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Monday, December 26, 2011

The New Year !! I am not about New Year Resolutions ..more about Positive Thoughts ..

For the "New Year"" 2012... Is amazing...I think it is great to share ideas..

instead of "Resolutions " most of the time they are broken in 30 Days or less.

Here are some  positive thoughts to ponder on......

I am here to share my  Knowledge with others and to help them make rapid
progress on the path of Yoga ...

I bow to the Inner Light, and focus on my right side of my heart.

Be Receptive everything is perfect  with Yoga  you can achieve equanimity
in all things.

Reduce your wants and lead a happy, contented  Life. Ahimsa  is supreme Love.

Be happy with what you have become like a child  that's it...

 Total surrender of the ego!!

Be kind to all Living beings...

Think of God as soon as you wake up in the morning .

Think of God  before you go to bed !!

and remember  everything  is perfect !!!  Namaste  Janis Tate...

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Accepting The Cycles of a Spiritual Life...

Every  ancient system of  wisdom teaches  that human life unfolds in a succession of stages:

childhood, a period of education  and learning a period of family life  and meaningful work, and  a period of contemplative practice.
Just as there is beauty  to be found in the changing of the earth's seasons and an inner grace in honoring  the cycle of life, our spiritual practice will be in balance when we can sense the
time  that is appropriate for retreats and the time  that is appropriate for travel, the time for settling down  and planting roots and the time  to have family and children.
 honoring  these cycles, we honor the natural law of the universe in the Tao or the dharma of our own lives. Change comes to our lives not only from shifts in our inner needs, but also
from the shifts in our external circumstances. First we must respect the changing cycles that life brings us and accept the inner tasks they bring. Each of  life's stages has a spiritual dimension. Each contributes wisdom and experince that we will draw upon  in our spiritual growth.
More often  we don't get to choose. The great cycles of our life wash over us, presenting us with challenges and difficult rites of passage  much bigger than our ideas  of were we are going .But when we  bring to them attention and respect , each of those task  has a spirtual lesson in them. It may be a lesson of  staying centered through great confusion. or a lesson of

developing  a forgiving  heart  with someone who has caused us pain.  a lesson of acceptance
or courage ,finding the strength  of heart  to stand our ground  and live from our deepest values.. Difficult cycles are everyone's practice..

Meditation: sit and close your eyes. let yourself feel present  and at ease. .Let go of any plans and feel the natural rhythm of your Breathing.
when you become quite , reflect back over  your whole spiritual life.The cycles you have gone through , the situations that have taught you the most, the unexpected lessons. The times of solitude  and community ,your trials,your guides your recent practice. The problems you  encountered  as well, their difficulties , their teachings.

Enjoy this reflection, seeing it as a story ,and adventure , appreciating  its cycles with a sense of wonder and gratitude.Then feel yourself resting  in this moment  today with an openess

toward your life ahead  of you : the next natural stages of your life . the incomplete areas
of your life , the demensions of spiritual practice you may be called upon to include.
 As your own Spiritual guide , become aware of what situation might be beneficial to you . How can you best honor  both your choices and your  life situation  and include them in
 the opening  of your heart  and the cycles of your practice ? Sense how you can be true
to yourself and true to the dharma, the Tao that is unfolding in your life...

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Be Thankful For !! Thought for Thanksgiving !! On GRATITUDE...

 Be thankful that you don't already have  everything you desire,
 If you did, what would there be to look forward to?
 Be thankful when you  don't know something
 For it gives you the opportunity to learn.

   Be thankful for the difficult times.
    During those times you grow.

        Be thankful for your  limitations
Beacause  they give you  opportunties for Improvement .
                     Be thankful for  each new challenge
Because  it will build your strength and character.

                   Be thankful for your mistakes
          They will teach you  valuable  lessons.
Be thankful  when you're tired and weary
      Because it means you've made a difference .
It is easy to be thankful for good things.
A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who are
                also thankful for there setbacks.

GRADTITUDE can turn  a negative into a positive.

Find away to be thankful for your troubles
         and they can become your Blessings.......

Sunday, August 7, 2011

New Light on Forgivness !! Forgivness Week..

