Yoga with Elle News Week of July 19th

"The longer I live the more uninformed I feel. Only children have an explanation for everything." Isabel Allende

Hello Friends!

I look forward to practicing with you this week! There is still room in both Monday and Friday classes so let me know if you plan on joining.

See you on the mat soon!

~Elle

 

Schedule for Week of July 19th

Contact me with any questions!

Nobody (Bod) Owens Newman Terpstra

Monday July 19th

8:15am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa – Infinity Yoga

Wednesday 21st

8:15am Outdoor Yoga at High School
5-6pm
Forrest Inspired Vinyasa  – Root River Zoom

Thursday 22nd

7:15am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa – Root River Zoom

Friday 23rd

7:45 am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa – Infinity Yoga

Yoga Videos and Meditation

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 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

Newsletter of July 12th

"“I love how summer just wraps it’s arms around you like a warm blanket.” ― Kellie Elmore

Hello Friends!

I come to your inbox bearing good news! I’ve communicated with Heather and beginning this fall, our Wednesday class will be moving indoors to Infinity Yoga Studio, assuming that the risk of gathering together indoors continues to be low. I don’t know yet if I will have a choice between the start times of 7:45am or 8:15am, but I am interested in hearing from you if you have a preference. Also,  Sara has confirmed that the 20-class cards have been re-instated at their original price of $140.

I also want to thank all of you who have been showing up Wednesdays and contributing cash to Our Voices. This organization was started by a mother to support BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) students in Winona. I’m so grateful to be in a solid enough place this summer that I can give back to our community, and that is 100% due to you and all of your support this past year.

I also hope the donation model allows for students who couldn’t otherwise afford studio fees to attend. I also hope that the outdoor classes provide a fun, less intimidating atmosphere. Please invite friends and family — drop ins are totally welcome.

See you on the mat soon!

~Elle

 

Schedule for Week of July 12th

Contact me with any questions!

Nobody (Bod) Owens Newman Terpstra

Monday July 12th

8:15am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa – Infinity Yoga

Wednesday 14th

8:15am Outdoor Yoga at High School
5-6pm
Forrest Inspired Vinyasa  – Root River Zoom

Thursday 15th

7:15am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa – Root River Zoom

Friday 16th

7:45 am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa – Infinity Yoga

Yoga Videos and Meditation

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 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

Newsletter for Week of July 5th

Hello,

I hope you’re having a lovely holiday weekend!

This is just a short reminder that we don’t have class tomorrow July 5th, but will return to the studio this Friday.

There’s also an outdoor option this Wednesday at WSHS. If you haven’t registered, it’s ok. Just show up and we’ll figure it out!

xoxo

~Elle

 

Schedule for Week of July 5th

Contact me with any questions!

Nobody (Bod) Owens Newman Terpstra

Monday July 5th

No Class

Wednesday

8:15am Outdoor Yoga at High School
5-6pm
Forrest Inspired Vinyasa  – Root River Zoom

Thursday

7:15am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa – Root River Zoom

Friday

7:45 am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa – Infinity Yoga

Yoga Videos and Meditation

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 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

Newsletter for June 28th

“Nature” is what we see—
The Hill—the Afternoon—
Squirrel—Eclipse—the Bumble bee—
Nay—Nature is Heaven—
Nature is what we hear—
The Bobolink—the Sea—
Thunder—the Cricket—
Nay—Nature is Harmony—
Nature is what we know—
Yet have no art to say—
So impotent Our Wisdom is
To her Simplicity.

~Emily Dickinson

Purpose is to be beautiful and calming. Artistic depiction of bee above flowers

Hi Everyone,

If you’re planning on attending Wednesday Morning classes regularly and aren’t planning to use classes you’ve already purchased, then you’ll find the Community Education registration link below. If you have any questions let me know.

We won’t have class on July 5th.

And lastly just a reminder to register with me if you’re planning on attending Mon/Friday classes in person at Infinity, and for those of you already registered, please let me know if you’re not going to make it. Thank you!

xoxo

~Elle

Wednesday Morning Classes at WSHS

  • Begins June 30th, 8:15am
  • $10 registration fee through Community Education, $5 for just August.
    • Register Here
    • Drop-ins are welcome, no need to register if you’re just checking it out, so feel free to bring friends!
  • On-site donations accepted for Our Voices, an organization which supports BIPOC students.
  • If you paid way ahead to help me out, thank you, you’re amazing, and I don’t know what I would have done without you! Also, you don’t owe anything, please feel free to just show up! I let Community Ed know that this was the case and they are willing to waive fees for you. <3

 

Schedule for Week of June 28th

Contact me with any questions!

Nobody (Bod) Owens Newman Terpstra

Monday June 28th

8:15am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa – Infinity Yoga

Wednesday June 30th

8:15am Outdoor Yoga at High School
5-6pm
Forrest Inspired Vinyasa  – Root River Zoom

Thursday July 1st

7:15am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa – Root River Zoom

Friday July 2nd

7:45 am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa – Infinity Yoga

Monday July 5th

  • No Class due to Holiday Weekend!

