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The Circle at Studio South

Beginning Tuesday June 7th and then the first Tuesday of every month at 7pm, we will hold this community drumming circle. Lead by Sandy Layman..you can bring your own drum or borrow one of ours. The event is FREE and open to all ages. We do ask you to consider a donation as we support a different local charity each month …

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Local Love – Monday, May 30, 2016

My oh my it’s the middle of May! Before we know it, it will be Memorial Day. Don’t worry the rest of this email is not in rhyme….I’m not that good. My husband and I are currently building a house….insert plenty of discussions on earth shattering topics such as paint colors, septic systems, and all things farmhouse. Back in April …

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Survey on summer child watch and kids yoga

Summer is almost here and if you are like us, your calendar is filling with day trips, weekend plans and summer getaways. Looking for kiddo options this summer at the studio? Please take our survey to voice your opinion on child watch and kids yoga! Tell us what you want! The survey is only 5 questions and super quick. Ranging …

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April Appreciation

This month we kicked off with April Appreciation. #appreciationapril! We loved all your #marchmotivation posts and the determination we’re seeing from our Spring Challenge participants and we thought it much needed to complement all your hard work with some good and simple APPRECIATION for the little things. The Shavasanas, the cool cloths, the sips of water, the breath…this month is …

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2, 4, 6, 8, who do we APPRECIATE?!!

April showers might bring May flowers but April also brings an awareness of all the things, people, and places that we appreciate. Patanjali, the ancient yoga philosopher who wrote the guiding principles that are still followed today knew way back when that this whole appreciation thing was of the utmost importance. Patanjali put special importance on the observance (Niyama) of …

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20 Things To Start Doing

We could not agree more with the things listed above. How many of you go throughout the day rushing from one thing to the next. If you are lucky, you throw in an amazing workout class that re-centers you, but as soon as the teacher stops speaking and you blink your eyes back open from Savasana, you are back to …

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#marchmotivations

As a part of a community, we are all there for one another as we push ourselves out of our comfort zones and beyond to what we have always wanted to accomplish. Whether it be on the mat or at the barre or outside of the studio, we are here to support you. This month, we want to hear what …

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Make A Wish …

Studio South is 3! How is it possible that 3 years have flown by in such an amazing fashion? It seems like just yesterday I was dreaming up a studio that was a 2nd home for our community, a non-judgmental, welcoming, first rate studio where happiness could be spread through yoga and barre. I wonder how many business plans put …

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Real Men Do Yoga

During baseball’s off season what do players do? We have been fortunate to have two pro players spending their downtime with us at Studio South. Last week they took our Restorative yoga with our very own Katy. Left to Right: Mark Montgomery, plays for the Yankees. Katy. Ryan Hissey, plays for the Blue Jays. Not only do professional baseball players …

You’re Invited

Celebrate 3-Years & 1-Awesome Expansion at Our Grand Reopening 3-Day Celebration Thursday, Feb.11 – Saturday, Feb.13 Not only are ALL our yoga and barre classes FREE for everyone – enjoy tons of giveaways, prizes, special discounts and much, much more. KICKOFF THE WEEKEND WITH LULULEMON! Thursday, 2/11, 4-7pm Lululemon pop-up shop & trunk show. Studio tours, music and our favorite …

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Beef Stroganoff Slow Cooker Style

Beef stroganoff was a huge hit at home this week. The perfect meal to share with friends and family or for any random Wednesday night. We LOVED it. It has all of the yummy flavors, without the added calories. And did we tell you it is paleo, dairy-free and whole 30. Recently we have been enjoying throwing together these easy …

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Spiced Apple Zucchini Muffins

This week we had a craving for muffins, blueberry muffins to be exact. We were able to find some in the cupboard to whip up. As we rushed to get them in the oven, we noticed the lumpy mixture was not lumpy and instead of 2/3 cup water, we had mixed in 1 2/3 cups water. WHOOPS! We texted a …

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Chair Yoga Is For Everyone

Chair Yoga is designed for yogis of all ages, who can not or do not want to get down on the floor. You will still get all the benefits of a yoga practice from the comfort of your chair. At Studio South we will also utilize the sturdy bars located around the room to improve balancing postures. Chair Yoga uses …

#midweekmotivation

Some ‪#‎midweekmotivation‬ for all you lovely yogis. Studio South seeks to be a constant support community for you. As you pursue your dreams, we want to be there along the way. Always feel free to let us know how we can better serve you. Remember, that within these walls, dreams really do come true! How can we better serve you?

