Yoga Challenge Champions

Congratulations to everyone who participated and conquered the 16 for 10 Yoga Challenge in January! As you know, we offered a 16-class yoga card for the price of a 10-class yoga card. Those who used all 16 punches in January and received half off a monthly unlimited yoga card in February.

Here are a few thoughts from one beautiful yogini Trisha Ireland who met the challenge head on and completed it with grace!

“They say showing up is half the battle. In the month of January I showed up to my mat at the Teton Yoga Shala 19 times, other studios five times, and in my home several times. At the Shala I took a class from almost every teacher and cycled through Ashtanga, Flow, Yoga Ropes/Chairs and Therapeutic. It was tough at first balancing life and yoga, but one or more of my amazing teachers reminded me that balance is a constant work-in-progress.

So, I made myself try a new class and teacher when my work schedule collided with my usual class. I stopped making excuses and focused on practicing daily (minus a few sick days and a full moon) and pushing myself to show up and Be Here Now.

It quickly stopped being about the number of classes I clocked and more about the grounding feeling I got when I stepped onto my mat in that beautiful studio. Developing a more regular practice has helped me find space in my life for more connections to others, and to myself.”
–Trisha Ireland

Feeling inspired by this? Create your own yoga challenge, and/or let us know if you’d like us to create more in the future!

Yoga Special & Challenge

16 for 10 Yoga Class Pack and Challenge for the New Year

In honor of 2016, we’re offering a 16-class yoga card for the price of a 10-class yoga card. Jump start your yoga practice for the new year and feel good! That’s not all–Use all 16 punches in January and you’ll get half off a monthly unlimited yoga card in February.

Yoga has many benefits on mind, body, and spirit. You’ll gain strength, confidence, peacefulness, flexibility, increased immunity, stress relief, fitness, better posture, mindfulness, connectedness and more good side effects. Establish a regular yoga practice and make 2016 your best year yet!

The purchase period for the special 16 for 10 yoga class card runs from January 1 – Janury 15th. Use all 16 punches in January any time and get 50% off the unlimited yoga card for February! Easy peasy!

“If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.”

Weekend Workshop with Eddie Modestini

Yoga Workshop with Eddie Modestini of Maya Yoga Feb. 12 – 14, 2016

Eddie Modestini Yoga Workshop
Eddie Modestini’s passion for yoga is unparalleled, as evidenced by the fact that he has been teaching for as long as he’s been a yogi. His sharp eye for reading students’ bodies, through anatomical study, and a deep interest in how the human body moves made him a master of yoga therapy. “Through the experience of watching yoga heal me, I know that it has the capacity to heal the masses,” he says.

In an effort to understand his own body and pain, Eddie studied anatomy in depth and intended to become a physical therapist. He soon realized he could be more effective teaching what he was already practicing—yoga. So began his study of Iyengar Yoga, which provided him with the fundamentals of strong structural alignment for safe asana practice. While Iyengar Yoga gave Eddie the foundation he craved, he wanted more. His search led him to Ashtanga Yoga and K. Pattabhi Jois. With his Iyengar background, he was able to embrace the grace and fluidity of Vinyasa as taught by Guruji.

Today, well-versed in both systems of yoga, Eddie is a master teacher, who has been perfecting his craft for over 30 years. Yoga is his life’s work and his deepest passion. His phenomenal ability to see the body as a whole, as well as a system of bones, joints and muscles, lends him a natural inclination for interpreting anatomical misalignments and the skills to bring people back to their center and to health.

SCHEDULE

Friday 5:30 -7:30pm
Exploring How a Sustainable Practice Creates a Sustainable Life

Saturday 9:00 – 11:30am
Therapeutic Yoga for the Feet, Knees and Hips

Saturday 2:00- 4:00pm
Taking the Time to Look Within

Sunday 9:00 – 11:30am
Wake up and Flow

Sunday 2:00 – 4:00pm
Restorative Yoga and Pranayama

COST AND REGISTRATION

  • $60 per class
  • $270 for entire weekend

Sign up HERE at our MindBody Online!

Teeki Trunk Show & Sale

Join local Teeki representative and yogini Hannah Navarro Spangler for a one-day trunk show and sale. The Teeki hot pants, capris, and tanks that she is offering will be 20% off, which is rare indeed.

• Friday, December 11th, 2:00 – 5:00 pm
• Teeki products 20% OFF
• Nibbles & bubbles served

• Plus, SHALA BOUTIQUE SALE:
• Books = 25% off
• Props = 35% off
• Clothing & Jewelry = 45% off
• Sale Items 60% off

ABOUT TEEKI:

Teeki is an eco-conscious activewear line that’s made with love in the USA in Los Angeles, California. The yoga pants, capris, and tops are created from plastic bottles and feature all the benefits of a tech fabric with a comfortable fit and creative prints.

