Summer fun begins this weekend!

Let the season of sunshine, berries and sweet celebrations commence! Please take note of the special events this weekend as well as studio schedule updates.

Memorial Day Weekend
Yellow Tree Yoga Schedule 

Friday, May 27: 
6 AM with Megan
9 AM with Bethel

Saturday, May 27 – Monday, May 29:
Studio is CLOSED

Tuesday, May 30: Regular schedule resumes

Have a great weekend!

Celebrate with your Community!

Put on your dancin’ shoes for Troy Streets Alive, Friday, May 26 from 5-9pm. Unfortunately the studio won’t be open, but we hope you will come support the downtown at this annual event.

Yellow Tree Yoga will be open with a regular schedule during the annual Strawberry Festival, June  2-4. Please remember that parking can be somewhat tricky during the downtown event, so add time to arrive and anticipate walking some distance.

Growing in Lovingkindness

With this month designated Heart Health month by the American Heart association, we can remind ourselves that the practice of yoga is good for both the physical heart and for the emotional heart. I look to yogic wisdom in my physical practice to include asana that helps create awareness in the heart. I look to the meditation practice of lovingkindness to sync heart and mind as I take my practice off the mat and into the world. Lovingkindness isn’t a feeling, but rather a way of being. It is a choice we make, moment-by-moment, as we move through our days. A practice of an attitude not based on current situations but grounded in a deep sense of compassion for the world.

One of my favorite teachings comes from Jack Kornfield in this way:

The questions asked at the end of life are very simple ones: Did I love well? Did I love the people around me, my community, the earth, in a deep way? And perhaps, Did I live fully? Did I offer myself to life?

A way to stay true to these important questions and intentions for living from the heart is to include in our practice of yoga and meditation, phrases or mantras which inspire our hearts. One that is helpful is “Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu” which means “May all beings everywhere be happy and free, and may the thoughts, words, and actions of my own life contribute in some way to that happiness and to that freedom for all.”

May you all know love and be love,

PS. I’m traveling Feb 13-18 and the YTY teachers will cover my classes. SO Much gratitude to the YTY teachers for taking care of the studio and classes while I’m away.

Read on!

Other teachings on love, yoga and lovingkindness
Yoga and Heart Health, by the American Heart Association.

The Yoga-Heart Connection, by Johns Hopkins University Medical Center.

Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness by Sharon Salzberg

Speak with a Loving Heart by Claudia Cummins

Metta: Lovingkindness
Enjoy a short talk (8 min) and guided meditation on lovingkindness by Tara Brach!

Now Online

Yellow Tree Yoga has a new online management tool to make everyone’s life easier! You can register for classes & workshops, update and pay for your passes and keep up with the schedule through the online system. Of course, you can also work with us in the studio, the same way you have always done.
For your convenience, you can download the app and keep Yellow Tree Yoga as one of your favorite studios. If you are a current passholder, we’ve set up an account for you–when you use the website for classes and payment options, you can simply enter your email address and choose “forgot password” to reset your password and log-in. Please complete the contact information (your phone and emergency contact information.)
If you have any questions or challenges, be sure to reach out to us and we will do our best to help you get acclimated.

Tis the season!

The holiday season is well under way in our home and our community. At this time of year I have to remind myself to savor the warm feelings of spending extra time with loved ones and enjoying the experiences of the traditional holiday season without getting lost in the hustle and bustle that comes from the preparations and celebrations. I’ll be the first to admit, the weather has me a bit confused with the warmth we’ve been experiencing. I do appreciate getting to spend more time outdoors to keep me grounded along with  regular yoga and meditation practices.  I’m sure the temperatures will eventually drop and the brisk winds of December will remind me soon enough of the charm of winters in our area. ( A good reason to check your email for weather related announcements).

Before we break for the holiday, in the coming few weeks in our studio classes we’ll focus our practice with the intention of peace, love and joy and sharing those warm intentions with the world.


Closed December 24-31

No 6am class on December 23. 




Special Class New Years eve morning.
Bid farewell to 2016 and prepare to welcome the New Year with your yoga community. A lightly led class that will include music, freedom of expression and a “pop” of  group fun!  Sparkles optional 🙂
Saturday, December 31, 9-10:30 am.



We’ll be cleaning and re-arranging our space over the holiday break. If you store your mat at the studio, please take it home before December 24.

Many hands make light work: grab a blanket to launder, too!