Happy Labor Day Weekend! Thanks for kicking it off a little early with some dancers pose and a beautiful end to savasana. Relax, have fun, wherever you are this weekend. We’ll see you Wednesday. Summer isn’t done yet.

Tuesday Tunes- Actually Tuesday Words via Pedal Hub Podcast

I’m not sure about you, but my listening world these days is being taken over by podcasts. Like your favorite show on Netflix or HBO Go, podcasts about your favorite conversation topics are for your for your ears whenever you want and wherever you are. These are actually good for long road trips when you lose radio reception and you’re sick of your playlist. We often listen to music podcasts like Sound Opinions or All Songs Considered, on the way to the cabin.

So rather than a tune today, I’d like to tune you into a new local podcast about biking. I notice many of you bike to yoga so I assume there’s some interest in biking, from you, from bikers who live in the Twin Cities. Patrick Stephenson, co-founder of “#30DaysofBiking/ 30 Days of Biking”, co-hosts a new podcast called PEDAL HUB, with ”One on One Bike Studio" co-owner Gene Oberpriller, Amber Dallman, with "St. Paul Women on Bikes”. They talk about biking and bikers and why everyone should love biking. You may even hear a tip or two on a secret bike trail in or around town to try out. 

While we still can, grab your bike and bike on over to yoga! We gather at 6:30 in our usual spot.

Click here and check out the Pedal Hub podcast streaming or find it on iTunes. Stay tuned while you’re on the Greenway, you just may spot one of the hosts. 

Looks like we did yoga in the nick of time time this week given the jump in humidity yesterday and today. Thanks so much again for twisting and playing this week. Enjoy the State Fair if you go. Stay hydrated this weekend! See you next week at 6:30 p.m.

theyogagarage:

NEW TIME starts this TONIGHT! Yogis we will gather at 6:30, this Wednesday evening. Come for a little zen before the State Fair craziness.
Same place, new time. 6:30 p.m.

theyogagarage:

NEW TIME starts this TONIGHT! Yogis we will gather at 6:30, this Wednesday evening. Come for a little zen before the State Fair craziness.

Same place, new time. 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday Tunes- Throwback a couple days early

Technically, we throw back on Thursdays. But I’m going to throw back a little early today, to 2004. This was the number 1 Billboard hit that year. Listening, you’d think it’s just yesterday. The beat has really stuck around. 

So, Yeah!. Get up and dance. Maybe we’ll dance a bit tomorrow, when we gather at our NEW TIME, 6:30 p.m. Same place.

NEW TIME starts this week! Yogis we will gather at 6:30, this Wednesday evening. Come for a little zen before the State Fair craziness. 

Same place, new time. 6:30 p.m.

NEW TIME starts this week! Yogis we will gather at 6:30, this Wednesday evening. Come for a little zen before the State Fair craziness.

Same place, new time. 6:30 p.m.

So many fun pictures to share as we welcomed young yogis Olivia and Linden this week. What an amazing evening we had too. In the midst of a busy work week and sadness in the news on a few fronts, I was grateful and energized by all of you. Thank you for coming out and making our outdoor yoga community fun and fantastic! People coming together is sometimes just what we all need to reset. 

REMINDER- Gather at 6:30 next Wednesday, August 20th!

Forgive my seriousness but after a tragic (or another tragic?) start to the week, I feel the need to celebrate life and the connections we make with strangers and friends. Last night, I attended a trail race (yes, that’s a beer- another post for another time but the trail running community loves their beer after a challenging race), and somehow awoke for a class [FINALLY!] with the Lake Harriet Yoga Project. I didn’t know many people or none at either event but there was such pleasure in experiencing a collective event and seeing people you wouldn’t put together, be together, enjoying the simple pleasure of a favorite activity outdoors in nature.
Let’s celebrate life tonight while acknowledging we all need a friend or simple connection.

See you at 7!

Tuesday Tunes- We are Family

I feel a little silly posting a fun tune today given the world is mourning the loss of Robin Williams and reflecting on his suicide and his inner struggles. I believe we all know someone or people who struggle with depression. My world has not been immune from experiencing or helping someone through depression. All I think of to say right now, is that it’s helpful to just extend a listening ear or an offer to do something with someone who you may think is experiencing depression or loneliness or just a tough time. I’m not an expert and won’t pretend to give professional advice, but I extend my empathy to those who struggle. 

I’ll share a quick personal anecdote of just how simple outreach can help. One time I was feeling really low as I was in the midst of a job search, and three girlfriends sent me flowers out of the blue. It really made my day and made me realize that there is and always will be someone  you can lean on. Sometimes a person just needs a reminder of that. It doesn’t have to be flowers. It can simply be a call or email  to just say “hello, how are you? You want to talk?” If they do great, and just listen. If they don’t, maybe just offer up going for coffee or a movie, simple companionship. 

From one of his great comedic moments form the movie, The Bird Cage, I leave you with this tune and sequence, “We are Family”.