Meditation & Writing Workshop

Join Connie Wieneke to Explore How Meditation Can Help Your Writing


Writing and meditation are perfect companions on our journey in life. Together they can make that journey—whether the journey is only one footstep or a lifetime of footsteps—one filled with those “ah-ha” moments. The practice of meditation gets us in touch with our bodies, minds, spirit and breath, without obsessive attachment. We learn to witness ourselves. The practice of meditation can help us as writers to focus and find new openings, new meanings, new ways of witnessing ourselves. Through three meditations followed by three writing practices we will explore this partnership. The workshop is meant to be fun and enlightening without judgment. Criticism will only be offered if requested.

Please join Connie Wieneke on Sunday, January 31, from 10 am-1 pm, at Teton Yoga Shala. She is looking forward to this third meditation and writing workshop. Bring a journal (that word journey again!), writing implement or device, water, and comfortable clothing. Light refreshments will be provided. $35. Please, sign up online here. Space is limited.

About Connie Wieneke:

Connie Wieneke is a Yoga Alliance registered yoga teacher at 200-hours. Connie practices Kundalini and Vinyasa yoga and teaches workshops in these yoga styles and meditation/writing. She is active in the Jackson Hole writing community and helps organize the Jackson Hole Writers Conference and writes poetry, essays, and more herself.

“What is meditation? When you empty yourself and let the universe come in you.” — Yogi Bhajan

Free Kirtan + Boutique Sale

Free Kirtan with Amanda Botur

Join Amanda Botur and other yogis for a Friday-evening Kirtan. This devotional chanting led by Amanda has the ability to quiet the mind and encourage a deep connection with others and yourself.

Everyone is welcome. As Amanda says, “Kirtan is for all people. There are no experts, no beginners.” Learn more about Amanda Botur at her website here.

FREE Kirtan | Friday, Oct. 23, 2015, 6:00 – 7:15 p.m. | FREE

FREE Kirtan with Amanda Botur

Shala Boutique Sale Oct. 23-25th

Shop Onzie Yoga Apparel on sale in Jackson HOle
There will also be a SALE at the Shala boutique Oct. 23rd -25th! Save 25% off on ALL items in the boutique and 50% off select clothing on the sale rack.

You’ll find books, clothing, equipment, jewelry, and more from top brands like Baroni, Beyond Yoga, Onzie Yoga Apparel, Manduka, Hugger Mugger, Banyan Botanicals, Pacifica, Plata, & more.

Oct. 23rd -25th 2015

25% Off New/ 50% Off Select Sale

Attend Teacher Training Classes + Schedule Changes

Yoga Teacher Training in Jackson HoleWe’re very excited to be starting our Fall 300-Hour Yoga Teacher Training this Sunday, October 4, 2015 and going until November 6, 2015.

Unfortunately, there are some regular yoga class changes due to the training. However, we do have some opportunities to attend some of the teacher training classes and have some of the regular yoga classes still available.

Teacher Training Class Packs or Drop In for Pranayama

Take your own practice further or do a self-immersion by attending some of the training sessions. Here are some options:

  • Drop in for Pranayama from 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. for $19 or 1 punch on a class card (included with unlimited memberships)
  • Drop in for the Asana practice from 9:00 – 11:45 a.m. for $55
  • Purchase a training punch card for 5 classes for $260 (includes Pranayama)
  • Purchase a training punch card for 10 classes for $500 (includes Pranayama)

Attend Kirtan Teacher Training Classes with Amanda Botur

You also have the opportunity to attend the kirtan and Lunar Flow classes with one of our guest teachers Amanda Botur.

  • These classes with Amanda are available to attend as a drop in: Sunday, Oct. 18th 3:30 – 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 20th 4:30 – 5:30 p.m., and Friday, Oct. 23rd 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
  • There will be a Kirtan evening with Amanda that is open to the public at no cost on Friday Oct. 23rd 6:00 – 7:15 p.m.

What is kirtan? “Kirtan is a very different kind of music. Based on ancient chants, it has the ability to quiet the mind if listened to with intention. Everyone experiences kirtan differently, and it doesn’t have to be a religious experience. You can think of it as a sing-along. A kirtan concert is not your typical concert either. Everyone sits on the floor, although chairs are usually available. The performers are accessible, in fact there’s not much of a distinction between performers & audience. The wallah (leader) sings the mantra, and the audience sings it back. A single chant can go on for up to forty minutes. As you sing with each other you experience a deep connection with the musicians, the other audience members and yourself. And when the music stops, your mind is quiet.”

