How are you feeling about the holiday season this year? When you remember this season as a child, what comes to mind? For some, wonder and magic get kindled. For others, a sad memory may come. The natural state of the child is innocence and trust. The child is free from the worries of adulthood and loves to discover the world through play. The inner child in each of us has tremendous potential to guide us to our true essence, which is to be in a state of love and trust. In fact, the birth of the Christ in Christian tradition celebrates bringing divine love into the world through a child.
In the coming weeks, please take time to step out of the adult mind of planning, worrying, and judging and connect with your inner child. Imagine being there to nurture him or play with her. You will be surprised about the outcome! He or she is waiting for you.
And now, “Did I just see a twinkle in the corner of my eye?” Yes, you did! Go with it! Happy holidays!
December updates and special events:
- Downtown activities on Fri., 12/1, and Sat., 12/2. If you plan to attend the Yin class on Friday night or the Basics class on Saturday morning, please allow extra time to park off the square and make your way to the studio. Friday is Downtown Lights Up and a Gallery Hop, and Saturday is the Jaycees’ Christmas Parade and the “Miracle on College Street” Fun Run.
- Boys & Girls Club donations due Tues., 12/5, at noon. For the second consecutive year, Cassandra has arranged for 4yoga to sponsor two children who are served by the Boys & Girls Club this Christmas season. At the studio, we have copies of lists of each child’s sizes and preferences; if you would like to donate—either money or items—please contribute before noon on Tues., Dec. 5. If you contribute and would like to attend the club’s Christmas Party and see the children open their gifts, please join them on Thurs., Dec. 14, at 4 p.m.
- Monthly @the Museum classes. Join us for one or both of our monthly classes at The Downing Museum: with Leslie for Yoga@the Museum on Sat., Dec. 9, or with Alice for Meditation@the Museum on Sat., Dec. 16. To find out more about the classes and to register, check out this post on our website.
- Studio closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. As usual, we will close the studio on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day; however, we offer classes every other day in December.
- New Year’s Eve class, New Year’s Day class, and Potluck Brunch. Our New Year’s Eve class, led by Frances, will take place at 9 a.m. on Sun., Dec. 31. On New Year’s Day, Angie will teach at 10 a.m., and then we will gather in the lounge for our traditional potluck brunch to ring in the new year together.
Introducing new teacher: Ashley! Ashley Chance Fox (RYT 200) completed her training at Mindful Motion Yoga Center with Cortni Saunders in September 2017. Ashley’s goal is to ensure that everyone—no matter body size, flexibility or fitness level—feels welcome and comfortable in her classes. Her passion for inclusion motivated Ashley to complete the Yoga For All program in November 2017, a training focused on “creating body positive yoga classes for all shapes, sizes and abilities.” Off the mat, Ashley teaches American Sign Language and Coordinates the American Sign Language Studies Program at WKU. She is married to Scott Fox and has two fur babies, Kennedy and CanDoo.
For a full list of December activities, please see the image below or the online calendar–or pick up a hard copy at The Pots Place. We also post updates each morning on our Facebook page, should you find it convenient to keep up with us there.
Accessing studio after class has begun: Remember that even if the front door is locked when you arrive, you can still join us for class. Just 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.