Happy Equinox: Studio News for week of Sept 23rd

“In the deep fall
don’t you imagine the leaves think how
comfortable it will be to touch
the earth instead of the
nothingness of air and the endless
freshets of wind?”
―Mary Oliver, Song for Autumn

The words Autumn Equinox with a hand drawn sun and moon in the center. Surrounded by fall leaves.

Hi Everyone!

Fall Equinox happens at 2:50am tomorrow morning so most of us will sleep through it. However you can still observe it in your own way.

This morning I’m thinking about how the equinoxes arrive during seasons of change which goes against any notations we might hold that balance is best achieved during times of quiet and tranquility! Poses such as the tree pose can help teach us that balance arises out of the juxtaposition of forces. As our foot presses into our strong leg as we continue to make micro adjustments as we hold the pose. I’m not saying you need to wake up at 2:50am to practice a tree pose, but you might consider including them in your daily/ weekly practices.

This Saturday Gentle Yoga classes begin again  with a special New Moon class beginning at 10am. More information below. Look forward to regular 10:45am classes beginning in October and going through the end of the year.

On Sunday April leads a special Yoga Nidra practice during her Restorative Yoga class. We are so lucky to have access to this healing practice on a regular basis!

Lynn is going to step away from her Saturday morning classes while her travel schedule is so hectic. For those of you looking to practice Qi Gong, her regular students meet even when she’s out of town. Please feel free to join them, they are a very welcoming bunch!

Lastly, you’ll want to save the date for Rahbi Crawford’s Feminine Empowerment Concert on Oct. 27th. For those of you who remember Rahbi performed at Infinity years ago. She practices a unique form of healing work using sound and guided meditation to help one align and balance their energy. More information on this concert below.

~Elle

Upcoming Events:

Gentle Yoga Returns with New Moon Practice

Full Moon Mandala in metallic paint, and eye peaks out in a mystical way. The image is mysterious.When: Saturday September 28th 10am-12pm

Cost: $20 or 2 Infinity Card Punches,
Call 507-453-7941 to register.

Instructor: Elle Newman

Join Elle for a special two hour gentle practice including Yin Yoga and Gentle Vinyasa, ending with a deep relaxation meditation.

Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra with April

A woman lying on a yoga mat propped up with bolsters and pillows. Great care was taken with her comfort.When: Sunday September 29th 6-7:15pm

Cost: $10 drop-in or Infinity Card Punch

Instructor: April Herndon

Would you like to bring more relaxation to your week and help your body in its natural healing processes? If so, Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra are great choices for you. After some gentle movements and restorative yoga, we will settle in to a Yoga Nidra practice.

Lunchtime Gentle Yoga at Bluff Country Co-op

When: Tuesday, October 15th
12:05-12:50pm

Cost: Free. Space is limited. Please RSVP at 507-452-1815.

Instructor: Mollee Sheehan

Make a lunch date with your yoga mat at the Co-op!

Bluff Country Co-op has partnered with us to offer you a free yoga class in the Co-op’s Community Room on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. De-stress and re-focus while getting your yoga fix during the lunch hour. This all-levels 45-minute yoga sequence will help create balance in the body and mind and, of course, connect with and honor the light within us all.

 

Feminine Empowerment Concert with Rahbi Crawford

When: Saturday, Oct. 26,  7:00 pm.

Stay Tuned for More Information!

 

 

 

Inviting all women to a special evening designed to free your feminine spirit! Rahbi uses crystal bowls and guided meditation to help you release blockages stored in your physical, mental, and emotional bodies, allowing you to experience a greater sense of peace, balance and empowerment.

Rahbi Crawford is a classically trained musician and conductor and holds two masters degrees in Music Education and Choral Conducting. She has lectured several times at Mayo Clinic on sound therapy, and has training with Fabien Maman and the Academy of Sound, Color and Movement.

 

Schedule for September 22-29

Unless otherwise noted, all classes run an hour.

Monday September 23rd

8:15am  Forrest Inspired Vinyasa Elle

Tuesday Sept 24th

12:05-12:50pm Lunchtime Gentle Yoga – Mollee
5:45-6:45pm Fall FlowSarah

Wednesday Sept 25th

8:15am Forrest Inspired BasicsElle
9:30amT’ai Chi & Qi GongLynn
12:05-12:50pm Pilates FusionDeb
7pm Laboratory – Michelle

Friday Sept 27th

8:15am  Forrest Inspired Vinyasa Elle
9:30amT’ai Chi & Qi GongLynn

Saturday Sept 28th

10am-12pm New Moon Yoga and Meditation– Elle

Sunday Sept 29th

6-7:15pm Restorative and Yin Yoga  – April