Studio News for the week of June 24th

 

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“When you shift your perception of life from victim mode—everything bad happens to me—or judging mode—this is great, this sucks—and shift to a curiosity and a desire to more fully discern the truth, then you are walking with Beauty”
―Ana T. Forrest, Fierce Medicine: Breakthrough Practices to Heal the Body and Ignite the Spirit

 

Dear Infinity Students,

Today as I write I’m reveling in the joy of practicing with some of you all week, enjoying the salutations at The Longest Day, and experiencing SHIFT~ last night. The word community is echoing through my mind and I am truly appreciating all of you.

I know some of you are super busy this time of year and perhaps haven’t checked in with your Infinity community in awhile. We are here for you when you return. There’s a mat or a place in a Qi Gong class waiting for you.

Speaking of Qi Gong classes, please make sure you check the weekly schedule; Lynn has been traveling and attending to family so the schedule is shifting a bit from week to week.

Elle

Upcoming Events:

Laboratory

When: Wednesday 6-8pm

Cost: Free, donations welcome

Leader: woolen lover

 

 

 

 

Laboratory is a movement-based experience with elements of modern dance and contact improv. It is a safe space to inhabit your body more fully while we do movement research. It is a space to make connections through movement that translate to our lives and the world. Each time will be different, depending on who is there and what themes we are exploring. It is a space to play and heal and connect.  Feel free to bring a journal. Questions? contact woolenlover@gmail.com

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 June 30th, 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, July 16th
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.

Schedule for June 24-30

Unless otherwise noted, all classes run an hour.

Monday June 24

8:15am Forrest Inspired VinyasaElle

Tuesday June 25

12:05-12:50pm Lunchtime Gentle YogaMollee
5:30-6:30pm Summer FlowSarah

Wednesday June 26

8:15am Forrest Inspired BasicsElle
9:30am No Qi Gong
12:05-12:50pm Pilates FusionDeb
6-8pm Laboratory – woolen lover

Thursday June 27

9am  NiaJacque
5:50pm Asana with Alanna

Friday June 28

8:15am  Forrest Inspired Vinyasa Elle
9:30am T’ai Chi & Qi GongLynn

Saturday June 29

No Qi Gong

Sunday June 30

6-7:15pm Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra  – April aq

Studio News for Week of June 17th

“There is hardly a more gracious gift that we can offer somebody than to accept them fully, to love them almost despite themselves.”
―Elizabeth Gilbert

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Dear Infinity Students,

Remember on Friday evening as part of The Longest Day event we’re partnering with Muddy Waters Yoga Studio to celebrate with 108 Salutations down by the levee. And Saturday is SHIFT with Sharon Mansur and Erin Drummond. Join us for a informal performance followed by delicious snacks. Information about all of this is below.

We also have some interesting talks hosted by Infinity Wellness Center this  week. On Wednesday 4-5pm there’s a Sun & Skin doTERRA class,  giving information on which oils are photosensitive and should not be used on your skin prior to going outside in the sun. On Thursday at noon there’s a free talk on Mental Fitness featuring local Hypnotherapist Sarah Ventura.

Don’t forget that this Tuesday Mollee’s Gentle Yoga class happens at Bluff Country Co-op so you’ll want to make sure you pre-register.

Have a beautiful week!

Elle

Upcoming Events:

Lunchtime Gentle Yoga at Bluff Country Co-op

When: Tuesday, June 18th
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.

108 Sun Salutations on The Longest Day

When: Friday, June 21st 7pm
Where:  The Levee
Cost: Free

 

Join instructors from Muddy Waters Yoga Studio and Infinity Yoga Studio on the Summer Solstice in the traditional practice of 108 Sun Salutations.

We’re excited to partner with Winona Dementia Friendly Community on The Longest Day!

Bring your mat, water bottle, and love of Surya Namaskara.

SHIFT~ a performance salon

When: Saturday June 22nd, 7pm

Cost: $8 Suggested Donation

~a cozy evening of dance, lively conversation and tasty snacks
curated by Sharon Mansur
with guest: dance artist Erin Drummond
~shift~perceptions…shift~imagination…shift~possibilities

Laboratory

When: Wednesday 6-8pm

Cost: Free, donations welcome

Leader: woolen lover

 

 

 

 

Laboratory is a movement-based experience with elements of modern dance and contact improv. It is a safe space to inhabit your body more fully while we do movement research. It is a space to make connections through movement that translate to our lives and the world. Each time will be different, depending on who is there and what themes we are exploring. It is a space to play and heal and connect.  Feel free to bring a journal. Questions? contact woolenlover@gmail.com

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 June 30th, 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 June 17-23

Unless otherwise noted, all classes run an hour.

Monday June 17

8:15am Forrest Inspired VinyasaElle

Tuesday June 18

12:05-12:50pm Lunchtime Gentle YogaMollee
*at Bluff Country Co-op
5:30-6:30pm Summer FlowSarah

Wednesday June 19

8:15am Forrest Inspired BasicsElle
9:30am T’ai Chi & Qi GongLynn
12:05-12:50pm Pilates FusionDeb
6-8pm Laboratory – woolen lover

Thursday June 20

9am  NiaJacque
5:50pm Asana with Alanna

Friday June 21

8:15am  Forrest Inspired Vinyasa Elle
9:30am T’ai Chi & Qi GongLynn

Saturday June 22

Qi Gong returns on June 29th
7pm SHIFT~

Sunday June 23

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

Studio News for week of June 10th

“There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.”
―Leonard Cohen

Happy Canyon fantastic scene. Unusual colorful sandstone formations in deserts of Utah are popular destination for hikers.

Dear Infinity Students,

We’re excited to announce we’re partnering with Muddy Waters Yoga Studio and The Longest Day community event to celebrate the Summer Solstice with 108 Salutations down by the Levee. More information below!

I have some unexpected demands on my time and energy and have needed to let some things go so I am going to take a summer break from my 4:30pm class on Monday and my 10:45am  Saturday morning Gentle Yoga class. I’m sorry if this seems abrupt I am deeply appreciative of all of you who attend these classes and your commitment to your practice, and I plan on returning in the fall. My Monday/Wednesday/Friday 8:15am classes will continue through the summer and for the foreseeable future, hopefully I will see you there!

