FEBRUARY VIEWS 2012 – Healthy Hearts

imagesCAZYM7DL.140902The heart is the center or middle point of the human chakra system AND at the studio this week we are mid-way to accomplishing the Journey of Our Hearts! For those who are not partaking in this program, might I share that this journey is varied and unique for all of us who are taking it. Just as there are an assorted number of ways to find balance in our lives, there are as many ways to nourish the heart.

In honour and celebration of Heart Month, check in with your heart often. I recommend rubbing your palms together vigorously and then placing them open to your heart center. Feel and listen as you breathe. Be receptive and allow the communication to flow between your lower bodily system and your upper more spiritual system. Hear what arises and revere to have this practice advance your mind-body connection.

Regardless of how you work to maintain a healthy heart, understand that an abundance of love (for both giving and receiving) begins with complete and wholehearted love for yourself. Have a Happy Heart Month!

Love from us all at Body Harmony,

Lori Charko


Student of the Month

051.212859Congratulations Adrian Parker! This month we would like to show the love to Adrian, a loyal and long time patron of Body Harmony. When we asked her for a few words about her experience at the studio, we were touched with her reply. “Wow! Student of the month, why me? It should be that we give Lori and her instructors special recognition. The studio is a wonderfully peaceful place to practice Yoga. I was introduced to the practice of yoga at Body Harmony the first year they were in business. Yoga has proven to be a wonderful complement to the two sports I still pursue; golf and downhill skiing. Yoga has made me more flexible and stronger and helped my balance. I’ve also learned to slow my mind and be in the moment, to find peace in the meditation that comes with every class. I love the excellence of instruction that Adrienne provides and the fun camaraderie of the other participants. I am never disappointed when I try other classes and I like the flexibility the schedule at Body Harmony provides. Thank you for recognizing me as ‘Student of the Month’.”


Yoga from the Core with Lori Charko

YogafromtheCore.114553If you have done yoga, you will benefit from clarifying the detailed anatomy of the core, as well as pick up fine tuning techniques and core visualizations. If you have never done yoga, you will learn fundamental back and abdominal conditioning yoga exercises, appropriate positioning for sun salutations and improve your awareness of the core. The yoga postures will be taught with adjustments to work safely with the physical conditions and postures of the individual students.

Maximum 12 Students

Sunday February 5th (changed from January 29)

12:30pm – 2:30pm

$20 + HST – Preregister Now!


Divine Feminine Power with Jennifer Owens

IMG 07852.105057Jen is a Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist, teacher and mother. She speaks to us through intuition, vision, and synchronicity. Some times patient and listening, ever present, other times fierce and destructive. She is the Divine Mother, Maa, Goddess.  It’s time to turn toward your power. The power of listening to how the divine feminine speaks to you, through you, as you. You are an authentic and creative woman. Come one and all, we will share and explore the way of the Goddess with yin postures, guided meditation and move through learning to ‘feed our demands’ to bring more healing to our life. Bring a journal and something of personal meaning for the altar for blessing.

Sunday February 12th

12:30pm – 2:30pm

$20 + HST – Preregister Now!


Developing Your Home Practice with Lori Charko

DSC 0982 105932.123352This class is great for students who have some yoga experience, and feel comfortable with basic yoga postures. We will have fun creating a yoga flow incorporating your favorite postures and personal needs. Learn how to build a safe and balanced combination of postures 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. Please come prepared to practice your new flow.

Saturday February 18 (Changed from January 22)

12:30pm – 2:30pm

$20 + HST – Preregister Now!


Restorative Yoga: Rejuvenate & Restore with Nara Henderson

restorative.173533Nara is a Registered Yoga Teacher & Yoga Therapist.
In the powerful and healing practice of Restorative Yoga, we get to unplug our connection to the doing, activities, and the constant go-go-go. We sink into a more gentle, slow, sweet yoga. Physically, we support ourselves in nurturing, soft-looking poses, draped over bolsters, blankets, and pillows. We literally meet ourselves where we are already at in a pose, and then we surrender and soften, and gently dive deep energetically. We bare our soul for the audience of our awareness, and we allow the truth to pour out of us into the Space. A Restorative Yoga practice helps to balance our nervous system response, and allows us to feel rejuvenated and refreshed to take on our lives with more clarity and energy. Come prepared to feel amazing at the end of this workshop!

Sunday February 19

12:30pm – 2:30pm

$20 + HST – Preregister Now!


Green Tip

greenheart.175703Instead of red this Valentines Day, go Green! Save a tree and send an e-card or make your own valentines from recycled paper instead of store bought. Choose locally grown flowers and fair trade chocolate, or make a donation to an environmental organization in your sweethearts name!