• January 2015 Newsletter

    The Yoga Studio South Newsletter
    "Empowering Your Best"  since 1996 
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    Upcoming mini-workshops
    Major Workshop


     Class schedules
    Wide selection of fascinating workshops

    New Classes
    Mindfulness Works!
    with Kerry & Howard Parsons

    Mindfulness Works! is a scientifically verifiable meditation system that works simply by
    retraining our inner operating system to stop, unhook autopilot and come back to the
    present moment. Utilizing the simplest of tools - Eight weeks - 90 minutes/week of focussed
    learning and quiet time including learning about posture and presence, awareness
    and focus, sitting and silence establishes and strengthens:
    * recognition and suspension of unproductive and reactive thought patterns
    * familiarity with, and the ability to release, habitual responses to pressure
    * the ability to relax the struggle within anxiety and transform fear into courage
    * increased tolerance for change, uncertainty, and confusion
    * body-mind alignment and well-being
    * self-compassion and empathy towards others
    To read more about the teachers visit our website.

    8 week registered session

    Jan 28 - Mar 18
    Wed 5:00 - 6:30pm 

    Yoga for Stiff Warriors(men)
    with Travis Smith

    Do you feel tired,even after rest? Can't touch your toes? Feel intimidated by those yoga classes filled with bendy, pretzel-like students? This registered class is geared entirely towards men of all ages who want greater flexibility and muscle tone. Using safe and effective techniques to bring out your inner yoga warrior, rest assured, you'll feel fantastic after each class. Let your journey towards yoga mastery begin here ...

    Registered 8 week session.


    Thu, Jan 15 - Feb 26

    , 6:30-7:45pm


    Upcoming Mini-workshops  

    Intro to Yoga
    with Lynne Swenson

    New student will learn the foundational principles of the Yoga poses. 

    Topics include the importance of alignment and the use of props. 

    Also, this class will address why Iyengar Yoga is ideally suited to the people of all ages and abilities. 


    After taking this workshop you will be confident to begin your Yoga journey.

    Sat Jan 17

    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM


     Click here for more details

    Yin Yoga & Chakra Meditation 
    Debbie Sereda

    A deep yin yoga practice designed to stimulate and open
    the chakras, preparing the body for a Chakra Meditation.
    Essential oils, music, lights, and mantras (known as bijas) will
    be used to deepen your experience.
    Pure Bliss..... 

    Sat, Jan 10
    6 - 8:30pm

    Breath-Relaxation & Sleep Improvemnt
    with Michelle Kinsey

    An afternoon spent learning effective practices to increase your level of relaxation and aid in better sleep quality and length.
    Come and learn how to get a good nights rest with simple breath and mind focus.


    Sat Jan 18
    1:00 - 4:00pm

    Issue: #76Jan  2015

    Dear Student, 
    "Yoga allows you to find a new kind of freedom that you may not have known even existed." B.K.S. Iyengar

    Happy New Year to all Yogis, may the New Year infuse you with new enthusiasm & renewed energy.

    Here are some inspiring words from Guruji BKS Iyengar to help us on our path.

    "You must purge yourself before finding faults in others.
    When you see a mistake in somebody else, try to find if you are making the same mistake.
    This is the way to take judgment and to turn it into improvement.
    Do not look at others' bodies with envy or with superiority.
    All people are born with different constitutions.
    Never compare with others.
    Each one's capacities are a function of his or her internal strength.
    Know your capacities and continually improve upon them."

    "You do not need to seek freedom in a different land, for it exists with your own body, heart, mind, and soul," he wrote in Light on Life.


    Our team at the Yoga Studio South would like to thank you all.  We are working hard to bring even more exciting classes and workshops in the new year.  Check out our early bird specials for the registered classes.

    Please feel free to email us if you have any suggestion or feedback for us.
    Thank you



    Vic and Ruth 


    "In the end, just three things matter:
    How well we have lived
    How well we have loved
    How well we have learned to let go."  Jack Kornfield    

    January 1 - Spiritual Enrichment Day with Pandit Dabral

    Pandit Dabral conducting a beautiful fire ceremony at the Yoga studio.

    Thank you to Panditji and everyone who attended to make January 1 a very special day.
    Major Workshop with Ty Chandler
    Ty Chandler adjusting a student

     We are very happy to host Ty at the Yoga Studio South!

    Join Ty for a fabulous weekend workshop of asana and pranayama. 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.

     Requires at least one year of Iyengar Yoga experience.


     Jan 23     Fri:   6pm - 8pm     Major Workshop
     Jan 24     Sat:   1pm - 5pm    Major Workshop
    Jan 25     Sun:   1pm - 5pm    Major Workshop


    Contact Yoga Studio South for more information 403 228 5808
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