Yoga Videos and Meditation

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 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

Yoga with Elle News for weeks of June 14th & June 21

I don’t know exactly what a prayer is.
I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down
into the grass, how to kneel in the grass,
how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields
which is what I have been doing all day.
~ Mary Oliver, The Summer Day

Cute cat looking over sign that reads, "Elle's Vacation Schedule"

Hi Everyone,

If you haven’t heard yet, I’m visiting my sister and her family this next week and I’ll be taking a break in teaching classes while I’m out of town. Thank you Kärin for subbing Root River classes and Gretchen Mulkey for subbing Infinity classes! Though I’ll miss you all, I know you’ll be in great hands with these two!

There will be no Zoom Infinity option for Friday the 18th or Monday the 21st. There is still room in these classes to attend in person. Wednesday classes will resume outside at WHS on the 3oth. Information about all of this is below.

Please contact me if you have any questions or if you want to register for in-person classes.

See many of you tomorrow!

xoxo

~Elle

Wednesday Morning Classes at WSHS

  • Begins June 30th, 8:15am
  • $10 registration fee through Community Education, $5 for just August.
    • Register Here
    • Drop-ins are welcome, no need to register if you’re just checking it out, so feel free to bring friends!
  • On-site donations accepted for Our Voices, an organization which supports BIPOC students.
  • If you paid way ahead to help me out, thank you, you’re amazing, and I don’t know what I would have done without you! Also, you don’t owe anything, please feel free to just show up! I let Community Ed know that this was the case and they are willing to waive fees for you. <3

Important Information for Infinity/home-based Zoom Classes

Wednesday June 9th

  • Last day of Wednesday morning Zoom classes for the summer.
  • I’m not sure where Wednesday classes will be held in the fall but rest assured they will be indoors with Zoom options.

Friday June 18th & Monday June 19th

  • No Zoom Classes

Zoom options for Infinity classes will continue for the foreseeable future. Don’t be discouraged by this short break, I am just making things as easy as possible for Gretchen to sub my classes while I’m away.

 

Schedule for June 14th-June 25th

Contact me with any questions!

Nobody (Bod) Owens Newman Terpstra

Monday June 14th

8:15am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa – Infinity Yoga

Wednesday June 16th

6pm Kärin Subs  – Root River Zoom

Thursday June 17th

7:15am Kärin Subs – Root River Zoom

Friday June 18th

7:45 am Gretchen Mulkey Subs- Infinity Yoga

  • Contact me if you want to attend in person, space is limited.

Monday June 21st

8:15am Gretchen Mulkey Subs – Infinity Yoga

  • Contact me if you want to attend in person, space is limited.

Wednesday June 23rd

6pm Forrest Inspired Vinyasa  – Root River Zoom

Thursday June 24th

7:15am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa – Root River Zoom

Friday June 25th

7:45 am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa – Infinity Yoga

Yoga Videos and Meditation

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 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

News for week of June 7th: info on outdoor classes

Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure nor this thing nor that but simply growth. We are happy when we are growing.
~ W.B. Yeats

women and child smiling in garden. Connotes growth.

Hello Everyone,

Hopefully word got to everyone and you have reregistered for any Zoom classes your want to take. If not, the links are below and will be there for you anytime if you decide at the last minute you want to take a class.

Also the long-awaited link to register for Community Ed outdoor classes is below. If you have friends you want to bring, it’s ok for them to drop in as our guest. If you can, please let me know ahead of time if they are new to yoga in general, or if you invited them because there was something specific you thought would benefit them. Thank you!

If the Zoom links aren’t working or you have any other questions for me, let me know. Below is (I think) all the information you need as well as this week’s schedule.

xoxo

~Elle

Wednesday Morning Classes at WHS

  • Begins June 30th, 8:15am
  • $10 registration fee through Community Education, $5 for just August.
    • Register Here
    • Drop ins are welcome, no need to register if you’re just checking it out, so feel free to bring friends!
  • On-site donations accepted for Our Voices, an organization who supports BIPOC students.
  • If you paid way ahead to help me out, thank you, you’re amazing, and I don’t know what I would have done without you! Also, you don’t owe anything, please feel free to just show up! I let Community Ed know that this was the case and they are willing to waive fees for you. <3

Important Information for Infinity/home based Zoom Classes

Wednesday June 9th

  • Last day of Wednesday morning Zoom classes for the summer.
  • I’m not sure where Wednesday classes will be held in the fall but rest assured they will be indoors with Zoom options.

Friday June 18th & Monday June 19th

  • No Zoom Classes

Zoom options for Infinity classes will continue for the foreseeable future. Don’t be discouraged by this short break, I am just making things as easy as possible for Gretchen to sub my classes while I’m away.

 

Schedule for Week of June 7th

Contact me with any questions!

Nobody (Bod) Owens Newman Terpstra

Monday

8:15am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa – Infinity Yoga

Wednesday

7:45am Basic Yoga Zoom Class

  • Register Here
  • Donate here.
    • If you’re wondering what to contribute, consider paying the same amount you’d pay if this class were at your usual studio. As always, these classes are offered on a pay what you can, if you can basis.

6pm Forrest Inspired Vinyasa  – Root River Zoom

Thursday

7:15am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa – Root River Zoom

Friday

7:45 am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa – Infinity Yoga

Yoga Videos and Meditation

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 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

Yoga with Elle News for May 30th: dates to keep in mind

…Looking forward to things is half the pleasure of them.
~ L.M. Montgomer, Anne of Green Gables

Looks like a bunch of different stickers for daily planner, but not organized yet.

