We had our first ZOOM meeting for the org. to celebrate our annual picnic and enjoy reconnecting after this long stent of no meetings and no Spring Yoga Day. At first Lynn and I were worried it wouldn’t fly but we ended up with 17 people on line at once and had a great meeting. Many of our members are already teaching via Zoom so it went smoothly. Thanks to Mihir for hosting the meeting and to Sharon Holcomb for give everyone a little 10 minute course on Zooming.
While we missed all the great foods we usually share at this event, we could each have our own little beverage and food at hand while sitting on our decks or porches. It was great to see you all. We plan on having our next meeting monthly meeting on July 12th. Karen Lutz will host a 2 hour presentation on “The Energy Channels of Your Body” Check the website for more details shortly.
We recently recieved the following request from Joseph Tegler regarding available space for yoga classes.
If you know anyone who is looking for space to rent in Novi, please share our message or contact info.
We are excited to get back to teaching classes at our Taekwondo studio, once Michigan fitness facilities are allowed to open.
At one time, yoga classes were offered in our space. There is still a yoga sign on our window, and passers-by sometimes stop to inquire about yoga classes.
We do not currently offer yoga, but we would love to connect with an amazing yoga (or qi gong, pilates, or similar) teacher who is looking for space. If you are looking for space to rent — or if you know someone who is looking for space — please message me. To learn about us, see akulatkd.com
Hello fellow members. Just wanted to put a invite out there for all members of YAGD to attend our holiday gathering at my house in Farmington Hills on Dec. 7th. Arrive at 10, we’ll have a short meeting, hand out rewards, and then enjoy the wonderful dishes you bring to share with all. In the past we have had a gift exchange where by if you bring a gift…you take one home…No pressure, strictly on a volunteer basis. I think we have set a limit of $20 on the cost of the gift. This is our time to hand out awards to those members who have made extra effort to support our organization and say farewell to the outgoing board members. ( Of course, as you may know some of us just keep coming back..hahah). Looking forward to seeing you! Char
News from Betsy Bertolino, who some of you may remember—she is one of our founding members and taught many of us before she and her husband, Carl moved to Florida, quite a few years ago. We’ve just learned that Carl had a severe stroke, and died 6 days later, in December. He was 94, and she is now 91. They had planned to move to our upper peninsula, where one of their daughters and son-in-law live. So with the help of her children and some good friends, Betsy is now back in Michigan. She is “in a Senior Center on a small mountain overlooking the towns of Houghton and Hancock. There is a river and lift bridge that connects the two towns and it is very beautiful and historic and scenic up here – I also look at ski slopes across the river! … I moved up in March, but it has taken me quite a while to really get here and be here – focused and grounded. Susan and Brian are retired now & live in Baraga, a few miles away and I see them often.”
“I feel so honored to be a Lifetime member of YAGD, and I am so happy that it is still thriving. You and all the others who keep the organization going are doing a fantastic job. Love & blessings to You and All. Namaste’, Betsy
Betsy’s new address will be posted in our soon to be updated member listing.
Pat Halloran and I attended Chris’s class in the Reviera Court at the DIA on Saturday the 13th. What a great experience. Chris did a great job and the impact of the art all around us was so inspiring!! Here are a couple pictures…
Thanks to all that took the time to join me at my house Sunday the 9th. We managed to have a fun and informative yoga practice, with each participant providing a pose….Always nice to see how someone else presents a pose and to discover new ones for consideration. The food was great and abundant. It’s so nice to meet members we don’t often see and have time to simply chat with others.
I wish I had remembered to get a picture of everyone!! Darn..Did anybody take a picture?? If so please share with me and I will post it here.
Looking forward to GOOD WEATHER (hopefully) and seeing everyone at my house on Sunday. As you know we are doing a pot luck. As promised, I will post here what foods I’ve been made aware of that are coming so you can better decide what to bring. I will provide coffee, tea,water, plates, paper cups and such along with a dip or two.