YogaPalooza 2018 – our 11th Annual Summer On The Mat – begins Monday, July 9 and is scheduled to run through Wednesday, August 29.
Every YogaPalooza class has a unique focus. Some are classic. Some are funky. Some sparkfully challenging. Some restfuliciously grounding.
Plus, two new guest instructors will bring their special Yoga spirits to two Saturday morning classes.
If you’ve never experienced YogaPalooza … it’s my time to share special classes, following classic and not-so-classic Yoga themes. All in the spirit of bringing balance and ease. A little irreverent, sure. Sometimes goofy. Always fun.
I’m excited to share this year’s YogaPalooza 2018 calendar with you …
Our first YogaPalooza was in 2008, in a teeny-weeny-tiny little Yoga space on Byrd Street. Some of you might remember. That first session was teeny-weeny-tiny, too … just four classes long.
This year, there’s a mix of YogaPalooza favorites and a few brand new classes – so brand new, I haven’t even quite thought them up yet, but I’m pretty sure they’re going to be great. 🙂
YogaPalooza 2018 runs for 8 weeks and includes 19 classes … the most ever!
The fees are the same as a regular 8-week session which, if you do the math, means the unlimited option is an even better super-duper deal than usual.
The calendar gets a little goofy, so please note the three Saturday classes, in addition to our regular Monday/Wednesday calendar. (And, please note the one Monday when the 4:30 p.m. class and the 6:00 p.m. class will have completely different practices! So, technically, there will be 20 unique classes this sesh!)
Rev up your mat and join me, won’t you? We’ll have fun.
Peaceful Hands Yoga Studio
228 Warren Street (in the Sedwick Racquetball Club) in Orange, Virginia
19 classes. 8 weeks. A record amount of Yoga in YogaPaloozaville. Here you go …
Times are 4:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. for Monday & Wednesday classes. Saturday classes are at 9:30 a.m.
(The current Mo’Spring Session runs through this Wednesday, June 27. No classes on Monday, July 2 or Wednesday, July 4.)
MONDAY, JULY 9 ~ OPENING NIGHT … For our first night in YogaPaloozaVille, some of our favorite asanas take center stage – spoiler alert: there will be at least one downward facing dog.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 11 ~ SPINE AWAKENING … Your spine can move in 7 directions — but only if you let it. Renew the suppleness of your back and refresh your spine with some focused TLC.
MONDAY, JULY 16 ~ VINYASA, PART I, “ROCK” … Get your Yoga flowing with a breath-led, refreshing, vintage Vinyasa practice, that begins in Mountain, your rock.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 18 ~ VINYASA, PART II, “ROLL” … Not every Vinyasa starts standing, you know. This slow-flow, quirky Vinyasa flowing practice can lubricate sticky joints and refresh you, inside and out.
MONDAY, JULY 23 ~ DOLPHINS, TURTLES, & STARFISH … The best thing about celebrating “Beach Yoga” at Peaceful Hands? No sand in your Yoga pants! (4:30 p.m. class ONLY)
MONDAY, JULY 23 ~ PLANK YOU VERY MUCH … Umm, I think you get the drift. (6:00 p.m. class ONLY)
WEDNESDAY, JULY 25 ~ REGGAE … Reggae and African beats provide rhythm for an enlivening and inspiring practice. Registered Students Only.
SATURDAY, JULY 28, 9:30 a.m. ~ “LEMONADE YOGA” with Tina Dee … Tina, an instructor at Ashtanga Yoga of Charlottesville, has a perfect summertime treat for you. She’s created a unique Yoga class just for us that she calls Lemonade Yoga – it will be twisty, squeezy, shiny, deliciousness.
MONDAY, JULY 30 ~ “GOOD VIBRATIONS” … Focusing on the deepest energy of the body, we’ll use Yoga, acupressure points, and humming vibrations to encourage good health from top to bottom. You’ll sparkle from the inside out.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1 ~ TIBETAN YANTRA … Enjoy this special Tibetan Yoga practice with a focus on Yantras, sequences of poses that help find space between the joints and unlock the bones.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 4, 9:30 a.m. ~ “EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE” with Patricia Triplett … Patricia, an instructor at Bethesda Massage & Wellness in Ruckersville, brings you an inspiring and gentle practice specially created for these hectic times.
MONDAY, AUGUST 6 ~ HAPPY HIPS … Perfect for hippies, hipsters, and hip cats. (Translation: perfect for you.)
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8 ~ “MIN”YASA FLOW … You know how much I love those little flowing sequences, many of them inspired by the Kundalini tradition. I call them “Min”yasas, mini flows. Here they are all together in one place. Yay!
MONDAY, AUGUST 13 ~ MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR YOGA … Yeah-Yeah-Yeah, it’s back for its 11th magical year! Registered Students Only.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15 ~ YOGA NIDRA … An amazing Yogic deep relaxation journey in the classic tradition.
MONDAY, AUGUST 20 ~ LET’S TWIST AGAIN … “We’re gonna twisty twisty twisty till we tear the house down.” I think you know what’s going on here.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22 ~ YIN … Holding Yin poses for many focused breaths allows you to let go of tension and say “ahhhh.” This traditional practice is a perfect finish to your day.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 25, 9:30 a.m. ~ EARTH, WIND, & FIRE … Ayurveda, the science of Yoga, reminds us that we are earth … wind … and fire. This Ayurvedic-inspired practice honors those elements within us. (And, yes, there’s more to “Earth, Wind, & Fire” than just Ayurveda, isn’t there? tee-hee.)
MONDAY, AUGUST 27 ~ PEACEFUL WARRIOR … Embrace your inner power with the grounding, alignment, and sweet openness of Warrior poses.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29 ~ HEART & SOUL … Our 11th annual YogaPalooza wraps with a special practice that may be a little of what you think it will be, but may not be what you expect at all. YogaPalooza is always a little mysterious, isn’t it? 😎
Here are the fees:
Take any 8 classes of your choice during this session: $72
OR … for the very best, most awesome deal …
Register for all of YogaPalooza — and take ALL 19 classes — for just $120.
You may find that the $120 deal is still the best deal – even if you’re going to miss a handful of classes.
(No Drop-In’s, please, for the Reggae and Magical Mystery Tour classes. Drop-In’s are welcome at all the other classes!)
You’ll find a printable YogaPalooza Calendar and a little win-a-prize contest here: Printable Calendar & Win A Prize
Oh, and one more thing … there’s a tradition in YogaPaloozaVille that students who attend every class get a prize. No one made it through all 18 last year. With 19 total classes over 8 weeks, will anyone be up for the record-setting challenge this year?
For general Yoga class info, including studio directions, fees, what to wear, etc, click: Orange Yoga
I’m excited! I hope you are, too. And, I hope you’ll join me in YogaPaloozaVille this summer!
Summerliciously Yours, Jackie