TRX for Strength

Legs and glutes getting toned int TRX class at 9:30am on Monday, Wednesday and Friday! Marin Power Yoga also has KettleBell, BootCamp and KickBoxing classes to build your strength!

📷:JennyG.

The Creek is High and we are Open

As long as Town is open, we are open! The creek is high right now, but the water is flowing.

We are prepared, half our flood gates are up, but we are hoping the rain eases into a “gentle atmospheric river.” We are open, all classes running! Check our Facebook page and Instagram for any changes!

Meet Alonna Cox

Teacher highlight of the month starting off today! Happy to spotlight Alonna Cox. You can find Alonna at the studio at all times of day and always with a smile on her face. Read all about her and leave a comment below. ❤️❤️

1. What do you teach at Marin Power Yoga?

A little bit of everything! Weekly I teach power, gentle, yin, and TRX. But I love subbing, so you’ll find me teaching TKO and bootcamp as well.

2. What song always gets you dancing?

Night Moves by Bob Seger. And anything on Paul Simon’s Graceland album. A good dance sesh can cure just about anything.

3. If you could have a coffee date with one person throughout history who would it be and why?

That last question has me thinking about rock n roll. Can it be a rock and roll coffee date? Bring in Jerry Garcia, Tom Petty, John Lennon, Prince, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, ask them about some wild stories and then they all play together! I’d bring my dad along with me. He was the one who gave me my love for classic rock and these songs help us connect and bring my dad so much joy and sparks his memories of “good ole days”.

4. What is the best vacation you have ever taken?

Last year I traveled to Playa Del Carmen with my partner (Lyle) and his family. We soaked up the sun, saw incredible Mayan ruins, went scuba diving, dove in cenotes, ate a lot of tacos and drank margaritas. It was the perfect balance of relaxation and adventure. A close second is a backpacking trip I took with my dad in New Mexico back in 2013. It was a 75-mile trek through the Rockies in an area called Philmont. It was a spectacularly beautiful and spiritual trip. We grew so close and he helped me while I helped him. Philmont is my dad’s favorite place in the world. He was able to backpack here with both my brother and me. I am so grateful I got to share in this experience with my dad and we will forever have the memories and pictures.

5. What makes you smile?

I’ve worked with children over the past 6 years and they always bring me so much joy. Their innocence, authenticity, curiosity, excitement, and mischievousness make me remember what life is all about.

6. What are three words that describe you?

Compassionate, adventurous, silly

7. What is one thing on your bucket list?

I love to ski, there are two seasons in my life; ski season, training for ski season. I would love to ski in Japan, South America, the Alps, Canada. Be a worldwide skier!

8. What’s your secret talent?

I’m pretty dexterous and have a “finger” dancing talent. Ask about it next time you see me haha.

9. What’s your favorite quote that resonates with you?

My dad and I always say “Have a blast while you last!” It’s a reminder to enjoy and be in the moment. To not take life too seriously. To remember life is unpredictable and short, so do what you love. Being human is one of the most miraculous things that can happen, and we live in such a beautiful world and we have endless opportunities to really truly live life to the fullest.

Rain is for us to grow

The rain is our best friend and our cursed enemy. As soon as it arrives we start panicking, will it ever stop, will it flood, is it cold, dark, dreary. Only if you let it.

According to mythology, rain washes away the past and nourishes future growth. The air is cleaner, the streets, your car. Our reservoirs fill up with water we will drink.

Let the rain cleanse your spirit, even if that means putting away your umbrella and walking in the rain. Clean off all of the failures that have already happened in the start to the year. Re-commit to what you want and need in your life. Be willing to try something new. Start with you.

Arm Balance and Inversion Series!

Tuesday at 10:30am!!! Four week arm balance and inversion series starts this week in the upstairs yoga room (above fitness room). Vicky is teaching!

Included with your Membership, or a regular drop-in! This is a great way to advance your Yoga practice! Meet new people or bring your friend who is ready to fly!!! Practice with us!

Gentle Yoga Not Easy Yoga

Gentle Yoga will challenge your mind and ease your body into a better place with a mix of slow strength building. Your flexibility will increase everywhere in your life, from your hamstrings to the line at the grocery store. We start by modifying the poses to work with our body today, we want to feel the poses! Grace teaching Gentle Yoga in this picture.

