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Hi Everyone, 

Oh, how I have missed you!

My Winter travels have taken me to Bali, Thailand and most recently a weeklong yoga immersion in Tulum (photo of my teacher and I doing Peacock pose and wheel in a partner move below). You know what smacked me in the face this week? I MISS YOU! And we are looong overdue for a Geek Yoga reunion. 

I have all kinds of fun stuff and inspiration up my sleeve...and can't wait to share it with you. Feeling creaky? Haven't been to a yoga class since I left in December? No matter! Get your butt to class anyway and remember how good it feels just to move, shake and stretch a little bit. And go upside down for those of you feeling adventurous :)

Our April detox + retox reunion will be on Thursday, April 25 at 8pm at The Yoga Collective on 29th street. I hope to see you there! Side note: the people who provide our amazing space have raised the cost of room rental, so a single class is now $15. 

Finally, do you have any interest in a Cinco de Mayo mid-day class (it's a Sunday) followed by partner yoga in the park? If so, reply and I'll see about setting something up.



To make the payment process a little easier, feel free to pay in advance on the website. You can buy a single class or a "buy three, get one free" series (4 classes total), otherwise you can definitely still pay with cash or credit card on site. 

All classes are held at  The Yoga Collective (on 29th between 6th and 7th). The schedule is listed in full on the website at If you use Google Calendar and would like to view the entire schedule alongside your own, click here, then click on the small Google Calendar logo in the lower right-hand corner to add this to your calendars. 
Phillip doing Peacock pose over Jenny's Wheel


5 Min. Desk Yoga 

I created Geek Yoga out of compassion for those of us who sit hunched over at the computer all day, but who might feel a little intimidated to go to public yoga classes.

The good news is that it doesn't even take a full class to counteract some of our non-ergonomic work habits. A few backbends, shoulder rolls and side stretches in just five minutes a day will go a long way. On a related note, check out today's Sticky Habits blog post at LAC and join my 5min/day challenge! There's even a new template involved :)

Here's a short sequence to try (yes, right now at your desk or wherever you are): 
  1. Shoulder rolls: Roll your shoulders up to your ears, then down and back (x3). Switch directions.
  2. Cat/Cow at your desk: put your hands on your kneecaps. Inhale as you arch your chest forward and look up, pushing on your knees for leverage; exhale as you completely round your back and look down, sending your shoulderblades to the wall behind you, pulling on your knees for leverage.  
  3. Neck rolls: tuck your chin to your chest, hold for 3 breaths. Slowly roll your chin to the one side, lengthening the distance between your opposite ear and shoulder. Slowly roll back through center to the other side. Repeat this (as slowly as possible) three times. 
  4. Side stretches: clasp your hands above your head and flip your palms up so they are facing the ceiling. Use the interlocking of your fingertips to help pull you over to the right side, stretching out your left side-body and hold for three seconds, then switch sides. Repeat once more on each side. 
  5. Neck release and gentle backbend: take that same clasped hand position and hold the back of your neck just below your occipital ridge. Pull your neck up and out of your back and gently lean back, opening up your chest and arching in your upper spine. 
  6. Release it all (shake out your hands and arms at your sides), then sit up nice and straight at your desk. Shoulders up, down and back; chest broadening across the collarbones; tail slightly tucked; imagining a rope is pulling you up to the ceiling from the crown of your head to grow two inches taller. Take a nice deep inhale, and loud sighing "I feel amazing" exhale! 
Give this a try and report back, I'd love to hear how it goes! And I take requests . . . let me know if you have any burning yoga questions that you'd like me to answer in a future newsletter. 
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THURS April 25 8-9:15pm


"It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power."

—Alan Cohen

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