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Second Annual International Day of Yoga – June 2, 2016

Posted by on Jun 18, 2016 in News, Practice | Comments Off on Second Annual International Day of Yoga – June 2, 2016

Second Annual International Day of Yoga – June 2, 2016

June 21 marks the second annual International Day of Yoga as designated by the United Nations. I encourage you to celebrate by setting aside time to practice on that day, and also committing to your own continuing regular home practice. Your practice can be short if you don’t already have a regular yoga practice.   I’d suggest the following simple sequence to begin, and add more if you are so inclined: Cross-legged seated pose (Sukhasana) Stretch arms (Baddhanguliasana) Your choice of seated twists Downward Facing Dog Pose (Adho Mukha Svanasana) Triangle Pose (Utthita...

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Karen Allgire Workshop Classes – April 29, 30, May 1

Posted by on Mar 20, 2016 in News, Workshops | Comments Off on Karen Allgire Workshop Classes – April 29, 30, May 1

  We are delighted that Karen Allgire will return this spring, April 29, 30, and May 1, to teach workshop classes at Harmony Yoga.  Last year her classes were enjoyed by all who took them. Karen is an Intermediate Junior III Certified Iyengar Yoga teacher (CIYT) from Cleveland Heights, Ohio.   I have known her for almost 20 years, and have been impressed with her dedication to her teaching, and her outgoing, pleasant and helpful manner in classes. Karen specializes in blending anatomy, imagery and philosophy to nurture transformation in our yogic practices and our lives. For schedule...

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Join Us for Our Day After Thanksgiving Class

Posted by on Nov 8, 2015 in Workshops | Comments Off on Join Us for Our Day After Thanksgiving Class

Join Us for Our Day After Thanksgiving Class

Our special Day After Thanksgiving Class has become a fun tradition at Harmony Yoga of Ann Arbor! Instead of subjecting ourselves to the frenzied crowds of shoppers on Black Friday, we join together to do something healthy for ourselves with other like-minded people.  We’ll do it again this year, November 27 2015. See Day After Thanksgiving Class for registration and payment information.   This two-hour class will include a sequence of active standing and seated twists, along with other compatible poses during the first hour, followed by a quieter hour of seated and supine poses and...

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When Are Our Next Free Classes?

Posted by on Sep 27, 2015 in Classes | Comments Off on When Are Our Next Free Classes?

In my previous post, I explained why I only occasionally offer the first class free for new students.  In short, it’s because classes can be quite variable from week to week, and just one class isn’t necessarily a good indication of what is “typical” over the course of a few weeks or months. The most reliable time to try a representative class is during the first week of a session, and that’s when it makes sense for me to offer a free class for new students. Our next session begins during the week of October 26 – 31 and if you are new to Harmony Yoga and...

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Why I No Longer Offer First Class Free

Posted by on Aug 16, 2015 in Classes | Comments Off on Why I No Longer Offer First Class Free

Why I No Longer Offer First Class Free

Some studios have the policy of offering the first class for free.   That hasn’t worked out well for me for various reasons, although I do offer discounted classes to new students (see our New Student Specials for more information.) Why don’t I offer the first class for free anymore? Partly it’s because I have found that people who expect the first class for free don’t value what they are getting.  Why would they?  A free class has no value or importance to most people beyond the one-time “work-out” or “stretching session”.     But people who...

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