Love,

~Elle

Upcoming Events:

Laboratory

When: Wednesday 6-8pm

Cost: Free, donations welcome

Leader: woolen lover

 

 

 

 

Laboratory is a movement-based experience with elements of modern dance and contact improv. It is a safe space to inhabit your body more fully while we do movement research. It is a space to make connections through movement that translate to our lives and the world. Each time will be different, depending on who is there and what themes we are exploring. It is a space to play and heal and connect.  Feel free to bring a journal. Questions? contact woolenlover@gmail.com

Lunchtime Gentle Yoga at Bluff Country Co-op

When: Tuesday, June 18th
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.

108 Sun Salutations on The Longest Day

When: Friday, June 21st 7pm
Where:  The Levee
Cost: Free

 

 

Join instructors from Muddy Waters Yoga Studio and Infinity Yoga Studio on the Summer Solstice in the traditional practice of 108 Sun Salutations.

We’re excited to partner with Winona Dementia Friendly Community on The Longest Day!

Bring your mat, water bottle, and love of Surya Namaskara.

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 June 30th, 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 June 10-16

Unless otherwise noted, all classes run an hour.

Monday June 10

8:15am Forrest Inspired VinyasaElle

Tuesday June 4

12:05-12:50pm Lunchtime Gentle YogaMollee
5:30-6:30pm Summer FlowSarah

Wednesday June 5

8:15am Forrest Inspired BasicsElle
9:30am T’ai Chi & Qi GongLynn
12:05-12:50pm Pilates FusionDeb
6-8pm Laboratory – woolen lover

Thursday June 6

9am  NiaJacque
5:50pm Asana with Alanna

Friday June 7

8:15am  Forrest Inspired Vinyasa Elle
9:30am T’ai Chi & Qi GongLynn

Saturday June 8

9am Qi GongLynn

Sunday June 9

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

Infinity Studio News for week of June 3rd

“Am I living fully right now? Am I bringing forth everything I can bring forth? Am I digging down into that ineffable inner treasure-house that I know is in there? That trove of genius?”
―Stephen Cope, The Great Work of Your Life

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We are excited to welcome Sarah Maxey who begins teaching weekly classes Tuesday, June 4th at 5:30pm. She’s a familiar face around Infinity Yoga Studio, as she’s been a dedicated student since we opened our doors 5 years ago. I had the pleasure of taking a class from her a few weeks ago and definitely left with that lovely Vinyasa buzz. I highly recommend you add this class to your schedule and experience it for yourself.

We are back to our regular schedule this week, with the one exception that Alanna is subbing for Mollee’s Tuesday noon class.

See you on the mat soon!

~Elle

New Class with Sarah Maxey Starting June 4th!

Summer Flow: celebrating sun and self-care!

Vinyasa style, linking breath to movement in a flowing sequence. This 1-hour class will build heat and strength while promoting flexibility and balance. Calming poses that ensure grounding and stress-relief will be included, with guided sequencing and verbal cues. This class is best for practitioners with some yoga experience and knowledge.

Other Upcoming Events:

Laboratory

When: Wednesday 6-8pm

Cost: Free, donations welcome

Leader: woolen lover

 

 

 

 

Laboratory is a movement-based experience with elements of modern dance and contact improv. It is a safe space to inhabit your body more fully while we do movement research. It is a space to make connections through movement that translate to our lives and the world. Each time will be different, depending on who is there and what themes we are exploring. It is a space to play and heal and connect.  Feel free to bring a journal. Questions? contact woolenlover@gmail.com

Lunchtime Gentle Yoga at Bluff Country Co-op

When: Tuesday, June 18th
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.

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 June 30th, 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 June 3-9

Unless otherwise noted, all classes run an hour.

Monday June 3

8:15am Forrest Inspired VinyasaElle
4:30 pm Forrest Inspired BasicsElle

Tuesday June 4

12:05-12:50pm Lunchtime Gentle Yoga – Alanna
5:30-6:30pm Summer FlowSarah

Wednesday June 5

8:15am Forrest Inspired BasicsElle
9:30am T’ai Chi & Qi GongLynn
12:05-12:50pm Pilates FusionDeb
6-8pm Laboratory – woolen lover

Thursday June 6

9am  NiaJacque
5:50pm Asana with Alanna

Friday June 7

8:15am  Forrest Inspired Vinyasa Elle
9:30am T’ai Chi & Qi GongLynn

Saturday June 8

9am Qi GongLynn
10:45am Gentle Yoga – Elle

Sunday June 9

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

Studio News for week of May 27th

“Beauty exists not in what is seen and remembered, but in what is felt and never forgotten.”
―Johnathan Jena

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Happy Memorial Weekend!

As you might have heard, the clinic is closed tomorrow, but I am still teaching the 8:15am class. 4:30pm class is canceled.

I want to draw your attention to a few upcoming events hosted by Infinity Clinic. There’s a Green Cleaning Class on Wednesday, May 29th, an informational session on Dry Needling on Thursday, May 30th, and a Mental Fitness talk on Thursday, June 20th.

Don’t forget that Sarah Maxey’s class begins Tuesday June 4th, 5:30-6:30pm. You’ll also want to save the date of Sharon Mansur’s next SHIFT~ which is Saturday June 22nd.

This coming Sunday, June 2nd, there will be no Restorative and Yin Yoga, April will be back on June 9th. For those of you looking to “relax and restore” before then, you are in luck because that is Alanna’s theme this week!

See you on the mat!

~Elle

New Class with Sarah Maxey Starting June 4th!

Summer Flow: celebrating sun and self-care!

Vinyasa style, linking breath to movement in a flowing sequence. This 1-hour class will build heat and strength while promoting flexibility and balance. Calming poses that ensure grounding and stress-relief will be included, with guided sequencing and verbal cues. This class is best for practitioners with some yoga experience and knowledge.

Upcoming Events:

Lunchtime Gentle Yoga at Bluff Country Co-op

When: Tuesday, June 18th
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.

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 June 30th, 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.

