• January 2013 Newsletter

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    Upcoming mini-workshops  

    Introdcution to Yoga
    lntoduction to Yoga with Lynne Swenson
        Is the idea of being in a yoga class intimidating? If you are looking for a more gradual, in-depth introduction to Yoga with similar newcomers, then our Intro to Yoga workshop may be just what you need. This two-hour, registered event is perfect for people new to the practice of yoga. Topics include basic alignment, the use of props and why Yoga is ideally suited to people of all ages and abilities. After taking this workshop you will be confident to take Level 1 classes. This workshop runs monthly at one of The Yoga Studio South locations. 

    Sat. Jan 19, 1pm - 3pm

    Wellington Square



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    Introduction to the meditation with Barbara Boettcher
    Meditation is scientifically proven to quiet and retrain the mind. During the Two hour workshop we will began to nurture and cultivate the important and life affirming qualities each person possesses- gentle breathing, a wise heart and peaceful mind.  

    In this workshop Barb will lead you through the basic steps needed to establish and develop your meditation practice. Experience the transformation this ancient practice brings.

    Sat. Jan 6, 1pm - 3pm




    TrishManaging Chronic Pain with Yoga - Trish 

    Learn how to positively transform the experience of chronic pain with gentle asana, breathwork, and meditation. Reconnect with your body's inner wisdom while reducing stress and enhancing self compassion. Bring a notebook for personal reflections. **This workshop is not suitable for those with acute conditions


    Sat. Jan 19, 1pm - 4pm


    New Registered Classes in January
    plus size
    Beginner Iyengar Yoga for Plus size people
    Jo Ann Tefler

    This registered class is ideal for those beginning their yoga journey and who live in a plus size body.

    Postures are explored in a slower manner to discover the importance of proper alignment and to allow time for a deeper understanding of the practice. Additional aspects of yoga, such as breath awareness will also be introduced. While weight issues will not be a focus of the class, questions and discussion about yoga and weight management are encouraged.

    Dr. Jo Ann Telfer is a registered psychologist who specializes in Bariatric Psychology. In this class she merges her deep understanding of the complexities of obesity, weight management with the gifts of yoga.


    Registered Class
    Starts on January 14

    Monday 4:30 - 5:45 pm with Jo Ann Tefler

    Wellington Square


    Hips & Shoulders
    Hips and Shoulders with
    Wendy Wilson

    This beginner class combines therapeutic yoga with gentle yoga to help the student move within their range in order to find more function and mobility in their joints, more balance and ease in their body.
    Registered Class
    Jan 14 Mon 5:00 - 6:15 pm @ JCC

    Issue: #54Jan 2013

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    Dear Student,


    Open your heart
    Open your heart to the New Year

     Happy New Year 2013!!! 


    Yoga Studio South wishes you & your family

     a very happy new year



    We would like to thank all the yogis, our Guruji BKS Iyengar, our mentors Margot Kitchen, Rob Walker and the friends of Yoga Studio South for your guidance and support in making 2012 a great year for us.


    We also would like to thank our staff and teachers who are easily the best in the city for sharing their love and passion for Yoga and enriching the lives of all the yoga students.


    May the new year be a prosperous one, full of joy and peace. Interestingly it is the peace that leads to happiness and joy, in the Yoga Sutras sage Patanjali describes Yoga as a process of quietening the waves our mind.


    May all of us discover more happiness for ourselves in the coming year, by not just renewing the year, but also by renewing ourselves. 


    With gratitude,


    Ruth & Vic


    "Health is a state of complete harmony of the body, mind and spirit. When one is free from physical disabilities and mental distractions, the gates of the soul open." ~ BKS Iyengar

    Join us on Jan 1 for Spiritual Day !

    Join Yoga Studio South on January 1 for a very special Spiritual Day
    January 1 - All Welcome

    Begin the New Year with a very special day of Gentle Yoga, Meditation, Music and Vegetarian Potluck
    Time : 10:45am - 5:00pm                   

    Please feel free to attend the whole day or part of the day. There will be a lunch break in the middle of the day.
    By Donation.
    Wellington Square
    To inquire call 403 228 5808 or drop by in person.



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    Major  workshop with Ty Chandler in January 2013
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    Ty Chandler


    We are very excited once again to welcome TY to the Yoga Studio South.  She will be joining us on Jan 25, 2013.
    Another chance to work with Ty Chandler, one of Victoria's most sought-after Iyengar Yoga teachers. 
    Known for her strong, precise teaching and her warm, encouraging style, she blends physically demanding asana work with clear verbal instruction, yet allows her students to stay connected to their own experience.

    Ty teaches internationally, in Costa Rica, Hong Kong and Singapore and in her home city of Victoria.

    Suggested experience: One year of Iyengar Yoga and the ability to hold headstand and shoulderstand for three minutes.

    "She gives such amazing instruction. She has my complete respect as a fantastic teacher of yoga" - Lynne W, a Victoria student of Ty.

    This is a Full weekend workshop: 

       January 25 Fri   : 7:30 - 9:30pm        
       January 26 Sat  : 1:00 - 5:00pm      
       January 27 Sun : 1:00 - 5:00pm
    Venue: Yoga Studio South Wellington Sq.
    Call 403 228 5808 to register.
    Raw food workshop at the Welligton square...



    The Raw Food Workshop with Pat 


    Introduction to raw foods, their benefits to your health and happiness, and how you can incorporate more raw foods into your diet.
    Learn how to make a number of delicious, quick and easy raw meals.... Bring your appetite, we will be preparing and tasting a number of yummy dishes!  

    Benefits of Raw Food diet  

    The raw food diet includes fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds.

    Raw food promotes health because the food's enzymes remain active while the water content and oxygen in foods is preserved.  A raw food diet also helps to increase the body's alkalinity and can encourage weight loss, if needed. All raw food is healthy so the more you eat, the less room you have to eat junk.


    Yoga is a connection of mind, body and spirit.  A raw food diet helps to provide maximal nutrients and minimal energy needed for digestion which ultimately helps to lead to a clearer mind.


    About Pat

    "Pat is a travelling Australian chef and a raw-food advocate. His passion for the raw foods was a natural progression from his vegan diet, which led to discovering a love for feeling pure, healthy and energetic through a consumption of delicious, fresh and eco-friendly raw foods".



    When: Sunday 6th January, 1:00-3:00pm at Wellington Square

     Cost: $40 members/$45 non-members
    Please register ASAP to secure your place!  




    Yoga Sutra Workshop & Family Yoga
    Yoga Sutras with Pandit Dabral

    Deepen your understanding of yoga philosophy and learn how these sacred teachings are applicable to your everyday life. 

    Sat Jan 12, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
    Wellington Square

    Family Yoga with Johanne Stienfeld

    Family Yoga brings the whole family together to have lots of fun and laughter through Yoga.  Family yoga classes are a great opportunity to forget the to-do list and simply enjoy each other in a stress-free playful environment. Activities include fun asanas, breathing exercises, relaxation, partner poses between parent and child. Johanna Steinfeld brings to the Yoga Studio her extensive experience teaching children and sharing her love of yoga. She thrives on engaging and inspiring children in discovering their inner warrior.  Gain strength, flexibility & peace of mind while connecting with your family.

    Jan 13 Sun 1pm - 2pm at JCC 
    We recommend . . . .
    Practice of Upper Cervical Chiropractic at:
     Full Motion Health at:
    The English Osteopaths at:
    The Centre for Soft Tissue Pain at:
    Thai Yoga Massage with Annette at:
    and bookkeeping with Nathalie at:

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