September Newsletter: 3 Easy Ways To Double Your Energy Today!

Welcome September!

Enjoy these no-cost steps that you can use RIGHT NOW to generate more energy in your body.

You know that feeling of waking up after a full night’s sleep soooooo tired and sluggish that the very THOUGHT of getting out of bed makes you want to spend all day in “Club Comforter” and watch endless episodes of your favorite binge TV?

Me too!

I used to struggle with my energy, just like you.

First let’s start by breaking up your day into bite-size pieces and spreading out your energy boosting activities like this:

  • Easy Energy Booster #1: As soon as you wake up
  • Easy Energy Booster #2: After lunch
  • Easy Energy Booster #3: At the end of your workday

Now, let’s dive deeper into each energy boosting activity to help you ACHIEVE YOUR OWN:

Easy Energy Booster #1 Do it as soon as you wake up.

“Toss It Back!”

Life gets crazy, and sometimes we get a terrible night’s sleep.

It’s hard to wake up refreshed, calm and energetic when your kid wet the bed, the neighbor’s dog howled at the moon all night and your smoke alarm went off accidentally.

No matter what your night’s sleep was like, here’s an easy way to jumpstart your energy and reset your system first thing in the morning.

I call it “tossing it back”.

Here’s how to do it:

Before you go to bed, set a full 20-ounce glass of water next to your bathroom sink • After you wake up, brush you teeth and relieve yourself, TOSS BACK that whole glass!

Pretty simple, right?

Why is tossing back a big ol’ glass of water an effective way to jump start your energy?

Hydration!  Water hydrates your entire system, which is vital for your cell, tissue, and organ regeneration. By keeping your blood at the right consistency, it helps deliver oxygen to your muscles, which immediately boosts your body’s energy.

Healthy bowel movement!  Drinking enough water helps keep the enzymes and bacteria in your digestive tract running smoothly and this helps get your bowels moving.

Getting into the habit of eliminating waste first thing in the morning will prevent it from being absorbed into your system throughout the day and give you an instant energy boost.

Easy Energy Booster #2 Do it after lunch.

“Get Fresh!”

Many of us spend our entire day inside an office with air conditioning or heaters that drain our energy and sap our life force.

Even if you are not one of these people and you do spend time outdoors daily, the trick here is to clear your mind, focus your breath and be present with nature.

Leave your phone in the office, leave your To-Do list at home, and walk out of your office building or your house with the intention to clear your mind and absorb clean green energy.

Walk around the block and find a park to walk through or a street lined with trees. I’m talking fresh air and preferably sunshine, but rain works well too. Be wholeheartedly IN the natural elements stress free for ten minutes!

If leaving the office is out of the question, find an open window, sit by it and breathe in the outside air (even city air is better than fake stuffy office air). Or find a live plant potted in real soil and sit by it and breathe it in for ten minutes, in silence.

Your colleagues may think you’ve really lost it this time round and may start planning an intervention, but you will be doing yourself and everyone you work with a huge favor by recharging your energy and giving your mood a boost!

Try it for 10 minutes TODAY and I bet you will feel refreshed, recharged and energized.

Don’t believe me? Ever heard of Forest Bathing or “Shinrin-Yoku” in Japanese?

It literally means quiet walking among the trees and refers to the boost of energy that we as humans receive from the trees in the form of phytoncides (wood essential oils) which induce relaxation and therefore an energy boost.

Easy Energy Booster #3 Do it at the end of your workday.

“Dance Party!”

This one is really fun, and it’s designed to give you that oomph to make it through the night after a long day’s work. Ready?

Think of your favorite song or of any kind of music that makes you want to get up and boogie. Then download it to your phone or car stereo or computer.

Find some private space either in your car on the way home from work or the laundry room while the kids are busy with homework.

Plug your earphones in and boogie like crazy to your favorite song.

The trick here is to really give yourself permission to LET GO.

You know the old adage, “Dance like nobody’s watching?”

Do it and feel the RUSH of energy surge through your body.

In no time you will be happily stacking the dishes in the dishwasher with renewed vigor and reading your kids a bedtime story for the millionth time as though it were your first.

RECAP!

These 3 EASY WAYS to double your energy today are fast, simple, no-cost and you can start them TODAY!

Easy Energy Booster # 1:  Do it as soon as you wake up “TOSS IT BACK”— HYDRATING THE EASY WAY

Easy Energy Booster # 2:  Do it after lunch “GET FRESH”— GETTING FRESH AIR

Easy Energy Booster # 3:   Do it at the end of your work day “DANCE PARTY”— ENERGY BOOSTING BODY BOOGIE

 

Studio News

September 2021 Yoga Studio Schedule

Class availability is still limited as we continue our studio repairs. Classes that are being held are at different locations at this time and we will share the location at registration. Again, we appreciate your understanding, flexibility and patience!

Must pre-register by emailing infinitywinonayoga@gmail.com and pre-pay with punch card or call 507-453-7941

Monday

8:15am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa- Elle- via ZOOM

Tuesday

5:45pm Summer Flow: Celebrating Sun & Self-care with Sarah **no class 7/6

Wednesday

9:30am Qi Gong & T’ai Chi with Lynn

Friday

7:45am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa- All Levels with Elle – via zoom

9:30am Qi Gong & T’ai Chi-Lynn

**all classes in-person unless indicated**

 

In Health,

Your Yoga Studio Staff

August Newsletter- Decrease Your Stress

DECREASE YOUR STRESS

What to do when you’re stressed to the max….

Even though you might be stressed to the max right now, there are still small, practical steps you can take to cope with that stress and stay healthy.

But first, why am I talking about stress?

Like it’s not enough to live with stress, now I’ve got to be talking about it too?! Agh…. not fun…!!!

But the truth is that it sure is important to acknowledge stress so you can reduce it or cope with it a little better. Think of it like aiming for a 1% improvement….you may not be able to change the stressors in your life, but if you can manage the impact on your body 1% better, then you’ll stay healthier and more able to handle the stress. Worthwhile, yes?

Truth: what are some of the effects of stress on your body?

I’m the first person to pretend that stress is no big deal, so if you’re like me, then the two of us need to have a “Come to Buddha” moment and get real about how stress IS affecting our bodies….

● Stress increases cortisol production associated with weight gain (especially in the belly), an inability to lose weight or gain muscle and premature aging

● Stress decreases nutrient absorption due to decreased enzymatic production from the stomach, pancreas and liver and decreased bile flow from the gall bladder  

● Stress increases nutrient excretion such as urinary loss of calcium, magnesium, potassium, zinc, chromium, selenium and microminerals

● Stress decreases gut flora populations by destroying healthy intestinal bacteria and can lead to immune problems, skin disorders, nutrient deficiencies, and digestive distress

● Stress increases salt retention which can lead to high blood pressure

● Stress decreases the thyroid hormone which can negatively affect your metabolism

● Stress decreases sex hormones which leads to loss of libido and low energy

But you’re not reading this just to talk about problems, you’re reading to find solutions! So read on…

How can I reduce or cope better with stress?

