About Jackie, The Baseball Bloggess

Loves the 4-6-3 and the serial comma. All baseball is good baseball, but when the Orioles or UVa 'Hoo's take the field, it's great baseball. Baseball historian ... because baseball touches everything. www.thebaseballbloggess.com And, for the Yoga ... www.peacefulhands.com

Fall Yoga Session Begins Wednesday, September 5!

Our YogaPalooza summer sesh’ wrapped up last week. I hope you had fun. (I did.)

Thank you for spending your summer on the mat with me.  (And, a deep bow to Sandy, who attended all 20 classes this summer. And, bows, too, to Cathy and Lynn who were on the mat all 19 days.)

Now, as it turns to autumn, it’s time to turn down the busy-ness of life.

So busy. So very very busy.

Why not take a moment to get back to basics? A moment just for you?

Unrolling your mat in a dedicated studio has its advantages.

Fewer interruptions, for one …

 

A dedicated Yoga studio allows you to unroll your mat and turn fully inward without the distractions of the phone, the computer, chores, and the demands of the day popping up in the middle of your down dog. It’s a dedicated time to honor yourself – your needs and your good health.

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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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YogaPalooza Saturday! “Earth, Wind, & Fire”

There’s still a little YogaPalooza left before we wrap up the summer!

And, the last of our three special Saturday classes is tomorrow – August 25 at 9:30 a.m.

Join us for some Earth, Wind, & Fire.

Ayurveda, the science of Yoga, reminds us that we are made up of elements: earth … wind … and fire.  Those are the elements that make up everything – people, trees, bears, frogs  …

High Five, Cats! You’re Earth, Wind, & Fire, Too!

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YogaPalooza This Week: Twists, Yin, & The Elements

“Twists, Yin, & The Elements” sounds like a really bad rock band that played at your Senior Prom, doesn’t it?

It’s also your preview to this week’s classes in YogaPaloozaVille!

Two weeks – and five classes – left in this YogaPalooza Summer.

Three classes this week, including our third special Saturday morning class on the 25th.

Don’t miss out on summer Yoga … join us!

Monday August 20 ~ 4:30 & 6:00 p.m. ~ Twisty-Twistedness

You know. Twists.

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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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