Some Changes Afoot At Peaceful Hands Yoga In 2019!

Make a cup of tea and pull up a chair. We have lots of 2019 news for Peaceful Hands Yoga to get to …

First, let’s wrap up the Holiday session. The final classes of 2018 are this week on Monday and Wednesday, 12/17 and 12/19.  We’ll be off Christmas week. 

Which brings us to …

Some changes are afoot at Peaceful Hands Yoga in 2019, based on your suggestions and requests.

There will be additional classes, more opportunities for make-ups, a new session option, and updated pricing.  (Don’t worry, the pricing adjustment will still make your classes the best Yoga deal in the region … and, even better than before!)

Here’s how it will work. Continue reading

Yes! There IS Class Tonight At Peaceful Hands Yoga.

Is there Yoga class tonight (Monday, December 10) at Peaceful Hands Yoga? Let’s ask beloved actor Neil Patrick Harris …

That’s a “thumb’s up” from Neil.

It’s never an easy call.  Trust me, deciding on whether we have class when weather intervenes is one of the least-fun parts of having a Yoga studio.

BUT … the main roads between Madison and Orange are clear. Roads in the town of Orange are clear. And, the parking lot at the studio has been cleared.

SO … YES! … we ARE going to have Yoga classes tonight at Peaceful Hands Yoga.

As always, if you’re concerned about your drive, don’t stress.  Unroll your mat at home. But, I’ll be at the studio — I’ll  have it toasty warm —  and if you’re able to join me tonight, please do.

4:30 p.m.   ||   6:00 p.m.

228 Warren Street || Orange, Virginia

Snowfully Yours, Jackie

Tomorrow’s Wildlife Center Open House — Your Questions, Answered!

You knew I was going to remind you once more about the Wildlife Center of Virginia Open House Benefit and Yoga Class tomorrow didn’t you?  Here are some answers to some frequently asked questions.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

9:30 a.m. Yoga Class

11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Open House

Peaceful Hands Yoga

228 Warren Street in Orange, Virginia

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I can’t make it to the Open House, but I want to help … what can I do? Continue reading

Yoga Update, Wildlife Center News, & Thanksgiving Blessings Galore …

A few reminders from Peaceful Hands Yoga …

** There will be no Monday/Wednesday classes with Jackie at Peaceful Hands Yoga Thanksgiving week. Classes resume on Monday, November 26.

** Our upcoming Open House/Yoga Class benefit for the Wildlife Center of Virginia is more important than ever!

On Thursday, the Wildlife Center suffered significant damage from the severe ice storm that hit the East Coast. As of Sunday morning, they are still without power (and have no back up generator).

Some of the damage: Continue reading

Fall Session Wraps Up. Holiday Session Begins (Soon).

OK … let’s get our Peaceful Hands Yoga schedule straightened out. Four things …


Our FALL session has been extended and will run through this week – Monday, November 5 and Wednesday, November 7.

Don’t forget to bring paper grocery bags to help the Wildlife Center of Virginia feed their bear cubs. (More info on that can be found here.)


Our HOLIDAY session will begin next Monday, November 12.

It’s easy to get “too busy.”

It’s all you can do to just hang on sometimes.

But, just think of what Yoga gives back to you if you make a little time for it – renewed energy; a more supple and stronger physical body; improved immunity, circulation, and respiration; a refreshed mind; and that vital reconnection of mind to heart. Continue reading

No Yoga Tonight 10/31 ~ Here’s Your Homework

Sorry folks, there will be no class again tonight (Wednesday, Oct 31) at Peaceful Hands. 

We’ll extend this session through next week and start a shortened Holiday session the following week that builds in a bonus class.  More details on all that soon.

In the meantime, I’ve asked these skeletons of 1929 to lead you through a Halloweeny vinyasa …


If you know of anyone who might not get this email in a timely fashion … could you let them know for me?  Thank you for your understanding!

Spookiciously Yours, Jackie

No Class Tonight — Monday, Oct 29

Argh! I’m very sorry but I must cancel class tonight unexpectedly.

Just to make things easy, I’m not going to extend the session … instead, I will make sure that the Holiday Session includes a bonus class for everyone to benefit us all!

If you know of anyone who might not get this email in a timely fashion … could you let them know for me?  Thank you for your understanding!

~ Jackie


Yoga Schedule Reminders!

Make Time For Your Yoga

Why unroll your Yoga mat at Peaceful Hands? A new study finds that those who took a group exercise class at least weekly for three months had a 26% drop in stress and a boost in mental, physical, and emotional well being. Those who worked out alone, or didn’t exercise at all, missed those benefits. (per the Journal of the American Osteopathic Assn.)

So, join us won’t you?

A couple quick reminders …

Class is a “yes” for tomorrow … Monday, October 8, Columbus Day.

But, there is no class on Wednesday, October 10. This was already reflected in the current schedule, so the make-up date is already on the calendar. Continue reading

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.

You deserve that. You really do. Continue reading

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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