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Samyama Is the Beginning
November 2017

Yoga Sutra 3.5

With the mastery of Samyama the light of knowledge or higher consciousness dawns, flashes, or becomes visible.
This ability signals not the end but the beginning of higher consciousness training. Each turn of the wheel of consciousness brings new meaning and awareness through practice.
With this knowledge fluidity is balanced. There is no seeking but a surrendering to what is already available.

DSY Holiday Schedule

Closed Thanksgiving Day 11/23rd
Free Family Day Yoga Friday 11/24th 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Closed Sunday 12/24th Christmas Eve and Monday 12/25th Christmas Day
Regular Schedule resumes Tuesday 12/26th
Closed Sunday 12/31st New Years Eve
Free Family Day Yoga New Years Day Monday 1/1st 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
All other classes canceled New Years Day Monday 1/1st
Regular Schedule resumes Tuesday 1/2nd

Get Up and Flow with Juan
Nov 6th – Nov 29th


Juan and his beautiful daughter Zoe
Hello, my name is Juan, and I am a yogi for the non-yogis.
That’s not to say that I don’t have a powerful passion for doing Astanga at 6 am everyday or meditating for hours, because I do.
But, I know it took me a long time to get here, and it was hard to do in faced paced classes all over a huge city like Dallas, TX.
For that reason, I decided to do whatever I could to make my classes more fun, less competitive, and carve my own lane for spreading a practice that has truly made me whole again.
I feel my Yoga Teacher Training at Dallas Yoga Center has groomed me this way.
I had 3 very unique teachers that I’m grateful for as each one taught with a burning compassion for people, yoga, meditation, and hands on knowledge.
Peace and love. See you on the mat.

This Early Morning series will be an experience with yoga chakra to introduce you to what chakras are, and how to familiarize yourself with your chakras through yoga, essential oils and sounds!
This class will be every Monday and Wednesday morning, 6;15 a.m. – 7:15 a.m.
Series Dates – 11/6th – 11/29th.
Choose the package that right for you!
2 classes per week for this 4 week series  Non Members $75.00 Members $45.00
1 class per week for this 4 week series      Non Members $50.00 Members $35.00
For more information please feel free to contact Juan Johnson on Facebook or call Diana at diana@dianasschoolofyoga.com or call her at 817-909-6544

 

Introduction to Meditation
Friday 11/17/17

The first thread in the Yoga Sutra starts with “And now the expounding of Yoga begins.”
Many people only know Yoga through the physical practice of asana or yoga postures.
Yet, even from the first step on the mat there is an immediate awareness of transformation.

This awareness is what can begin the next step of yoga practice, Meditation. 
In this workshop, Meditation will be explored covering it’s origins, benefits and techniques of this enlightening practice.
No prior yoga experience required.
This is a donation based event. All proceeds will be donated to United Nations Girl’s Education Initiative.

Date: Friday 11/17/17
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Location: Diana’s School of Yoga
Contact Diana for more intormation at diana@dianasschoolofyoga.com or call 817-909-6544

DSY Year Long Meditation for World Peace
Start Date Sunday Jan 21st
At this moment in time we are experiencing some of the greatest challenging known to humanity, as seen in the plight of world hunger, ethnic cleansing, racial divides, as the list goes on and on.
As a singular person you might wonder what can you do, how can you make a difference?
Meditation has been proven to increase the level of peace in the vicinity of where it happens. It has in fact the ability to transform the world. And this potential for peace is magnified in a group setting.
When you meditate in groups each person feels a connection with others more viscerally and imparts feelings of being less alone. The group practice has the ability of allowing the individual person to go deeper and tap into a more profound awareness
Empirical results seem to validate what the ancient sages said, that there is greater peace in the vicinity of the enlightened. Individually we may not see ourselves as enlightened, but the group effect multiplies each single member.
The event with occur every 3rd Sunday monthly. for one year.
The meditation time spans 3 hours. The time spent by each person is uniquely open for each person’s own preference. Stay 3 minutes or 3 hours – all time spent is of value.
Can’t make it to the studio then join us from home by joining us during the time frame scheduled. It is all valued and appreciated!
We ask for everyone interested to join us in this year long journey of Meditation Japa for world peace! This is a donation based event. All proceeds will be donated to United Nations Girl’s Education Initiative.Start Date: Sunday Jan 21, 2018 End Date: Sunday Dec 16, 2018
Schedule:  Every 3rd Sunday
Time:          6:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Emily’s Corner

Hate to Exercise?
6 Reasons Why and What You Can Do About It

  1. You’re Working Out for Weight Loss

One of the top reasons for starting a fitness program is weight loss. It’s a surprisingly bad motivator when it comes to getting long term adherence to an exercise program. In the list of benefits from exercising, weight loss is pretty far down the timeline list when compared to other benefits gained almost immediately such as more energy, less stress, better sleep, improved blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose. It’s important to focus on the numerous internal benefits that are not necessarily reflected on the bathroom scales. Remembering how good you feel afterwards and reminding yourself of those seemingly invisible results will help keep you steady and on track ensuring that you will continue to say yes to exercise and see the weight loss.

