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

April Newsletter

Dear Infinity Yoga Community,

Welcome to the month of April!! We have been experiencing some great weather during these challenging times. We continue to think of all of you and hope you all are staying well. Our beloved yoga studio remains closed as we continue to stay home and practice social distancing.

A reminder to all that Heather’s Beyond Our Mat Workshop is starting this week. This is a virtual workshop that will be held on Mondays starting this Monday April 6th at 6pm via Zoom. If you are interested in participating, please email her at hgerdes76@gmail.com so she can forward you the invite. This workshop will dive a little deeper into the 8 limbs of yoga and how we can apply them to our everyday life. This is a free workshop but donations to our yoga studio and the use of your already purchased punch cards are an option. If you need to purchase a new yoga package, you can contact the main clinic at 507-453-7941 to purchase over the phone.

We encourage everyone to continue to support Winona’s local small businesses, like Infinity Yoga Studio, by purchasing gift cards, utilizing curb side and take out options. Our community has been doing an excellent job in supporting our local businesses and as we continue to feel the affects of COVID-19, this is critical for the livelihood of Winona.

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.

Special message from Elle:

Hello Infinity Yogis, I hope this finds you well! And I hope you’re continuing your practice in some way, I feel we all need it now more than ever. 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!”

Special Message from Deb:

“A friendly shout out with hopes you all are staying well!”

 

In health,

Your Infinity Wellness & Yoga Family

 

Infinity Yoga Studio UPDATE

Dear Infinity Yoga Studio Community,

As you all are aware, Governor Walz announced a stay at home order last Friday for the State of Minnesota that is effective until Friday April 10th. We will continue to follow his directive and remain closed until this order and the need for social distancing has passed.

We continue to wish everyone health and safety through this pandemic. Our staff misses each and every one of you. We look forward to getting back into the Studio and resume our normal offerings in-person.

Reminder to follow our Facebook Page for daily posts to stay connected. It is not too late to sign for the Beyond Our Mat Workshop with Heather, everyone is welcome.  If interested, please email Heather at hgerdes76@gmail.com.

Staff Picks for Home Practice:

Down Dog App

Yoga For Beginners with Adrienne at Yoga For Beginners- Yoga With Adriene

Meditation For All Levels: Insight Timer App and Calm App

NiaTV is currently free at Nia TV

If you miss connecting and practicing with Elle please
sign up to receive Yoga with Elle videos, updates, and more.

Books: “The Four Agreements” by Don Miguel Ruiz and “The Yamas and Niyamas” by Deborah Adele.

Outdoor Activities: Trempealeau Wildlife Refuge, MN and WI state park systems: Beaver Valley Creek, Great River Bluffs, Whitewater, Perrot, and Merrick. More information to follow on the Windom Park, Qi Gong & T’ai Chi classes.

In Health,

Your Infinity Yoga Studio Team

We Miss You!

Happy Sunday!

What a strange time we are all sharing in life right now. Previously mentioned in our Newsletter, communications would be sent out at the first of every month. However, due to the unforeseen circumstances, we find it appropriate to increase our communication as we are all trying to find ways to stay connected in the world.

Infinity Wellness & Yoga Studio would like to give a shout out to all the amazing people coming together to assist our community and the greater impact it is having on a global level. We love seeing all the imaginative ways people are taking care of themselves and each other. It warms our hearts to be part of such an amazing community in Winona.

We have an amazing community of yoga studios that are doing their best, working hard and keeping us all connected through live streaming yoga classes right here in Winona. One of our very own yoga instructors, Elle, is one of the amazing people to offer this form of connecting. If you want to learn more, please see below for more information. We appreciate your patience, support and understanding while we will continue to get creative in how we can remain connected.

For the next few weeks, Heather will be engaging with all of you via Facebook and our Newsletter to look at yoga from a different perspective. Yoga is much more than the physical practice. Now is a perfect time to go above and beyond our mat and take our yoga practice into all areas of our life. Heather is offering a deeper look into the 8 limbs of yoga. If you are interested in being a part of this virtual workshop, please email her at hgerdes76@gmail.com.

