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Paddle Board Yoga

We are trying something new.
Join us on selected Tuesdays when we “Take” to the “Lake”.
Kayaks are welcome.
Contact us please,  if you do not have a board, we may have one to share for you.

Check out the schedule for dates and reserve your space.

Contact Bonnie K. 406-253-0177 or Cindi J. 406-471-870 for the details.

Watch Videos of Recorded Live Classes

Link to Unlisted Video

Please practice in a safe and wise manner.
This video is not a substitution for in-person instruction. To reduce and avoid injury, you will want to check with your doctor before beginning any fitness program.  By performing any fitness exercises, you are performing them at your own risk. and/or Bonnie Kiser will not be responsible or liable for any injury or harm you sustain as a result of our yoga video practice, or information shared on our website.  This includes emails, videos and text.
Thanks for your understanding.

* All-Level Yoga Class Videos    * Links to Unlisted YouTube Videos
  All Levels Yoga  – Twists     Wednesday, April 1, 2020- Twists
  All Levels Yoga  – Dancer    Monday, April 6, 2020-Dancer Poser
  All Levels Yoga  -More  Dancer     Wednesday, April 8, 2020 –  Dancer Pose
  All Levels Yoga  – Half Moon    Monday,  April 13, 2020  – Half Moon
  All Levels Yoga  – More 1/2 Moon    Wednesday,  April 15, 2020 – More Half Moon
  All Levels Yoga – Backbends   Monday, April 20, 2020 – Backbends
  All Levels Yoga – Moon Salutes &   Forward Folds
  All Levels Yoga-Samskaras and   Forward Folds Monday,  April 27, 2020, Sanskaras – Hamstring & Forward Folds Focus
  All Levels Yoga-Revolved Side   Angle Pose Wednesday,  April 29, 2020 Parvritta Parsvakonasana & Back Bend
  All Levels Yoga-Flowing Gate and    Tree Monday, May 11, 2020-     K. I. Simple S.
Flowing kneeling sequence to include Gate Pose. Standing Warrior flow including moving from Tree. Concludes with a seated twist. My apologies. The internet was glitchy while we were recording.
  All Levels Yoga-More Flowing  Gate Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Flowing kneeling sequence to include Gate Pose. Standing Warrior flow including moving from Tree to Eagle Pose. Concludes with a seated twist. My apologies for the video quality. The internet was glitchy while we were recording.
   All Levels Yoga May 18, 2020 -“True Yoga”  A flowing “Vinyasa” practice; Kneeling with Gate, Warrior flows with Tree and Eagle, Seated flow with Boat.
  All Levels Yoga May 20, 2020- Abhyasa    A familiar & steady practice. Sun Salutations Side Angle Pose Down Dog Lunge Janu Sirsasana Conclude with Legs up the wall.
  All Levels Yoga May 27, 2020 – Attitude – Iccha Shakti (energy), Alignment – Jnana ShaktiAction – Kriya Shakti, Includes Vashistasana and Wrist Tips
  *Gentle Class Videos  * Links to Unlisted YouTube Videos
   Gentle Yoga  March 30, 2020 – Twists
   Gentle Yoga  April 6, 2020 – Dancer
   Gentle Yoga  April 8, 2020 – Dancer
   Gentle Yoga  April 13, 2020 –  Half Moon
   Gentle Yoga  April 15, 2020 – More Half Moon
   Gentle Yoga April 20, 2020 – Danger vs Fear, Strengthen abs from Down Dog to Lunge in a Moving Practice
   Gentle Yoga April 22, 2020-More on How to-Down Dog to Lunge, Moon Salutes
  Gentle Yoga April 27, 2020-Today I Choose…..
Samskaras-Create Habits in Your Yoga Practice ad Life-Low back alignment, Tree
  Gentle Yoga April 29, 2020-Hug to the Mid-line (help for Tree Pose) and Shoulder Alignment
  Gentle Yoga May 11, 2020 – Standing Warrior flow including moving from Tree. K.I.Simple.S My apologies for the video quality. 
  Gentle Yoga May 13, 2020 – Flowing sequence includes Gate Pose. More work with Tree Pose. My apologies for the video quality. 
  Gentle Yoga May 18, 2020-Flowing Practice/Gate and Abdominal Strengthening
  Gentle Yoga May 20, 2020- Lunge Alignment/Supported Savasana
 Gentle Yoga May 27, 2020 – Attitude, Alignment, Action
Includes Vashistasana and Wrist Tips
Gentle Yoga July 15, 2020 – Aparigraha – Letting go of what stops you from surprising yourself.
Gentle Yoga    July 29, 2020 –  A Reminder that the wisdom we seek is within.  
Twists.  Demonstration of using the yoga belt to support your shoulder alignment.  Standing balance, figure 4, (ankle on knee-balance).
Gentle Yoga Aug. 12, 2020 – Invocation, Shoulders, Sun Salutes, Balance, Eagle Seated and Standing, Discussion of the Psoas Muscle

