June
NEWSLETTER

Hello SSY Community,

Many times I recite quotes from poems that speak to my heart & soul, particularly those written by Danna Faulds. Her words tell of the relationships we develop with ourselves and others through our practice of all things yoga. Each poem somehow speaks personally to her readers, such as this one below. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.

Jai Bhagwan & Namaste,
Heather

Go in and in…
Be the space
between the cells,
the vast,
resounding
silence in which
spirit dwells…
Be sugar dissolving
on the tongue of life.

Dive in and in…
as deep as you can dive.
Be infinite, ecstatic truth.
Be love conceived and born in union…
Be exactly what you seek,
the Beloved,
singing Yes,
tasting Yes,
embracing Yes
until there is only essence,
the All of Everything
expressing through you
as you…

Go in and in…
and turn away from
nothing
that you find…

Danna Faulds
NEW CLASS ALERT!
HOT CORE FLOW W/ CHRISTINE MERCHO
MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS 4-5 P.M.

Join Christine on Mondays and Wednesdays 4-5pm for CORE FLOW starting in June! Core flow is a flow-based class with a focus on abdominal and muscle toning work. This class consists of challenging poses and transitions that will strengthen and mobilize your spine. We will boost core stability, balance, and flexibility all at once, while maintaining alignment and safe movement for the body. Core Flow is an excellent compliment to a regular yoga practice! We are so excited about this offering and learning fun new ways to move and build strength in our bodies!

SUMMER YOGA CHALLENGE IS ON!

Our Summer yoga challenge has begun!  It’s not too late to sign up. MILES ON YOUR MAT doesn’t end until August 31. Take 40 yoga classes in three months to receive your special edition SSY event tee, invitations to special pop-up events, and entry to win great prizes! 
Are YOU interested in joining our team? We are always looking for help with childcare and desk. If you're interested in working one 3-4 hour shift a week in exchange for a FREE MEMBERSHIP contact hannah@southernsoulyoga.com for more details!
IT'S SOUTHERN SOUL MONTH AT LULULEMON

This month is Southern Soul Yoga Month at lululemon. Each Saturday at 8:30 a.m., one of our talented teachers will be offering their time to lead an in-store community class. Join in and show your support!

June 2nd - Sarah Brogdon
June 9th - Hannah Lancaster
June 16th - Jeri Harris
June 23rd - Shayna Flynn
June 30th - Lisa McBryde
COMMUNITY YOGA CLASSES @ SSY
SATURDAYS AT NOON

In its most basic definition, a community yoga class is a group of people taking yoga together for the benefit of self and others. This is a great way to cultivate relationships within our Southern Soul Yoga community while providing support for charities helping those within the Chattanooga area. Our donations go to:

1) Southern Bend Foundation & Yoga Festival
Founders: Heather Dendy & Kari Pollard
Cause: Raising money for children needing organ transplants.

2) Humane Educational Society of Hamilton County 
Cause: Adoption and rescue of over 4000 animals every year.

3) Bardet Biedl Syndrome Family Support 
In support of: Kat Smith and her lovely son
Cause: Connecting families and sharing information on research, treatment and therapies.

4) Alzheimer' Association of Chattanooga
Cause: Advances research to end Alzheimer's and dementia while enhancing care for those living with the disease.

5) The Women's Fund of Greater Chattanooga
Cause: Improving the lives of women and girls though advocacy and philanthropy. 
SOUTHERN BEND FESTIVAL OCTOBER 13 TH

Southern Bend Festival is coming to Chattanooga! The festival is growing and this year classes will include yoga, spin, rowing, circuit, paddle boarding, kids classes, and more! #HeretoBe #lululemon #CotaHope

Join Giocanda for a weekend to grow your lifetime practice.

Resiliency is our ability to bounce back, to maintain health and vitality in the face of challenges. With it, we can grow and thrive--whatever comes our way. The workshops offered in this weekend are aimed at helping you build a longterm yoga practice. You’ll learn alignment and movement principles to optimize your efforts on the mat. We’ll tune into what the poses do for us physically and also how the different categories of poses effect our moods and mental clarity. You’ll leave with renewed curiosity and a deeper awareness of yourself, along with strength and stability both on and off the mat. 

Four two hour practices that combine anatomy and specific alignment work which we then migrate into a flow practice to help students learn foundations and make progress.

$120 FOR ALL 4 SESSION S or $35 for INDIVIDUAL SESSIONS
VOTE FOR US!

VOTING for BEST of the BEST 2018 has begun and we need your support. It only takes a minute or two & it’s fun to support the businesses we love.

MEET BECKY BYRNS

Becky Byrns is a native Chattanoogan. She has been teaching yoga for over 10 years and practicing for over 15 years. She loves to teach power yoga and create unique sequences that are challenging and fun. In her spare time she enjoys writing and had her first book "Grace Rising" published last year. In her full time job she works as a medical account manager and editor. She lives in Chattanooga with her husband of 18 years, Jim, her teenage son Eli, and their beloved Great Dane, Red.

Becky teaches Thursdays, Power - 8:30 a.m. and Thursdays, Yin - 4 p.m.
MIDDAY ENERGY BOOST
CAN BE DONE AT YOUR DESK

Seated Cat/Cow - Sooth and stretch tired and tense muscles in the back
Seated Twist - Aid in blood flow and digestion, gives a lift of energy
Seated Down Dog - Stretch shoulders, open heart and improves posture
Seated Hip Opener - Helps with stability and releases emotional stress
Ten breathes inhale for 5 count - hold breath 5 count - exhale 8 count - relieves stress and balances nervous system.