Spring into Non-Action
How hard and painfully we struggle through the winter months, waiting to welcome spring. How hard nature struggles to break through the earth. (Picture shows the force and determination of the young tulip leaves forcing through landscape mulch of various sorts taken just yesterday.) Giving birth is hard work; doing the work on oneself is harder yet. We tell ourselves, ‘I’ll get to it.’ At New Year’s we said the same thing; now it’s springtime and we are still getting to it! Look around you in nature, nothing waits. Yet nothing rushes. The Tao does nothing, but leaves nothing undone. Don’t try to force action. The Chinese term Wu Wei epitomizes this concept. Often our anxieties are caused by endless, meaningless action. Don't waste your life by being scattered by trying to participate in everything . Be systematic, be regular, be persistent. and have direction.

At the same time be soft and pliable like a young twig, which bends in half but doesn’t break. Change and switch your plans and directions as you need to. Nothing remains the same, and so our ‘plans’ need to develop and transform as needed. By doing this I am not letting down myself or anyone else. Things are different today and I must shift my focus just a little bit to keep my ultimate goal sharply in view. It's like focusing the lens of the telescope sharpening the focus but not losing sight of the goal.

When yoga becomes boring and nothing seems to be happening after the initial thrill of anticipation and expectation for the quick transformation of the body/mind into the lithe beautiful body that also transforms into a spiritual, distilled and calm being – that is the turning point. Bide with it. Ride the boredom or the difficulties or the aversion. Refer to Patanjali's Yoga Sutra, 1.14 . Stay with it. The magic is right there; the magic is right here; the magic is right now. It is not magnificent. It is! Sa Aham! I am That!
Namaste,

sipra
YWB Sustaining Membership - Available now
Commit to your yoga practice with a YWB Sustaining Membership, an automatic monthly payment plan.

Save 25% on monthly unlimited passes when you sign up to purchase each month via auto-pay. That's just $67.50 per month (regular price $90).
  • Choose to be charged on the 1st or the 15th of the month
  • Contract runs for one year
  • Option to cancel with 30 days notice after completion of six months

BONUS: Sustaining Members receive a loyalty reward each month.
Monthly bonus for April:
Attend 10 times during the month to get
  • a free Kitchari kit with all the ingredients you need for a digestive cleanse. Kitchari kit contains a blend of spices along with easily digestible rice, beans, and clarified butter or Omega Fatty acid 3 oil. (Value $20)
  • a free pack of Organic, Pure Husk fiber to gently regulate the digestion. (Value $7)
Activities, Events and Workshops
At YWB many activities, events, and workshops are currently taking place. More are planned for the weeks and months ahead. Class packs pay for all classes and are listed under the category 'Classes' in MINDBODY, and all other events are listed as 'Workshops' even if not a training workshop. Workshops may have a fee associated with them and are located in a separate tab on the MINDBODY webpage called WORKSHOPS.

For our Sustaining Members, who pay a fixed, low-rate auto payment each month we have added many benefits such as discounts and free workshops.

April

  • Musical Event: On the last Saturday of each month join us for a musical event of Indian chanting/kirtan. Come and join us for the next one on Saturday, April 27. You can sing or dance or just listen, although it is meant to be group singing. See below for more details.
  • Meditation: Create a meditation practice to deal with life's stresses. Offered twice a week - on Saturday mornings and Tuesday evenings. They are part of your membership and will count as a class.
  • Book Club: 'Wherever you go, there you are' an easy to read and enjoy book, perfect for Sunday afternoons. We'll read together! See below for more details.
Studio closure
Yoga-Well-Being will be closed on two occasions in April: Sunday, April 21 for Easter and on Saturday, April 27 for the Capital City Half Marathon.
YWB Book Club
Next Session: Sunday, April 7, 1:00-2:30 PM

(Regularly every second Sunday of the month; schedule change for April only.)

Read and discuss books with other members of the YWB community. This is a free event, but donations are appreciated ($5 suggested). Bring a drink/snack to share.

You do not need to have read the book. Bring a copy or we can share, or let us know and we'll buy you a copy. Email us if you would like us to have a book for you to use or purchase.
 
Current book: 
Wherever You Go, There You Are” by Jon Kabat-Zinn
Mindfulness is taken from the Buddhist concept of being present in the present moment. It is not a religious practice. Learn to be in touch with yourself - your true self that is aware, conscious, and awake to the present moment. This is an ancient practice studied and practiced for thousands of years, Kabat-Zinn has demystified and simplified the process of mindfulness practice through this book full of short stories, incidents and practices that is ideal for the modern, busy Westerner with a busy, stressed life. We will read, discuss, analyze ourselves and practice mindfulness as meditation.

