FROM OUR HEARTS, THANK YOU SO MUCH!
Welcome to Mai Town Yoga's December 2012 newsletter. As stated in our November addition it's our our goal to send out a newsletter on a monthly basis to keep you updated on everything Mai Town.
As we head into the Christmas holiday & the 2013 new year we can all celebrate Mai Town Yoga has now been opened 4 months. The teachers & I from our HEARTS would like to thank you so very much. Tida, Catalina, Mary & myself have been honored to be a part of your lives. Those of you that have stayed have all seen significant & in some instances amazing life changing if not life saving results. Your feedback has been at times overwhelmingly appreciative. The collective experience for all of us I feel can best be summed up with one word... GROWTH.
"You're never too old, never too bad, never too late and never too sick to start from the scratch once again."
Over 15 of you signed up for the holiday challenge! It's coming down to the wire & will end New Years Eve! You still have plenty of time to get classes in!
Don't forget winners get free BMI assessments from Mindy with Fit For Life. Fit For Life is Mai Town Yoga's wellness partner. Anything concerning your overall health, nutrition & weight loss including 1 on 1 personal training sessions in our downstairs gym. Become an auto debit member with Mai Town Yoga & receive discounted services from Fit For Life.
Everyone that practices yoga is doing it for their own particular reasons. We are very pleased our yoga class offerings cast such a huge net. We always need & want your feedback. It's always needed & desired as it's our intention toensure that we continue to offer you the best possible yoga experience.We have worked tirelessly in an attempt to bring you the highest quality & fairest priced hot yoga offering in the DFW area, & I believe we have done this.
"Realizing that our minds control our bodies while our bodies reflect our minds amounts to understanding the most fundamental aspects of ourselves. It further equals a comprehension of the relationship between our "tools." And since the mind and body are interrelated, this understanding makes it easier to see why coordinating them is a practical way of using these tools to greatest effect-a way of using the mind and body to live our lives as art."
H.E. Davey, Japanese Yoga: The Way of Dynamic Meditation
Dan Cicconi RYT 500
Do yoga to beat holiday stress
Do you still have millions of things to do before Christmas? Join the club. This is Crunch Week for many of us. There are gifts to buy, parties to attend, goodies to bake, packages to ship, and cards to send. And then just when you think you've got it all under control, you wake up in the middle of the night and remember something else. That office gift exchange. The flowers you need to order for Christmas dinner. What else were you supposed to bring? You worry about getting it all done, if you'll eat your way into a new jeans size, and how much all of this is going to cost. It can be overwhelming, to say the least. And it makes it easy to forget that the holiday season is all about compassion, love and giving. So if you're finding yourself coming down with a case of the Humbugs, or just needing a little break in the midst of the madness, why not head up to Mai Town Yoga for a class & chill out?
Yoga is an excellent stress reducer. And you don't have to be "good at it" for it to be effective. It can also help relieve pain that can result from stressful activities. If you need a gentle reminder that your shoulders naturally sit somewhere below your neck, not hovering around your ears, yoga can do wonders. It can also help you get better sleep, stand a little taller so you'll look great in your New Year's Eve outfit, and even aid digestion. Another stress-reducing factor of yoga is that it requires you to pay attention to your breathing, and that can make all your worries float away.
Taking time for yourself in the midst of the chaos for a yoga class can make all the difference in the world. Yoga allows us to stop, focus and become much more aware of what is happening in the "now" as opposed to the past and the future. It helps us realize that most things are outside of our control, but we can control our own reactions to the events happening around us. In my experience as a yoga teacher, most stress is caused by over-thinking, or what I like to call "analysis paralysis." It's easy to get overwhelmed when we feel like there is so much to do and not enough time to get it done, and also when we feel that others have expectations of us that we are not sure we can fulfill. This is a recipe for accumulated stress in the body which manifests as tightness, sore muscles, fatigue and lack of sleep.
If we don't take the time for ourselves to reconnect to what is truly going on inside, we can end up making ourselves sick, and then we certainly cannot enjoy all the blessings of being with family and friends.
"Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape." Unknown
Schedule changes effective January 1st will be as follows. We will be phasing out Friday nights 6PM Candlelight Warrior class. Thursday 9AM dancer will switch to warrior core. Monday & Wednesday 4:30pm classes will move to 5pm & those class offerings will not change. Monday & Wednesday 630pm classes will remain in their times slots however Wednesday nights 630pm class will switch from warrior to warrior core allowing for evening students to benefit from the core series. Tuesday & Thursday 430pm classes will move to 530pm while the 630pm classes will move to 7pm. Tuesday & Thursday evening class offerings will not change. Please remember as we continue to study our attendance trends to serve you best we will be altering our schedule more in the future. Our schedule should always be considered in a state of flux as you the students will dictate our class times. Thank you so very much!
Our Christmas & New Year Holiday Schedule is as follows. We will have no classes on Christmas & New Years day. Both Christmas & New Years Eve's we will have 530am, 9am & 12pm classes. The day after Christmas & New Years Day only the 530am classes are cancelled.
We now have an interest sign up sheet at the front counter for the meditation workshop. Meditation workshop is a 2 to 3 hour class & will be taught by Tida most likely on a Saturday afternoon. We will continue to expand our workshop offerings as your different interests in all forms of yoga continue to grow.
Remember to get the most out of your practice here are a few tips we ask you to consider.
For your convenience class descriptions, tuition rates and our schedule can always be found at maitownyoga.com
Please arrive 5-10 minutes before the class starts to give yourself time to get into the room, lay your mat down and prepare yourself for class.
Please be mindful of other students who might be meditating, in savassana (laying down) or child's pose and keep talking & noise to a minimum. One reason many come to practice yoga is to stop the everyday stories & dramas in their minds for at least the one hour they are here.
Please leave all CELL PHONES, shoes & personal items in cubby's set up in lobby.
Hot Yoga is a work out. We want to remind you to make sure and drink plenty of water before, during and after your classes. Hydration is important and we have vending machines filled with water, coconut water, and Gatorade for your convenience.
Blankets for your Restorative classes are available at the studio. These blankets give just the right amount of padding for your shoulders, knees, and hips during the longer hold times in these classes.
Mat and towel rentals are $1 each. Forget to bring your own? No worries, we have them here to rent. At this time Mai Town Yoga is not offering free mat and towel service with any of it's memberships- however if you check in at Mai Town on Facebook, we will waive the mat or towel rental for that class.
Towel Monogramming is available for those who wish to personalize their Hot Yoga towels. We have partnered with a local embroiderer to personalize these for us and we will offer free laundry service for monogrammed towels. Leave your monogrammed towel with us and it will be clean and ready for your next class.
Please take to HEART as we head into the new year don't let yourself lose any momentum with your health & fitness. Producing the changes we want can be met with difficult challenges so we must be vigilant in honoring & loving ourselves. The Mai Town Team consisting of Tida Chambers, Catalina Oranday, Mary Gatmaitan & myself will be here for you. Come & see us.
(469) 218 0691