November 2014 Newsletter
From deciding what to wear today to who to vote for on Election Day - the decisions, from small to significant, that we may make in a single day are plentiful. Among the numerous gifts that yoga can provide is perspective and space for reflection. We have found that our yoga mat really can be a great microcosm for cultivating the ability to make skillful, mindful decisions.
We are excited to give you even more yoga choices throughout your week. Perhaps you already noticed that yogahour moms taught by Betsy Poos is now a weekly class on Fridays at 10:30 am. Starting this week, you will have one more early morning opportunity for yogahour: every Friday at 6 am taught by Jordan Zappala. Also look for a special holiday treat on the schedule, Yoga Nidra will be offered by Joanna Andreae on Sundays at 7:15 pm for a limited time (Nov. 30 - Dec. 21).
One of the questions we receive often from students is "how do I start a home practice?" There are a lot of ways to answer this question and it is largely student-specific. However, one great place to start regardless of your yoga experience is reviewing our pose of the month. With the holidays coming up, Ingrid Benecke decided to offer you a sweet restorative pose called supta baddha konasana (reclined bound angle pose). Whether you already have a home practice or are thinking of starting one, we hope you all decide to spend a little time this month at home in this relaxing restorative pose.
Enjoy our student of the month feature with David McIntosh. Among the several reasons David wrote for choosing Capitol Hill Yoga, "it's a short walk from my house, and the instructors...really know what they are doing." What are your reasons? We would love to hear from you on our social media about why you elect to practice with us.
Out of your many options, we are grateful that you choose Capitol Hill Yoga as your home studio.
Stacey & Betsy
Student of the Month
"Yoga has become a nice part of my weekend routine; I try to attend a class every Saturday and Sunday when I'm in town. I'm hoping to add a weekday class soon."
Turn on your body's ability to relax and tune in as the stress and tension dissolves into blissful tranquility. Using soothing and deeply supported restorative yoga postures, this profoundly relaxing practice can shift your attitude, clear your mind, and heal your body. You will leave feeling completely revitalized and renewed. All levels welcome.
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Pose of the Month
Supta Baddha Konasana - Reclined Bound Angle
Reclined Bound Angle Pose is a therapeutic yoga posture that relaxes the mind and body while stretching the inner thighs and outer hips.
By popular demand, we've added a third early morning yogahour. Come strengthen, stretch, and sweat with us every Tuesday, Thursday, and FRIDAY morning from 6-7am.
Are you an active new mom or mom to be looking for a yoga class that uplifts your strength and confidence while offering the physical support and modifications you and baby need during this special time? Yogahour Moms packs all the power and play of yogahour within a class specifically designed to be safe and supportive for both prenatal and postnatal (6+ weeks post birth) women.
Relax and unwind with us this holiday season. CHY will feature a special yoga nidra class with Joanna every Sunday at 7:15pm from November 30 - December 21.
We see the real strength, increased flexibility, and stress relief a regular yoga practice has unearthed for so many CHY students, including ourselves. On the flip side we also know how difficult creating and sticking to a habit is…and so we created the #chychallenge as a jump to invigorate your yoga habit.