January 17 , 2020 / 6 minutes, 58 seconds

The Capricorn cometh!


Welcome to 2020! Are you ready for whatever comes next? Have you made any decisions about your commitments in life? Your career? Your legacy? Are you the manager of your life or are you an unwilling pawn in someone else’s scheme?

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We are currently in the Sun sign of ​Capricorn​ which is symbolized by a pugnacious goat. It is a sign that is ​serious​. Not to say that there aren’t times of merriment (Christmas) and goodwill (New Year’s celebrations), but when it comes to actually getting something done – from making the decisions to seeing ideas come through to completion (and there’s always the​ next​ project!), this is the realm of Capricorn.

Capricorn’s ​ruling planet​ is ​Saturn​ (which has 53 known moons!). It’s considered a Colossal planet and gaseous giant… it’s a big deal in our universe. Most people are familiar with its rings but they don’t understand the archetypal affiliations with this formidable heavenly object in the sky.

Back in the days of Anglo-Saxon yore…. Saturn’s time to shine in the dark skies wasn’t even observed in our calendar. The year ended in December and there was a void for January and February. Then the year started again in March (with the ​vernal equinox​). It was so dark and so cold that most folks just stayed inside the safe dark warmth of the hearth.

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It’s dark and cold AND beautiful!

But the ancient Romans would honor the planet deity Saturn by partying (a ​bacchanal​) and practicing ​Saturnalia​ where everyone had drunken wine orgies (which is where we get the term Saturday – and we still party that night!). Saturn is considered the ruler of time and is the Father of the Zodiac, putting pressure on us to perform and to earn money.

This influence of this sign may be causing you to examine your body and make you feel like you need to get back into shape, to return to that yoga class, to fit into clothes that have become too tight in the last three months (or the last decade hah!). Hey…don’t stress…stress kills…and you won’t get healthier by putting pressure on yourself. You’ll start producing ​cortisol​ and instead of losing weight, you’ll be stressing about not losing it… it’s a ​vicious cycle​.

So how do you manage this extreme pressure from inside of yourself and from the universe itself during this transit of Capricorn? How do you perform at a high level and at the same time feel like you’re the Captain of your own ship? By taking responsibility… yes, it’s a boring concept involving the key principles of discipline and forethought.

There is no recipe that you follow for this. One has to come to it…. One must slow down…be with​ time…meditate…breathe…chant…do yoga that allows you to bask in the feelings of receptivity, of abundance, of creativity and of an infinite sense of time and space within oneself.

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It’s a complex notion that involves listening to your heart, taking care of your body with proper hydration (H​2O​ ), diet and nutrition. Surrounding yourself with positive people and animal friends who support you, rather than thwart & sabotage you. People who help you to make your goals & aspirations a reality. Being part of a community that ​buoys​ you.

In order to be a balanced individual who takes responsibility, you ​need​ an appropriate ​sleep schedule​ and of course exercise (but this could be walking for 20 minutes a day, so it’s a matter of making it part of your routine). Perhaps you would benefit from a mobile app on your phone that keeps track of your walking streak?

So now that you know there is a ​goat​ riding your back, take a good look at it and ask the goat some questions. Where am I going and why? Capricorn’s are wise and have a sense of humor…they’re funny, sexy and full of mystery… few people ask their hindsight to be their foresight.. but Capricorn’s have their sights set to the next challenge, the next highest vista….

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They have a sense of timing and space that is untouchable to those who run from time or are afraid of it running out.. those fearful people who feel like time is nipping at their heels rather than it being the wind behind your sails… Capricorn’s can see from an oblique perspective..having climbed to unimaginable heights… to be able to look down and see the whole pie from the sky…

You can do this during Capricorn..take a 360° multi-dimensional look at your life… it’s worth it to actually see where you are and where you can go if you open your heart, your mind and your spirit to what possibilities lay ahead for you..

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I hope you’ll take a ride on your inner goat and enjoy the adventure.. .2020 here we are!!! Until next month… Shelly Yoga

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Terms & Conditions


You can sign up for classes online through our MindBody app (Kodawari Studios), through MindBody directly or in person in the studio. All classes will be shown online and any changes will appear on the weekly schedule.