Schedule Changes During Teacher Training Oct. 4 – Nov. 6, 2015:

Here are the general schedule changes during the training, but please consult the daily schedule on MindBody Online here for details and substitutes.

  • All evening classes will begin at 6:00 p.m.
  • The Tuesday and Thursday 11:00 a.m. classes will move to 12:00 p.m.
  • Some of the classes such as the 4:15 and early morning classes will be canceled
  • The Friday 12:00 p.m. Intro to Ashtanga and Friday evening 5:15 p.m flow will be canceled

Membership Options During the Training:

All students who participate in the monthly membership discount programs will have the opportunity to suspend the membership during the training. If you want to attend the regularly scheduled classes that are still going on during the training, you can keep your membership active. Plus, with your active membership, you can drop in for Pranayama from 8:00 – 9:00 a.m., which is included for members.

Or, you can suspend the membership and attend teacher training classes with one of the class packs listed above.

Yoga and Essential Oils Workshop

Gratitude – See the Gifts in Your Obstacles

Curious how essential oils can be used in your yoga practice? Want to learn more about essential oils? After a brief introduction to essential oils and how to use them, we will bring the oils into a gentle heart opening class.

November is the month of gratitude and thanks you will have a chance to set your intentions for the month.

Who: Natasha Undem, Yoga Instructor and Health Coach
When: Saturday, November 7th, 11am-1pm
Where: Teton Yoga Shala
Cost: Early-bird pricing $40 before October 31st or $45 after
Flyer: Download and Share the Flyer with friends who might be interested

Register Today!

Register early to save money. Go to the Teton Yoga Shala MindBody Online and register under the Enrollments tab. Or click here.

About Natasha Undem

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.

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

Daily Habits to Improve Your Yoga Practice Workshop

Take Your Yoga Practice Deeper with Natasha Undem

yoga workshop ayurveda
Want to take your yoga practice deeper? Feel like you have plateaued in your asanas? Learn the “secrets” Ayurveda (yoga’s sister science) has taught to help you feel your best.

When you feel better you are able to show up more fully on your mat. You will learn practical, easy tips to implement into your life that evening.

Workshop Details:

Who: Natasha Undem, Yoga Instructor and Health Coach
When: Saturday, October 10th, 11am-1pm
Where: Teton Yoga Shala
Cost: Early-bird pricing $30 before October 2nd or $35 after
Flyer: Download and share the PDF flyer with friends who might be interested

Register Today!

Register early to save money. Go to the Teton Yoga Shala MindBody Online and register under the Enrollments tab. Or click here.

About Natasha Undem

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.

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

Yoga Gives Back Event Benefits Six Jackson Hole Non-Profit Organizations

Donation-Based Yoga Class and Event Celebrates National Yoga Month and Promotes Unity

Cameron Barker Yoga Gives Back

Cameron Barker will be co-teaching at Yoga Gives Back


The Jackson Hole Yoga Community is hosting a donation-based outdoor yoga class and event on September 11, 2015 at Center for the Arts lawn in a collaborative effort to celebrate National Yoga Month September. The benefit, which runs from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., is open to all levels of yoga practitioner–from absolute beginners to advanced yogis–and will feature teachers from valley studios, including Cameron Barker, Scott Dropinski, Niki Sue Mueller, Angela Tong and Neesha Zollinger, who will be co-teaching a two-hour yoga flow class to promote unity and inspire a healthy lifestyle.
Neesha Zollinger co-teaching yoga at Yoga Gives Back event

Neesha Zollinger will be co-teaching yoga at Yoga Gives Back event.


All proceeds from the suggested donation of $10.00 will go to six valley non-profit organizations including Center for the Arts, Children’s Learning Center, Community Entry Services, Community Health Information Center, Jackson Hole Community Counseling Center and Vertical Harvest.

A silent auction and raffle will also contribute 100% of its earnings to these non-profits, which were chosen by the members of the yoga community. Since the event is during the Old Bill’s giving period, the donations will be matched through Old Bill’s Fun Run 2015.

There will also be music for the event, including samples of Rising Appalachia and Rabbit Wilde who will be playing the Pink Garter Theater on Sept. 20, 2015. Learn more here.

Scott Dropinski will be co-teaching at Yoga Gives Back

Scott Dropinski will be co-teaching at Yoga Gives Back


Yoga means ‘yoke’ or ‘union’ in Sanskrit, the language of yoga, and the Jackson Hole Yoga Community wants to promote this message of union, or unity, in addition to promoting the health benefits of yoga and the healthy lifestyle it encourages. Union can be between body and mind, but also as unity between individuals in a community and even worldwide.

