Unfold The Myth Within Meditation & Writing Workshop

Spring Meditation & Writing Workshop

Meditation & Writing Workshop
Plan to join Connie Wieneke for the upcoming Unfold The Myth Within Meditation & Writing Workshop on Sunday, April 27th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This meditation and writing workshop follows the last Sunday Kundalini yoga practice from 9-10:15, so feel free to come and do both.

Poet Ruth Forman writes:

“The spirit lights on us
oh how lucky the world
if we are ready.”

This three-hour workshop facilitated by Connie Wieneke is as much about tapping into that infinite light within and outside of us, as it is about putting that connection into words. Please join us at Teton Yoga Shala.

Preregistration is required. $35 for the day, including treats. Email: connie@blackhen.com or sign up at the Shala, behind the Aspens Market. Join us in our tree-top, light-filled yoga studio.

Click here for a Meditation & Writing Workshop flyer.

April Sub Schedule

Subs for Modified April Schedule for Full Schedule Click Here

All other classes will be taught by regularly scheduled teacher

Tues. March 25, Therapeutic Tues, 6-7:15 pm – Connie
Mon. March 31, Flow, 9-10:30am – Connie
Mon. March 31, Flow, 5:30-7pm – Ainslie
Tues. April 1, Therapeutic Tues, 6-7:15pm – Ainslie
Wed. April 2, Asana Research, 9-10:30am – Ainslie
Thur. April 3, Therapeutic Thursday, 6-7:15pm – Heather
Mon. April 7, Flow, 9-10:30am – Connie
Mon. April 7, Flow, 5:30-7pm – Ainslie
Wed. April 9, Asana Research, 9-10:30am – Ainslie
Thur. April 10, Therapeutic Thursday, 6-7:15pm-Heather
Fri. April 11, Flow,  9-10:15am-Connie
Mon. April 14, Flow, 5:30-7pm, Ainslie
Wed. April 16, Flow, 5:30-7pm – Angela
Fri. April 18, Flow 9-10:15am – Angela
Mon. April 21, Flow 5:30-7pm – Shoshana
Wed. April 23, Flow, 5:30-7pm – Angela
Fri. April 25, Flow, 9-10:15am – Connie
Sat. April 26, Flow, 9-10:15am – Adi
Mon. April 28, Flow 5:30-7pm – Shoshana
Sat. May 3, Flow, 9-10:15am – Adi

Spring Kundalini Yoga Series

New Kundalini Yoga Series for Spring Begins Sunday, March 9th

Kundalini Yoga Series
A new Kundalini, meditation, and yoga series taught by Connie Wieneke will begin on March 9th and runs through April 27th every Sunday.

This will be an all-over kundalini, kriya, meditation practice. We will work through the chakras, and tune the body, mind and spirit for the returning sun and spring.

As usual, one of the intentional benefits of this meditation and yoga series will be a balanced endocrine system. We are only as healthy and joyful as our glands. Open your heart and mind to opportunity.

Our kriya set will wake up the endocrine system and balance the energy centers in your body. “Love every breath that comes, and love all things, known and unknown.” You may be surprised by what comes to you.

As Gurarattan Kaur Khalsa writes: “Start realizing that opportunities and prosperity can come in different forms than you have previously imagined. Believe that you deserve prosperity.”

And a good dose of laughter and fun in our practice goes a long way toward that state of spirit.

About Connie Wieneke

Connie Wieneke completed a 200-hour Yoga Alliance yoga teacher training from Adi Amar and Angela Tong for Vinyasa Krama. Connie has practiced Kundalini under teacher Sarah Kline for four years, incorporating it into her life on a daily basis. In addition to Kundalini, she teaches workshops in meditation/writing and two regular Level 1 Yoga Basics classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:00 am – 12:15 pm. Learn more about Connie here.

Spring Kundalini Yoga Workshop Details:

When: Sundays 9:00 – 10:15 am, March 9th – April 27th
Where: Teton Yoga Shala
Who: Connie Wieneke
Cost: $85 for the whole series, OR 1 punch on punch card, OR $19 drop in

Check out the Spring Kundalini Yoga Series Flyer HERE.