  1. You’re Going Overboard

There’s no doubt that exercise can be a big life change especially if you’ve been sedentary for a long time. With that said, start-up exercise programs shouldn’t be intense and drastic. Sure, anyone can muster up the discipline to dive in to the 5 a.m. 6 week killer boot camp but most people drop out before the end or quit exercising shortly thereafter. Let’s be honest, who wants to get up at 5 am and kill themselves everyday especially if you already hate exercise.  Start with small goals that you know you can achieve and then build upon that foundation. This has been shown to bring about long term adherence. Not only do you give your body a period of time to adjust to the increased physical demand, you avoid unnecessary overuse injuries.

  1. You Feel Bad About Your Body

Self-consciousness about how your body looks and worrying over what people think can squash your motivation quick. There’s mixed research on the effect of mirrors in gyms and motivation but for those suffering with body hatred a mirror might not be such a good thing in the beginning. Most people don’t look amazing in their workout clothes when they begin exercising so don’t put that unreasonable pressure on yourself. Celebrate the fact that you are doing something positive for your health. Many YMCAs, private gyms and ladies only fitness centers offer safe spaces for people to work out who might be overly self-conscious.  Working out in the privacy of your own home is another option. Find a workout that’s right for you on a DVD, YouTube channel, or podcast.

  1. Picking the Wrong Workout

Don’t force yourself to do workouts that don’t suit your personal preference or personality. If you’re a clumsy loner who loves the outdoors, don’t go to a jam packed Zumba class. A long walk or bike ride on a beautiful nature trail is probably more suitable. On the flip side, if you’re energized around people and love the social aspect of group fitness classes you probably won’t enjoy swimming laps in the pool.  This isn’t to say you box yourself in to certain activities because cross training is beneficial for minimizing overuse injuries. Go for the types of activities that you enjoy so it’s easier to participate and the dread-hate factor is lessened.  Think about those activities you’ve always wanted to do but never had the chance to do, or something you enjoyed in the past.

  1. You’re in Pain

A bad back, sore knee, previous injury or arthritis can make getting fit a challenge. Physical therapy or corrective exercises can probably help many of these conditions. Ask your doctor to prescribe physical therapy or find a corrective exercise specialist who can show you techniques to address problem areas. By strengthening and lengthening specific muscles, exercise can be more comfortable if not pain free.

  1. You Think It Costs Too Much

It’s true that you can shell out a lot of cash on fitness. Personal trainers, boutique studios, upscale fitness centers and Pilates classes can add up. Skip the expensive activities and stick to your budget. You may already own a pair of walking shoes, bicycle or fitness equipment. There are tons of free YouTube videos and podcasts to guide you through any type and length of workout you want.

DSY Holiday Challenge

Yes it’s time for the DSY Holiday Challenge!

Yoga has been proven to alleviate all types of stress in a significant way as well as give a boost to the immune system, both of which can take a hit during this hectic time of year.
By attending classes you get rewarded by not only reducing stress but also a chance to win special prizes, which is a great way to stay motivated.
Many students have reported being able to stay focused on themselves and their practice thus reducing
stress just by participating in this challenge.
Monday, November 13th we will begin taking names of those wishing to participate in the Holiday Challenge by putting your name put in the basket in the reception area.
The Holiday Challenge will begin Monday November 20th and ends Monday December 22nd.
For every 1 hour class taken you will receive 1 point, each 90 min class is worth 2 points, 1 hour Thai Yoga Therapy Session is worth 4 points and each additional ½ hour added is worth another 1 point. Any workshop taken during this period is worth 5 points.

First prize is a monthly unlimited gift card plus a years subscription to Yoga Journal
Second Prize a 1 hour Thai session and an eye pillow
Third prize 1 year subscription to Yoga Journal.
So why don’t you throw your name in the basket? All you have to gain is good health, peace and a wonderful holiday spirit!
Happy Holidays!

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

Parighasana/Gate Pose

Stand on your knees. Inhale stretch your arms out like the letter “T”.  Exhale step your right leg out even with your hip. Inhale bring your arms over head. Exhale drop the right hand onto the right leg. Inhale stretch the left arm up over head. Exhale extend the right hand down towards the right foot. Repeat left side.

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