Hi, MGY Yogis!
December has arrived, can you believe it?! We thought you’d appreciate a glimpse into our Holiday Season Calendar at MGY1 & MGY2 as it’s pretty festive! You’re not going to want to miss a single specialty class we’ve got planned so make yourself a cup of warm tea, wassail, or any other [nip-nip] you’d like to sip on, open up your calendar, prop up your fuzzy-sock covered feet, and with pen in hand (red or green ink preferably) mark the following days with a holly leaf or Christmas tree and plan to be at MGYS.
DECEMBER 25TH – DECEMBER 30TH – Holiday Break
DECEMBER 21 st – Winter Solstice 7:00 pm Arrie at MGY1
On December 21, at 7:00 pm, join Arrie for a special meditation practice honoring the winter solstice, the official beginning of winter.
This hour-long meditation will begin with a brief mindfulness practice, then a contemplative discussion on the ecopsychological effects of the change of the season.
Bring your own meditation cushion as only a limited number will be available.
DECEMBER 24TH – X-Mas Eve 2:00 pm Arrie at MGY1
DECEMBER 31ST – New Year’s Eve 2:00 pm Lou at MGY1
JANUARY 1ST – Yoga Mala 10:00 am All teachers at MGY1
Join the MGYS Teachers on New Years Day at 10:00 am for the 5th Annual Yoga Mala, 108 Sun Salutations, a ceremony to mark a community-wide transition that has become a tradition here at MGYS.
The new calendar year is a great reason to investigate one’s life (thoughts, habit patterns, behaviors, and relationships). The purpose of this ceremony is to create a space for this exploration, as well as to offer a structural model for productive investigation.
The Salutations will be broken down into 4 sets of 27 with a meditative pause between each. The leader of each section will lead the first few salutations to set the rhythm. Listen and try to stay together. This is intended to be a group project. 🙂
Students may practice all 108 Sun Salutations or a portion, choosing to rest while remaining focused.
We will have an area to place flowers, candles, and special objects. If you have something you’d like to contribute, a meaningful artifact, please bring it to the ceremony and retrieve after.
Let’s begin 2018 together! Following the Mala, we’ll have light refreshments, traditional dishes, and a toast to the New Year. Please join in on the celebration. <3
Please expect to be at the studio from 10:00 am – 12:30 pm.
JANUARY 1ST – (NEW!) Relax into the New Year 4:00 pm Glenda at MGY2
with Special Musical Guest, Violinist, Brenda Josephsen.
Relax into the New Year/2018 with a renewed you, attend a special New Year’s Day
Restorative Yoga Class with Glenda.
Start something new for the new year and trust in the magic of new beginnings.
The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it!
Experience the nurturing, nestling poses of restorative yoga.
With each pose, you are totally supported to enhance the body’s natural relaxation response.
Relax, unwind, restore yourself after the hectic holiday season, by nurturing yourself with a special New Year’s Day Restorative Yoga class.