Posts Tagged ‘Asha Yoga’

For (East Sac) Mom: *FREE* Yoga Classes

February 18, 2010

A while ago we wrote about *FREE* Yoga Fridays at It’s All Yoga and last week I was actually able to attend! I say “actually” because I work in the financial industry and lets just say “bankers hours” aren’t exactly what they used to be– so to be able to take in a Friday afternoon yoga class was like being on a vacation.

I arrived at It’s All Yoga around 4:20PM and found parking near the antique shop on the corner. It took every ounce of will power I had to walk past the store (there are a TON of cool things in that shop) and find my way to It’s All Yoga’s door. I checked my shoes at the door and found a place near the back of the room to unroll my mat. For those who didn’t bring a mat they had plenty to lend out. There was a sectioned-off area for personal belongings and a bakers rack full of supplies– blankets, blocks, mats, etc.

By 4:30PM the class was full but not uncomfortable. If you’re new you’ll want to get there early to get a space and not be the last-minute attendee that other participants have to scoot their mats to make room for (or maybe I’m the only one who doesn’t want to be that person.)  The pace was slow and relaxing and many of the poses could be modified either more difficulty or more ease. The hour flew by and I was pleased that there wasn’t too much of a “spiritual” tone to the class… you know, the “be one with our Mother earth” kind of thing. I’m sure there are lots of people who are way into that aspect of yoga, but to be honest, it weirds me out a little.

All that to say, I left the class refreshed and relaxed and I would definitely go back. So why not try it for yourself? Maybe you’re in my predicament and a Friday afternoon class isn’t ideal for you. Here are a few other options to try out a *FREE* yoga class in East Sacramento:

 

Asha Yoga: one Saturday a month 1-3PM (read more here)

McKinley Park: Saturdays 9-10:15AM (behind the rose garden)

The Yoga Solution: Fridays 5:30-6:45PM

Fremont Presbyterian Church: Saturdays 9-10:15AM

We’ll see you there!

Any yoga experience feedback? Are you one with Mother Earth, looking to relax or just get in better shape? If you’ve been to any of the above-mentioned locations comment below and let us know what you thought.

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FREE Yoga Workshop and Kids Yoga

December 10, 2009

If you’ve ever practiced yoga you know how relaxing it can be– that is, if it is done correctly. This East Sac Mama hits up classes whenever I can and encourage others to try it out. In fact, I participated in a yoga class the night before I gave birth a month early! (My honey and I attributed the early arrival to the class… either that or the spicy Chinese food for dinner afterwards.)

Given the calming effect yoga can have on the body, doesn’t it make sense that this is something we should teach our kids? Can tantrums be avoided by a Triangle Pose? Can deep breathing diffuse melt-downs? The owners of Asha Yoga believe so! In a society where an enormous percentage of children are overweight and do not get enough physical activity, children’s yoga can have endless benefits. Kids yoga helps children gain strength, flexibility, a more positive body image and physical awareness.

If this sounds like something you’d like your child to try, visit Asha Yoga on Wednesdays from 3:30-4:15PM to participate in the Kids Yoga class. The cost is $13 per class or you can save $2 and get a 5-class pass for $63. The Kids yoga class at Asha Yoga is appropriate for ages 4-9. Click here to sign up!

For (East Sac) moms or dads, this Saturday Asha Yoga is offering a *FREE* yoga workshop from 1-3PM. Here is what Asha Yoga has to say about the beginner workshop:

Yoga 101 is the perfect place to begin your yoga practice. Explore and learn at a comfortable pace in a supportive environment with others who are new to yoga. This 2.5 hour workshop is designed to provide you with a strong foundation for an educated practice so that you can feel confident and comfortable in the all level or basics classes. It includes: A brief discussion of the historical and philosophical background of Yoga, demonstration and practice of the fundamental Yoga postures, instruction on how to combine breath and movement, answers to frequently asked questions and misconceptions. You don’t need to be flexible, strong, or be able to quiet the mind. Simply show up and do your best.

Need we say more? I think that would convince even the most hesitant participant. Make sure to call now to reserve your space as participation is limited to 30. Click here to sign up now! Asha Yoga is located at 1050 20th Street, Suite 110. For more information click here or call 916.443.6535.

We’ll see you there!

We’d love to hear your opinion on the subject. Have you taken a yoga class at Asha Yoga? In East Sacramento in general? Is it something you’d like your children to participate in? Please share your experiences!