Stand on One Foot

boiling water to steam

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.

balance grid

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.

tummy time

Tummy Time at the AYC.


Don’t Fall!

See you at the studio and stay standing!

Peace & Love, Lisa & Jeff


Upcoming Winter Events at the AYC

We have a few great events coming up this month and next.

First of all, this Friday, January 24th: Chinese New Year Celebration: Year of the Wood Horse


Come celebrate the Chinese New Year!! Presented by Golden Tiger Wellness and The Aurora Yoga Center. Always a great event with great food, entertainment, and prizes for attendees. Introduction to the Chinese New Year, Chinese Astrology, the upcoming Horse year, and more!! $30 price includes dinner, info, prizes, and fun. Drinks not included. RSVP ASAP: 630-346-5106. All people born in the Horse Year receive $10.00 off the price of admission! Yeeeehaw! 


Brian Lay of Golden Tiger Wellness – teaches Chinese Astrology at the AYC as well as practices massage therapy.  



Free Yoga Class for all levels of students on Thursday, February 6th, from 12:30-2:00p.m.

This free yoga class will be taught by the AYC Teacher Training Program Students with Jeff Manning’s supervision.

This is an opportunity for the Teacher Training Students to practice for their teacher training assessment test.

Please RSVP to this event or call: 630-730-1029 so that we have an idea of how many students to expect. You do not need to bring anything, just come in comfortable clothing.



Special Valentine’s Day Gong Meditation for your Heart.

Balancing, Healing, Calming, Connecting.

Discover a new level of meditation & experience healing on the cellular level. Since we are made up of a lot of water, the vibrations of the gong travel through your body, thoughts are quieted, and a deep meditation is reached.

Friday – February 14th

One Session: 6:30-7:30p.m.  $10 per person

Chocolate will be served!

RSVP: 630-730-1029 or stop by the studio to sign up