August 2018 eNews – Yoga For a Better Life

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AUGUST ENEWS – YOGA FOR A BETTER LIFE

Just about everyone who practices yoga has been touched in some way by its trans-formative power. Maybe you simply feel better in your body. Perhaps you’ve experienced more profound changes in your life, relationships, and worldview. These changes often take place subtle and over time and sometimes can be hard to pinpoint. It is more accurate to say that yoga helps you remove the obstacles that obscure who you really are, that it helps you come into a fuller expression of your true nature.

Health is not a mere absence of disease. It is a dynamic expression of life – in terms of how joyful, loving and enthusiastic you are. This is where yoga helps: Postures, pranayama and medication are holistic fitness package.

Even with a busy life, finding a way to practice 3 or more classes per week is an investment in yourself. When taking 1 or 2 classes a month, it’s almost like starting over each time you take a class. By increasing it to 2, 3 or more per week, there is a cumulative effect and you start to feel yourself going to another level of consciousness. When you make that commitment to yoga, profound positive changes will occur physically, mentally, and spiritually. You will lose excess weight, tone your body, not get sick as often, improve your outlook on life, and relax your relationship with reality.

Here are ways to stay motivated in your consistent yoga practice:

  • Make Your Practice A Priority – Yoga is one of the best ways to nourish every aspect of your well-being.- Make it the priority it deserves to be.
  • Schedule It In and Then Commit – Write it down in your schedule—and then commit to showing up.
  • Let Go of Attachment – Stop worrying about what the perfect practice looks like, and stat showing up on your mat ready for surprises.
  • Find YOUR Yoga – There is no right or wrong way to do yoga. Experiment until you find the yoga that makes you feel amazing AND gets you excited to hit the mat each and every day.
  • Be part Of A Community – No matter what it is in life, it is always harder to do something alone than with a community of like-minded people who can support you and build you up when you need it most. Yoga studios have an incredible sense of community because they’re invested in taking care of and fostering the growth of its members. By joining a studio a seed will be planted. The yogi community will help water it. Your teacher will feed it. You’ll grow. Your mind will bloom and you’ll become more rooted to your mat with each session.
  • Follow these concrete action steps to stay motivated in your daily yoga practice.

    While walking the path towards the ultimate goal of Yoga, our daily life benefits from a multitude of profound effects. Our body gets strong and flexible, our emotions balanced and calm, our mind focused and relaxed. These simple improvements, appearing through perseverance and constant practice, have effects in all areas of our life, improving our health, opening our relations and harmonizing our relationship. Discover with us in theory and practice how and why yoga simply works. Join CHY community today! Check out our Intro Special.

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    SCHEDULE UPDATE


    A few changes are made to August’s schedule. Based on your feedback, we move a few classes around to better fit the majority of our students. Here are changes high lines:
    1. Move our Hot Pilates class on Wednesday from 5PM to 5:15PM.
    2. Move our early bird Wednesday morning to Thursday 6AM
    3. Saturday 8AM – new class format: AVANT YOGA – interchange different classes every week: Sunrise Ashtanga, Bikram Intermediate, Classic 84
    4. Saturday 12PM Aerial Yoga : interchange difference classes every week: Spinal Decompression, Family Aerial, Intermediate Flow

    SCHEDULE-AT-A-GLANCE

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    NEW TEACHER FOR INFERNO HOT PILATES


    We have a wonderful new teacher this month! Born and raised in New York, Christina is new to North Carolina and excited to join the community! After completing her Master’s in New York City, Christina moved to Raleigh after accepting a job as a school counselor. Besides being passionate for both yoga and fitness, Christina is also very passionate about mental health awareness. She cites both yoga and Inferno Hot Pilates as vital in her self-care toolkit!

    We are excited to welcome Christina to CHY. Come take her Inferno Hot Pilates class every Wednesday from 5:15PM to 6:15PM.

    This challenging full body, low impact, fat burning, high intensity workout is performed on a yoga mat & towel in a room heated to 95 degrees and 40% humidity.

    Using Pilates principles, mindfulness, the heat, and H.I.I.T. (High Intensity Interval Training) this low-impact class will strengthen your whole body safely, and keep your heart rate up while helping you burn fat and boost your metabolism!

