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The Couple Poses That Will Change Your Life

If you’ve been to my class you’ve heard it before: Follow what feels good, what gets you to breathe. It’s more important than it sounds. It’s learning to listen to your body and understanding what it really needs and what supports it.

In the first few years I practiced yoga I would consistently start moving my mat and think “this feels good”. And then I’d go to work and think “this feels horrible”. In fact, at that point in my life what I was really thinking was “I’d rather be hit by a bus than go to work”. Then I’d land in savasana and think, “I feel love and I feel supported and nurtured”. And at that time I’d go home and think “meh” or be met with questions from friends as to why I was spending so much time on yoga (me).

It took me at least a year or so to figure out how to get my legs above my head for a “handstand” and another year to coordinate some semblance of side crow. In finding flight, even if some days meant landing on my face or my ass, I could feel there was so much more I was capable of. The seemingly impossible felt possible. So when my old, and last!, boss told me I couldn’t teach yoga and practice law on my own, I already knew it was possible and I quit that job right then and there.

When I decided on respecting myself and my ex enough to get divorced 9 years ago I was drawn to the more powerful poses like warrior II that invited and allowed me brief moments to embody confidence and strength, to regain my focus and intention. If I practiced these poses enough during the week I was able to stitch together moments in my day where I could conjure the same empowered and courageous self.

Then several years ago I found camel. Not the one I struggled in for years to find breath and support for my low back while I fought off the urge to throw up and kill the teacher in. The actual heart opener, the throat opener, the comfort in being so incredibly vulnerable and willing to allow my body to feel whatever was in that heart of mine. The scary as hell
camel that attempts to keep my tough love character and logically driven brain in check. The one that has trained my body, sometimes annoyingly, to soften when I feel anger, causing my mind to voluntarily follow suit…eventually and against its will at times.

Vulnerability may not be what you’re looking to cultivate. And that’s okay. We’ll all have different things we need at different points in our life. The important thing is we learn to figure out what these poses and what this practice does for us, how it effects our bodies and minds…and figure out how to use it to support and empower our true selves. As I always say: the more we engage in this process on the mat, the easier it gets to do in our day to day.

This week I invite you to figure out those couple of poses that will change your life.

Hint: follow what feels good and what gets you to breathe…that will point you in the right directions. For me I have an inkling I’ll be exploring (oh shit!) deep hip openers and core strength. Keep you posted.

High five to the journey!

NEW STUDENT STARTER PACKAGE $99

New to the studio or yoga? We want to set you up for success, help you meet your goals and make sure you’re taking advantage of all your practice has to offer.
PURCHASE IN STUDIO. We’ll register you for 3 classes over 10 days and schedule you a 30 minute private 1 on 1 with one of our teachers so you have the chance to work with poses, discuss injuries, questions, options, etc.
Questions? email jaclyn@beinunion.com

GUIDED YOGA RETREAT & ADVENTURE

Mexico City & Puerto Escondido

October 27th – November 3rd, 2018

DAY OF THE DEAD TRIP

!!REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!!

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This is an all out adventure, nature and culture immersion, culinary experience and yoga retreat, inclusive of Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexico City, that will have you energized and leave you fully recharged. We’ll wake up with the world, rejuvenate, indulge, soak up the sun, explore  and sleep like babies. Whether you’re new to yoga or have practiced for years, whether you traveled before or not… this retreat is for you. All you need to do is have or get a passport and register now.
See the Trainings Page for more info and Registration.

FALL YOGA TEACHER TRAINING 2018

SEPT 8TH – DEC 8TH, WEEKENDS ONLY

LIMITED TO 20 STUDENTS | INDIVIDUALIZED TRAINING

Are you in love with your practice? Maybe you’ve plateaued–in practice or life? Looking for more? If you’re reading this, the desire & need is already there–consciously or subconsciously your body & mind is asking & craving for a deeper connection to yourself, your life & your practice.

Life is yoga.  In this training you will learn how to bridge the gap between what you feel and how you move on your mat, and how you feel and how you move through your life. Experiencing change in your life is always difficult–but working to create change within yourself is even more so.  This training will be both one of the hardest and one of the best  things you’ll do in your life.

This training is intentionally kept small so that there is the chance to individualize this experience and so that you can be fully heard and seen. While there are no exams, this training will push you to be present, to participate and to do the deep personal work the practice of yoga asks of us. While tough–physically, mentally and or emotionally– at times, it is well worth the work you will put into yourself and well worth the very real, concrete results this yoga training process consistently delivers–whether it be in the form of life changing experiences, shifts in old and sometimes self-sabotaging habits & patterns, a new level of understanding of and accessibility to this 3,000+ year old practice, or anything in between.

Registration is now open.

See our Teacher Training page for more details or to register and or email jaclyn@beinunion.com with any questions.

Supporting Massachusetts Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired

Jaclyn will be running the 2018 Boston Marathon in April along side inspiring blind and visually impaired runners and supporters AKA Team with a Vision to raise money for the Massachusetts Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired. To show your support and make a donation of any kind, please check out her funding page @ https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/teamwithavisionboston2018/jaclynkryzak

$30 supports 1 hour of Assistive Technology (AT) support with a trained and experienced AT Vibrant Volunteer.

$40 pays for 1 Volunteers With Vision visit for an individual who is blind or visually impaired. Volunteers provide support through reading mail, grocery shopping, and other everyday tasks.

$48 buys 1 talking clock for an individual who is blind or visually impaired.

$52 provides 1 white cane for a year so that an individual may scan their surroundings for obstacles or orientation marks, but is also helpful for other traffic participants in identifying the user as blind or visually impaired and taking appropriate care.

$150 covers 1 visit from our trained and certified Orientation and Mobility Specialists (COMS) to individuals who are blind or visually impaired. Together, specific strategies and skills are implemented for safe, efficient, and effective travel in both indoor and outdoor environments.