Welcome to the first ever Be Kind and Unwind Newsletter!
MW Giving Thanks
A big thank you to all of the amazing Yoga Mama’s sharing in the life-joy at our Family Yoga classes in Colchester. So far, we’ve gotten off to a great start. So great, that we’ll be collaborating with amazing new partners to offer yoga to even more families!!
Who are these new partners??
MyFitMommy offers Mommy & Me stroller fitness classes all over Connecticut! Expanding every day, we’ve built a program to share our love of health and motherhood with mommies in West Hartford. We’ll be offering the Little Beings Family Yoga series twice a week, with both day and evening sessions. Sessions begin the week of December 5th. Can’t make it to the full series, but need to unwind? Call to inquire regarding available mat space. If space is available, come on over to OM! Our West Hartford classes will be held at the Masonic Lodge. Day session starts Tuesday, December 6th at 11am; Sunday evening session starts December 11th at 5:30pm.
Craigin Memorial Library in Colchester has also given us the green light to offer classes. We’ll be offering a FREE introductory class. Introduction to Family Yoga will be offered on Thursday December 1st at 5:45pm and Wednesday December 7th at 11am.
Mamoga’s on the move! Five Elements Healing Center in Colchester offers Avurvedic consultations, reflexology, and more. We’ll be partnering with Lorraine to offer our Little Beings, Kids, and All Beings classes in just a few weeks! With a great space for beings of all ages, we are so excited to share our yoga life-joy here.
Our next session of Little Beings Family Yoga will be at Five Elements in Colchester beginning December 30th. Five Elements is located at the crossroads of Rt. 16 and Rt. 149.
I Heart Me Kids comes to VanNess Studio afternoons in January! For ages 3-7, come play yoga in a fun and stimulating atmosphere.
I Heart Me Tween comes to Five Elements afternoons in January! For ages 8-12, come engage body and mind in a fun, kind, and compassionate atmosphere.
All Beings Yoga will also be offered here. This family-centered class is truly ageless, for parents, grandparents, and children of all ages.
To learn more or to register, visit our website.
(Please note, we now use PayPal for your convenience. Register here.)
17th – Jordan… turning 2!
Pose of the Month
Our bodies and minds are working overtime this month. Center yourself with a pose that stretches, strengthens, and relieves stress. Downward Facing Dog, Adho Mukha Svanasana, does this and more. If you’re looking for a fun pose with a new (upside down) perspective to share with your family this season, Down Dog might just be the one. Little Beings can be assisted into this pose when a parent/caregiver places his or her hands at the hips and encourages a forward bend. Remember, that this should be a positive experience. If your little one isn’t interested, demonstrate the pose yourself or with the help of a stuffed animal. Make the posture fun and excited by calling out, “Look! Wow, Down Dog?!” animatedly to draw their attention. In time, your child will come into the pose on his or her own terms. Check out Adho Mukha Svanasana at Yoga Journal.com.
Meditation of the Month
How often do you want, instead of allow things to happen in your life? Track your thoughts, attitudes, and breath with the same awareness that you would use to observe a young child at play. In this gentle awareness, find peace knowing that you are present, yet you need not participate. Your body and mind will continue to be. Stillness takes patience and perseverance. Know that in time, if you can want less and allow more, being will come more easily and light will shine upon your right path.
According to the Mayo Clinic:
Yoga is considered a mind-body type of complementary and alternative medicine practice. Yoga brings together physical and mental disciplines to achieve peacefulness of body and mind, helping you relax and manage stress and anxiety. The potential health benefits of yoga are numerous and may include: Stress reduction – Increased fitness and weight loss – Management of chronic health conditions
How OM-azing would it be to increase your life-joy, reduce stress, and create better overall mind and body health??
Mamoga is now offering private in-home/on-site sessions for individuals, families, groups, and businesses. Only for the month of December, buy 2 sessions and get 1 free! Sessions must be used by February 15, 2011. Gift certificates are available.
Have an idea you would like to share with Mamoga? Let us know! We are always looking for new and exciting ways to enhance our offerings and increase the bliss of the beings with whom we share yoga and meditation practice.