Monday, March 17, 2014

Yoga Classes Cancelled For Monday, March 17

There will be no Yoga classes at Peaceful Hands Yoga on MONDAY, MARCH 17 ... due to the snow.

So sorry ... but best to stay in and unroll your mat at home today.

We'll tack a class on to the end of the session to make it up.

An Irish Blessing for you on this snowy St. Patrick's Day ...

May the blessing of light be upon you,
Light on the outside,
Light on the inside.

May your heart glow with warmth like a fire
that welcomes friends and strangers alike.

May the glow of warming light
Shine from your eyes
Like a candle in the window,
Welcoming the weary traveller.

I hope to see you soon ... Spring's on its way!

Friday, March 07, 2014

Spring Yoga In Orange Begins Monday, March 10!

Finally!  Our Spring Yoga session has arrived!
Spring is the perfect time for Yoga. Spring refreshes us ... we enjoy a vibrant new energy. And, Yoga can do the same.

Flow with the energy of the spring and your Yoga will uplift you!
So take time for a little "spring cleaning" ... inside and out. Join us!
We're located in the Silk Mill in Orange with our partner Hamilton's Day Spa (307 Madison Road).
Peaceful Hands Yoga
Mondays & Wednesdays
4:30 p.m. - All Levels (Level 1)
6:00 p.m. - All Levels (Level 1 & 2)

NEW 8-Week Session Begins 
MONDAY, MARCH 10, 2014 
and is scheduled to run through

(Should a cancellation arise, we simply extend the session.)

My classes are appropriate for All Levels, including Beginners. 

The 4:30 p.m. class focuses on a Level 1 practice, exploring basic Yoga poses from a variety of traditions. The 6:00 p.m. class may also include Level 2 poses, more challenging Yoga for those who would like a slightly more vigorous practice (with modifications available for beginners.)

While Beginners and others are welcome at any of my classes, if you have physical restrictions that may limit your practice, you may find the easier pace of the early class more comfortable for your needs.
SINGLE DROP-IN CLASS – $13 (Drop-in students are welcome to join us, on a space-available basis.)

Or make a commitment to your Yoga & save!

8-CLASS SESSION – $72 (take any 8 classes during the session that work with your schedule.)

FULL SESSION – $120 (take as many of my Monday/Wednesday classes as you like during the session!) 

For the latest class schedules & Yoga info visit: Peaceful Hands Yoga Online
For general information on my classes, including studio directions, visit: General Yoga Class Info
If you are new to my classes -- or have been away for awhile and would like to jump in again -- we'd love to have you. But, please contact me by email or phone first just so I can know to expect you!

You can reach me directly at 540-672-9528 or
I hope to see you & your Yoga mat soon!

Monday, March 03, 2014

Yoga Cancelled for Monday, March 3

Yoga Classes at Peaceful Hands Yoga Studio in Orange are  cancelled for today, Monday, March 3.

(As this was a bonus class, there will be no make-up for it.)

We will try to finish up this snowy session on Wednesday, March 5 -- this is a make-up class for the missed Wednesday class in February.  

The new 8-week Spring Session will begin (I hope) next week on Monday, March 10.

I hope you are safe & warm & cozy on this snowy, blustery day. And, may everyone's power stay on!

Monday, February 24, 2014

Winter Yoga ~ Extended Session!

The Winter Session of Peaceful Hands Yoga was scheduled to end on Feb 26.  Was.

But, we had a weather cancellation on a Wednesday earlier this month, which is why we must extend the session.

Here’s how it’s going to work.

This current Winter session will now go through Monday, March 3 and Wednesday, March 5.

One of these may apply to you …

1) If you are in the “unlimited” session (that is, you come twice-weekly), you may take either/both classes as part of your unlimited session. Just come to class!  

2) If you are registered in the 8-class session and need make-up classes for this session, this is your opportunity.  (Many of you do, and if you’re not sure, please ask!)

3) If you are registered in the 8-class session but don’t need any make-up classes, but want to come next week anyway … you may take any of the classes next week at your reduced rate of $9/class.

4) If you are a drop-in student, class cost is $13/class, as always.  

The new 8-week Spring Session will begin on Monday, March 10.
I'll post more details on the Spring Session next week.  In the meantime, if you  have any questions, just let me know.  I'm happy to offer this additional opportunity to get your Yoga on!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

NO Yoga in Orange ~ Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014

It's said that the Eskimos have 50 different words for "snow." Not surprisingly, Sanskrit, and the ancient Yogis of India, have none.

I have one ... (usually spoken with an exclamation point).


There will be no Yoga Class today, Wednesday, February 12, 2014.

I'm not sure exactly when the snow will start ... but, I'd rather be cautious than stupid. (And, as much as I love you all -- I really do -- I'm not sure I'm ready for a studio sleep-over tonight.) I also want you to have time this afternoon for any last-minute storm preparations.

Then, settle in, stay safe ... and I'll hope to see you soon!

We'll extend the session accordingly.

