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Fall 2006

Try Metta by Amir

So what is Metta anyway? Metta comes from the Buddhist tradition of “loving-kindness.” It is the strong wish for the happiness and welfare of everyone. It’s about giving selflessly to others with openness, goodwill, compassion, fellowship, and non-violence. It’s an outlook of love different from the typical cordial type of love that’s based on self-interest. What distinguishes Metta is that it is not dependent on outer conditions — how you feel about someone does not depend on him or her. If you believe that how you feel depends on others, you are giving away the freedom to choose for yourself how you want to experience the world. Realize, loving-kindness is not about being nice or soft or submissive. It does not mean that you give in to everything or deny the way things are. Metta means being present with the way things truly are, while being caring, grounded, and truthful. Also notice that Metta is not affection; affection carries an element of attachment. With affection there’s something in it for you, whereas Metta is entirely selfless and unconditional. Why should I practice Metta? We all get angry at some point. However, there is a huge difference between accepting anger and letting it run its natural course versus holding on to it. Self-righteousness feeds anger and solidifies the feelings of ill will. You do have the right to indulge in sustained anger, just as you have the right to put your hand in a fire — but at some point you will realize that all you'll end up with is the pain of a burnt hand. Practicing Metta is also about expressing loving-kindness by bringing this selfless attitude into your daily life. It’s about getting this attitude to permeate everything you do. If you cultivate Metta, you will not be easily angered and can quickly subdue anger that arises — you will be more loving, more caring, and more likely to love unconditionally. How can I develop Metta in my life? The Buddhist approach to practicing Metta is fairly methodical but rewarding: Stage 1: Extend loving-kindness to yourself. The easiest step — it is said that before you can love anyone, you need to learn to love yourself. This doesn’t mean to be vain or selfish, but rather to create a sense of well-being that can be conveyed to others. Start by becoming aware of yourself and focus on feelings of peace, calm and acceptance. Let these grow into feelings of confidence and love within your heart. “May I be loved, may I be joyful, may all things go well for me.” Stage 2: Extend loving-kindness to a friend. Bring a friend to mind and reflect on their good qualities. Feel your connection with your friend, your liking for them, and encourage these to grow by repeating “may they be well; may they be happy.” You can use this technique in the next stages also. 2



Stage 3: Extend loving-kindness to somebody neutral. Think of someone “neutral,” who you do not particularly like or dislike. Reflect on their humanity and include them in your feelings of Metta. Stage 4: Extend loving-kindness to an enemy. Think of someone you actually dislike or with whom you have conflict. Don’t get caught up in feelings of hatred; rather, think of them positively and send them Metta as well. OK, so this one is really hard — why would you send Metta to somebody that you are angry with? I remember watching a show one time where a woman had forgiven the murderer of her son. I thought, “How could she ever do that?” Then it dawned on me: once she forgave him, she was no longer burdened with living in her grief. This didn’t mean that she thought the murderer shouldn’t be locked up and justly punished. It simply meant that she no longer harbored malice toward him. So how can I develop Metta for an enemy? First, let's make a distinction between feelings and emotions. Feelings are sensations about something, while emotions are how we choose to respond to feelings. Being aware of the distinction allows us to become comfortable with unpleasant feelings without giving rise to ill-will. If ill-will does arise, become aware of it and choose to let it go. Finally: Extend your feelings further, to everyone around you, to everyone in your town, your country, and throughout the world. Send loving-kindness from your heart to everyone, to all beings everywhere. So why in the world do we need Metta? Metta is a practical necessity in our world, a world that is threatened by all kinds of hatred and destruction. Buddhists say “Hatred can never be stopped by hatred.” The current state of world affairs has created deep divides and intense feelings of distrust and blame. Getting caught up in loathing and misapprehension fuels the cycle even more. Loving-kindness is the only constructive means to bring peace, harmony and understanding. So try Metta.


• 300-hour-Hatha Teaching Certificate Begin this program at any time throughout the year and start taking weekend workshops to fulfill program requirements. • 700-hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Certificate Continued study of how to teach more advanced yoga poses (Level 3 & 4) and learn more of the esoteric practices, philosophy and spiritual beliefs of yoga.

• Therapeutic Certificate An additional course of study of how to use yoga as a holistic mind/body practice that examines our physical, energetic, emotional and spiritual makeup. Sun & Moon’s Teacher Certification programs are registered with The Yoga Alliance.


