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Fall Into Good Habits– MYBO’s Fall Schedule

We’ve switched up our schedule a bit to better serve you!  Take a look and be sure to try a new class– we’ve also added new classes to the line up. Sign up here!

Monday
6:00 AM
                               Outdoor Flow Yoga
Neen
60 minutes
12:00 PM
Warrior Cardio
Damion
60 minutes
5:15 PM
Pilates Mat Fusion All Levels
Amanda  S
60 minutes
5:30 PM
Hot Yoga-Yinyasa
Seneca
75 minutes
6:30 PM
Flow ALL Levels
                    Joanna
75 minutes
7:00 PM
Hot Yoga –Hatha Nourish
Amanda Shipe
90 minutes
8:00 PM
Yoga for Inflexible Humans BEGINNERS
Todd Watkins
75 minutes
8:30 PM
Jujitsu All Levels
J Coleman
75 minutes
Tuesday
6:00 AM
                           Hot Yoga-Yinyasa
                Amanda B
60 minutes
7:00 AM
                           Morning Meditation
                   Melinda
30 minutes
12:00 PM
Pilates Mat Fusion All Levels
Bobbie
60 minutes
5:15 PM
                             Flow All Levels
                  Seneca
60 minutes
5:45 PM
Hot Yoga -Hatha Energize
Soozie
75 minutes
6:15 PM
Pilates mat Fusion All Levels
                Amanda S
60 minutes
7:15 PM
                          Warm Yoga-Yinyasa
Todd
75 minutes
7:30 PM
Restorative/ Yin Yoga  BEGINNERS
Soozie
75 minutes
Wednesday
6:00 AM
Hot Yoga- Hatha Classic
                    Neen
60 minutes
12:00 PM
Flow All Levels
Deborah
60 minutes
5:15 PM
Pilates Mat fusion All Levels
Bobbie
60 minutes
5:30 PM
Hot Yoga-Yinyasa
Soozie
75 minutes
6:15 PM
Flow BEGINNERS
                   Amanda S
60 minutes
7:00 PM
                      Hot Yoga -Hatha Detox
                     Shari
90 minutes
7:30PM
                          Pilates Mat Fusion
                   Amanda S
60 minutes
Thursday
6:00 AM
Hot Yoga Yinyasa
   Amanda B
60 minutes
12:00 PM
Flow All Levels
                  Moriah
60 minutes
5:15 PM
Flow BEGINNERS
  Amanda S
                      60 minutes
5:45 PM
 Hot Yoga -Hatha Balance
Soozie
75 minutes
6:15 PM
Pilates Mat Fusion All Levels
Alyona
60 minutes
7:15 PM
Warrior Cardio All Levels
Damion
60 minutes
7:30 PM
Hot Yoga- Yinyasa
Alyona
75 minutes
Friday
7:00 AM
Gentle Hatha Class All Levels
Todd
60 minutes
12:00 PM
Flow All levels
Todd
60 minutes
5:00 PM
Flow ADVANCE
Soozie
75 minutes
5:30PM
Hot Yoga-Yinyasa
Bobbie
75 minutes
6:45 PM
Warm Yoga- Hatha BEGINNERS
Todd
75 minutes
Saturday
9:15 AM
Hot Yoga- Hatha Balance
Soozie
75 minutes
10:30 AM
Pilates Mat fusion All Levels
Amanda S
60 minutes
11:00 AM
Warm Yoga- Hatha BEGINNERS
Todd
75 minutes
4:00 PM
Hot Yoga-Yinyasa
Soozie
75 minutes
Sunday
10:15 AM
Pilates Mat Fusion All Levels
                    Alyona
60 minutes
10:30 AM
Hot Yoga- Hatha Energize
Shari
75 minutes
5:00 PM
Hot Yoga -Hatha Classic
Jamechia
90 minutes
5:30 PM
Yoga For inflexible Humans BEGINNERS
Todd
75 minutes

September 8th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Labor Day Weekend Road Trip? These Poses to Relieve Travel Aches

