Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.
~Anthony J. D’Angelo

Hello,

Just a quick note to let you know, I’m back from my travels and our schedule is back to normal.

I look forward to practicing with you all soon!

Much Love,

Elle

Schedule

Contact me with any questions!

Fridays

8:15am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa – Infinity and Zoom.

Mondays

8:15-9:10am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa – Infinity and Zoom

Thursdays

7:15am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa – Root River Zoom

 

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Newsletter for March 4-11

 

Hello,

This is just a quick note to let you know I’m thinking of you and there are no major changes in the next week.

While this image connoting spring/early summer is a bit early, it is a good indication where my head is as Brett, Lulu and I enjoy our walks on these slightly warmer days.

Please let me know if you have any questions or there is anything I can do for you.

Much Love,

Elle

Schedule March 4-11

Contact me with any questions!

Friday March 4th

7:45am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa – Infinity and Zoom. Bring blanket or pillow if practicing on Zoom.

Monday March 7th

8:15-9:10am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa – Infinity and Zoom

Thursday March 10th

7:15am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa – Root River Zoom

 

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News for week of Feb 18th

 

Composition with words LOVE YOURSELF and paper heart on white background, top view

Hello,

Just a quick note to remind you I love you, and to assure you this week’s schedule is as usual.

See you on the matt!

Elle

Schedule Feb 18-24

Contact me with any questions!

Friday Feb 18th

7:45am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa – Infinity and Zoom. Bring blanket or pillow if practicing on Zoom.

Monday Feb 21st

8:15-9:10am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa – Infinity and Zoom

Thursday Feb. 24th

7:15am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa – Root River Zoom

 

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.

Lets Stay Connected

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News for the week of November 12th

"You're the Best"

Hi there,

Just a quick newsletter to assure you this week’s schedule is happening as usual, even if this reaches you later than it usually does.

I was thinking of you all today when I stopped by Infinity to peek in at our studio. The old floor is completely removed and ready for the new floor to be installed, as well as the other repairs that need to happen. I will let you know as soon as I get the word that work has started, or if I find out more about timing. For now, we’ll be cozily practicing in amongst the skeins (at Yarnology).

Much Love,

Elle

Schedule for Week of Nov. 12th

Contact me with any questions!

Friday Nov. 12th

7:45am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa – Yarnology and Zoom.

Monday Nov. 15th

8:15am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa – Yarnology

Thursday Nov. 18th

7:15am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa – Root River Zoom

 

 

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.

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Newsletter for week of November 5th

Love is not something we give or get; it is something that we nurture and grow, a connection that can only be cultivated between two people when it exists within each one of them– we can only love others as much as we love ourselves.
~Brené Brown

Hi there,

This week I’m thinking a lot about our relationship with our practice, and how we cultivate it. Just like any relationship, there are times when we are in the love bubble. It is pure enjoyment to show up on our mat, we are inspired by our teachers, and we look forward to the brief connections with other students. There are times when we show up because our practice is our lifeline, we need it for our physical or mental health. The price we pay when we don’t show up propels us to our mats. I know my practice certainly deepened during illness, when I needed it more. And admittedly there are times when we show up because we’re committed. We show up because we know that our practice is important to us, and we keep the space for it even when what we really feel like doing is sleeping in. And sometimes we take a break all together, or perhaps our practice shifts.

I invite you to give some thought to your practice and appreciate the effort you’ve brought, and also what your practice has given you.

I also feel it bears spelling out that this isn’t an invite to self criticism. If you haven’t been on the mat lately, please just honor your reasons, you have no judgment from me. Perhaps your practice has shifted, perhaps your attention has been needed elsewhere, perhaps the obstacles (namable or otherwise) have simply been too great and you deserve some compassion.

Much Love,

Elle

Schedule for Week of Nov. 5th

Contact me with any questions!

Friday Nov. 5th

7:45amForrest Inspired Vinyasa – Yarnology and Zoom.

Monday Nov. 8th

8:15am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa – Yarnology

Thursday Nov. 11th

7:15am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa – Root River Zoom

 

 

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.

Lets Stay Connected

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Newsletter for Oct. 1st

I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.
~L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
Sunlight shining through autumn leaves. Feels bright and hopeful.

