SUNDAY, MAY 13, 2018
Poser YOGA Newsletter 
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!
It takes days for me to put these newsletters together, and it just so happens that I'm finally ready to send it out... and it's Mother's Day! I want to personally extend love and hugs to ALL moms, aunties, grandmas, sisters, nieces, and friends; to everyone who HAS a mom; especially to my mom who lives to far away in Ontario, Canada, and to Rita, whom I'm lucky to see almost every day. I hope you all feel loved, and get to spend this day surrounded by those who are special to you, even if it's by holding them close to your heart.
It can be extremely challenging to keep up with a regular practice during the summer months -- the weather is beautiful, the kiddos are out of school, and schedules fall by the wayside. Last minute getaways, bonus hours of daylight, extra socializing, and sport partaking soak up all your spare time, and then there's nothing left for YOU!

Well... that's not fair!

The thing is, if you don't take care of yourself, EVERYONE suffers. We can only avoid self-care for so long, and then we're accidentally taking our frustrations out on the poor service clerk who happens to be assisting us, the barking dogs nest-door (or their ' neglectful ' owners!), our kids who won't stop their nonsense, our friends who are only trying to help, our partner who has no idea what's gotten into us, etc, etc, etc....

Sound familiar? And guess what? You're not alone.

We all know how beneficial it is to keep up with a regular Yoga practice, and it's even more beneficial to maintain this consistency throughout the summer months. It's amazing, how even one class a week can help keep us grounded, steady, and easy going. Just by making that small gesture towards ourselves; by requesting that all other things be put aside for one hour; by taking some time to let go of all things external and instead tune INWARDS... we can experience huge shifts in our well-being.

And if you're still not convinced, or you're busy listing all the reasons why you "can't make it to class", think of the alternative. Who might you unintentionally snap at, only to feel regretful and perhaps a little resentful towards, later??

If nothing else, consider your yoga practice an act of community service . :)

On that note... we have an extraordinary summer special you're going to LOVE! Plus, we have some pop-up classes taking place around town, our annual customer appreciation day, plus some other fun activities to keep you actively participating at the studio... (Also, if you're curious, s croll all the way down to the bottom to see what we've been up to these past few months!)

We truly DO look forward to seeing you periodically throughout the summertime, and we hope that you'll keep up with your practice. Even better, support your friends to keep at it too! Let's all stay motivated and inspired together!

With lots of Yoga-Love,
Your Poser YOGA Team -xo


PLEASE NOTE SOME IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES:
Monday, May 28th (Memorial Day): NO CLASSES; STUDIO IS CLOSED
Saturday, June 9th: CUSTOMER LOVE DAY
Thursday, June 21st: INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY
Wednesday, July 4th (Independence Day): NO CLASSES; STUDIO IS CLOSED
Monday, September 3rd (Labour Day): NO CLASSES; STUDIO IS CLOSED
We are considering closing for one week in August, for building and studio updates, but we are undecided as of yet... so we'll keep you posted on this.

NEW FACES:
It's been a while since our last newsletter so we want to make sure we { officially } welcome Susan Park, our top-notch office-support-extraordinaire, and Chad Segars, the newest addition to our exemplary teaching team! You can find Chad on Mondays at noon, teaching the MidDay Boost, and on Thursday mornings, teaching the Slow Flow at 7AM.

HAVE YOU CHECKED OUT OUR PRO-SHOPPE/BOUTIQUE LATELY?
As we continue to grow, we'll be adding more and more items for sale in our shop. Most recently we've started selling organic & locally made soaps and lotions by The Best Soap Co ., and coming soon, original artwork, stationary & cards, and handmade bags!
EVENTS, CLASSES & STUDIO NEWS
UNLIMITED SUMMER YOGA
June 1st to August 31st
$215
It's discounted heavily, so you don't have to worry about 'wasting' your money on the days/weeks when you're a little busier!
It's 3 months long, so you can practice when you can and you don't have to worry about expiration dates, OR your bank account balance - it's already taken care of!
If you currently have a 5 or 10 Pack Pass, we'll put it on hold for you, and on September 1st you can pick up right where you left off!
This pass is valid Friday, June 1st to Friday, August 31st, 2018 . Purchase any time you like, and it will activate on the 1st of June.
GET YOUR POSER YOGA GEAR
by Wednesday May 16th
Some favourites have returned and we've added a few new styles that have been very well received, including some unique tank tops, joggers, yoga pants and zipper hoodies! This is the best way to make sure you get the style you like, in the colour you love and in a size that's perfect for you! Pre-orders get a 10% discount, and members get 20%. Come on in to the studio and browse through our mini-catalogue and treat yourself to some new Poser clothing!!
BEST OF THE PENINSULA
Best Yoga of Clallam County
It's that time of year again! Help us let the rest of the county know that we're the BEST! For 3 years in a row, we've been voted "Best Yoga of Clallam County"... it's an honour and a privilege to hold this distinction, and regardless of this year's results, we will continue to offer the BEST services!!