Laboratory

When: Wednesday 6-8pm

Cost: Free, donations welcome

Leader: woolen lover

 

 

 

 

Laboratory is a movement-based experience with elements of modern dance and contact improv. It is a safe space to inhabit your body more fully while we do movement research. It is a space to make connections through movement that translate to our lives and the world. Each time will be different, depending on who is there and what themes we are exploring. It is a space to play and heal and connect.  Feel free to bring a journal. Questions? contact woolenlover@gmail.com

Schedule for May 27 -June 2

Unless otherwise noted, all classes run an hour.

Monday May 27

8:15am Forrest Inspired VinyasaElle

Tuesday May 28

12:05-12:50pm Lunchtime Gentle Yoga

Wednesday May 29

8:15am Forrest Inspired BasicsElle
9:30am T’ai Chi & Qi GongLynn
12:05-12:50pm Pilates FusionDeb
6-8pm Laboratory – woolen lover

Thursday May 30

9am  NiaJacque
5:50pm Asana with Alanna

Friday May 31

8:15am  Forrest Inspired Vinyasa Elle
9:30am T’ai Chi & Qi GongLynn

Saturday June 1

9am Qi GongLynn
10:45am Gentle Yoga – Elle

Sunday June 2

6-7:15pm Returns on June 9th

Studio News week of April 20th

“Our feelings are our most genuine paths to knowledge.”
―Audre Lorde

Sunshine rising lotus flower in Thailand. There is a path that leads down the middle towards the sunset.

 

Hello Everyone,

I love this quote. It has served to remind me again and again how important it is to slow down and actually pay attention to how I feel. As the world seems to demand my attention more and more, and information streams in at an overwhelming rate, sometimes this wisdom can get lost. And yet at the times in my life when my practice and awareness are their strongest, so is my ability to cope and my ability to contribute to my community.

So while you’re planning your summer schedule let’s remember not only how much our bodies need us to take care of them, but also what wisdom awaits us when we take time to go within.

See you on the mat!

~Elle

New Class with Sarah Maxey Starting June 4th!

Summer Flow: celebrating sun and self-care!

Vinyasa style, linking breath to movement in a flowing sequence. This 1-hour class will build heat and strength while promoting flexibility and balance. Calming poses that ensure grounding and stress-relief will be included, with guided sequencing and verbal cues. This class is best for practitioners with some yoga experience and knowledge.

Class Themes This Week

Elle – Gratitude
Alanna – Inversions

Upcoming Events:

Lunchtime Gentle Yoga at Bluff Country Co-op

When: Tuesday, May 21st
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.

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 May 26th 6pm

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.

Laboratory

When: Wednesday 6-8pm

Cost: Free, donations welcome

Leader: woolen lover

 

 

 

 

Laboratory is a movement-based experience with elements of modern dance and contact improv. It is a safe space to inhabit your body more fully while we do movement research. It is a space to make connections through movement that translate to our lives and the world. Each time will be different, depending on who is there and what themes we are exploring. It is a space to play and heal and connect.  Feel free to bring a journal. Questions? contact woolenlover@gmail.com

Schedule for May 20 – 26

Unless otherwise noted, all classes run an hour.

Monday May 20

8:15am Forrest Inspired VinyasaElle
4:30 pm Forrest Inspired BasicsElle

Tuesday May 21

12:05-12:50pm Lunchtime Gentle YogaMollee
*At coop please RSVP at 507-452-1815.

Wednesday May 22

8:15am Forrest Inspired BasicsElle
9:30am T’ai Chi & Qi GongLynn
12:05-12:50pm Pilates FusionDeb
6-8pm Laboratory – woolen lover

Thursday May 23

9am  NiaJacque
5:50pm Asana with Alanna

Friday May 24

8:15am  Forrest Inspired Vinyasa Elle
9:30am T’ai Chi & Qi GongLynn

Saturday May 25

9am Qi GongLynn
10:45am Gentle Yoga – Elle

Sunday May 26

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

Happy Mother’s Day

“Tolerance, like any aspect of peace, is forever a work in progress, never completed, and, if we’re as intelligent as we like to think we are, never abandoned.”
―Octavia E. Butler

Happy Mother’s Day!

There’s still room in April’s Mothers Day Restorative class! Just message us on FaceBook to let us know you’re coming. More information below.

Many of you know Sarah Maxey from class, but you may not know she is also a teacher.  I’m happy to announce she’s teaching a series at Infinity this summer called Summer Flow: celebrating sun and self-care. It will run Tuesday evenings from 5:30-6:30pm beginning the first week in June. More information to come!

Next weekend is SHIFT~, a performance salon with poet Mai’a Williams and musician woolen lover curated by Sharon Mansur, as well as the Journey into Spring Retreat. There is information about both events below. No need to register for SHIFT but if you’re coming to the retreat please let me know as soon as possible.

In other Forrest Yoga news, former Infinity Forrest Instructor Jen Bayer is in town and will be at class tomorrow!

See you soon!

Elle

Class Themes

Elle – Romancing the Spirit
Alanna – Back Bending

Upcoming Events:

Mother’s Day Restorative Yoga

Zen Yoga MandalaWhen: Sunday May 12th 6-7:15pm

Women: $5 suggested donation
Men: $10 drop-in or Infinity Card Punch

Message on FB to reserve your place.

Instructor: April Herndon

This Mother’s Day April is honoring the caretaking all woman do with a specially-priced Restorative Class. What better way for the nurturers among us to be able to take care of themselves?

SHIFT~: a performance salon with poet Mai’a Williams and musician woolen lover curated by Sharon Mansur

When: Saturday May 18th 7pm

Cost: $8 suggested donation at the door, no reservations needed!

More information here.

 

~a cozy evening of poetry, music, lively conversation & tasty snacks

*salon = informal gathering for a creative exchange of ideas where women played a vital role, originally flourishing in 17th & 18th c. France

 

Journey into Spring Mini-Retreat

When: Sunday May 19th 1-3:30pm.

Cost $35. Please call
507-453-7941 to register.

Instructor: Elle Newman

Have you ever yearned for a longer practice, with a luxurious time to warm up, time to get deeper into your poses, and end with a guided meditation?

This retreat is created with my current students and past Forrest Yoga students in mind. If we’re not currently practicing together please talk to me before you register.

