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HeatherS

climber
Yosemite,CA
Topic Author's Original Post - Aug 22, 2012 - 05:01pm PT

Yosemite non-profit, Balanced Rock, is offering to provide morning yoga sessions as a service to this year's Facelift. The classes will be facilitated by Balanced Rock instructors who live in the Yosemite area. Classes will be from 7:00am-8:00am at Yellow Pines. The classes are free and everyone is welcome. Is there interest?
Heather
HighTraverse

Trad climber
Bay Area
Aug 22, 2012 - 05:03pm PT
oh yeah
If I can drag my hung over carcass out of the bag at that hour!
hmmmm....incentive for better nighttime habits?

And if you accept total noobs
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Aug 22, 2012 - 05:23pm PT
Hmmm, 7:00 - 8:00 AM seems a touch early, although it may help roust out the troops. Will there be coffee?

How about yoga for the creakies and crinklies?

Also, my personal preference is the downward cat, FWIW.

Sounds like it'll add a nice touch to the FaceLift! Maybe not every morning?
locker

Gym climber
DUH!!!...
Aug 22, 2012 - 05:43pm PT


"Will there be coffee?"...



Yes, butt you won't be drinking it!!!...

;-)

Rhodo-Router

Gym climber
the secret topout on the Chockstone Chimney
Aug 22, 2012 - 06:04pm PT
Hey if I'm there, I'm there!

Miss y'all.

Rob in Leadville.
jeff_m

Social climber
700' up
Aug 22, 2012 - 06:20pm PT
"Will there be coffee?"...

Yes, butt you won't be drinking it!!!...

+1

(And thanks for not posting a graphic.)
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Reno, Nuh VAAAA duh
Aug 22, 2012 - 06:28pm PT
Please PM Kovar. He'll want to attend but is shy.
LilaBiene

Trad climber
Aug 22, 2012 - 06:34pm PT
Sounds great! Count me in. Thank you!!!
sullly

Trad climber
Aug 22, 2012 - 08:15pm PT
"Not I," said the pig. The Lodge has a way with bacon. Plus it's short amble from Camp 4 at 7am. (Still smarting from not being picked for Yellow Pines.)
Maysho

climber
Soda Springs, CA
Aug 22, 2012 - 08:41pm PT
Heather is an awesome human, you are lucky she is making this wonderful offer! Worth waking up for!

Hi Heather...

Peter
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Aug 22, 2012 - 10:20pm PT
Also, my personal preference is the downward cat, FWIW.


Anders, you retard, there IS a "downward cat" in yoh-guh. Hands 'n' knees with spinal flexion; it's a great position to puke in.


I doubt that Loki would approve unless, of course, you had one big honkin' bezoar of a hairball to gack up.


SNICKER.


Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Aug 23, 2012 - 04:15pm PT
It's ok, Cait - property values in Camp 4 jumped when they heard you were staying there. And, as you say, it's closer to the action, plus a superior class of camper to those in steerage over at Yeller Pine.

Anyway, I'm totally looking forward to doing the yoga every morning, and I'll be going out later to buy the uniform. Not sure about jstan.
murcy

Gym climber
sanfrancisco
Aug 23, 2012 - 04:29pm PT
I will try--thanks to Heather--if I'm not stuck in Downright Sloth.
Barbarian

Trad climber
New and Bionic too!
Aug 23, 2012 - 05:00pm PT
Yoga....why would I want to do yoga....I'm so flexible now that I can bend down and touch my knees without bending them! Can you do that?







































































Actually it sounds like fun....if I'm not indulging in my bacon cravings with Sullly.
TRo

climber
Aug 23, 2012 - 05:33pm PT
Yur...















Gonna....















Die!
















Thought I'd beat everyone to it (and I've always wanted to post that).
JOEY.F

Gym climber
It's not rocket surgery
Aug 23, 2012 - 06:54pm PT
Thank you Heather.The whole concept sounds wonderful.The 07 OH OH hourCould be daunting,,? I am so down, If I'm up,!
Paul Martzen

Trad climber
Fresno
Aug 25, 2012 - 10:37am PT
Sounds good to me.
nita

Social climber
chica de chico, I don't claim to be a daisy.
Aug 25, 2012 - 11:32am PT
Why so early?.....

