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 Yogawhich 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.
It’s Tuesday. We celebrated Winter Solstice on Sunday night, we are about to celebrate the last night of Chanukah, and tomorrow night is Christmas Eve. So many opportunities to spend time with friends and family, eats lots of good food and generally have a good time.
Inga and I are offering a free yoga class tomorrow at River Tree Yoga. 9:15am, come in your jammies if you want. We will be supplying tea and cookies and other such holiday cheer.
I will be teaching almost all my regular classes, except those that fall on Christmas Day, New Years Eve night and New Years Day. So come take care of your body and nourish your spirit. Lots of yummy poses and meditations are planned for this week.
I came across this handy guide to meditation I thought you might like. Yep, one more plug for meditation; you can do it anywhere, anytime, and you know it is good for you. It is brought to you by Happify, a sort of brain games site for happiness, with the guidance of Dan Harris, ABC News anchor and author of 10% Happier.
Happy Holidays everyone. Enjoy life, take care of yourselves, give back, nourish gratitude, smile.
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.
Labor Day has come and gone, and so we bid adieu to Summer. Here in the Pacific Northwest, our long warm days have been filled with adventure, friends and family. As we turn our attention towards Fall I hope you will carry the nourishing energy of the sun with you as the days begin to grow shorter and cooler.
For many of us, September brings a return to structure. The kids are back in school and we can resume our regular routines, or maybe even begin new ones. What do you look forward to returning to? What new routines do you seek to embrace? How can your yoga help to strengthen your commitments to yourself and others?
This week, I return to my regular teaching schedule and look forward to seeing all of my students again. I’ve missed you! Most of the classes will stay the same but I have added an advanced practice class on Tuesday evenings. If you are looking to up-level your practice be sure to join me for this deep and expansive class featuring stronger asana variations and more time for pranayama and meditation.
To welcome the Fall, I will be hosting a workshop September 27, 1:00 – 4:00pm at River Tree on Structure and Dynamic Transitions of the Sun Salutations.
Sun Salutation – Surya Namaskar is nothing less than a prayer to the sun, the earth and all that is in between. As we move through these poses we nourish the body and spirit in deep and powerful ways.
This sequence of 8-14 poses can be found in its entirety or separately in almost every yoga class. If you have ever wondered how to step fully into and through each of these powerful poses, then now is the time to learn to own them, enjoy them and truly benefit from them.
This workshop will focus on the elements of alignment within the poses, techniques for transitioning between the poses and the role of the breath throughout the poses.
The workshop is suitable for all bodies and all levels. Learn how to modify and adapt the poses to ensure safety, and enhance your practice. Space is limited, so do sign-up early. Call 425-765-3173 to reserve a place for your mat.
You’ve made your New Years Resolutions, now let us support you in your commitment to yourself and your practice.
I will be leading a a workshop on Sunday, January 19th, from 1:00 to 4:00pm at River Tree Yoga.
This will be a careful examination of ten poses that will always nourish and rejuvenate you. These are poses that you will see in almost every yoga classes; poses that are the foundation of so many other poses; poses that you can use to build your home practice.
Start your year refreshed, re-centered and re-dedicated to your personal goals.
As we turn the corner from darkness to light, we look to the New Year and see so many opportunities for expansion and fulfillment.
River Tree Yogacontinues to grow, serving an enthusiastic population of yogis who love the woods, nature and their practice in equal measure. Yoga in the Pond Room has become a haven for many and our workshops an inspiration for all. I will continue to teach Wednesday nights 6:30-8:00pm, and alternating Saturday mornings at 9:30am.
Mark you calendar for January 19th, 1:00 – 4:00pm for Foundation for a New Beginning, the first workshop of the year will focus on Ten Fundamental yoga poses – perfect for building your home practice and/or deepening your understanding of the poses you see so often in class.
Village Green Yoga has also expanded, adding more teachers and opportunities for learning across a broad range of yoga styles and techniques. My classes continue to be popular with students frequently coming early to reserve their favorite spot.
Sunday Morning Vinyasa has grown to become such a warm and nurturing community of yogis, that we all look forward to the weekend, just so we can spend our Sunday mornings together yoga-ing, laughing and healing.
Monday & Wednesday morning’s Hatha Integration Class is the workshop class for the studio. Come and explore your favorite asanas, practice pranayama and meditation. Study and Inquiry are the hallmark of this alignment-based class. So much to learn, so many ways to deepen.
Tuesday & Thursday Mid-Day Bliss/Gentle is just exactly that; a gentle exploration of posture and breathe, which is massages the mind, body and spirit. An hour of movement in the middle of the day – a beautiful way to renew and inspire.
Tuesdays and Thursday Evening Vinyasa Flow is a steady and playful sequence tuned to some awesome vibes, designed to get the heart rate up and the stress out.
I offer to all a bow of gratitude for your continued support throughout the years. It has been an honor and pleasure to be your teacher, as you continue to be my muse.
May the blessings of the season and the twinkle of bright lights bring joy and peace to you and your loved ones.
I am pleased to announce that I will be offering the amazing workshop which completely sold out this summer one more time this year. Be sure to sign up early , as class sign is limited.
Discovering the Heart of Yoga
Dynamic Sequencing for Stability, Strength & Intentional Alignment
Moving from our core not only stabilizes our practice, it also invites us deeper into ourselves. Core strength refers not only to the strengthening and toning of the abdominal muscles which hold us stable in standing poses and allow us to float gracefully upward in inversions, it also refers to our ability to connect to the emotional essence of who we are, so that we may stand in our essence and act from our heart.
This workshop will help you discover the strength and stamina you need to live and move from the center of your being. We will explore a range of asanas, including backbends and inversions, as well as breath work and meditation.
October 27, 2013 1:00 – 4;00PM
River Tree Yoga 6922 Preston-Fall City Road Issaquah, WA, 98027
$40/student, pre-registration strongly recommended.
Workshop limited to 15 students
Contact Diana Bonyhadi to sign up
Dear Yogis & Yoginis,
I hope you have had a marvelous summer. Truly, summer in the Northwest is a wonderful thing. And now with the rain pouring and the skies filled with thunder and lightning, it officially feels like Fall.
I have spent the summer meditating, yoga-ing, gardening, going to concerts, berry picking, making jam and pickles, reading, and enjoying my family. I also traveled to Cannon Beach to host a workshop on core movement. It was a sold-out success, so there is a very good chance I will offer it again here in the Fall.
I am returning to my regular teaching schedule in September, along with a couple of new additions. While I enjoyed my “mini-sabatical,” I have missed being with my students on a more daily basis. However with the Jewish High Holy Days beginning this week, it will be a couple of more weeks before I resume my morning classes. A big thank you to the most wonderful Bonnie Dike for nourishing my classes while I was on leave. Isn’t she amazing?
I am very excited to announce that I will be teaching alongside my dear friend Inga Rouches at our new endeavor River Tree Yoga at Tree House Point in Fall City. Come out to the woods and experience the beauty and magic that is River Tree Yoga, a studio dedicated to inspiration, connection and growth. River Tree Yoga is conveniently located on the Preston Fall City Road, minutes away from Sammamish, Issaquah, Fall City, Snoqualamie & Carnation. Click here to see our beautiful new website, get our class get schedule, or find directions. River Tree Yoga, Fall City, WA Wednesdays
5:30 – 7:00pm Hatha Integration