September 11, 2015
by Bettie Shea
Every body on this planet struggles with something some times. We struggle trying to balance home and work, loving to cook(and eat!) and needing to lose those extra pounds, being stressed out and finding time to meditate and take care of ourselves. As Roseanne Rosannadanna used to say, “It’s always something.”
Given that 99.99999 percent of us out there are trying so hard to make our lives work, we all need a place where we can go let our guard down, relax, and know that we will be loved and appreciated just as we are. For that reason, I have decided to add a yoga class to the schedule that I guarantee will make your body and spirit hum, no matter what your size, strength, or emotional/physical situation. And I mean ANYTHING GOES.
You’re curvy? Bring it. A stringbean? Bring it. You have arthritis? Bring it. MS? Come on, I’m ready. Cancer? Let’s go! 90? Iyengar practiced yoga until a few weeks before he died. So can you. Depression or anxiety(or maybe both? And why not? The world can be a rough place!)? I’m right here.
Let’s take the fear and anxiety and social concerns out of the equation right now. Let’s work together and explore all that yoga has to offer as a tradition(we’re talking not just movement, but poetry, meditation techniques and song as well) and run with it. In the words of Sam ‘gaccgadvam from the Rg Veda, “Let us move together, Let us sing together, Let us come to know our minds together. Let us share, like sages of the past that together, all people may enjoy the universe. Unite our intentions Let our hearts be inseparable, Our mind is as one mind, As we, to truly know one another, become one.” Experience an authentic sense of community, or what yogis call SATSANG. I promise to create an environment where everyone is welcome and comfortable, no matter what. EVERY BODY can do yoga. I promise to send you home feeling strong and whole.
Don’t worry. I’m not afraid. Whatever you’ve got on your plate, come on anyway. I’ve got my big girl pants on, and a lot of specialized training under my belt. I’m ready to help you. Please join me on Tuesday mornings from 9:30-10:45 beginning Tuesday, October 6 for our first 5 week series. Cost will be $45 for this special 5 week therapeutic experience. To register, go to http://www.minthillyoga.com/workshops-and-trainings/
If this class proves successful, I have plans to add a class at 5:30 on either Tuesdays or Thursdays, or at noon on Saturdays in the not too distant future, so if this time slot doesn’t work for you, but you are interested in the class, please email me at email@example.com and let me know. I don’t want anyone that is interested to be unable to take this class for scheduling reasons. I will make this work for you.
Bettie Alston Shea, RYT 500, Owner