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APRIL VIEWS 2010 – Journey Into Spring

April Views - Journey Into SpringSpring has arrived! As nature goes through one of its most beautiful cycles of rebirth and regeneration, why don’t you join in? Start off this spring season by renewing your body, health and life. We at Body Harmony are preparing for our Spring Yoga Retreat and Cleanse at the Xenia Sanctuary on Bowen Island. If you can’t join us, why not partake in your own dietary cleanse to boost your personal health? You can also rejuvenate your life by cleaning out the clutter. Enlist family and friends to help you with a spring cleaning of your home. The practice of de-cluttering can be an immensely powerful ritual because when you clear space in your home you are also clearing space in your mind. Remember, in order to pick up something new, we must always first let go of something we have been holding onto.

Congratulations to all of our Journey of Our Hearts participants who are definitely starting this spring with renewed health and vitality. A remarkable 20 of our 42 participants completed the 7 Daily Renewal Practices for 8 of the 10 weeks of the Journey, which made them eligible for our 1 Year of Unlimited Yoga. Congratulations to Karen Bennett who won the draw for 1 Year of Unlimited Yoga, and is also featured below as our Student of the Month!

Namaste,

Lori, Ellen, Shaina and Teachers

Btw, to stay up to date be sure to join the Body Harmony Facebook Page!

 

 

Student of the Month

Student of the MonthCongratulations to Karen Bennett for completing 8 of the 10 weeks of Journey of Our Hearts and winning 1 Year of Unlimited Yoga. She says, “I have been very happy to begin my yoga practice at Body Harmony. Parking is easy, the physical space is beautiful and soothing with the views of mountains and trees, and the music. Each instructor brings a different presence to the class: Adrienne never fails to make me feel like I’m in the right place, doing the right thing for my body and my spirit; Lori challenges and guides me to expand my practice, striving to bring a note of interest and enlightenment; Jenn is a lovely gentle wake up on a Sunday morning. Yoga is the perfect complement to my other physical activities – hiking, snowshoeing, kayaking, training, aerobics. Many of these activities tighten me up; yoga helps to work out the kinks (physically and mentally!) and makes me stronger and more flexible. I have enjoyed Body Harmony so much I have brought my husband, two of my daughters (I’ll work on that third one) and several friends to the studio; they now enjoy yoga as well! Namaste, and thank you!”

 

 

New Class – Yin / Yang Yoga

New Class - Yin / Yang YogaBody Harmony has added a new class to its schedule…Yin / Yang Yoga! This style of yoga provides the best of both yin and yang practices in one class. The yin portion of the class consists of holding simple hatha yoga poses for extended periods of time (usually between 3 to 5 minutes) to stretch beyond the muscles and create greater flexibility in the connective tissues between the joints. In this class, the yin practice is married with yang practice where you flow through a variety of hatha yoga poses more quickly. The extended holding of these stretches in the yin portion is ideal for warming up the body and creating a more meditative state, while the more dynamic yang portion helps to strengthen and invigorate the body and mind.

Yin / Yang Yoga with Teresa Campbell
Every Wednesday from 6:00 – 7:15 pm

Yin / Yang Yoga with Monika Karpinska
Every Friday from 6:00 – 7:15 pm

 

Beginner Yoga Program with Jennifer Jordan

Beginner Yoga Program with Jennifer JordanDesigned for the beginner, this series of Hatha 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.

Thursdays April 8 – June 24
11:00am – 12:15 pm
10 Classes for $135 plus gst –
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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!

Mondays April 12 – June 28
Wednesdays April 14 – June 30
11:00am – 12:00pm
10 Classes for $135 plus gst –
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Women’s Self-Defense with Raymond Fujino & Iain Snee

Women's Self-Defense with Raymond Fujino & Iain SneeThis seminar provides a fun environment to introduce participants to the appropriate skills to increase personal safety and empowerment. Self-defence involves a combination of awareness, assertiveness, and action where necessary. Attendees learn about the key elements of preparedness, prevention, and protection that apply to situations from a simple nuisance up to an assailant. Raymond has over thirty years experience in martial arts and applies his kinesiology degree in the area of health and wellness. Iain has over twenty years experience coaching and instructing athletics.

Sunday April 18th
12:30 – 2:30 pm
$20 plus gst –
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ABC’s Infant / Child CPR (up to 8yrs) with Michelle Labelle

ABC's Infant / Child CPR (up to 8yrs) with Michelle 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 25th
12:30 – 2:30 pm
$20 plus gst –
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Couples Pregnancy & Birthing Preparation with Teresa Campbell

Couples Pregnancy & Birthing Preparation with Teresa CampbellExperience 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 May 2nd
12:30 – 4:30 pm
$95 per couple, plus gst –
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Green Tip – Spring Cleaning

Green Tip - Spring CleaningUse baking soda instead of chemical cleaners. It’s cheap, effective and environmentally friendly!

  • Dissolve a couple of tablespoons of baking soda in water in a microwave safe bowl, then bring to the boil in your microwave. Allow to sit for a minute or two, then you should easily be able to wipe out any baked on stains, plus your microwave will smell fresher too.
  • To give your dishwasher a good clean, run it through a cycle and use baking soda instead of detergent.
  • Crayon marks on walls? Try applying baking soda/water paste on an old toothbrush and lightly brush the affected area.
  • Sprinkle baking soda on rugs and carpets before vacuuming as a deodorizing treatment. Most carpet powders you buy are baking soda based! Just a brief note on this – not recommended for areas that are very humid as the baking soda may stay in the carpet.
     

Lori Charko

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