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!
This is new to me but supposedly if you check out the icons under the calendar you can share, download, enlarge, and probably something else equally magical with the November calendar. Now, If I can only get my personal family calendar to behave and organize like the studio calendar everything will be peachy!
Baby and Me 11/17 at 11am $10 per mom rsvp is helpful
NO class on Thanksgiving Day!
Black Friday Yoga 11/25 $9 @9am What deal!!
Check this out! Our studio has been nominated as BEST Yoga studio in Hall County!!
We are currently listed as "Yoga With Emilie"....I'm working on getting our actual studio name corrected (Find Your Center- Yoga). Until then VOTE for Yoga with Emilie....You can vote every day! Voting for Yoga with Emilie or "Find Your Center- Yoga" is a vote for your favorite teacher, favorite class, and your favorite studio! Of course there is not supposed to be competition in yoga...but I would be lying if I said I don't want to win two years in a row! (just keeping it real) It is probably going too far to say it is your civic duty ;)
Kate Guthrie returns with a Spa Yoga Class. Essential oils and yoga ahhhhhh!
This class will be offered by Yoga Instructor Kate Guthrie at Yoga with Emilie. It is sure to be a special class. Call today to reserve your space. 678-617-0313
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday October 23rd at 10am $10
RSVP 678-617-0313 or email@example.com
This class is a great way to take care of yourself, bond with your baby, and meet other moms!
This month at Yoga With Emilie
Friday Yoga Schedule
9/4 & 9/18 11a.m.
9/11 & 9/25 4:30p.m.
A combination of mindful walking, walking meditation, and yoga. Weather permitting. This class meets outside the Main Street Market and we begin walking at 10:05a.m.
9/8 at 10:00-11:00a.m. and 9/22 at 10:00-11:00 a.m. $10.00
Sunday Restorative Yoga is back!
9/20 at 4:00-5:00p.m. $15.00
Space is limited. Please call or text 678-617-0313 to reserve your space.
Mommy and Me Yoga
9/25 10:00-10:45 a.m. $10.00
All ages of babies are welcome!
my husband, my children, my brothers, my sisters, my dad, friends, and I am sure there are some random people that are nodding their heads remembering that time I lost my cool or spoke out against something I felt was an injustice or maybe something that was just plain stupid.
I do not claim to have it all together. Shit, I barely have it half together but I do have an honest heart, and I will tell you exactly what I am thinking.
Once or twice I have (jokingly. Or maybe not so jokingly) been told yoga must not be 'working for me' because I was overreacting. And often I personally feel that Yoga must not be working for me because I'm not skinny enough or peaceful enough or nice enough or whatever--enough.
Well, guess what...maybe yoga is working and what you see when I overreact is me not totally losing it...only half losing it. And maybe yoga is working because at 40 I am aware of how my body is changing and I can adapt. And maybe yoga is working because I am nice…most of the time. You should all be super glad I have been doing yoga for 20+ years-- there is no telling how crazy or lazy I would be otherwise.
I do not claim to be happy or peaceful all the time. Who is? That is an unrealistic expectation. And one that can only lead to disappointment and suffering. Also, do you really trust those people who seem to always have it all together, those who think everything is peachy 24 hours a day, 7 days a week? I don't trust those folks. I find them inauthentic. And I am nothing if not authentic. (which means you get to witness me being reactive at times...you are welcome)
What I am trying to work on is acknowledging whatever emotions I am feeling without actually acting on them. (I'm WORKING on it, that's why we call it a PRACTICE)
Santosha is the Sanskrit word for contentment. It is one of the Niyamas, a yogic observance or habit on the 8 limb path of yoga.
Doesn't' that sound lovely? Contentment. <Sigh>... look at how content I am. How perfect everything in my life is. I have no complaints at all... everything is perfect, lovely, and peachy...
(excuse me while I vomit a little)
This idea is both comforting and problematic, for me. I love the idea of contentment, I just don’t often feel content. So Instead, I try thinking of Santosha as stillness. Stillness when things are smooth AND stillness when things are not. Allowing the turbulence of your life to be there without struggling against it. AND allowing the beautiful, peaceful moments to be there without you questioning or dissecting them.
I'm not a big Bible quoter but "Be still" is in there somewhere. "Be still and know that I am God" is how I think it actually goes. I think that means practice santosha or contentment in ALL things. Not just the good things. The crappy, confusing, scary, mean, lousy, sad, shitty, stupid, imperfect things too.
Here is something else you may already know about me....I have no filter. Seriously, zero filter...I really think I should have a medical alert bracelet or something. That means I will frequently say exactly what is on my mind....sometimes that works out for me.....sometimes, not so much. Sometimes it looks like an overreaction and sometimes it is just-- if I think it, I say it. I’m working on that too.
I also have a crappy memory so that means I don't hold a grudge....mostly because I can't remember to. That is good news for my husband and for anyone who might think I’m not ‘zen enough’.
Thankfully, I am not perfect or 100% Zen-- ya'll would be so bored with me if I were. I like to think of my imperfections as a public service. When I show you my issues and imperfections it allows you to breathe a sigh of relief and realize I am human. And hopefully you realize that you are then allowed to show your humanity too, and then we can both work at feeling content despite our imperfections.
Life is messy, but it is beautiful too. Santosha is hard, but it is beautiful too.
p.s. I tried more than once to fix a few spelling errors.....weebly apparently wants me to practice contentment with these errors going unfixed. sigh.....
Join my good friend and yoga teacher Kate for a morning of yoga and essential oils.
Essential oils have been used throughout yoga’s history, primarily in reference to yoga’s ayurvedic science. The benefits of essentials oils are vast including supporting your emotional needs, immune system, and physical health. Come and experience the benefits of pairing essential oils with your yoga practice.
A brief introduction of essential oils will be followed by a 75 minute meditative posture yoga class highlighting 6 different essential oils. Participants will be invited to experience selected essential oils aromatically, topically, and internally.
All participants will receive a Home Oil Practice bag with samples of selected oils distributed in class along with detailed information about how to use each oil at home. * Please bring a glass or stainless steel water bottle (optional).
June 13th 10:30a.m.-12:30p.m.
RSVP by June 10th firstname.lastname@example.org or 678-617-0313
Mommy & Me yoga is a fun way to take care of your body while enjoying quality time with your baby and other moms. You are more than welcome to bring extra blankets, stuffed animals, or anything that might make your baby happy. All yoga props are provided for you.
In a mommy and me class participants will move through a series of poses in which they 'use' their child as a prop or added weight. Babies make great yoga props!
$10 per mom. All ages of children are welcome.
Just a yoga teacher. Doing my thing.