I must say, there aren’t too many true rules one needs to follow for yoga, except those listed above.
However, with all the new people we have coming to class this new year, I do feel as if I should cover a few more basic rules for my classes.
- Please come in without placing expectations on yourself. Be open to try and learn new things.
- Please ONLY park at the Yoga Studio of the Woodlands parking lot. We are not able to use the doctor’s parking next door.
- Please remove your shoes outside the door. No shoes allowed inside the studio.
- It is OK if you come in a little late, (less than 15 minutes) but please respect those already in class by coming in quietly.
- NO cell phone use! We are here to escape the day and responsibility. Turn those cell phones OFF! It is very distracting to others if you are busy texting so put those cell phones away (or I may confiscate them)!
- Please try to donate between $6.00 and $10.00 per class. I have to pay for each you to be in the studio, so please give what you can.
- Take breaks when needed. Not everyone is at the same level. Some people have injuries or may just be having a hard day…do what you can and feel free to rest in child’s pose anytime!
- Yoga is NOT competitive! Don’t try to do what your neighbor is doing just to keep up. Again, everyone is at a different level, so the only one you need to compete with is your own self!
- The poses that are most challenging to you are most likely the ones you need the most…so don’t skip them!
- Have fun! Again, yoga is meant to help balance you and will do wonders for your mind and body. Don’t take it so seriously!
- Always check this website for class changes, cancellations, or updates. Sometimes things come up in life and I need to make changes or cancel a class.
That is pretty much it for the rules… and please remember that YOGA IS A CELEBRATION!
Welcome to the YogaStar page with Danielle Kellar! Feel free to scroll down to check out my blog, or click above to see the class schedule or learn more about Danielle, or her online classes.
Danielle is dedicated in helping you get that healthy lifestyle you have been wanting!
All of Danielle’s classes are donation based.
Please keep in mind that Danielle teaches and lives by your donations. Please give what you can.
$6.00 to $10.00 a class is optimal, and greatly appreciated. If you are unable to donate this amount, please do not let it stop you from attending her classes. Danielle wants everyone to attend and gain the benefits of yoga and fitness, regardless of financial situations, so please come, and donate what you can.
Sometimes it is the little things that bring us so much joy!
Just the other day James stumbled into an antique store and look what he found and bought me! It is a Smith Corona manual typewriter from the early 1950’s! I just ordered some new typewriter ribbon and it should be here today! This will be perfect to use at my writing desk! I plan to type letters and poetry on this baby and I can’t wait!
For those of you in my area, the antique store we found this at is going out of business and everything is discounted. They have so many neat things there. The store is on Rayford Road near the Anytime Fitness and Valero. Stop by and find an awesome deal for yourself. I love antiques. They have such history and stories behind them. I wonder what all has been typed on my new typewriter. To be sixty years old–it must have had many things typed on it!
As many of you who are friends with me on Facebook know, I have taken a hiatus from social media. I have received kind words telling me how my posts will be missed, and as nice as that is, I still must take a break.
As much as I enjoy posting and reading everyone’s posts, I find myself using Facebook as a distraction at times. I know most of you must, too. I began thinking of how connected I have become to social media. Checking it as soon as I wake up, throughout the day, before bed…spending more time than one should checking out what everyone else is doing.
I started a new class at school two weeks ago and man, is it intensive! This week I had six (yes six) writing assignments. I began thinking about how important it is for me to keep my GPA as high as possible and gaining all I can from school. I recognized how often I found myself putting off my school to check Facebook and decided to give it a rest. I used to use the excuse that I Facebook-ed to build up my yoga classes, etc… but that isn’t true at all. It takes about thirty seconds to post a class, and then I would spend a half hour (or more) just scrolling down timelines…wasting my time. We tend to find ourselves stressed and lacking time, but we have more time than we actually think when we finally sit down and see where our time is being spent.
I remember a time in life when there was no internet. I remember having plenty of time to get things done, time to work, time to enjoy nature, time to be with people in a more intimate way instead of staring at some screen. I miss this. I miss people interacting verbally instead of texting. I miss doing things offline. I decided that my free time should be more productive and less online.
So, if you are used to getting class updates via Facebook, please start checking here on the ‘Class Schedule’ page. I will keep it up-to-date, and also start posting more blogs. I hope maybe some of you are influenced to start looking into your lives and see where your time is spent. Are you living fully? Are you wasting time or are you making the most of it? What are your priorities? Are you getting them done and done to the best of your abilities? Always reassess your goals and how you are living. Always make necessary changes to make those dreams come true in life!
Some times we need to just slow down. With this being the typical hectic holiday season, I think this is the perfect time for a Yin Yoga class. I typically teach Yoga Fusion on Wednesdays, but due to my recuperating from this latest shingles outbreak, tonight’s class will be a Yin Yoga style class instead of our normal fast-paced, intense Yoga Fusion class.
Yin Yoga is a gentle, healing, slower style of class which increases flexibility and circulation in the body, improving organ health, immunity, and emotional well-being.
We will be doing around twelve poses and holding them from two to five minutes each pose. This is gentle and restorative and is a perfect class for all levels. If you are feeling stressed, worn out or just plain over-stretched, this is a perfect class for you.
I hope to see you all there tonight at 7:15pm at The Yoga Studio of The Woodlands!
This year we decided to adopt a family of a wounded warrior. He is a Marine and is 100% disabled. He has a wife and four children. He can no longer work. His wife had to stop working to take care of him and their children full time. They are struggling and in need of help.
As someone who has been involved in the community and teaching yoga for close to 20 years now, I think it is important that we each reach out and do what we can for others who aren’t as fortunate as us. I am asking each of you to donate a little so we can give this family a memorable Christmas and hopefully remove some of the stress and pain from their lives.
I have set up a GoFundMe page where you can donate. I have received a Christmas Wish List from the family and all money donated will go towards buying these gifts. Even a $5.00 donation will be helpful. To donate visit: http://www.gofundme.com/herochristmas
ALSO! Today only–my son will be Ace Hardware (outside of Imperial Oaks) selling homemade Jams and Jellies, made by Gringo Joes. 100% of all proceeds will be used towards the gifts for the family. He will be there from 11am to 3pm. Please stop by, show some support and give a little of yourselves for a family who has sacrificed so much for this country and our freedom.
This year, James, Damian and I have decided to adopt a wounded warrior and his family. This Friday (Black Friday) YOU can come help raise money to give this family a memorable Christmas.
Please come out Black Friday and show your support. We are donating 30% of all sales from Black Friday to go towards Christmas gifts for a Wounded Warrior’s family. Gringo Joe’s Jam’s and Preserve’s will be in the shop also, they are donating 100% of their proceeds to this family as well. Let’s give this Hero and his family a Christmas they deserve! Thanks everyone! See you on Black Friday 11:00am-3:00pm.
I cannot begin to tell you all how happy, elated, ecstatic I am over the release of this publication!
Nearly a full year it took us to put this gem together. We had over 230 submissions for this inaugural edition, and we chose our top favorites to feature in this first VIMFIREmagazine. I cannot thank my staff of editors enough. Without them this publication would have never made it to print.
As editor-in-chief, I have decided that 10% of all proceeds coming from VIMFIREmagazine will be donated to a wonderful organization called Warrior Writers. You can learn more about this amazing organization on their website: http://www.warriorwriters.org/home.html
If you are interested in purchasing a copy (makes a great Christmas gift), please visit the website http://vimfiremagazine.com