“A resolution has a short and rough life; made in the morning of New Year’s day, broken before a week has passed and forgotten before the person who made it has overcome the habit of writing 1919 for 1920.” ~ El Paso Morning Times, 1/1/1920
I guess it’s a relief that our grandparents and great-grandparents … and perhaps the great-greats before them … encountered the same challenges we do today: feeling the urge to make a New Year’s resolution, feeling disappointment when it fails, and, darn it, getting the year straight when writing it down.
See, we’re not the only ones.
2019 … I mean 2020!
Just a reminder that our Winter Yoga Session begins, in earnest, on Monday, January 6.
JANUARY 6 thru FEBRUARY 26, 2020
MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS
4:30 p.m. // Level 1
6:00 p.m. // Level 1 / Level 2
PLUS: SATURDAY, January 11 and February 8 at 9:30 a.m.
There’s a tendency in our world today to look to technology to teach us. Yoga classes and other group activities are discarded in favor of videos and streaming. Sure, I get it. But, it doesn’t hurt to give Peaceful Hands Yoga – a real Yoga class – a try. And, here are some reasons why …
1) We’re friendly. The neighbor beside you in class isn’t your competition. They’re your cheerleader. If you miss a cue, they’ll help you out. They’ll share their extra Yoga block with you and give you an encouraging smile when you both fall out of a balance pose. Holding a pose – “for just one more breath” – is so much easier when you’re not doing it alone. (You might even meet a car-pool partner that can make getting to class a breeze.)
2) We see you. The instructor in a video won’t see when you overextend your knee or put more strain on your back in a pose, instead of less. But, I will. Maybe that little alignment change will make all the difference. (Plus, the instructor you’re watching as you stream a class on your phone is two-inches tall … you have to squint to see her! I’m a full-size human … and easy to see!)
3) We’re made for your practice. Our studio has bolsters, blocks, straps, and even loaners mats – all you will need for your practice. We have the space you need. The distractions of home – phones ringing, chores beckoning – won’t follow you here. Plus, our 8-week sessions give you day/time options – including a couple Saturday mornings! – to help you get your Yoga in, with discounts that increase the more classes you take.
4) We’re flexible. Yoga is both a challenging and forgiving practice. Your practice evolves and changes on the mat and our classes evolve and change as well. Our classes take into account the season, how people are feeling, and offer modifications if you’re healing from an injury or have movement restrictions. We celebrate the different traditions of Yoga that help ensure your body, mind, and heart don’t fall into the trap of just “going through the motions.” By varying our classes, and how we flow into and hold poses, we ensure that our body – and brain – are learning new things and avoiding the muscle memory trap.
5) We’re family. Peaceful Hands Yoga has been part of the Madison/Orange community since 2002. We include people who have practiced with me all through that time … and people who are brand new to Yoga. We are a diverse bunch and include pretzel’y flexible folks and others who modify their practices for comfort and ease. We are tall, we are short, we are skinny, we are plump. We are young, we are young-ish, we were once young. We are Wahoos, we are Hokies. We all just do the best we can. We are a family.
Look what we can do … together …
OK, maybe not this exactly. But, I was determined to get this into today’s post. Because … how about that!
Yoga has had a profound and healing impact on my life. It is been my joy and privilege to share it through Peaceful Hands Yoga.
So, why not give it a whirl? Whether you’re brand new to Yoga … or maybe you’ve just fallen away for awhile.
Don’t make a resolution destined to fail. Just give yourself a class and see how you feel. There’s always a spot for you at Peaceful Hands Yoga.
Your first class with me is free … and you can join at any time.
I hope to see you on the mat.
2020fully Yours, Jackie