Yogis, We know you love your teachers. We also know we form attachments to our favorite teachers, and sometimes it’s hard to step outside of our regular routines and comfort zones to discover a teacher we may be curious about or a time slot that is not in our regular schedule.
We want to entice you to broaden your learning of Yoga. We have so many wonderful and truly unique teachers and class styles that present our one beloved Yoga from different perspectives. Each week for the next few months we will offer a Teacher Discovery Class – free of charge in hopes that if your financial investment is minimized, you will take the emotional leap and invest your Yoga time into something or someone new to you!
This week! Friday, March 31st from 8:15 – 9:30am
Moderate Kripalu Yoga with Alison Denicola
We asked Alison, off the cuff, what she loves most about teaching yoga
“I love sharing yoga with others, and I especially love helping people discover simple but profound ways to feel good and reconnect with themselves. And that they are perfect and whole just as they are.”
Even if this already is your regular class and already favorite teacher, your class is still on us.All Karma comes and goes around. Come practice, explore and discover!
Peace, Love, and Light,
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?
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 to whatever it is that you come to practice.
At Dew, we often acknowledge each other for the time we spent in practice together since it is a shared journey in a group environment. However, I would hope that the collective always honors the uniqueness of each individual. So, be yourself and we are all honored in that!
Love, light, peace and some vegan-gluten-free, Paleo, nut free cookies too,
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.
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 to still ourselves amidst the turbulence and chaos of the universe, is our practice of Yoga. Perhaps in that seemingly noisy yoga student, your greatest teacher has arrived.
Love and light,
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:
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.
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.
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
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!