Welcome Spring… A new class and a couple of reminders.

It’s the beginning of March and it’s been wonderful to see the sun shining! Mother Nature has been playing with temps like Power Ball numbers… 66 40 33 58 24 13 and for the last couple of days she’s mistaken the season for monsoon season. Spring showers do bring on May flowers as they say… and Spring also brings on more yoga classes!

Anne-Marie is adding a Hatha Yoga class to our Friday schedule starting THIS WEEK at 4 pm. Hatha is simply structured gentle yoga sequences where the focus is quality of the pose and how to link the breath to deepen the posture. This is a class for all levels and an excellent class for beginners too.

Here is this weeks yoga class offerings!

A couple of reminders:

Please remove your shoes in the lobby before entering the back studio space. Store your non yoga essentials in the cubby area. Consider wearing some yoga socks if you prefer not to be barefoot. Be sure to bring a bottle with you, we have a new water dispenser in the studio. We will offer some hot teas in the future as well.

Masks are to be worn at all times in the studio including during classes.

Group fitness classes, especially anything that has you breathing deeply (YOGA!!) is a higher risk for this virus to spread. We have been vigilant since bringing all classes indoors back in the late fall- masks on at all times, extra cleaning, reducing class sizes to allow for more spacing and so far we have not had any students contact this virus from a class. I read where TX has lifted the mask mandate. I do not feel this is a good idea right now, not until the vaccine has been administered to MANY MANY MORE individuals. Thank you to everyone for working together on this. I understand all of us are “over it” but this pandemic isn’t over us yet. I am hopeful later on this year we can be mask optional, and once we offer outdoor yoga classes again masks will be optional for outdoor classes since we can space out more and there is plenty of fresh air.

Here is a couple of suggestions to help make mask wearing more breathable for exercising.

Below is a link to Amazon for the Under Armour sports mask. It has high reviews and was personally recommended to me by a friend that teaches and takes Power Yoga and YOD (HIIT Yoga) classes in a 90 degrees heated studio with masks on at all times. These can also be ordered from Dicks Sporting Goods. Be sure to measure from the bridge of your nose to the middle of your ear to select the proper size. I ordered one of these for myself and my husband to test out. These are expensive ($30!!) just to prep you for sticker shock. I know there is also many other sports mask options. I did try the Athleta mask and was unimpressed and found it ill fitting for my face. This one (link below) has a cool layer of material that is against your face, a sweat absorbing middle layer, and a water resistant outer layer. I will share my own personal review once I have time to test it out.

****EDIT 3/2/21 *** I received my new Under Armor mask today. My first impression is it feels like it wants to ride up my chin when I look down. I will try it out during my practice tomorrow. I ordered the s/m per my measurements and it felt a little snug. I ordered m/l for my husband and I tried his on just to see the difference in fit. It was a little looser, but it still felt like it was riding up my chin. As of right now I prefer a disposable mask. If you have found a great mask for working out please leave a comment and share!

https://www.amazon.com/Under-Armour-Sports-Silver-Chrome/dp/B08HVX2WVR/ref=sr_1_3?crid=1NJELJ11N648S&dchild=1&keywords=under%2Barmour%2Bface%2Bmask&qid=1614611689&sprefix=under%2Barm%2Caps%2C225&sr=8-3&th=1

The other (and VERY affordable) recommendation was silicone face mask brackets that you place under your mask. These create space to allow you to breathe better without sucking your mask into your mouth when inhaling. They can be used with both disposable masks or cloth masks. I did see a suggestion to use double sided tape or do a quick stitch to hold the shield in place if you feel it’s not secure enough. There is many different options of these, but it’s an affordable idea to try. If the link below doesn’t work search Amazon for silicon face bracket and you will find so many options.

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=silicone+face+mask+bracket&crid=OHHGWRBQF53W&sprefix=silicon%2Caps%2C220&ref=nb_sb_ss_midas-iss-sm_1_7

We also provide (free) disposable masks in the studio. They are on the counter to the far left at the front desk. Disposable masks are sometimes easier to breathe in than multilayer cloth masks. Feel free to swap your mask before class.

Thank you all for your continued support! We are excited to offer another class on the schedule, and hopefully at least one or two more later this month. I will be getting the pop up classes planned for this month and planning for our macrame succulent holder is in the works… date TBD.

New Pop Up Class!

I’ve been asked several times about having another “Let That Sh*t Go” yoga class. I first taught that class at Light & Love Yoga and it was such a hit. I also offered it a couple times while teaching at Belle Amie Massage Therapy and we had such a good time. I didn’t teach this out in the park or at the Farmer’s Market because I wouldn’t be able to warn people about this class and the neighbors nearby might not approve either!

THIS IS NOT YOUR TYPICAL YOGA CLASS! More information can be found under the “Pop Up Classes” tab in the main menu. Register through the Schedulicity App or click on “Sign Up for A Class” under the main menu and scroll or use the calendar to jump to 2/12/21 and register.

Have you met Anne-Marie yet?

Anne-Marie started teaching with True You Yoga earlier this month and is currently teaching slow flow Vinyasa every Tuesday and Thursday morning at 6am. It’s a great way to start your day, and she is planing to add more classes to the schedule in the following months. Besides keeping busy with her family and yoga, she is also one of the amazing massage therapists next door at Belle Amie. Here is a little more about her.

With an ever-growing affinity to growth and restoration of the mind and body, Anne-Marie Baker takes pride in her divinely given ability to assist her clients in their healing journey. In 2014, she graduated from the Palm Beach State College Massage Therapy 750 hour program in and has since been a practicing licensed massage therapist in the state of Florida and Indiana. As a dedicated weightlifter, functional movement fanatic, postpartum support provider, and yoga enthusiast, her knowledge of functional anatomy is both practiced and applied in all aspects of her work. The desire to deepen the mind-body connection in her practice led her to complete a 200 hour yoga teacher training through the Yoga & Ayurveda Center in 2020 and is currently Yoga Alliance registered. The yoga teacher training has allowed her to dive deeper into holistic healing with the goal to positively impact the entire world one person at a time.

