The Vibrational Connection

Pick up any Mind/Body Yoga magazine and you will invariably come across a story about how yoga saved someone’s life, or their sanity. Often this has to do with losing weight, gaining flexibility or curing some physical ailment such as crippling backache. Mostly though, the remarkable stories are those that have to do with almost miraculous recoveries from physical conditions for which there are no known cures, where life expectancy is severely limited, or a life-situation that seems to have no good resolution. These dead-end lives and situations see a subtle or sudden change or shift and the load is lifted through a committed yoga practice. Life becomes better!

This is truly the power of yoga. It is the awareness that the voices in your head, and your speaking heart are true and have some connection with the Energy of the Divine (the clarity of pure consciousness). Even if there are no cures to body, mind or spirit issues, you must fully believe that you are in control of your life and destiny, and that by steadfastly setting a direction and constantly fine-tuning the goal you can change things to the way you want them to be.

How can yoga, which appears to be mostly a physical practice, possibly change the course of one’s life? It can and will through serious commitment to being present in the moment and all that it encompasses. It is your full presence in just this moment in time, not past and not future! Never doubt what you want in your life in the long term, but start with this present moment. When you never shut your mouth, and your ears are open to every earthly and virtual vibration, you cannot be creating those transformative vibes. Sutra 1.23 in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali states ‘Ishwara Pranidhana va’ meaning stay focused on the Divinvare Energy (Ishwara) or (va) stay in that Presence (Pranidhana). In the following Sutra 1.24, it is suggested that this focus is unaffected by the interpretations we put on events/conditions/state of things ( kleshas), actions (karmas), or results of those actions that happen when our deep down but inaccurate impressions affect our thinking (klesha karma vipaka ashayaih aparmristah purusha-vishesha ishvara). Sutra 1.25 then completes the thought : In that pure consciousness without shape or form (ishvara) the seed of pure and full potential reaches its peak and is the ultimate connection. (tatra niratishayam sarvajna bijam). The bijam (seed) referred to here is the hum of the universal primal vibration equated with the sound 'OM' in yogic philosophy. Just to clarify, the sound of OM is just the sound of vibration if it could be sounded and be audible. It is the sound of one hand clapping.

The regular practice of physical yoga without doubt and without expectations creates the groundwork and foundation upon which is built this ladder to eternity right here on earth.

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 February: 50% off Couples' Workshop registration! Attend either Couples' Workshop, on February 9 or February 16, for just $15 for a couple (regularly $30). See below for more information on the workshops.
Activities, Events and Workshops
At YWB many activities, events, and workshops are currently taking place. More are planned for the weeks and months ahead. In addition to the yoga classes that Yoga-Well-Being focuses on primarily, and is well known for, we are adding other body, mind and soul stirring activities. All classes are included in your class packs. Workshops usually have a fee associated with them and are located in a separate tab on the MINDBODY webpage. 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.

February

  • ZUMBA: On Friday, February 1, join Audrey for the first weekly Zumba class. This week you can attend for free.
  • Musical Event: On the last Saturday of each month join us for a musical event of Indian chanting/kirtan. The January Kirtan last weekend was soul stirring. Come and join us for the next one on Saturday, February 23.
  • Couples/Partner Workshops: Two workshops take place on each weekend around Valentine’s Day. Partner or Couples workshops are on Saturday, the 9th, with sipra. On Saturday, 17th the workshop is taught by Troy and Eszter.
  • Ayurveda Body/Mind Healing Workshops: A series of 8 Ayurveda Workshops starting in February is offered by Troy and Eszter Pyles.
  • 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 2nd Saturday afternoons. We'll read together!
Class on Wednesday at 7:30?
Monday night Yoga for Well-Being class at 7:30 is ending to make room for an exciting new program we can't tell you about just yet.

We could offer a new Yoga for Well-Being class with sipra on Wednesdays at 7:30. If you would attend a class at that time, please email us by Friday, February 8. If there is enough interest, the new class would start on Wednesday. February 13.
Friday evening Zumba! FREE TODAY
Welcome to Audrey, a long time member of the YWB community and our new Zumba instructor! Join her every Friday from 5:30 to 6:30. It's free for her first class tonight.

Zumba is a Latin-inspired dance class. A few of the rhythms that students will learn are Salsa, Cumbia, Reggaeton, Bhangra, and Hip Hop. This class welcomes students of all fitness levels; modifications will be shown to either increase or decrease the level of intensity to meet each individual’s needs. No prior dance experience necessary!
Ayurveda Course
A Balanced Life: Using the Wisdom of Ayurveda to Support Well-Being

Dates: Tuesdays, February 5 – March 26
Time: 7:30 - 8:45 PM
Cost: $198 for complete 8-week series (includes both books, notebook and all handouts)

Join Troy and Eszter Pyles for this 8-week course, which will teach you how to use the wisdom of Ayurveda to maintain and/or return to a balanced mind and body. Ayurveda in Sanskrit means 'wisdom of the ages.' It is an ancient system of alternative medicine that analyzes each individual's uniqueness to cure imbalances of body and mind. Remedies are usually simple, cheap and use everyday things to put us back in balance, good health and well-being. 
Couples' Yoga
YWB presents two different workshops this February for couples, any two individuals who are comfortable working closely with one another, whether siblings, friends, parents and children, or spouses/partners.

Saturday, February 9, 2-4 PM with sipra
Partners use each other for support and resistance and spend time working closely together in comforting poses in which trust and sharing are an integral part. Partners will also participate in relaxing Thai and oil massage. Deep breathing, deep relaxation, deep stretches!

Saturday, February 16, 3-5 PM with Troy & Eszter
Yoga means to "yoke" or "join together". In this workshop, you and a partner will practice asanas (poses) which build trust and deepen your connection. This partner-based practice will include meditation, breath work, and a gong bath to complete the experience. 

Registration: $30 per couple for each class
Just $15 for Sustaining Members!
YWB Book Club
Every Second Sunday of the Month, 2:30-4:00 PM
Next Session: Sunday, February 10

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.
 
February's 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 look for a Meditation Class at YWB.

Email us if you would like us to have a book for you to use or purchase.
Learn and Enjoy Singing and Chanting
Saturday, February 23, 2:30-4:30 PM
Registration: $20

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.

Look for future chanting workshops on the last Saturday of each month!
Weekly Schedule
Monday
9:30-10:45 am Yoga for Well-Being with sipra
6:00-7:15 pm Let’s Flow with Kris

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 ( Possibly starting 2/13; email us if interested )

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

Sunday
9:30-10:45 am Yoga for Well-Being with sipra
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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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  • 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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