As most of us will hit the road this weekend, use these yoga poses while you travel and after to help relieve some of the soreness, stiffness, aches and pains from your journey!  Of course, drivers should always pay attention to the road and drive safely, but a little stretching during a break can help you make it the last mile.
  • Head rolls: Stretch each ear to shoulder, chest and chin to the ceiling of the car slowly inhaling and exhaling with each rotation. Start the circles small and slowly increase the size to mindfully warm up the muscles. 
  • Passengers can tuck their knees into their chest, wrap your arms around your shins.
  • Try lifting your arms to roof and bend your elbows, palms flat on ceiling. Press chest forward like an inverted down dog.
  • Take advantage of those breaks with forward folds, gentle back bends and half moon poses.
September 6th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Congrats to Our Shari- 2nd Anniversary at MYBO

We’re so lucky to have Shari at Mind Your Body Oasis.  In case you haven’t attended one of her classes here is a little bit about Shari:

Shari first realized the profound mental and physical benefits of yoga when she began taking hot yoga classes over ten years ago in Charlotte, NC. In her own words, “Learning to breathe was life-changing because that is the real yoga!” After many years of exploring her personal practice with amazing instructors Shari decided to pursue teacher training. She completed an intensive training at the Asheville Yoga Center with Stephanie Keach and her inspirational team. Shari has experienced various styles of yoga and continues to evolve both as a student and teacher. She especially loves to practice and teach traditional hot, vinyasa/flow, and power yoga. In addition to being a Registered Yoga Teacher Shari is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist. She is truly passionate about wellness and believes yoga is a life-long journey to balance the mind, body, and spirit!

Shari teaches our hot hatha series, something you definitely do not want to miss! These classes are especially for you if you have enjoyed Bikram yoga in the past (or possibly not enjoyed) and want to take it to another level and advance in your practice, then these hatha variations will fit you like a glove. These classes are not Bikram Yoga and our studio is not Bikram affiliated. Love Bikram or not, you will find these sequences a refreshing change. 5 sequences of 24-30 invigorating and challenging static yoga poses will work almost every muscle in your body. We practice in a 103 degree heated and 50% humidified room to allow the body to detox and stretch more safely and deeply. These classes are highly recommended for new students and advanced practitioners alike. The teacher will make modifications as appropriate and will introduce more advanced postures as students are ready to take their practices to a new level. These classes will assist with detox, weight loss, flexibility, strength and endurance as well as balance and concentration. If you have knee, back, shoulder injuries, these sequences will help you heal and recover.

Come try one of Shari’s classed and celebrate her and her practice with us in September!
September 4th, 2015|Uncategorized|

September’s Student of the Month: Natalia Dzantiea

Congratulations to Natalia Dzantiea, our September Student of the Month! Natalia has lived in Arlington for the past 15 years. She started practicing yoga almost a year ago at Mind Your Body Oasis to help herself stay centered and be present in the here and now, “by staying focused on my breathing and my asana I found it easier to stay in the moment. There are also visible results of my practice – I have some muscles now.”

“I love coming to MYBO because of the non-judgmental atmosphere in the studio, interesting people that I meet, and the great instructors who are very supportive and encouraging. I love the fact that no matter how I feel, in MYBO I can find a class that is perfect for my needs. If I feel like challenging myself – I can take a hot hatha class, if I feel like taking it easy – I can take a restorative class or one of the gentle yoga classes. There are so many classes to choose from at MYBO.”
Natalia encourages those who are thinking about yoga to give it try, “Anyone who wants to start practicing but has any doubts because of their abilities or any other reason – come to MYBO. When I started practicing I couldn’t do any push ups, sit-ups or any such thing. Resting in downward facing dog?! – You must be kidding! Come and try it! You might be a student of the month in MYBO in a few months.
September 1st, 2015|Uncategorized|

September Events Get You Back in Practice

We here at Mind Your Body Oasis have so many events going on this September, we just wanted to make sure you saw them all! You can sign up under our Workshops tab!

