Saturday, May 29, 2010

Why Boys Need Parents ;)

Enjoy these pictures - they are awesome :)
Thank you Sasha for sharing withe me!


Friday, May 28, 2010

Please Help the McKinsey Family

Please help this loving family recover once again from the tragic loss of a child. If you can not help, maybe you know someone who can.

The McKinsey Family Story:
At the tender age of 26, no married couple should have to suffer as many losses as the McKinsey family. On May 15, 2010, Evan Navarro was born in to Heaven at 21 weeks 3 days gestation weighing 14.5 oz & 10.5" long. This happened because of an incompetent cervix (the cervix cannot support the weight of the pregnancy).

Unfortunately, this is not Brandi & David's first loss. In August of 2007, their identical twin boys were born still due to being nonviable conjoined twins. After this loss, Brandi & David struggled with infertility & tried medical intervention to get pregnant. Not being successful in their attempts, they were ready to resign themselves to God & adopt a baby.

One last attempt with medical intervention yielded them another pregnancy & rejoicing in God's light, they were so excited. Once again, this pregnancy did not make it to term. Brandi miscarried in the 1st trimester in November 2009.

Going forward with adoption, Brandi & David had a home study completed in January 2010 & were approved immediately for adoption. They started the long process. During this time, it was God's will for the McKinsey's to once again find themselves expecting a miracle. The pregnancy started roughly but smoothed out for a time. Both were able to enjoy Evan kick & move. They planned the nursery for 2 babies, Evan & their soon to be adopted son whom they would call Brewer.

Things took a turn for the worse on May 13th. Brandi started spotting & immediately went to Labor & Delivery. There she found out that Evan's bag of water was bulging. He was half way in to the birth canal & there was not much hope that he would last long enough to have a fighting chance at life.

After a courageous two day battle, Brandi became very ill with pneumonia & a partially collapsed lung. There was only one way to make her better, deliver Evan. Holding on to those last precious moments feeling him moving, the decision was made. At 3:45 pm, Evan was born.

4 losses, 3 stillborns & 1 miscarriage. Barely married 3 years & for a couple to have to endure this, it is just not the way things are suppose to be. Paying for yet another funeral for a child that should be in their home playing, to bury a child, is not the natural order of life.

Thank you all for your donations!!!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Movies on The Mat

We will be hosting our very first 'Movies on The Mat' this Thursday, May 27th at The Yoga Shala.

*** Bring a cushion or your yoga mat to sit on, some snacks if you wish, and some friends or a date to share the fun with you ;)

Yoga is the power to heal and unite,not only personally but globally. The choiceswe make (e.g., what we eat, where we shop, howmuch we accumulate) have a wide-reaching effect.
Please join The Yoga Shala in its premier“Movies on the Mat” series, highlighting the importanceof awareness in how we live, individually andcommunally, to bring our Yoga to life!


Thursday, MAY 27 at 7:45pm


Sunday, June 27th at 7:15pm


Monday, July 26th at 6:30pm


Saturday, August 28th at 6pm

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Kino MacGregor weekend workshop

The Yoga Shala hosted Kino MacGregor last weekend in Winter Park, Florida. We had an excellent turnout for an amazing weekend with this wonderful yogini. Students learned so much from Kino and look forward to having her back in Orlando next year.


Too funny to keep to myself!!! Thank you Candice :)

Oil Change instructions for Women:

1) Pull up to Jiffy Lube when the mileage reaches 3000 miles since the last oil change.
2) Drink a cup of coffee.
3) 15 minutes later, write a check and leave, driving a properly maintained vehicle.