Grasshopper by Annie

Of all the poses in all the variations of the sun salute series, this is the pose that seems to generate among beginning students the most questions, quizzical looks, grunts, groans, and — on a good day — falling down, or out of the pose, laughing. Admittedly, the pose can be awkward and confusing, yet ultimately simple and graceful, when performed with an engaged core and a brave spirit. The Core

We normally think of the deep abdominal muscles when we talk about engaging our core strength, which is important in preparing to lower into grasshopper. But equally important are the core muscles in between the scapula (also known as the shoulder blades), called the rhomboids. These are the muscles which become over-stretched and weak from sitting with hunched shoulders at our computers, in our cars, or as we watch our favorite t.v. show curled up on our favorite sofa. But when engaged, they are the muscles which allow us to “stand up straight” with broad shoulders and an open chest, and they are integral in any yoga pose in which we think our arms are supporting the weight of our bodies. It is actually the rhomboids which feed the arms, and in grasshopper, it is the rhomboids which support the bulk of the pose.

The Preparation

Warm up with some cat/cow movements of the pelvis. Coordinate the breath so that you inhale the full length of the movement into cow, and exhale the full length of movement into cat. Now come back to a neutral table pose. Walk the hands forward about a palm’s length (not including the fingers), and then glide the torso forward so that your shoulders are once again directly above the wrists, but the hips are slightly forward of the knees. Re-assume the cow tilt/hammock-back position. This is an optimal set-up for the sitting bones, which need to remain lifted for the entire pose. 4

The Dive

With what sometimes feels like a dive (as opposed to a leap) of faith, lower the chest and chin to the floor, while simultaneously bending the arms as the elbows track straight back, hugged in next to the torso. So while the chest and chin are dropped to the floor, the elbows and sitting bones reach up toward the ceiling. This is the grasshopper, poised for its next leap along the earth.

The Transition

The sun salute calls for a transition from grasshopper into cobra, which can be almost as challenging as coming into grasshopper in the first place. The key is threefold: one, to keep the core engaged, both in the belly and the rhomboids; two, to maintain grounding channels through the legs by tucking the toes, pushing the heels back, and pushing the sitting bones back as you straighten the legs back along the floor and drop the pelvis to the floor; and three, allow the backward grounding to create an equal and opposite forward lifting through the heart as you open up into cobra. The hands stay right where they’ve been all along, fingers spread wide and outer edges of the palms pressing firmly into the mat. Remember, the pose is named for an insect. We can appreciate grasshopper pose for its intricacy, beauty, and its place in the sun salute, as long as we don’t land on our face; likewise, we can appreciate many insects for their intricate beauty and place in nature, as long as they don't land on our dinner.

Teacher Feature – Fall 2006 Meet Suzanne Morgan

Describe your path into yoga. My first experience with yoga was so beautiful. When I was nine, I went to the library and discovered a children’s picture book on yoga. I was in a strict Catholic school and remember hiding the book, because somehow I thought that the nuns would disapprove. The book had fun illustrations and instructions on how to do asanas with animal names such as turtle pose, cat pose, dog pose, etc. — and it even had fun instructions for pranayama. I remember joyfully doing the asana and pranayama practice every day for two weeks. It was such a pure way to experience yoga for the first time, just working at it on my own and starting to feel the connection with my body. Later I studied to be a professional ballet dancer. Ballet was my first love, but didn’t offer the intellectual stimulation I needed. About eight years ago, I was intrigued by the idea of taking yoga. I thought it might be exotic and challenging — and it is! What do you enjoy about teaching? What do you like to teach? I took Sun and Moon’s 300 hour teacher training program, not because I wanted to teach, but because I wanted to learn more about this amazing practice and the philosophy behind it. After being coaxed into teaching, I discovered that I loved it. I felt better and more authentic after walking out of teaching a class then when I walked in. While my classes are very challenging, I often tell my students to allow themselves to be a “C” student instead of an “A” student and to allow themselves to be the “worst” student in the class. There is so much striving and competition in this world. While that's sometimes appropriate, the stress of continually striving and achieving tears people up. I try to teach selfacceptance and joy in change. In every class, I incorporate asanas, pranayama and meditation. I’m really intrigued with energy work. I love the energy that comes from connecting the poses, so my style has a bit more flow or vinyasa than static poses.

How has yoga helped you personally? To say that yoga has healed me in many ways is not an overstatement. I have scoliosis and have found great relief from the constant low grade pain that I felt before. The apex of the abnormal curve in my spine is at my adrenal glands, so I struggle with adrenal fatigue, hypoglycemia, imbalances in my hormones, etc. Yoga has directly helped me with these issues. While those physical issues may never be cured, the healing that I’ve experienced is almost indescribable. More importantly, through practicing self-acceptance and being in the moment (the work for me continues here), I’ve experienced greater love and happiness in my life. What else are you passionate about? I love to learn. My mother is a good model for me in that respect. She’s 83 and continues to become more open and educated each year. I'm a voracious reader. I’m a huge animal lover — and share my home with my three children: Simone (a rescue kitty), Elliot (a pure bred ocicat), and our newest family member is Olivia (a Whippet puppy). I own a few small businesses — a dot com and an association, but my newest venture is the one I’m most passionate about. I went to Thailand a few months ago to study the Clouded Leopards, one of the most endangered of the cat species. When I returned, I started a foundation called Save the Clouded Leopards. I’m thrilled to be able to help raise the awareness of these magnificent, gorgeous, endangered animals. Just like teaching yoga, I feel that I am so rewarded by giving back — without the expectation of something in return. Food for the soul.


