New Ideas…Coming Friday, May 1!

Life is funny, I remember a conversation with my mother earlier this year where she suggested teaching online, while I didn’t necessarily disagree it was a good idea, the concept terrified me and I thought – online teaching – not me – fast forward and sometimes life puts us on a path regardless of our opinion of said path, I find more often than not if I surrender to it, the path becomes clearer and easier to navigate…until it isn’t again and so on…..

Navigating this current situation can for sure be challenging, and teaching online has brought plenty of lessons, and will continue to I am sure, but it has reinvigorated me, it gives me something to be excited about during a time we could sure use that.

As a thank you to my students who continue to stick by during times of change, and to those new ones who are joining me along the way, I want to continue to grow my offerings for you and I have an idea to help continue to grow your home practices!

Stay tuned for more info…we start Friday, May 1!!

If you want in an all the fun we are having over on Zoom sign up here and I’ll set you up with the details!

How to Set up your Home Yoga Space

The other day I hopped on quick to offer a mini class with some tips for setting up space in your home to practice and finding some things around the house to use as props.  

Many of us may not have maintained much of a home practice before this and might not have a lot of the same things we find at the studio already at home.  The good news is all you actually need for yoga is you…so you already have everything you need! 

That being said sometimes we like a few extras to comfy things up…like a blanket under the knees…heaven!!  We talk everything from incense and music to bolsters and blankets, check it out here

I also promised in the video I’d share a link to my favorite blocks in case you do want to make a purchase for your practice.  These are a nice dense foam that don’t melt with a little pressure and the ones I use in class if you practice with me live.

I don’t want to scare anyone and you don’t NEED any props to practice with me but if you like them, or just want to play around with adding things into your practice these are just some options. 


You’re Invited: New Online Classes!!

Hello there fellow yogis, students, old and soon to be new friends, 

It is no secret there is a lot happening in the world right now and everyone is facing some kind of routine change to say the least.  To help ease the transition and maybe fill some new time voids in your schedule I am happy to announce some new online offerings!!!  

Beginner/All levels yoga (1 hour class) 

Tuesdays at 8 am
Thursdays at 4 pm – starting April 16
Saturdays at 10 am

This class will be geared toward beginners, but will be suitable for all levels.  We will start with some gentle warm ups, add in some sun salutations to build some heat, move through a bit of a flow, all culminating in a nice juicy savasana, or final mediation.  Variations will be offered to make class more or less challenging depending on your experience level and what level of movement your body is asking for each day.  

Now for some important housekeeping details…..

Most important – all classes and offerings are free!!   

***If you would like to send a donation that can be done via
Paypal or Venmo. (links below)***

All classes will take place on Zoom.  I like that the platform is interactive unlike Facebook live where I am just talking to a camera.  One of the things I miss most about class time with my students is the community that grows there, I want to see your beautiful faces, yes even at 8 am! 

The code for Zoom will be the same every class to make things easy, just write it down somewhere and you never have to go looking for a link or an email.  The room will open 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time for classes so you have time to get set up before we begin. 

Classes will be recorded and the replay will be available so you can watch or rewatch class anytime you like.  For this reason students will be on mute during class so that the recording is clean, you can type a question in the chat and I will do my best, or I will always hang around at the end if you have questions, just like I would in person for class. 

If you are freaking out because you have never heard of zoom no worries, shoot me an email or a text and I will help you set up and create a private test room for you to log into and check it out anytime that works for you.  Zoom is very user friendly!! 

Remember that yoga should be more about listening to the teacher than watching the teacher.  If you have taken class with me in person you know that I do not demo the entire class and often can be found wandering the room watching all of you.  I say this to help ease your suffering with “how am I going to see the teacher” anxieties now that maybe you are doing this on your phone/tablet/laptop.  I will demo poses during class, so it will be nice if you can have some visual of your device, but I will also do my best to give clear instructions for you to listen to and follow along to even if your visual isn’t the greatest.  

Props.  Some of us love them…some of us hate them….either way maybe your missing them now that you are at home.  I am here to tell you NO WORRIES!! So much stuff you have laying around the house will work as a yoga prop.  Towels, blankets, pillows all make great bolsters and block substitutes. For blocks think about how you use them, for example a block under your hip/leg in pigeon could (more comfortably) be a blanket or a towel, whereas a block being used to bring the ground closer in triangle might be better subbed by a book or something else hard.  Look around your home and get creative in what might make a great prop for your practice. Also know that you can show up just you, no rules, no supplies needed and totally rock class, or you can pinterest DIY up some bolsters and get fancy….whatever you do, that is YOUR yoga and that is just perfect. 

I will post reminders on social media about classes, so if you don’t follow me already you should!

I am happy to offer these classes at no charge, however if you feel called to make an offering they are graciously accepted.  I have both Paypal and Venmo set up, please send paypal via friends and family so no one has to pay any fees. Thank you!

Venmo: marlena85

I look forward to seeing you all in class!