ready or not, autumn is right around the corner…in fact, it’s comin’ at you this weekend.
and we’re coming at you with a chance to get stretched out, rinsed out and blissed out. we call it GLOW, and it’s our slow, candlelit restorative class focused on giving your body (and mind) what you need as we head into a new season. as the light, temperature and routines change, our bodies make subtle shifts, too. the autumn GLOW class will feature deep breathing and chest opening, twists, gentle inversions and forward folds.
this is our most gentle class: there will be no down dog, no chaturanga, no standing poses and no boat! perfect for first timers, RENEW devotees and anyone ready for a chill way to float into autumn.
sunday, september 21
sign up today online or at the desk!
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simple as do re mi.
ok, by now you probably figure that:
a. the Jackson 5 are big around here
b. we believe yoga should be simple…and fun
c. we really don’t do anything around here without singing.
let’s get real, the answer is all of the above, but for the next three weeks, we’re putting the emphasis on answer B. yoga should be simple…not necessarily easy…and definitely fun!
our ABC’s mini-workshop series will take you through the basics of our most common postures and vinyasas (read: flow). you’ll learn where your hands go, where your feet go, how to use your core body, when to breathe and what all the Sanskrit words we throw at you mean. you’ll also get specialized attention for any modifications your body might need.
whether you’re new to yoga, just want to dial in your form or are interested in teaching one day, this is the series for you.
9/13 session 1: sun salutation A (our first warm-up series)
9/20 session 2: sun salutation B (our second warm-up series)
9/27 session 3: sun salutation B variation – warrior 2, reverse and side angle
sessions run from 9:20-9:50 each saturday morning.
sign up today!
we’re getting ready to head into the three days of fruit, green veggies and power foods, 72 hours that leaves even the most committed detoxer with the question “what can i eat?”
there’s a lot of really simple, really easy and really diverse ways to go. here are just a few:
- tomato, cucumber and avocado salad topped with lemon or lime juice.
- steamed green beans or snap peas with lemon or lime juice and pepper
- grilled bell peppers and tomatoes
- dino kale massaged with avocado and lemon juice
- guacamole (avocado, lime or lemon, pepper) with cucumber “chips”
- thin sliced or grated zuchinni “pasta” topped with crushed ripe tomatoes and basil
- grilled peaches, nectarines and plums
- julienned cucumbers, bell peppers and tomato wrapped in green leaf lettuce with avocado/guacamole
it’s so super simple, and the combinations are endless….go get wild with some of your own. and don’t forget, you can grab a Vega shake anytime. and drinking 100 ounces of water will take you a long way, too!
//why retraining your brain is the best detox strategy
//why so much h2o?
//and one more, for me. are coffee and tea really that bad for you? (answer will make you happy!)
if you type “yoga detox” into any search box, you’re bound to find all kinds of claims and all kinds of ideas about getting clean and lean with yoga. and if you’ve been paying attention, you’ve probably noticed that we’re getting ready for a 20 DAY DETOX that’s gonna rock your tox off…but is the hype for real?
we think yes…and no.
no? whaddya mean, no??
honestly, your body is really darn good at detoxing itself…that’s how you’re still alive after all those margaritas, beers and late night pizzas. when you treat yourself well (a.k.a. cut down on the “toxins” you’re putting in), your liver and vascular system do all the detoxing you need.
yoga is a great way to give your natural detox abilities a boost by improving blood flow in your body…when you get on your mat and get your heart pumping, turn your body upside down, put a twist in it, open some tight spaces, your vascular system gets what it wants and needs to keep you in fine form.
when you get your sweat on, and you will get your sweat on, you help your skin get rid of toxins and waste. it’s gonna do it anyway, but a good sweat sesh puts it into high gear.
combine all this with the stress relief you feel (and that huge bottle of cool water you drink) after a solid practice, you’ll be good to go.
wanna find out for yourself? sign up for our 20 DAY DETOX. and anyone can join in on our detox-focused classes Saturdays (8 a.m.) or Mondays/Wednesdays (6:30 a.m. or 5:45 p.m.).
well, hello there…you’ve been thinking about this awhile, haven’t you? maybe you’re ready to shed a few pounds? break a bad habit? have more energy and less stress?
we hear you.
20 DAY DETOX starts this Saturday at 8 a.m. you can still join the fun…and it will be fun. it’ll also be a lot of sweat…but you knew that before you got here.
from august 9-29, you’ll:
yoga: take three or more classes each week at three dog. Saturday morning’s DETOX practice at 8 a.m. counts as one. pick two more. on Mondays and Wednesdays at 6:30 and 5:45 p.m., we’ll also have DETOX focused practices to keep you glowing all week long.
meditation: you’ll meditate for 10 minutes each day. we’ll give you a simple meditation to follow, but you can create your own, too. it’s 10 minutes a day you give your brain a break…stop action on the stuff of your life and get back in touch with you. not the conversations you have in your head, or the list of things you gotta do.
power eating: we’ve heard it a million times…you are what you eat. each week of the detox, you’ll follow a guided plan to make the most of what you’re putting into your body, helping you de-stress, lose weight and gain energy.
week one is all about putting good, quality foods onto your plate.
week two focuses on cleaning out the energy suckers that may be sapping your natural vitality and creating a clean slate for yourself.
in week three you’ll intentionally add back in the foods you want to invite back into your diet.
power living: eating’s not the only way we take in energy…or stress, so throughout the 20 days, you’ll also become aware of how your actions, activities, habits and thoughts create your life. and you’ll start taking action to create the kind of life you want to be living.
sounds good, doesn’t it? we think so, too…get yourself signed up and in here on Saturday at 8!
yoga practice: six days this week. our friday night meeting will count as one practice…get 2 more in the studio.
meditation practice: keep practicing sitting for 5-15 minutes. notice your body, your breath and the space around you. notice the thoughts that arise for you.
use your hands as an anchor. anytime you find yourself wandering off, just bring your awareness back to your hands and start again to notice your body, your breath and the space around you.
focus on sitting as a way to enhance the quality of your life. what does daily meditation give you?
balancing diet: this week, you will start to rebuild your diet with energizing, mineral-rich foods.
you will continue the activities from week one:
//drink 100 ounces of water a day
• large green salad topped with colorful veggies.
• plant–source protein (like VEGA or Amazing Grass) smoothie
• ground flaxseed, sacha inchi seeds and or chia seeds
• serving of raw, juiced or lightly steamed dark greens (kale, spinach, collards, etc)
• serving of coconut water and/or raw coconut oil
//and you’ll focus on using meal times to connect with family and friends, as well as yourself. you’ll incorporate favorite foods that may be “wholesome” but not necessarily “healthy” in small amounts to build a diet that feeds your body and your soul.
self excavation: at our meeting we will answer the following questions in your journal. feel free to continue exploring throughout the week.
1. what would i do if i could not fail?
2. what stories or beliefs are getting in my way?
3. what are three concrete ways i can take action?