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NEWSLETTER

Check out the DSY Monthly Newsletter for health and yoga related news, tips and special events! You can also subscribe to our Newsletter and receive it monthly to your email inbox.


 

Obstacles Revealed
July 2017

With a careful and persistent practice, the obstacles to enlightenment can be cleared. First there must be an understanding of what those obstacles are and how they come about.
The obstacles first appear as distractions, that when focused on become the obstacle. What you focus on grows.

Yoga Sutra 1.30 makes a very concise list of 9 obstacles to enlightenment.
With this knowledge gives the tools to remove the attention from those things which no longer serves you. Once the focus is removed a path cleared to Awareness.
Obstacles are a natural part of this journey and you can take heart in the fact that many sage beings before us walked this same road.
The 9 obstacles are 1) Disease 2) Dullness 3) Doubt 4) Carelessness 5) Laziness
6) Cravings 7) False Perception 8) Failure to reach firm ground 9) Failure to maintain after Firm Ground has been met.
When any of these attributes show up, the practice then is to push through it. Focus on the what does serve you in your growth and then let it blossom!

July 4th Special Noon Day Celebration Class
Free noon time Yoga Class for all to celebrate this July 4th the DSY way!
Come join us for an all ages, all levels yoga class to get your holiday going right.
All other classes on this day will be canceled.
The regular schedule resumes Wednesday July 5th.

Yoga Chant Meditate Weekend Retreat
August 4 – 6

DSY will be hosting a 3 day Yoga Chant Meditate retreat weekend. This will be an opportunity to rejuvenate mind, spirit and body through a holistic yogic approach.
We are now taking registrations for the Summer 2017 Yoga Chant Meditate Retreat scheduled for Friday August 4th – Sunday August 6th.
This all-inclusive weekend features over 10 hours of yoga, including yoga asana practice meditation, chanting and an examination of yoga philosophy found in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras.
Exquisite vegetarian fare will be served at each meal.
In addition, there will be professional massages available, at special retreat prices that can’t be missed.
Center of Divine Light, a holistic retreat center, is the site for this invigorating sojourn, only 70 miles NW of the D/FW area.
It is owned and operated by Kevin Leech, a potter, artist and registered massage therapist.
Kevin purchased the property in 1999 and has worked steadily to bring the land and buildings back to life in a creative, loving and respectful manner.
Some of the amenities of the property include 10-foot wind chimes, sky chairs, natural mineral bath soaks and a star lit night sky without end!
$50.00 non refundable deposit is all that is needed to reserve your space today.

Address: 121 Green Elm Rd Wizard Wells , Texas 76458 Retreat Center Phone: (940) 374-3058
Fee: $350.00
Early Registration, (on or before Friday July 28th) $300.00
Register online at www.dianasschoolofyoga.com or at Diana’s School of Yoga studio.

DSY Summer Challenge
July 5th – August 18th

DSY Summer Challenge time is here!
This challenge is a way to stay healthy, peaceful and full of energy for all of your summer adventures.
Those who accept the challenge they will have the opportunity to win free or greatly reduced prices for the DSY logo Tank tops, (style and color shown above).
The Summer Challenge will begin July 5th and ends August 18th.

The rules are as follows;
Sign up to participate at the studio in the reception area starting Friday June 30th.
Then starting Wednesday July 5th every participant who attends at least 4 classes per week will be eligible to receive a free DSY tank top or t-shirt, (with one bye week for vacations)!
The instructor for the class or event you attend will mark the appropriate space.
If you can’t quite make the 4 classes per week to receive a free shirt discounts will be available based on a point system.
One hour classes will be worth 1 point, 90  minutes 2 points, any special event/workshop will be 3 points and 1 hour Thai session will be 2 points 90 minute session 3 points 2 hour session and 3 hour session 5 points.
The highest score will get 75% off, 2nd place 50% off, 3rd place 25% and 4th place 15%.
What will you have to show for your summer practice?!

For more information contact Diana at diana@dianasschoolofyoga.com or call 817-909-6544

Summer 21 Day Yoga Boot Camp
August 11, 2017

The 21 Day Yoga boot camp is based on a Panchakarma model, an Ayurvedic system where there is a removal of impurities of mind, spirit and body.
This process brings an awareness that releases old patterns that can improve health and possibly even the quality of life.
The Panchakarma or five practices that will be used are;
1) Monday – Friday 6:00 a.m.-7:00a.m. yoga practice
2) A diet based on an ancient cleansing method.
3) Breath work/Pranayama
4) Sweat Therapy
5) Daily Journaling
This boot camp is designed to progressively move through all 5 practices allowing complete ease throughout the 21 days. Anyone from a beginner to advanced student can fully participate in all phases of the Boot Camp due to this method.
First Day of Boot Camp begins Friday August 11th.
Fee: $110.00 non-member
$45.00 for current paid DSY members.

Emily’s Corner

All About Peaches

I have many vivid childhood memories of visiting my Grandmother in Alabama during the summer times. An unforgettable memory is the taste of fresh peaches sliced up for breakfast every morning. No doubt they were locally grown, picked ripe and purchased from one of the produce trucks parked along the Main Street. As we approach the prime season for this delicious fruit (June through August) I thought it might be nice to know some of the nutritious health benefits and some creative ways to incorporate peaches into your diet.

Health Benefits

  • Peaches are an excellent source of the strong antioxidant vitamin C, which not only facilitates healing but can combat the formation of free radicals known to cause cancer.  Vitamin C, when eaten in its natural form can improve overall skin texture and fight skin damage caused by the sun and pollution. Vitamin C also plays a vital role in the formation of collagen, the support system of your skin.
  • Research from Texas A&M showed that peaches and plum extracts were effective in killing even the most aggressive types of breast cancer cells and did not harm normal healthy cells in the process.
  • A large peach has fewer than 70 calories and contains 3 grams of fiber. 
  • Peaches are an excellent source of beta carotene which is beneficial for eyesight and boosts the immune system.  Beta carotene gives the characteristic pigment to orange foods so the darker the peach pigment the better.
  • Pureed peaches applied topically on your face can rejuvenate the skin. The natural enzymes slough away dead skin cells, moisturize and nourish your skin.

Wanting to practice Yoga but concerned about the cost?
DSY HAS DISCOUNTED MEMBERSHIPS to suit every budget!
We offer an Introductory Special for new students where for only $10.00 you can take 10 classes within 10 days.

Monthly Unlimited auto pay for single membership is $76.00

We also offer group rate discounts for monthly unlimited.
Group of 2 $67.00 per person
Group of 3 $52.00 per person
Group of 4 $41.00 per person
Monthly Unlimited means you can join in on all the classes on our schedule as many times as you wish!

For more information please visit our website at www.dianasschoolofyoga.com or contact Diana at diana@dianasschoolofyoga.com or call 187-909-6544

July Posture: Jathara Parivrtti/Revolved Abdomen

Lie on your back face up. Bring your arms out to the sides, inhaling lift your legs up, dropping one straight down  to the mat. Exhaling slowing lower your top leg over to the opposite side. To go deeper in the pose bend the extended leg near the chest, hold the foot with the hand then slowing straighten the knee. To modify take the bent knee over to the opposite side. Turn your head away from the opposing leg/knee.
Image from Leslie Kaminoff “Yoga Anatomy”