Put A Little Yoga in Your Life

Sol Full Yoga Studio Monroe NYFirst what is yoga? Is it a religion or an exercise program? Well the short answer is neither. Yoga is a philosophy and a science.   Being a science there is no dogma or belief system. It’s the science that teaches you breath control, simple meditation, and body postures that allow you to be relaxed and healthy. The meaning of the word yoga is union. Simply put yoga will teach you to unify your mind, body, and soul.   Now tell me, who couldn’t use that in their life??

A yoga class will enable you to be present. We are all so used to living in our minds distracted by our phones and our to-do list that we rarely notice the present moment. Over time your yoga practice will begin to help you “tame” your mind. The classes are designed to keep you present. The sequence of postures and the breathing cues will keep you in the present moment.  Connecting your body, mind, and breath helps to direct our attention inward. Through the process of inward attention we become more aware of who we are.

Yoga classes often start with a Dharma talk. The teacher will simply relay a story or a quote for the theme of the class. The messages are always positive and up lifting. They could be about gratitude, forgiveness, or kindness just to name a few.   Let your yoga class serve as a reminder to forgive, love, and be grateful.  All classes end with savasana, which is my favorite 10 minutes of the day. It is a time to thank your body for all it’s hard work each and every day and to give it the gift of rest.

The physical effects of yoga are easy to see and measure. Your body will be leaner and your muscles longer. You will be flexible and graceful even if you never were before. Improvement in flexibility can be seen with each class. Who doesn’t love instant gratification?   Yoga can be as physically challenging or as restorative as you need it to be. Yoga practitioners understand that resting and restoring your muscles are just as important as building them and there are classes offered for whatever you body calls for.

The class normally ends with the sound of OM, which is simply a sound that makes a vibration that is said to connect all things. The teacher will say Namaste, which is translated as “I bow to you”. The teacher is simply acknowledging the light in each and every person’s heart and honoring it.

We are constantly bombarded with negative images, stories, people, and events. Let your yoga class envelop you with it’s positive messages and energy and may you carry that with you throughout your week. The benefits of yoga on your body and your mind are powerful and instantaneous. You will feel it the moment you say “Namaste”.

Stop by the studio and let Sol Full Yoga Studio be your light.


Art of Attention: A Life of Practice with Elena Brower Sunday Sept 14th 12-2.30PM

Sept  14th 2014 - Art of Attention: A Life of Practice with Elena Brower

Mama, founder of Virayoga, and co-author of Art of Attention: Book One, Elena has taught yoga for 17+ years.

Iaroland Yoga proud & thrilled to host Art of Attention: A Life of Practice with Elena Brower. Sunday Sept 14th 12-2.30PM, PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED –> http://conta.cc/1BilYAO
Mama, founder of Virayoga, and co-author of Art of Attention: Book One, Elena has taught yoga for 17+ years. After graduating from Cornell University in 1992 with a design degree, she worked as a textile and apparel designer for 6 years, and has been studying with master yoga teachers for over 11 years. Influenced by several traditions, Elena offers yoga as a way to approach our world with realistic reverence and gratitude. Her classes are a masterful, candid blend of artful alignment and attention cues for your body, mind and heart.

From the Museum of Modern Art to the Great Lawn at Central Park, from the playa at Burning Man to the Eiffel Tower, Elena is honoured to offer larger-scale experiences of yoga, but her true service is in shifting awareness within the smallest interactions; one family, one household at a time. She’s been featured in the New York Times, Yoga Journal, Element Yoga for Beginners DVDs, ABC News, CBS News and NBC News.

As the Executive Producer of On Meditation, she is curating a project about the relevance of meditation and its benefits. Elena has contributed to Yoga Journal, Yoga International, Huffington Post, MindBodyGreen, Positively Positive, The Chalkboard Mag, TheDailyLove, and Elephant Journal, and is a Beauty Ecologist with Pangea Organics, part of the movement to bring organic, all-natural beauty care products to millions of households worldwide. You can take class with her on YogaGlo.Elena Brower - Founder of Virayoga

More info About Elena , You can find at www.elenabrower.com

Art of Attention: A Life of Practice. Together we will explore the architecture of asana through a nourishing sequence for your body, mind and heart. Let your practice inform your being with this 2.5 hour open level hatha flow class.

$45 pre-registration required. We will not be taking walk-in students. http://conta.cc/1BilYAO
Please pay via PayPal or make check payable to Me, i.Jouravlev. And mail to my home address 12 Wisteria Rd Lafayette NJ 07848. we need to receive your check by Sept 1st.

Teacher Training More info

Sol full Yoga’s 200 hour program is a Yoga Alliance approved 200 hr RYT teacher training. Delve deeper into the study of all that is yoga. In this 8 Month course(meeting one weekend per month) we will cover Anatomy & Physiology, the history of Yoga(including the Bhagavad Gita & the yoga sutras) Teaching methodology, Meditation & pranayama, Posture alignment, Sequencing, Life coaching, and you will be learn how to lead your own class and find your own voice while practice teaching. All yoga classes at the studio are free of charge while you are enrolled in this program. The course fee is $2800, however if paid in full by 10/15 the rate will be $2600. $400 deposit is required to sign up by 8/15. Payment plans for remaining balance are available. 2 payments of $1150 (one payment due 10/15 2nd payment due 1/15(total course fee $2700) or 8 monthly installments of $300(total course fee $2800) we recommend have a steady Yoga practice prior to applying. Space will be limited to a maximum of 15 students. To sign up please click the link below and reserve your place with your $400 deposit. if you need more information please come to our TT info meeting on 7/28 Monday @6pm  


Required reading for 200hr TT

The following is the reading list for those interested in getting a head start on reading. For the first weekend you will need “the Yamas and Niyamas” by Deborah Adele

other required “the yoga sutras of Patanjali” by Sri S. Satchidananda, “chakra Balancing” by Anodea Judith, “Bhagavad Gita” by Stephen Mitchell, “Yoga Anatomy” by Leslie Kaminoff ,”practicing the Power of now by Eckard Tolle

recommended but not required “the Art of Attention by Elena Brower, Yin Yoga by Bernie Clark, “a woman’s book of meditation by Hari Kaur Khalsa, “Light on Yoga by BKS Iyengar, “The key Muscles of Yoga” by Ray Long

and also The Language of Yoga by Nicolai Bachman (for Sanskrit names and terms)

Teacher training updates

We are happy to announce our first teacher training! Here are the dates for Sol Full Yogas first 200 hour yoga Alliance approved teacher Training for 8 weekends total (one weekend per  month) from Oct-May Fridays 4-7 Saturdays 9:30-5:30 Sundays 9-4

Oct. 17-19, Nov. 14-16, Dec. 12-14, Jan 10-12, Feb 20-22, March 13-15, April 10-12 and May 15-17