Nourish News

Here you will find up to date information on studio happenings, schedule changes and more.

  • This week’s schedule 7/29-8/4 Wow! This summer is flying by! Take a moment to tune into your breath, and come back into your body. All while you lengthen and strengthen. This week, I will be at: Peace Tree Yoga M/W 9am and The Bow Lake Community Club M/W 6pm Sheila Varden-Straffin will be teaching the BLCC Friday class at 9am this week!  
  • Schedule Week of7/22-7/28 I’m back. ish. Yesterday, was the first day that I was vertigo free, but some auras continue around my peripheral view. I am missing teaching and missing you,so we are gonna give it a try. This week at Peace Tree Yoga, we continue to explore self-study and I am curious if anyone will have any reflections to share. I will be teaching Mon and Wed at 9am. At the Bow Lake Community Club, we will cultivate mindfulness to acknowledge the beauty we see around us. I will be teaching Mon and Wed 6pm and Fri at 9am. Really looking forward to seeing you! Yours In Yoga, Lanta
  • Silver Lining Sunday night at dinner, I started to feel a little swishy around the eyes and thought it might be a migraine coming on. As the night progressed, it was clear that I was getting another attack of viral labyrinthitis. Monday, between bouts of spinning and nausea, I was able to find subs for most of my classes and get to the Urgent Care to treat these symptoms. The meds do just that, but I am left feeling super sleepy. I succumbed and spent the remainder of the day in bed. I would occasionally wake up and scribble a list of things that needed to be done. I felt confident that with the meds in my system and a good day ...
  • Let’s catch up! I have not been writing much, but I have been creating lots! I suppose it is time to sit down and share. My birthday party is now 3 months away and I am starting to feel the pressure of that. I keep trying to relax into it, but there are a lot of details to manage. Invitations. Decor. Catering. The cleanup following. Then, there is the performance…which brings with it lots of other things to think about….coordinating rehearsal times, learning each dance, costumes and just plain HOLY CRAP! What have I taken on? lol I continue to be excited to do this though. Ron and I were talking last night with a family friend and I found myself trying to explain ...
  • Schedule Week of July 15-21 Wow! This summer seems to be flying by! Do you feel that same sense that the moments are fleeting? Let’s spend this week slowing down our thoughts and really savoring what is in front of us at each moment! I will be at Peace Tree Yoga M/T/W this week at 9am. I will be at the Bow Lake Community Club M/W 6pm and Fri at 9am. 6 classes this week! Yay! Come and play with me! Lanta
  • Chrysalis Retreat I believe that women heal each other when they come together. In so many ways. Via conversation, mindful listening, shared experience, laughter, tears. It is my goal to create a space to allow for this. I have set aside my attachments that it be perfect, or luxurious. This is what I have to offer RIGHT NOW and I believe it is enough to provide a meaningful gathering. AUGUST 11-12 $149 Plan to arrive at my farm on Saturday between 10-11am to set up your tent, bedding,etc. We will all gather at noon to officially begin. Lunch will be served. We will come together to learn, take a gentle hike, talk, prepare and share food.               We will dance and share our stories around the fire. On ...
  • Schedule Week of July 8-14 What a lovely few days it has been! I have been dining al fresco with my family and moving summer projects forward. I have also been checking in with myself multiple times a day to note how I am feeling and why? This practice has allowed me to feel more even tempered in the heat and more productive as I banish attachments to how something must look before I can begin. It has also created space to observe how best to interact with my teenage and pre-teenage sons…. which is calmly…lol I encourage you to try it and share your findings. Allow your true Self to be revealed. This self-discovery is supported by a lovely mantra ‘tat tvam asi’ or  “you are what ...
  • Step Into Self-Knowing This month at Peace Tree Yoga, our focus is svadhyaya or self-study. In looking at ways to explain, inspire and explore this concept in class, I finally was able to put into words a practice that has been profound in my personal growth. It is simply this: Ask these questions. ~How am I feeling right now? ~Why am I feeling this way? ~What knowledge can be gleaned from this observation? ~Does this way of thinking support me on my path? Do this often. By the nature of these questions, you will begin to notice patterns of thought or belief systems that no longer serve you. You may discover that you are ready to lay down an old way of thinking about yourself or a situation….ready to let ...
  • Schedule Week 7/1-7/7 I’m back and excited to return to teaching! Please note a few schedule changes this week. I will be subbing at  Peace Tree Yoga.on Sun, July 1 at 9am. I will be teaching my usual classes, Mon, July 2 and Wed, July 4 at 9am. We begin a new monthly focus at the studio on Sunday and I am thrilled to explore svadhyaya, self-study. Learning to observe yourself on a more conscious level leads to so much personal growth! It will be so fun to see what my students experience! At the Bow Lake Community Club, I will be teaching Mon, July 2 at 6pm and Fri July 6 at 9am. NOTE: There is NO CLASS on July 4 at 6pm due to the holiday! Looking forward to seeing you on ...
  • Metamorphosis Metamorphosis Transformation. To be transformed. Seed to flower. Child to adult. Caterpillar to butterfly. A wave can turn to a hurricane, a flame to a wildfire, a stormcloud to a tornado. It looms, it darkens the sky, it frightens. But does not the shore dry, the forest fizzle out? The sun sneaks out behind a seemingly never-ending stream of darkness and devastation. So, too, do we transform. A girl became a woman, but not before she was absorbed by darkness. Only thereafter could she seek out the sun. Peace comes after war, recovery after illness, healing after injury… This transformation, it is greater, more magnanimous because, too, that process, that search, journey, her darkness… it stretched on for what she presumed was her                                                                                 eternity. She was scared. She was alone. And then, she triumphed; she needed no one. And then, out flew a newly transformed her. Out to the world, new world, brighter world, out she came… a butterfly.~Meg B from HelloPoetry.com (note:gender of pronouns switched from original) My husband ...