Five Yogic Tips for Cold and Flu Season

Do Yoga – Asana practice is an excellent way to keep your lymphatic system flowing, as it does not have a natural pump, and it helps to strengthen your immune system.

Vitamins and Supplements- Eating a healthy diet is important to our health. The vitamins and minerals we absorb through our food allow our cells to be stronger and our immune systems to do their jobs. But sometimes our best dietary intentions are derailed by busy schedules or travel. Even if we try to eat well, sometimes we can use a little boost if we know that we’re going to be in situations where there are lots of germs. Taking an extra supplement can help to boost your immune system, keeping you happy and healthy.

Neti Pot – It is a wonderful way to provide relief from sinus pressure and congestion. Using it when you’re well is a nice way to flush out your nasal and sinus cavities, keeping them hydrated and healthy. Your first couple of times will feel strange. However, as you get used to the process, it becomes more relaxing.

Mantra – It is not a magical process that will prevent you from getting sick.  But if you are a believer in the power of sound and vibration, chanting a mantra can raise your vibration and align you with Health. Even if you aren’t sure about that, mantra lovers know that it feels good to chant. Chanting can stimulate the pituitary gland, and release hormones that help us to feel good. It’s a wonderful remedy for those days you’re feeling under the weather!

Tea – When you have a cold, it’s important to stay hydrated. Getting plenty of fluids can help with congestion, and flushing germs out of the body. Different herbs can help to soothe the body, and many people find it comforting to drink a warm beverage when they don’t feel well.


Sunrise Yoga is thrilled announce the opening of our third studio space located directly across from our main front door! Our student population has grown significantly and it is our desire to make our yoga family as comfortable as we can. Students attending classes in the new space will still check in at the main studio. Come join us for our Space Clearing and Blessing Ceremony on Friday, January 1 at 12:00 noon to officially open our new space.

Thank you All for being a part of the Sunrise Yoga Family! Have a safe and blessed holiday!

What does Namaste Mean, Anyway?

Namaste (pronounced Nah-mah-stay) is used as a salutation in India and other countries in the East. It is similar, in a way, to “Aloha” in Hawaii. It has many meanings and uses, including “Hello” and “Goodbye” in verbal communication. In written communication it is used in a manner similar to how we use “Sincerely.” In short, it is a considerate way to acknowledge and pay respect to another.

Namaste is a Sanskrit word that has been given many meanings, and I encourage you to find one that works for you and make it your own. Here are some common examples of how it’s used:

*The spirit in me honors the spirit in you.
*The teacher in me acknowledges the teacher in you.
*The light in me sees the light in you.

If you study the origin of the word and meaning of each syllable, Namaste translates roughly to “Not me, but you.” Those who teach or want to deepen their practice are sharing with others what they have learned. It is not just for themselves. If saying Namaste is not for you, please refrain. Saying “thank you” in your heart for all who are with you in class and your teacher is quite appropriate.

So, for now, I leave you with Namaste.

What Yoga Teachers Can Learn From Ayurveda

As teachers continue to practice yoga, they will run into Ayurveda, the world’s oldest holistic healing systems. It is based on the belief that health and wellness depend on a delicate balance between the mind, body, and spirit. The primary focus of Ayurvedic medicine is to promote good health, rather than fight disease. As you start to move deeper into your body, you start to crave the system of Ayurveda. There is better understanding of your body and your student’s bodies.

Ayurveda increases your effectiveness as a yoga teacher as it is all about aligning with nature’s rhythms and adopting the bigger rhythms as our body rhythms. As you learn more about day to day life changes, you can share that knowledge with your students.

Can Yoga Reduce Belly Fat?

In a word, yes. While not a quick fix, regular Yoga practice will help tone your body from head to toe and aid in weight loss in a holistic way. Targeting the abdominal area is the most challenging as it is the easiest area for weight gain and the most difficult to reduce. Combining a proper diet with regular Yoga practice will most definitely get you on your way to changing your body.

To shed pounds consistently, remember that the key is to burn more calories than you take in every day. And that’s good news, because excess fat around the abdominal area has been shown to raise the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and certain types of cancer.

Consider adding Yoga to your exercise regimen. It helps to burn calories as well as tone. Research also shows that it has the power to alter your eating patterns, your sleep habits, and your mood — all things that will affect how much weight you pack onto your waistline, and how quickly you can burn it off.

Halloween Flow in the Dark Class for all levels with Karen!

Saturday, Oct. 31

7-8:30 p.m.

Lights will be out in the studio, but you’ll get your glo-in-the-dark bracelets, necklaces and anklets when you sign in. We’ll have disco lights and special music! (Yes, we’re bringing back “Thriller”). Costumes and glo-in-the-dark body paint are encouraged, but you can wear regular yoga clothes if you prefer. Arrive at least 10 minutes early to register for class. Use your Membership, Intro Offer, Class Card, or pay the drop in fee of $16.

Join us for this festive Halloween fun!

halloween flow dark


Aroma Yoga Workshop Friday, Oct. 16th

Come join Kim, Sandra, and aromatherapist Mandy Holland for an hour of aroma yoga practice, followed by a presentation on the therapeutic uses and benefits of essential oils. When an essential oil is diffused, it’s inhaled and processed through the olfactory system, which then sends therapeutic benefits of the aroma to the brain. Depending on the specific constituents in the oil, you may begin to feel the release of negative emotions, the soothing of undue muscle tension, or the experience of the cleansing effect of the oils. By using therapeutic grade essential oils in your yoga practice, you can become more alert, receptive, connected, grounded, centered and uplifted.

Plus, after the presentation on essential oils we’ll make our own Yoga Mat spray to use in home practice!  

Registration= $25

Friday, Oct. 16

6-8 p.m.

We can’t wait to see you at the studio for this wonderful workshop!




Pranayama Study with Becky

Find the pathway to the inner quiet.

Please join us as we explore deeper into pranayama practice to seek that quiet place where we and the true nature of our being exist. This practice will include asana, seated and reclined pranayama practices and discussion related to the Yogic practice of breath.

Participants should be Level 2 and higher.


Saturday, Oct. 3rd  *  1-3 p.m.

$20 in advance, $25 day of

*Sunrise Yoga members receive a 10% discount when you sign up at the studio!

Restorative Yoga this Sunday, Sept 20

Join us for this practice designed to help you release tension and relax your mind and body.

Cathy will lead the class in a series of supported poses, and you’ll leave feeling refreshed and ready for the week ahead.

Sunday, Sept. 20th from 3:30-5 p.m.

Use your membership, class card Intro Offer, or pay the drop-in fee of $16.

See you at the studio!


Gong Meditation with Percussionist Bill Smith- Friday, Sept. 18

Gong Meditation with Bill Smith at Sunrise Yoga Studio, Clemmons


Discover a new level of relaxation and tranquility as you sit or lie down and let the vibrations of gongs and bells wash over you. A type of sound therapy, gong meditations can alter and change brain-wave states with positive results on a cellular and neurological level.

After this type of practice, participants can have:
Reduced stress
A better quality of sleep
A profound sense of calm and focus
A refreshed feeling and outlook

Friday, Sept. 18

6-7 p.m.

Registration= $12 by Sept. 11; $15 after

A minimum of 10 participants must be registered by Sept. 11th for this event to occur.

Cancellation policy: if you cancel at least 7 days prior to the workshop, you will receive a full refund minus a 20% administration fee. There are no refunds for cancellations made less that 7 days prior. No refunds are available for no-shows. Refunds are given by check and may take up to two weeks.

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