Thursday, August 25, 2022

Last Weekly Online Class Friday August 26

Yogis, it has been a wonderful two and a half years but, but at long last our pandemic-inspired online chair classes must finally come to a close. Tomorrow 8-26-22 will be our last class.

I am sorry for those that are not in San Diego that join us, but I now have three free (and many other) chair yoga classes that will be offered weekly locally and I need the extra time on Friday’s for homework, studying, and tending to Eli’s every growing extracurricular needs. 
I will be leaving all the recorded online classes up and occasionally adding to them, but please check out all your local resources for keeping yourselves healthy and vital! Do not hesitate to call me if you need anything, and my website will always be updated with new information as I find it.
For now, here’s what is going on. 
  1. October 19- December15. Chair Yoga @La Jolla Rec Center on Prospect Street. 11 AM. (Fee TBD)
Thank you for all your participation, feedback, and your donations that kept us all going!

So many services and classes are available now. Check into sone of these other resources check for fun activities:

Friday, May 20, 2022

Guest Article: Top Tips on How to Recharge at Any Time

 submitted by Cheryl Conklin of Wellness Central

Image courtesy of Unsplash

During the past pandemic, staying in was thrust upon us, and in the blink of an eye we all needed to alter our lifestyles to promote general health. For many, these have now become integrated in our daily lives. With that major adjustment can come a great deal of stress. And although businesses and schools have reopened, many people have chosen to spend more time at home. These resources from BYOMyoga give you some tips and tools that can get you through the days happy and healthy.

● Stress is a terrible thing, but exercise can help. Mayo Clinic suggests getting moving to manage stress.

● If you lead a business, it’s important to head off job burnout before lasting damage is done.

● There are few more rewarding experiences than owning a pet. It turns out that one of the rewards of pet ownership is an improved state of mind!

● Reduce feelings of anxiety and negativity by decluttering, cleaning, and organizing your home.

What is CBD? For some people, it is a way to relax and recharge without risking the dangers of substance abuse.

● Consider taking up a hobby to pass the time and increase your relaxation levels.

● Among the most challenging hobbies is gaming. It’s not just for kids any more!

● Eating at home can become dull and predictable at the best of times. Turn pantry staples into full meals for something new and exciting at dinnertime.

● Speaking of dining at home, have you joined the slow cooking craze? If not, here are the best slow cookers on the market.

● Meditation is an excellent way to achieve physical and mental balance. Check out the 21 Best Meditation Podcasts for ways to maximize your experience.

Adjusting to the pandemic was tough. Bouncing back from a pandemic is not easy, either. Life might feel topsy-turvy right now, but you can turn to these resources for healthier and happier living!

Monday, May 2, 2022

Three Special Online Monday Classes 5/16, 5/23, 5/30

For those that attend the Bonita/Sunnyside Library class, the online Friday class, or who are interested in joining us for online yoga but can't attend on Fridays, we are going on line for THREE special Mondays in May.

The following THREE Mondays at 11AM PST (until 11:50) we will have online chair yoga via Zoom as a special class to to supplement the library and online classes, and hope you can join.

Monday May 16, 11 AM
Monday May 23, 11 AM
Monday May 30, 11 AM

If you'd like to be part of these classes, please send me an email at so I can send you the Zoom link and get you set up to log in properly. Reminder to join the class at least 5 minutes ahead of time if you aren't accustomed to using Zoom so you can get your sound and microphone set up on your PC, tablet or phone. 

Sympathy vs. Empathy

Thursday, April 14, 2022

Self-Care Yoga Retreat at The Water Conservation Garden April 24

Self Care Yoga Retreat

Sunday, April 24, 8:30 AM - 1 PM

Members $62 / Non-members $68

Welcome spring in The Garden with our first ever half-day yoga retreat. Find peaceful moments of supportive joy with yoga, mindfulness, self massage, and restorative sound healing. Join resident Garden yoga instructors Robyn Smith, Ashley Bridgewater, Jackie Gadd, and special guest Sound Healer and musical artist, Kerem BrulĂ© of Beautiful Sounds Co.

The group will have access to The Garden prior to opening to the public. Activities are focused on self-care and include Awaken yoga series led by Robyn Smith, Mindfulness techniques with Ashley Bridgewater, guided personal foot and lower leg massage using handmade massage cream prepared for you by BYOM yoga instructor, Jackie Gadd, restorative poses with props and pillows provided, and sound healing by Beautiful Sounds Co. founder and musician, Kerem Brulé.

Moments for light socializing, shivasana, and nourshing refreshments will be integrated throughout this half day yoga retreat. All levels welcome. Please contact with any questions. *Proceeds benefit water conservation education*