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,


Schedule for Week of Feb 15th

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

  • 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


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


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:


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.


6:00-7:00pm All Levels


7:15-8:15am All Levels
*You’re invited to stay online after class for coffee/tea and a chat.

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