Celebrating Our 11th Anniversary in September!

Although we’re late to share this month’s announcement here on the website, we hope you understand why: we have been busy celebrating our 11th anniversary with a variety of special classes and events! In fact, those celebrations have motivated even Dolly Kessler (pictured below) to get in on the action!

Whether you have been practicing with us since 4yoga’s founding or are still finding your way to the classes that will best support you, we hope to see you in September as we celebrate our eleventh anniversary!  We appreciate all the support from our community as we have embarked upon, built, and sustained this community yoga experiment.

To celebrate our eleventh anniversary, we have assembled eleven special events, and we think there is something for everyone:

  • Missing outdoor classes?  Join Heather or Shigeko!
  • Curious about a one-time class at the studio*?  Join Angie or Frances!
  • Looking for support in meditation?  Join Danny Brewington from Nashville on Zoom for the Meditation Made Easy workshop! 
  • Wanting opportunities to connect and chat?  Join Beshka, Heather, Leslie, or Trudy after class for coffee, happy hour, or dinner!

For a chronological rundown of the month’s events, see the list below (to make them easy to find, we’ve italicized classes and workshops in this list):

  1. Thurs., Sept 1:  coffee with Angie after the Gentle class.
  2. Sat., Sept. 3:  coffee with Beshka after the Basics class.
  3. Sun., Sept. 4, 8:30 a.m.:  Sunrise Yoga with Heather at Circus Square Park. Fill up your coffee thermos and join Heather Sunday morning for an outdoor, donation-based yoga class at Circus Square Park. Hang around and enjoy the sunshine afterwards!
  4. Mon., Sept. 5:  coffee with Leslie after the Labor Day class.
  5. Fri., Sept. 9, 5:30 p.m.:  Restorative Guided Relaxation with Angie at the studio.  Looking for a chance to unwind at the end of the week?  We’ll begin by relaxing the body in supported, restorative yoga poses and then allow the mind to relax as Angie guides us through a yoga nidra practice. 
  6. Sat., Sept. 10:  Meditation Made Easy workshop with Danny Brewington on Zoom.  This month, our meditation workshop’s focus moves to the throat chakra and self-expression.  Whether you have taken previous workshops with Danny or are looking to learn more about meditation from an experienced meditator and teacher, you will benefit from this 90-minute session!  Read more on our website, or register here.
  7. Mon., Sept. 12:  coffee with Trudy after the Gentle class.
  8. Mon., Sept. 12:  dinner with Heather after the Basics class.
  9. Sat., Sept. 17, 10:30 a.m.:  Outdoor Yoga with Shigeko at the airport.  Missing outdoor yoga at our pandemic location, the Bowling Green-Warren County Airport?  Then join Shigeko as she brings back an opportunity to practice here!
  10. Thurs., Sept. 22:  happy hour with Heather after the Basics class.
  11. Fri., Sept. 30, 9 a.m.:  Yoga for Managing Arthritis with Frances. Arthritis in its different forms can have a negative impact on all areas of life. Fortunately, yoga’s deep breathing, meditation, visual imagery, and physical movement can benefit both the physical and psychological well-being of those with arthritic conditions.  Join Frances to learn more!

* As we continue to practice ahimsa (non-harming), we welcome vaccinated folks to in-studio classes and everyone to outdoor classes.  At this time, although masks are not required, they are encouraged because Warren County’s COVID-19 community level is high. (Data current as of Sept. 2.) 

Again, we thank all of you for your support since 2011; we are grateful to continue to serve the Bowling Green community!

Dolly Kessler is excited about our 11th anniversary!
Photo credit: Heather Kessler.
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Meditation Made Easy: Throat Chakra on Sept. 10, 2022

Have you been looking for an opportunity to learn about and practice meditation with an experienced teacher? Or maybe you’ve been meditating on your own for awhile and would like to connect with a community of other meditators? Or perhaps you have been reading and hearing about the benefits of meditation but aren’t sure where to begin?

If any of these descriptions fits you, we would love to welcome you to the September edition of our Meditation Made Easy workshop! Read on for more information about the workshop and its leader—or, if you’re ready to sign up, click here to register.

Workshop description: We each have our own unique talents, skills, and vantage points. Your gift to the world is expressing yours: if you block them, the world will not have them.

It is the throat chakra that makes our passion and life’s purpose a reality.

First, we must find our most heart-felt desires, our hopes and dreams for the future; then, we are tasked with making our dreams come true.

Join us as we continue the journey through the chakras and on the path to enlightenment.

About Danny Brewington: Danny is a Tennessee native who discovered meditation in 1987. Now, with over 30 years of study and practice, he enjoys great powers of concentration, breathing control, and expanded awareness. His understanding of meditation comes from a combination of philosophies, technologies, and life experiences. He hopes to inspire others to transform their lives with the power of meditation.

