Plant some seeds and watch them grow.

Every time I walk through the door at Firefly,     I am grateful for the studio and everyone who has found us.  The space, the flowers, the plants, the people...everything seems to flourish once the light of yoga has been turned on inside of them.

I never imagined an old medical office space, directly situated on the busiest highway in the area, could turn out to be such a loving, peaceful, healing sanctuary.  To me, the location is symbolic and wrought with purpose. By putting ourselves in chaos, we can truly test our yoga and meditation practice, apply what we have learned, and find peace and contentment where it did not previously exist.

Sure, it could be peaceful on a mountain or an island somewhere remote, but I never imagined such beauty and peace right here on Route 1.  I feel joy and happiness as I round the busy jug-handle and those brightly colored flowers come into view (thank you again Kathy Smith for planting!) They are a reminder that beauty, life and peace can flourish with care, love and a little matter where the seeds are planted.
I look forward to seeing you soon in class, or at one of the workshops listed below, as we plant the seeds of our practice together.

In gratitude,



Continue reading this newsletter for an update on the latest schedule news and special events!



Weekly Schedule Updates for August
  • NEW CLASS!  Hatha Flow with Carrie DeJesus...Tuesdays 9:30 - 10:45 AM.  This is now an all level class for men and women starting 8/5.  This is a great way to flow gracefully into your Tuesday.
  • Pre-Natal Yoga with Leslie Hadley is now at 11:00 AM on Saturdays!  Vinyasa Flow has been canceled at that time to make this change.  We hope that the time change will work better for the mommas-to-be!! No experience or sign-up necessary.
  • Teacher Update...Mondays and Wednesdays!!   
    • We are excited to announce that beginning 8/7, John Scott will be taking over the Monday 9:30 AM Hatha Class.  John is a new teacher with Firefly, so please join us in welcoming him to the team.
    • And with that, Leslie Hadley will be moving to the 6:00 PM Wednesday class time slot. This class will be a Hatha class for ALL LEVELS.  Leslie is an expert teachers who trains new teachers, and also teaches all ages from kids to seniors.  
  • Friday Mommy & Me Community Class is canceled for August due to vacation schedules. Please join Johanna when she returns in the fall for this family favorite!
  • REMINDER:  New class on Thursdays at 4:30 - 5:45 PM ... GENTLE YOGA with Faye Nulman! This class is the definition of Gentle Yoga: slower paced, Hatha poses with a focus on Meditation. It is a great way to relieve stress and tension from the week.
  • Please note:  Saturday 12-Step Community Yoga will return in September.  We know that this class is growing, and Gwen just needs some time off. She will be returning in September to continue to guide this class and the dedicated students!  Flyer here - We appreciate your flexibility and understanding.  Please try one of our other classes while she is away.
Get to know more about the Firefly teachers by clicking here.
AUGUST 2014 Schedule is NOW AVAILABLE!
Quite a few changes this month!!
Please print a schedule:  Downloadable PDF.



Upcoming Workshops & Events 

  Below please find a sampling of special classes offered at Firefly in addition to regular schedule.


Crystal Bowl Sound & Light Healing Meditation


Dates/Times :  
*Saturday, August 9, 2014 (4:00-5:30 PM)
*Sunday, August 24, 2014 (7:00 - 8:30 PM)            
Instructor: Faye Nulman, RYT
Description:  Crystal bowl sound is a form of vibrational medicine that validates everything in the universe is in a state of vibration. When we include forms of visual light to the mix, the body, mind and spirit begin to naturally realign. Feelings of being rested and peace occur. Join us for this wonderful gathering as we merge into the light, sound and ascension of higher vibrations and consciousness.  Please bring a mat to lie on, water and an eye pillow if desired. Wear loose comfortable clothing. Bring a notebook or journal to record any thoughts or feelings that may arise.  Cost:  $20
No preregistration required...Drop-ins welcome.
DETOX Flow with Christa


Dates/Time :   Saturday, August 16, 2014 (12:30 - 2:30 PM)  
Instructor:   Christa Eastgate, RYT

Description: Move into fall feeling cleansed and rejuvenated! Join Christa for this special 2-hour Vinyasa class focused on detoxing the body, mind and spirit through thoughtful asana. Build strength and release tension, while always honoring your own level of practice with compassion.  This class is for those of you who want to try, or already love, the feeling of a warm, core focused Vinyasa flow, which leaves you cleansed and ready to move into a new season.  

Sign-up:  Please email to register; there is a 3 student min. required to hold this class.

Cost:  Use Monthly Class Pass *OR* Pay $20 Drop-in



Learn to Fly with Valerie
A 2-part series focused on safely moving and strengthening towards arm balancing...
join us for one or both!

*Saturday, September 6 (1:00 - 3:00 PM)
*Saturday, October 4 (1:00 - 3:00 PM)

Instructor:  Valerie Skillman, 500RYT

Learn key alignment fundamentals for safe arm balancing.  When taught in the proper sequence, there is no need to "muscle" your way through any arm balancing pose!  Arm balances use focused technique and core foundation, so that the body will lift itself when ready.   So, learn to fly on your mat and feel the effects of flight as you find your untapped power! 

Some yoga experience required for this series. You can attend one or both; however, second class will build on first.

For Monthly Pass Class members --- $20 each session
For all other students --- $30 each session
*$5 discount on 2nd class if you take both in series!!

To sign up, please email us at Pre-registration required; we need at least  3 people registered to hold the class.



Peace, Love & Estate Planning *Free Seminar*

Date/Time:  Thursday, August 21 (7:30 - 8:30 PM)
Hosted by:  Firefly Yoga & Wellness
Presenter:  Carrie DeJesus, The Yoga Teachin' Lawyer
Cost:  FREE

Join yoga teachin' lawyer, Carrie DeJesus, for a FREE seminar for Firefly Yoga students and their families and friends to discuss the basics of Estate Planning and how creating simple, but important, legal documents can be an act of kindness.  To download and share flyer, please click here!

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Firefly is a "not for profit" corporation and we are just trying to cover our costs for being.  We need your help to do so.  Please continue to spread the word about our cozy little studio, and we will do our best to make sure it continues to be a peaceful sanctuary for all of our dedicated students, and those who will soon find us.

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