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
MOM & BABY STROLLERFIT – 8 WEEK SESSION
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
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 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.
CURRENT 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
UPCOMING 6 WEEK SESSION:
Dates: Monday July 17th – August 28th* Time: 6:15 – 7:30pm Cost: $105/6 weeks (HST incl)