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Changes and New Classes!!!

“If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living” – Gail Sheehy

 

The fountain at Higley Park

 

Changes are so good, they bring growth and the ability to expand. I can not express how grateful I am for all the changes and and new classes that have been added to my schedule.

Lorna Jane, Gilbert, AZ

My classes are always designed to be a warm and compassionate space for every “body” – even if you’ve never done yoga before. Grab your yoga mat and some water and meet me for some gentle flowing yoga. I am so excited to practice with you!

Mondays

  • 6:30pm – Gentle Vinyasa Flow for the residents of San Sonoma Apartment Homes, Tempe, AZ

Thursdays

  • 10:00am – Blended Vinyasa Flow at Lorna Jane, SanTan Village in Gilbert Classes are open to the public and are always just $5.00!

  • 7:00pm – Yin/Restorative Flow for the residents of San Posada Apartment Homes, Mesa, AZ

Saturdays

  • 9:30am – Morning Flow for the residents of Olympus Steelyard, Chandler, AZ

Sundays

  • 5:30pm – Yoga in the Park for the residents of BB Living/Higley Park at the Higley Park Fountain, Gilbert, AZ ***Update – This class is now Sunset Yoga Flow and held at 5:30pm the Basketball Court in the Higley Park neighborhood. The Basketball court is located on Kent Avenue between Los Gatos Lane and Ponderosa Dr.*** 

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Take a deep breath

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Everyday is a new beginning. Take a deep breath. Smile and start again.

Let’s take a long deep breath together this week:

Monday: 

  • 6:30pm – Easy Vinyasa Flow for the residents of San Sonoma Apartment Homes, Tempe

Tuesday

  • 10:00am – Gentle Vinyasa Flow at Lorna Jane, SanTan Village in Gilbert Classes are open to the public and are always just $5.00!

  • 7:00pm – Vinyasa Flow for the residents of San Posada Apartment Homes, Mesa

Thursday

  • 10:00am – Yinyasa Flow at Lorna Jane, SanTan Village in Gilbert Classes are open to the public and are always just $5.00!

  • 7:00pm – Gentle Flow for the residents of San Posada Apartment Homes, Mesa

Sunday

  • 5:30 pm – Yoga in the Park for the residents of the Higley Park neighborhood. Higley Park, Gilbert (located at the main park with the community pool on Colt Drive at Sheffield Rd.)

 

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Holiday To Do List

Image Courtesy of heavenlyhomemakers.com

Let’s get on this Holiday to-do list! During this season listen, be kind, be giving, be patient and let your light shine on others wherever and whenever you can.

 Join me at Yoga Squared in Old Town Tustin as we focus on being present, love, hugs and peace through our practice.

  • Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 5:00pm for a Soulful All Levels Flow

  • Friday, December 15, 2107 at 5:00pm for a Peaceful Yinyasa Flow

  • Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 7:00am for a Soulful All Levels Flow

Remember to fill your cup with love and light so it overflows on the world.

Namaste,

Annette, Project Refined Life

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Yoga For All!!!

Yoga for All Certification

I am now a Certified “Yoga for All” Teacher!!! I don’t know if you can tell but I’m more than just a little bit excited about this. As a Yoga teacher I want to assure that any’body” that comes in for a yoga class feels comfortable regardless of the body they’re in.

It was extremely important for to find a training from people who were well respected within the Yoga community and have specific knowledge in the practice as it applies to people who didn’t fit the Yoga “mold”. Although I had to wait for the training to become available in the Fall, You can’t get much better than Dianne Bondy and Amber Karnes!!! Their training is only offered twice a year and it was completely worth the wait!

Dianne BondyDianne Bondy is an author, motivator, educator, yoga teacher, and creator of Yogasteya.com. Yogasteya is an online yoga site dedicated to celebrating students of all shapes, sizes and ethnicities. Our motto is “No Yogi Left Behind.”

Dianne has had over 1000 hours yoga training in different modalities such as yoga therapeutics, restorative, and Anusara Yoga. She is an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher at 500 hour level and is the Director of Eastside Yoga School. You can read her column The Abundant Yogini at DoYouYoga.com.

