As we move into the Fall and the holidays begin to loom, so often taking time to take care of ourselves is an activity pushed to the back burner.However, it's impossible to be fully present with others unless you first take care of yourself. Remember during this busy season to make a few minutes for yourself. Self-care can include something as simple as taking a leisurely walk, reading a favorite book, having a cup of tea, or attending a yoga class. Even taking ten minutes from your day to practice "Legs Up the Wall" can help you to relax and unwind. When you're planning your next few months, make sure to plan in some "me" time and we know you'll see a difference in your interactions with others. We'll look forward to helping you create that time for yourself every time you step on the mat. Namaste!
Beginning in September, we've got lots of fun on the books! Join us for FREE yoga in the park on Labor Day and then we'll host another free yoga event at Tupps Brewery at the end of the month. Our book club meets again on September 17th to continue our discussion of Living Your Yoga by Judith Hanson Lasater. And, beginning in October, we'll offer a six week Mommy & Me class. We've got so much going on, we can't wait to share it all with you. See you soon on the mat!
What an amazing week! We didn't know what to expect, but our first week of classes was incredible. We were so honored that so many of you chose to share your practice, spirit and energy with us.
This past weekend our 200 hour teacher training group came together and enjoyed their first weekend in the new space. This incredible group of future teachers graduates in June and I can't wait to see them take on the world. Their focus this weekend was on sequencing mentoring, adjusting and the anatomy of the lower body. They used modeling clay on skeletons to learn about the intricate web of muscles that covers our legs and hips.
Don't forget that we will be closed for classes on April 25th, as North Texas Yoga participates in One Love Dallas. This event raises funds to support women's charities in the local area and internationally. For more information or to register to join us, visit. www.onelovedallas.org
I can't believe how quickly things are moving. It's been just over a week since we made the announcement that North Texas Yoga will open a studio on the square in historic downtown McKinney. Since that time, all the pieces have continued to fall into place so smoothly. For those of you who are familiar with us, North Texas Yoga is a family affair. For me, family isn't only about who you share blood with, but those people who always have your back and support you 110% of the time with their love and energy! Our "family" has been amazing. From friends showing up to help build furniture and load props onto shelves, to extended family of friends hooking us up with amazing deals on things we need to open our doors (signage!), it's been incredible. I truly believe it takes a village and North Texas Yoga is all about community!
I grew up in a family-owned business and know it's hard work, but my husband and daughter are learning those lessons quickly! I am in constant awe of Steven, as he tweaks the website, and changes out 20 lightbulbs from 12 feet in the air! Eleanor loves being able to help mommy with the studio and is always a big fan of anything that requires a trip to Ikea!
It's all coming together. Our vision of a space in McKinney that creates a home for our ever-growing yoga community. We're taking your feedback and making changes and additions to the schedule and getting ready to open our doors April 6th. As of today, you can already begin purchasing memberships and signing up for classes with our new online store located in the SCHEDULE page. We can't wait to share this space with you and roll out our mats. It's going to be special.
Laura, Steven and Eleanor King
Join us for our first class in our new studio! Vinyasa Flow at 8:45am on Monday, April 6, 2015.