 The healing  can take place  only in release , and you  can release every person only when
that state of  "GRACE ".. has come to you  and you realize that you  no longer need power.
Your oneness with " SPIRIT "  is your  assurance of  Omniscience, Omnipotence , and Omnipresence, and because of that you can  "RELEASE'"  anybody and everybody.

This might be called forgiving, but is far better way of dealing with the whole subject of "Forgivness" than the traditional approach. To "Forgive", is difficult because  forgivness has always implied  the forgiving of a actual wrong done, which in some way one is  supposed to forget. This is rather difficult to do. It is  far easier to forgive if you can see that the reason that you think a wrong has been done to you is because you were expecting something from someone, and you had no right to expect anything from anybody. So in the begining it was your
fault; you brought it on yourself. You  expected something of someone; therefore, that person did to you what you are having a hard time forgiving. If you had not expected anything  of him,
however, you would have nothing now to " Forgive", and you  and he would be at "Peace"....

Bringing the Awareness to the Movement of the Body "Meditation"

One  aspect  of meditation is to come  back into the Here and Now.
Normally we are remembering the past or thinking about the future.Very seldom are we ever in the present moment. This technique will help you come into the present and will help
relaxation to happen.
 Moving slowly, become aware of how you walk. Close your eyes and with your inner eye, see or sense or feel the foot moving, become aware of the heel,ball of the foot and the toes.
Move your awarness to the calves, feeling them as you move along.Now observe your knees and thighs. Become aware of your belly and solar plexus.Move your inner seeing/sensing or feeling to your chest. Tune into your breathing. Now include in your inner awarness your shoulders,your neck and head. Add to this awarness of your arms and hands.

This is one way to practice awarness. To start with, choose simple actions from the daily routine life, such as walking, eating, cooking and cleaning . Make it like a game. When you  lose your awarness, don't be discouraged. It takes time to be able to be continually aware of your actions. Give yourself praise for having been aware even if it is just for a moment...

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Listening "How to Increase awareness of your Inner Guide"

 Lesson 3 ; "Listen  with Assurance,
 We  are being  directed even when  we are unaware. We are where we are supposed to be  and doing  what we are suppose to be doing. "Why is  this happening to me ?''  These judgements are the result of how  we  perceive the world about us. We are spending time asking "Spirit " to explain the insanity of the world that we ourselves create through our attitudes and beliefs... Therefore the question . "What is happening here?''' if asked  with a desire to change the situation and not to know what lesson is involved, will bring  no useful answers.
 The ultimate answer to the question.  "Why is this Happening ?" will always be. "Everything
is fine, despite what we  see, feel. or think about it , and despite what others tell us." Spirit's "
 will is always done, regardless or our awareness, or lack of awarness. of this reality.
It  will eventually dawn on us that the only real request is . "Show us the blessing or the lesson You  would have us learn". We then find that what was happening all along was for our  happiness, and  that we are being given chance after chance to learn our lessons...

Dropping the belly / Dropping into the belly

1. In a standing position , experience  how we were taught to hold our bodies: the shoulders are pushed back, the chest  is pushed out , the belly is "tucked in," and the buttocks are tightened. from this posture, try to take a good long, deep breath !! Of course, you can't !

2. Now close your eyes and simply "drop the belly". let it hang out !! Don't worry about  what it looks like. Simply let it go.This dropping naturally helps the shoulders to fall and the buttocks to relax. And now you are able to take in  a deep breath !!! You can use the Lamaze stroking method to help relax the belly. Just experience what the belly feels like when it isn't being  held in.( Look at very small children. Their bellies are naturally in the relaxed position !!)
3. Once the belly is dropped, then drop  into  the belly- into what the Japanese call the "hara"- two inches  below the navel. This area can be more easily accessed by placing both hands there, and gently pulsating it with your fingers.
4. One of the easiest ways to get the feeling of the hara, and to breathe through it, is to do some vigorous dancing. Then Stop !! Feel the breath in the belly... the energy flowing there. Feel the feet grounded on the floor.Experience the belly muscles, the shoulders, and then  drop into the belly.
5. Then move into any activity...

