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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Own Your Worth

"Own Your Worth."  ~Kathryn Budig~

After my recent workshop with Kathryn Budig, I am beaming with energy, inspired, and shining brightly.  The reason for this is that Kathryn has an innate ability to ignite a fire of passion for life into my entire being.  Her upbeat presence and joy for life is infectious.  Kathryn encourages you to establish a firm sense of your strengths and to completely own your worth to the fullest extent.  She drives home the importance of setting your eyes on the target and emphasizes that nothing can stop you if your aim is true. 


 As I continue to cultivate my talents, I find success in moving forward with a firm intent and believe in the path I am following and maintaining the confidence needed to follow that path.  Each day I reflect on how I can make a positive difference in the lives of people with whom I come into contact.  My daily goal is to provide each person with kindness, compassion and love and to end each day satisfied that in some small way I made our world a better, more balanced and positive place. 

Being deeply connected to my own truth and reaffirming my daily commitment to weave love into everything I do guarantees an effortless flow of my truth. 

Passions are varied-what is your strength?  How can you use that strength to transmit love to others?  However you share yourself with others, the important part is to live your life from a place of presence and love.  Moving from a place of love is the key ingredient to living in a state of happiness and joy and in doing this you will be successful at being the best you can be. 

Be confident in stepping away from fear and in your value to this universe.  Bask in heartfelt relationships, fruitful careers and positive situations.  Believe in your purpose and part in something greater than yourself; acknowledge that you are worthy and you do make a difference.

You have everything you need deep within.  Trust in this and own your worth.

To learn more about Kathryn Budig, you can check her out online at www.kathrynbudig.com.    

Upside Down and Inside Out. Explore your life in any given moment Upside Down and from the Inside Out. Namaste'.

Amy Fecher RYT
afecher@woh.rr.com
937-620-7541
http://www.yourpersonalpath.com/

Backbends, Open Your Heart and Explore:  

Sunday, June 10th, 2012, 1 -3:30 PM 

Workshop held at Practice Yoga (504 E. 5th St., Dayton, Ohio) 


Come ready to open your thighs and shoulders as we warm and prepare our bodies to open our hearts and explore! You will learn proper alignment for invigorating and healthy backbends. This workshop is appropriate for all levels as modifications will be given for all students in attendance.  Questions?  Send me a message or go here now to register:


Tuesday, April 10, 2012

SMILE

"Don't cry because it's over.  Smile because it happened." ~Dr. Seuss ~

Wouldn't it be perfect if each and everyday, you could bring a sense of  serenity into every moment of your life?  Life would be much easier if every morning you awakened feeling rested, revived, and ready to greet the sun.  What if you exhibited a patient presence and an overwhelmingly calm demeanor with each experience you encountered in each day?  How would your life be different if you weren't hurried or stressed about what happened yesterday or what may happen tomorrow?

After filing my cup with a relaxing vacation with my family, I am full of energy and a revived perspective on my daily existence.  After eight hours of sleep nightly, and batteries recharged, the creative juices in my mind are flowing freely, and our bonds as a family have been forever strengthened. 

Is it unrealistic to maintain a vacation-like tranquility 365 days of the year?  With bills to pay, kids to parent, a household, marriage, and the mundane tasks of daily life to maintain, life can get crazy.  But, if I draw upon this harmonious attitude, my existence will change for the better and all with whom I will come in contact with will reap great benefit. 

The true meaning of the practice of Yoga has enabled me to find more joy in each situation and to be more patient with my children and others.  Yoga teaches me to love deeply, give more fully, and accept each day as it is.  Improvement comes each and every day and I know that the journey is never ending. 

Vacation is a gift but the best gift is to embrace each moment as it comes.  Vacations end, kids grow, life changes. 
 
Instead of crying because it's over, simply SMILE because it happened.  Thank you Dr. Seuss!

What can you let go of in your life?  How can you enhance your life by accepting where you are?

Open your eyes and hearts and bask in the beauty of life.

Upside Down and Inside Out. Explore your life in any given moment Upside Down and from the Inside Out. Namaste'.

Amy Fecher RYT
afecher@woh.rr.com
937-620-7541
http://www.yourpersonalpath.com/

 Save the date:  Sunday, June 10th, 2012, 1 -3:30 PM - Backbending Workshop at Practice Yoga (504 E. 5th St., Dayton, Ohio)  Place this date on your calendar now and join me for a fun afternoon of backbends.  This workshop is appropriate for all levels as modification will be given for all students in attendance. 



