Sunday, December 20, 2009

Winter Solstice Crystal Bowl Concert Event

Please come to a Winter Solstice Celebration to Clear the 7 Chakras with a Crystal Bowl Concert by Rahbi Crawford tomorrow night from 6-8 pm at the Tapestry Yoga Center.  We will begin with a dynamic participatory beginning with drums, hand instruments and movement to open up to the New Earth energy of Muladhara (1st) Chakra and then relax in supported restorative yoga postures to balance the 2nd - 5th chakras before coming up for a blissful seated meditation transforming the 6th, 7th (and 8th) chakras.  These crystal bowls are deeply resonant and touch the soul -- so come celebrate this auspicious day with the gift of sound and raise your vibration as we head into the light and into the new year.  No special skill is necessary for this event -- it is a concert with some optional movement and a chance to be super comfortable as you rest in an ocean of sound.

Please come in comfortable clothes for some movement and bring a favorite pillow to relax (though there are many soft props you are welcome to use at the center).  A $10 donation is suggested, but truly, whatever fits your budget or inspiration is welcome.  Just come out and give yourself the gift of spacious wonder on the Winter Solstice 2009.  If you are able, please r.s.v.p., or just come!  Call 608-637-6950 for more information.

Winter Class Session Schedule is Ready! Free Class Week Jan 3rd - 9th.

The Winter Class Session Schedule is all printed and available all around Viroqua.  Join us for Free Class Week the first week of January -- January 3rd - 9th.   Come on out and take some Yoga, Belly Dance, Tai Chi or Nia.  

This session our schedule largely remains the same with some exciting additions.  We welcome Meg Abene Newlin who is teaching two additional classes focusing on flow in the Anusara-style on Monday nights from 4:30-5:45 pm and focusing on form and alignment on Wednesday mornings from 8:30-10am.  Both of these classes welcome healthy practitioners of all levels who are eager for a challenging practice.  She'll also continue her Sunday morning Intermediate Led practice.  

Monte McPheron's  Tai Chi class time is changing slightly to go on Tuesday nights from 6:30-7:30 pm and he is adding a Silk Reeling and Meditation class on Friday mornings from 7-7:30 am which promises to be a great way to start the day.  Jess Leinberger's Belly Dance is moving to Saturday afternoons from 1- 2:30 pm.  

My classes stay largely the same, but I am moving Guided Meditation from Wednesday morning to Saturday morning at 7 am before my 8 am Level 1-2 Yoga Class.  I also have changed the Thursday 6:30 pm class to be Yoga I and am offering a Gentle class from 4:45 - 6:15 pm on Thursdays for people who have special conditions or injuries and want the benefits of yoga in a gentle, supportive environment.  The popular Nia classes with Gayle Nielsen remain the same on Monday afternoon and Wednesday evening.  

The studio has been very cozy recently after some tweaking to the heating system and we look forward to an incredible winter session.  I'm teaching a Winter Survival Strategies Workshop on Saturday, January 24th from 2-5 pm full of tips for surviving the dark, cold winter months in Wisconsin with gems from the yogic tradition.  This is a great time of year to recommit to your health and self-care and Tapestry Yoga Center has much to offer!  Have a great Holiday Season and we'll see you in January!