Men’s Yoga; starting back up this week.

Gentlemen,

It’s a new year and after two weeks off, we start back up with classes the second week of January.  Days and times remain the same, but I’ll repeat it here:  Men’s Yoga on Mondays, 5:30-6:30pm and Senior Men’s Yoga on Wednesdays, 2:30-3:30pm.

I read a story recently about a women who talked of taking up the piano again.  She enjoyed playing as teen, didn’t mind the practice.  But she kept putting it off.

In her 20s, she was wrapped up with her career.
In her 30s, it was marriage, work and family.
In her 40s, she bought a piano for her son to play.

But she always put it off for herself until one day, it caught up with her, and a little voice spoke up…

“When?”

She decided to “commit to 15 minutes a day and see what happens.”

What she discovered was that she ended up practicing for longer than that most days, often 45 minutes to an hour.  And, she said, she couldn’t really tell you what she had set aside in order to play the piano.

“I seem to get as much done as before.”

“There had always been time; I just hadn’t known it was there.”

See you in class!

André

Update 01/02/2014 :  Barbara Shelly, who wrote the original article about finding the time and taking up the piano again wrote a follow up column a year later; Life seems much richer when ‘later’ becomes now.

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Men’s Yoga new location, adds senior’s class

Starting in January, my Yoga for Men classes will move to the Willamette Wellness Center / FOF at 6735 SW Country Club Drive, Corvallis, Oregon. It’s a very nice space.  They have blocks, but folks should bring their own mats, if possible.  And the price is quite reasonable (price updated, January 2013):

$9.00 – drop in         $7.00 – 15 class pass ($105)         $6.00 – 30 class pass ($180)

Beginning Men’s Yoga – This class introduces Men to Yoga and establishes familiar routines for the continuing student to build competency.  The class is active and can offer a work out to those who desire it, but it also includes a focus on alignment, breathing and relaxation. Mondays from 5:30-6:30pm

Beginning Senior Men’s Yoga – This is an accessible class that focuses on the set up of basic and attainable postures and breathing exercises.  We use a chair for balance and comfort and classes end with deep relaxation. Wednesdays from 2:30-3:30pm

Please note, while both classes are labeled “beginner” a main focus of these “men’s” yoga classes is to foster community among men.  So, any level is welcome.