“The purpose of this live is to live it, to taste to the utmost, to reach out eagerly without fear for newer and richer experiences.” –Eleanor Roosevelt

Yoga Workshop: Arm Balances

Arm Balance Yoga Workshop Sunday, March 9th

Ainslie Fagan - Yoga Teacher in Jackson Hole is teaching a Yoga Workshop: Arm Balances

Ainslie Fagan in a yoga arm balance

Join yoga teacher Ainslie Fagan for a special Arm Balance Yoga Workshop on Sunday, March 9th from 3pm-5pm.

In the two-hour workshop, you will work on hip openers and core exercises to safely and intelligently learn some basic arm balances. No experience is necessary for this all levels workshop.

For some people, yoga arm balances can seem intimidating and scary at first, but they are doable and beneficial, so come give it a try in a safe environment. Ainslie will provide instruction and tips to build a good foundation in these challenging yoga poses right from the start.

Some of the benefits of Yoga Arm Balances:

  • Strengthen the wrists, arms and shoulders
  • Tone the abdominal muscles
  • Tone the inner thighs
  • Improve the sense of balance
  • Strengthen and tone the arms and shoulders
  • Engage and improve muscles of the core
  • Test your balance and focus
  • Improve confidence
  • Help to increase hand strength and wrist articulation

Arm Balances Yoga Workshop Details

When: Sunday, March 9th from 3:00-5:00 pm
Where: Teton Yoga Shala
Who: Ainslie Fagan
Cost: $25

About Ainslie Fagan

Ainslie Fagan is a Yoga Alliance Registered yoga teacher who teaches several classes here at the Teton Yoga Shala including an All Levels Yoga Flow on Fridays from 12:00 – 1:15 pm and an All Levels Yoga Flow class on Saturdays from 9:00 – 10:15 am. Learn more about Ainslie here.

Yoga Workshop: Arm Balances at Teton Yoga Shala in Jackson Hole

Bakasana, or crow pose, works on many muscles. Come give it a try!

Habits of a Yogi Talk

Two Free Talks at the Shala about the Habits of a Yogi

Natasha to speak about the Habits of a Yogi

Natasha Krochina image credit: Breathe Daily Bliss

Join Natasha Krochina for a free talk to learn about Ayurveda, the sister science of yoga.

Discover how daily habits (like those of a Yogi) can help you feel better, have more energy without relying on caffeine and sugar, feel less overwhelmed, and have less stress while getting a better night’s sleep.

About Natasha:
Natasha is a yoga teacher and a student of Ayurveda who “loves nature, learning, storm day skiing, self-care and caring for the planet.” Through her yoga classes and Ayurvedic teachings and programs, she hopes to shift unhealthy patterns into healthy ones for people interested in making the healthy shift.

Natasha teaches two yoga classes here at the Shala on Wednesdays: an All Levels Yoga Flow from 12:00 – 1:15 pm and an All Levels Healthy Backs therapeutic yoga class in the evening from 7:15 – 8:15 pm. She also teaches yoga at other studios and places around the Jackson Hole Valley.

Learn more about Natasha here and at her website Breathe Daily Bliss!

Habits of a Yogi Details

When: Two Different Sessions Available
Monday, March 10
— or —
Friday, March 14

Where: Teton Yoga Shala

Cost: FREE!

Click here for the flyer. Please share with friends and family who might benefit from this event.

Writing and Meditation Workshop

Come Write and Meditate

Writing and Meditation Workshop in Jackson Hole
Please join Connie Wieneke for a writing and meditation workshop. Through meditation we will dive beneath the surface, move beyond reflections, stay loyal to feeling, and then bravely turn what we see, hear, learn, smell, and feel into language.

Through writing we will explore the infinite within. This is workshop will explore mindfulness and meditation to invigorate, encourage and incite your writing. By meditating on words themselves we will do just that, meditate and then WRITE! On scraps of recycled paper, in your journal, on Post-Its, or with your computer/tablet.

Writing is another way of attending to the world and to your self. This workshop provides a space where you can perform a bit of alchemy: drawing on images, dreams, intuition, and gut reactions to poems and chants to trigger your own writing, and as Walt Whitman proposed “Sing the body electric.”

