Newsletter Oct. 20: Wednesday Morning Zoom Class

To defend oneself against a fear is simply to insure that one will, one day, be conquered by it; fears must be faced.

― James Baldwin

Yoga teacher on Zoom leading an ab warm up with kitten on belly.

Hello Everyone!

This is a longer letter than usual, and it won’t all apply to you, so I’ve labeled the sections so you can easily skip over things that don’t pertain to you.

7:45  am Wednesday Morning Zoom Class Added:

For those of you following along with the struggles of returning to a Wednesday morning practice you know we’ve had several obstacles to overcome. My schedule, the weather, no indoor space available to practice together, to name a few. In the past I have gotten lukewarm responses from most of the Infinity yogis to the idea of Zoom classes, and I get it. I have mixed feelings myself! But I’m going to give it a try anyway starting this Wednesday and continuing through November – at least. For all the things that aren’t great about online classes, here are a few things that are: We have room for everyone who wants to join, we can use props, we can stay after and chat with each other, and my cats can more effectively be my hype men as I teach.

This Wednesday is the first one, and while I’ve been teaching Zoom classes through other studios for months, I haven’t set one up and run one all by myself. Please be patient with me. Also the screen says record, but there will not be a recording available of this week’s class, I’m still figuring this part out.

If you’re on my email list, a separate email will show up with the link. If you’re not and you want to join us, send me a message.

Wednesday morning classes, like all my videos, are offered on a pay-what-you-can-if-you-can basis. Use this PayPal link to do so. If you are already paying for classes with me through a different studio consider sending the equivalent of what you pay per class. If you already have another trade arrangement set up with me, it applies. If you want to come but it’s not in the budget, you are still welcome. In fact, extra love your way.

Infinity COVID Protocols and how they affect us.

At our last Infinity teacher meeting Heather shared her protocols for if and when COVID touches Infinity. Please know these are my understandings of what she told us a couple of weeks ago, so they are subject to change. Once Heather posts them please read through them.

Level 1: If any student or teacher at Infinity notifies us they have been exposed to COVID and a doctor has told them they need to go into quarantine, they stay home and for the rest of us, the mask to mat policy changes to wearing masks all the time.

In case anyone wants one, I am bringing paper masks like the one I wear because I find them much easier to wear and breath in. If you’re reaching into the bag to grab one please sanitize your hands first and make sure you just grab it by its strap.

Level 2: If any teacher or student tests positive for COVID. The studio closes for at least 2 weeks and there are Zoom classes only. Infinity cards will apply for these classes.

If it’s me who needs to be quarantined, either Gretchen Mulkey will sub and you can meet in person, or I’ll teach via Zoom. Probably a combination.

Your privacy will be protected and Infinity won’t announce who is quarantined or sick. If it’s me, I will just tell you what’s going on.

Love note from me:

Be well everyone, I love you. I know I say it all the time, but it’s because it’s true. My life is so much better with you in it! Thanks for the patience, the support, and inspiration to continue with my own practice.

xoxo

Elle

Schedule for Week of Oct. 19th

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

8:15 am All Levels – Infinity

Wednesday

7:45am Yoga with Elle 1st Zoom Class

  • Link to follow in separate email.

6pm Yin Yoga – Root River Zoom

Thursday

7:15am All Levels – Root River Zoom

Friday

7:45 am All Levels – Infinity

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

 

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 Yin Yoga

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.

Newsletter and Schedule for Week of Oct. 12th

What is easy is sustainable. Birds coast when they can.

― Adrienne Maree Brown, Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds

 

Hello Everyone!

Newsletters are back, and taking my own advice, or more accurately Adrienne Maree Brown’s, I’m going to keep this easy.

While there wasn’t excitement about online practices on Wednesday, there were requests for more outdoor yoga even though it’s getting cooler. So me and anyone game are going to dress in layers, bring our blankets, and meet at Sinclair on Wednesday at 8:15am!

As always reach out if there’s anything I can do to make your practice better.

So much Love,

Elle

Schedule for Week of Oct. 12th

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

8:15 am All Levels – Infinity

Wednesday

8:15am Yoga with Friends – Sinclair Park
6pm
 Yin Yoga – Root River Zoom

Thursday

7:15am All Levels – Root River Zoom

Friday

7:45 am All Levels – Infinity

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 Friends Outside:

  • It’s getting chilly, dress in layers, maybe bring a cap for your head and a blanket for under the mat… and maybe an extra one for over you during savanna.
  • If you have trouble hearing please set up close (but still 6 ft away) to me.
  • Wear a mask for socializing before and after class. Remember to social distance.
  • 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 Yin Yoga

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.