March Newsletter

Happy Spring Everyone!

Birds are starting to appear and I'm pretty sure they are building a nest in one of my outside lights at the Studio.  A sure sign that Spring is on its way.  And as we make this transition to spring and yawn and stretch ourselves awake from our hibernation of winter, do you feel a sense of awakening within?  Spring is a time of renewal, growth and energy.  We start thinking about planting flowers, getting outside and enjoying the fresh air and sunshine and spring cleaning.  Ok, maybe not all of us think about that last one! lol  But truth is spring is a time when our energy naturally moves upward and expands so there is an internal need to get up and move.  This in turn helps to clear stagnant and negative energy from the body and mind and refreshes our spirit.  Spring is an opportunity to gain a new prospective in areas of our life which may no longer be serving us.  Its a time to think outside the box, to "spring clean" mentally and emotionally.  Its a time when our creative thinking is blossoming and the body is ready for activity.  Our bodies also begin to crave new foods.  Springtime veggies in beautiful colors and texture give new energy to our changing appetite.  That lighter fare going hand in hand with our lighter sense of being.  So welcome spring with new perspective.  It's Grow Time my Friends!

Speaking of growing.  IMYOGA is growing in classes and instructors.  We now have 5 different instructors at the studio.  Each with their own unique sense of style and knowledge.  Please check out the different classes they offer.  Also, we have added an afternoon class on Fridays.  Join Sarah Fridays at 12:00 for a Level One class.  On Tuesday evenings we offer "Sit & Be Fit with Mary",  which is a chair yoga class. This class is really growing and is a fantastic way to bring yoga to all.  

Mark your calendars for the end of the month when we will be offering a donation based yoga class to benefit the American Red Cross.  Saturday, March 31st, from 9:00 - 10:00am.  All monies donated will go to the Heroes campaign and stay right here in Saint Joseph.  All are Welcome! 

The Birds are chirping, the grass is greening, your mat is calling!

Grace and Gratitude                                                                                                                             Veronica Hupp

JANUARY NEWSLETTER

HAPPY 2018 EVERYONE,

I MUST SAY 2018 HAS STARTED OFF WITH A FLURRY OF ACTIVITY.  AFTER 5 CANS OF PAINT, FURNITURE HAULING, DUST BUNNY CLEANING, VACUUMING AND OH YES, WASHING WINDOWS, THE NEW STUDIO WAS READY FOR CLASSES ON JANUARY 1ST!  A GIANT THANK YOU TO ALL THOSE WHO GAVE OF THEIR TIME AND CLEANING TALENTS!   THE STUDIO WILL CONTINUE TO EVOLVE AS WE ACQUIRE NEW FLOORING, ARTWORK AND RETAIL ITEMS FOR SALE.  I INVITE YOU TO DROP IN AND TAKE A LOOK AROUND!

ALONG WITH THE NEW YEAR AND THE NEW SPACE COMES NEW CLASSES AND SOME FAMILIAR FACES.  WE WANT TO WELCOME BACK MARY MCPHEE TO TEACHING.  MARY WILL BE TEACHING OUR "SIT AND BE FIT" CHAIR YOGA CLASS ON TUESDAY EVENINGS AT 6:00PM.  THIS CLASS IS FOR ANYONE FROM YOUNG TO OLD.  ITS A GREAT WAY TO LEARN YOGA FROM A BEGINNERS STANDPOINT.  IT IS PERFECT FOR THOSE WHO MAY HAVE MOBILITY ISSUES AND FIND IT DIFFICULT TO GET UP AND DOWN OFF THE FLOOR. THIS CLASS CONSISTS OF A SERIES OF SEATED AND STANDING POSTURES.  SO PLEASE HELP GET THE WORD OUT ABOUT THIS WONDERFUL CLASS!  ALSO, SOME OF YOU MAY KNOW ANOTHER OF OUR TEACHERS, SARAH STOCKETT, HAS JUST TAKEN A POSITION WITH MISSOURI WESTERN STATE UNIVERSITY TO TEACH A PILATES CLASS THIS SEMESTER.  WHILE WE WILL MISS HER ON MONDAY MORNINGS, SARAH IS STARTING A NEW YOGA CLASS AT THE STUDIO ON FRIDAYS AT NOON BEGINNING IN FEBRUARY.  SO COME CHECK OUT HER NEW CLASS ON FRIDAYS!  SARAH WE KNOW YOU WILL DO GREAT AT THE COLLEGE!

WE WOULD ALSO LIKE TO CONGRATULATE TEACHER HANNAH DELANEY AND HER HUSBAND ON THE BIRTH OF THEIR HANDSOME SON AVERY!  HE IS JUST ADORABLE!  WHILE HANNAH IS ON MATERNITY LEAVE TOM KIRKLE HAS GRACIOUSLY STEPPED IN TO TEACH.  THANK YOU TOM! YOUR PRESENCE AND ENERGY ARE MUCH APPRECIATED!

THERE ARE SOME EXCITING ITEMS ON THE HORIZON FOR FEBRUARY!  THE STUDIO WILL BE OFFERING A "FOUNDATIONS OF YOGA" 5 WEEK SERIES BEGINNING SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3RD.  THE CLASSES WILL BE FROM 8:00AM - 9:00AM AND RUN CONSECUTIVELY EVERY SATURDAY THRU MARCH 3RD.  THIS CLASS IS FOR ANYONE NEW TO YOGA, THOSE WANTING A REFRESHER COURSE IN ALIGNMENT, OR FOR A DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF THE PRACTICE ITSELF.   FEE FOR THE 5 WEEK SERIES IS $65.  

IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR SOMETHING UNIQUE TO DO ON VALENTINES DAY, JOIN US AT THE STUDIO FOR PARTNER YOGA! THE CLASS WILL BE FEBRUARY 14TH, FROM 6:00 TO 7:15PM.  GRAB YOUR SIGNIFICANT OTHER OR YOUR BFF AND COME HAVE SOME FUN,  IMPROVE COMMUNICATION AND BUILD ON YOUR RELATIONSHIP SKILLS!  THERE WILL BE WINE AND CHOCOLATE! COST IS $30 PER COUPLE.  

SO MY FRIENDS ITS TIME! YOUR MAT IS CALLING!

GRACE AND GRATITUDE                                                                                                                   VERONICA HUPP