Hi,

I hope you’re having a relaxing weekend! And just as a reminder, we don’t have class this Memorial Day. Sleep in, go for a walk, and if you feel inspired to practice, feel free to make use of any of the videos on the site.

There’s a lot to let you know about this week, so bear with me. First, for Root River Yogis, if you haven’t registered for Summer session and plan on doing so, make sure to get that in as soon as possible. Thank You!

Secondly, I am looking forward to visiting my family in June. We haven’t seen each other in well over a year! For those of you practicing with me over Zoom through Infinity or attending Wednesday morning classes, this means we will have a little interruption in our practice. Below you’ll see the dates we don’t have Zoom classes; all other classes will continue.

Many of us have been looking forward to Wednesday morning outdoor classes, and you can find information below. The link to register isn’t live quite yet, but you’ll have it the moment I do!

Thank you for your ongoing flexibility and support. I look forward to a fun summer with you all!

xoxo

~Elle

Wednesday Morning Classes at WHS

  • Begins June 30th, 8:15am
  • $10 registration fee through Community Education, more information to follow.
  • On-site donations accepted for Our Voices, an organization who supports BIPOC students.
  • If you paid way ahead to help me out, thank you, you’re amazing and I don’t know what I would have done without you! Also you don’t owe anything.

Important Information for Infinity/home based Zoom Classes

Wednesday June 9th

  • Last day of Wednesday morning Zoom classes for the summer.
  • I’m not sure where Wednesday classes will be held in the fall but rest assured they will be indoors with Zoom options.

Friday June 18th & Monday June 19th

  • No Zoom Classes

Zoom options for Infinity classes will continue for the foreseeable future. Don’t be discouraged by this short break, I am just making things as easy as possible for Gretchen to sub my classes while I’m away.

 

Schedule for Week of May 31st

Contact me with any questions!

Nobody (Bod) Owens Newman Terpstra

Monday

Happy Memorial Day, No Classes

Wednesday

7:45am Basic Yoga Zoom Class

  • Register Here
  • Donate here.
    • If you’re wondering what to contribute, consider paying the same amount you’d pay if this class were at your usual studio. As always, these classes are offered on a pay what you can, if you can basis.

6pm Forrest Inspired Vinyasa  – Root River Zoom

Thursday

7:15am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa – Root River Zoom

Friday

7:45 am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa – Infinity Yoga

Yoga Videos and Meditation

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 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

Newsletter for May 24th

Live isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass… It’s about learning to dance in the rain.
~ Vivian Greene

 

Hi Everyone,

I usually try to find quotes that aren’t quite as popular as this one so that you have a little variety when you open these newsletters, but this one seemed too perfect for my mood this morning not to share. Not only is it drizzling as I write this, but the sentiment speaks to how I see my practice. That I’m not avoiding the rain, but keeping myself strong enough that I can see rain for what it is. I might not think I like it, but I can thrive/dance/find joy in it nonetheless.

I wanted to give everyone a heads up that we won’t have class on May 31st, which is over Memorial Day weekend. If you are yearning to practice please feel free to make use of the videos here on yogaelle.com. I hope you have a great day off!

For those of you looking forward to practicing outside this summer we have a firm start date of June 23rd at 8:15am at Winona Senior High School. There will be more information in next week’s newsletter, including how to register through community ed, and a reminder of how all of that will work.

Let me know if you’re interested in practicing in person at Infinity on Monday or Friday. In alignment with the CDC’s recommendations, if you’re fully vaccinated you can practice without a mask.

xoxo

~Elle

Schedule for Week of May 21st

Contact me with any questions!

Nobody (Bod) Owens Newman Terpstra

Monday

8:15 am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa – Infinity Yoga

Wednesday

7:45am Basic Yoga Zoom Class

  • Register Here
  • Donate here.
    • If you’re wondering what to contribute, consider paying the same amount you’d pay if this class were at your usual studio. As always, these classes are offered on a pay what you can, if you can basis.

6pm Forrest Inspired Vinyasa  – Root River Zoom

Thursday

7:15am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa – Root River Zoom

Friday

7:45 am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa – Infinity Yoga

Yoga Videos and Meditation

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 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

Newsletter for May 17th

The land knows you, even when you are lost.”
~Robin Wall Kimmerer, Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants

Hi Everyone,

The loosening of restrictions is on my mind, especially concerning our in-person practices. When I reached out to Heather, she let me know that she plans to make an announcement for Infinity and has asked that we run things as we usually do until then. I am hopeful I will know more soon and will keep you in the loop.

I’m wondering about your thoughts and feelings on this. Are you comfortable with practicing in a room where the vaccinated among us were unmasked? Would you feel comfortable bumping the class sizes back up to 8 like we had last summer? I just ask this last question because I suspect if we could practice without masks a few of our Zoom yogis might want to join us. If you haven’t already, please let me know your thoughts.

If you are enjoying Zoom, don’t worry this will continue being an option.

