YogaPalooza This Week: “All You Nidra Is Love”

If YogaPalooza had a Yin and Yang pair of classes – two classes that together reflect both the lively spirit of Yang energy and the quiet relaxing energy of Yin – these would fit the bill.

This week at YogaPalooza … Yin and Yang. Monday starts with the lively high-spirited “Yang’iest” class of the summer …

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YogaPalooza: Happy Hips & “Min’Yasa”

I love all of YogaPalooza’s classes, but this week brings two of my favorites!

Monday, August 6 ~ Happy Hips, 4:30 p.m. & 6:00 p.m.

Do I love this class because it focuses on bringing ease and flexibility to the hips – the hub that connects upper and lower body, the structure that gives us both stability and movement, and the area especially prone to wear-and-tear and aches-and-pains?

Well, yes, but …

Do I love this class because – year-in and year-out – you tell me you love it, too?

Well, yes, but …

Or, do I love this class because it gives me the chance to, once a year, post this …

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Bald Eagle Release – Nearby! – On Thursday, August 2. You’re Invited!

One of my favorite things is to see the Wildlife Center of Virginia release an animal back to the wild. To see an animal – whether a chipmunk, an owl, a bobcat, or a bear – get a second chance, thanks to the kindness of a rescuer and the skills of the Wildlife Center fills my heart with happy.

Attending a Bald Eagle release, in person, is especially wonderful. It will take your breath away. But, because of their habitat, eagle releases are often at spots in Virginia that are a two- or three-hour drive away from us.

This week’s release is nearby, Madison and Orange friends!

courtesy of the Wildlife Center of Virginia

Wildlife Center Patient #18-0132

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YogaPalooza! Wake Up Your Saturday with Lemonade Yoga

YogaPalooza 2018 has three Saturday morning Yoga classes on tap for your summer, and the first one is tomorrow, July 28!

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Join Christina for a 9:30 a.m. morning class she’s dubbed “Lemonade Yoga.”  We’d love to squeeze you and your mat in.  (Lemonade humor.)

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YogaPalooza This Week: 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 Roll Your Mat Onto The Floor!

Tune up your mat, because YogaPalooza enters Week 3 and there are four – 1, 2, 3, 4! – different classes to tell you about and they all have a summery vibe.

Maybe one, or two, or all four! will fit your schedule. Join us, won’t you?

Here’s the skinny on all four of this week’s classes …

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YogaPalooza: How “Flow” Can You Go?

Vinyasa is a Sanskrit word that means “to place in a special way.”

Or, more simply … it means “to flow” from pose to pose with mindfulness.

While some Yoga traditions translate Vinyasa on the mat into a seriously sweaty form of exercise, that sort of misses the point.

Vinyasa uses breath and mindfulness and drishti (steady gaze) to connect the movement of the practice regardless of how sweaty and fast or how gently and slowly you move. The intensity of the practice is up to you.

And, although there’s nothing wrong with Sun Salutations, Vinyasa practice can be much more than Sun Salutations, too!

This week in YogaPaloozaVille, how “flow” can you go?

Monday, July 16 ~ Vinyasa: Rock

We start from our rock – Tadasana, Mountain.

Wait. What Was That?

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YogaPalooza Starts This Week!

The 11th Annual YogaPalooza Session at Peaceful Hands begins today!

Hooray!

While you are welcome to join us at any time during the session, why not start with the kickoff week?

MONDAY, JULY 9 ~ Opening Night

We’ll open YogaPalooza tonight with an opening practice. Makes sense, right? Tonight’s Yoga will open shoulders, heart, hips, and sticky joints with familiar asanas (poses) and maybe we’ll toss in a sunny sun salutation (or two).

And, then …

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5 Ways To Ensure 4th of July Awesomeness

Five things — from watermelon to bear cubs — to help ensure a safe and awesome Fourth of July …

One … It’s Hot Out — Stay Hydrated. Watermelon is 92 percent water and, as a bonus, includes nutrients, essential rehydration minerals, and electrolytes. Studies have found that watermelon is far more hydrating than just plain water. And, watermelon is yum (which you really can’t say about water). (Well, you could say that about water, but you probably wouldn’t mean it.)

So Very, Very Yum.

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