Last week, Ashley wrote on Yoga Sutra 1.2 and chitta vritti , or mind chatter. The subsequent Sutras suggest how we might begin to settle these distractions of the mind (meditation, repetition of mantra, etc.). One such Sutra, Yoga Sutra 1.32, has been a welcome reminder for me this week. It goes like this: “The practice of concentration on a single subject is the best way to prevent obstacles.”

Sutra 1.32 reinforces the idea of one-pointed concentration. Pick a thing and stick to it. Devote your energy and time to just that one thing . Sounds simple, right? It’s not so easy in practice, especially when we’re all hyper-connected and engaged. Just last week, I caught myself making mistakes at work as a result of multitasking. 

It was this line in Sri Swami Satchidananda’s translation that resonated: “There’s no value in digging shallow wells in a hundred places. Decide on one place and dig deep.”

I’ve been challenging myself to have a single focus at work. If the phone call or email can wait, then it will wait until I’ve completed the task at hand. The same goes for my yoga practice. On my mat, I’ve been picking one thing – breath, mantra, bandhas – and focusing on just that one thing

Give it a try. Notice when your attention is divided. How many times a day do you reach for your phone? Are you present in conversation? Or, are you digging too many shallow wells?

Happy practicing,
w/ Amy Burk

SATURDAY, July 27th 2019
10:30-11:30 a.m.

Cost: $10

***Parking is FREE! We'll provide a validated parking ticket.***

To arrive at The Landing & Marina, follow the pedestrian bridge from Bessemer Court over the railroad tracks. There are both stairs and elevator access to this location, and there will be a tent for those of you looking for a little shade too!
w/ Alana DeLoge

SUNDAY, July 28th 2019
10:30-11:30 a.m.

Cost: $10

The entrance to Grandview Park (or Emerald View Park ) is located at the corner of Bailey and Beltzhoover Avenues, near the intersection of Mount Washington and Allentown neighborhoods.
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w/ RaeLynn Gigler

SUNDAY, July 28th 2019
10-10:30 a.m.
12-12:30 p.m.

Join RaeLynn at the little parklet at 11th and East Carson Streets for a FREE! yoga class at 10 a.m. and 12 Noon.
w/ Brooke Smokelin

SUNDAY, July 28th 2019
2-4:30 p.m.

These LEVEL 1 workshops are open to yoga students of ALL LEVELS, even those brand new to yoga, as well as massage therapists, healers, counselors, and other people interested in gaining an experiential understanding of the yogic chakra system.

****18 CEUs are available for registered Yoga Teachers through Yoga Alliance if you complete the entire Level 1 Chakra Activation Series.

Cost: $50
w/ Kristen Kolenda

SUNDAY, July 28th 2019
5:30-7 p.m.

regular class pricing
w/ Lynn Rescigno

Begins August 2019!!

This Yoga Alliance approved Teacher Training is for both aspiring teachers (Teacher Track) and serious students of yoga (Self Enrichment Track). Based on Lynn’s background of Jivamukti Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Viniyoga, and Iyengar Yoga, this program includes: proper pacing, Sanskrit pronunciation, synchronization of breath and movement, yogic philosophy, anatomy, verbal & hands-on adjustments, pranayama, mantra, and yin & restorative yoga.
w/ Lynn Rescigno

SATURDAY, August 3rd 2019
1-3 p.m.

This workshop is an introduction to working with hands on adjustments in vinyasa yoga with a focus on sun salutations and flowing standing pose sequences. After a warm up series to prepare the body for the course work, students will work with partners and learn to adjust/assist a pre-set Jivamukti Yoga sequence taught to Lynn by Sharon Gannon.

Cost: $25 in advance ($30 at the door)