Spring Yoga Session (& Finishing Up Winter)

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Just a quick reminder that this coming week’s Yoga classes on Monday, March 2 and Wednesday, March 4, are the final classes of our Winter session at Peaceful Hands Yoga.

(That’s my gentle way of reminding you to get your classes in before the session ends …)

If all goes well weather-wise, we’ll move to the new SPRING session on March 9.

The eight-week Spring session is currently scheduled for:

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We’d love to have you join us. As always, your first class with me is free. For more information about our classes, including directions to the studio, class fees, and such, just click here for all the info (or click the “Yoga In Orange” link on the menu bar).

Feel free to email me at jackie@peacefulhands.com or call 540.672.9528 for more info.  I hope to see you on the mat!

Tashi Delek ~ Happy New Year!

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Tashi Delek ~ Happy New Year!

On February 19, Tibetans began a week-long celebration of their New Year, called Losar. This week we’ll get in on the celebration … with Tibetan-inspired Yoga in our classes.

Celebrating a new year as we slip into springtime makes so much good sense. Resolutions and new beginnings are far easier to keep when the sunshine grows longer. The new life of spring is coming soon. Energy around us — and within us — increases.

Losar means “new year” or “fresh year.” I like the idea of making a year “fresh.” How nice to freshen up with Yoga.

The year of the Female Wood Sheep ushers in a year of peace, calm, and nurturing energy (or “yin” energy) … the perfect inspiration for our Yoga.

So, yes … let’s have class tonight … I’ve missed you!

Monday & Wednesday

4:30 & 6:00 p.m.

Peaceful Hands Yoga in Orange

 

Due to the weather cancellations last week, the current Winter session is now scheduled to run through March 4.

No Yoga Classes, Wed 2/18 (sigh)

So sad to do this again but …

There will be no classes at Peaceful Hands Yoga tonight ~ Wednesday, FEBRUARY 18.

We’ll extend the session accordingly.

I asked folks on Facebook to weigh in this morning and I heard from a handful of people — every single one suggested cancelling class. The weather forecast could go either way, but many roads are still slippery and snowy and good golly it’s cold out.

I’ll miss you. But, I hope you’ll unroll your mat this evening anyway and I hope to see you next week … when we’ll celebrate Losar, Tibetan New Year (a few days late) with a Tibetan-inspired class! :)

No Yoga In Orange Tonight ~ February 16

I know it’s not snowing (yet) …but I’ve been told that the especially crummy forecast makes it ok to do this now anyway.

There will be NO Yoga classes tonight (Monday, 2/16) at Peaceful Hands Yoga.

We’ll extend the session accordingly.
Stay warm and safe … and I hope you’ll take time to unroll your mat at home tonight!
And, I hope to see you soon! :)

Peaceful Hands Yoga in Orange ~ 2015

 

 
It’s time to ring the bell! The new 8-Week Winter Yoga Session Begins on Monday, January 5 and is scheduled to run through Wednesday, February 25.
 
YOGA with JACKIE
Monday & Wednesdays
4:30 p.m. & 6:00 p.m.
 
PEACEFUL HANDS YOGA
228 Warren Street
at Sedwick Racquetball Courts
in Orange, Virginia
 
For the latest Yoga Class updates, including class changes, etc click here: Peaceful Hands Yoga or check in on Facebook: Peaceful Hands on Facebook.

Don’t wait to make your body supple! Don’t wait to make your heart smile! Don’t wait to breathe deep! Unroll your yoga mat and join us …

Yoga classes are ongoing throughout the year. You are welcome to try out a class at any time (and your first class with me is free!). Watch this blog for the latest schedules, special classes, workshops and weather-related cancellations. (Sign up for email reminders using the link on the right-side column.)

You may join a class at any time during a session, but if you’re new to my classes, please call or email me first before coming by.  My phone is 540-672-9528.  My email is jackie@peacefulhands.com.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS
You don’t need to wait for a new session to start to join in — you may join in at any time.

My classes are designed for all levels; beginners and long-time students of yoga are welcome (and all levels in-between). Don’t worry if you’ve never been on a yoga mat before. Yoga is a beautifully forgiving practice; each pose is accessible to each of us as long as we approach the pose with kindness, and we never push to the point of discomfort or pain. Sometimes each of us must modify a pose to support injuries or restrictions; yoga can be modified in infinite ways to make it accessible and beneficial to all of us.

