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 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

Yoga Journey and Forrest Inspired Mini Retreat

 

Yoga Journey
Beginning the first week in March each week’s themes will be centered around Forrest Yoga concepts including bringing elements from the 4 directions into our practice. It’s a way for me to share with my students in a deeper way some of the healing practices of Forrest Yoga. You don’t have to do anything special, just continue to attend classes regularly.

My Saturday morning classes will continue to be Gentle Yoga classes but we will be along for the journey as well. These  are more meditative by nature which makes them the perfect time to explore deeper aspects of healing practices.

Forrest Inspired Mini-Retreat
Our journey will culminate in an opportunity for a longer practice. We’ll begin with a decadent warm up and have a chance to go deeper into our practice as well as spend longer in meditation.

Since this is for my students, I would love your input. If you are interested in participating in something like this, please fill out this doodle and let me know when you would be able to attend.

If you’re not able to attend at least once a week but still want to attend the mini-retreat, please talk to me about it. If you’ve been a regular student of Jen’s in the past and are familiar with Forrest Yoga but can’t make my regular classes, I’d love to see you!

When: To be determined. Please fill out this doodle if you’re interested in attending.
Cost: $30 early bird, $40 at the door.

Weather Related Cancelations

Infinity Office is closed tomorrow and there will be no Lunchtime Gentle Yoga. As of right now Hailey is still planning on holding class but make sure to check back if the roads are iffy tomorrow evening.

Be safe and take care of yourself!

~Elle

New Nia Routine: Source

 

In Nia, we believe that every person can discover, explore, unleash, and enhance their individual potential to live a healthy and meaningful life by engaging their senses and listening to their bodies.  

One thing that makes Nia unique is how much intention goes into everything.  Instructors have a focus and intention before every class they teach. While we may practice the same routine for many weeks, the intention changes each time.  We may focus on the knees, the breath, or maybe listening to the music. We are able to experience movement and our bodies in unique ways each week as we apply the focus.  

This same intention goes into the creation of full Nia routines. In January we will be dancing to the new routine, Source.  In this routine, the focus is the EYES with the intention to engage the spine and direct attention. Have you ever free danced with your eyes? Curious?  You can learn more from creators Kelly Rae Oien and Kevin Vereecke in this video:

I hope you will join us!

Best,

Jacque
Nia Black Belt and 5 Stages Certified Instructor

 

Asana with Alanna Themes

Alanna teaches her Asana class with a cycle of themes, beginning with Standing Poses and ending with Twisted Postures, with a Restorative Yoga class in the middle.

Each class is an in depth exploration of the theme, with poses suited for beginners as well as opportunities for advanced students to practice more complex poses. Though students are welcome to pick and choose the classes they attend, you will make the most progress by attending all of them. Make sure you check out our weekly newsletter to learn about the current week’s theme.

  1. Standing poses
  2. Seated postures
  3. Inversions
  4. Restorative Yoga
  5. Forward Folds
  6. Backbend/ heart opening
  7. Twisting poses.
  8. Restorative Yoga

Nurture Your Joy with Elle

Cultivating joy in my life both on and off my mat is an important part of my personal practice, and I love to share it as an instructor. Every time we choose to attend to our practice, and to ourselves, it’s like we’re storing up joy for our future. We’re taking care of our future selves’ mind, body, and spirit!

Any practice that is truly transformative will have its challenges but that doesn’t mean every moment is drudgery. Even within in a single pose, part of us might be working hard, but then another part of us gets to release.

This week (10/29 – 11/3)  in class we’ll be tracking down and growing our joy. Below is an idea of what you can expect in my classes.

Forrest Inspired Vinyasa

Monday 8:15am:

Turn your frown upside down with inversions.

Friday 8:15am:

Joyflow. Using Sun Salutations and Flowing poses as a metaphor we’ll explore following your Joy.

Forrest Inspired Basics

Monday 4:30pm, Wednesday 8:15am

Using the wall as support, we’ll explore triangle, half moon, and more.

Gentle Yoga

Saturday 10:45am

We’ll be playing with balance poses and ending with a meditation geared towards brining more joy into our weekends.