Monday, June 27, 2011

Ten suggestions for Better "Listening ' Number "2"

Have no Investment  In the answer to the Question..
"Listening " is difficult when we desire a special answer. We should realize that we do not know what is "best " for us, and accept what we are given. No one who already thinks he or she knows can truly ask.
Many of our " questions" do not really  seek answers.They are simply calls for justification of what we already believe.When  we have already decided what the answer should be ,how we will accept it, when it  will occur, or how it is to affect us, we close our minds to receiving the "real" answer that is right for us.

" What you wish  will hurt you ",  we refuse to listen.. Instead, we must say in our heart, "I willingly  accept the answer given to me  as the truth, regardless of whether or not it pleases me right now." We must mean this in our heart because all true questions are asked there. What our lips
may say  often  means nothing, for our heart's desire is the true request.
What we want in our heart precedence over all other types of request...........

Be True ToYour Truth - The Truth Meditation { The art of learning to accept what Is }

This is a very simple meditation - just note that whatever you are doing is being done by truth. So, if you are walking it is truth walking ; if you are sleeping, it is truth sleeping ; if you are speaking, it is truth speaking ; if you are opening your eyes, it is truth opening your eyes; if you are being silent ,it is truth that is silent .
"Whatsoever the situation- if you are sad be sad ,if you are in a revengeful mood take your revenge, if you are jealous be jealous ,if you are angry be angry- never avoid the fact. You have to live it, that is a part of life's progress, growth, evolution.Those who avoid,remain immature.If you want to remain  immature then go on avoiding , but remember , you are  avoiding life itself.Whatsoever you are avoiding  is not the point;  the very avoiding  is an
avoidance of life.
Confront life. Encounter life.Difficult moments will be there but one day you will see that those difficult moments gave you strength  because you encountered them .They were meant to be .Those dififcult moments are hard when passing through them  but later on you will see they have made you more integrated. With out them   you would never have been centered  ,grounded.
 The old religions all over the world have been repressive: the new religion of the future is going to be  expressive... Let expression  be one  of the most  fundamental rules of your life.
 Even if  you  have to suffer for it, suffer. You will never be a loser. That suffering  will make  you more and more capable of enjoying life, of rejoicing in life..

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Ten Suggestion for better Listening !! this is the first One ...

1. We Need to be Still..We need to still our minds, to let let all thoughts but a desire to hear pass through our minds unresisted, to let go all our ideas of what  we need , quiet our bodies' demands, and create a clean slate  in our minds so that we can hear. It is helpful to put aside all concepts of who we are and what we believe----even such basic beliefs as what we call " good" or  " bad ". Our minds are very powerful, and they create the world as we experince it.. As we still our minds, we come into harmony with our inner guide's
direction. We create a still, willing, receptive attutude that can be easily tuned to our highest good, eliminating all outside noise . In order to hear properly, we must have the desire to change our perception of the world..
We must  accept responsibility for our current perception of the world as being the cause of our present experince and be willing to seek another way, to " Listen" to another interpretation and to see with new eyes..We have within us all that is necessary to do this, and it is available when we are willing to silence our
 other efforts....

For Insomnia - gentle Gibberish or Glossolalia

Q: What can I do about Insomnia ?? Which alot of us seem to deal with..

METHOD: When  before you go to sleep.  Duration : 5-30 minutes....of gentle  gibberish
 Gibberish , also know as  Glossolalia, is the  meditation  technique  of speaking in nonsense
sounds and syllables. This is a method  that will help to  empty the mind quickly. In this meditation it is  good to begin  first with  gentle gibberish.
Usually we go on thinking and remembering ,even in our sleep. Gibberish  will help to throw out whatever noise and commotion is in the mind.It can be  done before going to sleep or whenever it is needed .Just begin  talking in  nonsense sounds and syllables.One sound  will come and then another .Be totally into it as you can . Soon you may find yourself speaking in all sorts of foreign languages !! This is okay, as long as it is not a language that you know.
Speaking a language that you know will not help to empty the mind, because you can get
caught in the thoughts and the stories. Speaking  nonsense sounds and syllables lets  you say
anything you like, without either you or anyone else being able to figure out what is being said. You might at first feel shy, inhibited or even guilty {what am I saying ?! } But as you keep doing this ,you will see that it does  its own work. Your gestures and  the totality you bring to the glossolalia helps release all the noise that is accumulated in the mind.
The fact is the mind has gotten into a habit of chattering and it no longer remebers how to turn it off. This method allows the mind's tension and stress to be released . And as you  become emptier, it will be easier to fall  asleep. At night, through dreams and thoughts, the mind is trying to empty  itself for the next day, and it has to do this  so you are ready to face life again. This method  is creating  a situation  and an invitation for quietness to come  and for sleep or perhaps deeper sleep to happen.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011


