uncertain, nonlinear. "new normal." with information and recommendations constantly updating, it's so hard to predict what things will look like tomorrow, next week, next month. for now, schools in our area will be closed for the next 3 weeks, and many local businesses are taking extra precautions in efforts to slow the spread of covid-19. … Continue reading 20 minutes for 21 days
i went out with a small group of yoga teachers and students recently after a class, and we got on the topic of why we started yoga. one of the teachers shared that she believes that people need to hit 'rock-bottom' to really start the practice. something about that phrasing stuck with me - probably … Continue reading rock-bottom
next monday night -- bring a friend and enjoy a movement practice built for two! mon, feb 12 6pm balanced living yoga studio boyne city, mi drop in or use your class card! more details : partner pose class
true story- i used to suffer from debilitating panic attacks. they started when i was in college, and at first i had no idea they had anything to do with anxiety. i went to the emergency room THREE TIMES in one semester with what i thought were ASTHMA attacks. they would come on suddenly with … Continue reading mindfulness hack: stating the obvious
while yoga can be an intense movement practice on its own, it can also be used as a bridge between stillness and more strenuous activity. here is a short chair yoga sequence that can be used to wake up the body. the goal of this sequence is to warm up the spine, shoulders, arms, and … Continue reading chair yoga warm up
northern michigan yoga friends: my classes on christmas day and new years day are cancelled, but i will be teaching a special holiday pop-up class at balanced living the day after christmas. take a break from all the holiday craziness to chill out with a slow flow + guided relaxation, appropriate for all levels. see … Continue reading special holiday class
"yoga is just stretching, right?" the goal of the physical component of a yoga practice is to allow the body to 'sit comfortably'.* sounds pretty simple, right? when the body is not functioning optimally, it detracts from our ability to concentrate on things outside of that experience (whether or not we realize it). that's easy … Continue reading stretching the definition
schedule of classes at Just Breathe Yoga for memorial weekend 2015: thursday 6pm basic w/Pat 7:15pm mixed level w/Janae friday 6pm POP UP basic w/Pat saturday 9am matwork w/Janae 10:30am basic w/Janae sunday & monday no classes happy memorial day!!
dear chi-burbia yogis and friends of ALL fitness levels, if you're looking for some new motivation or a class to complement your regimen, Just Breathe Yoga Studio has two great options on saturday mornings starting tomorrow, february 28: morning matwork / 9 - 10am (new time!) matwork is a super fun and challenging fusion of … Continue reading new saturday classes!!
our life experience changes day to day, giving rise to ranges in clarity and engagement. to different extents, we all have 'off days' where things don't feel right -- mentally, emotionally, physically, spiritually. sometimes we can trace the feelings back to a singular point, reason, or series of choices, other times not. in yoga, we … Continue reading ‘listen to the body’ vs. ‘honor the body’