Two classes with Jackie are offered on Mondays and Wednesdays.

The 4:30 p.m. class focuses on a Level 1 practice, exploring basic Yoga poses from a variety of traditions.
The 6:00 p.m. class may also include Level 2 poses, more challenging Yoga for those who would like a slightly more vigorous practice (with modifications available for beginners.)

While Beginners and others are welcome at any of my classes, if you have physical restrictions that may limit your practice, you may find the easier pace of the 4:30 classes more comfortable for your needs.

We practice basic hatha yoga and I like to explore and play with many different yoga practices — including flowing Vinyasa Yoga, gentle Tibetan Yoga, and balancing Ayurvedic Yoga. Every class includes breathing practices and time for relaxation and meditation. Yoga is a wonderful way to bring health, flexibility, and strength to the body; calm the mind and relieve stress; and rejuvenate the spirit.

Class Sessions — Sessions are generally on an 8-week schedule (although that does change from time to time, especially in summer and around the holidays, so check the website to see where we are in a session).

** Single/Drop-In Class: $13
There are two discounts for people who choose to enroll in a full session.

** Students may take any eight classes over the eight-week session. ($72)

** Students may take an UNLIMITED SESSION, coming twice a week or as often as their schedule allows.  ($120)

Both options offer a deep discount over the per-class rate of $13/class.

(Make-Up Policy: Students may make up any missed classes during the session, by coming on a different day or at a different time.  Because of the generous fee discount, there is no carry-over into the next session.)

What To Bring/What To Wear — Bring a Yoga mat if you have one. We do have a few “loaner” mats available. We also have Yoga blocks and other props for your use. Dress for light exercise. Most students wear Yoga pants, leggings, sweats, or shorts, along with a short-sleeved tee shirt. During the relaxation part of class you may wish to have a sweat shirt, socks, or an extra layer available. Yoga is done in bare feet. You may bring a bottle of water if you like (no other food or drink is allowed in the studio). Cell phones must be turned off during class (“vibrate only” is also distracting to others around you).

Cancellations — Occasionally classes are cancelled due to bad weather or other calendar conflicts. Session dates are adjusted accordingly. I post last-minute cancellations on this page, on Facebook (Peaceful Hands on Facebook), and email those who are registered in the current session.  If in doubt, check this website or send me an email.

Refunds — If you enroll, but must drop out of a session, please let me know as soon as you make your decision. You will be charged for the classes in the session up to the point when you contacted me, at the regular drop-in rate of $13/class, and will be charged a $15 administration fee. Because the session fees offer such generous discounts over the regular drop-in fee, it may be that there is no outstanding refund owed.

STUDIO DIRECTIONS
 
From The North End of Orange via Route 15: Turn left at the McDonald’s onto May Fray Avenue. Cross the train tracks and go through the light at Main Street (7-11 intersection). Go approx. 2 blocks and follow the orange Route 20 Detour signs which will guide you to a right turn onto Warren Street. The road curves around and then you’ll see the gold metal building on the right — that’s the place!
 
From the South End of Orange via Route 15: Turn right at the signal light at Route 20 (Dairy Korner/Exxon intersection).  Go approx 1/4 mile.  Turn left onto Warren Street (the Rescue Squad is on the corner). Go about 1 block and the gold metal building is on your left!
 
General: An online map to the studio is here:  http://mapq.st/1GzfCwR
There’s no sign on the building at the moment, but that will be coming soon!
You may park anywhere in front of or along the side of the building, or in that big open area to the right of the building.  Enter through the front door. (Please do not use the side entrance steps; that door will be locked.)  The Yoga studio is on the second floor.
 
Please note: the front door is unlocked on class days by 4:10 p.m. Please be on time to avoid missing your class!
For more info on the current session click on the “Orange Yoga” label at the bottom of this post, which will bring up the newest posts. Or contact me at jackie@peacefulhands.com or 540.672.9528.

Yoga For The Wildlife Center of Virginia ~ Saturday, January 24

On SATURDAY, JANUARY 24, 2015 join me for a special morning Yoga class at Peaceful Hands Yoga in Orange, Virginia …


This class will benefit
THE WILDLIFE CENTER OF VIRGINIA! 


