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



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!


Schedule for Week of Feb 7th

Contact me with any questions!

Nobody (Bod) Owens Newman Terpstra


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.


7:45am Yoga with Elle Zoom Class

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  • 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


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


7:45 am All Levels – Infinity Yoga

Yoga Videos and Meditation

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6:00-7:00pm All Levels


7:15-8:15am All Levels
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