1,000 Can Food Drive

Bring in canned food to support the Marin Food Bank thru Thursday of this week! We have set a goal of contributing 1,000 cans to the San Domenico annual Food Drive!

All cans must be dropped off in the Yoga Room or Fitness room by Thursday, November 21st end of day! We can do more together!!!

First All Member Meeting

Sunday 1/17/19 – you are invited to a conversation about what is possible at MPY! We will share some of our progress (look under the hood) and ask questions about who we are and where we are going! This is our first All Member Meeting! 7:30pm sharp at the studio!

*Consider this picture, the floodgates are open to the alley, the sun is rising above RFP, the leaves of 2019 are expressing a year unique with it’s own struggles and joys, the space between and the limitless potential of the blue sky. What is possible for us to accomplish together?

Better Communication Weekly

Technically, it has been a great week, the kids had less school, Monday afternoon at Drake’s beach (see the photo above), with a reminder on Service and Gratitude for our Veterans. What could make it better? An AMAZING SWEATY weekend. 

TONIGHT! Pop-Up Stop Drop and Dance with Grace from 6-7pm at the Studio! SWEAT the week out with an hour of cardio dance! Whether you start late or head home for a shower and dinner, you are also invited to the Papermill in Forest Knolls to hear Stickys, a band loaded with MPY Members such as Eric Schroder and Connor Stock and Julian Kwasneski!!! Join me for a drink and a good time!

Sunday is our 1st All Member Meeting, bring your ideas, complaints and energy to the studio Sunday night at 7:30pm. We will start with a meditation, agree to an agenda and put some of our collective brain power to work. At the worst you will get to hang out with me, at the best we will solve some problems and create some ideas! We are better because you are with us! Below is a photo I took walking thru the Mission last weekend, even if the dream seems unreachable or blocked by a fence, remember it is under construction and can be created into a reality, or maybe simply remembering your dream is enough.

Last but not least, the MPY Shop constantly surprises with what an amazing selection of fitness pants we have. I struggle with the excess and waste of shopping and my own superficial retail therapy finding yet another t-shirt I must have or the pair of pants that look as good as they feel. I struggle with encouraging you to buy more stuff, when we know all we need for happiness is within us or attainable in an hour hike up Baldy. That said, Kelsey and Amy have stocked the shop with super cute things “you have to have.” I think I need to struggle less and go with the flow more! 

Peace and Love,

Stickys in Forest Knoll’s Tonight

Come say what’s up in Forest Knolls tonight! See some MPY people (multiple in the band), hear some great music and let’s get a drink together! Come on out tonight and listen to a night of original music, homegrown in the Backyard!

Tonight, November 15th, 2019 at 9 PM

Papermill Creek Saloon

1 Castro St, Forest Knolls, CA 94933

Fall In Love Again

Thank You.

This has been an extraordinary few days here in San Anselmo. I don’t know how we would have made it thru without our First Responders, Town and County Staff, Librarians, Neighbors and You. The quiet darkness of nights without the hum and buzz of electricity was eerily calm, I am between missing the peace and so grateful for all we have. While I can’t wait for this round of elections to be over, I am going to encourage you to consider voting for Kim and Steve for our San Anselmo Town Council and Yes on M to rebuild Memorial Park. We are stronger and healthier when we work together!

We have a few exciting changes that you must know about! 1) You are invited to our first ever All Member Meeting on Sunday 11/17/19. 2) We now offer Personal Training with Jordan Assadi running our program. 3) Our Pilates Mat classes are growing on the schedule.

The idea of an All Member Meeting is long overdue at MPY. Join us on Sunday November 17, at 7:30pm in the big room. The agenda will be co-created in our FaceBook Community Group, please add your agenda ideas there. We will discuss our current status and discuss plans for 2020 and beyond. We will start the evening with a brief ceremony, followed by adoption of process for the meeting. We will end promptly at 9:30pm with a closing ceremony. This is a first attempt, expect changes before, during and after!

Personal Training at MPY with Jordan Assadi is launching today! Our Personal Fitness Room at the back of the studio is loaded with thousands of pounds of weights! From bench and squat racks to dumbbells and a rowing machine, whether you want to lift heavy or develop specific areas of strength or heal a specific injury or simply manage your health, our program is designed around you. If you want to book a session, email amy@marinpoweryoga.com and get on the schedule! Prices are listed below.

$85 for a 55 minute session.
5 pack for $400.
10 packs available for $750.
20 Pack available for $1,450.

$100 for a 55 minute session.
5 pack for $475.
10 packs available for $900.
20 Pack available for $1,700.

Groups of 2 can split cost between 2 people. We encourage you to be a Member and attend classes between sessions, whether it is Yin, TRX, BootCamp, TKO, Power or Gentle Yoga or Pilates Mat. This is about you doing the work and experiencing results.

