Posts Tagged ‘asanas’

2011-2012 Yoga Season Opens

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Hello, Yoginis!  I hope this message finds you well after a wonderful summer.

Yoga classes will resume next week, Monday, October 31st, at Parmer’s Resort on Little Torch Key.  ommPeace Yoga is expanding this season.  We will be offering 4 classes a week this season.  Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings, 8:30-10:00, Vinyasa inspired, and Monday evenings 5:15-6:30, intermediate.
I am excited to introduce you to Claudia Gukeisen.  Claudia will be teaching on Monday & Wednesday mornings. A little more on Claudia:

Claudia has an M.A. in Education from NYU and has been an educator for over 15 years.  It was as a Montessori teacher that she began to bring yoga into the classroom and find how transformative it can be for children.

Claudia completed her yoga teacher training with Yoga on the Beach in Key West.  Her classes are Vinyasa, Hatha and Kripalu inspired, including Kripalu’s Yoga Dance.

I will be teaching Monday evenings and Thursday mornings.  The evening class is going to be an intermediate class, with a focus on more inversions, backbends, and binds.  If any of you are ready to expand your practice in this way, I will look forward to seeing you there.
Classes remain $15/class, a block of 5 classes $65, a block of 10 classes $120 *NO Expiration*
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Looking forward to seeing you on the mat.

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Travels South

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

Road tripping from Key West to New Jersey, and back, is often an eye-opening experience.  I always seem to be at some crossroad in my life, a place of growth, change, manifestation.  Spending so much time in the car allows me the opportunity for contemplation, insight, self-realization.  Sometimes I laugh at myself, and sometimes I cry, but I always end up feeling better, energized, excited for my destination.


One wonderful destination this trip back to the Keys was Savannah, GA.  What a beautiful town.  I love the European influence in the architecture and the city design.  The city boasts 24 squares, beautifully lawned and oak shaded parks, within its limits.  One of the many wonderful things about yoga is that you can practice anywhere, so the one morning we were there, my friend, Dore Ann, and I laid out our mats in one of those squares. We followed that up with one of the best breakfasts I’ve ever had, at Clary’s.

Just a side note, if you are ever driving past the Cape Fear Botanical Garden in Fayetteville, NC, it is worth the stop.

Back in the Keys, we took advantage again, laying out our mats on the old Bahia Honda Bridge, practicing bridge, wheel, headstand, and more, at sunset.











If you haven’t heard me say recently, “I Love the Florida Keys,” well, I do, and it sure feels good to be home.

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Thank you, Cedar Point

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

I recently spent a night camping in Cedar Point, East Hampton, NY.  What a beautiful spot of the earth.  Camping in the woods, and a few minute walk to the beach.  Watched a gorgeous sunset and moon rise from opposite ends of Gardiner’s Bay.  Had a campfire and roasted marshmallows while listening to some great tunes.  My friend, Mary Beth, and I woke to do yoga on the beach the one morning we were there.  In her defense, she did make it into a perfectly straight headstand.  Way to go, MB.  I prematurely shot the photo and was not tech savvy enough to get the cell phone camera to the right place to take another shot.  I am working on both, learning to use a cell phone camera and my headstand.  If you are ever looking to camp on the east end of Long Island, this is the spot.

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Yoga on the Beach

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

I’m substituting Wednesday morning, for Don from Yoga on the Beach.  Come join me for yoga class, overlooking the beautiful waters of Key West, from Ft. Zachary Taylor.  Class is from 8:15-9:45am.  Walk-in $18.  Call 305-296-7352 for more information.

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Vinyasa Yoga class tomorrow

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

Wake up and join me for Vinyasa Yoga at the waters edge, Thursday, 8:30 am.  It’s going to be windy in the morning, but the sun will be out, with temps in the 70’s.  Balancing poses will be a challenge.  Perhaps we will practice the wind salutation (thanks, Nancy).  See you there!  Namaste.

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Be Inspired

Sunday, April 4th, 2010

I woke today to read Yoga Journals Daily Insight, today entitled “Be Inspired.”  The focus is on how through yoga we can make great shifts in our lives, and thus out to others.  This spoke to me, as it is a huge part of my own practice.  I have shared it with you here.

“Our asana practice can have a positive impact on our lives because it constantly asks us to become more sensitive, more conscious, and more aware of our bodies, minds, feelings, and emotions. As our sensitivity increases, life becomes more rich and enjoyable because we can taste the unique flavor of each individual moment. More important, we also become more aware of what moves us toward our dharma, or life path, and what takes us away from it. This awareness makes us clearer and more peaceful, more able to elegantly handle life’s endless dilemmas without feeling overwhelmed or fearful. As a result, we become more effective in all of our actions, and our presence begins to inspire and bring out the best in people around us.

The awareness that we develop on the yoga mat, though seemingly small, affects all that is. As we become more aware in our yoga practice and in our lives, as we move away from force and violence and toward sensitivity, feeling, and awareness, we change our individual consciousness and actions. In turn, these changes influence the consciousness and the actions of everyone we meet. Slowly, we shift the direction the world is taking. As we practice each asana, whether it be a challenging twist such as Ardha Matsyendrasana II (Half Lord of the Fishes II Pose) or a simple standing pose such as Tadasana (Mountain Pose), we have the opportunity to become the embodiment of peace and to make our practice a prayer for harmony in the world.”

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