January 25th, 2019

The thing about practice...
“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” I found this quote by Dr. Maya Angelou quite relevant for those of us who have chosen to practice yoga.

There is a certain sense of effortlessness and ease for which we are continually striving, both on and off the mat. Some days it seems impossible, other days, the balance and flow happen so naturally that we might not believe our own bodies. 

As a student of yoga, I believe that the root of a strong practice is to give ourselves ample opportunity to "touch balance" or "touch strength". I say "touching" because, regardless of our experience with yoga, it is something we can always work on. Think about an asana that you might have a challenging relationship with, or perhaps one that's new to you. Imagine what small steps you could take to get closer to knowing that asana.

By "knowing", I mean understanding how that yoga asana sits in your unique body. These are the opportunities that we can seek as students, to begin to understand how yoga works in and on our bodies. Isn't this the type of practice that we want?  One which allows us to feel more connected to ourselves? 

Yoga is very much a personal practice, as each of us comes in with our individualized goals and experiences. The reason we practice together is to create the space for ourselves and one other to move forward on our own paths. We come together to 'touch balance' or 'touch strength' and start to enjoy these small changes that take place over time. 

So, yes, the wings are certainly something to celebrate, but it's all those sweet, surprising changes and challenges along the way that make the wings as glorious as they appear. 

Yours in Wellness, 

Welcome, Jessica Pelle!
Born and raised in California, Jessica made the move to Austin in the Spring of 2012. It was there in Austin that she found yoga and her life was changed! Jessica completed her first Flow-Based Hatha Yoga teacher training in 2014. Since then she has completed a several hundred hours of advanced training, including a second 200-hour program with a focus on Hatha and vini-yoga techniques, and she is currently enrolled in the Advanced Studies Yoga Therapy Program.

In Jessica's classes you can expect to focus on breath and functional movement- and connecting the breath to postures, so you have the opportunity to find your own mind/body/breath connection. 

When she isn't studying or teaching, Jessica enjoys spending time with her family and partner or being curled up in a reading nook with a book and a cup of coffee.

Certifications: 200-hour Flow-Based Hatha, 200-hour Hatha, Hatha Yin 

Jessica teaches Hatha Yoga on Saturdays 8-9:15am
& Tuesdays 6-7:15pm
 (Beginning February) 

New Classes & Schedule Changes!

We are pleased to announce the addition of new classes to our schedule!

NEW! Monday 
9:30 - 10:45am

Hatha Yoga, All Levels

NEW! Tuesday & Thursday 
12 -1pm

Mind Body Fit (Active Class)

Hatha Yoga, All Levels, Beginners Welcome


**Schedule / Class Name Changes**

Mon Night 6:30 Yoga for Beginners
We are in the process of finding a permanent teacher for this class, until then you will have class with our other wonderful teachers, who are subbing.  Please keep attending and practicing. 

Wed & Fri

9:30 - 10:45am
(Hatha Yoga, All Levels)

Our Restorative & Yin Yogis have kindly approved their practices beginning at 6:30pm so that we could make room for earlier classes. Thank you to our teachers Ann McMinn & Jennifer Colvin for your flexibility!

*Please note the 6:30pm start for Restorative & Yin beginning in FEBRUARY

The class currently called 'Yoga for Weight Loss" will become 
Mind Body Fit. 

We've got more coming! In the meantime, please share your feedback & any requests for what you might like to see at our studio. 

All Levels Balance | Feb 2nd 

w/ Faith Lynn

In this 
workshop, we will learn beginner-friendly modifications for some of the classic standing Yoga asanas. 

We will begin by setting up a supportive foundation through core strength,
drishti (focus) and centering. Then, we will explore variations of poses such as Tree Pose, Warrior III and more. We'll also play with adding challenges to these poses. 

Feb 2nd 12:00 - 1:30 | $15 
Happier New Year Workshop | Feb 21st
w/Belinda Mendoza, Annelize Machado & Paula Dreyer

Vision boards, Yoga, Meditation and Feng Shui for prosperity!
Tea & Light Snacks will be served. 

What else do you need? Save the date! 

Feb 21st 11:30 -1:30 | $15

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