Doodle cAMp is back and its better than ever!
•Thursday 12/27 9:00-11:00
•Friday 12/28 9:00-11:00
Cost: $39 members/ $49 nonmembers
Preregistration ends 12/23. Space is limited. Sign up today!
In honor of Veterans Day, yoga classes on Monday November 12th will be *FREE* for Veterans and their families and friends. In addition, all vets/family members who practice tomorrow also receive a free one-month membership!
The classes take place at the following times:
The 5:45PM class will be a Veterans style class, and we only have room for 30 people.
Pre-register by calling AM Yoga at 616-855-4466.
At home @amyoga111 GOLDEN FLOW. A slower paced vinyasa style flow. I like practicing like this once a week or when I’m not feeling 100%. It helps me slow down and become more mindful of my transitions and gives me time to explore each pose. I even get sore muscles after this practice because I find I’m engaging more in order to hold the pose longer. This style is great for beginners, people with physical limitations or injuries, or people who just want to move a bit slower. Ideally it’s practiced without hungry dogs asking for their lunch. You can experience a GOLDEN class at 5:45pm on Monday & Thursday nights @amyoga111.
That feeling when you get 66 free voter drop-ins 🙌🖤 Drop a comment if you were one of them!
P.S. This went so well, we put another on the books! Vets and their families/friends will practice free on Veteran’s Day (11/12 ). Check our FB event for more details 💛
I’m knocked down today, friends.
When I feel like this, I like to get upside down, remind myself how strong I am at the core of my being, shift perspective and then go SLOW AF into the tasks ahead of me and give my body the care it’s begging for.
When you see people post photos of their practice, a nice long flow or some handstand action, or whatever, know that often times there is slow movement, (or in my case today a cozy bed) waiting on the other side.
This practice is energizing, rejuvenating and empowering 100% of the time.
It’s also a remarkable tool to put you in touch with how you’re truly feeling. It will tell you exactly what your body needs if you LISTEN.
It’s 158,485,394 times more valuable if you listen.
I dare you.
Our Super Yogis 💚 sensory bins! 🐸
🌊 WATER SENSORY BIN 🌊
💧releases energy by providing opportunities to unwind, order thoughts, & relax
💧develops crucial social skills by sharing & taking turns with other yogis
💧builds language and communication by encouraging new vocabulary choices
💧develops gross & fine motor skills while stretching kid’s imagination & creativity
Join us for a Super Yogi Class for only $10!! Classes are offered on Tuesdays at 9:00 and Fridays at 12:00. Preregistration is required. Visit our website to sign up www.AMyoga111.com
Do you notice a difference in your energy as the days get shorter?
Here are 4 tips to help ease you into the darker months (without feeling like garbage):
1️⃣ WAKE EARLY TO WALK. Get up with the sun and get your body moving.
2️⃣ PRACTICE PRANAYAMA. Energizing breathing practices can balance the body.
3️⃣ DECREASE ARTIFICIAL LIGHT. Computers, smart phones, TVs, etc. all emit blue light that disrupts our natural cycles.
4️⃣ DO YOGA. Not surprising, right? Sun salutations build heat and mobility in the body and warm it up during the colder months.
Or, better yet, come to the studio and get the benefits of all of these at once. 😏
Today I overslept. I felt guilty.
I drank a fantastic coconut milk latte. I felt loved and energized.
I ate nostalgic cereal. I enjoyed the simplicity.
I stood in the kitchen and shared what I am grateful for and what I want for today. I felt content and energized. And still a little guilty for not having already accomplished more.
Feelings change. And they change quickly if we don’t hold onto them. Some shift easily by where we put our attention. Others hold on for a little longer.
All of this is fine.
Be Where You Are.
*this is what I’m trying to do.*
WHO REMEMBERS THIS? ✋🖤 #throwbackthursday
When AM began, we didn’t have a studio yet. We had a mission – to bring yoga to as many people as possible. So we started where we were and gave what we had wherever we could… our living room, art museums, restaurants and bars in the community… you name it, we taught there.
Now we’ve got our AMazing studio, but our community club is still a huge part of who we are.
