Yoga outdoors on the dock in Circle Pines

Hello. We will have a yoga class on the dock at the clock tower roundabout this coming Tues from 4:30 -5:45. There is always a cool breeze on the dock. Please email or call if you are interested in attending. We are limited to 6 people to allow for adequate spacing. In the coming weeks there will be another class from 6 to 7:15. Also on the dock.  If you are new to yoga, the 4:30 class time is the best option, altho the 6pm class is also a gentle class.

Thurs pm zoom checkin next week, May 14 at 6

If you are interested in joining a yoga class via zoom,led by hiyala, come to our first meeting via zoom next thursday May14.Let me know of your interest so I can send you the link. We will talk about how things are going for us, and how a zoomclass would work.  We'll do a quick meditation and some breathing techniques for increasing our immune system and decreasing anxiety. I look forward to seeing you.

Earth Connection Outdoor Yoga For All Ages

Earth Day  April 22nd
Earth Connection Outdoor yoga for all ages Please join me in a family yoga practice outdoors.  Find Peace, Have fun!   At Turtle Lake Park, North of Hwy 96 on Hodgson.  (Park is after Chipewa Middle School on the left in Shoreview) To allow for spacing, there are three times offered (if possible please call and let me know if you plan to come and how many.  12 noon – 12:45, or 1-1:30  (only 30 minutes) or 4- 5pm. By donation. All proceeds will be donated to Sierra Club Hiyala Indiga has been teaching 20+ years.  She had a studio in Circle Pines and now has a Tues am Zoom yoga class for anyone who has had at least 4-6 in person yoga classes.  During Non Covid days regular yoga classes were and will continue at Peace United church and at the clock tower roundabout dock in Circle Pines on Tues pm . www. 
text 612 850-0071
On this eve of Good Friday, I would like to Send out prayers to all those who are afflicted by this virus.  (we all are , on some level ) but especially, I send prayers to the people of India as they fight this virus.   Especially the poor people who have a harder time distancing.  I  express my gratitude to India for giving us the rich practice of yoga. I was raised as a Lutheran , but I didn't really connect to the teachings from that tradition. Altho I do honor them and think Jesus was an amazing teacher .  During these days of the virus, I'm just so happy to be able to find solace in my practice , alone and with others.  Thank you to the students who have come to my classes over the last 20 years. I think about you and pray for you years after you came for your last class.  I will always consider myself blessed to have been your teacher.  or your massage therapist..   or your French teacher.  or your portrait artist .. or your friend.  

The World of the "Self"

We are truly in the world of the Self.  I chuckle when I see kids taking "selfies". When we were kids, if we were captivated my our image we were chastised for being too self absorbed. I had a friend from Somalia who thot that cell phones were called "self phones" .   And now we self quarentine.  In yoga, we talk about "self Study" .  The sanskrit word is "Svadyaya". It is one of the Niyamas in the 8 Limbs of Yoga. Asana is one of those limbs.  Self Study involves a bit of introspection.  Observing yourself and your reactions to things .. not to judge or condemn yourself, but with the goal of improving ourselves. Yoga helps us to slow down, focus, and practice "svadyaya".  We notice that we have a tendancy to rush thru the poses and if the flow is too slow, maybe we get anxious or bored.  We notice that we like the slower poses and that perhaps we dont push ourself enough.  We notice that we have trouble relaxing and we wish we could e…
We had our first Tues am  zoom yoga class with Hiyala and it went well.  almost as good as being in person!  please let me know if you'd like to join us for this class on Tuesdays from 9:30-10:45.  (plan to sign in by 9:15)

Online yoga instruction with Ruth and Hiyala !

Hello everyone.  We are sending our love and wishes for your wellbeing. 
We are not doing in person classes (except for private sessions) at Peace Church for awhile.
In the meantime, Hiyala will continue to hold her class via Zoom on Tues mornings from 9:30-10:45.  Please sign in by 9:15 and have your things all set up and ready to go .  You will have a chance to chat with myself and others before we start and a bit afterwards if you want..
Anyone who is new is welcome!  Cost is $15/class  or the new student deal is 3/$30. and is payable by paypal. (in advance to please).
It's best if you've had some yoga (most everyone in this class has had about 5-10 years of yoga).  However, it is a "gently challenging class" and the age range is from about 50- a very fit and agile 82 year old!  We always start with a checkin  to let the instructor know about any physical, mental or emotional challenges or joys!  If you are new, please take a minute or two and…