Upcoming Workshops











Mon-Thur 9/25-9/28 Sat





12:30-4:30pm Arl

The Sutras of Patanjali

Neel Kulkarni




Ayurveda Workshop Series

Brendan Feeley




Kausthub Desikachar


1-2:30pm 1:30-4:00




So You Can’t Do Yoga?

Carol Confino

Yoga Therapy for the Knees

Amir Tahami

Intensive with Kausthub Desikachar



Restore with Amir

Amir Tahami








Ayurveda Workshop Series

Brendan Feeley






Healing Lower Back Pain

Amir Tahami




Tue-Sun 11/1-11/5 Sat


Fri-Sun Sun

14-Oct 10/20-10/22







11-Nov 11-Nov 19-Nov


12:30-4:30 varies

Arl Arl

The Sutras of Patanjali

Neel Kulkarni


Yoga Workshop with JJ Gormley

Baxter Bell

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All Day


Therapeutics Mod R Intensive

JJ Gormley & Terry Brown

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Yoga Therapy for the Neck and Shoulders

JJ Gormley

The Sutras of Patanjali

Neel Kulkarni


Yoga for the Feet

Rixie Dennison

Ayurveda Workshop Series

Brendan Feeley


Neel Kulkarni





Yoga for Arthritis


Amir Tahami



The Sutras of Patanjali





Holiday Party

Sun and Moon Community

Intensive with Doug Keller

Doug Keller



Ayurveda Workshop Series

Brendan Feeley



Sun-Thu 21-25





Carol Confino




12:30-4:30pm Arl




Weekend Yoga Workshop





JJ Gormley



Class Descriptions, Resources and Staff

Ashtanga: Synchronizes a set sequence of yoga postures, yogic breathing and the practice of mula and uddiyana bandhas (energy locks) to produce an internal heat. The poses are done in rapid succession, making this a flowing and vigorous workout. This class is not recommended for beginners.

Deepening Your Practice: Each class explores a specific topic related to a yoga pose, body part, philosophy or whatever comes to mind. The class emphasizes the significance of the topic and how it integrates physically and psychologically into our being. This class is practical for all levels; however, the student must complete one full session of Level 1 at SMYS before taking this class. Level 1: Learn the fundamentals and relax. This class can be joined at any time during the session. Level 2: Refine the basics and gain more awareness of the body through more advanced breath work. *Level 3: Progress to advanced standing and seated poses and begin integrating inversions.

*Level 4: Intensify your strong asana practice by developing a deeper internal understanding of yoga. Must be comfortable with deep back bending and inversions. All Levels: Appropriate for all students, this class introduces the basics and challenges more advanced students.

Chakra Experience: Exploration of chakra energies through yoga techniques, discussion, journaling, and drawing to bring awareness and integration to body, mind, heart and spirit. Suitable for novices and for those seeking to deepen their chakra knowledge.

Combination Classes: For the student who doesn’t quite feel ready to move on to the next level, but is trying to ease forward slowly, combination classes (i.e. Level 1-2) provide the avenue to do so. Gentle: Introductory poses at a slow pace. This class is ideal for beginning students and students with health concerns. Kids Yoga: A fun class for children to begin playing with yoga.

Meditation Group: A general survey and practice of various meditation philosophies and practices. Open to beginners and advanced students alike. No registration necessary.

Parent/Child: Practice yoga with your children ages 5-12 and have fun learning yoga together. This light-hearted class is designed to be playful and to help build motor coordination, balance and strength. Yoga practice also helps children to reduce stress in their lives.

Parent/Toddler: This is a class for parents and toddlers to have fun exploring yoga together. Pilates 1: This exercise system focuses on correct breathing, posture and core strengthening. No admittance after week three without permission of the instructor.

Pilates 2: The progression in this class is faster than in Pilates 1 and provides an energetic, full body workout. Prior Pilates experience necessary.

Post-Natal Yoga: The focus of this class is on supporting the new mom in relating to both her own new body and her new baby. Babies are welcome!

