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 Laughter Yoga Workshop

at Spacious Heart Yoga

Saturday 12.12.15 ~ 1-3:30pm
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Join me, Saturday, December 12th 1-3:30pm, at Spacious Heart Yoga in downtown Goshen, IN, for the joyful practice of Laughter Yoga. Combining mindful pranayama (breathing techniques) with laughter, students will learn to practice and cultivate space to consciously bring joyfulness, fun and laughter back into their lives.

Just as we must regularly put into practice the skills we use for our jobs, the sports we engage in, the musical instruments we play, the asana we practice on our yoga mats, so to must we consciously practice and create space for the powerful healing that laughter and joy provide us.

During this workshop we will watch the short documentary, Laughology and we will practice movements & breathing techniques combined with conscious laughter. No experience with yoga or laughter necessary.

Please bring a water bottle and wear comfortable clothes that you can easily move around in. You may also choose to bring a light snack, if you like. You can bring your own mat if you choose or use one of ours and there will be chairs for those who would like them.

Early bird $ 25
Late Registration $30

Click HERE to register online or call 574.361.9756

Spacious Heart Yoga is located at 302 S. Main St. Goshen, IN 46526

Quarterly Kula Spacious Heart 1.31.15

 

Join us at Spacious Heart Yoga for our first Quarterly Kula of 2015.

Saturday ~ January 31st ~ 2015

6pm Vegetarian Potluck

6:30pm Viewing of the Documentary: The Dhamma Brothers

This event is free to the community and all are welcome. Bring a vegetarian dish to share if you can and join us to connect with the community and view a powerful documentary about Vipassana Meditation brought to a high security prison in Alabama. East meets West in the Deep South.

Spacious Heart Yoga is located at 302 S. Main St. Goshen, IN

Thanks and Giving Yoga Practice at Spacious Heart Yoga Goshen, IN

Thanks and Giving Yoga Practice at Spacious Heart Yoga Goshen, IN

Thanks and Giving Yoga Class at Spacious Heart Yoga, Goshen IN, 9-10am on Thursday, November 27th, 2014. 

Join Yoga Teacher Sheri Bontrager to give thanks and share the mindfulness of practice Thanksgiving morning. The class is free but we ask that you bring a donation of canned food or monetary donation that will go to a local charity. To submit your choice of charity organization, stop by the studio and enter the name of the charity.

With all the hoopla of the Holiday’s it’s a perfect way to keep centered and mindful. So put the turkey in the oven and get yourself down to Spacious Heart Yoga for class!

Sacred Waters Kirtan

Sacred Waters  16990 Douglas Rd. Mishawaka, Indiana 46545

Join us for a night of music and mantras with Sacred Waters Kirtan at Sacred Waters 16990 Douglas Rd, Mishawaka, IN.  Friday night, October 31, 2014 at 7pm. Nearly all the events and classes at Sacred Waters are donation based. Offer what you can and join the community this wonderful event.

Recently, Sacred Waters Kirtan was featured at the 150th anniversary celebration of Vivekananda by the Vedanta Society and had the honor of leading a large crowd of swamis, nuns and other participants from around the world in celebratory song. They have played venues as diverse as the Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago and the Basilica of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Notre Dame, Indiana. For more news and info check out yogachant.org

Sacred Waters offers regularly scheduled yoga classes throughout the week as well as meditations, lectures and spiritual/philosophical workshops too. Check out the upcoming, November 2014 schedule HERE.

You can also purchase the new CD by Sacred Waters Kirtan online at cdbaby

Sacred Waters Kirtan available at cdbaby.com

Sacred Waters Kirtan available at cdbaby.com

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It’s National Yoga Month and for the whole month of September, bring a friend to class with you at Spacious Heart Yoga for FREE! Check out the schedule at Spacious Heart and bring in a friend to share Yoga with.

 

If this Squirrel can bring it, so can you.

 

Utkatasana aka Chair Pose... not just for Humans

Utkatasana aka Chair Pose… not just for Humans

If you wanna catch an extra class with me, I’m subbing a few classes the next few weeks at Spacious Heart Yoga in Goshen, IN…

4/30/14…….Wednesday…..5:30-6:45…Yoga 1

5/3/14… Saturday… 9am-10am…All Levels $5 Class

5/17/14…Saturday…9am-10am…All Levels $5 Class

See you on the mat!

