4th of July

image4The Aurora Yoga Center walked in the 4th of July parade downtown Aurora and it was a good time!   We handed out class schedule postcards with glow-sticks attached.  We wore AYC logo t-shirts and carried a big American flag.  We danced & smiled & waved!11009155_10206852816179995_7680646399371505502_n 11049546_10206855457446025_7552100048610125441_n 11665612_10206865222450144_7567476463294859895_nFullSizeRender-5 IMG_1406 IMG_1417 IMG_1426 IMG_1427 IMG_1428 IMG_1432 IMG_5104 IMG_5105 IMG_5108 IMG_5110 IMG_5113 IMG_5114 IMG_5115 IMG_5117 IMG_5118 IMG_7237 IMG_7244 IMG_7245 image1 image2


Stand on One Foot

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Jeff standing on one foot throwing boiling water into the air on a subzero day of January 2014.

It’s that slippery time of year, when each time we leave the house we risk slipping on the ice and having a fall.   We may not have as much snow or the subzero temps like last year, however it’s still icy out there!

One thing you can do everyday to help your balance is simply stand on one foot.   You can stand on one foot at a time while brushing your teeth each morning to make it a part of your routine.  Consistently working on your balance is going to help you tremendously as you navigate the slick sidewalks, parking lots, and driveways.

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Working on balance at home – big and small balances.

A great one to start with is Vrksasana or Tree Pose.  Standing on one leg and placing the opposite foot along the inner ankle, calf, or thigh of the standing leg.

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Working on strength and flexibility in Yoga class – Yoga for all.

Work at home or in class on strength, flexibility, and balance.  Join us anytime at the Aurora Yoga Center.   There are many classes for all levels of students each week.

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Tummy Time at the AYC.


Don’t Fall!

See you at the studio and stay standing!

Peace & Love, Lisa & Jeff

A place to start the new year…. with your toes!

Happy 2014!   Welcome to Aurora Yoga Center’s new blog!   We are hoping to share helpful & healthful information, stories about AYC students & teachers, photos, videos.  All in an effort to bring awareness and inspiration for a healthier life style.  We all have things we like and don’t like about ourselves… it’s easy to get caught in a negative cycle of wishing we were not so out of shape, not so heavy, not so stiff and sore, etc.   

You can start by focusing less on weight and fitness and more on how you feel.  Your weight will fluctuate with the seasons and other factors – but what can you do to feel better, less achey, when you move around.

Here’s a tip for starting 2014 on the right foot:  spread your toes!  That’s it.  20 times a day, preferably with your shoes off… spread those piggies apart.  Spread toes and hold open for 5 seconds.

Please join us for class at the Aurora Yoga Center.  All are welcome! – we come in all shapes, sizes, & ages.  The studio is fully stocked with mats and props, you just have to bring yourself in comfortable clothing & preferably on an empty stomach. 


Hope to see you soon at the AYC!

Peace & Love, 

Lisa & Jeff Manning