9:15AM MORNING POWER YOGA AT KULA YOGA STUDIO IN PORT ANGELES, WA

morningpoweryogaKula Yoga Studio is under new ownership and I’m back teaching morning power yoga at 9:15 Wednesdays and Fridays.  You can also sign up and pay for classes ahead of time using Mind Body at the Kula Yoga Studio schedule page.

For my complete schedule click here.

Looking forwarding to seeing you morning power yogis at Kula Yoga!!

Love and light,
Amelia

MAY 18TH YOGA RETREAT IN PORT ANGELES! DISCOUNT FOR KULA YOGA MEMBERS!

Spots are still available for the May 18th yoga retreat at Kula Yoga in Port Angeles! And, Kula Yoga members, get $10 off…so $40 for this five hour retreat!  Learn how to get into inversions, sweat and get powerful in a 90 minute Journey into Power sequence (following the Baptiste power yoga flow), enjoy a healthy detox lunch, then relax with yin yoga and yoga nidra.  RSVP to Amelia at amelia@spirituallyfityoga.com or call 360-808-0074.

2014 Yoga Retreat with Amelia Andaleon in Port Angeles May 18th at Kula Yoga studio.

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EQUANIMITY: mental calmness, composure, and evenness of temper

The theme for week 3 of our 40 Days to Personal Revolution is equanimity.  In case, any of you don’t know what the definition of this word is, like I didn’t, I wanted to share it with you, especially because before I knew the definition of this word, eqanimity is one of the major benefits I have received from practicing yoga.  One of the poses we do during the Equanimity section of our Journey into Power sequence is Eagle Pose or Garudasana. Here is a link about how to come into this pose, some modifications, and the benefits of eagle.  Bring equanimity into your yoga practice, and into your life.  Namaste…

e·qua·nim·i·tyEagle pose or garudasana
ˌēkwəˈnimitē,ˌekwə-/
noun
noun: equanimity
1.
mental calmness, composure, and evenness of temper, esp. in a difficult situation.
“she accepted both the good and the bad with equanimity
synonyms: composure, calm, level-headedness, self-possession, coolheadedness, presence of mind;

serenity, tranquility, phlegm, imperturbability, equilibrium;
informalcool
“she confronted the daily crises with equanimity”

YOGA STOCKING STUFFER…GIFT CERTIFICATE FOR 2014 YOGA RETREAT

2014womensyogaretreat-webConsider giving the gift of yoga! I have gift certificates available for my 2014 Women’s Half-day Yoga Retreat on January 12, 2014 in Port Angeles. Call 360-808-0074 or email me to register, purchase a gift certificate, or if you have questions. Space is limited for this special yoga retreat.

ABOUT THE JANUARY 2014 RETREAT

When: Sunday January 12, 2014 10am-4pm

Where: Kula Yoga Studio – 128 E. Front Street Port Angeles, WA

Class format:

  • Anatomy focus: learn proper shoulder integration in basic vinyasa poses
  • 90 min. heated vinyasa class: Baptiste Journey into Power sequence
  • Delicious, healthy, vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free lunch (we are using the same caterer from our 2013 summer retreat. it was unanimous that the food was FANTASTIC!)
  • Time for socializing, reflecting…FUN!
  • Wrap-up after a yummy 90 min. Yin yoga class
  • Yogis of all-levels welcome

BACK FROM VACAY AND READY TO TEACH!

I’ve missed you all and am ready to see you all back on the mat! 😉 My schedule is the same as before except for starting up the Wednesday Family Yoga series at the Yon October 2nd.  Go to this link for more info.

I’ll be teaching at Kula Yoga studio morning and evening Monday. And, remember Kula Yoga is in its new location at 128 E. Front St.  See you on the mat!!

Monday

  • 9-10:15am Power Yoga @ Kula Yoga
  • 5:00-5:20pm Intro to Power Yoga @ Kula Yoga
  • 5:30-6:45pm Power Yoga @ Kula Yoga
  • 7:00-8:15pm Yin Yoga @ Kula Yoga

FALL 2013 YOGA CLASS SCHEDULE FOR PORT ANGELES AND SEQUIM

I’ve expanded my yoga class schedule, including a new class in SEQUIM! Check it out!  (And, visit my Schedule page for the latest class offerings.)

WEEKLY SCHEDULE FOR FALL 2013

DAYTIME
  • Monday 9-10:15am Power Yoga @ Kula Yoga (starting Sept 9th)
  • Tuesday 9:30-9:50am Intro to Power Yoga, 10-11:15am Power Yoga @ Nourish Sequim (starting Sept 3rd) – more details below. To register call Nourish Sequim at (360) 797-1480
  • Wednesday 9-10:15am Yin Yoga @ Kula Yoga
  • Thursday 12-12:50 Community Power Yoga @ the Y (FREE to EVERYONE, members and non-members)
  • Friday 9-10:15am Power Yoga @ Kula Yoga

