..So I’ve been getting headaches more frequently than normal the last few months. At first, I chalked it up to stress or the travel. And then I got frustrated... distraught... I went through denial that it was a thing. And then came the day I allowed myself to wonder the dreaded question: Could it be coffee?
Cringe with me: “Nooooooooo... NO! It can't be! I can’t give up coffee!”
But after the last migraine, I decided it was worth a shot to not have to experience headaches like that anymore. As I write this, I’ve spent over two weeks without coffee (and I’m still living!). And this small example in my own life reminds me of something the great Yogananda once said to a student.
A tiny bit of background: Paramahamsa Yogananda's autobiography — titled Autobiography of a Yogi — is one of the most iconic books in yoga today, about his life spent bringing the yogic teachings from the Himalayas to the west in the early 1900s. (You'll even find it on our yoga teacher training required reading list because his Kriya Yoga practices and Meditation Technique are from the same lineage as what we learn in Yoga Hive's YTT!)
In Awake, the documentary about Yogananda’s life, there’s an interview with one of his students where he recalls a conversation with Yogananda — the one that popped into my head this morning. The student was asking his teacher what he's not allowed to do as a student of yoga...
Our Spring Special is back — 3 months unlimited for $234. Pay in full, and get unlimited yoga for three months from the time you first use the pass, for only $78/month! This pass is only available for purchase through May 3rd!
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Our sister studio in Louisville Colorado has had a BLAST with Beyond Babysitting, and we're excited to finally bring this concept to Whitefish! Our first event is Thursday May 9th, from 5:45-8:30pm. Drop off anytime between 5:45 and 6pm, and pickup anytime before 8:30pm. This event will be a FUN evening of games, crafts and yoga while you enjoy a night out.
We are so excited to bring Kids Yoga back to Whitefish and Kalispell! Kids ages 3-7 can join Maureen on Mondays in Whitefish starting April 29th, and Tuesdays in Kalispell starting April 30th, each from 4-4:45.
NOTE: Parents MUST be with the child on the first day they get dropped off in order to sign a waiver! If you're not going to be dropping off your own child on the first day, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org to sign a waiver electronically for your child.
Meet Emma Ek 🌿 you can find her at our Kalispell location Mondays & Wednesdays at 12pm 🐝
Emma is a certified 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) as well a Certified Reiki Master. In 2013 Emma fell in love with the practice of yoga while she was a “living yoga trainee (LYT)” at Yogaville, an Integral Yoga ashram in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. In 2015 Emma received her teaching certification from Axis Yoga Teacher Trainings in Denver, CO with an emphasis on Hatha yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Trauma-sensitive yoga and Ayurveda. That same year Emma moved to Macedonia as a Peace Corps Volunteer where she taught weekly yoga classes in the local language to both adults and kids. Emma teaches well rounded yoga flows that incorporate flexibility and strength + functional movement training with a focus on alignment, physical and energetic anatomy, breath work, and meditation.
Emma and her husband created@heydayhomestead - a microgreens farm right here in the valley! They grow seasonal veggies, herbs, and flowers and have a flock of laying hens which supply their farm and customers with eggs. You can find them at the Kalispell farmers market or the Bigfork village market! 🌱
Note: If you missed any of the other workshops, you can still attend this one! They aren't sequential.
Cost: 1 workshop, $22
Connect with divine wisdom in part 7 of this 7-part series with Yoga Hive owner, Mollie Busby. To start, you will dive into a short wisdom talk with Mollie about the elements of the Crown Chakra, followed by a transformational 90-minute yoga journey. The practice will be slow and meditative, including pranayama, mantra, essential oils, mudras, kriyas, vinyasa and meditation — all rooted in the ancient Tantric teachings of the Himalayan Kundalini tradition, sequenced to radically shift your energy and awareness!
(No experience with any of these elements is necessary to attend. Just come with an open mind, and an open heart!)
We are so excited to get out on the water again for SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard) Yoga every Sunday at 10am with our partners at Paddlefish Sports! Currently reliving the good vibes by watching this feature for HGTV filmed last summer featuring our lovely Steph Rod!
I'll never forget the day: I was 16 years old, and it was four days after I'd gotten my drivers' license.
It was early evening, and I was driving my car, listening to Softcell - Tainted Love. The beats were on full blast, and I can even remember the sunglasses I was wearing. I'd just earned a lead role in my school's musical, so I was headed to an evening rehearsal. The midwest September sun was just on the horizon at eye level — not a cloud in the sky. The sun was blinding.
So blinding that when I turned left to cross what appeared to be an empty lane of on-coming traffic, I didn't even see the motorcyclist I accidentally cut off... until he crashed into my car.
The series of events that happened after this moment set the course for a pivotal direction in my life. The man lived and recovered, thank God. The guilt I felt, the pain he dealt with, and the actions taken to rectify the situation aren't relevant to this story.
What's relevant for the specific purpose of this email is how subsequent events shaped my view of the world for the next 15 years of my life.
Strengthen your intuition in part 6 of this 7-part series with Yoga Hive owner, Mollie Busby. To start, you will dive into a short wisdom talk with Mollie about the elements of the Third Eye (6th) Chakra, followed by a transformational 90-minute yoga journey. The practice will include pranayama, mantra, essential oils, mudras, kriyas, vinyasa and meditation — all rooted in the ancient Tantric teachings of the Himalayan Kundalini tradition, sequenced to radically shift your energy and awareness!
(No experience with any of these elements is necessary to attend. No need to have attended the prior workshops either! Just come with an open mind, and an open heart!)
Meet Holly Wielkoszewski! She teaches the Thursday 12 pm class in Kalispell! 🐝
Holly discovered hot vinyasa flow over a decade ago and came to love yoga as a way to balance long-distance running and relieve stress. After seeing how yoga transformed her own journey, she decided to attend yoga teacher training in order to help others on their own journey. Holly's classes are grounded in breath, movement, alignment, and a respect for one's own body. In addition to teaching yoga, Holly works as a brand storyteller, helping small businesses connect and communicate more effectively with web & digital content. She and her husband are building an off-grid homestead outside of Bigfork, Montana!
Mollie Busby is the owner of Yoga Hive, and writes inspirational musings for our newsletter, which we post here, along with upcoming trainings and workshops. To filter, navigate using the links above to see the category you're interested in. If you have questions, or wish to get in touch with Mollie, drop in to a class, or connect online:
407 E. 1st Ave.
Whitefish, MT 59937
Next to SOBBA Cycle in the Parking Garage
527 Nucleus Ave.
Columbia Falls, MT 59912
Just north of JIM and Hellroaring Crossfit.
328 S. Main Street
Kalispell, MT 59901
Across the street from the Toggery and next to Mimi's Bridal.