Yin-Yasa Iyengar Approach

Yin-Yasa ” Iyengar Approach
First half of the class starts with modified seated and balance poses with a personal assessment of your body alignment and learning about your spine . The second half of Yin-Yasa includes seated and reclining poses that safety stretches muscles which strengthens your joints, and held passively for up to 5 minutes or longer. There are 3 key principles to the practice:
1.Softness: The muscles are relaxed and cool (not warm or hot). Come into the pose to your appropriate edge – where you feel something (Yin is not Restorative Yoga aka the yoga of being).
2.Stillness: Remain still without moving, fidgeting or adjusting (unless there is pain or panic).
3.Steadiness: Stay in the posture passively for time (1 minute).

Paul Grilley made it very clear that his YIN Yoga is for people who have practiced yoga regularly (daily) for at least 2 years. I do not teach this type of Yin -this class is for everyone because we do not take you into deep without knowing what you should be feeling…

Wednesday 6:30 pm

Dates: September 21st . 28th
Contact Connie at conniepease@hotmail.com
Drop In Fee- 9.00
Go to Schedule and click on store.

THERE BACK!! Decatur Library “FREE YOGA” Classes

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THERE BACK!! Decatur Library “FREE YOGA” Classes
BYOYM (Bring your own yoga mat and block) and come learn how yoga can enrich your life!

All Levels Yoga

Class Time: Noon until 1 pm
Location: Madden Auditorium
130 N Franklin St, Decatur, IL 62523
Instructors- Connie Pease and Olivia Rousseau
Connie       Olivia
10/4             10/18
11/1             11/15
12/6             12/20
1/3                1/17
2/7                 2/21
3/7                 3/21




Thank you for supporting Yoga at Scovill Zoo!


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We raised over 400.00 and thank you for your generous donation!! You can still donate online and Libby’s class this Sunday is accepting donations…


June is Zoo and Aquarium Month!
Join us for our first Yoga at the Scovill Zoo! You’ll enjoy a tranquil morning of yoga at the Scovill Zoo. From kids, beginners to experts, Yoga at the Scovill Zoo is for anyone who enjoys yoga or wants to try it. Kick-off your summer and yoga enthusiasts at this incredible event!
We will meet in the center of the Zoo and after class meet a few of the animals.
Instructors from Yoga at Connie’s will guide the class.

Dates: June 18th
Times :9:00 am- 10:00 am
Ages: Children with their favorite Adults and Adults
What to bring- mat and water
Cost/ Donation Base- No Entry Fee and All proceeds will go to the Zoo!! (If you can’t make it you can adopt a zoo animal)

Last year Yoga at Connie’s studio supported “Yoga for Cats” that went viral and this year we are excited to help save endangered species.

Online Classes


Yoga Ease
The studio will be offering online classes for downloading starting in July. We will be creating new sequences, offering workshops,guided meditation and private lessons. You can enjoy a free 30 minute yoga video podcast or download for 99 cents. More Details Soon

Sunday – Yoga with a Cause



Beginning Sunday April 3rd at 6:00 pm   Donation Based Yoga

Donate any amount from your heart…  the class proceeds goes to a charitable organization each month.

April- DIGG

May – Northeast Community Fund

June- Scovill Zoo and a Yoga Cat Class

July- Happy Fourth

August- National Night Out



Pictures of the Kirtan Event


We experienced the heartbeat of kirtan and devotional singing with Johanna Beekman and friends. Johanna’s unforgettable songs  opened our  hearts and inspired us on this yoga journey. I am so thankful to Olivia for asking me if I would be interested  in bringing Johanna here to the the Midwest.  Johanna Beekman Music is on a national tour, so check her schedule out at –  www.johannasings.com


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Your First Yoga Lesson: It’s Not What You Think and You Can Do It Right Now

In my ten years of learning and teaching yoga, I’ve witnessed incredible growths in myself and people around me. It’s been a gateway I encourage all to enter and find more depth and companionship to themselves.

Yoga postures and shapes provide a physical shape suspended in time for you to witness what you think, feel, and focus on. Consider the positions, or asanas(traditionally called in the Sanskrit language) different shapes of meditation, each with the added benefit of releasing rigidity and creating space for a more brilliant body to escort your mind for the rest of your life.