Laboratory

When: Wednesday 6-8pm

Cost: Free, donations welcome

Leader: woolen lover

 

 

 

 

Laboratory is a movement-based experience with elements of modern dance and contact improv. It is a safe space to inhabit your body more fully while we do movement research. It is a space to make connections through movement that translate to our lives and the world. Each time will be different, depending on who is there and what themes we are exploring. It is a space to play and heal and connect.  Feel free to bring a journal. Questions? contact woolenlover@gmail.com

Lunchtime Gentle Yoga at Bluff Country Co-op

When: Tuesday, May 21st
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.

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 May 26th 6pm

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 May 13th – 19th

Unless otherwise noted, all classes run an hour.

Monday May 13

8:15am Forrest Inspired VinyasaElle
4:30 pm Forrest Inspired BasicsElle

Tuesday May 14

12:05-12:50pm Lunchtime Gentle YogaMollee

Wednesday May 15

8:15am Forrest Inspired BasicsElle
9:30am T’ai Chi & Qi GongLynn
12:05-12:50pm Pilates FusionDeb
6-8pm Laboratory – woolen lover

Thursday May 16

9am  NiaJacque
5:50pm Asana with Alanna

Friday May 17

8:15am  Forrest Inspired Vinyasa Elle
9:30am T’ai Chi & Qi GongLynn

Saturday May 18

9am Qi GongLynn
10:45am Gentle Yoga – Elle

Sunday May 19

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

Infinity News for week of April 6th

“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.”
―Maya Angelou

Next Sunday, May 12th, is mother’s day and April is offering Restorative and Yin Yoga to women for the suggested donation rate of $5, details below. Please call 507-453-7941 to register.

Please note community yoga has been postponed until after Journey into Spring Mini-Retreat on May 19th. I’ll let you know as soon as I set the date.

If you’re planning on attending the Mini- Retreat, make sure to call in and register. If you’re dreaming of coming but aren’t currently my student please reach out to talk to me.

I also want to draw you attention to a special event called Laboratory held by woolen lover on Wednesday evenings. Make sure to check it out below.

See you soon!

Elle

Class Themes

Elle – Self Acceptance and Integrity
Alanna – Forward Folds

Upcoming Events:

Mother’s Day Restorative Yoga

Zen Yoga MandalaWhen: Sunday May 12th 6-7:15pm

Women: $5 suggested donation
Men: $10 drop-in or Infinity Card Punch

Please call 507-453-7941 to register.

Instructor: April Herndon

This Mother’s Day April is honoring the caretaking all woman do with a specially-priced Restorative Class. What better way for the nurturers among us to be able to take care of themselves?

SHIFT~ a performance salon with poet Mai’a Williams and musician woolen lover curated by Sharon Mansur

When: Saturday May 18th 7pm

Cost: $8 suggested donation at the door, no reservations needed!

More information here.

 

~a cozy evening of poetry, music, lively conversation & tasty snacks

*salon = informal gathering for a creative exchange of ideas where women played a vital role, originally flourishing in 17th & 18th c. France

 

Journey into Spring Mini-Retreat

When: Sunday May 19th 1-3:30pm.

Cost $35. Please call
507-453-7941 to register.

Instructor: Elle Newman

Have you ever yearned for a longer practice, with a luxurious time to warm up, time to get deeper into your poses, and end with a guided meditation?

This retreat is created with my current students and past Forrest Yoga students in mind. If we’re not currently practicing together please talk to me before you register.

Laboratory

When: Wednesday 6-8pm

Cost: Free, donations welcome

Leader: woolen lover

 

 

 

 

Laboratory is a movement-based experience with elements of modern dance and contact improv. It is a safe space to inhabit your body more fully while we do movement research. It is a space to make connections through movement that translate to our lives and the world. Each time will be different, depending on who is there and what themes we are exploring. It is a space to play and heal and connect.  Feel free to bring a journal. Questions? contact woolenlover@gmail.com

Lunchtime Gentle Yoga at Bluff Country Co-op

When: Tuesday, May 21st
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.

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 May 26th 6pm

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 May 6th – 12th

Unless otherwise noted, all classes run an hour.

Monday May 6th

8:15am Forrest Inspired VinyasaElle
4:30 pm Forrest Inspired BasicsElle

Tuesday May 7th

12:05-12:50pm Lunchtime Gentle YogaMollee

Wednesday May 8th

8:15am Forrest Inspired BasicsElle
9:30am T’ai Chi & Qi GongLynn
12:05-12:50pm Pilates FusionDeb

Thursday May 9th

9am  NiaJacque
5:50pm Asana with Alanna

Friday May 10th

8:15am  Forrest Inspired Vinyasa Elle
9:30am T’ai Chi & Qi GongLynn

Saturday May 11th

9am Qi GongLynn
10:45am Gentle Yoga – Elle

Sunday May 12th

6-7:15pm Restorative and Yin Yoga – April
*special Mother’s day event, please call 507-453-7941
to register. See information above.

Studio News for Week of April 29th

“Traffic jams are to be tolerated. People are to be celebrated.”
―Glennon Doyle

 

Speaking of celebrating people, next Sunday is Mother’s Day and women can celebrate by attending April’s Restorative and Yin Yoga class for a mere $5 suggested donation. More information below

Enjoy your week, and take good care of yourself!

Much love,
Elle

Upcoming Free Classes and Events

Community Yoga Class with Elle 
Monday May 6th 4:30pm
Join Elle Newman for an all-levels practice. Elle combines Forrest Yoga core work and unique sequencing with Vinyasa openness to bring you a class that leaves you feeling strong and open. Make sure to register so we can reserve a space for you. 507-453-7941.
Lunchtime Gentle Yoga at the Co-op with Mollee 

Tuesday, May 21st 12:05-12:50pm
Please RSVP by calling  507-452-1815.

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.

Class Themes

Elle – Strength 
Alanna – Restorative

Upcoming Events:

Mother’s Day Restorative Yoga

Zen Yoga MandalaWhen: Sunday May 12th 6-7:15pm

Women: $5 suggested donation
Men: $10 drop-in or Infinity Card Punch

Instructor: April Herndon

This Mother’s Day April is honoring the caretaking all woman do with a specially-priced Restorative Class. What better way for the nurturers among us to be able to take care of themselves?

Journey into Spring Mini-Retreat

When: Sunday May 19th 1-3:30pm.

