Read below for some fun ways to welcome Summer with me today, tomorrow and Saturday.
According to The Old Farmer’s Almanac Summer Solstice happens today, Thursday, June 21, 2018 specifically at 6:07 a.m. EDT (3:07 a.m. EDT).
In the Northern Hemisphere, the June solstice occurs when the Sun reaches both its highest and northernmost points in the sky. (In contrast, the June solstice in the Southern Hemisphere is when the Sun is at its lowest point in the sky.)
The word “solstice” comes from Latin solstitium—from sol (sun) and stitium (to stop), reflecting the fact that on the solstice, the sun appears to stop moving in the sky as it reaches its northern- or southernmost point. After the solstice, the sun appears to reverse course and head back in the opposite direction.
The timing of the June solstice is not based on a specific calendar date or time; it all depends on when the sun reaches its northernmost point from the equator. Therefore, the June solstice won’t always occur on the same day.
Richard Rosen, explains why we practice Sun … Continue reading
June has been a fun month for me partnering with Athleta.
Turtles Yoga & Wellness, the studio where I teach, partnered with Athleta–Washington Square for June Studio of the Month.
Each Saturday in June a different Turtles teacher taught a free yoga or Pilates class.
I taught on June 11.
I had a great group of students. Many were some of my own students and some were new students.
We practiced Sun Salutes in anticipation of Summer Solstice and International Yoga Day Portland.
Yoga Day Portland
On Tuesday, June 21, it was Summer Solstice. There was a big celebration in Portland’s Pioneer Square.
There were many free yoga classes, vendors, music, dancing, an Athleta fashion show, where I was a model.
The fashion show ended up being so much fun. We put on a fabulous show and looked amazing while modeling and yoga posing.
Here is a video of a small part of the fashion show.
The group of women (pictured to the right) I rehearsed with and hung out with over many Sunday evenings are amazing people. I am sad I won’t be seeing them regularly.
Yoga Day Portland was a great yoga celebration. It was such an … Continue reading
My third newsletter came out Wednesday, June 1.
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Many have been asking when the next newsletter is coming out. The wait is over and here it is.
This is my third newsletter. I have reposted the first two on my blog, Go Fit Girl! You can read the first here and the second here.
Wow, first day of June. I have some exciting things coming up this month.
Upcoming June yoga class themes:
- Focusing on the pelvis from Wednesday, June 1-Monday, June 6. A neutral pelvis keeps the low back healthy. Many suffer from pelvic floor disorders, which can cause a lot of issues in the body.
- Low back is the theme running from Wednesday, June 8-Monday, June 13. In the U.S. lower … Continue reading
Turtles Yoga & Wellness (a studio where I teach) and Athleta Washington Square are partnering as June Studio of the Month.
On Saturday, June 11 from 8-9 a.m. I am teaching a FREE yoga class.
See Facebook invitation here.
After my yoga class I am inviting friends and students to join me for a quick coffee at the Starbucks in the mall.
Come first for some fun and fabulous free yoga. And after for some coffee and a chat (before I head out for my second yoga class that day).
The other Turtles classes are also on Saturdays: June 4, June 18 and June 25 (all those classes will be from 9-10 a.m.)
Athleta Fashion Show
Tuesday, June 21 is Summer Solstice, first day of summer!
It’s also International Yoga Day Portland. It will be a world-wide celebration of International Yoga Day in Portland.
International Yoga Day was inaugurated by the United Nations on December 11, 2014, and signed by 177 countries, including the United … Continue reading
Today is the Summer Solstice. June 21. The first day of summer.
Many yoga practitioners celebrate by practicing Surya Namaskar, Sun Salutes.
The tradition is to practice 108. There are many things I found giving significance to the number 108, from it being a sacred number in yoga and Hinduism to mathematical to many other things I read.
This coming week I will be teaching (and practicing in my home practice) a few versions of sun salutes to celebrate the Summer Solstice. (My students don’t need to worry, we won’t be practicing 108.)
According to one of my yoga teachers, Richard Rosen, when practicing Sun Salutes “you are saluting the outside sun for providing life to the planet, and you internal sun for providing consciousness.” (This quote came from Good Sunshine Day linked below.)
I’ve written about Sun Salutes before when I was in my teacher training.
The sun is the bestower of life. The Sun Salute is is a circular Vinyasa flow. Sun Salutes are about flow, methodical thinking, building and deliberate Vinyasa sequence.
I got some ideas for my sequence this week from an article in Yoga Journal titled Good Sunshine Day.
Today is also the first … Continue reading