All Posts from June, 2012

Introducing YogaRewards!

June 29th, 2012 | By [email protected] in Uncategorized | No Comments »

In just a few months, we’ll be celebrating the 10 year anniversary of Bernal Yoga and we wouldn’t be here without all of you! Whether you’ve been with us since the early days or you’ve just joined Bernal Yoga, we appreciate you and so, starting July 1st, we are rolling out our new yoga rewards program. You can now earn money for doing things that you probably already do like register for classes online and refer friends to the studio.

Here’s how it works:

  • For each class that you register for via the online scheduler and attend you’ll receive a 50 cent credit in your account! For example, if you register 10 classes online then that’s a 5$ balance in your account which can be applied to class passes, studio purchases or workshops. This reward has already been in effect so if you have been registering for classes with the online scheduler, then check your account, you may have already accrued a rewards balance!
  • Yoga is better with friends and when you refer your friends, neighbors, coworkers or family to the studio you’ll get a 10$ reward! Your referral must buy the new student pass (or another class pass) and mention that you referred them at the time of registration.
  • Earn cash rewards for each dollar spent on monthly special sales! The details of the special sales will be announced on Facebook and Twitter so make sure you’ve connected with us on those communities.
  • Participate with the Bernal Yoga community at special events! Every few months, we’ll announce an opportunity to gain rewards by participating in special events or contests. This might be a community outreach program or for taking 15 classes in a month or for helping at the studio. Keep an eye out on our Facebook, Twitter and blog for these special event announcements.

Yoga is a Way of Unlocking the Heart Through the Body

June 20th, 2012 | By [email protected] in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Come by the studio on Monday nights for Tim Floreen’s 6pm Strong Vinyasa class and you might be surprised by the diversity of his students. Young, older, new to yoga and seasoned practitioners alike move through poses to one of Tim’s fantastic playlists in this all levels class. His students are given opportunities to challenge themselves with options to rest and modify as needed. They will tell you that Tim’s classes are structured around a great soundtrack. I know we’ve all experienced the way that music can connect us with a feeling from another time or place. It can speak to us in a very visceral way and calls forth strong emotions. Tim firmly believes that a great soundtrack can augment the physicality of practicing yoga and take students on a journey towards unlocking their hearts.

On Saturday, July 14th, Tim will be co-teaching a workshop on integrating yoga into your home art or writing practice. As a writer, Tim found himself developing rituals around yoga and writing, as did his fellow teacher, published author Nick Krieger. In the Yoga & Creativity workshop, Tim and Nick will lead students through movement, meditation, group discussion and writing/sketching exercises to explore how yogic practices and concepts can help artists and creatives overcome barriers to expression.

Tim believes that the physical side of yoga is a means to a greater end, a way of unlocking the heart through the body. Sure you’ll sweat and get a good workout in his classes but you’ll also laugh, be challenged and feel physically refreshed. Come join in with the community of students at one of Tim’s weekly yoga classes and experience first-hand what makes his teaching style unique.

Mondays   6:00pm - 7:15pm   Strong Vinyasa
Saturdays 9:45am - 11:15am  Vinyasa Flow

Special Restorative Yoga class with Bernal Yoga’s Britt Fohrman and Tibetian singing bowl master, Karma Moffett this Friday.

June 11th, 2012 | By [email protected] in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Come join us for a memorable Restorative Yoga workshop with Britt Fohrman and special guest, Karma Moffett. Allow yourself to ease into a natural state of meditation, guided by the soothing sounds of Karma Moffett’s Tibetan sound bowls and restorative poses designed to direct your attention inward. For over three decades, Karma Moffett has developed an collection of music featuring harmonics and pure sound tones that impact the natural healing system. His instruments include antique Tibetan Bowls, Bells, Tingsha, Longhorn, Conch Shells, instruments gathered from throughout the world and some that he has hand-made. As Karma’s music takes you to a place of mind-body-spirit harmony, Britt will gently guide you through relaxing, healing poses that will cultivate a connect with the breath.

After witnessing tremendous healing within herself through Restorative Yoga, Britt was inspired to become certified to teach Restorative Yoga and share her love of yoga with a wide variety of people. Her style of teaching emphasizes individualized alignment, meditative focus and breath guided movement infused with compassion and honesty.

Don’t miss out on this truly unique opportunity to journey into a blissful state of ease and surrender. Space is limited, please register online. We look forward to sharing this moment with you!

Restorative Yoga With Singing Bowl Sound Bath- Friday, June 15th 7pm- 9pm

New Mindfulness Workshops With Rachel Lanzerotti

June 4th, 2012 | By [email protected] in Uncategorized | No Comments »

We are thrilled to be hosting Rachel Lanzerotti for a series of upcoming workshops on the topic of mindfulness. Perhaps you’ve been looking for ways to lower your stress level and feel more connected but you worry that practicing meditation might be too challenging for you. Mindfulness is “paying attention in a particular way, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally” and can be easily integrated into everyday life. You can practice in your office or in line at the grocery store. Rachel has just started her four week Intro to Mindfulness course which will provide you with a solid introduction to mindfulness and methods for meeting stressful moments with greater mental clarity and less reactivity. She is also teaching an Afternoon of Mindfulness Retreat on June 16th from 1pm to 5pm. Each workshop session will include practical information, guidance and first-hand experience with mindfulness and meditation. In the video below, Rachel shares a more detailed explanation of mindfulness.