Remember, since we can’t always control the stress in our lives, the goal is to reduce our experience of stress by even 1%.

Here’s how you can do that, starting NOW:

● Look at your calendar for the next 7 days. What’s one activity you’ve committed to that you can cancel?

● Look at your to-do list. What’s one item you can delegate to someone else in the next 24 hours?

● Consider your schedule today. Where can you fit in 20 minutes for yourself —where you’re not taking care of anyone else or being “productive”—so you can just relax and play and do something mindless?

● Look at your calendar for tomorrow. Where can you fit in a 10-minute walk or Frisbee toss in your backyard? The fresh air and movement will help you cope waaay better with stress.

● Before your next meal, try what I call the “5-5-7” breath. Inhale for a count of 5, hold your breath for a count of 5, then exhale for a count of 7. Repeat at least 3 times. This gives your body a chance to relax before your meal, which will increase your digestive capacity and help your body pull more nutrients from the food you’re eating.

To your health!

Studio News

As many of you know, we have been dealing with some water issues in our studio. This has unfortunately affected our ability to hold in-studio classes. Our teachers are busy looking at alternatives, for example, holding classes outdoors or in other locations. We appreciate your patience and flexibility as we navigate this “bump” in the road. We will continue to keep you informed as we make progress. If you are looking to participate in a class, please continue to register through the studio email (infinitywinonayoga@gmail.com) and you will be updated class details.

July Newsletter: Get Your Move On

HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY AND GET YOUR MOVE ON!

25 out-of-the-box exercise ideas inside….

But first, why am I talking about movement?

Sometimes the word “exercise” sounds like work, so I like to call it “movement” instead.

What is movement?

It’s any activity that’s fun for you and gets your body moving! Your body is made to move.

Therefore, movement is actually a type of fuel for your body, just like food. It stimulates and generates energy and good moods, plus it’s a fun way to get outside and connect with old and new friends.

25 Out-Of-The-Box Movement Ideas

  1. Hula hooping
  2. Zumba
  3. Nia
  4. Skateboarding
  5. Rock climbing
  6. Qi Gong
  7. Corn Hole
  8. Trampoline jumping
  9. Frisbee
  10. Spike Ball
  11. Bocce Ball
  12. Karate
  13. Tai Chi
  14. Jazzercise
  15. Cardio Barre
  16. Vinyasa Yoga
  17. Pilates
  18. Tennis
  19. Golf
  20. Soccer
  21. Basketball
  22. Hiking
  23. Swimming
  24. Rollerblading
  25. Jump rope

How do I choose a movement activity and add it to my day?

I ask myself, what movement did you love to do as a kid? Roller skate? Hula hoop? Golf? Choose a type of movement that you loved but don’t seem to do anymore – you’ll feel like a kid again! Add this movement to your day by starting with a regular 10 minute appointment – for you the might be first thing in the morning, or at lunch, or after work.

 

Studio News

July 2021 Yoga Studio Schedule

Must pre-register by emailing infinitywinonayoga@gmail.com and pre-pay with punch card or call 507-453-7941

Sunday

5:00pm Restorative Yoga with Katie K

**no class 7/4

Monday

8:15am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa- Elle- via ZOOM

**no class 7/5

Tuesday

12:05-12:50pm Lunchtime Gentle yoga @ Bluff Country co-op with Mollee

5:45pm Summer Flow: Celebrating Sun & Self-care with Sarah **no class 7/6

Wednesday

9:30am Qi Gong & T’ai Chi with Lynn

Thursday

12:05-12:50pm core on the floor with deb

Friday

7:45am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa- All Levels with Elle – via zoom

9:30am Qi Gong & T’ai Chi-Lynn

**all classes in-person unless indicated**

 

In Health,

Your Yoga Studio Staff

June Newsletter: Boost Your Energy

Enjoy these no-cost steps that you can use RIGHT NOW to generate more energy in your body.

You know that feeling of waking up after a full night’s sleep soooooo tired and sluggish that the very THOUGHT of getting out of bed makes you want to spend all day in “Club Comforter” and watch endless episodes of your favorite binge TV?

Me too!

I used to struggle with my energy, just like you.

But after some research, education and a little bit of trial and error, I discovered a simple system to double my energy.

First let’s start by breaking up your day into bite-size pieces and spreading out your energy boosting activities like this:

  • Easy Energy Booster #1: As soon as you wake up
  • Easy Energy Booster #2: After lunch
  • Easy Energy Booster #3: At the end of your work day

Now, let’s dive deeper into each energy boosting activity to help you ACHIEVE YOUR OWN:

Easy Energy Booster #1 Do it as soon as you wake up.

“Toss It Back!”

Life gets crazy, and sometimes we get a terrible night’s sleep.

It’s hard to wake up refreshed, calm and energetic when your kid wet the bed, the neighbor’s dog howled at the moon all night and your smoke alarm went off accidentally.

No matter what your night’s sleep was like, here’s an easy way to jumpstart your energy and reset your system first thing in the morning.

I call it “tossing it back”.

Here’s how to do it:

  • Before you go to bed, set a full 20-ounce glass of water next to your bathroom sink • After you wake up and brush you teeth, TOSS BACK that whole glass!

Pretty simple, right?

Why is tossing back a big ol’ glass of water an effective way to jump start your energy?

Hydration!  Water hydrates your entire system, which is vital for your cell, tissue and organ regeneration. By keeping your blood at the right consistency, it helps deliver oxygen to your muscles, which immediately boosts your body’s energy.

Healthy bowel movement!  Drinking enough water helps keep the enzymes and bacteria in your digestive tract running smoothly and this helps get your bowels moving.

Getting into the habit of eliminating waste first thing in the morning will prevent it from being absorbed into your system throughout the day and give you an instant energy boost.

Easy Energy Booster #2 Do it after lunch.

“Get Fresh!”

Many of us spend our entire day inside an office with air conditioning or heaters that drain our energy and zap our life force.

Even if you are not one of these people and you do spend time outdoors daily, the trick here is to clear your mind, focus your breath and be present with nature.

Leave your phone in the office, leave your To-Do list at home and walk out of your office building or your house with the intention to clear your mind and absorb clean green energy.

Walk around the block and find a park to walk through or a street lined with trees. I’m talking fresh air and preferably sunshine but rain works well too. Be wholeheartedly IN the natural elements stress free for ten minutes!

If leaving the office is out of the question, find an open window, sit by it and breathe in the outside air (even city air is better than fake stuffy office air). Or find a live plant potted in real soil and sit by it and breathe it in for ten minutes, in silence.

You will be doing yourself and everyone you work with a huge favor by recharging your energy and giving your mood a boost!

Try it for 10 minutes TODAY and I bet you will feel refreshed, recharged and energized.

Don’t believe me? Ever heard of Forest Bathing or “Shinrin-Yoku” in Japanese?

