Sunday, August 31, 2014

Fall Yoga Session Begins Wed. Sept 3, 2014

The Bells Are Ready To Ring ~  It's Yoga Time!
Yoga brings refreshing goodness to body, mind, and heart.  All you have to do is unroll your mat, hop on it, and see where your spirit takes you. Even better -- do your Yoga with friends!  The Fall Session of PEACEFUL HANDS YOGA begins on Wednesday, September 3.

Yoga can create suppleness in the spine and back, tone and strengthen muscles, de-stress the brain, bolster the immune system, and brighten the heart (both the physical heart and the energetic one).  Isn't that worth your time?

Imagine how good you could feel if you did Yoga every week!

Yoga Classes
Mondays & Wednesdays
4:30 p.m. - Level 1
6:00 p.m. - Level 1 & Level 2

NEW 8-week session begins on WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 
and is scheduled to run
through MONDAY, OCTOBER 27.

Classes are at PEACEFUL HANDS YOGA STUDIO, 307 Madison Road in Orange, Virginia.  We're in the historic Silk Mill building with our partner Hamiltons Day Spa.


Or make a commitment to Yoga & save!

8-CLASS SESSION – $72 (take any 8 classes during the session)
FULL SESSION – $120 (take as many of my Monday/Wednesday classes as you like during the session!)

Guarantee Your Spot On The Mat, by pre-registering. Just email me at 

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.

I'm also delighted to offer Private Yoga Lessons. Unlike a class setting, a private Yoga session is uniquely created for your needs -- focusing on the many ways that Yoga can benefit the body, mind, and spirit. It is a lovely way to take your practice to the next level, help in the recovery from injury or illness, or simply to explore Yoga at your own pace. If you're interested email me at

Class info and updates are online at

For general info, including directions to the studio and class policies, please click here.

If you'd like more information on my classes email me at or call 540.672.9528.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Fall Yoga Session Begins Wednesday, September 3

Thank you all for a wonderful and fun YogaPalooza!

You always make my Mondays and Wednesdays (and sometimes my Fridays and Saturdays) sunny and fun! And, a deep bow to Barb T, Linda C, Sandy M, & Susie M ... who asana'd them all!

There will be NO Yoga classes today, Wednesday, August 27.  We'll also be off on Labor Day, Monday, September 1.

I hope you take time to unroll your mat and let your Yoga continue to nurture and nourish your earth ... your wind ... and your fire.

And, I'll look forward to seeing you for the next 8-week session at Peaceful Hands Yoga. Fall session begins next Wednesday, September 3.

I'll post more details soon ... 

Now, it's time for my YogaPa"snooza" Nap!

Sunday, June 29, 2014


Your Yoga mat likes summer sunshine, too, so don't forget to unroll your mat and soak up the nourishment of the summertime!

7th Annual Yoga-Palooza begins on Wednesday, July 9.

If you've never experienced Yoga-Palooza ... it's my time to share special classes, following classic and not-so-classic Yoga themes. All in the spirit of bringing balance and ease to body, mind, and heart!

(Just a reminder, the current session has two classes left: Monday, June 30 and Monday, July 7. No class on Wednesday, July 2.)  

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

*** A NEW 7-WEEK SESSION begins on Wednesday, July 9.  

We're going to tuck 8 weeks of classes into a 7-week space. Here's how:

We'll start with our regular Class Schedule, each Monday & Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. on the following dates:

JULY 9, 14, 16, 21, & 23. 

Then YogaPalooza's special classes! Times are 4:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. except for the Saturday morning class which is at 9:30 a.m. 

Please note that a few of our YogaPalooza classes will be for 8-class & unlimited "registered" students only.  

MONDAY, JULY 28 ~ SUN & MOON FLOW …  Variations of the classic Sun & Moon Salutations, will fire you up without burning you out.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 30 ~ HEART FLOW … Let Yoga open your heart. This practice nourishes heart energy, opens up the shoulders, and sends your radiant heart smiling up to the sky.

MONDAY, AUGUST 4 ~ REGGAE/AFRO-POP ... Reggae and African music provide the perfect beat for an enlivening and inspiring practice. 
 Registered Students Only. 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6 ~ SPINE AWAKENING … Your spine can move in 7 directions -- if you let it. This practice renews the suppleness of the back and opens up the energy of the spine.

MONDAY, AUGUST 11 ~ YOGA NIDRA … Ahhhh … enjoy an amazing Yogic deep relaxation practice in the classic tradition.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13 ~ MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR YOGA … Yeah-Yeah-Yeah, it's back for its 7th year! 
 Registered Students Only. 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 16 ~ MORNING VINYASA …  Start your weekend with a flowing, energizing practice and enjoy the refreshing energy that Yoga cultivates in the morning. (9:30 a.m.)  Registered Students Only. 

MONDAY, AUGUST 18 ~ EARTH … Celebrating Earth element that grounds us and connects us to the rich power under our feet. 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20 ~ WIND … The elements of Air & Ether help us balance and soar. 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 22 ~ FIRE … The Fire element is celebrated here with slow flow vinyasa to nourish and feed our inner sun. 

MONDAY, AUGUST 25 ~ VINYASA CLASS …  We'll close out YogaPalooza with one more special Vinyasa-esque class ... stay tuned!

