Sunday, January 7, 2018

On occasion I wonder as I take in a yoga class when there seems to be a relatively “easy” asana a look of wanting more.  I am fine if I am wrong with this perception.  If you find a pose that you are not at the present moment feeling an active stretch I invite you to settle in.  There is a lovely feeling of being fully aware in the body and begin to notice in such a pose that you can relax a bit more, gently rise up through the spine, and check in with where your breathing is at.

Upon finishing class yesterday morning one person said “that is exactly what I needed.” The benefits of yoga are both tangible and subtle. 

Meditation ~ Silence is the relaxation of mind and body; it is restful and healing.  The power of silence preserves energy and vitality.

Twists ~ Twists are particularly powerful detoxifiers. When we twist, we put pressure on the internal organs, and when we breathe in a twist, we modify that pressure.  Stagnant residue can be released from the organs, and when we exhale or release the twist, the organs are refreshed and better able to do their work. Twists also detoxify the subtle body by activating the Manipura chakra, located at the solar plexus, which is the seat of the ego. Twisting the torso where our ego resides can help break identifications with power or status.
- David Life

Balance poses improve ankle stability.

Strength speaks for itself.  A practice of yoga can give you the opportunity to reach vast array of muscles.

Flexibility ~ Activities that lengthen and stretch muscles can help you prevent injuries, back pain, and balance problems. A well-stretched muscle more easily achieves its full range of motion.
- Harvard Health

Savasana ~ Rest is healing.  Allow your body to integrate your practice.
I look forward to seeing you at East Bank Yoga.

Jill Moncur

Monday, November 27, 2017

What does light talk about?

When you recognize her beauty

The eye applauds

The heart stands in ovation

And the tongue when she is near is on it’s best behavior

It speaks more like light

What does light talk about? I asked a plant that once

It said I am not sure but it makes me grow

The invitation is to attune to lightness in your souls

Join us at East Bank Yoga starting in December All Levels Yoga from 6:00-7:00pm Alleviate tension and strain physically, while simultaneously encouraging mental growth, clarity and peace.

Physically yoga helps in stretching tight muscles while strengthening weak muscles. Additional benefits of a yoga practice include cardio and circulatory health, reducing stress and have frequently been correlated with a stronger immune system. Join me in a mindful paced practice.

Tuesdays Reserve a Yoga Class, 7:10-8:00pm

Class options include, Vinyasa, Very Beginners Yoga, Hatha, and Restorative Yoga.  $40.00 Reserve a minimum of 24 hours in advance via or 605.334.5292. Class will be scheduled in order reserved.

First Wednesday of the month 5:45-6:45pm ~ Hatha Yoga

Journeying into the deeper layers of ourselves, we tune into our inner workings, connecting to sensations within the muscles and joints.

Second Wednesday of the month, 5:45-6:45pm ~ Gentle Yoga

A practice consisting of gentle yoga. Optional well-being offerings include smudging (clearing negative energy) soothing hands on adjustments at the beginning and end of class and a warm essential oil treatment.

Third Wednesday of the month, 5:45-6:45pm ~ Prana Flow Wind Down Slow

A practice of contemplative yoga flow.

Saturday Beginners Yoga, 9:00-10:00am, 12/2 & 12/23

There is a morning inside you waiting to burst open into light ~Rumi Infuse your morning.

Meditation Group, Saturday, 2:00-3:00pm, 12/23

Meditation quiets the mind allowing you to detach from stress. As you calm the mind your body naturally follows along.  It is the empty cup that can receive. Blankets and mats available. Welcome to anyone who has a practice or new to meditation. Reflective discussion takes place in between meditation sessions. $10.00 cash or check. RSVP required 24 hours in advance by emailing or call 605.334.5292


Jill Moncur

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Register on Eventbrite via East bank yoga FB page

Join the Sioux Falls Regus Business Center and East Bank Yoga for some Holiday Decompression Yoga! Take the stress out of the holiday season. We will be offering two days of YOGA sessions for building tenants and guests.
Yogi Jill Moncur from East Bank Yoga will lead the classes for a nominal fee of $10 (Cash/Check Only Please). A portion of the fee will be donated to the Children's Home Society. This is an all-levels YOGA session. Please bring mats if you have them. REGUS will provide bottled water.
*** Guest Parking is available in the Overflow Parking Lot that is located under the 10th & 11th St Bridges. Follow signs for CNA Overflow Parking across the street from the CNA Lumber Exchange Building.
Dates and Times of Sessions:
Wednesday, November 8

10 am -10:40 am (Session 1)
11 am - 11:40 am (Session 2)

Wednesday, November 22

12 pm - 12:40 pm (Session 3)
1 pm - 1:40 pm (Session 4)