We are under 2 categories:
Yoga AND Fitness Center

Please consider voting for  Cody  and his CageworX team next-door as well? They are under the Martial Arts category.

BINGO AT POSER YOGA!
Thursday May 10-Friday June 8
25 squares *equals* 25 challenges!! From suggestions like: attending a class you've never tried before, to eating no processed foods for an entire day, to connecting with a friend or showing your love for us online, you're certain to have a little (or a LOT) of fun with this summer activity! Get your squares initialed by a Poser teacher or staff member when you complete your challenges, and when you complete a row... you get a prize! It's on the honour system, so please, don't cheat!

Pick up your BINGO card at the studio next time you're in and get playing!!
HEALTHY HABITS FOR KIDS
Saturday, June 2nd
12-1PM
This workshop will provide children with the knowledge and tools to lead a healthy, well rounded lifestyle, and to make food fun, healthy, and delicious! We will do some yoga, play some games, have discussion, meditate, make some food together, and have fun! The kiddos will be making healthy treats, so PLEASE let us know if your child has any allergies!
CUSTOMER LOVE DAY
Saturday, June 9th
12-4PM
This is our chance to show you how much we appreciate you! Together with the crowd from CageworX, we'll BBQ in the parking lot, play games, draw for prizes, have a few demos and classes, and simply take some time to get to know each other better and enjoy each other's company! Also, we have a few surprises in store!!
BEERGA AT BARHOP
next one: Sunday June 10th
Every other month we join with Barhop Brewing for a fun yoga class paired with a frosty craft beer or a bubbly mimosa! Come with friends, or come solo and make a friend or two! Then stay afterwards for some scrumptious pizza! And, weather permitting, sit outside and enjoy PA's best view of the waterfront!!

Please Note: Our start time has changed! Class time is now 10-11AM and the doors will open at 9:30!!

$20/person
must be 18 to participate/21 to drink
GOAT YOGA
Date to be determined!!
Remember this amazing pop-up yoga class we had last summer?? Many of you have been asking if we'll do it again. Well, ask and you shall receive!!!! Last year was SCORCHING, so we'll make sure to come prepared with easy-up tents, etc!

We are in the process of locking down a date and time, so please stay tuned to our website & Facebook page !

LB, we hope you cam come again this year... the goats will be ready for more kiddo cuddles!!
INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY
Thursday, June 21st
Join us for a FREE Poser YOGA event on Thursday, June 21st at 5PM! Our 4PM and 5:30PM classes at the studio will be canceled this evening so we can all practice and celebrate together!!

Location to be determined

"Yoga is the Journey
of the Self,
to the Self,
Through the Self."
SUMMER CAMP
with Poser YOGA & CageworX
9AM-12PM; Monday to Friday
AGES 5-13

SUMMER is right around the corner -- have you got all your kid's programs organized? We've confirmed our dates for our Summer Camp... and we're doing TWO this year!!

Our mission is to help develop well-rounded, confident kids, and this program offers plenty of variety! The schedule will be different every day, and your kiddo(s) will complete this camp with new friends, many new skills, and a boost of self-esteem!

$150/kiddo/session
*$25 discount before May 31 // July 20
KIDS' YOGA
with Chelsea Dwyer
SUMMER SESSION
July 3 to August 7
**TUESDAYS**
2-2:45PM

KIDS' Yoga incorporates elements of art, music, dance, and FUN into various games, activities and traditional yoga poses. Children will develop strength, flexibility, co-ordination, and interpersonal skills like co-operation and sharing space. They will also explore another important benefit of Yoga - the art of stillness & mindfulness.
Why YOGA?
MARIANNE :
I had many old ideas about Yoga. I thought it required more of me than I was capable of delivering – athleticism, flexibility, concentration skills, etc. I thought I would hurt myself if I contorted into those crazy poses. I thought Yoga was for young skinny people. On my own, I would not have enrolled in Yoga classes. So, when my dear friend JoAnn called me and said, “ Hey, I’m gifting you three Yoga classes. Come to the beginner’s class with me. It’ll be fun !” I’m not certain why but I just said, “ Yes ”.

