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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Looking for an accessible meditation experience? Join us for a Meditation Made Easy workshop (Sat., Jan 22, 11 a.m.)

Whether you are curious about meditation, have already begun meditating, or are looking to expand your meditation practice, we invite you to participate in January’s Meditation Made Easy workshop, which will take place on Sat., Jan. 22, at 11 a.m. (central). To allow folks beyond Bowling Green to attend, we will host the workshop on Zoom.

Is it truly possible to have a “new year” when we are holding onto all the old content of our lives? In 2022, our meditation practice will focus on the storehouses of all this unprocessed material: the chakras.

In this workshop series, we will experience the nuances of each chakra, and we’ll clear and ground these energy centers. The January session works with the root chakra and our senses of physical security, mental security, and well-being.

Register here to join us as we begin 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. His meditation practice has strengthened his powers of concentration, enhanced his breathing control, and expanded his 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 keep up with the event on Facebook, check out its event page here.

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Begin 2022 with yoga or meditation: January schedule with 34 studio classes

It feels like much longer than a month ago that we last sent a message to share an upcoming schedule, and 2021 is not concluding as any of us in south-central Kentucky had expected. However, we hope this message finds you and your family safe and able to take some time to rest during the holiday season.

As the calendar turns to 2022, we know that the citizens of Bowling Green and surrounding areas will have a great deal of work ahead to clean up from and, eventually, rebuild after the December 11 tornadoes. We also know that the limbs of yoga—including asana or physical poses, pranayama or breath exercises, and meditation—can help support us as we do that work. Therefore, we invite you to join us in January, whether for ongoing yoga classes at the studio, a free Intro to Yoga session at the studio, or a meditation workshop on Zoom.

Special events:

  • Intro to Yoga Class. If you would benefit from either an introduction or a re-introduction to yoga, join Angie for a free, one-hour class on Sat., Jan. 8, at 11 a.m. Register for that session here.
  • Meditation Made Easy Workshop. Whether you are curious about meditation, have already begun meditating, or are looking to expand your meditation practice, we invite you to participate in January’s Zoom meditation workshop. To join Danny Brewington of Nashville on Sat., Jan. 22, at 11 a.m., please sign up no later than Thurs., Jan. 20. See below for a fuller description of the workshop’s focus.
  • Yin Classes. To return this introspective style of yoga to the schedule, Angie and Leslie are pleased each to offer one class on a Friday at 5:30 p.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. We know schedules are often in flux; therefore, all of our regular classes are drop-in (no registration required). Click here for a complete copy of the January schedule.

We wish you a smooth start to the new year and look forward to practicing with you in 2022.


Meditation Made Easy
Sat., Jan. 22, 2022, 11 a.m., Zoom (registration required)

Is it truly possible to have a “new year” when we are holding onto all the old content of our lives? In 2022, our meditation practice will focus on the storehouses of all this unprocessed material: the chakras.

In this workshop series, we will experience the nuances of each chakra, and we’ll clear and ground these energy centers. The January session works with the root chakra and our senses of physical security, mental security, and well-being.

Join us as we begin 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. His meditation practice has strengthened his powers of concentration, enhanced his breathing control, and expanded his 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
As you likely already know, given increased attention to the omicron variant, Warren County remains at 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 send us an email or Facebook message, and Angie will be happy to assist.

(CDC vaccine data, as of Dec. 29: Warren County fully vaccinated: 36.5%, nationally: 61.9%. Warren County 18 and older fully vaccinated: 43.2%, nationally: 72.8%.)

Fountain Square from the studio
Dec. 27, 2021
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December schedule: 21 yoga classes + meditation session!

As we move into the last month of the year, we look forward to practicing with you in the studio and meditating with you on Zoom.  Please check out the December schedule and join us when you can!  Yoga classes are all drop-in (no reservation required) and $10.

Living in the ongoing uncertainty of our public health situation and managing the added expectations of the holiday season can leave us feeling disconnected from ourselves.  In these times, know that your yoga and meditation practices can support you:  whether you are a beginner, returning after a break, or an ongoing practitioner, we invite you to connect and ground together this month.

