Posts by John McConnell


John’s Summer Schedule


Posted By on Jun 5, 2017

Here is the update of my schedule this summer.  I’m mostly here for the summer, but hoping for some motorcycle trips…so check the schedule at the studio and drop me a line if you aren’t sure.

Monday: Sangha Pine – 7:30-8:30pm
Tuesday: Evolution – 5:45-7:15pm
Wednesday: UVM – 12:05-12:55pm
Wednesday: Evolution – 4:30-5:30pm
Thursday: Sangha Pine – 7:30-8:30am
Sunday: Evolution – 8:30-9:45am
Sunday: Evolution – 10:30-noon

Have a great Summer!

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FABULOUS YOGA OUTSIDE!


Posted By on Jul 12, 2016

ARTSRIOT
6-8PM
Wednesday, August 3rd
$15
TICKETS

Let’s have a Fabulous time outside! We will be taking Fabulous Yoga outside on the grass in front of Great Harvest. We will have great music to do yoga to, taking this opportunity for yoga students to get together and celebrate their own goodness, see the light in their friends, laugh, practice to great dance music, and generally have a fabulous time! We will break down barriers and celebrate the joy of community, and how fabulous it is to be alive. Enjoy John’s upbeat, encouraging teaching and leave class feeling fabulous from the inside out!

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ARTS RIOT
THURSDAY, JUNE 23RD
8-10PM
$15
ALL AGES

REGISTER ONLINE (or drop-in if space available)

This fun class is an opportunity for yoga students to get together and celebrate their own goodness, see the light in their friends, laugh, practice to great dance music, and generally have a fabulous time! Sometimes in a yoga class it can be hard to find connection and be ok about smiling and having fun – not this class! We will break down barriers and celebrate the joy of community, and how fabulous it is to be alive. Enjoy John’s upbeat, encouraging teaching and leave class feeling fabulous from the inside out!

Fabulous Yoga classes have been going strong since 2011. The classes are led by John McConnell, and are an opportunity for people to get together and celebrate their own goodness, see the light in their friends, laugh, practice yoga, listen to some great music, and generally have an awesome time! In regular yoga classes it’s not always encouraged to have fun and meet the other people you are practicing with and be part of a community – Fabulous Yoga is all about breaking down barriers and celebrating the joy of community, and the joy of being alive.

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Celebrate Your Inner Fabulous!!!

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FABULOUS YOGA!fab_friday_group_shot

ARTS RIOT
THURSDAY, JUNE 2ND
8-10PM
$15
ALL AGES

REGISTER ONLINE (or drop-in if space available)

This fun class is an opportunity for yoga students to get together and celebrate their own goodness, see the light in their friends, laugh, practice to great dance music, and generally have a fabulous time! Sometimes in a yoga class it can be hard to find connection and be ok about smiling and having fun – not this class! We will break down barriers and celebrate the joy of community, and how fabulous it is to be alive. Enjoy John’s upbeat, encouraging teaching and leave class feeling fabulous from the inside out!

Fabulous Yoga classes have been going strong since 2011. The classes are led by John McConnell, and are an opportunity for people to get together and celebrate their own goodness, see the light in their friends, laugh, practice yoga, listen to some great music, and generally have an awesome time! In regular yoga classes it’s not always encouraged to have fun and meet the other people you are practicing with and be part of a community – Fabulous Yoga is all about breaking down barriers and celebrating the joy of community, and the joy of being alive.

Find out more on Facebook

Celebrate Your Inner Fabulous!!!

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The news in the past few weeks has been downright scary. Many of us feel helpless and/or angry.

One of my friends recently shared a YouTube video called Run, Hide, Fight or something like that. It is a public service video put together by the Carmel Police Department and gives advice on what to do in the event of a shooting in a public place. The video aims at helpfulness, but I found it deeply disturbing. It reminded me of the Duck-and-Cover civil defense films from the Cold War. Shown in elementary schools and in the theatre in the 1950s, Duck-and-Cover advised our parents (then children) to hide under their school desks in the event of a nuclear strike.

We later learned that taking cover under your school desk is completely absurd. Running and hiding is probably good advice in the event of a public shooting. But the need for such an instructional video is contrary to everything I believe in. I believe that people are fundamentally good.

If you’re reading this blog post, you probably feel the same way. This is why we need more yoga – and especially right now. In the face of frightening world events, we need to love globally and act locally. Very locally. As locally as possible: within our own hearts, minds, and bodies.

To use “Do more yoga” as a rallying cry might raise as much ire as the recent “God isn’t fixing this” Daily News cover. But seriously, do more yoga! Think of it as your oxygen mask. When you fly on an airplane, the flight attendant instructs you to put your oxygen mask on first, before helping anyone else.  It makes sense. If you run out of oxygen, you wont be able to help anyone else with their oxygen mask.

Practice more yoga in order to gain more and better access to your heart. If yoga was to have a goal, that goal in the Tantric view is gaining a direct experience of the goodness (or the divine, or God, or Allah, or the Universe) that resides within you. Once you tap into that good oxygen within yourself, you’ll be better equipped to help those you care about and those you don’t even know do the same.

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