Wednesday, December 11, 2019

last minute cancellation

I just found out moments ago
that the library won't be
available for a class this
Thursday. They are putting
down new carpeting in the room
that I normally teach
on that very day.

Sorry for the short notice.

If you are interested in a class
on Thursday, December 18th,
I would love to hear from you.
It's nice to know if I will have
any students show up
since everyone is so
busy this time of the year.

If you are planning on attending
class next week please 
email me at

Thank you!!

Saturday, November 30, 2019

December 2019 schedule


No classes will be held
on Thursday, December 5th,
at either the tribe or the
Rossville Community Library.


I am happy to teach two
classes at the library if there
are interested students.
The dates would be
Thursdays, December
12th and 19th.

Prices for the rest of 2019
are $5 per class if you pay for the month
(in this case it would be $10)
$7 for each drop-in.


Prices for 2020
will be $10 if you pay for 
the month in advance
$15 for each drop-in.


I hope you and yours
had a wonderful

Monday, November 11, 2019

Announcements & Housekeeping

I have been a small business owner,
or really a "private contractor,"
for 20 years now. I have taught at
yoga centers, schools, libraries,
friend's homes, art centers, and
extra rooms at the court house
to judges and clerks.

As with any small business, it is a struggle
to make things affordable but also
priced so that I can actually make
enough to pay my bills.

Since I have moved just outside Delia
a little over 8 years ago, I have not been
able to "break even." While I would like
to continue to teaching I need to start
figuring out how to pay for the workshops
that I take every year to keep up my studies
and to stay registered with Yoga Alliance (which
are two annual expenses: insurance and

If you have made it this far, thank you!

I just feel the need to explain why I will 
need to raise my prices starting 
January 2020. If this increase is too much of a 
financial burden for you, I understand.
I am in a similar situation with regards to paying
for teacher trainings towards my continuing
education credits. Essentially, I want to continue 
to teach and I want to pay my bills. With that said,

I will be raising my
class prices
$10 per class 
if paid at the
beginning of the month 
$15 for a drop-in
January 2020.


Do know that I love teaching very much but it 
has been brought to my attention that I may 
not be able to write-off my expenses as 
a business owner for much longer. 
The government might see what 
I do as more of a "hobby" 
than an actual business since I have been 
losing money for at least 8 years.


I am going to continue to provide the best
possible classes each week while trying 
to get the word out
about my classes, and see if there
is a need or want for what I teach to more

I do believe what I teach is quite 
valuable and I use the techniques I teach
in class every single day to keep my body
aligned and well. I would
like to think that my regular students
come back for the very same reasons.

Our health should be one of our
highest priorities. We cannot be
of service to our communities, our
families, and the general populace
if we are not well.

If you have any questions or concerns,
please email me at:

Thank you!


Wednesday, October 30, 2019

New Year's Day class announcement!!

New Year's Day
will be here before you know it!

I will be teaching my annual class
 again this upcoming 
New Year's Day at the RCL from
10 am to 12 noon.

We will have a different
focus this year.

The class is called:
Work Hard,
Rest Easy

The first hour will be dedicated
to a more vigorous stretching
and strengthening focus, while
the second half will be the
delicious restoratives that our body
craves afterwards.

It's easy for me to say that this is a 
class you won't want to miss!!

$15.00 pre-paid
$20.00 drop-in that morning


P.S. I will be increasing my rates in January
to help with paying for my on-going training.
If you have been considering dropping-in
to a class, now would be the time to see if
my class is something that works for you before
the price increase. Just a thought.



Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Cancellation announcements here

Hi Everyone,

For those that are new to this blog,

Please check this blog for cancellations,
especially for those driving in from
Maple Hill.

I try to announce cancellations
about an hour before class.

As always, if there is severe weather
please stay home. I have country
internet which means that it might not
work during a severe storm with
a strong downpour of rain. If you
think you should stay home, please do.
Safety first!!

If you have any questions,
please feel free to email me:

Take care and I hope to see you on the mat!

Friday, April 19, 2019

It's happening!!

Exciting News!!

There's going to be a Monday night 
"Healthy Movement class 
with Strengthening & Stretching Exercises" 
starting April 29th at the 

Maple Hill Community 
Congregational Church.

4 weeks for $28.00
7 - 8:30pm

Please contact either Lana Johnson or me
if you have any further questions.