Amber KarnesAmber Karnes is a ruckus maker, RYT-200 yoga asana teacher, and a lifelong student of her body. In Amber’s classes and workshops, students of all shapes and sizes will find tips, tricks, and modifications to make yoga asana work for their unique body, instead of being squished into poses for the sake of form over function. She emphasizes safe alignment and mindful transitions, and guides each student to honor the body they bring to the mat today, while being empowered to learn about the body’s intelligence and power. She received her certification from Anna Pittman in 2011 and is grateful to her many wonderful teachers.

Amber is a big fan of “yoga in non-yoga places” and often teaches free, accessible classes in her community. She serves on the Yoga and Body Image Coalition Leadership Team and Women’s Power Space Advisory Council. Amber seeks to further the message of inclusivity, consent, agency, body positivity, and accessibility for all on and off the mat. She blogs at bodypositiveyoga.com.

I feel so much more confident in my ability to teach knowing I have so many options to offer my students. I want my students to feel comfortable no matter where they are in their practice. In addition, I am now part of a wonderful community that truly cares about making Yoga accessible to everyone.

This training was a labor of love for me. I truly care about offering Yoga for All Shapes, SIzes and Abilities and am over the top about this certification!

 

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Focus the Mind’s Eye

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Do you ever feel like the craziness of life has your mind looking everywhere and nothing is clear? Here’s a chance to slow down, realign ourselves and get the mind’s eye focused. 

Join me at yoga squared in Old Town Tustin for a Meditative All Levels Flow 

  • Thursday, November 16th at 5pm 

  • Saturday, November 18th at 7:00am

See you on the mat,

Annette

See you on mat,

Annette

 

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Looking For Tranquility

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Looking for some tranquility after a busy weekend? Join me this week for yoga that will speak to your mind, body and soul and offer some tranquility.

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Thrive through the Week!

My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.

– Maya Angelo

Don’t just survive the week – Thrive through the week! Guiding people through a compassionate practice that is filled with some laughter is always in my plan. Join me this week and allow your mind, body and soul the chance to thrive! 

Monday, October 9, 2017

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Saturday, October 14, 2017

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9 Health Benefits of Yoga

Yoga, is amazing! I know, you may think I am a bit biased but I have benefited greatly from my Yoga practice, I feel calmer, stronger, healthier and more energetic. In addition to the physical benefits, the connection of mind, body and soul are indescribable.

If you’re not looking to go that deep, that’s ok. If you’re simply looking for a form of exercise, that’s easy on the body and helps you get healthier – Yoga is it!

There are so many health benefits and I simply have not found another form of exercise that can compare to the overall benefits of a regular Yoga practice.

Studies have shown that a regular Yoga practice helps to lower your blood sugar levels, lowers LDL levels (but cholesterol), boosts HDL levels (good cholesterol), helps with blood circulation, lessens pain and stress and increases energy levels.

You don’t have to stand on your head or fold up like a pretzel to do Yoga and it’s never to late to begin your Yoga practice. There is a yoga class to meet everyones fitness level and needs.  Come out and try one of my classes or if you’re not in the area, look for a studio near you.

Here’s my Schedule for the week – give it a try!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Saturday, September 23, 2017

See you on the mat!

Annette

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Are You Ready?

LEGO Yogini in Cobra Pose
Bhujangasana

Ok, Orange County – I hope you’re ready because I certainly am!

 

I am pleased to announce that I now have a Yoga class

for every member of the family!!!

 

In addition to my regular class at Yoga Squared every Saturday at 7:00am , I now offer a Kid’s Yoga class every Tuesday at Once Upon a Storybook. Kid’s classes begin this Tuesday, September 5th at 4:00 pm.

I am delighted to be able to offer a kid’s yoga class, which will include a mindfully based storytime and yoga.

I have several sub dates on the calendar this week at Yoga Squared, so there is no excuse! I’ll look forward to seeing you and your kid’s on the mat!

Here’s the schedule for the week. 

Tuesday, September 5th:

  • 8:30 am – Grounding Flow at Yoga Squared
  • 4:00pm Kid’s Yoga at Once Upon a Storybook

Wednesday, September 6th:

  • 6:30 pm – Grounding Flow at Yoga Squared

Thursday, September 7th:

  • 3:30 pm – Kid’s Yoga at Yoga Squared

Saturday, September 9th:

  • 7:00 am – All Levels Flow at Yoga Squared

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Yoga Squared is located at 195 El Camino Real #201, Tustin, CA 92780

Once Upon a Storybook is located at 17300 17th St C, Tustin, CA 92780

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