March through May 5th is Spring Fling at Paradise Yoga Center. New Students to Paradise Yoga Center, that are Ridge Residents can purchase a 10 class pass for $10 or 30 days for $30. Come Take some classes, Experience Yoga, get to know our amazing Yoga Teachers and Students!
WORKSHOPS AND SPECIAL EVENTS :
May 3rd, 12-2pm, Introduction to Yoga: a mini-workshop will be presented. This workshop is appropriate for all levels of fitness and previous experience is not necessary. This is a Seva(service) program and is fee free. You must pre-register by May 2nd to attend--go to Workshops for more info and to register or call 876-0503.
May 4th, 3-5pm a special spring workshop is being presented: Spring Cleaning your Body. Sheryl Sanchez, L.Ac and Barbara(Zack) Zachary RN, RYT will conduct this event. Sheryl will guide you through the eating pattern changes as we move into spring and summer, as well as treatment of common spring maladies with herbs and food. Zack will lead a detoxifying sequence of asanas and breathing practice. She will also discuss Spring Detox programs for 3, 5, 7 days to bring the body into a clear and clean state of being. The fee is $20 and you must pre-register by May 3rd. You can go to Workshops to register online or call 876-0503.
A spring field trip to the Asian Art Museum to attend the Smithsonian exhibit- Yoga: The Art of Transformation. If interested, call 876-0503 or sign-up at Paradise Yoga Center.
More special events being added for May and June-stay tuned.
"The flowering of meditation is goodness, and the generosity of the heart is the beginning of meditation." JIDDU KRISHNAMURTI (1895-1986)
Information technology is expanding at such a rate that nearly every aspect of our world has been impacted, yet there has been no corresponding expansion of personal happiness. Instead, we find that we have become anxious, sleep-deprived, depressed, and over-medicated. For example, one in four women in the United States takes antidepressants and/or anti anxiety medication, with men not far behind. And for sleep? The Center for Disease Control has declared that insufficient sleep is an epidemic.
My premise is not that technology is supposed to increase our happiness but that our society now believes it does. We have become confused as to the difference between happiness and entertainment. The constant glancing into our smart phone to see if anyone has pinged us, while a friend is sitting across the table speaking to us, are indicators that we are addicted to something that is making us less considerate and more alienated.
Here is one of the most important statistics you may ever read that explains the clash of human happiness with text-based technology. According to research from 1981, approximately 90 percent of human communication is nonverbal. So although we are more connected than ever, when we communicate with text, it is only 10 percent of us that is connected. It is no wonder we feel more alienated. The overuse of social media, texting, and gaming is causing our society, especially young people, to develop symptoms that remind me of Asperger syndrome -- verbal difficulties, avoiding eye contact, inability to understand social rules and read body language, and difficulty in forming true friendships. Max Strom-There is No App for Happiness
"Yoga is a way of moving into stillness in order to experience the truth of who you are. It is also a way of learning to centered in action so that you always have the clearest perspective on what is happening and are therefore able to respond most appropriately." "As you move into the depths of stillness, subtle and powerful changes will become apparent in your life." Erich Schiffmann- Yoga, The Spirit and Practice of Moving into Stillness
"Spirit is the element that wants to perfect, purify, and transcend. It directs our attention to the future, the coscmos, and the infinite." Thomas More. A Religion of One's Own : A Guide to Creating a Personal Spirituality in a Secular World. 2014 www.careofthesoul.net
Yoga for the Gardener with Jim Salber will held on April 12th 3-5pm
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.