We started our Pilates Mat program 4 years ago as an idea, nothing happened. Maybe the time wasn’t right or more accurately we were focused on different priorities. This year, we committed in to experimenting with class formats and developing our skills. Our Pilates Mat classes are a great way to discover pilates or reignite your passion. We are training additional teachers and planning more Pilates Mat classes for the schedule in January. 

This is the season of change, I feel the weather shifting with the winds and the light and I am reminded that I too must continue to evolve and grow. I’m taking a class on Community Engagement: Collaborating for Change (seems like an obvious interest right) and reading What is The What by David Eggers, nourishing my mind to inspire my body to be the healthiest and strongest I can be. I hope you can join us on November 17th and that you take advantage of our new classes and services. Thank you for continuing to support our community and growing with us.

Power is Back On!

If the Power is On in San Anselmo Wednesday, we are OPEN! We just got power in a bunch of our homes and we are rumored to stay on. We are turning the schedule back on for Wednesday and planning on seeing you! Currently charging devices and taking showers!

Halloween Class

We are bringing it back.. This Saturday! Halloween costume yoga class! We will be combining the 8am and 9:30 class together as one at 9:30. Bring your best looks, a great attitude, and get ready to have a blast! We can’t wait!

Get Involved!

Change Starts With You.

As we shift in this season of change, there are 4 things you must know are happening at MPY. First, we are doing phone banking today for Moms Demand Action, see the details below, if you want to create common sense gun reform, join us! Second, we added new classes in 2019 from Pilates Mat to Power Sculpt, these are a great way to challenge yourself to learn something new and get different results (or drill into power yoga basics with Wendy on the first Sunday of each month from 11-12 upstairs (today). Third, we are hiring! We are looking for someone to “tighten up the studio.” This position starts at 10 hours a week and can grow, message amy@marinpoweryoga.com your bio to find out more. This is a great way to contribute to your community, shift your life and get paid. Last but not least, TheShop is an amazing resource for fitness clothing, accessories from mats to gloves, help with your membership or our mobile app, holiday shopping and retail therapy! The Shop is located at 611 San Anselmo Avenue, it is a great reason to walk downtown.

Join the fight against gun violence through phone banking. We’ll teach you how at this free event. Today (Sunday) 11:30am-2pm at MPY for a Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense Phone Banking event. We will be calling North Carolina and patching people into their Senator’s office to ask for Background Checks. Bring your laptop or iPad, phone, headset and a yoga mat or chair to sit on. First-timers welcome! Moms Demand Action! Join the Marin FaceBook Group to get involved in future events: https://www.facebook.com/groups/MarinMomsDemandAction/

We want to be an important part of your life, a place where you can be yourself and create a healthier and stronger life. We are alive at one of the greatest times in history, we have access to more information than ever before and the power to connect with each other and grow together is in our hands. Create positive routines in your life with us, one day at a time, starting now.

Moms Demand Action Phone Banking

Join the fight against gun violence through phone banking. We’ll teach you how at this event.
We’ll be making out-of-state calls using the Gun Sense Action Network (GSAN) to mobilize people to contact their Senators for background checks and red flag laws.
Driving calls to Senators is crucial right now to let them know America wants them to vote on this life-saving legislation that Mitch McConnell has blocked for over 7 months.

San Anselmo Fitness Day 2019

San Anselmo Fitness Day – Friday, August 2, 2019!

There is a full schedule of classes from fitness studios in Town from 9am-5pm in Imagination Park, concluding with Picnic on The Plaza! 

San Anselmo Fitness Day Friday August 2, 2019!

This Friday! Look at the incredible day our community is doing together! San Anselmo Avenue is closed between Creekside and Ludwigs, we are getting together to celebrate summer, your health and your community! Walk the town, shop the shops, test ride an electric bike, get a fitness check up and see the antique fire truck. Participants will get coupons to Swirl! The day finishes with the kick-off of Picnic On The Plaza at 5pm with live music!

Bring your family, bring your neighbor! 

PS- Araceli and Jenny are leading an Intensive Fitness Training this week, info on the MPY website.

Meet Anton!

I love finding out about our Members of the Week. This week it’s Anton Koukareko! Read all about him and leave him a comment below!

1. What was your favorite activity as a child?

I used to play soccer a lot after school hours. We played inside the hockey box, every day regardless of weather. There were several street lamps around, so we could stay till late hours or until our angry parents brought us back home. Bicycling was my passion too all the way till I suffered a concussion and broken arm at the age 12. And, of course, I was dancing every day which later became my profession.

2. What job did you have in high school?

I was a plumber two summers in high school.

3. What is your most embarrassing memory?

At my second semester at mechanics-mathematics faculty I failed my algebra exam. Around that time it was my first world dance championship in youth division in Paris, we did well, and I kind of took it too easy in preparations at university.The most embarrassing moment was to tell my grandmother the news. After that I promised myself to be well prepared for anything!