It literally means quiet walking among the trees and refers to the boost of energy that we as humans receive from the trees in the form of phytoncides (wood essential oils) which induce relaxation and therefore an energy boost.

Easy Energy Booster #3 Do it at the end of your workday.

“Dance Party!”

This one is really fun and it’s designed to give you that oomph to make it through the night after a long day’s work. Ready?

Think of your favorite song or of any kind of music that makes you want to get up and boogie. Then download it to your phone or car stereo or computer.

Find some private space either in your car on the way home from work or the laundry room while the kids are busy with homework.

Plug your earphones in and boogie like crazy to your favorite song.

The trick here is to really give yourself permission to LET GO.

You know the old adage, “Dance like nobody’s watching?”

Do it and feel the RUSH of energy surge through your body.

In no time you will be happily stacking the dishes in the dishwasher with renewed vigor and reading your kids a bedtime story for the millionth time as though it were your first.

 

Studio Schedule

June 2021 Yoga Studio Schedule

Must pre-register by emailing infinitywinonayoga@gmail.com and pre-pay with punch card or call 507-453-7941.

Sunday
5:00pm Restorative Yoga with Katie K

Monday
8:15am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa- Elle- via ZOOM

Tuesday
12:05-12:50pm Starting June 15th: Lunchtime Gentle yoga @ Bluff Country co-op with Mollee
5:45pm Spring Flow: Finding Growth & Renewing Energy with Sarah

Wednesday
9:30am Qi Gong & T’ai Chi with Lynn

Thursday
5:00pm flow with Katie Sarah- via zoom

Friday
7:45am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa- All Levels with Elle – via zoom

9:30am Qi Gong & T’ai Chi-Lynn

Mask Update for Yoga Studio

Mask or No Mask, it is ok!!

Starting Monday May 17th,  you may choose to wear…or not to wear…a mask in the studio. As most have already heard, the CDC, Governor Walz and the City of Winona have updated their guidance on mask use.

However, we will still be practicing some of our same precautions as listed below:

Social Distancing

-Pre-register for all classes  by emailing our studio at infinitywinonayoga@gmail.com (pre-registration will close 1 day before scheduled class and *cancellation policy applies) *If you are not using a punch card, please pre-pay at Infinity Chiropractic & Wellness if you are using a credit/debit card as the studio will only be taking cash/check payments*

-Sign in upon arrival

-Face masks are optional

-Keep socializing at a minimum and keep 6 feet between you and others at all times

-Wipe mat and props on all surfaces before and after class

-Mats will be placed at the markers on the studio floor

-Instructors will use verbal cues only and will maintain 6 feet from students

-There will be no communal water available; please be sure to bring a water bottle

Prop Rules

-Bring your own mat from home

-The studio will no longer be storing personal mats nor offer the use of studio mats nor props

-Leave all other personal items near the entryway

Cleaning Protocols

-Studio will provide an alcohol-based solution to be used on yoga mats and props

-Please wash hands before entering the studio and use hand sanitizer at the entryway upon arrival

-Plan on coming to the studio in your yoga clothing as we are trying to limit the use of the restroom

Be Safe. Be Healthy. Be Mindful.

We ask that if you are not feeling well to please stay home. If you are experiencing any signs or symptoms of COVID-10 or have been around someone who is or has, consider self-isolate/quarantine for 14 days or until you have been tested and have receive a negative reading.

**It is best practice if you test positive for COVID-19 within 14 days of participating in an in-person class, please email us infinitywinonayoga@gmail.com immediately so we may respond appropriately. NO IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION WILL BE SHARED TO PROTECT YOUR PRIVACY AND WILL BE HANDLE CONFIDENTIALLY. **

We will continue to keep you updated on all studio changes.

In health,

Yoga Studio Staff

May Newsletter

FRESH AIR & SUNSHINE IS FOOD!

3 underrated but potent vitamins!

Hello all, here to let you in on a little secret of 3 super potent vitamins that are crucial for our health and wellness yet we often overlook them… Can you guess what they are?

I’ll give you a clue: they are all around you, don’t cost a dime and are accessible at any time of day…and makes a great Mother’s Day gift!!

That’s right! I’m talking about nature, fresh air and sunshine!

But first, why am I talking nature, fresh air and sunshine as vitamins?

Let me explain…

We are so conditioned to think that vitamins are something manufactured in a lab and labeled that we need to purchase in a bottle at a store that we forget to open our eyes and look all around us. Vitamins are everywhere!

Nature itself is a multi-vitamin world but it’s often the last thing we turn to for our vitamin fix simply because we are not conditioned to think of it as… nutritious. But it is… so hold tight while I go into more detail…

So, what are the 3 most underrated yet most potent vitamins?

  1. Vitamin N = Nature
  2. Vitamin FA= Fresh Air
  3. Vitamin S = Sunshine

Never heard of them before? Well, don’t worry because you have now! Did you know that instead of exploring the great outdoors the average American spends most of their time stuck in stale offices and dark living rooms? Even kids today spend 7 hours more on academics and 2 hours less on sports and outdoor activities per week than they did 20 years ago. Well unfortunately, all this indoor living is devastating to our health! Research shows that children who get more “vitamins N, FA and S” have lower stress levels, more success in school, and fewer ADHD symptoms. And adults who exercise and socialize more in nature are happier people all round. We all know that simply being in sunlight triggers our skin to make vitamin D, also known as the ‘sunshine vitamin’. Research has linked low vitamin D levels with depression, obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, autoimmune disease, osteoporosis and cancer. To make sure you have enough Vitamin D, be sure to get at least 15-20 minutes outside WITHOUT sunscreen. Why? Because sunscreen (high and low SPF factors) prohibits the body from making vitamin D by 95 %.

So, in light of all this it is so important to get outside and get lots of nature (VITAMIN N), fresh air (VITAMIN FA) and sunshine (VITAMIN S)—these are super potent forms of food for our bodies!

How can you get more Vitamin N, Vitamin FA and Vitamin S this month?

  • Make outdoor adult play mandatory—splash in puddles, go for a bike ride, pack a picnic, go for a hike, practice yoga outdoors.
  • To avoid the typical 3pm slump, take a 10-15min walk outside and drink in fresh air instead of coffee.
  • Try gardening! Getting your hands in the dirt is actually good for you—there’s a strain of bacterium in soil—Mycobacterium vaccae—that has been found to trigger the release of serotonin, which in turn elevates mood and decreases anxiety. No wonder kids already know that digging deep in dirt makes them happy!
  • Move your kitchen outside—fire up the grill and make fun creations such as fruit kababs, or if you have kids, let them personalize meats by brushing on sauces before cooking.
  • Sleep under the stars—even if camping without a bathroom isn’t for you, you can pitch a tent or put up a hammock in your backyard!

To your health!