The intention behind this particular event is community and unity, bringing together all of the yoga studios in the Jackson Hole area for a common purpose of service and giving.

Yoga Gives Back Silent Auction Items/Raffle Prizes

• Children 6-12 Youth Ski program through JH Ski Club or Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Donated by Brent Newton Memorial Ski Foundation | Value $1050
amy ringholz painting
• Amy Ringholz painting donated by Amy Ringholz | Value $500

• $300 Rodeo JH boutique gift certificate donated by Rodeo JH | Value $300

• Structural Integration 3-Series donated by Gravity Works | Value $300

• Ayurvedic Consultation with Cameron Barker donated by Jackson Hole Yoga Therapy | Value $250

• Developing a Personal Practice with Molly Armour donated by Jackson Hole Yoga Therapy | Value $250

• Golf for Two at Teton Pines

• 1 – Ten Class Pack to Pursue Movement Studio donated by Pursue Movement Studio | Value $200

• Haircut and Color with Jairus at Jairus Noble Salon | Value $200

• 10 – Individual Surfset Classes ($18 value each) donated by Medicine Wheel Wellness | Value $180

• 2 – 30 Minute Injury Assessments ($75 value each) at Medicine Wheel Wellness | Value $150

• 90-Minute Abhyanga Oil Massage with Cameron Barker donated by Jackson Hole Yoga Therapy | Value $150

• 2 – 5 class packs ($75 value each) to Medicine Wheel Wellness | Value $150

• 5 – 30-Minute Sessions on the Alter G Anti-gravity treadmill at Peak Physical Therapy | Value $125

• Snake River Grill Gift Certificate donated by Snake River Grill | Value $100

• Jackson Hole Backcountry Skier’s Guide SOUTH by Thomas Turiano | Value $95

• $75 gift card to Lotus Cafe | Value $75

• 3 Day Nourish Cleanse from Healthy Being Juicery | Value $180

• 1 Day Reset Cleanse from Healthy Being Juicery | Value $50

• $150 Gift Certificate to Sudachi | Value $150

• Two separate $75 dollar gift certificates to Mountain Khakis | Value $150

• DVD’s and Teton Gravity Goods donated by Teton Gravity Research (TGR) | Value $100

• Onzie Chic Bra donated by Onzie | Value $48

• Onzie Capris donated by Onzie | Value $56

• Teeki Booty Shorts donated by Hannah Navarro Spangler of Jackson Hole Yoga – Yoga in Nicaragua | Value $46

• 2 – sets of 5 classes to Akasha Yoga Studio ($90 each) in the town of Jackson | Value $180

• 2 – sets of 5 classes to Teton Yoga Shala ($85 each) | Value $170

• One 5 class pack to Inversion Yoga | Value $85

• One Tree of Life Gold Plated Necklace by Baroni Designs donated by Teton Yoga Shalao | Value $120

• 2 – Pong Wireless Protection Cases for iPhone 5/5S donated by Teton Yoga Shala ($60 each) | Value $120

• 2 – Yoga Today One-Year Online Membership (valued at $119 each) donated by Yoga Today | Value $238

• Melt Method Hand and Feet Kit donated by Stacy Fischer | Value $50

• Energizing Balancing Session donated by Lori Reetz | Value $100

• Stio Apparel donated by STIO

• Lululemon Yoga Mat donated by Inversion Yoga | Value $48+

• 2 – Art by Abby Trucker Hats donated by Abby Paffrath | Value $35 each

• Jackson Hole T-shirts & Sweatshirts donated by Lee’s Tees

• Assorted Fly Jackson Hole Shirts & Hats

* Teton Yoga Shala Sweatshirt ($60) & Ganesh Tank ($32) | Value $92

• 2 – Mala Meditation Bracelets | Value $27 each

• 1 – Pair Rudraksha + Turquoise Earrings | Value $25

About the Jackson Hole Yoga Community:

While the Jackson Hole Yoga Community isn’t an official entity, it is a group united by its interests in educating about yoga with members including yoga teachers, yoga studios, wellness centers and even an online yoga publisher. This year’s sponsors include Akasha Yoga, Inversion Yoga, Jackson Hole Yoga Therapy, Medicine Wheel Wellness, Pursue Movement, Teton Yoga Shala, Yoga on Little and Yoga Today.

About National Yoga Month:

September is official National Yoga Month, which is a national observance designated by the Department of Health & Human Services, designed to educate about the health benefits of yoga and to inspire a healthy lifestyle. Hundreds of community events are organized each year in celebration of National Yoga Month every September.

Yoga Gives Back Fundraiser in Jackson Hole