Pottstown’s High Street Yoga; Room to Stretch, Quiet to Reflect

Friday, December 31, 2010

Yoga in 2010, Setting a New Years Intention the Yogic Way, 30 Day Yoga Challenge and some Press in the Mercury

As I signed in to post this I found that it is my 100th post! That seems so appropriate for New Years Eve!

Yoga 2010

So much happening this time of year… I haven’t had the chance to reflect and write about yoga in 2010. My journey with yoga continues to be about healing after the loss of my mom in March. My meditation practice continues to deepen as I’ve found two amazing meditation teachers locally to practice with. My physical practice continues to be gentle and slow. I’ve been working toward full pigeon, reaching up and over my head to grab my foot.

2011 ~ My Intentions and how to set yours

Moving into 2011 I’m working toward stepping out of my comfort zone with yoga, embracing some of the more advanced poses and sitting in meditation longer. I plan to write a curriculum for teaching yoga to school aged kids and explore more options for teaching kids. I will visit more church lunch bunch groups and teach seniors chair yoga. In the spring I will organize Team Pottstown at an amazing breast cancer event in Philadelphia. I will reach out to other yoga teachers and studios in the community and organize a community event. I will continue to make yoga more accessible to everyone and I hope to continue to inspire yogis on and off the mat.

Setting resolutions can be disappointing. To read about how you can set your intention the yogic way, check out my blog post from last year.

30 Day Yoga Challenge

My practice has been inconsistent over the past few weeks. I love New Year’s because it is a clean slate. I know that in order to change a habit or create a new one it takes time. I proposed to my yoga students to join me in a 30 day yoga challenge beginning January 2nd. It is a home based practice. I am creating an e-mail support group where we can share questions and challenges. I will also send out links to suggested sequences. 21 brave yogi’s signed up for the challenge and I look forward to the group energy. It’s not too late to join in. This is a virtual group so you don’t need to live in Pottstown to join.


My other yoga blog is linked to the Community Town Square Bloggers in the Pottstown Mercury. The Mercury is featuring each blogger throughout the holidays. Click here to read the Q and A about the Yoga Blog.

Namaste’ and Peace in the New Year


  1. Hi Barb! Great post today. I have a question about the 30 day challenge..... I am assuming that I have to have a yoga tape or something to do? I really do not like Yoga (yes, I said it...) I was thinking of doing the challenge so that I can gain a greater appreciation for it. Who knows....maybe after 30 days I will like it! So, how do I do this virtually?
    Barb Harrison

  2. Hi Barb!!!! Yea for considering the 30 Day Challenge! Lori is joining it too! If you have On Demand you can do yoga for free. DVD's are also good. It's hard to start a practice that way. I can send you some links of a few basic yoga poses that you can try! Yea! The virtual part of the challenge is for support, motivation, encouragement among the group! I'll FB you with more details.