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Welcome Back! The Studio Is Now Open!

I am very excited to announce that in-person mat spaces are now available for most classes!

ALL CLASSES WILL ALSO REMAIN ONLINE INDEFINITELY!

With the exception of our Monday & Friday Rise and Shine Classes (which will continue to be online only,) you will be able to book a practice for the day/time you wish. There will be seven (7) spaces available for each class. Here is how it works:

  • You will have to book your class(es) each week. There are no carry-overs from week-to-week.
  • You must be fully vaccinated and post-vaccine by at least two weeks
  • PLEASE be on time!
  • Please bring your own mat, block, strap, and water
  • If you are afraid of dogs, please let me know. Ella will be “attending” classes with us.
  • For your safety, please wear a mask to and from the studio. You will not be required to wear a mask during practice.
  • Payments to help support studio expenses will continue to be on a donation basis only for both online and in-person classes (via PayPal or Venmo to my email.)

HERE IS THE SCHEDULE: PLEASE NOTE THE TIMES AS SEVERAL HAVE CHANGED

Sunday evenings – in person and online – 5:30pm EDT (60 minutes)
Monday and Friday mornings – online only – 6:45am EDT (35 minutes)
Tuesday evenings – in person and online – 6:45pm EDT (NEW TIME!) (60 minutes)
Wednesday evenings – in person and online – 6:00pm EDT (75 minutes)
Thursday mornings – in person and online – 9:00am EDT (75 minutes)
Saturday mornings – in person and on line – 9:30am EDT (75 minutes)

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Welcome to Daily Yoga

I am so happy that you have joined our practice!

Since all of our current classes are online only, and I am unable to be with you physically, I’d like to offer a few tips about our practice and what you can do so that you will not injure yourself or become discouraged.

Yoga is an ancient practice that helps to bring all the elements of life together – mind – body – spirit. If you like the style I teach, which is a very traditional branch called Hatha or Raja Yoga, then I hope you stay with us. If you don’t, please don’t give up on the practice, but find a teacher and/or a style that better suits you. I promise, I won’t be offended!

If you are new to yoga, first and foremost, do not try to do too much at once. When something doesn’t feel right, stop, reassess what you are doing, and modify your position until you feel no pain.

One of the most important things to remember is that yoga is not supposed to be difficult. It is a thorough practice and you should leave a class feeling refreshed, calm, and balanced. Given some time and patience, your body will respond to what you ask it to do. We use our breath to help ease us in and out of postures.

Don’t try to rush through anything you are hearing or seeing. Take your time. Don’t be afraid to pause and take a couple of long, slow steady breaths to “reset” you mind.

Raise your hand if you have a question. I am almost always watching the screen.

Wear loose comfortable clothing. Don’t eat anything heavy or drink too much liquid just before class. I recommend that you practice barefoot if you are willing to do that. And, please try to be on time.

RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT

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You will want a mat of some sort under you when you practice. I recommend Jade mats unless you have a latex allergy. They are 100% rubber, keep you from slipping or sliding even if your feet perspire, and come in a variety of thicknesses as well as lengths. My preference is for the Harmony model; many of my students use the Fusion. So long as you don’t store them in direct sunlight, a Jade mat should serve you many years. (There are much less expensive mats, just be aware of the material and thickness.)

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Besides your yoga mat, it is also helpful to have a couple of “props.” We use a yoga “block” to assist with a few poses we do. These foam blocks are lightweight, come in a ton of colors, and are inexpensive. They are usually 6X9″. They help with poses such as “legs up” and “half moon.”

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The other prop we use to work with shoulders and arms is a long strap. Similar to a webbed belt, there is often a D-ring or buckle at the end. Neither is necessary for the work we do. I suggest you get one that is at least 6′ in length. They too are inexpensive. If you have a long belt or tie in the house, either will do.

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Lastly, do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or comments.

Namaste!

Diane Jenks, RYT