Thursday, December 22, 2011

Topeka Yoga Workshop Series 2012

Advanced Yoga Workshop Series

Anatomy, Yoga Asana and Therapeutics

Saturdays ~ 12 Noon - 3 pm

$35.00 per class, if paid in advance
$45.00 per class, on the day of the class

Class Themes

Restoratives:  Yoga for Stressful Times
January 28th

Intro to Yoga:  Beyond the Asana.  History, Myth and Ayurveda 
February 4th

Core Basics Revisited:  More than just an Abdominal Workout
February 18th

What's Your Dosha?  An Ayurvedic Medicine Primer
March 10th

Hatha Yoga: Work Hard, Rest Easy
March 24th

Foundations:  Advanced Yoga Workshop Series 
topics to be discussed here:

Again, I will be putting together information on what to expect with each workshop.  It is highly recommended that you pay for the workshops in advance to secure your space.  

Please make checks out to "Cat McMahon."
Send payment to:
Align and Stretch Studio
5638 B SW 29th Street
Topeka, KS 66614  


Friday, December 2, 2011

Topeka Yoga Classes January 2012

Happy Holidays Everyone!!!

Listed below is the Topeka Yoga schedule for the New Year.  Yoga has been around for over 5,000 years, so it really isn't in the exercise fad category (thank goodness).  Think of Yoga as a tool to keep not only the body but the mind healthy (it's all connected).  Come and experience what Yoga is all about.  You won't know until you try.


6 Week Session Starts Monday, January 2nd and ends Saturday, February 11th, 2012

Mondays:  6 pm - 7:30 pm ~ starts January 2nd
Level II (only available to current students, no new students please)

Wednesdays:  6 pm - 7:30 pm ~ starts January 4th
Level I

Thursdays:  1 pm - 2:30 pm ~ starts January 5th
Gentle Yoga

Saturdays:  8:30 am - 10 am ~ starts January 7th
All Levels

Classes held at:  Align and Stretch Studio, 5638 B SW 29th Street, Topeka, Kansas
***Please enter the door just to the left of Pilates Performance and Rehab.  It is set back from the parking lot, unlike the other businesses.


6-week session ~ $90.00, make-ups are within the session
Drop-in ~ $20.00, per class per student
10 Class Punch card ~ $150.00, valid for 6 months
Unlimited Class Pass ~ $100, renewed monthly, one per student
Private Yoga Class ~ $90.00, scheduled with teacher in advance

Please check back for more 
Saturday Yoga Workshops Coming Soon in January 2012!  

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

New Yoga Session Starts Wednesday, November 2nd

New Yoga Session 


Wednesday, November 2nd 

and ending

Saturday, December 17th

***No classes November 23rd, 24th and 26th.

6 Week Yoga Session
Wednesdays:  November 2nd - December 14th
Level I, 6 pm - 7:30 pm
NO CLASS November 23rd

Thursdays:  November 3rd - December 15th
Yoga for the Young at Heart, 50+, 1 pm - 2:30 pm
NO CLASS November 24th (Thanksgiving)

Saturdays:  November 5th - December 17th
Level I, 8:30 am - 10 am 
Intro to Yoga, 12 noon - 1:30 pm
NO CLASS November 26th

Mondays:  November 7th - December 12th   
Level I, 6 pm - 7:30 pm


Classes held at 

5638 B SW 29th Street

in Barrington Village strip mall
door just to the left of Pilates Performance and Rehab door

Payment Options

6 week session = $90.00

Drop-in = $20.00 / no drop-in with Intro class

10 class punch card = $150.00 / valid for 6 months

Unlimited Monthly Pass = $100.00 / one per student / renewed monthly

Thursday, September 8, 2011

New Yoga and Ayurveda Blog

Since this blog seems to work best to list Yoga class and workshop schedules, I have started another blog for my Yoga and Ayurveda related articles.

I currently am taking my articles from my Examiner blog and putting them on my own personal blog that will be ad free (yay!!).  Please check back weekly for new topics I will be discussing.

As always, please feel free to add your thoughts on these 5,000 year old sister sciences, Yoga and Ayurveda.  Thank you!