Question: I like the meditation, but sometimes find it hard to sit still: itching all over and wanting to scratch.
Allow it - don't be worried about it . Scratch and just scratch very consciously .Move slowly.Don't do it. { with a rapid rubbing movement } Go very slowly, very consciously.
Then the meditation will not be disturbed at all. It is disturbed always by mechanical acts.
 Meditation is never  disturbed by activity .It is disturbed by mechanical activity .
For example  there is something in scratching that you can do mechanically, not paying any attention to it. But pay total attention to it .If the body wants to sway a liitle, sway  but very consciously. Bring all consciousness to it and then do it.Then there is no distraction .
 So don't resist  and don't fight with it , otherwise you will be concerned with it .A  very ordinary itch can become something  very big, out of all proportion.And  the more  you want to  avoid it, the more it attracts you. Then it becomes almost impossible to avoid it and and you feel a defeat. You are distracted  already  because your mind is resisting  fighting, and you have become divided in two. One part is trying to pull you to the itch,  another part is pulling you away. Meditation is already lost.
So when the itch is there , take note that your hand wants a little attention. Take  note and then  very slowly go to it - and you will be surprised .Sometimes  even by the time  you have reached it , it has disappeared - because it was just a trick of the body to attract your attention.There was nothing .

The body works like a small child. It constantly  attracts you : where are you going ? What are you doing?  Meditation ? That feels like  competition for the body and  the body starts feeling  jealous . You have been wed to the body  for so long that when you  start having a affair  with meditation  or something , the body starts feeling jealous. It is a women. It says ' I won't  allow you  this easily. Come here !  You have always been listening to me. Now what are you doing? Trying to escape from my domination, from  my possessiveness ? I will show you .!
 So it creates troubles- and  those are stupid troubles, but they can become  very irritating .
And the work is done - if you  are fighting, you  have been attracted already.
Your attention has been distracted. So don't fight  with the body.There is no need.
When the body wants your attention, give it total attention  but go very slowly, and meditatively .
And meditation is helping you , so continue doing it...

Namaste Janis

The Essentials of meditation

Mediation has a few essential things in it, whatever the method, but those few essentials are necessary in every method. The first is a relaxed state: no fight with the mind, no control of the mind, no concentration. Secound, just  watch the relaxed  awareness whatever is going  on, with out  any interference - just watching the mind, silently, without any judgement , evaluation.
 These are the three things: Relaxation, watching, No Judgement, and slowly, slowly a great silence descends over you . All movement  within  you ceases. You are, but there is no sense of ' I am '- just a pure space . There are over  one hundred and twelve methods of meditation.

