Self Realization
Each new year we feel the need to better ourselves. (You know, those new year resolutions.) It's a deep spiritual urge to correct and reset our goals and lives so that life flows better, and we can control where our senses are leading us. In Indian philosophy this is considered a lifelong process and is often called Self Realization. The more we are able to bring the errant senses in line with the spirit/soul/divine energy the closer we are to being really happy and at peace with ourselves and the world around us.

We at YWB would like to offer you an ongoing year-long pledge that you can undertake in order to modify your life with moderation but with commitment and discipline, never forcing the end result. It will slowly but surely happen! (Look for the Pledge commitment soon in class.)

These are the transformative steps to Self Realization:
• Observe yourself as though this thinking, acting person were someone else. (Who is this?)
• Accept who this person is. (It is who I am.)
• Understand what makes you think and act in a particular way. (Why do I do this?)
• Discipline yourself to change what doesn't please you. (I can change this.)
• Act on it! Do it right (Here's what I am going to do one step at a time. Stop 'trending'!)
• Transcend your lower, grosser inclinations. (Just like one distracts the needy child and directs its attention and interest elsewhere)
• Make it happen, so that you can go to bed each night content that the thinking and acting self are the same. (Can you say as you go to bed, 'Today has been a good day'?)
• These steps lead to transformation, where the individual needs coincide with the spirit or soul's intent. In Sanskrit one says, SA-AHAM- "I am THAT". SA refers to the Divine Energy of Pure Consciousness. AHAM means "I am".

This slow steady process is not deprivation. This is modification through regular consistent, gentle discipline. One step at a time, everyday, all the time.

Namaste,

sipra
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BONUS: Sustaining Members receive a loyalty reward each month. Monthly bonus for January: Save $20. Free registration for the Chanting Workshop on Saturday, 1/26 at 2:30 PM See below for more information on the workshop.
Winter Schedule
Welcome back, Michael!
Check out his class on Saturday at 12:30.
We have a number of schedule changes for the new year:

  • New Meditation class with sipra on Tuesdays, 5:30-6:15 PM and Saturdays, 11:00-11:45 AM. (Trial classes)
  • Five Senses Yoga with Troy is on Tuesdays, 6:00-7:00 PM,
  • Kundalini Yoga with Tatiana resumes on Thursdays, 7:30-9:00 PM, starting January 17.
  • Re-Treat Yoga with Kevin is now Fridays, 12:00-1:00 PM.
  • Flow & Build Strength with Michael returns to Saturdays, 12:30-1:30 PM.

Winter Schedule 2019:

Monday
9:30-10:45 am Yoga for Well-Being with sipra
6:00-7:15 pm Let’s Flow with Kris
7:30-8:45 pm Yoga for Well-Being with sipra

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

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 (starting January 17)

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

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
Learn and Enjoy Chanting
Saturday, January 26, 2:30-4:00 PM
Registration: $20
Monthly Gift to Sustaining Members! Attend for FREE (save $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, with a short introduction on the ancient practice by sipra.

Look for future chanting workshops on the last Saturday of each month!
YWB Book Club
Every Second Sunday of the Month, 2:30-4:00 PM
Next Session: Sunday, January 13,

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.
 
January'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 new Meditation Class at YWB.

Email us if you would like us to have a book for you to use or purchase.
Independent Practitioner Spotlight: Aubry Newman
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!

This month we welcome Lash Loft Ohio with Aubry Newman! Lash Loft Ohio is a lash extension salon offering Classic, Volume, Megavolume, Colored, and Bottom lashes.

Lash Loft is located on the premises of 296 W. 4th Ave. Room 1 on the third floor of the YWB studios.
Coming in February
Ayurveda Workshop: Join Troy and Eszter Pyles for an 8-week series starting Tuesday, February 5, 7:30-8:45 PM, 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.  Learn more and sign up!

Couples' Classes: We are offering two couples' classes in February: one with sipra on Saturday, February 9 from 2 to 4 PM and one with Troy on Saturday, February 16 from 3 to 5 PM. Each workshop is $30 per couple.
February Bonus for Sustaining members: G et $15 off for the couples class on Saturday, February 9 with sipra!

Both sessions are for all levels as also for those who do not practice yoga. 'Couple' simply means two participants who are comfortable working closely together and can include friends, siblings or parents or anybody else.

Friday evening Zumba from 5:45 to 6:45pm: More information soon!
Farewell, Paul!
YWB instructor Paul Carnevale has moved on to other opportunities. All of us at Yoga-Well-Being wish him the very best!
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.
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  • 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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