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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Suggested Sequence – International Yoga Day

Posted by on Jun 12, 2015 in Practice | Comments Off on Suggested Sequence – International Yoga Day

Suggested Sequence – International Yoga Day

Here is the special practice sequence suggested by Geeta Iyengar for International Yoga Day on June 21.  At Harmony Yoga we will be working from this sequence during the week of June 15 – 20 (depending on the needs of each class, and the time available), but you can also use it as a guideline for your own practice.  You might decide to split up the sequence and do a different segment each day (along with preparatory poses, as you feel are useful).   You might add other poses, or skip some from the list.     Use props or modify as...

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International Day of Yoga – June 21

Posted by on Jun 8, 2015 in News | Comments Off on International Day of Yoga – June 21

International Day of Yoga – June 21

On December 11, 2014 the United Nations General Assembly declared June 21 to be International Day of Yoga, about three months after India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi proposed the idea. The General Assembly recognized that Yoga “provides a holistic approach to health and well-being”, and the more information that is disseminated about this practice, the more beneficial it can be for the populations of the world. Narendra Modi addressed the assembly, “Yoga is an invaluable gift of India’s ancient tradition. It...

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The Harmony Yoga Blog has Moved!

Posted by on Mar 27, 2015 in News | Comments Off on The Harmony Yoga Blog has Moved!

The Harmony Yoga Blog has Moved!

With the redesign of the Harmony Yoga of Ann Arbor website, we’re also moving the blog over to the new WordPress platform.  It is renamed “Harmony Yoga News” and you’ll find it under “News” in the menu. You can still go back and read old posts from the Blogger site.  I may repurpose that site for more general yoga information and recommendations.

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Save the Dates! Workshop With Karen Allgire

Posted by on Mar 12, 2015 in Workshops | Comments Off on Save the Dates! Workshop With Karen Allgire

Save the dates May 15 and 16! Harmony Yoga will be hosting our first guest teacher, Karen Allgire, for workshop classes on Friday May 15 and Saturday May 16, 2015. Karen Allgire, an Intermediate Junior III certified Iyengar Yoga teacher from Green Tara Yoga and Healing Arts in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, will teach three classes in the workshop, “Body, Breath and Mind: The Journey Inward Through Iyengar Yoga”. You may remember that a few of us visited Cleveland this past summer, to see the Art of Yoga exhibit at the Cleveland Museum...

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