GRAND REOPENING

After three years sharing yoga and barre we’ve expanded and we couldn’t be more excited! Now offering more than 50 classes a week. Allowing you to find the time that fits perfectly with your busy schedule to get a class in. Join us Thursday, February 11th – Saturday, February 13th for special workshops, free classes, deals, and prizes! On Thursday …

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Are you ready for this? … New Studio South App

Thank you…..thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support, love, and dedication to your practice. Because of you we have been able to vastly expand our offerings into even more unheated yoga and barre classes. Bringing you more than 50 opportunities to practice each week. With so many classes, now is the time to download our custom, …

2016, the Year for Intentions

Ten, nine, eight, seven, six, five, four, three, two, one! Happy New Year! January is a great time to hit the reset button. And this year, let’s do things differently. We are taking a cue from well + GOOD’s recent article, “Why you should focus on intentions instead of resolutions this year (and how to do it).” We have all …

Raspberry Peach Green Smoothie

Have you checked out local foodie Amy, from the yummy blog Wholesomelicious? A mom of 2, nutritionist, wife and yogi, Amy shares with us fun, delicious and healthy recipes. Finding ways to incorporate vegetables into every meal. Bonus! Start the day off right with this Omega-3 filled smoothie. Packed full of nutrients, kid friendly and mother approved. You can’t even …

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No Bake Energy Bites

With the holiday season in full swing, we are always looking for new and fun snacks. When we stumbled upon Gimme Some Oven’s no bake energy bites a couple years ago, we were immediately hooked. These no bake energy bites, along with different variations are the perfect healthy holiday snack to share with guests (if they last that long!). Not …

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The Smaller, The Better

When in Barre Philosophy class, it’s easy to feel like if your move is the biggest or your pulse is the largest, then you are doing the best. In Barre Philosophy, however, smaller is actually better. Don’t be convinced that because your tricep dips are deeper than the Barre-bie next to you that you are having a tougher workout. Try …

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“What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast”

Recently I listened to What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast by Laura Vanderkam. She discussed the three things successful people do before breakfast, one of which is taking time to “nurture yourself.” The author’s research concluded that people who work out in the mornings are more likely to stick with it. She also detailed how we only have …

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BarrePhilosophy

Barre is taking the nation by storm one pulse, burn, and inch at a time. One reason Barre-bies (our affectionate name for Barre students) love the workout is because of the accessibility of the sequence. I’m all for challenging but if rhythm is required then based on genetics, I’m out. BarrePhilosophy features the upbeat music that you would see in …

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Thoughts on Generosity

In this season, we spend countless hours being generous with those we love. It’s easy to get wrapped up in the frenzy of it all. Don’t forget to be generous with yourself as well as others. As flight attendants remind us every time we board a plane, you must adjust your own oxygen mask before assisting others. In order for …

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You is what you is…..and that is beautiful!

I’m often asked what the pre-qualifications for Yoga Teacher Training are and my answer is this…..the only thing necessary to start the journey as a yoga teacher is the desire to help others by doing your very best from a place of love. Do you need to know the difference between upward facing dog and downward? No. You see that …

Give Thanks

This week, everyone will be talking about giving thanks. Tis the season after all, but what if giving thanks lasted longer than this week? What if every week, you said little thank yous to the people in your life? To your instructors as you exit the studio. To your fellow Studio South members who showed up to share their practice …

No Matter Your Love Language, Yoga Is For You

Have you heard of the 5 Love Languages? They are five ways that people express and experience love. If not, it’s worth taking a look at what love language you identify with, as well as which love language those around you do. Check out this website and discover your love language: http://www.5lovelanguages.com . Once you’ve figured out your love language, …

Never Miss a Monday

Got a case of the Mondays? You’re not alone. Getting yourself up and ready for the first workout of the week can be a challenge, but it’s the essential first step to beginning your week on the right foot. Here’s why: Mondays set the tone for the rest of the week. If you make it to the studio on Monday, …

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How intentional is your intention?

It’s that time of year again….the cool air begins to settle in….time for fires, warm coats, and toy catalogs! Do you remember the old Sears Catalog? I loved it’s arrival…with it’s heavy weight and smell of fresh paper. I would circle every thing that I thought I remotely would like to see Santa deliver come Christmas morning. Yesterday the Target …

The Importance Of Setting An Intention For Your Practice

If you’re like me, you attend yoga as much for the mental benefits as the physical ones. I’m a busy bee by nature. I spend most of the day devoting my time to someone or something other than myself. Yoga is my hour of freedom. One hour a day where I can truly relax. Many yoga classes begin with the …

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Why consistency counts….

