Category Archives: Mat Chat

Cancelled Classes

Hi Yogis,

Sad to say I need to cancel the following classes due to laryngitis (and, maybe weather) -for sure the laryngitis.  Trust me my voice is less than soothing right now.

Cancelled Classes:

  • McAllister:  5:30pm Tues. 3/5
  • Morton :  10:00am and 1:00pm on Wed. 3/6

I will let you know if any further cancellations are necessary!

I will offer some make up classes in the next few weeks.

Peace and Joy,




Core Workshop – Sat. 3/2/13 Morton Center

Yoga Core Workshop

Hi Yogis,

I hope you can join me for the core workshop on Sat.  We will be exploring different aspects of the core not just the abdominal muscles. So don’t fret this won’t be 2 hours of sit-ups my any means!

Your body depends on core strength both on and off the mat. Tap into your inner power and will to gracefully weather life’s unexpected storms.

Previous experience recommended.

Saturday, March 2, 10:00 AM – Noon, $20 Instructor: Shari Gass

Please call the Morton center – 765-775-5120 to reserve your spot.

Yoga Workshop – Releasing Stress with Lisa Nail at Morton Community Center

Yoga Workshop – Releasing Stress

Yoga is known to help reduce stress. When we are less stressed we feel a general sense of safety and well-being. In this workshop, we will focus on developing awareness of our bodies and our connections to the earth, which will allow us to feel safe, release stress, and find peace of mind. This workshop is appropriate for all levels of yoga experience. Ages 14 & older.

Saturday, February 16, 10:00-11:30 AM, $15 Instructor: Lisa Nail

Morton Community Center 765-775-5120.

Call to reserve your spot!

Modified yoga schedule for Feb. 4-8

Yoga Class Schedule for Feb. 4-8McAllister Schedule:

Mon. 5:45 – 7pm Shari (this one will be pretty full)
Tues. 5:30 – 6:45 pm Debra
Wednesday 12:15-1:00pm Debra
Wednesday 5:45-7:00pm Debra
Thursday 8:30 -9:45 am Shari
Friday 9:30-10:45am Debra

Morton Center:

Wed. 1:00 -2:15pm All-Level Shari
Thurs. 12:00-1:15pm Flow Shari
Fri. 10:00 – 11:15am Continuing Shari

Thank you for your flexibility as I deal with the unexpected loss of my brother-in-law.

Welcome Debra Steinhauer to McAllister Yoga Program

Hi Yogis,

I would like to introduce you to Debra Steinhauer. She will be offering yoga classes at McAllister Center in 2013. She is a certified yoga teacher and practices yoga with me at McAllister Center.

Here’s a little bit about her:

Originally drawn to yoga as a way to quiet the mind, I’ve been studying and practicing yoga since 1997. In February 2012, I completed my yoga teacher training at All People Yoga Center in Indianapolis and am registered with Yoga Alliance. The style of yoga I teach blends the influences of the many wonderful teachers with whom I have studied.

She will be offering Beginner, All-Level, and Continuing yoga.  Please refer the the schedule page for more information

Peace and joy,




Yin/Yang Yoga Class Sat. 12/1 10am-12pm Morton Center

Hi Yogi,

Join us for a Yin/Yang Yoga Class.   Practicing Yin and Yang styles together complement each other. The long passive holds of a Yin practice help to prepare the body, mind and spirit for the more active Yang Practice.  We’ll end with another sweet Yin segment to soothe and calm the body, mind & spirit.
  • Sat. Dec. 1
  • 10am – 12pm
  • Morton Community Center.
Please call 765-775-5120 to reserve your spot.
Peace and Joy,

Thank You Yogis!

Thank you to our wonderful and generous yoga community for their donations to the Red Cross Disaster Relief.

We had a full house at our yoga class.  As always we want the benefits of our practice to ripple out beyond our mat into our community and out to the world.

Peace and Joy!





Yoga Reading – UBUNTU “I am because we are”

We could take a lesson from these children.

“An anthropologist proposed a game to children in an African tribe. He put a basket full of fruit near a tree and told the children that whoever got there first won the sweet fruits. When he told them to run, they all took each others hands and ran together, then sat together enjoying their treats.

When he asked them why they had run like that when one could have had all the fruits for himself, they said, ‘UBUNTU, how can one of us be happy if all the other ones are sad?’ (‘UBUNTU’ in the Xhosa culture means: ‘I am because we are.)”