If you book a class but don’t show up, you will not be charged.
If you have booked online, you need to be at the studio and check-in at least 10 minutes before the class starts. If you come as a drop-in yogi, you need to be here at least 10 min before to ensure your space and have time to check-in, take care of yourself and get your mat down.


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Conditions for Class Cards

Class Cards with 5, 10 and 20 classes expire after 1 year. There is a $50 reinstatement fee for expired classes.

The New Student BOGO offer is a one-time offer to new yogis and can only be bought one time. $20 and gets you two classes for the price of one.

The New Student 30-day Month Unlimited offer expires after 30 days. This is a one-time offer to new yogis and can only be bought one time. Purchases are binding. They can not be put on a friend’s profile or refunded.

Class cards can be shared between two people. An active credit card must be kept on file.
All class cards become active from your first booking, not the day of purchase.

Conditions for Auto-pay Memberships

Auto-pay memberships options give you a range of access to yoga practice on a monthly basis and offer you discounts on all services and non-food products. The membership can start on any day of the month. All memberships (with the exception of the 1-and-Done) require 30 days email notice to [email protected] to terminate. Auto-pay memberships are active from the day you buy it, not from the day you have your first booking!

On the day of purchase, you sign the contract for your preferred membership, associate an active credit card to your profile and pay for that 1 month of practice. Thereafter you pay each month the assigned price for your chosen membership. The money is automatically collected using your credit card. The automatic payments will continue until you cancel your membership.


It is possible to put your membership on hold 2 times per calendar year for a total of a 1 month period. You can do this via an email request to [email protected] or in person at the studio.

Please note: we do not keep your credit card info in our own database. Our payment provider keeps the info in their highly secure and certified systems.


Rules for Traveling Yogi 1 Week Pass
The Traveling Yogi Pass gives you unlimited access to yoga classes for 1 week (7 days). The 1 Week Pass can not be extended, put on hold and is personal. It can only be purchased 12 times in a calendar year and you must provide proof of out-of-state residency. The weekly pass is activated from the day, you make your first booking.

Conditions for Events
Event registration is personal and binding. You can sign up for workshops online or in the studio.

Should you be unable to participate in the workshop you have signed up for, send an email to [email protected] at least 48 hours before the workshop to get your money back minus 10% in administration fee.

We reserve the right to take photos and film during all events.

Conditions for Trainings
A $500 non-refundable deposit is due upon registration to reserve your space.

The deposit may be paid online or in person with cash, check or credit card. Remaining cost may be paid in full or can be broken down into 4 payments and can be paid online, in person with check or credit card. Please make all checks out to Kodawari Studios.

*Full tuition must be received one full month prior to completion of your chosen program.

Cancelation Policy
Should you have to withdraw from the program before it begins, you’ll receive a refund, minus a $500 administrative fee, according to this schedule:

An applicant denied admission by the school is entitled to a full refund of all monies paid.

3 Day Cancellation: An applicant who submits written notice of cancellation within 3 business days of signing the enrollment agreement is entitled to a refund of all monies, less a $250 administrative fee, paid no later than 30 days after receiving the notice of cancellation. The 3 Day Cancellation Rule excludes, Saturday, Sunday and Federal and State holidays.
Other Cancellations:
An applicant who submits written notice of cancellation of the program more than 3 business days after signing an enrollment agreement and with a minimum of 24 hours prior to the start of the program is entitled to a refund of all monies paid less an administrative fee of $500.

If less than a 24 hour time period is given for cancellation, a 50% tuition fee will be imposed.
If canceling after program begins: full deposit and a $25-per-hour prorated fee for teaching hours received will be imposed.

Conditions for Gift Certificates

The Gift Certificate can be used to buy any and all products and services available at Kodawari Studios. The certificate expires 1 year from the day of purchase.
Terms for payments
Credit Card payments are charged the same business day. Credit card refunds take 5-7 business days. We accept cash, check, American Express, MasterCard and Visa credit cards.

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