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Hey, Gang!
We are feeling pretty lucky to offer you tons of exciting events this month. We hope you will take advantage and join us for these opportunities!
*Attention*
We would like to quickly inform you of a new studio policy regarding class pre-registration and student “no-shows”. We kindly ask that you only pre-register for class if you know that you will attend and arrive on time. If for any reason you find that you cannot make it to class after you have signed up, you must call the studio, or remove yourself from the roster online. Anyone who signs themselves up online using the app may remove their name from the roster up to one hour before the class start time.
We want you to understand the policy is being implemented as a necessary courtesy to our staff, instructors, and your fellow classmates. When students sign up to come to class, we look for them to show up and the instructors will often wait a certain amount of time to start class expecting the student to arrive. Additionally, if a student signs up for class and does not show up, they have reserved a spot that someone else could have used. For these reasons, we have decided to charge students for no-showing class. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.

Have you tried our new classes yet?

As a Reminder

All of our Monthly Members get the benefit of our Tribal Yoga at Home feature of streamed online classes. No worries if you’re traveling or can’t make it to the studio. Your online profile allows you to watch our classes in your own space and time. To read more or log in to your profile, click the button below. If you have questions about your account or are interested in becoming a Member, please talk to us at the front desk!

Intention of the Month:

Overcome the Madness

It is hard to deny how quickly time seems to pick up. March is a time of year that brings a sense of scurry and we feel the need to ‘catch up’ – shocking that it’s March already! Don’t let time create anxiety in your life. Remember that everything is a journey and you must bring awareness to the present moment in order to keep a sense of inner peace. While people rush around you, take a step back and realize that you have control to go at a pace that works for YOU! Happiness requires you to relax, breathe, and enjoy the process.

“Slow down and enjoy life. It’s not only the scenery you miss by going to fast – you also miss the sense of where you are going and why.”
~ Eddie Cantor

“Slow down and everything you are chasing will come around and catch you.”   
~ John De Paola

Pose of the Month:

Stork Pose

Sanskrit:

Saaras Pakshi Asana

 Demonstrated by: Stephen Harrah

Starting in your Mountain Pose at the top of your mat, bring weight into your left foot and feel your right leg become light. Inhale to raise the right leg, keeping the knee bent at a right angle so that your shin is perpendicular to the ground and your thigh is parallel. Bring your arms straight out in front of you, fingertips reaching strong toward the wall, shoulders staying aligned over your hips. Balance here, breathing, and be sure to keep the hips in line as the right side will want to rise higher than the left. Exhale to slowly step down out of the pose and lower your arms.

Member of the Month:

Karen Taylor

Hi I’m Karen Taylor, several years ago I decided to make some life changes in order to be a healthier me.  Four years later and 125 pounds lighter, here I am. I work in the City of Hampton as a Construction Contract Administrator and Labor Compliance Officer for Hampton Redevelopment and Housing Authority. Additionally, I am on the Board of Directors for the Animal Aid Society, a local no-kill dog shelter here in the city of Hampton. I keep a standing Saturday date with my two grandchildren and I’m a strong believer in karma and positive energy. I always thought of yoga as a beautiful, graceful activity that other people did. The idea of me doing yoga, was something I never dreamed possible. Last January, I decided to give myself a gift with exploring yoga. Having never practiced or even knowing someone who practiced, I went on the internet and found Tribal Yoga. I called Tribal and had a very pleasant conversation with the receptionist. I explained my background and she invited me to come to the Yoga 101 on Monday nights. After the first class I was hooked. Liz was patient and very knowledgeable and accepting of someone who couldn’t figure out her left from the right or keep a good balance with both feet. A few weeks later I challenged myself with a Tribe 1 class. Yoga is a spiritual and physical activity for me. I didn’t realize how much I took away from my mat until the other day, during a stressful situation, I heard Susan’s voice in my head saying “take it back to the breath”.
Immediately it put me in a different mindset and I was able to maintain my composure and present a calm professional attitude. Physically yoga has strengthened and toned my body and provided a mental calmness. The idea of honoring what my body can do instead of concentrating on what it cannot do is refreshing.
My favorite things about practicing at Tribal Yoga are the instructors and the welcoming atmosphere. The wide range of classes and variety from teachers continues to give me the opportunity to deepen my practice. I spend a lot of time taking care of others, but yoga I do for me. When I am on my mat, it is about the right here and now, in that hour all I have to do is let my thoughts go and allow my body to enjoy the challenge.

Tribal Team

Question of the Month!

 

 

What is your go-to yoga mat? Any particular reason?

  • “Manduka PRO. It’s thick, and it’s got some cushion without being squishy. And even though I sweat a lot, I don’t slip around on it.”
            – Susan
Buy Susan’s yoga mat here!
  • “For my home practice, I like the Jade Harmony or Elite S because of how gloriously sticky it is. For a mat that lives in my car, I like the Manduka Pro or ProLite because it doesn’t die in extreme temperatures or sunlight.” – Amanda
Buy Amanda’s yoga mat here!