By request, Sunday-afternoon classes continue in December, alternating between Basics classes and classes that begin with a Basics practice and conclude with extended relaxation in Restorative poses.  We also offer these three special opportunities to gather:

  • Sat., Dec. 18, 11 a.m.—meditation with Angie on Zoom.  Get a reminder by responding to the Facebook event, join us directly via the meeting link, or use the meeting ID and passcode on the attached schedule.
  • Fri., Dec. 31, 9 a.m.—New Year’s Eve yoga class with Frances.
  • Sat., Jan. 1, 10 a.m.—New Year’s Day yoga class with Angie.

To continue to practice as safely as possible indoors, we welcome vaccinated folks to studio classes, and we wear masks while we practice.

We hope to see you in December to wish you Happy Holidays in person—otherwise, we hope your season is as merry and bright as you can make it!

Fountain Square Park in Dec. 2020.
Photo credit: Heather Kessler.

Public health:  Warren County remains at a “high” level of COVID-19 community transmission (per both CDC and state data).  Therefore, we follow CDC and state guidelines to  wear masks in all public indoor spaces.

If you would like help finding a vaccination location or arranging transportation to receive that vaccination, please reply to this email, and Angie will be happy to assist.

(CDC vaccine data, as of Nov. 30:  Warren County fully vaccinated: 35.2%, nationally: 59.4%. Warren County 18 and older fully vaccinated:  42.3%, nationally: 71.1%.)

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November (2021) schedule: 24 yoga classes and a meditation workshop!

Happy November!  We look forward to practicing with you this month, where most of our yoga classes will meet in the studio and we bring back a Sunday afternoon yoga class for three Sundays!  To make it easy to join us whenever your schedule allows, no pre-registration for yoga is needed:  classes are all drop-in and $10.

As a reminder, we welcome vaccinated members of our community to our studio classes and everyone to our outdoor classes.  In addition, to follow CDC guidelines, please wear your mask for in-studio classes until Warren County moves below the “significant” level of community transmission. *

In addition to our yoga classes, we are delighted to welcome Danny Brewington back for another meditation workshop, where we will learn tools and practices to enhance our focus.  Focusing and witnessing are two skills required for success in all of Life’s endeavors. This 90-minute workshop helps develop our attention span, bringing greater awareness and the ability to stay fixed on the act of witnessing. Students will practice techniques for shifting focus and staying concentrated—important tools in an age of constant distractions.

About Danny:  After discovering meditation in 1987, Danny has continued to study and practice both meditation and yoga in a range of traditions.  He hopes to inspire others to transform their lives with the power of meditation, and we welcome you to join us on Zoom for the October Meditation Made Easy workshop on Sat., Nov. 13, at 11 a.m. central.  

To learn more about Danny, please see his bio on the Sanctuary for Yoga website. To learn more about this workshop, to which we welcome both folks who are new to meditation and those with experience, see its Facebook event.  And, when you’re ready to register, sign up here!

For the full November schedule, please see the calendar page or the image below.  And let us know how we can help you find the right class or session for your needs!

* Public health:  Warren County’s positivity rate and other metrics are trending downward, for which we are very grateful!  

However, our county continues at a “high” level of COVID-19 community transmission (per CDC data) and a “substantial” level of community transmission (per state data).  Therefore, we follow CDC guidelines that people in “high” or “substantial” regions wear masks in all public indoor spaces.

If you would like help finding a vaccination location or arranging transportation to receive that vaccination, please reply to this email, and Angie will be happy to assist.

(CDC vaccine data, as of Oct. 31:  Warren County fully vaccinated: 34.2%, nationally: 57.9%. Warren County 18 and older fully vaccinated:  41.2%, nationally: 69.5%.  Kentucky vaccine data was recently adjusted to remove duplicates submitted by Kroger vaccination sites.)

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Training Thursday: Leslie studies pranayama with Asheville Yoga Center!

We are excited to share this reflection from Leslie on her recent pranayama training!

In late September 2021, I participated in a 14-hour Pranayama training offered through the Asheville Yoga Center. Leaders of the training were Joe Taft, a lead teacher at AYC, and Sundar Balasubramarian, Ph.D. and research scientist in the field of integrated oncology at the Medical University of South Carolina. Sundar has found many ways in which the yoga breathing practices of his native India have therapeutic application with American patients being treated for serious medical conditions such as cancer and lung disease.

