YogaPalooza 2019 starts on Monday, July 1.
It’s our 12th annual summertime celebration of Yoga. It’s our dozenth!
8 Weeks. 20 Classes.
The most YogaPalooza ever!
Every YogaPalooza class has a unique focus. Some classic. Some funky. Some sparkfully challenging. Some restfuliciously grounding.
Plus, three guest instructors will join me this year, bringing their special Yoga spirits to YogaPalooza with three classes prepared especially for you.
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.
And, it’s summer … time to lie back, watch the clouds drift by, and enjoy the moment. So, classes can get a little irreverent. A little goofy, too. Just bringing that easy summertime feeling to the mat.
This year’s YogaPalooza 2019 calendar is a mix of YogaPalooza favorites, a few old classes that have been freshened up, and some shiny, brand new ones!
(The current session runs through Wednesday, June 19. No classes next week – the week of June 25.)
WHEE … here we go!
YOGAPALOOZA 2019 – THE DOZENTH!
JULY 1 through AUGUST 24, 2019.
Times are 4:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. for Monday & Wednesday classes.
Saturday classes are at 9:30 a.m. Thursday class is at 4:30 p.m.
MONDAY, JULY 1 ~ OPENING NIGHT … Kicking off 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 3 ~ FOOTHILLS & MOUNTAINS … Find your mountain and your feet as we focus on standing poses.
MONDAY, JULY 8 ~ LET’S TWIST … “Round and around, and up and down we go.” I think you know where we’re going here.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 10 ~ “MIN”YASA … 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 in one place. Yay!
SATURDAY, JULY 13, 9:30 a.m. ~ MOVING INTO STILLNESS w/CHRISTINA … Christina Dean, a Charlottesville Yoga instructor, brings you a warming, slow-flow practice that transitions into the stillness of long-held, opening Yin yoga seated postures.
MONDAY, JULY 15 ~ REGGAE … Enlivening. Inspiring.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 17 ~ SPINE AWAKENING … The spine can move in 7 directions, but sometimes it gets sticky. Let’s renew the suppleness of your back with some focused TLC.
THURSDAY, JULY 18, 4:30 p.m. ~ RESILIENCE w/CARRIE … Carrie Heitsch, Mindful Mobility instructor here at Peaceful Hands, brings you a moving practice focused on feet and hips that can enhance body awareness, flexibility, and strength; relieve lower body discomfort; and improve balance.
MONDAY, JULY 22 ~ WELL-BALANCED … I don’t have to tell you that balance is part of a well-balanced Yoga practice!
WEDNESDAY, JULY 24 ~ PEACEFUL WARRIOR … Embrace your inner power with the grounding, alignment, and sweet openness of Warrior poses.
MONDAY, JULY 29 ~ GOOD VIBRATIONS … Focusing on the deepest energy of the body, we’ll use Yoga, acupressure points, and humming vibrations to encourage good health. You’ll sparkle from the inside out.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 31 ~ LIFE’S A BEACH … Dolphins, turtles, starfish! Ocean wall, check. Sand wall, check. And, no sand in your Yoga pants!
MONDAY, AUGUST 5 ~ HAPPY HIPS … Perfect for hippies, hipsters, and hip cats. (Translation: perfect for you.)
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7 ~ MAGICAL MYSTERY YOGA … 12 years running – roll up for some Magical Mystery Yoga.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 10, 9:30 a.m. ~ “EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE” w/PATRICIA … Patricia Triplett, a Ruckersville Yoga instructor, brings you an inspiring and gentle practice, focused on the breath and specially created for these hectic times.
MONDAY, AUGUST 12 ~ YOGA NIDRA … An amazing Yogic deep relaxation journey in the classic tradition.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14 ~ BACK TO THE GARDEN … That’s a clue and I’m just going to let you figure it out.
MONDAY, AUGUST 19 ~ HEART & SOUL … A practice to nourish your physical and energetic heart (and soul).
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21 ~ CH’CH’CH’CHANGES … YogaPalooza always has its mysteries, doesn’t it? 😎
SATURDAY, AUGUST 24, 9:30 a.m. ~ EARTH, WIND & FIRE … YogaPalooza 2019 wraps with this Ayurvedic-inspired practice to help us experience and nourish the earth, wind, and fire elements within us. Earth, Wind & Fire. Hmmmm …
Even with the extra classes, 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.
UNLIMITED ~ $125, Take ‘Em All (you’ll save more than half-off the drop-in rate!)
10 CLASSES ~ $80, Pick any 10 classes you like over the 8 weeks
8 CLASSES ~ $74, Pick any 8 classes over the 8 weeks
DROP-IN ~ $13, single class
(MATH ALERT! ~ Check your summer calendar and you might find the unlimited deal is such a good deal you still come out ahead, even if you have to miss a bunch of classes.)
And, heck yeah … there’s a prize if you attend every class. That’s a YogaPalooza tradition!
Our first YogaPalooza was in 2008, in a teeny-weeny-tiny little Yoga space on Byrd Street. Some of you might remember classes there, with our mats so close to each other, they touched. That first YogaPalooza was teeny-weeny-tiny, too, just four classes. And, here we are 12 summers later and YogaPalooza is still here … and bigger than ever!
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
General details about classes, fees, directions to the studio, and other info can be found here.
Summerfullifically Yours, Jackie