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  • Ruth Heal

A Vision for Ease into Peace

My vision for Ease into Peace is creating a space, in our area, where we come together to experience community, and support each other as we journey toward living our fullest life. I want it to be a place that encourages us to take risks by trying something new in a supportive atmosphere, and through that to find out we are more and stronger than we thought we were. It is a place we still come during the challenges of our lives, when we need the support of our community and the classes and workshops that are offered at the studio. Over the years others in my life have provided me with these opportunities and they have been real game changers for me. They provided me with tools to get through the tough times in my life, like divorce and brain surgery. Now it is my turn to offer some of them to you myself, and also bring in others to share their knowledge with you. I look forward to exploring with you going forward. There are exciting offerings for you in June and July. Firstly the weekly Outdoor Class in La Veta Town Park will begin on Friday 3rd June at 10am and continue over the summer. If the weather is not suitable class will move into the Studio. I love practicing outdoors, even a standing practice on a winter hike makes me feel good. I feel connected to, and nourished by nature. In July on the morning of 9th there is a guided "Forest Bathing"experience for you to enjoy. I will be co-leading this with Bob Kennemer, local plant expert, and nature lover. June starts with "The Post-Covid Reset" on June 4th, followed by "Art Journaling" on June 18th. The Mindfulness Group continues to meet twice a month rather than weekly. It meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday from 10-11.30am. Please come along and learn more about the practice of mindfulness. June 16th sees the start of a new offering - a "Mindful Crafting Circle". Bring along any craft project (no wet media please) and sit with the group sometimes in mindful silence and sometimes engaging in conversation. It will meet on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month from 1.00-3.00pm. You can still get to the Farmer's Market right after. For more details of all these events see below. I would like you all to join me in wishing Debra, who has been teaching the Wednesday class, our very best wishes as she will be having shoulder replacement surgery on June 1st. May the surgery go exactly as planned, and her recovery be smooth and uneventful, with the best possible outcome. While she is recovering I will be covering her classes. The aim of everything that is offered at the Studio is "moving you toward peace, love & joy". May it be so! Ruth


Upcoming Special Events

"THE POST-COVID RESET" on SATURDAY JUNE 4th at 1.30 - 4.00pm with Ruth and Val Stepien An exploration of how the pandemic has changed your outlook on life and how you might like to move forward, what is important, what do you want to change, and how can you set goals and move toward them. This investigation will be supported by yoga, meditation, mindfulness, and journaling. Cost $25 To reserve your place please email Ruth at or text 415 233 2632. Last date for reservations June 2nd. ART JOURNALING on SATURDAY JUNE 18TH at 1.30 - 4.00pmwith Ruth An opportunity to find out about and try your hand at art journaling as a form of self expression. This is a place to use collage, stencils, paint, pens and words. It can lead to insights into how your mind works, in a fun way, and also open up your creativity as you are creating only for yourself. There is no need to share with another and it is encouraged to let go of your own judgements. We will begin our afternoon with a short all levels yoga practice to center and let go of too much thinking. Cost $25 (optional cost for a sketchbook $10) To reserve your place please email Ruth at or text 415 233 2632. Last date for reservations June 16th. FOREST BATHING on SATURDAY JULY 9TH at 9am-12pm with Ruth & Bob Kennemer Come and spend a morning fully embraced in nature. Let nature nourish, restore, and support you. Learn how to notice all that is going on around you as we wander and then sit observing ourselves and nature. More details to follow in the next newsletter. Location: We will be traveling to a quiet local area where we can be in contact with nature and away from man-made intrusions. We will car pool leaving the Studio at 8.30am. Cost $30 To reserve your place please email Ruth at or text 415 233 2632. Last date for reservations July 7th.

On-Going Non-Yoga Studio Offerings

In-Person Classes

-Our goal, as always, is to provide a safe environment for you to practice Yoga. This means that we must continue to have extra precautions in place. -Pre-booking (see below) is now optional, however doing so guarantees your space as we are still limited to 7 students. -We will be in the Studio for all our weekly classes until June 1st when we will once again offer a weekly outdoor class in the Town Park. -Class size is limited to 7 students. -No one who has not been in the area for 10 days or more will be allowed to attend unless they have been fully vaccinated. -Masks are optional in the Studio from May 1st. However this remains subject to change if there are indicators that masks are again necessary for the safety of all in the Studio. -On entering the Studio you have to use hand sanitizer or go straight to the bathroom and wash your hands with soap and hot water. -Your temperature will be checked using a Touchless Forehead Thermometer and you will be required to answer some health questions. Do not attend class if you have a fever or cough. -When you arrive you will be asked to use one of the marked mat spaces. -Students must bring their own yoga mats. props will once again be available for use, and if you have your own please bring them to use. -We will not be practicing any forceful yogic breathing techniques or chanting and sounding Om as the virus is spread through respiratory droplets. -There will be no hands on adjustments of students by the teacher. You can be assured that we are following all the cleaning and disinfecting procedures required by the County Health Dept. To book classes on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays Booking your class guarantees you a place. Please book at the website on the Classes page, or click on the BOOK A CLASS button below. You now have the option of paying on-line or at class by check or cash. If you are unable to use the website to book please text/call Ruth 415 233 2632. That message will be passed on to the class teacher even when Ruth is not teaching. Class places will be allocated based on when your booking was received.The cut off time for booking will be 10 pm of the day before. Payment is only on-line by card or by check or cash in person. Classes will be at the Drop-in Fee of $12 with no Monthly Memberships available at the present time. Please pay on-line or bring your pre-written check payable to La Veta Yoga Studio with you. Cancellations must be made by 6pm of the day before class or the class fee will be charged.

Yoga Class Schedule from June 1, 2022

Classes are suitable for all levels including beginners You must pre-book TUESDAY 5.30pm with TAYLOR WEDNESDAY 10am with RUTH FRIDAY 10am YOGA in the PARK with RUTH SUNDAY 10am with RUTH

"There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that is your own self." Aldous Huxley

A Warm Namaste from Ruth, Debra, Taylor & Judy

La Veta Yoga Studio | | 415-233-2632

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