|January 4, 2014||Posted by Jean Hoiland under Yogathon||
At Intent Yoga we embrace the idea of New Year Intentions as a way for creating change and transformation. What better way to get started than another 6 week Yogathon. Yep 6 more weeks. We don’t mess around with 30 day challenges. Research says it takes 6 full weeks to change old patterns and create new habits. The reality is most people give up at two weeks if they ever get started at all.
So what motivates people to stick with something? We believe a financial reward is motivating and we play for cash and prizes. The fall Yogathon winner took home more than $250. Second place received more than $150 and third place got over $100. We think that’s pretty motivating don’t you?
Everyone, yes you. Get up off the sofa and venture out of the house.
Salutations to the Sun, Yogathon – 6 weeks of yoga transformation!
Your home, the office, the park, anywhere you can lay out a 24″ x 68″ yoga mat and you guessed it Intent Yoga.
January 13 from get started with the Monday 6am class if that’s too early for you there are 4 additional classes that day.
February 22 Saturday morning classes. Wrap up Party TBA
$20 contribution for the prizes (by Friday 1/10)
$25 to join in any time after that
There will be No measurements, No weigh ins
We don’t care how much you weigh or the girth of your hips. We want your strength and mobility to improve. We want you to discover the joy of sweating and breathing hard. Your reward will be a higher state of consciousness, knowing the difference between down dog and up dog and cultivating the ability to say “my kundalini is rising” with a straight face. The results we seek cannot be measured in inches and pounds.
This is an exercise in being personally responsible for your own practice.
How do you win?
Attend classes, practice Surya Namaskara on your own and bring in your friends. We have a referral REWARDS program. Participants of the last Yogathon brought in over 25 NEW students, earning $$$$ for their account with us.
Each time you attend class you will be entered to win cash (entry fees provide the cash) and prizes. One of our members is going to donate a health and wellness basket worth at least $100.
Prizes will be distributed at our Wrap UP Party.
Bring $20 in envelope with your name & phone number printed clearly on front by Friday 1/10… $25 afterwards.
WARNING! Yoga may be hazardous to your health. You will bend in unusual ways, while precariously balancing on one limb. You will experience moments of clarity and one pointed focus, do not be alarmed. You will exhibit strength and mobility you did not previously possess. You will appear taller and more radiant. You will be more productive at work. You will expand your thinking and find spiritual enlightenment. We cannot stress enough…DO NOT BE ALARMED!
By participating in this activity you acknowledge you are acting at your own risk and peril and you agree not to hold the organizer responsible in the event of injury, death or insanity.
We hope you will participate in connecting with other lighthearted, fun and funny people in our yoga community.
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