JUNE VIEWS 2009 – Release into Freedom
The intention of the Summer Moksha Sale for EVERYONE is to encourage liberation and a sense of release. The Sanskrit word moksha means just that, freedom and it is one of the main concepts of yoga. You can feel freedom and relief from these challenging times by exploring soul-awareness through yoga. Enjoy the flexibility of choosing from over 35 classes per week, for 9 weeks of unlimited yoga at $99 plus gst. Anytime you bring in a new member, you will also recieve a $10 credit towards your next pass. Enquire soon, and let the summer set you free!
Everything the studio is offering this month will encourage an easier, more creative and happier you. Why not join our community for the Customer Appreciation & Peru 2009 Presentation on Friday June 5th. Doors will open at 7pm for a fun night of playful music, a Peru slideshow, refreshments and door prizes. Please RSVP for this free event but bring a $5 cash donation for our World Vision sponsor child, Jhonaton. We look forward to seeing you at this event, at the beach, at the yogathon and at the studio a lot this summer!
Lori & Staff at Body Harmony
Congratulations Wendy Rohrwasser! Her consistently quiet presence and strong yogic practice are just two of the reasons for choosing her as June’s Student of the Month. Wendy says, “Since joining Body Harmony over 2 years ago, I have noticed a great improvement in my stature and flexibility and has taught me to release the tension I often hold in my shoulders and neck throughout my day. Yoga here has become my indulgence; the thing that I do just for myself. And I am disappointed on the days that I have to miss my class. The teachers are encouraging and thoughtful in their guidance through their classes and I appreciate their effort in developing flows that challenge both our minds and our bodies. My practice at Body Harmony has become an integral part of trying to maintain a healthy, positive lifestyle and I am very grateful to have Lori and her studio there to support me.”
Waking up the feet promotes a vital living connection to the earth. Learn to feel the foot triads and awaken the leg lines to sequence force from the ground up through the pelvis and from the pelvis up through the spine. Cultivating a felt experience of the ground of support through the lower body invites the outer layers of skin and muscle to relax and allows breath to open your body from the inside out. Understand how the pelvic bones feed into the hip socket and force is sequenced through the sacroiliac joints up the spinal column. Exploring dynamic opposition, this workshop includes anatomical appreciations, an inspiring standing flow and a deep unification of body, breath and heart. Sharon has studied yoga since 1979, and has studied anatomy and alignment, and the therapeutics of yoga with Leila Stuart for five years.
Sunday June 7
12:30 – 2:30pm
$20 plus gst – Preregister now
Experience an interactive workshop where you will bond to your baby and your partner, while celebrating this amazing stage in life! Tap into inner courage, awareness and gain invaluable knowledge for conscious labour, childbirth and parenting. These transformational yoga practices guide couples on an empowering process of self-discovery and owning birth space.
Sunday June 14
12:30 – 4:30pm
$80 plus gst per couple – Preregister now
Again this summer Lori will be teaching Mixed Levels Hatha Yoga down at John Lawson Park in West Vancouver. Classes will run Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 – 11:30am starting June 16th weather permitting. (She is there even if it is cloudy but not if it’s drizzling or raining). Please bring a yoga mat and beach towel, along with some sunscreen. Arrive at least 10 minutes early, especially if you prefer a spot in the shade. Taught by donation, join us for this opportunity to lift your spirit and get in touch with nature.
June 16 to September 10
Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:30 – 11:30am
Suggested donation of $10
Calling all Goddesses! Join resident yoga teacher Teresa Campbell for an inspiring & celebratory evening of YOGA, meditation, DANCING, chanting and SHARING. Be surrounded by your community sisters where women of all ages fill the space with beautiful feminine power that will elevate you and remind you of your truths as a woman! Let’s journey together & explore “how we can empower ourselves individually, as a community, and as a world of women.” Elizabeth MacLeod, Wild Woman
Sunday June 21
7:00 – 9:00pm
$20 plus gst – Preregister now
On July 11th the Body Harmony Breathers will be participating in its 5th year of fundraising for Camp Moomba! “Moomba” is an Australian Aboriginal word that means “join together to have fun” and forms the camps philosophy: Friends Together Having Fun. Please join or sponsor our team of teachers and students in support of kids age 6-17 with HIV/AIDS to go to summer camp. Many of the children that attend Camp Moomba are confronted by similar issues in their lives and many live in difficult socio-economic situations. It’s easy to give and taxable receipts are sent to your email address almost instantly. We thank you for your support in this effort.
Saturday July 11th at Thunderbird Stadium
9:30am Blissfest Sustainability Fair & Marketplace Opens
10:00am Family Entertainment and Children’s Activities
11:00am Acknowledgements and Top Fundraiser Prizes
11:15am Yoga practice
12:45pm Picnic Party (Lots of Food, Music, and Giveaways)
Composting can be a soul nourishing way of giving back to the earth, but if you are new to the idea, here is a standard lists of dos and don’ts for what to compost:
DO COMPOST: • vegetable and fruit scraps • garden trimmings • grass clippings • leaves • unbleached paper towels, tissues, and napkins • hair • tea bags and coffee grounds • crushed eggshells
DON’T COMPOST:• meat and bones • fish • dairy products • cooked food • coal ash • animal litter and wastes
For more information on how to make your own compost, email email@example.com