Yes! There IS Class Tonight At Peaceful Hands Yoga.

Is there Yoga class tonight (Monday, December 10) at Peaceful Hands Yoga? Let’s ask beloved actor Neil Patrick Harris …

That’s a “thumb’s up” from Neil.

It’s never an easy call.  Trust me, deciding on whether we have class when weather intervenes is one of the least-fun parts of having a Yoga studio.

BUT … the main roads between Madison and Orange are clear. Roads in the town of Orange are clear. And, the parking lot at the studio has been cleared.

SO … YES! … we ARE going to have Yoga classes tonight at Peaceful Hands Yoga.

As always, if you’re concerned about your drive, don’t stress.  Unroll your mat at home. But, I’ll be at the studio — I’ll  have it toasty warm —  and if you’re able to join me tonight, please do.

4:30 p.m.   ||   6:00 p.m.

228 Warren Street || Orange, Virginia

Snowfully Yours, Jackie

Tomorrow’s Wildlife Center Open House — Your Questions, Answered!

You knew I was going to remind you once more about the Wildlife Center of Virginia Open House Benefit and Yoga Class tomorrow didn’t you?  Here are some answers to some frequently asked questions.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

9:30 a.m. Yoga Class

11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Open House

Peaceful Hands Yoga

228 Warren Street in Orange, Virginia

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I can’t make it to the Open House, but I want to help … what can I do? Continue reading

Yoga Update, Wildlife Center News, & Thanksgiving Blessings Galore …

A few reminders from Peaceful Hands Yoga …

** There will be no Monday/Wednesday classes with Jackie at Peaceful Hands Yoga Thanksgiving week. Classes resume on Monday, November 26.

** Our upcoming Open House/Yoga Class benefit for the Wildlife Center of Virginia is more important than ever!

On Thursday, the Wildlife Center suffered significant damage from the severe ice storm that hit the East Coast. As of Sunday morning, they are still without power (and have no back up generator).

Some of the damage: Continue reading

Fall Session Wraps Up. Holiday Session Begins (Soon).

OK … let’s get our Peaceful Hands Yoga schedule straightened out. Four things …

NUMBER ONE

Our FALL session has been extended and will run through this week – Monday, November 5 and Wednesday, November 7.

Don’t forget to bring paper grocery bags to help the Wildlife Center of Virginia feed their bear cubs. (More info on that can be found here.)

NUMBER TWO

Our HOLIDAY session will begin next Monday, November 12.

It’s easy to get “too busy.”

It’s all you can do to just hang on sometimes.

But, just think of what Yoga gives back to you if you make a little time for it – renewed energy; a more supple and stronger physical body; improved immunity, circulation, and respiration; a refreshed mind; and that vital reconnection of mind to heart. Continue reading

No Yoga Tonight 10/31 ~ Here’s Your Homework

Sorry folks, there will be no class again tonight (Wednesday, Oct 31) at Peaceful Hands. 

We’ll extend this session through next week and start a shortened Holiday session the following week that builds in a bonus class.  More details on all that soon.

In the meantime, I’ve asked these skeletons of 1929 to lead you through a Halloweeny vinyasa …

 

If you know of anyone who might not get this email in a timely fashion … could you let them know for me?  Thank you for your understanding!

Spookiciously Yours, Jackie

No Class Tonight — Monday, Oct 29

Argh! I’m very sorry but I must cancel class tonight unexpectedly.

Just to make things easy, I’m not going to extend the session … instead, I will make sure that the Holiday Session includes a bonus class for everyone to benefit us all!

If you know of anyone who might not get this email in a timely fashion … could you let them know for me?  Thank you for your understanding!

~ Jackie

 

Wildlife Center Bear Cubs Need Your Grocery Bags …

The Wildlife Center of Virginia needs a favor from their trusty helper-outers. (That’s us!)

bear

The Wildlife Center has admitted 22 bears this year, 15 of which are currently being cared for at the Center. Nearly all of these growing bears will be at the Center until spring 2019. That’s a lot of bears … and a lot of meals.

Each day the bears consume fruits, veggies, dog food, and other treats. Continue reading

Peaceful Hands Holiday Open House & Yoga Class ~ Benefiting The Wildlife Center of Virginia. Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018

On SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2018 join me for our 7th annual morning Yoga class and Holiday Open House at Peaceful Hands Yoga in Orange, Virginia …

Benefiting
THE WILDLIFE CENTER OF VIRGINIA!

