Ames Yoga Center Newsletter


January 2011

Student of the Month

Each month we will highlight an Ames Yoga Center student, and post their answers to a questionnaire. The January Student of the Month is Cassie Russett. More...

Upcoming Events

Crown Chakra Workshop January 28th more...

Healing Touch Workshop with JoAnne Pfieffer February 19th & 26th

Nia Workshop with Deb Jump and Beth Pelton March 26th

Ayurvedic Healing with Dr. Rajesh Kotecha, from India in early April.

New Class Offerings

There are three new class offerings beginning in January and February

New! Beginner Yoga | Wednesdays | 9:30-10:30AM

Begins January 19th, 4-week session $40

The Beginner Class is for those new to yoga, and meets once each week for 4 weeks.

This class will provide you with the tools to get started with your yoga practice. Students will gain an

understanding of the format and stye of the classes which will prepare them to join a

regular session of classes upon completion.

New! Intro to Meditation | Fridays | 9:30-10:30AM

Begins January 14th, 4-week session $60

There has been much research to support the healing benefits to both body & mind from the practice of meditation. In this course we will explore the different types of meditation and the techniques that support the practices. Students will gain an understanding of which style is appropriate for their constitution and learn to cultivate a practice that works for their lifestyle. No previous experience is necessary.

New! Yoga Therapy for Positive Body Image

Saturdays | 11:15AM-12:30PM

Begins February 5th 4-week session $60

The fixation with body image distracts us from our potential. In this course we will study our

relationship to our self image and explore ways to nurture and heal limiting patterns within

our self; rediscovering our true nature of balance and contentment.

Full Schedule here

Yoga Class Notes

In this session of classes we are studying the Yoga Sutras - the sacred teachings of the wisdom and the practice of Yoga. Reflecting, digesting, and adapting this ancient wisdom has a transformative effect on our approach to life.

Sutra 1.1

The Journey Begins

With humility and an open heart and mind, we embrace the sacred study of Yoga.

Next session we will continue to develop an open heart and mind with the Sutras. I recommend the book The Secret Power of Yoga by Nischala Joy Devi. It is a source of inspiration that you can refer to again and again. This book is available in the Ames Yoga Center Om Shop. Please email Ruthann to reserve a copy.