Starting May 2014, Wednesdays at 4:15 at Spacious Heart Yoga in Goshen, IN– I’ll be teaching a Restorative Yoga Class. Restorative is super duper gentle and perfect for those who are healing from injuries, those experiencing chronic stress and also those who seek to balance their more vigorous practices with a softer practice.

Restorative Yoga w/Dawn at Spacious Heart Yoga

Restorative Yoga w/Dawn at Spacious Heart Yoga

Restorative Yoga is all about unraveling the body & mind through gentle nurturing & lots of restorative adjustments. Using props to help the body to release tension and allow muscle to soften, this class is suited for anyone looking to de-stress and nurture themselves. The class will end in a guided Yoga Nidra (deep yogic sleep) practice to allow for the benefits of deep restoration.

A softer, quieter class like Restorative is important when developing and maintaining a regular yoga practice. Balancing your more vigorous or challenging practices with a restorative practice each week can not only help your practice on the mat be more balanced, but also remind you to practice the necessary balance of yin and yang off the mat too.

Starting May 2014…. Restorative Wednesdays w/Dawn  4:15-5:15pm at Spacious Heart Yoga in Goshen, IN

Monthly Meditations at Spacious Heart Yoga

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Join me at Spacious Heart Yoga in Goshen, IN for Monthly Meditations. These Monthly Meditation Workshops offer students the opportunity to learn and practice various meditation styles to cultivate a regular home practice or to support an already established practice. Each month we will explore various styles of meditation, including: Yoga Nidra, Mantra/Japa Mala, Guided, Walking, Vipassana/Mindfulness & more.

No experience is necessary. Wear comfortable clothes. Please do not eat an overly large meal before sessions. Chairs will be available for those who are not able to sit on the floor.

Saturdays 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

April 19th
June 28th
July 26th
August 30th

Investment $20 Early Bird (4 days prior to meeting)/$25 after Early Bird Rate

To register visit spaciousheartyoga.com under Events & Workshops

Please note:  If you or someone you know, would like to attend but are experiencing financial difficulties, please CONTACT ME  to discuss arrangements. No student with a sincere interest in learning meditation will be turned away.

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February 2014 Schedule 

at Spacious Heart Yoga Goshen

                                           302 South Main St. Goshen, IN

Sundays

2-3:15pm  Yin Class 

Yin is a form of yoga practice that focuses on allowing muscle to release so that connective tissue (the joints) are allowed to lengthen and strengthen. It is a quiet and meditative practice and will help cultivate stillness and challenge students as we hold poses for much longer than other practices.

Mondays

2:30p-3:45pm  Beginner’s Class 

This class is geared towards new students and those in the early stages of their practice. Focusing on alignment, breaking down poses as well as learning breathing and meditation techniques; this class will give students a strong foundation as they grow in their practice.

4-5:15pm  Vinyasa Class 

This is a vinyasa class (one pose flowing into the next) best suited to students who have some understanding of basic poses & alignment, however, all are welcome to attend this vigorous practice. The class will get your heart rate up & you might sweat a bit, so bring your own mat (if you have one) as well as water & a towel.

Thursdays

5:30-6:45pm  Beginner’s Class 

This class is geared towards new students and those in the early stages of their practice. Focusing on alignment, breaking down poses as well as learning breathing and meditation techniques; this class will give students a strong foundation as they grow in their practice.

7-8:30  Level 2-3 Class 

This is an advanced practice class best suited to students who have a strong understanding of asana and who are interested in cultivating a deeper practice- physically, mentally and emotionally. There will be some vinyasa, as well as breaking down transitions and challenging poses. Chanting, meditation, mudras may/will be covered during this class. This class isn’t only about asanas. It is for students ready to take their practices deeper in all ways.

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January 2014 Schedule 

at Spacious Heart Yoga Goshen

                                           302 South Main St. Goshen, IN

Sundays

2-3:15pm  Yin Class 

Yin is a form of yoga practice that focuses on allowing muscle to release so that connective tissue (the joints) are allowed to lengthen and strengthen. It is a quiet and meditative practice and will help cultivate stillness and challenge students as we hold poses for much longer than other practices.

