March 2015 focus and class schedule

Wake up, little seed! Usually the month of March in Bowling Green is characterized by rapidly rising daily temps, although with the recent uncharacteristic shot of winter, it may be hard to believe!

Wake up, yogis and yoginis! Realize that when your eyes open, they are not just viewing the objects of your perception. You, the seer, are projecting your inner reality onto them. Yoga Sutra 2.21 states; “the essence of the objects of perception exists only for the purpose of the seer.” For example, two people can be viewing the exact same scene and will give totally different interpretations of what they are seeing. Through the practice of meditation, we get to know our inner world, and with the ongoing practice of razor-sharp discrimination, we can begin to polish the mirror of our perception. Gradually we begin to “wake-up” to the true essence of reality, to see beyond the grosser forms that appear as objects in our world. We begin to experience ourselves as vessels of light and catch ourselves when operating out of fear with the idea that we are separate and never enough. Our universe expands! Ahhh…

Here is a little mantra/recipe to be chanted aloud or silently with a regular, strong beat: Get still (two beats), go inside (two beats), whaddya get? (two beats), go with that (two beats). Repeat as many times as you wish.

We look forward to practicing with you in March, and we are pleased to announce a new class, a new time for an ongoing class, and two special events.

New class, new class time, and special events:

  • New Beginner II class: Beginning on March 8 and continuing for the remaining Sundays in the month, we will offer a new, one-hour class from 5:45-6:45 p.m. This class is designed for students who have completed a beginners’ series of yoga classes and who want to build on that foundation and further prepare for other classes. It is also ideal for students who want to ease back into their practice after a break.
  • New time for Sunday Restorative class: In March, the Sunday Restorative class will begin at 7:15 p.m. Restorative yoga turns on the healing relaxation response by combining gentle yoga poses, using props, with conscious breathing. No yoga experience is required, and students who have difficulty managing stress or falling asleep easily may find this relaxing style of yoga especially helpful.
  • Talk/meditation session: To participate in the monthly discussion and meditation session, join Juanita on Friday, March 20, immediately following the Yin class. There is no charge for this session, and everyone is welcome to learn more about meditation and its benefits and to experience a short meditation.
  • Party for Eri and Greg Golden: As many of you know, Eri and Greg Golden are expecting their first child in April. We will gather to celebrate with them at the studio on Friday, March 27, at 7 p.m., and we hope that you can join us.

For a full list of March classes, please see the online class calendar or a hard copy available at The Pots Place.

Additional useful information:

  • Inclement weather policy: If we need to cancel class because of winter weather, we will announce that cancellation at least one hour before the beginning of the class, and we will share the cancellation notice both via email and on Facebook. If you would like us to add your email address to our list, please let us know.
  • Accessing studio after class has begun: Remember that even if you are running late when the gallery downstairs is closed, you can still join us for class. If the front door is locked, come to the back door of The Pots Place (look for the blue building) and ring the buzzer. The teacher will then unlock the door remotely for you to enter through the pottery studio.
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