Class at 9:30 a.m. at Peaceful Hands Yoga StudioOpen House follows from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Your class “cost”? 1) Make a cash/check donation to the Wildlife Center of Virginia or, 2) If you prefer, bring a bag filled with helpful supplies for the Center. Please choose items from this list:
Paper Towels w Tissues (no lotion) w Glad/Hefty Trash Bags (30 gallon & yard sized) w Ziplock Bags w Safety Glasses/Goggles w Mixed Nuts (unsalted, raw, no peanuts) w Canned & Dry Dog Food (any size, any brand) w Bird Seed / Sunflower Seeds (for bird feeders) w Basic office supplies: 20 lb. white paper, pens, padded mailing envelopes, dry erase markers.

The Wildlife Center of Virginia depends entirely on the generosity of individuals like us to support their life-saving work. They cared for more than 2,400 wild animals in 2014.



They need our help ~ Please be generous!

Even if you can’t make it to class … stop by anyway!

OPEN HOUSE
11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 


Come see Peaceful Hands Yoga Studio in our NEW location … 228 Warren Street at the Sedwick Racquetball Courts in Orange.  

Enjoy some hot apple cider and deeee-licious sweet treats and enter to win a PEACEFUL HANDS GIFT BASKET, filled to the brim with some of my favorite peaceful items (a $100 value), and other surprises!

I hope you’ll stop by!

To learn more about the Wildlife Center of Virginia, their animals, and to check out their awesome LIVE Critter Cam, visit them online. Click here: Wildlife Center of Virginia.

Have questions, need directions, or info? Email me at jackie@peacefulhands.com or call 540-672-9528.

Peaceful Hands Yoga ~ New Location in Orange, VA

mats mats matsPeaceful Hands Yoga has moved!

We’re now located at 228 Warren Street, Orange, Virginia at the Sedwick Racquetball Courts.

A deep bow of thanks to those who came out yesterday to help move the studio and set it up again in its new home ~ Barb and Donnie and Dotty and Joe and Randy and Sandy and Susie.  While moving a Yoga studio is a pretty easy endeavor (very little heavy lifting), it still takes time and love to get things set up “just so.”

I will miss the little studio that served us well for the past two years.

one last lookOne last look. One last goodbye.

all packed upIf you think moving a Yoga studio is easy … yes, you’re right. Roll up the mats, pile up the pillows, and don’t forget to pack Shiva!

blocks are packedThe blocks are stacked. The mats are rolled. And, Buddha is down from his perch near the ceiling. Time to go … 

mat cleaningOnce everything was moved to the new space, we cleaned up the loaner mats … and when we unrolled them all, we realized just how much more space we will now have!

the unpackersThe Unpackers!

the hanger uppersThe Hanger-Uppers!

ocean cornerThe Ocean Wall includes a little nook for tucking away blocks and straps and mats and peaceful things.

wall o matsWe have so much more space that I ran out of my strands of colored lights before I ran out of wall.

shiva in the houseShiva’s In The House!

And, after only a couple hours of moving and stacking and moving and unpacking, Peaceful Hands Yoga Studio is ready for you. The mats are ready. The room has been smudged with incense to bless it. And, all that’s left now …

time to ring the bell… is to ring the bell.

Special Classes This Week:

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 31

4:30 p.m. ~ Level 1

6:00 p.m. ~ Level 1 / Level 2

 
THURSDAY, JANUARY 1
9:30 a.m. ~ A Kundalini-Inspired New Year’s Class

$13/Class

If you sign up for the 8-week/8-class session ($72/8 classes) … take either the New Year’s Eve OR New Year’s Day class FREE.

OR … Sign up for the unlimited 8-week session ($120) and take BOTH the New Year’s Eve AND New Year’s Day classes FREE.

Eight-Week Winter Session begins Monday, January 5, 2015.  Regular classes are:

Mondays & Wednesdays
4:30 p.m. ~ Level 1
6:00 p.m. ~ Level 1 / Level 2

 

I hope to see you on your mat!

I’m beginning to transition to this website for my Yoga schedules and updates. In the meantime, if you need additional information, click here for general information about my classes or contact me at jackie@peacefulhands.com or 540.672.9528.

