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Dance

Turning 4 – Our Birthday!

This Saturday, May 13, 2017 – We are celebrating our Birthday!!! From 7-10pm we are having a Dance Party with a DJ at the Log Cabin. Tickets are $20 and there is a cash bar downstairs! We are going to raise our glasses (probably plastic cups) up high, shake our butts low and move our feet!!! See your friends, neighbors and family, be prepared to have a GREAT time! contact amy@marinpoweryoga.com to reserve your ticket, half the tickets are already taken and you can not buy tickets at the door.

Remember Where You Came From

Looking back, we have come a long way! It took 6 months just to get our  lease, the landlord was ok with yogis, but not so thrilled with the idea of hot yoga. We negotiated and talked and came to an agreement that achieved both or our goals, we installed a floor and painted and opened a few weeks after signing. We started with 25 power yoga classes on the schedule, 5 of them 6am classes!!! 4 years later we have 95 classes a week! Yes, we have 40 Power Yoga Classes and added to the mix are Gentle Yoga, Yin, Meditation, Stop Drop and Dance, TRX, TKO (Kick Boxing) and we are testing Turbo Kick and Zumba!!!

How else have we grown in the last 4 years? We have teachers who have babies, Members have fallen out of love and found love, we have fought cancer and strokes, raised thousands of dollars for our local schools and national non-profits and the Africa Yoga Project, created a Yoga alliance certified Teacher Training Program for 200 hr and 300 hr. yoga teachers. We launched a Power Cycle program and killed the program. Our failures have been just as real as our successes!

What are we working on now? We are launching the Marin Yoga Foundation this month! The purpose of this Foundation is to provide Yoga, Meditation, Fitness, Leadership and Training to underserved women and children in Marin County. We want to extend the benefits of what we experience to our greater community, to people who can’t financially afford luxuries such as pre-emptive healthcare and who are willing to do the work. In some ways this is the biggest thing we have ever done. In other ways, this is all we do.

What is it like to be finally entering kindergarten? We still make mistakes, we rarely draw in between the lines, we are just as likely to fall down as we are to hit a home run and we have so much to learn. We have to face our fears, real and imaginary, every time we start something new. We have to get up every time we are knocked down. We have faith there is light at the end of the tunnel, especially when it seems impossibly dim. We believe in the power of Kindness, Compassion and LOVE.

As we finish our 4th year, I am so grateful to our team of teachers and support staff who keep Marin Power Yoga evolving, our Members who witness us change in real time, all of the guest teachers who have taken time out of their lives to share their knowledge and experience with us, our amazing Town of San Anselmo (from fellow residents to the local government) and most of all to the Littles – the kids who remind us of the importance of improving our Health and of living a life of Service and Joy.

We Are Stronger Together!!!

3 Lessons From Trolls

I had a sick day Sunday. Nothing was wrong. I woke up, had a couple of bagels, posted something on Facebook and passed out. I opened my eyes a little after 2pm and mumbled to Amy that I needed a sub and slept for a few more hours. I hate missing my class and I kind of hate sleeping. Maybe it was a sickness, maybe it was basic depression.

Amy and Olivia wanted to watch Trolls, they rented it and watched it while I was sleeping and were already eager to watch it again (3 short hours later).
I Love Trolls.

Glad we cleared that up. Seriously, I laughed, I cried, I remembered why we tell stories, why we believe and most important of all I felt BETTER.

3  Lessons from Trolls

  1. Hug More – Yes, every 30 minutes sounds like a great minimum requirement. It doesn’t matter if you need a hug or you have a hug to give, everybody wins.
  2. Happiness Is Inside ALL Of Us. You have everything you need to be happy. Let go of all of that crazy shit you say in your head and allow yourself to be happy. There is nothing you can eat, buy or be given that will make you happier than you can make yourself (awkward?).
  3. Sing and Dance When Ever Possible. This really should be obvious to all of us by now. WTF are we so boring, reserved and proper for? It took so much magic and incredible timing to get us here, right now. The fastest way to feel that energy is to SING and/or DANCE! You always feel better when you are dancing.

*This starts with me, with you, with all of us. We have to choose to be happy, to take actions that create joy in our lives. You can start by joining us at Stop Drop and Dance with Grace. Come Dancing with us and DJ Gavin Hardkiss at Love Won Another on Saturday Night at 19 Broadway. Better yet, Save the Date May 13th, 2017 we are having a Dance Party at the Log Cabin. Tickets are limited and $20. Start With You!

Body Fit 360 comes to Marin Power Yoga

Who’s ready to dance, tone, and stretch with Grace Yu? BodyFIT 360 starts Tuesday October 14th and will be every Tu/Th 9:30am in the Treehouse room! Here’s a video clip to give you a preview of what to expect. Grace had the privilege of choreographing for Michelle Dozois when she lived in LA last year and she is super excited to share this awesome barefoot cardio and dance conditioning workout with MPY!!! Join her and try something new!!! (This post borrowed and edited from a FaceBook Post).

West African Dance with Wendy Wilkinson at Marin Power Yoga in San Anselmo Wednesday and Friday Mornings!

African Funk Dance starts with Wendy Wilkinson this Wednesday October 8th, 2014, and continues forward on Wednesday and Fridays from 10:30-11:30am at Marin Power Yoga.

A mix of Traditional West African, Urban Contemporary, & Old School Funk. “Come get your Groove on!”

Get your body moving, create joy within your body and burn a hell of a lot of calories!!!

“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.” ― Rumi

Rumi Quote JoyMarin Power Yoga is located at 141 Tunstead Avenue, San Anselmo CA. 94960