Investment: the investment for this 90-minute workshop is $20. Register here to receive the Zoom link.

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Announcing August schedule: 35 drop-in yoga classes

We hope the transition to the new month finds all members of our community doing well.  In a recent training workshop Angie Jones completed, Gary Kraftsow, founder of The American Viniyoga Institute, noted, “The only value of yoga is how it serves the practitioner.” We hope you find something on our August schedule to serve yourself and, if so, we invite you to join us.

This month we offer 35 yoga classes, and the full schedule is available here.  Plans are also underway for our second Yoga Social, which is tentatively scheduled for the evening of Thurs., Aug. 25. Watch our Facebook page for more details!

If you—or anyone you know— is seeking a private or a semi-private introduction or re-introduction to yoga, sign up for a special class with Angie. Read more on this post, or begin the scheduling process by completing this brief form.

As we continue to practice ahimsa (non-harming), we welcome vaccinated folks to in-studio classes.  At this time, masks are optional; however, please do wear a mask if you have any symptoms of or exposure to someone with COVID-19.  Also be aware that Warren County’s COVID-19 community level remains at medium, with the entire state currently either medium or high.  (Data current as of July 28.)

The Pots Place as seen from Fountain Square.
Aug. 6, 2022
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Welcome July: yoga classes, meditation workshop, new intro class!

As we move into July, we are excited to share the new month’s schedule, featuring 33 regular yoga classes and a meditation workshop.  We look forward to seeing you at the studio (for yoga classes) or on Zoom (for the meditation workshop)—or perhaps even both ways!

To join us for yoga classes, just drop in when your schedule allows.  If you are in town for the Independence Day holiday, we hope you can join us for a class! If you’re traveling this weekend, though, we look forward to seeing you later in the month.

In addition to our regularly scheduled classes, we are also excited to announce a new, more flexible, option for a private or semi-private introduction to yoga, provided at the time and date you select!  Read more here or start the scheduling process by completing this brief form.

July also provides another meditation workshop with guest teacher Danny Brewington!  Although this workshop is part of a series exploring the chakras individually, it is also a standalone experience—everyone is welcome, whether you are brand new to meditation, are beginning to develop a meditation practice, or have been meditating for years. 

About the workshop:  If disease is the result of an “imbalance,” then healing is the act of restoring balance. When our hearts are open and balanced, our very presence radiates love and joy. This love is the essence of true healing.

To open our hearts, we must transcend ego and our self-defined boundaries; only then can we merge into the ecstasy of love. In this class, we’ll look into the heart of the matter: the fourth chakra—the gateway between our humanity and our divinity. At the heart chakra level of consciousness, we can see how all things are unified by the power of love.

Join us as we continue the journey through the chakras and on the path to enlightenment.

About Danny Brewington: Danny is a Tennessee native who discovered meditation in 1987. Now, with over 30 years of study and practice, he enjoys great powers of concentration, breathing control, and expanded awareness. His understanding of meditation comes from a combination of philosophies, technologies, and life experiences. He hopes to inspire others to transform their lives with the power of meditation.

To register:  complete this brief form to sign up!  (Pre-registration and pre-payment is necessary to receive the Zoom link for this workshop.)

For the full July studio schedule, please see the calendar.

Public health: to practice ahimsa (non-harming), we continue to welcome vaccinated folks to in-studio classes.  Following current CDC guidance, masks are optional; however, please note that Warren County’s COVID-19 community level has increased from low to medium.  Therefore, teachers and students may be more likely to choose to mask.  (Data current as of June 29.)

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Seeking a personalized introduction to yoga? Sign up for our new class!

During the first half of 2022, we have enjoyed welcoming folks to the studio for pre-scheduled, monthly Introduction to Yoga sessions. To offer more scheduling flexibility and provide more customized classes, we are happy to introduce a new, on-demand, model for introductory classes. Read on to learn about this new class, or click here if you are ready to schedule!

Do you want to explore yoga and how it can benefit you but are not sure where to begin? Or maybe you’ve been away from your practice for awhile and are looking for a refresher session? Let us help with an affordable, convenient Intro to Yoga class!

Prefer to have a private, 1:1 introduction? Great—this session is available to solo students!
Prefer to attend with friends? Wonderful—this session can accommodate up to 5 students!

About the class: In this casual, 60-minute class, Angie will welcome you to the 4yoga studio, review some of the many benefits of practicing yoga, and guide you through a brief and accessible yoga practice customized to your needs. We will also address your questions and discuss how to modify poses and use props.

