In celebrating Dr. Seuss' birthday we learned how to work our feet and our hands. Just as Suess' Mr. Brown Can Moo!, Mrs. Cat can MEOW! In "Mrs. Cat Can Meow! Can You?" A Poem of Wacky, Wonderful Noises - While Clawing the Mat we allowed our inner animal out on the mat while paying close attention to our hands and feet. Are they wacky? Are they flat? Are they clawing the mat? When practicing this wacky flow while making Suesserrific noises you too will learn the importance of clawing the mat. In playing "Stop Foot, Go" (a zany spin on the all time favorite game, Musical Chairs) and studying the 4 corners of our feet we checked on our left foot and our right foot making sure they were fuzzy fur feet. While "Roaring", "split - splatting" and "meowing" along with Mrs. Cat we learned that when our four paws are aligned we feel more steady, more grounded, and in balance with the universe.Tags: No Table Yes, Do The Twist, Cat Scratch Fever, poetry, yoga flow, Dr. Seuss, Claw The Mat, Noises, Yoga with Sounds, Animals, Yoga Animals, I Am What I Am, Baby Got Back, Down Dog, Pride Plank
Kelley Sue's classes are inspirational and fun inviting students to connect with their hearts and their strength all the while reassuring them to honor their Self. She enjoys teaching a balance of artful alignment and playfulness while embracing the joys and benefits of yoga. Kelley Sue encourages her students to practice on and off the mat as well as giving constant gratitude and awareness of mind, breath, and spirit. Her classes are theme based and inspired by classical books, music, poems, art, and whatever inspires her on that particular day. Kelley Sue continues growing while studying a variety of styles and teachings. A heartfelt thank you to her teachers, Cheryl Crawford, Tara Judelle, Elena Brower, and founder of Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga, Sadie Nardini. She has also studied under Faith Hunter, Sara Mingus, and Gina Minyard.
It all began one morning while following Grounded Yoga's Facebook page. Co-Founder, Amy Haysman posted a super cool picture of Deepak Chopra's "The Seven Spiritual Laws of Superheros" that peeked my interest. On the cover of Chopra's book is a new super hero with the world in her hands and with text that reads, "Harnessing Our Power to Change the World". I had to go further and research more about the book and the author. In his book, Chopra teaches us that by exploring the boundaries of energy and awareness, allowing us to better understand ourselves and our potential, we are capable of changing the world. Yes! Of course!! This made total sense to me. So, I decided to take on the challenge of saving the world by tapping into my own Chakras. I found that I was becoming more grounded, more creative, more present, and more aware of my surroundings than ever before. My soul just opened up! This was only the beginning of my Chakra Adventure! I had to take what I was learning into my classes. I taught a six week Chakra System series to children ages 4-11 Super Hero style! It was Chakrariffic!!Tags: Noises, Drawings, Spiderman, superhero, Mantra, sounds, Chakras
Have you ever felt not worthy? Maybe you lacked Self-love or maybe you didn’t surround yourself with goodness at the time. Who we surround ourselves with is who we become. If we surround ourselves with downers we begin to feel down. If we surround ourselves with happy, joyous, and delightful people we become more happy and joyful. If we were to eat junk food every single day we would begin to feel down and ucky. When we eat healthier we experience delight and Self-love. Honor Your Self! Surround yourself with goodness. “The first step toward awareness is being willing to look at yourself and your life without judgment or self-criticism.” (Iyanla Vanzant) Awareness opens the heart to new possibilities.Tags: Self, Yoga, Movie, Despicable Me