Reduce, Reuse, Recycle the Yoga Way
From the desk of Rachael Lappen, RYT... Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. These are three great words to live by. And why not use your Yoga practice to jump start the initiative!
Ever wonder where all the stuff you have lying around came from or where it ends up? I was recently visiting my childhood home and began sorting through all of the things I had saved over years and years of experiences. All of the things seemed so important and meaningful at the time I put them in their places on shelves, drawers, closets, or packed away in boxes. Looking back through them now just seems like a big, overwhelming, stressful mess. Why did I keep this or that in the first place? And, clearing out all (or at least a vast majority) of those things seems more and more likely as time passes.
A consistent yoga practice helps connect us all to what is going on right now, right before our eyes. It helps us step away from the thoughts that make us hold on to our things for dear life and make room for the possibilities to come.
Don’t get me wrong… not everything is considered trash or clutter… and memories are wonderful things. But, take a look around you and see what’s just taking up space. And, while you’re at it, do something good with your goods! Bring in an old yoga mat to OMBE to recycle and shop for one of our environmentally friendly, colorful, and, might I add, top of the line Manduka eKO mats. (Check out www.recycleyourmat.com for more information about the program.)
You can test out our eco-friendly yoga mats and props in OMBE’s yoga studio. Come join me this summer for a class or schedule a private session to customize your own routine. Class size is limited to 6 so sign up now to reserve your spot. (First time students drop in for only $10! Or, purchase a 5-class pack for $100, a 10-class pack or $180, a 15-class pack for $240 or a single drop-in for $22) bold. Check out our current class schedule at http://www.ombecenter.com/classes or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-447-2222 for more information.
Rachael, a lifelong fitness and wellness enthusiast and former competitive swimmer with a degree in Biology from Clark University, has been practicing and studying Yoga for the past seven years and teaching for the last two. From her first moments on the Yoga mat, she was instantly drawn to the balance of dynamic and meditative movement of energy and the constant evolution of body and mind. She has completed Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 Power Vinyasa Teacher Training with Baron Baptiste, and is a Registered Yoga Teacher at the 200 hour level through Yoga Alliance and a Certified Senior Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga Teacher. Rachael currently teaches Power and Vinyasa-based Yoga classes to students of all levels and ages. She is a member of the Assistant Team at the Baptiste Power Yoga Institute in Cambridge and Brookline, and enjoys teaching in community service venues. Additionally, Rachael continually enriches her professional training and personal journey through workshops with some of the best-known Yogis in the field. Rachael's classes are accessible to all students with an emphasis on proper alignment. She encourages students to connect to movement with breath and body awareness, a light heart, and to be open to new possibilities. Rachael incorporates her yoga practice into all aspects of her life and is endlessly grateful to all of her teachers and mentors. She is honored to share her passion with her students, encouraging them to cultivate their personal authenticity as well as physical health.