& Soul Yoga

  Diane DeMars, Certified Yoga Teacher since 1995
          Celebrating 20 Years of Teaching Yoga

Happy Thanksgiving to YOU and YOURS....we, You and I, have so much to be thankful for......stay in the energy of appreciation NOW and all year long.
Namaste,  Diane

"Slow down and everything you are chasing will come 
around and catch you."  John De Paola

Congratulations Diane !
          I started with you right after the article in the Gig Harbor featuring  you and your Yoga Classes.
         I had lost most of my balance capabilities from Radiation treatments for Breast Cancer - your classes  brought it back. I  continued with you feeling your classes brought an overall feeling of energy and peace, until you left for your Center Street Bldg and held your classes at a conflicting time with my volunteering at SJMC Gift Shop.   I was glad to find you back in Gig Harbor a couple of sessions ago. You continue to be the same wonderful teacher as the years go by.     Again Congratulations on your Awesome 20 years of teaching Heart and Soul Yoga!
      You are the BEST !!!
                Joan T.


      Schedule of Classes - 2015

University Place Community Center - 2534 Grandview w 

Next Series begins November 9

4:30 to 5:45 pm - All Levels  - (the 4:30 class is cancelled for this series)
6:00 to 7:15 pm - All Levels
$98 (7 weeks)

To Register: (253) 460 2530 
or (253)564 1992 or www.cityofup.com/Parks & Rec/Services

Heart & Soul Yoga 
in Gig Harbor 
Harbor Fit  -   8805 N Harborview Dr

Next Series begins November 2

2:00 to 3:00 pm

Classes are specifically designed with emphasis on the poses that are particularly beneficial for graceful aging and gentle healing.

All classes in this series are designed to reduce stress, renew your energy and relieve tension from your back, neck, shoulders and hips.  

Your continued practice of Yoga will improve your balance, 
strength, flexibility, reduce pain, stiffness and create of sense of ease 
in your body, mind and spirit.

Diane DeMars has been teaching Yoga for 20 years.  Classes are non-competitive and easy to follow instructions are given.  Each person is encouraged to proceed at their own pace.  No yoga experience necessary. All level of fitness are welcome.  En-Joy!

Please wear comfortable clothes and bring two blankets.

I love yoga. I am going to the Exercise Science Center to build up muscle
and they told me that my height has not changed that much for my age and
they said it was because of YOGA!
They were impressed that I have been doing yoga for so long.
 Weeeeeeeeeee! - Judy Clark 8/31/15________________________________________________________________
University Place Community Center - 2534 Grandview
Yoga By The Month
 Stretch & DeStress
4:15 to 5:15 pm
November 4, 11, 18 & 25
$55 (4 classes) or
$20 per class
Register with University Place (253) 460 2530


  Research shows that yoga can help a myriad of conditions and can, in fact
ward off many of the adverse effects of aging. It is never too late to start!    
Diane will guide you through a gentle practice in an easy to follow, non competitive way. No yoga experience is required
Diane DeMars has been teaching Yoga for 20 years

"I  had my 6 month check up with my doctor today.  
She continues to be amazed at how flexible I still am due to Yoga! "   
 Diane Downie 

 "Your approach to yoga is really welcome to someone like me who's always worried about "looking good" and "doing it right".  When I come to your class, I
know it's not about competition, even with myself. It's about creating ease
within each pose and that's what is so healing about your classes. They are
deceptively gentle. I never get stressed or tired during class yet I always
feel I had a good workout afterward! "- Lori Lively

Private or small sessions available at 
Wellspring Plaza 
9144 Burnett Rd Suite 201 - Yelm 
Classes will resume in January, 2016
Restorative Yoga Workshop 
Next workshop date TBA
Wellspring Plaza, Yelm WA  
Diane DeMars, CYT    

Enjoy all the benefits of Restorative Yoga at this One Day Workshop. We will use blocks, bolsters and blankets for support so we can hold the poses longer, which will allow your body to open through passive stretching.

Restorative Yoga is an incredible system to heal the body by helping to “kick in” the relaxation response.  It balances the nervous system and optimizes energy flow to the organs, as well as assisting immune function and enhancing the process of digestion. Basically this series will set the whole body up for deep healing, growth and repair. 

Restorative yoga is typically known as a “yummy practice” the “luxurious practice”, the one you do every now and then because you need a treat, like having a massage.

Saturday November 7, 2015 11:00 to 5:00 pm

Lunch from 1:00 to 2:30 - Garden to Gourmet is a fabulous organic restaurant at the Wellspring Plaza - or bring your own 

Cost:  $80 – includes handouts for your home practice. 

Although I would argue that ‘workshop’ is not the correct name for this session of prop-filled yoga, camaraderie and laughter, I would recommend it to anyone looking for a day of total stress relief.

Diane’s yoga classes always are relaxing, and this restorative yoga workshop is an indulgence that won’t leave you feeling guilty about investing in yourself. You are guaranteed to feel better – body, mind and soul.

Kim Nordby
Workshop of July 2015

Heart & Soul Chair Yoga 
Wednesdays 3:00 to 3:45 pm - University Place

Pre Registration Required: Please Call  (253) 460 2530

Chair Yoga is a wonderful way for  to experience the relaxation and increased 
flexibility that yoga brings. Many health benefits are seen with regular practice of yoga, and now everyone can participate, even if they cannot get down onto the floor.Each class includes gentle, slow motion movements and stretches for nearly every muscle and joint in your body (from head to toe). The muscle movements will help restore or maintain your flexibility and range of motion. Most of the movements will be done seated in a chair.  We may also do a few poses standing by your chair. Each person is encouraged to proceed at his/her own pace.

Heart & Soul Chair Yoga CD 
Enjoy this one half hour Chair Yoga class designed and 
recorded by Diane DeMars for your home practice.
$15 or $20 by mail

Heart & Soul  Fitness 
A unique mix of cardio, weights and yoga stretches to stay 
Fit and Active
Do you think you can’t exercise because you use a walker, wheelchair or cane ?  
This class is for you.  Class is open to all levels of fitness and all exercises are modified to fit your needs and can be done in a chair.      
Have fun, be active.  Certified Silver/Fit Instructor Diane DeMars will guide you through this class using weights, cardio and yoga. Give it a try!

Benefits of Heart & Soul Fitness  
Builds muscle ~increases metabolism~ ~Helps with weight management~ ~ freedom of movement ~ ~ ~Heart health ~ ~ ~  Balance ~ ~ ~ Strength
 Circulation ~ ~~ Improve mood ~~~increase energy ~ ~ ~ Improve sleep
Social ~ ~ ~ Fun ~ ~ ~ Flexibility ~ ~ ~Ease of movement ~ ~ ~ Posture ~ ~ ~ Blood sugar balance ~ ~Improve reaction time ~~Improve co-ordination

Instructor:  Diane DeMars       

- The newest  Yoga Cd for your home practice -  
Be Still
This one hour practice will guide you into the present moment and help you to release tension and discomfort in your body and mind. 
$20 - you can pick up a copy before or after any of my classes, or
$25 - I can pop a copy in the mail for you.  


Make-up Policy

Please feel free to make up a missed class
within the 7 week or 4 week series that you are registered for 
at any of the classes listed below:

       U.P. 4:30 or 6:00 on Monday
U.P. 4:15 on Wednesday

"Slow down and everything you are chasing will come 
around and catch you."  John De Paola

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