Has it been awhile since you have practiced yoga? Or are you new to yoga and have already created a picture in your mind of what it is all about? Maybe you have had one experience that has prevented you from trying it again?
Arriving back on your mat or trying something new can be hard to do. Sometimes when I struggle to get to my mat, I remember how I feel after I practice. And I know my body will remember and make its way back faster than my mind will give it credit for. I am reminded of the different vibration or energy I feel from my movement & breath. And the kindness I feel from being with a supportive & loving group of people.
Do you use your practice as a workout?
Do you use it as a tool to decrease depressive symptoms or to calm anxiety?
It is so important to take the journey on your mat with yourself as it gives your body the opportunity to communicate what it needs, day by day, moment to moment, breath by breath. Yes, yoga is so beneficial for our muscles & joints. But it also gives us the opportunity to care for our vital organs. Our heart, our lungs, our liver. And to ever so gently hear what care they may be calling for. Only until I was brought to my knees did I start to listen. And coming back from that has been a very long journey.
Yoga has been movement medicine for me.
Yoga can be a great "workout" but sometimes it gets you to "work in", which is where deeper healing can occur. How we think can contaminate or contribute to the health of our body.
Our internal dialogue of how we treat ourselves on the mat transfers off the mat into our "life practice." Are we kind or do we criticize? Can we simply observe rather than judge ourselves? And are our beliefs our own or have they been given to us by someone else?
You already are love and sometimes all we need is a simple reminder to be kind to ourselves. To be gentle. Thank you to all of you who share your sparkle, your love & your kind energy with me.
Meet you on the mat!
From my heart to your heart...
Feedback needed please...
Private Fitness Studio: studio member only access
We wanted to ask our community if you would like access to the fitness equipment at the studio? With the cost of a membership you would receive a free personal training consultation. We would need to know if morning or evening times would be needed and what days would work best. If there is interest, we will be adding to our fitness equipment for our members!
Introduction to Guided Meditation with Gwen
Is your mind busy? Can't quiet it down? I hear people say they can't meditate because their minds are too busy. But that is WHY meditation is so important! In meditation, the intention is not to "empty the mind". It is about observing the mind & using one of your most powerful tools, your breath, to create moments of stillness in your mind, allowing the body to experience true rest and healing.
This class will cover why meditation is such a crucial part of your holistic health regime. There will be a short introduction each week covering different themes (eg. understanding what is happening to your brain when you meditate, different techniques to meditate, why & how it reduces stress & anxiety in your body)
When: Pre-registered session, 9 weeks: September 8-November 3, 2016
Thursdays @ 11:15am (30min)
Saturdays @ 11:45am (30min)
Investment: $90 for Thursdays or Saturdays
Zumba with Emma!
Tuesdays @ 10am
Pre-registered session, 9 weeks:
September 13- November 8, 2016
Drop in: $16
Join Emma for a groovy time! Improve cardiovascular fitness and mind body coordination!
(Please note that these classes are a pre-registered session package so we can not prorate the session fee)
Kids Yoga Classes with Janine
Pre-registered session, 6 weeks: Saturdays September 17- October 22, 2016
Happy Baby Bees: Ages 1-2 years
(accompanied by an adult)
12:45pm-1:30pm (45min class)
Introduce your child to the magic of yoga & music through song, rhythm play and movement! You and your baby will develop a repertoire of nursery rhymes, finger plays, knee bouncing songs, and gentle stretches, within a fun and supportive environment.
Busy Little Bees - Ages 3 - 5 years
1:45-2:30pm (45min class)
Children will practice a variety of yoga poses, to help them develop strength of mind and body. Weekly classes are thematically based incorporating stories, music and games.
Flying Honey Bees - Ages 5 - 8
2:45-3:45pm (1 hour class)
Your child will develop focus, strength and flexibility using a variety of breathing techniques, yoga poses and visualization techniques. Weekly classes are thematically based incorporating stories, music, games and guided relaxations.
Art Classes with Margot
Two NEW ART classes at the yoga studio with Margot Soltice!
Interested? Bring a friend or 2 & receive a discount!
Watercolour Painting Class for Beginners
(and those who want to brush up)
Sunday Sept 18, 25, Oct 2, 16, 23 and 30 (no class Thanksgiving weekend, Oct 9)
Cost: $110 + $30 for a kit (kit includes 3 artist quality paints, 1 brush and watercolour paper. All other materials will be provided for this session)
Class Description: In this class you will be guided through several exercises to help you learn some of the many watercolour techniques, including the basics in brush stroke, materials, colour mixing and more. It is recommended to take this class prior to other watercolour classes Margot offers.
For more information and to register text/call Margot 780 387 3588
Drawing for Beginners
Nov 6, 13, 20, 27, Dec 4, 11
Drawing is a basic, important skill to build for other forms of art. In this class we will explore, through various projects, line, shading, texture, perspective and more.
Investment: $110 + $30 kit (kit includes an art journal, 3 art pencils, a sharpener and eraser)
For more information and to register text/call Margot 780 387 3588
Other Class Changes
Strength, Cardio & Core Circuit Training with Jasmin- Tuesdays @ 6:30pm
9 week session: $130 or drop in: $16
This class will improve your strength & cardiovascular fitness while challenging your core through mulit-movement exercises & active recovery!
Nourish with Nature!
Enjoying essential oils with...
Aroma Yoga Classes
Make & Take Events
Detox Aroma Yoga with Blending Bar- Friday September 2 & 23 @ 11:30am
Enjoy a cleansing detox aroma yoga class and afterward, make your own chemical free products to continue to support your body & mind.
You will make 4 items to take home:
Nourishing Night Cream $15
Before Bedtime Bath Salts $10
Sleepy Time Roller $15
Lavender & Lime Sugar Scrub $10
Cost: Class $25
Blending Bar: You may do one item for the cost indicated or save $10 and make all 4 items for $45
Fall Bug Buster Make & Take- Friday October 7 @ 11:30am & 7pm
Make your own chemical free products to support your health through the fall & winter months. All supplies & recipes included.
Choose three items or all of them for $65
Sick Be Gone Roller $15
Cough Be Gone Roller $15
Soothing Throat Spray $10
Vapourizing Chest Rub $15
Reusable Thieves Cleaning Wipes $15
2 Month Transformation Challenge
September 4 - November 5, 2016
Choose your Challenge!
Between September 4 to November 5 choose:
What type of classes you will include in your challenge:
Strength, Core & Cardio Circuit Training
Pricing for the 2 month session:
Unlimited yoga classes: $350
1 weight training class/week: $125
1 strength, cardio & core/week: $125
1 zumba/week: $125
Included in your challenge:
Before & after measurements
Before & after strength & flexibility testing
A challenger board will be provided to track your progress.
Prizes and pass discounts for top 3 highest attendance!
Sip of Art
Enjoy an evening of painting for fun!
(Please pre-register as space is limited)
Bring a painting buddy & you both receive $5 off!
Cost: $45 for one person for a regular sized canvas
$50 for 2 small canvases (8x10)
$55 for one large canvas (16x20)
We will reveal the October painting at our September Sip of Art so those who are in attendance that night will be the first to see the painting & save their spot for October 21!
Friday September 16, 2016