Classes for Fall 2015

January 4th, 2015

Begin fall with a resolution to honor your body. Join our yoga community as you learn to listen to the marvelous teaching voice inside yourself. Yoga is not just another way to exercise, but it allows us to fully experience our lives as we learn that the practice mirrors how we live. Meet each day with grace and gratitude. For information and updates, visit our Facebook page at: The Yoga Space.

We have deleted our decade of monthly posts except a few favorites to make this page simpler to negotiate. Thanks everyone for your support!

Yoga through the years

February 13th, 2010

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I found this old snapshot today.

I believe it was in 2001.

I had just started to really be excited about yoga, though I had been practicing on and off for a couple of years. I used yoga for a great cross training for running.

A lot has changed over the years.

My hair for one thing has had about 100 different styles since then.

I no longer run, or race very often. Not enough time and when I am limited on time I choose yoga every time.

yoga 003 My family on the same day. We all dressed up in what we loved to do.

So cute.

My family has changed and grown over the years too. My little guy now has braces, and is as tall as me. One daughter is married, and the other two are starting to venture out on their own.

Through it all yoga has helped me be grounded, peaceful, and strong.

My yoga practice has changed over the years also.

Today, I am feeling like a beginner again as I am exploring different styles of yoga. I love the feeling of discovering some new connection, or finding I can move deeper into a pose that I have been doing for years.

I am just as excited about practicing yoga today as I was when I first started. I am seeing new depth in my practice. I love that I am becoming more graceful, stronger, and blissfully happy.

Life is about change, and that is okay.

Yoga helps me realize change always teaches us something. Yoga helps me remain calm about change.

As I look over the past ten years I am so grateful for the changes that yoga has helped me make in my life.

I am really excited to see what the next few years bring.

Most important I love what I am experiencing right here, right now. 



Sirpa at Sianna Sherman Anusara Immersion

January 14th, 2010

Yoga training continues to invigorate our teaching. One of the amazing things about yoga is that you can continue to learn at any age. This past year I took the first level of Anusara training in San Francisco with Sianna Sherman, who has graced the cover of Yoga Journal many times and is considered one of the top 20 young teachers in the nation. I look forward to another class and all of the yoga friends that I met.

Remembering Pattabhi Jois

May 22nd, 2009

Pattabhi Jois, one of the four modern gurus of yoga and an important influence on our practice at The Yoga Space, has died at age 93. Jois had studied with Krishnamacharya, who rediscovered and popularized the ancient art of yoga in India. Jois developed Ashtanga yoga which focuses on strength, flexibility and stamina. Jois would say, “Ashtanga yoga is 99 percent practice, one percent theory.” An excellent video, Ashtanga New York: A Yoga Documentary (2003), was filmed during his visit to America during the crisis of 9/11. Well-known practitioners of ashtanga in the West include Madonna and Gwyneth Paltrow. Here is a news article link:


Several years ago, Jenne and I planned able to attend one of his workshops but sadly he cancelled due to ill health.

“If we practice the science of yoga, which is useful to the entire human community and which yields happiness both here and hereafter – if we practice it without fail, we will then attain physical, mental, and spiritual happiness, and our minds will flood towards the Self.”

Sri K. Pattabhi Jois