Studio Calendar

Sunday
7:00pm Restorative Yoga with Katie K- via ZOOM

Monday
8:15am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa- Elle- via ZOOM

Tuesday
5:45pm Spring Flow: Finding Growth & Renewing Energy with Sarah- in studio

Wednesday
9:30am Qi Gong & T’ai Chi with Lynn-in studio

Thursday
5:00pm flow with Katie Sarah- via zoom

Friday
7:45am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa- All Levels with Elle – via zoom

9:30am Qi Gong & T’ai Chi-Lynn-
in studio

 

April Newsletter

April is here!

This is the perfect time to enjoy yoga and receive it’s cleansing benefits! At the beginning of the year many people started their yoga practice, while others deepened their practice. It was a time to celebrate and be intentional with being healthier.

Easter is a perfect time as well. Now is a time to connect with our breath and our body’s movements while celebrating rebirth and a new beginning; one of hope and renewal. Get your family and friend engaged…and don’t forget the kids! Kids love yoga!!

Here are some suggestions for your Easter Yoga practice:

  • Practice outside. Connect with your senses: touch, smell, taste, hear. Tune into your surroundings and invite them into your practice.
  • Enjoy poses that resemble the thinks we associate with Easter. Can you move your body into a shape of an egg, a duck, a bunny? Explore all the different shapes your body can make.
  • Do four rounds of Sun Salutations. Soak in the return of the sun!
  • Try hip openers. This is a great way to bring hope and joy back into our lives. Hips are a place we tend to store anger.
  • Savasana!! Create space and allow for extra time to experience whatever emotions may rise. Enter and exit this pose slowly and gently.

Enjoy your Easter weekend all. Even if you don’t recognize Easter as a Holiday, do something kind for yourself. Get outdoors; connect with nature and your inner being. Life has so much to offer and the blooming of all the amazing creatures we are surrounded with reminds us how amazing our life cycle is. Be present. Move. Breathe.

“Easter is meant to be a symbol of hope, renewal, and new life.”

~Janine di Giovanni

 

Studio Updates:

Easter Sunday there will be no yoga classes. Katie’s Restorative Yoga will return on April 11th.

We are still following COVID-19 protocols in studio. However, we are now able to increase our class size a bit as we can practice safely at 6 feet apart. We also have allowed some props to come back to assist us in our practices. All other protocols have not changed. If you have any questions, contact your teacher, or email the studio at infinitywinonayoga@gmail.com.

All classes still need to be pre-registered with the option of purchasing a punch card or by calling the studio at 507-453-7941 for a single class. If you need to purchase another punch card, you may stop into the clinic or call.

April’s Schedule:

Sunday

7:00pm Restorative Yoga with Katie K- via ZOOM (no class on Easter Sunday; class will resume April 11)

Monday

8:15am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa- Elle- via ZOOM

Tuesday

5:45-6:45pm Winter Flow: Welcoming Warmth & Resilience – Sarah- in studio

Wednesday

9:30am Qi Gong & T’ai Chi with Lynn-in studio

Thursday

5:00pm Flow with Katie Sarah- via ZOOM

Friday

7:45am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa- All Levels with Elle – via zoom

10:35-11:45am Qi Gong & T’ai Chi-Lynn-in studio

 

In health,

Your Infinity Yoga Studio Staff

March Newsletter- Hello Spring!

Update as it seems this Newsletter did not reach all subscribers!

It appears March has come in like a lamb, will it go out like a lion? March is a beautiful month and Spring is in the air. This month, we celebrate the first day of Spring: The Spring Equinox. The spring equinox occurs on Saturday, March 20th. In the Northern Hemisphere, we celebrate the March equinox when the Sun crosses the equator line and heads north in the sky. After this day, we start to experience increased daylight and warming temperatures.

How might YOU celebrate? Observe nature! Birds will start to migrate north, days get longer, we are awakened by the singing of birds. Flowers start peeking through the soil. People will start planting their gardens. The Sun is getting stronger, so we start to feel things warming up. Not only do things out in nature start coming alive but people also start enjoying the great outdoors again. We are all getting the itch to ditch the warm layers of clothes too!! Now is a great time to satisfy our craving for lighter, fresher foods as well. Don’t forget to check out the produce sections in the markets and attend the Farmer’s Market to stock up on your spring greens!

Bring the Spring Equinox (Vernal Equinox) to your mat and let’s celebrate together. Vernal meaning “of the spring”, “new” and “fresh,” and equinox comes from the Latin aequus meaning “equal” and nox meaning “night”. We will experience a balance of day and night; equal amounts of lightness and darkness on the same day. In your yoga practice, bring your imaginative and creative energies to explore and discover the balance within your mind, body and soul. Rest in the darkness and bloom in the lightness. In the lightness, release your fears and surrender into new intentions. This month celebrate life, growth, and rebirth!

Never yet was a springtime,
Late though lingered the snow,
That the sap stirred not at the whisper
Of the southwind, sweet and low.

– Margaret Elizabeth Sangster, American writer (1838–1912)

In health,

Infinity Studio Staff

 

Studio Updates

We are offering in-person and virtual classes. All in-person classes will continue to follow COVID-19 Protocols.

STUDIO SPECIAL MARCH EVENT

Saturday Flow with Sarah

4-week series: March 6, 13, 20, & 27

Time: 10:45am-12p

Cost: $10 per class

Space is limited, please register by emailing infinitywinonayoga@gmail.com. You may register for an individual class or all four.

 

March 2021 Yoga Studio Schedule

Must pre-register by emailing infinitywinonayoga@gmail.com and pre-pay with punch card or call 507-453-7941

Sunday

7:00pm Restorative Yoga with Katie K- via ZOOM

Monday

8:15am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa- Elle- via ZOOM

Tuesday

5:45-6:45pm Winter Flow: Welcoming Warmth & Resilience – Sarah- in studio

Wednesday

9:30am Qi Gong & T’ai Chi with Lynn-in studio

Thursday

5:00pm Flow with Katie Sarah- via ZOOM

Friday

7:45am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa- All Levels with Elle – via zoom

10:35-11:45am Qi Gong & T’ai Chi-Lynn-in studio

Saturday Flow with Sarah

Hello All!

Our monthly newsletter will be coming to you on Sunday, however, we wanted to get the word out of a fun and special March offering.

Join Sarah Maxey for a 4-week series to celebrate the Spring Equinox. We welcome you to register for all four classes, or you can register for only the Saturdays that will work for you.

Classes will be on March 6, 13, 20, and 27

Time: 10:45am-12pm

Cost: $10 per class

Space is limited, please register by emailing the studio at infinitywinonayoga@gmail.com

Be on the lookout for our monthly Newsletter on Sunday March 7th!

 

Have a great day,

Infinity Studio Staff

Hello February

February is a short, yet mighty, month where we have lots to celebrate. Groundhog Day, Valentine’s Day, Optimist Day, Wear Red Day, Play Outside Day, Ash Wednesday, Love Your Pet Day, American Heart Month, Black History Month and so on. Celebrating February as the shortest month of the year with some self-love is both nourishing and exciting.

