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Into Yoga Newsletter

May 2007 - Issue 5


Aaahhhh!  Summer is just around the corner.  And I, for one, can't wait. 

We have several updates this month.  Please take a moment to read the entire newsletter.  I'm sure you'll find something of interest.  In this issue you will find the following topics:


 1)    New May Classes

 2)    Class Day Change at Revs Health Club

 3)    Two Week Ultimate Health Challenge

 4)    Taste Testing Event

 5)    Yoga That Fits

 6)    Try This Pose

 7)    New Articles

 8)    Interesting Websites for Yoga Enthusiasts

 9)    Quiz - How Does Stress Affect Your Body

10)   Recipe - Fennel and Orange Salad with Walnuts

11)   Bone Density Clinic

12)   WENLIDO: the Way of Women's Strength

13)   Quips and Quotes

14)   Your Contributions Welcome

15)   Our Privacy Policy

16)   Email A Friend


1)    New May Classes

We have a second set of classes at some locations beginning in May.  For a full list of classes, days, times, etc. please go to our website at

Here's a quick list:
Britannia CC - Prenatal Yoga
Centennial CC - Infant Massage
Champlain Heights CC - Baby Sign Language
Killarney CC - Prenatal Yoga
Mt Pleasant CC - Baby Sign Language
Mt Pleasant CC - Body Rolling
Mt Pleasant CC - Yoga That Fits
Renfrew CC - Baby & Me Yoga
Riley CC - Baby & Me Pilates
Riley CC - Yoga That Fits
Riley CC - Beginner Yoga
Riley CC - Prenatal Yoga
Sunset CC - Baby Sign Language
Sunset CC - Yoga That Fits
Trout Lake CC - Baby Sign Language

2)    Class Day Change At Revs Health Club

We have now officially ceased our Thursday morning Yoga classes at Revs. Beginning June 2 we will be offering a Saturday morning Yoga class from 10:30am - 11:45am.  We look forward to seeing you there.  To see all our Spring classes go to  Join us for our Ultimate Health Challenge.  See the following article.

3)    Two Week Ultimate Health Challenge

Are you ready to improve your health, burn fat, gain muscle mass, sleep better, reduce stress, and a whole lot more? 

Do you want to reshape your body?

Do you want to cleanse impurities out of your body safely, quickly and effectively?

Do you want long lasting results?

At Revs Health Club, 5502 Lougheed Hwy, we will be offering a two week special valued at $275 for only $199 plus gst.  Join Diane and Sheri from Wed June 6 to Wed June 20 to re-shape and re-fuel your body.  Whether you have fat to burn, muscle to gain, or health to improve, this specially designed package is for you!

Included in Package:
Products for Nutritional Cleansing System
7 Yoga Classes
Daily Personal Coaching
Group Support
Join the World Leaders in Nutritional Cleansing

Last day to register for this spectacular event is May 30 2007.

4)    Taste Testing Event

Charge up your life with our new Taste Testing EventGet healthier, feel better, look better!  Come and taste these revolutionary new super foods.

Find out how to change simple things around your home to make it less toxic.

Find out how to sleep better, reduce stress, gain muscle mass, burn body fat.

Find out how to get healthy and stay healthy.

Find out how to get products for free.

You must RSVP for this event to get location details.  Space is limited.

The event will be held in North Burnaby on Thursday May 10 2007 at 7:00pm.

Bring a friend or two.

Please note:  There are no obligations or expectations with this event, other than to have fun!

5)    Yoga That Fits

Yoga is the perfect exercise to keep larger bodies fit and flexible.  These classes are tailored to fit just that purpose, however they are open to anyone, regardless of age, size or ability. Yoga that Fits classes are taught by certified, mature Hatha Yoga instructors who know first hand the challenges of living large, who will challenge you to make the most of your bodacious body and support you in discovering the many physical and mental benefits of yoga.  We currently offer Yoga That Fits classes at the following community centers:  Britannia, Greentree Village, Kerrisdale, Mt. Pleasant, Riley Park and Sunset.  You can find all our classes at

6)    Try this Pose

ARM & LEG STRETCH (Vrksasana)


Relieving lower back pain while strengthening the entire back, this posture also increases shoulder mobility.  Posture, balance, concentration and poise are all benefits from this pose.

1. Stand erect with your arms at your sides.
2. Find a focal point on the floor or wall ahead of you.
3. Slowly bend your right knee bringing the heel up to the buttock. Grab the top of your foot with your right hand.
4. Inhaling, slowly raise your left hand overhead, keeping the arm beside the ear. Stretch up.
5. Exhaling, push your heel into your buttock and bringing the knees together.  Draw your shoulder blades down.
6. Hold posture and breathe.
7. Inhale. Exhaling, slowly lower your arm and leg.
8. Repeat on the opposite side.

