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Welcome! Holistic Yoga is taught with a mindful attitude nurturing mind, body, and spirit. Due to the pandemic classes are on Zoom.

The Tuesday 9:30 Yoga for Strength and Flexibility focuses on repeating strength building yoga in 3 sets of 10 reps and holding stretches for 30 seconds for 3 reps to enhance the benefits of the poses.

My Wednesday 9 AM Slow Flow classes are designed to fit the needs of the 50+ yogi but yogis of all ages are welcome. Gentle on the wrist, no chaturanga required. Class ends with a 10 minute guided visualization.

Wednesday at 10:30 we have Yoga Blend. It is prefect for the yogi who cannot get on the floor. We do exercises sitting in a chair and standing including qigong. The class ends with a 10 minute guided visualization.

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Summer ~ that time of year so full of joy that it seems like anything is possible. Sometimes we get so caught up in the joy and possibilities of summer that we find ourselves in a manic state full of ideas for activities or exhausted from trying to get it all in. Our emotions can range from depression to mania, much like a young person in love.

To balance your energy during summer months allow yourself some downtime every day; perhaps with a nap, meditation, yoga, or tai chi. Nourish yourself with water and cool foods such as watermelon, cantaloupe, cucumbers, and bok choy.

With the energy of summer on your side it’s a good time to take action for positive change but thoughtful planning is needed to help you avoid over exuberance.

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Spring

Spring is here!! Our exploration of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) tells us that Spring is the time of year when anger is most likely to arise. As we move in Spring notice any signs of anger that may arise. They may arise in the form of jealousy, frustration, or resentment.

This very human emotion is cause by something in our life not going as planned. Maybe we get a speeding ticket and we are angry at ourselves for rushing. Maybe someone is rude to us in the checkout line. But basically it arises when something or someone does not meet our expectations.

The balancing virtues we want to cultivate are kindness and forgiveness. Be kind and forgiving to others when they don’t live up to your expectations. And do the same for that precious person we think of as you.

Nurture ~

TCM encourages us to nurture our liver during Spring. We can do this by consuming pickled foods, lightly steamed veggies, and whole grains while avoiding or limiting alcohol.

Tai Chi and yoga also nurture the liver; specifically spinal twist, backbends and inversions. We will use our yoga practice as an opportunity to nurture the liver and gallbladder during the months of spring.

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