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August 2016

How much yoga practice is enough? Once in a while? Once a week? Four times a week?

Patañjali spoke about consistency of practice in his Yoga Sutra 1:14:  Sa tu dirgha kala nairantarya satkarasevito drdhabhumih:
Practice becomes firmly grounded when well attended to for a long time, without break and in all earnestness. (Translation by Sri Swami Satchidananda)

We're making changes to our class prices beginning Sept 1.
The price of a single drop-in class is going up but the cost of each class bought as part of a multiple-class card will go down. The biggest change is the expiration date attached to class cards. We know life gets in the way of our best-laid plans so cards will have a grace period built in. (If you really get into a bind, you can gift your remaining classes to someone else). And certainly students are welcome to take more than one class a week!
Which brings us to Patanjali's point about consistency. We yoga teachers love to see our students make progress but you can't do that if you don't have a regular practice. And let's face it - most of us don't practice at home for the same reason most of us don't exercise at home. We get busy and push it further down our to-do list, we don't have the space, we're not sure what to do or we need the energy of a group.
A regular yoga practice doesn't just benefit our bodies. In fact, the asanasas, yoga postures, are only one of the eight limbs of yoga. "Their real importance lies in the way they train and discipline the mind" (B.K.S. Iyengar). Asana, pranayama, dhyana (meditation) - these take us further down our spiritual path when practiced regularly.
We are spiritual beings in physical bodies. Invest in yourself. Invest in your physical and spiritual practice.

  •   August 14, 7 pm, Mindy Griggs' Hot Yoga Detox - time change today only due to Yoga Teacher Training
  • NEW! Tuesday, Thursday and Friday morning classes have been added to our schedule! Tuesday and Thursday mornings will be all-levels classes; Friday mornings will be intermediate. All will be taught by Mindy Griggs.
Check out our calendar as we offer a wide variety of classes and times as well as services to give you a pick-me-up.  

Theresa Franklin, NCTMB, LMT, RYT, CMT
Olivia Kelly, NCTMB, LMT

Feature Article

massageKeeping Our Balance as We Age Tree pose

We are an aging population. As improbable as it seems, every day, about 10,000 people reach age 65. 

As we age, we lose muscle mass and bone density. The danger of falls becomes more serious so maintaining our balance is even more important. Read how we balance and how yoga and tai chi can help.

Infused water for detox

Our intense July heat wave finally broke, bringing cooler temps. But this is summer in the Mississippi Valley so we know more heat and humidity are on the way.

Stay cool with these tips from yoga teacher Melina Meza. 

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taichi   NEW Tai Chi Session

The next tai chi 10-week class with Jerry Whitten begins Monday, August 15 and runs through Oct. 19. Cost is $60.   
Monday evening  
Intro to Tai Chi - 5:30-6:30   
Int. Tai Chi - 6:30-7:30
Adv. Tai Chi - 7:30-8:30
Wednesday morning 
Intro to Tai Chi - 10:15-11:15 

Questions? Call Jerry at 466-1723 or email

bodymovementfusionCheck Out Our New Bulletin Board!

Keep an eye on our new bulletin board in the studio's waiting area. We'll post flyers of upcoming workshops, the monthly class schedule and other need-to-know news.

We also have information on the nearby shelf for other services available, such as Chita Russo's  Access to Consciousness work, Lety Murphy's holistic services, and Jerry Whitten's tai chi classes.  
Interested in Beginner's Yoga or know someone who is?

We'll be posting a poll soon to gauge interest in the class and determine a day/time convenient to most. If you haven't "Liked" our Facebook page yet, please do so you can take part in the poll.

ourclasses Our staff 

Angie Becker
Theresa Franklin
Mindy Griggs
Danette Watt

Theresa Franklin
Olivia Kelly
Holly Pruiett
Daniel Sheets

Jenna Dalllman
Lety Murphy
Conchita Russo


Jerry Whitten

Matt Hawkins

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Please check the website calendar to confirm class times. Friend us on Facebook for updates and cancellations.

9:00-100:00 am Hot Yoga Detox 


9:00-10:00 am - Yoga for Functional Aging

9:00-10:00 am - Hatha Yoga - all levels
6:00-6:40 p.m. - Meditation 
9:00-10:00 am - Yoga for Functional Aging
6:00-7:00 pm - Silent Mind, Strong Body  
9:00-10:00 am - Hatha Yoga - all levels
6:00-7:00 pm -Balance & Restore

9:00-10:00 am - Intermediate Yoga

5:30-6:30 pm - Intro to Chen Tai Chi
6:30-7:30 pm - Int. Tai Chi
7:30-8:30 pm - Adv. Tai Chi

(depending on interest) 
Intro. to Chen Tai Chi
10:15-11:15 am 
8:00-9:30 pm