Ring in a new year 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 more information and updates, visit our Facebook page at: The Yoga Space.
Excerpt from the article:
The Great Yogini
Nod off in English professor Sirpa Tolvanen Grierson’s (MLIS ’92) class and you may have to strike a pose. “I’ll ask [my students] to do a yoga move,” says Grierson, like tree pose—her personal favorite. She demonstrates, balancing flamingo-like, arms outstretched to heaven. “It helps them get the blood flowing.”
Yoga reinvigorated her life some 15 years ago after a serious car accident. The former competitive athlete would never run again, and she wanted something to keep fit.
“I’m so much stronger now; I used to have to use two hands for the frying pan,” she says. “Now I don’t need weights to have non–Relief Society arms.” Downward dogs do the trick.
But what started as a fitness regimen is now much deeper. “Yoga is a yoking of the body and mind. If both are healthy, our spirit can really soar,” says Grierson, who is nationally certified to teach classes ranging from strenuous to restorative.
She practices at least four times a week and teaches in her spacious, bamboo-floored home studio, equipped with some 30 mats for anyone who discovers the space. It should have a revolving door with all the yogis coming and going, entering without knocking.
“Sirpa’s studio is an underground gem,” says BYU yoga instructor Heather Hansen Wing (BA ’03), who has taught classes there. Classes in Grierson’s studio are priced to cover only the cost of mats and instructors; Grierson even allows attendees to pay what they can or “exchange energy” rather than money, trading services. “Sirpa is just that way,” says Wing, “open hearted and open armed.”
—Brittany Karford Rogers (BA ’07)
If you haven’t tried the benefits of yoga or want to resume your practice, join us at the Yoga Space. We practice on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 8:00pm as well as Saturday mornings at 8:30am. Join us on Facebook for continual updates.
Dr. Ringel returns to The Yoga Space. If you haven’t experienced her work, you are missing out on a wonderful privilege.
Here is her letter:
If you are interested in the healing power of Kundalani yoga, we want you to be aware of a workshop in Salt Lake with Har Inder Kaur (Lori Krauss). Here is an advertisement about the class:
KUNDALINI YOGA WORKSHOP
…Burning Inner Anger
SATURDAY, JULY 13 & 27 10:30am – 1:00pm
@ Dancing Crane Imports, 673 E. Simpson Ave. (2240 South)
Internally powerful workshops suited to ALL levels and abilities
$22 ($38 for both)
Pre-register by July 10th @ (970) 310 – 9049
$28 each at the door
Har Inder Kaur (Lori Krauss) is a Certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher and has taken several Level 2 Trainings. She uses specific meditations, kriyas, and Gong. Har Inder moved to SLC 10 months ago from Colorado, where she had a Chiropractic practice for 30 years and taught Kundalini Yoga to those in her practice. She now practices intuitive healing using muscle testing for nutritional balancing and Repatterning mental – emotional habits that no longer serve the Soul. For more information, please call Har Inder at (970) 310 – 9049
A reminder that we practice through June but The Yoga Space is closed for the month of July and will open again in mid-August. Please check on Facebook for the date. Happy summer practice!
Happy New Year ! For faster updates on classes and events, check our Facebook page at The Yoga Space.
Did you know that as the days get shorter yoga will boost your immunity as well as energy levels at this time of year? Come join us and discover the benefits of a healthier, more energetic body. Here is a link to a simple practice idea from Yoga Journal.
If you haven’t heard, this Thursday we begin yoga classes for the Fall and Julia is offering this first class free! Yoga is a perfect way to keep your energy up as the days get busier and shorter. Check out our schedule on the right and join us in practicing with our awesome teachers.