Fresh paint, fresh floors, fresh mats! All things are fresh in the expanded studio space. The newness brings an exciting energy of possibility. What classes would you like to see in the new room?
We live in a time filled with hate speech, internet trolls, and violence. It's easy to become jaded and give up. But instead of sitting by, why not strive to bring the opposite into the world? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Increase kindness. Help your neighbors. Call and check on a family member. Give some cold water to a homeless person and talk to them about their life. Whatever you choose to do, spread joy and love throughout your days. Perhaps your actions will inspire others to do the same.
There is something in our culture that tells us to go, go, go. We are always doing. Always working. Always striving for what's next. We ignore our needs and it takes a toll on our minds and bodies. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Rest is imperative to our health. In fact, one of the reasons people in #bluezones live so long is because they down shift. They take rest days. They make recharging a priority. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Maybe allow yourself to relax some this week. Allow your body to repair. Allow your mind to decompress. Allow healing to occur.
The yoga studio is a sacred space. Here are a few bits of yoga etiquette to help keep our space special for all: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Remove your shoes at the door Turn off your cell phone Don’t talk to your neighbors during class Neatly return your props to their home ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Just a little reminder to help everyone have the most positive shared experience possible.
I accidentally deleted what we’d planned to write for this post. But here’s what I will say, unplanned and spontaneously. These two women have vastly different lives and experiences yet they have taught us all so much about being a true yogi and love. They are incredible women that you’d be lucky to call friends and acquaintances. I promise if you ever take a class with Alexandra or Kandy you’ll be better off for it. Look at these two friends being happy. Love them! 💕
There is always something to be grateful for, ALWAYS! Whether things are spectacular or it feels like your world is crashing down, there is, without a doubt, something wonderful to be thankful about. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The sun on your skin, breath in your lungs, a refreshing drink, or a hot meal. These are simple things we often take for granted, but are truly gifts. We should pause and give thanks for these blessings in our lives. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We can even be thankful for the seemingly bad things in our life. They help us grow, they can motivate us, or push us towards new opportunity. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ No matter what, always remember to be grateful, for a grateful person will always have hope.
Live your fucking life. Anthony Bourdain had everything we all want. Worldly success, admiration of others, innovation, charm, charisma. He was the man every man wanted to be. Don’t let your dreams trap you. No matter what is happening you can change it. You owe no one anything. Everyone will accept you if you want to make changes that will make you happier. Even if you thought what you wanted was what was going to make you happy and it didn’t. It is okay if you want to change. DO WHAT YOU NEED TO DO TODAY TO LIVE FULLY. When I went though my bankruptcy in 2010 I seriously considered suicide. I was working two jobs just to make it and save my house. I made a plan and decided I was going to kill myself at the end of the work day. It was a Sunday. Someone from the yoga studio I went to called me that day and asked if she could stay with me. She was new to town and her boyfriend was beating her up. She had no where to go. She didn’t know it but she saved my life that day. Imagine if she hadn’t have called. There would be no Sin City Yoga and none of the people we’ve touched would have received that love. Before it gets there, check in, reach out, make changes. We will all still love you. I will still love you. Keep safe out there @yogalebrity ~Angelica
This is really tomorrow’s post but I couldn’t resist sharing it today!!! New practice room is moving right along! This room will be used primarily for workshops and teacher training. We’ll be doing a lot of work with @trauma_recovery_yoga in this room as well. If you’ve been thinking about doing teacher training at SCY now is the time! We still have a couple of spots in our exclusive and small August 3 week Intensive teacher training. Visit sincityyoga.com and go to the TT page to learn more and apply today! ❤️💕😃🧘🏽♀️
I’ve been almost entirely vegetarian since I was 13. I grew up on a farm and made friends with the animals we slaughtered. The pigs and chickens were just as friendly, if not more, than the dogs on our farm. Since our dogs were hunting dogs we weren’t allowed to play with them. I first saw pigs born at 5:30am. Little tiny piglets running around under the fencing where the mommy pig couldn’t turn around, she could only roll over. At the time it seemed magical to watch them being born, I started to understand the cruelty of raising animals for food. Now looking back on it, it was actually quite horrific. We were a small farm in Indiana. Not a large factory farm where our food comes from, and the cruelty there is even worse. When Iyengar talks about keeping the body clean he means practicing saucha in many different ways. He means having a regular asana practice so we can move our bodies and keep them sweating and cleansing themselves through organ massage and joint movement. He means keeping our mind clean through meditation and concentration. He means keeping our soul clean through ahimsa (non-violence). What we eat transforms into the energy of our minds and actions. Food should be prepared with love and honoring where it comes from. When we eat animals we are eating the fear and pain that flows through their bodies in the form of adrenaline and hormones, the mental fear and torture. We put that into ourselves and that energy radiates through us and into the world. Not eating animals is not only practicing ahimsa, but it is practicing saucha, cleanliness. Our minds and bodies must be clean of fear, pain, suffering of others in order to reach higher levels of consciousness. Practicing the 8 limbs of yoga is not easy. There is no easy route to becoming a yogi. It will challenge you. It’s meant to challenge you. Your journey will be difficult because society has engrained us with falsehoods in order to sell goods and make money. Things like you need more protein, milk does the body good, you love meat, bacon is good, bbq is family time, how will I eat out, keto, Atkins, south beach diet, be lean, bodybuilding can only be done with meat. These are lies. cont:
***Saturday Workshop*** ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Yoga for Your Work Body with Natasha @catsluvme Saturday, June 9th, 12:00pm-2:00pm ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Do you find yourself coming home at the end of the day with tired shoulders, tight hips and a sore low back? Repetitive works tasks whether performed standing or sitting at a workstation all day can cause undue stress and damage to your body. Learn to counteract that damage and alleviate the stress in this workshop made just for you. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As an RYT 200 and practicing attorney for almost 20 years, Natasha is uniquely aware of the physical toll that long work hours can exert on your body and how to safely and serenely counteract those stresses through yoga. She wants to share those techniques with you in this workshop. You will learn asanas that target those place that get bound up from low or repetitive movement after a long work day. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The workshop will also go over suggestions for prana and small yoga movements you can also use throughout your work day. It doesn't matter if you work in an office, are a cashier or a barista, if at the end of workday your body feels bound up in your shoulders, hips and low back, then this workshop is meant for you. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Sign-up at bit.ly/scyworkshops ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ $25 early bird special ends TONIGHT at midnight $35 after midnight Or $100 for 5 workshops Supporting Unlimited Members Complimentary when you pre-register . . . . . #Yogaworkshop #yogabalance #yogaliving #officeyoga #shoulderopener #padmasana #yogainheels #lasvegasyoga
Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.-Joseph Campbell ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ There is so much truth in this statement! Live your dreams, never listen to naysayers, ignore your doubts, and it will pay off. We are living proof of this. Share love and it will be returned to you. Be patient. It takes time to manifest your life, just get really clear on what you want because the universe is listening and will deliver what you say to her. It’s taken ten years but here we are now. Opening new doorways. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Here is our beautiful new door to the studio expansion. Build out is coming right along and the future looks so bright!
Being a yoga teacher does not mean being perfect or a master of your craft. It's sharing your passion with others who are curious and hungry for knowledge. Teaching can be sharing of ideas and mutual growth for both student and teacher