— Debbie Ford
As we move towards the end of 2017 and into the holiday season, gratitude is definitely on our minds at Shockoe Slip Yoga — and practicing yoga can definitely help you beat stress and enter a space of thankfulness during the hectic holidays. Little things like taking time to find stillness, tuning into the natural rhythm of your breath, and moving your body in a way that feels good to you can all inspire gratitude and overall wellness. There are even yoga poses — like Ardha Chandrasana (Half-Moon), Virabhadrasana II (Warrior II), and Supta Virasana (Reclined Hero) — that can help you find strength and balance, open your heart, and inspire all kinds of yummy, thankful feelings.
And as we extend as special thanks to all our yogis who celebrated Shockoe Slip Yoga’s 4th anniversary earlier this month, we’d like to extend a special holiday offer to the amazing yogis who have made our friendly, neighborhood studio such a success. During Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday we’ll be offering 20% off all our regular packages — making it even easier for you to practice throughout the holiday season. Use promo code 2017Gratitude
We’re also excited to offer a special Thanksgiving class, perfect for getting you moving and starting your holiday off right. Our Extended All-Levels Flow, taught by Leah Short, is designed to help you prepare for the holiday by energizing the body, opening the heart (and your hips!), and clearing the mind. This extended practice will include a 75-minute all levels vinyasa flow, followed by a 15-minute gratitude meditation. As always, all yogis are welcome!
With Leah Short
Thursday, November 23
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
We can’t wait to see you on your mat soon!
— Melody Beattie
As Shockoe Slip Yoga prepares to celebrate our 4th anniversary this month, we’d like to take a moment of gratitude: gratitude for YOU, our amazing yogis, without whom this anniversary wouldn’t be possible. Shockoe Slip Yoga thrives through the support of our amazing clients, and we can’t tell you enough how much we love seeing you on your mat, each and every time you share your practice with us.
So, as a big thank you to all our amazing, supportive clients, we’re offering a Shockoe Slip Yoga Anniversary Special. From November 7 through November 10, our yogis will receive 10% off any class package. We hope this gives you even more reason to come practice with us, as we celebrate this milestone in the SSY community.
Please use promo code: Happy4years
But our 4-year anniversary isn’t the only thing we’re be grateful for this month! If you haven’t already heard, at Shockoe Slip Yoga we’re taking our mats on the road again — this time to the amazing Amalfi Coast of Italy!
From October 6-13, 2018, join us as we chase adventure on the Amalfi Coast, during our Relaxation and Friendship Retreat. You’ll be invited to deepen your yoga practice, expand your horizons, and chase adventure on the gorgeous Amalfi Coast, known around the world for its breathtaking shoreline, irresistible cuisine, and Mediterranean vibes. It’s the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of your daily life — and, you’ll get to practice yoga alongside spectacular views, meditate to the natural soundtrack of the Gulf of Salerno, and soak up plenty of southern Italian sunshine. Over the course of six days we’ll share in our yoga practices and explore Italy together, getting to know one another as well as taking time to reconnect with ourselves. Our hope is that you’ll find new friendships, take time for some self-care, fall in love with your yoga mat all over again, and leave Italy feeling refreshed, reenergized, and restored. And, as always, yogis of all levels, ages, bodies, and practice styles welcome. To learn more, visit SSY’s Chase Adventure link, as well as our retreat page on TrueNature Travels. Be sure to take advantage of our early bird special by booking before January 1.
We can’t wait to see you there!!
— Mother Teresa
Yogis, we’re half-way through our 30 Day Challenge, and we’ve loved seeing so many of you make the daily commitment to deepen your practice and spend some extra time on your mat this month (and to be honest, we especially love seeing your smiling faces around the studio more.) If you’ve been dedicated to the challenge since we started, then you’re probably already seeing the benefits to your practice. But even if you’ve accidentally skipped a day or two here and there, don’t worry! Now, at our half-way mark, is the perfect time to recommit — and we’re here for you every step of the way.
If you’re one of our yoga adventurers who missed last month’s sold-out Yoga & Ride event, you’ll be excited to know we’re offering it again in October! Back in September, SSY partnered with local business Basket & Bike for an amazing day of biking, yoga, food, friendship, and fun (and yeah, plenty of bike selfies too.) As part of our monthly Chase Adventure event series, we welcomed a group of yogis to bike with us from the beautiful Upper Shirley Vineyards to Edgewood Plantation, where we enjoyed an afternoon of yoga, meditation, a delicious picnic lunch, lots of laughter, and plenty of time to take in the amazing end-of-summer weather. Now, with fall in the air, we can’t wait to hit the open road (and our yoga mats) again! Basket & Bike provides the bikes and the food, we’ll provide the yoga and friends. (And don’t worry if you haven’t rolled around on two wheels since elementary school… as they say, it’s like riding a bike.)
Finally, be sure to mark your calendars for a little happiness this month, with our weekend-long Happiness Program. Led by Shaphali Agrawal and in collaboration with Art of Living Richmond, come learn how a mix of yoga, breathing techniques, and meditation can raise the quality of your life. The goal of this nationally-recognized program is to teach you lifelong, do-it-yourself techniques for better mind/body health, stress-management in difficult situations, skills for forming deeper relationships, better overall contentment, and lots more. Join us Friday, October 27 to Sunday, October 29 for this life-changing workshop. To learn more visit: https://www.artofliving.org/us-en/program/146392.
See you on your mat soon!!!