Winter Solstice Newsletter

“My old grandmother always used to say, Summer friends will melt away like summer snows, but winter friends are friends forever.”
― George R.R. Martin, A Feast for Crows

Window Decoration Gingerbread Man doing yoga. Created by one of the yoga students.

Hello Friends!

Gretchen Mulkey has continued to create beautiful windows and I so appreciate it! It could easily feel sad looking at the darkened studio where we used to all practice together, but who could feel sad looking at these Gingerbread Men? Not me!

I feel like I’m not great at writing inspirational emails about finding the light in the darkness because I am never sure how they will land or how appropriate the message is for the recipient. And in general, I tend to shy away from writing wise things that seem to imply me having life all figured out because it feels disingenuous. I have experienced the power of gratitude practices in my life, but I have also experienced the harm of trying to lie to myself and pretend everything was fine when it wasn’t.

I will share a moment that I think of this time of year. In December of 2002 my Mom was just settling into Hospice. And on a morning where the weight of the fact that she was dying very soon was hitting me, I opened a card from a woman I didn’t know who was a friend of my Grandfather. It said, “When it’s dark enough you can see the stars,” a quote by Emerson. On the inside was a short note from her telling me who she was and encouraging me to notice that I had more support than I realized. I remember that feeling of holding tight to the hope that this was true, because in that moment my life felt impossible. And just because I was looking for stars, or trusting that they were there did not make that time easy or enjoyable. But I kept that cheesy card in front of me to remind me to look, and I can honestly say that at every impossible-seeming turn, some kind of help came through. And of course Marion, my Grandfather’s friend, was one of those unexpected lights. Through her stories I got to know a whole other side of Grandpa than the one I knew during his life.

I sincerely hope you are able to see the stars around you now. Well, I hope your life doesn’t seem as dark as mine did that year, but undoubtedly there are things that are hard for you right now. Maybe the solstice tomorrow can remind us all to look for those lights most easily seen in the dark.

I’m sure you know by now that Walz lightened up restrictions a bit in Minnesota. We’re still not holding in person classes at Infinity until at least Jan. 4th. As much as I miss you all, keeping our distance for now feels like the right thing to do to keep everyone safe. I will let you know more when Heather tells me more about when Infinity will open back up and what precautions they will take.

For now, Zoom classes continue. I’m not holding class on Friday Dec. 25th, but will on Jan. 1st, so if you’re looking for a way to ring in 2021, I hope you’ll join us.

Much Love,

Elle

Schedule for Week of Dec. 21st

Contact me with any questions!

Monday Happy Solstice!!!

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 – Root River Zoom

Friday

Happy Holidays

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 Dec. 13th

“You’re always you, and that don’t change, and you’re always changing, and there’s nothing you can do about it.”
― Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book

person standing in blank circle, outside circle is color. A hopefully not cheesy representation of good things out of the comfort zone.

Hello Friends!

Thank you to everyone who is able to continue their practice on Zoom. Hopefully you are doing this for yourself, but I am so loving staying connected to you! For those of you waiting on video rather than Zoom, this project has gotten a bit slowed down. The short story is that now I’m waiting on my computer to be fixed. Which will also mean I shouldn’t have issues of losing power in the middle of our practices!

As always, reach out with questions or if there’s anything more I can do for you!

Much Love,

Elle

Schedule for Week of Dec. 13th

Contact me with any questions!

orange and white kitten with bobbed tail on teal yoga mat. It's cute, comforting, and inviting.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 – 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

Newsletter for Week of Dec. 6th

You get what anybody gets – you get a lifetime.
Neil Gaiman, Sandman Vol. 1

silhouette of person meditating with cosmos around them.

Hello my friends,

Thank you to everyone who’s reached out to let me know how they’re doing, and of course it’s so awesome to see some of you at Zoom practices. For anyone waiting on videos, that is still in the works. Currently I’m waiting on a computer repair, but don’t worry, I can use Brett’s machine for classes this week.

If you have any questions, or there’s anything I can do for you please reach out.

Much Love,

Elle

Schedule for Week of Dec. 6th

Contact me with any questions!

orange and white kitten with bobbed tail on teal yoga mat. It's cute, comforting, and inviting.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 – 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 News week of Nov. 30th

“Knowing that you love the earth changes you, activates you to defend and protect and celebrate. But when you feel that the earth loves you in return, that feeling transforms the relationship from a one-way street into a sacred bond.”
― Robin Wall Kimmerer, Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants

lonely but beautiful pixelated moon over earth

Just a quick note to let you know this week’s online schedule. I hope you see you there, let me know if you have any questions or want me to save you the trouble and register you for Mon/Wed/Fri morning classes.

