news & events

NEW SHIRTS, WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM OUR FRIENDS!

Some of us have been waiting for some new studio swag, and it's finally time!  We've partnered with two long-time friends to create a special-edition logo and offer a variety of styles and colors through a print-on-demand online store.  Go to brandyoutees.com to check out tanks, tees, and long-sleeved shirts with a special Firefly design created by Todd Cook of Petrol Emotion!  Visit his site to see more awesome artwork.


SEND A FRIEND TO FIREFLY: FOUR-CLASS TOKENS TO SHARE

Have someone in your life you'd like to bring to the studio and also trying to think of a gift to give that person this season?  We've got a fun answer for you.  From November 27th through December 24th, we'll have just fifty tokens for sale that will be good for a new student special when redeemed by someone joining us for practice for the first time.  If you buy a token, you'll also be entered into a drawing for a private yoga session with Holly.  As many tokens as you would like, just one token per friend.  We hope to meet anyone you bring soon!


PROPS & PRESSES: AN IN-STUDIO RETREAT

We are all both yoga teachers and yoga students, and in whichever role you see yourself more, you're invited to join us for a day of yoga on Saturday, December 10th at an in-studio retreat.  We'll gather at 7:30 am, practice together in the morning, share a meal together, and then spend the afternoon until 4:00 exploring the use of props to support your practice and also practicing some of the presses and adjustments we use in class.  Holly will guide the retreat, and we will practice with both Emily and Erin in the morning classes!  The cost for the full day is $75 and includes three yoga classes, lunch, and the workshop-style parts in the early morning and afternoon.  If you'd like to attend, please click here to pay and reserve your space in the retreat.


SOCKIN' AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE

Yes!  Lindsay is bringing back this holiday favorite, a practice in socks!  Bring your favorite pair to a special edition of her regular Monday night 6:15 FLOW on December 12th.


TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS CORE CHALLENGE

We had so much fun with this last year, we decided to do it again!  Get ready for our studio community core challenge that will run from December 13th through the 24th.  Each day, we'll post a video with your daily ab workout.  Excited to get stronger together!


WINTER SERIES OF KUNDALINI YOGA WITH BETH STONE

We are so happy to host Beth as she shares her passion for this style of yoga!  Classes meet on the 4th Monday of the month: December 26th, January 23rd, and February 20th from 11:15 am to 12:30 pm, and regular class rates apply.  Expect to begin with tune in and intention setting, warm up with sun salutations and flow, complete a Kundalini kriya, finish with savasana and sound bowls, and close with Satnam (Truth is who I am).

CURIOUS ABOUT CURIOUS?

Maybe you've heard us mention it in the studio; we're trying a new thing!  It's really to have a little fun and also to eventually support our studio, but we're starting a polling group.  Folks who join the group will receive a message a week with a link to what we hope will be an interesting poll.  The following week, the results, along with a new question, will be shared.  It's free for Firefly friends to join, and eventually we'll invite other people to be part of the group for $7 a year.  We hope you'll be a part of this, because we think the more the merrier - and the more informative!  If you'd like to put your curiosity into action, please click this link to join the mailing list.


KIDS' YOGA CLASSES AT FIREFLY

Laura of Love & Light Kids' Yoga is offering classes at Firefly on Saturdays at 3:00.  Please visit their website for details and contact information if you have any questions. 


ACRO YOGA 

We know some of you have been excited for the return of INTRO ACRO YOGA classes with Barbara, and now is the time!  Join her at 12:30 on Saturdays October 1st, November 19th, and December 3rd.  Classes are just a regular class pass and last an hour.  No experience or partner needed.


OUR ORLANDO CLASS AT FUMC ORLANDO
Even though our building is in Ocoee, we love to share yoga downtown and are so excited to be able to do that!  We are grateful to offer classes in a beautiful, magical space!  Monday night classes are offered at First United Methodist Church Orlando at 142 East Jackson Street at 6:30 pm.  We practice in the third-floor gym with an incredible view of downtown.  Free parking is available in the garage under the church off of Jackson.  Just take the elevator up and walk straight out into the gym.  Class is all-levels and donation-based.  Please be sure to bring your own mat.  No classes at FUMC during their holiday break on December 26th and January 2nd.


PRENATAL YOGA
On Wednesday evenings at 7:30 we offer yoga for expecting mamas.  Connect with community and care for your body as you practice and focus on the growing relationship between mom and baby.


​​SUNDAY GIVE 
Our Sunday morning $5 GIVE classes meet in the studio at 11 am, led by a rotation of Firefly teachers.  Your donations each quarter benefit a usually-local charitable organization.  For October, November, and December, your donations will go to support the MIRA Foundation who work to provide guide dogs for the blind.  We are so grateful for your support of our classes that help us share your kindness and generosity. 


OPPORTUNITIES FOR ASHTANGA
We have some monthly ASHTANGA classes on our schedule.  In general, they are a modification of the primary series, but sometimes it will be the entire practice.  You can practice with Jeff on Wednesday nights and also find a 2nd Monday class at 11:15 am.  Regular class rates apply.  Our Saturday 11 am ASHTANGA class now happens weekly; on the fourth Saturday of each month, it's the full primary!  In 2023, we'll start a special FIRST SATURDAY variation for the Saturday morning class!  We'll get warm and then workshop a few poses from the primary series.  This will give both new and experienced students a chance to learn more about the many things at play in each posture and to focus on alignment with adjustment and some focused time on each shape.  Following the workshop-style part of class, we'll shift into a Mysore-style open practice for about thirty minutes so you can round out your time on that mat in a way that suits you.  Regular class rates will apply for these special practices.


STAY & PLAY 
Sometimes we want to learn or practice poses that might lend themselves to more time than what we can spend in the context of a regular class.  We hope to find space for that kind of work in these short, post-class sessions.  On occasion, we will offer these on a specified date for a specific pose.  Just stay after class for fifteen to twenty minutes or so, and we will try to meet you just where you are in a shape and help you to move forward in it.  These are free or for a donation to the studio if you feel compelled to pay something, but we are just happy to hold space and grow with you in practice!  No registration necessary.


THINGS TO KNOW AS WE PRACTICE TOGETHER IN THE STUDIO

Please bring your own mat to practice!  This goes for any props you like to use, too!  If you choose to use a studio prop during class, please use the cleaning supplies near the shelves to make sure our props are ready for the next yogi.  Thank you!

Join us in-person ONLY if you’re feeling 100%!  If you are experiencing ANY symptoms of any kind - fever, sore throat, runny nose, coughing, sneezing, etc. – we will love to welcome you WHEN YOU FEEL BETTER!