Aug 24th Newsletter and New Meditation

Earth, my likeness,
Though you look so impassive, ample and spheric there,
I now suspect that is not all;
I now suspect there is something fierce in you eligible to burst forth…

Walt Whitman

3D illustration showing layers of the Earth in space.

 

Hello Everyone!

I’ve really been feeling the earth energy this week and enjoying our practices outside so much! We have continued to record them even though unlike the videos we record at home where I’m practicing right along with you and leading I am switching back and forth between demoing and sitting up and cuing so even the students furthest away can hear me. So if you make use of them either now or over the winter—when we are hungry for some sun and green grass—just know this will be the case.

I’ve also included a recorded version of the Hug the Earth meditation I sometimes lead at the end of class. Even though it’s cued as if you’re laying on the earth belly down, I promise the images work no matter how your body is supported.

No word yet on when online payment or online registration will be set up. For September, you can continue to register with me and pay by calling Infinity or visiting their office. If you know which classes you want to attend and it’s less stressful to set it up in advance, you can do so any time. If it’s less stressful for you to think one week at a time, then that’s ok too. If classes fill up, I’ll have waiting lists in case someone lets me know they can’t make it.

So much love and gratitude to you all!

Elle

Schedule for Week of August 24th.

Watch face made of leaves for numbers and twigs for hands.Monday

8:15 am All Levels – Infinity Full

Wednesday

6pm All Levels – Root River Zoom

Thursday

7:15am All Levels – Root River Zoom

Friday

8:15am Yoga with Friends – Sinclair Park
*Sept 11th we move back to Infinity and begin at 7:45am.

Yoga Videos and Meditation

Attractive barefoot young overweight female doing plank on yoga mat while training indoors, watching online video via laptop. Sports, well being, technology and active healthy lifestyle concept

As always, these are shared with you under the category “pay what you can, if you can.”
Here’s the link to PayPal your support: https://www.paypal.me/ElleNewman11

Latest Videos

Meditations 

 

Things to know about Yoga with Elle Outside:

  • Sept 4th is our last Friday outside, after that this class moves to 7:45am at Infinity Yoga Studio.
  • If you have trouble hearing please set up close (but still 6 ft away) to me.
  • Please be respectful and stay 6′ away from each other to ensure everyone who comes is safe and feels comfortable.
  • I’ll wear a mask as we’re setting up so if you want to come ask questions, tell me things, etc., you’ll be safe.
  • I’m going to take my mask off to teach so you can hear me and we can record sound, but I will stay on my mat and not walk around making adjustments.
  • If you are nervous to be around folks but really want to come, please come, wear a mask and set up away from folks. We will lovingly stay away and give you space.
  • Regular outdoor considerations to think of: You may want sun screen, bug spray, sun glasses, and a towel if it’s dewy.
  • Bring your mat and a block or a blanket if you have them.

 

Root River Yoga on Zoom

Consider joining me and a great group of students for a Root River class and support an amazing studio that serves rural SE MN. Register for classes and learn more about Root River Yoga here.

Wednesday

6:00-7:00pm All Levels

Thursday

7:15-8:15am All Levels
*You’re invited to stay online after class for coffee/tea and a chat.

Ways to Keep Connected

Cat hugging dog
Yeti comforting Emma

Tips for Practicing At Home

Clovis never could resist an outstretched hand. R.I.P.
  • Create a space for yourself, but don’t get bogged down in creating a perfect space for yourself.
  • Put your class on the calendar. Make space in your day.
  • Make it special for yourself. Maybe this means putting on your favorite fancy yoga pants, maybe this means you finally get to practice in your pjs.
  • Reach out to me if you get stuck.

Ocean Meditation and Newsletter

“if
the ocean
can calm itself,
so can you.
we
are both
salt water
mixed with
air.”
Nayyirah Waheed

Underwater blue sea background photo with with sun and sunlight shining under the sea.

 

Hello Everyone!

I love the ocean as a metaphor for our emotional selves, the power along with the mysterious depths. I think the point isn’t to avoid the storms but rather to see (sea) them within a larger context, even when the surface is full of terrifying waves our depths are calm.

The last couple of weeks I’ve been working with an ocean meditation. The one I recorded for you is only 8 minutes, hopefully long enough to be effective and short enough to be useful on a regular basis. You’ll notice that under the player there’s a link to download an MP3 file so you can take it with you. We’ve also moved the Mindful Stream of Consciousness meditation to the new site and it also has a link for you to download.

