I can't stop pointing to the beauty. ~Rumi

Wishing you joy, peace, and beauty over the holidays! I will not be teaching for the next three weeks. Yoga class in Mirrormont will resume on January 12th, from 5 - 6 in the clubhouse.

Point to the beauty of life in Vasisthasana!





Benefits of Vasisthasana:

Strengthens the arms, belly, and legs
Stretches and strengthens the wrists
Stretches the backs of the legs
Improves sense of balance

There are many modifications and variations of this pose.


Beginner's Side Plank

Let beauty inspire you and work in increments toward your dreams and goals with yoga!

Blessings,
Bonnie Dike

Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials. ~Lyn Yutang

Yoga class in Mirrormont will be offered this week on Monday evening, December 15th, from 5 - 6 in the clubhouse. Please bring a portable space heater, if convenient, and a blanket for our final resting pose.

As the holiday activities envelop us, remember what is essential in life by paring down and breathing slowly into mindfulness with yoga!

Expand into mindfulness with Hanumanasana!





All levels are welcome. Even a dramatic asana (pose) such as Hanumanasana (splits) can be learned in small, beneficial increments. Be prepared to work hard, have fun, and relax deeply!

Blessings,
Bonnie

Your deepest presence is in every small contracting and expanding, the two as beautifully balanced and coordinated as birds' wings. ~Rumi

Ustrasana (Camel) opens the heart to experience life's joy!





Yoga class in Mirrormont will be offered this week on Monday evening, December 8th, from 5 - 6 in the clubhouse. Please bring a portable space heater, if convenient, and a blanket for our final resting pose.


Relax into the true beauty of the holidays with yoga! 
Blessings,
Bonnie

In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy. ~William Blake

Yoga class in Mirrormont will be offered this week on Monday evening, December 1st, from 5 - 6 in the clubhouse. Please bring a portable space heater, if convenient, and a blanket for our final resting pose.





Warm up and chill out with yoga!

Blessings,
Bonnie

Yoga and its emphasis on the power of a single breath has promoted for me a respect for life and a profound realization of the destructive force of violence. ~quote from a former prisoner


Yoga in Mirrormont class will be offered this week on Monday evening, November 24th, from 5 - 6 in the clubhouse. Please bring a blanket for our final resting pose.

Yoga Behind Bars - a light in every cell!

Also, a reminder that I am teaching a donation-based class for Yoga Behind Bars on Saturday, November 29th, from 11 - Noon at Village Green Yoga in Gilman Village. Donations go toward bringing more classes to incarcerated men, women, and children in Washington state. Having taught the maximum-security teens at Echo Glen Children's Center over the years, and, presently serving on the Board, I can attest to the profound rehabilitative benefits of yoga upon these children. Thank you for considering becoming a part of this important aspect of prison reform.

       
Lanee has been released and used her yoga practice as a tool for coping gracefully with alienation and incarceration.
                                     
Blessings,
Bonnie








If you ask me what I came into this life to do, I will tell you: I came to live out loud. ~Emile Zola

Yoga class in Mirrormont will be offered this week on Monday evening, November 17th, from 5 - 6 in the clubhouse. Please bring a blanket for our final resting pose.




Cultivate mindfulness and gratitude with yoga!

Gratitude in Motion 2014 is coming soon! I will be teaching a donation-based class to benefit Yoga Behind Bars on Sunday, November 29th, from 11 - Noon at Village Green Yoga in Gilman Village.


Yoga Behind Bars (YBB) is part of an emerging movement driven to find a way to fundamentally change the current course of the American corrections system. Since 2008, YBB has helped thousands of incarcerated men, women, and youth transform their lives through their programs. I have been privileged to teach the maximum-security incarcerated teenage boys and girls at Echo Glen over the past few years, presently serving on the Board, as well, and can vouch for the profound rehabilitative benefits of yoga upon these children.

Blessings,
Bonnie

Be happy in the moment, that's enough. Each moment is all we need, not more. ~Mother Teresa

Yoga in Mirrormont class will be offered this week on Monday evening, November 10th, from 5 - 6 in the clubhouse. 


Bibi McGill (Beyonce's guitarist) gets grounded in Paschimottanasa 


Stay warm, centered, and grounded with yoga! 

Kindly read my penultimate post for information on the upcoming Gratitude in Motion class for Yoga Behind Bars at Village Green Yoga in Gilman Village on Saturday, November 29th, from 11 - Noon.

Blessings,
Bonnie