• March 2013 Newsletter

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    Upcoming mini-workshops
    Jaki's Workshops April 5
    Seed Event April 20


     Check Out Wellington Square and Calgary JCC Class Schedules



    ini Workshops

    Going deep in Yoga Sutras: The foundation of Yoga Practice
    Sat, March 23 1:30 - 4:30pm Wellington Square  
    Yamas & Niyamas - Foundation for your Practice of Yoga Meditation. Yamas & Niyamas build moral character, self dignity, and self respect. Both internal and external observances help create a powerful personality and remove obstacles that hold you back from knowing your immense capacities.

    To register call Yoga Studio South : 403 228 5808.



    Intro to Yoga with Lynne Swenson


    Sat, March 23, 1 - 3 pm Wellington Square 


    Sat, April 13, 1 - 3 pm



      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:

    Correct alignment, 

    Proper 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. 


    To register call 403 2285808  




    Develop your Home Practice.
    by Trish Robbins 
    Sat, March 9, 1- 4pm
     Wellington Square
    An interactive workshop to develop your home practice
    *Learn how to get started and overcome obstacles. 
    *Discover which poses are important, how to sequence them
    *How to modify your practice for low energy days. Bring a pen and notebook.
    Handouts will be provided

    To register call 403 2285808 


    Inversions workshop with Rob Walker

    Sun, March 24, 1-4pm
    Wellington Square

    Master the King and Queen of Asanas in this how-to workshop. Learn the fundamentals and for those already doing inversions, how to perfect the variations.

    To register call: 403 228 5808

    Sleep Soundly with Yoga

    Trish Robbins

    Sat April 20, 1-4pmWellington Square

    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!

    To register call 403 228 5808.
    Issue: #57March 2013

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    Dear Student,

    You are never too old to benefit from Yoga


    Guruji B.K.S Iyengar is a shining example for all of us in terms ageing gracefully.  At 94 he is not only maintains a regular Yoga practice, but also writes, teaches, lectures and inspire millions of his students world wide.

    In Guruji's own words everyone can attain benefits of Yoga by regular dedicated practice.

    Is Yoga good for seniors?

    One study for the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Medicine put 21 over-60s into a hatha yoga class, once a week for 12 weeks. To qualify, they had to be suffering from 'dowager's hump' (hyperkyphosis), the dreaded hunched back which interferes with normal movement. The study, published in The American Journal of Public Health, reported impressive benefits: the curvatures themselves were reduced by 6%; walking speeds went up 8%, and 'reaches' were improved by 18%. As a bonus, many volunteers reported their balance was better.

    A small pilot study on bone loss in 2009 (the results of which were published in Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation) enrolled 18 people with osteoporosis or osteopenia.

     After a baseline bone density test at the start, seven people were assigned to the control group, and 11 learned a 10-posture yoga sequence that included basic moves like downward- and upward-facing dog, bridge pose and triangle. Poses were maintained for at least 20-30 seconds, and the whole routine took 10 minutes or so.


    Result: After two years, a further bone density test took place: though almost every member of the control group either lost bone or maintained the status quo, around 85% of the yoga group gained it in the spine and hip. 


    Dr Loren Fishman, who carried out the study, was shocked at the results. "By putting tremendous pressure on the bones, without harming the joints, yoga may be the answer to osteoporosis," she said. In fact, Dr Fishman was so inspired, she went on to write a book on the subject: Yoga for Osteoporosis.


    Our senior's Yoga class run on Tuesday 11:15am at JCC with Martina Walsh.



    ""The beauty of a lake reflects the beauty around it.  When the mind is still, the beauty of the Self is seen reflected in it."  B.K.S. Iyengar



    Vic & Ruth


    Upcoming Major Workshop with Jaki Nett - April 5

    Yoga Studio South is proud to welcome Jaki Nett for the first time in Calgary on 
    April 5-7, 2013


    This is a wonderful opportunity for all the Yogis in Calgary to benefit from the insights and powerful teachings of one of the most experienced Yoga teachers in the United States. 


    She has spent many years in India studying with her mentors Guruji B.K.S. Iyengar and Gita Iyengar.


    Jaki is a very accomplished teacher. she is very present in her teaching style and accessible in her personality. She melds her knowledge of Yoga, functional anatomy, design and movement into a methodical teaching style. She has written articles for the Yoga Journal  and has authored "A Crack in the Mask", a book on female issues.


    Jaki Nett  

    For over a decade, Jaki has been making a difference for women suffering from conditions resulting from a weak pelvic floor. Jaki helps women to strengthen their pelvic floor muscles and to gain the control offered by a healthy pelvic floor, whether the weakness is due to uterine fibroids, obesity, pregnancy, childbirth, menstruation, sexual abuse, or extreme pressure produced from heavy lifting.


    At present, Jaki is a faculty member of the Advanced Studies Program at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco. She also teaches public yoga classes and workshops in San Francisco, St. Helena, and other locations in the United States and in Italy, Germany, Switzerland, England, and South Africa.


    Full Weekend workshop:
    • April 5  Fri    7:30 - 9:30pm
    • April 6 Sat     1:00 - 5:00pm
    • April 7 Sun     1:00 - 5:00pm

        Venue: Wellington Square


    Note: Little more than half of this workshop is already sold out, please pre-register if you are planning to attend.


    To register call 403 228 5808 or drop by in person. 



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