If you’re interested in virtually exploring the ocean and her depths, here’s a site I love! As you scroll down you get to learn about the life at different depths. Taking the time to scroll all the way down is a meditation itself.

Fridays at Infinity have been moved to 7:45am to allow time for cleaning and for the air to clear. Thanks to everyone for being flexible — especially Lynn’s class who is moving to 10:30am. A special thanks to Heather for being willing to open the conversation back up and find a solution that served us all.

Lastly, you’ll find last Friday’s practice below.

So much love and gratitude to you all!

Elle

Schedule for Week of August 17th.

Watch face made of leaves for numbers and twigs for hands.Monday

8:15 am All Levels – Infinity

Wednesday

6pm All Levels – Root River Zoom

Thursday

7:15am All Levels – Root River Zoom

Friday

8:15am Yoga with Friends – Sinclair Park
*Sept 11th we move back to Infinity and begin at 7:45am.

Yoga Videos and Meditation

Attractive barefoot young overweight female doing plank on yoga mat while training indoors, watching online video via laptop. Sports, well being, technology and active healthy lifestyle concept

As always, these are shared with you under the category “pay what you can, if you can.”
Here’s the link to PayPal your support: https://www.paypal.me/ElleNewman11

Latest Videos

Meditations 

 

Things to know about Yoga with Elle Outside:

  • Sept 4th is our last Friday outside, after that this class moves to 7:45am at Infinity Yoga Studio.
  • If you have trouble hearing please set up close (but still 6 ft away) to me.
  • Please be respectful and stay 6′ away from each other to ensure everyone who comes is safe and feels comfortable.
  • I’ll wear a mask as we’re setting up so if you want to come ask questions, tell me things, etc., you’ll be safe.
  • I’m going to take my mask off to teach so you can hear me and we can record sound, but I will stay on my mat and not walk around making adjustments.
  • If you are nervous to be around folks but really want to come, please come, wear a mask and set up away from folks. We will lovingly stay away and give you space.
  • Regular outdoor considerations to think of: You may want sun screen, bug spray, sun glasses, and a towel if it’s dewy.
  • Bring your mat and a block or a blanket if you have them.

 

Root River Yoga on Zoom

Consider joining me and a great group of students for a Root River class and support an amazing studio that serves rural SE MN. Register for classes and learn more about Root River Yoga here.

Wednesday

6:00-7:00pm All Levels

Thursday

7:15-8:15am All Levels
*You’re invited to stay online after class for coffee/tea and a chat.

Ways to Keep Connected

Cat hugging dog
Yeti comforting Emma

Tips for Practicing At Home

Clovis never could resist an outstretched hand. R.I.P.
  • Create a space for yourself, but don’t get bogged down in creating a perfect space for yourself.
  • Put your class on the calendar. Make space in your day.
  • Make it special for yourself. Maybe this means putting on your favorite fancy yoga pants, maybe this means you finally get to practice in your pjs.
  • Reach out to me if you get stuck.

Yoga With Elle News week of 8/10/2020

Puzzled and clueless little girl with arms out, shrugging her shoulders, saying: who cares, so what, I don't know. Negative human emotions, facial expressions, life perception and attitude.

Hi Everyone,

I found out tonight that Friday morning yoga classes aren’t possible for us at Infinity this fall due to a scheduling conflict. I think Wednesday would work for Infinity but I also get it’s not ideal to have a class twice a week with the times so close together. And some of you are hoping for 3 classes a week.

I don’t  know what the answer is for us right now, but I’m looking into our options and promise to keep you informed. Meanwhile if you have thoughts or suggestions please reach out! I’m feeling pretty bummed about this, so I’m also accepting and giving cyber hugs. The young people tell me this is how you do that: ((( ))).

This week, we have our Monday class at Infinity and Friday class at Sinclair. I also have a lovely meditation I’ll be sharing mid-week. Last Friday’s Sinclair practice is below, enjoy!

xoxo

Elle

Schedule for Week of August 10th.

