Veera Yopga Center

Creating a community around Truth, Love & Compassion through the practice & teachings of Yoga

MARCH 2011

Donation Class for Japan: Saturday, April 2nd at 10am  

Note from VEERA's Founder

Over the last few months, I've been hearing myself say 'I'm tired' so many times.  It's made me think about where it's coming from.  Yes, I have a new business, a 19 month old son, a family, etc.,  but really? . . . I'm living my dream!  Where is all of this fatigue coming from?  Well, when I look through the eyes of yoga, I believe it's my own resistance to what is.  I'm trying so hard to make things exactly as I want them to be rather than just going with the flow and allowing things to be and grow as they are.  While goal setting is good (some might even say imperative with a business), it puts us in a position of wanting to manipulate the current circumstances into something that we want, rather than being open to what could be waiting for us.  Resisting anything  is hard, it's intense and it's exhausting!!  We are all busy, we all have a lot on our plates; why is it that some handle it with such ease and some don't?  Could the answer lie in the flexibility of a person's expectations, or maybe even in their non-expectations?    My practice over the next few weeks is finding that suppleness to let things go and unfold as they will.  Does that mean I'm going to sit back and eat bon bon's?  No, it just means I'm going to do what I do and try to let go of expectations.   Does this sound familiar?  It sounds to me like presence. . .

In Truth, Love and Compassion,

Gangotri- VEERA's Founder 
Gangu krishna 

Spring Sale!

Do I really need to buy 'yoga gear'? Well, once you commit to yoga, it's a good idea to invest in some performance clothing, a good mat, a mat towel and some of the other accessories that will make your life easier as you lug your mat to and from the studio.   

 

Boutique 

We're having a 25% off sale on select items.  Come check it out while our selection is hot!

Pranayama Intensive

 Mom arms open

Breath is the foundation of a transformational yoga practice.  Learn how to cultivate your own pranayama practice through method, timing and commitment. Connect with breath and community, create awareness and strengthen your entire being. In this 3.5 hour intensive, Promila will lead and guide you through the various breathing exercises while teaching you how to link them together, the order in which to do them, and the specific technique that applies to each. Included in the workshop:

  • Brief one on one counsel
  • Group work & discussion
  • Take home guide to help build your own practice

March 27th | 1pm - 4:30pm | $95

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Kid's Yoga!

 Kids yoga 

Children are natural yogis!! 

At VEERA, we create a safe, open and loving space for your children to discover and explore their minds and bodies.  These little people tend to think and learn differently than we do as adults.  That's why we encourage kids to be kids and work within the context of play and fun, to teach your child yoga postures.  Don't be surprised if after a few sessions, your child also begins to demonstrate inner strength, confidence, gratitude, and love and respect for themselves and others.  

 

All classes are from 3:15pm - 4pm

Ages 5-7: Tuesdays April 5th - May 10th

Ages 8-11: Thursdsays April 7th - May 12th

 

Cost for each six week session: $65

 

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The Rocket!

Larry Schultz created the Rocket routine, a series of postures based on a modification of the traditional Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga primary and intermediate series.  The perfect marriage of tempo and sequence, these advanced routines are appropriate for all levels of students.  With plenty of ways to modify the classical poses, the benefits of the poses are transmitted equally to renew vitality and energy.  This vibrant routine is called the "Rocket" because, "it gets you there faster."  The Rocket is designed to wake up the nervous system and feed it the precious prana it craves while promoting a spirit.

 

Larry was planning to come to VEERA during the last weekend of April to bring the Rocket to all of us.  In the last few weeks however, Larry passed away.  His wife and senior student, Marie Schultz will be coming to deliver this workshop.  Come and learn from the one Larry inspired the most!

 Rocket

April 29 - May 1st

Full Weekend: $200 if registered by March 31st, $235 after

 

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Yin Yoga

Are you a fan of our Sunday evening class at 5:30pm, or do you just like to hold and release tension in your postures at times?  If you answered yes, you won't want to miss this very informative and practical workshop on Yin Yoga lead by Evelyn Harlan. 

