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Long Week End

Vicky teaching yoga this morning at Marin Power Yoga! Flow through your week with us…Thursday is at 8am and Friday at 9am, register in the app or on our website. Create ease in your body and strength in your mind with us!

Feeling Wednesday

Breathe. Whether it is out on the trails, in yoga class or at home playing Uno or Sorry with your family…BREATHE. We have 3 yoga classes at 9am Wednesday, 8am Thursday and Friday 9am! Start your day with us in San Anselmo.

Tuesday yoga

6am is the best way to start your day! This is closer to 6:40am! Thanksgiving morning we are doing one yoga class at 8am with Jamie teaching. Practice with us in San Anselmo, create an incredible day for you and your family.

6am is the easiest routine to set

Trees Rising at 6am yoga Thursday morning with Jamie teaching. The changing of the light, sunrise, is part of our early classes. Set a new routine with us at 6am!

Tuesday and Thursday – Yoga

Wednesday and Friday – Mindful Fitness

Get stronger in San Anselmo at 6am with us!

GET STRONGER IN NOVEMBER WITH US.

You Can Do It.

It doesn’t always feel like it, yet I have been telling myself this for the last few weeks. You Can Do It. 

Like the train book we used to read when we were kids. You Can Do It.

Check out the Schedule in the image at the top and check out pictures from the weekend at the bottom of the email to see what classes in the Studio look like today. ReBirth.

My Monday Motivation is a mix of Plan for the Week and tap back into the power of choice in our OnDemand system. This is priced at $10/month or $108/year intentionally. We want you to have access to class from home or work or in your travels (even if that is from the office to the kitchen and back). 

Whether you start a 7 Class Series (hello Monday) or you drop into a meditation or you take a 22 minute yoga class, there is a class designed to increase your flexibility, strengthen your muscles and soften your heart. Get logged in, pick a class and start it, do what the teacher tells you. Feel Better. It can be that simple.

You Made It Here.

My sleep schedule is off as I set my alarm for 5:15am to do our 6am classes. If you want to see me and catch up, I will be at every 6am class we teach this year. How about evenings? I went to sleep long before my son’s text came thru that he was in line for the party last night. Real Talk.

The negative thoughts and self-doubt are equally real. I am listening and noticing how that affects me and translating my actions into positive and constructive steps that speak louder than my words and the thoughts in my head. You Are Doing It.

S.A.L.E – SAVE A LIFE EXPERIMENT

In all of the crazy ideas I have, this is one of the craziest. I’ve been on a mission to SAVE MY LIFE for the last 2 years and I am having slow and consistent success (yes, still here, you got this email as proof). I want to share my success with 5 people and help them SAVE THEIR OWN LIFE. Why 5? I think that is just a little more than I can really support and I am pushing myself. 

If you or your partner “needs to lose 40+ pounds” and SAVE YOUR LIFE, message me and let’s talk. I am putting some of the details below.

EXPERIMENT

  1. Commitment – 24 Months.
  2. Finances – None.
  3. Dietary – Mostly Vegan.

If number 3 is too much for you, I’ll be here when you are ready! If you question number 1, it’s ok, this isn’t for you! I am looking for people who “need” this. If number 2 is disturbing, remember this isn’t about a social construct like bitcoin or dollars, this is about LIFE.

What’s the process? We will talk each week and transition through all of the challenges in adapting to this new life. You will have to get your blood analyzed so we have a cholesterol level and general health check-in, we don’t do weigh-ins, that happens at the doctor’s office and then we leave it behind us. Weight is a valid measurement we will only use annually at the doctor’s office. Am I right?

This isn’t easy and it’s not for everybody. This is not therapy nor a weak version of weight watchers. This is a battle for your life and I have some tools that are helping me, they may work for you as well.

If you read all of this and it isn’t relevant to you, file it away as another wacky idea from Jamie. If you are wondering if this is right for you, message me. You don’t have to be a Member of MPY now or in the future, you have to be a good person who wants to live. I’ll be direct about yes or no, I am starting with 5 people and I am looking for people who really need me more than they want me. Or something like that.

Sending you peace, love and encouragement to practice with us,
Jamie

PS – You are worthy of love and self care.

Sunday Service with Wendy and Gabe is Live

Sunday mornings are well on there way by the time we start at 9:30am, whether you reset your day or flush through the weekend…sync up your yoga practice with us!

We are in ReBirth! The New World is currently:

  • Monthly Members Only.
  • Fully Vaccinated.
  • Register For Class In Advance.

Practicing yoga Together is a privilege! We learned that last year and are evolving weekly to follow best practices.

Weekend Warriors

Weekend Warriors! We have a 9:30am on Saturday and Sunday morning! This is Araceli teaching yoga. Sunday morning has Gabe playing live with Wendy teaching. 1) Monthly Members Only. 2) Fully Vaccinated. 3). Register In Advance For Class.