Lastly a student reached out after Friday’s class letting me know my energy seemed stressed and wondering if it was them. I want to ensure you all that my distraction had everything to do with a lack of sleep and an uncertain situation, and had nothing to do with any of you. I sincerely hope my distraction didn’t negatively affect anyone else’s practice, and as always thank you so much for your patience and support. You are truly the best!

xoxo

~Elle

Schedule for Week of May 17th

Contact me with any questions!

Nobody (Bod) Owens Newman Terpstra

Monday

8:15 am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa – Infinity Yoga

Wednesday

7:45am Basic Yoga Zoom Class

  • Register Here
  • Donate here.
    • If you’re wondering what to contribute, consider paying the same amount you’d pay if this class were at your usual studio. As always, these classes are offered on a pay what you can, if you can basis.

6pm Forrest Inspired Vinyasa  – Root River Zoom

Thursday

7:15am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa – Root River Zoom

Friday

7:45 am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa – Infinity Yoga

Yoga Videos and Meditation

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 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

Newsletter week of May 10th

May-Flower
by Emily Dickinson

Pink, small, and punctual,
Aromatic, low,
Covert in April,
Candid in May,

Dear to the moss,
Known by the knoll,
Next to the robin,
In every human soul.

Bold little beauty,
Bedecked with thee,
Nature forswears
Antiquity.

Hi Everyone,

Thanks to everyone for confirming when they were in class, I think I am caught up and kind of know what’s going on… we’ll see!

I have been enjoying the lighthearted feel of the classes, both in person and Wednesdays on Zoom. I think we must all be feeling a bit lighter with so much sunshine. And slowly I think most of us are able to reconnect with our families, which has to make us feel a bit better!

Speaking of families, I’m thinking of you on Mother’s Day. I hope that you all find a way to honor the feminine in yourselves as well as others today.

Much Love,

~Elle

Schedule for Week of May 10th

Contact me with any questions!

Nobody (Bod) Owens Newman Terpstra

Monday

8:15 am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa – Infinity Yoga

Wednesday

7:45am Basic Yoga Zoom Class

  • Register Here
  • Donate here.
    • If you’re wondering what to contribute, consider paying the same amount you’d pay if this class were at your usual studio. As always, these classes are offered on a pay what you can, if you can basis.

6pm Forrest Inspired Vinyasa  – Root River Zoom

Thursday

7:15am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa – Root River Zoom

Friday

7:45 am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa – Infinity Yoga

Yoga Videos and Meditation

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 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

Newsletter for week of May 3rd

The deep roots never doubt spring will come.
–Marty Rubin

 

Hello friends,

Just a quick reminder to let me know if you are planning on attending in person at Infinity. We still have a limited capacity, and I would hate to have to turn anyone away at the door. It also just helps us figure out how to arrange ourselves in the room. Thank You!

As always please let me know if there’s anything I can do for you, or if you have any questions.

Much Love,

~Elle

Schedule for Week of May 3rd

Contact me with any questions!

Nobody (Bod) Owens Newman Terpstra

Monday

8:15 am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa – Infinity Yoga

Wednesday

7:45am Basic Yoga Zoom Class

  • Register Here
  • Donate here.
    • If you’re wondering what to contribute, consider paying the same amount you’d pay if this class were at your usual studio. As always, these classes are offered on a pay what you can, if you can basis.

6pm Forrest Inspired Vinyasa  – Root River Zoom

Thursday

7:15am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa – Root River Zoom

Friday

7:45 am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa – Infinity Yoga

Yoga Videos and Meditation

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 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

Newsletter for Week of April 26th

That is one good thing about this world, there are always sure to be more springs.
–L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea

 

Hello friends,

Just a short note to let you know Root River is hosting a free week of Zoom Yoga classes for new students May 31st-June 4th. If you know anyone who could benefit from Zoom yoga classes please let them know about it. And for Infinity students, if  you’re interested in trying out Zoom classes taught by someone besides me this is a great opportunity to meet some new teachers.

As always I’m humbled by your continued support and dedication to our practice together.

See you on the mat soon!

~Elle

Schedule for Week of April 19th

Contact me with any questions!

Nobody (Bod) Owens Newman Terpstra

Monday

8:15 am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa – Infinity Yoga

Wednesday

7:45am Basic Yoga Zoom Class

  • Register Here
  • Donate here.
    • If you’re wondering what to contribute, consider paying the same amount you’d pay if this class were at your usual studio. As always, these classes are offered on a pay what you can, if you can basis.

6pm Forrest Inspired Vinyasa  – Root River Zoom

Thursday

7:15am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa – Root River Zoom

Friday

7:45 am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa – Infinity Yoga

Yoga Videos and Meditation

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 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

Newsletter for week of April 19th

The lovely flowers embarrass me. They make me regret I am not a bee.
–Emily Dickinson

Hello friends,

For those of you waiting for news of outdoor classes this summer, I met with Linda Jacobs last Friday and checked out the outdoor spaces at the high school and I think they will work for us! Meeting at the high school will have the added advantage of an indoor space for when it’s raining. While the final details are still being worked out, here’s what we know for sure:

  • We’d begin after school let out for the summer on June 16th.
  • Start time is yet to be determined and will depend in part on the schedule of summer school. As always, let me know if you have strong opinions and I will do my best to serve your needs.
  • Payment:
    • If I still owe you classes or we have a trade arrangement, this stands and you won’t owe anything additional.
    • For everyone else:
      • Small registration fee through community services. I’ll get you the info when I have it. Scholarships available.
      • Onsite donations for Our Voices, a locally run organization supporting BIPOC high school students.

