Sumits Yoga HOT $5 Community Classes Springfield, MO. Are Way Cool

Stephanie Lael Lewis and Nikki Love-Adkins Thanks for an awesome Arm Balance Clinic. Very insightful, well put together, easy to follow, & tons of fun.
March 29th 2014

See you at the Next One!

$5 Community Classes are held every Tuesday and Thursday at 5:30 am, Noon & 7:30 pm.  You can come to ONE Community Class per day.  Anyone is welcome, you don't have to have a current package to attend! Community classes are CASH ONLY!


Nikki Adkins, RYT 200 (co-owner):
about-sumit-springfieldI started doing yoga here and there to stay in shape after I graduated college from MSU in 2004.  It wasn't until after my daughter was diagnosed with severe food allergies and eczema soon after she was born in 2006 that I began practicing yoga close to 6 times a week.  I discovered not only what yoga could do for my body but more importantly for my mind and soul.  It allowed time to focus on me so that I could relieve stress and worry, coming out of the yoga room calm and strong...physically and mentally!  I was able to focus on making a clean, comfortable and healthy environment for my daughter and really appreciate my amazing husband rather than just being consumed by stress and anxiety.

In addition to my training with Joan Rosen at Body of Works Yoga in Springfield, I completed my Sumits Hot Yoga Teacher Training in July of 2009 (shout out to my awesome hubby, parents, in-laws and Mark Monroe who helped make this happen!) and am certified through the Yoga Alliance. As a yoga instructor, I constantly feel the urge to share the gift of yoga so that everyone can experience at least one of the many benefits that it has to offer.  Sumit Hot Yoga has allowed me to deepen my focus and embrace the many things our minds and bodies can do rather than looking at what they may not be able to do.

In my spare time I enjoy being able to coach the MSU cheer team, spend time with my family, friends and dog (Marley) and go to the lake. I am so grateful for everything that Sumit Banerjee has brought into my life, and am blessed to be able to share my love for his work with my students.

Stephanie Lewis, RYT 200 (co-owner):

I began practicing yoga in 2005, and although at that time I didn't realize all of the amazing benefits of a consistent practice,  I did immediately fall in love with the way I felt after a class. After awhile I started to see that just by spending a little bit of time on my mat,  I was healing not only my body, but also my mind and soul.  Bikram Yoga was introduced into my life in 2007 after I moved to Chicago as a way to combat the cold Chicago winters in a heated yoga room, and also to continue practicing yoga in a different way.  After a few classes of getting used to the heat I was addicted, and began introducing hot yoga to my family and friends when they came to visit.  I moved back to Springfield in early 2009 and was thrilled to find Sumits Hot Yoga - Springfield. I was even more excited at the opportunity to teach Sumits Yoga to others, and I completed my teacher training in Phoenix, Arizona, with Sumit Banerjee in the summer of 2009.  I hope my students feel the same peace and fulfillment that I do at the end of each class, and look forward to passing my passion for yoga on to others.  I want to thank my fiance Tony, my parents, Sumit Banerjee and Mark Monroe for making this amazing opportunity possible!

Sumits Yoga Is...

  • Practiced to a purposeful series of yoga postures
  • Practiced in a heated environment
  • Practiced to energizing and balancing music
  • Led by certified, enthusiastic and inspired teachers
  • Taught with a purposeful dialogue designed to motivate
  • Practiced with a positive attitude

Classes at Sumit Hot Yoga flow to music through a sequence of both balancing and energizing asanas (poses) in a heated practice environment. At Sumits Yoga, we understand the healing aspect of heat. In a yoga class, you practice poses that require stretching and compression of the joints, muscles, ligaments and other supporting structures of the body. Your body naturally protects itself from physical exertion by generating heat from the inside muscles outwards. We start with the heat up front…providing extra protection from the very first poses. Another added benefit is that your body burns fat more effectively. It's not uncommon for our students practicing regularly to lose inches of shape in a relatively short time.

Though classes are designed to optimize physical health by waking and energizing the entire body, Sumits Yoga stresses that the greatest benefit comes not as much from the healing of the body, but from the healing of the mind.  The simple pleasure and self-reward that comes from quieting our minds, listening to each breath and honoring where are bodies are in stillness or movement cannot be measured. You do not measure your yoga practice by how many perfectly aligned poses you can perform, but by how deep you can immerse yourself inwards. It's amazing how a simple downward dog can be felt so differently by any student on any given day and still provide a feeling of connection, balance and satisfaction regardless of the depth it's practiced. This is the true beauty of yoga and it awaits every student who is ready let go of the ego and begin listening to their own deeper wisdom and inner voice.

