EASTERN SUN YOGA

NatarajaSince 1987, Eastern Sun Yoga Studio has provided instruction in classical yoga, adhering to the teachings of B.K.S. Iyengar. The approach is vigorous and precise and focuses on the balance between strength and flexibility. Practice develops body awareness, balance and concentration, while improving physical and mental well-being.

Upcoming Classes & Workshops

YOGA FAMILY

Thank you for showing up! We’ve been back in the studio for 6 months navigating masks, sanitizers, shots, Zoom and we’ve done it. 

I’m making my Thanksgiving trip to be with my girls and their families for the first time in over 2 years. I’m excited and also recognize it’s a lot of family/people under one roof for almost a week. A test for my yogic principles!!

In classes the past months we’ve been tracing the beginnings of the Indian culture and its development of a philosophy and teachings that can still be used as a guide to living today.

The Yoga Sutras have come out of these early explorations and observations of the world around us and the world within. The Sutras give us the 8 limbs of Yoga. The first limb is the 5 Yamas which are concerned with our relationships with others. Family is always the best testing ground if choosing to test where you are and how you have evolved. 

The first Yama is Ahimsa, non-harm, non-violence which starts with respect for others and not harming in our words and behavior in all our relationships.

Bramacharya, the fourth Yama, is self control in thoughts, words and behavior. This is a helpful guiding principle during a holiday time that is a sensual feast of food and interactions with others.

I feel so appreciative of our yoga community and how we’ve managed the last year and 9 months to hold our practices together. This continuity of what goes on in our yoga practices and in the studio has buoyed me through my life and all the challenges we all face at times in our lives. That is the gift and beauty of a yoga practice: there is a constant that we can go to that is always there. Everyone showing up and practicing and learning together has been that for me.

I recognize how each person shows up to practice for themself and I also see and feel how beautifully each person relates to the other with respect and goodwill. It is a wonderful yoga family!!

To be continued!! All my love,

Lou

Fall 2021 In-Studio and Zoom Class Series:

September 28 – December 18 Class Schedule

11 Week Series – $165

Thanksgiving Break: November 23-27

Five weekly yoga classes are now available in studio and on Zoom. Please contact Lou if you are interested in attending an in studio class.   For the Zoom option, we will use the same links we have previously.   If you are attending a Zoom class and need the links, please email Lou and she will send those to you. 

Attending students, while not required to wear masks, must be vaccinated. If in the future the COVID numbers go up the mask requirement may be reinstated. Any one who wants to wear a mask is welcome to do so.

Zoom classes are on going for any students not wanting to come to the studio.

I recommend you bring your own mat and if you can’t, studio mats will be used and disinfected for future use. You are welcome to bring your own props to use which some of you are doing.

We all have learned a lot about ourselves in the last year and a half. We are fortunate to have the practice and teachings of yoga to support and guide us. This is a time of being flexible – mentally. And patient, and thinking of the greater good for our community, friends and families, even when it’s not exactly how we would like it or even believe it to be. We have seen how resilient we are and how the best of ourselves can show up.

Now is another opportunity to practice our yoga, on and off the mat.

$165 for 1 class per week for 11-week series. $10 for classes beyond the series.

$20 per class drop-in. 

Payment may be sent to Lou via Venmo @Louise-Hoyt or by check. If you wish to pay by check, please email Lou for the mailing address. 

December 2021-January 2022

The current series ends Saturday, December 18. We will have a 2-week winter break. Classes will resume Tuesday, January 4, 2022. 

Eastern Sun Yoga Studio, 3534 Forrest, Memphis, TN 38122 | Contact Lou Hoyt at louhoyt@gmail.com | Map