Posts Tagged ‘Into the World’

Day 54 SF-Bend Yoga-Sarah Barnard

The diversity cravin’ YoYo’s love the wide-rangin’ Yoga found in this City by the Bay.  We’ve been drawn to the humongous power studios that attract classes of ginormous size, and have been eager to visit the intimate neighborhood spaces that invite their yogi neighbors into their open-armed communities. Tonight…the cliché provin’ YoYo’s are on quest to see if “size really does matter” as they enter a hidden door under the letters B E N D Y O G A written across eight tiny windows. Inside, was a space so small that it allowed only enough room for this tight knit group to line their mats single file.

Did you say, "Yoga for Trees?"

Did you say, "Yoga for Trees?"

The confused YoYo’s were puzzled thinkin’ about tonight’s class, “Yoga for Trees”- we’re the YoYo’s to do yoga with trees in this cozy space, or become a virtual tree??  With anticipation, we met owner and creator of this perplexing program, Heather Hana, to find that proceeds from the many “Yoga for Trees” classes offered at Bend Yoga Studio, are donated directly to The Arbor Day Foundation.  With the goal of planting 10,000 trees, the YoYo’s are pretty sure that Heather and team of gifted teachers who have already donated 340 trees in just 10 weeks, are well on their generous way to supplying a whole lotta trees to the world and a whole lotta “off the charts” yoga to this lucky community.

Sarah Barnard

Sarah Barnard

Our class tonight with instructor Sarah Barnard , who contributes part of her pay to “Yoga for Trees”, didn’t have a complicated description or specific lineage, nor do any of the classes,  at this straightforward, studio…it’s just called… Yoga!   Deep breathin’, sun salutations, twists, lunges, backbends, balance, forward bends, hip openers, just Yoga! But, when “just yoga” is practiced in a super-welcoming community; lead by a super-caring teacher, with super-yogis that pull together for the common goal of more oxygen for the planet, it becomes “not to miss” yoga!

Yoga for Trees help plant Plumas Forest

Yoga for Trees helps plant Plumas National Forest

From our head to our yogi toes, the YoYo’s were feelin’ the love radiatin’ from this petite space-provin’ size really does matter – as this BIG hearted community has truly taken their unique program and brand of straightforward yoga off the mat and into the world.


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