This year, consider celebrating YOU!  Below are 7 ways ideas to bring self-love into your routine:

  1. Send yourself flowers. We have amazing flower shops here in Winona and it would be a great way to support local businesses as well as nourishing yourself by bringing something pleasant into your home.
  2. Date Night. Consider watching your favorite movie or try a new one. Bring the movie theater experience into your own living room. Don’t forget the popcorn and your favorite beverage!
  3. Try a new recipe. Make time to get creative in the kitchen. Spice up a personal favorite or try a new recipe someone shared with you.
  4. Pamper yourself. Light your favorite candle, draw a nice warm bath, play your favorite relaxing music, and enjoy. Afterwards, settle in with a good book, a cup of hot tea and cozy up in your favorite blanket.
  5. Purchase something nice. Buy the book that has been on your read list, purchase the sweater you have been looking at, or  the houseplant you’ve been wanting to add to your collection.
  6. Bake. Nothing beats a warm kitchen with the wafting scent of homecooked goodies.
  7. Play cupid. Spend a little extra time nourishing yourself and others. Spend an extra 5 minutes in bed, or send a quick message to a great friend, give to your favorite charity, call a family member.

Spread some L-O-V-E!

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.” – Helen Keller

 

Studio Class Schedule:

Sunday

6:00pm Restorative Yoga with Katie K- via ZOOM

Monday

8:15am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa- Elle-  ZOOM option available only

 

Tuesday

5:45-6:45pm Winter Flow: Welcoming Warmth & Resilience – Sarah

 

Wednesday

8:35am Qi Gong & T’ai Chi with Lynn

12:05-12:50pm Pilates Fusion –Deb -CANCELLED TEMPORARILY

 

Thursday

5:00pm Flow with Katie Sarah via ZOOM

 

Friday

7:45am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa- All Levels with Elle – ZOOM option available only

10:35-11:45am Qi Gong & T’ai Chi – Lynn Carlson

 

Saturday

NO CLASSES

In health,

Infinity Yoga Studio Staff

January 2021 Newsletter

“May Light always surround you;
Hope kindle and rebound you.
May your Hurts turn to Healing;
Your Heart embrace Feeling.
May Wounds become Wisdom;
Every Kindness a Prism.
May Laughter infect you;
Your Passion resurrect you.
May Goodness inspire
your Deepest Desires.
Through all that you Reach For,
May your arms Never Tire.”
― 
D. Simone

With great excitement we welcome 2021. Many of us have probably already been contemplating on what this new year will bring us. Some of us may already be asking ourselves the questions “what do I want 2021 to look like?” or “what changes do I want to make?” The fleeting questions, thoughts, wishes, and wants may be ones of ease or challenge.

This month’s newsletter will hopefully provide some guidance taking a pause before we take the next step forward. Here are a few tips to help you on your quest of 2021:

  1. Choose a word of the year. What is one word that can describe the tone of your new year?
  2. This may be the year for you to appreciate everything you already have.
  3. Connect and grow. Commit to your own religious or spiritual celebrations.
  4. Take a walk and focus on your five senses. Come alive.
  5. Write a letter to yourself and to people in your life that make it a better one.
  6. Do one small act of kindness every day. Be kind to yourself, someone you know or a stranger.
  7. Write down your favorite part of the day and place it in a jar. At the end of the year, take them out and remember all the little things that happened.
  8. Choose to be happy.
  9. Do more of the things that bring you joy!
  10. Come from a place of love in all you do. Show up in every situation the way you want to be remembered.

However, you choose to bring in the New Year, do so intentionally and authentically. We all have the opportunity to write a new life’s chapter, make it one you want to read over and over again.

Studio News

As of January 4th, we will re-open our Yoga Studio with limited *in-person class offerings AND continue to offer our virtual classes. Here are the changes for the in-person classes:

The new requirements are that we open at 25% capacity, wear masks at all times and remain at a 12 feet distance. Our class size will be 4 students, and 1 instructor. All other COVID protocols will remain the same; do not attend a class if you are ill or have been exposed to anyone ill, temperature checks, clean mats, no props, and limit time in the studio. We are grateful for the opportunity to be here for our community and provide a safe place to connect and practice what helps us all feel grounded.

Reminder that all classes need to be pre-registered by emailing infinitywinonayoga@gmail.com and pre-paid either by punch card or over the phone by calling 507-453-7941.

 

Yoga Studio Class Schedule:

Sunday

6:00pm Restorative Yoga with Katie K- via ZOOM

Monday

8:15am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa- Elle-  ZOOM option available only

 

Tuesday

5:45-6:45pm Winter Flow: Welcoming Warmth & Resilience – Sarah*

 

Wednesday

8:35am Qi Gong & T’ai Chi with Lynn*

12:05-12:50pm Pilates Fusion –Deb -CANCELLED TEMPORARILY

 

Thursday

5:00pm Flow with Katie Sarah via ZOOM

 

Friday

7:45am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa- All Levels with Elle – ZOOM option available only

10:35-11:45am Qi Gong & T’ai Chi – Lynn Carlson*

 

Saturday

NO CLASSES

 

In health,

Infinity Yoga Studio Staff

December 2020 Newsletter

Here marks the ending of an unforgettable year. The year of 2020 brought so many unpredictable events and experiences. These major world events created a shift amongst us all. Australian bushfires, royal family breakaways, COVID-19 pandemic, celebrity deaths including the death of a Supreme Court Justice, unprecedented presidential events including a major election, Hollywood turmoil, a stock market crash, Black Lives Matter protests, social media uproars, explosions, firsts in the political world, west coast wildfires, and so much more.

What are some of the positive things? Pet adoptions have increased, wild animals are doing well since the pandemic, smaller gatherings for celebrations, people deciding to live a more intentional and mindful life, Mother Nature is bouncing back, real estate prices are rising, traditional work environments are shifting, people are choosing to read more, we are seeking for more facts vs being influenced by our surroundings, medical science is rising to the test, drive-in movies are back, and people are coming together to support their local businesses, and so much more.

These are merely just a small glimpse of all that has happened in a year…and we have one more month to go. May this be a time for reflection and growth. May we choose to rise-up and become better humans. May we find humanity again and come from a place of love. May we continue to connect with the people that mean the most to us. May we remain intentional and mindful. May we all learn and discover new ways to live a happier life; a life of purpose, understanding, compassion and empathy. May we all continue to nourish ourselves so that we can be the best version of ourselves. Let us choose to make the best of this month and make it the best one yet. Let’s unite as a community, as a state, as a nation, as a interconnected world.

Happy December. Thank you for your continued support. We are grateful to be a part of a community that comes together in a time of uncertainty. Continue to take care of yourself, your family, your neighbors, friends, and community. We welcome the challenges and the opportunities for growth as we close out 2020 and open 2021!

In health,

Infinity Yoga Studio Staff

 

Studio Calendar

**Reminder, All Classes Require Pre-Registration By Emailing Infinitywinonayoga@gmail.Com**

Punch cards and gift certificates can be purchased in-person at Infinity Chiropractic & Wellness or by calling 507-453-7941.

