Whole and Healing
Springtime is almost here. There are subtle and different new sounds and smells, and the earth has a certain resilience and sponginess to it that is indicative of unseen life stir-crazy below the surface. While looking forward to the warmer days and the attraction of being outside as much as possible, it would benefit us to keep up our regular practice of yoga and meditation. It makes us more keenly aware of the moment, joyous for the gift of life.

I often suggest that you schedule your classes ahead of time for the week or even for the entire month. And then show up on those dates no matter what. There is personal discipline involved in doing this, and it creates health and wholeness. These are appointments for well-being that shouldn’t be brushed off under any pretext. Make your schedule varied and give all our instructors a try. If you haven’t met them yet, here’s a little bit about why you should.
Audrey is our latest addition to the YWB staff. Try her Zumba based dance class on Friday evenings at 5:30. This is the only class at this time that is not a yoga based class, but is offered because it is movement, dance and fun – the perfect complement to yoga.

Audrey is a long time student of YWB and has been a regular participant through more than a decade of classes, often making it to class from out of town but attending several classes each week and keeping notes about the experience following each class. She represents the best of YWB, both student and staff – humble, kind, always learning, and adding to her knowledge and skills and always ready to help out when needed.
Kevin’s class on Friday at lunchtime is aptly called ‘Re-treat Yoga’. Classes are open to all levels of experience focusing on alignment and modifications.

Kevin has been practicing yoga and teaching for about 30 years. Kevin is a person of meditation and prayer and it is yoga’s spiritual dimension he says, that ‘lures me beyond its physical shoreline, inviting me to explore new depths through its movement, and its movement toward meditation.’

At YWB we love Kevin’s kindness and gentleness - quietly and industriously working, cleaning and doing the work that perhaps not everyone would think of as needing attention. A true yogi!
Kris teaches a class on Monday evenings at 6 pm. Kris has the highest yoga certification that is nationally recognized . Kris teaches moderate level classes focusing on alignment, holding of postures, and strengthening. She suggests that 'more challenging postures and our response to them will be explored,' In the short time Kris has been at YWB, she has helped out in unexpected and varied ways to make our adjustment to our new studio smoother through organizing the space and getting her entire family to help out at all times of day and night despite their own move at home.
Michael teaches a power yoga class on Saturday, at 12:30 helping you flow through challenging poses. Michael started practicing yoga to combat his crippling backaches and has developed into a faithful practitioner frequently adding to his own training and teaching all around the country and abroad. As an instructor at YWB, he has been always been the first to jump in and help out whenever and wherever it is needed. No matter how awkward the time, place or circumstance he makes himself available and executes perfectly.
Tatiana teaches Kundalini yoga. Try it out for a totally different experience on Thursday evening at 7:30. Tatiana is busy with her post-graduate degree and work, daily traveling out of town for both. Despite her demanding schedule, YWB has benefited from her generous and willing sharing of her precious free time at several off-site classes, her ideas and her willing assistance with many aspects of the business. We love her gentleness and commitment to Kundalini and YWB.
Troy teaches a gentle class on Tuesday evening at 6 pm, offering his students a variety of information and handouts on all aspects of life and living. As a cancer survivor, Troy believes in the power of yoga and Ayurveda to heal and save life. Troy and his wife, Eszter, are also teaching a 8-week Ayurveda workshop following the yoga class on Tuesday. They continue to add to their training to hone their knowledge and skills. Despite a full-time day job and many alternative-health classes that he teaches around town and elsewhere, he has willingly volunteered many hours whenever YWB has needed help. When available, Troy is an eager participant at YWB events.
Veda teaches a slow, deep Yin Yoga class on Wednesday morning at 9:30. Veda has a long history with yoga starting in the 1980’s. The healing process following surgeries after a biking accident, where she was struck by a minivan while riding her bike, was accelerated and completed through yoga. In Veda’s words, ‘Yin yoga taught me to accept myself as I am. It taught me how to be quiet and like it. It taught me patience.’ At YWB, we so appreciate Veda’s responsiveness, joie de vivre, her humor and an active mind bursting with bright ideas.

Come often. Build our community and grow with it.

Namaste,

sipra
YWB Sustaining Membership - Available now
Commit to your yoga practice with a YWB Sustaining Membership, an automatic monthly payment plan.


Save 25% on monthly unlimited passes when you sign up to purchase each month via auto-pay. That's just $67.50 per month (regular price $90).
  • Choose to be charged on the 1st or the 15th of the month
  • Contract runs for one year
  • Option to cancel with 30 days notice after completion of six months

BONUS: Sustaining Members receive a loyalty reward each month.
Monthly bonus for March:
  • Free 2 guest passes (a $30 value)!
  • Use for any two new students.
Activities, Events and Workshops
At YWB many activities, events, and workshops are currently taking place. More are planned for the weeks and months ahead. Class packs pay for all classes and are listed under the category 'Classes' in MINDBODY, and all other events are listed as 'Workshops' even if not a training workshop. Workshops may have a fee associated with them and are located in a separate tab on the MINDBODY webpage.

