To leave a place is to die a little. ~French Proverb

I have decided to retire from teaching Yoga in Mirrormont classes. Thank you for the privilege of allowing me to share yoga with you over the years! And, thank you to the Mirrormont Country Club for allowing me to rent the clubhouse on Monday evenings for our classes!


Madeleine in Natarajasana (King Dancer)

Blessings,
Bonnie

Stretch out your stress! Twist away your troubles!

Yoga class will be offered this week on Monday evening, August 17, at 7:30 in the Clubhouse. Enjoy the rejuvenating, relaxing effects of yoga!

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Yogic breathing energizes and cleanses the body and calms and relaxes the mind. As we hold the yoga poses (asanas), the breath helps the body relax deeply and safely into each pose. In yoga, the breath is seen as the important bridge between our physical and mental aspects. Proper breathing soothes the nervous system, calms, steadies, and clears the mind, improves concentration, focuses the attention, and increases the ability to deal with complex situations without suffering from stress.

In addition, proper breathing calms the emotions, increases mental stability, helps with emotional equilibrium, reduces cravings and desires, combats depression, helps relieve grief and sadness, puts us in touch with our inner selves, and gives us poise and serenity. Just breathe, indeed!

Blessings,
Bonnie

Yoga heals, nourishes, and challenges us. The practice infiltrates every corner of our lives. ~Valerie Jeremijenko

Yoga in Mirrormont class will be offered this week on Monday evening, October 17th, from 7 - 8 in the clubhouse. Please bring a yoga mat, blanket, and any yoga props you have on hand (blocks, bolsters, etc.)

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Stretch away your stress! Strengthen your body, mind, and spirit! Rejuvenate with yoga!

Blessings,
Bonnie

There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it is going to become a butterfly. ~Buckminster Fuller

Yoga in Mirrormont class will be offered this week on Monday evening, October 10th, from 7 - 8 in the clubhouse. Please make a note of the new time.

Stretch and tone your body and mind and embrace your heart's desires in Setu Bandha Sarvangasana (Bridge Pose)!

Benefits of Setu Bandha Sarvangasana:
•Stretches the chest, neck, and spine
•Calms the brain and helps alleviate stress and mild depression
•Stimulates abdominal organs, lungs, and thyroid
•Rejuvenates tired legs
•Reinvigorates and revitalizes the feet
•Improves digestion
•Helps relieve the symptoms of menopause
•Relieves menstrual discomfort when done supported
•Reduces anxiety, fatigue, backache, headache, and insomnia
•Therapeutic for asthma, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, and sinusitis

Modifications and a profoundly beneficial gentle flow in and out of bridge will be offered, as well.


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From The Joy of Partner Yoga by Mishabae

Make Bridge Pose even more challenging by offering support to a friend! One partner can hold a modified shoulderstand. Voila: Double Bridge!

Blessings,
Bonnie

Feel yourself being quietly drawn by the deeper pull of what you truly love. ~Rumi

Yoga in Mirrormont classes will resume next week on Monday evening, October 3rd, from 7 -  8 in the clubhouse. Please make a note of the new time. Cost is $10 per class, married couples are two for the price of one, and teens are free. The classes are for all levels, beginners through advanced, and modifications and variations will be taught, as needs be. My goal is to offer fun, safe, healing yoga classes in our beautiful neighborhood. You do not need to be a resident of Mirrormont to attend. My bio is included at the bottom of this entry. Please feel welcome to call me at 425.829.3862 with questions.

Yoga poses are not only for toning the body. Yogic breathing and asanas (poses) also calm the mind, bringing clarity of thought. What appears urgent is winnowed from that which is truly essential.

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Blessings,
Bonnie Dike, Certified Yoga Instructor
Village Green Yoga


Mirrormont yoga classes are on haitus until fall - Enjoy the sunshine!

Happy Mother's Day!  (Tree Pose)

Blessings,
Bonnie

Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Yoga class in Mirrormont will be offered this week on Monday evening, May 2nd, from 5 - 6 in the clubhouse. Please bring a blanket and any yoga props (blocks, bolsters, straps) you have on hand.


Practice flying safely into Bakasana (Crow Pose)!



Benefits of Crow Pose:
  • Tones the abdominal wall
  • Strengthens abdominal organs to aid in lower back pain and indigestion
  • Strengthens arms
  • Stretches and strengthens the back
  • Stretches and strengthens inner thighs
  • Opens the groin
  • Strengthens the wrists
  • Builds endurance, mental focus, and a sense of calmness
All ages and levels are welcome. Modifications and variations are taught as needed. 

Relax and rejuvenate with yoga!

Blessings,
Bonnie