RICHARD :
OK. Look, you have no more excuses. You have no scheduled deadlines or commitments, and you don’t have to be in your shop this morning. You have to go to Yoga with me… now!
That is how I started in Yoga: coerced, cajoled, however I may want to describe the conversation that led to an incredible change in my life. It came from a dear friend who cared for my well-being. She became my mentor for Yoga. I had been dedicated to backpacking and mountain biking my entire adult life.

BROOKE :
The other day I was filling out an application to attend a work related training that specializes in helping people overcome job related stress and trauma. The application asked to list any specialized training that I had that could be useful for the position. I listed my yoga teaching and practice, including how long I’ve been doing both when it suddenly dawned on me that I’ve been practicing yoga for 18 years! 18 years! While it may not seem like that big of a deal to some, the fact that I’ve been dedicated to anything for that length of time truly amazes me. You see… I’m one of those types of people who has spent a lifetime searching for some greater purpose whether it be an educational degree, a rewarding career, a fulfilling workout regime, or a place of residence that I can truly feel at home in. I have wanted to be an actress, a forensic scientist, a helicopter pilot, and have lived in many different parts of the country and even world. 

TRACY :
How did I come to yoga, and stick with it for two plus years? I had dabbled in yoga, first after I graduated from college and moved to Port Angeles, and then a few years ago at the school where I taught before I retired. Both of those experiences were fairly short-lived, but the idea of practicing yoga didn’t go away. I believe I liked the  idea  of practicing yoga, and once I began going to yoga class, I realized that yoga is much harder than it looks.
My son’s girlfriend, a dedicated practitioner, invited me to my first class at Poser Yoga. I think she paid for my attendance that day, but I’m not really sure. Downward Dog absolutely killed me – trouble getting into the pose, shaking arms, desperate thoughts, and that was just the first one that day! However, I went back. I’m kind of surprised I did, to be honest, because the physical part of yoga wasn’t all that much fun. 

WHAT HAVE WE BEEN UP TO?
Beerga 4/08
Poser staff retreat 3/26
'Plogging' with Poser 4/29
Hip Hop 5/09
Yoga at PAHS 4/20
MidDay Boost 4/27
Restore 3/31
Restore 5/05
Strong Flow 5/12
Slow Flow 11/27
Candlelight Restore 1/21
Kids Yoga 1/26
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Regarding multi-class passes:
If you purchase a multi-class pass, you enter into a student/studio agreement; a cheaper rate per class, with the expectation that you'll use the pass within a certain duration. Please take into consideration the length of time you have to use each specific pass and whether that suits your lifestyle. We all know that a regular Yoga practice is  ideal, and if you can make the commitment to  yourself, then by all means, commit to a multi-class pass. Whichever pass you choose, please take note of
your expiration dates, and enjoy getting your Yoga ON!! 
For more info, visit our webpage on  Pass Extensions

Regarding class etiquette:
Please arrive 5-10 minutes early for class. Allow for time to check in and make payments, if necessary. Class starts promptly, and ends promptly too! Let's all respect each other's time and things will move smoothly! when you arrive, make sure you and confirms you're checked in!
One other thing to mention: We urge you to be aware of the scents you are bringing into the studio with you. Strong body odours and fragrances can be very overpowering, especially since mindful breathing is such an important aspect of our Yoga practices. Err on the side of plain, simple hygiene and save your shpritzing for after class.

Workshop Cancellation & Refund Policy: 
Workshops are specialty classes taught outside of our regular schedule. These classes are often one-time offerings and we go to extra lengths to put together unique experiences for our students. As we are limited in space, often our events sell out, leaving many who don't get the chance to attend. Please be mindful when you sign up, and timely if you need to cancel, so we can give others ample time to make room in their schedule to take your place.
You are eligible for a full refund if you cancel 7 days or more before the workshop start date. We are unable to offer refunds or credits for cancellations within 7 days of your workshop start date. There are also no refunds or credits for failure to attend or failure to complete the workshop.
Members, please be considerate when canceling free/gifted classes as it could result in being
charged the full ticket price.
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