For our Sustaining Members, who pay a fixed, low-rate auto payment each month we have added many benefits such as discounts and free workshops.

March

  • Musical Event: On the last Saturday of each month join us for a musical event of Indian chanting/kirtan. Come and join us for the next one on Saturday, March 30. You can sing or dance or just listen, although it is meant to be group singing.
  • Meditation: Create a meditation practice to deal with life's stresses. Offered twice a week - on Saturday mornings and Tuesday evenings. They are part of your membership and will count as a class.
  • Book Club: 'Wherever you go, there you are' an easy to read and enjoy book, perfect for 2nd Saturday afternoons. We'll read together!
  • Yoga to Heal Grief: On the 3rd Sunday in March we gather to learn to grieve and let go.
Yoga to Heal Grief
Sunday, March 17, 3-5 PM
Registration: $20

When we are trying to work through our grief we find it difficult to stop thinking, ruminating over those unhappy thoughts over and over again. Yoga allows one to access and control those mental processes till we can space out those thoughts so that we can revitalize and live our lives again. In this workshop, we will:
  • Practice deep breathing techniques and gentle stretching to open our hearts
  • Establish a safe and nonjudgmental space to relax and calm the mind
  • Create a craft to work through grief. Guest artist, Susan Vivyan will raise your spirit with a lovely, easy to do take-home, art project.
YWB Book Club
Every Second Sunday of the Month, 1:00-2:30 PM
Next Session: Sunday, March 10

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.

You do not need to have read the book. Bring a copy or we can share, or let us know and we'll buy you a copy. Email us if you would like us to have a book for you to use or purchase.
 
This month'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 consider joining a Meditation Class at YWB.
Enjoy Singing and Chanting
Every last Saturday of the month! 2:30 to 4:30 PM
Next session, Saturday, March 30
Registration: $10

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.
Online Streaming
YWB is excited to restart online interactive streaming classes at our new studio! If you have a computer, tablet, or phone with a webcam, you can attend class from home. Limited number of students can join from home. Email us if you are interested.
Weekly Schedule
Sunday
9:30-10:45 am Yoga for Well-Being with sipra

Monday
9:30-10:45 am Yoga for Well-Being with sipra
6:00-7:15 pm Let’s Flow with Kris
7:30 to 9:00 Open studio available for YWB instructor led private class, or to rent the space for your group

Tuesday
5:30-6:15 pm Meditation with sipra
6:00-7:00 pm Five Senses Yoga with Troy
7:30 pm Ayurveda Workshop currently in session. Keep in mind for next offering in April

Wednesday
9:30-10:45 am Yin Yoga with Veda
6:00-7:15 pm Back to Basics with sipra
7:30-8:45 pm Yoga for Well-Being 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

Friday
12:00-1:00 pm Re-Treat Yoga with Kevin
4:00-5:15 pm Mat Work & Meditation with sipra
5:30-6:30 pm Zumba with Audrey

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
Independent Practitioners
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!

Currently at YWB:

  • 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.
  • Also check out Lash Loft, in room 1 by the main entrance, for all your eyelash needs!
Don't Forget!
  • Signing up for classes in advance (preferably three hours beforehand) helps both you and us. If we need to cancel a class due to extreme weather or the like, we can notify everyone who has signed up. In case you can't make it after registering, be sure to remove your name before the start time for a class so as not to get charged for it.
  • Check out our YWB Rewards Program. Referring a new student is worth 500 points. Get a $10 discount on any purchase after earning 1000 points. (Sustaining members earn 1,000 points this month for bringing in two new friends for a free class.)
  • Renew expired but unused classes by paying a Reactivation Fee of $15, and at the same time purchasing an additional membership of $60 or more.
  • Be sure to like and follow us on Facebook for regular updates and inspiration. Share the posts you have enjoyed. Tag @YWByoga and share pictures with YWB on Facebook and Instagram if you find something worthwhile and worth sharing.
  • If you have liked an instructor or style leave us a review on our website at YWByoga.com, Google, Facebook or Yelp. If you were not happy with your experience, contact us so we can remedy the situation.
  • If you have a medical constraint that prevents you from practicing yoga, or other justifiable excuse, please let us have a Doctor's Note (email sent from their official account), and we will suspend subscriptions to membership for as long as you need. Please let us know in advance or as soon as practical. If you wait till you come back to class it is too late to redeem expired classes without reactivation fee plus the purchase of new class packs.
  • Even if you're late for class, show up! No need for apologies! Doors will be locked after 10 minutes. If the door is locked please call 614.432.7553.
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.
Not only is it a beautiful yoga studio, but we have a classroom, meditation room and small rooms to sublet for various occasions. Call us and visit us to find out more.
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