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MARCH & APRIL 2009 – It Is Written

It Is WrittenIt’s refreshing to see the under dog arise from unfortunate or less than positive life circumstances. In the case of Slum Dog Millionaire we have a budget movie with a no-name cast filmed in a third world country. Against all odds it wins 8 Academy Awards. The reality of 3 orphans moving together through life barely surviving and having to evolve from some of the most horrific situations, obviously touches us all.  Life unfolds as it should though, with Jamal acquiring the necessary experiences he needs to win the Indian version of ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’. Brilliantly produced, the cinematography and music are edited and weaved together, allowing this honest and good hearted soul to attract his desired lost love and live the life of his dreams. As the movie suggests, I believe “It Is Written”. 

Jhonatan to the right, our Peruvian sponsor child, is likely looking for more happiness and comfort in his world. It is with great pleasure that Body Harmony Yoga donated over $1000 to his community in Peru, along with a personal gift for his 8th birthday. These funds were raised in part from the grade 7 class at Cove Cliff Elementary, along with the 51 Body Harmony students who participated in the Journey of Our Hearts. Of those students, 17 diligently spent at least 3 months doing their weekly 7 Renewal Practices this winter. Those names were entered in a draw and Janet McCormack won a FREE YEAR OF YOGA at the studio. Congratulations and thank you to all who participated!

Please take a moment to encourage the growth of our community by completing the 2009 Survey. There are karmic rewards and a Free Class Pass draw for your efforts if you enter prior to April 15th.  And since our group is finally off to Peru at the end of March, the next eNewsletter in May will update you with that Free Class Pass recipient and the adventures of our trip. Thank you for your support on this Spiritual Journey. 

Wishing you peacefulness in a humbling time,

Lori & Staff at Body Harmony Yoga 

 

Student of the Month

Student of the MonthCongratulations Patrice Dixon. A super mom and full time language teacher at UBC, Patrice has somehow even managed to make time to tudor Lori in Spanish! In her thoughtful and quiet nature she says, “I am so glad that a friend recommended Body Harmony to me three years ago. Besides finding a wonderful studio to learn about and practice yoga, I have found a real community of people who practice life from the heart. The teachers and students here are a beautiful reminder that we are not just a body, and not just a mind, but mix of the two. I love learning about the different styles of yoga, and participating in the workshops and book club. Lori and her teachers have found the perfect yoga mix here, and I am not surprised by how much I have seen the studio grow over the last three years. It makes me happy to come to classes here. Thank you Body Harmony!”  Muchas gracias Patrice, nos encanta tu energia!

 

Developing Your Home Practice with Lori Charko

Developing Your Home Practice with Lori CharkoHave fun creating a yoga flow incorporating your favorite postures and personal needs. Learn how to build a safe and balanced combination of postures flow for your own yoga practice at home, while vacationing or when working on the road using your hand written notes. Practicing yoga is a life long venture that can be done anytime, and virtually anywhere! Maximum 10 students.

Sunday March 1
12:30 – 2:30pm
$20 plus gst –
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Cloth Diapering 101 with Karen Randall

There are environmental, health and financial benefits to cloth diapering your child, that need not be difficult! In this workshop you will:  1. Learn how to use cloth diapers – how to put them on your baby, how to store them and how to wash them (and how easy all of this is!)  2. Review the most popular reusable diapering options available to you today and look at why families choose each option.  3. Learn what you need to get started with cloth diapering, including a checklist for a kit that can get any family started from day one – and succeed!  4. Have the opportunity to get your hands on several types and brands of diapering systems – see how they work & see how they feel.  5. Have your questions about cloth diapering answered by an expert at New & Green Baby Co. Sunday March 8
12:30 – 2:30pm
$20 plus gst –
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ABC’s Infant / Child CPR (up to 8yrs) with Michele Labelle

ABC's Infant / Child CPR (up to 8yrs) with Michele LabelleLearn the basic life saving techniques of CPR and removal of an obstruction for kids under 8 years old. DID YOU KNOW the #1 reason for doing CPR in infants is choking (0 to 1 year)? And the #1 reason for doing CPR in children is drowning (1 to 8 yrs)? Michele Labelle worked as Respiratory Therapist at BC’s Children Hospital for 16 years in the ICU and special care nursery. She brings her experience to teaching CPR in a fun and realistic approach to saving your child’s life. Please read the white pages of the telephone book (pp. 26-28) on safety and come with a teddy bear (or small doll) and piece of paper and pen. Minimum 10 students. 

