Saturday, July 29th, the studio welcomed it’s youngest new member, my son, Caleb, to the world.  We are both doing well, adjusting to the new “norm,” and we’d definitely appreciate your thoughts and prayers.  Big Sister and Daddy have been champs too!

The last few weeks of pregnancy (and, let’s be honest, child birth) were a true test of my strength and perseverance, but like anything worth doing right, the waiting time is the part that gives us time to build the Best. As a studio, we have been experiencing a wonderful re-genesis.  A rejuvenation that, I hope, has captured the heart and soul of Yoga East and expanded upon it to include the community and sense of family that we  enjoy today.   I am wrapping up my first year at the helm of this beautiful community and, I have loved watching and waiting for the vision I have for this community we share to truly take root and bloom.

Yoga East, at its core, is supportive, friendly, encouraging, and the best sort of family; one where we choose to be together.  I love the choice you each make in partnering with me and Yoga East and I hope you continue to make that choice well into the future.

Just like any new adventure, we have had plenty of excitement!  We have steadily dabbled in fresh, creative and fun ways for you to experience your  favorite practices.   We have begun  partnerships with local businesses and charities. And most important, we continually work to be the premier yoga studio that you deserve with the highest quality yoga instruction.  We do this by including an amazing assortment of passionate and gifted teachers, by refining and improving the variety of classes we regularly offer, and by consistently providing wonderful opportunities to deepen your personal practice.

This is just the beginning.  Just like waiting for the perfect baby, or waiting for our bodies to catch up with our minds in a particular yoga pose, we are building.  We are building momentum and speed and it’s so exciting to watch and wait.  Rest assured, we are no where near top speed, and we are no where near  our final destination.

As a community, I am sure you each have visions or ideas on what you want your studio to be.  Please, LET US KNOW!   Every single teacher is applying their passion to creative classes and workshop ideas.  I am actively dreaming up new and fun ways for us  to strengthen our minds and bodies.  It may take some time, but we make things happen.

Whether it is Yoga East very own Yoga School, or Pampered Restorative Escape, the ideas that start out as fun conversations soon become integral parts of what makes our studio special.  You are an integral part.  As you come into the studio for the 1st time or the 500th time, please let us know how we can improve your experience or let us know if there is something you’ve been dying to try.  I promise, we will support you and if it is within our power,we will help facilitate the idea into a full fledged event to remember.

Keep an eye on our social media, our schedule and this newsletter for updates on new events and classes.  Just like our school was new last year, this year we will be hosting our very first training from an out of town world-renowned children’s Yoga Trainer, Shana Meyerson.  (Have you signed up for the Mini Yogis Training yet?)  I promise, this is just the beginning.  Just wait until you see what all we have up our sleeves.

With excited anticipation,
Jennifer

Summer Celebrations

Come Celebrate the Last of Summer
Stand-up
Paddleboard
Wanna take your practice outside?  Join Rebecca Balch* for two SUP events (Standup Paddleboard) this month; August 12th & 26 You will meet Rebecca at the Big Ridge Marina where you can rent all the gear you need ($35) and you have 2 hours to play with yoga on the water!  
*Although Rebecca is coordinating this outing, it is not an official Yoga East Event and neither she nor Yoga East receive compensation for this event.
Summer Music Series

Join us for an afternoon we’re calling Yin/Yang with TWANG led by our very own Denise Cooper on August 12th from 12:30 – 1:30.  You’ll get to practice along to awesome country tunes with your studio buddies in an All Levels Yin/Yang class-promising to get you smiling, fit and relaxed.


Restorative And Acupuncture

Back for the School Season!  Join us on August 18th at 7pm for a wonderful evening combining the healing arts of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Restorative Yoga.  You will spend an hour in a blissful Restorative Yoga Class promptly followed by a wonderful acupuncture treatment in a community environment.  After the class and treatment, please stay for included Fire Cupping and Gu Sha (different TCM modalities that help to decrease pain, increase circulation, and improve overall health.) The cost of the event is $30 plus a class.
  