Watch face made of leaves for numbers and twigs for hands.Monday

8:15 am All Levels – Infinity

Wednesday

6pm All Levels – Root River Zoom

Thursday

7:15am All Levels – Root River Zoom

Friday

8:15am Yoga with Friends – Sinclair Park

Yoga Videos and Meditation

Attractive barefoot young overweight female doing plank on yoga mat while training indoors, watching online video via laptop. Sports, well being, technology and active healthy lifestyle concept

As always, these are shared with you under the category “pay what you can, if you can.”
Here’s the link to PayPal your support: https://www.paypal.me/ElleNewman11

Latest Videos

Meditations 

 

Things to know about Yoga with Elle Outside:

  • If you have trouble hearing please set up close (but still 6 ft away) to me.
  • Please be respectful and stay 6′ away from each other to ensure everyone who comes is safe and feels comfortable.
  • I’ll wear a mask as we’re setting up so if you want to come ask questions, tell me things, etc., you’ll be safe.
  • I’m going to take my mask off to teach so you can hear me and we can record sound, but I will stay on my mat and not walk around making adjustments.
  • If you are nervous to be around folks but really want to come, please come, wear a mask and set up away from folks. We will lovingly stay away and give you space.
  • Regular outdoor considerations to think of: You may want sun screen, bug spray, sun glasses, and a towel if it’s dewy.
  • Bring your mat and a block or a blanket if you have them.

 

Root River Yoga on Zoom

Consider joining me and a great group of students for a Root River class and support an amazing studio that serves rural SE MN. Register for classes and learn more about Root River Yoga here.

Wednesday

6:00-7:00pm All Levels

Thursday

7:15-8:15am All Levels
*You’re invited to stay online after class for coffee/tea and a chat.

Ways to Keep Connected

Cat hugging dog
Yeti comforting Emma

Tips for Practicing At Home

Clovis never could resist an outstretched hand. R.I.P.
  • Create a space for yourself, but don’t get bogged down in creating a perfect space for yourself.
  • Put your class on the calendar. Make space in your day.
  • Make it special for yourself. Maybe this means putting on your favorite fancy yoga pants, maybe this means you finally get to practice in your pjs.
  • Reach out to me if you get stuck.

News to read and a New Video 8-6-2020

Adult girl with a dog Jack Russell practice online yoga lesson at home during quarantine isolation during the coronavirus pandemic.

Hi Everyone,

Our video is ready! Heads up we had a bit of trouble with the sound right at the end. Since neither of us had time to re-record it yesterday, and you can still easily understand what I’m saying, I decided to run with it. For those of you with highly attuned ears, our apologies if it distracts you from your practice.

Root River Yogis, looks like fall session will be online, I’m planning on keeping both Wednesday evening and Thursday morning classes, hope to see you there! Also if you have borrowed Root River Props please remind me so I can pass accurate information onto Amanda. Thank You <3

Infinity Yogis, I was part of Heather’s teacher meeting earlier this week and found out that 20-punch cards are not available right now. The reason Heather gave is that she plans to go digital and wants to cut down on the number of classes she has to transfer over once that happens. As far as I understand, a 20-punch card or something equivalent will be offered once it is up and running. Like much of life right now, this is all subject to change. Please talk to me if this is problematic for you.

Heather is also figuring out Zoom (or another streaming service) for Infinity. Please reach out and let me know if this is something you’d be interested in. Either right now as an additional option along with in-person classes, or as an alternative to videos if the studio needs to close again.

If you respond to this (and I hope you do), please include how many classes you’re planning on attending and what days of the week you would come to class and/or attend on Zoom. As I figure out my Fall schedule this information will help me out immensely.

Maybe see you tomorrow (Friday) for Yoga with Friends at Sinclair Park at 8:15am.

Elle

Schedule for Week of August 3rd.

Watch face made of leaves for numbers and twigs for hands.Monday

8:15 am All Levels – Infinity

Wednesday

6pm All Levels – Root River Zoom

Thursday

7:15am All Levels – Root River Zoom

Friday

8:15am Yoga with Friends – Sinclair Park

Yoga Videos and Meditation

Attractive barefoot young overweight female doing plank on yoga mat while training indoors, watching online video via laptop. Sports, well being, technology and active healthy lifestyle concept

As always, these are shared with you under the category “pay what you can, if you can.”
Here’s the link to PayPal your support: https://www.paypal.me/ElleNewman11

Latest Videos

Meditations 

 

Things to know about Yoga with Elle Outside:

  • If you have trouble hearing please set up close (but still 6 ft away) to me.
  • Please be respectful and stay 6′ away from each other to ensure everyone who comes is safe and feels comfortable.
  • I’ll wear a mask as we’re setting up so if you want to come ask questions, tell me things, etc., you’ll be safe.
  • I’m going to take my mask off to teach so you can hear me and we can record sound, but I will stay on my mat and not walk around making adjustments.
  • If you are nervous to be around folks but really want to come, please come, wear a mask and set up away from folks. We will lovingly stay away and give you space.
  • Regular outdoor considerations to think of: You may want sun screen, bug spray, sun glasses, and a towel if it’s dewy.
  • Bring your mat and a block or a blanket if you have them.

