Sunday, June 14, 2015

Our blog has moved!

With the redesign of the Harmony Yoga of Ann Arbor website, now powered by Wordpress, I've decided to incorporate our blog on the same platform. You'll find it under "News and Links" as Harmony Yoga News.

This current Blogger blog will stay for now, since there's good information that I don't want to delete!   At some point I may transfer the most useful content to the new website or new blog.

Thanks for visiting!

Friday, December 19, 2014

Suggestions for Practicing During the Holiday Break

There will be no yoga classes at Harmony Yoga from December 21 through January 4, which is the longest break we've had since I opened the studio.

So what can you do in the meantime to keep up with your own yoga practice?  Here are a few ideas.

Practice Sheets

The Iyengar Yoga Association of Greater New York has two sets of sequences that you can print out for your own use.  These are pdf files.   You can do the poses as you remember doing them in class.  Those of you in the Gentle Yoga classes may want to do many of these poses with more support, such as using a chair or the wall for balance.

Level 1 - Four sequences

While you're on their website, you may also want to check out their excellent FAQ page that gives an overview of what Iyengar Yoga is, and what to expect out of the classes you take in this method.

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

Refer back to other Harmony Yoga Blog posts

These are from two years ago.

Refer to Books About Iyengar Yoga

I strongly recommend that you have a few Iyengar Yoga books as references.  The first three are the ones I refer back to most often, and what I recommend most frequently to the more serious yoga students.

These are three more books that I also refer to.  The first two are very good for beginners and for more experienced students alike.  The third book is a fun one to use if you have a yoga chair (a regular folding chair works fine for many of these poses).  

Sunday, November 30, 2014

This information will be on the website soon, and there are also flyers at the studio.   

Holiday Yoga Classes at Harmony Yoga  

Join us for a few fun classes the week of December 15 - December 20.
PLEASE READ the information on payments under the schedule!  

Monday  December 15  

Focus on Hip Openers and Arm Balances    6:00 — 7:30pm
Pre-pay $15                 
Pay day of class $17

Tuesday  December 16   

Gentle Yoga - General sequence       9:30 - 10:45am
Must pre-register AND pre-pay for this class.   Current Tuesday students have first choice.  Otherwise permission is required.  Maximum 13 people
Pre-pay $13
Pay day of class $15

Wednesday December 17 

Focus on Seated and Supine Poses    9:30 - 10:45
Pre-pay $13
Pay day of class $15

Gentle Yoga - General sequence       11:00am - 12:15pm
Must pre-register AND pre-pay for this class.  Current Wednesday students have first choice.  Maximum 13 people.
Pre-pay $13
Pay day of class $15

Focus on Back Bends and Inversions   6:00 — 7:30pm
Pre-pay $15
Pay day of class $17

Thursday December 18

Focus on a quiet practice.  Restorative poses and Pranayama    9:30 — 11:00am
Pre-pay $15
Pay day of class $17

Make-up class class for Level 1 and higher.  Or can register for class   6:00 — 7:30pm
Well-rounded general sequence
Pre-pay $15 (if not making up)
Pay day of class $17

Friday December 19

Gentle / Level 1 Yoga     Make-up for Friday class  11:00am — 12:15pm
There may be room for more.  Inquire if interested.  Maximum 13 people
Pre-pay $13 (if not making up)
Pay day of class $15

Saturday December 20

Focus on Standing Poses and Inversions   9:30 — 11:00am 
Pre-pay $15

Pay day of class $17

  • Those on the Automatic Monthly Payment Plan — no charge.  This is part of your month of classes.  I appreciate but don’t require prior notification if you know you can attend one of these classes.  
  • Classes cannot be used as make-ups except for the two classes listed as such (make-ups for cancelled classes).  
  • Prepaying is beneficial to both you and me.  You get the lower fee, and I have a better idea of how to plan the class.
Holiday Classes

There are flyers and forms at the studio, but you can also register and pay through PayPal.