Sunday

6:00pm Restorative Yoga with Katie K

Monday

8:15am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa With Elle

Thursday

5:00pm Flow with Katie Sarah

Friday

7:45am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa- All Levels with Elle

 

**Until Further Notice Classes Are Virtual Through Zoom

**Normal Class Schedule Will Resume As Soon As Possible

 

November 2020 Newsletter

Happy November Studio Community!

This month is full of events for many of us. Another month of also dealing with a pandemic and it certainly will be impacting us in various ways. As I was thinking about what to write for this month’s newsletter, I decided to focus on a day that many of us may not know exists. November 13th is World Kindness Day! I do not know about you, but I sure could use some more kindness in my life.

As we all know, we have a lot of things going around lately. Some of those quicker than what we would like! Therefore, can we also spread kindness as quickly as other things are spread?? YES!! When we share kindness to others, in return, those same people will likely share kindness too.

Acts of kindness can be small and simple but have big and lifechanging affects. Not only does it feel good to do something nice for someone, it also feels good to receive that nice act. It shifts our moods. Other people notice and it positively impacts them as well.

Think of a time that you witnessed a small act of kindness. Didn’t it make you smile too? Didn’t it encourage you to do something nice as well? We all have the potential to improve each other’s lives through compassion, kindness, understanding when we come from a place of love.

What if each of us intentionally does something nice for someone today…every day? Whether it be a stranger, your neighbor, a friend, a family member, a coworker how might you spread some kindness? Maybe it is sharing a smile and a friendly hello, thanking a postal worker or the cashier at the grocery store, writing a kind note or writing a letter and giving it to someone you care about or gifting a class from our Infinity Yoga Studio!

On November 13th, World Kindness Day, let your inner light shine bright! Take action in a kind way. Share kindness as much as you can. For fun, check out children’s books on kindness. One I would recommend is “Be Kind” by Pat Zietlow Miller.

I sincerely hope you enjoy the month of November. Be kind.

Our studio schedule:

**Reminder, all classes require pre-registration by emailing Infinitywinonayoga@gmail.com**

Sunday

7:00pm Restorative Yoga with Katie K *Virtual Class via ZOOM

Monday

8:15am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa with Elle

Tuesday

5:45pm Fall Flow- Embracing Transition with Sarah

Wednesday

8:35am Qi Gong & T’ai Chi with Lynn

12:05pm-12:50pm Pilates Fusion with Deb

Thursday

5:00pm Flow with Katie Sarah *Virtual Class via ZOOM

Friday

7:45am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa- All Levels with Elle

10:35am Qi Gong & T’ai Chi with Lynn

 

In health and kindness,

Infinity Yoga Studio Staff

October Newsletter

Welcome Fall Season!

This time of year is always an exciting one for me. I have been hearing the chatter of fallen leaves rustling around on the ground, I have been watching the beautiful display of changing colors of the trees around me, smelling the fresh and crisp air of autumn, and feeling the grounding affects as a trek through nature.

Autumn has been one of pleasantness for me. I think of the cozy sweaters and all things apple and spice. This season is one of the most beautiful to me and to our humanness. It is a reminder of just how impactful Mother Nature is on our lives.

Autumn brings a time of change. As we all know, change is the only constant. It is a time to connect with our bodies, minds, and spirits. Connect with our surrounding, our environment. Take the time to reflect on where we have been and where we are going. Be present, be alive.

As nature around us is changing, how are we changing too? It seems like this is a time for mystical unknowns. What will we choose to let go of, choose to hold on to? How can we choose to live a more fulfilled life?

Now is a time to think about protection. What do we need to survive? Thinks of the animals preparing for hibernation, what foods are they beginning to collect for winter storage? Our farmers are busy in the fields for the harvest season. People are enjoying the last few days where they can be outdoors and moving before settling in for our own human hibernation rituals.

Hot teas, warm sweaters, our favorite knitted scarf and hat. We start to protect our bodies and find comfort in the coziness of snug and quaint spaces in our homes. We feel safe and sound.

Our autumnal equinox brings us balance. Day and night are the same length. How does this resonate with our own longing for balance in our life? How do we find our peace, harmony, and solitude with the change of lightness and darkness?

Here are a few things you may choose to do to celebrate this autumn season:

  1. Make a gratitude list and connect with it daily
  2. Create balance at home by decluttering
  3. Find time to do arts and crafts
  4. Start something new, something you have always daydreamed about
  5. Visit our local farmers market or orchard
  6. Eat seasonal foods
  7. Decorate your home with fall colors and crafts
  8. Meditate and practice yoga
  9. Build a fire and watch it dance
  10. Create a bedtime routine
  11. Be one with nature; go outside and connect
  12. Let go of what is no longer serving you

Enjoy this fall transition. Connect with your inner being. Breathe. Rest. Restore.

October Classes are below and don’t forget to pre-register by emailing infinitywinonayoga@gmail.com. If you haven’t already purchased your punch card, please do so today by calling Infinity Chiropractic & Wellness at 507-453-7941.

 

Sunday

7:00pm Restorative Yoga with Katie K *Virtual Class via ZOOM

 

Monday

8:15am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa with Elle

5:00pm Vinyasa Happy Hour Flow with Katie Sarah *Virtual Class via ZOOM

 

Tuesday

5:45pm Fall Flow- Embracing Transition with Sarah

 

Wednesday

8:35am Qi Gong & T’ai Chi with Lynn

12:05pm-12:50pm Pilates Fusion with Deb *Class is full

 

Thursday

5:00pm Vinyasa Happy Hour Flow with Katie Sarah *Virtual Class via ZOOM

**No class on October 8th and 13th**

 

Friday

7:45am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa- All Levels with Elle

10:35am Qi Gong & T’ai Chi with Lynn

 

In health,

Infinity Yoga Studio Staff

September Newsletter

Hello Infinity Yoga Studio Community,

Monday September 7th, we celebrate Labor Day here in America. Typically, we celebrate by having picnics, parades, and grill outs. This year our celebrations may be a little different than past years, but the reason why we acknowledge this well-deserved day means something so much greater.

The first Monday of September is reserved for the day we recognize America’s workforce and the people who continue to sustain it. For many of us, Labor Day also signifies the end of summer and the transition into the fall season.

Maybe this year, you choose to celebrate in a new way. Celebrate in a more personal way. Do something new…maybe take a walk in nature, take a new class, cook a new recipe, read a new book, or take a new approach to a daily routine. Whatever you decide, do it with kindness…kindness to yourself and others.

 

Updates in the studio:

We will be having a couple more in-person classes added to our September class offerings. All classes will be updated on our website and social media (Facebook and Instagram). If you have not already discovered, Infinity Studio has an Instagram account. Please follow us @infinity_yoga_studio.

 

September Classes are below and don’t forget to pre-register by emailing infinitywinonayoga@gmail.com. If you haven’t already purchased your punch card, please do so today by calling Infinity Chiropractic & Wellness at 507-453-7941.

