Yoga This Week, Plus Another Soulful Saturday!

Need some Yoga in your week? You’ve got three opportunities with Jackie this week:

Monday & Wednesday

4:30 p.m.    |   Level 1

6:00 p.m.   |   Level 1/Level 2

Plus … Another Soulful Saturday class!

This Saturday, June 8

9:30 a.m.   |  Level 1/Level 2

We’ve been all about Vinyasa this session — using our breath as the steering wheel that guides our moving practice. After all, at its core, Vinyasa is a breathing practice — the movement of the poses is just a bonus. Continue reading

Yoga This Week, Plus Soulful Saturday!

Just a quick invitation to join Jackie at Peaceful Hands Yoga … We have three opportunities this week:

Monday & Wednesday

4:30 p.m.    |   Level 1

6:00 p.m.   |   Level 1/Level 2

Plus … A Soulful Saturday class!

This Saturday, May 18

9:30 a.m.   |  Level 1/Level 2

We’re continuing to unfold the flow of a Vinyasa practice in this session – all you need to bring is you and your breath (and your mat, if you have one). Continue reading

Meditation Cancelled Today — March 17

MONDAY, MARCH 18 UPDATE: YES! There IS class tonight at Peaceful Hands … 4:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.  See you there! 🙂

Very sorry, my friends, I need to cancel today’s meditation practice. Just a little under the weather and staying in today seems the wisest course.

I’ll let you know when I come up with a rescheduled Sunday for us to meet.

I hope there’s peace in your pretty spring day and I hope you make time for a few minutes of quiet meditation at home.

Thank you for your understanding … ~ Jackie

No Yoga Tonight … September 17

Thank you for your understanding. I cancel classes infrequently, but when I do it is only after much thought and in the spirit of doing the best I can for the most people. I appreciate your understanding.  Classes resume, back to our regular schedule, on Wednesday, 9/18!

With an abundance of caution … I’m cancelling Yoga classes at Peaceful Hands for tonight, September 17.  I’ve heard from a few people who are impacted by flooded roads already, and the weather map looks a little iffy for this evening.

I hate to cancel, but the consensus is that people would be more comfortable tucking in to the warmth and comfort of home this evening.  And, even if your roads are clear, there are some roads — especially in Madison — that are impassable this afternoon.

It could be a-ok this evening, but I’d rather err on the side of caution.

So … we’ll extend the session as needed.  (In the meantime, don’t forget to practice your “Big Four”!)

Soakinglywettfully Yours, Jackie

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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Tonight’s Class, Save Your Knees, April Workshop, & Something About Penguins

Four things on this snowy Wednesday!

1) It really did snow! 

Where did the spring flowers go?

While the snowing part is probably done, there’s no reason to venture out in the yuck for Yoga.  There will be NO classes tonight at Peaceful Hands – stay in, stay warm, and we’ll extend the session accordingly. 

2) Knee issues?

Some folks have struggled with Table and other poses that put weight on their knees. I am pleased to offer a Yoga pad for knees that is working great for other people in our classes. It’s light, made of the same material as a Yoga mat, gives cushioning (under your knees, under your hips, under your head in savasana … ) and doesn’t get in the way of your practice.

Reviews from four Peaceful Hands students who are using it:

“After my meniscus surgery, my knee was very sensitive. The knee pad is wonderful and I am continuing to use it on my old knees. I highly recommend it for anyone who has pain from kneeling to do work or for enjoying Yoga. I truly believe without my pad, I would have suffered more discomfort and I would not have been able to enjoy my Yoga practice.”

“The knee mat is very comfortable & gives me the support I need. I was worried that it would get in my way of doing poses not involving the knee but it didn’t. Highly recommend it for anyone who has knee issues or just for more comfort.”

“I don’t know how I did without it.  …  It eases the pressure on my knee whenever we are in a kneeling asana. It can also be used under your head during savasana or under your feet when sitting cross-legged. I love it!!!”

“It’s great! I love it!”

If you’d like me to order one for you, just let me know. Your cost is my cost: $20, which includes shipping/tax, etc.

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YES! Yoga Tonight, 4:30 & 6:00 pm

YES, there will be Yoga tonight, Wednesday 1/17, at Peaceful Hands.  4:30 & 6:00 pm.  The main roads are clear and most side roads are in good shape. (If yours aren’t, please don’t stress.)

I hope to see you!

And, here’s an interesting article from 2013 that discusses medical research into how Yoga helps support the immune system:  Yoga practices can have an almost immediate impact on gene expression, particularly in immune cells.

We’ll continue our practices focused on nourishing and nurturing the immune system tonight. I hope to see you!


Winter Yoga Session Update: Starting soon, but not this week …


I realize it’s weird to start a new year — and a new session — by cancelling the first classes. That’s not how it’s supposed to work!

And, I know some of you are wondering … what’s up?  Short answer … it involves a broken bone, not mine. It will heal.  But, it does require a little assistance and support from me.

So, there will be NO class on Wednesday, January 4.

Let’s try to start the new session NEXT Monday, January 9.

(Although, there’s snow in the forecast, I’m just going to pretend I didn’t see the weather news.)

In the meantime, I’m going to unroll my mat at home and here’s where you can help … Leave a comment at the end of this post and tell me YOUR favorite asana/pose … and I will do it as part of my practice this week and you can, too.

If we all leave a pose in the comments, we can all practice together!

Just unroll your mat, warm up a little (a few cat tilts, etc.), and mix and match a few poses. Hopefully, we’ll all play along and there will be a nice menu of Yoga poses to choose from!

(I’ll add a link at the end of your comment that includes a photo or description of the pose you choose, so you can just name the pose and I’ll take it from there.)

Thank you for your understanding and patience.  Thank you for your warm thoughts, too.  I’ll see you soon!