Also consider joining a Meditation Class at YWB.
Enjoy Singing and Chanting
Every last Saturday of the month! 2:30 to 4:30 PM
Next session, Saturday, April 27
Registration: $10

Kirtans are ancient chants from India, consisting of short phrases in praise of the divine. Most are many thousands of years old. Consider this a focused raising of energy to create harmony and love within and around one’s being. This chanting session is with the professional musical team Spanda Xpress.
Online Streaming
YWB is excited to restart online interactive streaming classes at our new studio! If you have a computer, tablet, or phone with a webcam, you can attend class from home. Limited number of students can join from home. Email us if you are interested.
Follow Julianne on the Appalachian Trail!
A member of the YWB community, Julianne, is hiking the Appalachian Trail with her mother. Best wishes to them both! You can follow their adventures on her blog.
Weekly Schedule
Sunday
9:30-10:45 am Yoga for Well-Being with sipra

Monday
9:30-10:45 am Yoga for Well-Being with sipra
6:00-7:15 pm Let’s Flow with Kris
7:30 to 9:00 Open studio available for YWB instructor led private class, or to rent the space for your group

Tuesday
5:30-6:15 pm Meditation with sipra
6:00-7:00 pm Five Senses Yoga with Troy

Wednesday
9:30-10:45 am Yin Yoga with Veda
6:00-7:15 pm Back to Basics with sipra
7:30-8:45 pm Yoga for Well-Being with sipra

Thursday
9:30-10:45 am Yoga for Well-Being with sipra
6:00-7:15 pm Yoga for Well-Being with sipra
7:30-9:00 pm Kundalini Yoga with Tatiana

Friday
12:00-1:00 pm Re-Treat Yoga with Kevin
4:00-5:15 pm Mat Work & Meditation with sipra
5:30-6:30 pm Zumba with Audrey

Saturday
9:30-10:45 am Yoga for Well-Being with sipra
11:00-11:45 am Meditation with sipra
12:30-1:30 pm Flow & Build Strength with Michael
Independent Practitioners
Yoga-Well-Being rents space to other like-minded businesses. While these businesses are not affiliated with YWB, we encourage you to explore what they have to offer. If you are interested in sharing space with us,  let us know!

Currently at YWB:

  • Check out the services of Radhika Mehta, an independent practitioner sharing our studio doing palmistry and numerology, both ancient sciences from India. Contact YWB to sign up.
  • Also check out Lash Loft, in room 1 by the main entrance, for all your eyelash needs!
Don't Forget!
  • Signing up for classes in advance (preferably three hours beforehand) helps both you and us. If we need to cancel a class due to extreme weather or the like, we can notify everyone who has signed up. In case you can't make it after registering, be sure to remove your name before the start time for a class so as not to get charged for it.
  • Check out our YWB Rewards Program. Referring a new student is worth 500 points. Get a $10 discount on any purchase after earning 1000 points. (Sustaining members earn 1,000 points this month for bringing in two new friends for a free class.)
  • Renew expired but unused classes by paying a Reactivation Fee of $15, and at the same time purchasing an additional membership of $60 or more.
  • Be sure to like and follow us on Facebook for regular updates and inspiration. Share the posts you have enjoyed. Tag @YWByoga and share pictures with YWB on Facebook and Instagram if you find something worthwhile and worth sharing.
  • If you have liked an instructor or style leave us a review on our website at YWByoga.com, Google, Facebook or Yelp. If you were not happy with your experience, contact us so we can remedy the situation.
  • If you have a medical constraint that prevents you from practicing yoga, or other justifiable excuse, please let us have a Doctor's Note (email sent from their official account), and we will suspend subscriptions to membership for as long as you need. Please let us know in advance or as soon as practical. If you wait till you come back to class it is too late to redeem expired classes without reactivation fee plus the purchase of new class packs.
  • Even if you're late for class, show up! No need for apologies! Doors will be locked after 10 minutes. If the door is locked please call 614.432.7553.
Reminder: Our new location
If you haven't seen our new studio yet, please come and check it out! We are now located at 296 W. 4th Ave., on the third floor of Fourth Avenue Christian Church. Park in the Neil Ave. parking lot and enter by the small door off the parking lot set far back on the right in the picture below. Lots of street parking is available as well.
Not only is it a beautiful yoga studio, but we have a classroom, meditation room and small rooms to sublet for various occasions. Call us and visit us to find out more.
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