Back on the mat!
Easy Hatha Yoga is back on Sunday morning at 8:45 am at Studio Four in Pocasset.
I have also resumed yoga at the Falmouth Town Hall. This is a free class for Town of Falmouth Employees at 1 PM on Thursdays. It’s usually in the Selectmen’s Meeting Room, and occasionally in the old water department office.
It’s so hard to believe on so many levels, but on 9/19/2012, I taught my 100th class!
Thank you Andy Payne for being my first student, Peggy Ashworth for telling me to do it (teacher training), Diane Kovanda for being such an amazing teacher of teachers, the other members of the Kind Yoga class of Spring 2011 for their love and support of “the guy,” and everyone else who has touched and supported me along this amazing, unexpected, journey.
Yoga is Good for Men, Too! will be starting on September 12 at the Sandwich Community School. This Is a 6 week beginning yoga class and is suitable for beginners or experienced yogis who who want a gentle stretch and workout.
Students must bring a yoga mat and are encouraged to bring water and a towel or small blanket.
This is a 1 hour class and it begins at 6:30 PM. The tuition is $59 for Sandwich residents and $69 for others. There is also a $5 discount for students age 59 and older. Sign up at www.scslearn.org or call the school at 508-888-5300.
Yoga is best enjoyed with an empty stomach!
Easy and Fun Yoga is every Sunday morning at 9 AM. The class is in Studio Four at 4 Barlow’s Landing Road in Pocasset. This class starts August 5 and is for all levels of ability and especially suitable for beginners. The class is $10.
It’s hard to believe, but it’s my one year anniversary of being a certified yoga teacher.
In that first year I taught 74 classes to groups ranging from 1 to 20 students. I’ve learned to acknowledge my limitations and work within them, and have discovered some new strengths, too.
I’ve found that when I teach, I am totally immersed in the yoga experience. I’m too busy talking my class through the poses, helping my students, self-checking my form and visualizing the next move, to let my mind wander outside the room or off the present moment.
Much love and thanks to all who helped me along the way!
Sandwich – Yoga is Good for Men, Too. This class is presented by the Sandwich Community School and is in the teacher’s cafeteria in Sandwich High School. The class meets from 6:30 to 7:30 PM for six Wednesdays beginning May 9, 2012 and the last class is on June 13. The cost for the class is $59, additional discounts and fees may apply. Information at http://www.scslearn.org/
This class is suitable for all ages and levels of flexibility and strength. If you can sit on the floor and stand unaided, this class is for you! Classes start with a short breathing meditation, then progress through warmups, standing poses, balance practice, and end with a guided yoga rest period.
Students should wear loose clothing and bring a yoga mat, water, and a towel, blanket, or pillow. Yoga blocks and straps will be provided.
Students often ask me about DVDs and online video for a home practice.
You may have discovered that there are thousands of books, DVDs, and web sites. YouTube seemed like a good place to look, so I typed yoga into the search box and started viewing.
The good news is that the good videos far outnumber the bad, and the bad news is that there are over 300,000 to choose from.
I applied the Unknown-N solution of The Secretary Problem and came up with the videos by Esther Ekhart.
Esther has a huge fan base (including me), and posts a video or two every week. Her YouTube user name is Yogatic and her videos are here, and her Facebook page is here.