 

Sunday

7:00pm Restorative Yoga with Katie K *Virtual Class via ZOOM

 

Monday

8:15am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa with Elle

5:00pm Vinyasa Happy Hour Flow with Katie Sarah *Virtual Class via ZOOM

 

Tuesday

5:45pm Summer Flow: Celebrating Sun & Self-care with Sarah

 

Wednesday

8:35am Qi Gong & T’ai Chi with Lynn

12:05pm-12:50pm Pilates Fusion with Deb **Class is full

 

Thursday

5:00pm Vinyasa Happy Hour Flow with Katie Sarah

**Class is cancelled on September 17th**

 

Friday

7:45am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa- All Levels with Elle

10:35am Qi Gong & T’ai Chi with Lynn

 

In health,

Infinity Yoga Studio Staff

Welcome Katie K and Katie J

Hello Yoga Studio Community,

Please help us welcome two new studio staff yoga instructors:

Welcome Katie Kabat!! Katie is our newest yoga instructor and will be offering an in-person 6am Rise and Shine flow class on Tuesdays (in-person) and a 7pm Restorative yoga class on Sunday evenings via ZOOM.

Katie is a wife and mother dedicated to raising wild and creative little humans. She made it through college by a dedicated yoga practice, then traveled the world and started a family, before returning back to yoga. She recently completed her 200-hour training at Palm and Pine in La Crosse, WI. In this busy season, she turns to yoga to calm her mind and reconnect with her body. Katie believes yoga invites embodiment, interoception, and holistic healing. She will allow the breath, movement and mindfulness of the vinyasa style yoga class to lead students to a more present moment-mindset creating more stability and ease in life.

Katie also has additional yoga training in Kids Yoga and Trauma Sensitive Yoga 20-hour workshop. During the school days she works as a teacher at a local Montessori School.

 AND

Welcome Katie Jensen to our Infinity Yoga Studio family! She will be offering classes on Mondays (virtual via ZOOM) and Thursdays (in-person) at 5pm!

Yoga, to Katie, is a chance to check in with yourself and take a little break from life’s demands. Sometimes you get a chance to have a studio experience and completely escape from the world around you, other times – you have to shut your office door and just breathe and take a few movements to continue your day. It happens! Katie will be there to meet you where you are at during your day.
During your time together in a class, she is there to support you through your journey of coming home to your authentic self. Katie hopes to inspire your spirit with movement in practice and gift yourself time to pause. Together, you will build strength in your body with dynamic movement and ignite the parts of yourself that are waiting and ready to be expressed!
She completed my 230-hour certification through Palm + Pine Yoga Studio and School in La Crosse, WI in 2020 and registered with Yoga Alliance as a RYT200 in May 2020. Katie excited to join the Infinity family as a brand-new teacher this summer.

We welcome both Katie Kabat and Katie Jensen to our studio team!!

COVID Protocols for Studio are on our website. If you have any questions, please email us at infinitywinonayoga@gmail.com. Our number one priority is your health and safety. We will continue to keep our community updated to any and all changes.

CLASSES THIS MONTH:

Monday:
8:15am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa with Elle
5:00pm Vinyasa Happy Hour Flow with Katie Sarah *Virtual class via ZOOM*

Tuesday:
6am Rise and Shine with Katie K
5:45pm Summer Flow: Celebrating Sun & Self-Care with Sarah

Wednesday:
12:05pm Pilates Fusion with Deb *CLASS IS FULL*

Thursday:
5:00pm Vinyasa Happy Hour Flow with Katie Sarah (in-person)

Friday:
9:35am Qi Gong & T’ai Chi with Lynn

Sunday:
7pm Restorative Yoga with Katie K *Virtual class via ZOOM*

**All classes require registration by emailing infinitywinonayoga@gmail.com**

July Newsletter

Infinity Yoga Studio is open!

We have missed YOU!! We have been busy preparing for our reopen and we are finally here! We wanted to make sure we brought in additional practices to make our studio safe for all of us. As we begin our new yoga journey together, please reach out to us if you have any questions by emailing infinitywinonayoga@gmail.com.

Beyond the new COVID-19 protocols, you will also notice we are offering limited classes for now. We have also added a new yoga instructor and are working on providing a virtual yoga class to offer more options. Our in-person classes will slowly reintroduced, so please refer to our website for up-to-date classes and times. Updates will also be on our Facebook page.

Limited Class Size and Pre-Registration Options

One of the changes we have made was limiting our class size to 8. How do you pre-register for a class? We will be utilizing Eventbrite to help with registration. Links can be found on our website and Facebook. If you have any questions or need help accessing or registering you may email our studio at infinitywinonayoga@gmail.com.

COVID-19 Protocols

Social Distancing

-Pre-register for all classes via Eventbrite on our website, Facebook Page or by emailing our studio at infinitywinonayoga@gmail.com (pre-registration will close 1 day before scheduled class and cancellation policy applies) *If you are not using a punch card, please pre-pay at Infinity Chiropractic & Wellness as the studio will not be taking cash/card/check payments*

-Arrive only 5-10 minutes before class and leave 5-10 minutes after class

-Instructor will sign you in upon arrival

-Face masks may be worn before, during and after class

-Keep socializing at a minimum and keep 6 feet between you and others at all times

-Wipe mat on both sides before and after class

-Mats will be placed at the markers on the studio floor

-Instructors will use verbal cues only and will maintain 6 feet from students

-There will be no communal water available; please be sure to bring a water bottle

Prop Rules

-Bring your own mat from home

-The studio will no longer be storing personal mats nor offer the use of studio mats nor props

-Currently we are asking that no other props be used nor be brought to the studio

-Leave all other personal items near the entryway

Cleaning Protocols

-Studio will provide an alcohol-based solution to be used on yoga mats

-Please wash hands before entering the studio and use hand sanitizer at the entryway upon arrival

-Plan on coming to the studio in your yoga clothing as we are trying to limit the use of the restroom

Be Safe. Be Healthy. Be Mindful.

We ask that if you are not feeling well to please stay home. If you are experiencing any signs or symptoms of COVID-10 or have been around someone who is or has, consider self-isolate/quarantine for 14 days or until you have been tested and have receive a negative reading.

**It is best practice if you test positive for COVID-19 within 14 days of participating in an in-person class, please email us infinitywinonayoga@gmail.com immediately so we may respond appropriately. NO IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION WILL BE SHARED TO PROTECT YOUR PRIVACY AND WILL BE HANDLE CONFIDENTIALLY. **

June Newsletter

Hello Infinity Community,

2020 continues to bring lots of twists and turns to our beautiful world. With so much going on around us and impacting our everyday lives, how can we still remain grounded and connected? Now more than ever, it seems we are all searching for stillness, love, connection, and understanding.