Power Yoga is a class that builds strength and increases endurance and flexibility. It follows the tradition of vinyasa flow, linking the breath with the poses. Power yoga 1 is designed for students who have completed a level 2 yoga class. Power yoga 2 is designed for students who want to challenge themselves and intensify their yoga practice through the vinyasa flow. Pre-Natal Yoga: An all-levels course that will support and empower expectant mothers. The focus is on easing aches and pains and making the body comfortable during pregnancy.

Sun/Moon Yoga: Looking for a class that will bring a feeling of total relaxation? This class will explore the warm and cool of Yoga; the sun and the moon. We will connect 4-5 poses with a flow series and then rest quietly in a restorative pose using our breath as our guide. Repeat again with a little more warm and then another cool restorative pose. Repeat. This is a wonderful practice in preparation for a great night's rest. Students will feel more comfortable in this class having completed a session of Level 1. Teens Yoga: For the adolescent yogi we offer teens class (age 12-18) focusing on a playful, yet disciplined practice of asana, pranayama and relaxation. Yoga can help stressed out young people to increase focus, selfesteem and personal awareness. *Vinyasa 1: A challenging practice that builds stamina and strength through a fasterpaced flow. Students must have some yoga experience.

*Vinyasa 2: Adding more advanced poses to the fast pace of Vinyasa 1, this class is open to level 2+ students ready to test their focus and core strength.

Yoga Flow: Need an hour-long Yoga class mid-day, mid-week? This class will begin with a 10-minute simple breathing practice to calm the mind and bring you into the present moment. Rixie will then introduce you to a basic flow of yoga poses that will open and stretch your body. The class will end with a 10minute deep relaxation that will prepare you for the rest of your day and week. This class will be comfortable for students who have completed a session of Level 1. Yoga for Arthritis with gentle yoga stretches to increase flexibility of the joints, increase balance and increase strength. Breathing exercises and relaxation techniques will be used to help relax the body and mind. Although geared toward people who have arthritis this class is for anyone who is looking for a gentle stretch.

Yoga for Athletes: Targets the improvement of flexibility, balance and coordination. The focus of this class is on counteraction of muscle imbalances brought up by athletic training, restoration of healthy posture, and increased body awareness. No one is too inflexible to be in this class, beginners and “gym” athletes are welcome!

Yoga for People with Cancer/Yoga for Recovery: These slow paced classes will be a combination of yogic breathing, and deep relaxation combined with gentle movement to restore strength, range of motion and vitality. The practice will be modified for individual needs.

Yoga for Tweens: This class is suitable for that special in-between age from 10-15, no matter what their skill level. We will introduce poses to increase flexibility and strength, develop coordination and posture and learn how to relax.

*These classes require completion of at least two quarters of the previous level and permission of the teacher before registering. TEACHER BIOS For a listing of Sun and Moon teachers, please go to our website at and click on “about sun & moon” and then “our teachers”.

VOLUNTEER STAFF We just couldn’t do it without these helpers. Thank you all!! Anne Meador, Ashlee Richey, Barb Lewis, Belkis Hazera , Beth Reed, Brendan McEntee, Carole Rodero,Cynthia Maltenfort, Dana Cook, Dawn Savitski, Deb Martin, Debbie Kidd, Debi Davis, Deborah McKay, Dee Seymour, Desiree Garcia, Elizabeth (Lib) Row, Gwen Stone, Harriet Snope, Heather Humphrey, Hina Syed, Honora Price, Ingrid Resch, Jackie Zovko, Jacquelyn King, Janice Williams, Jessica Althaus, Jessica Woolard, Jevene Summers, Jill Curry, Joan Robertson, Julie Manuel, Kamala Mohammed, Kara Bowling, Kay Flanagan, Lea Gaffen, Lee Meinke, Linda Becker, Linda Kleckner, Linda Sultan, Lisa Gunther, Lois Mitchell, Lorene Ward, Lynne Mavracic, Mary Blackwell, Mary Owen, Melissa Koltos, Meredith Gade, Michelle Knapp, Murli Dhage, Olynda D’Alesandro, Pauline Howard, Phyllis Haney, Rebecca Ferree, Rita Bartolo, Sandra Kilburn, Stephanie Roth, Susan Hennessy, Susan Jelinek, Sylvia Carpenter, Theresa DeNapoli, Theresa Esterlund, Theresa Prych. Volunteer at one of our studios in exchange for yoga classes! Shift availability varies. Please check with the studio in which you’d like to volunteer. Call the studio at 703.525.9642. STAFF: Lee Bory, Carol Confino, Noralea Dalkin, Arlene Greenfield, Honora Price and Amir Tahami. NEWSLETTER LAYOUT: Laura Symanski/ Natsuko Design.


Class Schedule

Sun & Moon Yoga Studio is

a place for people to experience and study yoga. We

believe in a holistic approach to the study of yoga, giving

our students a well-rounded

yoga education, bringing in teachers with an eclectic background of yoga.

