A Letter to 2018

Namaste, Yogis. I just wanted to take a moment to wish you a Happy New Year! Take a moment to reflect on this last year and embrace it. Whether it was the best year you’ve seen in a long time (or not) each moment we experience is a chance to learn.

2018 is off to a great start. The numbers 3, 8, 11 and 108 have much history in yoga. If you have some time, look into it some more.

Here’s what I really think….
Each moment is a choice. A choice to make it different than the previous moment, or to repeat it. If last year was of service to you and you are where you wish to be, simmer. Be present with that and bask in the moment. If last year did not bring you where you wanted to be, get ready to set out for an adventure. Create a new year that reflects a life you wish to live. Take chances. Have fun. Meditate. I’ll be rooting for you!

Shanti, M.

Top Ten YTT Questions

Here are the top ten questions about our yoga teacher training, and answers…

    1. Q: Am I advanced enough in my practice to take the training?
      A: Yes! All levels are welcome to yoga teacher training! Whether you’re a seasoned yoga or just getting started, everybody can benefit from taking some time to gaze inward.
    2. Q: I heard the training is really expensive, is that true?
      A: Our training is priced at $,1899 and we offer monthly payments of $99/month.  Most people find they can afford our training.
    3. Q: Do I really need to quit my job to make time for the training?
      A: No. We offer flexible scheduling for our training. Train with us on any of our training days. Simply register for them each week, and once you complete the syllabus, you graduate.
    4. Q: Do I need to learn Sanskrit to pass the training?
      No. While we honor and respect the tradition of teaching in Sanskrit, we offer our training in English. Those seeking to expand their practice to include Sanskrit are encouraged to do so.
    5. Q: When does the next session of yoga teacher training begin?
      A: We offer year-round training so you can begin anytime. Keep in mind our sessions can sell out.
    6. Q: I have an injury and cannot do yoga. Do I have to wait to start my training?
      A: No. You can start anytime. Many students choose to audit the class and do not do yoga. The yoga postures (asanas) are only one part of the training.
    7. Q: Is this a Yoga Alliance Course?
      A: Yes! Upon graduation, you may register with Yoga Alliance as an RYT-200.
    8. Q: What is an RYT and how do the hours work?
      A: An RYT is a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance. An RYT-200 denotes a student has completed a 200-hour teacher training. An RYT-300 denotes a student has completed both a 200-hour and 300-hour yoga teacher training and may register as an RYT-500.
    9. Q: Must I take the training in person?
      A: Yes. Yoga Alliance requires the majority of the training be taken in person.
    10. Q: Why is Edge Yoga School® tuition so much less than everybody else?
      A: We believe that the burden of expensive yoga teacher training tuition drives up the cost of public yoga classes. It is our intention to offer affordable yoga and the best way we know to do that is to offer affordable training.


Annual Gift Wrapping Fundraiser

Are you looking for a way to make the holidays less stressful? The Naperville Juniorettes can help! For a $10 donation, the Juniorettes will wrap your gifts for you! It’s a great way to free up some time and help our community!


December 17th
Gift Drop Off 12:00-12:30
Gift Pickup 3:30-4:00

The best part? All proceeds benefit Bridge Communities!

Simply drop your gifts off at Power Edge Yoga and the Juniorettes will do the rest!

FREE Holiday Kitchen Rescue Guide

Need some help with your nutrition goals this year?

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– Discover how to simply and easily create the perfect, chef-approved meal.
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– Enjoy delicious protein shakes that are quick to prepare and are excellent meal replacements when you’re short on time.
Thanks for doing business with us. We care about your health and want to assist you with it in every way possible.
Michelle Rae Sobi
Owner, Fitness Coach, RYT-500
Power Edge Yoga Fitness

The Yin & Yang Rabbit Hole

Dig deep. Dig deeper. A bit deeper than that. Okay. Now let’s get some work done…
Why do we do what we do? Are our choices instinctual or made of well thought out, executable plans? Have you stopped to think about it recently? 
Think about scratching the surface of the onion. Do you want to peel it? I’m not going to lie, it’s uncomfortable. Peeling the layers of our metaphysical onion takes us out of our comfort zone. So what do you say, want to go for a ride to your inner being?
Understanding why we do what we do is actually very easy when we gaze within. Close your eyes and imagine the first time you felt a certain emotion that you long to lose. Name the emotion…fear, anger, anxiety? The list is endless. If we can tap into the moment they were formed, we can more readily access and manage these feelings when they arise. Many people live their entire lives being managed by their emotions. With your emotional manager at the helm, you can count on chaos. While our emotional side serves us, it alone does not make for a peaceful life. Peace can only be accomplished by achieving a balance of the logical and emotional mind. Sort of a yin & yang approach to life. 
Sound scary, not ready? That’s okay! Simply begin by observing one behavior a day and see what comes up for you. There’s no need to take action. Just be a witness to what you do…and by extension…who you are. I’ll be waiting on the other side when you’re ready to fall down the rabbit hole. It’s a fascinating place. Join me!

Yoga Meets Pilates

Have you ever wondered what the difference between Yoga and Pilates is? While these two disciplines may seem very similar, they are actually quite different. The good news is how well they complement one another. You know those swanky tricky balance postures everybody wants to do? They require core strength. Pilates is one of our favorite ways to strengthen our core and enhance our yoga practice. Want to know more? Check out this cool article from our friends at Positive Health Wellness for more info!