See you on the mat soon!

~Elle

Schedule for Week of April 19th

Contact me with any questions!

Nobody (Bod) Owens Newman Terpstra

Monday

8:15 am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa – Infinity Yoga

Wednesday

7:45am Basic Yoga Zoom Class

  • Register Here
  • Donate here.
    • If you’re wondering what to contribute, consider paying the same amount you’d pay if this class were at your usual studio. As always, these classes are offered on a pay what you can, if you can basis.

6pm Forrest Inspired Vinyasa  – Root River Zoom

Thursday

7:15am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa – Root River Zoom

Friday

7:45 am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa – Infinity Yoga

Yoga Videos and Meditation

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 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

Newsletter for April 12th

April is the kindest month. April gets you out of your head and out working in the garden.
–Marty Rubin

 

Hello,

Just a short note assuring you that this week’s schedule is continuing as usual. For those of you looking for gentler classes, or basic classes, make sure you check out Wednesday mornings.

This week I meet with Linda from Community Services to work out the details of our summer outdoor classes. I should have some news on that next week.

Be safe my friends, and enjoy this springtime weather. I’ll see you on the mat soon!

love,

Elle

Schedule for Week of April 12th

Contact me with any questions!

Nobody (Bod) Owens Newman Terpstra

Monday

8:15 am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa – Infinity Yoga

Wednesday

7:45am Basic Yoga Zoom Class

  • Register Here
  • Donate here.
    • If you’re wondering what to contribute, consider paying the same amount you’d pay if this class were at your usual studio. As always, these classes are offered on a pay what you can, if you can basis.

6pm Forrest Inspired Vinyasa  – Root River Zoom

Thursday

7:15am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa – Root River Zoom

Friday

7:45 am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa – Infinity Yoga

Yoga Videos and Meditation

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 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

Newsletter for April 5th

You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming.
–Pablo Neruda

Happy Easter Friends,

Just a short note today to let you know I’m thinking of you and I’m looking forward to practicing with you this week. If I owe you an email, expect one from me on Monday. That’s my day off this week, so after I teach I will catch up with everything.

Stay safe, see you on the mat soon!

Elle

Schedule for Week of April 5th

Contact me with any questions!

Nobody (Bod) Owens Newman Terpstra

Monday

8:15 am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa – Infinity Yoga

Wednesday

7:45am Basic Yoga Zoom Class

  • Register Here
  • Donate here.
    • If you’re wondering what to contribute, consider paying the same amount you’d pay if this class were at your usual studio. As always, these classes are offered on a pay what you can, if you can basis.

6pm Forrest Inspired Vinyasa  – Root River Zoom

Thursday

7:15am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa – Root River Zoom

Friday

7:45 am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa – Infinity Yoga

Yoga Videos and Meditation

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 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

Newsletter for week of March 29th

The very least you can do in your life is figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof.
–Barbara Kingsolver, Animal Dreams

Happy Sunday Friends!

It’s so much easier to live in hope right now than it was a year ago. And I’m so so thankful for that. I’m also, as always, so thankful to all of you. This past year would have been much harder for me without you. And I’m so proud of us that we made it through with our little yoga community intact!

Of course, I am also looking forward to practicing with more of you in person! Root River Yogis, I’m sure Amanda will communicate with us all when she knows how she’s going to proceed. Meanwhile lets keep talking about the possibility of a special outdoor yoga gathering!

For Infinity yogis, as long as we keep within CDC guidelines Heather is leaving it up to teachers how many students teachers allow in their classes. There is still no change in prop policies and we’re all still under the mask mandate.

I feel the time to open the door to more students as well as to fresh air is close! But when I think about the possibility of any one of us being a carrier, I realize I won’t be ready for this April 1st. While more of our community is getting vaccinated, we’re also, as you probably know, dealing with B117, a more infectious strain of covid. With the lack of air exchange in our studio I worry about us being 6 ft apart for an extended period of time.

Please be patient a little while longer. Once more of us are immune, our community numbers are once again going down, and I can open the door while we practice, I will happily welcome as many of you in as the CDC allows! I believe this is only a matter of weeks, not months.

For those of you who are disappointed, I hear you. If you are excited to return, let me know and I will put you on the waiting list. And very soon we will be practicing together again!

For those of you who have found that Zoom is a better option for you don’t worry, I will continue our hybrid class model for the foreseeable future.

So much love,

Elle

Schedule for Week of March 29th

Contact me with any questions!

Nobody (Bod) Owens Newman Terpstra

Monday

8:15 am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa – Infinity Yoga

Wednesday

7:45am Basic Yoga Zoom Class

  • Register Here
  • Donate here.
    • If you’re wondering what to contribute, consider paying the same amount you’d pay if this class were at your usual studio. As always, these classes are offered on a pay what you can, if you can basis.

