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 last practice of the season

today is the last session of 2017!

special love and prayers go to our dear yogi jody rieg and her family as their home was seriously damaged in a fire two weeks ago.  they will be living in temporary housing for months as they work to rebuild and recover.  to know jody is to love her and we do!!!

details about our social gathering are to follow soon.

kiwanis park & schoolhouse teaching saturday update

i am sorry to report that i have been battling illness all week and will not be able to teach any of my saturday classes.  therefore, kiwanis park will be cancelled this week.  please also keep it in your mind that this season, we are going through september.  i will be speaking to tim rogers about our sunday afternoon yoga and potluck gathering which will probably coincide with the last session’s timeframe.  that is the hope, to have some time where those who wish to gather and commune, will be able to do so.  there is such sadness when i have to leave so immediately after class and can’t get to share time with you after.

i will not be teaching at schoolhouse on saturday.  jamie demarco will be subbing for me and she is absolutely wonderful!  my hope is to be teaching on sunday…

please stay well and don’t push yourselves!

 

 

kiwanis park saturday update

yoga is on this morning.  please try to remember to bring something dense and fluffy should we need stuffing under our knees, head or any other body parts!

next saturday there will be no yoga at the park. we will resume the saturday after labor day weekend should the weather allow.

next sunday at schoolhouse, only one morning 11am session will be running .  it is labeled “yoga 1” but it will be for those who want gentle too–it is there for all wanting their practice regardless of the classificiation.

see you soon and have a wonderful holiday weekend!

 

 

Kiwanis update this morning

i have waited to see what shakes out with the weather and also because i am under it this morn…i am sorry to say i am not well enough to teach!   It does look like the skies are goingto open so i will use this morn as a rest.  I am sorry for those who were chomping at the bit….

 

stay well and enjoy your weekend!

 

lizzie