Yo -gonna Be Less Stressed -- Yoga & Stress for Teens

A big thank you to all the teens and their sponsor Deborah at the Quincy Public Library for our awesome time together this afternoon learning about nutrition, yoga, sleep & stress! We all managed to do some warrior poses, eagle, tree pose, and even some sitting -- using books to sit on so that knowledge could be absorbed through the ischial tuberosities (bones upon which we sit!!). More than one student said that this was the most relaxed she had felt all week -- thanks to the hard work we did in the vigorous poses AND the students' willingness then to surrender in savasana, corpse pose. Kudos to the QPL teens!!!!

Yoga & Pregnancy

Many thanks to Stacy Smith from WGEM television news for her willingness to share our enthusiasm for Iyengar yoga and its benefits during pregnancy -- and to our students for being willing to share their own experience with yoga and to be filmed this past Monday evening in our 6:00 class. Stacy's story about exercise and pregnancy aired on February 21.

Dan Nichols Wins Grammy Award!

Redbud Yoga's Carol Nichols is quite proud of her eldest child, Dan, a faculty member at the Northern Illinois University School of Music, for his winning a Grammy Award on February 12. He earned the award by serving as the recording engineer for the Third Coast Percussion's Steve Reich album. That album won the Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble award. Congratulations to Dan AND to his parents, Carol & Alan, for giving Dan such a solid foundation! And perhaps even more important in that family was the November 12 arrival of Dan & Christine's first child, Ridley Jean, who recently experienced her first snowfall!


WGEM FM 105 "Meditation Mondays"

Around 8:30 a.m on Mondays, Jan is speaking with talk show host Greg Harley about meditation and its benefits. We also include a brief meditative reading and/or a guided meditation -- choose to transform your "manic Monday" into a "meditative Monday!" And please thank WGEM for their willingness to contribute to our community's wellness!

Meditation Classes at Quincy Art Center

For each new exhibit at the Quincy Art Center, 1515 Jersey, Jan will be leading a guided meditation class to honor the artists and their works.

Free for art center members and $8 for non-members, these classes usually include both novice and experienced meditation practitioners. Jan uses materials from a variety of traditions. Meditation can be a spiritual practice but is not necessarily a religious one -- and spirituality belongs to all of us.

March 31, Friday, 5:30 - 6:30 pm-- JOIN US for drumming as part of our process, & welcome Quincy Drum Circle's Michael Vera-Eastmond as our special guest!

June 16, Friday, 5:30 - 6:30 pm

August 18, Friday, 5:30 - 6:30 pm