Why does it feel like I am living Ground Hog’s Day with Bill Murray over and over again when I take Hot Yoga ??? Good news you are on the right path! Our Studio South Hot Yoga sequence is therapeutically designed to take your body through it’s full range of motion in a safe and extremely effective manner. When students …

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Instagram this….

This modern day and age of all things splashy, flashy, and bright may be effecting your yoga practice….and here’s why. We all see the beautiful pictures of yoga on the beach, on the mountain, on Mars…..beautiful yogis are bending themselves into human pretzels perhaps leaving us lusting for our own personal practice to look like those of the modern day …

Exploring the Root Chakra Quiz

Curious about the chakras? Starting THIS Sunday we will begin our series Journey through the Chakra System with Jennifer White. We will meet at Studio South from 2-5pm and learn and discover through lecture, asana practice and meditation all about encouraging balance within our root chakra. Want to get you journey started? Take this quiz below and reflect on how …

Be Kind.

This week’s blog post was inspired by a quote from Tiny Devotions: “throw kindness around like confetti.” What makes Studio South different and special? The overwhelming sense of warmth and hospitality as you enter our doors. When you join Studio South, you join a community of caring individuals. The purpose of this week’s blog post is a simple challenge to …

Admit It, You Think Yoga Is Only For Women

We understand that a lot of men think yoga is only for women, but I’m here to bust the myth. Yoga is for everyone. We mean it. Men and women. Young and old. Flexible and inflexible. Yoga is for everyone willing to try it. Real Men Do Yoga. At Studio South, we have two wonderful male yoga instructors, Felix Vlad …

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Start Your Day at Studio South

Morning workouts are underestimated. Yes, dragging yourself out of bed at 6 am (or earlier!) is tough, but each time I make the effort to do it, I feel better all day long. You have a couple of options at Studio South: On Monday & Wendesday, we offer HOT BARRE from 6:30 am – 7:15 am. Hot barre is a …

So You Think You Can’t Take the Heat?

Are you intimidated by hot barre or hot yoga? I understand, but I promise you can handle it. Don’t be afraid of the heat – it’s actually protecting your muscles. Our heating system is superb; it purifies the air, making it the healthiest environmental air quality available, it keeps the air moisturized, without being too humid, and it even ups …

Five Reasons a Membership at Studio South is Worth Every Penny

1. The Best People You Will Ever Meet At its core, the people are what make Studio South different. Studio South’s instructors and members will always greet you with a smile.Yogis preach that they are “non-judgemental” but at Studio South, we seriously mean it. Meet us at your mat as you are. 2. It Feels Like Home Studio South is …

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Take what resonates and leave the rest…

I use the words of this subject in a lot of the classes I teach. This past week I had to put them into practice in my own life. I attended an AcroYoga training in PA. For 5 days we flied (envision the airplane game you played with your kids….see the picture), based (I think I was born to be …

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Week 5: The glass is just a glass

The Glass Is Half Full by Paul Crapol “Cheer up, it’s not so bad!” It seems that someone is always willing to say that whenever we’re walking down the street, absorbed in our thoughts. “Look on the bright side,” they encourage us. Of course, that kind someone has probably just inherited an obscene sum of money or won the largest …

Week 3: Keep off the couch…

Move it or lose it. You know it. Working out, physical activity, getting your heart rate up, and your stress level down are all good for you! This week we are encouraged to not only engage in exercise but to add movement to our lives. It would be great to add 5 miles or 90 minutes of yoga to our …

Week 4: You are what you eat!

Week 4….has it really been a month already or close to it? Keep a food journal. Here’s the real test….let’s keep each other honest. For the next 24 hours write down every morsel of everything you eat. Next to the food, write down how you feel. Report back…..is there a correlation. Do you tend to eat less of the bad …

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Week 2: Get your Zzzzs

I remember being a child and thinking how great it would be when I could set my own bedtime. How late I would stay up, all the fun I would have….My 20 year old self pressed the limits seeing how many nights I could spend out on the town or up all night studying (more of the former and less …

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Week 1: Water, water, everywhere!

Happy New Year!!! For years, I have been going through resolution turmoil. There were the years I would wake up early the morning of January 1st….who am I kidding, January 2nd. Throw on my running shoes and head out the door. I’d last at least until the first sign of spring before I’d burn out (temps in Virginia can be …

THERE, I said it…..is born:)

I’ve never had a problem finding my voice…… There I said it. I’m a talker….I always have been. My mom says I waited 2 years to talk but once I did, I started spitting out full sentences. Needless to say that has never stopped. I’m adding this blog to our website because…..I dig honesty. I firmly believe that honesty is …