6pm Forrest Inspired Vinyasa  – Root River Zoom

Thursday

7:15am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa – Root River Zoom

Friday

7:45 am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa – Infinity Yoga

Yoga Videos and Meditation

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 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

Newsletter for Week of March 22nd

Hope sleeps in our bones like a bear waiting for spring to rise and walk.
–Marge Piercy

Purple Stone Egg Nestled with Dried Botanicals on Turquoise Plate

I love this quote so much, it makes me think of Marauding Bear, the spinal warm up similar to Cat/Cow, except instead of moving upon one plane you move any way your spine wants to move. It makes me want to tap into my instincts and move in ways that wakes up the hope that lives in my bones!

For those of you who have been asking about Wednesday classes and the possibility of moving them outdoors this summer, I have been talking to Linda with Winona Community Services about partnering with them to make this happen. I will let you know more once we iron out the details.

A few of you have talked to me about inviting friends to online classes. Please feel free to give my information out to your interested friends, I’m happy to answer questions and help them figure out the registration process!

See you on the mat!

Elle

Schedule for Week of March 22nd

Contact me with any questions!

Nobody (Bod) Owens Newman Terpstra

Monday

8:15 am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa – Infinity Yoga

Wednesday

7:45am Basic Yoga Zoom Class

  • Register Here
  • Donate here.
    • If you’re wondering what to contribute, consider paying the same amount you’d pay if this class were at your usual studio. As always, these classes are offered on a pay what you can, if you can basis.

6pm Forrest Inspired Vinyasa  – Root River Zoom

Thursday

7:15am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa – Root River Zoom

Friday

7:45 am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa – Infinity Yoga

Yoga Videos and Meditation

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 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

Yoga with Elle Newsletter for Week of March 15th

It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.
–Rainer Maria Rilke

 

It’s Spring Again!

It’s that time of year where I can’t resist this Rilke quote, and you once again lovingly put up with this repetition. This week also marks a year of us all dealing with the pandemic. I’m so proud of all of us who have kept our practice going despite the obstacles! And I have the utmost love and understanding for those of you who may be reading this and have not practiced in a year. Please give yourself a huge break. You are welcome back when the time is right for you!

I am also so thankful to you for all of your support this past year. I know how fortunate I am as a teacher to have such amazing students who are so generous with me. It is because of you that this past year of practice was possible.

For infinity students who are ready and wanting to practice in person, let me know!

I have heard from a few of you that you enjoyed the gentle practices, so we’re going to have another gentle practice this Wednesday.

See you on the mat!

Elle

Schedule for Week of March 8th

Contact me with any questions!

Nobody (Bod) Owens Newman Terpstra

Monday

8:15 am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa – Infinity Yoga

Wednesday

7:45am Gentle Yoga Zoom Class

  • Register Here
  • Donate here.
    • If you’re wondering what to contribute, consider paying the same amount you’d pay if this class were at your usual studio. As always, these classes are offered on a pay what you can, if you can basis.

6pm Forrest Inspired Vinyasa  – Root River Zoom

Thursday

7:15am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa – Root River Zoom

Friday

7:45 am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa – Infinity Yoga

Yoga Videos and Meditation

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 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

Newsletter for Week of March 8th

When spring came, even the false spring, there were no problems except where to be happiest.

Earnest Hemingway, The Moveable Feast

 

Hi 🙂

I feel like these flowers in the snow are balancing bold hope with the knowledge these blossoms may have to face a snow storm. Our practice can prepare us to be strong enough for this kind of courage. We bloom not because it’s safe, but because it’s our nature.

In other signs of hope we are allowed to use straps and blocks in the studio! If anyone who is coming to our in-person practices doesn’t have a strap or block you can sign one out from the studio. Then you can use the strap at home as well as bring it to your practices at Infinity.

We have some space in our Infinity studio practice so if you’re interested in showing up in person let me know and I’ll let you know which days have room.

I’m happily adjusting to my new schedule but didn’t have time this Friday to stay after class and catch up on cards. This will happen this week and I’ll write and let you know your new card totals soon.

Much Love,

Elle

Schedule for Week of March 8th

Contact me with any questions!

Nobody (Bod) Owens Newman Terpstra

Monday

8:15 am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa – Infinity Yoga

Wednesday

7:45am Back to Basics Zoom Class

  • Register Here
  • Donate here.
    • If you’re wondering what to contribute, consider paying the same amount you’d pay if this class were at your usual studio. As always, these classes are offered on a pay what you can, if you can basis.

6pm Forrest Inspired Vinyasa  – Root River Zoom

Thursday

7:15am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa – Root River Zoom

Friday

7:45 am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa – Infinity Yoga

Yoga Videos and Meditation

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 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

Newsletter week of March 1st

Meditation and mindfulness are about paying attention to what is happening in the present moment, with a sense of curiosity and compassion. Knitting offers that perfect present-moment focal point. Sometimes my pattern is very simple and I am able to “zen out,” just focusing on the rhythm of the movement—making knitting feel like a meditation in motion. Other times, the pattern is very complex, requiring all of my focused attention to count stitches and toggle between techniques.

The Yoga of Knitting: Peace in Every Stitch by Michelle Dalbec

 

kitten on yoga mat covered in yarn that used to be a ball.

Hello Loves,

When you look at the schedule below you’ll notice we’re back to our regularly scheduled programing with a week full of Forrest Inspired Vinyasa classes and a Back to Basics class on Wednesday morning. I heard from a number of you that you enjoyed the gentle variation so I’m thinking of weaving in a few gentle classes here and there.

