SUMMER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION WITH LIVE MUSIC

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Please join us in celebration of the Summer Solstice & The International Day of Yoga as we Flow through 108 Sun Salutations!  Our friend and Kirtan artist, Shantdeep, will provide LIVE MUSIC; guitar and mantras while we flow, through variations of Sun Salutations.  This special event will take place outdoors, in the grass @ the Old Mill*.

Date:   Wednesday June 21st
Time:   7 – 9pm
Cost:    $25 (members pay $20) taxes included

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A traditional summer solstice practice is 108 Sun Salutations. If you’ve ever done them, you know that it is beautiful meditation in motion. After a while, the body moves without the patterning of the mind and synchronizes with the breath.  All levels are welcome, you do not need to complete all 108 to attend. Your presence is all that is necessary.  You decide when to join in movement with the group, and/or when you need to rest, observe and soak in the sun.  It will take approximately 2 hrs to complete 108 Sun Salutations.  

What is the significance of 108?  There are many different explanations for the auspiciousness of this number.  Shiva Rea writes in Yoga Journal:

“The number’s significance is open to interpretation. But 108 has long been considered a sacred number in Hinduism and yoga. Traditionally, malas, or garlands of prayer beads, come as a string of 108 beads (plus one for the “guru bead,” around which the other 108 beads turn like the planets around the sun). A mala is used for counting as you repeat a mantra—much like the Catholic rosary.

Renowned mathematicians of Vedic culture viewed 108 as a number of the wholeness of existence. This number also connects the Sun, Moon, and Earth: The average distance of the Sun and the Moon to Earth is 108 times their respective diameters. Such phenomena have given rise to many examples of ritual significance.

According to yogic tradition, there are 108 pithas, or sacred sites, throughout India. And there are also 108 Upanishads and 108 marma points, or sacred places of the body.”

But regardless of the significance of the number 108, the important thing is to show up, be fully present in the moment, and breathe.  It doesn’t matter if you do 1 or 20 or 108 or 208!! 

*this event will move to the studio space @ 10 Lindsay St S. 2nd Floor if it rains

SUMMER PASS SALE – 3 MONTHS for the price of 2

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Keep your practice going all summer long with our unlimited summer pass!  Many yogis take a hiatus from May – September, putting their practice on the back burner for the summer.  There are many reasons why you should keep your practice going in the summer months, for example,  maintaining a level head, acclimating your body, and keeping/increasing your range of motion and practicing outdoors (watch for upcoming outdoor classes).  I almost forgot – we will have more non-heated classes on our summer schedule this year, as per your requests!

UNLIMITED SUMMER PASS SALE ON NOW:
only 30 available!

3 Months for 2:
$198 or $170/students/HST incl*

OR

2 Month Pass Option:
$130 or $115/students/HST incl*

 

GET YOUR SUMMER PASS NOW

 

*students currently enrolled in school full time; student I.D. required 
*summer passes are valid from June 1st – August 31st

 

FAMILY/YOU & ME YOGA – 6 WEEK SESSION

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Family yoga is a fun and entertaining class for the whole family, Moms, Dads or  and Kids!  Come explore yoga together!  Life can be a bit of a balancing act – family, work, fitness, down time… let us help you out by combining two things we love; Family & Yoga!  Appropriate for the whole family, while child centered and created for fun! 

Classes will include yoga poses, exciting yoga stories, and lots of fun and games, while strengthening bonds between family members, as well as, building confidence, self-esteem, and strong healthy bodies!  Children and parents will also be guided through breathing and relaxation to help focus and feel grounded.   This 60 minute class promises fun for the whole family.  All abilities and levels of experience welcome!

This class is perfect for young families with children 5 years old and up.

6 WEEK SESSION DETAILS

Dates:    Saturday April 22nd – May 27th
Time:     11 am – 12 pm
Investment:  $175 up to 4 family members or $150  you & me (for 2)

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*Up to 4 immediate family members (additional $5 for an extra child)
*Space is limited; Please preregister to secure your spot

3nd Annual Full Day Yoga Retreat – Mind. Body. Soul.

