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

4/4                                  4/18

5/2                                   5/16

6/ 6                                  6/20

7/4                                    7/18

8/1                                     8/15


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
Drop In Fee- 9.00
Go to Schedule and click on store.

yoga and wine- event is full



“Practice yoga and enjoy your favorite wines”
Why Vino y Yoga blends so well. They are similar, like every pairing, every class is different and everyone will have their own unique experience each time.
Wines from “The Decanter Fine Wine and Spirits” in Decatur
Date: October 21st
Fee: $10.00
Time: 6-7:30 pm
Instructor: Connie Pease


How to Balance Better in Yoga

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How to Balance Better in Yoga


Date- November 13th

Time: 2:00- 3:30 pm

Cost- $10.00


When I’m teaching, particularly during balancing postures, I often see people rushing to get into poses and then getting frustrated when they can’t maintain their balance and wind up falling over. There are two ways to fix this, and they’re both relatively simple solutions.

You will learn the balancing secrets in this workshop…

Instructor- Connie Pease

reserve your spot  click schedule and click on the event date…





2017-2018 Teacher Training


We practice yoga because it makes our lives better – healthier, happier, more holistic.

This practical, foundation program will advance your practice, acquaint you with the many layers of yoga, build your confidence and help you find your voice.

If you aspire to teach, you are in good company: many of the Central Illinois Yoga Teachers started their journey here. We want you to master the fundamentals, so completing our program will mark the beginning of your successful career as a yoga teacher.

Advanced study of asana (proper alignment, benefits, and potential risks)
Principles of anatomy
Science and art of sequencing
Hands-on adjustments
How to observe bodies
Informed use of props to improve or modify a posture
Cultivating your voice
Confidence-building through practice teaching
Yoga history and philosophy
Sanskrit names of postures
The Business of Yoga


Teaching Tradition Lineage: Krishnamacharya, TK Desikachar, Leslie Kaminoff, co-author of the bestselling book “Yoga Anatomy,” and Sadie Nardini, founder of Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga, Iyengar and Anusara Yoga.
Intelligent Sequencing: Learn the art and science of designing and delivering a safe, dynamic class.
Learn to teach truly: Our program is not about memorizing and reciting sequences. Instead, an emphasis is placed on teaching principles for clearly instructing students bodies into alignment.
Find Yourself: We give you space and opportunity to find your teaching style.

Below is a “schedule” for our weekends.  I will do my best to stick to it, but please know that schedules are good to have but often have to be put aside when things come up.

 8 Weekends, Friday 6:30 pm- 9:00 pm: Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

(140 contact hours)

Dates: To Be Announced

Our current schedule is as follows: 

Friday 6:30 -9:00 pm

6:30-7:30       Yoga Class

7:45-9:00       Into and Review

Saturday and Sunday 8:30-4:30pm

            8:30-10:00    Yoga Class

            10:15 – 12:45 Postural Training

            12:45-2:00     Lunch

            2:00-3:00       Session

            3:15 – 4:30       Session


Specific Session weekends:

Bio-Mechanics Workshop

Beryl Workshop

Please keep in mind the refund and make-up policy.  If you are going to miss any of a weekend, please contact me as soon as possible.

Refund Policy:

All payments must be paid when due.

Once the student begins the training, there will be no refunds issued.

If Yoga at Connie’s cancels the teacher training, a full credit or refund will be given.

Yoga at Connie’s reserves the right to amend this policy at its sole discretion.


YTT Make-up Policy:

Although 100% attendance is highly encouraged, please note the following regarding making up missed work.  If a participant misses all or a portion of a YTT weekend, it is their responsibility, at their own expense, to make up the missed work by the next YTT weekend.  A typical YTT weekend consists of approximately 20 contact hours with an instructor.  These hours are part of the 200-Hour Yoga Alliance teacher certification requirement.  Depending on the time missed, make-up work may include any or all of the following:  participation in additional classes/downloads missed, journal writing assignments, paper writing assignments, phone conversations with the instructor and private lessons with the instructor or other assigned teacher at that teacher’s private lesson fee.

Wine and Yoga


August  25th
Time:6 pm – 8 pm
We all know that yoga and wine are great stress relievers; for some people they may even be the go-to treat. Take it a step further – throw in humor and you’ve got the ultimate stress reliever trifecta. The yoga class is accessible, creative and engaging, will make you smile , feel great and the wine will do the rest!
Location: Barn
Cost – $10.00
Call Connie to save your spot- 217-620-3306
Wines from


Come Together Let’s Walk Monday at 5:30 pm


2017 Let’s Get Fit Schedule

Free Fun Fitness Classes and Health Activities

May 1      Zumba w/ Amber Taylor                       DMH & St Mary’s – Blood Pressure

May 8      Tai Chi w/Ariane Buckley                      St Mary’s – Grip Strength

May 15    Tabata w/ Shelli Reinhardt                  DMH – How To Read Nutrition Labels

May 22    Piyo w/ Kathy Doty                                Fleet Feet – Bra Fit Specialist

May 29    Memorial Day – No Class/Activity

June 5      Cardio Dance w/ Cynda Roberson      St Mary’s – Blood Pressure

June 12    Yoga w/ Connie Pease                          DMH & St Mary’s – Cancer Fighting      Foods & Fleet Feet – Shoe Fit Specialist

June 19   Strength Training w/Mimi Walters & Toni Eichenauer       Dermascan

Fairview Park Pavilion – Monday Nights 5:30 pm