2009 - Issue 27
Ah, Spring is around the
corner! I cannot wait until we have the warm, sunny days. Even if my
home is still covered in tarps by then, (I'm envisioning it won't be), I will
enjoy the heat of the sun.
We will be offering something brand new this Spring at Hastings Community
Center and Mt Pleasant Community Centers. It's called
Lunch) and a Yogi. Our very own Brenna has designed a three hour treat
so you can pamper yourself and titillate your taste buds.
With Spring, comes Spring cleaning. Now is one of the best times to clean
not only your home, but your body. We are offering a
FREE seminar on nutritional
cleansing March 31 at Greentree Village. Not your regular, stay at
home be near the bathroom cleanse, but a very gentle whole body internal
cellular cleanse. Remove impurities, then replace and replenish the body
with natural organic nutrients. Increase your energy, sleep better and
feel great! Plus for people who carry excess weight, you can watch it melt
off your body. You'll leave with the understanding of why diets don't
work, why a traditional cleanse has short lived results (and could possibly be
detrimental to your health) and why nutritional cleansing may be the answer
you've been searching for.
Springtime also brings new classes. You can always find what we're offering by
going to our website
www.intoyoga.ca, or go directly to our classes page at
www.intoyoga.ca/classes.htm. We have the Spring classes listed on our
website, however, registration for them will not begin until later this month.
Please call the location you wish to attend to see when you can register.
Please email us at
there is a class you'd particularly like to see in your area.
Combining a yoga flow designed to
prepare the body for digestion, followed by the preparation of a nutritious
vegetarian meal, you'll learn about the yoga of eating and explore such topics
- the prana (energy) of foods
- principles of yoga that relate to eating
- the importance of mindful preparation and consumption of food, and
- the relationship between the nervous system and the digestive system
We hope you'll enjoy what you read in this newsletter.
this issue you will find the following
1) Attend Yoga
2) The Great
Try This Pose
4) Yoga is
for Every Body
Quips and Quotes
Your Contributions Welcome
Email A Friend
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in our Burnaby or Coquitlam locations? Here's how you can do it.
Talk to your co-workers and co-ordinate a minimum of 10 on-site Yoga class at
your office. Once we are booked, paid and have begun teaching the classes,
you can receive your next session of 10 public classes FREE at either our
Burnaby or Coquitlam location. Plus, if you co-ordinate your on-site staff
classes, and there are at least 10 paid participants, you can also receive your
office Yoga classes for FREE too! Now that's a deal! (Classes must
begin before March 15, 2009).
We want to help create a stress-free environment at work.
We believe that staff who take the time to breathe and realign themselves, work
better and enjoy their jobs more.
Benefits to the
improved memory, focus and concentration
reduced stress and tension
* boosted immune system
lower blood pressure
improved self esteem
more firmed, toned and flexible body
relief of common ailments such as backache and fatigue
Benefits to the
enhanced decision making
better team spirit
lower health care costs
enhanced company/employee relationship
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Great Outdoors Show
Come visit us at The Great Outdoors Show at the Tradex in
Abbotsford. You'll find us at booth #317 on March 20, 21, 22.
We'll be showcasing Isagenix Nutritional Cleanse products. Try your
chances and enter our FREE DRAW!
Celebrity Presentations & Show Features
The Great Outdoors Show will feature celebrity speakers, stage presentations,
health & fitness presentations, BBQ cooking demos, sports demos, contests, and
much more! Visit the Marketplace for small and home based
businesses, the Bike Expo featuring road, mountain, touring, BMX,
motocross, skateboards, bike racks, accessories, and equipment, Adventure Travel
exhibiting travel & vacations, resorts, eco-tours, whale watching, guest
ranches, and fishing resorts, Health, Fitness and Nutrition sampling food,
beverages, nutrition, supplements, skin care, running gear, boot camps, fitness,
training, and MORE.
See show details at
Try this Pose - Extended Cat Pose
This pose offer a variety of benefits. Using core
muscles to balance, it helps to strengthen the abdominal,
back, hip and shoulder muscles as well as developing and
toning the arms and legs. Focus and concentration are
1. Begin on all fours, hands under shoulders, fingers
spread, middle fingers parallel and pointing forward; knees
under hips about a fist distance apart.
2. Draw your belly toward your spine and lengthen the
spine from tailbone to the crown of the head, nose is
pointing toward the floor.
3. Inhaling, raise your right arm along side your ear.
4. Exhaling, raise and extend your left leg parallel
to the floor.
5. Lift your torso upward creating space in the left
shoulder and right hip areas. Extend through the
fingertips of the extended hand and the heel (or toes) of
the extended leg.
6. Hold the pose and breathe. Do not let your
back sag. Gently draw the tailbone downward to
lengthen the lumbar area.
7. Release gently.
8. Repeat on the opposite side.
NOTE: Practice this posture at your own
Yoga is for Every Body
by Sheri Kauhausen, RYT
Inhale......Exhale......Did you do
it? Did you think about it as you did it? Then you just did Yoga!
Although Yoga can be much more complex than this, it is also as simple
as this. If you can breathe, you can do Yoga.
Yoga is an eight limbed path that
found its roots in India more than 5000 years ago. Originally passed
verbally from teacher to student, it wasn’t until around 200 BC that
Patanjali, an Indian sage, transcribed the Yoga Sutras in which 195
skeletal ideas were outlined in an 8 step path to self realization
through mental, emotional and spiritual growth.
Yoga continues to hold to this 8
limbed path however, many Westerners turn to Yoga specifically for one
select link. The physical aspects of asana, is the third link
along this 8 step path, and is the one that most of us are most
familiar. The beauty of the postures is what initially attracts many
There are many disciplines of Yoga.
It can be difficult, not to mention overwhelming, for a newcomer to
decipher all the different names. Mostly the difference is in the level
of intensity. Power, Kundalini, Flow, Iyengar, and a multitude of others
all have the same goal, but slightly different attunements to get there.
Classical (sometimes referred to as
Traditional) style of Yoga is what many refer to as Hatha. To dispel a
misconception, Hatha relates to any Yoga that involves asana (postures)
and pranayama (breathing techniques). Relaxation usually ends a hatha
Yoga class. So, although classical is a hatha Yoga, hatha Yoga is not
just classical. Classical Yoga is a gentle Yoga involving slow movement
and posture retention, while connecting with the breath.
Yoga can be practiced by everyone, regardless of body type, race, age,
gender, religion, or physical abilities. When looking for a class, keep
looking until you find an instructor, a style, and a level that suits
you. The ultimate goal of Yoga is to find self realization; to unite
body, breath, mind and spirit. Therefore, among the first steps are to
be aware of your body as you move, your breath as you breathe, your mind
as you think, your spirit as it soars.
There is no goal in Yoga. It is a never ending journey in life.
It starts with the breath, and it ends with the breath. Just
To know what you are, you must first
investigate and know what you are not. ~S. N. Maharaj
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