November Studio News

Dear yogis and yoginis,

November is the time when we give thanks for the many blessings we receive in our lives. Studies show that those of us who express our gratitude on a daily basis are happier, more optimistic about the future and feel better about our lives.

Have you had a Gratitude Journal? Try writing down three things you are grateful for each day in the next few weeks and you will have a more meaningful and happier Thanksgiving this year.

“We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.” (F. Koenig)

Many of us feel that finding yoga and having the opportunity to practice is one of the greatest blessings in our lives. We, at IPY, are grateful for our growing community and for you showing up on your mat. Thank you!

Ursula and the IPY teachers

Inversions and Arm Balances with Keith Crosslin

November 21, 2010, 1:00p – 3:30p

Inversions are an important aspect to the practice of yoga, providing tremendous benefits for all major systems in the body. In addition, inversions build strength and confidence both on and off the mat. In this workshop you will learn how to approach inversions and arm balancing postures safely and effectively. This workshop is appropriate for all levels of students who are practicing at least three times per week. Inversions are not recommended for people who have suffered neck or eye injuries; please contact the studio if you have any questions or concerns about whether or not you should participate.

A 30 year journey of self-discovery brought Keith to Yoga in 1996, that and a really bad back. His classes are fun, challenging, and offer plenty of rich instruction. He has been teaching yoga for 10 years, the last two in the DC area. Keith’s teaching is heavily influenced by the concepts of Ayurveda, which he studied at The Ayurvedic Institute and in India. Now a student of Iyengar Yoga with John Schumacher, the Vinyasa style is an important part of his personal practice and his formal yoga education, including studying with Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, two Ashtanga teacher training programs with Tim Miller, and one with David Swenson. He is also certified to teach Vinyasa Yoga by Ganga White and Tracy Rich of the White Lotus. He is a 500 hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) and a former studio owner.

$35/person; $30/person for IPY unlimited pass holders; email Ursula to reserve your space

Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule

November 25, Thursday, 9:30-11:30am – Thanksgiving Practice with Ursula

November 26, Friday, 9:30-11:00am – All Levels with Ursula

All other classes are canceled.

Holiday Special

Three months of unlimited yoga and a private yoga session for $320. Send email to Ursula for more information.