Here at Infinity Yoga, we are a small yoga studio with lots of heart and people who share their love and knowledge of healing through Yoga, Qi Gong & T’ai Chi, and Pilates. During this time, we know many people are facing economic hardships and we want to make Heather’s online workshop accessible to all. There is no charge to participate, however, if you would like to donate to our studio, use your yoga punch card for payment or purchase a yoga studio package we can make those arrangements.

Human connection is what we miss the most BUT we love getting creative and learning a unique way to still feel the joy our in-person classes brings us. To keep us all motivated please take a moment to reflect on the question, “Why do I practice yoga?”

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:

Dr. Kristin:

Down Dog App

 

Heather:

Yoga For Beginners with Adrienne at Yoga For Beginners- Yoga With Adriene

For meditation: Insight Timer App and Calm App

 

Jacque:

NiaTV is currently free at Nia TV

 

Lynn:

Coming soon to Windom Park, Qi Gong & T’ai Chi classes- more to come!

 

Elle:

If you miss connecting and practicing with me please
sign up to receive Yoga with Elle videos, updates, and more.

 

Sarah:

“Please extend my well wishes to our Infinity students and tell them that I am with them in spirit as we navigate these ever-changing, and often scary, times. I revisit two books often, in crisis or calm, and would be happy to recommend them to our students: “The Four Agreements” by Don Miguel Ruiz and “The Yamas and Niyamas” by Deborah Adele. I’d also recommend as much outdoor time as possible; visits to the Trempealeau Wildlife Refuge and our ample MN and WI state park systems: Beaver Valley Creek, Great River Bluffs, Whitewater, Perrot, and Merrick. Much love and stay well!”

 

In Health,

Your Infinity Wellness & Yoga Family

COVID-19 UPDATE: INFINITY YOGA STUDIO IS TEMPORARILY SUSPENDING ALL CLASSES UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Hello Infinity Yoga Community,

As of today Monday March 16th, 2020, Infinity Yoga Studio will temporarily suspend all yoga classes. Our hope is to resume all classes as normal starting Sunday April 5th. We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 updates shared by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the World Health Organization (WHO). It is important to us to do our due diligence on educating ourselves on best practices and minimizing the spread of the Coronavirus disease.

The health of our yoga students, instructors, Infinity Practitioners, patients and community remain a top priority! As individuals we play a critical role in stopping the spread of this outbreak but as a collective group, we can make an even bigger impact. At Infinity Yoga Studio, we believe it is up to us to come together and demonstrate how much we care about the health and wellbeing of not only our Infinity Community but beyond. By taking these next precautionary steps in postponing our in-person yoga classes we can flatten the curve in the Winona and Global Community.

We encourage each of you to continue your personal yoga practice in your own home. Now is an important time to connect with our breath, mind, body and soul. Our wonderful Elle is currently exploring and preparing online classes to share. Feel free to email her at Ellenewman11@gmail.com if you have any questions regarding the online option. We are hopeful to have more virtual options available to you shortly.

It is our promise to keep you informed of any updates and changes here at the studio. Please continue to stay engaged in the conversation. We will communicate via email, our website https://infinitywinona.com/ and Facebook. If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions, please feel free to contact me at hgerdes76@gmail.com or communicate with your yoga instructor.

We appreciate your patience, understanding and feedback. We are a community; we are in this together.

Best,

Your Infinity Yoga Studio Team

“You won’t ever never know if what you did personally helped. That’s the nature of public health. When the best way to save lives is to prevent disease rather than treat it, success often looks like an overreaction.” –Mari Armstrong-Hough, Professor of Global Public Health New York University

 

COVID-19 Precautions

Hello Infinity Yoga Community,

Due to the current global health concerns with COVID-19, the health of our yoga students, instructors, Infinity Practitioners, patients and community are a top priority and we want to do our part in slowing the spread.

