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Hollye Holbrook

July at SGY!

  • Summer Retail Sale
  • Summer Schedule Changes
  • Summer Special
  • Friends Free Friday
  • Music Class with Alaina
  • Vinyasa in the Vineyard with Joey & Sarah at Sweet Cheeks Winery
  • Community Classes
  • Immersive Sound Bath
  • Posture of the Month: Downward-Facing Dog
  • Details of the SGY Teacher Training in Fall 2017


Summer Retail Sale


From now through July 17th, all clothing items are 40% off!!!
Stock up on summer gear for yoga and your outdoor adventures!


Summer Schedule Change


*Effective July 1 - September 30

9am C26 changes to Inferno Hot Pilates

No 4pm C26

No 6pm Vinyasa; come to Strength & Conditioning instead, which we'll hold in the sun room

4pm C26 changes to 4:30pm Inferno Hot Pilates

No 4pm C26


Summer Special


3 months unlimited yoga for $199

Offer valid July 1 - September 30
Available for purchase now through July 31st


Friends Free Friday

July 7th

Bring a friend for free to every class you attend!


Music Class

Friday, July 28th
6:00pm • Core 26 Class
Led by Alaina
Theme TBD


Vinyasa in the Vineyard at Sweet Cheeks Winery

Outdoor Yoga in the Vineyard with Joey and Sarah 


Sunday, July 30th

**Ticket price includes one glass of wine following class

Join Joey and Sarah for an incredible morning of Vinyasa in the Vineyard at Sweet Cheeks Winery. Sweet Cheeks Winery, located just 14 miles south west of town, offers amazing wines, beer, non-alcoholic beverages, and spectacular views seven days a week. Come enjoy an outdoor yoga class overlooking the vineyard where we will root down like the vines themselves and soar like the birds above us. Stay after the class for a picnic lunch while you bask in your post yoga bliss. Feel free to invite your family and loved ones.

The cost for this event will be $16 per person, which includes a glass of wine or other beverage of your choice. 

All profits will go toward a scholarship for an SGY student to attend the One Fire Festival in Puerto Morelos, Mexico this November 2017. Pre-registration is encouraged! (www.sweatyganesh.com/apps/mindbody/enrollments)


Community Classes with Teacher Training Graduates

Sundays from 12:30-1:30pm
We continue to offer donation-based community classes every Sunday afternoon 12:30-1:30pm led by our recent teacher training graduates. All classes with be either a 1 hour Core 26 class or a vinyasa flow. Bring your friends! Any donations are most appreciated and all proceeds will go toward a scholarship fund for future trainees.

Sarah 7/2
Salter 7/9
Danica 7/16
Lydia 7/23
Carla 7/30


Immersive Sound Bath

Sunday, August 13th
$10 per person

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Posture of the Month: Adho Mukha Svanasana



One of the most recognized yoga poses in the West, Downward-Facing Dog, Adho Mukha Svanasana (Ah-doh MOO-kuh shvan-AHS-uh-nuh), is a standing pose and mild inversion that builds strength while stretching the whole body. It’s named after the way dogs naturally stretch their entire bodies. Downward-Facing Dog (also called "Downward Dog" or just "Down Dog") is used as a starting point ,a transitional pose, a resting pose, a place of refuge and a strength-builder.

Downward-Facing Dog deeply stretches your hamstrings, shoulders, calves, arches, hands, and spine while building strength in your arms, shoulders, and legs. Because your heart is higher than your head in this pose, it is considered a mild inversion and holds all the benefits of inversions: Relief from headaches, insomnia, fatigue, and mild depression. The flow of blood to the brain also calms the nervous system, improves memory and concentration, and relieves stress.

If you do just one yoga pose today, make it Downward-Facing Dog. Your body, mind, and spirit will thank you!

Pose Type:
Standing; Mild Inversion

• Calms the brain and helps relieve stress and mild depression
• Energizes the body
• Stretches the shoulders, hamstrings, calves, arches, and hands
• Strengthens the arms and legs
• Helps relieve the symptoms of menopause
• Relieves menstrual discomfort when done with head supported
• Helps prevent osteoporosis
• Improves digestion
• Relieves headache, insomnia, back pain, and fatigue
• Therapeutic for high blood pressure, asthma, flat feet, sciatica, sinusitis

Preparatory Poses:
Plank; Standing Forward Fold

Follow-up Poses:
Standing poses; Standing Forward Fold

• Engage your outer thighs and roll the upper thighs inward.
• Imagine your hip bones moving towards each other as a way to narrow the front of your pelvis.
• Open your shoulder blades wide and relax them down your back.
• Engage the outer arms strongly.
• Distribute the weight evenly in your fingers to support the arms.

Variations & Cautions:
• Keep the knees generously bent and the heels off the ground. This helps to raise the hips and push the torso towards your thighs.
• Bend one knee at a time and push the opposite heel into the mat. Alternate back and forth, pedaling out your feet and warming the body into this deep stretch.

As with all postures, I encourage you to listen to your body and honor where you are mentally, physically and emotionally each day. The pose will be there again tomorrow... practice in such a way that you can be too!

Hollye and the SGY Teaching Team

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"I embrace emerging experience. I participate in discovery. I am a butterfly. I am not a butterfly collector."
~ William Stafford


Interested in Teacher Training?


Our SGY 200 hour Yoga Alliance certified Hot Yoga Teacher Training program starts up again in Fall, 2017. If you’re interested, don’t hesitate to email Jess at sweatyganeshyoga@gmail.com or speak with any of the current teacher trainees about their experiences.

We will be offering two $500 need-based scholarships and one $1000 diversity scholarship for teacher training in 2017. For scholarship applications, please email Jess.  These applications are due by June 30th, 2017.

Yoga is a lifelong journey of returning home to ourselves by unlocking our true potential, developing a healthy physical body and skillfull mental habits, and living the rich, meaningful, value-laden existence we all seek. In essence, it is a process of becoming more of who we already are. Join Jess Eldridge and her team for this comprehensive hot yoga teacher training at Sweaty Ganesh Yoga this Fall to deepen your knowledge and understanding of Yoga and to learn to guide others along this path.

This is a collaborative, empowering, group-based training that incorporates classical Yoga teachings, psychology, and neuroscience. It offers a strength-based, breath-focused, mindful, non-dogmatic approach to teaching Yoga. Training includes experiential coursework in:

Asana, pranayama and meditation (postures, breathwork and finding stillness)

Anatomy and physiology

The nervous system, including learning to read and calm your own nervous system as well as facilitate a collective, downregulating nervous system experience for your students

Yoga philosophy

Yoga history, including C26 and vinyasa lineages, classical methods and modern developments

Core 26 and vinyasa teaching methodologies

Class sequencing

Hands-on adjustments

Ethics and power dynamics inherent in the teacher-student relationship

Mindfulness practices

Discovering your own unique, authentic teaching voice


Training meets over 8 weekends from October 2017 to March 2018, including one weekend retreat in Yachats. This is a Yoga Allianced certified 200 hour teacher training.

Training Schedule (all SGY weekends meet Fridays 4-8pm, Saturdays 8:30-6pm and Sundays 8:30am-6pm):

Oct 6-8
Oct 20-22
Nov 10-12
Dec 8-10
Jan 5-7
Yachats Retreat Jan 26-28
February 9-11
March 2-4

Cost: $2850; $2600 Early Bird pricing through September 1st, 2017
Payment plan options are available.
Email Jess for an application packet and more information!