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September news & thanks!

By Janet Casson

THU SEP 09, 2021

Dear friends,

I am thinking today of one of the most common phrases folx used to sign my senior yearbook.

"Don't ever change."

At the time I may have found that sweet, even complimentary. It didn't take me long to determine...that is a terrible thing to wish for another person! And certainly for ourselves.

Transitions, changes, opportunities to reinvent...these are givens within our lives. And truly are some of the greatest gifts!

Today I am transitioning from one time zone to another. Traveling from the Midwest to the mountains of Colorado. (Sorry, to my friends, deep in the Rockies. I won’t be making it quite that far west this trip.) Right before our eyes, we are witnessing the transition from one season to the next. And constantly, we have the opportunity to transition from one iteration of ourselves to another.

We all go through bouts of stuck-ness. Samskaras (ruts, grooves, well-worn habits) can be easy to observe when we’re not in the middle of them and tricky to get out of when we are. I have found it especially interesting to notice how we (re)define ourselves through the transitions of life.

Who we are does not remain stagnant. Nor should it. We have permission to evolve. By attempting to stay the same, we create suffering for ourselves and those around us. Today, I choose not to suffer but to soften and attempt to ride the waves of change.

How are you exploring your own evolution?

With you on the journey,
Janet

Many thanks to all who participated in Yoga on the Commons! With your donations, we were able to support community and educational programming at Des Moines Performing Arts. We also got to share an exceptional experience in a fabulous place! To all the teachers, all the practitioners and to DMPA, I offer my deepest gratitude.
Many thanks to all who participated in Yoga on the Commons! With your donations, we were able to support community and educational programming at Des Moines Performing Arts. We also got to share an exceptional experience in a fabulous place! To all the teachers, all the practitioners and to DMPA, I offer my deepest gratitude.

Just three days remain to sign up for this daylong retreat!

I hope you will be there.

Please find all the details and register here!

Coming up in October, I will be offering this workshop series with my beloved friend and teacher, Margi Young. This is a passion project of mine, many months in the making. It is intended to offer support to those who are working with Long Covid, as well as to others who are feeling worn down and rung out by simply attempting to live in the time of a pandemic.

This will be a luxurious and generous exploration aimed at providing ease, respite and fortitude to your body, breath and mind.

Please join us!

September class schedule

Mondays
6 AM Yoga for All Levels @ Wellmark Y
5:45 PM Level Up @ Movement
7:00 PM Slow Jam @ Movement
Wednesdays
12 PM Power Flow @ Movement
Fridays
6 AM Yoga for All Levels @ Wellmark Y
12 PM Power Flow @ Movement


Additionally, please join me Saturday, September 25th at Gray's Lake for Yoga in the Park!

Last but not least...

Sign up today to attend the Central Iowa Yoga Retreat! 
I am delighted to get to offer a session on Soma Yoga. 
I can't wait to share this delicious, healing practice with you 
at this incredible event! 
(Just look at all the goodness in this one box!)
Sign up today to attend the Central Iowa Yoga Retreat!
I am delighted to get to offer a session on Soma Yoga.
I can't wait to share this delicious, healing practice with you
at this incredible event!
(Just look at all the goodness in this one box!)