Hey, can i do you yoga if both my knees have meniscus tears. i have been doing pt to strengthen my quads to hopefully avoid surgery.

Edit: Lila...Thanks..

edit: Hey Malcolm!!...Are you going to be in Yeller pines with the Family??...Hope so..(-;
LilaBiene

Trad climber
Aug 25, 2012 - 02:24pm PT
Hey nita! Yoga is great for strength training and stabilization -- just avoid anything that stretches anything that doesn't need stretching. ")
A
maldaly

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Aug 25, 2012 - 02:38pm PT
0700 eh? That's pretty early for yoga.
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Aug 25, 2012 - 03:29pm PT
I was gonna make a joke but too my tight-asses around lately....

(re: Nita's knees) no comment...
SofCookay

climber
Aug 25, 2012 - 06:48pm PT
Hi Heather, you can definitely count me in for yoga and thank you and everyone at Balanced Rock for providing this. I met you at the Yoga Jambalaya last year - the Balanced Rock instructors are amazing!
10b4me

Ice climber
dingy room at the Happy boulders hotel
Aug 29, 2012 - 09:44am PT
Maybe, but I'm a noob
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Reno, Nuh VAAAA duh
Aug 29, 2012 - 09:48am PT
Somebody should do a TR of getting their ass kicked at yoga. I know I would!
Fletcher

Trad climber
Fumbling towards stone
Aug 29, 2012 - 10:29am PT
That's great! I'm in if I can make it over from UP in time. Thanks to Balanced Rock for offering this.

In the world of yoga practices, 7 am isn't particularly early! Will be a nice time before the potential heat of the day sets in too.

Being new to a yoga practice is no hindrance. If you are trying to do the pose, you are doing it as well as someone who's been practicing it for years.

Eric
gf

climber
Aug 29, 2012 - 10:50am PT
given the physiques of most of us perhaps doiwnward facing HOG might be the best postion?
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Aug 29, 2012 - 10:54am PT
Actually, if there's going to be early morning yoga, and considering the likely demographic, maybe there should be post-yoga physiotherapy? We could put YOSAR and the clinic on alert, too.
LilaBiene

Trad climber
Aug 30, 2012 - 07:48pm PT
There once was a Hiker named "Mighty"
Who thought he'd give yoga a try, eh?
With Werner on call,
He gave it his all...
What more could be said than namaste?!

:D
Jon Beck

Trad climber
Oceanside
Aug 30, 2012 - 08:30pm PT
Good one Lila, competing with the ST poet laurate?

Given the demographics I think a facelift at the yoga class is in order
rockermike

Trad climber
Berkeley
Aug 30, 2012 - 08:33pm PT
sorry, but I think everyone will be busy at the group El Cap Rappel, starting early that same morning.
LuckyPink

climber
the last bivy
Aug 30, 2012 - 09:09pm PT
this thread is useless without pics

Credit: LuckyPink
tinker b

climber
the commonwealth
Sep 23, 2012 - 10:02pm PT
hey yoga is happening. it will be anounced at the facelift. i had a garbled message from heather, so i will check the office in the morning for the exact schedule and post up then.
i just want to say that this class will be great for beginners and experianced yogis alike. the instructors are all climbers and in my biased opinion amamzing. i'll check the time, but whatever it is will be worth getting up for. this is mountain yoga....coffee is accepted, as are stiff, creaky, cranky folks.
namaste
Fletcher

Trad climber
Fumbling towards stone
Sep 24, 2012 - 03:38am PT
Yippee!... Now I just gotta make it from UP to YP in time!

Eric
tinker b

climber
the commonwealth
Sep 24, 2012 - 07:28am PT
okay, i found schedules in the office and here it is...
wednesday 7:30-8:30 eliza kerr-
have you ever had a yoga teacher who climbed the nose in a day? eliza has been teaching yoga in this community for over a decade. her practice these days is gentle. a perfect way to start the day in the valley.
thursday 7:30-8:30 paula wild
well i have never been to one of paula's classes, so i can't tell you anything about it, but she is a climber and i think she is cool.
friday 7:30-8:30 heather sullivan
heather is one of my best friends and an amazing yoga teacher. it is completely acceptable to have coffee before her classes, she will have. despite her caffeine level, her classes are somewhat gentle (there are usually a few spicy bits in there, but compared to a hot city class, this will be more of a wake up the body for a day of adventure.)
saturday- no class
sunday- 7:30-8:30 jon-paul salonen
i've never been to jon's class either, but i bet it is pretty good.

