Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire. It is the time for home.
Winter Solstice is this Saturday, 10:19 p.m. here in Minnesota, for those of you who like to keep track of these things. This Solstice means different things to different people. The official beginning of winter, the new year, time to gather with friends, and time to meditate.
For me, keeping this time of year joyful rather than stressful is about keeping my true priorities in mind. Time and energy are such precious commodities that I feel best when I’m spending them wisely. I have been thinking about the phrase “pay attention” with this in mind. Some things are worth the cost of my attention: my relationships with family and friends, my yoga practice, the little handmade gifts I’ve been working on. Some things are not. When I feel stressed, I have found it a useful practice to notice where I’ve been paying my attention. When I spend a day working on things I don’t really care about, I feel very different than when I spend my time going towards things that bring joy into my life and the lives of others.
We hope you’ll join us for a practice or two this week. I’ll be leading a gentle class on Saturday, ending in Solstice Meditation, and April will lead a beautiful Restorative Yoga class on Sunday.
Mollee’s Gentle Yoga class on Tuesday is at the Coop. More information about that and the rest of our class schedule below.
If you need another incentive to come to class this week, from now until the end of December, every time you come to class you can enter to win free yoga classes, free sauna sessions, 20% off yoga packages, and other fun prizes.
The clinic has some specials running through the end of the month: $5 coupon for every $50 spent on gift certificates, and PEMF packages – 6 sessions for only $90.
See you on the mat!
When: Tuesday, December 17th
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.
When: Sunday December 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.
Schedule for Dec 16-22
Unless otherwise noted, all classes run an hour.
Monday Dec 16
Tuesday Dec 17
Wednesday Dec 18
Thursday Dec 19
Friday Dec 20
Saturday Dec 21
Sunday Dec 22
6-7:15pm Restorative Yoga with April returns in January