Monday, May 30, 2011

WE Seem to Hear Two Voices

The beginning stages of listening  often report hearing two" voices ". Inner voices are not  any different  from those we hear when we talk to ourselves -a sort of inner dialogue.
And we do talk to ourselves, wether we are aware of it or not. If we have wondered  about an idea  or a current event or wondered why something  exists -that wondering in our
mind is our "voice". It's just our "voice". It may take on  certain special characteristics if it will assist the listener. "Why ?" we ask ourselves. Aha! See, we do talk to ourselves .This is one way that truth comes to us- in the form of our own thoughts-the form that we can accept the easiest.Simply because it  is always with us , waiting to be heard,we cannot miss it unless
we so choose. Since we are so use to talking to ourselves, taking both sides of an internal conversation,we seem to hear two voices. We seem to have split our minds into two parts.When we ask ourselves what to do about this or that, the answer that we hear is our "voice" speaking , there are some differences, however,and it is helpful to recognize them Our daily, busy minds see much to do and create many needs to be filled . However, our contemplative  side sees order, joy, and harmony. This creative ,intuitive mind enjoys beauty and peace. As long as we feel in conflict, the experience of these two voices will continue.The one is" Prejudgment " as used here, is not the same  as logic, but may include logic. As we become  more aware of our "Insight " or Inner guide". the first voice, our " prejudgement".
becomes less dominant and more quiet .The less importance we give its tendency to judge in advance,the more we seek to remain  open-minded. It's good to become an observer  of our
thoughts- to see which thoughts are based on prejudgement, fear, prejudice and lack of trust -and which thoughts are trusting ,open,loving, and peaceful. If we dig  deeply and honestly  enough we will find that all thoughts are from  one of these two sources. Then  with our mind calm, we can " go inside and listen".When we are finished "listening".We may find that few of these things really need our attention. "Listening " gives perspective to our Lives. The "first"
voice always  answered quckly with suggestions for things to do and much to think about .
While the fist voice seemed certain of what I should do. I noticed that it usually was rapid,forceful. worried and often fearful. When I listened to the first "voice" I never had a  a feeling of peace or real confidence ,yet I did feel that I was in contacting someting beyond my  intellectual reasoning-some type of inner knowledge. As I looked more closely at what it wanted me to do ,I could see that the basis  for its decisions was often  fear {limitation}- fear of missing out ,fear of being late,or fear of all types of things. As I thought  about it , this negativity did not seem to be the type of advise that I  would get  from a peaceful and all -knowing source. Fortunatley, for m y peace of mind. I had  learned  gradually that this first voice was not always the one to "listen" to , and I calmly waited for a secound voice. I don't remember exactly what I heard ,but I was  assured that I would be taken  care of and that I should love everyone  in the place, from  those crowding in , to the seemingly uncaring attendants .I went outside , took some pictures  of the beautiful scenery and returned ,not worried about waiting .In a very short time ,I was at the front of what I laughingly called a line ,and was taken care of while many others around me became angry about the confusion. When I "Listen" and then feel the calm and the love  in my heart  that "listening " shows me .I know  that I will be taken care of ,and I am. I am at peace in a miraculous way, willing to  to accept what is happening  around me .Being taken care of ,I do not have to change anything or try to protect myself or provide  for my needs .I do not pretend  to know  how all this works , and  my logical mind cannot explain it. Of  course , just loving  or trying to love people , is not the whole answer. My loving is not enough : I must ask my guide what to do ,what is happening ,and how to see it. But my faith  that I will be taken care of, coupled with "listening" to my Inner voice for direction  and assurance ,does have the power to make me
feel peaceful and protected  and to experience  this harmony. but confidence that what is happening  is for the best, no matter what my  own "judgement " or my "first voice" may tell me. .This secound voice has been called the  still, small voice  the Voice  for God , the inner guide the  vision, Spirit , intution  and many other names .But  by whatever name it is  called , it  is available to all of us  for direction  and reassurance . Its use  requires our desire to seek help from within ,as well as our  willingness to be quite and listen.  Namaste Janis  

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Loving Kindness Meditation

Today  at my Yoga Class at Unity !!  We practiced this simply Mediatation  and was requested
for me to put  this on my Blog !! Sit in a comfortable position. Set the Intention  to practice this meditation with out judgement  and a healthy dose of affection for yourself. Inhaling and Exhaling through your heart., visualize a time  when you are really happy and experince  that feeling now. Recite, silently, the following statements.

May I be filled with loving-kindness ;  May I be peaceful ; May I be healthy ;
May I be happy.
Repeat the prayer  over and over  again for several  minutes, feeling as though  you're swaddled in loving-kindness. When you feel  ready , subsitute the name of the person  you wish to forgive for the word" I " Set the Intention  to wrap this person  in the love you now hold in your heart. Don't worry if this seems impossible at first. Be patient , and ever so gradually, you  begin to feel a shift..

Remember anything that is not Love is fear. see that emotion  as fear instead of hatred or anger  may help you forgive transgressions a little easier... The following  loving -kindness meditation  will help  with the process of easing your heart.. Namaste Janis Tate

Stop Mediation Technique and Calling to Oneself..2 short Practices..

This  is a method which  Gurdjief , Russian  mystic used with his disciples. Sometime during the day, when the rememberance comes, just  STOP !!  Observe how the body is feeling , the sounds around you  and any emotions or feelings or thoughts arising. Just observe them ,  there is no need to alter or change anything .
Just observe. This meditation  brings you into the moment .Coming into the present  is one of the benefits of Mediatation.

