JUNE VIEWS 2011 – Making Time for You

June Views - Making Time for YouIf we had more time, we would spend extra hours with people we care for, play outside more often, read things we enjoy and revel in all that we value in life. It seems that in this day and age, as we accept more responsibility, there is less time devoted to balancing play, love and work. We all make varying choices to juggle these needs. However if somehow, someway, we could each have more time for ourselves, wouldn’t we want to seek it and reap the rewards?

‘Rituals’ in daily life can, and have been shown to promote more organized and productive behaviour. In fact, having rituals may be the only way to get important things done! It is said, that adding a conscious routine of daily exercise creates an unconscious string of events that take on a positive life of their own. If this is true, then wouldn’t it be extra special to include yoga as a ritual? Not only would we be better at managing ourselves, but by being deeply present during yoga practice, we would slow down, thus perceiving to have more time.

To incorporate more yoga exercise into your schedule, and help make room for all that you love in life, we have decided to offer the 9 Weeks of Unlimited Yoga for $99 to everyone again this summer! Also, in acknowledgement of Father’s Day, we hope this will be an added incentive for the men in our lives to find greater flexibility and enjoy yoga as a moving meditation.

Thank you to those who gave feedback in our spring survey and Congratulations to Anton Bloem, winner of the 10 Class Flexi Pass. Blessings to all Fathers and Happy Summer Solstice!



btw, all Body Harmony passes can be used for Yoga by the Beach again this summer. Classes are 10:30am on Tuesdays and Thursdays at John Lawson Park, starting June 14th!


Student of the Month

Student of the MonthCongratulations Paula Garcia! Many of you have probably practiced beside Paula at one point or another, so we decided it was time to introduce her! Not only does this humble and quiet student make it in to practice about 3 days a week, she usually shows up with a smile:) She writes, “It’s been a PLEASURE and an honor for me to be part of Body Harmony Yoga studio since Dec 7 2008! At that time I was coping with my mothers loss so I decided to start helping heal my soul and my exhausted body. Now I see it more like a delightful necessity that without it I would not be able to go through the week after work! I have learned to breath properly plus all the benefits that concentration, resistance, relaxation and toning of my body provide, with willingness and dedication. I know there is a long way to go for me and that I have lots to learn but it’s totally worth it! I love you all!”


Creative Core Yoga – A Yoga Dance with Anne

Creative Core Yoga - A Yoga Dance with AnneDo you love the energy and movement of flow yoga? Do you love the expression of movement and dance? Creative Core Yoga is a flowing sequence of choreographed, yoga-based poses coming together expressed as a dance. In this workshop we will begin with a centering meditation and move into a flowing Hatha class. You will be guided step by step through each posture, becoming familiar with each pose and movement, leading into the yoga ‘dance’ to music. Come for an inspiring two hours of heart-centered, core yoga with a creative flair. Connect with your Creative Core and express your Spirit!

Sunday June 5
12:30 – 2:30 pm
$20 + HST – Preregister Now


Developing Your Home Yoga Practice with Lori

Developing Your Home Yoga Practice with LoriThis yoga 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.

Sunday June 12
12:30 – 2:30 pm
$20 + HST – Preregister Now


Presence in Flight with Autumn

Presence in Flight with Autumn Baffled by Bakasana? Tickled by Tittibasana? Surya Namaskar and chaturanga play supporting roles in this safe and fun exploration of various arm balances. Integrate the arms, core centre, heart and legs to find balance and lightness in arm balances; feel present as you connect asana, breath and spirit. See you on the mat!

Sunday June 19
12:30 – 2:30 pm
$20 + HST – Preregister Now


Mom & Baby with Lori

Mom & Baby with Lori Join us this July for a Hatha Yoga class and explore postures and breathing exercises in a welcoming environment for you and your baby. You will improve your endurance, flexibility, and pelvic floor movement in a fun and safe space. This months session with run for a total of 5 classes, challenging you to join us for two classes any week of your choice. Celebrate being in a community with other Moms & babies, and then enjoy tea and cookies with us afterwards! Call early to reserve your spot.

Mondays July 4  – July 27
11:00am – 12:00pm
4 Mondays plus 1 Wednesday for $ 54.00 + HST- Preregister Now

Wednesdays July 4 – July 27
11:00am – 12:00pm
4 Wednesdays plus 1 Monday for $ 54.00 + HST- Preregister Now


Green Tip

Green TipWhen we think about the environment, we can feel fortunate that we live in a time where so many people are starting to shift to being more “green”. One of the simplest places to implement these changes is in our gardens. As we set out to get our hands dirty, instead of using expensive pest control products, opt for a more natural and plant based option. Some of the best fertilizers are in fact the by products of the garden itself! To get started, save dead leaves, grass clippings, branches, old roots and weeds to build a hefty pile of organic goodness. To speed up the decomposition process, layer fresh plant material from the kitchen and dry organic soil on top (making sure to keep your compost moist and well aerated). Pretty soon you’ll have a medley of organic material to nourish this years growth. To check out a few companies who are blazing this trail, try www.gardensalive.com or www.cleanairgardening.com . You’ll find a variety of natural products to keep pests at bay and ensure your garden is green, both inside and out.