As many of you already know, we have gotten away from the traditional yoga classes and have been teaching what may seem as a new style. We call it Spartan Yoga.
In fact, Spartan Yoga is modern terminology conveying an extremely old and very effective style of training.
Spartan Yoga is the form of physical, emotional, mental and spiritual training that originated in Ancient Sparta. It creates the tenacity, skill, strength and compassion of the body, emotions, mind and soul required for the individual to fulfill their purpose in life (whether they know what their purpose is or not.)
The Spartans believed that as human beings we all have one thing in common, the desire to live with purpose. That purpose can be being a parent, a teacher, a waiter, a gardener, a medical doctor, a police officer, a builder, anything that serves the betterment of humanity and the environment.
Whether you are already paddling a lot or you want to be able to paddle for longer periods at a time, you can always improve your paddle stroke. To get a great paddle, click here!
Below we have listed some key yoga poses that will work the strength and mobility of your paddle stroke. Remember that you are always looking for a balance between strength and mobility. Too much of one, without enough of the other is never a good thing.
This course is for everyone – from basic point-and-shooters to DSLR owners. The 1st half of the course will be on how to use your camera (getting it out of Auto mode!), basic photography techniques, and different aspects of nature photography. The 2nd half will be exploring the park and getting direct feedback on the photos you take. North Shore Beach is situated on Tampa Bay and home to turns and skimmers, as well as dolphins and manatees if we’re lucky.
LINC, to whom donations will go, works in promoting environmental awareness through art. Their mission statement is: “Powerful imagery opens a direct window into social consciousness and is a proven catalyst for change. LINC uses pictures and words to connect people to their natural heritage. Through these connections, LINC strives to inspire businesses, organizations and individuals to work together to protect the natural and cultural resources that sustain us all.”
So come down to North Shore Beach on the 7th and experience a little bit of the beauty St. Pete has to offer. Please bring a charged camera, empty memory card, and something to sit on. If you have your camera’s manual, please bring that as well. We’ll meet in the parking lot on North Shore Dr. and 13th Ave., by the tennis courts. Please call 727-766-7994 with any questions.
Have you ever wanted to learn photography basics? Do you love being in the outdoors?
On Saturday January 7th at 1pm, head down to Flora Wylie Park for a 2 hour "Introduction to Nature Photography Basics". The course is Pay-What-You-Can and 20% of all money collected will be donated to the Florida Wildlife Corridor Project.