It has been such a joy for all of us at Sumits Yoga to watch Mr. Ronny Clark grow in his yoga practice, and we are so excited to present him with the title of November Student of the Month! Here’s what Ronny has to say about Sumits Yoga …
Have you ever been curious to learn more about the Chakras? Maybe your interest stopped as soon as you heard that they are spinning wheels of consciousness that lie within the body! It sounds very complex, even mythological, and not so applicable to modern times … But what if we told you that now more than ever the chakras are relevant and that understanding them can have a wonderfully profound effect on your life!? Join us for our “Introduction to the Chakras” Workshop on December 14th from 2-5 pm to learn more. We will spend half of our time in discussion, and half moving through a 7 part flow. New students welcome! Cost $25. Call 417-881-YOGA to register, or sign up at the studio.
Ok yogis, who’s ready for our October Special!? From now until October 15th, sign up for our AUTOPAY Program and receive your first 3 months for just $79/month (plus tax)! That’s $79/month for UNLIMITED YOGA! This special is available for those who have never been on our autopay program before, and there is a 3 minimum to register for the special! After the first 3 months, the price for unlimited yoga is $107/month. Why wait until the New Year to make a commitment to health and wellness when you can start RIGHT NOW! Questions? Call us at 417-881-9642!
September is National Yoga Month, and to celebrate, we are offering FREE classes to new students at Sumits Hot Yoga. If you’ve never been to our studio before, come and enjoy a class on us anytime this month. See you on the mat!
Never tried Sumits Hot Yoga? Looking to beat the summer heat? Want a more toned and flexible body? Trying to get in swimsuit shape!? If you answered yes to these questions, then look no further than Sumits Hot Yoga’s July Special! For the month of July only, we are offering 30 Days of Unlimited Yoga for just $30 for all NEW yoga students! Come in any time during July to begin your consecutive 30 Days of Sumits Hot Yoga … Offer valid for new students only! Classes Daily, Come Prepared to Sweat!
Mark your calendars for the following workshops at Sumits Yoga for ways to explore and deepen your yoga practice:
Saturday, June 29th from Noon – 2 pm — Baptiste Master Class with Kristy Summers
Join 500 Hour Certified Master Baptiste Yoga Teacher Kristy Summers for 2 hours of power yoga bliss. Expect to work hard, and play hard, and learn TONS. Cost is $15 for studio members, and $20 for non-members. Call 417-881-9642 to register.
Sunday, July 14th from 1:30 – 3:30 pm — Arm Balance Workshop
Want to literally learn how to turn your world upside down!? Join Nikki & Stephanie and begin building the core strength needed to conquer arm balances and inversions. Come play on your yoga mat and enjoy this journey into flight! Cost is $25, call 417-881-9642 to register.
Saturday, June 20th from 1:30-4:00 pm — Sumits Yoga Alignment Workshop
We will use this time to breakdown the Sumits Yoga class and talk about each posture that we do in the 80 minute series … and our staff will show ways to both modify, and advance your practice! This workshop is great for new yogis and the advanced practitioner! Cost is $35, call 881-9642 to register.
We just finished up a 5 week teacher training, and before our teachers-in-training head to Columbia, Missouri, to finish their certification, we are going to let them get their feet wet with a few practice classes! We will be doing free and open to the public Sumits Yoga classes on Wednesday, May 22nd; Friday, May 24th, Wednesday, May 29th; and Friday, May 31st all at noon. Come support our new teachers as they begin their journey into teaching Sumits Yoga!
Spring cleaning for your mat.
Everyone knows that classes at Sumits Hot Yoga are hot, hot, hot and give our bodies a great workout. When you step into the yoga room, it’s a time to relax and show your body some love. But often times, there is something that isn’t feeling the love after class…your yoga mat!
Lately, several of our yogis have been asking about the proper way to clean their mats, and it is very important to clean your mat after EVERY class. You wouldn’t wear the same sweaty clothes you wore to your last class, so why use the same sweaty mat? Cleaning your mat after every class will prevent bacterial growth and extend the life of your mat. Here are a few tips for cleaning and taking care of your mat:
- Use a natural solution
At the studio we use a solution of tea tree oil and water. Tea tree oil has natural, antimicrobial and antifungal properties that will sanitize your mat and work to prevent bacterial growth. We add about 10 drops of the oil to a 32oz. spray bottle. In Springfield, you can get tea tree oil from Mama Jean’s or Akin’s Natural Market. While we use a natural solution to clean our mats, using a small amount of dish soap or a Clorox wipe will also help sanitize your mat.
- Wash your hands
Washing your hands before class will prevent bringing extra bacteria onto your mat. Think about all of the things your hands have come in contact with throughout the day, and then you come to class and spend 80 minutes on your mat … that’s a lot of bacteria that you will come in contact with again and again. Washing your hands with soap and warm water before class will help prevent the further spread of germs. Let’s face it; we are all over cold and flu season.
- Let your mat air dry
It is very important to let your mat dry as extra moisture can cause mold to grow. The worst thing you can do is leave your mat soaking wet somewhere. Leaving it rolled up in your car until your next class will give bacteria and mold plenty of time to grow. If you wash your mat with soap and water, roll it up with a towel to soak up some of the water before hanging it up to dry. Otherwise spraying down your mat with a tea tree oil solution and hanging it up is best. Keep in mind some types of mats take longer to dry than others, so make sure your mat is dry before you come to class.
- Always use a towel during class
This seems like a no brainer for how much we sweat in class. We think of our towels as a way to improve the traction or grip on our mats in order to hold poses, but laying your towel on your mat also serves as a barrier between you and your mat. A towel helps to absorb our sweat and any dirt or germs we brought with us on our hands and feet. This helps keep some of that sweat and bacteria off your mat. Washing your towel is just as important for the obvious reasons. In the studio we recommend Yogitoes because not only do they have a great grip, but also super absorbent and made from recycled materials.
Proper mat care is essential for a healthy yoga practice. Take care of your mat like you take care of towel and be sure to clean it after every class.
Jade mats are just one type of mat that we sell in the studio. These slip resistant mats are made from natural rubber which is known for its “non-slip performance.” Jade mats are also soft yet durable. In our experience these mats are extremely sturdy and can stand up to the heat, humidity and daily practice. Buying a jade mat usually means it will be the last mat you ever have to buy. As you make your commitment to yoga, make a commitment to your mat.
It’s worth mentioning that the Jade mats are eco-friendly and that for every mat sold, JadeYoga plants a new tree.
Mention this post at the studio to pick up a coupon for an additional 10% off your mat purchase during the Sumits Yoga Open House.
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Please join Kristy and the Sumits Yoga Staff from 4:30-7:30 pm on April 20 for a Ladies Evening and Spring Open House! Swing by the studio or stick around after class for a casual girlfriends’ gathering where we will pop open some sparkly drinks, indulge in some light refreshments and socialize with new and old friends.
- Deep internal cleansing
- Increased energy without added stimulants
- Natural loss of excess body weight
- Eradication of poor dietary habits and food cravings
- Awakening of taste buds
- Improved mental clarity and focus
Kristy will be guiding us on how to cleanse, and what we need to do to get started! RSVP at 417-881-YOGA. Workshop fee is $40 if registered before April 15th and $50 after. Cost for the workshop includes a copy of “The Fruit Feast” and all of the fruit that will be prepared during the workshop.