We believe in combining

alignment techniques of the

body with breath techniques

for calming and balancing

the mind and the belief and

faith that our work feeds us

and is fed by the (spirit) Divine Universal Energy present in us all and in all things.

First Class Free!

Sun & Moon Yoga Studio offers each new student the first class free. You may want to give this coupon to a friend who wants to try yoga. Bring this coupon to the studio for your first class free!

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MONDAY 7-8am 9:30-10:45am 10:15-11:45am noon-1:15pm 4:30-6pm 4:30-6pm 6:15-7:45pm 6:15-7:45pm 8-9:30pm 8-9:15pm

ARLINGTON STUDIO -FALL 2006 Instructor Start Date

SUNDAY (No class Nov. 26) 9-10:30am All Levels 9-10:30am Level 2-3 10:45am-noon Level 1 10:45am-12:15pm Pre-natal 12:30-2pm Yoga for Athletes 1-2:15pm Pranyama 2:15-3:45pm Power Yoga 1 3:15-4:45pm Pre-natal 5-6:30pm Level 2 6:30pm-7:30pm Meditation

TUESDAY 10-11:30am 10:15-11:45am noon-1:30pm noon-1:15pm 4:30-6pm 4:45-6pm 6:15-7:45pm 6:15-7:45pm 6:15-7:30pm 8-9:15pm 8-9:30pm

WEDNESDAY 7-8am 9:30-11am 9:30-10:45am 11:45-1:15 pm 2-2:45pm 2:45-3:30pm 3:30-4:15pm 4:30-6pm 4:30-6pm 5:30-7pm 6:15-7:30pm 6:15-7:45pm 7:15-8:30pm 8-9:30pm 8-9:30pm



Enid Kassner Laura Dillon Enid Kassner Allegra/Phyllis Alfia Khabullina Phyllis Haney Alfia Khabullina Maureen/Vicki Deborah McKay Various teachers

10-Sep 10-Sep 10-Sep 10-Sep 10-Sep 10-Sep 10-Sep 10-Sep 10-Sep 10-Sep

$210.00 $210.00 $196.00 $210.00 $210.00 $196.00 $210.00 $210.00 $210.00 Donation

All Levels Level 1 Level 2 Gentle Ashtanga Level 2-3 Level 4 Level 2 Vinyasa 1-2 Level 1

Pauline Howard Joyce Cmiel Asya Haikin Asya Haikin Dawn Torti Jackie Shaffer Alex Levin Amir Tahami Allegra Gulino Amir Tahami

11-Sep 11-Sep 11-Sep 11-Sep 11-Sep 11-Sep 11-Sep 11-Sep 11-Sep 11-Sep

$182.00 $196.00 $210.00 $196.00 $210.00 $210.00 $210.00 $210.00 $210.00 $196.00


All Levels Level 1-2 Level 2-3 Pilates - All Levels Level 2 Level 1 Level 3 Level 2 Level 1 Level 1 Level 2-3

Joyce Cmiel Annie Moyer Annie Moyer Krisi Frazee Jackie Shaffer TBD Asya Haikin Jackie Shaffer Laura Dillon Asya Haikin Laura Dillon

12-Sep 12-Sep 12-Sep 12-Sep 12-Sep 12-Sep 12-Sep 12-Sep 12-Sep 12-Sep 12-Sep

$210.00 $210.00 $210.00 $196.00 $210.00 $196.00 $210.00 $210.00 $196.00 $196.00 $210.00


All Levels Level 2 Level 1 Level 5 Kids (ages 7-12) Kids (ages 3-6) Teen Yoga Gentle Level 2-3 Vinyasa Level 1 Level 2 Chakra Experience Level 1-2 Level 3

Pauline Howard Jackie Shaffer Joyce Cmiel Jackie Shaffer Joyce Cmiel Allegra Gulino Annie Moyer Pauline Howard Annie Moyer Alexes Pereira Jackie Shaffer Andrea Kiss Alex Levin Heather Humphrey Amir Tahami

13-Sep 13-Sep 13-Sep 13-Sep 13-Sep 13-Sep 13-Sep 13-Sep 13-Sep 13-Sep 13-Sep 13-Sep 13-Sep 13-Sep 13-Sep

$182.00 $210.00 $196.00 $210.00 $140.00 $140.00 $140.00 $210.00 $210.00 $210.00 $196.00 $210.00 $196.00 $210.00 $210.00


Alex Levin Annie Moyer Alex Levin Suzanne Morgan TBD Marie Schum-Brady Jackie/Alex Maureen Vasquez Rixie Dennison Alfia Khabullina

7-Sep 7-Sep 7-Sep 7-Sep 7-Sep 7-Sep 7-Sep 7-Sep 7-Sep 7-Sep

$210.00 $196.00 $182.00 $210.00 $182.00 $210.00 $210.00 $196.00 $210.00 $210.00


Laura Dillon Jackie Shaffer Joyce Cmiel Allegra Gulino Allegra Gulino Pauline Howard Suzanne Morgan Maureen/Beth E.

