February 11, 2019

Studio Etiquette 

While we love shoes, we also love to keep our studio clean. Please take your shoes off in the lobby, and place them in the cubby next to the front door. 

The cubbies inside the studios are for purses, wallets and other personal belongings

Our studio is a sanctuary from the outside world. This is where we come to practice, meditate and connect with ourselves. The floors are steam cleaned regularly and we wish to keep the dirt, outside. 

Kindly turn cell phones off and leave them either outside the studio (with your shoes) or place them in the cubbies inside the studios. Double check that they are powered off & all alarms are turned off. 


We understand that life happens. We want you to have your practice.

If you come in late, there is no need to rush. If the class is sitting quietly and getting centered (either meditating or chanting at the beginning of class) please shut the door gently behind you and sit next to the door until the group is done with their centering. Don't set up just yet. 

Unzipping jackets, purses, unrolling mats or getting props can be disruptive to the rest of the class. 

Once the class has finished their centering practice, you may then set up your mat & get your props. 

Please remember that we are here to support your practice. You are here to share your practice. Once you get to your mat, take a few moments for yourself, sit, connect with your breath and join the class when ready.

Isn't it wonderful that there are so many opportunities for us to practice mindfulness? All actions, big or small can be done mindfully. Next time you walk into the studio, we invite you to imagine your practice has already begun!

This is our shared space for our journeys towards a stronger and deeper mind-body connection. 

We thank you for helping us to keep the studio clean and flowing with good energy. 

Welcome (Back) Valerie Grace!
A native Austinite, Valerie grew up along the creeks of Austin with an innate love and appreciation for animals, nature, and self reflection (svadhyaya - self study).  Although some of the base principles of yoga have long been a part of her life, the physical asana practice was first introduced sometime around 2006 in an ashtanga class at an apartment complex gym.  Her practice continued to deepen throughout college in ashtanga and vinyasa classes where she became hooked on the calm clarity created through a regular vigorous practice.

Valerie is a 500-hour Registered Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance with training in yoga therapy foundations, pranayama, meditation, sequencing for injury prevention, and advanced asanas.  She is also a Children's Registered Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance and has trained with internationally recognized teachers Leslie Kaminoff and Donna Farhi.

In the classes Valerie teaches, she offers challenging yet accessible sequences with room for introspection and inquiry.  Both adult and kid classes have a playful attitude towards practice and self-acceptance focus

Read Valerie's full bio on our website,

Valerie teaches on Monday Night
6-7:15pm | Slow Flow & Align (Intermediate)
Welcome, Kalena Powell!

Kalena has been teaching yoga since 2010 and received her 200 hour Hatha Yoga certification at Yoga Yoga in Austin, Texas. She has taught at several studios in the Austin area and enjoys offering a heart-centered practice that inspires the beauty in both body and spirit. Kalena lives in Georgetown with her family, works full time at the Georgetown Public Library and has recently returned to school to pursue a Liberal Arts degree.

When not working, teaching or studying, Kalena enjoys spending time with her family, absorbing nature, listening to live music, travel and adventures with friends and, of course, practicing yoga.

Favorite quote: “True ​yoga ​is not about the shape of your body, but the shape of your life. Yoga is not to be performed; yoga is to be lived. Yoga doesn’t care about what you have been; yoga cares about the person you are becoming. Yoga is designed for a vast and profound purpose, and for it to be truly called yoga, its essence must be embodied.”
— Aadil Palkhivala

Kalena teaches on Sundays (Beginning February 17th) 
4:00-5:15 pm | Yoga Foundations 
More Classes & New Schedule 

All of our classes are open to beginners unless otherwise stated. Please read the descriptions on the website and contact us with any questions you may have before you attend a new class. Visit our website for a complete class schedule.

Monday & Wednesday
9:30 - 10:45 am | 
Hatha Yoga (All Levels)
6-7:15pm | Slow Flow & Align (Intermediate) 

*NEW! Monday Slow Flow & Align with Valerie Grace

NEW! Monday
7-8pm | Yoga (Beginners/Gentle) w/Faith Lynn 

Tuesday & Thursday 
9:30 - 10:45 am | Gentle Yoga 
12 -1 pm | 
Mind Body Fit (Active)
6-7:15 pm | Hatha Yoga (All Levels, Beg Welcome)

6:30-7:45 pm | Restorative Yoga

6:30-7:45 pm | Yin Yoga 

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

8-9:15 am | Hatha Yoga (All Levels/Beg)
9-10:15 am | Slow Flow & Align (All Levels/Beg)
10:30 - 11:30 am | Mind Body Fit (Active Class)
NEW! 10:30 - 11:30am Studio Child Care -
contact us for details 

9-10 am | Mind Body Fit (Active)
NEW! 10:15 - 11 am Family Yoga w/Winnie
(Parents & Kids 2-10 years)
0:30-11:45 am | Gentle Yoga 
NEW! 4:00-5:15 pm | Yoga Foundations
- Begins Feb 17th w/Kalena

Can you handle all these new classes? We hope you come out to try them and meet all of our teachers. Monthly membership coming soon, stay posted! 

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

Anoushka Shankar in Austin!

Our friends at ICMCA will be presenting sitarist ANOUSHKA SHANKAR (daughter and disciple of the late legendary sitarist Pandit RAVI SHANKAR) for the first time in Austin and one-evening-only concert at the Riverbend Center.

Anoushka will be performing a cross-cultural piece with accompanying artists on cello, flute, and percussion (Ojas Adhiya – tabla, Pirashanna Thevarajah – mridangam, Ravichandra Kulur – flute, Danny Keane – cello & piano and Kenji Ota –

Anoushka holds many prestigious accolades, including six Grammy® Award nominations, recognition as the youngest – and first female – recipient of a British House of Commons Shield, credit as an Asian Hero by TIME Magazine, and a Songlines Best Artist Award. Most recently, she became one of the first five female composers to have been added to the UK A-level music syllabus.
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