 to drop-in

To register please email me directly: niyamanotebook@gmail.com

Calling all mothers with toddlers! Have your toddler join us monthly for a Saturday 10am yoga class.  Class will be held in the large exercise room (not the heated pool deck).

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Power Vinyasa Flow at SoulShine Power Yoga

Mondays and Fridays

8:30-9:45AM

$15 to drop in or you can purchase a punch card 

Register Online Here

SoulShine Power Yoga is wholeheartedly dedicated to the health, wellbeing and empowerment of our students.  In this moderately paced vinyasa yoga class all levels are welcome.  This class can work for beginners but has options for more experienced yogis/yoginis.  This class is heated to 95 degrees.

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Yoga for Runners at Essex Physical Therapy

Mondays

6:15-7:15PM

$10 to drop in or you can purchase a punch card

To register please email me directly: niyamanotebook@gmail.com

This class is held around the pool deck and the temperature in the room is @88-90 degrees. The idea is to use the heat to open tight muscles we tend to repetitively use when we run.  However, this class is appropriate for anyone looking to stretch and relax their muscles.  This class will take place at the Essex PT Meadows location next to CVS.  Enter through the side pool door (around the back) of the Essex PT Building.  Don’t forget to bring along a bottle of water and hand towel!

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Gentle Yoga at Peace of Mind Pilates

Tuesdays

10:00-11:00AM

$15 to drop-in or punch passes are available

A great place for beginners as well as those looking to slow down their yoga practice.  This class is designed to accommodate all beginners – utilizing blocks, blankets and straps to find a stretch that is beneficial to all.  All levels welcome.

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Poolside Yoga at Essex Physical Therapy

Saturdays

8:30-9:30AM

$10 to drop in or you can purchase a punch card

To register please email me directly: niyamanotebook@gmail.com

This class is a general yoga class, welcoming any age, ability or level.  Your interests help drive the content for the class.  Gain strength, flexibility, balance and breath in this class designed around your needs.  Both modifications and challenges will be offered throughout.  Feel free to let me know prior to class what you are interested in working on. This class is held in the Essex PT Meadows location next to CVS.  We meet around the pool deck.  Please enter through the side pool door of the Essex PT Building.  Don’t forget to bring along a bottle of water and hand towel.

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Rachel Lacourciere, Yoga Teacher | 802.922.7162 | niyamanotebook@gmail.com

What’s Happening in January 2018 to get You (back?) on your Mat

~ The divine in me salutes the divine in you ~

Every New Year, we are often motivated to detox, kick start, and get moving.  I encourage each of you to consider adding yoga into whatever regimen you currently have set for yourself.  It may be that yoga is a new challenge for you, you’re trying to add power to your practice, or you’re attempting to slow your practice down.  Whatever your motivation, January is always a great time to turn over a new leaf and discover that new you is just another layer of the you you’ve actually always been.

I am offering many opportunities to join me on the mat this month, please click on any of the experiences below to learn more. I can’t wait to practice with you!

Gentle Yoga at Peace of Mind Pilates (Tuesdays, 10-11AM)

Dharma Yoga Wheel Workshop at SoulShine Power Yoga (Saturday, January 20th, 1:00-3:00PM)

Dharma Yoga Wheel Workshop at Peace of Mind Pilates (Saturday, January 27th, 1:00-3:00PM)

Back to the Basics Yoga at Essex Physical Therapy (Monthly Saturday: 1/13, 2/10, 3/10, and 4/21, 10:00-11:00AM)

Teen Yoga at Essex Physical Therapy (Monthly Saturday: 1/20, 2/3, 3/31, and 4/14, 10:00-11:00AM)

Mommy and Me Yoga at Essex Physical Therapy (Monthly Saturday: 1/27, 2/17, 3/24, and 4/7, 10:00-10:45AM)

Power Vinyasa Flow at SoulShine Power Yoga (Mondays and Fridays, 8:30-9:45AM)

Yoga for Runners at Essex Physical Therapy (Mondays, 6:15-7:15PM)

Poolside Yoga at Essex Physical Therapy (Saturdays, 8:30-9:30AM)


­Gentle Yoga at Peace of Mind Pilates

Prana: Life Force

Picture Credit: Melissa Brott Photography

Tuesdays

10:00-11:00AM

$15 to drop-in or punch passes are available

A great place for beginners as well as those looking to slow down their yoga practice.  This class is designed to accommodate all beginners – utilizing blocks, blankets and straps to find a stretch that is beneficial to all.  All levels welcome.

