Don't forget to breathe.

 

Park Cities Yoga participates in the 2017 DFW Free Day of Yoga

LABOR DAY - Monday, September 4th (scroll down for schedule)

Park Cities Yoga Free Day of Yoga Schedule:

9am Mixed Level with Jeffry Farrell

(this class is on our regular weekly schedule; click here for class description)

11am Handstand Level 1 with Carlos Mendez

Learn simple, effective techniques to enter into your handstand with confidence, yoking breath and attention. These techniques, originating in the late 1800’s, have been passed down through the work of the late Kumar Pallana, the yogi and performer whose teaching is the inspiration for the yoga practices at Park Cities Yoga.

12:30pm Handstand Level 2 with Carlos Mendez

Learn advanced techniques to improve your handstand.  The exercises will help you stabilize your handstand and explore different entrances.  This class is open to all practitioners who can hold a handstand.  Space is limited so please come to Level 2 only if you have your handstand.  Any level is welcome to the Level 1 class.

6:15pm Stretch, Strengthen, & Renew with Mike Mirabal

(this class is on our regular weekly schedule; click here for class description)

Jeffry Farrell's tale of his friendship with mentor Kumar Pallana (of Bottle Rocket fame) spanned decades, from the Thanksgiving night they met to the morning Jeffry placed Kumar's ashes in the Ganges River in India. Filled with life lessons, Jeffry's story resonated with many in the audience.

Mike Mirabal offers 3 easy modifications for this challenging vinyasa yoga transition, as well as 3 simple exercises to practice and prepare for it. "In seven and a half years of teaching full time, observing a wide variety of students, this seems to be one of the most common and most challenging movements.

Yoga has always intimidated me. In particular, yoga studios intimidate me. I usually feel like an outsider who doesn't know what she's doing. A few years ago, I was feeling very overwhelmed with stress and a good friend suggested I visit PCY. Reluctantly I went, though terribly out of shape and definitely not cool enough to do yoga in Park Cities. My session was led by Jeff Farrell, the owner, and during the session I wept. I felt ridiculous, but for the first time in a long time I could physically feel my stress melting away and my surroundings were serene. There was nothing intimidating there and I did not feel judged. I have continued practicing yoga there throughout the years and though I live rather far, I would drive the extra bit to practice there versus anywhere else in the DFW metro area. Jeff was born to be a yoga instructor. I no longer fear yoga thanks to this place.

                                                                                                                   Beth M.

 

Welcome to Park Cities Yoga. 

Here, you'll always receive a personal greeting and individual attention.  Deeply experienced instructors will guide you in a personally challenging, non-competitive environment.  

 Open windows on the clouds provide an environment where the sky's the limit, where discipline and contentment come together. 

Awaken the body and mind, liberate the royalty within you.

Serving all ages, all conditions, all levels of experience.  

Physical practice, Breath, Meditation.

Serving the neighborhoods of Preston Hollow, Highland Park, University Park, North Dallas, and all North Texas.

I tried 3 well-known yoga studios before I found Park Cities Yoga. This place practices holistic yoga, which, in my opinion, is a traditional yoga combined with modern western yoga that largely stresses exercise routines and poses. Classes at PCY emphasizes spiritual teachings and the development of the mind as well as the body.  It is not only about increasing one's agility and strength, but also encompasses training the mind, reasoning, beauty, good judgement -- to be put to better use with our healthy and strong bodies. This in my opinion is the complete Yoga program. 

                                                           Pan Garner, PhD

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Park Cities Yoga News:

You may have noticed that we burst forth with a frenzy of blog updates, social media presence, and website enhancement, and then seemed to go dark for awhile.  The practices a the yoga studio are still as vibrant as ever, but we temporarily de-prioritized updates to our web presence so that we could take care of some much-needed behind-the-scenes re-organization.  We are almost done and will be back soon with regular blog updates, social media posts, and more enhancements to our website.  Thank you for your patience and understanding that real life even happens to yoga teachers and their families. 

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We now host four blogs on our website: Monthly Theme, Dynamic Relaxation Yoga, Food, Health & Home, and Studio News (which summarizes the other blogs and included general studio news and updates).  For complete updates, subscribe to Studio News by filling out the form on the sidebar of any page of this website.  Or, for more specific updates, subscribe to any of the individual blogs by clicking on their names in this paragraph or using the menu at the top of this website to navigate to those pages.  You can unsubscribe at any time.  We will never spam you or share your information with anyone else.  Thank you for being part of our yoga family!

Announcing our Food, Health, & Home Blog! 

February's Theme

Sankalpa, or "yogic intent" 

Setting yogic intent is a creative process of personal adjustment.  Kumar used to say, "Learn how to adjust yourself, man!"  He was referring not only to my body in asanas, he was referring to my attitude and outlook.  He was referring to how I guided my awareness.  To set one's intention is a conscious adjustment of oneself which, in yoga, begins in stillness. [click the button below to read more]

Every month at Park Cities Yoga, our practices are guided by a theme.  Through the course of the year the themes guide a yogic path of attention.  Awakening the yogic principles over the course of the year requires a dedicated commitment, yet a guiding path that remains steady should you drop away and return.  Through the course of the year, we move from levels of contentment into greater levels of union and bliss.

A Word from Cynthia Pierro

February 23, 2017

Yoga Focus: Neutral Head

The position of our head is of the utmost importance for just about everything.  From how we move in life, how we see things, how our neck feels, the health of the nerves in our neck and face and so much more.  We use this position frequently in many of our asanas.  Practice this at home with a mirror especially after being on a computer.

 

Interesting Stuff

(Check back frequently for new interesting stuff)

Stop Freaking Out about Body Fat

"We usually think of fat as unhealthy excess storage to be gotten rid of at all costs, but researchers have reached a different conclusion: Fat is actually a vital organ that releases essential hormones and sends crucial messages to our brains. And because fat is so important, our bodies work hard to protect it. Instead of simply battling fat, we need to focus on how to maintain a healthy level of it."

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Donna, then and now.  Still in progress!

Donna, then and now.  Still in progress!

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Those of you who attend the Monday, Wednesday, Friday morning classes regularly may have noticed a visible turnaround in my health over the past year.  I owe this transformation to Jackie Poirot of Poirot Pharmacy Services.  Jackie went into great detail with my history, blood work, even my genetics, to uncover hidden issues that were preventing me from reaching the vitality I struggled so hard to achieve.  I am still working toward my goal of optimal health, but I am almost there, and would never have gotten this far without Jackie's unwavering guidance and encouragement.  If you have health issues you have not been able to resolve, do yourself the favor of your life and make an appointment with Jackie.  You won't regret it.  www,mywellnesspharmacy.com  Tell her Donna at Park Cities Yoga recommended her.      

                                                                                                                        ~ Donna