THE BOTTOM LINE:
You don't have to wait until it's perfect, big enough, good enough, planned perfectly or whatever else you're waiting for. Just start.
Not many people know that before we had a studio we created our AM Community Club. It was intentionally created to bring people together to practice yoga out in our awesome city.
@grartmuseum was one of the first places that was a part of this. We are honored to continue to hold this class and it’s happening tonight at 5:45 pm! Thanks @priorityhealth for helping us continue this.
Donation based class. Bring a mat, towel, water and friends. No need to sign up - just show up!
Only UP from there 💥
My yoga practices are often reserved for evening hours, when I can let the day go. Recently Jon and Beyla are getting up earlier, starting their day much earlier, and I’ve shifted to morning practices. I’m grateful because not only do I get to spend time with them in the evening, knowing I’ve made time for myself, but I get to see this. 🙏🏻✨🌕#yoga#amyoga111#moon#fullmoon#morning
Agreed? 🎶 jAM with us tonight at 7:15 for our signature vinyasa set to music! 🎶
👉 Swipe for a preview of what we’ve been jamming to in previous classes 👉
Tell us your fave song to jAM to in the comments!
FLASH SALE 🚨 YOGA IS BETTER WITH A FRIEND, RIGHT? 👯♀️ That’s why we’re giving away one free tuition to our 2 week Foundations program when you enroll to the next THREE people to sign up!
⚫️ Sign up for our 2 week Foundations program starting 10/22
⚫️ Get another free spot in the Foundations program to bring a friend
🚨 Only available for the next 3 people to sign up!
READY, SET, GO!
Alright. Day 7 of #365amyogachallenge : why a daily practice. You'd think I'd have thought to put on makeup, do my hair, or even evaluate the camera angle, given my loathing of seeing myself speak on camera, BUT I didn't so here it is, raw and uncut. Swipe for the (definitely non-exhaustive) list of reasons. 😀
ACCOUNTABILITY TIME ⏰ Pick your class(es) for the weekend and drop ‘em in the comments!
Bonus points: tag a friend to inspire them to flow too 😉
⚫️ SATURDAY ⚫️
7-8 am Vinyasa
8:30-9:45 am Yin Vinyasa
⚫️ SUNDAY ⚫️
9-10:30 am Vinyasa
11-12 pm Vinyasa
12:15-1:15 pm AMp
4-5:15 pm Yin Vinyasa
5:45-6:45 pm Community Class
Day 7: WHY A DAILY PRACTICE?
There are truly too many reasons to explain in 60 seconds.
Life. ✨✨✨ We get one life on this earth.
Don’t waste it or wish it away.
This practice lights me up and helps me dive into the people and things that matter to me.
Who wouldn’t want that? ✨✨✨
Day 6 of #365amyogachallenge : #armbalance
I already posted the other arm balances from my shoot with @modbettieportraits so I thought I'd use this opportunity to post the last one: #firefly . 🔥
One of my teachers told our class a great story about a firefly. It landed on her but wasn't lighting up. She told it it needed to light up, to show off its gift, so the world would know it's special. When it flew away without ever lighting up, she realized the things she said to the firefly weren't actually for the firefly. It was for her.
We bring our baggage, good and bad, to every moment of our lives. It shows up in how we treat each other and ourselves, in how we talk to each other and ourselves, how we act, how we make decisions, and what we think. We cannot cut off the strings of all that's come before to create us, but we can learn to recognize what we bring and why. And once we've had the opportunity to meet and get to know each piece of baggage in this way, we can see how, why, and what we are, which then shows us these things about others and the world as a whole. That level of knowing--of seeing--can eliminate anxiety and depression because, among other things, it enables the person to see their power and forgive where they've faltered. Imagine then, the inner peace that could bring. It just takes practice. Lots and lots of practice. . .
*Interesting afterthought: this discussion of her firefly story is a very different interpretation and pondering than when I first heard her tell it. Further evidence of how what we're bringing influences perspective and processing.
#365amyogachallenge day 5: a pose that challenges you. 🐪
I used to love camel. And I used to dislike fish. Now, camel feels uncomfortable and fish never feels long enough. I'm constantly amazed at how quickly a body can change, whether it's a change we like or something we'd rather not deal with. 😉
And either way, that's why we practice.
