Welcome

April 6

Jai Bhagwan and Good morning!

Thank you all for your continued participation and mutual support. It is a wonderful feeling to know that while we are each individual threads we are all woven into one community. It is a beautiful reminder of all that these teachings have brought to our awareness and into our lives.

We are adapting to changing methods daily! And are now able to offer more options for you to make your tuition payments. See yesterday’s email to the student body.

Good news for prospective students! We will be offering one-on-one Introductory meetings to get you acclimated to this new process and look forward to having you join us soon!

Currently, the contact us page is not working properly so please email us directly at yogaway@earthlink.net if you are interested in becoming a new student with Yoga Way.

Enjoy the sunshine today, stay well, and do good.

 

March 31

Jai Bhagwan everyone!

We are well into our second week of a full class schedule online! Thank you for being such an important part of it. One of our long-time students reminded me yesterday of an essential element regarding our shared community: “We’re in this together!” So, again, thank you for your enthusiasm, support, and continued participation.

In response to your requests, and out of a heartfelt need, we plan to provide an additional offering. Friday April 3rd begins a three-week series of guided meditations. It is our hope that these sessions will supplement your yoga asana classes and contribute to a deeper sense of stability and well-being.   

Medha: Friday April 3rd 6:00 – 6:40 by donation
Guided Relaxation for Healing

Usha: Friday April 10th 6:00- 6:40 by donation
Guided Relaxation for Inner Harmony

Jahnvi: Friday April 17th 6:00 – 6:40 by donation
Guided Relaxation and Meditation

Donations, in any amount, can be made through the Venmo app or any method you prefer. Sessions will be held through the same Zoom app you are now familiar with for regular classes.

Feel free to ask if you have questions. My inbox is open!
Looking forward to continued gatherings with you all.

Jai Bhagwan!

 

March 25

We are now on schedule with live classes online! We started with our first class on Monday… Enrolled students will receive an invitation to join in. Check your email for details as we refine our process.

March 19

Enrolled students will receive an email communication today regarding preparations for home practice, together! Check your email for how to. It’s a good checklist and will help you get the most out of collective virtual practice time.

March 16

With the rapid changes we are seeing regarding coronavirus, it is clear that we need to alter how we move through the coming weeks and months.

For everyone’s safety we all need to participate in the effort to slow the spread of the virus. Therefore the wise, and necessary, action to take is to temporarily suspend classes at the Center.

We are, however, doing our best to devise a method of delivering classes to you online… but we are not quite there yet. Please be patient as we work to get ourselves up and running.

Safeguarding our physical health, and those around us, is only one aspect of what we are experiencing. There is also a psychological aspect that takes a toll as well. We hope to continue to provide the practices and tools that will help us get through these challenging times together.

We will continue to post communications here as things develop.

Be well

March 15

Please know that we are continuing to monitor the evolving Covid-19 situation. While we are still within the government guidelines for gatherings, we are currently working on alternative ways for us to practice together. We will give you an update as soon as we have more information.

In addition to the hygiene requirements that we are familiar with, there are other things that we can do individually that also help us collectively.

1. Keep up with your home practice. Keeping your stress levels down will boost your immune system and help keep you healthy.

2. Make sure that you get 6-8 hours of sleep each night. The physical and mental bodies need to rest and restore overnight. This is a huge factor in keeping your immune system strong.

3. Eat well. Do we need to say more?

4. Drink enough water. Staying properly hydrated is essential to good health.

More to come soon!…

 

March 14

We have been monitoring the evolving situation with COVID-19, as I’m sure you all have been. We will continue to follow government response and will respond and update you accordingly. We also proceed with the knowledge that things may need to change… Please remember that our primary concern is for the health and welfare of all.

 
Currently the studio is open and offering regularly scheduled classes. 
 
Here are a few additional things to consider:
 
1. You should not share a mat with anyone.
 
2. Therefore, we recommend that you refrain from using the community mats at the studio. Be sure to bring your own mat for practice.
 
3. Under normal circumstances we prefer natural mat cleaners for routine cleaning, but under the current conditions it is advised that you use one of the disinfectants recommended by EPA as effective against coronavirus on your personal mat. (If you are interested, see https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2020-03/documents/sars-cov-2-list_03-03-2020.pdf.) Unfortunately, some of these cleaners, especially ones that contain alcohol, may cause rubber yoga mats to degrade prematurely.
 
4. Social distancing is a new concept for most of us, and important. Most epidemiologists believe that social distancing, along with hygiene, is the key to minimizing the spread of the virus. 
 
Any further developments will be communicated as soon as we become aware.
 
Stay well,
and Jai Bhagwan

 

March 10

Jai Bhagwan,

We all want to be responsible and informed when it comes to our health and safety.

The other day I was asked if our class schedule would be affected by the current health concern regarding coronavirus.

The question is appreciated as some of you may be wondering.

Currently we are continuing with classes as scheduled.

The guidelines listed below are basically the ones we use during flu season but are a good reminder at this time.

1. If you do not feel well or are exhibiting flu-like symptoms please do not attend class.

2. Refrain from handshaking.

3. Use only your knuckle to touch light switches and elevator buttons.

4. Use a paper towel or glove to use the gasoline dispenser.

5. Open doors with your closed fist or hip and avoid opening door handles with your hands unless there is no other way.

6. Use disinfectant wipes at stores when available and wipe the handle of your cart or basket.

7. Wash hands with soap for 20-30 seconds.

8. Use hand sanitizer with a greater than 60% alcohol base when touching objects that might be contaminated when you can’t immediately wash your hands.

9. Cough or sneeze into a disposable tissue and discard. Use your elbow only if you have to. Clothing can carry a virus for up to a week.

10. Wear washable gloves when you can. Money, credit cards, cell phones, and keys can also carry viruses.

11. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. And notice how many times you do that in a day!

Be well

 

 

 

Classical Yoga is a science that combines practical methodology, intellectual understanding, and heartfelt commitment. It is both applicable and accessible regardless of ones age or stage of life. This traditional, systematic approach promotes purification on physical, mental, emotional, energetic, and spiritual levels. Applying oneself whole-heartedly in practice fulfills one’s highest potential.

Yoga Way is committed to learning, experiencing, and sharing the deepest meanings of these ancient teachings, which stem from the timeless tenets of sanātana dharma. The purity and power of these insights would not be possible if not for our Bapuji, Swami Shri Ashutosh Muni.

Our objective is to cultivate the highest and purest aspects of the soul through this applied science. In doing so, we minimize our distractions and focus on our goal. We are delighted to work with students who feel a readiness to begin.

Jai Bhagwan!

Honoring the divinity within us all