Chakra Asana Class

Saturday, March 31, 10:00-11:15am
This class will consist of:
Introduction to the chakras
A yoga practice pairing asanas with chakras
Relational meaning of mind, body and chakra
Pre-registration and payment required prior to class, or 605.334.5292
$25.00 cash or check
Jill Moncur, E-RYT

A Practice of Peace

Meditation Group met today.  My personal insight brought fourth that the path of life can go up, wind, and down.  Meditation brought me to a place of “being” and not swept up in the concerns that can arise.  Clarity and clearing occurred on my part. Our reflective discussion was vast and lead to the desire to deepen and continue on a path of peaceful inquiry. As we balance and adjust our balance in yoga class we can remind ourselves that in tree pose "It's supposed to motivate us to work toward our goal even if there are many obstacles in the way."
-T.K.V. Desikachar Om Shanti Jill Moncur, E-RYT
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…
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 …
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)
With a good mind we meet
9:00 am yoga at East Bank Yoga yesterday once more proved to be a recurrent revelation of the varied inspirations that occurs with a yoga practice.A lovely group met and I once more want to thank all for bringing their divine light to class.
Meditation Group met later in the afternoon, wow !My insights included that we are soul trekkers.Some of our discussion in between meditation sessions included that perhaps as we sink into meditation we might first seek what our mind needs at the moment. Sometimes there is that external “watch dog” initially.Speaking for myself when I allow myself to go internal I hear the whispers and wisdom of peace.
Jill Moncur
The mind is listening to the body and the body is listening to the mind
Gentle yoga class last evening started with a guided meditation while in an asana, undoing the work of the day.The class proceeded at a mindful pace allowing the body to warm up, stretch, release stress and ended with an essential oil treatment.This class is a good option for stress relief and taking time to slow down your pace of life.
There are various reasons to attend a yoga class resulting in multiple benefits.If you wish to improve your strength, this occurs in both Hatha and Beginners yoga classes.Muscle strength is an indicator of joint integrity.At East Bank Yoga we will build strength

If you wish to improve your flexibility it takes 30 seconds of continuous stretching for your muscle spindle neuron to actually allow your muscle to habituate to a new, longer length.  Take your time, and be gentle. When you feel tissue stretching along the bones as long as that stretch is not extreme it’s probably healthy. Wh…