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$20 for Two Weeks of Unlimited Classes! Yoga students who purchase their first package during the time of their New Student Special will receive and extra 25% discount on that package (must be purchased during first two weeks of classes, and must be purchased in the studio to receive the discount ... sorry, no exceptions!).

Class Cards
Unlimited Yoga Classes

1 Class Card - $15
1 Month - $125

3 Class Card - $45
3 Month - $325

5 Class Card - $65
6 Month - $645

10 Class Card - $120

12 Month - $1075

*PLEASE NOTE* 3, 5 and 10 Class Cards Expire after 1 Year!


30 Class Card -- $275 (Good for 2 Years)

50 Class Card -- $435 (Good for 2 Years)

We offer a 25% discount for students. Please bring a valid Student ID when you purchase your package to redeem this discount.  Also, Cox, Mercy and Springfield Public Schools are part of our group pricing. Please call to find out more info about how your workplace or group can be a part of Sumits Yoga! To receive any of these discounts, packages must be purchased in the studio and not online, and discounts must be asked for at time of purchase!

Family Pricing: We have package pricing for families with 2 people, and with 3 or more (family includes spouses and children). For more information, please call 417-881-YOGA, or inquire at the studio.



Story of Pensmore, the 72,000-square-foot under construction in Highlandville, MO.


Primatara Farm Springfield, Missouri Gets New Home

Robert E. Low founded Prime, Inc. is building a new home.
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In the Midwest, Steve Huff is aiming to build the ultimate tornado-proof home. Mr. Huff, a software entrepreneur, is building a 70,000-square-foot reinforced-concrete, chateau-style home in rural Christian County, Mo. The home, known as Pensmore, has 12-inch-thick walls and ballistic-proof windows that have been tested to withstand the equivalent of a two-by-four board traveling at 40 miles an hour, mimicking the speed at which debris can be hurtled during a big storm. "If a tornado came up, you'd be foolish to leave this house," Mr. Huff says.
Mr. Huff, who is an investor in a concrete company, says that the home will also be resistant to intruders: "It would be like trying to drill your way through a bank vault."
When it is completed in early 2014, it will be one of the largest private homes in America. Mr. Huff says he plans to have lots of extended family stay with him, as well as visiting writers, scientists and other students who may want to study the safety and environmentally sustainable technologies used to construct the home.

With its turrets and picturesque setting in the Ozark mountains, this house should be like a fairy-tale castle.  But this vast 72,000 square-foot gothic château has been drawing bemused comments from across the U.S.  The private home in southwest Missouri being made from concrete and will be one of the largest in the country when it is completed.

It is the brainchild of millionaire concrete company chairman Steven T.Huff.

Setting: The southwest Missouri home sits on 500 acres of land and will have 13 bedrooms, 14 bathrooms, a billiard room, a home theatre, a music room and a 1,600 square-foot library

There is another 23,020 square-feet of space in the basement and the garage is 4,000 square-feet.
Luke Pinkerton who is working on the building said the idea was to create a home that uses very low energy, as well as having strong resistance to tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, fire, flood and insect damage.
The home is less than 90 miles from Joplin, which was devastated when it was hit by a tornado that killed 159 people in May.
'What we're able to do is develop a home that has very, very good insulating properties for heating and cooling,' he said. 'It's very robust and strong.'

Turrets: The monstrous home has been drawing planning complaints from across the country

He is building the home using materials manufactured by his Wisconsin-based company TF Concrete Forming Systems.
The local planning office has been fielding calls from all corners of the country about the massive construction.

'It's got to the point where it's capturing national attention,' said Todd Wiesehan, planning and zoning administrator for Christian County.
Called Pensmore, the home includes two elevators, 13 bedrooms, 14 bathrooms, a billiard room, a home theatre, a music room and a 1,600 square-foot library.
Blueprints submitted in 2007 show the main level and second story span 44,641 square-feet.

