Our Wildlife Center Open House Is Tomorrow — Your Questions Answered!

Of course, I was going to remind you once more about the Wildlife Center of Virginia Open House Benefit and Yoga Class tomorrow!

Amanda, A Screech Owl, And The Peanuts Gang At Last Year’s Event

Tomorrow is our way of helping the Wildlife Center of Virginia. But, it’s also my way of thanking you … for your support and for being part of the Peaceful Hands family. Whether I see you once a week … once a year … or if you’re just dropping in for the very first time … I’m delighted to have you join us.

Here are some answers to some frequently asked questions.

Saturday, December 7, 2019

9:30 a.m. Yoga Class

11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Open House

Peaceful Hands Yoga

228 Warren Street in Orange, Virginia

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Yoga Update & 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, December 2.

** Our annual Open House/Yoga Class benefit for the Wildlife Center of Virginia is Saturday, December 7!

I hope you can join us … for class or just swing by for the Open House. I know this is a busy time for everyone, but it’s a rare treat to see one of the Wildlife Center’s animals up close. And, I’ll have plenty of treats, so invite a friend, too! The Center relies on the generosity of folks like us to make their life-saving work possible. All the details are here.

** I hope you take time to unroll your mat during this week of thankfulness. Here are some of the Thanksgiving blessings that I’ve shared in our classes over the years. Perhaps one (or two) could be a perfect fit at your table as you share love and gratitude with family and friends this week:

~ This timeless and inspiring Thanksgiving blessing from the civil rights activist W.E.B. du Bois is the one I share at the end of every Thanksgiving Yoga class: Give Us Thankful Hearts

~ Albert Schweitzer’s “Rekindling Our Light” inspiration: Rekindling Our Light

~ The Buddha explains why we should all be thankful: So, Let Us All Be Thankful

~ Instruction for the Gratitude Savasana and Energy Bridge: Thanksgiving Yoga ~ A Blessing, Part 1

~ A reminder of the “powerful energizer” that the spirit of gratitude is: Thanksgiving Yoga ~ A Blessing, Part 2

~ A poem of Gratitude from Harriett Kofalk: I Give Thanks

And … my favorite cartoon … ever.

via mutts.com

I am thankful for our moments together … if you’ve unrolled your Yoga mat with me once, twice, or countless times over many years … I am grateful for the kindness and inspiration you give me. May you have much to be grateful for this Thanksgiving.

With Bushels Of Thanks, Jackie

Peaceful Hands Holiday Open House & Yoga Class ~ Benefiting The Wildlife Center of Virginia. Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019

On SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2019 join me for our 8th annual morning Yoga class and Holiday “Meet The Animals” Open House at Peaceful Hands Yoga in Orange, Virginia …

Benefiting
THE WILDLIFE CENTER OF VIRGINIA!

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

Peaceful Hands Yoga Studio, 228 Warren Street, Orange, Virginia

Open House follows ~ 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Not up for morning Yoga? Just come to the Open House! 

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 (gallon size) ** Mixed Nuts (unsalted, raw, no peanuts) ** Canned & Dry Dog or Cat Food (any size, any brand) ** Wild Bird Seed ** Silverware/Flatware ** Basic office supplies: 20 lb. white paper, white card stock, pens, staplers, padded mailing envelopes, dry erase markers, spiral-bound notebooks, notepads.

 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.

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Fall Yoga Wraps Up This Week. Holiday Session Begins Nov. 4

The Six Intentions of Grounding We Explored This Fall:

Trust … Calm … Center … Uncoil … Rise … Pause

There’s still time to get your Fall Yoga classes in at Peaceful Hands … our session wraps up this week, with classes on Monday (10/28) and Wednesday (10/30).

Our special six-week HOLIDAY session will begin on Monday, November 4.

It’s easy to get “too busy.”

Just hanging on is a challenge some days.

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

Saturday Yoga On Oct. 12 … & Schedule Reminders

Some reminders for you, as this session begins its wind-down …

Saturday Yoga is tomorrow, October 12, at 9:30 a.m. at Peaceful Hands.  

Give yourself a weekend treat and unroll your mat with us!

(Saturday Exclusive: I’m going to teach one of the sweetest, easiest, quickest, most effective grounding techniques there is … it works!)

Saturday’s class is already included in the unlimited session or counts as one class if you’re taking the 10- or 8-class package. And, drop-ins are always welcome. $13. Continue reading

Repeating A Reminder & Monday’s Historical Society Event

I think it’s kind of fitting that there are so many synonyms for the word repeat:

duplicate, redo, reduplicate, remake, renew, replicate, reprise, rerun, restate, refashion, recraft …

So, apologies for going over – once again – this repeat, duplicate, redone, reduplicated, remade, restated, replicated, reprised, and rerun announcement:

There will be no Yoga class at Peaceful Hands on Monday, September 30.

BUT … I invite you to join me at the Orange County Historical Society on Monday at 7:00 p.m. for my presentation:

160 Games: The Lost Ballplayers of Orange

There will be snacks, baseball, history, and me.

There will be no downward facing dogs and no savasanas. 😎

Even if you don’t like baseball (and you must let me change your mind about that sometime), this event is a deep dive into more than just baseball as we explore the lives of three big leaguers from the ‘teens and ‘twenties with unique stories and special ties to Orange County.

The event is free and open to the public. More info, including directions and parking info, is on my “Baseball Bloggess” website: here.

Join me. We’ll have fun.

And, wear your favorite team’s ball cap if you have one!

Yoga class resumes on Wednesday, October 2.

Baseballiciously Yours, Jackie

Fall Yoga Session Begins Sept 4!

 

There was a time when being “grounded” was the result of extremely poor teenage choices. Not a good thing.

You remember being grounded, right? (What, just me?)

Things sure change, don’t they?

Today, being grounded – being in the present moment – is one of the greatest gifts we give ourselves and, often, one of the most elusive.

Yoga tries to bring you back … to the present moment … to the here and now. To a place of peace, well-being, and possibilities.

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YogaPalooza ~ That’s A Wrap (Almost)

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YogaPalooza, our annual summer session on the mat, has seen some changes over the past 12 years. The classes have changed and, well, we have, too.

But, at its heart, YogaPalooza’s theme has always stayed the same – take time to try something different. A different pose, a different style, a different intention.

YogaPalooza is about honoring the spirit that gives you a classic Downward Dog pose and then turns it into a wondrously playful “Splashy Dog.”  It’s a reminder that Yoga can be whatever you need it to be, whenever.

But, just like the summer that surrounds it, this YogaPalooza – our dozenth! – has had its moment in the sun. It’s time to close it up for the year.

Our last two YogaPalooza classes are this week – Monday, August 19 and Wednesday, August 21.

(And, then we will be off until Wednesday, September 4 when the Fall Session will begin.)

First … Thank you.

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YogaPalooza Saturday! “Earth, Wind, & Fire”

There’s still a little YogaPalooza left before we wrap up the summer! (Just three classes left …)

And, the last of our three special Saturday classes is tomorrow – August 17 at 9:30 a.m.

Join us for some Earth, Wind, & Fire.

Ayurveda, the science of Yoga, reminds us that we are made up of elements: earth … wind … and fire.  Those are the elements that make up everything – people, trees, bears, frogs  …

High Five, Cats! You’re Earth, Wind, & Fire, Too!

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