The instructors expanded my understanding of the respiratory diaphragm “our primary breathing muscle,” and the nose “a miracle organ.” We talked about the health risks of mouth breathing and the value of slowing down the breath, both for nervous system control and to allow the carbon dioxide in our breath to work properly with the oxygen in our system.

Lectures and scientific discussions were well balanced with practice time led by Joe. We practiced seated pranayama in many forms but also were guided on how to incorporate a breathing focus into more active asana poses.

The most interesting aspect of the training for me was the discussion about the ways breath can affect bodily functions. I am convinced that breath awareness carries tremendous health benefits to us all. I look forward to bringing more teaching focus on breath both as separate Pranayama practice and as a part of the standard poses in my basics yoga classes. As Joe said several times during our training session, we as yogis must be “open to the power of a slow, conscious breath.”

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October (2021) schedule: yoga (outdoor and indoor) and meditation workshop!

Whether you started attending classes just last week or have been practicing with 4yoga since 2011 (and are still discovering glitter from Dance Images stuck to your mat!), we are deeply grateful for your participation in our yoga community!

We are happy to share October’s schedule, where each week provides 5 yoga classes:  2 in the studio and 3 outdoors.  To make it easy to join us whenever your schedule allows, yoga classes are drop-in (no pre-registration needed) and are offered for $10.  By request, we have adjusted the time of the Wednesday outdoor classes to 10 a.m.  Other morning classes continue to meet at 9 a.m.

As a reminder, we welcome vaccinated members of our community to our studio classes and everyone to our outdoor classes.  In addition, to adhere to CDC guidelines, please wear your mask for in-studio classes until Warren County moves out of its current “high” level of community transmission. *

We are also delighted to welcome Danny Brewington back for another meditation workshop, where we will learn tools and practices to enhance our focus.  There are two skills required for success in all of Life’s endeavors—focusing and witnessing. This 90-minute workshop continues to develop our attention span, bringing greater awareness and the ability to stay fixed on the act of witnessing. Students will practice techniques for shifting focus and staying concentrated—important tools in an age of constant distractions.

After discovering meditation in 1987, Danny has continued to study and practice both meditation and yoga in a range of traditions.  He hopes to inspire others to transform their lives with the power of meditation, and we welcome you to join us on Zoom for the October Meditation Made Easy workshop on Sat., Oct. 23, at 11 a.m. central.  

To learn more about Danny, please see his bio on the Sanctuary for Yoga website. To learn more about this workshop, which supports new and ongoing meditators alike, see its Facebook event.  And, when you’re ready to register, sign up here!

For the full October schedule, please see the calendar page.  We look forward to practicing with you this month—let us know how we can help support you in your practice.


Taking an outdoor class?  

If you have any questions about preparing for or participating in an outdoor class, please send an email to this address or message us via our Facebook page.

  1. Complete the 2021 online waiver form if you have not already done so this year.  (You need only complete it once, not for each individual class.  If you forget to do it before class, the teacher will have a QR code for you to scan when you arrive.)
  2. Check our Facebook page or online schedule one hour before class if the weather is questionable.  We will update in both places if we need to cancel class. 
  3. Bring or wear these items:  mat and any props you would like to use, water, sunscreen if it’s warm, layers if it’s cool.
  4. Arrive 10-15 minutes before class begins to give yourself time to settle in.  Classes meet on the lawn between the driveway and the parking lot.

Location:  Bowling Green-Warren County Regional Airport, 1000 Woodhurst Drive.

Class fee:  $10, payable in cash or to individual teachers’ Venmo or PayPal accounts (check with teacher for options).


* Public health:  Because Warren County continues at a “high” level of COVID-19 community transmission, we follow current CDC guidelines to wear masks in all public indoor spaces.  If you would like help finding a vaccination location or arranging transportation to receive that vaccination, please reply to this email, and Angie will be happy to assist.

(CDC vaccine data, as of Sept. 29:  Warren County fully vaccinated: 41.3%, nationally: 55.4%. Warren County 18 and older fully vaccinated:  49.9%, nationally: 66.8%.)

View of the studio from the fountain.
Oct. 5, 2021
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