Concrete jungle: The so-called château is being built for Steven Huff, the chairman of Wisconsin-based TF Concrete Forming Systems

Under construction: The house will have 13 bedrooms, 14 bathrooms, a billiard room, a home theatre, a music room and 1,600 square-foot library

Tornado proof: The home, which has been under construction since 2007, is close to Joplin, has been built to resist extreme weather conditions

Environmentally friendly: The house uses very low energy because of its insulating concrete

Concrete entrepreneur: Steven Huff is making the massive mansion from concrete manufactured by his firm

How it will look: These grand plans show how the finished product will look, but the giant project is expected to be completed within the next two years

Expensive: Just the building materials alone for the house are costing nearly $7 million

A building permit shows that the cost of just the materials being used to build the home is $6.89 million.
Pensmore, which sits on 500 acres of land, has been in construction since 2007, said Mr Wiesehan.
He estimates it's another year or two away from completion.

Steven T. Huff Family LLC applied for the permit in March 2008, just days before the county's new planning and zoning regulations took effect. The property is grandfathered in. “We have not completed any inspections on the actual structure. We don't have that ability,” Atchley said.
The project manager -- Steven's brother, Joe Huff -- did invite county workers to the site.  “It's our understanding it is an ICF -- basically an insulated concrete form structure,” Atchley said. The family may be protecting the construction itself. They could be interested in trying to keep it confidential for a possible patent.

Steve Huff stands in front of Pensmore, the 72,000-square-foot chateau-style mansion
he says will demonstrate durable, energy-neutral technology.

No matter why the property owners are private, the structure stands out in the rolling hills of the Ozarks. The blueprints show two elevators, 15 bedrooms, a 1,600-square-foot library, and a nearly 1,300-square-foot master bedroom.
Steven Huff is reportedly an engineer and chief technology officer of Overwatch Systems, Ltd. According to the company’s website, it delivers multi-source intelligence to the defense department.
The permit for the Highlandville structure requires that one family live in it at one time. It also states the owners cannot rent, lease or sell any rooms.

Blueprints show the 23,000-square-foot basement will be used mostly for "storage." It will also include a billiard room, exercise room and home theater.

Huff stands next to a large window inside the property.

Steve Huff shows a handful of the tiny PolyTorx double-helix fibers, which he says dramatically improve structure durability.

The Pensmore mansion will be complete in a couple years, owner Steve Huff says.

The hilltop mansion features a panoramic view of the Ozarks.

The mansion’s main wing will include a basement, two living floors and an attic.

Steve Huff, left, smiles for a photo with 92-year-old Ed Underhill and his son, Clark. Ed Underhill was the first mayor of Highlandville.

Steve Huff provides a tour to Ed Underhill, the first mayor of Highlandville, and his son, Clark Underhill. 

Steve Huff provides a tour to Ed Underhill, the first mayor of Highlandville, and his son, Clark Underhill. 

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Pensmore Videos The Ultimate Tornado-Proof Home

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Pensmore, The 72,000-square-foot Ultimate Tornado-Proof Home under construction in Highlandville, Missouri
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The Sync Whole

MONDAY, MARCH 10, 2014


Hurt from Jake Kotze on Vimeo.

Julia Stiles Styles

One Rainbow to Rule them All

On December 13th, 2013, the second movie in The Hobbit trilogy directed by Peter Jackson opened in theatres. This one is called The Desolation of Smaug.

The Hobbit refers to Bilbo Baggins played by the actor Martin Freeman who also happens to play Arthur Dent in the movie Hitchhiker's Guide to The Galaxy.

In Hitchhiker's Guide to The Galaxy, Freeman's character lives on the Earth which is actually a computer created to find the Ultimate Question. He is one of two people who escape its destruction before it can finish its 10 million year long computation. After his escape he sets off on the Heart of Gold spaceship on an intergalactic journey for the answer (question?).

Heart of Gold

We learn in Hitchhiker's Guide to The Galaxy that before the Earth was made as a computer to find the Ultimate Question, that a computer known as Deep Thought computed the Ultimate Answer to be the number 42.


Martin Freeman is intimately part of the quest to understand the significance of the number42.

In The Hobbit, Freeman is on a expedition to steal the Arkenstone from Smaug, the RedDragon in the mountain.

The Arkenstone is known as The Heart of the Mountain. The precious and powerful stone of white light is found immersed in a sea of golden treasure guarded by the Red Dragon.

