Showing posts from February, 2016

Welcome Rachel Saum

I grew up in Luverne, MN and then went to Augustana University where I received a B.A. in Psychology and Spanish in 2014.  I took my first yoga class from Nancy Dickinson at Augustana, and loved the gentleness and the stress-relieving qualities of the practice.  After graduating from college, I spent some time traveling and working on various organic farms.  In September of 2015 I returned to Sioux Falls and began my yoga teacher training with Nancy Hong and Jackie Wilber at Organic Yoga Company.  I will graduate with my 200-hour RYT certification in March.  Both my practice and my training are based on proper breathing, proper alignment of the spine and joints, and functionality of the body.  When I’m not doing yoga, I can be found working at the Co-op Natural Foods, writing snail-mail and planning my vegetable garden! Every Thursday evening 5:00-6:00pm Hatha 1 Yoga with Rachel A gentle beginners' Hatha class focused on anatomy and function of the body.  All are welcome to come and…

March Events with Jacqueline

Yoga in the Himalayan Tradition | Saturday March 5th
9:00-10:30am | $15 pre-registration | $20 drop-in
Enjoy a refreshing, stabilizing yoga practice in the Himalayan Tradition. This yoga class begins with a quiet centering practice, an awareness building warm up, standing poses, a cool down, and a lengthy relaxation as taught by Swami Rama. Whether you are new to yoga or well-practiced, you will benefit from the centuries of wisdom from the Himalayan Tradition. The seemingly simple physical poses provide freedom and ease in your movement, a clarity of mind, and a lightness in your spirit. 

Healing Yoga | Saturday March 5th
3:30-5:00pm | $35 | * Must pre-register by March 4th
Recent medical studies have proven yoga to be a beneficial addition to your path to wellness, and yoga has been used for centuries as a healing modality. Learn accessible yoga poses and lifestyle techniques that promote healing and reduce physical and emotional pain. Whether y…
1. Yoga brings attention to your breathing, which is the single most important thing that you do every day. 2. Yoga is a spiritual practice that allows your mind to soften and your heart to open. 3. Yoga can help you stay connected to yourself, so that you can put your own needs first. 4. Yoga can help you to gain clarity about things you're working through each day. 5. Yoga is a great way to say, "yes!" to yourself and everything that is important to you. 6. Yoga can help you move beyond a negative inner-dialogue. 7. Balance poses in yoga invite you to get out of your head and into your body. 8. Yoga gives you healing tools to better cope with stressful events and trauma. 9. Yoga rebalances your body and can help with weight loss, Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS), inflammation and other chronic ailments. 10. Yoga can bring your awareness to the tension being held in your body, so that you can let it go. 11. Yoga classes are a great way to meet new, interesting and like-minded people. 1…