Here are the fees:



Take any 8 classes during this 7-week session: $72


Register for all of July and August -- a total of 16 classes -- for $120

Drop-in space is on an "as available" basis. FIrst priority, of course, goes to folks who have registered for the sessions. (No Drop-In's, please, for the Reggae, Magical Mystery Tour, and Saturday Vinyasa classes.) 

For general Yoga class info, including directions, fees, what to wear, etc, click:  Orange Yoga for 2014   
I hope we get a chance to unroll our mats together this summer.  In the meantime, enjoy the sunshine … inside & out!


Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Three Classes Remain In This Yoga Session

There are three classes remaining in this Yoga session ... so be sure to get your make-up classes in!

Wednesday, June 25
Monday, June 30
Monday, July 7 (this is a makeup from a previous cancellation)

There will be NO Yoga classes on Wednesday, July 2.

Classes are at 4:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. at Peaceful Hands Yoga Studio in Orange, Virginia.

The new July/August session ~ our 7th annual YogaPalooza! ~ will begin on Wednesday, July 9.  I'll have that schedule for you in the next week.

If you've never experienced YogaPalooza ... it's my time to share a few special classes, following classic and not-so-classic Yoga themes.  All in the spirit of bringing balance and ease to body, mind, and heart!

There are a few additional classes added in through the month of August ... so check out the schedule when I post it soon!

In the meantime, I hope to see you as we finish up this current session! :)

For general information on my classes, including studio directions, please click here.

Sunday, June 08, 2014

NO Yoga in Orange on Monday, June 9

There will NO Yoga classes at Peaceful Hands Yoga on MONDAY, JUNE 9.

(We'll extend the session accordingly.)

Classes resume on Wednesday.

Thanks so much for your understanding and ... I'll see you on Wednesday!  ~ Jackie

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Yes, Indeed ~ Yoga on Memorial Day!

Just a quick reminder ...

We WILL have our regular Yoga classes on Memorial Day, Monday, May 26.

Classes are at 4:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

I know that sandy beaches and cookouts and holiday travel can get between you and your Yoga mat.  But, if you're around and need your Down Dog fix, I'll be here!


For the latest Peaceful Hands Yoga schedule click here.

I hope to see you soon!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

A Special Message For "Team Bunny"

Every spring I ask for your help collecting fresh clover & dandelions for the patients at the Wildlife Center of Virginia.

(I always feel a little odd asking for your garden weeds!)

As always, the response is wonderful! Thank you, thank you! Randy has delivered many bags of garden greens to the Center over these past many weeks.  Here are some of your delicious greens "in action":

Garden Greens are YUM!

Here's a message for you from Dr. Kelli, one of the Wildlife Center's Certified Wildlife Rehabbers ... 

I can’t thank “Team Bunny” enough for the natural greens that they are providing for our patients. They’ve already helped to feed the 126!!! juvenile eastern cottontails that we’ve admitted this year since our first young bunny arrived on April 2nd. 

We are on track for a record year of cottontail admissions considering we admitted 402 cottontails in total for the entire year of 2013. 

We also feed the clover and dandelions to other patients like our bear cubs which we are transitioning onto whole foods and they LOVE leaves and greens.  Our box turtles enjoy the greens as well which we food process into "turtle bulk" along with greens that we purchase like kale, collards and dark green lettuce varieties.

If there are any gardeners out there that grow greens and lettuces in their garden, those are welcome too.

Keep those natural greens coming Team Bunny!

Thanks again-


For more information on Team Bunny click here.  I hope you'll join our squadron of greens-pickers!  

Thank you all again for helping animals and for opening your heart to the wild!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

"Team Bunny" Needs You (& Your Dandelions!)

I received an email from Randy at the Wildlife Center of Virginia the other day and here's what it said:

"It's time to activate TEAM BUNNY!"

During the last couple years, many of you have been vital parts of our "Team Bunny" efforts.  And, so the Wildlife Center of Virginia has come to us for help again this year.

It's the Wildlife Center's annual spring influx of rabbits (many are very young orphan bunnies) -- more than 100 came in during the past month and more are arriving daily.

It's clear these furry patients don't particularly like the regular "hospital fare" the Center provides. (And, really -- who DOES like hospital food?) But, what baby bunnies and their friends DO love is snacking on dandelions and clover.

Would you be willing to donate a bag of dandelions and clover from your yard?

Last year, Peaceful Hands Yoga Students & Massage Clients provided many, many, many pounds of greens to feed the bunny patients. In recognition of this kindness, some of the Wildlife Center staff have named the Peaceful Hands' Family "Team Bunny."

Join "TEAM BUNNY" by donating a bag -- or 2 or 3 -- of greens and help feed the bunnies!

Here's how ...

If you're out in your yard, garden, or pasture (in untreated, pesticide- and chemical-free areas only, please) and you wander across some dandelions and/or clover, the Wildlife Center would love to have them! (Fresh is better, of course, so if you're coming to yoga class or have a massage scheduled, pull them up in the morning sometime and then bring them in with you. Or drop them off at my massage studio any time during the week.)

Just dandelions (especially the green leafy parts) and clover. A little bag. A big bag. Every little bit helps. (And the dandelion flowers are fine to include.)

The rabbits will need the bounty for many weeks to come ... and soon the goslings and ducklings will benefit from your donations as well. And, a happy, eating rabbit is a healing rabbit (or duckling or gosling or possum), and that makes the job easier for the Center's Vets and Rehabbers.

Email me with questions at jackie (at)

Thank you in advance for helping out these wildlife patients.