Drop ins are welcome!!! Pay for your class when you arrive.
PLEASE E-MAIL US WITH ANY SPECIAL CLASS, WORKSHOP OR TIME REQUEST IN THE NEXT WEEK. WE ARE FIRMING UP THE FALL SCHEDULE AND CALENDAR.
YOGA TEACHES TO CURE WHAT NEED NOT BE ENDURED AND ENDURE WHAT CANNOT BE CURED. BKS IYENGAR
This past week the Yoga World lost one of it's most gifted pioneer teachers. BKS Iyengar passed at the age of 95. In those 95 years, he introduced the world to Yoga through his innovative and brilliant teaching style and writings. We here in the west owe a tremendous gratitude to Sri Iyengar. Each time we come to the mat, we are practicing poses as he taught them, we are using props that were his innovation and the pranayama practice is as he wrote it--all that we have today in yoga is due to the work of this brilliant soul--Thank you and Namaste BKS Iyengar.
We have very exciting news here at Paradise Yoga Center!!! The students and teachers of Paradise Yoga Center are becoming part of Ohana Health, located at 757 Fir Street here in Paradise. We have had three amazing years here at our current home, we have grown a beautiful Yoga family or Ohana. This wonderful community will continue to grow together through the years on the Yoga path. The decision to close Paradise Yoga Center was not an easy one, but a decision that I, Zack had to make personally as I look to the future and retirement. I have appreciated the support and love of every student and it has been a great honor to be part of this journey with all of you and I thank you. I am not retiring from teaching, I am just retiring from owning and operating a Yoga Center. Anne and Duane at Ohana Health have wanted to a Yoga program at the Healing Center for some time--so this collaboration in perfect!! Ohana Health offers a serene healing enviornment with a spacious and airy Yoga room, a peaceful waiting area, 3 massage rooms, and community Acupuncture and much more. Paradise Yoga Centers last class will be August 30th. The move to Ohana Health will occur over the Labor Day Weekend and our first class in our new home will be on September 2 at 715am.
WELCOMING OPEN HOUSE RECEPTION FOR PARADISE YOGA STUDENTS, FRIENDS AND INSTRUCTIONS WILL BE ON SEPTEMBER 6, 3-5PM. PLEASE COME AND JOIN IN THE CELEBRATION OF THIS MOST AUSPICIOUS UNION.
The first two weeks of the September new schedule is on-line now. The price for classes will be same for drop-ins, 5 class card, 10 class card and 15 class card, and one month unlimited. 3 month unlimited will no longer be available at this time. Check with Ohana Health if you need more information or go to their website.
NOTICE: there will be no classes on Labor Day, the first day of class at Ohana Health will be Tuesday, Sept. 2 at 715am. Come enjoy the new spacious room!!!
WORKSHOPS AND SPECIAL EVENTS :
YIN/RESTORATIVE CLASS begins on Monday, September 8th at 615pm. This will be a floor based,slow meditative practice utilizing yoga support props. The yin practice will be followed with a Restorative Yoga practice. The perfect ending for your Monday. Taught by Zack
Beginning Yoga 101- a much requested new class for students new to yoga or returning to yoga. This will be an eight week series that will cover the background of Yoga, breathing and meditation techniques, and pose/asana practice and correct/safe alignment. This series will prepare the student to begin the amazing practice of yoga with confidence and inspiration. Taught by Lynne Larsen. This class will be Thursdays at 5pm.
A new Gentle class is being added on Wednesdays at 1045am and will be taught by Jim Salber
MAY YOU FALL IN LOVE WITH YOUR LIFE UNCONDITIONALLY AND FIND EACH AND EVERY MOMENT TO BE SO MUCH MORE THAN ENOUGH. Cori Martinez
"DARKNESS CANNOT DRIVE OUT DARKNESS, ONLY LOVE CAN DO THAT." Martin Luther King
"If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank-you, that would suffice." Meister Eckhart
"What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another" Mohandas Ghandi ( 1869-1948)
" Teachers open the door but you must enter by yourself. Chinese proverb
JAMES TAYLOR REGARDING ROBIN WILLIAMS:
"I felt two things immediately when I got the news last night:
first that the light had dimmed and, on its heels, a sense that this was inevitable; that Robin had lived for a long time with a darkness at the periphery of his vision.
What must it have been like to be present when he improvised the genie in "Aladdin" or Lovelace in "Happy Feet?" His Texan, his gay stylist, his Soviet comedian, Mrs. Doubtfire…He was a one-man menagerie.
Perhaps, just as we were swept away, so was he.
I remember the small, uncontrollable chuckle that often accompanied his flights of fancy; as if he were as amazed as we were by what was happening to him.
Who can pretend to understand a gift like Robin Williams's? Meteoric, volcanic, fast and furious…Perhaps there is a price for such brilliance.
I'm so sad he's gone and so grateful he left us so much." ~ James Taylor
Our spiritual and psychological journey must reveal itself in our every day practical life, if it does not we may actually be compartmentalizing our spirituality. If one lives in the urban environment of today, we roll up our yoga mat and then have to drive through a chaotic city. Or we step onto a teaming metro. We get home and clean the cat box. We suffer disappointing blows in the business world. We find out something close to us is very ill. True self-transformation or spirituality has everything to do with our daily obstacles and external difficulties. This is why the work you do with mental focus; tactical relaxation techniques, etc. must be of equal priority to postures and movement. Then when we find ourselves in an immovable traffic jam, we know how to make ourselves calm and centered instead of a vessel of rage. ~ Max Strom
FEED YOU MIND WELL
"...intellectual poison, which takes the form of cheap newspapers, or bad books, can unfortunately sometimes be attractive." LEO TOLSTOY
We can let the circumstances of our lives harden us so that we become increasingly resentful and afraid, or we can let them soften us, and make us kinder. We always have the choice.
"Who looks outside dreams. Who looks inside awakens." CARL JUNG
Paradise Yoga Center is a center for healthy living and healing. It’s a place to start learning; a place to continue growing! At Paradise Yoga Center you can become more balanced, flexible, and strong–plus develop greater endurance, relieve stress, become more relaxed, and meet new friends!
Paradise Yoga Center is owned and operated by Barbara Zachary, RN, CYT, RYT (“Zack”). All teachers are Yoga Certified.
at 7655 Skyway, near the corner of Skyway and Bille Road, in Paradise, California. Ample off-street parking. See a map here.