Sunday April 5
12:30 – 2:30pm
$20 plus gst –
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Hatha Yoga for Back Care with Farnoosh Fekri

This class emphasizes yoga postures that build support for the spine by strengthening the abdominal and back muscles, as well, involves appropriate stretching to promote balance in the torso region. If you suffer from back pain, a stiff back, back injuries or weak back muscles OR you would like to prevent these conditions, this class is for you. Build core strength and flexibility and lengthen the spine to create space between the vertebrae, relieve your back pain or prevent it!

Tuesdays 11:00am to 12:15pm
April 7 – June 16
10 Classes for $140.00 plus gst –Preregister now

 

 

Kangen H20: Change Your Water, Change Your Life with Michele Labelle

Kangen H20: Change Your Water, Change Your Life with Michele LabelleOxygen and water are two things we cannot survive without! Our bodies are made up of between 65-85 % water and it is required to burn fat. We can go without food for days, but water only a few – that’s it. Chronic dehydration is a sign associated with many medical conditions today, for example constipation, headaches & bloating. Toxins build up with improper elimination causing many metabolic problems. Kangan water is hexagonal, micro-clustered, alkaline water. It tastes clean & fresh, like clear mountain water and has anti-oxidizing affects to keep you young, vital and healthy. Join us here to obtain FREE water and how bottled water may contain chemicals leached from plastic that mimic hormones and disrupt the endocrine system. 

Sunday April 19
12:30 – 2:30pm
$20 plus gst –
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Pressure Proof Your Life: Become Resilient to Stress with Ms. Nicklas Ehrlich

Pressure Proof Your Life: Become Resilient to Stress with Ms. Nicklas Ehrlich Join us for an amazing introductory class where you will learn cutting edge, effective stress resiliency techniques. You will learn about the various Energy Psychology and Energy Medicine methods that can make you resilient to stress while bringing your mind, body and relationships into greater health and balance. These techniques are the most powerful and effective therapeutic tools for creating remarkable personal change and growth. Come hear the latest research on the powerful mind-body connection, and how you can achieve positive change and balance within your mind, body, emotions and life. The insight and techniques you will learn will help you enhance your yoga practice. This workshop with Ehrlich and Associates  will introduce you to the tools to become resilient to stress and take healthy control of your life!

Sunday April 26
12:30 – 2:30pm
$20 plus gst –
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Mom & Baby Yoga with Lori Charko

Mom & Baby Yoga with Lori CharkoReturn to exercise in an environment that welcomes your baby. We practice Hatha Yoga postures and breathing exercises that can be done while bonding with your baby. You will improve your endurance, flexibility, and pelvic floor movement in a fun and safe environment. You will feel better and appreciate being in a community with other moms and babies (aged 4 weeks to 10 months). Fun stories with tea and cookies are shared after class!

Mondays 11:00am to 12pm
April 20 – June 29 (No Class May 18) 
10 Classes in 10 Weeks for $126 plus gst –
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Wednesdays 11:00am to 12pm
April 22 – June 24
10 Classes in 10 Weeks for $126 plus gst – Preregister now

 

Green Tip – Dishwasher Tips

1. Sure, scrape food off your dish before you toss it in the dishwasher, but there’s no need for all this crazy double-washing business. If your dishwasher can’t clean a layer of gray off your plate, you need a new dishwasher.

2. If you have an air-dry button, use it: your dishes will dry just as well without a blast of heat (and you’ll use 20% less energy overall). It just takes a little longer. If your machine doesn’t have an air-dry option, no biggie-just open the door after the final rinse.

3. Start your dishwasher only when it’s FULL. No wasteful half-loads!

Notes from Adria Vasil’s book ‘ECOHOLIC: Your Guide To The Most Environmentally Friendly Information, Products and Services in Canada’ 

 

Lori Charko

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