Meditation practice : Calling to Oneself : This mediatation is to  bring you into the Moment.
In your Daily Life , from time to time  stop and say : { Your Name }, Are you there ?""
Then close your eyes , feel where your body is  and then feel your breath and when  you are Present  answer :   " YES , I am  here".
 Since these are short practices. I thought  two would be fun to practice out through the week..Love to hear your comments what came up for you !!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Jamestown Community Center Schedule

News & Events

Jamestown Community Center

Summer Series
July 21 2011 - 6 Week

Fall Series
Sept 1 2011 - 12 Weeks

Drop In Class is $14.00.

Thursdays from 3:30- 5:00 P.M.
Make up classes can be done here at the Tate Yoga Studio..

Pleasant Hill - Uplands Village
Chair Yoga Class on Thursday mornings from 9-10:15 AM for all Ages! $60.00 for 6 weeks

Contact; Mary Schwarz for directions and any Questions at Call 277-3325 & leave message and she will contact you.

Upcoming Events
• Yin Practice Workshop was a huge success! more workshops to be announced

Reposting updated Schedule for Crossville Classes

(scroll to the right to see complete listings)

Tate Yoga Studio Schedule and Rates

• Rate:
$40.00- 4 Weeks
$60.00- 8 Weeks
$12.00 Drop in Class
$25.00 - 4 weeks For Students

Includes optional hot tub &/or infrared sauna session after class!
You can make up classes on other days should you miss your scheduled
class due to travel, sickness or weather conditions.

Yoga classes are available at your Business or Home
Six Students Minimum requirement, for 6 week session $10.00 per person.

Private Group lessons availale in the Studio!

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* Classes are suitable for all levels of Students!

• Mondays...........................5:30pm - 7pm
• Tuesday ..........................4:00-5:30
• Wednesday ......................no classes
• No Class scheduled for Thursdays at this time
• Friday ..............................no classes
• Saturday ..........................no classes
• Sunday ............................By Appointment

The Sunday class is Instructed by Janis
Please Call to schedule Appointment

Pleasant Hill - Uplands Village
Chair Yoga Class on Thursday mornings from 9-10:15 AM for all Ages! $60.00 for 6 weeks

Contact; Mary Schwarz for directions and any Questions at Call 277-3325 & leave message and she will contact you.

Cookeville at Unity
823 E. 10th St.
Classes are:
Tuesday 10:30-12:00 pm & Friday 9:30-11:00 am
$60.00 for 6 Weeks
Walk in $12.00. Please bring a Mat and Blanket.
For Questions contact Janis Tate

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

What Yoga can do for you !!

My story  and how I got into Yoga . I actually got into Yoga about 16 years ago  and it was just by accident  , I guess that you can say, how the " Universe " works in mysterious ways  I have  always been  very physical and athletic all my  life. I actually  had a very serious back surgery in my early twenty's . I never had back problems I use to do alot  of back bends and forward flips in my younger school days  also riding the horse all the time  when I lived at home  bike riding  just the usual stuff when growing up and right around after my 21 "Birthday " I  started to have terrible back ache  actually the hip on my right side popped out and my right leg was going paralyized  and I became  to be in alot of pain  which I suffered for about  a year  and finally had to go to the doctor  which I try to avoid I just knew that I would end up in the hospital  and sure enough working with the doctor  for another  year  that is actually what took place . I had the surgery knowing that I could come out  with a cast from the waist down or a brace  which I was lucky to end up with the brace  and also the possibility of being paralayzed  which was happening in my right leg anyway  and the plan was to  scrape the bone of my right hip and use that  to make 2 disk  which we found  that had been missing since birth  in my lower lumbar spine .I also was informed from the MRI that there was a cap missing on a nerve that they  thaught  was the cause of my leg going numb.  I   decided to have the surgery  because there really wasn't any alternatives not in case I wanted to stay on pain meds the rest of my life  and no thank you !!
I had the surgery  I struggled with alot of back aches and electric  shots up and down my back  and yet I had feeling back in my leg I still was in alot of discomfort  but the doctor said I am still alot better off then before but  from  my perspective i could not really agree with that but he was right  I did do alot of swimming for my back  and still could alot of physical things i didn't allow it to cripple my life .I even  got into Scuba diving he said as long as I would not lift over a 100 pounds  so I manage to do that for about 5 years and dirt  bike riding  but still had  back aches I couldn't sleep with my legs straight out  and still the  wierd shocks in my  back and now about 12 years has passed by  still going to the gym and swimming  and then  I  came across a Yoga Class now I am around  in my early forty's watching and thinking i wonder if this could help my back ???