30 Class Challenge Starts Today!

We start the 30 Class Challenge today! Put your name on the board at the studio, add stars every time you do a class. We will have prizes for those who finish by 2/7/19. The only thing better than finishing a challenge is starting one!

There is no cost to the challenge, beyond your sweat and tears!!! If you want new results this year, do something new. Mix new classes into the challenge, double some days and rest others. Explore our evening classes!

Sunday Service – Practice with your community

Sunday Service, power yoga with live music! Wendy teaches this class at 9:30am, it is half sweat fest and half spiritual awakening. The yoga will move your body, building heat internally and in the room, this will bring the sweat. When your body is in movement, your mind is free to dance with the music and clear thru what weighs us down. The combination of physical and mental space will make this your favorite way to start your Sunday. This picture is from this morning with Keenan playing live.

First New Years Resolution for 2019

Power Yoga, make this your first New Years Resolution for 2019! As you plan out your health and fitness goals, consider adding Power Yoga into your plans. The combination of strength and flexibility is the perfect compliment to your goals for growth and change. Three times per week, every week in 2019, Prescription for your Health!

Yoga Joes at TheShop

Yoga Joes! Available at TheShop, kids will play with them for hours, adults will have “almost as much fun” with them. We have 2 different packs, Basic poses and Advanced poses. $24 each set.

TheShop is located at 611 San Anselmo Ave in San Anselmo, California. We are across the street from Dogville and next to Tam Realty and BookSmith.

Gentle Yoga – Starting Slow

Gentle Yoga is the way to restart your yoga practice or find a slow way into yoga. We take out the chaturanga, hold the poses longer, offer a modification down to make the pose more accessible and limit the temperature to 80 degrees (maybe a perfect day in Marin).

Check the schedule for all of your options!

M-W-F 10:45am

T-Th 7:30am

W 7:15pm

Saturday 11am

Start now, you can do this!!!

New Boxing Gloves at The Shop!

We’ve got new and improved globes for a stronger and faster you! These gloves have more padding and we switched the padding to be gel padding for increased protection for your knuckles. These gloves are 14 oz and designed to maximize the effectiveness of your workout! $60 and available at the shop today!

TheShop is located at 611 San Anselmo Ave next to Tam Realty and BookSmith and across the street from Dogville.

Bring The Love

I don’t send out enough MPY email…below is the most recent email.
We have so much happening between Teacher Training (info on  front page of website, starts in January) to Annual Memberships (talk with Nance or email amy@marinpoweryoga.com) to Amazing Clothes at TheShop to New Teachers at MPY like Jen, Marianne and Megan (see the gorgeous rainbow picture above or click display images so you can). Really, we need to talk about Love.

What? Seriously. Walking thru Town, you will see Change Is Happening. Shops are closing, Cucina is opening a Bar, the new restaurant buildout is evolving, Creekside has over 30 beers rotating on tap and in general the shops are beautifully decorated and stocked for the holidays. All of that is just news. What is real? Love.

I turned 46 this week. I understand this is great, I defied the odds once again and am still here doing the best I can. I see all of the creases, gray hair and soft spots even as my eyes struggle to see things I used to see clearly. This year has been tougher and filled with slow recovery from injuries. I am walking slower and watching carefully where I step, experience is a great teacher. Love is a better teacher.

What can I do better than ever before? Love. I start with myself, from basic manscaping to eating well and hydrating. The Love with which we treat ourselves is the foundation of what we can give to others. This takes time and attention we all deserve and is strangely harder than loving others. When we see the order of operations on a plane telling us to give ourselves oxygen before the kids, I always have to think thru this logic and remember, when we take care of ourselves we have the ability to take care of others. Right?

We have exciting changes coming in 2019 and we have a few weeks of partying and working out and yoga to finish off the year. Drive Sober and Drive Slower. Be kind to your neighbor, your relatives, your friends and family. Treat them all with Love. Treat yourself with Love. Bring The Love. Also, Bring The Chocolate. See you at The Studio or TheShop soon.
Peace and Love,
Jamie

Rilke Quote "The Purpose of life is to be defeated by greater and greater things."

“The purpose of life is to be defeated by greater and greater things.” Rilke

Power Yoga for Lunch

Power Yoga for lunch! Wendy teaching on Monday. Our noon Power Yoga classes are heated to 80 degrees, this makes them our “coolest” yoga class on the schedule! Normally our Power Yoga classes are 88 degrees, except for noon and Sunday at 6pm, those are 80 degrees.