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An Example Newsletter: October Newsletter 2005

Now that Summer is slowly coming to an end, there are a couple of special workshops to enjoy.


In this issue

* Workshop: Yoga for Beginners with Rebecca Snowball
* Ashtanga Yoga Workshop with Bhavani Maki
* Schedule Changes
* Featured Charity: Educate!
* YiY Hiking Group
* Quote of the Month

Ashtanga Yoga Workshop with Bhavani Maki August 19-21

There are still some spaces left for Bhavani’s weekend workshop. She is an inspirational Ashtanga Yoga teacher based in Hawaii.

“Yoga Psychology and the Yoga Sutras” Friday 8/19 7:15-9:45pm $40 dropin ($35 prepay)

“Bandhas: Unlocking the Mystery” Saturday 8/20 2-5pm $50 dropin ($45 prepay)

“Synthesizing Strength and Grace” Sunday 8/21 12-3pm $50 dropin ($45 prepay) Sign Up Now –


Schedule Changes
* YIY will be closed on Monday Sep 5 for Labor Day except for morning Mysore
* Laurel’s Restorative class is cancelled on Friday Aug 19 at 7:15pm due to the Bhavani workshop
* Mysore-Style Moon Day: Friday Aug 19 (led Primary Series on Thursday Aug 18 instead)


Featured Charity: Educate!
Many members of the YiY community are involved in remarkable charitable projects. This month we would like to highlight the effort of Boris Bulayev, an Amherst student and son of YiY manager Sabina Hentz. Boris and his student friends have established the charity Educate! “a non-profit organization that provides scholarships to refugees and other needy pupils in Uganda and Rwanda to attend school.”

If you are interested in supporting this great and efficiently run cause they have an informative website: Typical tuition costs run to $75 per trimester or $225 a year. Find out more on Educate!’s site

YiY Hiking Group August’s hike was to amazing Big Basin. We are lucky to be living within driving distance of one of Nature’s wonders. Eleanor wrote about the experience: “As we drove through dappled shadows along a winding mountain road lined by some of the tallest trees on Earth, little did we realize that soon we would be lost in those same Redwood forests.” Email Tim at ( to get on the YiY hiking mailing list. Read the rest of the story about the Big Basin hike –


Quote of the Month “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” Aristotle


Workshop: Yoga for Beginners with Rebecca Snowball

Saturday, Sep 24 2-4pm, $30 in advance $35 at the door

New to yoga? Reluctant to go to a regular class? Too stiff? This workshop is FOR YOU.

This workshop will include: * Meditation Techniques * Pranayma (breathing) Techniques * Asana (posture) Practice * Detailed Instruction to create a safe practice for yourself Rebecca has been practicing yoga since 1995 and became certified to teach in the year 2000 from Ganga White and Tracy Rich of the White Lotus Foundation.
She brings the highest level of teaching to her students by continuing her own education attending workshops, conventions, and advanced trainings. One of Rebecca’s gifts is working with new students and helping them bring the yoga postures to the body rather than forcing the body into the pose. Come spend an afternoon with Rebecca and enjoy a safe and uplifting yoga practice. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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