Day 4 of #365amyogachallenge : show me where you practice. This is the future at-home practice spot 😍. We gutted our second story, converting a hallway and two rooms-- the master bedroom and my former yoga/ meditation room-- into one large loft bedroom. The northernmost part of the room will be the new, more spacious yoga space! My favorite practice location is @amyoga111's studio but I'm going to make this little space a close second. 😀
Day 5: Challenging Pose
Dhanurasana - Bow Pose
I’ve got plenty of reasons my mind & body resist this beautiful posture.
At the end of the day the particulars don’t matter.
What matters is that I notice the reasons, am comfortable sitting with them, and create equal amounts of breaking resistance & giving myself grace.
It’s daily effort that brings abundant ease & it’s worth every single moment.
Day 5: a pose that challenges you. WHEEL. For a long tome this has been a N O pose for me. I’m always my angriest when I’m in wheel. I haven’t photographed my practice in awhile and when I saw this picture I was SHOCKED. Swipe to see what my wheel looked like in December of 2016. My story about the pose has more or less stayed the same but I still do it anyway and LOOK WHAT A DIFFERENCE two years can make. Trust the practice people, it will take care of you - even when it challenges you. #365amyogachallenge @amyoga111 #practiceanyway#amyoga111#wheel#amyoga365
Can we have a MOMENT? 😍 We owe a huge thank you to this AMazing community who filled our LOVE DOT wall over the past week. You’re the real MVPs ✊
Thank you for helping us fulfill our vision that YOGA SHOULD BE ACCESSIBLE TO EVERYONE.
PS the BOGO promotion may be over, but you can always buy a LOVE DOT from the front desk to support someone who needs yoga 🙏
Day 4️⃣: show us where you practice
My ✨favorite✨ place to practice is in Studio A at AM Yoga. Today I practiced on my lunch break so no time for a pic. 📸 Here’s one in my favorite place with my favorite people. 💛
💡 “If I can lift one toe off the ground in crow, what else can I do…”
💡 “If I can hold chair one breath longer than I thought I could, what else can I do…”
💡 “If I can actually calm down and enjoy Savasana, what else can I do…”
This practice makes you aware of your limitlessness on the mat, so you can realize it off the mat too. And that’s some pretty powerful 💩, right?
Tell us your “If I can…..” moment in the comments! 👇
**And if you REALLY want to realize your power, start practicing EVERY DAY. We’ll be releasing details for our 2019 365 program soon, so keep your eyes peeled for more info on our game-changing signature program.
Day 4: Show us where you practice!
Abundantly thankful for a solid home practice, especially with 2 littles to raise.
But if given the choice, @amyoga111 is haven, home and health for my heart & soul.
So is the woman posing with me and everyone else in my AM fAM. ✨✨✨
‘Show Us Where You Practice’
I practice literally all over the place, probably some places my friends wish I wouldn’t... like the middle of the street at 1 a.m.
But this is by far my favorite room to practice in. Preferably with a lot of pals too.
Day 3 of #365amyogachallenge = #yogaoutside ! .
This pose has brought a lot of lessons on taking things slow. This is the first time attempting the flip grip in several months after a shoulder thing showed up--again. I don't usually want to take things slow. I want to dive in head first doing mach 3! This year, my right shoulder, left knee, and possibly a hernia (! do women even get hernias?!) have forced me to start listening. So, in honoring the process, there was a significant amount of warm up time before the camera was even turned on tonight (I almost lost daylight for the shot! 😂), I stopped short of the foot with the second hand, and held back from kicking harder into deeper extension. 😕 I loathe holding back. But I loathe injuries more, so this is me finally getting the memo.
#amyoga111#amyoga365 @amyoga111 #outdooryoga#outdooryogi#yogaeveryday#yogaeverydamnday
WHAT’S 1 THING YOU’RE LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS MONTH? 👐
We can’t wait for yoga at the @grartmuseum next Thursday night (10/25) at 5:45.
It’s donation-based (thanks to @priorityhealth) and all levels, so you have zero excuses 🚫😘
Tag a friend to invite them 👇