The Complete Vinyasa
by Srivatsa Ramaswami

The Heart of Yoga
by T. K. V. Desikachar

Yoga of Heart
by Mark Whitwell

Back Care Basics
by Mary Pullig Schatz (M.D.)
stretching guide
Barbara Templeton, MS, E-RYT (500)
providing peace and power to individuals through yoga
yoga – more peace more power
Yoga in Ridgefield. Private Yoga Instruction in Redding, Ridgfield, Weston, Westport, Fairfield County. Teachers; Mark Whitwell, Srivatsa Ramaswami, from the lineage of Sri Krishnamacharya. Hatha Yoga in Fairfield County, CT. Hatha Yoga, Kripalu Yoga, Tantra Yoga.

April 10, 2015

Breathing Yoga Meditation and Yoga Series Spring 2015

One of the results of meditation practice is the transformation of self-preoccupation into inclusive, open, connected awareness. We can easily go from morning until night engrossed in worries: “What do they think of me? Does he like me? Am I winning?” This habitual state of disconnection leaves us feeling uncertain, afraid, and often exhausted. Practices of ethics, meditation, generosity, and service shift this anxious tendency toward broader engagement and eventually become, in and of themselves, the manifestations of a liberated mind.

- Sharon Salzberg, "In the Spirit of Service"

Redding too far? I am happy to come to your location to teach private or group lessons designed to meet your individual needs. Contact me at to arrange your yoga and/or meditation session.

Special Offer-The first new student to contact me and mention this newsletter will receive a complimentary yoga and/or meditation lesson.

Meditation Series

Spring is a time of new beginnings. I know that I'm feeling change in the air. Change is a given and meditation is a tool to support us.

The emotional benefits of meditation can include:

Gaining a new perspective on stressful situations
Building skills to manage your stress
Increasing self-awareness
Focusing on the present
Reducing negative emotions

We will meet on Thursday evenings beginning April 23rd through June 11th 2015 from 7:15-8:15 PM to learn and practice meditation together. The series will cover meditation basics, anapanasati meditation (meditation on the breath) and an introduction to Metta (lovingkindness) meditation. The non-refundable series cost is $120 payable by cash or check made out to "Barbara Templeton". Please contact me as soon as possible to reserve your spot. Your reservation is confirmed upon receipt of the series payment which you may send or drop off at my home. We meet at my home in Redding which is located at 7 Hill Rd. Feel free to call me at 949.338.3793 for more information or to reserve your space. Space is limited. Registration deadline is Wednesday, April the 22nd.

Yoga Series

I am also offering a Yoga Series and would love to have you join! Here are the details.....

1. No experience is required-all levels of yoga experience are welcome
2. During this 8 week series students will practice asanas (postures) and pranayama (breathing techniques) to provide steadiness, focus and calmness.
3. The series will be held from 6:15-7:30 PM at Breathing Yoga at 7 Hill Rd. in Redding, CT. Classes will begin on Tuesday, April the 28th and run for 8 sessions through June the 16th.
4. The series cost is $160. Payment is due upon registration and is non-refundable. There will be no make up classes. If a student misses a class the cost of the class may be applied toward a private lesson. (see for private lesson rates)
5. Space is limited and students may register on a first come first served basis-registration deadline is Monday, April the 27th.

Contact me at or
949.338.3793 to register.

Please feel free to pass this message on to any student who may be interested. I look forward to hearing from you.



Yoga in Fairfield County Posted by Barbara at 04:03 PM stretching guide

January 21, 2015

The Power of Yoga and Meditation

I am enjoying teaching students one on one and in small groups. Yoga, when practiced for only 15 minutes a day can make profound shifts in your life. Meditation also helps. I have found that 20 minutes of meditation a day makes me a happy and positive person. I hope to see you in one of my classes or a private session where I can design a practice to meet your unique needs soon!



Yoga in Fairfield County Posted by Barbara at 07:37 AM stretching guide

December 17, 2014

Yoga and Meditation Series 2014-2015

I am teaching a yoga series on Tuesday evenings at my home studio. The class meets from 6:20-7:35 PM and the fee is $18 a lesson. I have room for one more student. Please e-mail me at for more info. or to register. No experience is required.

My meditation series meets Mondays. The next class will be held on January the 5th 2015 from 7:15-8:15 PM at my home studio. No experience is required. I have room for more students. Please e-mail me at for more info. or to register.

Sending you love, peace and light,


Yoga in Fairfield County Posted by Barbara at 12:31 PM stretching guide

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