Thank You Everyone.
The response to my post and newsletter two weeks ago was incredibly supportive and affirming. I guess I am not the only one who has been trying to figure out how to navigate these challenging times. Thanks to all of you, I not only feel comforted but also inspired to continue to teach yoga from my space of satya (truth). Now when I listen to the news, I realize that there is something more that I can do other than make phone calls, sign petitions and march. And I have been doing it all along – teaching yoga and helping people to find a space of inner peace and strength to follow their own path of Dharma.
We have made a slight change to the schedule at River Tree Yoga. On Wednesday evenings I will only be teaching one class at 6:30pm. It will be a Hatha-Yin Fusion class. We will go slowly and deeply into our poses, look to alignment and strength, and finish with some long luscious yin holds to restore and rebalance our energy.
Other news at River Tree Yoga, we have a Yoga Sound Bath with Daniella White scheduled for Tuesday February 28th at 7:30pm. If you haven’t gone to a Sound bath yet, you really should. Imagine a gentle yoga practice followed by a nice, long svasana and being lulled into a deep state of meditation by crystal singing bowls, vocal harmonics and gongs. Participants are bathed in powerful vibrations that help entrain their brain waves into Theta. It is in this deeply relaxed state that physical / mental / spiritual healing can take place, activating the parasympathetic nervous system, cellular regeneration, stress release, and emotional/physical healing. Click here to register.
All my other classes are on schedule as planned:
River Tree Yoga, Fall City
- Wednesday, 6:30 – 8:00pm: Hatha/Yin Fusion
- Saturday, 9:00 – 10:30am (alternating): Hatha Flow
Village Green Yoga, Issaquah
- Tuesday & Thursday, Noon – 1:00pm: Mid-Day Bliss/Gentle
- Sunday, 9:45-11:15am: Hatha Vinyasa Flow
- Wednesday, Noon – 1:00pm: Mid-Day Bliss/Gentle
Thank you again for your continued support.
Shalom & Namaste
Hello Yogis and Friends,
Here we are half way through November with Thanksgiving just around the corner. Have I mentioned that Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday? It is the one time of year when we all come together with friends and family simply to honor and celebrate the many blessings in our lives. Oh yeah, and there is also all that good food. But seriously, this holiday is not tied to any religion, nor are there any gifts involved. It is fundamentally a holiday about gratitude, and given the most recent world events, it is important to remember that Thanksgiving has its roots in the acceptance and support of emigres/refugees. I know I don’t usually go to places political in this newsletter, but…
Speaking of Gratitude, I will be teaching a Gratitude in Motion class at River Tree Yoga this weekend (Saturday @ 9:00am) to support Yoga Behind Bars (YBB). WBB is an amazing program that brings yoga to incarcerated persons throughout the state. The power of yoga and meditation to bring healing to our bodies and spirit has been proven time and again. It is my firm belief that yoga should be available to all persons regardless of their life circumstances, or maybe especially in regard to their life circumstances. To this end, I have made a commitment to not only offer this Gratitude in Motion class but also to serve as a volunteer teacher for Yoga Behind Bars. Inga and I thank you in advance for your support. Suggested donation of $20.00.
Mark your calendars
Safety & Stability in the Shoulder Joint
Sunday, December 6th, 2:00 – 5:00pm
River Tree Yoga @ Tree House Point
The shoulder joint is one of the most dynamic joints in the human body. It is also one of the joints most prone to injury. Learning to set the shoulders properly for stationary and moving asanas will make the difference between damage or health in your yoga practice.
Join us for a workshop dedicated to helping you find strength and support in your shoulders in a wide variety of yoga poses, including: plank, chaturanga, downward facing dog, shoulder stands, and backbends. We will conclude with a long nourishing restorative practice.
Workshop is appropriate for all levels and bodies, even those already suffering from shoulder or neck pain.
$40.00 early bird discount, $45.00 after December 1st.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Hug your Friends & Family.
Happy March Every Body,
This is a bit of a late notice. I meant to get this announcement out before I went on vacation, but it just didn’t happen. Oh well, as it is, I am restricting the class size on this workshop to ensure super personalized attention, so maybe it is a good thing if every body can’t make it.
I will be hosting a workshop at River Tree Yoga which I have been planning for quite some time and am super excited about.
Yoga for Real Bodies – Working with Injuries and Chronic Conditions
River Tree Yoga at Tree House Point
Sunday March 22nd, 2 – 5 pm
Do you have pain in your knees, hips, shoulders, back?
For those of us who have played hard throughout our lives and have at some point or another sustained some form of injury that seems now to limit our mobility or enjoyment of movement, this workshop is for you.
Learn how to modify your yoga practice and adjust your asanas (postures) to ensure safety, reduce pain and maximize benefits. When you sign up, you can even let me know your specific injuries so that I can be sure to address them in the workshop.
This workshop is appropriate for all bodies and all levels.
Cost is $40 before March 12, and $48 after.
Please contact me directly to sign up.
I told you earlier this month that Fall is the Season of Change. And so it is for me.
My server doesn’t like handling my mailing list. Sending out a regular newsletters was becoming oh so very cumbersome. And I was concerned that not everyone actually associated Kharma Bella Yoga with me, Diana Bonyhadi, the yoga teacher at several different studios.
So, I have decided to create a newsletter and an online presences as Diana Bonyhadi Yoga, and I will be using Mail Chimp for distribution. I have done the research and have determined that it is a safe and respectful service and includes easy to opt-in and opt-out features which will allow you and other yogi friends to choose exactly how often you want to hear from me.
The newsletter will be short, keep you informed of upcoming workshops, changes to my teaching schedule, interesting local yoga events, thoughts on yoga, and perhaps some other juicy yoga tidbits on anything from philosophy to fashion (?), to book reviews, asana, music, food, etc.
If you are not on my mailing list you can easily join by completing the form at the bottom.
The Blog/this website will continue as before.
Do let me know how you like the changes. I look forward to hearing from you and seeing you on the mat or out and about.
Shalom & Namaste
We are postponing this weekend’s Sun Salutation Workshop. Stay tuned for future dates and workshops.
Have a great weekend!