their notes on the flyer say that every class is open to and geared towards all levels of yoga, from absolute beginner to seasoned practitioner. limited mats available.
so there you have it. there will also be a community yoga class on wednesday from 6:00-7:15 in el portal at the el portal school multi purpose room. the instructor will be demian mckinley who will be a special guest teacher from hawaii.
Fletcher

Trad climber
Fumbling towards stone
Sep 24, 2012 - 10:19am PT
Thanks for all the info Tinker! I will be bringing my mat.

Namaste y'all
Eric
Fletcher

Trad climber
Fumbling towards stone
Sep 24, 2012 - 10:25am PT
Maybe I missed it, but where will the practice be held each day?

I'm sure the info will be at registration.

Thanks,
Eric
ontheedgeandscaredtodeath

Trad climber
San Francisco, Ca
Sep 24, 2012 - 11:33am PT
7:30?? Please be quiet!!
perswig

climber
Sep 25, 2012 - 05:14am PT
Anxiously awaiting photos of Anders in yoga pants.



Is that so wrong?


Dale
tinker b

climber
the commonwealth
Sep 25, 2012 - 07:45am PT
eric and everyone else, the classes will be in yellow pines campground. i am not sure where, but it is not so big of a place.
happy facelift
nita

Social climber
chica de chico, I don't claim to be a daisy.
Sep 25, 2012 - 07:57am PT
In the world of yoga practices, 7 am isn't particularly early! Will be a nice time before the potential heat of the day sets in too.

It's early..if you go to bed around 12:00 every night...and Yellow Pines doesn't warm up till around 10;30......
.and don't tell me to go to bed early, it ain't happening at the facelift .. .

I hope it's @ campground A, or B.....................(-;
and please have the free coffee and scones ready....butter & jam on the side..please.
Fletcher

Trad climber
Fumbling towards stone
Sep 25, 2012 - 10:21am PT
Thanks Tinker... I will head over on my bike and see what I can sniff out. Will tiptoe since most of the natives will be asleep! Ha ha!
Fletcher

Trad climber
Fumbling towards stone
Sep 25, 2012 - 10:23am PT
Hey Nita... who said anything about sleep or sleeping? We don't need no steenkin' sleep! Now before you all go gettin' ideas, I have three young kids, so sleep is just this hypothetical idea in our home! :-)

Eric
Fletcher

Trad climber
Fumbling towards stone
Oct 4, 2012 - 10:08pm PT
In the midst of all the reports from Facelift, I wanted to give a big shout-out to Balanced Rock for providing some awesome classes in a stunning setting. I learned and made a new and inspiring connection each day. Thanks to Eliza, Paula, and Heather for teaching! I would have made the last day with Jon-Paul (I think that's his name), the way meatfest played out caused me to "fall out of my pose". :-) Which is ok, since that's part of the practice, eh? Making the effort is really at the core.

Loved getting up and riding my bike from Upper Pines to Yeller Pines!

Thanks Balanced Rock! You really brought something very cool to Facelift!

Cheers and namaste,
Eric
LilaBiene

Trad climber
Oct 5, 2012 - 07:55pm PT
+1 Eric!

The yoga was absolutely wonderful, and the setting was the kind you usually see in the pre-recorded classes...the trees, pine needles, smell of pine/bay/fresh air, sun creeping across the rock faces...out of this world awesome.

Thank you for donating your time, intention and great instruction!
JOEY.F

Gym climber
It's not rocket surgery
Oct 5, 2012 - 08:17pm PT
As much as I had intentions for being there, I only arrived for one morning. "Oh great, they are warming up..I made it on time" Come to find out I made it in time for Shavasina. Well, that bit was a nice way to wake up.
Thanks to Heather and you colleagues, I saw you had many appreciative attendees. Namaste.
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Oct 5, 2012 - 09:40pm PT
Well, I did my best to persuade the Camp 4 gang to descend upon Yeller Pines and participate, at least to the extent of drinking coffee and leering. No luck. Though two FaceLifters in site 34 did some every day - one of them an accomplished dancer.
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