Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Happy Spring! Celebrate with 3 weekend workshops...

Dear Friends,
Happy Spring! Wait- really? My backyard is buried in snow and my 5 year old tromped off to school in the snow suit I just bought her for NEXT year. Isn't March supposed to go out like a lamb?

Well, if you need some refreshing and mood-boosting, we have just the weekend of renewing mini-workshops coming up for you.

Saturday, RESTORE:  1-3:30, come to the yoga-spa of workshops:
Restorative Yoga and Aromatherapy
with three nurturing teachers: Lisa Leizman, Luahn Page (co-owner of JoiaBeauty) and Heidi Schenker. Sooo restful and delicious you will thank yourself for the self-care.

Sunday, REFRESH AND PLAY: 1-3, come to Amazing Abigail's
Strong Core Strong Heart workshop
guaranteed to pump you up and inspire you for spring (which really is coming..?!)

or Sunday 3:30-4:30pm, calling all Families! Need some fun where you get let off some steam, stretch, play and laugh together? Sara Rose, owner of Yoga Sanctuary and Mama of two young girls, will be teaching a special
Spring Equinox Family Yoga class for families with children of all ages.

See below for details of these and all our amazing upcoming workshops. We offer the Yoga Sanctuary mini-workshops as fun, affordable ways to go deeper in your practice without having to give up a whole weekend, plus they are a great way to get to know our talented faculty. YS Members always get 10% off!

And I want to put in a plug for Martin Kirk, coming in May from Arizona. He is a unique and incredibly talented Anatomy and Yoga Therapy Teacher and trainer- if you are a dedicated student or teacher you will not want to miss this opportunity to learn about anatomy and therapeutics for your own healing and to learn to help others.

Lastly please save the date: On Friday May 3rd we are delighted to offer a FREE COMMUNITY YOGA CLASS, co-taught by all the YS teachers, in celebration of spring and sharing the blessing of one another's company on this path. Potluck will follow, class starts 6pm.This is our gift to you, new friends welcome too.
With Warmth and Gratitude,
Sara Rose and all the YS teachers  & staff (Kendra, Lisa, Sarah, Tara, Brittany, Heidi, Ellie, Khalila, Abigail, Molly & Toni)

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Dear Friends,

Happy March! We have almost made it to springtime. I have always found this time of year to be especially dreary as the excitement of winter's snow has waned and the peacefulness of being curled up inside a cozy home has, well, become a bit old. And those tender green shoots of spring are no where to be seen yet though I have heard birdsong every day now. Our yoga practice invites us to align with nature and so as the ground thaws we too feel the need to soften, loosen winter's tightening effects in our bodies, and to find rejuvenation.

After last year's cascades of change and dissolution I welcome this year of gentle growth, of nurturing our beautiful community, of seeing what fresh shoots are heading up and out of the deep dark soil of creativity. At Yoga Sanctuary renewal can be found in our many workshop offerings- from  healing restorative yoga and aromatherapy to the beautiful complements of yoga and writing being offered in 3 different springtime workshops, to our incredible Anatomy and Yoga Therapy Training offered by Martin Kirk this May. Check out the amazing offerings we have put together for you and join us sometime! We have Family Yoga coming up, Yoga and Bodywork, Core Strength.... a positively dreamy line up of new offerings to uplift you and your yoga practice after a long winter. Full descriptions can be found on our website-

We welcome you to attend the workshops that call to you, to try a new class or teacher at YS  just to shake up your habits and bring a fresh perspective to your practice. We are delighted to welcome Molly Kitchen back to YS after her winter away ... she will be teaching the Tuesday and Thursday 7:15pm Flow classes. We're so glad to have her back.

We have something for everyone in our weekly classes, from Intro to Yoga (our most basic), Gentle, Mixed level classes, to the Level 2 and Advanced Practices. I am personally delighted to be offering more times for Private Sessions ( to schedule), and am beginning to plan the Immersion/Teacher Training for FAll 2013.
Good things are ahead!

Some of you have asked about the future of YS. While I am still hoping for a change in my administrative role in order to serve more fully as a teacher and teacher trainer, I am committed to keeping this amazing sanctuary going. It is a vibrant and beautiful place... thanks to all of you! I do have a wonderful new assistant, Toni Dube, who you will likely meet in the coming weeks. I wish her a warm welcome!

One of my many hopes for this spring is to connect with our community via the blog more frequently. It's, ah, been a while I know. I might possibly over-mention this... but the two cute little girls in my house sure do keep me busy...

Hope to see you on the mat soon.

With Warmth and Gratitude,
Sara Rose and all the YS teachers (Kendra, Lisa, Sarah, Tara, Brittany, Heidi, Ellie, Khalila, Abigail & Molly)