This is Fall! Yoga, Retreats, Workshops & more!πŸ‚πŸƒπŸ˜πŸ‘Š

Hello All! Happy soon to be fall!

I just wanted to send out a big thank you to everyone who joined us this summer! And thank you to Jasmin and Lesya for helping to teach classes and Lesya for many awesome paddleboard classes!

Some thoughts I wanted to share with you as we head into fall...

As I navigate grief in my life right now, I am reminded that I need to let myself feel anything that comes up as I travel this path. I continue to use all of the tools I have and am constantly learning more ways to take care of this amazing earth suit I have been given. It truly is a gift and not one I will compromise...but which can easily happen if I don't pay attention to what my emotions are needing to express.

This week, I caught myself apologizing for crying all of a sudden (movies and music are a great way to open the floodgates!). I had full support from my partner as I always do. I took a moment and said I don't know why I said sorry? I then said I am not sorry for my release!... and then took a moment to figure out where it was coming from and discovered its root..

I will now remember to not apologize for the beautiful rawness and love that comes through tears.

I have realized that I must go through all of the emotions and physically use my body to move through and use it to release what I am feeling. Certain physical movement allows for release of sadness, trauma and grief. This is why yoga is so important to me.

If we do not listen to our emotions, our body and mind are effected in so many ways. Emotions are powerful transformers and can work to our advantage. But if not dealt with, left unchecked, not felt and just ignored, the body will have no choice but to adapt to what it is being given. The story below is so powerful and is proof that we must listen to our heart. Our feelings/emotions are our guide from our heart...

Broken Heart Syndrome

When Carrie Fisher died in late 2016, the film world went into collective mourning. The grief was compounded the next day when her mother, Debbie Reynolds, also died suddenly. For many, it was a simple fact that Ms. Reynolds died of a broken heart β€” a sad but understandable event in the face of such tragedy.

We’ve all heard stories of elderly couples dying within days of each other. What is broken heart syndrome? Is it real? And how does it differ from a heart attack? Broken heart syndrome, called takotsubo cardiomyopathy, can strike even a healthy person.

It was named "takotsubo" cardiomyopathy because during the acute phase of the syndrome, the left ventricle bulges and takes on a balloon shape. This shape is similar in appearance to the Japanese fisherman's tako-tsubo, meaning an octopus trap.

Takotsubo cardiomyopathy starts abruptly and unpredictably, with symptoms of chest pain, shortness of breath and fainting.

It is brought on by an intense emotional experience, like the death of a loved one, divorce, job loss, bankruptcy, natural disaster, serious accident, or romantic rejection and is most often seen in women between the ages of 61 and 76 years. Broken heart syndrome may be misdiagnosed as a heart attack because the symptoms and test results are similar. But, unlike a heart attack, there is no evidence of blocked heart arteries in broken heart syndrome. In broken heart syndrome, there is temporary disruption of the heart’s normal pumping action in the left ventricle as a result of a surge of stress hormones. With immediate medical intervention, broken heart syndrome is treatable, and full recovery can occur without long-term damage. However, it can be deadly if ignored.

Can a broken heart be prevented? Since life experiences can precipitate this condition, prevention focuses on having on-going stress management strategies that help manage stress hormones. Exercising, eating healthy, avoiding excessive alcohol, taking quality nutritional supplements, getting adequate sleep, and maintaining solid friendships can help deter the heart-breaking effects of life’s unexpected occurrences. Embracing hope may be difficult at these times, but bear in mind that hope is β€œthe belief that sadness can eventually evaporate.”

Sending love and light to all of you and your beautiful hearts.





Fall Session Classes: September 8 to November 9 2019
Please pre-register as much as possible for classes.
Pre-registrations helps us determine which classes still interest you.
Drop ins are welcome!
We will pro rate your pass if you start later in the session or you can buy a punch pass if that serves you better.

Practice 1/week: $142
Practice 2/week: $270
Fall Unlimited Pass: $395
Fall Special Family & Friend 20 Pass: $300
Fall & Winter Unlimited Pass: $700
6 Pass: $95 (expires 2 months from date of purchase- can be shared)
12pass: $184 (expires 2 months from date of purchase- can be shared)
Drop in:$17
Dedicate 30 Day Challenge Pass: $150

Dedicate! A 30 Day Yoga Journey
September 8- October 7
Special Pass Price: $150

Practice every day for 30 days! Since the studio does not run classes every day, home practices are part of this challenge as well (minimum 30min practices).
Feel the difference that 30 days in a row will give you! Some challengers have experienced better sleep, improved strength, flexibility, balance, decreased stress and a clearer mind.
Every participant gets a swag bag of support for your challenge.
We will have a party at the end of our challenge with prizes and refreshments!

Yoga Flow for Strength & Flexibility with Jasmin
Tuesdays @ 6:15pm
Pre-registered & drop in.
9 week session special: $142

Build strength with a challenging flow class and rinse stress out with some soothing stretching and relaxation at the end of class.

Functional Movement Class: Improve Mobility & Joint Health with Jasmin
Wednesdays @ 9:30am
Pre-registered & drop in.
9 week session special: $142

"Growing older is inevitable. Aging is optional."
As we age, it is crucial to stay moving and to learn functional movement so our movement patterns support our body, do not wear out our joints and support our activities of daily living. In this class you will build stability and strength in your muscles and joints to protect you from injury. You will learn exercises that can create ease in your movement and decrease soreness and pain.

