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DECEMBER VIEWS 2009 – The Ultimate Gift

The Ultimate GiftPresence is the greatest gift you can give yourself and others. Those moments when totally present and mindful of our surroundings, are some of life’s most precious gifts. When we do this, we can enjoy the range of emotions the holidays bring. It may also encourage us to live life to the fullest, and it is wonderful to be alive!

Move consciously through the holidays this season, with your focus on sharing peace and good will with loved ones. Then plan to cultivate your best self in the New Year by joining us for the 2nd Annual Journey of Our Hearts – 7 Renewal Practices. Continue to read the newsletter below for details on our fun and inspiring program that will bring better balance to the weeks ahead.

Happy Holidays and Many Blessings

Lori, Teachers & Staff at Body Harmony

P.S. We have many yoga classes over the holidays to help with your presence, however please read the December Schedule carefully since we do have some class cancellations. The schedule will resume to normal in the New Year! 
 

Student of the Month

Student of the MonthCongratulations Patti Wall! In her typical light-hearted and high-spirited way, Patti says, “Just as I take my dog for a walk every day, I take my body to yoga every other day. I watch the body/mind “weather” changes each class.  I feel lovingly held in the welcoming space of Body Harmony. I am grateful to Lori and the many other teachers who bring their unique expression of the practice of yoga. It is always a reminder to me to be present with myself and to hold the space for others. This is what keeps me coming back so often.”   

 

 

Christmas Sale!

Christmas Sale!Minimize holiday hassles and start shopping with ease! The next time you’re in for yoga, consider the following:

Beautiful Personalized Gift Certificates…
Gift the gift of yoga to your loved ones!
Can be made out for any amount

Eco Flow Yoga Mat…
Environmentally friendly, 3mm thick yoga mats with NO PVC material.
$45 plus gst

Deluxe Yoga Mat…
Extra thick and sticky, great for beginners!
$35 plus gst

Gently Used Yoga Mats…
Large variety of different colors and styles at an unbeatable price!
$15 plus gst while supplies last

Thai Yoga Mat Bag…
Beautifully designed and beaded bag, a must for any yogini!
$45 plus gst

Body Harmony Yoga Racer-back Tank…
Comfortable and supportive under-layering, navy blue racer back tank with Body Harmony logo on the back.
$20 plus gst (x-large only)

Univera Ageless Xtra Minis…
AgelessXtra® is an advanced cellular renewal formula which will help you to renew and restore your cells to function at optimal levels. It is a scientifically-formulated nutritional and active-botanical supplement that promotes vital energy, supports mental clarity and focus, helps manage stress, and promotes joint comfort and flexibility. The mini size is perfect for anyone who needs an energy boost on the go.
$2.50 each

Univera Essentials…
Too many of us eat “fast and easy food” which is filled with empty calories. Essentials is an all-in-one superfood that provides an excellent balance of all 20 amino acids from whey protein in a highly bioavailable, easily digested form.
$38.50

 

Journey of Our Hearts – 7 Renewal Practices Program

Journey of Our Hearts - 7 Renewal Practices ProgramStart the New Year cultivating your best self, while helping to make the world a better place! Journey of Our Hearts invites you to introduce 7 Renewal Practices into your weekly regime including yoga, cardio, resistance training, meditation and FUN! Not only will this be of benefit to you and your health, but the $20 ‘by donation’ registration fee goes to help build a schoolhouse in Pisac, Peru. Body Harmony students who complete 8 of the 10 week journey (January 4th to March 15th), will also have their name entered in a draw to win a FREE Year of Unlimited Yoga. At the studio we will be tracking our daily practices and encouraging each other through these positive lifestyle enhancements. Journey of Our Hearts offers you a realistic plan with choices, to further our personal growth and well being, as well it will help children in Peru. Special workshops are offered on Sundays to help you learn and stay on track. Register today, and come out Friday January 8th from 7:30 – 8:30pm to find out all about the program. We look forward to sharing this journey with you!
 

 

Mom & Baby Yoga with Lori Charko

Mom & Baby Yoga with Lori CharkoJoin us for practicing Hatha Yoga postures and breathing exercises that are done in an environment that welcomes your baby. You will improve your endurance, flexibility, and pelvic floor movement in a fun and safe space. 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!

Gift Certificates Available
Mondays January 4 – March 15
Wednesdays January 6 – March 17
11:00am – 12:00pm
10 Classes / 11 Weeks for $126 plus gst – 
Preregister Now 

 

Beginner Yoga Program with Jennifer Jordan

Beginner Yoga Program with Jennifer JordanDesigned for the beginner, this series of gentle classes will progressively add new poses and breathing techniques. Each week learn yoga asanas (postures) to feel more confident about stepping into regular Gentle and Hatha drop-in classes.

Gift Certificates Available
Thursdays January 7 – March 18
11:00am – 12:15 pm
10 Classes for $140 plus gst –
Preregister Now

 

Intuitive Counselling with Whitney McMillan Every Tuesday

Intuitive Counselling with Whitney McMillan Every TuesdayDuring her 20 years in Social Work, Whitney utilized a variety of energy techniques as self-care to heal, ground and guide her journey. Trained in diverse healing modalities and counseling/coaching approaches, Whitney now merges these with her natural intuitive skills, offering one-to-one sessions individualized to meet each person’s needs. A range of separate services are available, including Reiki (energy healing), Life Coaching, Intuitive Readings and Environmental Cleansings.

Unique to Whitney’s practice is Inner Wisdom Mentoring(a merging of Guided Visualization, Chakra Balancing, Reiki, Life Coaching and Intuition Development), aimed to identify and release ‘stuck’ areas of a person’s life, so they can trust their intuition and move forward toward their desired goals and life purpose. In December, Whitney is offering 15-minute complimentary (FREE!) sample sessions of Inner Wisdom Mentoring, along with her other services and holiday gift certificates.

Whitney is available for sessions by appointment every Tuesday in the Wellness Space at Body Harmony. Contact Whitney directly at: 604.722.5402 or info@whitneymcmillan.com
 

Green Tips for Cooking

The holidays are a time for family, fun and FOOD! Click for some delicious vegetarian holiday recipes!

Here are 5 tips on how you can be more green in the kitchen this holiday season:

  1. Smaller is always better. (Think toaster oven over electric oven and hand held blender over food processor).
  2. Make sure to match pan size to the element size. A small pot on a large burner just wastes energy, and small burners use less energy.
  3. Keep your metal burners clean so they reflect heat better and cook faster.
  4. If you’re baking in ceramic or glass, you can reduce the oven temperature by 25˚F (20˚C) and still cook the food in the same amount of time (these materials conduct and retain heat better than metal).
  5. Curiosity kills your electric bills! Keep your oven door closed as much as possible while cooking. Peeking inside causes at least 20% of the heat to escape, and then the oven wastes energy warming itself up again.

 

Lori Charko

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