Heads up, this week classes through Root River Yoga are free to all new students. Check out the FB event for more information. 

I also have some personal news to share: on March 5th I’ll begin working part-time at Yarnology! Many of you know that I learned to knit and crochet while I was recovering from Lyme and it’s become a passion of mine. The prospect of spending hours surrounded by gorgeous yarn alone would be enough to tempt me! However, after meeting with owners Gaby and Kelly, I realized I’d want to work for them even if they were selling barbed wire. Their compassion, creativity, and clarity let me know I’ve landed in the right place.

I am still working at HCO on Mondays and now that it’s a bit warmer will be once again taking individuals for outings that primarily consist of driving around and listening to music. If you are interested in us stopping by for a quick, masked wave and hello let me know. For those of you who were already a part of this, thank you! Small gestures can indeed make a huge difference.

Lastly, no yarn or kittens were harmed in the image above.

xoxo

Elle

Schedule for Week of March 1st

Contact me with any questions!

Nobody (Bod) Owens Newman Terpstra

Monday

8:15 am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa – Infinity Yoga

  • Register Here
  • In-person class is full, let me know if you want to be on the waiting list.

Wednesday

7:45am Back to Basics Zoom Class

  • Register Here
  • Donate here.
    • If you’re wondering what to contribute, consider paying the same amount you’d pay if this class were at your usual studio. As always, these classes are offered on a pay what you can, if you can basis.

6pm Forrest Inspired Vinyasa  – Root River Zoom

Thursday

7:15am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa – Root River Zoom

Friday

7:45 am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa – Infinity Yoga

  • Register Here
  • In-person class is full, let me know if you want to be on the waiting list.

Yoga Videos and Meditation

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 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

Newsletter for week of Feb 22nd

“Oh, that gentleness! How far more potent is it than force!”

― Charlotte Brontë, Jaye Eyre 

 

My Dear Yogis,

This week we’ll have several opportunities to be gentle with ourselves through Gentle Yoga, Yin Yoga, and Myofascial Release offerings. Please check out the schedule below for more information and let me know if you have any questions. We’ll be back to our normal flow of classes next week.

xoxo

Elle

Schedule for Week of Feb 22nd

Contact me with any questions!

Nobody (Bod) Owens Newman Terpstra

Monday

8:15 am All Levels – Infinity Yoga

  • Register Here
  • In-person class is full, let me know if you want to be on the waiting list.

Wednesday

7:45am Gentle Yoga with Elle Zoom Class

  • Register Here
  • Donate here.
    • If you’re wondering what to contribute, consider paying the same amount you’d pay if this class were at your usual studio. As always, these classes are offered on a pay what you can, if you can basis.

6pm Myofascial Release and Gentle Yoga  – Root River Zoom

Thursday

7:15am Yin Yoga- Root River Zoom

Friday

7:45 am Gentle Flow – Infinity Yoga

Yoga Videos and Meditation

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 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

Newsletter Week of Feb. 15th

Revolutionary love is a well-spring of care, an awakening to the inherent dignity and beauty of others and the earth, a quieting of the ego, a way of moving through the world in relationship, asking: ‘What is your story? What is at stake? What is my part in your flourishing?’ Loving others, even our opponents, in this way has the power to sustain political, social and moral transformation. This is how love changes the world.”

― Valarie Kaur

Happy Valentines Day!

Jen Bayer began the tradition of putting up sheets of paper in our studio during February that simply said “Love Your _________” leaving it up to all of us to fill in the blank. As we practice being loving in our families, our communities, and the world, a good place to begin is with ourselves. What do we easily love about ourselves? What have we learned to love through hard work? What is hard to love about ourselves? What have we never considered loving before? While these are good questions to ask ourselves anytime of the year, the emphasis on hearts this time of year can serve as reminders for us to do this work.

Root River Yogis, it’s time to register for our next session. Be kind to Amanda and all of us teachers and do this quickly so no one has to lose sleep over if there are enough to keep going. And now is an especially good time to think of those friends and family members who might benefit from Root River Zoom Yoga as new students attend for free the first week in March.

For everyone practicing yoga right now, remember that our body’s natural response to continued cold is to narrow our blood vessels in our limbs to divert more circulation to our organs in a process called vasoconstriction. The result is that we may feel stiffer. Basically, you’re not losing ground if you could almost touch your toes last month and now they seem like a long way away. Just be patient with yourself; you are still getting all the benefits of yoga practicing with this February range of motion, I promise.

Much Love,

~Elle

Schedule for Week of Feb 15th

Contact me with any questions!

Nobody (Bod) Owens Newman Terpstra

Monday

8:15 am All Levels – Infinity Yoga

  • Register Here
  • In-person class is full, let me know if you want to be on the waiting list.

Wednesday

7:45am Yoga with Elle Zoom Class

  • Register Here
  • Donate here.
    • If you’re wondering what to contribute, consider paying the same amount you’d pay if this class were at your usual studio. As always, these classes are offered on a pay what you can, if you can basis.

6pm All Levels – Root River Zoom

Thursday

7:15am All Levels Forrest Yoga- Root River Zoom

Friday

7:45 am All Levels – Infinity Yoga

  • Register Here
  • In-person class is full, let me know if you want to be on the waiting list.