Cost $35

Instructor: Elle Newman

Have you ever yearned for a longer practice, with a luxurious time to warm up, time to get deeper into your poses, and end with a guided meditation?

This retreat is created with my current students and past Forrest Yoga students in mind. If we’re not currently practicing together please talk to me before you register.

Lunchtime Gentle Yoga at Bluff Country Co-op

When: Tuesday, May 21st
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.

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 May 26th 6pm

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 April 29- May 5th

Unless otherwise noted, all classes run an hour.

Monday April 29

8:15am Forrest Inspired VinyasaElle
4:30 pm Forrest Inspired BasicsElle

Tuesday April 30

12:05-12:50pm Lunchtime Gentle YogaMollee
7pm  Interval FlowHailey 

Wednesday May 1

8:15am Forrest Inspired BasicsElle
9:30am T’ai Chi & Qi GongLynn
12:05-12:50pm Pilates FusionDeb

Thursday May 2

9am  NiaJacque
5:50pm Asana with Alanna

Friday April 26

8:15am  Forrest Inspired Vinyasa Elle
9:30am T’ai Chi & Qi GongLynn

Saturday April 27

9am Qi GongLynn
10:45am Gentle Yoga – Elle

Sunday April 28

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

Studio News for Week of April 22nd

“Be realistic: Plan for a miracle”
―Osho

Whether you’re celebrating Easter, Passover, or just enjoying your weekend, I hope you’re immersed in all the beauty spring has to offer.  And I hope you make it to class this week, we’re back to our regular schedule and looking forward to practicing with you!

Remember next Sunday April is leading Yoga Nidra. There’s more information below, but in short it will leave you feeling rested and ready to begin your week.

Please note that the  next Community Yoga class is going to be held May 7th, not May 29th.

See you on the mat!
Elle

Upcoming Free Classes and Events

Community Yoga Class
Monday May 6th 4:30pm
Join Elle Newman for an all-levels, beginner-friendly practice. Elle combines Forrest Yoga core work and unique sequencing with Vinyasa openness to bring you a class that leaves you feeling strong and open. Make sure to register so we can reserve a space for you. 507-453-7941.

Class Themes

Elle – Breath
Mollee – Happy Hips
Alanna – Twists

Upcoming Events:

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 April 28th 6pm

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.

Journey into Spring Mini-Retreat

When: Sunday May 19th 1-3:30pm.

Cost $35

Instructor: Elle Newman

Have you ever yearned for a longer practice, with a luxurious time to warm up, time to get deeper into your poses, and end with a guided meditation?

This retreat is created with my current students and past Forrest Yoga students in mind. If we’re not currently practicing together please talk to me before you register.

Lunchtime Gentle Yoga at Bluff Country Co-op

When: Tuesday, May 21st
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.

Schedule for April 22 – 28

Unless otherwise noted, all classes run an hour.

Monday April 22

8:15am Forrest Inspired VinyasaElle
4:30 pm Community Free ClassElle

Tuesday April 23

12:05-12:50pm Lunchtime Gentle YogaMollee
7pm  Interval FlowHailey 

Wednesday April 24

8:15am Forrest Inspired BasicsElle
9:30am T’ai Chi & Qi GongLynn
12:05-12:50pm Pilates FusionDeb

Thursday April 25

9am  NiaJacque
5:50pm Asana with Alanna

Friday April 26

8:15am  Forrest Inspired Vinyasa Elle
9:30am T’ai Chi & Qi GongLynn

Saturday April 27

9am Qi GongLynn
10:45am Gentle Yoga – Elle

Sunday April 28

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

Breath

Girl presenting underwater fashion in pool. She has red hair and luminous dark eyes. Her dress is white and flowing enhanced by the air bubbles.

I studied breathing and meditation for years before attending a yoga class, but really the story of my relationship with breath began much earlier. As a child I was obsessed with breath, I marveled that something so important could happen without me thinking about it.

I will admit that part of it was a morbid fascination in that, once I learned about death and understood that part of death meant the lack of breath, I became hyper vigilant about my own. I learned that when I laid in bed alone and thought about dying I would feel like I couldn’t breathe. I also learned that when I purposely slowed down, taking deep breaths and blowing all the air out, that I could calm down and go to sleep.

It moved onto a more healthy fascination as my mother taught me to breathe when she taught me to sing. I remember lying on the floor with her instructing me to pay attention to how it felt to breathe from my belly, and trying to emulate that feeling once I stood up. Breathing was always an important part of preparation for any performance, whether it was singing, playing the piano, or later the cello.

I was also a swimmer, so being aware of when and I how I breathed was something that I learned to think about. I often think of swimming while performing Forrest style Abs, actually; I think it’s the short holding of breath that triggers those memories.

I’m wandering down this trail of memories because I’m preparing for this week’s classes and our focus is breath: the first pillar of Forrest Yoga. The next four weeks we’ll be making our way through all of them leading up to our retreat on May 19th.

Hope to see you soon!
~Elle

Studio News for week of April 15th

Empirically speaking, we are made of star stuff. Why aren’t we talking more about that?”
―Maggie Nelson

Thank you to everyone who came out for our Community Yoga Day last week! I am loving these so much we’re going to continue. Next one is Monday May 27th at 4:30pm, hope you can make it.

This Tuesday at 5:30pm we are having another Infinity class sampler where you can experience Nia, Qi Gong, Pilates Fusion, Forrest, Restorative Yoga, and Forrest Inspired Vinyasa. If you’re planning on attending make sure you let us know so we can save you space!

Since next weekend is Easter we have a few changes to the schedule, make sure you check it out below.

See you on the mat soon!

~Elle

Upcoming Free Classes and Events

Infinity Class Sampler
Tuesday, April 16th 5:30-6:45pm
What a great way to try out new classes and teachers! Make sure to register so we can reserve a space for you: 507-453-7941.
Community Yoga Class
Monday May 27th 4:30pm
Join Elle Newman for an all-level, beginner-friendly practice. Elle combines Forrest Yoga core work and unique sequencing with Vinyasa openness to bring you a class that leaves you feeling strong and open. Make sure to register so we can reserve a space for you. 507-453-7941.

