January 2018 Newsletter


Happy New Year 2018 Lifefit Students and Friends!
This is the season for quiet reflection and for being intentional.  We are a few weeks past the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year.  In this month of January 2018, we will have 2 full moons, the first on New Years Day, and the second one, a Blue moon (two full moons in a month only happens occasionally, thus the expression). A full moon is an auspicious time for introducing change, and thus a time for intentional change. In the world of Ayurveda, winter time is “Kapha season,” a time where we hibernate, incorporate warming practices, to include deep rest and contemplation.  And, as we step into this brand New Year, 2018, it is a time to reflect on what worked well in the past, what we are grateful for, and use that to anticipate and plan positive change for the coming year. 
The heart of creating change requires both bravery and courage. It is too easy to continue with habits because there is not room for awareness of what can be, an awareness which then allows growth.  It is too easy to stick to the comforts of habits, even when they are destructive. The true place from which courage rises is the heart, the seat of intuition, the place where the soul resides. Though the mind can play tricks on you, your intuition will guide your true nature to shine the light on your path of forward steps.  How to do that?  Furthermore, how do we determine what needs to be changed?   Yogic answer: It depends on the discovery of the self.    Deepen your practice:  your yoga practice, your faith practice, your daily practice, your home practice, your family practice, your self care practice…. All of these things that come from repetitive ways to “know thyself.” The answers will help you to create your karma, live your dharma, deepen your relationships, and live life!  How will you refine that this year?  Let your intuition guide you and be consistent, creative and curious.  Find an element of fun, breathe deeply, show kindness, and be observant. One synonym for “yoga” is “awareness,” the necessary tool for change.   If you are not already a LifeFit student, come join our community!

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This Year, Deepen Your Practice, Transform Your Life

Sign up for a 200 hour Teacher Training!  Pay in full by January 30, 2018 for early bird savings.  Note: 6-month payment plan option. Sign Up by March 30, 2018 (8 person minimum, 15 person maximum).   Our yoga school,  Institute of Integrated Yoga Therapy is led by 2 co-owners, long time yoga teachers and C-IAYT Yoga Therapists, Donna Phillips and Mona Flynn. The schedule of training, unique to our school is designed to accommodate folks with work, family and/or student schedules. 

The 200 hour study course is divided into 5 long weekends and 1 week.  2018 dates:  June 1 – 3, July 9 – 14, August 8 – 12, September 14-16, October 26 – 28, and January 18 – 20, 2019 (graduation weekend)!  
Are you ready to deepen your yoga practice?  One third of all students in a yoga teacher training, are there to simply deepen their knowledge and thus their practice. Know of a friend or family member who might wish to delve into yoga teacher training?  Fill out an application to begin your journey. See required book list.

Click here to sign up now!



New Classes for January

In this coming year, 2018, once or twice/month, additional Sunday afternoon class will be available to allow both novice and seasoned students to experience two specific yoga classes. These classes are for students of all levels. 

1.  Yoga and TRE (Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercise)  See www.traumaprevention.com  With each Yoga and TRE class this year, we will explore varying asanas as preparatory steps to inviting a tremoring process to reduce physical and emotional stress on body, mind and spirit.  Sign up to attend January 21, 3:00 – 4:15 pm Cost is $20 or $35 for both classes for this month.
2.  Yoga Nidra  taught classically, will include pre-practices and pre-pre –practices: refining yoga asana preparations  as well as pranayama, mudra, sound healing and guided meditation to provide deep relaxation.  In every Yoga Nidra this year we will have variety of these pre-practices, to include the support for our resting position.  Sign up to attend January 28, 3:00 – 4:15 pm Please bring your yoga mat,  two blankets, and a pillow.  Cost is $20 or $35 for both classes. for this month. 


Above all the grace and the gifts that Christ fives to his beloved is that of overcoming self.  -Francis of Assisi

Above all the grace and the gifts that Christ fives to his beloved is that of overcoming self.

-Francis of Assisi

The 7 steps to Transformation: 1. Dream it. 2. Envision it. 3. Think it.  4. Grow it. 5. Become it. 6. Live it. 7. Own it.  -Germany Kent

The 7 steps to Transformation:
1. Dream it.
2. Envision it.
3. Think it. 
4. Grow it.
5. Become it.
6. Live it.
7. Own it.

-Germany Kent