Guest Teacher Victor Varana Workshops

Victor Varana is an E-RYT500 certified yoga, meditation instructor, martial artist and energy worker with over 10 years of full yoga & mediation teaching experience and thousands of multilevel teaching hours. For the last 6 years he has being teaching in Tulum, México, one of the yoga retreat capitols of the world, were he leads retreats and teaches all kinds of people with a diversity of ages, practice levels and physical conditions which has gave him a wide amount of knowledge and experience. Among his students in this time, there has been movie and tv celebrities, top models, sports champions, olympic medalists and celebrity yoga & meditation teachers that highly recommend him.

He has strong roots on Kundalini, Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga and has immersed into a variety of traditional and contemporary yoga schools including Iyengar, Ashtanga, Yantra, JivaMukti, Power, ViniYoga and Tai Yoga massage. He also has studied and practices diverse Martial Arts since childhood and he brings all that into his formula “Alquimia Yoga”.

Victor’s ultimate alchemy of yoga is a sequence called “Kalam-Balam, the way of the serpent and the jaguar”. The practices includes pranayama kriya and meditation, a unique asana flowing style combining martial arts techniques, sound therapy savasana with live percussions, throat singing and mantra.

  • September 9th 8-10 PM: Alquimia Strong Core Vinyasa Workshop with Victor Varana: A vinyasa and kriya yoga flow with strong emphasis on core strength, balanced movements and inversions. The practice will begin with Pranayama Meditation and will end with a therapeutic soothing Savasana guided by Victor’s live healing sounds, throat singing and mantra. 
  • September 13th 3-5 PM: Kalam-Balam, Jungle Vinyasa + Martial Arts Workshop with Victor Varana A – yoga + martial arts – designed vinyasa sequence, performed with a very unique and dynamic yoga asana flowing style that combines diverse martial arts techniques and moves. Challenging and fun!. The practice will begin with Pranayama Meditation and will end with a therapeutic soothing Savasana guided by Victor’s live healing sounds, throat singing and mantra.
  • September 13th: 6:30-8:30 PM: Alquimia Self Therapy Flow Workshop with Victor Varana A gentle floor practice flow that opens every joint and stretches every muscle. This class is introduced by Kriya and Pranayama meditation & finished with live healing sounds, mantra and throat singing, a therapeutic sounds Savasana.

MYBO Stand Up Paddleboard Retreat 

September 11-13th Arrive anytime after 4pm Friday and depart Sunday afternoon: SUP Retreat with Alicia Kuhnke and Amanda Shipe Some escape for a weekend full of fitness, relaxation and fun on the water! Deep Creek Lake is the largest inland body of water in Maryland covering approximately 3,900 acres with 69 miles of shoreline. Come spend the weekend relaxing in a cabin steps away from Deep Creek Lake State park. This retreat will include stand up paddleboard lessons, stand up paddleboard yoga classes, yoga and meditation. 



Learn more about Yoga Teacher Training and Immerse Yourself in a Deeper Form of Practice! 

  • September 19th 2:30-3:30 PM: Free Information Session on Spring Teacher Training with Soozie Kinstler Have you closed your eyes and wished that yoga could be more of a lifestyle? That you had more time to do more of it? Maybe you have imagined how cool it would be to be a teacher? Even if teaching is not in your vision taking 200 hours for your own personal, emotional and spiritual development will be a life changing experience. It does take a huge commitment. It takes time, money and energy but what in life doesn’t? Often we don’t feel the need to give ourselves this sort of gift. It will be challenging, yet fulfilling at the same time. You will not be the same person as when you entered. This will be an information session for those of you who have the calling and yearning inside but are filled with doubt and fear. Let’s talk it out and see if now is the time. Make your choice from inspiration and hope rather than fear. Let your intuition guide you. 
  • September 26th-November 1st: Immersion: Taking the seat of the Yogi This is for students who want to take their practice to the next level. This immersion will be for the practitioner who is interested in breaking down some of the common yoga practices and principles in a simplistic way to incorporate immediate transformation in the application of the deeper practices of yoga. This will affect the way you approach your asana practice as well as all the other practices you have in life, like interactions, relationships, diet and more. Expect to commit to asana, meditation and diet and watch the transformation unfold.
August 28th, 2015|Uncategorized|

You Had a Bad Day. Now Get Back on the Mat.