So the next week  I came into class and I really felt good after class especially  my back ??
I made my mind up to sign up  for a 6 week class this was the best thing Iever did in my
whole "Life". My  back aches  were less the longer I stayed with  the "Yoga" the more
improvments  came about I started  sleeping better the pain was leaving the electric shocks that brought me straight up off the couch when I was sound a sleep were going away  I could actually sleep with my legs straight out  instead of my knees bent  all night rocking back and forth  and that has stopped also .
I fell in Love with "YOGA" I had been practicing now about 10 years  and I started out just like everyone else first it was just once a week  then 2 times  then 3 and then it be came a
"Lifestyle" change there is not a day that goes by with  out my "Personal Practice".

I also knew when I would not be practicing  as faith fully my back would start in with the back ache  and not sleeping well so I  know the Yoga is what  was fixing my back along with the deep breathing Excercises too.

I  am now  teaching Yoga  and have been going on 6 years .I learned so much just not the Physical aspects  the Spiritual  aspects and Health and Diet and how the  Body and Mind  and Soul all work together  ,there are so many styles of Yoga  that can heal the mind and body  you just have to find what works for you !!  I go to "Workshops " that are Yoga  and they are amazed  especially  "Teachers" about  how I  got into Yoga to see how strong I am  and doing "Back bends" it is never to late to do someting good for yourself it is a "Lifestyle Change" and  I feel I need to share this with others to know  that "Yoga" can heal  in so many ways !! I am also  sending this on to  a wonderful teacher that I recently had  the oppurtunity  to be on a  Yoga Retreat in Louisianna  back in May  called a "Open Heart" with Mary Prafford.
She inspired me to write this to let others know what "Yoga " can do  ,so if you can walk you can do Yoga !!  and be   Happy and pain  free if not at least have it managable instead of "Suffering" I hope this can shed some light  on someone who is looking to change there "life" and if you don't have   any Issuses it is a great way of "Life" Namaste Janis

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Tate Yoga Studio Schedule and Rates

• Rate:
$40.00- 4 Weeks
$60.00- 8 Weeks
$12.00 Drop in Class
$25.00 - 4 weeks For Students

Includes optional hot tub &/or infrared sauna session after class!
You can make up classes on other days should you miss your scheduled
class due to travel, sickness or weather conditions.

Yoga classes are available at your Business or Home
Six Students Minimum requirement, for 6 week session $10.00 per person.

Private Group lessons availale in the Studio!

call Janis for Information : 931-707-8840 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 931-707-8840 end_of_the_skype_highlighting

** Ask about a class card. Prepay for 5,10, or 20 classes. We’ll keep track of them for you. Makes a great gift for any occasion.

* Classes are suitable for all levels of Students!

• Mondays...........................5:30pm - 7pm
• Tuesday ..........................4:00-5:30
• Wednesday ......................no classes
• No Class scheduled for Thursdays at this time
• Friday ..............................no classes
• Saturday ..........................no classes
• Sunday ............................By Appointment

The Sunday class is Instructed by Janis
Please Call to schedule Appointment

Pleasant Hill - Uplands Village
Chair Yoga Class on Thursday mornings from 9-10:15 AM for all Ages! $60.00 for 6 weeks

Contact; Mary Schwarz for directions and any Questions at Call 277-3325 & leave message and she will contact you.

Cookeville at Unity
823 E. 10th St.
Classes are:
Tuesday 10:30-12:00 pm & Friday 9:30-11:00 am
$60.00 for 6 Weeks
Walk in $12.00. Please bring a Mat and Blanket.
For Questions contact Janis Tate

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

A Test Page

Shot at Jefferson Island, New Iberia, Louisiana April/2011

This page has been gathered together in bits and pieces by some one other then me. Changes may be noted from time to time as it is fine tuned to acclimate to the blog it is intended to be.

Another picture of me at Jefferson Island.

Stay tuned.