8-Sep 8-Sep 8-Sep 8-Sep 8-Sep 8-Sep 8-Sep 8-Sep

$196.00 $210.00 $210.00 $182.00 $182.00 $210.00 $210.00 $210.00


TBD Suzanne Morgan Amir Tahami Amir Tahami Dawn Torti

9-Sep 9-Sep 9-Sep 9-Sep 9-Sep

$182.00 $210.00 $196.00 $210.00 $210.00


THURSDAY (No class Nov.23) 10:30am-noon Level 2 10:30-11:45am Level 1 3-4pm Gentle 4:30-6pm Level 2 5-6pm Pilates - All Levels How Your Body Works 6:15-7:45pm 6:15-7:45pm Level 2-4 Level 1 6:15-7:30pm 8-9:30pm Sun/Moon Yoga Power Yoga 2 8-9:30pm

FRIDAY (No class Nov. 24) Level 1 10-11:15am 10:15-11:45am Level 2-3 11:30-1pm Level 2 noon-1pm Post-natal Vinyasa 1 1:15-2:15pm 4:30-6pm Gentle 6:15-7:45pm Level 3 6:30-8pm Pre-natal

SATURDAY (No class Nov. 25) 8-9am Pilates Level 1-2 9-10:30am All Levels 9:15-10:30am Level 1 Level 2-3 10:45-12:15pm Ashtanga 10:45-12:15pm


Fairfax Studio - Fall 2006 September 7-December 17 (14 weeks) Time Class Instructor Start Date Fee SUNDAY (No class Nov. 26)


9:15-10:30am 10:45am-12:15pm 5-6:15pm 5:45-6:45 7-8pm

Level 1 Level 2/3 Prenatal Yoga for Teens Meditation

Amir/Asya Amir/Asya Vicki Christian Cynthia Maltenfort Jon Waterman

10-Sep 10-Sep 10-Sep 10-Sep 10-Sep

$196.00 $210.00 $196.00 $182.00 Donation


9-10:15pm 10-11:30am 11:45-12:45pm 6-7:15pm 6:15-7:45pm 7:30-9pm 8:00-9:15pm

Level 1 All Levels Gentle Level 1 Level 3 Level 2 Level 1

Pauline Tait Mara Burk Mara Burk Rixie Dennison Pauline Tait Rixie Dennison Vicki Christian

11-Sep 11-Sep 11-Sep 11-Sep 11-Sep 11-Sep 11-Sep

$196.00 $210.00 $182.00 $196.00 $210.00 $210.00 $196.00


7-8:00am 10-11:30am

All Levels Level 2/3

Mara Burk Noralea Dalkin

12-Sep 12-Sep

$182.00 $195.00




(No class 9/27)

11:00-12:30pm 12:30-2:00pm 4:30-6:00pm 6:15-7:45pm 6:15-7:30pm 7:45-9:15pm 8-9:15pm

Level 4 Level 1/2 Level 1/2 Level 2 Vinyasa 1 Level 2/3 Level 1

8:45-10:00am 10:15-11:45am

Level 1 Deepening Your Practice Parent/Toddler Yoga for Arthritis Yoga Flow Tweens Yoga Gentle Yoga


(No class 9/27)

10-10:45am 12-1:00pm (7 Classes) 12-1:00pm (7 Classes) 4:00 - 5:00 pm 4:15-5:45pm (No class 9/27)

6-7:30pm 6:30-8:30pm 7:45-9pm

Level 2 Level 2/3 and up Level 1

THURSDAY (No Class Nov. 23) 7-8am All Levels 10:00-11:30am Level 3 (No class 9/28)


4:30-5:45pm 6:15-7:45pm 6-7:00pm

Home School ages 10 and up Home School ages 5-8 Level 3/4 Level 2/3 Parent/Child

7:15-8:30pm 8-9:30

10:00-11:30am 10:15-11:45am


12-Sep 12-Sep 12-Sep 12-Sep 12-Sep 12-Sep 12-Sep

$210.00 $210.00 $210.00 $210.00 $196.00 $210.00 $196.00


Cynthia Maltenfort




Rixie Dennison Mara Burk Carol Confino Rixie Dennison Cynthia Maltenfort Noralea Dalkin