Namasté

Peaceful Hands Yoga ~ New Location on Warren Street in Orange, VA

Peaceful Hands Yoga has moved!

We’re now located at 228 Warren Street in Orange, Virginia at the Sedwick Racquetball Courts.

The move was smooth and easy … You can check out some photos of Moving Day and of our new studio.  Click here.

All that’s missing now … is you!

Special Classes this week on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day! Winter Session Begins Monday, January 5.

Details are here.

Peaceful Hands Yoga Moves To Warren Street In Orange

changeOver the past 12 years, Peaceful Hands in Orange, Virginia has become a Yoga family and I’m grateful to everyone who has been part of our classes — those who come every week and those who are only able to come once in awhile. You are a special part of the Peaceful Hands Yoga family.

And, now I’m delighted to invite you to our new Yoga home …

Beginning December 31 (New Years Eve!) we’ll be located at the Sedwick Racquetball Courts (in the upstairs studio). The address is 228 Warren Street in Orange … very easy to find (directions below).

This change brings many new benefits. First and foremost, a lot more space to stretch out comfortably and play in a nice wide-open studio! Plus, more parking and easier in-and-out before and after class.

While our address is changing … the spirit of Peaceful Hands Yoga remains the same.

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Look … our Ocean Wall has already arrived!

I hope you and your Yoga mat will take the new studio out for a spin.

(My massage studio will remain in downtown Madison.)

Here’s our upcoming schedule.

*** Last class of our current HOLIDAY session is this Monday, December 15. Be sure you get your Yoga in before the Christmas break. This is our last class in our current studio.

I also have some lovely items available for Christmas stocking stuffers and gifts, including new music for peaceful meditation and restful sleep, beautiful handmade origami stars and birds for decorating trees and packages, and a limited number of those awesome “sticky” Yoga gloves that keep you from sliding off of your mat.

And, of course, holiday gift certificates for massage or Yoga … or both! Do a bit of shopping before or after Monday’s class!

*** Make a healthy, fit, and vibrant 2015 your New Year’s Resolution!

And, begin that commitment with Yoga classes on New Year’s Eve AND New Year’s Day:

Wednesday, December 31, New Year’s Eveclasses at 4:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. ~

Thursday, January 1, New Year’s Day ~ class at 9:30 a.m.

$13/class.

And, what could make these classes even sweeter? What if they were free?? If you sign up for the upcoming 8-week Winter Session (which begins Monday, January 5), you can get one — or BOTH — classes for Free!

Here’s the Free-Deal … Come to class on New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day, and if you sign up and pay for the upcoming 8-week Winter Session … take ONE of these classes for Free.

Or, an even “Free-er” Free-Deal … Sign up for the UNLIMITED class option and BOTH the Wednesday AND Thursday class are free for you!

Our 8-Week 2015 Winter Session will begin on Monday, January 5.

Classes on Mondays & Wednesdays

4:30 p.m. ~ Level 1

6:00 p.m. ~ Level 1 / Level 2

8 Classes ~ $72 (take any eight classes during the session that work for your schedule)
Unlimited ~ $120 (take as many of the Monday/Wednesday classes during the session as you like)
Single Class ~ $13

Peaceful Hands Yoga Studio

228 Warren Street
at Sedwick Racquetball Courts
Orange, Virginia

Directions:
From The North End of Orange via Route 15: Turn left at the McDonald’s onto May Fray Avenue. Cross the train tracks and go through the light at Main Street (7-11 intersection). Go approx. 2 blocks and follow the orange Route 20 Detour signs which will guide you to a right turn onto Warren Street. The road curves around and then you’ll see the gold metal building on the right — that’s the place!

From the South End of Orange via Route 15: Turn right at the signal light at Route 20 (Dairy Korner/Exxon intersection). Go approx 1/4 mile. Turn left onto Warren Street (the Rescue Squad is on the corner). Go about 1 block and the gold metal building is on your left!

General: An online map to the studio is here: http://mapq.st/1GzfCwR

There’s no sign on the building at the moment, but that will be coming soon!

You may park anywhere in front of or along side the building, or in that big open area to the right of the building. Enter through the front door. (Please do not use the side entrance steps; that door will be locked.) The Yoga studio is on the second floor.

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May your holidays be filled … with Peace … Love … & Yoga! :)