Mindful Fitness!

This has quickly become one of my favorite classes we teach at MPY! Lots of core and a great combination of big muscles and small muscles with inspiration to lift your SOUL. Yes, you can Meditate and strengthen your Muscles in the same class!!!

Check the schedule, we are adding them in slowly. 6am is a promise, not a threat!

Must be a Monthly Member.

Must be Fully Vaccinated.

Must sign up in advance on the schedule page or in our Marin Power Yoga Mobile App.

Grow With Us!

Indoor Classes!

Our studio is in full ReBirth! We are running 6am and 9am Tuesday-Friday and 9:30am on Saturday and Sunday!

Yes, this is our start. We will add in afternoon/evening classes for those who can’t wake up for 6am!

What are the rules?

1) Monthly Members Only.

2) Fully Vaccinated (2 weeks past).

3) Register for classes in advance.

What else do you need to know?

Please bring your own Water and Mat. We have blocks and straps for using/borrowing.

In November we are clearing the Mat Wall and setting it up for Monthly Members.

Yes, please get Jamie your vaccination proof, it gets marked on your account!

Thanks for working through the details with us!

Breaking News – Indoor Classes!

We are breaking down our OnDemand set-up and fixing up the studio for ReBirth. We are starting with 6am and 9am classes Tuesday-Friday and our 9:30am classes on Saturday and Sunday. Closed on Mondays so we can find balance. The schedule is getting worked out right now…

Monthly Members Only.

You must be 2 weeks past your 2nd dose, or fully vaccinated, to enter the building.

We are starting with a limited schedule and a mix of yoga and mindful fitness.

The rules are strict for a reason, we are building a healthy community together!

Yes, we are officially Marin Weird.

Float Like A Butterfly

Float like a Butterfly, Sting like a Bee. Muhammad Ali.

Muhammad Ali. Damn. The elegance and simplicity of these words describe the beauty of the yoga poses, the asanas. Even as I’ve shed some weight the last 2 years, I still see myself as the big boy, in fact, I don’t have to look in the mirror to feel that way, you know what I mean? I am consciously trying to live lighter, find a little more float under my feet as I climb the mountain and a little more lift in my hips as I downward dog. Just news, but, it’s possible.

Seriously, I am actually feeling “easier” or some float in situations outside of the physical realm. I’m telling you, that if you “lighten up,” it will extend throughout your entire life.

Try Easier.

Water.

Flow.

Olivia and I went driving Saturday to work on her parking skills, get some hours on the road and remember how beautiful Northern California is. As we wound our way back through West Marin, between passing Cows and Hawks hunting we spotted Silver Shave parked in Woodacre. Aloha Hawaii.

The picture above is where I am in life these days. I can make some good choices like saying no to ice-cream or a cheese burger because of the cholesterol in it. When I ordered the shaved ice, my eyes glazed over as I saw the words GIGANTIC. I listened and nodded as I was told “it’s really big,” in my head the slowly echoing gigantic sounded like a pop song by Lorde. Giant phallic symbol of my joyful struggle.

I let all of the negative thoughts about diabetes and sugar and natural vs chemical and floated like a hummingbird enjoying every frozen drop of deliciousness, welcome to the good life.

Sting Like A Bee.

OnDemand Mondays! Our OnDemand system is loaded with GREAT classes and amazing pricing that reflects your absolute disdain for online learning! For $10 a month or $108 for the year you can have access to great classes whenever you want them. That’s my heavy right hand punch. My left hand jab is you can fart and nobody knows.

My yoga practice has been a challenge of try really hard and soften and create ease in the struggle. This is how we do it. Strength and Flexibility.

Believe.

You can handle the challenges this week brings you. Notice your balance of floating and stinging, breathe into the balance and intentionally work with your self. You Can Do It.

Peace and Love,

Jamie

PS – The OnDemand system is amazing. We added a lot of great classes in September.

PPS – Think about Muhammad Ali refusing to fight in the Vietnam War, the simple honesty of being unwilling to kill people for financial benefit to “the economy,” choosing to lose his freedom rather than kill innocent people. Float. Sting.

PPPS – Don’t Eat The Homies. I’m losing weight by walking more, drinking more water and eating food that doesn’t have cholesterol. Drop the cholesterol, save your own life. People, that’s free and will save you money in eating (mushrooms and veggies and beans cost less than beef or fish or chicken per pound).

You Are Strong.

OnDemand Mondays are a thing! Seriously, Monday was always the lowest attendance day with most of you forcing yourselves in for one of the last 3 classes of the day if you managed to drag yourself in. OnDemand makes it possible for you to put the time you want to go to class on your calendar and take “whatever class you want.” I suggest starting with a Series like the Mat Pilates which will build your little muscles and is mostly laying down on the ground and squeezing, you can do it and you will be stronger. 

Mindful Fitness.

