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Late Days of Summer
Coming Full Circle

There is a change in the air some mornings and evenings, hinting promises of cooler breezes and less searing days of heat and humidity. Summer plants that bloomed early are on the wane and the crickets drown out the music of birdsong. Late summer has emerged from the endless time out-of-time of spring when we all sheltered at home and from the bright summer possibilities of venturing from that safe shelter. And now we turn towards another transition into autumn. Oh, those glorious burnished days of golden light have not yet arrived, but they are on the horizon and just beyond these last lazy days of summer.

MSY is using this time of transition to take a break after 6 months of change and redefinition of how to serve you - our beloved yoga community. Just a week! but well-deserved and time to envision the next incarnation of the studio this fall.
Late Summer Break!
MSY is CLOSED for all classes from August 31 - September 7
Fall classes open Tuesday September 8
Hands of the women forming circle at Yoga class
Circle of Friends Yoga Classes
Come practice with your own circle of friends and family at the studio!

Join one of our teachers by yourself or in groups of 2-4 people you know (your bubble) for personalized yoga practice at the studio! We all really need connection and peace in our lives right now, so come be comfortable in our very clean and beautiful Garden Studio to practice yoga, release stress, and create greater connection with people close to you. Choose a focus for your classes such as stress relief, strength and balance, specific poses, or simply enjoy an overall yoga practice.
Personalized classes are available on your schedule (coordinated with the studio) so it really works for you! Pricing is based on the number of people attending.

Have a special occasion coming up? Bring up to 6 people and celebrate with an unique yoga experience designed by you!
Contact Carla today for details and scheduling!
Be part of the vision!
Please complete the survey coming your way in the next week to help us plan fall classes and online offerings - just for you!
Active seniors doing healthy stretching in a rehabilitation fitness course in summer
Summertime! Yoga Time!
August Session - August 3 - 30 (4 weeks)
ALL Classes are 60 minutes

Registration is NOW OPEN for Week 4
Week 4 Schedule - August 24 - 28
9:30-10:30AM - Moderate - Audra - in-studio
11:30AM-12:30PM - Chair Yoga - Carla - in-studio
5:00-6:00PM - Moderate Plus! (vigorous options) - Carla - in-studio
Anytime - Chair Yoga - Audra - video

8:00-9:00AM - Gentle/Moderate - Mary - at the park
9:30-10:30AM - Moderate - Carla - in-studio
11:30-12:30PM - Chair Yoga - Carla - in-studio
Anytime - Moderate - Carla - video

9:30-10:30AM - Gentle - Audra - in-studio
5:45-6:45PM - Moderate - Carla - in-studio
Anytime - Gentle - Audra- video

8:00-9:00AM - Gentle/Moderate - Carla - at the park
Anytime - Strength & Balance - Mary - video

Please Note: If you have just returned from traveling out of state, please wait a week before returning to yoga classes for everyone's safety. Thank you! We are all in this together!
Fees and Registration Nuts & Bolts
Visit our website for all the details you need to register each week for videos and park classes, or up to a month for in-studio classes.
What's in a Number?
August 20, 2020

Little did I realize when I graduated as a newly-minted yoga teacher in 2000 that my 20th year of teaching yoga anniversary would fall on 8/20/2020! I really like numbers and delight in their orderly patterns and sometimes surprising coincidences. Had that auspicious moment occurred in the evening at 8:20pm instead of at noon, it would be even more juicy (graduating at 8:20pm on 8/20 and be celebrated 20 years later as 8:20pm 8/20/2020 ... well, you see how I get carried away!)

What is more significant, though, is what has changed in the world of yoga and what has remained constant deep within me during that timeframe. Learning the yamas and niyamas - the guiding principles of living as a yogi - was a fascinating inquiry then, but has proven to truly unfold as my daily practice of doing no harm to myself and others, releasing attachments, living simply, studying yoga in all its manifestations, and becoming a witness to the deeper Self. These guiding principles have helped me navigate the explosion of yoga that occurred as yoga hit the mainstream and now has become recognized by the medical community as an important and viable healing modality. That has always been my path within the world of yoga - to help others seek healing within themselves using the deep practices of yoga - the breath... always the breath (my biggest realization during that first training - it's all about the breath!), mindful movement arising from the breath and finding authentic alignment in the body as a reflection of aligning with our deeper truths. By creating a positive vision of ourselves, interwoven with understanding and compassion, we can begin to heal deep wounds and remember our innate wholeness.

So, in profound gratitude to these and so many more truths from studying and living yoga, I pass this 20 year milestone and continue on my path towards creating wholeness; potentially helping others along the way to their own healing.
I am so honored that all of you have allowed me to practice this deeper yoga and share your journey as well - some for a shorter while and others for all of those 20 years!

In love and light,
Breathe * BE Present * Radiate L
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