Making an Impact! FLC head coach Donny Ribaudo

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At Spotted Dog Yoga, we are inspired when we see individuals or organizations who are making a BIG difference here in our Folsom community! We want you to meet Donny Ribaudo, Folsom Lake College Women’s Soccer Coach and Physical Education & Health Instructor. Donny is originally from Folsom and loves living here because of the ease of taking trips to the beach or mountains, running on all of the amazing trails in and around Folsom and most of all being close to his family here in the Sacramento Valley! Engaged this past spring, Donny spends free time with his fiancé Natalie and their two Bernese Mountain Dogs, Loki and Osha.

Donny was hired on at Folsom Lake College in February of 2013, women’s soccer was the FIRST team sport on campus. FLC now has 9 sports on campus and Donny just started his 5th season with the program. For Donny, the most rewarding part of being the head coach at Folsom Lake is watching the development of the student athletes. The program is focused on academic, athletic and personal development by creating a healthy but competitive environment that breeds success! Donny is very proud of what the program has accomplished in such a short period of time. They have won 4 conference titles in a row and participated in the CCCAA State Tournament 4 years in a row. In 2016, they advanced to the final four and had 8 players earn scholarship for over 113K in grant and aide. Over the last 3 years 18 players moved on to the university level as the program has also excelled in the classroom with a 3.0 average team GPA. Donny recommends FLC for the local student athlete because it’s affordable and you receive priority registration to complete your general education! They focus on developing elite athletes that can compete at the university level. The coaching staff is young, fun, well educated and they put an emphasis on player development.

Donny incorporates yoga into the training for his program by scheduling team sessions at Spotted Dog Yoga. He believes developing range or motion and flexibility is important for all athletes. His athletes have also learned how to maintain focus, balance and self-awareness. The team enjoys stepping away from the soccer field and getting a chance to relax and focus on themselves. It’s great way for the team to manage the stresses of school, soccer and work. Donny is a huge supporter of Spotted Dog Yoga! He appreciates what Nick and Katie have created for the community and loves that the staff is enthusiastic, friendly, and knowledgeable.

Catch a game at FLC! The women’s soccer team plays every Tuesday and Friday. Check out the schedule at flcfalcons.com

Donny Ribaudo Head Coach Women's Soccer Folsom Lake College

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Just Call Her SUNSHINE!

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You’ve seen her at the front desk…get to know Chantell Trumbull (nickname Sunshine) a little better! She has been married to her wonderful, fun loving husband Shawn for 22 years. The two met on the first day of their freshmen year in the dorm of Whitney Hall at CSU, Chico (they lived on the same floor). Chantell and Shawn have two teenage boys, Jake (17) a senior in high school and Cole (15) a sophomore. When the boys were little they tried a lot of different sports…soccer, little league, lacrosse, basketball…but the two have settled into their favorites, soccer for Jake and crew for Cole. The Trumbull family has two dogs, Murphy a ball and water loving black lab and Oreo a half poodle/half beagle mix called a poogle, otherwise known as the ‘fun police’ as he barks whenever too much fun is being had in the house!

Chantell has been practicing at SDY for ‘1 glorious year’ and loves everything about it because it feels like home! She loves the chill vibe, being with the community, practicing next to her people, making new connections and the support and encouragement we all show one another! You’ll mostly see Chantell practicing in the morning or at noon, though sometimes she likes to have a ‘lazy morning’ and show up later in the afternoon. About a month into her practice at SDY, Chantell mentioned to Nick that if we were looking to hire someone, she would like to be considered. Shortly after, she showed up at SDY for the first interview she has ever gone to in yoga pants!

Since starting her yoga practice, Chantell is more connected to herself and in-tune with her thoughts and feelings. She has become more ‘heart centered’ and open with herself and those around her. Life flows much more smoothly for her this way! She has also learned that she is enough, just as she is. She is doing her best on and off the mat…everyday is different and that is ok! Chantell has participated in our 40 Days to Personal Revolution program twice because she loves getting to know people and getting REAL! She has also completed our Connect: Assistant Program and has discovered that assisting is her new favorite thing! Chantell is now enrolled for our next Light Up! Teacher Empowerment Program beginning in October! She is excited for the program and just KNEW that it was time for her to take this next step. Chantell’s advice for anyone considering the program…“Don’t think, just do!” If your heart is nudging you in a certain direction…GO! Your heart is never wrong.

