The SPOTTED DOG BLOG

Stuck at home?

So, we’re self-isolating. Trying to stay healthy, but staying active and productive are important for our mental health and well-being.  Physically, we need to keep moving. You know the saying, move it or lose it. When we keep our bodies moving, we produce endorphins that keep us feeling good and reduce our stress levels. I’m pretty sure we could all use a bit of stress relief right now.

At Spotted Dog Yoga, we care about the health and welfare of our entire community and beyond.  We currently offer all of our daily power, slow flow, deep flow, and restorative classes as well as kids classes and a FREE family yoga class Sundays at 9:30AM via livestream. You can find our entire schedule here and how to access the livestream here.

With a whole lot of time on our hands, now is also a great time to learn a new skill or take up a new hobby like “SUP” Dog paddle board yoga. Transformation happens when we get out of our comfort zone. Who’s ready to play hard?

It’s not too early to plan a few  summer outings. By then we’ll definitely be ready for BIG adventure. Learn more about SUP adventures here and view the schedule here.


Getting unstuck – 200 Hour Teacher Training Begins May 1st

I completed my 200 hour Yoga teacher Training in February 2018. That same month I turned sixty-two. Becoming a yoga teacher was not on my bucket list, it was never even on my horizon, and yet here I was. I entered the Light Up Teacher Training program to become a yoga teacher. The training program gave me so much more than skills to teach. It humbled me and it elevated me as I discovered hidden strength in my body and my heart. I opened myself to emotional pain and emotional healing. At sixty-two I thought I knew my biases, my values, my blind spots and myself. But what I discovered is there was so much more to know. I had become stuck and did not realize it. I had let my chronological age define me. I had stopped growing. Teacher Training changed all that. Nothing about life is static or predefined. I am the source of whatever I create in my life Teacher training unstuck me.
Through Teacher Training, yoga became more than an exercise to move, and stretch my body. It moved the very horizon of my world wide open. It stretched my understanding of myself and others as I dropped what I thought I knew about people and began to be with them, speak with them and listen to them.
The changes the training created in me are not visible. I did not drop 30 pounds, or become a vegan, or stop drinking wine, but I feel more alive and more complete, and dare I say- more authentic than I have been in years. Honesty and integrity have become part of my core, not just words I use to describe my actions. They are truths I live. And it’s not easy. I practice everyday.
What I have learned above all else through Teacher Training is that life is all about showing up every day and doing the work. Whatever that might be: relationships, career, or one’s passion. Nothing happens without work. But with work life is open to endless possibilities for love and growth and happiness.
Light It Up and Live Lit!

Love, Find joy, Be present.
Bonnie

The Next Teacher Training Begins May 1st


Book SDY Livestream Classes

Join us via LIVESTREAM to maintain your yoga practice! Look for Adult, Kids & Family Yoga on our schedule.

How does it work?
1) Go to THE SDY SCHEDULE & register for classes labeled LIVESTREAM.

2) You MUST register 30 minutes or more BEFORE class start.

3) You will receive two emails & a text 10 minutes before class start with a link & a log in code (make sure you add [email protected] & [email protected] to your contact list so the email doesn’t go to your spam).

NOTE: If you are already a member or a class pass holder, you will be able to register at no extra charge. If you are not, choose your desired pricing option when you check out.

4) You must have “Zoom” downloaded on your computer, tablet or phone in order to join the classes.

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If it doesn’t CHALLENGE you then it won’t CHANGE you!

We all start off a New Year with all these “Resolutions” that we want to do. Things to better our self, new things we want to try, bad habits we want to drop. But how many of us ACTUALLY stick to these resolutions for the WHOLE year?

Anyone? I’m going to be honest, not me. I am terrible at sticking to anything, even though I know it will do me good in the long run.

So why is it so freaken hard? My conclusion…we get stuck in a rut, we get WAY too comfortable with the way our lives are and we are straight up TERRIFIED of the unknown!

How can we stop this vicious cycle? Seriously, any suggestions would help. But here’s a suggestion to all of you:

This year, practice yoga as if your life depends on it…BECAUSE IT DOES!

Consider that your “best life” happens only when you are present. This is where you have access to love, joy, connection, freedom, empowerment and possibility. This “best life” depends on your commitment to making self care a priority and a necessity, instead of looking at it as a luxury that you may or may not have time for. The life you want DEPENDS on you taking care of yourself. Discover a higher level of presence and access to vitality, power and freedom ON and OFF the mat.

How can you do this? Great question.

Here at Spotted Dog Yoga we have initiated our 2020 CHALLENGE! We have 4 different challenge levels, so there is something for everyone.

“If it doesn’t challenge you, then it won’t change you!”

Stop by the Front Desk for more details and to get your name added to the chart. Challenge enrollment is 100% FREE! So there’s NO EXCUSE.

Need another suggestion on how to get out of this “rut” we call life?

40 Days: NEXT LEVEL!

We are less than a week away from the start of this completely REVAMPED program! This program will ask you to get comfortable being UNCOMFORTABLE! Life begins at the end of your comfort zone. Let 2020 be the year that you break through the plateau and reach your NEXT LEVEL in your yoga practice and your life.

We have two different program meeting options, Wednesday’s & Sunday’s. Whichever day you pick is the day that you will stick with for the whole program. Wednesday’s begin on January 8th @ 7:30PM and Sunday’s begin on January 12th @ 3:00PM. We hope you will take the plunge and join all the others who are already signed up for this amazing program. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain!

Spotted Dog Yoga

 

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One of a kind “Yoga & Mindfulness Program” For All Level Students In Folsom, California starting January.

Spotted Dog Yoga in Folsom, California is hosting a one of a kind fitness program that develops mindfulness through the practices and techniques of Baptiste Yoga. The name of the program is “40 Days: Next Level!”

Using Baptiste Yoga methodology participants will create a long lasting & empowering yoga/meditation practice over a 40 day period of time! This program is designed to challenge your personal philosophy and your body so that you can tap unknown resources within yourself.

Why 40 Days?

In forty days, you can shift into a whole new way of living and being!

“According to the Kabbalah, the ancient Jewish mystical text, it takes forty days to ingrain any new way of being into our system” ~Baron Baptiste

In this program, two different groups of students will begin and finish the program together. The group that you are assigned to is determined by which weekly meeting day you choose. The two options are Wednesdays from 7:30-8:30pm or Sundays from 3:00-4:00pm.

In the weeks in between your group meetings, you will practice yoga, meditate and read through 40 Days To Personal Revolution by Baron Baptiste.

Spotted Dog Yoga is a beautiful facility with great yoga and an amazing staff. The community feeling here is like no other! The people are always friendly, welcoming and genuine.

Join The Spotted Dog Yoga community for a one of a kind program that is guaranteed to enliven your spirit! Wednesdays start January 8th & Sundays start on January 12th. Sign Up!