• August 2015 Newsletter

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


     Class schedules
    Wide selection of fascinating workshops

    Registered Classes
    Beginner Iyengar Yoga for Plus Size people
    with Laila Moos

    This registered class is ideal for those beginning their yoga journey and who live in a plus size body. Laila merges her understanding of the complexities of obesity and weight management with the gifts of yoga.

     Every Monday
    5pm -6:15pm

    Yoga for Pregnancy
    with Kirsten Wallace

     For expectant mothers at any stage of pregnancy.  Gentle targeted stretches, breathing, visualization and relaxation.

    Every Monday
    7:30 - 9:00pm

    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.


    Emphasis on correct body alignment allows the body to develop symmetrically while minimizing risk of pain or injury. 


    Each student is encouraged to use props and work the asanas in whatever range of motion is safest and most effective for them.


    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  Aug 29
    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Evening of Kirtan with Naada Mala

    Come and add your voice to the vibration of potent Mantras and Kirtan with Naad Maala and guest musicians and singers for a divine evening of Kirtan and Mantra chanting.

    Join us and raise the energy by losing yourself in the sound of the chanting. Like so many have experienced, bathe in the palpable healing effects of the chanting. Through loving, joyful, and focused concentration on the sound of mantras that are potent seeds of divine sound, we set into motion the growth of trees of true compassion and wholeness within us and our surroundings.


    No singing experience required. Smiles are mandatory :)

    Sat Aug 22
    7:00pm - 9:00pm

    Issue: #80
    Aug 2015

    Dear Student, 
    "Your body is in the past, your mind is in the future, they come together in the present when your practice Yoga" B.K.S. Iyengar

    July 31 was Guru Purnima, a day dedicated to honor the Guru or teachers in our lives.

    On this day we would like to honor
    Guruji BKS Iyengar, whose Light of Yoga has brought so much joy, peace and harmony into our lives. We also salute our mentor and teacher Margot Kitchen who is selflessly sharing the light of Guruji's teachings with us all.

    Summer sizzler is now $99.00
    This warm Calgary Summer is a great opportunity to enjoy unlimited Yoga as August will be the final month of our Summer Sizzler special.
    We are currently working towards creating our Fall schedule, we will be introducing some new classes and exciting weekend workshops to help you deepen your practice.  

    We would like to thank all of our teachers and students for making us your Yoga home.  Please email us your feedback if you have any suggestions for improvements.
    Have a great rest of the summer!



    Ruth & Vic


    Major Workshop with Jaki Nett

     We are looking forward to welcoming Jaki Nett in September.  

    Jaki is a Senior teacher with a very energetic teaching style, she has studied with Guruji BKS Iyengar and Geeta Iyengar for over twenty years.  Her teaching reflects her great love and understanding of human anatomy and the principles of Iyengar Yoga.  

    Workshop will also cover Pelvic floor muscles and their activation in the Yoga poses, Apana Vayu and Mula Bandha.

    Jaki is a popular teacher and an author who conducts workshops internationally and also trains teachers in Iyengar Yoga Institue of San Francisco.  
    Jaki developed The Felt Sense Method®. This systematic approach to awareness of and strengthening of the muscles of the pelvic floor, has evolved to the point where it can bring consciousness and strength back to the pelvic area. 

    Jaki is a down-to-earth dynamic and accessible teacher, her teaching style is personal, methodical and insightful.

     Requires at least one year of Iyengar Yoga experience.


     Sep 18     Fri:   6pm - 8pm     Major Workshop
     Sep 19     Sat:   1pm - 5pm    Major Workshop
    Sep  20   Sun:   1pm - 5pm    Major Workshop


    Contact Yoga Studio South for more information 403 228 5808
    Props of Iyengar Yoga

    How and when to use the props?

    All Iyengar Yoga students have wondered about when to use the props and when to discard them.  Here is a beautiful reply from Guruji:

    "Use props to reach the optimum level in the poses, then practice independently to see whether you can do as well as you practiced with the help of props.  Let all the qualities that Patanjali mentions such as faith, valour, memory, keen intelligence and power of absorption be your Props (Yoga Sutra 1.20)

    Use your body,mind and intelligence as if they are props.  This nature (Prakriti, menisfested world) is also intended to help you as a prop for Self realization." BKS Iyengar

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