— Sally Kempton
…With those New Year’s resolutions, that is. Welcome to March, Shockoe Slip Yoga family! And with whispers of spring just around the corner, now is a great time to do a little check-in with yourself: how are all those New Year’s resolutions you set going, anyway? Have you been sticking to them, or are you in need of a serious resolution reboot?
If (like most of us) many of those resolutions have fallen by the wayside, you’re in luck: the Persian New Year, or Nowruz (which actually translates to “new day”) is this month—and it’s your gentle reminder that ANY time of year can serve as a brand new start. Nowruz has been celebrated for over 3,000 years in Western Asia, Central Asia, and beyond—marked by the vernal equinox (aka: the beginning of spring in the Northern Hemisphere), and is the first day of the Persian calendar. At SSY, we can’t wait to share this special tradition with you.
One way we’ll be celebrating the Persian New Year and the Spring Equinox is with a special “Persian Flow” —Rose’s brand new, signature class! Keep an eye out for more details, and be sure to mark your calendar for Tuesday, March 20 now.
In the meantime, you can join us as we return to Upper Shirley Vineyards for the first time this year!
On Sunday, March 18, from 10:00 – 11:00 AM come re-center yourself, reboot your nervous system, (and maybe even reset a resolution or two) with our special 60 minute yoga practice outdoors on the beautiful riverfront of Upper Shirley Vineyard. Yoga at Upper Shirley Vineyard will include an all-levels flow complete with heart-opening backbends and lots of hip softening. There will be lots of modifications for those new to the practice or those with injuries. Be sure to join Rose for practice then stay for lunch and or a glass wine!
We can’t wait to see you there!