Monthly Archives: November 2014

Reminder: A Handmade Holiday at Tranquil Space Arlington

Nov 20, 2014 // by admin // Blog, creativity, crochet, handmade holiday, knitting, Yoga // No Comments



cowl and scarf

coffee cup cozyThis Sunday, November 23rd is your last opportunity to join me and the Tranquil Space cOMmunity for a Handmade Holiday. This Sunday, patterns will be provided for a crocheted mesh scarf, basic hat, and coffee cup cozy. We won’t all be working on the same projects, so don’t hesitate to come with whatever you are currently working on whether it’s with sticks (knitting) or a hook (crocheting).

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Remember, no prior crochet experience required and attendance on September 28th and/or October 26th is not a prerequisite. Here are the details for Sunday:

November 23rd, 7:30 PM-9:00 PM, Tranquil Space Arlington—Keeping You Warm—Simple coffee cup cozy, mesh scarf, and basic hat. Pair the coffee cup cozy with a reusable cup and some hot chocolate for a quick, simple, and thoughtful holiday gift for your child’s teacher or a friend.

Participants are asked for a suggested donation of $5 to support the studio’s charity of the month, Wounded Warriors Project.

The 90-minute workshop will include a short yoga stretch break midway through (unless participants are engrossed in their projects) to help release wrists, hips, shoulders, and back. So, wear comfortable clothes, grab your hooks or sticks, and join us to start on your Handmade Holiday!

E-mail Lisa ( with any questions. Preregistration is not required; however, if you would like to preregister, contact the business at 703.829.6428 or via e-mail at Interested in the first two workshops, check them out on my blog – October 26, 2014 and September 28, 2014 - for details.

Tranquil Space Arlington Book Group Meeting – November 16th

Nov 6, 2014 // by admin // Blog, books, Yoga // 1 Comment

Take your yoga practice off the mat with the Tranquil Space Arlington Book Group, meeting next on Sunday, November 16, to discuss  Journey Into Power by Baron Baptiste.

 It all starts in your body, on the mat. (page 19)

 “Now here” or “nowhere.” Interesting, isn’t it, how the only difference, really is a little extra space. (page 33)

 The edge is where we come right up against ourselves and what we can do and be. It is the boundary between where we are and where we grow, the place of comfortable discomfort, where all growing and healing happens. The edge is the point in every pose when you are still within your capacities but challenging yourself to go just a little bit farther. Stepping up to this edge and daring to leap is how you break through and thus break with old ways of being. (page 29)

 Journey Into Power provides insights into body, mind, and spirit helping us to tap into the deepest parts of the self. The book is a blend of philosophy and asana, including alignment fundamentals and explanations for why we do certain poses. If you are interested in taking your yoga practice deeper on and off the mat, this is a must read book.

Join us on November 16th at 7:30 PM in the Tea Lounge (at our Arlington studio) to enjoy tea, cookies, and lively conversation. All are welcome (reading of the entire book in advance is not required to join the discussion)! This is a free event and pre-registration is not required.

Can’t make this meeting, we hope you’ll join us in 2015 when we discuss the following:

  • February 15, 2015 - The Radiance Sutras: 112 Gateways to the Yoga of Wonder and Delight interpreted by Lorin Roche
  • May 17, 2015 - Original Yoga: Rediscovering Traditional Paths of Hatha Yoga by Richard Rosen
  • August 16, 2015 - The Wisdom of No Escape and the Path of Loving Kindness by Pema Chodren
  • November 15, 2015 - Core of the Yoga Sutras: The Definitive Guide to the Philosophy of Yoga by B.K.S. Iyengar

All meeting occur from 7:30 PM-8:30 PM on the specified date. We hope that you’ll join us for tea, cookies, and cOMmunity.