Yoga Videos and Meditation

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 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

Newsletter for week of Feb 7th

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

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

 

Hello,

If this quote is familiar to you, it could very well be from a past newsletter. It may seem that I’m just being lazy, or perhaps playing out the sentiment within the quote by making things easy on myself… and come to think of it, that is true! However, this quote has been on my mind this week, partly because Heather announced we get to use blocks again in the studio, thus making things easier on our bodies, and lowering my stress level a great deal!

When it gets cold — below zero cold — things just seem harder. I don’t want to move, I just want to stay under a blanket. I feel stiff and sore. We’ve also been dealing with a pandemic for a year now, and though we have much to be hopeful for, we are a long way from “back to normal”. The conundrum I face is that when I need my practice the most, it can be the most difficult to motivate myself to get on the mat.

Hence, remembering this quote. How can we make our path to our mat easier? How can we make our practice more enticing? These answers will likely be different for each of us, but here are a few ideas.

  • If you are practicing at home and you miss music, play some! If there is favorite music that I play contact me, I’m more than happy to share play lists.
  • Set up practice space ahead of time so all you have to do is show up.
  • Find ways to make your space enticing, such as pillows, blankets, candles, more pets, less pets, etc. Be creative!
  • Let me or your yoga friends know you’re coming. Adding in some gentle accountability can be a huge help.

See you on the mat!

~Elle

Schedule for Week of Feb 7th

Contact me with any questions!

Nobody (Bod) Owens Newman Terpstra

Monday

8:15 am All Levels – Infinity Yoga

  • Register Here
  • In-person class is full, let me know if you want to be on the waiting list.

Wednesday

7:45am Yoga with Elle Zoom Class

  • Register Here
  • Donate here.
    • If you’re wondering what to contribute, consider paying the same amount you’d pay if this class were at your usual studio. As always, these classes are offered on a pay what you can, if you can basis.

6pm All Levels – Root River Zoom

Thursday

7:15am All Levels Forrest Yoga- Root River Zoom

Friday

7:45 am All Levels – Infinity Yoga

Yoga Videos and Meditation

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 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

Yoga with Elle Week of 2/1/2021

“Paying attention is a form of reciprocity with the living world, receiving the gifts with open eyes and open heart.”

Robin Wall Kimmerer, Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants

I’m sure many of you, like me, are looking back to a year ago, and remembering what our lives were like right before everything shut down the first time. And I’m sure that, like me, many of you are looking to the future and wondering what our new normal will be like once things open back up.

I’m so proud of us for keeping our little yoga community together. I’m so impressed with you for keeping up your practice! I’m so filled with empathy for those of you who might still be waiting to be inspired to practice yoga again, or don’t have time or space to figure out a home practice.

Thank you so much for your support of me and each other. I am so blessed to have you all in my life. Seriously, you are the best!

As always let me know if there’s anything I can do for you.

Elle

Schedule for Week of Feb 1st

Contact me with any questions!

Nobody (Bod) Owens Newman Terpstra

Monday

8:15 am All Levels – Infinity Yoga

  • Register Here
  • In-person class is full let me know if you want to be on the waiting list.

Wednesday

7:45am Yoga with Elle Zoom Class

  • Register Here
  • Donate here.
    • If you’re wondering what to contribute, consider paying the same amount you’d pay if this class were at your usual studio. As always, these classes are offered on a pay what you can, if you can basis.

6pm All Levels – Root River Zoom

Thursday

7:15am All Levels Forrest Yoga- Root River Zoom

Friday

7:45 am All Levels – Infinity Yoga

  • Register Here
  • In-person class is full let me know if you want to be on the waiting list.

Yoga Videos and Meditation

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 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

Yoga with Elle Week of 1/25/2021

We crave and need challenge, adventure, and a daily diet of delight.
― Ana Forrest

Just in case you haven’t been downtown Winona lately, or you never come to downtown Winona, I wanted to show off Gretchen Mulkey’s windows at Infinity Yoga Studio. Thank you Gretchen for making Infinity such an inviting place!

This week’s class schedule is business as (new) usual. For Root River Yogis, Amanda makes it super easy, just keep showing up as you do! For those of you practicing with me Monday/Wednesday/Friday you too can continue as usual. You may have noticed a few extra messages from Zoom about being registered for classes last Friday, nothing is changing, I just extended our set schedule and I wasn’t super smooth about it. Ah well. If you have any questions or something doesn’t look right let me know!

I continue to be inspired by you all and so moved by all of your support. You show me through your actions and your presence that we are all in this together. Thank you.

So much love,

Elle

Schedule for Week of Jan 25th

Contact me with any questions!

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Monday

8:15 am All Levels – Infinity Yoga

Wednesday

7:45am Yoga with Elle Zoom Class

  • Register Here
  • Donate here.
    • If you’re wondering what to contribute, consider paying the same amount you’d pay if this class were at your usual studio. As always, these classes are offered on a pay what you can, if you can basis.

6pm All Levels – Root River Zoom

Thursday

7:15am All Levels Forrest Yoga- Root River Zoom

Friday

7:45 am All Levels – Infinity Yoga

Yoga Videos and Meditation

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 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

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