This. We slowed down a lot over the last 2 years and there are some incredible changes. Our fitness classes are about connecting your mind, body and soul to create internal strength and balance. Move your body intentionally to increase your power. This is the work.

People.

I’m down to a size 34 pants. I could not wear these in May, they are now comfortable, ok, actually loose on me. In January, I was wearing my size 36 pants and they were a little tight. This is not a humble brag, this is a secret revealed.

No Cholesterol.

There are little bits in this aioli or that burrito and it’s ok. I’m really aiming for 10 or less mg of Cholesterol per day. I call this No Cholesterol. It makes me feel better about it, seriously.

“You can’t out train your diet.” Wendy Barney used to say this and I HATED it. I always wanted to eat a Bacon Blue Cheese Burger, Fries and a Shake, on any day. Not any more. I feel better not eating cholesterol. Literally every single day, I feel better. I’ve also dropped 100 points in my cholesterol level an am at a 2.0 ratio and working my way to even. Nerds, this is good.

You Can Do It.

It seemed impossible for me to pass over Mt. Tam from CowGirl Creamery or some Pt. Reyes Blue or some Toma or even the shredded cheddar that got sprinkled everywhere. It was shockingly easy. I feel better eating “mostly vegan.” Feeling good is addictive. So is the power of choice. Am I right?

I want to share with you some of the secrets I’ve discovered, like drinking water, walking and eating foods without cholesterol will change your body and increase your happiness. It is that simple.

I am doing the work. Mindful fitness twice a week, power yoga 4 times a week, yin a few nights a week. I’m committed to getting my steps up and drinking more water, trying every single day to live in the moment. If I can do it, you can do it also.

Practice. Patience. Perseverance. 
 
Love, 
Jamie

PS -The picture above is from our Cacao Ceremony on Friday night at the University of Redlands Marin campus. Save The Date – our next Cacao Ceremony is on Friday October 22, 2021.

PPS- YES, we are doing classes all week at 9am and on the weekends at 9:30am, mix of yoga and fitness classes to mix into your life. One Day At A Time. Get Stronger With Us.

Running To Stand Still

Build With Us.

People. I am breathing deeply, practicing regularly and eating cleanly. I’d love to tell you I feel better than ever and just do x, y and burn a little bit of z and you will be as young and beautiful as I am…but, you already know the truth. We do the work for the love of the work, not the results. And, I have a hairy face?

Seriously, I have the tingle of nerves moving, not butterflies, occasional trepidation, as we walk forward through the late afternoon fog. I remind myself that yoga builds strong ankles, knowing each step forward requires a gentle balancing of the weight of my body across each foot as the risk of moving forward is weighed against sinking into the deep. This is why we practice.

Two years ago Gavin and I hiked along the Mountain Theater and around the radio towers, over the intergalactic space rocks and beyond the hippie swing; we brainstormed the base of what has become MPY OnDemand. Yes, it took us a year longer than planned and while we can not explain what has happened, we have an incredible OnDemand platform to keep you growing and healthy when you want to work out or meditate at home. This is an incredible platform we are continuing to grow and evolve, it was a pre-pandemic luxury that will be a post pandemic necessity. It’s not “done,” and yet I am proud of what we have built over the last year! If you are motivated, buy an annual subscription and help us grow!

This isn’t an accident.

What about In-Person Classes? When will the Studio OPEN? 

I move between the shame of us being closed and the care and attention required to create safe situations for us to grow together in. It’s a rollercoaster every single day. 

We are keeping outdoor options through Halloween as long as the weather cooperates with us. I am hoping for better air quality and monitoring the data on Marin, as long as it is safe to be outside, we are keeping this option available!

More Information coming about In-Person and In-Studio options for September-December this week!!! 

I hate teasers. For Real. We are still working out ideas for the Fall and if you have great ideas, or even crap ideas you need to tell someone, message me! We have solid options OnDemand and reasonable for outside. Bring your thunder!!! What have you got?

If you need to shift your day, put on Running To Stand, by U2 and let the music move you.

Peace and Love,
Jamie

PS – Women Don’t Owe You Shit. Discuss.

Running To Stand Still by U2.
And so she woke up
Woke up from where she was lyin’ still
Said I gotta do something
About where we’re goin’
Step on a steam train
Step out of the driving rain maybe
Run from the darkness in the night
Singing ooh la, ah la la la de day
Ah la la la de day
Ah la la la de day
Sweet the sin, bitter the taste in my mouth
I see seven towers, but I only see one way out
You gotta cry without weeping, talk without speaking
Scream without raising your voice
You know I took the poison, from the poison stream
Then I floated out of here, singing
Ah la la la de day
Ah la la la de day
Ah la la la de day
She walks through the streets
With her eyes painted red
Under a black belly of cloud in the rain
In through a doorway
She brings me white golden pearls
Stolen from the sea
She is ragin’, she is ragin’
And the storm blows up in her eyes
She will suffer the needle chill
She’s running to stand still