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The Free Mind
May 2018

Yoga Sutra 4.6
“Only the mind born of meditation is free from Karmic impressions.”
Events that happen in life color how the mind interprets the information..
And these impressions of the mind determine how reality is perceived.
A mind trained in meditation has the ability to look at life without aversions or attachments, giving a pure vision of what stands before you without Karmic impressons.
You become the observer of the play of life.
With this skill, life will be measured as to whether it is helpful or not helpful, causes of suffering or not to suffer.
It is no longer dependent on past impressions that are in fact not helpful or flat out in error.
The mind  now knows what is Truth.
When meditation is practiced consistently it changes the way the mind and brain receives information both on a spiritual and physical level.
Your perception becomes your reality. But if your perception is in error, what does that reality look like?
A mind free from latent karmic impressions is born from the work of meditation.

Mother’s Day Closing at DSY
In honor of Mother’s Day, Diana’s School of Yoga will be closed next Sunday 5/13th.
Regular hours will resume Monday 5/14.
Happy Mothers day to all mother’s and to those who nurture other beings in kindness and love!

DSY Year Long Meditation for World Peace
Next Meditation Sunday  5/20

At this moment in time we are experiencing some of the greatest challenges known to humanity, as seen in the plight of world hunger, ethnic cleansing, racial divides, and the list goes on and on.
As an individual 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 experiences 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 in 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.

DSY Featured May $5.00 Drop In Class
Power Yoga

For the  month of May we are featuring all Power Yoga classes on our schedule.
Many are hesitant to try a vinyasa flow class assuming it’s too advanced.
But at DSY we accommodate the postures to the capabilities of the student not a one size fit all approach to the posture.
Power Yoga is scheduled at our studio Tues/Thurs at 6:30 p.m and on Saturdays at 11:45 a.m.
And for a drop in rate of only $5.00 what are you waiting for?!
To sign up for the class contact us at or call Diana at

Summer Ayurveda Workshop
with Kat Dinh Saturday June 9th

Our first Winter Ayurveda Workshop with Kat Dinh was so successful she is coming back to show us how to do Summer the Ayurveda way!
The workshop based on the principles of Ayurveda and focused on maintaining whole being wellness in the Summer season. Students will learn easy and practical ways to incorporate Ayurveda, nutrition, yoga asana, breath work, and self care routines that will:
– reveal your unique constitution
– burn off excesses
– energize the body, mind & spirit
– empower your intuitive inner healing
– bring you back to balance
– improve immunity

Summer Ayurveda Workshop Is coming Saturday June 9th

Session #1:  1:00-3:00pm (2 hours)    Intro to Ayurveda + Yoga                    ($25)
Session #2:  3:30-5:30pm (2 hours)   Pranayama + Ayurveda for Summer  ($25)
Both sessions for $45

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 andPilates 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.

      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

      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!

      The discounted packages for Aerial Yoga
      Package of 4 classes $70.00
      Auto draft package of 4 classes $60.00
      Packages expire in 6 months. Classes do not have to be taken consecutively.
      For more information please visit our website at, contact Diana at or call 817-909-6544

      May Pose of the Month

      Jathara Parivartanasana/Revolved Abdomen

      Revolved Abdomen is one of those juicy twist where you can really go deep without much effort!
      To start off with lie on you back with arms stretched out like the letter “T”, arms inline with the shoulders. In the variation pictured above, bring both legs up at a 90 degree angle.
      Drop the left leg down to the mat. Take the right leg over to the left.
      For a deeper stretch place the left hand on the right leg anywhere from the thigh to the foot. Then turn your head to the left.