Class tonight-YES, Class Saturday-NO, Yoga Nidra registration deadline is September 1

<a href=”http://kabloomyoga.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/yellow-moon-over-treetops-and-fields.jpg”><img src=”http://kabloomyoga.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/yellow-moon-over-treetops-and-fields.jpg?w=300&#8243; alt=”Enjoy a quiet practice into the stillness of the night of the full moon” width=”300″ height=”159″ class=”size-medium wp-image-665″ /></a> Enjoy a quiet practice into the stillness of the night of the full moon

Please visit deborahgambill.com to review the Yoga Nidra weekend and print off your registration form. Good food, great folks, a wide open sky and a waxing full moon with amenities of a hot tub and swimming pool on beautiful grounds make these two practice on the overnight ROCK! Please register as soon as you can to join us. If you have questions, please call 3143756525 or email me at dgsmassageandyoga@gmail.com

Yoga will be held tonight in the shade on the LEFT side of the grounds in front of the World’s Fair Pavilion. Our season is winding down for yoga in the park. Our shaded practices are comfortable despite the heat.

There will be NO yoga class on Saturday this week–Like many of you, I will be traveling and vacationing for the last summer holiday of 2014:)

YOGA NIDRA RETREAT–we still have space! (go to deborahgambill.com to register!) Join by 9/1…

Yoga Nidra celebrates the full moon–supports serenity and nurturance.  The Yoga Nidra practice on Saturday, September 6 will be outdoors on a deck, under a wide sky, beyond the city lights.  This practice will focus on quietude, moving from a slow, moving practice into total “awake sleep”.  Guided imagery and quiet will enhance your experience of energetic movement while the body is totally still.  For many, problems and worries will melt into the beauty of the night and inner balance is restored.  Nidra is very beautiful, enriching experience.  Sunday morning is a more active practice following breathwork.  This retreat is for all levels–you do not have to be an experienced yogi to enjoy!  Props will be included for your safety and comfort.

This retreat is overnight–allowing for time and space for quiet as well as fun with other positive people.  Our hosts at the B and B, Doug and Karen Halbert, generous and kind yogis who have been students of mine for 11 years.  Karen will fix us a brunch on Sunday morning after our morning practice that will be as memorable as it is tasty! (She is an AMAZING cook!).  The Halberts have also invited us to share their swimming pool and hot tub–so bring your suit!

At our last Nidra, no one wanted to go home after brunch so we donned swimsuits and headed for the hot tub with mimosas in tow–A GOOD TIME WAS HAD BY ALL!

Everything from Luxury Suites (beautifully appointed and with a view of the vineyards surrounding the house) to couch surfing and tent camping (affordable!) is available.  We still have room in the Luxury Suite for 2-3 folks as well as the “fingernail moon” packages.  If you have questions, call me at 3143756525. OM SHANTI!OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

It’s raining, it’s pouring, no need to be boring—Register NOW for the Yoga Overnight-Sept 6-7

Are you looking for something to raise your Spirit on this dreary day after a week of worry and turmoil?  Find peace in your practice and register NOW for the yoga retreat…It will restore your inner balance.  Register at deborahgambill.com and give yourself something positive to look forward to.  You don’t have to be an accomplished yogi, in fact, no experience with yoga at all will be equally rewarded with the experienced with this quiet, peaceful, set of practices. The pool and hot tub will be open and the amazing Sunday Brunch are added amenities to this effervescent experience.Green mat for park yoga Yoga Nidra group photo-Oct 2013 Toes and violets OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Rainy days (YIN days) are good for the “pause”

I am glad it is raining. I am glad that the pace of life seems slow. I am glad the streams are swollen and our part of the world is greening up. I will tell you why.

The shooting that took place in Ferguson was and is a tragedy. It was horrible for his parents, his friends, and his community. The media reported the outrage to the public and the flames of change (needed) have been flamed. The incident has underscored the deep scarring of that community and others like it in which racial tension and unfair practices have been living in tandem for a very long time. This horrible event has opened dialogue into the gap between the races. It has been significant and that dialogue has needed to take place. Michael Brown’s death and all of the pain that has surfaced since then has come to focus the need for changeWhite lotus with black shadows–hopefully to heal, hopefully to restore EQUALibrium. The questions that have been raised are important and I hope will be resolved, the community and our peace resolved in knowledge that there really is a change.

The rain brings with it new life. In yoga, it is the color green, not red that represents the heart space. Like the plants, green energy brings peace, growth, and expansion of life–a seeking of improvement and healing. Hurt often is expressed by anger, and anger grows when hurt is not addressed.

