Schedule Reminders for Monday….

4:30pm – 5:00pm (Walking) Meditation

5:15pm – 6:00pm Fibromyalgia/Gentle

6:15pm – 7:30pm Mindful Flow (all levels)

Please keep in mind that sometimes we run 5 minutes or so over so just be patient and rest on the porch, enjoy the breeze, the view and a few minutes of stillness. We seldom are forced to take it during our day.

The first two classes are donation-based meaning it is pay what you can, if you can. All are welcome. This is one of the best introductions to meditation and all can do it.

Enjoy your day and try to remember to take some other moments during the day to find quiet and contemplation. Stretch your body and breath in and out fully, over and over again. Then take your finger off the pause button…and resume your day.

peace

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Community Updates & New Kiwanis Park Dates

First, a super high-five to the folks who ventured out to the studio yesterday! I loved that I got to spend more time personally getting to know you and that you could see what the experience was to practice within the walls of the studio space. It is important to find a studio that suits your needs and goals. There are many different types and if your practice is to grow, then it is important to scout out your ‘sanctuary’. Thank you for accepting the invitation!

Some of you who follow the studio on facebook know that another community outreach project is directed toward the women and children of HEARTH. The new offices and apartments have moved into the former Zoar Home after complete renovation to the existing structure and grounds. What stands now is a magnificent campus of apartments, offices and landscape to be turned into gardens, play areas for the children and other areas of function use. The apartments themselves, 20 in all with two being retrofitted and allocated to handi-capable clients. The apartments are all unique, meaning the floor plans are different for each and every unit. The ceilings are sweeping and the lighting is grand. It is hard not to be filled with joy waking up and returning, day-after-day to such a space. Most of these families are coming from poverty and despair and these new beginnings could not be better. The two-year restoration and rejuvination of these families self-esteem, living skills and educational enrichment are fundamental to their success. HEARTH has an 85% success rate with getting these families to sustain themselves (as document in their tracking reports for 5 years after their release from the program). Their methodology works. Supporting their efforts as a community is so important. Their children will be entering the Shaler Area School District and will be walking side-by-side with our children. I could not be happier that they are getting the same chances my children are and that collectively, their energies and experiences will offer a whole new opportunity for understanding.

Another community project is on the heels of being announced. Yesterday I met with the Director and things are being finalized. This is another opportunity to bring yoga to a sector of the community that might not ordinarily have exposure/opportunity. I am very excited because it is in collaboration with a new space that is also about the confluence of knowledge and expression; nurturing the mind, body and soul. What could be better!!! [dip it in chocolate maybe…lol 🙂 ]

Okay, onto the dates for Kiwanis Park now…it was a major bummer to get rained-out like that but it was the plan that day for the universe. It brought us to other opportunities. So just as was stated in the past, the weather will predict the practice. Make sure that you hit the “follow” button on this site so that your email will be captured and an automatic email will come to your box with a link every time a new post has been added to this site. It’s less remembering for you. Otherwise if you like to remain under the radar, continue to direct yourself to the facebook page and here accordingly. The choice is yours 🙂

Drum roll on the dates…

AUGUST:

10th
17th
24th
31st

SEPTEMBER:
7th
14th
21st
28th

OCTOBER: (if weather holds up)
5th
12th
19th
26th

As always, please email all questions, comments (good & bad), etc. to lizzzrrdlounge@aol.com. Monday’s 4:30pm (walking) Meditation & 5:15pm Fibromyalgia/Gentle (45 min) are always donation-based. So if you are doing your best Curious George impression…come get UNcurious!

As always, I must thank you again for continuing to follow and attend and take in with deep consideration anything that appears on this site. Your ACTIVE support has been very affirmational and motivational. Keep on breathing and doing from the heart!

Have a beautiful Sunday!

A Mixed Bag

How do these saturdays keep getting better?! Even with rain and a soaked court, we managed to have fun and get a practice in. You all are such troopers for braving the weather and forfeiting your sleep…even baby claire! It is really very special to see the people who return and those who are new, bringing friends, family and others they are connected to…wanting to share the experience of yoga.

So the good news is that Tim Rogers, the Township Director, has given his awesome approval of continuation through August into September and beyond for the program (those dates will be posted shortly). As long as we can work around the weather and I am able to get there–provided there is no township/special event–we will have the ability to practice. This is such good news especially since there are now “regulars” who are working toward a goal. As your breathing and strength increases, your practice will evolve. Any time you have questions or concerns or desires for deepening your practice, ALWAYS feel free to communicate with me. I am always reachable via email at lizzzrrdlounge@aol.com or via this blogspot or you message me on the facebook page.

One way to really bypass having to check in here all the time is to become a “follower”. just click on the “follow” and follow directions and you should receive an email each time a post is added. it saves the step of having to check-in all the time…unless you want to!

I want to also say a very special personal thank you to Hungtington Bank for caring so much about the small business owner. Staying inspired is a little easier when you know that it’s more than just you hoping that you will succeed!

Wishing you all a super weekend hoping you take the time to stop and enjoy where you can. and remember…there is no yin without the yang. balance! 🙂

Walking Meditation again Tonight!

Today’s 4:30pm Meditation class will be a walking meditation per special request 🙂 .  If you are someone that struggles with the difficulty of sitting and focusing, a walking meditation is really a beautiful way to bridge the meditation gap for you, rather than excluding it completely…and it can be done ANYWHERE!!  Curious…come check it out!

Don’t forget the Meditation (4:30pm) and Fibro/Gentle (5:15pm) classes are donation-based.  that means that you pay what you can.  The 6:15pm mindful flow follows and is not donation-based.

Hope to see you tonight and maybe help you unwind from the holiday week/end. :))))

 

Hello world!

Welcome…and finally a virtual space other than FACEBOOK for those of you who chose not to venture there for information on the studio.  I would like to thank all who have been consistently patronizing the studio and those who continue to do so in other ways as well, by the continuous method of referral.  The secret is getting out there and for a new little hole-in-the-wall venue, this is a lifeline!  So you have my RESOUNDING and humble gratitude and it is my hope that the studio will have some small growing pains this coming month which will facilitate some guest teachers in order to expand your yogic appetites.

January’s special is for new students to the studio…two weeks for $20.00.  Stop in or call for details at 412.407.3344 or email the studio at admin@lizzzrrd.com–and very last case, message the studio page on FACEBOOK.

So again, thank you and hopefully this will be a better tool for most.