Jen lives in Philly with Greg and their dog Lyla. She is a licensed massage therapist, MELT method instructor, wellness specialist on the Lindbald and NatGeo cruise lines and tap dancer extraordinaire!
Two quotes I can’t seem to keep out of my mind:
"Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured." BKS Iyengar
"Yoga is an internal process, all the rest is a circus" K. Pattabhi Jois
In this room today we are all practicing yoga, we are enduring what cannot be cured and our process is internal...although it is certainly not without it's circus moments. Because, that is the truth of life and of death; it is rarely easy, clean or uncomplicated. It is often confusing, complicated and messy.
Coming soon!! Private sessions in the quiet and peaceful '360 Therapy' Yoga Therapy room. Located at the Rubicon Building on Lake Lanier.
Get in on the ground floor and benefit from early bird pricing.
4 sessions for $240
2 sessions for $150
1 session for $80
All sessions are 60 minutes
FREE YOGA ON THE SQUARE
Courtesy of Women's Source
Join me on the square
Tuesday May 20th at 6:00p.m.for a free yoga class and a healthy dinner
Important things to remember:
My suggestion is to practice meditation or yoga daily. I don't care where you practice. At home, in the woods, in your car, at a studio, in line at Publix, ...you can practice yoga anywhere. I also, don't think it matters if you practice for 90 minutes straight or if your yoga practice for today is 15 real, actual, deep, mindful breaths. Mindfulness meditation can be practiced anywhere any time. By simply slowing down and choosing to be fully present doing whatever it is that you are doing.
So my challenge to you is this: When you feel like if one more thing is placed on your plate or your calendar you just might actually explode. Stop. Close your eyes. Take a deep breath. Perhaps that one breath will lead to another and another. That is yoga.
Think of this end of year madness as your practice. When you have been in Warrior 2 just a few breaths longer than you really wanted to be....you persevered, you deepened your breathing, you hung in there. And you were stronger for it.
Namaste, and hang in there, my friend.
4 week Yin/Yang Fusion Series with Emily Cook (squared)
Beginning Wednesday May 7th 6:30-7:45p.m.
$45 for all 4 weeks or $12.00 drop in
register by MAY 1st
Yin is a meditative practice with an emphasis on deep stretching. In Yin, we hold the postures for a longer period of time offering added health and mobility to the joints and surrounding tissues.
In Yin/Yang fusion, we will dedicate the majority of the class to yin inspired stretches and methodology with some yang inspired postures mixed in to add in a little movement and work the larger muscle groups, leaving yogis in a state of balance—peaceful and calm, yet invigorated and refreshed. In Yin practice we delve deeper into the connective tissues and open up the often forgotten places in the body. Exploring a play on “opposing forces”, we will focus on balancing the Yin and Yang both in body and mind with this fusion approach set to (as always, in Emily’s classes) a fun and relevant playlist!
For more information on Yin practice, check out this article from Yoga Journal: http://www.yogajournal.com/practice/580.
Class special for
ONE HALF PRICE CLASS
Only for Brenau faculty, Staff and Students!AND if you come during spring break take that class for half price too!!
This is a limited time offer good through March 31st.
Monday 9:15 a.m.
Tuesday 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday 9:15 a.m. (restorative RSVP)
Wednesday 6:00 p.m.
Thursday 9:15 a.m.
Thursday 5:30 p.m.
No classes today Tuesday Feb. 11, 2014. I will post here and send an email for other closings. Stay safe, stay warm
(reposted from Facebook. Original post Jan. 28th)
A few random musings on snow days .... and kid sick days. I do not ever hope for my children to be ill, nor do I ever hope for the roads to be impassable. However, theses things do happen from time to time and they do disrupt our schedules and our plans. (sometimes a lot, sometimes not)
But here is what I LOVE about the disruption of our schedules and plans. We slow down, we become more present to the needs of ourselves and of those around us, we laugh a little more because we are not thinking about the next thing on our to-do lists. It is no secret to you that I am a big fan of sloooooowing down. It is in this space we become more aware, and that awareness is our greatest teacher.
So enjoy your snow day, build a snowman, make a snow angel, go sledding, read a book, snuggle a child (furry or not!) OR simply do whatever feeds your soul.
"wherever you are, be all there" -Jim Elliot
Due to the wintery weather all classes will be cancelled on Wednesday January 29th. I apologize for the inconvenience . Stay safe, stay warm and have fun playing in the snow! Be sure to sign up for my e-mails to receive this and other news, like the unlimited February yoga special....unlimited yoga in February for only $70
Do you ever get this question and think....oh my goodness I don't even know where to begin?.
What have I been up to? 500 hour yoga therapy teacher training, teaching my 15 year old to drive, helping my 13 year old to manage a newly diagnosed chronic illness, making sure my sweet 11 year doesn't get lost in the shuffle, giving away karma yoga, creating new pathways in my brain, practicing my new yoga skills on my lovely test subjects, teaching my regular schedule all week. yoga homework, kid homework, (homework stinks, btw), hoping my house doesn't fall down around my ears, planning and scheduling special workshops....
There is more...but I want to make sure I don't sound like I am complaining. This is a full life, no doubt. But a full life is full of life. I am full. My life, although busy and sometimes overwhelming is blessed.
I am fairly sure that without my meditation practice and without my yoga practice and definitely without the support of my husband I would have gone off the deep in a long time ago. Am I perfect at my daily meditation practice? No, for example, I committed at the beginning of this year to sit in meditation for a minimum of 10 minutes everyday. It is now the 23rd of January. If I am honest I can count about 11 times I actually sat in meditation. Do I write in my yoga homework journal daily after each session...nope. But I keep trying... I keep coming back and that, my friends, is the real practice. Coming back.
I will never be perfect. Not a perfect mother, not a perfect business owner, not a perfect yoga teacher or driving teacher. But I can be and I am a good enough mother, yoga teacher, wife ect.
Being good enough is just going to have to be enough.
"gratitude consists of being more aware of what we have than what we do not' ~ anonymous
Just a yoga teacher. Doing my thing.