We are celebrating our 12th year of building the yoga community in Blackfoot with special classes and events throughout the month of October. So here's the back story:
In 2007 I saw a flyer for free yoga for the month of October at the community center and joined about twenty other enthusiastic yogis. The teacher, Larinda, was great, the yoga was great, the setting was dismal, but hey, we were doing yoga. At the end of the month we asked Larinda if the classes would continue. Little did we know that the free classes were a required component of her very first training and Just Breathe Yoga was born.
Classes continued and our yoga community began to grow and strengthen.
During the first several years Larinda pursued her yoga training, traveling throughout the country for weekend trainings, while attending school during the week. After reaching her first goal in 2012, graduating with her 200-hour RYT. Larinda asked me to teach on occasion to allow her more time to focus on school. In 2014 I completed my yoga training in India. And now in her own words…Larinda was thrilled. She knew Just Breathe Yoga was in good hands and turned the business over to me so she could finish her engineering degree. Which she did with honors!
In twelve years, we have practiced in many different locations, a community center, a dance studio, an art gallery, a salon/photo studio and in a tiny studio in a behavioral health clinic, before we built our forever home here on the farm. We have grown from one teacher, one class a week to classes five days a week with three different teachers. And, in true yoga tradition, every teacher here began as a student at Just Breathe Yoga.
Chakra Alignment & Crystal Sound BatheFriday, Oct 4, 7 pm$10, pre-payment and register required
After a special yoga session activating and invigorating your chakras, the seven energy centers along your spine, Kebbie Williams will play her crystal bowls, washing sweet sound vibrations over your mind, body and soul. Herbal teas in chakras red, yellow and blue, for after.
Henna Hen PartyFriday, Oct 18, 7 pm$20, pre-payment and registration required
Katelyn Pincock of Cortlyn Creations will be in the house to cover you in henna tattoos. Henna is a natural dye, used for centuries to create temporary tattoos. You can see some of her work here: cortlyn creations
This is an evening for celebrating and socializing, communing with your yoga community. We’ll provide drinks and desserts and you are welcome to bring something to share, but do not feel obligated.
Yoga for the Office by LarindaTuesday, Oct 22, 7 pm
If you work in an office setting and are bound to a desk every day this class is for you. Our founder, Larinda, who now rides a desk, has created a series of short vinyasas to yoga-up long days at work. Each mini flow works and lengthens tight muscles and re-energizes your body.
Just Breathe Yoga HoodiesDon’t forget to order your very own super cool Just Breathe Yoga hoodie. Deep charcoal, cotton/poly blend hoodies with our very own yoga-licious logo in S, M, LRG & EXLRG. $25, zippered hoodies $27. Sign-up sheet in studio.
Introduction to Traditional Thai Massage with Elizabeth Drapela
September 28 & 29 CANCELLED
Just Breathe is delighted to welcome Elizabeth back for another workshop. She is teaching a 2-day Thai Massage workshop open to professional massage therapists and lovers of yoga. This course offers an introduction to the basic concepts of this spiritual form of bodywork. Techniques include a combination of gentle rocking, passive stretching, rhythmic compression, soft tissue manipulation and energy balancing that works to deeply open, relax, and revitalize the entire body. You will learn to flow effortlessly between postures and apply pressure with confidence while integrating compassion and meditation into your work. Students will learn asanas for supine, prone, side lying and seated positions.
Elizabeth Drapela has taught various massage workshops since 1999. She has spent many winters studying Traditional Thai Massage in Chiang Mai, Thailand with several teachers, most notably with Ajharn Pichest Boonthamme, one of Thailand’s most respected masters. In addition to maintaining a busy massage practice Elizabeth also teaches yoga. Her classes incorporate serious focus, spirituality and playful joy. Elizabeth Drapela is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider.
Classes begin Saturday, 8:30am - 5:30pm
Class fees: $250 for 16 CE hours
Early Bird discount: Only $225 if payment is
received at least 2 weeks prior to course.
You can sign up with Jeriann at Just Breathe Yoga
Make checks payable to Elizabeth Drapela
Send to: PO Box 13714, Jackson, WY 83002
For more info call 307-690-1117 or email email@example.com
A mala is a strand of beads traditionally used during meditation, but constructing a mala can be a meditative experience. Knotting each bead evokes a very peaceful state of mind. Throughout the project you'll discover significance and meaning in every step.
For centuries malas have been used to chant mantras, slipping a finger over a bead after each repetition. But these beautiful beads can also be used for pure adornment or as a gratitude garland to count your blessings. All the beads are semi-precious stones, crystals that correspond to the chakras.
Friday, May 31
$25, you must pre-register with Jeriann
Just Breathe Yoga Studio
Just Breathe is taking a field trip to Elevation Floating Fitness for an evening of floating yoga. This is our second trip and will be my fourth experience masquerading as Spider man. (I totally LOVE it.)
Elevation is a top notch studio, with great instructors that will safely guide you through all the moves. This is yoga like you've never experienced before--many of the moves are familiar but the silk hammocks provide support allowing greater movement.
Registration is limited because there are 16 hammocks, so please secure your place as soon as possible. You can prepay in person at the studio, or call to make payment arrangements.
We're gathering at the studio at 6:20 pm, leaving at 6:30 pm. (You can follow me, carpool, etc.). Please leave all jewelry, rings and earrings included, at home--you do not want anything that can catch on the hammocks. Anything you wear to yoga, ie.: loose, comfortable clothing, NOTHING with zippers, is good, but make sure you have sleeves and long pants because the hammocks can be uncomfortable on underarms and behind knees.
Come fly with me...
Please join us for this special evening with Kebbie Nunyas, of Emerging Horizons.
Friday, March 29
Begin the evening with a refreshing Chakra Alignment Yoga session. A gentle yoga class working through each of the energy centers or chakras. Starting the tip of the tail bone and working through poses stimulating the energy surrounding and corresponding to the seven energy wheels that center around the spine and central nervous system.
During traditional shavasana Kebbie will work her magic with the crystal bowls. Each bowl is attuned to one of the seven chakras. The bowls vibrate and sing, stimulating the energy vibrations in the chakras. (For more information on sound bathing, click here.)
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