Our nation, our world is grieving. Hearts and communities are hurt, broken, and devastated. Infinity Yoga Studio is standing in solidarity with George Floyd’s family and community. Infinity Yoga Studio stands in solidarity with black communities nationwide who continue to fight against systemic racism and the threat of COVID-19. We see you, we hear you, we stand with you in working towards a healthy, equitable, and just future for all!

Our studio social media posts have concentrated on some of the little things that we can do every day to stay grounded, be still, and find calm within. Please consider following our Infinity Yoga Studio Facebook page, please do so today @infinityyogaandbeyond. We have shared posts regarding all 8 limbs of yoga, hand mudras, celebrated holidays, discussed the importance of water and rest.

Remaining present, be in the here and now, is a great way to find exactly what you may be searching for. Center yourself, breathe deeply, breathe clearly, breathe gently. Feed your heart.

No matter how dark,

the hand always knows

the way to the mouth.

-Idoma Proverb (Nigeria)

***Yoga Studio Updates:

Governor Walz has finally given us the green light to re-open. Infinity Yoga Studio will officially re-open as soon as possible with limited classes and class size. Please stay tuned for more information on our re-opening!! We are all excited to be back in-person but want to make sure the studio is ready for everyone to safely return. Thank you for your patience and understanding!!

~Your Infinity Yoga Studio Staff

May Newsletter

Dear Infinity Yoga Community,

Welcome May!! We hope you all had a wonderful May Day and have been enjoying the weather. We were hoping this monthly newsletter was going to be a joyous one announcing our excitement of seeing you in-person soon…however, it looks like our re-opening has be extended just a little bit longer.

We wanted to inform you of some things that we have been doing to prep for when we re-open. The studio and studio props have been disinfected and organized. We have also been meeting and planning on how to keep our studio one that is safe and adheres to the recommendations of the CDC and MDH in the future. We want to make sure everyone is comfortable and safe here at Infinity Yoga Studio.

Since the cleaning and organizing, we have a CALL TO CLAIM yoga mats that have been left at the studio. If one of these mats are yours, we would love to know which one so that we can better store these for you. You may either call Infinity Chiropractic & Yoga office at 507-453-7941, contact your instructor, or email Heather at hgerdes76@gmail.com. We are still discussing what to do with any unclaimed mats, we will keep you posted.

The following are virtual options Infinity Yoga Studio is offering during this time:

Mondays at 6pm:

Heather’s Beyond Our Mat Workshop is still going. This workshop identifies how yoga goes beyond our physical practice and looks deeper into the 8 limbs of yoga.

Thursdays at 5pm:

Heather is offering her Basic Fundamental Yoga Class. This class is intended for beginners, people returning to yoga, or prefer a slower paced yoga class.

Both of these options are FREE but donations are welcome as well as the option to use your purchased punch card.

Do you know someone that would love to join our Infinity Yoga Studio community?

Please consider purchasing a gift card or a yoga package. This can easily be done over the phone by calling 507-453-7941.

You are all missed! Here are some messages from some of our studio staff:

“Hello Infinity Yogis, I hope this finds you well! It’s a pretty wild time to be a human and I’m leaning heavily into my practices of self care. Outside of my own practice, one of the best things I’ve done for my mental health was attending a monthly mental health check in for creatives.

The La Crosse YMCA website also has some wonderful inspirational and helpful information about resiliency in times of crises. 

If you’d like to continue practicing with me I am still teaching a few times a week online. You can find links to those videos here. I hope to see you on the mat soon!” ~Elle

“I miss my attendees and look forward to seeing you soon.” ~Deb

“Greetings, Infinity Yogis! I hope this finds you and your loved ones staying healthy and well. It’s no secret that we miss you and that we’re looking forward to seeing you in person and in the studio, one day soon. Until then, I encourage to find a moment of presence each day, a moment to bring awareness to your breath and your surroundings. It can be hard when our days seem to blend together, but I ask that you try, my friends, try to find that moment. It will remind of us being alive and grateful.

A new reading recommendation includes, “The Wisdom of Yoga: A Seeker’s Guide to Extraordinary Living” by Stephen Cope. The topic of samvega as discussed on pages 13-16 seems appropriate for our times. Samvegathe oppressive sense of shock, dismay, and alienation that come with realizing the futility and meaninglessness of life as it’s normally lived; a chastening sense of our complacency and foolishness in having let ourselves live so blindly; and an anxious sense of urgency in trying to find a way out of the meaningless cycle.” ~Sarah

Staff Picks for Home Practice:

We will continue to keep you informed of changes and updates. In the meantime, please check out some of our staff favorites for in-home practices:

  • Down Dog App
  • Yoga For Beginners with Adrienne at Yoga For Beginners- Yoga With Adriene
  • For meditation: Insight Timer App and Calm App
  • NiaTV is currently free at Nia TV
  • FREE Qi Gong & T’ai Chi classes- Bring A Friend- Windom Park 9:35am-10:45am Monday – Friday *weather permitting*
  • Books: “The Four Agreements” by Don Miguel Ruiz and “The Yamas and Niyamas” by Deborah Adele
  • Outdoor time: Trempealeau Wildlife Refuge, MN and WI state park systems: Beaver Valley Creek, Great River Bluffs, Whitewater, Perrot, and Merrick.

Infinity Yoga Studio UPDATE

Hello Infinity Yoga Studio Community,

Here is the newest studio update:
Our studio doors remain closed at this time. We all miss you very much. We have been busy cleaning our studio and props to prepare for the studio to open and have you all back for our in-person classes! 

Heather’s Beyond Our Mat Workshop are Mondays at 6pm, email her at hgerdes76@gmail.com if you would like to join. Also, this Thursday Heather will be trying out a virtual yoga class at 5pm. This will be her regular Basic Fundamental Yoga Class, if you are interested please email her so she can add you to the Zoom invite list. We wish you all a great week!

Please continue to follow us on Facebook as we continue to focus on the 8 limbs of yoga. Limb #4 is Pranayama (breath). Pranayama is the control of our breath and is designed to nurture the vital force (prana) within. Pranayama increases vitality, mental focus and expands consciousness. Our breath can alter our mood and psychological state. Conscious breathing provides oxygen and energy to our cells and enhances all cellular processes.
This week we will look at various breathing techniques and their benefits.
Breathe better= Feel better!

We will continue to keep you informed of changes and updates. In the meantime, please check out some of our staff favorites for in-home practices:

  • Down Dog App
  • Yoga For Beginners with Adrienne at Yoga For Beginners- Yoga With Adriene
  • For meditation: Insight Timer App and Calm App
  • NiaTV is currently free atNia TV
  • FREE Qi Gong & T’ai Chi classes- Bring A Friend- Windom Park 9:35am-10:45am Monday – Friday *weather permitting*
  • Books: “The Four Agreements” by Don Miguel Ruiz and “The Yamas and Niyamas” by Deborah Adele
  • Outdoor time: Trempealeau Wildlife Refuge, MN and WI state park systems: Beaver Valley Creek, Great River Bluffs, Whitewater, Perrot, and Merrick.

In health,

Your Infinity Wellness & Yoga Family