 

Root River Yoga on Zoom

Consider joining me and a great group of students for a Root River class and support an amazing studio that serves rural SE MN. Register for classes and learn more about Root River Yoga here.

Wednesday

6:00-7:00pm All Levels

Thursday

7:15-8:15am All Levels
*You’re invited to stay online after class for coffee/tea and a chat.

Ways to Keep Connected

Cat hugging dog
Yeti comforting Emma

Tips for Practicing At Home

Clovis never could resist an outstretched hand. R.I.P.
  • Create a space for yourself, but don’t get bogged down in creating a perfect space for yourself.
  • Put your class on the calendar. Make space in your day.
  • Make it special for yourself. Maybe this means putting on your favorite fancy yoga pants, maybe this means you finally get to practice in your pjs.
  • Reach out to me if you get stuck.

Gentle Heart Opening 8-4-20

This isn’t just a sneaky way to say back bend class, I mean opening all sides of your heart!

Please note: we had some issues with sound the last 8-10 minutes of class. Brett did an amazing job salvaging the recording but you’ll notice that there’s something going on. I decided not to re-record it in interest of getting this video to you sooner than later. Sound aside, I think you’ll Love it!

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Yoga with Elle News 8/3/2020

Word Yoga created from colorful and patterns

Hi Everyone,

Just a quick note to let you know what this week has in store for us yoga-wise and to let you know, as of right now, there’s still room for one more in Monday’s (tomorrow) 8:15am Infinity class. Contact me if you’d like to register.

I’ve been thinking a lot about yoga and its relationship to creativity. One of the aspects I’m playing with is that even within a led practice we have a lot of choice about how we show up and what we emphasize in poses within ourselves. It reminds me of learning to play piano from sheet music. I remember once I knew a piece well, that feeling of sitting down to play and something within me pouring out through the notes, even though it wasn’t something I had personally written. I encounter a similar feeling as I teach and as I practice. I’m curious if you do too. If you have any thoughts on this please take a moment to share them.

Love You,

Elle

Schedule for Week of August 3rd.

Watch face made of leaves for numbers and twigs for hands.Monday

8:15 am All Levels – Infinity

Wednesday

6pm All Levels – Root River Zoom

Thursday

7:15am All Levels – Root River Zoom

Friday

8:15am Yoga with Friends – Sinclair Park

Yoga Videos and Meditation

Attractive barefoot young overweight female doing plank on yoga mat while training indoors, watching online video via laptop. Sports, well being, technology and active healthy lifestyle concept

As always, these are shared with you under the category “pay what you can, if you can.”
Here’s the link to PayPal your support: https://www.paypal.me/ElleNewman11

Latest Videos

Meditations 

 

Things to know about Yoga with Elle Outside:

  • If you have trouble hearing please set up close (but still 6 ft away) to me.
  • Please be respectful and stay 6′ away from each other to ensure everyone who comes is safe and feels comfortable.
  • I’ll wear a mask as we’re setting up so if you want to come ask questions, tell me things, etc., you’ll be safe.
  • I’m going to take my mask off to teach so you can hear me and we can record sound, but I will stay on my mat and not walk around making adjustments.
  • If you are nervous to be around folks but really want to come, please come, wear a mask and set up away from folks. We will lovingly stay away and give you space.
  • Regular outdoor considerations to think of: You may want sun screen, bug spray, sun glasses, and a towel if it’s dewy.
  • Bring your mat and a block or a blanket if you have them.

 

Root River Yoga on Zoom

Consider joining me and a great group of students for a Root River class and support an amazing studio that serves rural SE MN. Register for classes and learn more about Root River Yoga here.

Wednesday

6:00-7:00pm All Levels

Thursday

7:15-8:15am All Levels
*You’re invited to stay online after class for coffee/tea and a chat.

Ways to Keep Connected

Cat hugging dog
Yeti comforting Emma

Tips for Practicing At Home

Clovis never could resist an outstretched hand. R.I.P.
  • Create a space for yourself, but don’t get bogged down in creating a perfect space for yourself.
  • Put your class on the calendar. Make space in your day.
  • Make it special for yourself. Maybe this means putting on your favorite fancy yoga pants, maybe this means you finally get to practice in your pjs.
  • Reach out to me if you get stuck.