Samantha Akers on "Dana"

Samantha Akers on "Dana"

“I was not able to change or see the truth of how things are, without first practicing generosity, letting go, and having a strength and belief in my intentions. For as the purpose of practice is to see how we truly are, what keeps us “hooked” in our suffering. Generosity is an opportunity to practice letting everything go, including the things we believe that we need..”

Samantha Akers on Generosity and Giving on the blog today!

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Guest Article: Liz Heffernan on Svadyaya

Guest Article: Liz Heffernan on Svadyaya

“As a result of self- reflection we learn to pause, uproot the patterns which no longer serve us and choose, instead, thoughts and actions which heal our physical body, uplift our relationships and ultimately bring more joy into our lives.”

Liz Heffernan on Svadyaya on the blog today!

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Happy Equinox! Full Moon Mix from DJ Krama: Full Moon in Fiery Aries!

Happy Equinox!  Full Moon Mix from DJ Krama: Full Moon in Fiery Aries!

Check out this fiery Full Moon journey and move those Aries vibes through as we transition into the Autumn! My dear yogi brother Bryce Delbridge/DJ Krama delivers the lunar vibes twice a month. Throwing one of these on and moving your body is a great way to move energy on Full and New moon days.

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"The Sky of the Heart" and the Concept of Space in Asana Practice

"The Sky of the Heart" and the Concept of Space in Asana Practice

“The Sky of the Heart holds the love and the grief.  The Subterranean Space holds the power and the fear.  The bigger we make it, the smaller the oscillation between these opposing principles becomes.” An exploration of the concept of space as it relates to our physical practice.

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Earthy New Moon Mix from DJ Krama: New Moon in Virgo

Earthy New Moon Mix from DJ Krama: New Moon in Virgo

My dear yogi brother Bryce Delbridge/DJ Krama delivers the lunar vibes twice a month. Throwing one of these on and moving your body is a great way to move energy on Full and New moon days. Check out this earthy New Moon in Virgo journey via SoundCloud. 

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Guest Article: Liz Heffernan on Practice

Guest Article: Liz Heffernan on Practice

So happy to share with all of you this simple offering on the gifts of a dedicated personal yoga practice from one of our most experienced teachers at the studio, Liz Heffernan.  I resonate so strongly with her simple message-- it is the showing up, the simplicity of continuing to try to choose to practice in a way which truly makes you feel better, even when it is difficult--that is a simple gift which bears incredible fruit.  Our community is here to encourage you to keep showing up. 

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Welcoming Changes

Celebration!

Welcome to the brand new Om Shala site and blog! This project has been in the works for most of 2018, and I have poured my heart and soul into creating a virtual space that is easy to look at, easy to use and offers inspiration, guidance, convenience and accurate information.  

From now on, you'll find our monthly newsletter in Blog form, as well as in your inbox.  We'll also be featuring articles from our instructors, astrology forecasts, workshop presenter profiles and more. 

For now, here's a few bits of important information for the coming Fall.

Changes To Pricing, Special HSU Deals and a Fresh New Fall Class Schedule

I have spent the last year listening, watching, practicing, teaching and talking with students and community members.  I continue to hear people say they are struggling to financially support their commitment to yoga practice.  I strongly believe that the practices that are taught within Om Shala walls are capable of radical healing and transformation--of truly improving our physical health, our inner lives, and as a result our families, communities and in turn the entire world.  This has two simple implications.  

Knowledge of Yogic Practices is extremely valuable

All people deserve access to knowledge which may reduce their suffering.

The first tells us we should support our healers when and how we can, so that they are able to continue dedicating their lives to pursuing and transmitting this knowledge, which has such benefit for us all. The second tells us we need to do everything we can to make participation in our community affordable.  For this reason we are choosing to radically lower our membership prices.  We believe that those who commit to support our community should be rewarded with a simple monthly expense that doesn't cause hardship. 

  • Auto Bliss: Our Recurring Monthly Unlimited Yoga and Sauna Membership is now $99/month
  • One month of Unlimited Yoga is now $108
  • In September, New Students can try 30 days of Unlimited Yoga and Sauna for $30
  • In September, Try a new Limited Month Pass: Class 2x/week and Unlimited Sauna for $60
  • HSU Students, Staff and Faculty have access to discounted semester passes and $10 drop ins
  • Tuesdays HSU ID holders can drop in for class or sauna for $5

We hope this gives you all more freedom to practice self-care and be with us in community.  

The new fall schedule is now online and kicking off tomorrow.  Be sure to check it out, there are some shifts to existing classes and new class options! 

and finally, we hope that you will come by our booth on Wellness Row at the North Country Fair Sep 15-16 on the Plaza in Arcata.  We'll have live demonstrations, free classes, kids yoga, sound healing, giveaways and discounts and more.  

I look forward to hearing your reflections on the new site! 

With so much love,

Kelly