Monday, November 21, 2016

No class Wed. Nov 23

There is no yoga class this Wednesday, Nov. 23rd.
I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.


Sunday, November 13, 2016

MUSIC AND YOGA--Fundraiser

Yoga Community,

I am excited to offer a special FUNDRAISING, Community Yoga class this Wednesday with and for musician and artist Erika May, aka EMAY. Erika has been part of our yoga sangha (community) since moving to West Virginia in 2013. Erika will play music and sing as we amazing will that be? All money collected (minus expenses to the Thomas Education Center) will be given to EMay in support of her fundraising efforts to head out to California and self-produce a new album. Email will stick around after class to talk to folks who want to hear more about the recording, make a larger donation or purchase her other CDs. She will also provide an email list for those of you who want to stay in the loop.  ****Please see letter below from EMay****

Thanks and GRATITUDE,

Thanks for receiving this letter! I've always felt called to make authentic and beautiful music that touches people at the heart. My music often explores the grieving process, joyful experiences, and interpersonal connection. Especially in the wake of this election cycle, I feel compelled to share these messages with the world, and am entering into an amazing opportunity to do this at the next level.

Recently, I was introduced to Jimmy Hoyson, a producer who has worked with a long list of amazing artists (Michael Jackson, James Taylor, Cheryl Crow, Kelly Clarkson, Ben Harper, and Ry Cooder, just to name a few). Jimmy has invited me to record at the famous "Studio D" at The Village Studios in Los Angeles. We have assembled an inspired band of top musicians, including permanent members of the Wallflowers and The Black Crowes. As you can imagine, I’m thrilled, intimidated, and incredibly grateful for this opportunity. 

This album will be a huge step in my career. Now, more than ever, I need your support.

To make the most of this opportunity, I have hired a publicity firm, a business mentor, and legal council. As you would expect, all of this costs money, and my total budget is $65,000. To maintain rights and masters to this record as I negotiate the future of my career, I am trying to pay for all of these costs directly, rather than prematurely enter into a label agreement. 

I need to raise at least half of the funds before I leave on December 1st, and am asking for support from fans and friends like yourself. Please consider making a donation now – every contribution will be deeply appreciated, no matter the size.

Here's how you can make your donation now:

Paypal:       send directly to 
                   use this handy link 
Snail Mail:   Erika May //  PO Box 40 // Dryfork, WV 26263

Every donor will receive the completed album, yet the CD isn't slated to be released until at least next spring. In the meantime, I want you to hear a few of the acoustic demos we are using as reference tracks for the album. I can give folks a free download code at class next week, or email them directly.

Please email call (412-400-8263) or email me back if you have any questions, thoughts, or would simply like to hear more! I am so excited to share this journey with the folks who have supported me for as long as you have.

Sincerely & Gratefully,

E. May

PS - If you can't contribute now, please let me know if you'd like to receive updates on our progress and other opportunities to support me on this journey!
Music -
Farm -

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Veteran's Day Weekend Classes

Excited to offer two classes this weekend. See details below.

Friday, November 11th 5pm-6pm Happy Hour Yoga (Space opens at 4:45)
Cost: $10.00 cash or check

Remember this class? A heat-building, strength building class which will move fast and incorporate strong holds (think plank, side plank). This class is for those who have been practicing yoga for a while and like a strong, physical class. A great way to burn away what you need to from your week and/or begin your weekend feeling great.

Sunday, November 13th, 9:00am-10:15am Sunday Funday (space opens at 8:45am)
Cost:$13.00 cash or check

A well-rounded class for all levels. Begin slow, build some heat and end with more passive holds. Modifications given to those who want to keep it mellow and options given for those who want to rev it up.

Location: Allegheny Holistic Health Care 220A East Ave (Front Street) Thomas, WV
Reservations Required: There is limited space, please email me or text/call  
304-614-3478 to reserve a space/receive confirmation

**Reservation policy: If you reserve a space and don't show/don't cancel at least by the night before class, you will be expected to pay for the class if I have to turn others away (exceptions of course if you awake ill/family emergency etc. (hangovers don't count, sorry)).

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Moving Inside Starting 10/26/2016

Our Wednesday night Community Class is officially moving back indoors.
We will meet at the Thomas Education Center (TEC)
324 Brown St, Thomas, WV 26292
Class starts at 6pm
Space opens at 5:45pm
This is a contribution class. 
*(See details below)
Please park directly in front of TEC on Brown street, behind or on the north side in the parking lots. Do not park please in front of the homes that are occupied across the street. 

*Donation/Contribution policies always bring up a number of questions, but a good rule of thumb is to give the amount that feels right to you in exchange for the service your teacher is providing.
 This class is not free.
 It is not ok to not contribute (double negative I know!). Making a contribution acknowledges the service you are receiving and creates a balanced energetic exchange.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

OUTSIDE! 10/12

It's just too beautiful.
Let's meet one last time outside. DRESS WARMLY (in layers).
Love to all,

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Yoga in the Park

Yoga in the Park
Blackwater Falls State Park- Pendleton Lookout

JUNE 1st-September/October (Until it gets too cold or too dark).
This is a multi-level class seeking to challenge and reward each and every student.
All abilities welcome!
Sometimes fast, sometimes slow, students will focus on breath and alignment.
Modifications are given to make sure each participant is moving at his/her own level.
Appropriate for ages 14 and up (guideline, but not a rule. Call with questions).
This is a contribution/donation class.
Suggested donation $5.00-$10.00

(This spot has shade and sun)
Directions: Head towards Pendleton Lake. Veer left at the split.
 Parking lot on the right.
We will meet in the grass beyond the parking lot.
Rain/Unpredictable-Weather Location:
If raining, storms pending or the ground is wet from earlier rain in the day, we will meet in Thomas at the Thomas Education Center
324 Brown Street.Located the next to the Catholic Church on the corner of 3rd and Brown Street
Parking behind, beside, and directly in front of the building.
If unsure please check- or call/text Anne, 304-614-3478
I will update the blog by 5pm if class has moved indoors.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Sunday Morning Class May 29th

Sunday May 29th, Memorial Weekend
9-10:15am $13.00/cash or check

The first half of this class will be an energetic vinyasa flow class.
Postures are used to create heat within the body to increase strength, flexibility, endurance, and balance.
The second half of the class slows down for deep unwinding and release.
Yin style poses and held poses will be used to release and open deep, connective tissues.

Location: Allegheny Holistic Health Care 220A East Ave (Front Street) Thomas, WV
****There is limited space, please email me or text/call  
304-614-3478 to reserve a space/receive confirmation*****

**Reservation policy: If you reserve a space and don't show/don't cancel at least by the night before class, you will be expected to pay for the class if I have to turn others away (exceptions of course if you awake ill/family emergency etc (hangovers don't count, sorry)).