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200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Program at Yoga Ward

November 29, 2014 at 1pm to March 22, 2015 at 6:30pm
Would you like to: Deepen your study by immersing yourself in the teachings and practices of yoga?…See More
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Vedic Thai Yoga Bodywork - Entering the Practice w/ Sudevi Linda Kramer at Bear Foot Yoga Healing, Burlington, WI

December 13, 2014 at 1pm to December 14, 2014 at 6pm
December 13, 1-8 pm, and December 14, 9 am-6 pm, 2015This two day immersion allows students to…See More
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5TH ANNUAL MALA WAS TREMENDOUS!

TEACHER Q&A: PAULA BIASI

1. What brought you to the practice of yoga?

I have always had a curiosity about and an inclination for physical movement practices and an interest in health. I took my first formal yoga class as an undergraduate dance major in Chicago. The only thing I remember learning are the Sun Salutations, but what stuck was the happiness and peacefulness I felt after leaving the class.

 

2. Who are some of your yoga teachers?  

The teacher that had the first and biggest influence on me was Christina Sell. I used to take classes from her in a small studio in Arizona before she was internationally recognized. Other local teachers who have influenced me are Sarah Filzen, Peggy Hong and my fellow teachers. And I am hugely inspired by the Iyengar lineage.

 

3. How would you describe the form of yoga you teach currently? 

Alignment based hatha yoga with an emphasis on injury prevention and recovery.

 

4. Where do you teach?

I currently teach yoga at Invivo Wellness and independently. I am also a certified Pilates teacher and offer yoga and pilates class at the Teva Pilates studio at the JCC. Other than teaching I am a full time Physical Therapist Assistant and offer classes in the PT clinic. {CLICK FOR MORE PAULA...}

YOGA @ THE MUSEUM

The Milwaukee Art Museum and omTownYogis Present Yoga @ the Museum

Next class is on Sat., November 8, 8:15 - 9:30 am (doors open @ 7:45) taught by Paula Biasi. November 8 also features a KIDS CLASS running at the same time in a separate, nearby room taught by Mary Witte and Laura Lundy Borg.

General admission is free while donations are encouraged at the $15 level (for both adults and children). 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 the new exhibit, Of Heaven and Earth: 500 Years of Italian Painting from Glasgow Museums! Credit cards will be accepted at the event. Please bring your own mat (though a limited number of mats are available to borrow). Arriving early and pre-registering are highly recommended. Reserve your spot today by pre-registering online here. Pre-Registrations are now taken only online (requiring donation) until 5 pm the Friday evening just before the event. Walk-ins are always welcome!

SEPTEMBER TEACHER: LYNN REIF

omToan Yogis is happy to announce September's Yoga @ the Museum teacher is Lynn Reif, owner of Ashtanga Circle. Learn more about Lynn at the Ashtanga Circle web site and here with omTown Yogis' 10 Q's...

1. What brought you to the practice of yoga?   

Fate, and a fascination with balance...

2. Who are some of your yoga teachers?  

There have been many generous teachers in my experience. Those on the top of that list that have embedded their voice, expanded my horizon, passed no judgment, and stabilized the ground underneath me are: Sri K Pattabhi Jois, Sri OP Tiwari, Abdi Assadi, Eddie Stern, Tim Miller, Paul Dallaghan, and Peter Sanson. It’s very important to stay connected with a teacher. When that teacher appears, I have found I am utterly teachable. I show up and instinctively, there is trust. There is an attitude of surrender. There is respect. There is humility. I resign all conceptions of what I want, and just focus on honoring the suggestions. I’ve learn what the right amount feels like, not only for today, but what will sustain a lifetime of practice. Which I can say has been a very constructive attitude to bring to the mat! Currently,  I take annual study retreats with Peter Sanson, as often as possible, wherever he may be on the globe. I have found the teacher-student relationship is imperative for long term success. It definitely keeps me rooted when I work with others, and provides the salve and humility required to keep my intentions clear, heart wide open.

 

3. How would you describe the form of yoga you teach currently?  

I teach a traditional Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, as taught within the lineage of Sri Krishnamacharya, specifically through Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, that promotes comprehensive, undiluted, ongoing yoga practice.

{More Q's with Lynn...}

Opening the Doors of Yoga

Scholarship & Grant Applications for 2014 have been accepted and the application process is now closed. Stay tuned for announcements about the recipients. Proceeds from all of our events and programs benefit our Annual Grant Fund which in turn benefit others in our community. Beyond beautiful. We are honored to facilitate this process!

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    VOICE OF THE MALA

    Thank you to LAURA COTTON, the social media voice of the Milwaukee Global Mala and most of omTown Yogi's social media posts... Your humor, vibrancy and dedication carry us!

    BIG THANKS

    THANK YOU, COLECTIVO COFFEE, for your generous gift of complimentary tea & coffee for all at this year's Mala. From our hearts 2 yours, omTown Yogis

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    Yoga Mats to heal trauma- Be the Change Global Wellness

    Posted by Joelle Ottoson on August 29, 2014 at 11:44pm 2 Comments

    Please Help! Be the Change Global wellness has a project coming up in Peurto Rico with CASA, helping boys who have been removed from the home due to abuse. As part of the healing from Trauma project we will be doing yoga but we need Yoga Mats! Please consider donating a yoga Mat:
    Donate yogaMats to: BTC c/o CASA Po Box 127
    Aguas Buenas PR 00703 OR Be the Change Global Wellness 524 Milwaukee Street #207 Delafield, WI 53018

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