* I am now offering semi-private group classes by reservation in my home Yoga studio located at: 247 Scarlett Drive, Beavercreek, Ohio 45434. Various class times are available at very reasonable rates - $15 per class.*


Plus - Check out my New Business FaceBook Page: https://www.facebook.com/AmyFecherYoga

Please contact me about private Yoga lessons and semi-private group classes which are conducted in my home Yoga studio in Beavercreek, Ohio. Please contact me personally for more information about these offerings. I can best be reached at 937-620-7541.
Please drop-in to one of my weekly public classes:

Where I Teach:

Private Yoga Consultations conducted in my home Yoga studio in Beavercreek, Ohio. Please contact me personally for more information or visit my Website - http://www.yourpersonalpath.com/.

Please drop-in to one of my weekly public classes:

Practice Yoga - Open Level Power Vinyasa - Mondays and Wednesdays at 7:15 PM

Five Seasons Sports Club - Power Vinyasa Yoga - Wednesdays and Fridays at 9:30 AM

CareSource - Power Vinyasa Yoga - Thursdays at 11:30 AM







Thursday, March 1, 2012

Blame Free is the Way for Me!


"If you found anything of value and goodness within my offerings, then it was from the greatness of my teachers.  If you found flaws, foibles, or imperfections in me or my teachings, then those are all mine."  ~Old Wives Tale~

The Yoga community has been in an uproar these past few weeks as it has been rocked with scandal, lies, and corruption.  Hearts have been broken, relationships have been fractured, and many have suffered due to this unfortunate turn of events. 

Without belaboring the issue that has been retold multiple times on any and every Yoga related Website, I would like to examine how life-altering problems and our ability to adapt to them pertain to us as individuals in our own lives.  How can we experience suffering beyond compare and yet still see the possibility to transform the occurence into an opportunity of growth and development for ourselves as human beings?

Our first step in finding our way is releasing blame.  When we stop blaming others for their imperfections, foibles, and flaws and instead look deep into our hearts and take ownership and responsibility for our actions, we will be on the right foot and moving forward toward positive expansion.  By taking ownership of our actions and letting go of blame, we as individuals will grow immensely and awaken our hearts to accept that the incident (no matter how bad) happened and is part of us. 

When we no longer point our index finger the other way, but instead turn the microscope back to us, we are on our way toward initiating positive change.  Through close self inquiry, we can examine the situation more accurately and with time the lens will become radiantly clear as the resolution will come into focus.  Through deep investigation we have the ability to graciously handle our painful endeavors with a sense of grandeur that would make our teachers (whomever they may be) greatly proud.

How often do you place blame on others for the unfortunate happenings in your life?  Do you look around and see everyone else as lucky and wonder what you have done to deserve your unkind circumstances in life?   Instead of seeing the grass in everyone else's pasture as greener, take some time instead to nurture your own grass so that you will feel deeply rooted, pleasantly joyful, and at ease with whatever situation may be giving you issues in your life right now.

No one ever said that life would be easy, but with patience, ardent discipline, and love in our hearts, our personal journey (no matter how dismal we may perceive it to be) will reveal truth, clarity, and allow your heart to shine brighter and stronger than it ever did before.

Upside Down and Inside Out.  Explore your life in any given moment Upside Down and from the Inside Out.  Namaste'.

Amy Fecher RYT
afecher@woh.rr.com
937-620-7541
http://www.yourpersonalpath.com/

* I am now offering semi-private group classes by reservation in my home Yoga studio located at:  247 Scarlett Drive, Beavercreek, Ohio 45434.  Various class times are available at very reasonable rates - $15 per class.*

Plus - Check out my New Business FaceBook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/AmyFecherYoga

Please contact me about private Yoga lessons and semi-private group classes which are conducted in my home Yoga studio in Beavercreek, Ohio.  Please contact me personally for more information about these offerings.  I can best be reached at 937-620-7541.
Please drop-in to one of my weekly public classes:

Practice Yoga - Open Level Power Vinyasa - Mondays and Wednesdays at 7:15 PM

Five Seasons Sports Club - Power Vinyasa Yoga - Wednesdays and Fridays at 9:30 AM

CareSource - Power Vinyasa Yoga - Thursdays at 11:30 AM

Instant Tax Service - Power Vinyasa Yoga - Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12:30 PM

Grass Roots Enrichment and Wellness Center - Kids Yoga -Tuesdays at 11:30 AM (ages 3-5) and Saturdays at 10 AM (ages 6-12)