We appreciate ALL that Chantell does for our SDY community! She is the friendly face you first see when you come in, the excited assistant who can’t wait to see what you can do and just an all around amazing woman!

Yoga + Soccer = One Awesome Event

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Join the Sacramento yoga community and The Sacramento Republic FC as we gather for “Yoga On The Pitch” on September 23rd.

4:30PM “YOGA ON THE PITCH” taught by Zach Stahlecker, President and Co-Founder of Yoga Moves Us. Presented by Yoga Moves Us and UC Davis Health

7:30PM SACRAMENTO REPUBLIC VS. OKLAHOMA CITY ENERGY FC

Join us for a family friendly yoga session* before the Sacramento Republic FC match on Sept. 23! Each package is $26 and includes your ticket to the match, access to the Yoga on the Pitch event, a USB-powered fan, a UC Davis Health water bottle, a SRFC towel and a donation to Yoga Moves Us.

PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS AT SPOTTED DOG YOGA!

PHONE: (916)-990-1720 

EMAIL: INFO@SPOTTEDDOGYOGA.COM

FYI: For fans that already have tickets to the match and for Season Ticket Holders, please contact Noah Lennon at (916) 307-6105 or noahalexlennon@gmail.com

*Package purchase required to attend.

40 Days To Personal Revolution September 5th

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Baron Baptiste is one of the World’s most beloved Master Yoga Teachers and created the style of yoga that we practice at Spotted Dog Yoga! His teachings inspire us to transform more than body and mind in 40 DAYS TO PERSONAL REVOLUTION…he give us the tools we need to set yourselves free and live the healthful live we’ve always imagined. Through the program you will create a whole new way of being and living!

The impact of our yoga practice can be far greater than just an amazing workout. The same things that we work through on our yoga mats are present in our daily life, we just don’t always make the connection. Consider 40 DAYS TO PERSONAL REVOLUTION your chance to delve into the true power of this yoga practice and create the life you’ve always imagined!

Co-Founders of Spotted Dog Yoga, Nick and Katie Clark, will be leading 40 DAYS TO PERSONAL REVOLUTION. Nick and Katie have been training with Baron Baptiste since 2010. Training with Baron has not only helped them develop their skills as yoga teachers, but has made a significant impact in all areas of their life together. Nick is currently working on his Tier 3 Baptiste certification and serves as a member of the Baptiste Institute certification board, helping to certify teachers all over the world. Katie is currently enrolled in the Baptiste Institutes “Fit To Lead” program is in the process of completing her Tier 2 Baptiste certification.

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PROGRAM COMMITMENT:
We meet weekly on TUESDAY EVENINGS FROM 7:30-8:30PM during the program to do inquiry and create community connection. You will also set a goal for your weekly yoga practice and commit to “Homework” consisting of meditation, reading and journaling.
SPECIAL WORKSHOPS:
THESE WORKSHOPS ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC BUT FREE FOR “40 DAYS” PARTICIPANTS! MARK YOUR CALENDARS:
PROGRAM INVESTMENT:
THE “40 DAYS” ENROLLMENT FEE IS $40 WITHOUT A BOOK AND $60 WITH A BOOK. YOUR YOGA CLASSES ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THIS ENROLLMENT FEE. ASK AT THE FRONT DESK TO FIND THE BEST PAYMENT OPTION TO SUIT YOUR WEEKLY YOGA CLASS NEEDS!

DON’T MISS! Welcome Dan Nevins to FOLSOM!

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This weekend Dan Nevins is teaching and practicing at Spotted Dog Yoga in Folsom, California. Dan Nevins is a professional speaker who has been inspiring audiences around the world with his message of perseverance, resiliency and hope for more than a decade.

Spotted Dog Yoga Co-Founders Nick and Katie Clark have had the opportunity to become great friends of Dan over the past 5 years after meeting him through the Baptiste Yoga Community! Spotted Dog Yoga is the ONLY Baptiste Yoga Affiliate Studio in the Sacramento area.

On this past Wednesday Nick and Katie were invited on set of FOX40 Studio live to SHARE Dan’s story and to promote his events this weekend. CLICK HERE to see the broadcast from Wednesday.

