True North Yoga is returning on Monday, January 16th, 2023 at 9 am!
A big change is that signing up and paying for each class is now required ahead of time. If you have trouble using Pay pal or can not afford the $15 per class cost, please contact me. No one will be excluded because they are not able to pay.
Another change: come dressed to be outside or inside or both!
Class schedules will be posted every three months–winter, spring, summer and fall. This will give you plenty of time to take a look at your own schedule and plan. Commit. That is what I am doing. If inclement weather or something unforeseen in my schedule dictates that a class must be canceled, you will have a full year to make up the class you payed for.
All classes will be 75 minutes long and structured so yogis with experience and those who have never rolled out a mat will benefit. Yoga begins with the feeling of being grounded in mind, body in spirit as well as realizing the importance of breath regulation. All other physical benefits are a bonus and will happen as they will for each individual yogi every time they practice.
*** Since only a limited amount of classes show up at a time, here is the schedule through the end of March 2023:
Mon. Jan. 16 9 am
Sat. Jan 21 9 am
Sun. Jan. 22 4 pm restorative
Mon. Jan. 30 9 am
Sat. Feb. 4 9 am
Mon. Feb. 6 9 am
Sat. Feb. 18 9 am
Mon. Feb. 20 9 am
Sun. Feb. 26 4 pm restorative
Sat. Mar. 4 9 am
Mon. Mar. 6 9 am
Sat. Mar. 18 9 am
!!! Sat. Mar. 25 half day retreat!!! More details coming soon!
Mon. Mar. 27 9 am
April-June schedule will be released at the beginning of March.
Here is what I wrote a year ago (roughly Nov. 2021):
Many people, far and wide, throughout the long stretch of pandemic uncertainty, said something that became almost a mantra of sorts: “We can’t come out of this time that we are in and go back to the same old, same old.” In other words, if we haven’t learned anything from this time of forced isolation, physical separation and introspection, well, shame on us!
Of course we want to be able to spend time with family and friends, but beyond that, how have we resumed going about our days? Are we approaching our work, our family time and our old routines the same as we did pre-pandemic?
I know that was not my intention when I reopened my yoga studio in July. I have been very cautious, implementing safety protocols and gearing my teaching to the importance of our foundation and breath work. Other than that, I have pretty much been following the blueprint of a typical 75 minute studio yoga class. Some of you have jumped right back in to that schedule (including the pool in the summer), others have been hesitant because of the ongoing, underlying problems associated with COVID, while those of you who can, have been traveling a lot more than usual, to reconnect with people who have been so dearly missed.
So what will True North Yoga look like going forward? I don’t have an exact schedule of classes in mind, but here’s what I DO know:
*True North Yoga and True North Farm will be more interconnected; it’s practices interwoven.
*There will be more community involvement with our place. The practice of yoga is for all bodies, regardless of flexibility, size, age, sexual orientation, gender expression or religious beliefs. It is for families and groups. Yoga classes will be tied in to the seasons: the weather forecast; the planting, nurturing and harvesting of the crops; the cycles of the moon; sunrise/sunset times and needs expressed by you–the students.
*More yoga experiences will be taken outside.
*There will be opportunities for immersion and multi-faceted yoga classes.
*I will be reaching out to many of you over the next couple of months to get your feedback and to listen to your ideas. If you don’t hear from me, don’t be shy–contact me!
*The last 18 months that we’ve been experiencing collectively has convinced me that yoga is needed now more than ever. And not just as a good stretch. It truly is a mind, body, spirit practice.
I am very excited about this next chapter!
2022 was jam packed with taking care of family near and far. Every time I thought I would be resuming classes, some other big event (mostly health related) required my full attention. Here’s to 2023 looking very different!
Be well. Be kind. Stay tuned!
True North Yoga is a community focused, inclusive studio where anyone, regardless of yoga experience, body type, race, age, gender identity, sexual orientation or income can learn about the eight limbs of an ancient practice in a safe and welcoming environment.
True North Yoga is practiced in a restored turn of the 19th century barn where fresh breezes through wide open doors welcome you during the warmer months and a converted, heated hayloft provides a cozy space when the temperatures drop outside.
True North Yoga offers a flow style yoga class for any level student as well as restorative classes that are designed to bring deep rest while remaining in supported poses for longer (than usual) periods of time.
The summer of 2021’s classes were 100% donation based and our incredibly generous community came forth with more than $2,500 for Foodlink, a food bank (and so much more!) that serves our 10 county region. I am on the board of this amazing organization and could not be more proud of our yogis!
True North Yoga features a unique summer offering–aqua yoga! A warm salt water pool, next to the barn, provides another form of relaxing and sometimes challenging yoga practice. These classes are small and by preregistration only.
Plant. Nurture. Harvest.
True North Yoga is proud to serve the residents of the following locations and the surrounding areas: