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  Satya means connecting with truth. Practicing yoga is one way to connect with our inner light.   Breathing deeply, fuels the flames of well-being.   Each day is a fresh opportunity to connect with the beauty of nature.   I had 2 baby hummingbirds visit my flowers yesterday.   Embrace a path that nurtures your soul.   East Bank Yoga calendar is updated on a monthly basis. Namaste, Jill Moncur
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  Asana is one of the eight limbs of classical yoga which states that asana should be steady and comfortable, firm yet relaxed. More than just stretching, asana open the energy channels, chakras and psychic centers of the body. Life is a process and a skill so let’s take the time to know yoga and let it know us. Tuesday’s, 2/1, 2/15 6:00-7:00pm Yoga at the Studio * Based on the unpredictability of COVID cases Tuesday evening class at the studio will require registration 24-48 hours in advance at eastbankyoga@gmail.com or text 605.759.7459.   A minimum of 4 participants required to hold a studio class.   There has been a consistent Zoom group on Tuesdays.   If a minimum of 4 for the studio is not met class will be available via Zoom.     Drop-in rate $12.00 or punch card purchase available.   Check, cash or Venmo accepted.   Remaining Tuesday evenings on Zoom.   Please let me know 24 hours in advance if you plan to join the Zoom class. Saturday, 2/5, 9:00-10:00am Yoga at
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Warm Greetings I will be back in the studio on the following dates: Saturday, 9/4, 9:00-10:00am Good Morning Yoga Thursday, 9/17 5:00-6:00pm Bachelorette Yoga Class (private class) Tuesday, 9/21, 6:00-7:00pm  Hatha Yoga Saturday, 10/2 9:00-10:00am Good Morning Yoga Saturday, 10/16, 9:00-10:00am Good Morning Yoga Tuesday, 10/19, 6:00-7:00pm Hatha Yoga There is a dance class in the yellow studio that ends at 5:45 on Tuesday evenings so please arrive closer to 5:52 so I have an opportunity to set up the room for you. Drop in rate is $12.00.  Participants who have been taking the Zoom classes punch cards are valid. Cash, Venmo or check accepted.  Some mats will be available.  If you have additional questions please contact eastbankyoga@gmail.com or 605.759.7459. The remaining Tuesday evening class will be taught via Zoom.  Registration is required at eastbankyoga@gmail.com 24 hours prior to class. I look forward to seeing you and honoring the yoga journey. Namaste, Jill Moncur, E-RYT, Reik
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I am looking forward to teaching yoga this evening via the Zoom platform that has been a safeguard platform since March. We meet with a good mind.   Movement comes from spirit. As I feel this delightful enthusiasm to teach class I am reminded and share, with a regular energy or yoga practice you tap into the energy source within you. This evenings class will begin with a singing bowl meditation, tapping into harmony within.   Followed with a let’s go, let go warm warmup, a few strength challenges, and then flowing into a Shakti sequence connecting with your divine light and energy. Registration required 24 hours prior to class at eastbankyoga@gmail.com Class price $12.00 or punch card purchase.   See website for more information. Namaste, Jill Moncur
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There’s a light in you That’s meant to move Through the wind and The rain and the heat Under the sun Under the stars forever There’s a place where everything flows and no one can tell you how to get there but you This summer brings abundant warmth and gentle evening sky light displays. Have you gazed at the stars lately or watched and listened to what nature can teach? I find winters rather long here and am appreciative of every moment on the trail this summer.   Just a bit older I am cognizant that tending to my yoga practice enriches me.   There are days where I skip yoga for a slow run or bike on the trail.   When I practice yoga for an hour, I realize the sweet benefits. We are often told to have an “attitude of gratitude” but what if something bad is going on in our lives and this seems impossible? In a sense, without the dark contrasts, we would not see the light. It is moving toward our suffering that healing is always found. Healthy exercise and natu
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The path is you. That is why it will never tire of waiting. Whether it is covered with red dust, autumn leaves, or icy snow, come back to the path. You will be like the tree of life. Your leaves, trunk, branches, and the blossoms of your soul will be fresh and beautiful, once you enter the practice of Earth Touching. -Thich Nhat Hanh Please see website for November classes. Namaste, Jill Moncur
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Warm Greetings ~ “Yoga is not just repetition of few postures; it is more about the exploration and discovery of the subtle energies of life.”   -Amit Ray Through your yoga practice no doubt you have experienced the benefits.   Dr. Baxter Bell wisely labeled his offerings “Yoga for Healthy Ageing.”   I have the occasional times where I get busy with other life projects and note I missed a day or 2 of yoga.   I notice the deficit when I do not practice.   Just 3 asanas a day or pranayama practice if that is all that works in your schedule makes a difference in mind, body and spirit.   On occasion I wish for a world that yoga options were available whenever I felt like it.   Practicing Virabhadrasana 111 or settling in to meditation at any given part of the day would not be a good idea in the workplace. I feel like if some people feel comfortable wearing their pajamas in public or offensive t-shirts that while standing in line at a store ankle over knee is relatively