Money spent:
Oil Change:$20.00
Coffee: $1.00
Total: $21.00

Oil Change instructions for Men :
1) Wait until Saturday, drive to auto parts store and buy a case of oil, filter, kitty litter, hand cleaner and a scented tree, use your debit card for $50.00.
2) Stop by 7/11 and buy a case of beer, (debit $20), drive home.
3) Open a beer and drink it.
4) Jack car up. Spend 30 minutes looking for jack stands.
5) Find jack stands under kid's pedal car.
6) In frustration, open another beer and drink it.
7) Place drain pan under engine.
8) Look for 9/16 box end wrench.
9) Give up and use crescent wrench.
10) Unscrew drain plug.
11) Drop drain plug in pan of hot oil: splash hot oil on you in process. Cuss.
12) Crawl out from under car to wipe hot oil off of face and arms. Throw kitty litter on spilled oil.
13) Have another beer while watching oil drain.
14) Spend 30 minutes looking for oil filterwrench.
15) Give up; crawl under car and hammer a screwdriver through oil filter and twist off.
16) Crawl out from under car with dripping oil filter splashing oil everywhere from holes. Cleverly hide old oil filter among trash in trash can to avoid environmental penalties. Drink a beer.
17) Install new oil filter making sure to apply a thin coat of oil to gasket surface.
18) Dump first quart of fresh oil into engine.
19) Remember drain plug from step 11.
20) Hurry to find drain plug in drain pan.
21) Drink beer.
22) Discover that first quart of fresh oil is now on the floor. Throw kitty litter on oil spill.
23) Get drain plug back in with only a minor spill. Drink beer.
24) Crawl under car getting kitty litter into eyes. Wipe eyes with oily rag used to clean drain plug. Slip with stupid crescent wrench tightening drain plug and bang knuckles on frame removing any excess skin between knuckles and frame.
25) Begin cussing fit.
26) Thro w stupid crescent wrench.
27) Cuss for additional 5 minutes because wrench hit bowling trophy..
28) Beer.
29) Clean up hands and bandage as required to stop blood flow.
30) Beer.
31) Dump in five fresh quarts of oil.
32) Beer.
33) Lower car from jack stands.
34) Move car back to apply more kitty litter to fresh oil spilled during any missed steps.
35) Beer.
36) Test drive car.
37) Get pulled over: arrested for driving under the influence.
38) Car gets impounded.
39) Call loving wife, make bail.
40) 12 hours later, get car from impound yard.

Money spent:
Parts: $50.00
DUI: $2500.00
Impound fee: $75.00
Bail: $1500.00
Beer: $20.00
Total: $4,145.00

But you knowthe job was done right!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Kino MacGregor

Kino MacGregor will be doing a weekend workshop in Orlando, Florida this weekend (May 22-23rd) at The Yoga Shala! The workshop is now sold out. We are really excited to bring this dedicated Ashtanga yogini to our yoga school to share her knowledge and passion with our students. If you have missed this opportunity to work with her this weekend do not fear she will be back again in the near future.

Kino MacGregor Weekend Workshop at The Yoga Shala in Winter Park, Florida
May 22-23, 2010 
Saturday May 22
10 AM - 12 PM Guided Full Primary
2 - 4 PM Workshop: Inversions, Handstanding & the Art of Balance: Turning yourself upside down challenges the body’s sense of spatial orientation, the limits of physical strength and the mind’s outer edges of fear. In this class you will learn to approach inversions with sound anatomical principles, an open mind, excitement and fun. You will experience first hand that it takes much more than brute strength to steady yourself on your hands. You will see how easy it really is to let yourself slide into postures, positions and inversions that you think are impossible with just the slightest change of perspective. Everything from shoulderstand to downward dog to handstand is part of the game.

Sunday May 23
8 AM - 10AM Mysore Style
12 PM - 2 PM Workshop: Lengthen the Hamstrings, Relax the Hips: Unlock the secret to open hips and long hamstrings and solve the riddle of these two seemingly incorrigible areas of the body. Without your hamstrings and hips in place the yoga practice sometimes feels like a dead end with no hope in sight. Turn that thought around in this fun, practical approach to working with your legs, hips and pelvis. This workshop gives you the foundation for healthy forward bending, easy hip rotation and a new understanding of your legs. Delve into the inner world with solid anatomical explanations, easy-to-apply techniques and in-depth understanding.

Kaiden May 9th-20th

I hope you enjoy these pictures of Kaiden :) They were taken between May 9th and May 20th. He is such an amazing little baby. He's very healthy, really sweet, and down right gorgeous :) I feel so very blessed to have him in my life; I want to be the best mother I can be to him so he can grow up knowing that he can do anything he sets his mind to!

Saturday, May 08, 2010

Kaiden James

Kaiden James joined us on Monday, May 3rd at 5:05pm! He weighed in at 7lbs 10 oz and 20 1/2 inches. He is a very healthy, sweet bundle of joy :)