6 week Yoga Class Series

Dear Yoga Friends,

We are deep into Winter in the Northern Hemisphere, and I was thinking it would be really supportive to play some yoga, supporting each other on our way to Spring.

I will be offering a 6 week series of live, online, interactive classes starting next Sunday evening, Feb. 14, and going through the second day of Spring, March 21.

Yes, Feb. 14 is Valentine’s day and many of you might have big plans. But this week was the Super Bowl, so it was tricky. I’ve decided to start on Valentine’s Day because I really like the idea of this yoga practice being a sweet gift to ourselves. (And you could always include the class as part of your date night!)

This series is called Yoga TLC: Deep Practices for Wintering through to Spring. You can expect lots of tenderness, loving-kindness, and, of course, care.

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I’ve been studying polyvagal theory, yoga therapy, and a whole lot of figuring out what works in my daily life, and I’m looking forward to sharing what I’ve learned. Classes will include ways to access our inner resources, restore a sense of balance, and cultivate resilience in the face of difficulty. These practices are for times of challenge, dormancy, low-light, feeling out of sorts, and anything else that comes along with Winter. It is true that we’re also living through a pandemic, so these practices have become even more essential. We could easily call this series “Pandemic Yoga.”

Here are the details:

Yoga TLC
Sunday evenings
7:00-8:30pm (EST)
Feb. 14-Mar. 21
Online, Interactive Zoom

(Recordings will be available)

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Because times are challenging, I’d like to offer these classes on a donation basis. Please only give according to your comfort level, and do not feel compelled to make any financial offering at all. We give when we can, and we receive when we need to. Both of these are necessary practices on the journey.

If you like, you may consider donating by class or by series. Each class will build on knowledge acquired in preceding classes, so the best experience is to attend every class in the series if possible.

Suggested Donation Tiers for the 6 Week Series:
Yogi’s Choice

Suggested Donation Tiers per Class:
Yogi’s Choice

Each class will begin with a discussion of the week’s theme and include centering, movement, meditation, relaxation, and reflection time (journaling or sketching). There will be time built in to the beginning and end for discussion if you feel comfortable asking questions or sharing thoughts, ideas, and experiences.

All classes will be followed by an email with extra resources and support for taking the practices through your week: recording link, journal prompts, encouragement, poetry, and music.

Click here to register.

Hope to see you soon!


The Universal Yogi

Free Online Yoga for Veterans

Spread the word! Share this info with your active and retired military service members and their families.

Free Online Yoga For Veterans ~ Mindful Movement for Resiliency

Saturdays, 11:00am – 12:00pm

During this time of social distancing, we are currently teaching our Yoga for Veterans Classes live online through either Facebook or the Zoom platform. Please join the Veterans Yoga of Mid-Ohio facebook group to gain access to livestream. And reach out for details on how to sign up to receive a link to join if/when we try out interactive classes on Zoom. You can email me here, or message the Mansfield, Ohio Veterans Yoga Facebook page.

Veterans Yoga in Richland County was founded by Dale Warren as a way to support veterans and their families.  Area teachers take turns leading free weekly classes for veterans, as well as their family members.

Yoga for Veterans ~ Mindful Movement for Resiliency classes will focus on mindful breathing and moving, the relationship between the body and mind, and the ways in which a regular yoga practice can help relieve stress and uncover a sense of balance and ease in daily life, as well as in particularly stressful circumstances.

We will explore various breathing practices, gentle movement and postures, deep relaxation, and gratitude meditation. All are encouraged to move at their own pace, take breaks, and ask questions. Please feel free to use any yoga props and supports you might have available, as well as a chair if you would benefit from a seated practice.

Yoga for Veterans Mindful Movement for Resiliency offers students the space and time to explore, remain curious, challenge themselves, be gentle with themselves, and ask for and receive support. This class is open to active military, veterans, and family members.

To find out more, please email questions to Dale at veteransyoga@aol.com and keep in touch with veterans yoga via facebook.

Please visit Veterans Yoga Project @ veteransyogaproject.org/practice for excellent tools to aid you in your journey.

Visit the Veterans’ Resource List for other helpful websites and books.

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