Location: The 4yoga studio, which is located upstairs at The Pots Place in downtown Bowling Green, overlooking Fountain Square Park. Its address is 428 East Main Avenue.

Public health: We ask that you be vaccinated to attend, and we encourage but do not require participants to mask while in the building.

About the teacher: Angie Jones has been teaching yoga since 2011, when she completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training program. Later that year, she collaborated with three other yoga teachers to found 4yoga, a studio designed to provide accessible and affordable yoga to the Bowling Green community. Angie has learned from and appreciates her many teachers, including at Sanctuary for Yoga in Nashville and at Duke Integrative Medicine in Durham, NC. She especially enjoys introducing folks to yoga and its many physical and mental benefits.

Investment: This introductory class is offered at a flat fee of $25 for 1-5 participants. Advance payment is required, using PayPal, Venmo, or check.

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June schedule provides 35 classes, Intro to Yoga

We are pleased to share June schedule with you, featuring 35 yoga classes.  As usual, our regular classes are drop-in (no registration required) and $10.  

We are also excited to host the Intro to Yoga session again this month.  If you are looking for an easy way to become familiar with or reacquainted with yoga, join Angie on Sat., June 11, at 11 a.m. for this free, one-hour class!  To maintain a small class size, pre-registration is required.  Sign up here to reserve your space, or forward the link to anyone you know who would benefit:  tinyurl.com/4yoga-intro-to-yoga .

For the the most updated version of the June schedule, please see the calendar page.

To practice ahimsa (non-harming), we continue to welcome vaccinated folks to in-studio classes.  Following current CDC guidance, masks are optional while Warren County’s COVID-19 community level remains low.

The Pots Place
June 7, 2022
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May schedule provides 35 classes, Meditation Made Easy workshop, Intro to Yoga session

As May flowers bloom on Fountain Square, we are pleased to highlight the month’s schedule, and we look forward to practicing together with this lovely view of the park!  The month provides 35 yoga classes, which are drop-in (no registration required) and $10. 

We also enjoyed hosting the monthly Intro to Yoga session and are looking forward to the every-other-month Meditation Made Easy workshop.  To practice ahimsa (non-harming), we continue to welcome vaccinated folks to in-studio classes.  To follow current CDC guidance, masks are optional while Warren County’s COVID-19 community transmission level remains low.

Meditation Made Easy Workshop with Danny Brewington. 

Our exploration of the chakras continues on Sat., May 21, at 11 a.m. central.  Although each workshop builds on the previous ones, they also stand alone, and we welcome folks to join us at any time in the series.  For a full description and a bio of Danny, see below.  To keep up with the event and receive reminders, check out its Facebook page

Ready to sign up?  Use this link to register:  tinyurl.com/4yoga-med-made-easy-may 

Workshop description
The Earth and all its inhabitants are made possible by the life-giving energy of our sun. This is “agni”—the fire responsible for the combustion of stars. This is also the power of Manipura, our third chakra.

In the third chakra, we become aware of thoughts and images and experience “mind” which creates a sense of “self.” This awakens the need to determine our own reality—to create our own destiny.  This chakra activates the will to change by overcoming inertia and breaking old patterns.

Join us as we continue the journey through the chakras and the path to enlightenment.

About the workshop leader
Danny Brewington is a Tennessee native who discovered meditation in 1987. Now, with over 30 years of study and practice, he enjoys great powers of concentration, breathing control, and expanded awareness. His understanding of meditation comes from a combination of philosophies, technologies, and life experiences. He hopes to inspire others to transform their lives with the power of meditation. 

Roses bloom on Fountain Square
May 16, 2022
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April schedule provides 32 classes + free Intro to Yoga session

In the category of “better late than never,” we share this website copy of our April message! If you are not already on our email list and would like to be added, just complete this very brief form, and we’ll be sure to email you a copy of each month’s schedule when we announce it.

We are delighted to share this month’s yoga schedule!  For a complete list of classes, please see the calendar page.

April highlights:

  • Thursday 4 p.m. class.  Based on your interest and feedback, Heather continues to offer the 4 p.m. Thursday Basics class through April
  • Intro to Yoga class.  Are you looking to try yoga or to return to yoga after a break?  If so, please join Angie for our free, one-hour class.  It will meet on Sat., April 16, at 11 a.m. Note: plans are already in the works to provide another opportunity in May!

To practice ahimsa (non-harming), we continue to welcome vaccinated folks to in-person studio classes.  To follow current CDC guidance, masks are optional while Warren County’s COVID-19 community level is low.

Clouds over Fountain Square Park
April 9, 2022
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March schedule: 38 regular classes, Meditation Made Easy, Intro to Yoga

March has certainly come in like a lamb, as the daffodils on Fountain Square demonstrate, and we hope you have enjoyed the mild and spring-like weather the first week provided!

