We had a wonderful family getaway in the White Mountains, how cute is this cabin we stayed in? Love the slower pace, the views and the opportunities to explore nature, we even spotted a bear! Best part was the terrible WiFi:)
More outdoor Yoga this week, still Zooming, there will be an online option Saturday and Wednesday at 9, and outdoor Monday and Friday mornings.
Register here: https://deirdremcwadeschedule.as.me/
…and subbing Monday the 24th at 6pm for Gwen at RCY, Acton: https://healcode.com/iframe/schedules/14118892b26/
Outdoor Yoga started last week at Millworks, the early morning is a great time to get on your mat and set your intention for the day. It’s been cooler in the mornings, the birds are chirping, the earth below your feet, the sky above, it’s just. so. peaceful!
This week, Lelia is subbing for me Monday morning, and I will teach her 7am class on Thursday at Long Lake in Littleton (hosted by Littleton Parks and Rec, $10 cash or venmo). I’ve been taking her class for the last few weeks. It’s wonderful, the slope of the beach is becomes a prop to either add resistance to the poses, or make the pose more accessible, join me! Still Zooming too: Wednesdays and Saturdays at 9am.
To sign up for Zoom classes, or my Millworks Outdoor yoga, go to my scheduling page: https://deirdremcwadeschedule.as.me/
Any questions? Email or PM.
Join me Monday, 730 am for Yoga for Strength and Mobility, use the code GETSTRONG to try this class for free!
Wednesday, Vinyasa flow at 9am, register here: https://deirdremcwadeschedule.as.me/
Filling in @ Revolution Community Yoga, Tue: at 8am and Wed: 7am: https://yogaacton.com/class-schedule/
Outdoor classes @ Millworks start Aug. 10th! Stay tuned.
Nice to have a little cool weather today! Kicking off the weekend tomorrow at 9am.
New classes on Monday at 730 am (bring light weights, a resistance band, or just 2 water bottles) and Wednesday, 9 am Yoga, here’s the link to register: https://deirdremcwadeschedule.as.me/
Hope to see you on Zoom!
Hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July weekend! if you’ve been following along with Gov. Baker’s guidance, this was the week that many studios and gyms chose to open. The consensus from the Saturday morning yoga crew was to keep having Zoom classes for now as an option, and I have to say I agree. The restrictions (14ft between mats) are such that I’m finding practice on the mat in my basement, with all of you safe in your homes to be the most enjoyable.
And, I’m adding a Wednesday 9am class to keep us strong and focused mid week. I’ve invested in Acuity for scheduling and waivers, so, starting this week, to register and get the zoom link. Payment is via PayPal, or if you prefer, contact me to arrange another type of payment.
I’m really looking forward to training this weekend, online with Kathryn Bruni -Young. Kathryn is a movement educator in Canada and the founder of Mindful Strengh. She hosts a super informative podcast (Mindful Strength) and she has been a big influence in my yoga practice and teaching! This weekend training was originally supposed to be in Boston, but she’s transitioned it online.
It’s really nice to have something on the schedule to look forward to, I’ve even packed my lunch and snacks like I’m going to the studio for the day:). Looking forward to incorporating the teachings in my classes, look for pop up Zoom classes with me, combining the benefits of strength training with the teachings of Yoga!
Great article, shared by Jill Miller (of Yoga Tune up fame) to a FB group I belong to. www.choprafoundation.org/integrative-interventions-for-covid-19-chopra-library-brief/
If there is one activity that you can do to contribute to your wellness and increase the function of your immune system during this time, it’s meditation. It costs nothing, and studies show, even if you are really ‘bad’ at it, it still works. There are loads of apps that can support and guide you, but even taking a 1 minute break to sit and feel what its like to be in the very breath you are in, one breath at a time.
For kids! Don’t even tell them they are meditating, depending on the age, you could have them focus on a candle (one with a battery is fine!), or clasp their hands with their pointer fingers steepled and pretend they are gazing at a candle, imagine the color, the flicker of the flame, slowly blow it out, and do it with them! If they have hard time falling asleep, guide them thru a “Yoga Nidra” imagining each part of their body relaxing and softening as you go, and do that with them too!
During the day, if you notice yourself spinning into the future, or ruminating on the past, or just feeling overwhelmed, stop, plant your feet on the earth, lift the crown of your head to the sky and take ten long, slow breaths. You’ve got this!