Monday, January 30, 2012

A bliss-filled, impromptu afternoon of photography and Yoga

"Make each moment an occasion to live deeply, happily, in peace."  ~ Thich Nhat Hanh ~

Audrey is a creative, mature, purposeful five-year-old - I am her Yoga-loving Mama.  On a recent Friday afternoon, we made a perfect pair - I was happily moving through my daily Yoga practice and Audrey was shooting photos of me in various poses.  Audie loves to take photos of anything and everything, so that Friday afternoon together was a perfect pairing of passions - Audrey with photography and her Mama with Yoga.  And the best part?  It was an unplanned rendez-vous and a wonderful mother-daughter bonding time.

To be honest, when Audrey burst into my Yoga practice, I was more than a little agitated.  But I took a breath and embraced the moment (and Audrey) and rolled with it.  Just another reminder - if we let life unfold, radiance will shine through when we least suspect it. 
Where do you find your joy?  Is it in planned, articulated activities, or do you find pleasure by going with the flow and making each moment count as the gift that it truly is?  When we drop our expectations and release ourselves from attachment to the way we think things SHOULD be, life blossoms around us and we're able to live deeply, happily and in peace.
Check out a few random photos below from our spur of the moment Yoga photography shoot.







 Upside Down and Inside Out.  Explore your life in any given moment Upside Down and from the Inside Out.  Namaste'.

Amy Fecher RYT
afecher@woh.rr.com
937-620-7541
http://www.yourpersonalpath.com/

Where I Teach:

Private Yoga Consultations conducted in my home Yoga studio in Beavercreek, Ohio.  Please contact me personally for more information or visit my Website - http://www.yourpersonalpath.com/.

Please drop-in to one of my weekly public classes:

Practice Yoga - Open Level Power Vinyasa - Mondays and Wednesdays at 7:15 PM

Five Seasons Sports Club - Power Vinyasa Yoga - Wednesdays and Fridays at 9:30 AM

CareSource - Power Vinyasa Yoga - Thursdays at 11:30 AM

Instant Tax Service - Power Vinyasa Yoga - Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12:30 PM

Grass Roots Enrichment and Wellness Center - Kids Yoga -Tuesdays at 11:30 AM (ages 3-5) and Saturdays at 10 AM (ages 6-12)

Monday, January 16, 2012

How Can You Adjust Your Sails to Meet Your Destination?

"I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust the sails to always reach my destination."  ~ Jimmy Dean ~

A colossal thank you to all 35 of you who attended the New Year's REVOLUTION workshop last week.  I was humbled and honored to have each and every one of you there.  You rocked the place with 2 1/2 hours of exceptional work, focus, and breath.  It is my hope that through the practice, you were able to find the clarity of mind to adjust your sails and enter 2012 with a clear destination.

A week later, have you drifted off your path or have you stayed the course?  If you are still grounded, focused, and in sync with your destination, three cheers to you!  If you've fallen off the wagon a bit, it's not a big deal!  Simply acknowledge your behavior and readjust your sails to take yourself back where you know you need and want to be.

Life is a process of learning what works and what doesn't.  What is beneficial to you one day may be a detriment another.  We all experience ups and downs and hills and valleys in life.  It's through constant observation and razor sharp awareness that we can become more of who we are here to become. 

Take five minutes now to softly close your eyes, breathe deeply, and slow down your frenetic mind.  See what you see without judgment and make needed adjustments to your sails.  Isn't it a beautiful thing that we have these tools to keep us on the path to our destination?  From the bottom of my heart, thank you all. 
Upside Down and Inside Out.  Explore your life in any given moment Upside Down and from the Inside Out.  Namaste'.

Amy Fecher RYT
afecher@woh.rr.com
937-620-7541
http://www.yourpersonalpath.com/

Where I Teach:

Private Yoga Consultations conducted in my home Yoga studio in Beavercreek, Ohio.  Please contact me personally for more information or visit my Website - http://www.yourpersonalpath.com/.