Writing and Meditation Workshop Details:

  • When: Sunday, February 23rd, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Who: Connie Wieneke
  • Cost: $35
  • Info and Register: connie@blackhen.com

Tune Up and Tune In With Kundalini Yoga Workshop

New Kundalini Yoga Workshop with Connie Weineke Begins January 5th

Chakra infographic from friamin.com

Experience Kundalini Yoga and meditation during a mid-winter series beginning Sunday, January 5th, Sundays 9:00- 10:15 a.m. at the Shala. Taught by Connie Wieneke, “Tune Up & Tune In” focuses on energizing and balancing the immune system through movement, breath and meditation.

“When the body is in rhythm, there is ease,” Yogi Bhajan said. “But when any part of the body goes out of rhythm there is dis-ease. Disease is nothing but an out-of-rhythm body.”

Throughout a Kundalini Yoga practice the student will be called upon to master both attention and intention through movement and distinctive breath work. Not so different from any yoga class. “Come have an in-the-body experience,” Connie says.

“Come have an in-the-body experience.” –Connie Wieneke

The focus is aimed at the eight chakras, the first seven of which are associated with glands and the endocrine system. Good health depends on a functioning endocrine system. It also helps to cultivate a flexible spine and mind by encouraging the flow of subtle energy throughout the body.

“I like to encourage laughter and a willingness to play in my class,” Connie says. “Yogi Bhajan said that we need to sweat for 30 minutes, laugh for 30 minutes, and do Breath of Fire 30 minutes. Every day. How hard can that be!”

It is not necessary to attend all of the classes to gain benefits from this practice. This series runs through Sunday Feb 23. There is a special rate for the series of $90. Otherwise regular Shala yoga rates apply.

Shala Boutique Holiday Gift Sale

Save Money on Your Holiday Gifts for Yogis

manduka yoga mat at the holiday gift sale
Good new, shoppers! We are having a sale at the Teton Yoga Shala from December 9th – 13th! Everything will be 15% – 50% off, so come shop for your favorite yogi while the prices are low!

We carry top yoga brands like Manduka, Hugger Mugger, Beyond Yoga, Om Shanti, Icebreaker, Tonic and more and stock a good selection of yoga props, books, DVD’s and other yogic items. We also carry Om necklaces handmade by local artist and yogi Katharine Donan.

Top Gift Ideas for Yoga Lovers at the Shala Boutique

  • Manduka Black Mat PRO Yoga Mat
  • Manduka Yoga Mat Bag
  • Manduka Bolster
  • The Yogi’s Roadmap by Bhavani Maki
  • Hugger Mugger Cork Yoga Blocks
  • Icebreaker Yoga Clothing for Men & Women
  • Beyond Yoga Women’s Yoga Pants & Tops
  • Om Shanti T-shirts & Tanks
  • Japa Malas (Prayer Beads)
  • Om Necklaces by Jackson Hole Artist Katharine Donan
  • Himalayan Institute Neti Pots & Neti Sticks

Winter Yin Yoga Class

Find Peace with a One-Evening Winter Yin Yoga Class

Polar Bear by Lauren Harris

Polar Bear by Lauren Harris

Celebrate the solstice by nurturing and celebrating yourself with beautiful yoga teacher Lauren Harris and a special Winter Yin Yoga Class.

Take time out. Take an hour to breathe, to practice calming forward folds and supported asanas, to find the peace residing within.

On the shortest day of the year, we will focus on winter wonder yin while much of the world around us is in yang mode. Dissolve the dissonance that arises from this seasonal disparity and remain centered and balanced.

Seasonal Yoga Session: All levels Winter Yin donation class
When: Friday, Dec. 20, 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Where: Teton Yoga Shala
Who: Lauren Harris

About Lauren:

Lauren has practiced yoga and related arts for 15+ years. She completed Nicki and Eddie’s Maya Yoga 200-hr teacher training held at TYS two years ago. She has studied with numerous teachers including Bhavani Maki and Anna Forrest, along with her favorites, Angela Tong and Adi Amar, and taught intro yoga classes in southern Maine. Continually amazed by the ever revealing nature of yoga as well as its centering and grounding qualities, she loves the adage, “do enough yoga, and yoga does you”. Some of her other passions are photography, travel, her two dogs, and especially her two children.

Yellowstone Wolf by Lauren Harris

Yellowstone Wolf by Lauren Harris

Happy Winter Solstice, Yogis!