Class Themes

Elle – Balancing

Upcoming Events:

Lunchtime Gentle Yoga at Bluff Country Co-op

When: Tuesday, April 16th  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.

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 April 28th 6pm

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.

Journey into Spring Mini-Retreat

When: Sunday May 19th 1-3:30pm.

Cost $35

Instructor: Elle Newman

Have you ever yearned for a longer practice, with a luxurious time to warm up, time to get deeper into your poses, and end with a guided meditation?

This retreat is created with my current students and past Forrest Yoga students in mind. If we’re not currently practicing together please talk to me before you register.

Schedule for April 8-14

Unless otherwise noted, all classes run an hour.

Monday April 15th

8:15am Forrest Inspired VinyasaElle
4:30 pm Forrest Inspired BasicsElle

Tuesday April 16th

12:05-12:50pm Lunchtime Gentle YogaMollee
* Held at Bluff Country Co-op see below for details.
5:30-6:45pm Infinity Sampler
7pm  Interval FlowHailey 

Wednesday April 17th

8:15am Forrest Inspired BasicsElle
9:30am T’ai Chi & Qi GongLynn
12:05-12:50pm Pilates FusionDeb

Thursday April 18th

9am  NiaJacque
5:50pm No Class Holiday Break

Friday April 19th

8:15am  Forrest Inspired Vinyasa Elle
9:30am T’ai Chi & Qi GongLynn

Saturday April 20th

9am No Class Holiday Break
10:45am Gentle Yoga – Elle

Sunday April 21st

6-7:15pm No Class Happy Easter

Week 4 of Elle’s Journey into Spring Series

I Abstract water drop. colors orange, gray, and blues. Invokes a sense of action.I was thinking of you all as I took my walk, listening to the melt working it’s way through the culverts on the sides of the road. Between the snow melting, the mist in the air, and the intermittent rain, water has been my constant companion today.

Water can be a cooling element to work with when the fire gets too intense. It is the cleansing of springtime. It is also heavily associated with emotions and can bring relief when we’ve bottled them up. Part of our work as humans is learning to navigate our own emotional flow.

Water is perhaps the most mutable of the elements to work with, it can quench our thirst, cool our heat, be as magical as a drop of dew, or as powerful and patient as a  river carving our landscape.

On the mat we’ll be inviting awareness of our emotions during our practice, playing with the concept of flow; when we can direct it, and when we are along for the ride. We’ll also work with a few different meditations to invoke this important element.

 

 

Studio News week of April 8th

Loving the world means paying attention to its simple gifts.
―Parker J. Palmer

pink flowers in a hazy background. Pastel colors. reflection.This week begins with a Community Class on Monday evening at 4:30pm with yours truly (Elle). It’s a fun way to invite your friends to a free class, and a way for me to let you all know how appreciative I am of our yoga community at Infinity. If you haven’t already reserved your spot, call the office tomorrow. 507-453-7941.

Please make sure to read through the upcoming events so you don’t miss any other great opportunities!

See you on the mat soon!

~Elle

Upcoming Free Classes and Events

Community Yoga Class
Monday April 8th 4:30pm
Join Elle Newman for an all-level, beginner-friendly practice. Elle combines Forrest Yoga core work and unique sequencing with Vinyasa openness to bring you a class that leaves you feeling strong and open. Make sure to register so we can reserve a space for you. 507-453-7941.
Infinity Class Sampler
Tuesday, April 16th 5:30-6:45pm
What a great way to try out new classes and teachers! Make sure to register so we can reserve a space for you: 507-453-7941.

Class Themes

Mollee –  Chakra Balancing
Alanna – Twisting
Elle – Week 4: Water

Upcoming Events:

Lunchtime Gentle Yoga at Bluff Country Co-op

When: Tuesday, April 16th  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.

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 April 28th 6pm

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.

Journey into Spring Mini-Retreat

When: Sunday May 19th 1-3:30pm.

Cost $35

Instructor: Elle Newman

Have you ever yearned for a longer practice, with a luxurious time to warm up, time to get deeper into your poses, and end with a guided meditation?

This retreat is created with my current students and past Forrest Yoga students in mind. If we’re not currently practicing together please talk to me before you register.

Schedule for April 8-14

Unless otherwise noted, all classes run an hour.

Monday April 8th

8:15am Forrest Inspired VinyasaElle
4:30 pm Community Free ClassElle

Tuesday April 9th

12:05-12:50pm Lunchtime Gentle YogaMollee
7pm  Interval FlowHailey 

Wednesday April 10th

8:15am Forrest Inspired BasicsElle
9:30am T’ai Chi & Qi GongLynn
12:05-12:50pm Pilates FusionDeb

Thursday April 11th

9am  NiaJacque
5:50pm Asana with Alanna

Friday April 12th

8:15am  Forrest Inspired Vinyasa Elle
9:30am T’ai Chi & Qi GongLynn

Saturday April 13th

9am Qi GongLynn
10:45am Gentle Yoga – Elle

Sunday April 14th

6-7:15pm Restorative and Yin YogaApril

Studio News for Week of April 1st

April hath put a spirit of youth in everything. (Sonnet XCVIII)
―William Shakespeare

Whenever I think of April Fools day I always think of the first card in a Tarot Deck, The Fool. And as so much of spring around us, it too speaks of change. New beginnings and also endings

We too have some change in our upcoming schedule. Hailey is heading to graduate school at Midwestern University in Downers Grove, IL. April 30th is her last class at Infinity. Thank you so much Hailey for bringing Interval Flow to Infinity!

Eri is teaching a free class this Tuesday morning at 8:15am. If you are free at this time we hope you will try out her class. You can read more about it below.

I’m leading a Forrest Inspired Mini Retreat at Infinity on Sunday May 19th. If you have questions or are thinking of coming let me know.

Upcoming Free Classes and Events

SomaYoga with Eri Fujieda
Tuesday April 2nd 8:15am
Soma Yoga brings wisdom into our yoga & meditation practice.
Community Yoga Class
Monday April 8th 4:30pm
Join Elle Newman for an all-level, beginner-friendly practice. Elle combines Forrest Yoga core work and unique sequencing with Vinyasa openness to bring you a class that leaves you feeling strong and open. Make sure to register so we can reserve a space for you. 507-453-7941.
Infinity Class Sampler
Tuesday, April 16th 5:30-6:45pm
What a great way to try out new classes and teachers! Make sure to register so we can reserve a space for you: 507-453-7941.