Please note: Do this posture at your own risk.

7)    New Articles

If you didn't catch my article on Nutritional Cleansing at, you can read it in print in the upcoming issue of Vista Magazine.  You can find Vista Magazine in your local health store, among other places.

The fourth installment of my Yoga series for The Healing Journal is now on line at  It's all about Relieving Lower Backache.  You can also pick up a hard copy at many locations if you prefer something more tangible.

Find part one of this series at It offers some suggestions for warming up before beginning your full practice. 

Part two reveals the correct way to breathe.  It can be found at

Part three teaches an easy technique to help you relax.  You'll find it at

The Healing Journal is a Vancouver based magazine freely distributed throughout the Lower Mainland and the Fraser Valley.  It is created to give inspiring and relevant information about the art and science of healing on many levels – body, mind, soul and spirit.  It can be found at health food stores, metaphysical stores, wellness clinics, bookstores, fitness and yoga centres, community centres, libraries, and many other locations.  You can visit them online at

8)    Interesting Websites for Yoga Enthusiasts

My Yoga Online
MyYoga Practice Yoga, Pilates, and Meditation daily, anytime, anywhere with yoga videos online. Experienced highly qualified instructors will guide you through your practice, helping you stay in shape, lose weight, tone your body, and manage stress. You can also download music for Yoga, Meditation, and Audio practices.

Fulcrum Gallery carries some wonderful Yoga art.  Many are very creative and unique and would make wonderful gifts.

9)    Quiz:  How Does Stress Affect Your Body

Try this quiz and see how you rate!

10)    Recipe

Fennel and Orange Salad with Walnuts (6 servings)
published in

The secret to this salad’s success is to slice both the onions and fennel as thinly as possible. Pull out the slicing blade on your food processor or use a mandoline slicer, if you have one.

1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup thinly sliced red onion, slices halved
4 medium navel oranges or tangerines
1 medium fennel bulb, trimmed and halved lengthwise, thinly sliced (about 1 cup)
1 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/4 cup chopped kalamata olives
2 Tbs. olive oil
1 bunch watercress, trimmed

1. Toast walnuts in skillet over medium heat 3 to 4 minutes, or until browned and fragrant, stirring constantly.
2. Place onion in shallow bowl, cover with cold water, and let stand 15 minutes. Drain and pat dry.
3. Cut peel, including all white pith, from oranges with paring knife. Cut segments free from membranes over medium bowl to collect juice. Add orange segments to juice.
4. Add onion, fennel, parsley, olives and oil to oranges, and mix gently. Season with salt and pepper. Let stand at room temperature 30 minutes for flavors to blend.
5. Divide watercress among 6 salad plates. Top with orange mixture, sprinkle with walnuts, and serve.

11)    Bone Density Clinic

Finally, a date has been set for our Bone Density Clinic.  Mark your calendars for Saturday July 14 between 9am - 1pm.  If you are interested and have not registered for this clinic yet, you may still do so by emailing me at  Please make sure you leave a phone number as well.

Each appointment will take 10 minutes.  I will be sending out a time request schedule shortly to everyone that has expressed interest.  You will be allowed to pick your three best times for an appointment.  I will do my best to accommodate you.  I am hoping to have some extra incentives for you on that day as well.  Be sure to contact me soon if you want to participate.

Using ultrasound on the radius of the forearm, the procedure is quick, painless (no needles) and very accurate. The results are immediate, easily understood, and you can take them directly to your doctor.  Because this test is by ultrasound, it is even safe during pregnancy.  The cost will be under $40 (gst extra).

The company we will be using is OsteoGuard.  They use the very latest equipment and their testers are highly trained experienced professionals.  You can check them online at

If you are interested in participating, please make sure you contact me early at

12)    WENLIDO: the Way of Women's Strength

Self defense courses for women and their children.

Improve your personal safety, while developing
effective self-defense skills and confidence in
defending yourself in a physical confrontation.

The emphasis is on:

AWARENESS - learn who the attacker is, why they attack,
and what really happens in attack situations

AVOIDANCE - learn how to make your environment as safe
as possible without succumbing to fear

and ACTION - learn what you can do to release and fend
off physical attacks

Join Wenlido certified instructor Diane Jacobs for a
comprehensive 12 hour Basic Wenlido course for adult
women. Must be 14 years or older. Maximum 20 per

Thursday evenings, 7:30 - 9:30pm, at Trout Lake
Community Center, 3350 Victoria Drive, Vancouver BC

Questions? Call Wenlido WEST 604-257-6955 for more
details, go to, or email Diane
directly at

13)    Quips and Quotes

Blind one, how can you stumble on a straight spontaneous path? Be spontaneous in your own self and find the way that is born in you. ~The Bauls


14)    Your Contributions Welcome


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