Monday, December 1, 2014

Seattle, Steamboat and Ski Season

We've had a slow start to our season here in Steamboat, but its early and we're hopeful. First ski day was last week. Hoping for more snow in the forecast soon!

This coming weekend I'll be teaching at YogaSmith in Seattle. A great studio run by my good friend, Joel. I'm teaching 2, all levels workshops - TrueCore and Learn to Breathe. Flier is below. Spread the word to your Northwest friends and family!
Time has flown since moving to Steamboat Springs. Just yesterday it seems it was the beginning of summer! I feel so grateful to be in this beautiful place, with incredibly nice and interesting people. I'm also very happy to be teaching more locally, in addition to my travel teaching schedule. Please visit my schedule page to join me for classes, workshops and events here in town, around the country and in Mexico. See you soon!


Saturday, November 15, 2014

Seasons change fast!

I taught in Los Angeles last weekend. It was abnormally warm. Two days later, it was negative 7 en route from the mountains in to Denver. I think its safe to say, its officially winter here in the Rocky Mountains!


I'm looking forward to the winter season. I'll be teaching 4 special classes at Storm Peak Brewery here in Steamboat Springs - www.facebook.com/StormPeakBrewing - as well as traveling to Seattle to teach at YogaSmith the weekend of December 6th (flier is below). Lastly, we have just a couple more spaces available for out 5th ANNUAL Mexico Retreat coming up in February. Its going to be a very special week. The retreat flier is also below. If you have any questions about these up coming events, please don't hesitate to e-mail me at jamie@jamieelmer.com. Stay warm and I'll see you soon!





Sunday, November 2, 2014

Bob Dylan, L.A, Continued Ed. and Mexico!

This weekend we took a little road trip to see Dylan. When will we get that chance again? Special to see a great of our time. He's put on just a few more years from when this picture was taken (haven't we all?!), but pretty spry and sounding good none the less!

This coming weekend I'll be back in good ol' Los Angeles to teach for a few days. I'll be seeing students for one on one instruction (e-mail me directly at jamie@jamieelmer.com to set up a time), teaching 3 classes at Exhale, Venice and 2 NEW continued education clinics (fliers are below). I hope to see some of you west coasters soon!


Registration is now open for our 5th annual Mexico retreat! Spread the word. Its going to be another wonderful retreat!



Friday, October 24, 2014

Travel on the horizon

Time feels to be going very fast these days. The days are flying, the nights are flying, and in a week and a half, I'll be flying back to L.A to teach again! I'm looking forward to teaching two new continued education workshops for yoga teachers and teachers in training as well as public classes at Exhale, Venice. The flier for these new workshops is below. With so much yoga being taught these days, its more important than ever to continue learning, grow our skill set, and participate in continued education work. If you have any questions regarding either of these workshops, please contact me directly at jamie@jamieelmer.com

And registration is now open for our 5th Annual Mexico Retreat! Flier is below. This year we have two dates for you to choose from. Each year this retreat becomes more and more special. It is truly a week I look forward to all year. Early registration is necessary as this retreat will fill up. Join us!

If you enjoy practicing at home with streaming yoga classes, try my classes on Yogis Anonymous. There are currently 4 short, accessible practices on their site, and I'll be filming more when I'm in L.A next.



Friday, October 10, 2014

Home is where your heart is....

This phrase popped in to my head a couple of days ago when I was visiting a great friend of mine, Keri. We both drove over four hours from our new homes (mine in CO, her’s in MT) to meet for a night in Casper, Wyoming. Along the way we hit some “traffic” (see sheep picture below), but made it there in time to spend some quality time together. After all, I had to see her six and a half months pregnant! On my way home, the phrase “Home is where your heart is” kept going through my head. I feel like my heart is in so many places, and with so many people. After the past six years of many moves and much traveling, I feel like I have homes all over this country and that my heart is also at home with so many people I love and care about. Our heart can be in many places at once, and it feels good to have connections with places and people outside of my everyday environment. Seeing Keri, a very important person in my life, reminded me, once again, to let people know more often, how I feel about them, how much I think of them and how much I love them. I feel grateful to have people in my life that I care about so much, and that when I’m with them, even in Casper, Wyoming for just one night, I feel right at home.

In teaching news:

I have a new class ready to practice with on YogisAnonymous. Just follow this link for a “Vinyasa flow class without the Vinyasa” (this type of practice will help lessen the strain on your lower back, wrists, neck and shoulders) 







Monday, September 8, 2014

Thank you Oklahoma - Los Angeles is up next!

Thanks, Oklahoma, and The Canebrake's Yoga Barn for having me this past weekend. What a special few days! I'm already looking forward to my next visit. Up next this month is Los Angeles for classes, private instruction and 4 continued education clinics.

With so many yoga teachers certified at only the 200 hour level, its more important than ever for continued education trainings. I'm really looking forward to teaching four continued education clinics next weekend in Los Angeles at The Yoga Loft and Santa Monica Yoga. Please spread the word to friends and contacts you have in the area, and I look forward to seeing you soon.

PUBLIC YOGA CLASSES 
Exhale, Venice:
Fri. Sept. 26th, 10:45 - 12 pm. Yoga Basics
Sat. Sept. 27th, 7:30 - 8:55 am. Open, all levels

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Slowing Down (for today!)

Greetings from Steamboat Springs, CO where we’ve spent more time this summer than originally planned, and happy for every day of it!

Morning on Rabbit Ears Pass near Steamboat Springs, CO
Its a trailer, its a home, its in a great camping spot, and....


Its also an outside practice room!


Recently, my yoga practice has gone through significant changes. My physical practice used to be filled with “Vinyasas”, strength building poses, and everything that I could possibly think of that was “hard”. Times have changed for me both mentally and physically. My body isn’t the same as it was ten years ago, and my mind and emotions have changed even more. (thank god!) These days, I feel its more important than ever to bring cardio and strength building in to my life, although not through my asana practice, but instead through mountain biking, hiking and outdoor activities. My asana practice is quieter than ever, and that’s hard for me. For so many years, I’ve been drawn towards physical activities that were challenging. The challenge has always made me feel as if I’m being “productive” and really “accomplishing something” (ha!). On the flip side, always practicing in a challenging way is a distraction for what comes up in the quieter times. Recently, I’m craving a quieter practice and meditation. This type of asana practice feels like exactly what I need right now, but does not feel like my nature. What feels “normal” to me, is an internal dialogue like “I’m fine. I can do this. I can handle anything”. This goes along with an asana practice that is based on strength. As time goes on, I realize, I can’t handle anything and everything, and a slower, soften asana practice is showing me that I don’t have to. In the past I felt wimpy and unproductive when I practiced any physical activity that was slower. A softer practice is my daily guide right now in really listening to my instincts, and not simply operating from my usual place of handling everything. We need the gamut when it comes to physical activity,and thankfully, I’m ready to incorporate a softer practice that teaches me more about myself now, and not continue to operate from who I was 15 years ago.