Archives for February 2014

Gentle Yoga and Yoga Nidra Workshop With Kyczy Hawk

March 29th, 2014 1 – 3pm 

Relax and rejuvenate your mind, body, and spirit.  This practice will include one hour of gentle  yoga followed by relaxing tension releasing guided visualization.  Avail yourself to the rich practice of yogic traditions.  Leave feeling restored and refreshed.

Wear loose comfortable clothing and bring a blanket.

Cost: $35

 Click here to sign up or call (408) 391-2846


Instructor: Kyczy Hawk

Drawn to yoga later in life, Kyczy Hawk has enthusiastically embraced the practice as well as the philosophy. Trained at the Lotus Yoga Teachers’ of The Himalayan Yoga Institute in the Chicago area (2005), she returned to California to leave her corporate career and to teach / practice yoga full time. Combining the traditional hatha practices from her teachers with therapeutic techniques Kyczy teaches a holistic class offering modifications and focused poses to address the issues of befriending our bodies as they change. She has taught somatic, restorative and gentle yoga classes as well as chair yoga and is currently a yoga teacher with Kaiser at the PM&R chronic pain recovery clinic in Santa Clara. Kyczy also specializes in yoga for people recovering from all types of addictions. More about that work can be found on her website:

Kyczy also teaches “Body Befriending Yoga” at Morning Crane every Tuesday 11:30am-12:30pm.

Click here to sign up for this class.




Hearts on Fire! February Newsletter

This month Cupid delivers joy and love, and might even deliver some chocolate and roses your way. Whether you are in a romantic relationship or not it is important that you nurture your Heart now and always.

They say that the Heart houses the Spirit, also known as the Shen  神. The Shen’s power is reflected in the sparkle of ones eyes.   Lots of sparkle signifies a spirit that is in tact. The Heart (Yin) is also know as the “Emperor of the body,” and is related to the Small Intestines (Yang) and the Fire element.

If you are deficient in the Fire element, you are likely to experience abandonment, loneliness and/or lack of joy. Such attitudes and behaviors do not serve ourselves or the people we love. If you’re Fire deficient and want to bring balance back into the bedroom, consider honoring Feng Shui principles. For example, ensure that your bed’s headboard faces south. Find red and pink accents that you can add to your linen and bedding.

The positive virtue of the Heart is LOVE.   Remember that Love conquers all. “The only way to fight darkness is with light.” Our hope for you is that you find your passions and share your light.

Love & gratitude & Happy Valentine’s Day,

-Chris & Parisa Shelton and the Morning Crane team