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  1. Participate as often as you can by sharing information, events, perspectives, photos, videos, "likes."
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Share your thoughts, observations, insights, moments, fears, accomplishments, stories, poems, just about anything you like, with other yoga practitioners here in our community. Blogging can be therapeutic in its own right. It can also inspire others in many subtle and not-so-subtle ways. It can connect people, it can make internal connections for people. Whether you are a regular blogger, an in intermittent one, or haven't done it before at all you are encouraged to dive in here. You are in good company.

 

YOGA @ THE MUSEUM, SATURDAY august 13

photo by Amelia Coffaro

The Milwaukee Art Museum and omTownYogis Present 

Yoga @ the Museum

Join us under the wings on the heated marble floor!

Next class is on Sat., August 13, 8:15 - 9:30 am (doors open @ 7:45) led by PJ Heffernan of PJ's Yogashala and Ashtanga Yoga Milwaukee

Arriving early and pre-registering are highly recommended. Please bring your own mat (though a limited number of mats are available to borrow). And bring a friend!

PRE-REGISTER HERE!

Eventbrite - Yoga @ the Museum

Pre-registering requires a donation online. Walk-ins are welcome as space allows and same day donations are encouraged at the $15-$20 level though any amount is appreciated. Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted. 

Proceeds benefit the Museum and our Annual Grant Fund. With your donation of $15 or more you will get all day access to the Museum including to special exhibits.  

Q&A: JULY TEACHER TINA ROMENESKO

What brought you to the practice of yoga?

I began practicing yoga in 1978. I was in college and suffering from an eating disorder. One day, I was walking through a bookstore and a copy of B.K.S. Iyengar's book, Light on Yoga, jumped into my hand. I bought it, took it home, and began practicing alone in my apartment. I've been practicing ever since. I became a Yoga Therapist because it is the potential of yoga to heal, on all levels of being, that truly inspires me.

 

Who are some of your yoga teachers?

I have two 200-hour certifications, the most recent with the amazing Tias Little from Prajna Yoga in Santa Fe, New Mexico. I have assisted Tias at Yoga Journal Conferences and taken many of his advanced trainings. My 500 hour certification is with Joseph and Lillian LePage of Integrative Yoga Therapy. I completed their advanced training in Mudras, Bandhas, and Pranayama, and also am one of the main teachers for the IYT 200 hour teacher training at Haleybird Studios. {Read on for more TINA...}

Q&A: July teacher BIZ CASMER

with BIZ CASMER photo by Mike Krukowski

1. What brought you to the practice of yoga? Initially, I needed to force myself to stretch and relax. I was an avid runner and one of those people that just never sat still. I had some sleep issues and injuries because I always overextended myself and someone recommended yoga. I was hooked my first class and surprisingly not to the physical challenge of it, but to savasana. I loved permission to be still and I felt more rested after 10 minutes of relaxation in yoga than a full nights sleep. I think I began my teacher training about 1 year later.

2. Who are some of your yoga teachers? My first and favorite yoga teacher, Jan Johnson, lives in St. Paul, MN -- which is where I am from. She inspired and continues to inspire me in so many ways with her energy and passion for life, Yoga, fitness and overall health/wellness. She was my first teacher and also guided me through my first yoga certification. Since then I have had the pleasure of training with Joseph & Lilian LePage. They run the Integrative Yoga Therapy program and their teaching inspired me in a completely different way. They opened my eyes to the deeper sides of yoga and I feel incredibly blessed to have spent time training and learning from them. Beyond that, my fellow yoga instructors and my students teach me something new everyday and I am grateful for being able to share the gift of yoga with so many different individuals. {Read on for more BIZ...}

SAVE THE DATE!

photo by Art Montes

SAVE THE DATE!

7th ANNUAL MILWAUKEE GLOBAL MALA

SATURDAY, SEPT 10, 2016

TURNER HALL BALLROOM

7 - 9:30 am

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    SUMMER'S ALMOST HERE!

    EVERY SATURDAY

    JULY 9 - AUGUST 27

    Donation-based Yoga Classes held in NATURE in COMMUNITY for ALL!

    KLODE PARK

    ATWATER PARK

    HART PARK

    and our newest location,

    WASHINGTON PARK @ the URBAN ECOLOGY CENTER!

    TAP HER FOR DETAILS.

    OmTown's New HQ

    omTown Yogis has served for the last 7 years as an online yoga community hub and a host bringing folks together in person at many different events and programs. We are HAPPY to say that ALL local yoga studios, teachers and practitioners are welcome in this strong vibrant network of locals and that thousands of you are!  

    It is because of YOUR support and shared interest in being among yoga community that we now have a physical space. Visit by appointment at 1841 N Prospect Ave on Milwaukee's east side. Look forward to this space being developed as yet another way to bring us together and grow.

    Interested in hosting something at omTown's HQ? contact claire@omTownYogis.org

    omtown creations

    Creative collaboration with Ashtanga student, art gallery owner and tatoo artist, Scott LaShay of AKARA ARTS: A very limited edition tote bag available now at the new omTown MKE Makers Store. Only $20!

    Visit the omTown MKE Makers Store!

    OmTOWN GRANT @ WORK

    We applaud and, through our Annual Grant Fund, support the work of KATE WERNING in creating "Circulo de Mujeres (women's Circle)," a yoga program for Spanish-speaking women on Milwaukee's south side.

    In Kate's words, "The goal of the group is to create connections – connections internally with our own

    bodies, minds, and souls; as well as connections and relationships with each other. One of the biggest challenges facing the immigrant community is isolation and depression – which can only

    be overcome through the combination of personal and internal liberation partnered with support and community. In this way we are attempting to create a foundation for both."

    INTERVIEW

    omTownie, Ali Modell interviews her teacher, Tias Little for our friends at ILLUMINE Magazine

    Being connected to a community and plugged into a teacher is vital to the yogic process, something Tias Little knows a lot about, as the founder of Prajna Yoga in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Little began his yogic studies as a youth, and as an adult, Little and his wife, Surya, studied within the Ashtanga yoga system. Ashtanga was a vital source of inspiration and maturation, as it helped them establish a consistent daily practice and connection to a teacher. Now, as a practitioner, he works closely with his Zen and Sanskrit teachers, who continue to inspire him. Little’s focus as a yoga teacher includes in-depth anatomical detail stemming from his training as a bodyworker, paired with in- depth meditation instruction stemming from his training in Buddhist meditation and classical yoga. He continues to honor the Krishnamacharya lineage, the father of the Ashtanga and Iyengar styles of yoga, which form the basis of most modern styles of yoga. Little is also influenced by various other somatic modalities, which combine to form a rich tapestry of teachings. {READ the INTERVIEW}

    Blog Posts

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    Join Raj Inder Kaur (DJ Amritaji)and Sach Sevak (DJ Emmanuel) for Ecstatic Dance at Affiliated Wellness Group 4650 N. Port Washington Road, Lexington Entrance, Barnabus Center, Milwaukee, WI



    7-9:30pm, March 12th $20, $15 with student id or senior. Kids are Free



    Join us for an evening of free form ecstatic movement meditation . Electronic beats will take you on a sacred journey to your deepest self. You are free to express yourself in a conscious respectful and substance… Continue

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