If you're dreaming of warm weather and springtime, my baseball bones remind me that pitchers and catchers report this week. If you'd like to read my Valentine's Day post about one especially odd, especially tall pitcher ... with a perfectly "lovely" name ... it's on my "other" blog:

Click: Slim Love ~ A Valentine's Tale (Part 1) ... and ... "Along Comes Slim ..." (Part 2)

You can always reach me by email at

Stay Cozy & Warm!


Tuesday, January 28, 2014

A Good Day To Warm Up

Sometimes we find our Yoga lessons in the least-expected places.

I spent my high school and college years in North Dakota.  It was during high school that I found a small, 10-year-old Yoga book in the basement of my small town’s only department store.  (I still share some of the poses I learned from that book.)

In college, I encountered my first actual Yoga class.

A young woman at my college was teaching a weekly Yoga class.  I was the editor of the entertainment section of the student newspaper and decided to write about her classes.  I interviewed her and wrote a nice supportive article, but was too shy to actually take her class. 

(This is true ... I was too shy to try the class.  That's why I'm always so happy when I see the "regulars" at our studio go out of their way to say "hello" and help new students feel welcome when they come to their first class.)

But, perhaps the most important Yoga lesson I learned in North Dakota came on this day.  It was finals week of my senior year. This was the weather:

Yes, I went to class that day. I passed my finals. But, needless to say, it was my last winter in North Dakota. (And,  no, that was not me out jogging.)

But, that day … and many snowy, cold winters in North Dakota taught me this …

It’s always a good time to unroll your Yoga mat and warm yourself up.  Inside.

(I hope to see you in class ... I'll keep the room warm for you!)

Thursday, December 26, 2013

New Year's Yoga & Winter 2014 Schedule!

The holiday glitter is beginning to settle, so Christmas must be over.  It's pretty chilly out, so winter must be here.

That means it's time to roll out the Peaceful Hands Yoga 
2014 schedule!

The WINTER SESSION officially begins on MONDAY, JANUARY 6.  But, you'll have a chance to unroll your mat on New Year's Eve AND New Year's Day ...

Peaceful Hands Yoga Studio
307 Madison Road in Orange, Virginia
(with Hamiltons Day Spa)

Classes begin on New Years Eve AND New Years Day ...

Tuesday, December 31 at 9:30 a.m.
Wednesday, January 1 at 9:30 a.m.

Time to "wring" out the old, as you ring in the new.  Two special holiday morning classes to help squeeze out the stress of 2013 and prepare for a vibrant and healthy 2014.

New Year's Eve class will focus on Vinyasa. The flowing energy of Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation) will guide us through this warming practice, as we empty out the sluggish, tired-out, old energy of the year just ending.

New Year's Day class will be our traditional Kundalini-inspired New Year's Practice. Using Yoga from the Kundalini, Taoist, & Tibetan traditions we'll move and unblock energy, open up spaciousness, and enter 2014 with a refreshed spirit and open heart!

$13/class.  Or, start the year off right and get these classes for FREE! 

Here's the Free-Deal ... come to class on New Year's Eve or New Year's Day, and if you sign up for and pay for the upcoming 8-week Winter Session ... take either one of these classes for Free.

Or, an even free-er Free-Deal ... sign up for the UNLIMITED class option and BOTH the Tuesday and Wednesday morning class are Free for you!

The 8-week WINTER schedule begins on Monday, January 6, 2014

MONDAYS at 4:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
WEDNESDAYS at 4:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
$13 ~ drop-in to a single class

Or, enjoy a lovely discount when you commit yourself to your Yoga practice:

$72 ~ 8-week session (1 class weekly / 8 classes total)
$120 ~ 8-week session (UNLIMITED / take classes twice-weekly or as often as you like!)

The Winter Session begins on Monday, January 6 and is scheduled to run through Wednesday, February 26, weather-permitting, etc.

Bad weather and other bugaboos will occasionally lead to cancellations here or there.  So, watch this website: for changes in the schedule, or "LIKE" us on Facebook at: so you'll be in the loop for changes and things like that!

PLEASE NOTE: If you are new to my class please call or email ahead before coming to class.   
If you have any questions or need further info, you may email me at or call me at 540.672.9528.

I hope that the holidays have been peaceful and warm for you.  I look forward to seeing you soon!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Reminder ~ No Yoga Wednesday, 12/18

Just a reminder -- Monday was our last Yoga class of the Holiday session. 
Our next classes are special morning classes -- New Years Eve AND New Years Day! 
And, the full 8-week Winter Session begins on MONDAY, JANUARY 6, 2014. 
(All the details coming very soon ... like, in the next day or two ...)
Thank you for unrolling your mat with me in 2013 ... y'all are the very best!
(P.S. ... while Yoga is on a mini-break until New Year's Eve, my massage studio is open in Madison. A few appointments are still remaining for the holiday weeks ... and yes, it's not too late to get a gift certificate for a special someone in your life!  Just call me at 540-672-9528 or email for info on massage or Yoga gifts!)