Monday, 04 February 2013

UB Connections: Kate and Carly

By: Cathleen E Williams

We love to hear about yoga bringing people together, and we think you'll enjoy this sweet story of the serendipitous meeting of two good friends at Urban Breath.  It was just a little over a year ago that Kate (brilliant high school Spanish teacher and new mom to yoga baby Virginia) met Carly (amazingly talented photographer and one of the friendly faces you see at UB's front desk), but they've already offered one another endless amounts of support and joy.    

Sunday, 02 December 2012

Q&A with instructor Amy Bielicke

By: Cathleen E Williams

Amy Bielicke
How long have you been teaching yoga and what made you decide to pursue teaching?
I played sports all my life and taught group fitness classes since the 1990s. After a back injury, I moved to more holistic practices including dance and NIA and started to experience the benefits of mind-body, somatic movement and practices. NIA is a fusion of the dance arts, healing arts, and martial arts, so I decided to study each component beginning with yoga and the healing arts around 2004-2005. I realized yoga was so multi-dimensional, it would take a lifetime to study-so I was hooked and consider myself a lifetime student! I decided to teach because of the many gifts it brought into my life. I wanted to share with others what I experienced. 

Thursday, 04 October 2012

Kundalini Yoga Pillow Prize

By: Phoenix Amrita Kaur

meditation pillowI am giving away one meditation pillow, like this one, to the student who comes to the Tues/Thurs morning Kundalini classes at Urban Breath the most from October 15th to the end of November. 

These pillows are handmade of recycled saris and upholstery fabric. They are filled with buckwheat hulls and are sooo comfortable. Inspiration for the journey! My friend Padmani at PadmaniCraft who makes them is excited to do this. They retail at $54, and are just about the most comfortable meditation pillow I've ever sat on! Come join us and let yourself be inspired! 

Friday, 28 September 2012

In a Breath: Form a yoga habit

By: Laurie Brockhaus

Let's face it, we're creatures of habit.  Think of all the things you do on a daily basis (some more beneficial than others, perhaps), often without a thought. What if yoga became as automatic as your morning coffee?  If you've practiced before, you know that euphoric, empowered feeling you're left with after class.  How would your life change if you felt that every day?  During my yoga training in Thailand last month, we practiced Ashtanga Yoga six days a week for 5 weeks, and I've never felt as physically strong, calm, and simply in love with life as I did at the end.  Of course, it takes time and commitment to build a daily yoga habit, but the benefits far outweigh even your morning caffeine fix. 
Check out this article for some suggestions for building a daily yoga practice, and if you'd like a whole community supporting you,think about joining us for OMtober, our fall yoga challenge.
Happy Friday!
See you at the studio,
P.S.  Did you hear?  Urban Breath was selected as the 2012 Readers' Choice for Best Yoga Studio in the Riverfront Times Best Of Poll.  We appreciate your support!

Friday, 13 July 2012

Q&A with teacher trainer Jaime Sanchez

By: Cathleen E Williams

Meet teacher trainer Jaime Sanchez who bring his almost 50 years of yoga experience to his 200 HR teacher training program. 

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Q&A with instructor Seabrook Omura

By: Cathleen E Williams

Q&A with instructor Seabrook Omura

Seabrook, new to UB Yoga, was so kind enough as to answer our questions so we can get to know her better.  

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Tour de Grove - Saturday May 12- all day.

By: Cathleen E Williams

Come join UB at Tour de Grove!  We're having a free yoga class from 3-4pm just down the street from the studio at the corner of Arco and Manchester. Bring you mat and water, do some yoga and stay for the races and fun.   

Wednesday, 02 May 2012

Tantra-Hatha Yoga

By: Cathleen E Williams

Sherry Summer's new Wednesday night  5:30-6:45pm Tantra-Hatha Yoga class takes it's inspiration from Rod Stryker's ParaYoga.    Following is an except from Rod Stryker's website.  

ParaYoga honors all approaches while at the same time reaching back to the masterful teachings that are its authentic source and its most powerful expression. Potentially Asana is more than a way to undo or release stress or focus the mind. In ParaYoga, the aim of Asana is more than improved health, flexibility and strength. It is used as a technique to balance the main forces that sustain mind and the body. 

Tuesday, 01 May 2012

Classes back up at Dogtown Location!

By: Cathleen E Williams

We've got Yoga Basic with Stacy Broussard on Monday nights  at 7:30pm and Shlomo Ovadya teaches the 7:30pm Yoga Basics class on Wednesdays. Seabrook Omura joins us with a Thursday 7:30pm Vinyasa Flow starting May 3 and Shlomo starts a 6pm Hatha (all levels) that night, too.  We've added Saturday 11:15am Slow Flow Vinyasa with Seabrook, too, starting May 5.    For daytime- look for Yoga lunch Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays starting Wednesday, May 2.

Check out the Dogtown schedule here.  Be sure to click though into next week and the following we to see the classes build. 

For now there aren't any classes on Tuesday but we'll be adding those on May 22.  Look for more Saturday and Sunday classes later next month, too. , Your class cards, memberships and everything are valid at the Dogtown location.  If you like it,  let us know it!  And we'll keep adding classes.  

Wednesday, 04 April 2012

New UB Yoga site feature

By: Michal Caldwell

New UB Yoga site feature

I know you were just thinking to yourself, "Dagnabit...I enjoy reading online news about yoga and other related articles & I need a bigger, more organized, list-formatted selection to choose from...what am I gonna do?"

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

2/3, almost 3/4 done with Binge-Asana!

By: Micah Stanek

A student wrote on the graffiti board yesterday, "It's shocking how infrequently many of us allow ourselves an hour or two a day for our personal well-being. It feels good and right to be setting aside time for daily practice."

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

In the second week ...

By: Micah Stanek

In the second week of Binge-Asana! I saw the edge of injury, but with awareness and care, strengthened around my injury prone areas. And I feel strong!

Tuesday, 06 March 2012

Binge-Asana! begins and my preconceptions already turn upside down.

By: Micah Stanek

Greetings Urban Breath Yoga Community! My name is Micah, and I've been working the front desk at Urban Breath in The Grove for the past month. I have met many of the wonderful students that frequently come to the studio, and I am excited about the community of folks practicing here.

Sunday, 04 March 2012

Welcome to the new Urban Breath Yoga website!

By: Michal Caldwell

Welcome to the new Urban Breath Yoga website!

It will take a bit of time and patience, but there's a lot to look forward to with the new Urban Breath Yoga web site.