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Yoga and reading are my passions - followed closely by jewelry-making and cooking plant-based meals. My husband is my guinea pig for my recipes and thankfully he's a willing subject! Be sure to visit my Etsy store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheBookishYogini?ref=search_shop_redirect

Monday, December 14, 2015

Christmas Themed Yoga Class at the Jones Center This Week

Hello, all you yogis and yoginis!  I am so excited for this weeks' classes at the Jones Center in Springdale!  We will practice a Christmas-themed class both Tuesday 12/15 and Thursday 12/17, along with our  "12-days of Christmas" flow.

As a teaser for these classes, some of the poses we will flow through are:

Gingerbread Man (Savasana)
Stir the Cookie Dough (Seated Circle the Chi)
Manger Pose (Downward Facing Dog)
Snowflake (Triangle)
Roast Turkey (Crow)
We Three Kings Twists (Marichyasana, ZigZag Legs Twist, and Matseyandrasana)

plus many more!

Come join in the fun and breath, stretch and flow!

Namaste', Peace on Earth, Goodwill to Men!


Sunday, December 6, 2015

A Yogi's 12 Days of Christmas

Just for fun during the Holiday Season of Christmas at the Jones Center in Springdale, AR, we will be doing yoga poses set to the tune of "The 12 Days of Christmas". There is an adorable video on YouTube showing a children's yoga class doing a cute version of this: 12 Days of Christmas Yoga. For our classes at the Jones Center, I changed some of the poses to flow a little better for an adult class. Join me on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30pm to learn this flow. During our December 15th and 17th classes we will flow through the entire vinyasa as a fun way to conclude our classes for 2015.


1st Day - A Partridge in a Pear Tree (Extended Tree)
2nd Day - Two Turtle Doves (Pigeon Squat)
3rd Day - Three French Hens (1 knee lifted, open palms to sides like wings)
4th Day - Four Calling Birds (Warrior 3 flapping arms)
5th Day - Five Golden Rings (Easy Camel Pose)
6th Day - Six Geese A-Laying (Child’s Pose)
7th Day - Seven Swans A-Swimming (Superman wiggling arms/legs Locust Var.)
8th Day - Eight Maids A-Milking (Cow Pose)
9th Day - Nine Ladies Dancing (Dancer)
10th Day - Ten Lords A-Leaping (Yogi Squat w/Jump up)
11th Day - Eleven Pipers Piping (High lunge w/ pretend piping)
12th Day - Twelve Drummers Drumming (Chair with Drumming Hands & tongue sounds)

Peace and Namaste',

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Teaching Schedule at The Jones Center for December 2015

Hello yogis and yoginis!  Here is an updated teaching schedule and the "planned" classes for the next few weeks.  I will try to stick to what I've planned, but hey, sometimes you just need to go with what feels good that particular night!  

5:30 pm - Tuesday and Thursday

"Yoga for Every Body" at The Jones Center for Families in Springdale, 5:30 - 6:20 pm Tuesday and Thursday.  

Bring your yoga mat, a strap, a block, and even a yoga blanket if you want.  If you don't have a yoga mat, don't worry, The Jones Center provides several mats, blocks, and straps for you to borrow.  

Classes planned for the next few weeks:

During part of each class, we will also be learning a few poses for our "12 Days of Christmas Yoga" flow to enjoy in it's entirety the week of the 15th and 17th.

Tues, 12/1/15:  Work off the turkey & pie:  Part 1 
Thurs, 12/3/15:  Work off the turkey & pie:  Part 2
Tues, 12/8/15:    Yoga using a strap:  Part 1 
Thurs, 12/10/15:  Yoga using a strap:  Part 2
Tues, 12/15/15:  The 12 days of Christmas Yoga
Thurs, 12/17/15:  The 12 days of Christmas Yoga

December 22, 24, 29 & 31:  Jones Center open - NO GROUP FITNESS CLASSES.

Hope to see you in class!  Peace and Namaste'!