What a wonderful whirlwind it’s been since the last Blue Light Yoga newsletter. It was back to school week in our house and although a part of me is working hard to stave off those familiar end-of-summer blues, another part is embracing these chilly mornings, ripe tomatoes, and golden light draping over the trees.
Since I last reached out to you, I learned how to drive stick, my daughter learned how to ride a 2-wheeler and my son can now sail, row and motor a boat on his own; I read a poem at my cousin’s funeral; I've been writing more; I planted and am harvesting a HUGE vegetable garden; I celebrated 12 years of marriage and 23 years of being with my husband; I baked cakes for my son’s 7th birthday and daughter’s 4th birthday; I stood over my nephew as he was baptized; I endured more bad news about cancer infesting loved ones and watched, from afar, these brave friends, cousins and fellow parents rise above and beyond what I think is humanly possible as they begin or continue their journeys through this; I have woken up in the middle of the night, breathless from anxiety; I have woken up at at sunrise, breathless from the beauty and love that surrounds me; I have relished time outdoors on the coasts of Massachusetts and Maine and surrounded myself with family and friends.
Yes, it’s been a full summer. We have landed home and I am ready for fall and to return to Blue Light. I’m happy to report that I have found a lovely stuido in Ipswich to house Blue Light for the time being. And I’m excited to share some new offerings: the Foundations Series, the Group Series and counseling sessions. Please read below for more details. I look forward to seeing all of you, and hearing about your summers.
Starting on Sunday, September 18, Blue Light Yoga will reopen at Aarti Studio located at 43 Jeffreys Neck Road in Ipswich
Fall 2016 All Levels Classes:
The Foundations Series:
An 8-week series that will run Mondays 9:30 to 10:30AM September 19 through November 14 (there will be no class on October 10).
Have you ever wondered what yoga is all about but never had the opportunity or courage to try it? Well this your chance! It doesn’t matter if you are tight or flexible, total novice or wanting to reconnect to the fundamentals of your practice, male or female, lengthy or stocky...this class is for everyone! Over the course of 8 weeks, you will learn fundamental postures and alignment as well as how to link breath to movement and meditate. You will experience, first hand, how the practice makes you stronger and more flexible on the outside, and softer (and more flexible) on the inside. At the end of the 8 weeks, you will be hooked, not to mention ready to drop into any yoga class, anywhere!
Weeks 1&2: Sun Salutations A / Standing Postures
Weeks 3&4: Sun Salutations B / Twists and Backbends
Weeks 5&6: Seated Postures / Meditation
Weeks 7&8: Arm Balances / Inversions
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up. A minimum of 5 people is required to run the series so get your friends to join!
$140 in advance, $160 day of.
The Group Series:
An 8-week series that will run Mondays 9:30 to 11:00AM November 21 through January 23 (there will be no class on December 26 and January 2).
These classes are open to anyone willing to commit to being present at 8 sessions. Consistency and showing up is key to the Group. Each session will begin with a 60-minute vinyasa practice followed by a mini workshop and/or discussion. Reading and other assignments are required. These classes will bring you a new sense of community and deepen your yoga practice by challenging you physically, intellectually and spiritually. You will leave each class feeling inspired and renewed.
Please email email@example.com to sign up. A minimum of 8 people is required to run this series.
$175 in advance, $200 day of.
Blue Light Counseling:
Some of you may or may not know that in addition to teaching yoga, I am a Columbia University trained psychological counselor with an EdM and MA in the discipline. I have decided to offer additional counseling sessions on a weekly basis thus I am currently free to take on new clients.
My approach to healing is to look at the whole person (mind, body, and spirit) in his or her environment. In the initial sessions, through talk and yoga, we will establish trust and familiarity with one another, and identify patterns and/or relationships that are inhibiting growth or creating obstacles. We will then establish a plan that incorporates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, yoga, diet, and meditation to reestablish flow, clarity and ease in the areas you are feeling stuck or grappling with. These areas may include, but are not limited to:
relational stresses in your marriage, family, job;
Please contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to set up a free first-time consultation.