Gratitude is a key way to turn negative thoughts into positive ones. Changing thought patterns through practicing gratitude can impact the physical, psychological and social aspects of a person’s well-being.
There are challenges to gratitude like narcissism, materialism and over-scheduling. Therefore, it is important to mindfully and consistently practice gratitude, much like meditation. You can practice gratitude by finding ways to verbalize, write it down, or share through social media; gratitude works best when it is shared.
Here are three ways to quickly practice the art of being grateful:
- Keep a Gratitude Journal: At the end of your day, write down at least three things that you are grateful for. This can be as simple as feeling grateful for being able to easily obtain clean water through a faucet, or for the people who take your garbage away each week (Imagine if no one came to get it!).
- Write a Gratitude Letter: Write a letter of thanks to someone who has positively impacted your life. Explain how they impacted your life-be sure to be specific and descriptive when you write. You can choose whether or not to mail the letter. Either way, you will receive the benefits of gratitude.
- Receive Gratefully: Be mindful and accepting when other people pay you compliments, or when you do something to be proud of. Recognize and accept the good feelings that result.
Practicing gratitude is essential for happiness. If you set your intentions for gratitude each day, eventually gratitude will be your attitude!
Come celebrate National Yoga Month with our 4th annual 30 Day Challenge!
Our 30 Day Challenge is just $30 for Unlimited Yoga for the entire month of September if you are new to the studio! Current student or have not been in a while? Cost is $50. Yoga Club members? It’s included in your membership.
Each time you come you each week will be entered into a drawing for $20 Om Buck$ that you can use towards retail, class passes, and even memberships
At the end of the 30 days everyone who has been to the studio to practice without missing a day will be entered into a $100 Om Buck$ drawing.
Each participant will receive a special gift!
So don’t wait! Click here to sign up online!
Come celebrate National Yoga Month with our 3rd annual 30 Day Challenge!
30 days of unlimited yoga from September 1st to September 30th
$50 Seniors (60+ please) and those brand new to the studio
That’s unlimited yoga for the 30 days of September. Every time you come into class you will be entered into our weekly drawing. Each week one lucky winner will win $20 in Om Buck$.
At the end of the month every one that has practiced 30 consecutive days in the studio or at our retreat will be entered in a drawing to win $100 in Om Buck$!
You can use your Om Buck$ in the studio towards retail, privates, class passes, memberships, and the Retreat at the Beach!
The more you practice the more you increase your chances to win! And for our current Class Pass Holders and IY Members we are happy to extend your current package 30 days so that you can participate in the Challenge without losing what you have already paid for- but you need to commit and to sign up by August 31 to get the 30 day credit!
So don’t wait! Click here to sign up online!
What’s that I hear? The sound of the ocean? Ahhhhhh
Yes! Summer is here! When I was a child I spent my summers in the Catskill Mountains floating on the current of a creek in an inner tube.
Now I spend my summers (and winters) at the beach! I love walking the beach at sunrise before the world wakes up and seeing the dawn of a new day.
I love taking a bike ride in the heat of the day and feeling the hot air on my skin.
I love lying on the beach and feeling the warm sand beneath my skin and the warm sun on the top of my skin.
I love sipping a cool drink on my porch at night and looking up and seeing the stars.
But you know what I love the most? Just sitting in my beach chair looking at the ocean. Yup as simple as that.
In honor of summer – we have created a summer special:
Unlimited Yoga from now through August 31 for $250.00!
That includes beach yoga and sunrise yoga too! Click here to purchase*.
*under Series and Memberships, choose “classes” and look for the summer special!
Our summer schedule is up and running! We are excited to take our practice outside!
Join us for $10 Sunrise Beach Yoga:
Wednesdays 6:30 am – Garden City Beach Access #3 – first beach access on the south side of the pier
Sundays 7:00am Beach Yoga – North Litchfield Beach Access #51 – access just beyond the tennis courts off Parker Dr.
Summertime… such a beautiful time of the year to just be and enjoy the beauty that is around us. Whether you like to practice outside or indoors doesn’t matter. What does matter is that you just practice!
Wishing each of you a fun-filled and yoga filled summer!