August Yoga News

Check out  our daily  10:30 am  class times!

Monday 10:30 am Gentle Yoga – Jean
(Janine after 8/11)
Tuesday 10:30 am Yoga Basics- Michelle
Wednesday 10:30 am Yoga Basics – Jean
(Janine after 8/11)
Thursday 10:30 am Yoga Basics – Marta
Friday 10:30 am Yoga Basics – Mindy
Saturday 10:30 am Yoga Basics – Sue
Sunday 10:30 am Hot Yoga – Marta

One Month Left for  Outdoor Yoga!
Tues. 7 am Mindy
Thurs. 7 am Michelle
on the peaceful  shores of West Lake in Arnolds Park
5 outdoor classes/$50 (http:// , use your studio punch card or drop in/$12. Mindy and Michelle will guide you through an exhilarating morning practice near the pier in Arnolds Park.

Summer Yoga Kids!
with Mindy Leinbaugh
Wednesdays 2pm
Girls and boys going into grades 1-3
4 classes $40 Drop in $12 ( Email to sign up! (http://
Aug 6-27

Ecstatic Dance
August 10
Sun. 12 – 1 pm
Brett Morris
Goodwill donation

This dance is an inner/outer journey of moving meditation. It develops a direct body-spirit connection, letting your body and inner guide be your teachers. It’s about being present with your own energy and discovering your own dance within using this movement and energetic experience to release stuck patterns in your body, emotions, mind and spirit.

Anyone can dance in this space. You do not need to be a dancer or even know how to dance at all. This is a personal experience in a safe space with others who are also experiencing their own dance.

Dance Rules-
1. Move however you wish
2. No talking on the dance floor
3. Respect yourself and one another
Ecstatic Dance is a Drug & Alcohol Free Space
August 24
Sunday 1-2 pm
Cost: Donation
Waxela Sananda

Blessing of the Energy Centers Meditation (from Dr. Joe Dispenza)
In this meditation we will focus attention on each of the body’s energy centers (chakras) with the intention to create coherence within and around each center.
Science has shown us that all disease, whether physical, emotional, or mental, begins with incoherence in the energetic field within and around our bodies. By focusing our attention on creating coherence within our energetic centers, we can create wellness in all aspects of our being.

“Your job is to raise the frequency of matter with new information. And we know from all of the research that’s available, along with the experience in our workshops, that if you combine a clear intention with an elevated emotion you will begin to affect matter.” – Dr Joe Dispenza

FREE Laughter Yoga
August 26
Tues. 12-1 pm
Jodi Hart (

Jodi Hart will again visit Okoboji to teach laughter yoga. Jodi Is a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader from Eurika, Missouri. Laughter Yoga (Hasya Yoga) is not based on humor, but instead uses laughter as exercise. It is an aerobic workout great for relieving the stresses of everyday life. It makes you feel good! It is a fun and easy way to exercise. Regular laughter exercise can reduce health care costs. Laugh, add deep breathing, clapping and stretching and you have something close to Laughter Yoga! Bring anyone; kids, parents, grandparents, friends, and everyone who needs a laugh! Please come for a FREE laughter yoga class August 26, 12 pm. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain!

August 23-24
Yoga Study $300
Sat 8am-9pm
Sun 8am-5pm

Yoga study is for anyone who would like to learn more about yoga and themselves. This weekend will focus on yoga lifestyle and ethics. The workshop will include yoga classes, breath work, anatomy, chanting, meditation and discussion. This weekend is part of a 9 part series. After completion of 9 weekends you will receive a certificate that allows you to become a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with the Yoga Alliance if you choose. Completion of the series can take as little as 9 months or as long as you like. For more information or to register contact Janine ( at Yoga Okoboji.

Update for building project: The project has been delayed due to the rain we received earlier in the summer. However, the concrete should be down in the next few days. When that is finished, the project will begin to move much faster. We are still planning on moving this fall!

Okoboji yoga community, let’s represent our corner of the state at the Iowa Yoga Festival ( , October 10-12! Registered participants, come in for a free shirt of your choice to wear at the conference!

Thank you for your continued support and we hope to see you in class soon!
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August 5, 2014