Free All-Levels Yoga Class ~ 9:30 a.m.

at Peaceful Hands Yoga Studio in Orange, Virginia

Open House follows ~ 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Not up for morning Yoga? Just come to the Open House … no open house experience necessary! 🙂

Your “cost”? 1) Make a cash/check donation to the Wildlife Center of Virginia or, 2) Bring a bag filled with helpful supplies for the Center from this “wish list”:

Paper Towels ** Tissues (no lotion) ** Glad/Hefty Trash Bags (30 gallon & yard sized) ** Ziplock Bags ** Safety Glasses/Goggles ** Mixed Nuts (unsalted, raw, no peanuts) ** Canned & Dry Dog or Cat Food (any size, any brand) ** Tuna Fish in cans ** Wild Bird Seed ** Basic office supplies: 20 lb. white paper, pens, padded mailing envelopes, dry erase markers.

 

Athena the barred owl at last year’s Open House.

Whoooo will be joining us? Some of the Wildlife Center’s special wild ambassadors, that’s who!

The Wildlife Center of Virginia depends entirely on the generosity of individuals like us to support their life-saving work. They have cared for more than 3,000 wild animals this year … and new patients come in every single day.

On November 15, a destructive ice storm hit Virginia. It did an enormous amount of damage to animal housing and habitat at the Wildlife Center of Virginia. Good news is that no animals or staff were injured, but there’s a lot of damage. So, our help is needed more than ever this year as they continue to care for their animals and rebuild from the storm.

I love this year-end video the Center posted last December.

 

They all need our help ~ Please be generous!

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Enjoy hot apple cider and deeee-licious sweet and savory homemade treats. (Plus, yes! Dr. Beier’s famous homemade cheesecake will be there, too!)

 Visit with The Wildlife Center’s Executive Vice President Randy Huwa, Asst. VP of Admin. Lacy Kegley, and Outreach Director Amanda Nicholson, who will be there to thank you for your support and to tell you about the wild patients your gifts help — from bear cubs to hummingbirds. 

Take A Pic with a wild critter! Maybe a raptor, maybe a possum, maybe a turtle, maybe an owl. I can’t tell you which Wildlife Center “Wild Ambassadors” will be joining us, but I can tell you that they are looking forward to seeing you!

 Bring A Friend. You don’t have to do Yoga to come by. And, please invite a friend — it’s a great way to introduce new folks to our Yoga studio and to the work of the Wildlife Center. I think of Peaceful Hands as a family and if you’re interested in helping the Wildlife Center, please join us … you’re definitely family!

Can’t Attend, But Want To Help? Make an online donation. Visit the Center at wildlifecenter.org and click the “Donate” button in the upper right corner. Click the option “make a general gift.” When you “check out” you’ll have the opportunity to include a note. Let them know that you’re supporting the “Peaceful Hands” project. If you do, you’ll receive a special little thank you surprise from me!

I hope you’ll stop by. 

Thank you, as always, for your kindness and generosity.

Email any questions to me at jackie@peacefulhands.com.  And, directions are here: Directions to Studio.

HolidayCookieiciously Yours, Jackie

Yoga Schedule Reminders!

Make Time For Your Yoga

Why unroll your Yoga mat at Peaceful Hands? A new study finds that those who took a group exercise class at least weekly for three months had a 26% drop in stress and a boost in mental, physical, and emotional well being. Those who worked out alone, or didn’t exercise at all, missed those benefits. (per the Journal of the American Osteopathic Assn.)

So, join us won’t you?

A couple quick reminders …

Class is a “yes” for tomorrow … Monday, October 8, Columbus Day.

But, there is no class on Wednesday, October 10. This was already reflected in the current schedule, so the make-up date is already on the calendar. Continue reading

No Yoga Tonight … September 17

Thank you for your understanding. I cancel classes infrequently, but when I do it is only after much thought and in the spirit of doing the best I can for the most people. I appreciate your understanding.  Classes resume, back to our regular schedule, on Wednesday, 9/18!

With an abundance of caution … I’m cancelling Yoga classes at Peaceful Hands for tonight, September 17.  I’ve heard from a few people who are impacted by flooded roads already, and the weather map looks a little iffy for this evening.

I hate to cancel, but the consensus is that people would be more comfortable tucking in to the warmth and comfort of home this evening.  And, even if your roads are clear, there are some roads — especially in Madison — that are impassable this afternoon.

It could be a-ok this evening, but I’d rather err on the side of caution.

So … we’ll extend the session as needed.  (In the meantime, don’t forget to practice your “Big Four”!)

Soakinglywettfully Yours, Jackie