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Spring is in the air...(sometimes).   It was a nice sunny day.  I even got to cross country ski at Turtle Lake Park. The wind did make it a bit nippy tho, so I only went around the park one and 1/2 times.. Didn't make it onto the lake as I had planned.


A new session of two months will begin starting the first week of March.  It will run through the end of April for a total of 9 weeks.  You don't have to sign up for the entire session, we feel it is the way to feel the most successful in this practice at our studio.  It helps to create the sense of community that we appreciate so much during these times of political turmoil and confusion.

Hiyala's class:  Tues am 9:30-10:45.

Ruth teaches Thursdays "Chair Yoga" 5-6pm and "Body Flow" from 6:15-7:30pm.

Hiyala also teaches a mat pilates class on Thursdays from 10-11am.

To sign up, just email me and let me know your intentions.  I'll help you determine the rate you need to pay, and it's always a bit c…
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Time to hunker down MN! Enjoy the time at home with your families or alone with your thoughts.  I attended Ruth's class last night.  It's a great time to join as class size is only 4-5. We did the moon salutation.  She spoke about how much she loves the moon.  I also love the moon. And I love saying it in Spanish : La Luna.

The three gunas.. what??

In Tues AM yoga, our theme is Dukka (suffering) vs Sukka.(ease) Today I talked a bit about the three Gunas:  Tamas, Rajas, and Sattva. What? 

(Last week I talked about the 5 hindrances (hindering our ability to be free from dukka.)
 As a long time yoga student, learning about these things is what kept me coming back. 
 If you'd enjoy learning about things like this, in addition to practicing Asana (this session is yin yoga poses to decrease anxiety), consider joining Tues AM yoga:  9:30-10:45 at Peace in Shoreview.
To find out more about the three Gunas, click here

Thurs night classes start up again tonight!

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These classes with Ruth are likely to be such a bright spot in your week.  Ever optimistic and enthusiastic, Ruth will bring your energy up. 5:00-6:00 PM Chair yoga.  You can stand, or sit. The chair is there for extra security with balance if you are able to stand for the standing poses.  Get warmed up, then stay for Body Flow yoga from 6:15-7:30 PM.  See the class pricing link, but if you're new to this location, you get the first 3 classes for $30.  Call to let us know you will be there if you can, otherwise,  just show up.

Jan and Feb session starts this week!

Hello!  It's been a nice relaxing two weeks.. I hope for you as well.. I have taught a few classes at Peace during this time and these classes were very well received.  You can still sign up for the last one on Sat Jan 11th. Yin/restorative yoga with thai massage from 1:30-3, then at 3:30 is a class that I call 20/20 vision. It is a simple excercise that takes about 30 mn to complete and then we share whatever we want to about what we discovered.   CLasses start up again this coming week and some of you paid a $50 deposit in December to hold your spot.  This week please bring a check to pay for your remainder for the session (7 classes - one of the eight weeks is for "snow day" ).   Please look at the new website to help you determine what you still owe.  Ruth has made a nice chart.  (Ruth is the sub for my Thursday night class again this session  - She is also teaching a "chair yoga " class from 5-6 on Thursdays -  Details are always on the website.)  

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On this snowy day, my dulcimer lesson was canceled and also the massage that I've been looking forward to due to a sore back.  However,  I'm grateful that I don't have to be out driving in it, and it's really pretty to look at.  Some of us might be feeling the post Christmas Blues. Missing those who might have been with us for the holy days, but were not, for whatever reason.  I offer this poem to you. Poem by Rilke. Quiet friend who has come so far,
feel how your breathing makes more space around you.
... Let this darkness be a bell tower
and you the bell. As you ring,
what batters you becomes your strength.
Move back and forth into the change.
What is it like, such intensity of pain?
If the drink is bitter, turn yourself to wine.
In this uncontainable night,
be the mystery at the crossroads of your senses,
the meaning discovered there.
And if the world has ceased to hear you,
say to the silent Earth: I flow.
To the rushing water, speak: I am.
-Rilke
In yoga,  we talk about emotions.  W…

Thursdays at Body Mind Circle

Regular Classes  on break until the 2nd week of Jan.   (except for Hiyala's special classes (click here for the EVENTS page)

Regular classes Starting Jan 9th:
Pilates Mat (semi-private) 10-11am (w hiyala)
Seated Chair Yoga  5-6pm (w Ruth)
Body Flow Yoga 6:15-7:30 is taught by Ruth.  Everybody is really loving Ruth's classes!
            She is light and enthusiastic with a lot of wisdom to share. 
Save your spot with a $50 deposit pd in advance.
As always, you get a discount if you sign up and pay that $50 deposit at least 7 days in advance. (by Jan 2. Pay into Paypal account: Blaineyoga@gmail.com.  Please know that this deposit helps us know how many we will have in class.  We count on that ,and therefore, cannot refund the deposit.  However, you can use it towards a massage or private classes.