Class Themes

Mollee –  You are the Sky
Alanna – Seated Postures
Elle – Week 3: Setting our Practice on Fire

Upcoming Events:

SomaYoga with Eri Fujieda

Tie Die Background with mobius strip image and the words Mobility, Stability, and Strength. The symbol of SomaYogaWhen:Tuesday, April 2nd, 8:15-9:15am

Cost: Free

Instructor: Eri Fujieda

SomaYoga: Somatics is a way of re-educating the way our brain senses and moves the muscles. Soma Yoga brings this wisdom into our yoga & meditation practice. Chronic tension patterns change as the body regains its innate ability to self-correct to ease and efficiency. These practices promote agility, equanimity and quiet mind. Suitable to all individuals with various physical abilities and conditions.

Lunchtime Gentle Yoga at Bluff Country Co-op

When: Tuesday, April 16th  12:05-12:50pm

Cost: FreeSpace 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.

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 April 28th 6pm

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.

Journey into Spring Mini-Retreat

When: Sunday May 19th 1-3:30pm.

Cost $35

Instructor: Elle Newman

Have you ever yearned for a longer practice, with a luxurious time to warm up, time to get deeper into your poses, and end with a guided meditation?

This retreat is created with my current students and past Forrest Yoga students in mind. If we’re not currently practicing together please talk to me before you register.

Schedule for April 1st – 7th

Unless otherwise noted, all classes run an hour.

Monday April 1st

8:15am Forrest Inspired VinyasaElle
4:30 pm Forrest Inspired BasicsElle

Tuesday April 2nd

12:05-12:50pm Lunchtime Gentle YogaMollee
7pm  Interval FlowHailey 

Wednesday April 3rd

8:15am Forrest Inspired BasicsElle
9:30am T’ai Chi & Qi GongLynn
12:05-12:50pm Pilates FusionDeb

Thursday April 4th

9am  NiaJacque
5:50pm Asana with Alanna

Friday April 5th

8:15am  Forrest Inspired Vinyasa Elle
9:30am T’ai Chi & Qi GongLynn

Saturday April 6th

9am Qi GongLynn
10:45am Gentle Yoga – Elle

Sunday April 7th

6-7:15pm Restorative and Yin YogaApril

Studio News for week of March 25th

I am going to try and pay attention to the spring. I am going to look around at all the flowers, and look up at the hectic trees. I am going to close my eyes and listen.
―Anne Lamott

Spring MandalaHappy Spring!

Especially when life feels like it gets busier, it’s important to take time to slow down and listen to ourselves. Ironically, in slowing down and paying attention we experience more of life.

One great way to slow down and listen is by attending Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra with April. It’s coming up this Sunday at 6pm.

I also want to draw your attention to the Mini Retreat I’m offering in May. If you often feel like an hour practice just isn’t enough time to go as deep as you want into your practice, or you wish that you didn’t have to choose between attending a gentle class which opens you up or a Forrest Inspired class which warms you up and develops strength, then this is for you. More information below.

Hope to see you on the mat soon!

~Elle

Upcoming Free Classes and Events

SomaYoga with Eri Fujieda
Tuesday April 2nd 8:15am
Soma Yoga brings wisdom into our yoga & meditation practice.
Community Yoga Class
Monday April 8th 4:30pm
Join Elle Newman for an all-level, beginner-friendly practice. Elle combines Forrest Yoga core work and unique sequencing with Vinyasa openness to bring you a class that leaves you feeling strong and open. Make sure to register so we can reserve a space for you. 507-453-7941.
Infinity Class Sampler
Tuesday, April 16th 5:30-6:45pm
What a great way to try out new classes and teachers! Make sure to register so we can reserve a space for you: 507-453-7941.

Class Themes

Mollee –  Focus on the Good
Alanna – Standing Poses
Elle – Week 3: Grounding our Inspiration

Upcoming Events:

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 March 31st 6pm

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.

 

SomaYoga with Eri Fujieda

Tie Die Background with mobius strip image and the words Mobility, Stability, and Strength. The symbol of SomaYogaWhen:Tuesday, April 2nd, 8:15-9:15am

Cost: Free

Instructor: Eri Fujieda

SomaYoga: Somatics is a way of re-educating the way our brain senses and moves the muscles. Soma Yoga brings this wisdom into our yoga & meditation practice. Chronic tension patterns change as the body regains its innate ability to self-correct to ease and efficiency. These practices promote agility, equanimity and quiet mind. Suitable to all individuals with various physical abilities and conditions.

Lunchtime Gentle Yoga at Bluff Country Co-op

The logo for Bluff country Co-op. Green background depicting a tree with a fork for a trunk.When: Tuesday, April 16th  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.

Journey into Spring Mini-Retreat

When: Sunday May 19th 1-3:30pm.

Cost $35

Instructor: Elle Newman

The next 9 weeks will culminate in a mini-retreat giving us time to explore our practice a little deeper.

If you are interested in the retreat make sure to attend class regularly and register to let Elle know you’re coming.

Schedule for March 25 – 31

Unless otherwise noted, all classes run an hour.

Monday March 25

8:15am Forrest Inspired VinyasaElle
4:30 pm Forrest Inspired BasicsElle

Tuesday March 26

12:05-12:50pm Lunchtime Gentle YogaMollee
7pm  Interval FlowHailey 

Wednesday March 27

8:15am Forrest Inspired BasicsElle
9:30am T’ai Chi & Qi GongLynn
12:05-12:50pm Pilates FusionDeb

Thursday March 28

9am  NiaJacque
5:50pm Asana with Alanna

Friday March 29

8:15am  Forrest Inspired Vinyasa Elle
9:30am T’ai Chi & Qi GongLynn

Saturday March 30

9am Qi GongLynn
10:45am Gentle Yoga – Elle

Sunday March 31

6-7:15pm Restorative Yoga and Yoga NidraApril

Grounding our Inspiration

Last week we connected with the element Air by inviting in our inspiration and paying attention to the unseen forces in our lives. We also celebrated the Vernal equinox and the full moon.

