SUMMER VIEWS 2010 – How Does Your Garden Grow?
Canadians everywhere are wondering about our summer weather! It’s worth considering that the conditions we have may not be completely beyond our control. One thing is for sure, taking on an attitude of reciprocity with Mother Earth would at least bring a shift within our selves. When there is a balance of giving and receiving of all things, life is in harmony and there is growth. We as humans can be thought of as mediums, who absorb nutrients from the ground beneath us, and then have a choice as how to use the nourishment we receive when extending our physical energy. This attitude of gratitude and exchange with oceans, forests and gardens would also shift our external environment. If we then gave back and nurtured the world with love, seeds and positive intentions, would we not see a healthier environment that could potentially be sustained?
Enjoy the fresh outdoors this Canada Day, and remember to contemplate how you can give back to our lushes West Coast! Please note there is no Yoga by the Beach on July 1st, but we do have one class at the studio at 9:30am. If you wish to attend yoga over the long weekends this summer, check the schedule regarding our holiday weekend classes.
Have a safe and wholesome summer!
Blessings from Lori, Shaina, Ellen & the Teachers at Body Harmony
Congratulations Karen Sainas. We love seeing Karen regularly, with her smiling face and upbeat energy (virtually every class she attends)!
Why she loves Body Harmony Yoga…..
“The yoga instructors at Body Harmony are so lovely. Each and every class is a new experience physically and spiritually for me. The schedule is fabulous and allows me to attend my favorite classes every day of the week.”
Yoga by the Beach is on today! Lori will be teaching Mixed Levels Hatha Yoga down at John Lawson Park in West Vancouver all summer. Classes will run Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 – 11:30am until September 2nd, weather permitting. (She is there even if it is cloudy but not if it’s drizzling or raining. If you are not sure, call 604.929.YOGA (9642) or check the website schedule anytime after 9am the day of). 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. Join us for this opportunity to lift your spirit and get in touch with nature!
Now to September 2nd (No Class July 1st)
Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:30 – 11:30am
Body Harmony Yoga Pass or $10 Cash
Discover the original Avatars and learn how their ancient wisdom can profoundly change the way you view the world. Jeffrey Armstrong’s wise counsel and insightful teachings have already affected hundreds of thousands of people around the world — his goal is to empower a billion people with the wisdom of the Avatars. This Universal Knowledge is a call to action to heal the planet and to become our greatest self. We would be honored if you could attend. Opening Performance by Zamir Dhanji Chris Murdoch and featuring Master of Ceremonies Pete McCormack (Film director, writer, social critic, and singer/songwriter). Special Guest Cynthia Black (President and Editor-in-Chief Beyond Words Publishing).
Where: Unity Church· 5840 Oak St, Vancouver, BC
When: Tuesday June 29th from 7:00 to 9:30 pm
Tickets: $35 per person Available at Banyon Books (604) 737-8858
VIP Seats: $65 per person Available at VASA (604) 275-6567
Save 7% HST on all passes by purchasing prior to July 1st. Our additional promotional offer:
The Bowen Island Retreat & Cleanse at Xenia Sanctuary is going ahead this spring! Secure your space for a refreshing weekend that will include:
~ 3 Nights in Shared Accommodations
~ 3 Cleansing Breakfasts
~ 3 Healthy Vegetarian Lunches
~ 2 Delicious Vegetarian Dinners
~ 5 Yoga Classes & 5 Sitting Meditations
October 21st to 24th, 2010
Thursday 8pm to Sunday Noon
$465 plus gst –
**$100 Deposit due at time of booking. Final payment due September 21st.
Join 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 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 & Wednesdays 11:00am to 12:00pm
July 7 – August 30 (No Class August 2nd)
15+ Classes for $99 plus gst – Preregister now
The Prophets Conference programs, featuring many of today’s trailblazing teachers, are designed to cultivate spiritual principles and scientific potentials, invoking oneness and deeper experiences for those who participate in this growing community.
While stimulating active participation in meaningful change and creative expression in all life’s endeavors, The Prophets Conference encourages the spirit of positive emotions through learned happiness and the granting of permission to just be positive and awash in the plentitude of being. Grasping the interconnectedness of all things, together we learn to live in wonder, appreciation, awareness, and wholeness. We invite you to join this creative adventure.
Main Conference: July 23rd to 25th, 2010
Workshops: July 26th to 27th, 2010
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby
Click here to learn more!
Fresh, local produce is not only better for you but also for the environment. Here are some tips to get the most out of your Farmer’s market experience:
Buy in season – in Vancouver you can find apricots, asparagus, basil, blueberries, carrots, cherries, peas, raspberries, strawberries, rhubarb, zucchinis (remember the blossoms are delicious too!)
Bring a re-usable bag – a lot of vendors are now giving discounts to those who bring their own bags
Plan meals and make a list – fresh produce is delicious, but does not have a long shelf life. Plan meals ahead to avoid waste.
Buy “whole foods” – The less processing that goes into food, the more environmentally friendly and nutritious it is. Buy unpeeled carrots, unwashed beets, and lettuce and greens without the packaging.
Get advice– The vendors know their produce better than anyone. Ask them what’s the freshest and tastiest produce on their shelves and how they would prepare the food.