Much Love,

Elle

Schedule for Week of Nov. 30th

Contact me with any questions!

orange and white kitten with bobbed tail on teal yoga mat. It's cute, comforting, and inviting.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 – 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 News for Week of Nov. 23rd.

November Night

Listen…
With faint dry sound,
Like steps of passing ghosts,
The leaves, frost-crisp’d, break from the trees
And fall.

― Adelaide Crapsey

 

As I write to you this morning, cozy on my couch with Lulu dog curled up next to me and my coziest blanket in my lap, I feel as ready for winter as I’m going to get. The storm windows are in, the new roof was completed, and I believe I’ve solved the issues I was having with recording Zoom classes.

Root River Yogis: We’re practicing Thursday, Happy Thanksgiving! A reminder to sign up for next session and to invite your friends to our free week!

Infinity Yogis: See below for Zoom links to your classes. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday are separate classes you need to register for. If you’re feeling confused, reach out, I will make it easy for you!

Everyone: Access to Yoga with Elle videos and Wednesday morning Zoom classes are pay what you can, if you can. If you know people who are struggling and could use some yoga please let them know about this. For those of you who have been able to help support these projects, thank you! Please let me know if there’s anything I can do to make this resource better for you.

Much Love,

Elle

Schedule for Week of Nov. 23rd

Contact me with any questions!

orange and white kitten with bobbed tail on teal yoga mat. It's cute, comforting, and inviting.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

Happy Thanksgiving!

7:15am All Levels – 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

Newsletter Week of Nov. 14th: All classes now available online!

Seek harmony, not balance. Do not cut your life into pieces and measure their worth on a scale. Instead gauge your success by how well you have loved. Let your life sing. Join your song to the Great Symphony that has played long before your birth and will go on sounding after your death.

― Valurie Kaur

 

music notes in swirling colors, it looks like music sounds.

This week I got a few messages thanking me for keeping Infinity yoga classes going. You are so welcome, I love you, I love our practice together. I also want to be very clear, your support is essential for keeping our Winona yoga group practicing together. Without your personal engagement I wouldn’t have the energy to keep teaching. Without your financial support I wouldn’t be able to afford to devote so much of my time to keeping this all together. You are amazing. I feel so humbled to know you and practice with you.

For those of you in Root River Yoga, I just committed to another season of yoga with you all! Soon you will receive an email from Amanda letting you know it’s time to register, please do so right away so we can all rest easy that we have the attendance we need to continue!

My Infinity classes are now on Zoom! While the in-person classes are filled, you can safely join us anytime. The Zoom links are in the schedule below. If you have any questions about how this works, reach out, I can help.

And lastly, though not certainly not least, through some editing magic on Brett’s part we managed to record last Wednesday morning’s Zoom class, so there’s a new video for you!

Reach out with anything you need.

Much Love,

Elle

 

Schedule for Week of Nov. 16th

Contact me with any questions!

orange and white kitten with bobbed tail on teal yoga mat. It's cute, comforting, and inviting.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 – 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

Newsletter for week of Nov. 9th

Action on behalf of life transforms. Because the relationship between self and the world is reciprocal, it is not a question of first getting enlightened or saved and then acting. As we work to heal the earth, the earth heals us.

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

solitary fall tree on a white background, just beginning to loose it' leaves. Graceful, peaceful, perhaps a bit lonely.

Hi 🙂

Today I am encouraging my cells to breathe in as much of this sunshine and dreamy warmth as they can. From this place of joy I’m looking forward to how we can best stay connected this winter.

As you know I’ve added a Yoga with Elle Zoom class on Wednesdays morning. Most of you who have been attending aren’t coming to in-person classes right now so it’s been especially sweet to see your faces and feel your presence as we practice.

This week, I’m also experimenting with broadcasting through Zoom whilst teaching classes at Infinity. Hopefully by Friday this is an offering I can provide. For the time being, I’m also limiting the Infinity class to our closed group.

Of course if Infinity needs to close, Infinity classes will go completely online. While I hope this won’t be the case I feel good about knowing we’re ready to switch over any time we need too.

If you’re curious about Infinity’s protocols should one of our community need to quarantine or is diagnosed with Covid, check out Oct. 20th’s Newsletter where I share what I know. If you’re curious about Infinity’s Ionizer air purifier let me know and I will forward the information that Heather sent the teachers.

Below is this week’s schedule. As always, if you have any questions, or if there’s anything else I can do for you, get ahold of me.

