• November 2015 Newsletter

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    IN THIS ISSUE
    Upcoming mini-workshops
    SightNight Run
    Light on Practice
    Restorative Yoga

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     Class schedules
      
    Wide selection of fascinating workshops


     
    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  Nov 29
    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM





    Thai Yoga Massage Workshop with Kat Dancer


    Join Kat Dancer, internationally renowned teacher of Thai massage, for a unique workshop. Learn to use your body in new ways, harnessing the power of thousands of teachers across the centuries.
    Suitable for beginners or experienced practitioners - A FUN Workshop to take with a friend/partner!

    The practical format follows a pattern of talk and demonstration followed by practice. Techniques will include Palming, Thumb Pressure, Stretches, Rocking, Sitting and transitions from one position to another.

    Sat Nov 14 
    1-5pm



    Introduction to Ayurveda
    with Sachin Sudra


    Join Sachin in exploring Ayurveda a sister science of Yoga.

    This ancient science of health and living within the laws of nature, help us determine the choices we make for a life of optimal balance. 

    Discover your predominant dosha or constitution (we are all made up of  some combination of 3 doshas - vata(air), pita(fire) and Kapha(water).

    Explore various recipes and lifestyle choices that help balance and maintain  optimal metabolism within the system. 

    Sachin will take you on a semi lecture style class format, where you will learn the tips and tricks for your Yoga practice & overall wellbeing.

    Nov 14
    2-4 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.


    No singing experience required. 

    Sat Nov 21
    7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Featured Classes
    Gentle Yoga with
    Sherry Norman

     A gentle class to prepare you for Level 1 classes. Similar to restorative but with standing asana.

    So, you say you're not flexible? Join the club. Many factors can contribute to a less-than-bendy body, from genetics, lifestyle to the weather outside.  But that doesn't mean you should rule out yoga, the Yoga practice will help you feel calmer, sleep better, and yes, get more flexible.

    Tue 7:30 - 9:00pm

    Sun 11:15 - 12:45pm
     
























     
    Issue: #82
    Nov 2015

     Dear Student, 
     
      
    "Yoga is a light, which once lit, will never dim. The better your practice, the brighter the flame.    " B.K.S. Iyengar

    Namaste Yogis.  Wed Nov 11 is the day of Diwali a "festival of light" celebrated in India as a day of victory of light over darkness.

    Great Indian epic Ramayana describes a mighty battle between Lord Rama and Demon King Ravana, who kidnapped Lord Rama's wife, Sita.  

    Here is my quick summary without going into details:

    Rama, his brother Laxmana and Hanuman( monkey god) and their army of monkeys(our undisciplined faculties) were on one side, Demon king Ravana, his brother and his army were on the opposing side.

    Symbolically Lord Rama represents the soul, his brother Laxmana is the focused mind, Sita is the Discrminative intellect and Hanuman is the faith in oneself.

    Ravana is the selfish ego, and demon army is the lower desires that bound us to a state of delusion and sloth.

    Rama (soul) with the help of focused mind(Laxmana) and faith in oneself(Hanuman) rescues the Discriminative intellect(Sita) from the clutches of the Ego and the selfish desires.  The symbolic battle is the battle that takes place in all of us. 

    At the highest level the day of Diwali is the day when we reach Samadhi(enlightenment) and banish our inner darkness for good.

    We wish you all a very Happy Diwali.


    Nov special: All 10x passes are 10 % off.


    Namaste
    Ruth & Vic


    "Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own unguarded thoughts"
    - Buddha 

    SightNight Run Fundraises for blind & visually impaired - Nov 14

    "Yoga Studio South supports access to yoga for all people in our community...including the visually impaired & blind.   

    SightNight 2015 is a fundraising event that will be held on Saturday Nov 14th.  The SightNight run raises funds for sports & recreation programs for the visually impaired, including their existing yoga program.  These classes are taught by one of our own teachers ... Lynne Swenson!  

    Thank you Lynne for spreading the light of yoga!

    We are providing a coupon for five free class at The Yoga Studio South for every registered runner.  

    For more information and registration click here: Sight Night Run info
    Light on Practice

    How to practice Iyengar Yoga ?

    Guruji BKS Iyengar writes that practicing Yoga is like climbing a mountain, at times you make quick progress and at times it is glacial, when you come to a plateau and find that you are no longer climbing upward. At those times, the mind mistakenly thinks, "I cannot proceed any further." When we are in that kind of plateau, we must continue to practice, to maintain the ground achieved, and not fall back. But we must also search out that spark of inspiration that helps us to break through spiritual complacency, and to take off in a new direction.
    Ask yourself, "What kind of practitioner am I ? Mrdu (mild), madhya (medium),adhimatra (intense) (Yoga Sutra I.22)? Can I commit to transforming myself into one who is tivra samveganam - supremely intense?" As Patanjali tells us, "The goal is near for those who are supremely vigorous and intense in practice (Yoga Sutra I. 21)." This "supreme intensity" doesn't mean that we need to be sweating hard and straining every muscle, however. "Supremely intense" refers to the intensity of awareness and the ability to be fully in the present.

    Yoga Nidra - Yogic sleep workshop with Vandana Vora



    Discover and enter Zero stress ZONE - the art of sleeping meditation that awakens your inner peace.

    Yoga Nidra meditation has the power to take you to the innermost, deepest levels of relaxation where your whole body and being is restored to its natural state of health, vitality and peace.

    This workshop will help you understand, why we practice Yoga Nidra and experience this ancient teaching of yoga . Restore your health, release the effects of chronic stress and regain rejuvinating sleep. 
    Take a break from the demands of life that have kept you running, without time to rest and rejuvenate!

     All are welcome- no yoga experience required.

    Nov 28
    1pm - 4pm
    Make Chocolate with Ruth Martin
    Join Ruth Martin in a fun and informative workshop about how to make your own healthy and delicious raw chocolate! Learn about the extensive health benefits of everyone's favorite food.
    In this 2-hour workshop, Ruth will teach us how to make scrumptious raw chocolate bars and raw chocolate treats...and bring your chocolate-loving appetite; we will be preparing and tasting the treats we make!
     
     Nov 21
    2-4pm
    We recommend . . . .
    Dr Owen Schwartz:
    Precision Alignment & Brake:
     http://precisionalignment.ca/

    The English Osteopaths at:
    www.intrinsi.ca/

    Thai Yoga Massage with Annette at:

    Bookkeeping with Nathalie at:

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