SUMMER SOLSTICE & INTERNATIONAL DAY OF YOGA CELEBRATION W LIVE MUSIC
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
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
SUP (Stand Up Paddle boarding) is one of the world’s fastest growing sports and a hot trend in the world of Yoga too. Long Canadian winters, however, make for an especially short SUP season. THE SOLUTION? Bring SUP-Yoga indoors with karma SUPtra!
Join Julie, to work the wobble and explore this powerful, oh-so-playful, SUP-Inspired Yoga Class! Find your sea legs and discover the magic of karma SUPtra: have a blast and build confidence as you explore foundation postures and adapt to the ebb and flow of the board beneath you. Without a doubt this new offering will enhance your traditional mat practice and if hitting the water is on your bucket list, you will be brilliantly prepared to take your SUP-Yoga practice outside. Innately discover breath, muscular engagement and present moment through mindful movement and “kind” alignment in this full body workout. Prepare to sweat and smile…A LOT!!!
Modality: Asana, All Levels Welcome!
Let’s breathe together, be mindful, move kindly, create space, practice playfully, explore compassionately.
Namaste. – Julie
Date: Saturday June 3rd Time: 9 – 11am Cost: $45 HST included
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
FAMILY YOGA – 6 WEEK SESSION
Family yoga is a fun and entertaining class for the whole family, Moms, Dads (Guardians/Grandparents) 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 register 2 members @ $150 ( you & me)
*Drop ins are welcome, as long as space allows; session can be prorated for late registrations
*Up to 4 immediate family members (additional $5 for an extra child) *Space is limited; Please preregister to secure your spot
TEEN YOGA – 6 WEEK SESSION
During these years, full of changes, teenagers need to ease the everyday stresses and pressures of their lives. This class builds balance, strength and flexibility in both the body and the mind, while increasing healthy body image, self awareness, acceptance, esteem, and confidence. Yoga helps to revitalize low energy levels and helps to develop concentration and focus. Teens learn breath work and relaxation that they can take with them into young adulthood. This class is suited for 12 – 16yrs. Drop ins are also welcome, if space allows @ $13/class.
6 WEEK SESSION DETAILS
Dates: Monday April 24th – June 5th Time: 4:45- 5:45pm Cost: $75/6 weeks (Incl. HST)
*Space is limited; Please preregister to secure your spot
MOM & BABY YOGA - 8 WEEK SESSION
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 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.
*Late registrations may be prorated; as long as space allows
These friendly, non-competitive classes will include relaxing breathing techniques, safe and gentle movement and stretches, gentle foot massages and handouts that cover common pregnancy related issues ie) heartburn, Kegels, swelling, etc. Guided gentle movement and postures gently massage your baby; creating an inner memory of calmness and relaxation that they will carry within them indefinitely. Your teacher is a Certified Prenatal Yoga Teacher in a class geared specifically to prenatal yoga. This will ensure the safest yoga experience possible for you and your unborn baby.
6 WEEK SESSION:
Dates: Monday April 10th – May 15th Time: 6:15 – 7:30pm Cost: $105/6 weeks (HST incl)
UPCOMING 6 WEEK SESSION:
Dates: Monday May 29th – July 10th* Time: 6:15 – 7:30pm Cost: $105/6 weeks (HST incl)
*class will not run on Canada Day weekend; Monday July 3rd