Mondays

2:30p-3:45pm  Beginner’s Class 

This class is geared towards new students and those in the early stages of their practice. Focusing on alignment, breaking down poses as well as learning breathing and meditation techniques; this class will give students a strong foundation as they grow in their practice.

4-5:15pm  Vinyasa Class 

This is a vinyasa class (one pose flowing into the next) best suited to students who have some understanding of basic poses & alignment, however, all are welcome to attend this vigorous practice. The class will get your heart rate up & you might sweat a bit, so bring your own mat (if you have one) as well as water & a towel.

Thursdays

5:30-6:45pm  Beginner’s Class 

This class is geared towards new students and those in the early stages of their practice. Focusing on alignment, breaking down poses as well as learning breathing and meditation techniques; this class will give students a strong foundation as they grow in their practice.

7-8:30  Level 2-3 Class 

This is an advanced practice class best suited to students who have a strong understanding of asana and who are interested in cultivating a deeper practice- physically, mentally and emotionally. There will be some vinyasa, as well as breaking down transitions and challenging poses. Chanting, meditation, mudras may/will be covered during this class. This class isn’t only about asanas. It is for students ready to take their practices deeper in all ways.

imgresAs much as I’ve been traveling and exploring , and as much as a break from teaching is necessary from time to time, eventually I remember that I can’t NOT teach. Whether on the mat or off, it’s part of me.

I’m back in the saddle again, as it were. I am teaching at The Studio in Elkhart, IN and Spacious Heart Yoga in Goshen, IN.   Check out my November Schedule below and hope to see you on the mat soon!

November 2014

The Studio ~ 124 S. Main St. Elkhart, IN

Saturdays

11am-12:30 Vinyasa Class 

This is a vinyasa class (one pose flowing into the next) best suited to students who have some understanding of basic poses & alignment, however, all are welcome to attend this vigorous practice. The class will get your heart rate up & you might sweat a bit, so bring your own mat (if you have one) as well as water & a towel.

1-2:15pm Restorative Class

This class is all about restoring the body & mind through gentle nurturing & lots of restorative adjustments. Using props to help the body to release tension and allow muscle to soften, this class is suited for anyone looking to de-stress and nurture themselves. The class will end in a guided Yoga Nidra (deep yogic sleep) practice to allow for the benefits of deep restoration.

Sundays

2-3:15pm Beginners

This class is geared towards new students and those in the early stages of their practice. Focusing on alignment, breaking down poses as well as learning breathing and meditation techniques; this class will give students a strong foundation as they grow in their practice.

3:30-5pm Yin

Yin is a form of yoga practice that focuses on allowing muscle to release so that connective tissue (the joints) are allowed to lengthen and strengthen. It is a quiet and meditative practice and will help cultivate stillness and challenge students as we hold poses for much longer than other practices.

Mondays

5:30-6:45pm  Vinyasa Class 

This is a vinyasa class (one pose flowing into the next) best suited to students who have some understanding of basic poses & alignment, however, all are welcome to attend this vigorous practice. The class will get your heart rate up & you might sweat a bit, so bring your own mat (if you have one) as well as water & a towel.

Wednesdays

5:30-6:45pm Beginners

This class is geared towards new students and those in the early stages of their practice. Focusing on alignment, breaking down poses as well as learning breathing and meditation techniques; this class will give students a strong foundation as they grow in their practice.

Spacious Heart Yoga ~ 320 South Main St. Goshen, IN

Mondays

1-2:15pm  Vinyasa Class 

This is a vinyasa class (one pose flowing into the next) best suited to students who have some understanding of basic poses & alignment, however, all are welcome to attend this vigorous practice. The class will get your heart rate up & you might sweat a bit, so bring your own mat (if you have one) as well as water & a towel.

2:30p-3:45pm  Beginner’s Class 

This class is geared towards new students and those in the early stages of their practice. Focusing on alignment, breaking down poses as well as learning breathing and meditation techniques; this class will give students a strong foundation as they grow in their practice.