My email address is:

We need a minimum of 5 people to pre-enroll. You can either send me a payment ASAP or give the money to Lana Johnson.

This is a general class for all levels. 

I would love it if students would bring their own sticky mats but I will bring a few with me if someone forgets.

**If you have any serious health issues, please consult your doctor before taking this class. Thank you!!

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

New class in Maple Hill starting soon!

We are currently working out the details,
and yet I still wanted to announce that
I will be teaching a Monday night
class in Maple Hill at the
Maple Hill Community
 Congregational Church.

My request is that I get 5 students
pre-enrolled for a 4-week session.
Each class is $7.00, so that would be
$28.00 by the first class.

I will be checking out the space this Friday, 
so I will update this blog with start date
and times hopefully by this weekend. 
This will be a 1.5 hour class and is for all levels.

FYI: I typically do not teach a "traditional" yoga class
anymore due to the fact that some of my students
needed a gentler and more refined approach, 
and honestly, I needed it as well.

Essentially, I take my over two decades worth of experience and knowledge (taken from attending senior level yoga classes) and have combined it with the teachings of biomechanist Katy Bowman, as well as Jill Miller, who is a yoga teacher and yoga therapy ball instructor. That equals lots of fun and challenges for all ages and levels.

What I teach in every class is how to move better 
in a way that is safe and healthy.

Please feel free to email me 
if you have any questions:

I hope to see you on the mat!


Monday, April 1, 2019


 4 Thursdays in April
at the Rossville Community Library

4 x $5.00 = $ 20.00 due
Thursday, April 4th

Drop-ins are always $7.00,
due at the beginning of class.

If you would like a pair of
Yoga Therapy Balls = $13.00

I should have at least one new pair
on me every class since I have
had several requests to purchase a set.

 Any questions?

See you on the mat!


Sunday, February 24, 2019

In an attempt to not confuse....

The price of a single
yoga class at the
Rossville Community Library
is $7.00,
as of January 1st, 2019.

Please disregard
what is listed on their website
(if it still states the old $5 fee).

Please read my previous posts
below this one
for the monthly fee
and why there is a change
in price.

It looks like
the library has recently
updated their
website with a fresh, 
new look.
I am sure the updated price listed 
above will happen soon, 
so thank you
for your patience during
this transition.

Be well. Take care.
See you on the mat.

Sunday, February 3, 2019

For those paying monthly

February has 4 Thursdays,
but due to the 1st 
Thursday's class cancellation
3 x $5 = $15
 if you pay the first of the month.

Drop-ins are $7


March is my birthday month,
and I will celebrating my 
50th birthday
with my husband.
(No class March 28th.)

3 x $5 = $15


Please note:

If I cancel a class that you
have already paid in advance,
subtract that amount
($5) to the next month's classes.




Take care and be well!!!


Monday, January 28, 2019

REPOSTING: Changes in 2019

I have jokingly mentioned a few times to my husband that it might be time for me to retire from teaching yoga. After teaching for almost 20 years, I still do believe that what I teach in my classes is relevant in today's fast paced world.

(Please check this link if you want to read my essay
on what I teach in my classes.)

That said, I am changing the way students pay for classes. 
I am told by my tax preparer that we may not be able to claim what little I make as income for much longer. The govs may see what I do as more of a "hobby" than a job, since I do not really make much money. (I guess I would be referred to as a liability.) an attempt to possibly break even in the near future, here is my new payment method. Nothing too complex and I think most, if not all, will be okay with this change.

There are two choices.

The first is a simple $7.00 drop-in fee.

The second is a monthly fee paid 
the first Thursday of every month. 
It's just $5.00 x number of Thursdays 
in that particular month.

January 2019 = $25.00
5 Thursdays x $5.00 = $25.00

Even if you miss a class once a month, it's still the best bargain EVER.
Really. Do a search on how much yoga studios charge for attending a class: At least $12 - $15 per class. (And don't get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with what they charge. Studios aren't money makers, either.)

Plus, I have been teaching a long time and attend several 5-day workshops per year, and I study lots of health related material almost daily. It's a lifestyle for me. I will continue this lifestyle regardless if I teach or not. It's that important to me.

Anyway, I have been thinking about this for some time now. I am happy to teach, I just want to make it a little more sustainable for me.

Take care. Be well.