NPR, Marketplace, Diane, and more…

NPR, Marketplace, Diane, and more…

Namaste Yogis and Yoginis, On Tuesday evening, NPR’s popular economics show, Marketplace, aired a piece they recorded with me about my “other” work, Brian’s and my bicycle business. You can listen to the audio and/or read the transcript here. The response has been a bit overwhelming and Brian and I are still slogging through the messages, texts, and comments on our respective social media feeds. Meanwhile, there is yoga business to attend to, so here we go: KIT ONTKO’S THURSDAY NIGHT CLASS BEGINS TOMORROW EVENING, SEPTEMBER 12TH AT 6:45PM.  If you need more info, please email her: cytka@sprynet.com – otherwise… just show up! UPDATE ON BIRCH CAFE CLE – The new vegan cafe and store that announced it will open in the old Biaggio’s space in our little strip center is now under construction.  Originally, slated to open end-of-October, I’m not sure they will meet that deadline.  I’ll keep you posted! CARE AND FEEDING OF YOUR YOGA MAT : It’s end of summer (boooo) and as we enter fall and cool down for real, think about giving your yoga mat a thorough cleaning.  The easiest way to do that and really get it clean is to add some dish soap and warm water to the bathtub, use a soft cloth or brush to get some of the oils that have accumulated off the surface, rinse thoroughly, and then let it dry completely.  If you have a Jade mat, remember that it is natural rubber and takes a LONG TIME to dry.  Do not put it in the sun however – dry it in a cool, shaded place. If your mat is slippery or beginning to wear or crack and you’d like to try a Jade mat – which is what I have been using and recommending for almost 15 years – we do have a demo at the studio.  IF YOU HAVE A LATEX ALLERGY however, you will not be able to use a Jade. If it’s time to replace your mat (they do eventually wear out and become more slippery and less comfortable – “nothing lasts forever”) we have Jade mats in stock to sell OR we can order a specific thickness, color, and length.  (We need 6 mats to place that order). HOLIDAY SCHEDULE – I’ve just really started thinking about the holidays and will begin posting class schedules as we get closer to October.  Looking back over past years, the Thanksgiving and Christmas weeks/weekends are often filled with family gatherings and attendance is usually low.  We may go to a text-for-class system for those weeks.  You can always check the schedule on line. I believe that’s it for now.  Have a great weekend.  If you can’t...

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Bring A Friend Week

Once a quarter, we offer our current students the opportunity to bring a friend to any class during that week.  This quarter, it is Saturday, August 8th through Saturday August 15th. Bring a friend to any class and both your session and your friend’s is no charge. If you want to attend a class during that week (and are not coming as a guest of another student), we will honor that too! Remember to bring a mat, arrive a few minutes early to fill out the registration form (or bring one with you) and don’t eat two hours before class. Hope to see you soon! Namaste...

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Diane’s Stem Cell Therapy Blog

Well, as many if not most of you know, I am about to have a cutting edge medical therapy for my right knee. Stem cell therapy or “regenerative therapy” is not truly new; and, I am confident that this will resolve most of the issues I have with my right knee.  These include: pain, swelling, and an inability to have full range of movement. More than 16,000 procedures have been performed using the Regenexx method(s) developed by Dr. Christopher Centeno in Broomfield, Colorado.  The Regenexx web site is chock full of great information, statistics, infographics, and more if you’d like to more about regenerative medicine. I have opted for the procedure to be done in Toledo at the offices of Dr. Roger Kruse (Promedica) Here is the link to the blog I am writing to document my journey before, during, and after the procedure. Please check the calendar for the weeks of July 20th and July 27th for any changes in the schedule....

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