It has proven more challenging than I realized to process leaving the Savannah Yoga Center. After giving my 2 weeks notice last week, I knew that it would take some time to process all the emotions that arise upon leaving something I have been a part of for so many years. So students, please know that I haven’t forgotten you, but that a bit of time to digest all that is unfolding was needed before I could find the words to all that I was feeling.

And of course, what is revealed in the end is quite simple: THANK YOU.

To all my students- I deeply thank you. Some of you have been practicing with me for several years now, some are new- and to all of you- it has been my honor and privilege to come in each week and bear witness to your practice, to your awakening and to share space with you. It was my honor to share my experience, to offer you the opportunity to practice mindfulness and to be able to hone my craft as a teacher.

It is no exaggeration, to say that my time in Savannah has been one of great growth, healing and awakening and as fellow yogis and students, you have been part of my path. I am grateful and privileged to have been even one small part of yours.  And although, I will not be supporting you at the front of the classroom at the Savannah Yoga Center, please know that I support you nonetheless.

I encourage you to continue the practice of mindfulness in all its forms and wherever it leads you in life. I encourage you to use the tools you learn- not only when it’s easy, not only on your mat, but to do the deeper work that leads to awakening- even when it’s unglamorous and seemingly unsung. Even when you stumble, even when you fall back asleep, each moment is the opportunity to awaken again. I encourage you to keep on moving into the light, into your deepest knowing… and to have some fun along the way. Remember, it isn’t all toil and trouble to awaken.

There are big changes on the horizon for me. I am finishing up some final details and when they are all sussed out, I will announce the news. Until then, my current schedule still stands for the month of October at the Yoga Co-Op: Sundays 5:30pm Yin and Mondays 5:30 Yoga Nidra.

Please stay tuned and check the blog for details to come… and know this:  I am truly grateful for all the years I’ve had the honor of teaching you. Bearing witness to someone’s awakening is a great gift and you have given me this treasure week after week, year after year. Thank you.

Much love,

~dawn!

Savannah’s loss is Asheville’s gain. Former SAV resident and lovely friend of mine, Jessica Hedrick, is now based in Asheville, NC and has opened White Sage, a space of the healing arts of Massage Therapy, Reiki and Yoga.

Massage Therapist, Yoga Teacher & Reiki Master, Jessica Hedrick

I first met Jessica at the Savannah Yoga Center as I trained her as a volunteer there and as a regular student in my classes. It was evident through her practice she had experience with movement and still she was open and inquisitive to the tools of yoga in both the similarities to dance and the differences.

Jessica’s mindfulness, dedication and compassion came through not only on the mat or through her work as a reiki master, but in her everyday actions, words and energy. Now as a certified Yoga teacher, Massage Therapist and Reiki master, Jessica offers a wide array of tools for students and clients to step into their own healing.

I can’t say enough great things about Jessica. She is a talented and wonderful person. So if you’re in Asheville, get yourself over to White Sage to spend some time with Jessica and step deeper into your own awakening.

Beginning Monday, September 12th, 10am, Kate Jacobson will be teaching a Restorative Yoga Class at the Yoga Co-Op. Woo hoo!  I feel strongly about adding more Gentle, Restorative and simply slower more mindful classes to the yoga options in Savannah. Don’t get me wrong, I love a vigorous class and flow can absolutely be a mindful practice. Those of you who take some of my flow classes can attest that they are quite challenging both physically and mentally. However, without balancing mindfulness and breath with asana, then it’s really just Jazzercise, now isn’t it? So slowing things down can be essential for most people in this hectic day and age. Most of us can relate to stressed out minds and bodies. Some of us are healing from injury or just need some extra TLC and that’s when a Restorative Class can really make a difference.

Kate describes her class like so:  “This Restorative Class will emphasis reducing the effects of stress. It is especially beneficial for times before, during and after major life events such as the death of a loved one, change of job or residence, marriage, divorce, etc. This restorative practice is helpful to counter the effects of a busy, fast-paced lifestyle.”

So I know that there aren’t a ton of Gentle or Restorative Classes compared to the intense flow yoga that’s out there but now you have one more opportunity to practice taking care of yourself. Join Kate Mondays 10am at the Yoga Co-Op starting September 12th. Make time for it. You are worth it.