Much Love,

Elle

 

Schedule for Week of Nov. 9th

orange and white kitten with bobbed tail on teal yoga mat. It's cute, comforting, and inviting.Monday

8:15 am All Levels – Infinity – Full

Wednesday

7:45am Yoga with Elle Zoom Class

  • Link to register
  • 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 – Root River Zoom

Friday

7:45 am All Levels – Infinity

  • In person class full, Zoom available.

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 Nov. 1st

I thought it would take a long time to heal, but everything snapped into focus all at once. I realized that love is revolutionary when we channel it…

― Valarie Kaur, My Vote is My Voice—And Voting Is An Act Of Love

Moon over dry tree silhouette. Elements of this image furnished by NASA

Happy Halloween and Full Moon!

Last night, after enjoying a campy horror movie with friends via Plex and Zoom, I looked at the moon through the window and thought back to times in my life where instead of solitary meditations and virtual connection, the full moon inspired gathering around fires and live music. I’m not sad, exactly. In all honesty, my mood and energy levels were matched perfectly with this weekend’s light celebration, but I am mindful of how essential it is for us to connect with our natural world and each other.

Some of you have an invite to a Yoga with Elle contact list via Google Docs. Please add your info if you want to be in contact with the group that practices with me at Infinity Yoga. If you weren’t added and want to be, let me know. If you want to be off of the doc, let me know and I will remove you from sharing.

Look below for opportunities to practice together this week, and to find links to videos and meditations. I’m also offering a Zoom class on Wednesday morning at 7:45am. The link is below, reach out with any questions you have.

See you on the mat!

Elle

 

Schedule for Week of Oct. 26th

orange and white kitten with bobbed tail on teal yoga mat. It's cute, comforting, and inviting.Monday

8:15 am All Levels – Infinity

  • Let me know if you want to be on the waiting list.

Wednesday

7:45am Yoga with Elle Zoom Class

  • Link to register
  • 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 – Root River Zoom

Friday

7:45 am All Levels – Infinity

  • 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 Oct.25th

You are part of me that I do not yet know.

― Valarie Kaur, See No Stranger: A Memoir and Manifesto of Revolutionary Love

Trail through woods covered in leaves.

Hello Everyone!

At first glance Brett’s photo from our hike together and the quote from See No Stranger have nothing to do with each other, but reading Valarie Kaur and spending time outside have been very centering for me. I am remembering once again that joy is good for my health and love is necessary.

Speaking of how I feel joy and love, thank you to those of you who showed up for our inaugural Wednesday morning Zoom class last week! There were glitches, so it meant the world to me to be practicing with people I knew and trusted. This week should run smoother, and if you want to join us, the link is in the schedule below. If you already registered last week, you’re good to go, and you’ll get a reminder and a link in your email before class.

xoxo,

Elle

 

Schedule for Week of Oct. 26th

orange and white kitten with bobbed tail on teal yoga mat. It's cute, comforting, and inviting.Monday

8:15 am All Levels – Infinity

  • Let me know if you want to be on the waiting list.

Wednesday

7:45am Yoga with Elle Zoom Class

  • Link to register
  • 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 – Root River Zoom

Friday

7:45 am All Levels – Infinity

  • Let me know if you want 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 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.

Newsletter for Week of Oct. 28th

To love a place is not enough. We must find ways to heal it.

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

 

Artistic rendition of colorful fall trees

Hi Everyone,

I am realizing that I missed last week’s Newsletter completely, and I’m sorry about that! I have been dealing with some low energy, which means that it’s not just the newsletter, I’m just behind on life right now. Or maybe I should say more behind than usual!

It looks to be cold on Wednesday, and it seems this trend will continue, which means we’ll be switching over to an online format. I’m going to take at least this Wednesday off and aim to regroup by next week. To this end, if you are interested in Wednesday morning classes please reach out and let me know if you prefer the 7:45am time, or the 8:15am time. Thank You!

If you are craving a Yin practice, this Thursday’s Root River class will be Yin Yoga. Everyone is welcome follow the link below to sign up, get a hold of me or Amanda of Root River with any problems. You’re also welcome to stay online afterwards for a quick virtual coffee/tea socialization time.

See you on the mat!

Elle

Schedule for Week of Sept 27th

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

8:15 am All Levels – Infinity Full, contact me if you want to be on the waiting list.

Wednesday

6pm All Levels – Root River Zoom

Thursday

7:15am All Levels – Root River Zoom

Friday

7:45 am All Levels – Infinity- Full, contact me if you want to be on the waiting list.

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 

 

 

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.

Class Schedule and News for Week of Sept 13th

Do you already know that your existence—who and how you are—is in and of itself a contribution to the people and place around you?…And that the people around you, and the place(s), have contributions as well? Do you understand your quality of life and your survival are tied to how authentic and generous the connections are between you and the people and place you live with and in?