I’m so happy to have her on the True You Yoga teaching team. Be sure to register for a yoga class with her and schedule yourself a massage.

Upcoming Pop Up Classes and Workshops

We have a new pop up class coming in February along with a beginner’s yoga workshop series beginning. We are so excited to hold space for you in the studio and look forward to offering more workshops and fun pop up classes. We have so many great ideas planned, but one thing at time right? Maybe.

More information on pop up classes and workshops can be found under the menu tab.

True You Yoga & Lovely Daffodils

My cousin is the creator of Lovely Daffodils and makes such beautiful bracelets, earrings, and more! She has recently expanded her line to include roll on perfumes that smell so delightful. Stop by the studio to check out her creations and join us for a class while you’re there!

1/11/2021 True You Yoga’s first delivery!
This is only her first delivery. She wanted to check out the space first and plan her display. Lovely Daffodils will be delivering her second order this week!

We are open!!

Come check out the new studio! You can register for a class under the “Sign up for a class tab” or download the Schedulicity App for fast and easy booking. Save True You Yoga to your favorites in the app! For pricing on classes click on the “Pricing/Class Packages/Membership” tab. Class packages are a great way to save $3-5 per class and can be used over the next 6 months. If you’re coming 2 or more times per week then a membership is for you! Plus True You Yoga Memberships comes with perks too!

Restorative AKA sleep yoga was a hit! Come and enjoy a very gentle yoga class while being fully supported by bolsters (dense cushions), blocks, straps, and weighted blankets. Dress in comfortable layers and bring cozy socks to wear. If you have a weighted eye pillow feel free to bring that if you’d like. We do offer an aromatherapy towel at the end before the final resting pose if you’re not already snoozing.
I love offering variations to poses to help make yoga more accessible to all. We have props you can borrow or bring your own to class. *this photo was a taken privately. Masks are required in studio and during classes per guidelines*

True You Yoga is expanding!

I have loved teaching in various parts of the county, especially this summer at the Farmers Market and in the park. Outdoor yoga classes will return when the weather is warmer…unless you’re interested in some (cold) cryo-yoga.

We are so happy to announce our upcoming expansion into a studio of our own and right next door to Belle Amie Massage Therapy! This means more classes will be offered, including some classes that have been long awaited for. We also have several incredible yoga teachers that will be joining the team as well. Please follow our page on social media and join our mailing list for more studio updates.

Until we move into our new studio, hopefully this month as planned, ALL yoga classes will be held at Belle Amie Massage Therapy. Thank you for your continued support and I cannot wait to share this beautiful space we’re creating for you.

I LOVE this reclaimed wood wall we built at the studio! This is a sneak peek into our new space.

Yoga Classes at The Discovery Center

Our regular yoga classes will be moving indoors to the Harrison County Discovery Center beginning the last week of October. Classes are Tuesday evenings at 6:30pm and Saturday mornings at 9 am. We will be practicing upstairs and there is an elevator if needed. Please bring your own mat and yoga props (blocks, straps) if you can. I have a limited number of mats and props available for you to borrow if needed.

Per Indiana government and CDC guidelines masks must be worn throughout The Discovery Center. There will be a fan with a filter circulating fresh air in the space. Mats will be spaced per social distancing recommendations.

Due to social distancing guidelines class size will be very limited. Registration through Schedulicity is required. If you are unable to attend a class you are registered for PLEASE cancel ASAP so another yogi may have that spot. You may purchase a single class or multiple class pack online or in person. Cash or credit card is accepted.

Parking is located street side or in the parking lot behind the Discovery Center.

If this is your first class with True You Yoga please arrive early to complete a new student registration and waiver form.

More classes are being added to the schedule

I am adding more outdoor yoga classes to the schedule because I love teaching yoga in the park. I am also adding some more classes at Belle Amie as our schedules allow. I have spoken with several individuals and I am waiting to hear back for more information, but I am close to securing a location for our “Yoga Under The Stars” and have a few possible options. I am really excited to teach that class. Please stay tuned for more information.

Yoga In The Park

This was my first yoga in the park class and I absolutely loved it. It was so much fun to teach, the energy from everyone was incredible, and it filled my heart with so much joy. We had a wonderful turnout and I already had requests for another class before we even left Hayswood Park. I am trying to contact the Parks Dept. to make sure I can use that area of the park on a regular basis, schedule and weather permitting.

Another class I have dreamed of teaching is Yoga Under The Stars. I dreamed of teaching this before I even became a yoga teacher. I would go outside to practice in my yard or driveway and talk myself through a practice. I would think how incredible this would be to share with others. Fast forward, I became a registered yoga teacher in the spring of 2019… YAY!! I didn’t have the courage or confidence to teach this class last summer, but my intuition is telling me I MUST make this happen. Currently, I am brainstorming with others to find a large area that will meet our needs for this class, and I am excited to check out a possible location tomorrow morning. STAY TUNED!!!

Why under the stars? A clear dark night with stars lighting up the sky like a million watt lightbulb is just mesmerizing to look at. Also, if your skin is like mine it has two settings…. well done and extra crispy. So, a break from the sunshine is wonderful too. But the true fascination with stars is the healing and peace I feel when star gazing. Yoga brings me that same healing and peace, along with many other benefits too. I am looking forward to blending these two joys together and sharing this with others. I will post more details once I have a location and date(s) in mind.