Coming Next Month

Yoga for Back Care
Whether you experience occasional or chronic back pain, this two hour workshop will teach you how to stretch and strengthen safely to support your back.
Yoga is designed to integrate and benefit the whole body, including lengthening the connective tissues, decompressing the spine, as well as strengthening the core and back muscles.  In this workshop, you will learn yoga poses that will help you develop a healthy and stronger back.   You will end the workshop by melting into a gentle, relaxing yoga pose with Essential Oils.  The price of the class is $25.
Community Giving Opportunity

Home Bound Books Donation Drive
Help Collect Children’s Books 

Did you know that children in Public Schools can no longer check out books to take home?  Well, Yoga East believes that our children should read and be able to enjoy books all year long at home, which is why we have decided to partner with a local group, Home Bound Books.

The goal of Home Bound Books is to provide Elementary aged children the opportunity to have books to read in their own home.  We need you to help us!  Do you have any children’s books in good condition that your children have perhaps outgrown?  Do you have some boxes up in the attic that maybe you’ve been trying to figure out what to do with?  Well, bring them to your favorite Yoga Studio in town, and we’ll make sure our local children have the opportunity to read the books you no longer need by giving them right over to Home Bound Books.  More Details coming soon to the studio.

Special Aerial Yoga Night w/
Rebecca Balch
August 25th at 6:30
Join Rebecca for her special monthly aerial yoga class.  You’ll spend the evening exploring yoga without all the hassles of gravity!  Regular class fees apply.  Beginners are welcome / no experience necessary.
Studio Partnerships

 Community Acupuncture & Fire Cupping
Community Acupuncture & Fire Cupping
Every Sunday from 11:30 – 1:30
Jamie Jackson L.ac & Mi Lu Center

 

We continue to partner with Jamie Jackson and the Mi Lu Center to provide our studio members the opportunity to experience wellness the Traditional Chinese Medicine way with weekly Community Acupuncture and Fire Cupping Sessions.  This wellness program has been around for centuries but is new to our studio and is definitely growing.
The community treatments are a more economical means to incorporate TCM into your lifestyle as you heal with a group of your peers.  We invite you to reserve your spot today, or just drop in.  TCM can help with a variety of ailments from pain to infertility, to insomnia.  If , on the day of your treatment, you are running late or need to cancel last minute, please call Jamie directly at 303-328-5869.
Let’s GROW Together!

Yoga East Teacher Training
Yoga for EveryBody
September 16th – December 10th
We are starting to gear up for the next semester of Chattanooga’s ONLY FULLY FLEXIBLE,  Yoga Teacher Training here at Yoga East.  Yoga for EveryBody is a Yoga Alliance Accredited 200 hr Teacher Training course dedicated to a flexible premium yoga education. The only training that INCLUDES a free membership to the studio for 1 full year and the flexibility to complete the training at your own pace (up to two full years!) right here at your favorite studio.  We are convinced you will be a well rounded, grounded, knowledgeable yogi and teacher.
All of our teachers are experienced, knowledgeable, engaging and most importantly, FUN!  You’ll cover all of the required information as set by Yoga Alliance as well as many other topics that will deepen your own practice and understanding of yoga.  If you’ve ever wanted to become a teacher or just better understand the practice you love, don’t delay,  Sign up by August 15th and get 10% off!

New To Yoga East AND Chattanooga!
If you love yoga and you love kids, you will simply ADORE mini yogis teacher training!
Focusing primarily on children ages three to eleven, this ten-hour course will give you all the tools you need to create your own yoga program for children (and Yoga Alliance CEUs, too!). Through the use of themes, games, music, books, and other props, we will transform traditional practice into a creative, stimulating, and-most importantly-FUN yoga experience for kids.
Everyone is welcome regardless of training or experience level.
Member Perks Highlight

Our Monthly Gold Member Winner!
Congratulations to Karen Saxton! You are our Gold Member Monthly Winner!
Thank you to April Nelson of Soft Touch Therapeutic Massage AND Soma of Hamilton Place for partnering with us at Yoga East.  (You’ll have a nice package waiting for your at the desk, Karen!)  Each month, we randomly pick a Gold Member to receive a FREE 1 HR MASSAGE with April and, a FREE BRA from Soma!*
*We request that you “like us” on Facebook so we can notify you, (and let everyone else know!) use your massage that month, and please remember to tip!

Membership Drive
We will implement new Membership Packages in September, so to take advantage of today’s packages. Be sure to stop by the front desk and ask how to sign up today!