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A Note from Jennifer

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Happy Thanksgiving!Anyone else guzzling hot tea and busting out adult sized fleece onsies?  Ok, maybe it’s just me, but the cooler temperatures and wet weather combined equals me cold to the bones!  (Plus, the fleece zip-up, adult-sized onsies are just plain funny!)In November, I always find myself pondering  the many blessings that are in this life.

It’s funny, it is so easy to get absorbed in the whirl wind of managing a young family, a small business, and a personal practice–all on sleep increments of about 2-3 hours! But INSTEAD of focusing on all of that, or the explosive dirty diapers–why does he WAIT until AFTER I change him and put him in nice clothes?!?–or even the fact that my 2 yr old has discovered finger nail polish (thanks to wonderful older cousins), and my couch now has several nice pink “polka dots”, I want to CHOOSE where my mind fixates.

I choose to be thankful–despite everything else.

I truly believe it is the conscious choice that I make every single day, and every single hour, that helps keep me going. Despite the 2-3 hour increments of sleep and despite all of the other challenges.

I’ll be honest, that choice isn’t always easy (especially when I’m out of coffee and/or creamer).  In fact, it can seem like it is down right unattainable. But with practice, both on the mat and in the world,  the support network that I have from everyone here at Yoga East, from my husband and the rest of my family–it IS possible.  It is possible for you too.

As we roll on towards the holiday season, I hope that you all (stay warm, of course… :)) realize what an absolute joy that you bring to me, to the studio, and to each other, every time you practice with us here. If you can’t think of anything else to be thankful for at this very moment, be thankful that you have a group of folks that are genuinely 100% grateful for you.  YOU ARE Yoga East.  Each of you.  Each time you practice, you make yourself stronger -physically, emotionally, every bit of you-and you build the community that is Yoga East! That community helps sustain each of us.

This Thanksgiving season, I hope you take a moment to truly cherish the loved ones you have (whether related by blood or choice) and I ask that you take a moment to show them how much you believe in them.

Your physical practice, here with us at Yoga East enables you to grow stronger.  Share your strength off the mat, and in your sphere of influence.  It could help bring about a deeper sense of Thanksgiving to the world around us–and who knows where those possibilities could lead?!

I invite you to step into the studio, balance on your mat, and tap into that awareness of   choice–the choice to be grateful.  The choice to be whatever you want to be.  The more you practice, the more you are able to make that choice.

Namaste,
Jennifer

I will see you all on the mat very soon.

DID YOU KNOW?

Yoga East is MORE than Group Classes!
1)  We offer private and semi-private yoga instruction for those of you looking to work on your practice without the pressure of a big group setting.  Check out this month’s coupon below to take advantage of this awesome opportunity!
2)  We can schedule and host your very own yoga themed party!  From Aerial Yoga events, to completely pampered and relaxing events, we can help you plan, prep, and present the absolute best program!  Our team of incredibly talented teachers and planners will make sure you and your guests are cared for and leave ecstatic for their next yoga journey!
3)  ALL of our teachers are 200 hr Yoga Alliance Certified (or nearly finished with their training).  We pride ourselves on high-quality yoga instruction and it shows with the dedicated, enthusiastic teachers we have on staff! 
Schedule Changes

Fall Schedule
Be sure to check our website for the updates! 
 
We are aligning the schedule with your demands, so be sure to check out our new class times.
 
We’ve also created a completely new class–Wednesdays at 10am.  WARM Flow.  Just in time for the cooler temps.  Join Jennifer for this invigorating, strengthening, out right fun practice!
Let us know if there is something else you’d like to see.  We are happy to try to make it happen.  
Member Perks Highlight

Our Monthly Gold Member Winner!
Congratulations to Tammy Johnson! 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, Jennifer!)  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!
Upcoming Events

GLOW! A Healthy Skin and Body Workshop

Just in time for the holidays!

Join Yoga East and Skin Wax Glow Studios for an afternoon dedicated to getting you that Holiday Glow, and helping you learn how to keep it all season long!

We will spend an hour in an invigorating all levels flow class led by Jennifer Dixon, to activate that healthy post-yoga glow. Then we will spend the next hour under the experienced hands of esthetician, Miriam Gembe, owner of Skin Wax Glow Studio, as she shows us tips and tricks to keep that glow going strong all holiday long!

Soon, people will be too busy staring at your glow to notice the decorations!

Cost is $25 and includes product samples to try for yourself and take home.
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TURKEY BURN!!
The Great Turkey Burn is back! Our yearly celebration dedicated to burning off any overindulgences from that fabulous Thanksgiving Feast and fighting off all things carb and pie related.
Join Yoga East’s very own Jennifer Dixon (and a few special guests) in this 90 minute true to form, classic, work-your-fanny-off Power Yoga class.  The class will start at 10 am.  This gives you plenty of time to hit the Black Friday deals and still get to the studio in time to de-stress, and revolve your way into a happier, healthier, slightly sweatier version of yourself.
We will sweat and shine and burn a few calories together as we celebrate our appreciation for our very own Yoga Family!
Sign up today! (not live bec I haven’t set up yet)
Yoga East in the Community

Kitten Yoga was a HUGE Success!
Thank you, Chattanooga, for coming out and supporting McKamey Animal Center in full force today! Because of you, we were able to send the shelter off with a bunch of food and supplies AND $1000 to help care for all the Hurricane refugees! What an awesom
We are so excited to announce that our Partnership with Blissful Wellness & Nutrition World helped raise $1000 plus food and other goods for the Hurricane Evacuees at McKamey Animal Center.  In addition, 12 kittens found new homes because of you!  THANK YOU!  We couldn’t have done it without you!

