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 pre-morning update

stormy weather is moving in and speaking of moving…i have been moving all day and night and will need to rest what will surely be aching EVERYTHING!

next friday i am flying over Area 51 as the masses storm the property, on my way to fulfill what seems like a lifelong dream–to see Point Reyes National Park. i fly in late on friday night so i will not be able to promise class on saturday morning but that is the goal. i will keep you posted and if it does happen, that will be our last session for the 2019 season.

stay tuned and stay well!

kiwanis park saturday morning update – NO CLASS SATURDAY

just sending the reminder that there will be no yoga tomorrow due to the township yard sale at the park. i will be there, as will many others selling. the park will be bustling prior to sale start time of 8:30am and going until 1:00pm. if you can, park along the park outskirts and walk–it should be a perfect day for rummaging and meeting up with your neighbors. food trucks will be on premises for noshing!

practice should resume the following saturday, sept. 14th, providing the weather cooperates.

be well and hope to see you ’round the park tomorrow 🙂

namasté

kiwanis park saturday morning update

practice is on this morning. please bring something long in the strap/belt/scarf department. even some old tights or pantyhose will do! we are needing something long (think strap prop) to assist if necessary with some leg stretching.

just a few more sessions to go! i will update you on the remaining schedule in another post this weekend as many are wondering.

see you on the courts!

kiwanis park saturday morning update

as the mornings begin to get cooler and darker, our bodies will struggle more to get to practice. for those who are able to get there this morning, wear layers and have a bathtowel or small blanket/throw handy and even a little pillow/bolster is nice. savasana will be extended this morning and we might even have a little yoga nidra if it works.

see you on the courts.

kiwanis park saturday morning update

good morning, yogis. this morning i had expected to have class and wanted to surprise you all with word of 48 new tennis balls on hand–but alas one of my sons had his wisdom teeth removed yesterday and i have another important event to attend to which i would love to invite you all to and if you know anyone who is looking for a new house you can hit a bonanza at the same time! there is a yard sale and open house at 5618 mccandless avenue in stanton heights today from 8am to 3p. that is where i will be shuttling between so my apologies about having to cancel!

please enjoy yourselves and as always, take good care.

sat nam.