Good Space Yoga

Winter/Spring 2015                                                       


"...a clear and peaceful mind is the ground for joyful living." Swami Rama

Also In this issue

 Upcoming Offerings

 Home Practice







Navtej Johar

Sat & Sun

Feb 28 & March 1

9:00am - 5:00 pm


Beginning Meditation

with K.O.

Monday, Jan 19, 26, Feb 2, & 9


Yoga for Life

with Ann

Th. Feb 5 - 26

Th. March 19

Th. April 30 


Out of town workshops

with K.O.



Please see body of this email for details or the Good Space Yoga website.



Yoga Therapy

What is Yoga Therapy:


Yoga Therapy adapts and applies Yoga techniques and practice to help individuals who are facing physical or emotional challenges, or who want to expand their yoga/spiritual practice. It offers personalized practices that empower the individual to progress toward greater health by reducing symptoms, restoring balance, and facilitating healing on all levels of your being. My hope is to inspire and empower you toward greater clarity and healing.


Special Offer:


Sign-up for a 6-8 week class session and get your first  yoga therapy session for a reduced price of $80 (regularly $120)


More information about Yoga Therapy





Another Take on Gratitude


The New Year is an obvious marker for doing something new – we often make resolutions to this end. During the Thanksgiving week, I often teach a class session that includes an active practice of giving thanks through  movement and chanting, as well as breathing and meditation all of which include using the words "Gratitude, Contentment, Joy." I've written about this before, yet there are so many ways to practice gratitude, I would like to share a different approach to inspire a sense of heartfelt gratitude. May this practice of gratitude lead to deeper contentment, and ultimately, a connection to joy that resides in our deepest dimension.
Gratitude deepens our appreciation, opens us up more fully to accept to what is, and helps us feel a deeper sense of satisfaction in all aspects of our lives.  
We can practice gratefulness by:
  • Taking the time to remember past feelings of gratefulness.
  • Actively cultivating a sense of gratefulness by:
    • ​​Regularly setting a time to practice, such as in bed upon rising, in bed upon going to sleep, or any other regular time during the day.
    • Take spontaneous moments throughout the day to feel grateful.
    • Re-frame toward gratefulness when the mind is headed in a negative direction. This allows us to focus on what is present that is good, rather than what is lacking.
No idea where to begin? Here are some suggestions of things for which to be grateful:
  • Circumstances. Try it not only with the obviously good ones, but also with the circumstances that are challenging.
  • Yourself - think of things you have done and/or qualities you hold, for instance.
  • Others – think of things they have done and/or qualities they hold, for instance.
  • Memories
  • Small occurrences like random acts of kindness
  • Big occurrences
Personally, I find this to be an extraordinarily fruitful practice. It's easy, takes almost no time, can be done anywhere, and can truly transform the nature of your mind and fill your heart with spaciousness. From my heart to yours,
With Gratitude,
Kathy Ornish



What's New


Schedule of Upcoming Offerings





To see the complete January - April 2015 schedule of classes at Good Space Yoga, please go to:






Beginning Meditation with K.O. (4 week class)

Monday, 5:30 - 7:00pm, Jan 19, 26, Feb 2, & 9

Cost: $75

Learn how to begin a home meditation practice. Systematic methods for mantra meditation and stress reduction are covered each week. Many relaxation and concentration techniques, as well as gentle physical warm-ups, are explored to prepare the body and mind for sitting. Group discussion, lectures on lifestyle, and yoga philosophy are included. Class size limited to 10.



Meditation Group with K.O.

Monday, Feb 23, April 27
Thursday, Jan 29, Mar 26
6:00-7:00 pm, Cost: $5 each
Are you challenged by keeping a regular home meditation practice? Do you feel like questions arise from practice that you don't understand? Come join like-minded people for a monthly gathering to support and nurture you in your journey of meditation. Our time together will include a discussion circle followed by 25 minutes of meditation together.
Yoga for Life Series: Discover - Explore - Connect with Ann Lapo
Thursdays - 6:30-8:00pm
Cost: $15 each or $50 for February series
Sustaining Peace - Feb 5, 12, 19 & 26, 
Lean into Light - March 19
Curiosity and Creativity - April 30
Make a deeper connection with yourself as we experience the yoga of life together -- You'll enjoy pose sequences, breathing awareness, meditation practices, discussion, poetry and music. These workshops are recommended for individuals with at least 6 weeks yoga experience and a curiosity about bringing yoga more fully into their daily life.





Visiting Teacher - Navtej Johar

We are excited to welcome back Navtej who will join us for a two day weekend workshop!

Saturday, February 28 and Sunday, March 1.

Please see the website for upcoming details.





Five Dimensions, One Self: Exploring the Panchamaya Koshas with Kathy Ornish

Friday - Sunday, March 20-22, 2015

Himalayan Institute in Honesdale, PA



Viniyoga Fundamentals with Kathy Ornish

Saturday and Sunday, April 18-19, 9:00 am -6:00 pm

Anne Arundel Community College outside Annapolis, Maryland

For more information, contact Lynn Matthews

Registration is through Anne Arundel Community College 410-777-2325








The Winter Soltice is approaching and soon we will celebrate the slowly increasing days of light.


In the meantime, how about doing a yoga practice that cultivates inner light? It's such a nourishing practice to find that light within.


I've included a longer written practice as well as a link to my video on the Himalayan Institute's website.


Practice of Light (written)


Practice of Light (video)






My Brilliant Image by Hafiz

translation by Daniel Ladinsky


One day the sun admitted,


I am just a shadow.

I wish I could show you

The Infinite Incandescence


That has cast my brilliant image!


I wish I could show you,

When you are lonely or in darkness,


The Astonishing Light


Of your own Being!