Aroma Yoga: Essential Oils & The Chakras with Janelle
Thursdays @ 4pm
Pre-registered session only
Cost: $200 (9 week session and includes the oils and class)

Both yoga & therapeutic grade essential oils have been known to naturally decrease symptoms of stress. Essential oils can help improve physical strength & mental focus. They can enhance breath, movement, meditation & relaxation. They also help cleanse & purify the body and are a powerful component in assisting the body to heal. They can provide an even more powerful experience when combined with intentional movement. This class combines essential oils, energy exercises and yoga poses specific to each chakra. The class will focus specifically on one of the chakras each week. The chakras are our connection to our emotional body/emotions and play a crucial role in our overall physical and emotional health.
We will also cover the basic guidelines of how to use essential oils if you are new to oils!

Strength & Stretch Class with Janelle
Thursdays @ 5:15pm
Pre-registered & drop in.
9 week session special: $142

This class will encompass resistance training and exercises to improve cardiovascular fitness and core strength. You will also learn to lift free weights correctly! Multi movement exercises will also be offered for a full body workout and help improve coordination! You will also experience active and passive stretching and feel the difference each makes in your range of motion. Modifications are given wherever needed.
9 week session: $142

Restorative/Yin Yoga & Yoga Nidra with Janelle
Thursdays @ 6:15pm
Pre-registered & drop in.
9 week session special: $142

Delve into a blissful class as you move into deeper muscle and connective tissue tension. Decrease stress on your nervous system as you learn tools on how to unwind and relax your body and mind. To help complete this practice, we will finish with a short yoga nidra session to receive deep rest and restoration. This is an extremely healing practice.Yoga Nidra has been referred to as sleep yoga and it has been said that 30 minutes of it is equivalent to 4 hours of sleep. You will be guided as you rest, allowing your mind and body to slip into a deep state of relaxation. We have extra props for you to use but you are welcome to bring your own blanket, eye pillow and whatever else you need for support.

Yoga for Strength & Balance with Janelle
Fridays @ 9:30am
Pre-registered & drop in.
9 week session special: $142

This class gives you a full body experience with yoga poses that build strength, improve balance. increase body awareness, proprioception and help prevent injury . Class is finished off with core strengthening, stretching & relaxation.
9 week session special: $142

Movement & Mobility for Longevity with Janelle (no class Sept 20)
Fridays @ 11am
Pre-registered & drop in.
8 week session special: $126

In this class, you will learn specific movement that will help support your longevity, joint health and keep you moving fluidly! As we age, fluids can dry out a bit and particular types of movements can help retain more hydration in the joints. Certain movement stimulates the nutrition needed to lubricate joint surfaces.

You will learn how to lift weights correctly for specific muscle groups supporting bone density and lean body mass. There is research that shows we lose 1 pound of lean body mass after the age of 35 so we have to work at keeping it! 

We will then decrease muscle tension and help increase healthy range of motion by learning to use therapy balls. You will learn different exercises for specific muscle groups with the therapy balls which you can take home with you and use any time you need!

Karma/By Donation Gentle Yoga (no classes in September, Oct 4 & 18)
Fridays @ 5:15pm
Pre-registered & drop in.
(Minimum $5 donation)
This class will include slow movement and breath to help relax and restore your body and mind at the end of your work week. This class is by donation (minimum $5) and every month we will donate funds to a company or individual in need of support. 

Yoga for Strength & Core with Janelle
Saturdays @ 9:30am
Pre-registered & drop in.

Please note: Due to private retreats running we have shifted classes on specific dates:
Sat Sept 14 class will run at 8:45am
Sat Sept 28 class will run at 10:15am
No class Oct 19
All of the other Saturdays are the normal 9:30am class time.

Improve your cardiovascular fitness & build strength through a fun and challenging class!
More core exercises will be included to help build stability and strength to support your back health.

Restorative/Yin Yoga & Essential Oils for Stress Relief with Janelle (no class October 19)
Saturdays @ 10:45am
Pre-registered & drop in.

No class Sept 14 
Sept 28 class will run at 11:30am
No class Oct 19
All other Saturday classes run at the normal 10:45am class time.

The intention of this class is to provide a safe space for students to let go of tension and cultivate peace and balance. Poses will be held between 3-5minutes, and the body will be supported by props to allow the nervous system to thoroughly unwind. There will be use of essential oils that are specifically chosen for their calming, grounding & stress-relieving properties. The human body was not designed to handle being in a state of fight or flight constantly. In order to help the body and mind optimally deal with the challenges of daily life, it is crucial that we cultivate stillness and silence to switch into the parasympathetic nervous system which can give your body time to rest and your mind the space to unwind and let go.

Upcoming Special Events!

We have so many great events happening!
Please see the schedule below or click on the eventbrite link for more info or to register!

Payment Methods:
If you wish to pay by credit card, you can pay on eventbrite. If you would like to pay cash, cheque or email transfer, you can register with me by sending an email or pay at the studio.


Please note that we have some private retreats running through the fall and winter and you can see their dates/times on the main schedule. We will have their information up on our website shortly!