Sunday, August 21, 2011

Topeka Yoga Session for September 2011

Always wanted to try Yoga?
Surprise yourself (the hardest part is getting to class) by coming to one of two free classes right here in the capital city.  
Current students are welcome, but why not bring a friend?  
Share this experience that you know helps you relax and feel better in your body.  

Free Yoga Classes
Wednesday, September 7th
6 pm - 7:30 pm
Thursday, September 8th
1 pm - 2:30 pm

All levels welcome.  

All props provided, but if you have a sticky mat bring it.

Limited space is available, so come early.


New 6 Week Yoga Session Starts
September 14th - October 29th

Wednesdays:  6 pm - 7:30 pm ~ Level I
September 14th - October 26th ~ NO CLASS September 28th

Thursdays:  1 pm - 2:30 pm ~ Yoga for the Young at Heart, 50+
September 15th - October 27th ~ NO CLASS September 22nd

Saturdays:  8:30 am - 10:00 am ~ Level I
September 17th - October 29th ~ NO CLASS September 24th

Saturdays: 12 noon - 1:30 pm ~ Intro to Yoga
September 17th - October 29th ~ NO CLASS September 24th
**Intro to Yoga class may be cancelled due to low enrollment.

Mondays:  6 pm - 7:30 pm ~ Level I
September 19th - October 24th

Classes held at 
Align and Stretch Studio
(the door set back and to the left of Pilates Performance and Rehab)

5638 B SW 29th Street
Topeka, Kansas

Payment Options
6 week session = $90.00

Drop-in = $20.00 / no drop-in with Intro class

10 class punch card = $150.00 / valid for 6 months

Unlimited Monthly Pass = $100.00 / one per student / renewed monthly

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Please check this blog for cancellations.

If severe weather is in the forecast, please check this blog for updates.  I will try to cancel an hour before class.  I usually leave Lawrence an hour before my scheduled Yoga class.

Tonight there is a prediction of severe weather around 5 pm.  Check back to see if class is cancelled.

As with any classes I cancel due to weather or illness, you can either make up the class within the session or receive a credit towards the next session.  Of course, if you have a class punch card  you don't have to worry about those details.

~ Cat

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Rescheduling today's free Yoga class

The free Yoga class at Align and Stretch Studio
in Topeka
will be held Saturday, May 14th 
from 8:30 am to 10 am.

I am not feeling well, so I needed to cancel today.
Sorry for the inconvenience to all who showed up.
I do hope that you will attend next week's class.

Thank you.  Happy Mother's Day and have a great weekend.  

~ Cat

Friday, April 15, 2011

I am taking the plunge, so I hope the water is warm.....

As you will see in the post below this one, the new Topeka Yoga session starts next week.  I have removed my Friday classes completely.  Since I will be commuting from Delia very soon, I thought that 4 days away from my farm would be enough.  5 was too much commuting.  

Hopefully in the next year or so I will have finished the room above the two car garage into a Yoga space fully equipped with ropes and all the props one might need.  I think a trip to the country for a Yoga workshop and a visit with the animals might be in everyone's future!  Yay!

Two new classes that will be added in May.

Wednesdays:  6 pm - 7:30 ~ Yoga for Beginners
Saturdays:  8:30 am - 10 am ~ Yoga for Beginners

FREE classes
Wednesday, May 4th: 6 pm ~ All levels
Saturday, May 7th: 8:30 am ~ All levels


Friday, April 1, 2011

New Topeka Yoga Session

New session starts Monday, April 18th and ends May 27th

6 pm - 7:30 pm
Level I

1pm - 2:30 pm
Yoga for the Young at Heart, 50+

6 pm - 7:30 pm
Level I

****New classes added in May.  
Check out the post above for details.*****

I did say that I was going to start some new intro level classes in May.  I do want to add the classes but I am waiting to hear back from Groupon before I make that big plunge.  
The longer I wait the closer I can get the two sessions to run together, 
meaning that I might not transition until June.  
When Groupon makes my deal "live" then I am sure that I will need those extra classes, especially the intro level.  
We will see.  

Again, thank you for your patience with this final transition.  I really care about my Lawrence students very much, so it is hard to think about it ending in a month or two.

~ Cat

This post should be read by all.

