The benefit of a beginner’s mind
Welcome September. I love September for so many reasons! Maybe it is linked to the beautiful weather of my hometown at this time of year. Maybe it’s related to the “back to school” excitement that is embedded in my soul after living years in the rhythm of my childhood education and as an adult working in the school system. That schedule, which breaks for several weeks in the summer and then resumes in late summer, lives in me still as a time of year to “start something new” or return to a new level of learning. As with the cycle of our “school year” often we find that in yoga we come back and recommit to our practice after a summer experiencing other fun activities. Whether you’ve stayed in the rhythm of your practice, or you’re ready to try something new, a fresh perspective brings new insights to your practice.
“You must approach everything with beginner’s mind, with an open mind, the mind that is questioning and looking and listening and hearing and seeing and feeling and smelling without prejudgment, without preconception, without fixed views.” ~ Abbess Zenkei Blanche Hartman
This fall at Yellow Tree Yoga, we’re offering several opportunities to come to your practice with a beginners mind. Whether you are beginning yoga as a new experience of learning and growing or you come to your practice from a place of experience or you are a teacher looking to expand your knowledge base, we have opportunities to extend, learn and grow in your body-mind and life.
Enjoy the freshness of it all!
Open Class Updates
Our regular class schedule will shift beginning September 1:
- We’ve added a Monday morning option for Slow Flow Vinyasa with Laura at 9 AM.
- Lia’s Friday morning Rise & Shine will shift to a 6:30 AM start time.
For the Short Term:
Special Series Classes
On top of many open class options, Yellow Tree Yoga will feature several fall specialty series.
6:00 PM on Mondays, September 26-October 17
For the yoga mamas-to-be. Whether you are new to yoga or a regular practice regularly, this series is intended for mothers in any stage of pregnancy: pre-conception to post-natal, and all stages in between.
We’ll use breath and meditation to connect mind, body and baby during this special time. The sequences will move at a gentle pace to encourage confidence while building strength and endurance in preparation for the birth. Long held restorative positions will allow ease and relaxation.
We’ll take time in each session to process questions as a group and individually to connect with others that are sharing the path of motherhood.
Please register in advance. Cost: $45 for 4-week series.
Davina is a certified RYT200 and has completed 40 extra hours of certification in Prenatal Yoga.
Wednesdays, 6:00-7:00 PM
September 14, 21, 28 and October 5
Introduction to the practice of yoga.
This slower paced class that incorporates breath work, physical poses and meditation to develop a foundation of alignment and breath. It’s perfect for students completely new to yoga or those wanting to develop a stronger foundation in their practice.
Register here for the 4 class series. $45 for beginners series only OR $25 for series combined with Yellow Tree Yoga pass.
In Depth Learning Opportunities
Yellow Tree goes back to school hosting extended learning opportunities for teachers and teachers in training and for anyone who is a student of their body-mind. Our workshops will focus on anatomy and physiology as it relates to yoga, and the science and psychology behind the body-mind connection teachings. Get the details of each workshop on the website.
Saturday September 24
Foundations 1: Standing Well
Exploring the foundation of feet, legs and pelvis with Mary Borton
Sunday, October 2 – Workshops with Elizabeth Silas
Foundations 2: The “Core” and your Spine ANDExtending Upward
Saturday, November 5, 10 AM – 12 PM
The Sister Science: Ayurveda & Asana Workshop – included in our Fall Ayurveda Series (below).
Saturday, December 3
Sitting Pretty – Explore a deeper understanding of the pelvis in seated forward bends, twist and safe hip opening.
Fall Ayurveda Dates
Get more details
Thursdays, 7:30-9 PM
October 13, 20 and November 3
Join Lia for a 3-part series on Ayurveda Learning.
Saturday, Nov. 5, 10:00 AM – 12 PM:
Ayurveda & Asana Workshop
November 6-10 Fall Reset Experience
Thursday, Nov 10 7:30 PM – Reset Wrap Up