Last minute subbing! Come join me tonight (Thursday Aug. 4th) at the Savannah Yoga Center for a Super Gentle class that I am subbing. Class starts at 6pm. Get there a little early to check in without rushing around. Now, you can also reserve your place and/or pay for class online.

Come on down and do something nice for yourself for dealing with all this heat!

See you on the mat!

Photo by Geoff Johnson Courtesy of Savannah Yoga Center

Hey gang, check out the awesome deal for New Students that the Savannah Yoga Center has going on Living Social. $49 for an Unlimited Monthly Pass for New Students.

You can come to as many classes as you want for a month.  The deal expires tomorrow- July 20th at 5pm, so grab it while it’s good! And tell your friends. See you on the mat!

I’ll be subbing 7-8:15pm PEACE IN/PEACE OUT class at the Yoga Co-Op, this FRIDAY- July 15, 2011. Join me for a class that is 45 minutes of vinyasa and 30 minutes of slower, deeper, yin-like muscle releasing. It’s the best of both worlds. So, bang a gong and get your Yin and Yang ON! See you on the mat!

Members rate: $10, Non-members: $13. Walk ins welcome!

 

 

Yogi Fun at Yoga Fest 2010

It’s Yoga-Fest time again y’all! This Saturday and Sunday, July 9th and 10th,  morning and afternoon classes are FREE at the Savannah Yoga Center. The classes for Yoga-Fest are 40 minutes long and there are classes for every style of yoga and a Bhangra Fit Class to boot!.

It’s our way of giving back to the community and giving those who are flirting with the idea of yoga a chance to get a taste of what it’s all about at the Savannah Yoga Center.

Plan to arrive 10-15 minutes early to secure your spot. Bring your own mat if you have one, if not we have some for you to use (first come first serve, though) and if you plan to take a Flow/Hot or Dynamic Class, bring water and a towel.

I’ll be teaching Saturday 11:20 Flow Class (fairly vigorous) and 12:10 Restorative (super duper gentle) so come on down and have some yoga fun. You can take as many classes as you’d like. Bring your friends and family too. Class Cards and select items in the Boutique will be on sale. Click HERE for a printable Yoga-Fest 2011 schedule.

NOTE: Regularly scheduled classes that fall after 4pm will be held as usual.

 

OTHER LIVES

Other Lives isn’t a band that plays music. They are architects of soundscape. That’s the only way to describe their latest album, Tamer Animals.  I play the song, For 12, in my Flow classes fairly often lately and those of you regulars will recognize it’s haunting, dream-like quality.

Sometimes music can be a distraction to practice- however the sounds and movement created in For 12 lend themselves to becoming an avenue for deeper presence and free flow in my asana.

Now, that’s a whole lotta woo-woo that essentially means, this song is dreamy and you should listen to it- on the mat or off. Check out the songs  For 12, Tamer Animals (live), and Dustbowl III

There are  only a few more slots open for my  3 hour comprehensive yoga workshop, HANDS~HEART~FEET tomorrow, Sunday, June 12th,  1-4pm at the Savannah Yoga Center. We’ll focus on 6 different yogic methods that can help us create the space to be present and to cultivate the inquisitiveness to our internal experience that is required for walking deeper on our path.

This workshop is for anyone interested in not only honing their physical practice, but also in practicing techniques that give us the foundation to live our yoga off the mat as well.

If you’ve already registered, please bring water, your yoga mat if you have one and any props that you use regularly. We will have mats and props for those who don’t have their own.

Register in person at 1319 Bull St. Savannah, GA,  online at savannahyoga.com or by phone: 912.232.2994

Join me, Sunday, June 12th,  for my 3 hour comprehensive yoga workshop, HANDS~HEART~FEET at the Savannah Yoga Center. We’ll focus on 6 different yogic methods that can help us create the space to be present and to cultivate the inquisitiveness to our internal experience that is required for walking deeper on our path.

This workshop is for anyone interested in not only honing their physical practice, but also in practicing techniques that give us the foundation to live our yoga off the mat as well.

