New Years Day Yoga Sequence-Cross Fit Yoga

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Close any gaps and open yourself to new possibilities with this New Year Yoga sequence. New Year’s is a holiday of celebration, reflection, and renewed commitment to living our lives fully. What better practice than yoga to set this frame of mind and embody your purpose? This class is the perfect blend of movement and breathe.
Offering Two Classes
10:00 am and 6:30 pm
Fee 5.00 Drop In
Instructor: Connie Pease

Thank You

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Let me begin by saying thank you, and that being in your presence which has been a privilege beyond my highest expectations. When I reflect on where we—students and teachers—started in our travels together and where we are in this moment, I am both inspired and humbled.
Thank you for showing up, ALL parts of you, the emotions, the opinions, the thoughts – they are valuable! Happiness, hearts bursting with love, sadness, laughter, tears, I welcome them all! Everything gets to be here, all of these things make you who you are, thank you for having the courage to show up fully & completely in all the ways that you do every day.
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to share the wealth of Yoga- which is endless. There will always be more to learn. We will probably come to know only a small fraction of it, but that is what’s exciting about this path. The opportunities for transformation are endless. You know what you know in this moment, and it is enough. What you know now is, in fact, perfect.
Thank you for those lessons in deep- hearted passion, happiness, living life to the fullest, patience, courage and love.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!! Connie and Jennifer
“Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them become what they are capable of becoming.” ~ Goethe

Eye of the Tiger Practice – Are You Ready for a Challenge

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February 24th  at 5:00-7:00 pm
Cost: 15.00
Suggested Intermediate and Advanced Students
Please contact Connie 620-3306
Prepayment Required and 20 spaces
If you are looking for a challenging Yoga Practice this is it-The Eye of the Tiger practice is designed as a ultimate practice to maximize strength, stamina, and flexibility in all the major parts of the body. It covers all the main classes of asana including: Surya Namaskar, standing poses, handbalancings, inversions, backbends, hip-openers, forward bends, and twists.

 

Strengthen The Spine and Neck -Ease Pain and Stiffness with Simple Changes to Your Alignment

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 “A fundamental aspect of yoga is the awakening of the spine’s ability to undulate and twist”
April 20th  1:00-5:00 pm
Classes will include asana practice as well as discussion of the following topics.
Anatomy and developmental stages of the spine
Discussion and assessment of spinal movements
Spinal orientation to gravity – sequencing and practice
The breath and the spine.
Tips for keeping the spine safe in yoga, including modifications and use of props
Yoga philosophy and how it informs what and how we practice
Contact Connie 217-620-3306 Cost is $50

2018-2019 Yoga at the Library

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Calendar for Instructors

January 

29 Jennifer Wester

 

February

5 Rhonda Daniel

12 Jeff Hunt

19 Sue Weinstein

26 Jennifer Wester

 

March

5 Kathleen Owen

12 Connie Pease

19 Sue Weinstein

26 Jennifer Wester

 

April

2 Kathleen Owen

9 Nikki Hebert

16 Sue Weinstein

23 Connie Pease

30 Jennifer Wester

 

May

7 Kathleen Owen

14 Sue Weinstein

21 Jennifer Wester

28 Nikki Hebert

RENTAL INFORMATION

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The Barn Studio ( Yoga at Connies) welcomes classes & events in the arts, movement, healing & transformation and is available to rent for your classes, workshops, group meetings, small performances and events. Starting in October….

With 1200 square feet of teaching space, Refurbished barn, beautiful natural light, an additional prop/cloak room, and entry lobby . The Barn offers a warm, simple and quiet space. The Barn is located on the Pease Family Farm . It is a place filled with life, laughter, connecting with each other, and inquiring within.

Amenities: We have 20 folding chairs, 25 bolsters, 50 woolen blankets, cotton blankets, straps, blocks, wedges, eye pillows, and an Bose docking station. The studio has various lighting options from cozy to bright. A small lobby with sign-in desk,  and 1 Restroom is available.

Rates: Call for pricing.

Special Weekend and Daylong Rates for workshops.

Attendance: We estimate that the room can comfortably hold about 30 people for yoga and about 45 for seated events.

Ample parking is available at the building.

Advertising: We are happy to include your class or event in our newsletter , e-news and on our website, as long as we receive your information prior to printing/posting dates.

Insurance: Yoga/movement instructors & therapists/healers need to carry professional liability insurance which names the studio as additional insured—contact us for specifications. Others generally do not need insurance to rent the space. Note: Insurance is required for some types of events. Please contact us for details.

Cleaning: You are responsible for leaving the studio as you found it. Renters need to plan time to clean up the studio after a workshop, performance or event.

Pets: Please no pets in the studio unless it is an assistance animal.

The owner, Connie Pease, reserves the right to partake in events, workshops, and classes held at the studio free of charge.

Contact Connie for more info -217-620-3306

Silent Vipassana Meditation

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Sept. 14th 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Silent Vipassana Meditation

I am not going to sugar- coat this, it’s hard, but it’s doable. Even if you’re terrified, even if you have no interest in being a monk and you’re not an extremist by nature, I know that sitting in silence for a few hours will challenge your mind. This will take a beginner from point A (in my case kicking and screaming) to point B (meditating in a very healing, purifying way) .You can sit, move around, take a walk outside, but no verbal communication , no phones , no exercise ( walking is fine) ,no reading or journaling.
Agenda:
6:00 pm Greeting and Question Time
6:15 pm – 7:15 pm Meditate
7:15 pm Snack
7:45 pm – 8:45 pm Meditate
8:45 pm Reflection and Question Time“One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself.” — Leonardo da VinciContact Connie 217-620-3306Fee- 10.00
( Money will be donated to Oasis)

 

ARE YOU READY TO YOGA?

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“The reasons above are used when I try to persuade friends, family, and total strangers to take yoga for the first time.” It’s a big action for many, but a move in the right path for the bodies and minds of those that take it.
The benefits of yoga are many for both body and mind, and the great news is that yoga is accessible to anyone and everyone. If you can breathe, you can do yoga! It’s a question of finding the best style, the right teacher, the right format, the right level and the right venue.
I’m here to remind you that there are simple recommendations that can keep your practice safe and practical, regardless of the style of instruction:
*INTENTION—take a few moments to make sure your head’s in the right place before you step on the mat. Most of the time, we’re to blame for our injuries. We watchasana the rest of the class and let ego take over—we want to be the best even if we’ve never tried it before! No amount of ego is going to help you if you push your body too far.
*3 KEYS—in Yoga at Connie’s instruction, there are three “checks” used for each pose: foundation, alignment, and breath. If the foundation is secure, whether it’s your feet, hands, shoulders, forearms, or hips, you’ve significantly reduced your chances of falling. Alignment refers to the spine, pelvis, and joints. Be attentive of these areas—your body will let you know if you’re going too far out of your natural alignment. The last is obvious: if you are not breathing, we recommend to back off and start over!
*PRIVATE CLASSES—most people experience Yoga asanas for the first time in a packed studio with little guidance. If you’re starting out, take a Private Class that will teach you the fundamentals before you head into a class. You’ll feel assured and enjoy it a lot more.
*PACE YOURSELF— Slow and steady wins the race here—when you’re consistent and mindful, your practice will evolve. Plus you’ll start to enjoy yourself!

Enjoy your week, Connie