13-Sep 13-Sep 13-Sep 1-Nov 13-Sep 13-Sep

$195.00 $140.00 $91.00 $91.00 $182.00 $195.00


Mara Burk Noralea Dalkin

7-Sep 7-Sep

$182.00 $195.00


Carol Confino Pat Pao Carol Confino

13-Sep 13-Sep 13-Sep

$210.00 $280.00 $196.00

Cynthia Maltenfort


Cynthia Maltenfort


Neel Kulkarni Pauline Tait Audra Monk

7-Sep 7-Sep 7-Sep

Prenatal All Levels

Sarah Kashdan/TBD Audra Monk

7-Sep 7-Sep

$182.00 $154.00 $140.00 $126.00 $196.00 $210.00 $182.00 $91.00 $196.00 $210.00

All Levels Deepening Your Practice Yoga for Recovery Level 1

Mara Burk



FRIDAY (No Class Nov. 24)

11:45-1:15pm 1:30-2:45pm

Alex Levin Allegra Gulino Rixie Dennison Rixie Dennison Kathy Duke Pauline Tait Donya Bauer

SATURDAY (No Class Nov. 25) 9-10:30am Level 2 10:45am-noon Level 1 11-12:00pm Pilates Level 1/2


(2nd child) (2nd child)

(2nd child)




Andrea Kiss Annette Hyde TBD

$210.00 $196.00 $182.00


Rappahannock Studio - Fall 2006 September 7-December 17 (14 weeks)

From Rt. 66 heading East: Take Exit 72 (Spout Run/Lee Hwy). Turn left onto Lee Hwy. Continue on Lee Hwy. until you reach your 3rd light. Turn right onto N. Pollard. The studio is on Lee Hwy. on the right in a small strip of stores.

From GW Parkway/Alexandria: Take the Spout Run Exit (left exit) off GW Parkway. Turn right onto Lee Hwy. Continue on Lee Hwy. and at the fourth light turn right onto N. Pollard. Park in lot on your right. The studio will be on Lee Hwy. in a small strip of stores. FAIRFAX CITY STUDIO 9998 Main Street Fairfax, VA 22031

From Rt. 29/211: Take 236 East (Main Street). Pass downtown Fairfax City. We’re located on the left in Main Street Plaza.

From I495: Take Rt. 236 West (Little River Turnpike). Little River Turnpike turns into Main Street. We’re located on the right in Main Street Plaza.

From Rt. 123: Take Rt. 236 East (Main Street). We’re located on the left in Main Street Plaza. RAPPAHANNOCK STUDIO P.O. Box 348 Sperryville, VA 22740

Classes are held at the Belle Meade Inn. For directions, see their website at or call Mary O’Meara at 540.825.1215.


$210.00 $210.00 $196.00

Please call Mary O’Meara for information or see the website. Mary O’Meara:540.825.1215 or Rappahannock classes are $10 per class for registered students and $12 for drop ins. MONDAY 9:30-11am All Levels Mary/Kit 11-Sep $140.00 WEDNESDAY 6-7:30pm All Levels Mary/Janice 13-Sep $140.00 FRIDAY 9:30-11am All Levels Mary/Janice 8-Sep $140.00

ARLINGTON STUDIO 3811 Lee Highway Arlington, VA 22207


Rixie Dennison 8-Sep Noralea D/Cynthia M. 8-Sep Cynthia Maltenfort 8-Sep 9-Sep 9-Sep 9-Sep


While this schedule is current as of the printing, there may be changes prior to and after the start of the Fall session. Please check our website at for the most up to date information.


Registration Information

Registration Information To register, please read all of our policy information before filling out the registration form on the following page. If you have any questions, please call the studio at (703) 525-9642. We accept beginners or new students at any time throughout the session as long as space is available in your class choice. If you are joining the session late, your tuition will be prorated based on the chart below.

Students new to our studio receive their first class free by presenting the free class coupon provided in this newsletter.

We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, checks or cash. We do not accept registrations by phone. A $20 fee will be charged for checks returned to Sun & Moon. If you fax in a credit card registration, please do not mail a copy — you may be charged twice. Sorry, we do not call to confirm registrations. However, we will call if the class you requested is full.

Fees Registered Students Class Length Prorated fee per class* 45 minutes $12 1 hour $14 1 hour 15 min $15 1 hour 30 min $16 2 hours $20 *To receive the prorated fee, you must pay for a minimum of 6 classes. Drop-ins/Non-registered Students Class Length Fee per class 1 hour or less $15 More than 1 hour $18 Arlington students send payment and registration to: 3811 Lee Highway, Arlington VA 22207 Fax: 703-525-5524

Fairfax City students send payment and registration to: 9998 Main Street, Fairfax, VA 22031 Fax: 703-934-9481

Rappahannock students send payment and registration to: P.O. Box 348, Sperryville, VA 22740 Fax: 703-934-9481 Register Early Registrations are taken on a first-come, first-served basis. Please register early to avoid disappointment.