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

mushrooms and moss on a fall log, connoting interconnectedness.

Hello Everyone!

The weather looks promising this week, so we may get another Wednesday morning outdoor practice in. Fingers crossed!

We also have space in tomorrow’s (Monday) class as well as Friday’s Infinity practice. Reach out to me if you’d like to reserve a space.

If you’re looking for Zoom practices with me, currently I’m teaching through Root River Yoga Wednesday evening and Thursday mornings. You’ll find the link to sign up below. Let me know, if you have any questions.

I’m so grateful for you all, and am feeling the joy of our interconnectedness. Keep reaching out, as I will to you.

So much Love,

Elle

Schedule for Week of Sept 14th

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
 All Levels – 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 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.

Newsletter for Weeks of Sept. 7th

Every living thing has its own creation song, its own language, and its own language, and its own story. In order to live harmoniously with the rest of creation, we must be willing to listen to and respect all of the harmonies that are moving around us.”

Sherri Mitchell, Sacred Instructions

 

Music notes of flowers on paper

 

Hello Everyone!

We have a new video from last Friday’s practice, and a full week of yoga to look forward to!

Root River Yogis — and anyone else who’s interested — remember this Thursday morning is our special Love Your Legs practice. You’ll want a tennis ball, body roller, or rolling pin for miofascial release. If you’re not already signed up for Root River classes, you’ll find a link to do that below.

I’m hoping the rain holds off so we can practice together on Wednesday morning at Sinclair.

If you’re planning on attending classes at Infinity Yoga, be sure to let me know and I’ll reserve your space.

Elle

Schedule for Week of Sept 7th

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
 All Levels – Root River Zoom

Thursday

7:15am Love Your Legs Yoga- 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:

  • 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.

Sept. 3rd Newsletter and New Video

When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.

Audre Lorde

Crystal Grid on Grey Table with Red Jasper, Mixed Agate, Quartz, Tiger's Eye and Aventurine with Summer Botanicals

 

Hello Everyone!

It was so fun practicing with you Wednesday, and I look forward to another outdoor class on Friday! Remember, starting next week, the 11th, Friday classes move to Infinity and will be starting at 7:45am. I’m taking registration for them now, just message me if you want to come. Wednesday classes will continue at Sinclair as long as the weather holds.

I am teaching on Labor Day this year, and there’s still room. Let me know if you want to join us!

I am teaching a special Love Your Legs Yoga class this Thursday over Zoom through Root River Yoga. If you’re a runner, biker, or just have sore knees, you should check it out! Links to register for Root River classes below.

You’ll also find a new video from this week’s Sinclair practice below.

So much love and gratitude to you all!

Elle

Schedule for Week of Sept 7th

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
 All Levels – Root River Zoom

Thursday

7:15am Love Your Legs Yoga- 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:

  • 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.

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.

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.

Yoga with Elle News 7/27/2020

Welcome sign with flowers and a toy dog that looks a lot like the author's little white dog.

Hi Everyone,

Guess what? Thanks to Brett, this newsletter is hosted on a new Yoga with Elle site along with all of our videos!

If you explore the pull down menu under “Videos” you’ll see that you can choose what kind of video you’re in the mood for. If you click “recent,” you’ll find all the videos in chronological order. You can also watch the videos onsite rather than having YouTube distractions.

Some of us have been able to return to practicing together on Fridays at Sinclair and Mondays at Infinity, but many of us haven’t been able to see each other in a long while. I’m putting together an email list in the form of a shared google doc for everyone who wants to be in contact so you can have access to each other as well as me. Please let me know if you’re interested.

If you are on Facebook, we also have access to each other in the private Yoga with Elle Group. There are other ways to connect besides the dreaded Facebook, such as Slack, and I’d be glad to set something like that up if there’s interest. The advantage is that we could have conversations, share links, ask each other questions and, most importantly, it’s not Facebook. The disadvantage is that it’s yet another thing to keep track of on the computer, which is why I haven’t done this already.

Last week’s Thursday morning Root River Yin class went well and we’ve decided to practice Yin once a session. I’ll be checking with the Wednesday evening crew to see if they are also interested in a Yin practice.

As of right now, there’s still room in Monday’s (tomorrow) 8:15am Infinity class. Contact me if you’d like to register.

Schedule for Week of July 27th.

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:

smiling woman upside down with feet on tree.

  • Please message or text me if you’re planning on attending. If there’s last minute changes I want to make sure I know who to contact. Also I really love knowing who I’m planning classes for!
  • 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

Tips for Practicing At Home

  • 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.