 Evelyn

Yin Yoga is the perfect compliment and balance to a more active, powerful Yang practice. Come find out how, by adding Yin Yoga to your practice, you can bring new depths in postures, deeper and fuller ranges of motion and increased energy by focusing on the deeper tissues of the body. Discover a dynamic, focused and deep practice.

 

April 16th | 1pm - 3pm | $35

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KARUNA CORNER

Karuna means compassion in sanskrit. This area of our newsletter is dedicated to compassionate acts within our community.
  

When tragedy such as what has happened in Japan strikes, we feel it and many of us look around to find ways in which we can help.  On April 2nd, VEERA will be having a donation based class at 10am. All funds collected will be going to the people of Japan.  Come, give what you can, and join us in sending loving and healing energy to this nation in need.  This two hour class will include some chanting, asana (physical posture practice) and pranayama (breathing exercises).  Our space is limited, so please reserve your spot for this event.

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Japan 

30 DAYS of YOGA for $39
New Students enjoy 30 consecutive days of unlimited yoga for just $39!  Come as much as you like during this introductory period. It's a great opportunity to experience different teachers and the impact of yoga on your life.

Gardening Co-op

 Tired of paying high prices for organic produce? 

produce

  • Grow organic produce
  • Make friends and build community
  •  Share and get a variety of produce
    without
    having to grow itall yourself!

 

YOGIC EATING

The leader of our gardening coop, Morgan Dickerson will also be leading our workshop on Yogic Eating!  Learn about what yogic eating means, the importance of an organic diet and what proof there is that it's necessary!  Get your questions answered at this workshop!

Mar 26|2-4:30pm|$30

It's Hanuman's Birthday!

hanuman

VEERA literally means strength, however the intention with which our beloved studio was named was after Hanuman who is also called Maha Veera.  Hanuman embodies strength and humility, power and devotion- he is the epitome of Yoga and that's why we love him!  Hanuman is also a huge fan of the performing arts.  So as an offering to him, we'll have a few traditional Indian dances and maybe even a few dances from the western world. 

April 16th| 6pm |FREE

SEVAK PROFILE

Sevak means servant in Sanskrit.  We call our staff our Sevak Team as we are here to serve and ensure that you get the most out of your VEERA experience.

 

Meet Sevak Christine!

Christine

 For so many years, I focused on trying to change, fix, and do things that I thought would bring me happiness.  This attitude brought me many successes in my work and athletics.  I was happy enough and had a good life, but I still felt something was missing.  It took a long time, but eventually, I realized that what was missing was full acceptance of myself without all the blame, shame and judgement.  Yoga has taught me to be fully open and accepting of whatever goes on in the space that makes up who I am.  Through yoga I learned that the mind and the ego are not necessarily good or bad, they just are.  They are sort of like a talking bobble head at the back of your skull, flooding your mind with all sorts of thoughts and feelings.  With yoga, I can just breathe and flow and get space from my mind that both rejuvenates me and cultivates awareness.  Yoga is really about creating a place of acceptance, space, freedom and awareness for body, mind and spirit.  It allows me to be fully alive.  I believe that whetever reason that compels one to try yoga is the right reason - whether it is to be more toned, have greater peace of mind, or be more flexible.  The most important part of the practice is to just show up, breathe and be open and accepting of whatever shows up for you.

Upcoming Events

 

Yogic Eating

Saturday, March 26th

1 - 3:30pm

 

Pranayama Intensive 

Sunday, March 27th

1 - 4:30pm

 

Donation Class for Japan 

Saturday, April 2nd

10am - noon

 

Beginner's Workshop

Saturday, April 2nd

1pm - 3:30pm

 

Kid's Yoga

Ages 5-7

Tuesdays, April 5- May 10

Ages 8-11

Thursdays, April 7-May 12

All Classes 3:15 - 4pm

 

Yin Yoga

Saturday, April 16th

1 - 3pm

 

Hanuman's Birthday

Saturday, April 16th

6pm

 

Rocket

Fri, April 29 - Sun, May 1

 

Take It Up A Notch

Sunday, May 15th

1:30 - 4pm

 

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