We are happy to offer a full slate of yoga classes this month along with two special events. For a full copy of the schedule, see the calendar section of our website—for highlights, read on!

March highlights:

  • Weekly Thursday 4 p.m. class continues.  Based on your February attendance and feedback, Heather is continuing to offer the 4 p.m. Thursday Basics class in March.
  • Monthly Intro to Yoga class returns.  To help folks start or re-start their yoga practice, Angie will offer another free, one-hour class this month.  It will meet on Sat., March 12, at 11 a.m. Although this class filled quickly for March, keep an eye on the April schedule for our next offering.
  • Yin classes are back for two Fridays.  To conclude your week with a meditative Yin yoga class, join us on two Fridays at 5:30 p.m.:  Angie teaches on Fri., March 18, and Leslie teaches on Fri., March 25.
  • Meditation Made Easy with Danny Brewington takes place on Zoom.  We look forward to welcoming Danny Brewington for the next workshop in our meditation series Sat., March 26, at 11 a.m. central.  Although the workshops do build on each other, they are also standalone experiences. See the full workshop description below, and use this link to register:  tinyurl.com/4yoga-med-made-easy-march .

Winter appears lifeless, cold. But Life is there—invisible and dormant—waiting for the right moment in time, when conditions are appropriate, to manifest. Nature’s creativity springs forth anew each year.

This is the realm of the second chakra. Our consciousness moves from the feeling of unity we experienced in the root chakra, and we begin to move out and relate to the world, using our senses as our guide.

We are asked to let go and flow. We experience relationship—and with relationship, desire emerges, along with our emotions and sexuality.

Join us as we continue the journey through the chakras and the path to enlightenment.

About the workshop leader: Danny is a Tennessee native who discovered meditation in 1987. Now, with over 30 years of study and practice, he enjoys great powers of concentration, breathing control, and expanded awareness. His understanding of meditation comes from a combination of philosophies, technologies, and life experiences. He hopes to inspire others to transform their lives with the power of meditation.


Public health update: To practice ahimsa (non-harming), we welcome vaccinated folks to in-person studio classes.  To continue to follow current CDC guidance, we have updated our mask policy:  while Warren County remains at the Medium community level for Covid, masks are recommended but no longer required.


Daffodils in Fountain Square Park!
March 5, 2022
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February classes and updates: 34 studio classes, Intro to Yoga, meditation

As we begin February, we hope you are staying warm and cozy despite this frigid weather!  We are happy to provide a full slate of yoga classes this month along with two special events.  To make it easy to join us when your schedule allows, our regular classes are all drop-in; classes last for 70 minutes and are offered for $10.  For the complete schedule, please see the online schedule—and read on for some February highlights!

New class and special opportunities:

  • New class.  Join Heather on Thursdays at 4 p.m. for a Basics practice.  We are piloting this class for February and look forward to your feedback on this day/time combo.
  • Intro to Yoga class.  Know anyone looking for an easy way to start or re-start their yoga practice?  (Or maybe it’s you!)  Sign up for a free, one-hour class with Angie on Sat., Feb. 12, at 11 a.m.  (To keep the class size small, registration is required for this session.)
  • Yin classes two Fridays.  Whether you are already a fan of Yin yoga or curious about what this style is like, we welcome you to join us on two Fridays at 5:30 p.m.:  Leslie teaches on Fri., Feb. 12, and Angie teaches on Fri., Feb. 19.
  • Meditation session.  This month, Angie will lead a free meditation session on Zoom on Sat., Feb. 26, at 11 a.m.  Join her here—beginners welcome!  And if you’re looking forward to the next Meditation Made Easy workshop with Danny Brewington, mark your calendar for Sat., March 26, 11 a.m.

To continue to practice ahimsa (non-harming) in our community, we welcome vaccinated folks to in-person studio classes, and we wear masks while in the building.


The Pots Place

During the month of February, The Pots Place is closed for vacation, so save your shopping for March!  Don’t worry, though—all of our studio classes will continue as scheduled.  And remember that, should you ever be running late and find the front door locked, you can come to the back door (facing the alley) and ring the buzzer.


Public health

Warren County, like the rest of the country, is experiencing a “high” level of community transmission for COVID-19.  Therefore, our studio follows CDC and state guidelines to wear masks in all public indoor spaces.

For help finding a vaccination, booster, or testing location, please reply to this email, and Angie will be happy to assist.

(CDC vaccine data, as of Jan. 30:  Warren County fully vaccinated: 37.4%, nationally: 63.7%. Warren County 18 and older fully vaccinated:  43.9%, nationally: 74.1%.)

Fountain Square as seen from the studio
Jan. 8, 2022
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