In order to keep our community as safe and as healthy as we can the following precautions will be implemented until further notice:

  • Class sizes will be kept to a minimum
  • We ask students to provide a little extra space around each other during class
  • Do NOT use props that can’t be wiped down (bolsters, blankets, straps)
  • Please bring your own mat and props from home if you have them
  • Stay home if you are feeling ill with flu-like symptoms
  • Sanitize all surfaces and yoga mats

At this time, we believe this is the best course of action. We ask that you please consider continuing your own practice at home if you are feeling ill or have been around people who are ill. If you have returned from any of the specific areas detailed on the CDC’s website (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html) in the last 14 days, refrain from attending any INFINITY classes. Our teachers have also been encouraged to self-quarantine after any recent foreign travels.
Now is the perfect time to continue to your own personal yoga practice, connect with your breath, and turn inward for your own personal healing both mind, body and spirit.

We will continue to keep you apprised of any changes. Communication is imperative, so please keep watching for updates as they become available. We will communicate via email, our website https://infinitywinona.com/ and Facebook. If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions, please feel free to contact me at hgerdes76@gmail.com or communicate with your yoga instructor.

Below you will also find what classes will still be offered and which classes will be *cancelled upon further notice. Class information is subject to change as we learn more from the CDC and MDH.

Sunday March 15:

*6:00pm-7:15pm Restorative & Yin Yoga with April- CANCELLED

Monday March 16:

8:15am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa with Elle

Tuesday March 17:

9:30am Basic Foundational Yoga with Heather
12:05-12:45pm Lunchtime Gentle Yoga with Mollee
**At Bluff Country Co-op- CANCELLED
5:45pm Winter Flow with Sarah

Wednesday March 18:  

8:15am Forrest Inspired Basics with Elle
9:30am Qi Gong & T’ai Chi with Lynn

Thursday March 19:  

*9:00am Nia with Jacque- CANCELLED
*NiaTV is free for the next 30 days https://www.niatv.fit/
5:00pm Basic Foundational Yoga with Heather

Friday March 20:   

8:15am Forrest Inspired Basics with Elle
9:30am Qi Gong & T’ai Chi with Lynn
12:05-12:50pm Pilates Fusion with Deb

Saturday March 21:  

*9:05am Qi Gong with Lynn- CANCELLED
10:45am Gentle Yoga with Elle

Best,
Your Yoga Infinity Studio Team

SPECIAL NOTE TO ELLE’S STUDENTS from Elle:
As many of you know, yoga has been an integral part of my own healing these past few years and I have learned from personal experience how important stress management is for our health, especially our immune systems. My belief is that we need our practice even more than usual right now. To that end, I am in the process of figuring out ways this can happen even though we can’t all meet together right now.

My plan so far is to hold classes this week and record them. These would be made available to those who aren’t able to come to class but don’t want to miss their practice. The details of this are right this moment being figured out! Please stay in touch with me via email, Facebook, or through my newsletter, and I will keep you all updated.

email: ellenewman11@gmail.com
Facebook 
Newsletter

~Elle

Hello From Heather

“Life is a balance of holding on and letting go” ~Rumi

Hello All.

My name is Heather (Gerdes) Lorenz, as you may have heard, I officially took over as the Infinity Yoga Studio Manager March 1st. I wish to take a moment to introduce myself to you in this Newsletter to say hello and to proudly say I am excited for this amazing opportunity to serve our yoga community. I look forward to meeting everyone in person!

As I start this new role, I want to let you know you will now be receiving a monthly Newsletter from me and you will be receiving it the first of every month. If you have a specific topic you would like for me to write on, please feel free to let me know!

I hope to see you in class!!

Best,

Heather

 

Schedule for March

*Unless otherwise noted, all classes run an hour.*

**If there is a change for the monthly schedule, you will be notified by email and Facebook.**

Monday

8:15am  Forrest Inspired Vinyasa Elle

 

Tuesday

9:30am  Basic Fundamental Yoga – Heather
12:05-12:50pm
Gentle Yoga at Bluff Country Co-opMollee
5:45pm Winter Flow – Sarah

Wednesday

8:15am Forrest Inspired BasicsElle
9:30am T’ai Chi & Qi Gong – Lynn

Thursday

9am NiaJacque
5pm Basic Fundamental Yoga – Heather

Friday

8:15am  Forrest Inspired Vinyasa Elle
9:30am T’ai Chi & Qi Gong – Lynn
12:05-12:50pm 
Pilates FusionDeb

Saturday

9:05am Qi Gong – Lynn
10:45 am 
Gentle YogaElle

Sunday

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