Archive Monthly Archives: January 2017


Feeling out of control? Frazzled? Unable to focus? Rushing from one thing to the next thing to the next?  Forgetting the power of the breath? Perhaps meditation would help bring you a sense of calm and centeredness, bringing awareness to your humanness.  To spend time in quiet thought, focused on an object or sound, or simply being focused on breathing are a few suggestions to get you started on including meditation in your life.  How to get started?  There are many guided meditations out there online and with the use of apps in this age of technology.  It is suggested to start with 3-5 minutes of daily practice to get in the habit of bringing meditation into your life.  For some people, focused breathing works, for others, concentrating on a flower or other object works best.  One of the most accessible ways to experience the overall benefits of meditation is to listen to a guided meditation, which we offer monthly at the studio.  This can be an incredibly enjoyable, healthy and inspiring way to achieve inner peace. You will learn to achieve a state of deep inner stillness, so that your mind can be cleared of clutter and unwanted thoughts. You will learn to strengthen the body to aid in a sitting meditation practice and how breath can be used to calm the mind.

Our next Guided Meditation is on Sunday, February 12 from 11 am – 12 pm.  We are minutes from Winston-Salem and invite you to join us.  Have a beautiful day!


Looking for Yoga Classes Designed for Beginners and Not Sure Where to Start?

Have you been thinking about how to get started with yoga? Why not let this week be your week to try yoga! With several free classes coming up Saturday, January 21 at Sunrise Yoga, we invite you to hop in your car and come on out to strike a yoga pose with us! Classes are 45 minutes in length and are designed JUST FOR BEGINNERS. Our instructors excel in providing a safe and healthy atmosphere where individuals are free to practice poses appropriate for any level. Props are used to encourage healthy alignment in many various yoga poses.

– New Beginnings with Jessie @ 1-1:45 pm: Learn 5 Basic Beginner Yoga Poses! Poses are easily incorporated into a regular practice.

– Hip to be Square with Cathy @ 1:30-2:15 pm: Counteract the negative impact of a sedentary lifestyle with hip openers to improve your posture and support the health and comfort of your back.

– Playful Practice on the Yoga Wall with Valerie @ 2-2:45 pm: Find out what it’s like to feel weightless, lengthen your spine & have fun with yoga poses. (Please pre-register as class size is limited).

– Open Heart with Gwen @ 2:30-3:15 pm: Increase your confidence with yoga poses that expand the chest and rib cage making them more receptive and free.

Sunrise Yoga Studio is located in Clemmons, minutes from Winston-Salem and with 4 free classes to choose from, you can’t go wrong! Sign up for one or more at on the “Classes” tab or download the Sunrise Yoga app to select your classes. And if you can’t make it Saturday, come on in any other day and check out our 30 days for $30 New Student Special!

15 Reasons Why NOT to do Yoga?


Having a hard time getting to a yoga class?  It’s often said, once you get there, you’re happy you came.  If you can relate to one or more of the 15 following reasons why you can’t make it to the studio for yoga, may we suggest you put one foot in front of the other, grab your keys, and start your car.  We hope the following list will give you a laugh and encourage you to come on out anyway!  Hope to see you soon!

  1. I’m not designed to be a pretzel
  2. I forgot my mat
  3. It’s too cold out
  4. I don’t understand Sanskrit
  5. My hamstrings need a day off
  6. I don’t follow directions well with descriptive words like right, left, or the other side
  7. My pajamas don’t match my workout tops
  8. The floors are too cold for my feet
  9. I already practiced breathing today
  10. When I make eye contact in class, I start giggling
  11. My muscles are sore after
  12. I cannot make myself get in the car
  13. The class might be full
  14. I need to rest today
  15. Savasana is not long enough