January 1st-31st 2018, enrollment limited to 10 people max
By now you know the benefits of what meditation and yoga can offer you; better health, better sleep, less stress, more clarity, improved relationships, to name a few. The trouble isn't knowing that these practices can improve your quality of life, but how to incorporate them into your busy schedule, and maintain a practice over time.
This January we're putting self care at the top of our agenda, and community a close second. We're taking the preciousness out of practice - it doesn't have to be 90 minutes at the studio or nothing. There are real and functional ways to integrate self care into the everyday. And as your practice thrives, you will see so many aspects of your life thrive in accordance.
We want these practices to be the physical and mental equivalent of brushing your teeth. It would feel weird to leave the house without that, right? You clean your teeth, you clear the mind, you move the body. It's all essential maintenance.
Whatever obstacles have stood in the way in the past, we are here to work with each of you and remove them, build a community of support around you, and give you all the tools you need to thrive in your own practice long after the program ends. In no small way, this could be the program to change your life.
All materials needed provided by studio. Directed by Lora Ksieniewicz, owner and lead instructor at Yoga On The Vine and Yoga San Kalpa Registered Yoga School.
$320, Deadline for sign-up is Dec 20th as so much of the program is individualized and requires prep. Distance participation is available.
This program includes:
January 1st-January 31st 2018
Sometimes our initiative is strong enough, we just need more rigour and a bit of a push. Maybe a distinct goal to work towards. Tapas, in yoga philosophy, is "fiery discipline," the fiercely focused, constant, intense commitment necessary to burn off the impediments that keep us from being in the true state of yoga.
Challenges create a certain discipline around our practice. Instead of saying "will I go to class today" we start to consider "which class will I make today" and then "how do I make that happen" as carving out that time, getting past our obstacles - mental and otherwise - is a discipline in and of itself. We have as much freedom to arrange our practice around our schedule, instead, we schedule around our practice. And when we are attending full classes we can't take shortcuts like getting sidetracked by a phone call or the lure of the dishes in the sink...which suddenly get so much more appealing to take on when we're in the middle of a home practice.
A challenge also makes us stronger practitioners. We may not just attend the classes we favor or know well. We may challenge ourselves to try new teachers and styles as that it what is on offer. Whether we like those classes or not is an experience unto itself: how do we find the value in each experience, even when the experience may not be the one we crave, how do we sit with our own desire to keep ourselves entertained if we are in sun salutations for the 100th time that week.
The Challenge: Practice 20 classes in the month of January and receive a 20-class card on us ($360 value), to reward your efforts and support your ongoing commitment!
For those that may make 30 classes in the month, a 30-class card will be awarded ($540 value) as well as a free yoga mat of your choice!
You must sign up by December 30th, all classes will be recorded at the studio. It is free to sign up, and there is no problem with not completing the challenge. You may have boosted your practice for a bit, and maybe life got int he way, but no harm done :)
Please keep in mind the studio has discretion on cancelling classes due to teacher availability or weather. This is a discipline on the student, not the studio. This is why the threshold allows for several missed days or home-practice days when ideally it would be a full month of daily in-studio practice, and thus it would be wise not to leave a bulk of the classes towards the end of the month to be catching up. Exceptions cannot be made, even for cancelled classes.