Monday, May 25, 2015

Des Moines City Hall - May 27

The Des Moines River is high and the current strong creating a view and soundtrack not found in the yoga studio.  A twist won't steal the view but rather turn your attention to the beautiful architecture of City Hall.  Join me for Guerilla Yoga at 5:30pm Wednesday, May 27 on the West side of Des Moines City Hall (400 Robert D. Ray Dr Des Moines, IA 50309)

On street metered parking found on the Grand Avenue and East Locust Street bridges highlighted in yellow below.  Look for the metal art sculpture pictured below on the right.  I'll have my cell (515-979-6474) on until 5:35pm if you have questions.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Spring in Iowa - Week of May 18

We had the most beautiful opening class at Shattering Silence last week.  I was waiting to make this week's Guerilla Yoga location announcement in hopes that the weather would shift toward the warmer side and create a space for another refreshing yoga class.  Unfortunately, Tuesday, May 19 is not looking like the day for taking yoga outside.

If the weather holds to the forecast, I will teach this Thursday, May 21 at a location announced by blog, email and social media posting on Wednesday, May 20. Location hint is in the picture below.  Otherwise I'll share class details next week.

The moral of the story... watch your email for the next class location and date announcement.

One more thing... mark your calendars for the classes I'll be teaching a part of the Park and Recreation programs in Des Moines, West Des Moines and Indianola. Those outdoor class details are posted here.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Shattering Silence on Capitol Grounds - May 12

It's time to come out of hibernation and take our practice outside.  Perched on a hill overlooking downtown Des Moines, the Shattering Silence art sculpture is one of the several eye catching elements of our next Guerilla Yoga location.  Also in view, the Japanese Bell of Peace and Friendship.

Let's celebrate peace and friendship at 5:30pm Tuesday, May 12.  Free parking is available in the visitor lot of the Iowa Judicial Building (1111 East Court Avenue Des Moines 50319).  In this map, the parking lot is labeled number 26.  Once parked, you'll walk West past the Judicial building and past the bell.

We'll be practicing on a bed of grass under the warm sun beside the Shattering Silence monument pictured below.  I'll be leading a class that restores balance and cultivates peace.

Payment of $10 may be made by credit card or cash.  Bring your mat and an open mind.  Guerilla Yoga... unconventionally fun.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Start Fresh

With our next breath we can start fresh. There's no need to wait for a new day or chapter in your life. Inhale... take in the beauty of this moment. Exhale... release what is weighing you down. Sometimes it's not easy to do in a breath; however, our yoga provides many breaths of opportunity to practice taking in the beauty and releasing what no longer serves.

I encourage you to cleanse yourself of your mistakes and limiting beliefs. There's no need to dwell in the past or cause more pain with words and actions. Forgive and make the best choice right now for you and those near you.

I find with a regular holistic yoga practice I am a better person, friend and lover. Yoga empowers me to reconnect with the present moment. I hope to share these and the many other gifts at a class this summer.

You know I am passionate about helping others. With this energy, I teach a holistic yoga class at a new location downtown Des Moines every week (I call it Guerilla Yoga DM) and volunteer to teach several free outdoor yoga classes. I would love to share the serenity of yoga outside with you this summer.