(Heart of the Mountain = Heart of Gold)

As Arthur Dent, an intergalactic traveler, Freeman travels in the Heart of Gold and as Bilbo Baggins, the one who carries the ring of power, Freeman travels far in search for the Heart of the Mountain in a mound of Gold.

 It is sweet sync that Freeman must depend on the Ring of Power in his search to find the Arkenstone.

When I see the word Arkenstone in the midst of all this 42 and rainbow sync I immediately associate the rainbow as an arc. In Genesis, God reveals a rainbow's arc as a sign of a new covenant with Noah after he built the ark to escape the flood.

Its as if in the centre of the heart of gold in the centre of the mountain of life is a white gem of pure light where all colours of the rainbow are seen and known as one, in other words it is a thing of unconditional love. At least that my current take on it.

The Rainbow Ring of Power.

Martin Freeman wearing a rainbow hat. He's feeling it for sure.

Both quests played by Freeman find resonance with the Rainbow.

When we see a rainbow we are seeing the top red part of a rainbow at the angle of 42 degrees. At 42 degrees the colour red acts as a gateway into the purple (infinite) centre.

Perhaps its best to think of the rainbow as a full circle. or orb, with you at the centre. Seeing the red at 42 degrees symbolizes the beginning of your awakening into realizing your purple heart full of infinite love at the centre of everything.

Crossing that red line of self awareness is like slaying the Red Dragon in search for the treasure of gold, or in other words going over the rainbow in search of the pot of gold.

The 42 Red Dragon encircling the Earth. Our perceived prison. Reminds me of the ancient symbol of the Ouroboros, the snake that eats its own tail.


Anyone who has gone down this journey will tell you that the gold on the other side of the rainbow is not real gold or of anything material, but rather the gold of existing in a permanent state of love.

Chasing real gold or anything less than unconditional love will be like chasing your own tail.

But with love we can transcend the red and reach towards the centre source of being.

This is the place where silly things like movie stars and the movies they are in become windows into understanding the divine infinite and gateways to peace on Earth.




On Thursday the 5th of December Nelson Mandela aka Madiba passed away.

I was born and raised in apartheid era South Africa and had just become a teenager when it ended and Mandela became president.

For me the philosophy of apartheid is symbolic of our identity's seeming desire to be separate and cut off from the whole. An unfounded fear exists that without boundaries the sense of who we are is lost. It is a fear to let go and be what we are, whole and complete already right now.

That you can be a unique and thriving individual while being aware of your undivided reality is the state of consciousness we are all rapidly realising and the engine of all the dramatic shifting around us.

Events are all symbolic of the unfoldment of our self realisation and that Mandela - the Father of the Rainbow Nation - has arisen in consciousness brightly, right at this moment, is a powerful sign. The fundamental apartheid (divideness) of our awareness is ending globally and we are all meditating on the man who did the same on a fractal level in South Africa.

In the video above "Madibow" I primarily show the sync relationship of the Rainbow Arc to the most prominent actors who have played Nelson Mandela in film, Idris Elba and Morgan Freeman.

The goal (as always with sync) being too highlight how the non-local trans-conceptual mind (aka the heart) of all that is orchestrates creation. Simply put I don't believe it is possible that Morgan Freeman being both the Father of the Rainbow Nation and God telling Evan to build an Ark is just a coincidence. The poetry of interactive symbolism and metaphor is way too powerful, it shows how existence is the manifested interconnected play of the creator.

Let Freedom Reign/Rain

JenBow from Jake Kotze on Vimeo.

Madibow is named after JenBow, a video made in early 2009 about Jennifer Aniston's repeated interaction with the Rainbow. Years later we realised how she is born on the 42nd day of the year aka 11 Feb and how perfectly this relates to the already noticed rainbow connection. The historic date that Mandela was released from prison, setting into motion the creation of the Rainbow Nation, is also 11 Feb, as highlighted in Madibow.

Currently me and Jim Sanders are working on a new Jennifer Aniston Rainbow video and this is part of the impressive entrainment of Mandela's passing that lead to the quick creation of Madibow.


Rainbows are big this week, big code rolling in. 

This week the Chinese Lunar rover JADE RABBIT landed on the part of the Moon known as the BAY OF RAINBOWS.