Our Newest Instructor
We are pleased to welcome Elie Scherbing to our team of qualified and talented instructors at Yoga Bella! Elie grew up in Mexico, met her now husband, and moved to the Twin Cities! She is now the proud mother of three beautiful children. Elie will be teaching Gentle Devotional Yoga on Saturdays at 11am, beginning on September 21st!
As Elie says, “I am passionate about helping people customize their movement practice to their particular body story. I enjoy helping people optimize their practice to maximize the therapeutic value of their personal yoga practice. I am a huge advocate for accessible yoga. My teaching style is very much inspired by the HY therapy training. I teach with special populations in mind, such as: people in recovery from eating disorders, people with a history of trauma and grief, people walking out their recovery, and victims of abuse and neglect…I would love to teach targeted movement classes where we can focus on specific needs, such as: wrists, feet, hips, etc. It is very rewarding to help people find the movement and the bolstering that helps them feel relief and release. This is my passion and what inspires my teaching.” We know you will enjoy her style!
Tricia Thomas will be offering two special Yin/Yoga Nidra classes coming up this fall! Both will take place on Sunday afternoons at 4:30pm. Mark your calendars for Sunday, October 13th and November 10th. You won’t want to miss these!
Yin/Yoga Nidra: Yin yoga is a series of passive poses that are held a bit longer and work to release the connective tissues in the body. Yoga Nidra is roughly translated as yogic sleep. Nidra is a meditation technique where you will be guided into a state of deep relaxation while maintaining awareness. The class is 60 minutes long – 40 minutes of yin and 20 minutes of Nidra. Leave feeling rested and restored! Regular class passes apply.
September 21st is World Gratitude Day!
Anne Grady offers these tips for putting the power of gratitude to work:
- Look for it. Take a few minutes throughout each day to identify things, people, and circumstances in your life for which you feel grateful.
- Savor it. When you have a “delicious moment” that sparks gratitude, take a couple of deep breaths and focus on experiencing that moment and feeling.
- Express/communicate it. Expressing gratitude is contagious. It is an easy way to give another person a lift and lift your own spirits in the process.
Practice gratitude! And you, too, will become very good at it!
Please let us know if you have any specific class requests or schedule preferences! We are always listening!
-Denise and Carole