The peepers are back, the days are longer and warmer, and slowly we find ourselves moving back to a new/old normal. We have more classes back in the studio, and will continue to add, as teachers and students are getting vaccinated. And yet, we have also found many advantages to having an online studio, that we know that we will continue to offer a blend of classes and a full schedule!
12 months ago, all of our lives abruptly shifted as we adjusted to living through a pandemic. We honestly thought we would be back to normal within a few weeks, and yet, here we are a full year on, with a sense that our old normal is coming into view.
And yet, we’ve changed, and the old normal isn’t going to be the same. We naively thought, we’d be teaching on Zoom for a few weeks and then be back in the studio with the same routine. Surprisingly, our old concept of the studio has changed. And we like it – and you like it, too!
As we move closer to the old normal, you can expect to see more hybrid classes – studio and Zoom. More outdoor offerings of yoga and hiking; these have proven to be very popular. Your teacher may live way up in Northern Maine – Kimberly, in Boston – Kate, or occasionally, Tennessee – Aly. You may be joined by students from out of town, out of State, and even out of the country. You may join us for shorter classes; not long enough to make a trip into the studio worthwhile, but perfect to keep your practice going. You will mostly be in a live class, but we also have pre-recorded ones available, too. We also hosted a teacher training program, and 8 students graduated last month.
We have welcomed all your suggestions and support, as we’ve shifted from a traditional studio based Yoga studio into a new model. We’re excited for the year ahead!
Our latest schedule is here – and one big difference from last year is no snow days! We might be surrounded by the white stuff, but classes are still on. You can enjoy classes from the comfort of your own homes. We also have a few food theme workshops on Zoom, and if you really do want to get outdoors, then there are still some places on a hike/snowshoe excursion.
Last months, Sun Salutation challenge was a success, and there is another opportunity to sign up for the next one. All the details can be found here
We made it – made it to the end of 2020, and our first glimpses into the New Year show that this year is likely to be equally as challenging. It’s very easy to get swept up into the drama that is happening in the outside world, and the adjustments that we need to make to live through it. Just being able to give yourself the time and space to focus on yourselves, to realize the peace that lies within yourselves at all times. Yoga offers a portal into a quieter state of mind; offering up resilience to face the outer world challenges.
So here we are, January, a great time to start back up if you’ve taken a break. Heidi is offering a 30 day Sun Salutation challenge which is the perfect kickstart into practice. We have more Yin and Restorative Yoga classes if you just need to recharge. Our outdoor hike and yoga are a safe way to get out and be in company.
And as always, we are so very thankful for all of our students who share in our community.
Here we are coming to the close of an unforgettable year. Thanks to technology, we’ve been able to continue a full schedule and bring Yoga into your homes. We have a few studio classes with a limited number of spaces, and most classes are on Zoom. If you’re new, we’re very happy to work with you in person, until you feel comfortable joining in on Zoom. We have found some additional benefits – no commuting, no parking issues or snow days.
Heidi has added a series of outdoor hiking and yoga classes. These are very popular, and you will see more of them in the New Year. There are a few specials this month, including a modified Sparkle Sunday event.
We have appreciated your support this year, and look forward to seeing what 2021 has in store! Be well and best wishes for the holiday season
We’re settling into our winter schedule with blend of online and in studio classes. Kimberly has moved to Northern Maine, and Ally has moved to Nashville, but you can still join them for classes. We are also enjoying welcoming students from other parts of the state and country. Much has changed this year, and some of it in ways that we would not have thought possible 12 months ago. Another perk, to our new way of life is no snow days!
A few high lights this month, include 4 free Community classes. Our teacher training program is nearing completion, and we have enthusiastic student teachers ready to practice. Another chance to do 108 Sun Salutations, and many more workshops listed below.
We’re posting a little late this month. It’s a been a busy one as we’re adjusting to the many changes that a new season begins, and you’ll see some new classes and a few time changes, too. Most of our classes are remaining on Zoom, with a few in the studio. If you are interested in trying out a class in person, please let us know, and we’ll try to accommodate you.
Kimberly and Aly are moving to Northern Maine and Tennessee, respectively, but we’re pleased that they will both continue to offer classes for us. A few months ago, we wouldn’t have thought this was possible – but here we are!
There are a few specials this month. On Saturday 19th, Heidi, Aly and Laura will be hosting a Fall Equinox 108 Sun Salutations. On Sunday 20th, Merry Matukonis will be host a workshop on improving Immune Function.
Finally, updates to the schedule and extra activities are added to Chill’s Facebook page.
Summer is finally with us, and we are opening the studio for a few classes, and expanding outdoor options along with continuing classes on Zoom, too. Add our annual Yoga Sadhana Challenge to the mix and we have plenty of Yoga classes available for you. We need to be strict about numbers in the studio and at our outdoor locations, so please register ahead, so that we can accommodate you all.
It’s time to register for our popular 7th annual Sadhana Challenge. For $108, you can attend as many classes as your schedule allows, whether via Zoom, limited in studio classes, Yoga in the Park, or Beach Yoga. It’s a great opportunity to immerse yourself in Yoga, try different styles and teachers. You’ll have the opportunity to win prizes from a variety of local businesses. A portion of the proceeds of the Challenge will be donated to Tree Street Youth. You’ll need to register by July 1st to join in. Please note: No sharing is allowed or refunds given. Regular passes will be put on hold. Special discounts will be given for workshops during the month of July for enrollees.
What a year it has been so far? We’re 6 months into 2020, and there is so much happening on so many different levels that it’s incredibly challenging to keep up – and sane! It’s easy to feel powerless at times, and we can see the stressors playing out as people react to the events occurring at warp speed around us.
What we can do is take care of ourselves and look out for others with kindness, patience and support in all ways. Yoga practice certainly prepares us for this, so keep going in whatever way you can – and it’s also a good time to start if you are feeling in need of a little “me” time.
The studio remains closed; Zoom classes work well, keep us connected with our Yoga friends and saves us time spent in traveling and parking, so there is something very easy about it. Now, that the weather is improving, we have some outdoor classes – at the Great Outdoors and at Simard Payne park. Please register ahead for them.