I get the impression that people think that by practicing Yoga it will protect them from all afflictions.   Yoga is not a tool to make us invincible (and less in tune with what our body needs).  And yet we inflict certain ideals through our Yogic postures onto our bodies by attempting to be someone else whether that is another Yoga student, teacher or picture in a Yoga magazine.  When we don't listen to our inherent nature we don't nurture ourselves in this present moment, which is the real gift.  

Please read link below.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Additional New Classes in May

As I move all my Yoga classes
to Topeka,
l will be offering two more classes in May.

Since it is very hard to remove myself
from my Yoga family in Lawrence, please
check back for more details.

I am thinking the first or second week in May, I will
start teaching Wednesdays at 6 pm
Saturdays at 8:30 am.
Both classes will be 1.5 hours long, just 
like the other classes.
Both of these classes will
be "Beginner's Yoga" classes.

I am very excited about this opportunity
to expand within the Topeka
community.  Everyone here has been
very supportive!

Thanks to you all!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Free Topeka Yoga Classes in April

Free Topeka Yoga Classes

April 14th & 15th

Thursday:  1 pm - 2:30 pm and 6 pm - 7:30 pm

Friday:  1 pm - 2:30 pm and 3 pm - 4:30 pm

Align & Stretch Studio
5638 B SW 29th Street 
Topeka, Kansas


Wednesday, February 9, 2011

New Yoga Session Starts Monday, February 28th

6 Week Yoga Session
starts soon!!

Monday, February 28th - Monday, April 11th

Mondays start February 28th 
**No class March 28th**
6 pm - 7:30pm ~ Level I

Thursdays start March 3rd
1 pm - 2:30 pm ~ Yoga for the Young at Heart: 
Ages 50 and older
6 pm - 7:30 pm ~ Level I

Fridays start March 4th
1 pm - 2:30 pm ~ Intro to Yoga
3 pm - 4:30 pm ~ Restoratives


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Great last minute gift for Valentine's Day

Although I am going to keep the 6 week sessions, 
I am also going to introduce a 
Yoga class punchcard.

So now you have several choices.

6 week session, one class per week = $90.00 ($15.00 per class)
10 class punchcard = $150.00 to be used within 6 months
drop-in = $20.00

As always, if you pay for a session and miss a class, 
you can make-up that missed class within the session.


Saturday, January 29, 2011

Free Yoga Classes Coming Soon

Free Yoga Classes
in Topeka

Mark your calendars! 

Thursday, Feb. 17th
1 pm - 2:30 pm ~ Yoga for the Young at Heart, Ages 50+
6 pm - 7:30 pm ~ Level I

Friday, Feb. 18th
1 pm - 2:30 pm ~ Intro to Yoga
3 pm - 4:30 pm ~ Restoratives

Align and Stretch Studio
5638 B SW 29th Street
Topeka, Kansas
Barrington Village Mall


The Meaning of Namaste`

In India, when we meet and part
we often say "Namaste`,"
which means I honor the place in you 
where the entire universe resides.
I honor the place in you
of love, of light, of truth, of peace.
I honor the place within you where,
if you are in that place in you
and I am in that place in me,
then there is only one of us.

~Ram Dass

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Foundations: Saturday Yoga Workshops 1 - 3 pm


Take your Yoga practice to another level with this on-going series.

January 29th:  Twists to squeeze and soak muscles and vital organs

February 5th:  Core Basics Revisited, more work with the abdominals

February 12th:  Hatha Yoga (Sun & Moon), first hour heating poses & second cooling

February 19th:  Backbends to invigorate the body

February 26th:  Intro to Pranayama, working with the life force (the breath)
                            This class will need to be re-scheduled.  
                            Sorry for the inconvenience!

$ 30.00 per class

Align and Stretch Studio

5638 B SW 29th Street, Topeka
at Barrington Village


Thursday, January 13, 2011

Ayurveda and Yoga

Saturday Yoga Workshop 
1 pm - 3 pm

Ayurveda and Yoga, basics on these ancient sister sciences

Finding out what your body constitution or dosha is a way to then make healthy decisions for your body type.  Take your Dosha test.  Discover what foods are best for you.  Learn techniques on how to approach your Yoga practice (and life) that is healthy and appropriate for you.

Tools to live by.  
Start with your foundation and build a strong body, mind and soul.