Friday, December 10, 2010

New 6 week Yoga session starts Monday, December 27th.

Please scroll down to view the complete schedule of Yoga classes being held at 
Align and Stretch Studio in Topeka.

Why wait until the new year to start Yoga?  

Take care of your health and wellbeing (and get out of the house) by attending a Yoga class.


Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Yoga Props and More!

After using Yoga props for over 16 years, I will have to say that I have some opinions, for sure.  One opinion is that I don't like making bolsters!  I made a cover for an old friend (a bolster that I have had for 16 years) which wasn't really a problem.  Now making a bolster from scratch is another issue altogether.  I don't recommend it.  

Recently I attended Judith Hanson Lasater's Relax and Renew Workshop (and I am currently putting together my project to get certified).  I saw a lot of props (and used them) at this workshop.  I think there was one pose that I counted 10 blankets, one bolster, and two blocks being used!  Fun.....truly.

Basically, after looking around at what yogis and yoginis were using, I was curious about the Manduka company so I looked them up on their website.  I was quite impressed with their desire to not only make long lasting products but also to use recycled materials in their props, like wool in their Yoga blankets.  I was hooked.

Like most people, I was looking for an affordable yet kind on the environment product.  That's when I found the company It's Simply Zen.  Wonderful customer service and, of course, wonderful products to choose from.  I will have to be honest, though.  The deciding factor was the free shipping.  Shipping, as you know, can be more expensive than the products bought.  

It's Simply Zen has free shipping.  Check them out if you are interested in great products.  I will have them in my new studio, to be sure.

Happy holidays to all!



Monday, December 6, 2010

New Topeka Studio Pictures

 I am still waiting on Yoga props I ordered over a week ago, but the room itself looks gorgeous.  I am very happy with the results.  I think it looks inviting and welcoming.  

Thursday, December 2, 2010

New Session in Topeka Starts Monday, December 27th

6 week session = $90.00
Make-ups are within the session
Drop-ins = $ 20.00

Mondays: 6 pm - 7:30 ~ Level I
Dec. 27th - Feb. 7th
No class on Jan. 24

Thursdays:  1 pm - 2:30 ~ Yoga for the Young at Heart
Ages 50 and over
Dec. 30th - Feb. 10th
No class on Jan. 20th

Thursdays:  6 pm - 7:30 ~ Level I
Dec. 30th - Feb. 10th
No class on Jan. 20th

Fridays:  1pm - 2:30 ~ Intro to Yoga
Dec. 31st - Feb. 11th
No class on Jan. 21st

Fridays:  3 pm - 4:30 ~ Restoratives
Dec. 31st - Feb. 11th
No class on Jan. 21st

Foundations:  Saturday Yoga Workshop Series  
1pm - 3
$30.00 per class

Dec. 4th:  Foundations in Yoga, working with Tadasana and Dandasana

Dec. 11th:  Core Basics, working with the abdominal muscles

Jan. 1st:  Vinyasana, Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutations) and more

Jan. 8th:  Twists to squeeze and soak the muscles and vital organs

Jan. 15th:  Ayurveda and Yoga, basics on these ancient sister sciences