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

Family trip to Nice, France. My son was at a really fun age to travel and we saw many things in the surrounding area. Including seeing the set-up for Formula One in Monte Carlo, riding the train to Cannes, and exploring Saint Paul de Vence.

5. What makes you laugh out loud?

Things that my son, Edmund, says and does sometimes. Also, I like to read Russian antidotes and they make me laugh a lot.

6. What accomplishments are you most proud of?

Definitely my biggest accomplishment is my family, I am very proud of my wife and two beautiful children- helping them discover who they are.

7. What advice would you give to your younger self?

I would tell myself to learn from the best, challenge myself and never give up.

8. What would you like people to remember about you?

I want them to remember that I am descent human being.

9. Why do you practice at Marin Power Yoga?

This is the studio I took my first yoga class at one and a half years ago and I am in love with knowledge, passion, instructions of my teachers, and, to my surprise, I realize how quickly onecan improve -I am very grateful to have MPY in my life!

Self Defense For Women Workshop!

This Saturday our self defense for women workshop starts! Free for our members! You can register thru the MPY App or contact me. Regular drop-in for guests!

When: Saturday June 8, June 15. June 22.

Time: 2pm till 3.30pm

If you can’t make it to one of the Saturdays it’s no problem, you sign up for the class you want to attend.

It’s going to be amazing💥🙌🏻💥

Puppies, Prosecco and Power Yoga!

Let’s Mix it Up: Yoga Outside + Prosecco, Puppies and Pacifics Baseball

On Sunday June 30th the MPY team is heading to San Rafael for a unique experience….We’ll be at Albert Park, the home of the San Rafael Pacifics baseball team, teaching a yoga class right on the ball field. We hope you’ll join in! After the class, you can snuggle some puppies from Guide Dogs for the Blind and enjoy a glass (or two) of Prosecco with the group before the Pacifics play the Sonoma Stompers. We will not be teaching any classes at MPY on this day, the studio will be closed.

MPY is partnering with the Pacifics to help raise awareness and money for Guide Dogs for the Blind. Standard ticket price is $25, but Marin Power Yoga members can purchase a ticket for $15 (kids 4 and under are free) which includes the Yoga, Prosecco (or sparkling water) and the baseball game.

Gates open at 11am, class 11:30-12:30 and first pitch will be at 1pm.

Please email amy@marinpoweryoga.com and let her know how many tickets you would like. To get the special discount price we will make one group purchase. You can then charge the tickets directly to your account. You must confirm by June 23, 2019 to Amy! You can also find our event on FB and and sign up thru the event, click the image below.

We hope you’ll join us for a fun day!

Happy Birthday Marin Power Yoga!

Happy Birthday Marin Power Yoga!!! I “checked in” to our first class at 6:01am feeling very alone on May 15, 2013. Nobody showed up! 6 years later we have 96 classes this week, a great staff and vibrant community.

I appreciate all of our “learning opportunities” and recognize how many people contributed their time, skills and knowledge to us improving and growing into what we are today. We are here because you have come to classes, encouraged us to evolve, shared your lives with us and most importantly, we have witnessed you change.

Thank You!!!

Friday Night Stop Drop and Dance Fundraiser for Body Positive!

From Grace:

Help us raise money for The Body Positive this Friday as we #StopDropAndDance together from 6-7:15pm! Jessica Diaz, a board member from The Body Positive headquartered in Berkeley, will welcome us at 6pm, followed by testimonials from a few Drake High School Body Positive club members! Thank you to Zoe Vavrek for reaching out to partner with us at Marin Power Yoga!

IMPORTANT: Please bring $20 Cash or Check at the door, even if you are a member!!! All proceeds will go to The Body Positive. You can preregister online to save your spot, but we will be collecting all the money in an envelope Friday night for the Fundraiser.

The Body Positive teaches people how to reconnect to their innate body wisdom so they can have more balanced, joyful self-care, and a relationship with their whole selves that is guided by love, forgiveness, and humor.

I will be there with my 4 and 7 year old daughters. Please join us and let’s raise money for this amazing organization!!! If you’d like to give online, please click on the DONATE button in the upper right corner: https://www.thebodypositive.org/


Get Fit Today

From BootCamp to TRX to Cardio Kick Boxing, our fitness classes will strengthen your body, mind and soul. Natalie teaching. Commit to twice a week! Three times if you are results driven.

Reduce Your Waste!

Reduce your waste with Ukonserve reusable and long lasting products. Perfect for school lunches! Stainless steel containers and 10% off for Members!

Saturday Night – Sticky’s

Multiple Members are in the band…including Eric Schroeder, Connor Stock and Julian Kwasneski! Come on out and listen to a night of original music, homegrown in the Backyard! #maythe4thbewithyou

Saturday, May 4th, 2019 at 9 PM
Papermill Creek Saloon
1 Castro St, Forest Knolls, CA 94933

Hope to see you there!