• May 2012 Newsletter

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    Upcoming mini-workshops
    New Classes
    Two Major Upcoming Workshops
    Two new poses of the week - on video
    Yoga for Arthritis


     Check Out Wellington Square and Calgary JCC Class Schedules



    Upcoming mini-workshops  

    Yoga for Insomnia with Trish Robbins
    Frustrated by counting sheep? Tired of being tired? Sleep is critically important to health and quality of life, yet sleep-deprivation is common. Find out how Yoga can help you get a good night's sleep - naturally! Learn a series of easy Yoga poses and breathing exercises to help you feel energized, relaxed, and ready for peaceful sleep. Zzzzz!


    Sat May 12 

    1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    Calgary JCC


     Click here for more details

    Rob for College


    Yoga with Ropes

    with Rob Walker 


    Join Rob Walker to explore the many benefits of yoga ropes. Make gravity work for you through the use of traction and suspension. Learn how ropes can intensify and allow deeper access into yoga poses. A workshop for students who have been practicing for at least 1 year.


    Sat May 26 1pm - 4pm Wellington Square


    Family yoga 

    Family Yoga with Johanna Steinfeld


    Fun & family bonding with the joy of Yoga. Doing yoga, children exercise, play, connect more deeply with the inner self, and develop an intimate relationship with the natural world that surrounds them. Yoga brings that marvelous inner light that all children have to the surface. 


    Sat June 16, 1:00 - 1:45pm Wellington Square

    New Classes
    Johanna Steinfeld
    We are excited to be offering a number of new classes and welcome Johanna Steinfeld to the Yoga Studio team.

    Johanna brings to the

    Yoga Studio her extensive experience in teaching children and

    sharing her love of yoga.

    She thrives on engaging

    and inspiring children

    from as young as two

    and up to discovering

    their inner warrior.


     Here are the details:
    Kids Yoga
    Kids Yoga with Johanna
    4.30-5.30 pm Tuesdays
    starting on May 8.

    Iyengar Flow Lunch-hour Recharging with Ruth 
    Mondays and Wednesdays at Wellington Square 12.10 pm - 12.55 pm

    Issue: #46May 2012

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    Dear Student, 

    Anatomy of the Yoga Poses  

    Julie WS April 2012
    Julie's April Workshop

    Last weekend 60 yoga students enjoyed a fantastic workshop at Yoga Studio South with internationally-renowned Iyengar yoga teacher and physiotherapist Julie Gudmestad. Among the attendees were another three physiotherapists.


    This reflects the strong anatomically accurate and therapeutically beneficial character of Iyengar Yoga. Simply put: BKS Iyengar's brilliant interpretation of the classical yoga poses is both safe and holistically healthful. This is why so many doctors and other health professionals support this style of yoga.


    We learned during 10 hours of lecture and practice how to protect the knees, the ankles, the feet and the hips in all the different asanas (poses).


    We also heard about the injured people that come to Julie's Portland, Oregon physio practice from other yoga studios in the area where correct alignment is not taught and where people are encouraged to go into poses their bodies are not ready for or into poses that are poorly taught.


    This is why, when you come to The Yoga Studio South for classes, you can be confident that, with well trained teachers, many of whom were in the workshop, you will grow in strength, flexibility and calmness with much less risk of injury.



    Ruth & Vic


    Major Upcoming Workshop

    Energize Your Yoga Practice with returning Iyengar Yoga Teacher Ty Chandler

    Join Ty for a fabulous weekend workshop of Asana and Pranayama. Back for her second year in Calgary!
    Another chance to work with one of Victoria's most sought-after Iyengar Yoga teachers. Known for her strong, precise teaching and her warm, encouraging style, Ty blends physically demanding asana work with clear verbal instruction, and yet allows her students to stay connected to their own experience.
    Ty Chandler second photo
    Ty Chandler

    Click here to see the poster. Registration is not available online. To register call 403 228 5808 or drop by in person.




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    Jawahar Bangera: World renowned Senior Yoga Teacher 
    Jawahar Bangera
    Jawahar Bangera


    Going to the source - in yoga journey

    His visit will be a great opportunity for all of us to experience Guruji B.K.S Iyengar's teachings directly from one of Guruji's most senior teachers. 

    His instructions are clear, firm and insightful. He comes across as a confident, warm and powerful teacher who has a great gift to gently guide us beyond our perceived limitations.


    He has been regularly invited to the UK, US, Europe, Mexico and UAE to conduct workshops for both teachers and students. Jawahar teaches classes in Mumbai where he is a director of the Iyengar Yoga Institute and is also a trustee of the Light on Yoga Research Trust (LOY).    


    We are grateful to Margot Kitchen for making this spectacular event possible in Calgary. 


    Weekend Workshop: General

    Friday, Oct. 12: 6-9pm

    Sat. Oct 13: 9am-12pm/ 2-5pm

    Sun. Oct 14: 9am-12pm

     Cost: $265 + gst


    Venue: Yoga Studio Wellington Sq.

    Students must be comfortable with inversions,backbends and Sanskrit names of postures.


    Teacher Training:

    Wed.  Oct 10-11:  9am-12pm

    Thurs. Oct 11:  2-5pm

    Fri. Oct 12:  9am-12pm

     Cost: $360 + gst


    Venue: Yoga for Health

    Open to Iyengar Certifed Teachers or students

    with one year of Iyengar teacher training

    Two new poses of the week  

    The Yoga Studio South Pose of the Week: Virabhadrasana III or Warrior III with Rob Walker 
    Warrior III or Virabhadrasana III


    Warrior One or Virabhadrasana I
    Warrior One or Virabhadrasana I









    "Was this my imagination?" - Catherine Eisner

    Iyengar Yoga helping with Rheumatoid Arthritis...
    Catherine Eisner
    Catherine Eisner: "Each week brought improvements"

    I was first diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis in 2007 when I was 33. As a mum of two young boys I was determined to approach my illness with a positive mindset. It has been a long, at times difficult, journey. The first few years I simply tried to eat well and work out several times per week. I managed to maintain a certain level of fitness with cardiovascular and weight training. However, I started to feel increasingly drained by the end of each workout. Sleep was not restful and I awoke each morning with fatigue. Something had to change.

    This past November I decided to change my diet to remove foods that cause inflammation and to try Iyengar Yoga, a new form of exercise to me. At first I felt my whole body protest with stiffness, shaking and the usual aches and pains. Surprisingly, within a few short weeks I began to see a wonderful change. I would arrive to Yoga class feeling tired and sore and leave energized and almost pain free. Was this my imagination? Each week brought improvement in flexibility, strength, comfort and mood. I was even beginning to feel better upon awakening! It felt as if my joints were tight and then slowly opened up, allowing blood and energy to flow freely again. The notion that a Yoga class three times a week could be the root of my improvement baffled me. However, after missing two consecutive weeks, I noticed an increase in pain and decrease in flexibility/mood. Subsequently, I became convinced that the search for pain relief and a good fitness routine was over. I was home.

    Thank you to The Yoga Studio for helping me on my journey!

    Catherine Eisner


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