It happens: the class you spend a majority of in a rest pose; you’re ill prepared for whatever reason; mentally you’re not present; and it affects your practice that day. The next class you’re determined to do better but are a bit apprehensive. Now how do you get back on the mat?

So many things can influence how we as humans function on a daily operational basis and on a much deeper emotional and intellectual basis. They can be normal life cycles; a poor night’s rest; the food we eat; external stressors; even the things we do habitually. And these things give us positive or negative reactions. When something that usually provides comfort, like yoga, is uncomfortable we react strongly.

But what if you could take a moment to just understand the experience for what it is? For what it was? You have bad days. You will have days where you struggle. Even with yoga, something we are taught will bring us freedom and happiness and joy. These days should be seen as a gift because they allow us to be quiet and assess, and teach us not to judge. Comparison is the thief of joy. Coming to your mat for the purpose of observing and understanding is more impactful and powerful to your practice and will help you attain the freedom from your thoughts and feelings. Understanding your body, observing your experiences and learning from them is part of your yoga practice.

The human nature is to seek pleasure and anytime discomfort is felt, our instinct is to run. And when we experience discomfort it should not be judged negatively but explored with curiosity. Instead of running, yoga gives you a place to explore, be quiet and observe. Take the seat of the observer and surrender to a whole new aspect of your practice.

August 24th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Immersion: Taking the seat of the Yogi

This workshop series is for students who want to take their practice to the next level. This immersion will be for the practitioner who is interested in breaking down some of the common yoga practices and principles in a simplistic way to incorporate immediate transformation in the application of the deeper practices of yoga. This will affect the way you approach your asana practice as well as all the other practices you have in life, like interactions, relationships, diet and more. Expect to commit to asana, meditation and diet and watch the transformation unfold.

SCHEDULE

Saturday 9/26: Yama and Niyama Sun salutations, awakening into flow 
Sunday 9/27: Asana Guideline and breakdown of Standing poses, getting grounded
Saturday 10/3: Pranayama Urjayi Sequencing and home practice 
Sunday 10/4: Pratyahara, Dharana, Drishti, easing in
Saturday 10/10: Samadhi, meditation the practice of being, surrender, shavasana 
Sunday 10/11: forward, backbends, twists
Saturday 10/24 Bandhas Sunday 10/25 Arm balances and Inversions Off
5th Saturday 10/31 Chakras Sunday 11/1 Clarify, go over, questions
August 20th, 2015|Uncategorized|

September Special Guest: Victor Varana

MYBO is excited to announce two workshop opportunities in September with Victor Varana. Victor is an E-RYT500 certified yoga, meditation instructor, martial artist and energy worker with over 10 years of full yoga & mediation teaching experience and thousands of multilevel teaching hours. For the last 6 years he has being teaching in Tulum, México, one of the yoga retreat capitols of the world, where he leads retreats and teaches all kinds of people with a diversity of ages, practice levels and physical conditions.

He has strong roots on Kundalini, Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga and has immersed into a variety of traditional and contemporary yoga schools including Iyengar, Ashtanga, Yantra, JivaMukti, Power, ViniYoga and Tai Yoga massage. He also has studied and practices diverse Martial Arts since childhood and he brings all that into his formula “Alquimia Yoga”. The first of Victor’s workshops will be in this style, as a vinyasa and kriya yoga flow with strong emphasis on core strength, balanced movements and inversions.  The practice will begin with Pranayama Meditation and will end with a therapeutic soothing Savasana guided by Victor’s live healing sounds, throat singing and mantra. Join us on Wednesday, September 9th from 8-10 PM at Mind Your Body Oasis!

The second workshop is Victor’s ultimate alchemy of yoga is a sequence called “Kalam-Balam, the way of the serpent and the jaguar”. The practices includes pranayama kriya and meditation, a unique asana flowing style combining martial arts techniques, sound therapy savasana with live percussions, throat singing and mantra.  Watch the video below to learn more and join us on Sunday September 13th at 3:00 PM.