Gentle Yoga Aug. 19, 2020 – Choose How to BE!! , Seated-Stretches Warm-Up, Standing Warriors, Lying Down- Using a blanket, spinal support variations, Balance, Bridge



We were made for these times!







By Clarissa Pinkola Estes

American poet, post-trauma specialist and Jungian psychoanalyst, author of Women Who Run With the Wolves.
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My friends, do not lose heart. We were made for these times…….

I have heard from so many recently who are deeply and properly bewildered. They are concerned about the state of affairs in our world now. Ours is a time of almost daily astonishment and often righteous rage over the latest degradations of what matters most to civilized, visionary people.

You are right in your assessments. The lustre and hubris some have aspired to while endorsing acts so heinous against children, elders, everyday people, the poor, the unguarded, the helpless, is breathtaking. Yet, I urge you, ask you, gentle you, to please not spend your spirit dry by bewailing these difficult times. Especially do not lose hope. Most particularly because, the fact is that we were made for these times. Yes. For years, we have been learning, practicing, been in training for and just waiting to meet on this exact plain of engagement.

I grew up on the Great Lakes and recognize a seaworthy vessel when I see one. Regarding awakened souls, there have never been more able vessels in the waters than there are right now across the world. And they are fully provisioned and able to signal one another as never before in the history of humankind.

Look out over the prow; there are millions of boats of righteous souls on the waters with you. Even though your veneers may shiver from every wave in this stormy roil, I assure you that the long timbers composing your prow and rudder come from a greater forest. That long-grained lumber is known to withstand storms, to hold together, to hold its own, and to advance, regardless.

In any dark time, there is a tendency to veer toward fainting over how much is wrong or unmended in the world. Do not focus on that. There is a tendency, too, to fall into being weakened by dwelling on what is outside your reach, by what cannot yet be. Do not focus there. That is spending the wind without raising the sails.

We are needed, that is all we can know. And though we meet resistance, we more so will meet great souls who will hail us, love us and guide us, and we will know them when they appear. Didn’t you say you were a believer? Didn’t you say you pledged to listen to a voice greater? Didn’t you ask for grace? Don’t you remember that to be in grace means to submit to the voice greater?

Ours is not the task of fixing the entire world all at once, but of stretching out to mend the part of the world that is within our reach. Any small, calm thing that one soul can do to help another soul, to assist some portion of this poor suffering world, will help immensely. It is not given to us to know which acts or by whom, will cause the critical mass to tip toward an enduring good.

What is needed for dramatic change is an accumulation of acts, adding, adding to, adding more, continuing. We know that it does not take everyone on Earth to bring justice and peace, but only a small, determined group who will not give up during the first, second, or hundredth gale.

One of the most calming and powerful actions you can do to intervene in a stormy world is to stand up and show your soul. Soul on deck shines like gold in dark times. The light of the soul throws sparks, can send up flares, builds signal fires, causes proper matters to catch fire. To display the lantern of soul in shadowy times like these – to be fierce and to show mercy toward others; both are acts of immense bravery and greatest necessity.

Struggling souls catch light from other souls who are fully lit and willing to show it. If you would help to calm the tumult, this is one of the strongest things you can do.

There will always be times when you feel discouraged. I too have felt despair many times in my life, but I do not keep a chair for it. I will not entertain it. It is not allowed to eat from my plate.

The reason is this: In my uttermost bones I know something, as do you. It is that there can be no despair when you remember why you came to Earth, who you serve, and who sent you here. The good words we say and the good deeds we do are not ours. They are the words and deeds of the One who brought us here. In that spirit, I hope you will write this on your wall: When a great ship is in harbor and moored, it is safe, there can be no doubt. But that is not what great ships are built for.

By Clarissa Pinkola Estes

American poet, post-trauma specialist and Jungian psychoanalyst, author of Women Who Run With the Wolves.
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