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Journey to Breath
with Pandit Dabral
Breath is the vehicle for prana, the life force, and is that which links the body and mind together. Correct breathing forms the foundation for Yoga Meditation and through it one can gain complete control over the central nervous system. Breath has the power to bring healing and to connect you to your highest Self.
With the simple breathing exercises handed down from the sages of yoga, awareness is awakened within. Needless sufferings can be eliminated and future suffering can be avoided. Join Pandit Dabral for this journey into breath..
June 8, 1:30-4:30pm
Intro to Yoga- Workshop
with Lynne Swenson
Prerequisite - inability to touch your toes.
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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.
Sat June 23
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Yoga for Pregnancy
with Kirsten Wallace
"The ancient self help system of yoga promotes mental and physical well- being and balance, which is vital during times of transition or uncertainty. Your experience of being pregnant and giving birth will involve great physical and emotional changes and knowing how to use and adapt yoga techniques to breathe, move and relax during this time will help you to lay deep foundations for decades of mothering."
- Francoise Freedman
Time: 7:30pm - 9pm
Yoga of Kirtan a musical evening with Shaktideva~
"Kirtan is for all people. There are no experts, no beginners. The practice itself is the teacher, guiding us to ourselves. Kirtan allows us to enter into a mystery world-a world where all the logic of our minds, and all of the conditioning are left aside. With Kirtan, we create a temple inside the altar of our hearts, a place of refuge, a place of love, and a place of just being." -Jai Uttal"
Saturday, June 8, 7:30-9pm at Wellington by donation
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Beginner Yoga for Plus sizes with Dr. Jo Ann Tefler
Ideal for those beginning their yoga journey and living in a plus size body. A slow moving class, to allow time for deeper understanding of the practice, proper alignment and breath awareness
Registered class Monday 4:30-5:45pm at Wellington Square
We would like to acknowledge and thank Trish Robbins and Tom King both very popular and long time teachers at The Yoga Studio South for all their contribution. They will be taking a break from teaching at the Yoga Studio South. We will inform you whenever they decides to rejoin us. They will be missed by all of us.We wish them all the best in their Yoga journey.
Yoga Studio South wish you a very Happy Summer 2013 - our Summer Sizzler program will run from June 3 - Sept. 7
Unlimited Yoga for 3 months at 3 locations for $249!
Make this your summer of transformation with our best deal of the year. This summer will bring a lot of change for us as we will be relocating one of our location from the JCC location to Oakridge Community Center and the Woodcreek Community Center.
Please check our summer hours on our website or download summer brochure : Summer schedule
With longer days and more time to relax, summer can be the ideal time to explore leisure activities, no matter what outdoor activity you do, Yoga can enhance and improve your performance in all activities.To get the maximum benefit from yoga exercises, technique is very important. Therefore, it is advisable for beginners to seek out our experienced teachers to learn the correct alignment.
Wishing you all a very healthy and sunny summer.
Vic and Ruth
``Change leads to disappointment if it is not sustained. Transformation is sustained change, and it is achieved through practice`` B.K.S. Iyengar
2 New locations:
Oakridge Community Center
9504 Oakfield Dr SW
(Opens on June 3)
Woodcreek Community Center
1991 Woodview Dr SW
(Opens on June 10)
We are very excited to announce that we will resume our JCC classes at the new locations in June. Please check the schedule on the website for more details
Major Workshop in July
Julie Gudmestad: Anatomy and Asana
Asana and Anatomy Workshop with Julie Gudmestad
Back by popular demand after her sell-out workshops in the past few years, Julie has agreed to offer an asana-based workshop in Calgary.Julie's previous Calgary workshops have focused on formal anatomy instruction. This workshop will emphasize core issues for the focus group of postures, followed by deep asana practice to enhance understanding and embodiment of the yoga teachings.
Julie was anatomy columnist for the Yoga Journal for eight years and now writes for Yoga International.
For many years Julie has worked to integrate the healing powers of yoga with her Western medical knowledge.
She has created a unique teaching style and teaches workshops, including \"Anatomy Awareness in Asana\" and \"Yoga for Physical Therapists,\" throughout the U.S., Canada and in Europe. You can also see more of her work in the Yoga Journal online.
Weekend Workshop:The Yoga Studio South
July 13 : Fri 7-9pm
July 14 : Sat 1-5pm
July 15 : Sun 1-5pm
Virya Super Foods - Brazil Nuts
5 benefits of Brazil Nuts
Virya! - Virya is a Sanskrit word that means, "essence of vitality"
Brazil nuts are extremely delicious and tasty treats, loaded with health benefits. They also provide high amounts of beneficial nutrients that your body needs in order to function properly and protect itself against diseases.
1. Highest source of Selenium - boosts immune system, defends against free radical damage, essential to thyroid function, protects against breast and prostate cancer.
2.Contains Omega 6 fatty acids - lowers bad cholesterol and prevent against heart disease.
3.Complete protein- contains all amino acids needed for human growth, development and muscle tissue repair. High levels of amino acid Methionine plays an essential role in the prevention of chronic illnesses, as well as in fending off premature aging symptoms and signs.
4.Important minerals - copper, zinc, magnesium, potassium, calcium,iron. These minerals enhance wide ranging body functions.
5.Vitamin E and B complex Vitamins- helps keep nervous system healthy.
Here is a smoothie recipe with Brazil nuts:
- 1 cup Almond milk
- 5 Brazil nuts
- 1 Tbsp cacao powder
- 1 Banana
- 1 Tbsp coconut oil (optional)
Blend all ingredients and enjoy a delicious healthy smoothie.
For more information about the Virya Superfoods visit or call The Yoga Studio South.
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