InShaler Magazine and Details on the Park Program

Hello new readers and those just discovering that Shaler Township has had a community yoga program in place for the third year starting this May.  The program is truly inclusive and made available to anyone that is able to attend.  You do not have to be an established practitioner or have any other kind of yoga acumen.  We are a mix of all experiences and walks of life.

 

We meet on the tennis courts before 8am with class starting promptly at this time.  We go through a gentle series which can be made more difficult should the practitioner desire that.  One’s practice is always a personal endeavor even with someone guiding you, it should only be about where you feel safe to go and no one can make you do otherwise.  As teachers, we give you an offering and what you do with it is by and large, your choice.  the goal is to create more unity  between mind and body and self-care is oart of that.

You will need a mat, a towel for cushioning or rolling otherwise known as prop use!  if you have a block or strap or both–bring what you have 🙂  there is no such thing as “yoga clothes” that should preclude you from a practice.  anything light and comfortable.  dress in layers as the season is so unpredictable right now.   we do not want to be distracted by the ideas about how we look, our concerns are about whether we have comfort and how that allows us to more truly deeper into a mind/body practice.

I would like to mention something about religion in relation to yoga as i have had some interesting diaologue as of late.  Yoga is absolutely not a religion and there is no one looking to recruit anyone!  The yogic practices are philosophies.   Some are devout in their practices of the “8 limbs” and some incorporate just a bit into their lives.  It is not anything you have to even consider.  The physical practice known as “asana” is just one limb and it is what most people understand in the western world that “yoga” is primarily.  “yoga” is beyond this and has nothing to do with trying to indoctrinite those who discover it via movement (primarily).  In order to experience life, one must be present/connected and if anything, yoga can be our greatest tool or instrument to facilitate this.  The masses are discovering this.  Learning how to live a life where fear does not drive us is something we all work on.  This is a struggle united that we all can work to neutralize in many ways.  Yoga is one very powerful option.

Parking and set-up can be a little tricky with everyone coming right before start time so try and give yourself ample time.  If you are new, there is a simple waiver to complete.  The word is out and everyone knows that yoga under the skies of breaking dawn is a glory to behold!  Come share the power of your own being and discover that if you can breathe, you can call yourself a yogi!  ;^)

Be sure as we move through the season, to “follow” this site, so when cancellations are posted, an email link will be sent to you.  You can also follow/check the “lizzzrrd lounge studios” facebook page and twitter @lizzzrrdlounge.  We try to go for as l9ng as we can tolerate the changing season.

Thank you for staying connected here and “Welcome” to all the new faces that we will meet and are reading this, and to the existing yogis–BIG GROUP COLLECTIVE HUG!!!!  I can almost smell the warm asphalt of the courts!!!  :))))

Any questions or concerns, please send me an email.

Namaste all and see you soon!!!

🙂 lizzie

 

 

 

 

 

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kiwanis park saturday morning – UPDATE

i have my last half of training and can’t manage the park in addition tomorrow. please accept my apologies again. let’s hope that the following saturday pans out and we can close the season on a high note. that is the hope!

it will be dark and cold tomorrow morn and we could all use some extended time under the covers. take care of yourselves and tune in next week. i am only teaching my sunday morning class at schoolhouse yoga in the north hills on sunday then back to regular teaching with one more blip on the radar on tuesday, oct 29th!

namaste.

lizzie

kiwanis park saturday morning – UPDATE

i am needing rest this morning and have to cancel. please accept my apologies as we may be close to a season wrap. next saturday is cancelled too as all energies need to go to training leaving october 20th as probably the season end for the park. i will send a final update this week on this.

thank you for understanding as always.

teaching schedule update for this week

hello all:

just a quick reminder i am of town this week and classes will be running with subs. also, for the next TWO WEEKENDS, i will be in a specialized yoga training workshop so my SATURDAY schoolhouse yoga classes are RUNNING WITH SUBS. KIWANIS PARK YOGA WILL RUN IF WEATHER PERMITS!!!! always check this site and social media for real-time updates. i AM TEACHING my normally scheduled SUNDAY MORNING schoolhouse classes BOTH WEEKENDS.

i will end with a rare moment of a ridiculously wonderful schoolhouse yogi! schoolhouse is a special home for teachers and students alike–robe and slippers are optional. 😉

momma carol rockin the robe!

kiwanis park saturday morning update – CANCELLED DUE TO HOMECOMING

i am just as sad as you are!!! in years past, we have held class but each year we had the encroachment of pre-festivities parking and high traffic at 9am. because i do not want to contribute to the chaos (and thank you beth for reminding me about homecoming!), it really makes sense to not have us struggle with anything. so this way you don’t have to feel badly about missing it! 🙂

i am taking a quick road trip to the metro new york region next week and will be back in time with a special class to make up for our consecutive saturday losses. isn’t it good to know how much it means to us when we don’t have it?!

you all take care and enjoy the festivities if you are attending! you might challenge yourself to set aside time on your own and play a bit with what you remember. a home (asana/pose) practice does not have to be complicated and you might truly surprise yourself with your own handling of it once you allow yourself the time and space. believe that you are enough.

so happy friday and keep in mind there is lots of local “celebrating” now through the weekend. BE SAFE!

kiwanis park saturday morning UPDATE

yoga is on! awake and grab a belt/long scarf/stretchy leggings or tights–we will use them this morn!!!! do ALSO BRING a thick sweatshirt/towel/small blanket PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE! the aim is for some specific hip and leg opening and we’ll be able to gaze at this a little more…

just a little note and then subbing schedule follows….when you yogis donate, that money goes directly to me and my kids. it helps offset many things like eating and other fundamental needs. there is gratitude beyond any for your generosity. a kind educational deed has been bestowed upon me and because of that, some of your donations were allocated to help some others. there are some small things that find it’s way out of our household and into others’. the nature of giving on any level is the easiest thing we can do. what is so striking is that we must learn to lift our heads to see the need directly in front of us. if we are not watching through our own natural mechanisms–our eyes–not the screen, how will we ever discover this radical moment. may we find our natural flow a little more connected to the beings around us. they need our time, our words our sincere interest most of all.

so thank you, thank you and thank you– to you all!! there is no way to fully express the impact of what you put into the basket.

SCHOOLHOUSE SUBBING THIS WEEK:

Friday morning classes in NH on 9/21 & 9/28:

9:30a Yoga 1 (sub for diane)

11:30a Gentle (sub for diane)

Monday evening class in NH on 9/24:

6:30p – 7:45p Yoga 1 (sub for diane)

Will be some sporadic subbing happening for me in october as i have some personal and professional business to attend to.

thanks for reading and see you soon!!!

kiwanis park yoga SATURDAY ADVANCED UPDATE

happy friday all! some had the advanced knowledge that tomorrow’s session–sept 8th–is cancelled. my oldest is taking the ACTs, so my teaching schedule on saturday is null and void.

my shoolhouse yoga subbing schedule is as follows tomorrow:

sara deroy/10:15a gentle • SH

katherine wren/2:00p restorative • NH

i am teaching my normal schedule on sunday.

thank you for passing along the word to those who might show up and not have access to social media!

hoping to see you next weekend :). stay tuned for the standard update.