• April 2013 Newsletter

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    Upcoming mini-workshops
    Superfoods for Health


     Check Out Wellington Square and Calgary JCC Class Schedules



    Upcoming mini-workshops  

    Sleep soundly with Yoga 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 April 20 

    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Wellington Sq.


     Click here for more details


    Raw Food workshop

    with Patrick Kirkby


    Master 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!
    Date: To be announced
    Time: 1pm - 4pm
    Wellington Square



    Introduction to the Mindful Meditation with Barbara Boutcher


    In this two hour Workshop, we will begin to nurture and cultivate the important and life affirming qualities each person possesses - gentle breathing, a wise heart and a peaceful mind.


    The process and simple techniques of mindfulness meditation easily lead us to calm, quiet and clear abiding in our basic goodness and clarity.  During this workshop we will explore all four basic postures - sitting, standing, walking and lying down, while accommodating personal physical requirements.   The skills learned through mindfulness meditation can beautifully support your practice of asanas, pranayama and life!

    Sat April 7, 1:00-3:00pm
     Yoga Studio South 
    is proud to support

    The SEED Event at BMO center on April 20, 2013
    Join us for a unique and powerful day with the world's top speakers. 
    Discover unlimited possibilities in all areas of life.
    Tickets for this incredible event are now available at the Yoga Studio South.  

    Note: All tickets bought at the Yoga Studio South get the special Early Bird discount.

    Issue: #58April 2013

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    Dear Student,
       After a successful six year relationship with the JCC, we regret to inform you that the Yoga Studio South classes at the JCC will be coming to an end at the end of May.  This decision was not made lightly and was a result of the JCC's need to expand their current fitness facility.


    This will be challenging for all of us but we working towards making alternate arrangements.  Please watch our newsletter for information on the future programs.


    Please refer any comments or concerns from the students to Vic and Ruth or to Janine Herman, the Executive Director of the Calgary JCC.


    Wishing you all the very best in your Yoga journey.



    Vic and Ruth

    Major Workshop
    Jaki Nett: Senior Iyengar Yoga Teacher 
    Jaki Nett


    Great opportunity to take an energetic Yoga workshop..

    Jaki's first visit to Calgary will be a great opportunity for all of us to experience Guruji B.K.S Iyengar and Gita Iyengar's teachings directly from one of most senior teachers in the USA. 


    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 authored a book on anatomy called " A Crack in the Mask ".


    One year of Iyengar Yoga experience recommended. 



    Weekend Workshop:The Yoga Studio South


    April 5 - Fri   :  7:30 - 9:30pm

    April 6 - Sat  :  1 - 5 pm

    April 7 - Sun :  1 - 5 pm

    More - Workshops 

    Intro to Yoga- Workshop
    with Lynne Swenson

    This workshop has been created to introduce a new student to the foundations of Iyengar Yoga. Topics include the importance of alignment and the use of props. Also, this class will address why Yoga is ideally suited to people of all ages and abilities. After taking this workshop you will be confident to begin your Yoga journey.


    April 13, 1-3:00pm at JCC $25+GST

    Super foods for your health

    What are Superfoods? Why we need them? 

      Superfoods are very high in antioxidants and they fight the free radical damage to our body.



    Coconuts -

    Young coconuts are one of the highest sources of electrolytes in nature. Electrolytes are ionized salts in our cells, that transport energy throughout the body. Coconut water is a much better alternative to commercial sports drinks laden with artificial sugars and colors. The molecular structure of coconut water is identical to human blood plasma, which means that it is immediately recognized by the body and put to good use. Drinking the juice from a young coconut is like giving your body an instant blood transfusion. In fact this was common practice during World War II in the Pacific, where both sides in the conflict regularly used coconut water, siphoned directly from the coconut, to give emergency transfusions to wounded soldiers.


    Cocoa -

    What is it?  Cocoa contains complex molecules that are active in our bodies, including several bioactive amines, such as serotonin and dopamine, which are potent antidepressant compounds. Phenylethylamine (PEA) is also found in chocolate; it produces the same brain chemistry as falling in love. Cocoa also contains potent antioxidant compounds called polyphenols, also found in red wine, which researchers believe are responsible for the cardiovascular and metabolic health benefits of chocolate.


    What's so great about it?  The benefits of cocoa are innumerable: Several studies suggest cocoa-derived polyphenols reduce blood pressure, improve insulin sensitivity, increase antioxidant capacity, protect LDL cholesterol from oxidation and raise HDL ("good") cholesterol. An additional study found that dark chocolate helped reduce the risk of blood clotting, which lowered the risk of stroke or heart attacks.


    Use them... All the health benefits of chocolate come from dark chocolate, which is closest to the pure source of cacao beans. David Wolfe, author of Eating for Beauty and Naked Chocolate, recommends eating raw cacao beans. "They might taste a little bitter at first, but you'll quickly get addicted. Mix them with goji berries and wow-a powerhouse of nutrition!"

    Hemp Seeds -

    are packed with an incredible amount of fatty acids, minerals and protein.


    What's so great about it?  Hemp has the ideal ratio of omega-3 and -6, which helps us achieve sustainable human health. A U.S. study found a balanced omega ratio reduces the risk of atherosclerosis and sudden cardiac death, and has anti-inflammatory benefits that can decrease arthritic symptoms. Hemp has a full amino acid spectrum-meaning it provides a well-balanced, complete protein source, and amino acids are important for growth and maintenance of body tissue. In fact, in times of famine, some civilizations have survived solely on hemp and water. Hemp is an easily digested protein.


    Use them... the way you would any other seed: Blend with fruit and juices in smoothies; use them raw in salads. Hemp foods are expanding in health food stores, and hemp seeds can also be found in oil form. You can mix it into a salad dressing, but don't try cooking with it: Hemp oil isn't heat stable.


    To learn more about Superfoods, Meditation and healthy lifestyle, join Yoga Studio South on April 20 at BMO center for The Seed Event:




    Food Matters   David Wolfe
     David Wolfe in Calgary on April 20 Seed Event




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