Intro to Ashtanga Yoga Class Coming This Fall

Intro to Ashtanga Class Coming This Fall

I’m back from San Francisco where the weather was cool and crisp and it got me excited for fall in Woodstock. Warm sweaters, apples, pumpkins and we’ll be starting a six week Intro to Ashtanga class after Labor Day. Details to come!

WEEKLY SCHEDULE:

We will have a regular schedule this week. Please email info@ashtangayogawoodstock or call or text 917-797-8272 to let us know you are coming

Sunday 10 AM – 12 PM: Ashtanga Yoga (doors open 9:30 AM)

Monday through Friday 6:30 AM – 8 AM: Ashtanga Yoga (doors open 6 AM)

No Ashtanga Yoga classes on moon days. The next moon day is this Tuesday, July 19th.

Please visit http://www.ashtangayogawoodstock.com for more information.

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Let’s Play

Version 3It’s true the world is distressing right now. Every day some new horror seems to appear on the news. And as Kathy said so eloquently last week, the practice really can be a refuge. But there is something to letting it all go sometimes and just finding a sense of play.

In yoga, there is a term called Lila, which means “play of the gods” but also reminds me to find that sense of wonder, of joy, of sheer fun in doing things that aren’t a normal part of adult daily life.

Sometimes my ‘mat sessions’ feel like sheer fun, reminding me of those childhood days of rolling down hills and the accomplishment of learning to ride my bike or make it all the way across the monkey bars. When I put my feet on my head in a new pose, flip over backwards for the first time, flow through the poses exactly on the breath, catch my ankles in backbending, I experience a sense of play, joy and wonder. How often do we get to feel that in the course of our days?

Sometimes the practice is hard. Life weighs on my mind. Or my body won’t perform the way I’d like. But often it’s thrilling. And when the magic of a new crazy accomplishment occurs I’ll find myself giggling like a child.

Come play with us soon.

-Laura

 

Please visit www.AshtangaYogaWoodstock.com for more information.
Please email info@ashtangayogawoodstock or call/text 9 1 7 – 7 9 7 – 8 2 7 2 to let us know you are coming.

 

The studio will be closed this coming Tuesday – Thursday while Kathy is away with classes resuming on Friday. 

 

No Mysore classes on moon days.  The next moon day is this Tuesday, July 19th. 

 

Sunday 10 AM – 12 PM: Mysore (doors open 9:30 AM)

Monday and Friday 6:30 AM – 8 AM: Mysore (doors open 6 AM)

Saturday 1:30 – 2:30 PM: Parent/Child: Yoga for Kids

$15 per single class.  $12 for students/artists/retirees.

$80 for 3 classes per week for 1 month. $60 for students/artists/retirees.

$108 for unlimited classes for 1 month.  $javascript:void(‘heading%201’)80 for students/artists/retirees.

Reduced rates available for those in need.

Ashtanga Yoga Woodstock Newsletter

It’s one of those days.

The news of the world has been heartbreaking. My child has been demanding. It’s gloomy and rainy. I haven’t had a cup of coffee in days and it’s making me pretty irritable.

Thank goodness for yoga.

Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras tell us that yoga is the stilling of the mental fluctuations. It is the quieting of the mind and it is on days like this that I am so grateful for the yoga practice that I have been learning over these past 15 years. It’s not an overnight cure but with yoga at least I have a toolbox with everything I need if I just remember to take the time to open it.

On hectic busy days I can take 5 minutes to practice breathing exercises. Maybe I can even squeeze in 15 minutes to do some sun salutations and finishing poses. If I’m really lucky I can get in a full practice.

Everyone could use a few of these tools and a reminder to open the toolbox by getting some time to practice in good company.

We will have our regular schedule of classes this week: Please contact us if you plan on coming.

Sunday 10 AM – 12 PM: Mysore (doors open 9:30 AM)

Monday through Friday 6:30 AM – 8 AM: Mysore (doors open 6 AM)

Saturday 1:30 – 2:30 PM: Parent/Child: Yoga for Kids

$15 per single class. $12 for students/artists/retirees.

$80 for 3 classes per week for 1 month. $60 for students/artists/retirees.

$108 for unlimited classes for 1 month. $80 for students/artists/retirees.

Reduce rates available for those in need.

Please visit http://www.ashtangayogawoodstock.com for more information.

Much love,

Kathy