Archive Monthly Archives: February 2017

Bring a Friend for FREE!

Have you been waiting for just the right time to invite someone you know to a yoga class with you? Whether it’s Level 1 Yoga with Valerie (in featured photo), Gentle Yoga, Back Care Yoga or Restorative Yoga (this Sunday, February 26 at 3:30-5 pm), here’s your chance to introduce yoga to your friends, neighbors, family and co-workers!  Check out our class schedule and class descriptions on our website or using the Sunrise Yoga app (found in your app store).

Bring a friend who has never been to Sunrise Yoga Studio between February 20 – March 5! If your friend signs up for our New Student Special Offer of $30 for 30 days, you’ll BOTH be entered to win a free month of yoga! The more friends you bring, the more times you get entered to win!   Spread the word and share your love of yoga while this offer is available!  Sunrise Yoga Studio is minutes from Winston-Salem and High Point, so why not take advantage of this limited time special today!


Enhance Your Life with Yoga Today!

Yoga is a practice that focuses on centering ourselves in the present, using the muscles within the body with purpose, building strength and endurance, and promoting healthy alignment. It is a practice that can teach us about patience, commitment, and acceptance of where we are in the moment and to be there.  Yoga encourages us to concentrate on the here and now as we move in and out of poses, bringing a balance to our practice and our lives.  As we repeat familiar poses, whether in a studio or in a home practice, we build our confidence and become willing and ready to try new poses.  We begin to believe we are capable to challenge ourselves while being mindful of self-care in our practice.  Yoga can bring a sense of peace, relaxation and calm to your everyday life ~ you will learn to become increasingly self-aware of what your body can and cannot do and what you are ready to do.  We encourage you to try a class today!  Browse our schedule and class descriptions online ( or using our app (search your app store for Sunrise Yoga).  We hope to see you in a yoga class soon!


SYS Staff Highlight – Colleen Weiss

Colleen is our Receptionist weeknights and Saturday mornings.  She is a former sales and marketing executive in the music, art publishing and sports arenas.  About a decade ago she transitioned into non-profit work at the Forsyth Humane Society and the SECU Family House.  Colleen is a passionate animal advocate and an avid reader.  She incorporates the wisdom of Thich Nhat Hanh and Pema Chodron into her daily life and looks forward to developing a yoga practice that will complement her meditation practice.  Colleen has a wonderful smile and an easy-going and centered soul.  We are very happy to have her at Sunrise Yoga Studio!  Come on out to say hello and while you are visiting, why not stick around and join us for a yoga class!

Have a beautiful day!


Restorative Pose Highlight

Supta Baddha Konasana  (Reclined Bound Angle Pose)

Props needed for pose:  

  1. Bolster or 1-2 firm blankets folded lengthwise to match thickness of a bolster
  2. Blanket or pillow for head support
  3. Blocks or pillows to support the knees
  4. A strap or belt to help the feet stay together (optional)
  5. Eye bag if you desire

How to get in the pose:

  1. Place the bolster or blankets 3 inches behind your buttocks to support your spine.
  2. Place a blanket to support your head.
  3. Place the strap around your waist/lower back and under your feet as your bring the feet together in Bound Angle Pose.
  4. Make a big loop in the strap and tighten comfortably.
  5. Place blankets or pillows to support both your knees so there is relaxation without gripping.
  6. Lie back and be sure you are comfortable.  If you are uncomfortable, try rearranging the props to by adding height or taking height away.
  7. Relax in this soothing pose that can help ease your mind and heart.