By Tara Casagrande
Is it really October already? Welcome to the cooler beautiful autumn weather.
September brought many exciting events and changes to Ease. As we continue to grow, the diversity of what we offer at Ease continues to deepen.We hope you are as excited as we are!
September 22nd marked the beginning of our wonderful Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) with seventeen fabulous yogis working toward their 200 hour registered yoga teacher designation. The weekend was long, intense, informative and enlightening. Ann and Miriam led the weekend using the Nosara Yoga Institute curriculum and teachers Becky, Jenn and myself assisted. It was magical to witness all the deep learning that took place in the first of nine weekends of training. Way to go yogis!
This past Friday marked Ease’s first ever Kirtan (joyous singing and chanting) evening hosted by Miriam & Bernie (on harmoniums) and Joey (on drums). The Yang Studio was filled with local lovers of Kirtan. The evening was fun and festive. We cannot wait to host our second event. Stay tuned for upcoming dates!
On Saturday September 30th, thirty five Ease yogis as well as Becky and myself took a short road trip out to the beautiful Soleado Lavender Farm in Dickerson MD. The weather was beautiful and the grounds stunning. We moved and breathed together on a cozy wooden deck built in the middle of a bamboo forest. The feeling of simply getting away to the countryside for the afternoon was so nourishing. We hope you will join us to take this journey again in the spring and summer. The Soleado owners Sophia and Kevin were so excited to host us and offered all Ease yogis ten percent off of all their lavender oils, soaps, creams and other products. We now understand why the word retreat has “treat” in it. It truly was a treat for the soul.
Over the past month, Ease management, aka Tara, Becky and Beth worked hard to expand the offerings of weekly scheduled classes. We now have close to forty classes per week. We have new heated classes as well as some classes at the 4:00 and 5:30 pm time slots, and a few new meditation classes.
We hope that you all will try out all of our new classes and offerings. Check the online schedule for all the updates and changes.
For your Sunday night specialty classes, we have a few offerings. Ellen will host you this Sunday night for Chakra Meditation and Bernie is offering a wonderful class on Kosha Mapping monthly at 7:00 pm. Check out the descriptions online. You will not want to miss. Lastly, October 1st marked the official opening of the Ease Boutique. Within the boutique you will find new long sleeved t-shirts made from recycled bamboo and super soft yoga tanks as well as self nurturing bath salts, oils, and sprays made by Ellen. We also have candles, lavender eye pillows, meditation pillows and more. You will love what we have. Stop by to check it all out. We have great self nurturing gifts for yourself and friends as we move toward the holiday season.
Whew!!! Did we really accomplish all that? Yes we did! Thanks to all the Ease teachers for giving the best of themselves to Ease and for helping to build a wonderful, caring and loving community of yogis at Ease.