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"Sarah is a southern transplant here in the Midwest. Originally from Alabama (Roll Tide, y’all), she completed her Master’s degree in Horticulture at KSU and currently works as a Horticulturist at the amazing Powell Gardens!

Sarah’s yoga journey began eight years ago, and it intensified with her discovery of Vinyasa Flow yoga three years ago.  Vinyasa yoga links movement and breath while blending continuous flowing transitions with specific alignment.  Sarah is certified with a 200-hour Yoga Works training and is thrilled to share her zeal for teaching at the Zen Zone!

If you attend one of Sarah’s classes, expect vigorous, athletic, and mindful movement centered around a personal intention – all  underscored by a funky soundtrack!  Namaste."

 

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By Cayle Fuller

On Friday, April 11th, I had the opportunity to attend the first session of The Zen Zon'es Meditation Series. Led by Sebastian Hitzig, it was very calm, peaceful and informative. I learned meditation can be very beneficial on multiple levels, helping release stress while allowing our bodies to heal and become stronger. I’m often caught up in the perfection of meditation, worrying about ways to breathe, mantras and becoming upset when daily thoughts intrude upon a time that is supposed to be quiet. This series is about appreciating the intention to set aside time our busy lives and holding ourselves accountable by supporting one another in the weekly practice of meditation. It’s as simple as showing up once a week, breathing in and out, letting go, and quietly counting from 1 to 10; if daily thoughts or worries intrude, then one simply starts counting from one to ten again while continuing to inhale and exhale, slowly letting go of the stresses of the day and any expectations. It’s about being in the moment, and not worrying about the past, or the future. Sometimes busy schedules allow us to push the practice of meditation to the side, but this Zen Zone workshop provides us the opportunity to work it into our weekly routine, to support one another, and personally benefit on multiple physical and spiritual levels. If you have always wondered what meditation was about, or if you have needed to encouragement from others to bolster your own practice of meditation, this is a great series to attend. It is a donation-based class, and all are welcome. Join me for the next session tonight at 6 pm. Pre-register here.

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SMRT-CORE ™ ~ A revolutionary workout. Challenge yourself with a combination of Self Myofascial Release Techniques and a core workout using The GRID™ roller!

Saturday: September 7th 1:00-2:30pm

Early bird registration by: 8/27 $35 per person

 

Space IS LIMITED! After deadline or day of $40

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Experience the many benefits of SMRT-CORE™ work with the GRID foam roller. Combining self-massage (self-myofascial release techniques) and progressive core work. This class delivers core stability and strength work while restoring the body with self-massage. SMRT-CORE™ can improve posture, strength, and flexibility to help your body move better and decrease risk of injury. Built-in levels make this class great for all fitness levels. Whether you are an athlete or just wanting to feel better come feel the difference in your performance!

Trainer: Destiny Hurst ACE Fitness Professional & SMRT-Core® Trainer

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Don't get hung up on what your body looks like...

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Don’t get hung up on what your body looks like. Focus on what your body can do!

 

As I learn to surrender on the mat, I learn to surrender to the present moment. This is the practice. It’s accessible to you, to everyone, right here, right now – but you have to do the work. No one is going to do it for you. Don’t hold back.

Today is a beautiful day for a new beginning.

 

Namaste'  Ruthann

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If I had to choose a couple of words to describe the ways things have been going for me lately I would pick Hurry Scurry. Last week was a Hurry Scurry kind of week. I had the usual classes to teach, dinners to plan and cook, canine kids’ wet feet to wipe, house to clean, music to plan and practice, Mother to call and so on. On top of the usual I added more responsibilities with a deadline that glued me to my computer screen and keyboard. I don’t mind the extra work because it is an excellent cause, but the problem is I let myself became unbalanced. When Hurry Scurry takes over I notice a lack of patience in my core, tension in my neck and shoulders and myopic vision. I just want to stay on with the job, tweaking every little part of it, until it is as perfect as I can get it. There is very little “go with the flow” feeling in my heart, patience for things that side track me, or openness for others, especially those I love.

This week I am changing the pace. No more Hurry Scurry! I need yoga, meditation and some smiles on my face.

I’m taking time to go to other teachers’ yoga classes for my mind and body. I’m committing to daily meditation with soft, soothing music for my spirit. Oh my, it feels so wonderful to be back in balance. Of course, adding my 6-month-old grandson’s picture in baby plank pose to my computer desktop guarantees to bring a smile to my face every time!

Namaste’  Becky P

 

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This got me thinking, on how did Labor Day begin and why the extra day off for some people? After googling "what is Labor Day all about?", I found this explanation.