Register in person at 1319 Bull St. Savannah, GA,  online at savannahyoga.com or by phone: 912.232.2994

What is more sacred than to bring nourishment to another human being–spiritually, emotionally and quite literally by bringing food to those who need it?

Senior hunger is a serious threat to nearly 6 million seniors in the United States each year.  Nationwide, the Meals on Wheels program works to alleviate senior hunger.  Each day, the MOW program serves over 1,800 hot meals to homebound seniors in Chatham County and 6 surrounding counties.  They depend on the commitment of their wonderful volunteers to deliver these meals and hope to be able to expand the numbers of clients they serve with the help of more volunteers in the future.

The commitment to volunteer is one hour a week during lunchtime and they try to match volunteers to routes that are near where they live or work.   Offices and church groups can adopt routes and share in the responsibility together.  The Meals on Wheels program not only nourishes seniors, it gives them daily interaction with volunteers and gives family members peace of mind that someone is checking up their loved ones each day.

This year, MOW is hosting their  first annual 5K on May 14th.  Information and registration can be found on their website: www.seniorcitizens-inc.org/  and at fleetfeet: www.fleetfeetsavannah.com/miles-meals. To learn more about volunteering visit: www.seniorcitizens-inc.org.

They are also looking for volunteers to help out on race day.  Anyone interested can contact lovely, fellow Yoga teacher and Director of Volunteers for Senior Citizens, Inc., Lauren Cruickshank directly at LCruickshank@seniorcitizens-inc.org. And be sure to spread the word!

Starting  May 7th, I’ll be teaching a Saturday Restorative Yoga Class at the Savannah Yoga Center.  The days you feel like a little dynamic practice you can attend my Sat. 11am Flow as usual and for the days you need to tend to yourself and balance the hectic pace of life with some gentleness, you can join me for my 1:15pm Restorative class. 

Suitable for all levels- from those healing from injuries, to those who are in prime form and want to create a balance between dynamic and gentle. This class focuses on releasing tension from tight muscles, breathing and will end in a 20 minute guided Yoga Nidra (deep yogic sleep) practice.

I encourage all students to alternate their vigorous practices with gentle/restorative practices as well. Having one without the other is to leave out the crucial element of balance in your practice. You’re gonna thank yourself when you come! See you on the mat!

I’ll be subbing several Yin Yoga Classes at the Yoga Co-Op Savannah starting this Sunday, April 24th. Yin classes focus on releasing muscle and allowing joints, tendons and ligaments to lengthen- creating wider range of motion and flexibility. Poses will be held from 3-10 minutes. While the practice isn’t dynamic, it is challenging in the sense that stillness and breath must be cultivated and let’s face it… stillness can be challenging!

If you’ve never taken a Yin class before, now is your chance to get your Yin on with me. It’s a great complement to flow and dynamic yoga and a powerful way to unlock tight and immobile parts of the body and mind. See below for the dates and times and I’ll see you on the mat!

Sundays- 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15  at 5:30-6:45pm

Tuesdays- 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17 at 7-8:30pm

The Yoga Co-Op is located at 2424 Drayton St. Savannah, GA. Classes are $13 drop in and $10 for members. 

12-3pm, Saturday, April 9th in Forsyth Park, Savannah, GA is hosting a Yogathon to raise money for Louie’s Kids and COPE (Childhood Obesity Prevention & Education). The goal is to help raise money to fund a Louie’s Kids Fit Club in a Title I (low income) Savannah School next fall.  The Fit Club is a daily program that teaches children not only nutrition and physical fitness, but also addresses emotional blocks that keep children from living the best life that they can.

I am one of the teachers who will be leading the 108 Sun Salutations for the Yogathon. I’m thrilled to be part of this event and I’d love for you to be part of it too!

 

If you can participate in the 108 Sun Salutations (you don’t have to do them all, just do what you can),  click here to JOIN THE TEAM .  Our team name is FOR THOSE ABOUT TO ROCK, I SUN SALUTE YOU! Team Dawn Smith.  Once you register with the team, email everyone you know for donations. They can donate right online. Every little bit counts.

If you can’t participate, you can always donate to the team anyway and spread the word. Click here to DONATE.

