January 1st, 2021
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It's a new day and a new year. Here in the Hudson Valley the sky is light blue and the sun is shining on a calm river. Frost is glistening on the blue deck outside my living-room window. It's beautiful, as beautiful as the beginning of a new day can be. In this moment, all is well.

I am starting this year by helping my oldest son move into his first home of his own. The process will start later this morning as we fill two cars with much of his belongings, and start the move to NYC. He will be returning to the neighborhood where I gave birth to him, Hell's Kitchen. I appreciate the symbolism of this, how he has come full circle.

This transition is extremely exciting for both him and me. It was my one big wish for this past year that he could somehow get his own home. I still remember how I loved it when I moved out of my parents home at age 19. I am very happy for him and at the same time my mother heart is feeling a lot. There is a sense of accomplishment and there is also a sense of loss.

I will give this process the space and time that it seems to require by taking next week off from teaching. I also crave a lack of schedule, with freedom to help Mattias in whatever way he might need. Please make a note that there will be no classes on Thursday the 7th through Sunday the 10th. However, classes are as usual this upcoming weekend.

Also make a note that the free breathing sessions on Thursday mornings will take a pause during the month of January.

I wish you a peaceful and joy-filled new year, no matter what comes your way. I wish that you will find the love, courage and strength needed to embrace each new day as it comes, and that you will be gentle and compassionate with yourself throughout.

"Let go of the battle.

Breathe quietly and let it be.

Let your body relax and your heart soften.

Open to whatever you experience without fighting."

Jack Kornfield
Take good care, be well, and meet me in the Zoom room,


Weekly classes via Zoom


Mixed Level Class 9:00am - 10:15

Free breathing practice 10:30am - 11 - No sessions in January


Level 2/3 Class 9:00am - 10:15

Yoga Nidra/Guided Meditation 10:30am - 11:15


Mixed Level Class 9:00am- 10:15

Gentle Beginner's Class 10:30am - 11:30

The ID : 355-453-9271

The passcode: 2468

This is the URL for the classes for those of you who can't download the app:

Class Exchange

Asana classes: 1st class in a week: $20 and 2nd in a week: $15

Yoga Nidra : $15

Payment options:




All you need for either of these is my email: lena@lenamadsenyoga.com

If you can't use these electronic options please put a check in the mail to:

Lena Madsen

P.O. Box 845

Nyack NY 10960

To join me

Download Zoom App

Download the free "Zoom Meeting" app on the device you want to be using.

If you do not have a device on which you can download the app, you use the URL above. Your options are different if you do this, but you can still follow along.

Video on or off

You have a choice to keep your video on, or, to turn it off.

Important before class

Turn off all other devices that stream media in your home during class.

Place the device so you can see it easily from the mat for the mixed level classes. Although understand you might have to move it when we practice.


I know some of you have props, but if you don't, you will be fine. Look around your home and find things that will work for you. Folded blankets or bath towels for sitting, a thick book or two for a block, especially for you that need them in a standing forward bend. A belt, tie or hand towel to use instead of a belt. Have them all ready before we start, so if you need it, you have it.