Archive Monthly Archives: August 2013

Labor Day Weekend at Sunrise Yoga Studio ~ Celebrate with Yoga!

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Labor Day Weekend celebrates the workers in our nation who have made us strong.  We honor all of you that work (or have worked) and hope, if you have the weekend available, that you will consider spending time with us at Sunrise Yoga Studio.

We will have our regular scheduled Saturday and Sunday classes.  On Saturday, Valerie teaches the Level 2 Flow Class at 9:00 am and the Back Care Class at 11:00 am.  On Sunday, Sandra leads the 1:30 pm Beginner Class.

Monday, Sandra will lead an All Levels Class at 9:00 am.  All other classes that day are cancelled.

We hope you have a great holiday weekend!!!

Yoga & Music Together Work Wonders Here at Sunrise Yoga Studio!

The Friday morning Beginner Class with Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT), Kim Crawford, is always an uplifting experience but on the third Friday of every month, there’s an extra special treat for the class participants . . . live dulcimer music!  Sunrise Yoga student, D. J. Stine, shares her wonderful talent with the class and assists in creating a delightful environment for her fellow students.  D. J. has been studying the mountain dulcimer for the past few years and we are very happy she chooses to share her love for the instrument with us!

Here’s a quick video of D. J. playing for the Beginner Yoga class this past Friday.  Enjoy!

D. J. Stine Playing the Dulcimer in the Beginner Yoga Class at Sunrise Yoga Studio in Clemmons

Hey, Winston-Salem! Hey, Clemmons & Lewisville & Advance & beyond! It’s Wiggle Your Toes Day!

Wiggle Your Toes Day 2013

Celebrate Wiggle Your Toes Day with Yoga at Sunrise Yoga!


Wiggle Your Toes!

Strike  Up a Pose!

Feet in the air

or feet on the floor,

wiggle your toes

then wiggle some more!

It’s National Wiggle Your Toes Day!  Do your feet some good today with yoga at Sunrise Yoga Studio in Clemmons!  We’ll help make your feet (and the rest of you) very happy you did!  Send us your pictures of how you wiggled today 🙂 !

Are Your Limitations Real?

Yoga with injuries and limitations

Gail Curtis demonstrates a “no limitations” attitude!

“The sky is not my limit . . . I am!”

~ T. F. Hodge, from Within I Rise: Spiritual Triumph Over Death and Conscious Encounters with “The Divine Presence”

“Stop thinking in terms of limitations and start thinking in terms of possibilities.”

~ Terry Josephson, philosopher

“Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.”

~ Jamie Paolinetti, pro cyclist


Have you ever faced a time where you thought, “I can’t do that!”  A time where confidence vaporized or a task seemed so overwhelming that you became motionless?  We’ve all experienced setbacks and limitations, but how often are they “real”?  How often do we allow perceived limitations to keep us from accomplishing and achieving real moments of satisfaction?

Gail Curtis, a regular student at Sunrise Yoga, recently suffered a setback that, initially, truly did limit her . . . a broken ankle!  As you can see from the photos of Gail, she did not let that hold her back from yoga very long!  Here’s what Gail had to say about her situation:

“I recently had the misfortune to break my ankle, as life difficulties go, not the worst that could happen, but after the pain was contained a mild depression set in. No driving, no weight bearing, no exercise for 4-6 weeks – or so I thought. My BFF Fran (Gordon) spoke to Valerie while attending class and relayed my woes and my lament that a back care yoga class sure would be
nice.  Not only did Valerie and all the staff at Sunrise Yoga encourage me to attend the back care class, but Valerie invited me to come and participate in all my regular yoga classes – scooter and all!! So off I went with my scooter and cast boot and did what I could with the skilled help of the great yoga teachers at Sunrise. It lifted my spirits more than I can say and helped my healing process!! A huge shout out and thank you to Valerie and all her teachers and staff at Sunrise Yoga Studio! They paved my road to recovery with positive energy and encouragement.

There is no better yoga studio anywhere in my opinion!!  Thanks Sunrise!!!

We appreciate Gail’s positive comments about the studio and the instructors, but more importantly, we celebrate her positive attitude and her spirit of possibility!  How about you?  What is your story of possibility?  Please share your “no limits” story!