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Restore & Rejuvenate

Updated: May 2

As we welcome March, it is already feeling like Spring! Flowers are sprouting, days are getting longer, and the hopeful sounds of birds chirping bring that familiar feeling of warmth returning. We have a lot happening this month. This week we welcome the Yoga Teacher Training students as they begin their first week of learning. We also added some continuing education opportunities for current yoga teachers on some exciting topics.


Noel is starting a new early morning class this week. Set your alarm to join her for Early Morning Flow, Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 6-7 am.


With all that is happening in the world right now, we are pleased to offer two restorative healing events this month. March 12th, join Michael for a Sound Bath Submersion from 7-8:30 pm. On March 19th, join Cassandra for Spring Equinox Restorative Yoga from 6:30-8:30 pm accompanied by the musical talents of local harpist Asia Kindred Moore and complemented by a tea service from Michael. Both sessions are a perfect opportunity to set some intentional time to rest and restore your body and mind.

We are optimistic about the continued decline of Covid in the community. As the mask mandate is lifted on the 12th, we will return to a mask-optional policy. We want everyone to feel comfortable and welcome in class. Please continue to show kindness and patience as we all adjust to another change that feels different to everyone. Thank you for your continued support of the studio, for sharing your practice with us, and for being a part of this exceptional community. If there is anything we can do better, please let us know as we are always open to your feedback. We want to be a welcoming place for all. In gratitude, Lorissa

 

NEW CLASSES


RESTORE WITH CHAIR YOGA Fridays | 10:30-11:30 am Chair yoga is a gentle practice in which postures are performed while seated and/or with the aid of a chair. It is also a great form of yoga for beginners or anyone who wants to focus on a slow and stretchy practice. Using a chair is great for anyone who could use extra assistance with balance or needs to keep weight off of their feet and legs.






EARLY MORNING FLOW Wednesdays & Thursdays | 6-7 am Greet the morning with a gentle warmup and energizing vinyasa flow. You will leave class feeling ready to take on the day! 





 

SPECIAL EVENTS


SOUND BATH SUBMERSION Saturday, March 12 | 7-8:30 pm Get relaxed and Join Michael as he introduces vibrations to the studio with instruments designed from ancient times around the world.  









SPRING EQUINOX RESTORATIVE YOGA EVENT Saturday, March 19 | 6:30-8:30 pm 90 minute Deep Restorative Yoga Session with Cassandra. Honoring all 5 senses, join us for tea and deep restorative yoga to the soothing sounds of the beautiful (live) harp. Music accompaniment by local harpist, Asia Kindred Moore.


 

MARCH SCHEDULE


 

CONTINUING EDUCATION


SPINAL ANATOMY IN ASANA Saturday, March 5 | 1-4 pm PELVIS & LOWER EXTREMITY Sunday, March 6 | 12-3 pm NECK, SHOULDER & UPPER EXTREMITY Saturday, April 9 | 1-4 pm Each course is 3 CE Credit Hours with Dr. Zohra Campbell, D.C. E-RYT500 for review of anatomy, common injury prevention, warm-ups, and considerations in asana. These classes are offered both in-person at the studio, and live-streamed online, so you can join this lecture from just about anywhere! 

 

LOOKING AHEAD


CPY WANDER WEDNESDAYS Wednesdays Starting in April | 5 pm Walk your worries away with us... Rain or shine beginning Wednesdays in April. This FREE meetup does not require registration. We'll begin and end our walks at Common People Yoga. See you there!








STRENGTH TRAINING FOR BEGINNERS Saturday, April 9 | 11 am Have you been wanting to add resistance training to your wellness routine, but haven’t known what to do or where to start? Are you interested in learning more about the importance of resistance training, or just looking to get a good workout in? If you answered yes to any of these questions, we have something new and exciting in store for you! Hosted by personal trainer Hannah Clothier, come learn, have fun, and get your sweat on! She will guide you through a 60-minute resistance training session while demonstrating every movement, educating you on how and why we perform them, and encouraging you the whole way through! This will be a full-body workout with no weights other than your body weight! 


 

TEACHER SPOTLIGHT


Cassandra Pangburn Cassandra is a Salem native who has been practicing yoga for 15 years and teaching for three years after graduating from the Indigo Teacher Training Program. She specializes in therapeutic, chair, flow, and yin yoga. Cassandra was lucky enough to have Linda Solei as her mentor during her time in the teacher training program, where she received an in-depth understanding of yin yoga. Cassandra also attended and has subbed Zohra’s therapeutic yoga classes for years. Cassandra instructs chair yoga at a senior home and therapeutic and flow yoga at her own studio, Bellywood Dance Studio, where she also teaches weekly Bellydance classes. Join Cassandra at... • Yin (in-person / live-stream) - Fridays at 9 am • Therapeutic Yoga (in-person / live-stream) - Tuesdays at 10:30 am • & more!

 

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