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Dharma Yoga Wheel Workshop at SoulShine Power Yoga

Saturday, January 20th

1:00 – 3:00PM

$30

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IMG_20180103_150135_977Join Rachel Lacourciere at this Dharma Yoga Wheel Workshop where you will learn how to utilize this revolutionary prop, specifically designed to assist in experiencing the perfect stretch throughout your entire body. From those hard-to-reach places like the thoracic spine to your shoulders, hip flexors, and hamstrings, this is a tool for everyone and anyone looking to increase their mobility. In this two-hour workshop you will experience several different uses with the wheel that aid in the perfect balance of flexibility and strength. The Dharma Yoga Wheel is used by runners, cyclists, those who sit at an office desk all day, or anyone looking to attain a full body stretch.

Only 10 wheels available at this time, so spots are limited! Pre-register and pre-pay to reserve your spot!

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Dharma Yoga Wheel Workshop at Peace of Mind Pilates

Saturday, January 27th

1:00PM – 3:00PM

$35

To register please email: stephanie@peaceofmindpilatesvt.com

At this Dharma Yoga Wheel Workshop you will learn how to utilize this revolutionary prop, specifically designed to assist in experiencing the perfect stretch throughout your entire body. From those hard-to-reach places like the thoracic spine to your shoulders, hip flexors, and hamstrings, this is a tool for everyone and anyone looking to increase their mobility. In this two-hour workshop you will experience several different uses with the wheel that aid in the perfect balance of flexibility and strength. The Dharma Yoga Wheel is used by runners, cyclists, those who sit at an office desk all day, or anyone looking to attain a full body stretch.

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Back to the Basics Yoga at Essex Physical Therapy

One monthly Saturday (1/13, 2/10, 3/10, and 4/21)

10:00AM – 11:00AM

Downward Facing Dog

Back to the Basics Yoga

$10 to drop-in

To register please email me directly: niyamanotebook@gmail.com

This class will focus on the foundational postures of yoga and break them down.  While this class will not necessarily flow like our traditional Saturday practice, it will allow time to focus on proper alignment and positioning of the postures.  Attention will also be given to those requiring modifications for postures.  Class will be held on the pool deck. (location can be changed to the large exercise room if participants would prefer a less heated option)

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Teen Yoga at Essex Physical Therapy

12096408_962476800480890_8586132808907616584_nOne monthly Saturday (1/20, 2/3, 3/31, and 4/14)

10:00AM – 11:00AM

$10 to drop-in

To register please email me directly: niyamanotebook@gmail.com

This class will specifically focus on those aged 12 – 18.  While at times this class will feel like more traditional yoga classes your teen may have taken with you, we will also add in engaging activities and partner pose fun!  Class will be held on the pool deck. (location can be changed to the large exercise room if the teens would prefer a less heated option)

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Mommy and Me Yoga at Essex Physical Therapy

One monthly Saturday (1/27, 2/17, 3/24, and 4/7)

10:00AM – 10:45AM

$10 to drop-in

To register please email me directly: niyamanotebook@gmail.com

Calling all mothers with toddlers! Have your toddler join us monthly for a Saturday 10am yoga class.  Class will be held in the large exercise room (not the heated pool deck).

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Power Vinyasa Flow at SoulShine Power Yoga

Mondays and Fridays

8:30-9:45AM

$15 to drop in or you can purchase a punch card 

Register Online Here

SoulShine Power Yoga is wholeheartedly dedicated to the health, wellbeing and empowerment of our students.  In this moderately paced vinyasa yoga class all levels are welcome.  This class can work for beginners but has options for more experienced yogis/yoginis.  This class is heated to 95 degrees.