We owe that labor force of yesterday a big "Thank you", for the regulations that keep us safe in the work place, worker's compensation, lunch periods, breaks, and even vacations. So reflect on Labor Day and what it really means to each of us while you enjoy this last holiday of the summer. by Karen Graham

For me personally, this weekend it has encouraged me to sit down with my family, busines, Dr Visits, Nascar Races, Chiefs game, personal appointments, and Girl Scout meetings along with outtings, just to name a few of what goes onto the paper calendar.  I tried keeping everything in my phone only to send a lot of reminders that would pop up ten minuetes before I had to be someplace, then panic! This system did not help with my overall happiness, stress level, and staying organized.  When I can see the entire month in front of me I can be prepared for all the excitement that I can handle! Being organized helps lower my stress level which = Happniess!

A clean house and organized closet! What about this statement just makes me happy?  All of it; I can think, be creative and open to change.  This year I have made every effort to de-cluttered and gift anyone or everything that can help or bring another person joy.  Could I get down to only 100 items in my home or my closet?  This Labor Day weekend I am making a dent on "stuff!" The 100 Day Challenge by Dave Bruno is a great read, and you can check out some of what it offers below! :)

The 100 Day Challenge

Reduce - Refuse - Rejigger

The goal of the 100 Thing Challenge is to break free from the confining habits of American-style consumerism. A lot of people around the world feel “stuck in stuff.” They feel like their closets and garages are too full of things that don’t really make their lives much better. But how to get unstuck?

Reduce (get rid of some of your stuff)

Refuse (to get more new stuff)

Rejigger (your priorities)

I totally believe that living without an abundance of personal possessions for an extended period of time is the first step we ought to take in order to realize that we don’t need ever-more stuff.

If you do this — if you will give up your stuff for a while — I am sure you’ll never go back. You’ll spend the rest of your life creating a more valuable life, instead of wasting your money and time on stuff. You will be glad. And best of all, the people around you will be blessed by your efforts to prioritize more meaningful pursuits. by Dave Bruno

Happiness, to be happy & what does this mean to you?  An extra day off of work, clean house, less clutter or all of the above?  Take the time to really think about what makes you happy & write it down on your busy calendar, journal or on your lap top! Mine is "{i want} a life focused on my health, family, friends, happiness, and service to my community, not the accumulation of stuff. . . all it takes is a commitment to becoming the change you want to see in the world."

Have a safe Labor Day no matter how you choose to spend it!  Thank you very much for all your support over the past three very HOT months & for letting your Zen Zone team to have Sunday along with Monday off.

Namaste'

Ruthann

(Not a writer, english major or good spllr - please ignore the goofs! - great at coloring outside the lines!)

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The Dimensions of life change…

It is the quest of our self that drives us along the eternal and never ending journey we must all make –Maz Beckmann

With school starting back up I am feeling lost with the time that I never felt I had when my 13 & 10-year-old daughters were in school. Now that my oldest McKenzie who is 21 has settled back into a new apartment and looking forward to her Senior Year at the Kansas City Art Institute. The feelings of sadness have hit me with an overwhelming response. I already miss the noise in my house, sisters being sisters & the little girls asking “McKenzie what should they wear” All of which makes me smile because although they are very different in style, interest’s and mannerism’s. They are all ok with going back to school. It’s me for the first time in a long time I am having a hard time with all three of them finding their own independence. I know this is something that every parent wants for their children but I miss them needed me.

I now must become a life changing mom, friend, daughter, wife, business owner, yoga teachers & whatever else comes to mind on what I do on a daily basis. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a colorful, well-illustrated & happy map of life to look forward to? I know from experience from the death of my dad that life transitions come when we don’t deserve or expect it. I feel like my life is mess. Most of the time out of control but on the outside I pretend to wear my shiny coat of Yoga princess warrior. With each unknown I can initiate and respond to life-changing events with creativity and resourcefulness and create a life meaningful purpose. So instead of me trying to fight the currents of change, I work on flowing with my craziness, and continue to find my own unique way to make the journey.

This is not a new subject to any parent or person just doing the best we can with each day we are given. I am looking at the many possibilities of what 5th, 8th grade with bring to my little girls and life adventures for McKenzie in her Senior year at the KCAI. I promise to each of them and to myself to be present, be fearless in their explorations and in my own and to fully appreciate today.

So for my 46th Birthday I decided to get a tattoo on my foot to remind me that it is ok to color outside the lines, make mistakes and be the silly mom. “be fearless” Thank you Mckenzie for trusting me to go with you to watch you get your “be present” tatoo life goes by too fast.

Many blessings and so much love to all my family, friends and yogi’s in my colorful never dull life!

Ps…I am not an English major-overlook all the .,” goof and many misplaced things J

Peace,

Ruthann Zentner

 

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