Make-ups If you miss a class, you may make it up in any other yoga class within the current session. Classes cancelled due to inclement weather may be made up during the session. Call the studio or visit our website to find out if your class has been cancelled. (For your safety, when making up classes we ask that you stay at the same or lower level yoga class.) You do not need to call ahead to do a make-up; however, you should tell teachers that you are taking their class as a make-up for your regular class. Make-ups may also be done at the Health Advantage Yoga Center, Willow Street Yoga Center or Boundless Yoga Studio under our reciprocity agreement and at any of the three Sun & Moon Studios. Drop-ins A Drop-in is a student not currently registered, wishing to take a single class or a current student wishing to take an additional class. Drop-ins are permitted only if space is available, so please call first. You may come to a class that is full, but you will need to wait until class begins to see if you can take the place of a “no show” that day. Drop-in fees are under Fees on this page. Please inform the teacher that you are taking the class as a drop-in.

Refund Policy You must fill out a Refund Request form. The forms are available at the front desk. The date the written request is received rather than the last class attended is the criterion for determining refunds. • A $30 non-refundable administration fee is deducted from all tuitions. • After week one, all tuition less the $30 registration fee is refunded. • After week two, 75% of tuition less the $30 registration fee is refunded. • After week 3, 50% of tuition less the $30 registration fee is refunded. • After week 4, 25% of tuition less the $30 registration fee is refunded. No refunds are given after the fifth class. Refunds are made by check and may take up to six weeks. Class size/location Minimum number of students for a class is 8. Classroom location may change depending on enrollment.

What to wear Comfortable clothes such as shorts, footless tights or leggings with a T-shirt or leotard. Please do not wear baggy sweats or pants (this inhibits the teacher’s ability to spot misalignments). Please remove shoes before entering the yoga rooms. We have men and women’s changing areas. No heavy perfume/cologne or noisy jewelry please. Please leave cell phone and valuables locked in your car. Sun & Moon Yoga Studio, Ltd. reserves the right to dismiss (with or without a refund) any student who disrupts the harmony of the class and/or studio environment.

Arlington Studio 3811 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA 22207 Fairfax City Studio 9998 Main Street, Fairfax, VA 22031 Rappahannock Studio P.O. Box 348, Sperryville, VA 22740 703-525-YOGA (9642)


DISCOUNT POLICY We offer a 10% discount to those who believe they need it (seniors on reduced/fixed income, students, teachers, multiple family members taking yoga classes and students taking more than one class). For any student who feels they need more than 10% off, please pick up a financial aid form at the office and we would be happy to help. Sun and Moon also has a work exchange program for students who wish to trade work for yoga classes. Please cut along dotted line

Registration – Fall 2006

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Please read the registration information below. One form per person please.

Name __________________________________________________________________ Date _______/_______/_______

By affixing my initials here, I declare myself to be responsible for my own health and safety while participating in class:

Address _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

City _________________________________________ State ___________________________________ Zip ___________________________ Phone (day) _________________________________ (evening) _____________________________________________________________

Email ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

How did you hear about Sun & Moon Studio? __________________________________________________________________________ Class



Start Date



■ Arlington


■ Fairfax

■ Rappahannock ■ Arlington ■ Fairfax

■ Rappahannock

■ Visa

■ MC

■ Disc# _________________________________________ Exp. Date ______ /______

Signature __________________________________________________________________ (for fax-ins only)

Please make payment to Sun & Moon for full amount. You may drop off, fax or mail to: Arlington students, mail to 3811 Lee Highway, Arlington VA 22207 Fax: 703-525-5524 Fairfax students, mail to 9998 Main St., Fairfax, VA 22031 Fax: 703-934-9481 Rappahannock students, mail to P.O. Box 348, Sperryville, VA 22740 Fax: 703-934-9481 Office Use: ■ Cash Reg. ■ CC Proc. ■ Reg. Book Circle: V/MC/Disc/CA/CK# __________ Date rec’d _______________

10% Discount Need Basis ■ Senior ■ Family ■ Full-time Student ■ Teacher ■ Multiple Classes 10% Discount $_________ TOTAL DUE


PR________GC$________INI_____________ Database by__________________________


Sun 10/29 Yoga Workshop with JJ Gormley

October Fri-Sun 10/20-10/22 Weekend Yoga Workshop with Baxter Bell and JJ Gormley

September Mon-Thur 9/25-9/28 Yoga Intensive with Kausthub Desikachar

Yoga Workshops!!! Please check our flyer or website at for workshop details and registration at our Arlington and Fairfax studios during the Fall Session.

3811 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA 22207

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