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Hi Everyone, 

HOLLA! I'm back from SXSW and in desperate need of yoga detox. Thankfully class resumes tonight! After a week off, I have a feeling* we're going to have a great turn-out.

*By "have a feeling," I actually mean hope :) 

All you need to bring is your beautiful self -- then we'll go retox somewhere for Dan's birthday! 



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. 


"But I'm not flexible"

Confession time: I haven't done yoga in two weeks. TWO WEEKS! For me and my body, that's practically an eternity. It started with a 30-hour car ride to SXSW (take that, hamstrings) and despite every intention to take a class in Austin, I just didn't.

My first thought upon returning to NYC was, "Argh! I've lost all my flexibility! My teachers are going to be appalled!" Then remembered what I often tell new students. Whenever I mention someone should come to Geek Yoga, 9 times out of 10 they reply with, "But I'm not flexible."

Contrary to popular belief, the aim of yoga is NOT flexibility. Flexibility is a nice by-product and you WILL see your flexibility improve dramatically week-over-week. The intention is around integrity -- engaging all of your muscles without straining, extending your energy lines and remembering to breathe. Yoga is about the integration of mind, body and spirit -- developing strength and flexibility with grace and a sense of balance and ease.

As one of the teachers at Katonah says, he sees two types of students: "loose screws and nut jobs." Loose screws are TOO loose -- they flop all over and need to focus on engaging their muscles not just falling-back on their flexibility. Nut jobs are very tight -- they can focus on breathing into areas holding tension and releasing and loosening a little bit more every pose.

So in your next class, instead of beating yourself up for your lack of flexibility (::::ahem, looks in mirror::::), consider the following questions instead: Am I feeling the stretch? Am I breathing evenly? Am I extending through each limb where appropriate for the pose? How are my angles and lines? Am I surfing the edge of my strength and flexibility without over-exerting? Finally, drop your thoughts altogether and just have some fun!!    
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 THURS March 22 8-9:15pm
 THURS March 29 8-9:15pm


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-Terri Guillemets

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