Entries by Jen Irwin

About Namaste

Dear Dew, Help me out, I notice that at the end of classes at Dew Yoga people make the prayer hands and say Namaste to everyone else in the class. Is it rude if I don’t do that? Thanks, Yogi Dear Yogi, The salutation Namaste, in simple terms means, the light in me honors the light in you. The hands held palm to palm at the heart is called Anjali Mudra, in simple terms; anjali – to offer or salute and mudra – seal as in to connect (not the animal.) It can be a way of connecting to or offering gratitude or respect to the teacher within, the teacher in the room, your loved ones, your fellow students or to whatever you honor in the moment. This moment also punctuates the end of practice time. It is absolutely fine, and certainly not rude to complete your practice in the way that feels most comfortable to you. As a teacher, I might suggest finding some other gesture or ritual that seals the practice for you, something that signifies the end of the time you dedicated to movement, mindfulness, meditation or […]

What I Wish You Knew

Dear Fellow Yogis, If you have a specific question for the teacher, I wish you would ask it before or after class. Sometimes people loudly ask questions when I am in my meditative place and it ruins my practice. Namaste. Dear Yogis, There is an appropriate time and way of asking questions. The studio is a class room after all, and we, the teachers hope to guide your practice and share what precious and unique wisdom we each possess. We, the teachers do also appreciate if questions come before or after class but in the event a question is specific to your safety in the moment, perhaps you could give us a wave or ask for us to come to your mat in a soft voice.  Let us also keep in mind that the world is a noisy place. If a fire engine passes by, do we consider it an interruption? Or are we grateful there are fire fighters out there at work for the greatest good? If someone speaks very loudly, do we pause and consider that our own sense of hearing may be finer tuned than theirs? Learning […]

Three New Ways to Pay

Unlimited by the Week, Month or Year: Weekly $39 Monthly $149 (Auto-pay for 4 month term) One month $200 Yearly $1650 The new unlimited membership options are designed to make a regular practice of 3 times per week more affordable.  The monthly subscription is on auto-pay and comes with terms and conditions which are available when you purchase online or ask us for a printed copy at the desk on your next visit. New Class Card Rates All rates now include Sales Tax Single Class $21.50 10 Class Card $197 20 Class Card $341 The rate changes reflect a very small increase about 1%. For ease we have included the tax in our published rates and rounded to the nearest half dollar. As an example a single class was $20 + tax = $21.27. New price including tax is $21.50. Educators, Students & Seniors Continue to receive 10% off Single, Ten and Twenty Class cards. We assume no one’s age or profession so remember to ask for your discount at the desk. Financial Assistance Our mission is to make Yoga accessible to all. Either in the long term or due […]

Viki Boyko & Constructive Rest

A couple of days ago, our friend and loved Yoga instructor Viki Boyko shared a very constructive Youtube video she made. Have you heard of Constructive Rest? Viki is asking friends, family, Yogis- everyone– to take 10 to 15 minutes and try a simple method she uses to 1)relieve stress, 2)improve posture and 3)build sensory awareness in your body… “Go 2 it and chillax on my youtube channel.” she quips. “It is FREE and that might just be how your body feels after. Let me know how you get on.” Check it out here:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdGCRj0ThN4KP94EXWGnDqQ Check out an accompanying blog post that tells you a bit more about it here on Vicky’s website: http://www.go2yogawithviki.com/offerings

Healing Gong workshop with Alex Nason

  Thank you to Alex Nason for sharing the healing and peaceful vibrations of the Gongs. Alex’s event helped us to raise funds for the sliding scale and scholarship funds at Dew Yoga as well create ripples of peace and serenity out into our shared world this holiday season. Thanks also to all who gave of themselves to both the fund and our collective wellbeing.

Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu

Sending out the good vibes. Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu, May all beings everywhere be happy and free. Video clip from Thanksgiving Eve Yoga Sadhana at Dew Yoga, November 25, 2015.

Satya

Satya is the second Yama indicated in Patanajali’s Yoga Sutras. It is defined as truthfulness. It means to be honest in thought speech and action with others and oneself. Are your expectations of yourself honest?

New Tuesday Meditations

Drop-ins are welcome in this new monthly meditation experience. Join us on Tuesday nights for varied styles of meditation with skilled teachers who are pleased to share experience, tips, and techniques with you. Every Tuesday 5:00 – 5:45pm: Pranayama and Meditation with Jeff Gallin First Tuesday of month (begins December) 7:15 – 8:15pm: Take the Mystery out of Meditation with Vicky Cook Second Tuesday of month (begins November) 7:15 – 8:15pm: Metta Meditation with Jen Irwin Third Tuesday of month (begins November) 7:15 – 8:15pm: Japa Meditation with Ann Russell Last Tuesday of month 7:15 – 8:15pm: Body/Mind Connection Meditation with Monica Keady Learn more about these styles of meditation here. Learn more about these teachers here. These meditations will occur monthly. No reservations required. Cost is our regular drop-in fee or one class card punch. If you have any questions or comments, email us!

Ahimsa

Ahimsa is the first Yama indicated in Patanajali’s Yoga Sutras. It is defined as non-violence. It means to practice kindness, compassion and understanding. We practice ahimsa of action, speech and thought. Have you been kind to yourself today?

Guess who’s coming to Dew…

We are excited to announce that Doug Swenson is coming to Dew! He will be leading a workshop on Friday, November 20th from 6:00-8:30pm. Doug Swenson began his study of yoga in 1969. He has had the fortune of studying with many great teachers including Dr. Ernest Wood, K. Pattabhi Jois, David Williams, Nancy Gilgoff, Ramanand Patel, and others. Doug is a master yoga practitioner, philosopher, poet and dedicated health advocate. He has incorporated influences from several different yoga systems along with his passion for nutrition and the environment to develop his unique approach. Over the years, he has authored several books; “Yoga Helps”, “The Diet That Loves You Most”, “Power Yoga for Dummies” and “Mastering the Secrets of Yoga Flow.” Doug is a Registered Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance and travels extensively offering workshops, retreats and teacher training courses around the world. Don’t miss the opportunity to study with one of the world’s top instructors. Doug’s classes are always invigorating and inspirational, and his supportive style of teaching and keen sense of humor send his students home with a smile on their face and a softness within their […]