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Join us for our 3rd Annual Full Day Yoga Retreat at the beautiful IronHorse Ranch in Bethany. A Restorative, Relaxing and Inspiring Retreat for Mind, Body &  Soul!  This day includes 5 sessions and 2 delicious and healthy meals.  Space is limited; register today to secure your spot.

*Vegan/Vegetarian options are available, please let us know at time of registration

Here is what some of last year’s participants are saying about their experience,

The yoga retreat held at Ironhorse Ranch was absolutely perfect.  If you are looking to spend a day reconnecting and rejuvenating yourself, do not hesitate to sign up.  It was the best thing I have done for myself in a very long time and I am looking forward to the next event.  Thank you so much Joey and Carrie for creating this retreat.

-L.F. 2015

“Joey,

I just wanted to send you a card to Thank You.  The yoga retreat I did in Kawartha was truly life changing for me.  Prior to going I had been in fight or flight mode and not really feeling much.  I cried a lot that retreat.  The quotes and passages you read really hit me HARD.  I needed to be there, I needed to let go.  You’ll never know how much you helped me in my growth and healing, but THANK YOU!  I think of you often

Sincerely, A.G.”  2015

DETAILS:

Date:   Saturday May 27th
Time:   7:30am – 5:15pm
Investment: $172/pp + HST

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE:
  • 7:30 – 8:30    Arrival/Breakfast
  • 8:30 – 8:45    Chakra Meditation
  • 8:45 – 9:30    Circle/Ice Breakers/Intention
  • 9:30 – 9:45    Brief Break
  • 9:45 – 10:4     Vinyasa Yoga
  • 10:45 – 12:15  Break/Lunch
  • 12:15 – 2:15    Restorative Yoga with Essential Oils
  • 2:15 – 2:30     Brief Break
  • 2:30 – 3:30    Gentle Hatha Yoga
  • 3:30 – 3:45    Brief Break
  • 3:45 – 4:30    Yoga Nidra
  • 4:30 – 4:45    Brief Break
  • 4:45 – 5:15     Closing Ceremony
TO REGISTER ONLINE, OR FOR MORE INFORMATION, CLICK HERE

Phone: 705 277 1649
Email: connect@southpondfarms.ca

 

 

MOM & BABY YOGA SESSION

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Join us and experience the joy of practicing yoga with your baby.  In this class, we will focus on movements and breathing specifically geared for new moms.  Relieve tension in the neck, shoulders and back, while strengthening the abdomen, back and pelvic floor.  You and baby will both benefit from the bonding time together while connecting with other moms and babies in our community.  This class is suitable to new students, as well as, for moms transitioning back into their practice.  Newborns to pre-crawling.

CURRENT  8  WEEK SESSION

Dates:    Tuesday March 21st – May 9th * make up class on May 16th
Time:     12:30 – 1:30PM
Cost:      $125/8 weeks/HST incl.

 

UPCOMING 6  WEEK SESSION

Dates:    Tuesday May 23rd – June 27th
Time:     12:30 – 1:30PM
Cost:      $105/6 weeks/HST incl.

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*Late registrations may be prorated and are welcome as space allows

MOM & BABY STROLLERFIT – 8 WEEK SESSION

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Get back into shape with baby!  Bring baby and stroller (any stroller will do) for an an hour of cardiovascular exercise and strength training, with power walking, short running drills and core training.  Lots of variety and options provided to suit all levels.  Another great way to get fit, have fun, feel great,  and meet other moms and babies in our community!  Registrations are ongoing; may be prorated for a late start, or drop ins as space permits.

8 WEEK SESSION

Dates:  Friday May 12th – July 7th
Time:    12:30 – 1:30 pm
Cost:     $100/8 weeks/HST incl.

*There will not be a class on June 23rd; session dates reflect this
*Drop ins are welcome as long as space allows
*Session may be prorated for late registrations
*Class will be held in-studio on rainy days