EVENING

  • Monday (starting Sept 9th)
    5:00-5:20pm Intro to Power Yoga @ Kula Yoga
    5:30-6:45pm Power Yoga @ Kula Yoga
    7:00-8:15pm Yin Yoga @ Kula Yoga
  • Wednesday (Starting Oct 2nd)
    6:00-7:00pm Family Yoga Series @ YMCA

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

  • Power Yoga (Vigorous, heated flow with balance and strength poses)
  • Intro to Power Yoga (Basic alignment,  “your flow” sequence, and modifications will be demonstrated enabling students of all levels to participate in a full power yoga class.  This class is not required for beginners but, it is highly recommended for students new to power yoga.  This time is also a good opportunity to ask any of your burning yoga questions prior to class.)
  • Yin Yoga (Emphasis on longer holds and passive stretches of deeper connective tissues)
  • Family Yoga  (For families with children of all ages to learn about yoga breathwork,  postures, emotional and postural awareness, and connecting with self and each other, through playful games and partnering activities.
WORKSHOPS, RETREATS and CUSTOM CLASSES
  • Custom private or group classes are available.  For inquiries, please email amelia@spirituallyfityoga.com or call 360-808-0074.
  • Family Yoga Series 6:00-7:00pm at the YMCA will start Wednesday October 2nd.   For more info please call the Y at (360) 452-9244.
  • The summer Women’s Mini Yoga Retreat was incredible and I will be offering another day of retreat in the Port Angeles or Sequim area. If interested  please email amelia@spirituallyfityoga.com to receive announcements about retreats.

POWER YOGA AT NOURISH SEQUIM – 10 WEEK SERIES

Dates:
Every Tuesday from Sept 3 – Nov 12 (no class on Sept 24th)
Cost:
Prepay $10/class NO extra charge for the optional 20 minutes Intro to Power class. Drop in for $12.00 a class but to guarantee a spot, prepayment is recommended.

Time:
* 9:30-9:50am Intro to Power discussion and demonstration
* 10:00-11:15am Power yoga class

Description:
Sculpt and tone your muscles, increase mobility in your joints, improve mental clarity and focus, and access your personal power and peace during this 10-week series.  This class is designed for yogis of all levels. At the end of this vigorous, challenging yoga series you will develop muscle strength, flexibility and a heightened awareness of your body, mind, spirit connection. Prior to each class, students will have the opportunity to take an optional 20 minute Intro to Power class, where your instructor will demonstrate proper posture and alignment during the basic “flow sequence.” She will also introduce you to Power yoga terminology, breathwork, and suggest modifications enabling any student to participate during the entire Power yoga class. Committing to a series of Power yoga classes will reveal more obvious results, physically, mentally and spiritually, as opposed to attending on a drop-in basis. Give Power yoga a try and be prepared to witness a more powerful and peaceful YOU!

 

COSTS:
  • For class fees at Kula Yoga please visit the Kula Yoga website
  • YMCA yoga classes: FREE to YMCA members, $10 drop-in fee for non-members
  • Thursday NOON Community Power Yoga at the Y is FREE for members and non-members
  • Workshop and retreat costs are listed with description of classes.
LOCATIONS:
  • Kula Yoga  is at 316 W. 1st St. Port Angeles, WA – http://kulayogaportangeles.com (NOTE: Kula Yoga will be moving Sept. 1, 2013 to 128 E. Front St.)
  • Clallam County Family YMCA is at 302 S. Francis St.  Port Angeles, WA –
    http://clallamcountyymca.org/
  • Nourish Sequim is located south of downtown Sequim at the base of Bell Hill at 101 Provence View Lane, Sequim WA 98382 – click here for a map and directions: Nourish Sequim

At Kula Yoga and Nourish Sequim, it is recommended to bring your own mat, water bottle, and towel to class.  Thank you.

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IT IS WHAT IT IS

header1.jpgSometimes I hear students say they don’t do a particular yoga pose well or good and, I remind them that they are exactly where they are supposed to be, as their body allows, in that moment. Sure, being mindful of correct alignment is important but, how far you go into a pose does not translate to doing it good or bad. In a yoga class I really like to eliminate words of judgment as it relates to anyone’s yoga practice. One of the most effective life lessons I gain from yoga is eliminating the element of comparison, which really is the basis for most of our judging. If I see a photo in Yoga Journal of someone getting into dancer’s pose, with their back arched beautifully and their toe almost grazing their head, I admire how THEIR body looks in dancer’s pose. My toe in dancer’s pose nowhere approaches the crown of my head but, my body is still experiencing the benefits of balancing, focusing, opening and lengthening. I’m rockin’ MY dancer’s pose because I’m being mindful, aware and letting it be what it is, in that moment.

To really do the yoga, accept your body where it lands. As you inhale, breathe in compassion, exhale resistance, then hold the pose or transition further or back off; all the while thinking “it is what it is.” No judgment. No criticism. No comparing. No negativity. When you are mindful of your body, thoughts, and emotions in a pose, then you’re rockin’ your yoga poses perfectly.

Have a free and easy Labor Day weekend my yogi friends…namaste,
Amelia