This is just a quick note to say hello, and assure you nothing has changed for our schedule this upcoming week. If you have a space reserved to practice in person at Yarnology, that reservation will continue on for October.

Still no news of when the studio will be ready for us, but whenever I feel frustrated by that fact, I remember how lucky we are to have a nurturing community around us willing and able to create space for us.

I hope you are getting out to enjoy this beautiful weather and I will see many of you tomorrow!

Much love,

Elle

Schedule for Week of Oct. 1st

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Friday Oct 1st.

7:45amForrest Inspired Vinyasa – Yarnology and Zoom.

Monday Oct. 4th

8:15am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa – Yarnology

Thursday Oct. 7th

7:15am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa – Root River Zoom

Yoga Videos and Meditation

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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.

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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Yoga with Elle News Week of July 26th

"When we love we strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too." - Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

Hello Friends!

These newsletters are getting short and sweet lately. There’s nothing too much news to pass on — I’m just saying hello, and letting you know I’m thinking of you this beautiful Sunday morning. I am so grateful to have you in my life! Our classes are all continuing as regularly scheduled.

much love,

~Elle

 

Schedule for Week of July 26th

Contact me with any questions!

Nobody (Bod) Owens Newman Terpstra

Monday July 26th

8:15am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa – Infinity Yoga

Wednesday 28th

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

Thursday 29th

7:15am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa – Root River Zoom

Friday 30th

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

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Yeti comforting Emma

Yoga for Nerves




I’m sharing what I’ve learned about maintaining health of sciatic, femoral, and median nerves. No special props are needed. Blanket and block optional.

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Sinclair Park 7/3/20




Thanks to Brett’s talented sound editing you won’t be bothered by the lawn mower across the street at the end of the session, however you will see me looking back to it, and sitting up to project my voice above it for the folks who were practicing on the lawn with me that day.

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Yoga with Elle Down Dog on Wall (or whatever piece of furniture works) 6-28-20




You’ll want a block or two if you’ve got them, a strap, and a nearby wall or piece of furniture to put your feet against if you’re feeling inclined towards a down dog on the wall. Enjoy!

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Yin Practice 6/27/20




Yin Yoga features long held gentle stretches.

Props: – tennis ball or foam roller – bolster or pillow – block if you’ve got one -more pillows just in case Enjoy!

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Gentle Rotation 6/21/20




An exploration how internal and external rotation supports us in familiar yoga poses. Props – Bolster, 2 blocks, or pillows

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Love Your Spine 6/7/20




As this thumbnail implies this is a gentle class and we begin on the ground.

Props:
– Yoga Blanket or an extra mat if you’ve got one. If not don’t worry I will present a workable alternative.
– 2 blocks or a yoga bolster or a big pillow. A couch cushion will work in a pinch.

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Flow 6/2/2020




Props:
Kleenex for Alternate Nostril Breathing
Block or Blanket for Abs

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Basic Balance 5/24/20




Balance as juxtaposition of forces.

Poses to work towards:
– Tree
– Crow

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Basics 5/12/20




Have you been sitting a lot? Maybe you were lucky enough to take a long bike ride? You’ll love all the lunges in this basics class!

Props:
– Block or something to put between your knee in Abs with block
– Blanket for under you knees.

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All Levels Inversions 5/11/20




Are you feeling like spending some time upside down, maybe with your feet on a wall? You’re in luck!

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Gentle Balance Sequence Yoga 5/04/20




A props light, gentle balance sequence. Beginning and more challenging options are given for the poses.

 

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All Levels Balance and Flow 4/29/20




This class reminds me of Friday mornings at Infinity. Love you!

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Basic twists and rotations 4/26/20




What starts as a subtle exploration of rotation evolves into a close look at Star Pulse Abs, Down Dog, Triangle and Warrior II. Of Cours with all this subtle rotation we have to do some good ol’ twists as well! Fyi, we start out on the ground. No props needed, keep a block near by if you’ve got one.

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All Levels Dolphins, Frogs, and more! 4/20/20




Props Needed:
– Strap (if you want it for Archer)
– Blanket
– Block or something for ABS
– Wall or counter for Dolphin against wall (or counter/table top/ etc.)

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