January 2016

cathypose1 400This is a short note to say Hi and Welcome back to Iyengar Yoga at the Iyengar Yoga Center of Fort Collins.

I am happy to announce the new studio name, The Iyengar Yoga Center of Fort Collins. I have taken this name change out of respect for the the Iyengar Family and the dedicated teaching of the vast subject of Yoga. They tirelessly and ceaselessly continue to pass on to the hungry yoga student, knowledge and encouragement to never give up on the 8 limbs of Yoga as a way to guide one through life’s obstacles.

The studio has two newly certified Iyengar Yoga Teachers, Betty Ford, and Paige Noon. Both are starting their Basic yoga classes beginning the second week in January, check the website for their Biographies and class times.

The New Year begins with fresh aspirations that stir us towards change. We often start with the most obvious things we don’t like about ourselves, we gossip, we over eat or over drink, we start projects but don’t follow through like we know we are capable of, and maybe the most debilitating one, is the one that says we just aren’t good enough to do what we want to do anyway.

How we slay our dragons and us with them! A steady yoga practice interrupts these patterns. In fact, a steady yoga practice pokes a big hole right in the middle of their hold on us, and can leave us with a deeper strength far greater than we need to manage our life circumstances.

How can a yoga practice be this effective? I don’t know for sure. I have seen in myself and in students who stay regularly with the practice, some deep transformative work takes place. While it is unique for each of us what may happen, the process is similar:
We become more collected in our minds, less scattered in our choices, and the body may or not feel healed or cured, but the mind has undergone a transformation of perspective and hope. And this makes all the difference in the world.

Come back to class when you can, look forward to seeing you in 2016!