We have hit our time change and Mother Nature is teasing us with spring buds. Lack of sunlight can make our bodies do crazy things. If you're still feeling sluggish get your Iron levels checked and also keep your body moving. Lack of motivation is the #1 reason why you want to KEEP MOTIVATED. Remember, yoga is still called yoga if you grab a blanket and a bolster. If this is your commitment then breathe DEEP.
Inhale to the count of 5 & Exhale to the count of 7.
Find 3 different comfortable poses on the floor with your mat & bolster. Continue the breath work. This even works in the bath tub. Dance with the flow of supporting the low energy of your body but also stay motivated to YOUR "SELF-CARE" practice?
When is the last time you felt motivated? what did it feel like?!
The 8 limbs of Yoga refer to the 8 limbs, or aspects of yoga practice and are:
Learn more about the 8 limbs in The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali.
Take time to just be. We promise it won’t kill you and it might just make your day a little better.
Join Jolene & Kaycie for yoga & a circling
Join Jolene Wright & Kacyie Metzelaars on a listening journey. With everything going on it is important that we come together in community. Space is being created, so we can come together to share our experiences of these past few months, listen, and explore sensations that we hold in our body during these shifting times.
Setting foundations, so that we can fall forward and not get stuck in emotional and maybe challenging times.
$25/person or donation based. Cost helps cover cost of building rental.
VENMO (barefootfreedomyogi) & PAYPAL (barefoot freedom yoga)
Must bring your own mat, block, blankets, water, sanitizing wipes, and anything else you may need for the day. MUST CHECK IN WITH MASK.
MOVE * BREATHE * CONNECT
9:00am Yoga: Yoga with Jolene
10:00am Circling: Indoor Conversation, Mindful Listening (Kaycie), & Movement
12:30-1:30 Meditation, Gong Vibes, Closing
(BYO food, snacks, drinks)
LOCATION: The Pearson Building @ Lake Sara, Effingham, IL
15170 N. Beach Rd., Effingham, IL 62401
Hello from Austin Texas. As I am typing this, I am visualizing all the faces that are reading this and hoping this finds you happy and healthy. I have been meaning to do an update for awhile about my transitions and what is going on with Barefoot Freedom Yoga.
My everyday musts during this time of social distancing.
"Motion is the lotion"
Yoga is not a religion, it is a tool. Your body is your vessel and it needs nourishing food, herbs, spices, & self-care tools. It also needs movement, air, and your mind needs to be less active with useless worry.
A doctor, recently told a new trainee of mine that he was proud of her for starting a gym membership but she should be careful about the yoga class she attends. Supposedly, yoga goes against religion.
Another doctor recently told another trainee of mine that there is no point of changing a diet to help reverse or slow down an auto-immune disorder.
ARE YOU F’N KIDDING ME?! The western culture makes you decide a choice. That decision gives you a stereo-type and then judgement begins.
Are you republican or democratic?
Are you a vegetarian or omnivore?
Are you Catholic or Christian?
Are you gay or straight?
Are you Asian or White?
Nowhere in my training did anyone make me decide. My yoga trainings allowed me to create a safe space within myself, so I can explore my vessel. As I began the exploration I became stronger and developed a community of like-minded people. Together we expand that safe space, so people can explore together in community with no judgement. Yoga provides tools that helps support you to be your best self.
I found movement and meditation before I was a teenager. When I was 29 and living in Boulder, CO I learned that India is the birthplace of yoga. So, I went deeper into the studies of yoga because it seems I was already doing it. Many of these Indian yogis were teachers, doctors, Buddhists, Hindus, Christians, etc. Why is it so bad that there are human beings in the world of all religions who studied yoga? They were capable to remove themselves from the busy world, study the process of meditation, and create a language for what they discovered.
I am a child of God. At one point of my life I was an atheist. I even had it printed on my dog tags when I served in the Army. If it wasn’t for yoga I would have never found God. I would have never heard God speak to me. I would have never seen God.
It is a beautiful thing when humans can explore life and realize that much of life discovery leads back to God. The discovery of creation and how this whole world is created equal. There is no way for the whole world to have one story. There is a way to share stories and hold respect, love, & gratitude.
Yoga is not a cure and it does not fix anything. However, yoga helps you develop a relationship with your body and gives you an understanding of why your body may feel a certain way. Notice tension, explore nutrition, breathe deeply, & meditate. Yoga teaches tools, so you can support your vessel with hopes to be pain-free & stress-free. It provides tools to teach love & compassion, so you can support your community. Each human being has the right of freedom. Freedom of speech & choice.
This freedom can create conflict and how do you handle conflict? Can you approach conflict with love & compassion? Can you support the community around you even when other people’s freedom of speech & choice looks different? Can you support the people who do not fit into your bracket? Can you support all stereo-types? Can you encourage people to be their best self? Are YOU your best self?
Doctors, I have my opinions about you but I would like to move forward. I have a vision that our society will one day have less doctors because more people will educate themselves on functional medicine, naturopathy, integrative medicine, & holistic medicine. We all need to work together on this as community and personally, I would change doctors if they did not support that statement.
Personal Training with Jolene
Second Chance Fitness has put a little pep in my step! Over the last 5 months I have been able to learn a great deal about the gym & fitness. It has helped a bunch that Second Chance has an amazing tribe that can offer valuable resources and education to myself and the community. My knowledge of yoga & body movement blends well into fitness training and it is only natural for me to blend all components and share my knowledge to the community as well.
One on One Personal Training
Peronal Train with me at Second Chance Fitness. Getting set up with a personal trainer is a great way to start a new adventure. Learn a foundation with a Trainer, so that you can feel comfortable and safe when you work out on your own. Develop a lifelong plan to meet your personal goals!
Membership Personal Training Prices:
4 Sessions = $180
8 Sessions = 340
12 Sessions = 480
Group Fitness Bootcamp
Another option to get into the gym and make a difference is by joining the Bootcamp group training sessions. Currently, there is a Bootcamp in session for the summer months. A new Bootcamp will kick off Monday August 5, 2019
12 group training sessions (limited space)
weekly unlimited classes
2 month access to 24-hr gym
Nutritionist App Assistance