The day of the Yogathon, you can still join me at my regular class Saturday morning 11am-12:30 at Savannah Yoga Center and then  head down to the Forsyth Park to cheer the Yogathon participants on. I would love for you come down and share in the fun of the day, even if you don’t want to do the sun salutations, I hope you’ll consider being part of this event in anyway you can.

Whether it’s practicing with us out in the park, or donating money- know that you are doing good… for others and yourself. Even the seemingly smallest of offerings matters.

Apply by Glasser

I drifted in and out of sleep in the back seat of my friend’s car on a road trip with this song playing on the stereo. It seemed more like a dream than a song.

Glasser

Later, when I started to wake, but still in that dreamy, trippy, half-asleep state, I tried to ask what the song was with this description, “Uh… it was a girl. It was long… and a lot.

That pretty much sums it up. This might be the best song to drift in and out of sleep to, as the midday sun shimmers through the tops of trees flying by, while you are softly curled up in the back seat of a car. (Listening pleasure not limited to this long-winded scenario.)

Also check out Glasser’s song Home. I almost can’t call it music. It feels too big to fit into that small of a word.

 

I don’t like to brag, but there’s no denying this fact:  I am an amazing eater. Yeah, I said it. I eat like you read about, like you dream about. I eat food like it’s going out of style. I’ve eaten in fancy schmancy places and in dingy dives all across the world and because of this, I have developed a palate that requires quality and finesse to impress it.

Sometimes my palate likes fancy, complex flavors and all that jazz, sometimes my palate wants something simple and wholesome. Sometimes only the tongue-coating sweetness of a Krispy Kreme donut will tame my mouth. It’s not picky or fickle but it needs a little variety and most importantly, consistent quality, if my palate is going to return for more.

There are lots of attempts out there. However, a good idea is only just that- an idea. But I can’t eat an idea. Believe me, I’ve tried.  At some point the idea must be executed into fruition. It’s not about gargantuan portions to make up for lack of quality. It’s not about using terms like organic, or free-range just to charge more money or create the idea of mindfulness. It’s not about gimmicks. When it comes to the mouth- it’s got to taste good. When it comes to the body, it’s got to nourish me with some sort of wholesomeness. When it comes to giving an establishment my money, it’s gotta be one that treats me with kindness.

And although we have a lot of restaurants here in Savannah, my mouth, body, mind and wallet have been sad after many a meal out on the town. Thanks to Green Truck Neighborhood Pub, here in Savannah, GA, however, my mouth and the rest of me have something to be happy about again.

Green Truck’s uncluttered menu represents a kitchen that offers a select few things that are all done really well. It’s pub food like pub food should be. Heck, it’s food like food should be… REAL.  Ketchup is house-made, dressings house-made, veggie patties are house-made, the pickles are house-made! You get the picture.

Flavor and tastiness are not lost under the coattails of the trendy “house-made” banner either. We all know that something can be homemade and suck just as often as it can be delicious. Your aunt Mabel may be a lovely woman but let’s face it, that doesn’t mean her pot roast is palatable.

For those who enjoy a brew with their meal, there is a beer for every taste at Green Truck. Lagers, stouts, ales and more. And of course they have the old PBR standby for those times when you want to feel young and ironic.

All around, Green Truck is doing it up right. Good service. Quality food, mindfully made with interesting flavors and it’s all tasty to boot! Ingredients are purchased from quality suppliers and as local, organic and free-range as possible. Food for vegetarians, meat-eaters, the finicky and the food-explorer alike. And the people there are nice. Being cooked for and served is an intimate and special thing. If you aren’t getting quality in the meal and in the service, why go out? Green Truck reminds you, quality, flavor and nice-ness still exist. Keep it up Green Truck. You make my mouth happy! And please don’t fall prey to the beast of complacency. I want to eat your food, not my words.

Fellow Yoga Teacher, Dawn Tanis, will be making her Savannah acting debut in the upcoming production of Frost/Nixon at Muse Arts Warehouse.  Come out and enjoy an evening of theater and support local artists.

8 p.m. | March 4, 5, 11 and 12
3 p.m. | March 6 and 13

Tickets $15 /$10 for students with I.D. available at the door or for advance reservations: (912) 713-1137

Dawn Smith

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