#natarajasana – circular #kick – defense – jab – #scorpion #downdog – #vashistasana modified | www.yogamultimedia.com. | KALAM-BALAM fitness method | #yoga & #martialarts | #victorvarana #style #tulum #mexico #yogaretreats
Posted by Victor Varana on Wednesday, April 30, 2014

August 17th, 2015|Uncategorized|

SUP Yoga Retreat

Escape for a weekend full of fitness, relaxation and fun on the water! 

Deep Creek Lake is the largest inland body of water in Maryland covering approximately 3,900 acres with 69 miles of shoreline. Come spend the weekend relaxing in a cabin steps away from Deep Creek Lake State park. This retreat will include stand up paddleboard lessons, stand up paddleboard yoga classes, yoga and meditation.

Date: September 11-13, 2015
Arrive anytime after 4pm Friday and depart Sunday afternoon.

Daily Activities
This trip is all about you and what you want out of it, so you can do as much or as little as you desire. This is your vacation! You can enjoy an early morning run, or group hike, followed by stand up paddling in the afternoons and a yoga class in the early evening to further unwind.

Sample Daily Schedule
Here is a sample of the daily activities – the times and activities may change and everything is optional, for instance if you’d like to sleep in and forgo the morning hike or if you’d only like to spend the afternoon relaxing on the deck you are welcome. This trip allows you flexibility: nothing is mandatory, but everything is suggested!

7:00-9:30 – Morning hike followed by a healthy homemade breakfast
9:30-11:00 – SUP basics
11:30-1:30 – Vegetarian lunch, free paddle time
1:30-3:30 – SUP Yoga
4:00-5:30 – Yoga & meditation
5:30-7:00 – More personal time, sunset paddle, happy hour
7:30 – Dinner at the house, it will be a fresh, healthy meal

Meals: Vegetarian and we accommodate gluten free diets
2 highly nutritious and delicious vegetarian breakfasts, lunches and dinners are included. We will enjoy these meals as a group. If you have something you would like to contribute (meat, snacks, a special dish), please feel free to share.

Accommodations

We will be staying in a private 6 bedroom house located on the lake. The property is spacious and peaceful with a large deck and a hot tub.

Rates & Reservations
Per-person rates for this retreat are:

$399.00 per person
$650.00 per 2 people if you want to share bed!

Suggest Single Occupancy option, Double and then quadruple (There is one room with 2 queens)

There are 6 bedrooms, 1 with a king, 5 with queens and 1 with 2 queens – just something to keep in mind with pricing. There is also a queen pullout in the living room.

What is included in the SUP retreat:
– Two nights stay
– 2 Breakfast, lunches & dinners in the house
– Yoga once a day
– Daily SUP Instruction and SUP yoga
– SUP board rental

Getting There
Let us know if you are interested in carpooling and we can help make arrangements

Please email to amanda@mindyourbodyoasis.com

August 14th, 2015|Uncategorized|

10 Reasons for Yoga Teacher Training

Yoga teacher training is a big step in your practice. Here are ten reasons if you’re still on the fence about signing up:

10. The flexible hours.  (The author really just finds puns like this hilarious)
9. It’s an El Nino Fall/Winter.  Our hot room is a blissful 80-103 degrees.  Always.
8. In 200 hours you can watch all of the episodes of the original Hawaii 5-0, OR become a Registered Yoga Alliance Teacher at the 200 hour level (RYT-200).
7. Svarga Dvijasana is a great party trick. So is learning Sanskrit.
6. You’ll make great friends and join a wonderful community at MYBO. 

5. You’ll need this community when Fluffy does this. 


This cat doesn’t give a shit…
Posted by UNILAD on Thursday, July 2, 2015

4. Teacher Training helps you increase your body awareness and alignment.
3. You appreciate that your yoga practice is just that, practice.  You’ll see major progression in your abilities but know that there’s always room for growth.

2.  11 weeks of training over 3 months is the ultimate yoga retreat.

1. Sharing your passion when you are instructing the next generation of yoga teachers.

August 11th, 2015|Uncategorized|