Please drop-in to one of my weekly public classes:

Practice Yoga - Open Level Power Vinyasa - Mondays and Wednesdays at 7:15 PM

Five Seasons Sports Club - Power Vinyasa Yoga - Wednesdays and Fridays at 9:30 AM

CareSource - Power Vinyasa Yoga - Thursdays at 11:30 AM

Instant Tax Service - Power Vinyasa Yoga - Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12:30 PM

Grass Roots Enrichment and Wellness Center - Kids Yoga -Tuesdays at 11:30 AM (ages 3-5) and Saturdays at 10 AM (ages 6-12)

Friday, December 30, 2011

Aim High in 2012

"The greater danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it.  But that it is too low and we reach it.  ~ Michelangelo ~

Set your aim high and join me Sunday, January 8th for the New Year's Revolution Workshop:

Forget resolutions.  Yoga has the power to revolutionize your life!  Twist, bend and soar into the new year with 2.5 hours of well paced sweat and powerful intention.  Wring out the old to ring in the new.  All levels welcome except new beginners.  Please note that the workshop will be held Sunday, January 8th, 2012 from 1 PM - 3: 30 PM at Practice Yoga (504 E. Fifth Street, Dayton, Ohio)

Register online now for the New Year's Revolution Workshop: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ASP/home.asp?studioid=16418


Upside Down and Inside Out.  Explore your life in any given moment Upside Down and from the Inside Out.  Namaste'.

Amy Fecher RYT
afecher@woh.rr.com
937-620-7541
http://www.yourpersonalpath.com/

Where I Teach:

New Year's Resolution Yoga Workshop - Sunday, January 8th, 2012 - 1 -3:30 PM - Practice Yoga

Private Yoga Consultations conducted in my home Yoga studio in Beavercreek, Ohio.  Please contact me personally for more information or visit my Website - http://www.yourpersonalpath.com/.

Please drop-in to one of my weekly public classes:

Practice Yoga - Open Level Power Vinyasa - Mondays and Wednesdays at 7:15 PM

Five Seasons Sports Club - Power Vinyasa Yoga - Wednesdays and Fridays at 9:30 AM

CareSource - Power Vinyasa Yoga - Thursdays at 11:30 AM

Instant Tax Service - Power Vinyasa Yoga - Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12:30 PM

Grass Roots Enrichment and Wellness Center - Kids Yoga -Tuesdays at 11:30 AM (ages 3-5) and Saturdays at 10 AM (ages 6-12)

Saturday, December 24, 2011

The Celebration Awaits Us

"I try to see every day as a celebration.  Nobody has sworn to me that I'll be around next December 25th.  So every day I awaken I am grateful.  My intent is to be totally present in that day.  And laugh as much as possible." ~ Maya Angelou ~

You may notice that my weekly blog post is a couple days late this week.  My mantra is better late than never.  My week has been jam packed with work, activities and preparation revolving around the holidays, a funeral, and one sick little boy.  My mind has been beyond occupied to say the least. 

But this beautiful sun shining morning, I have found clarity of mind as I happily await the holidays with anticipation.  In whatever tradition your family celebrates this special time of year, I hope that you can enjoy and see each moment as the true celebration that it is.  Do your best to stay present and above all laugh as much as possible.  Happy Holidays and thanks for reading my blog!

Get a jump start on the new year by registering online now for my 3rd annual New Year's Revolution 2 1/2 hour workshop.  This up-tempo Vinyasa flow practice will challenge and invigorate your body, mind, and spirit.  Register early by contacting me for more information or signing up online at Practice Yoga: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ASP/home.asp?studioid=16418.  The workshop will be held at 1 PM on Sunday, January 8th at Practice Yoga (504 E. Fifth St.  Dayton, Ohio).  Upside Down and Inside Out.  Explore your life in any given moment Upside Down and from the Inside Out.  Namaste'.

Amy Fecher RYT
afecher@woh.rr.com
937-620-7541
http://www.yourpersonalpath.com/

Where I Teach:

New Year's Revolution Yoga Workshop - Sunday, January 8th, 2012 - 1 -3:30 PM - Practice Yoga

Private Yoga Consultations conducted in my home Yoga studio in Beavercreek, Ohio.  Please contact me personally for more information or visit my Website - http://www.yourpersonalpath.com/.

Please drop-in to one of my weekly public classes:

Practice Yoga - Open Level Power Vinyasa - Mondays and Wednesdays at 7:15 PM

Five Seasons Sports Club - Power Vinyasa Yoga - Wednesdays and Fridays at 9:30 AM

CareSource - Power Vinyasa Yoga - Thursdays at 11:30 AM

Instant Tax Service - Power Vinyasa Yoga - Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12:30 PM

Grass Roots Enrichment and Wellness Center - Kids Yoga -Tuesdays at 11:30 AM (ages 3-5) and Saturdays at 11 AM (ages 6-12)