This week we will work with the energy of Earth and grounding. This is somewhat of a surprise to me, as in my original lesson plan we were moving from Air to Fire using the inspiration to stoke our flames. As I have been working on my lessons plans this weekend, that felt… well, ungrounded. So I have been inspired to change course. What is that saying? You can’t control the wind but you can adjust your sails!

I look forward to prating with you, let me know if you have any questions.

Much Love,

Elle

Week 2 of Journey into Spring: The Element Air


The most obvious connection between Air and yoga is breath, and in the past, if I’ve brought this element into my classes, it’s as pranayama. However, when we unpack the symbolism of the element Air there is so much more there. And since our practice focuses on breath to begin with, I thought it was about time to get a bit more creative.

Air is associated with Spring, change, transformation (winds of change); it can be chaotic and admittedly feel ungrounded. It is associated with mental energy, ideas, and inspiration.

Last week we concentrated on beginning, setting intentions, looking within to connect with inner longing and yearning, this week we’ll be connecting with some powerful energy to help us toward our destinations. While we can’t control the energy of the wind, we can choose how we adjust our sails.

 

 

Infinity News for the week of March 18th

In the spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours.
―Mark Twain

Thank you to everyone who attended last Monday’s Community Yoga class, it was so fun to greet new people and get to practice again with those of you I haven’t seen in a while!

This week, we have some more free events for you, beginning with Mollee’s Gentle Yoga class at the Co-op. Then Celebrate the Vernal Equinox with Eri on Wednesday at 7am, and begin Alanna’s new series on Thursday at 5:50pm.  There’s more information below.

Elle

Upcoming Free Classes and Events

Lunchtime Gentle Yoga at the Co-op
Tuesday March 19th 12:05-12:50pm
Mollee’s regularly scheduled class is held in the community room at Bluff Country Co-op. Register early to reserve your space: 507-452-1815.
Equinox Celebration
Wednesday March 20th 7-8am 
Join Eri Fujieda for a Sun Salutation Practice to celebrate the equinox!
 
Asana with Alanna
Thursday March 21st 5:50-6:50pm
Join Alanna for a free class as she begins her next 8-week series. 
 
SomaYoga with Eri Fujieda
Tuesday April 2nd 8:15am
Soma Yoga brings wisdom into our yoga & meditation practice.

Class Themes

Mollee –  Opening to Change
*Class held at Bluff Country Coop, information below
Alanna – Standing Poses
Elle – Week 2: Air

Upcoming Events:

Lunchtime Gentle Yoga at Bluff Country Co-op

The logo for Bluff country Co-op. Green background depicting a tree with a fork for a trunk.When: Tuesdays 12:05-12:50pm
March 19th

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.

Equinox Celebration

When: Wednesday March 20th 7am

Cost: Free

Instructor: Eri Fujieda

Join us for an hour of Sun Salutations to celebrate the Spring Equinox. This even is free so invite your friends!

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 March 31st 6pm

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.

 

SomaYoga with Eri Fujieda

Tie Die Background with mobius strip image and the words Mobility, Stability, and Strength. The symbol of SomaYogaWhen:Tuesday, April 2nd, 8:15-9:15am

Cost: Free

Instructor: Eri Fujieda

SomaYoga: Somatics is a way of re-educating the way our brain senses and moves the muscles. Soma Yoga brings this wisdom into our yoga & meditation practice. Chronic tension patterns change as the body regains its innate ability to self-correct to ease and efficiency. These practices promote agility, equanimity and quiet mind. Suitable to all individuals with various physical abilities and conditions.

Journey into Spring Mini-Retreat

When: Sunday May 19th 1-3:30pm.

Cost $35

Instructor: Elle Newman

The next 9 weeks will culminate in a mini-retreat giving us time to explore our practice a little deeper.

If you are interested in the retreat make sure to attend class regularly and register to let Elle know you’re coming.

Schedule for March 18-24

Unless otherwise noted, all classes run an hour.

Monday March 18

8:15am Forrest Inspired VinyasaElle
4:30 pm Forrest Inspired BasicsElle

Tuesday March  19

12:05-12:50pm Lunchtime Gentle YogaMollee
7pm  Interval FlowHailey 

Wednesday March 20

7am Spring Equinox Salutation Celebration – Eri
8:15am
Forrest Inspired BasicsElle
9:30am T’ai Chi & Qi GongLynn
12:05-12:50pm Pilates FusionDeb

Thursday March 21

9am  Nia – Miranda
5:50pm Asana with Alanna

Friday March 22

8:15am  Forrest Inspired Vinyasa Elle
9:30am T’ai Chi & Qi GongLynn

Saturday March 23

9am Qi GongLynn
10:45am Gentle Yoga – Elle

Sunday March 24

6-7:15pm Restorative and Yin YogaApril

Set Intentions and Begin (Again)

This week we will begin our Journey into Spring Series and all of my classes will have themes around Intentions and Beginning (Again).

It can be a challenge to bring a beginner’s mind to a practice you do regularly. Heck, part of the inspiration for this series was finding a way for me to organize my own practice and my teaching in a different way. I invite you to join me and be intentional about bringing a beginner’s openness back into your practice.

Here are a few questions that might help:

  • What assumptions do you bring to the mat and why? For instance, if you always opt out of a pose and do your own thing, what’s behind these choices? Are there health reasons, or are you perhaps limiting yourself?
  • When was the last time you felt inspired on the mat? What did that feel like? See if you can remember where in your body you felt inspired.
  • What are things you love about your current practice?
  • When does your practice get challenging?

On Monday and Wednesday you’ll have opportunities to set your own goals for yourself for the next 10 weeks. I’ll hand out cards for you to write them on; these are just for you. Bring them to class, set them up under your mat, keep them with you.

I invite you to use the opportunity to think about your life off your mat as well. What are the things you are passionate about drawing into your life?Where are areas that need some extra energy? Are there areas you are looking to transform? There’s a sanskrit word, sankulpa, which translates as “inner resolve.” While we can resolve to work towards anything we think we want, I have found it’s most effective to combine this with getting to know ourselves and learning to listen to what our hearts yearning. Friday and Saturday classes will end with guided meditations that can be helpful to form one’s own sankulpa.