DAN NEVINS WEEKEND SCHEDULE

SATURDAY 8AM: PRACTICE NEXT TO DAN
SATURDAY 11AM-2PM TRAUMA INFORMED TRAINING
SUNDAY 9:30AM-11:30AM 2 HOUR MASTER CLASS
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UPCOMING EVENTS AT SDY

September 5th: 40 Days To Personal Revolution 

 

 

Community Feature! Meet Lena Morton!

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Meet Lena Morton (otherwise known as LeeLee, Mommy or Boss)! Lena and her high school sweetheart, Adam, have been together for 15 years and married for 10. They have two wonderful children who are the light of their life, Isabelle (8) and Austin (4). The Morton family also has a beagle named Callie (or Cali-Bunga as the kiddos call her) who is 12 years young, energetic and obsessed with playing fetch. They all love boating, camping, softball/baseball and pretty much anything outdoors…this family is on the go ALL of the time!

Lena is half Lebanese, speaks Arabic, lived in Lebanon for 4 years and loves the culture. She is a registered dental hygienist who LOVES to read and cook. Lena has a bucket list that gets longer every year! She has completed some things on it such as finishing a Tough Mudder Challenge in Tahoe (2016) and running a half marathon (2014).

Lena has been practicing yoga at SDY since July 2016, which has become a newfound LOVE! Her yoga practice has helped feed the balance she was seeking and she also finds herself being PRESENT in each moment, taking each day one at a time and utilizing ujjayi breathing when she is feeling overwhelmed. Lena takes pride in teaching the tools she has been practicing such as patience, presence and PLAY to her children. Both of her children beg her to come to SDY and love exploring what their bodies can do, feeling connected to their inner self, meeting up with old and new friends and being a part of a wonderful community.

Having completed “40 Days to Personal Revolution” several times at SDY, Lena says that the commitment to the program is so minimal in comparison to the awakening you WILL achieve. You will establish a deeper connection to yourself through the tools the program provides and increase your commitment to your weekly practice and taking care of your body (nutrition and mental wellness). Lena is extremely excited to take the next step on her yoga path with “Light Up! Teacher Empowerment Program” starting in October! Her love of yoga began in her FIRST class and she wants to help others achieve this same feeling! Lena believes the program will be life changing and is READY NOW! To anyone who may be on the fence about signing up for either “40 Days to Personal Revolution” or “Light Up! Teacher Empowerment Program,” Lena encourages you to also be READY NOW! Life is too short too wonder about what is possible!

Lena thanks each member of the SDY community for “being you!” Every smile, every hug, every high five and every laugh encourages her to show up with her mat and an open heart! She loves that Baron Baptiste says, “the greatest source of natural power we have available to us is being ourselves,” because this is exactly what she can be at SDY!

We LOVE Lena’s dedication and love for her yoga practice! She brings an element of fun and play to the studio every time she walks in and truly embodies what it means to “LIVE your yoga!”

Freedom Lies In Being Bold

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“FREEDOM LIES IN BEING BOLD.”

-Robert Frost

Stepping into leadership is not an easy task and can in fact be downright intimidating. What we know to be true from our experience at every new level of training is that taking the next step is going to be BOTH exciting and scary. In moments of “decision,” the fear or resistance we feel should not make us retreat but causeus to move forward. Consider that often the thing we avoid or find excuses not to do, is the thing that we are MEANT to do.
We are thrilled to begin “BE BOLD: Advanced Leadership Training” at Spotted Dog Yoga this Saturday AUGUST 12th. This program has been created as an access for SDY teachers and “LIGHT UP!” 200 Hour Teacher Empowerment graduates to continue and expand their development as leaders. 
Congratulations to Kristin Obregon, Jennifer Cox, Stephanie Tice, Rick Cheney and Emily Kendall for being accepted into “Be Bold!” In the next year, they will revolutionize and transform themselves as human beings, students, teachers and leaders in our community!
Wherever you are in your yoga journey, Spotted Dog Yoga has a great program for you.  We invite you to enroll for “Learn Yoga” Beginners Series starting August 15th, “40 Days To Personal Revolution” starting September 5th and apply for “Light Up” Teacher Empowerment Program starting October 21st.
The Spotted Dog Yoga family acknowledges YOU for taking the lead in your practice and growing our community from the inside out!
-Nick and Katie