Finally, it is my desire that in the pause that the rain brings will foster the introspection by all of us, the required self-study to examine our concerns and hurts (heart chakra release), and open communications (the throat chakra, to release grief and honesty in expression), and release us from the chains of prejudice, anger, and distrust. May peace be with you and with us all–OM SHANTI SHANTI SHANTI OM.

No Park Yoga for the next 2 Saturdays, but still rockin’ Wednesdays–AND a Yoga Private to Boot!

Hello Yogis and Yoginis:
 
I just wanted to let you know there will be NO Park Yoga on Saturday, July 5 and July 11th.  The 5th is a holiday weekend, and the 11th I will be traveling.  The Wednesday at 6:00pm classes will not be interrupted.  In the shade of the pines on the east side of the property, we have been enjoying soft, cooling breezes and delightful practices.  It has been surprisingly comfortable even on warm days.
 
Here is the special for yoga privates:  Your first yoga private will only be $20 (to evaluate what YOU want to achieve and map out a plan, and start your practice)if you  purchase  3 sessions for only $100. That means you save $80 altogether on your 4 yoga privates!  Call me to book your times at my intimate little studio at Lafayette Square(1128 S. 18th Street).  Offer expires on July 20!  Sign up now!
 
The advantage of yoga privates is that you are given close individual instruction.  This allows you to learn at your own pace and level without either “keeping up” with the class, or “slowing down” for beginner students when you seek more challenge.  
 
What can you learn in a yoga private?  You may wish to work toward a particular pose that has been difficult to achieve.  You might like to learn to meditate.  Perhaps you are an athlete and wish to have a practice geared toward pre-event training or post-even cooldown.  Perhaps you are aware of a weakness or balancing issue and would like a practice to help improve.  Or maybe life is just coming at you too fast and you wish to use your practice for restorative purposes.  In a yoga private, your practice is fitted to your needs and goals.
 
Hope to see you on the mat soon!
 
Call 314.375.6525 or go to deborahgambill.com to contact me.

Tomorrow at Forest Park

We had a great class Wednesday night, in the shade of the pines on the east side of the World’s Fair Pavillion grounds.  Class will be tomorrow, if it is hot–under the pines again, if the ground is wet, over by the fountain on the concrete.  If it rains between 8:30 and 9:30, NO class.  Otherwise, I hope to see you there.  I am heading for the game tonight–RAIN RAIN GO AWAY, COME SOME OTHER TIME, SO THE CARDS CAN PLAY!!Image

Downward Dog Days of Summer

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Downward Dog Days of Summer

Yes, we will be at the World’s Fair Pavilion grounds in Forest Park at 6:00 tonight. We will practice in the shade of the pine trees on the East side of the grounds. Please bring water to keep yourself hydrated. It will be very warm, but still cooler than the 104 temp of hot yoga! I sure hope some of you can make it, we always have a good time in the fresh air.

ANNOUNCING OUR SUMMER YOGA RETREAT-JUNE 13,14,15 AT HIDDEN HILLS–ALL LEVEL…even yours:)

Yoga Nidra group photo-Oct 2013

Our October overnight for Yoga Nidra was a big hit.  At the end, nobody wanted to leave, so we put on the swimsuits, imbibed mimosas and hung out.  By request, our next Yoga Nidra retreat will be June 13-15.  Nidra is a celebration of the full moon, and this one will be just before the summer solstice.  The setting is beautiful and peaceful, the hosts-Doug and Karen Halbert are fun and accommodating, and this time there will be the hot tub and the swimming pool available to enjoy!  And the gourmet food–WOW!  Five yoga practices, ranging from breathwork and meditation to active flow are designed to make you feel gooood. We have 25 slots, the pricing is very affordable.  It ranges from the luxury suites to tent-camping.  I am predicting that again, a good time will be had by all.  for more info. go to deborahgambill.com, kabloomyoga.com, or hiddenhillsbandb.com  I would love, love, love it it you could come.

Mother’s Day–easy shopping for a thoughtful gift. I am having a SPECIAL for your SPECIAL Mom!

This is always a busy time of year–Weddings, graduations, picnics…And Mother’s Day sometimes sneaks up on you.  I am offering $10 off gift certificates for Mother’s Day massages (only $60, my price 15 years ago, folks!).  As a Mom, I always anticipate Mother’s Day time with my children and am lucky enough to enjoy great memories  with my boys. ..and thoughtful gifts, too.  Massages are great gifts-one size fits all, but each is tailored specifically.  If you love massage as much as I do, and, I really really do-please take advantage of  my special and I will apply my talents to whatever Mom needs–pain relief, relaxation, or just some quiet nurturing to feel good.Image