Yoga at
Washington Alternative School 
Yoga East is Proud to Bring Yoga to Teens in Need 
On October 17th our very own Beth Daugherty led the way in an ambitious undertaking; bringing yoga to students at The Washington Alternative School.  This is Hamilton County’s alternative Junior and High School.  We will be providing weekly yoga classes to these students, who often come from backgrounds where Yoga simply isn’t available. Yoga East is proud to provide these students with the opportunity to learn valuable yoga ,breathing, and meditation techniques that can truly help to change the course of their lives. We have been blessed by local mat producer, Mantra Style with locally designed and crafted yoga mats for these students!
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.

Who wants PIE?!?!
Mama Crunks Pie partners with Yoga East
 
We ALL love Christine’s wonderful pies, now you can order them directly through us and have them just in time for Thanksgiving!   Order here, and you can pick up your pie in the studio!
Salted Bourbon Caramel Apple – sweetly spiced apples paired with salted caramel sauce spiked with bourbon

Bourbon Pecan  – Toasted pecans in a toffee-like mixture spiked with bourbon.

Pumpkin Chai – An exotic and spicy twist to this holiday staple — cardamom and ginger pair with pumpkin to make this a creamy delight reminiscent of your favorite cup of chai

Let’s GROW Together!

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training
November 4th-5th
12:30-5:30
Join us for this weekend immersion training into Restorative Yoga with Beth Daugherty in partnership with The Wellness Corner at Nutrition World (formerly Blissful Wellness) on November 4-5th.
Restorative yoga teacher training is ideal for teachers who wish to enhance their knowledge of restorative yoga. It is also intended for students who would like to deepen their understanding of the therapeutic, self-care benefits of restorative yoga practice. During this training, students will learn restorative poses for specific areas of of the body, as will as a general restorative practice. We will discuss the safe and effective use of props, adjustments for students with special needs will also be addressed.
 
 Students will need to purchase “Relax and Renew” By Judith Hanson Lasater which can be purchased on Amazon.
 
This class is $150 and is good for Yoga Alliance CEHs. 
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Yin Yoga Teacher Training
November 11th-12th
12:30-5:30
These yogis brought it today!! Thank you for a great practice- deanna @deannaleeking @yogaeastchatt
Join Dawn Zoll in this weekend intensive covering the art and science behind a fantastic yin practice. This 10 hr course is available for both those who are interested in becoming yoga teachers AND anyone who loves yin and wants to know more about it to enhance their practice. Dawn is a graduate from Yoga East’s very own 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training and has been teaching yin for our studio for several years. She is knowledgeable, caring and really knows her yin! You will not be disappointed spending a weekend with your newest yogi friends, learning about this fabulous practice. Class will be held at The Wellness Corner at Nutrition World (formerly Blissful Wellness) on November 11-12th. 
This class is available for Continuing Education Hours with Yoga Alliance
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Senior Yoga Teacher Training
November 18th-19th
12:30-5:30
Seniors are the fastest growing demographic in our country, and also one of the largest populations taking up a regular Yoga Practice.  The knowledge and skills necessary to teach a thoughtful, safe, and empowering class to Seniors is paramount in any teacher (or aspiring teacher’s) teaching tool box.  Linda McIntyre will be leading this weekend long class at The Wellness Corner at Nutrition World (formerly Blissful Wellness) on November 18-19th.
Students will cover common ailments, yoga principles, modifications, assists and even yoga techniques for typical Senior Yoga Classes.  We will also spend time in Chair Yoga.
 
This class is $150 and is good for Yoga Alliance CEHs. 
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Yoga East 200 hour
 Yoga Teacher Training
January 6th – April 22nd
Coming Soon!  Yoga East’s exclusive flexible 200-hr Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Teacher Training.  Starting January 6th, we will be embarking on the next greatest adventure of your life.  Whether you’ve been practicing 6 months or 16 years, YOU can take yoga teacher training.  All you need is a desire to learn, willingness to practice, and most importantly want to have a great time!
Yoga East’s Yoga for EveryBody Teacher Training is exclusive to our area.  It meets only on Saturday and Sunday from 12:30 – 5:30 and covers everything that Yoga Alliance requires (including the postures, history, philosophy, anatomy, etc) but we also include weekend immersions into many different types of yoga including Yin, Restorative, Senior, Aerial, and new this semester, Thai Yoga Massage!
When you sign up for the January semester, you have two full years to complete the training!  You come when your schedule allows, and you get to practice for free at the studio for the first year (or more if you sign up early!)  In addition, and this is EXCLUSIVE to Yoga East, once you have completed your Certification Requirements, we allow you to attend our weekend training events either free or at a fraction of the posted cost, because we want you to continue learning, and we want to help facilitate that growth!
The cost for this training is $2500.  We do have payment plans available with a $500 deposit.  Early Bird Discount applies through December 15th and is 10% off.  New this semester, a 15% discount is available if you pay all at one time!
For more information on our Yoga Teacher Training program click HERE

If you’ve already decided Yoga Teacher Certification is for you, you can sign up via MindBody   HERE

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