March Yoga Newsletter 2015

Luck and Letting Go
March 2015



“You may be (our) lucky star ’cause you shine on me wherever you are.” 
Thank you for being a lucky star at URU.  
The definition of luck varies by cultural, philosophical, religious, and mystical views. Webster’s dictionary defines it as “a purposeless, unpredictable and uncontrollable force that shapes events favorably or unfavorably for an individual, group or cause.” It is often defined as an event or factor that is outside of one’s control, without regard to one’s will, intention or desired result.
Could it be that good luck is what happens when we let go of trying to control our situations and circumstances?  When we let go are we more able to allow the necessary outcomes? Is it possible that bad luck is when we resist what is being offered by that “uncontrollable force“, the Universe or the Divine?  
Rather than categorizing the events in our lives as good or bad luck, maybe we can look at our luck based on our ability to let go and allow the universe to give us what we need.
Good luck or bad luck can also be related to our attitudes and thoughts. Yoga offers many practices for clearing our thoughts.  With a clear mind our attitudes become more open to life’s possibilities and contentment.  Santosha is the yoga sutra of contentment. Does good luck come with contentment or with contentment do we stop the need to categorize good and bad luck?
No matter what we believe about luck, the yoga practice offers a way to delve deeper into the balance of action, letting go and being content with the outcome.
 “Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.” ~Dalai Lama
With love and gratitude,
Rebecca Sathre, Chris Amador & the URU Crew


  “May joy and peace surround you, 
 contentment latch your door,
and happiness be with you now
and bless you evermore!”
-Irish Blessing

Upcoming Events
An Evening of Song & Sufi Kirtan
Tuesday, March 10

Moksha Sommer and Jemal Wade Hines create a rich blending of traditional Sufi, Bulgarian, Croatian and Balkan music, Farsi, Turkish, Arabic, Folk, Pop and Rock. Their sound crosses borders and barriers, taking the listener on a journey not soon forgotten.

Moksha Sommer plays both a Mid-East Harmonium, a reed organ whose air is supplied by a hand operated bellows, and also a Shahi Baaja which is a type of zither from India.

HuDost is living proof that the whole really is greater than the sum of its parts, pulling together musical styles as diverse as the jellies in Marco Polo’s kitchen cupboard, they weave a seamless tapestry that renders tears and laughter in listeners and cultivates that nameless longing that abides somewhere in all our hearts. Find out more about HuDost at

$15 for Students

Yoga Props Workshop: 
Support & Open with Yoga Props
Saturday, March 14

Join Tammy & Beckie as they share many uses for yoga props..This will be a fun and informative workshop for students and yoga teachers.

Props can help yoga students find more alignment in poses. They can be used to facilitate a deeper opening in the body. Props can be used to help us settle deeper into the practice.
Find more information here                                                              
Mala Making Workshop
Sunday, March 22


Have you ever shopped for mala beads online? There is so much to choose from and you like different things about different mala beads. But what if you were able to make the mala of your dreams?

Join Nickie at URU Yoga and Beyond and learn how to make a knotted mala bead and the all-important tassel.

It is strongly suggested that you do not expect to make the mala of your dreams at this workshop. Come with the required items and a playful mood as you explore learning the skills necessary to make sacred gifts and tools for your devotional practice. As with all things yoga, mala making requires practice.

Restorative Chair Yoga
Sunday, March 22


The first in a series of monthly restorative workshops, we will be using chairs to provide support as we relax the body and mind. Come joinKathea Bryan and David Bryan as we guide you in letting go and share some surprises with you.
Kirtan Music with the Juggernauts
Sunday, March 29


Come join the Juggernauts for inspiring kirtan…
Gaura Vani & The Mayapuris present: The Juggernauts!
Coming Up…
The History, Philosophy, & Literature of Yoga: An Ongoing Story


Tuesday, April 7


Join David Bryan as he takes you on a journey into the history that shaped our modern yoga practice.
Explore how the philosophies and literature changed over time to meet the needs of the practitioner and see where practices that we use today originated.
This will be a series of 5 or 6 classes, depending on the amount of discussion and questions, Tuesdays from 5:45 to 6:45 in the massage room.
In addition to the history, literature, and philosophy, we will be trying some of the practices that we do not always get to in an asana class, including: mudras, mantras, and pranayama. This class will be a great opportunity for the new practitioner to come to a deeper understanding of their practice and for the seasoned practitioner who would like to learn more about their practice.
Normal class pass and rates.
About Us

URU means “spacious” or “broad” in Sanskrit.

May we move from a place of spaciousness.

URU means You are You because that is what you are meant to be.

May we move from a place of Being who we are meant to be.

We are a multifunctional Space.  We offer a wide range of YOGA classes for all ages and comfort levels. We offer a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training that will allow you to go deeper into your practice and let you delve into teaching yoga.  We also offer aerial yoga, pilates,  yoga plus acrobatics, family fly yoga, hot yoga, birth circles, children’s classes, music, birthday parties, EVENTS and anything that is empowering, healing or uplifting for the commUnity.

We are located just north of Pensacola International Airport at:

2400 Executive Plaza Drive Pensacola, FL 32504



How Do We Let Go?
In yoga, we often hear the words “let go” as we wonder how to allow ourselves the ability to let go. We may notice we are holding on. The first step in letting go is concentration on our breath, our life force. Our breath happens regardless if we try to control it or not. When we allow ourselves to breathe and focus on this gift, we begin the process of letting go of our expectations. We allow ourselves to be in this present moment and all this moment truly has to offer.
URU has a wide range of yoga classes for all ages and comfort levels.  Please notice our new kid’s classes as well. 
Parents can practice yoga while children take their own class. 
From early morning to evening, there is a class for You!

Meghan is a Pensacola native and began her yoga journey in 2008 at Abhaya Yoga Center. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Art and Philosophy from The University of West Florida. In 2013, she completed yoga teacher training at Abhaya. When she isn’t taking or teaching a yoga class, she enjoys making jewelry, spending time with friends, family, and mutts Honey & Foxy, while experiencing the wonders of nature. She enjoys yoga for its everyday balance in her physical and emotional life and hopes to spread this love and appreciation to others. Meghan’s classes are mellow, yet enlivening.  Meghan can also be found teaching at the Pensacola Yacht Club.