YogaPalooza Winds Down: Warriors With Heart & Soul

When YogaPalooza 2018 started two months — and 18 classes — ago, it seemed like summer would go on forever. Now, just two classes left before we fold up our 11th annual YogaPalooza summer session.

And, what a summer! It rained and rained and rained. Then it didn’t rain. Then it rained again. (Once it even rained inside the studio … just one of those unexpected YogaPalooza surprises!) We had a record number of classes, three Saturday morning practices, and two wonderful guest instructors. And, three people joined me at every class – well, there’s two classes left, so let’s see if they make it to 20 and their special reward!

And, now here we are. Summer’s nearly gone.

First, thank you.

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That you choose to spend one or two evenings a week, unrolling your mat with me, is something I am profoundly grateful for. You inspire me. You have helped create not only a dedicated Yoga studio, but a family. Your support of our studio – and each other – makes my heart smile as widely as a heart possibly can.

The last two classes of YogaPalooza are this week. Time to squeeze the last little bit out of our Summer of Yoga!

Monday, August 27 ~ Peaceful Warrior

Warriors — and Warrior poses — can get a bad rap, conjuring up images of confrontation and war. That’s a shame, because that’s not the point. True Warriors are the ultimate peace-niks. It is through their internal strength, poise, confidence, and calm that they are able to rise above the tumult of life’s stresses and conflicts. Peaceful Warriors are heart-ful, not heartless.

Wednesday, August 29 ~ “Heart & Soul”

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You put your heart and soul into your Yoga practice. I know this is true, because I watch you do it. I watch you navigate aches and pains of a body that hurts some days (or most days). I watch you navigate the stresses and challenges of family and life and work. I watch you navigate traffic and bad weather and meetings that run late in order to get to class on time. And, still there you are … at 4:30 or 6:00 p.m. heading up the steps, dropping your shoes at the door, and unrolling your mat. You are awesome!

This special heartful and soulful class – the last class of YogaPalooza 2018 – is my gift to you. (And, if you’ve already finished all the classes in your 8-class session, consider it a bonus and come anyway!)

Looking Ahead … 

We’ll be off Labor Day Monday. Our 8-week Fall Sesh’ will begin Wednesday, September 5. I’ll send out a reminder before then. (And, as always, if you have a friend who might benefit from Yoga … please invite them to join us. This fall session would be a perfect introduction to Yoga!)

YogaPalooza ~ Where Summer Unfolds 

Monday & Wednesday, 4:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

You don’t have to wait til fall, join us this week! You’ll find general class info, including directions to the studio, here.

Peaceful Hands Yoga | 228 Warren Street | Orange, Virginia 

Thank you for sharing your Yoga with me this summer. YogaPalooza would be a drag without you.

Paloozally Yours, Jackie 


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