Monthly Archives: November 2016


This End Up? (Metaphors and Pain)

By |2017-07-12T18:21:49-04:00November 19th, 2016|Training Tips|

There's some exceptional work being done around the world in the field of pain science that may shine some light on the language we use to talk about the aches and pains we experience.  (For a simple, and yet reliable, presentation on some of the new insights into pain, in general, I suggest the 8 [...]

Now What: An Opportunity to Practice

By |2016-11-14T01:48:13-04:00November 14th, 2016|Inspiration|

“It’s as though you were up in a tree hanging from a branch with your teeth. Your hands and feet can’t touch any branch. Someone appears beneath the tree and asks, ‘What’s the meaning of Bodhidharma’s coming from the West?’ That’s a way of asking, ‘What’s the meaning of Zen?’ or ‘What’s the meaning of [...]

November’s Restorative Theme: The Ajna Chakra

By |2016-11-04T02:18:19-04:00November 4th, 2016|Inspiration|

A restorative practice typically features supported body positions, breath awareness and guided visualizations.  Gravity is your best friend in this practice, if you can let go into its grounding force. Resting, in and of itself, is a radical practice in our go-go-go culture. A restorative practice whose focus is seeing inward may seem even more [...]

Veterans Yoga Project at Encourage

By |2017-07-12T18:21:49-04:00November 3rd, 2016|Studio News|

On Saturday, November 12th, the day after Veterans' Day, our own Tommy O'Toole, a Marine veteran and Encourage-trained instructor will lead a special Salute to the Warriors, a flow practice that will raise funds for Veterans Yoga Project. You can pre-register for this donation-based class online to save your spot (a similar event was filled to capacity in [...]

Encouraging Members: New Pricing as of 11/15/16

By |2016-11-04T02:40:26-04:00November 3rd, 2016|Studio News|

One of our aims when we opened Encourage in 2013 was to create a space that encouraged the consistent practice of yoga (and that allowed us to keep our doors open for the long haul). In that spirit, we are lowering our monthly membership rate to make it even easier for people to commit to practice regularly and to keep that commitment up over time. Starting November 15th, our monthly membership will drop [...]