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Jennifer’s Note
  As most of you are aware, I am expecting my second baby this summer.  When most folks are gearing up for a super busy travel agenda, my house will be getting renovated and readied for a new little bundle of joy!  My whole family is excited about baby Caleb’s arrival, and  I can’t wait to introduce him to his Yoga Family here at Yoga East.  We are both doing really well, but I am making the conscious effort to back off my current teaching load (upwards of 7 + classes a week usually!) to allow for some fresh new faces to join the studio.

In case you haven’t seen the schedule, just this last month, we added Kathryn Baker to Tuesday and Thursday 11:30-12:30 All Levels Flow Class.   Mandie Muscato started a Gentle Yoga Class on Monday mornings at 10am.  Tom Southerland is now teaching Gentle Yoga on Friday evenings at 5:15.  When you see these new folks on the schedule, don’t be shy, come in, say hi; you may find a new life-long friend and teacher.
I am so pleased and proud to announce the next two teachers to the schedule starting the week of March 6th.  Christine Nguyen will take over Tuesday mornings at 8:30 (All Levels Flow) and Amy Plahtinsky will take over the Thursday night 6:30 Power class.  These two fabulous women are up and coming graduates from our very first Teacher Training Semester and I couldn’t be more proud of their growth and their desire to teach and share the passion of yoga they’ve found.
It is very hard to step back-at least for me- but I know that the folks that have recently joined our teaching ranks are going to shine.  I want each of you to love all of our new teachers every bit as much as I do, and I can’t wait to practice beside you under their leadership!  Don’t worry, I won’t be away from the studio, in fact you may see me even more–doing things like signing folks in, assisting in classes, and managing the behind the scenes stuff that tends to be neglected when “life” is too busy.  I can’t wait to watch us all practice and grow together.
New This Month!

Aerial Conditioning
Starting March 19th 7:30-8:30 
You spoke and we listened!  Many of you have tried Aerial Yoga with the two most common remarks afterwards being that ‘its much harder than I thought’ and ‘the swings are more uncomfortable than I expected’.  Well, no more hanging uncomfortably in your armpits and inner thighs.
The aerial swings can provide a good way to develop strength in the upper body and core, as well as improve balance and body awareness like traditional vinyasa yoga.  In this class, we’ll do a warm up and stretch (sweet!) , then move on to circuit style workout (burn!) on the swings, handles and floor. There will be a segment at the end to work on a variety of the challenging moves that are all optional (in case going upside down wasn’t your thing after all) and dependent on individual ability (the more you come, the better you will get!). The cool music will get even cooler. Some things don’t need fixing!

Community Acupuncture and Cupping
Starting March 19th from 11:30- 1:30 
Traditional Chinese Medicine
Join Jamie Jackson every Sunday morning from 11:30-1:30 for Community Style Acupuncture and Fire Cupping; an affordable, accessible way to experience the benefits of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Appointments can be made every 15 minutes via our Mindbody page.  However, walk-ins are always welcome.
Community acupuncture is a type of practice that allows you to heal with your peers. You, along with other individuals, will be receiving treatment together in the same room.  The cost for acupuncture is $35
Fire cupping increases circulation, breaks up scar tissue, adhesions, and stops pain. It can also help with digestion and congestion in the lungs, and can be used independently or in conjunction to acupuncture.  Fire cupping is $15.
Special Events

Donation Yoga 
Pet Placement Center
March 10 @ 6:30 
Join us for an evening dedicated to raising funds and awareness for local rescue, Pet Placement Center.
Join us for a fun evening of invigorating and relaxing yoga, all benefiting the Pet Placement Center of Red Bank.  One hundred percent of the proceeds go to this non-profit organization dedicated to saving the cats and dogs in our area.

Special Aerial Yoga Night w/
Rebecca Balch
March 24th 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.

Acupuncture and Restorative
May 31st 6:30-8:30
Let’s combine the healing powers of restorative yoga with a community acupuncture treatment for the perfect night of rejuvenation!  Regular class fee + $30 for acupuncture treatment. Small bites and wine are included.  This event ALWAYS sells out, so be sure to sign up early!
Let’s Dive Deeper Together,
Opportunities to Advance our Yoga Studies

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training w/
Beth Daugherty
March 4-5 12:30-5:30
Join Beth for a full weekend immersion into Restorative Yoga Teacher Training.  During this weekend, we will cover the effects of our busy, stressful lives and learn how to make conscious, deliberate choices to unwind through specific, supported, relaxing postures. The cost for this weekend is $150.  The course has one required reading, “Relax and Renew” By Judith Hanson Lasater   This course is also eligible for CEHs from YA.

Senior Yoga Teacher Training w/
Linda McIntyre
March 18-19 12:30-5:30
Want to know the secret behind REAL LUCK?  Learn how to practice and/or teach all of your students safely, regardless of their age or physical limitations. Join Linda for what is sure to be a great class covering yoga for the fastest growing demographic in the country. We will discuss the aging process, and then cover practices and modifications for those with various physical limitations.  The cost for this weekend is $150.  This is sure to become a regular course addition to our Teacher Training program.  This course is also eligible for CEHs from YA.

Inversion Immersion
April 1 3:00-5:30
Join Aimee Maschhoff as you put your heart above your head, release your fears, and reap all of the benefits of these practices!  Learn to use the wall, or a buddy, as a way to continue practicing inversions beyond this class. Let go of the fear, we are here to support you!  We think you’ll start to make these inspiring poses part of your daily practice!  The cost is $25

Making Malas and Yoga Philosophy
Mandie Muscato
April 2 3:00-5:30
Join Mandie for a fun afternoon tapping into your natural creative self, making beautiful Malas, while learning a bit of the history and philosophy behind Yoga and the Malas.  The cost is $50 and includes all necessary materials for your Mala creation!

Yoga East Teacher Training
Yoga for EveryBody
May 13-August 6th
We are excited to announce the start of our next semester of Chattanooga’s ONLY FULLY FLEXIBLE, (after all, we are yogis, right?) 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, right here at your favorite studio!
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 today!
Member Perks Highlight

Our Monthly Gold Member Winner!
Congratulations to Marjorie Goldberg! You are our   Free Massage Winner.
Thank you to April Nelson of Soft Touch Therapeutic Massage for partnering with us at Yoga East.  Each month, we randomly pick a Gold Member to receive a FREE 1 HR MASSAGE with April!*
*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!
Anniversary Celebration

Join us for our 7th Birthday Bash!
April 22 
April 22nd we will celebrate our 7th birthday by holding a day of gratitude.  Each class will be donation based and unique to the studio.
8:30-10:00 Hatha Gong w/Jon Atkinson
10:30-11:30 Aerial Conditioning w/Rebecca Balch
12:30-1:30 KITTEN YOGA!