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News Flash!
MSY Students - look for a very important survey in the next few days about possibilities for outdoor classes and the studio reopening! Please respond to help us make decisions!
Summer Solstice Celebration!
Week 3 Friday Surprise! Yoga Class

Next Saturday, June 20, summer officially begins in the Northern Hemisphere at 5:44pm. It is the longest day of the year as the sun is at the highest and most northern point in the sky. Solstice means "sun standing still," as it appears to pause its movement across the sky at that moment.

Festivals for the Summer Solstice have been celebrated around the world since ancient times. One of the most famous ones occurs at Stonehenge in Wiltshire, England, as huge crowds gather to witness the sun rise over the Heel Stone and ascend into the sky. This year, due to the Coronavirus, you cannot visit in person, but you can watch it virtually by connecting to its Facebook page here!

In India, thousands of people gather to practice yoga with the rising sun, humbly saluting its power and life-giving strength. They also practice yoga together for happiness, for love, for forgiveness, and for correcting mistakes from the past. You don't have to travel to India this Summer Solstice - instead join Carla for the Friday Surprise! Summer Solstice Celebration! See details below.

May we all practice forgiveness to cultivate compassion for ourselves and others, and celebrate the awe and majesty of the rising sun!

Sending an abundance of light and love,
Join us for the Online June Session!
June 1 - 26

Week 3 of the June Session begins today - more opportunities to take online video classes to help keep you strong, centered, and prepared to venture back into the world when you are ready. The studio is still closed for in-person classes, so take advantage of these videos for practicing with us at MSY online.

June Schedule - Week 3
Chair Yoga - with Audra (alternates with Carla)

Moderate Plus Yoga - Exploring Balance - with Carla - (Moderate class with Vigorous options)
see description of this new series below

Moderate Yoga - with Carla (alternates with Audra)

Gentle Yoga - Stress Relief for Modern Life - with Audra
see description of this new series below

Yoga and Pilates for Bone Strength - with Mary
Friday Surprise Yoga! - Summer Solstice Celebration! see description of this class below

Visit the MSY website here to purchase your June Week 3 videos!
New Class Series
Moderate Plus Yoga - Exploring Balance
Join Carla to explore the interplay of movement and stillness, of focused and widespread physical awareness, and how to use them to establish balance through yoga. We will build standing balance pose series over the 4 weeks, using the principles of grounding, rising and expanding; as well as determine how breath, mudras, and affirmations affect our emotional and mental balance.

Gentle Yoga - Stress Relief Series
Join Audra for various practices to release stress in our bodies in gentle practices of stretching, movement, breathing, and stillness. Releasing stress in our bodies positively affects our physical functioning and calms our mind and emotions.
Week 3 - This week we move, practicing being completely in the moment, with some chair sun salutations. We do two breathing exercises, and enjoy a nice soft reclining twist and savasana.

Create Bone Strength
This whole body fitness program utilizes balance exercises, weight bearing routines, and low impact movements to help maintain and stimulate bone health in a safe way. Come strengthen your whole body and improve balance! Chair and floor options will be given for all movements.
Friday Surprise Yoga!
Join us every week for a surprise instructor and topic!

Week 3 - Summer Solstice Celebration!
Summer is coming and officially begins next Saturday, June 20. Join Carla to celebrate the longest day of the year, complete with 9 rounds of sun salutation variations following the chakras (chair options given). Be sure to stay for the special surprise meditation after practice!

Tai Chi
Current Tai Chi Students - More videos coming your way this week, courtesy of Cain! Be sure to purchase the June Tai Chi Pass to continue receiving videos.
Video Delivery Change for June!
Exciting News!

Due to a new feature in our registration system, your video link will now appear on your purchase receipt! That means that you can begin practicing as soon as you buy your video!

How does it work? Like a dream!
When you complete the transaction to order a video from the MSY website, either by using a class pass or paying through PayPal, our system generates a receipt and sends it to you.

Your receipt will now have the YouTube link for your video embedded beneath each video you order. If you order more than one video, be sure to look for the link after each video . See the red circle below for where to find your link!
  • 5 Class Pass - the best way to purchase videos - $75; Senior classes $45
  • Per Class Purchase - for buying one video at a time - $16; Senior Classes $10
  • Unlimited Pass - for the 4 week session - $125
  • 10 Class Pass - use your remaining credits, then buy a 5 Class Pass
  • Yearly Unlimited Pass - you are good to go!
  • Tai Chi Pass - for 4 videos in June $50

  • The Online June Session has begun! Purchase your new pass today!
  • Each week's schedule will be posted on our website on the Sunday night before the week begins.

Classes Available for Purchasing
  • Exciting new June classes
  • May Session and Spring Session, in case you missed a class you wanted to try!
How do I register for classes?
For the answer to this and any other questions you have about our new online registration system, please: Visit the MSY website for detailed instructions, complete with multiple screenshots, in the "Registration FAQs" blog here .
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Tricky practicing without a block? Your dog ate your peanut?

There is a small stock of props available from the studio.
Contact us to purchase them from the Virtual MSY Marketplace.
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