Current Events & Latest Updates
updated on 3/26/2020
I have posted another two new audio lessons, happy baby and cradle.
I experimented with "Zoom" today, two-way video meeting for groups. Many yoga studios are using its formal for streaming classes. It's free. If you would like to schedule a group video chat, if you have questions about your home practice, or if you just want to stay in touch, try it. I'm a newbie on it, so be patient.
I'm also available on Skype.
This 49-minute video, linked below, explains a lot about viruses in general, the coronavirus, Covid-19, and how the body is designed to protect us from pathogens. I found it very worthwhile. Did you know that by scientific definition, a virus is not alive?
Within the next few days, I plan to have some audio files of me (Chris) cueing small portions of Yoga, MELT and Somatic Movement practices. These will be designed with my regular students in mind, meaning those of you, regardless of level or ability, who are somewhat familiar with the styles and vocabulary of what I teach. For, example, if you hear me say, "Sustain the pose and take three rounds of balancing breath 2," you would know what I'm talking about.
My intention is to stay connected to you during our time away and to support you in continuing your practice of yoga, MELT or Somatics at home. Three times a week would be great! I can visualize you sitting or lying on your floor, with cell phone nearby, following my instructions, just as you would do in class. You can email me or call me at home (503.397.0012). or text (503.260.5417) with any questions or difficulties you have with this method of practice.
These will be free of charge. Any remaining credit you have for classes at the Yoga Loft will never expire.
I will keep in touch by email and by posting information here and on the public Facebook page ~ The Yoga Loft in Scappoose Oregon. If you don't want to be bothered by my emails, simple reply with unsubscribe in the subject.
I miss you already.
Yoga is a personal practice. Once we have learned what to do from an instructor, we can do it on our own at home. Has it taken a worldwide crisis to prompt your home practice to begin? If you are in need of some reminders as to what to do, here are a couple of links to some short TriYoga Flows. The moves are probably familiar to you if you've been taking classes with Chris for awhile. There is no verbal cueing, just follow the moves and go with the flow. You may need some props. If you don't have blocks, use a stack of books for your runner's pose or pyramid twist.
Chris's thought for the day on this first day of Spring, the Vernal Equinox:
The best way to bring two opponents together is to give them a common enemy.