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Yoga for Runners at Essex Physical Therapy

Mondays

6:15-7:15PM

$10 to drop in or you can purchase a punch card

To register please email me directly: niyamanotebook@gmail.com

This class is held around the pool deck and the temperature in the room is @88-90 degrees. The idea is to use the heat to open tight muscles we tend to repetitively use when we run.  However, this class is appropriate for anyone looking to stretch and relax their muscles.  This class will take place at the Essex PT Meadows location next to CVS.  Enter through the side pool door (around the back) of the Essex PT Building.  Don’t forget to bring along a bottle of water and hand towel!

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Poolside Yoga at Essex Physical Therapy

Saturdays

8:30-9:30AM

$10 to drop in or you can purchase a punch card

To register please email me directly: niyamanotebook@gmail.com

This class is a general yoga class, welcoming any age, ability or level.  Your interests help drive the content for the class.  Gain strength, flexibility, balance and breath in this class designed around your needs.  Both modifications and challenges will be offered throughout.  Feel free to let me know prior to class what you are interested in working on. This class is held in the Essex PT Meadows location next to CVS.  We meet around the pool deck.  Please enter through the side pool door of the Essex PT Building.  Don’t forget to bring along a bottle of water and hand towel.

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Rachel Lacourciere, Yoga Teacher | 802.922.7162 | niyamanotebook@gmail.com

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.

Highlights from October

 

I have come to realize I am better at posting on my social media sites than I am at posting to my blog as of late.  For this reason I am going to start a monthly compilation of some of my favorite posts from other social media sites throughout the previous month.  I recognize that not as many of you who follow my blog see the tidbits I post elsewhere.  Please leave me feedback and enjoy!

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


Early in the month I hosted another Yoga for Runners Workshop at SoulShine Power Yoga.  We had a great showing for this workshop and I look forward to hosting more as we move into the spring months.

I love posting client photos and within a couple days I had two different pictures sent to me of Legs Up the Wall pose. On the left, we have Melissa, using the headboard of the bed in her hotel room to rest her legs against after her half marathon…this pose is a wonderful gentle inversion for improving circulation and reducing swelling that can result after a hard run.  And on the right, we have Caleb, who was flying across country and when stuck in an airport used the post to keep lose prior to his Spartan race as it stretches the hamstrings and relieves back tension.


I had so much fun at my official first all teen yoga w12074836_955858364476067_752467091084005770_norkshop.  These 7 aspiring yoginis demonstrated flexibility, strength, patience, and were open to all I introduced them too!

 

 

 

 

 


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And we were all treated to a short but remarkably beautiful fall foliage season.  Here are some images I took driving home from a client’s house in Charlotte in mid-October.  Beautiful color!

 


We also had a very sad day at the Lacourciere household as we closed our v12039412_962066340521936_3872004358151375462_negetable garden for the season. Here we paid tribute to the last of the radishes that were dug up in late October.

 

 

 


Remember yoga is everywhere and becomes a part of everything we do when we are open to all it has to offer.  Each month brings us both opportunities to practice on our mat as well as off.

My Interview with Does It Fit? Lifestyle Program

If you have an extra half hour, check out this interview I did last week with Megan Waite of the Does It Fit? Lifestyle Program. What a great opportunity to talk about what yoga has meant and continues to mean to me through the years and more importantly why I am committed to bringing it to others.

I’d love to hear your comments and feedback.

Enjoy!

The interview can be heard here:  https://lnkd.in/bURcnHS

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Women’s Wellness Retreat

I’m thrilled to be partnering with Angie Ferenc of New England Counseling & Trauma Associates to host a Women’s Wellness Retreat on Sunday, November 17th from 2-4:30PM. We will be offering a Mindfulness & Gentle Yoga practice. A perfect way to de-stress as we enter the often busy and emotional roller coaster the holiday season can often foster. Please contact either Angie or I with questions.

Pre-registration is required by emailing angieferenc@hotmail.com or calling: 878-4991 ext. 22.

For more information please view the flyer at this link:  https://www.smore.com/xm33-women-s-wellness-retreat