    With fun and motivational music, 60 minutes will fly by! Within a few classes you will see the benefits such as weight loss, a stronger core, increased strength, and less stress.

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    INTRO TO BIKRAM YOGA


    An introduction to classic 26 postures – 2 breathing exercises. Room temperature at 100F and 45% humidity. Each class, we will break down one specific posture and go through details of benefits, techniques, modifications etc. This class is good for absolute beginner students who has no experience with this series or for experience students who would like to focus more on alignments, corrections and modifications. Email us a head of time of posture which you want instructor to focus on YOU. One teacher will conduct dialogue when another teacher will walk around the room and check on students.

    Click Here to REGISTER

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    AVANT YOGA SERIES


    Do you have a regular, well established yoga practice?
    Have you developed additional strength and flexibility in your postures?

    If you are keen to deepen your experience further, then the AVANT YOGA SERIES is for you. This class will keep you challenged by guiding you through more different yoga style such as Ashtanga, and Bishnu Ghosh 84 Asana. Postures will be held for increasingly prolonged periods of time, stilling the mind into silence. Tentative class on schedule:

  • Week 1: Sunrise Ashtanga
  • Week 2: Bikram Intermediate
  • Week 3: Sunrise Ashtanga
  • Week 4: Bikram Intermediate
  • Week 5: Classic 84
  • Check out our Online schedule for specific class date.

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    AUGUST 5th FRIENDSHIP DAY – BRING A FRIEND TO CLASS FOR FREE


    It’s more fun to practice with friends. Bring your friend out and practice together for Bikram and Yin on Sunday August 5th at 3PM and 5PM. Buy one class for yourself and get one FREE for your friend. CHY member, bring one friend out to join your class for FREE.

    REGISTER HERE

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    SATURDAY AERIAL YOGA SERIES 12PM-1PM


    Experience different hammock heights for Aerial Yoga. Tentative schedule:

  • Week 1: Spinal Decompression (High Hammock)
  • Week 2: Family Aerial Yoga
  • Week 3: Spinal Decompression (Low Hammock)
  • Week 4: Intermediate Flow
  • Week 5: Family Aerial Yoga
  • Open to CHY members
    REGISTER HERE

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    SUNDAY YIN – RELAX, RESTORE, RECONNECT


    Yin Yoga has the same goals and objectives as any other school of yoga; however, it directs the stimulation normally created in the asana portion of the practice deeper than the superficial or muscular tissues (which we are calling the yang tissues). Yin Yoga targets the connective tissues, such as the ligaments, bones, and even the joints of the body that normally are not exercised very much in a more active style of asana practice.
    Suitable for almost all levels of students, Yin Yoga is a perfect complement to the dynamic and muscular (yang) styles of yoga that emphasize internal heat, and the lengthening and contracting of our muscles. Yin Yoga generally targets the connective tissues of the hips, pelvis, and lower spine.

    Open to CHY members
    REGISTER HERE

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    FEEL GOOD FRIDAY GENTLE FLOW $10 DROP-IN 6:30PM-7:45PM


    This is a 75 minutes heart felt practice – designed for beginners. We focus on basic postures, body alignment, gentle flow followed by 20 minutes restorative session. $10 Drop In!

    Open to CHY members
    REGISTER HERE

    Ladies Night Out - Aerial Yoga Special Class

    LADIES NIGHT OUT – BEGINNER AERIAL YOGA

    Have fun with friends while learning basics of Aerial Yoga.
    This class is a chance for adventurous women to get together for a fun-filled workshop where we explore the basics of aerial silks.

    SCHEDULE & PRICING

    Date Night - Aerial Retorative

    COUPLES DATE NIGHT RESTORATIVE AERIAL

    Share this memorable date with your loved one with Restorative Aerial Yoga.

    See When Date Night is Offered

    Aerial yoga workshop

    AERIAL YOGA FUNDAMENTAL & BEYOND WORKSHOP

    Learn the fundamental of Aerial Yoga. Sat Aug 18th 3PM to 4:15PM

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