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April 2011
       Issue 53

Our Newsletter:

Yoga for Stress Management
Asana - Salutation Variation
Baby Stuff
Recipe of the Month
Work Seminars
Women In Business
Past Newsletters
How to Contribute
Privacy Policy
Email A Friend


April is here!  We've got lots to offer you starting this month.


Be sure to visit our website www.intoyoga.ca or go directly to our classes page at www.intoyoga.ca/classes.htm.

Registration for our Healthy Body Challenge is over, but keep watching our website at www.intoyoga.ca/healthybody.htm for our next one.  You still have time to register for Healthy Weight Release Pak available only at Greentree Village until April 12.  And receive $10 off summer registration at Greentree if you register for our Spring session before April 5, 2011.

Please enjoy our April newsletter!

Yoga for Stress Management & Relaxation

By , About.com Guide

Yoga has long been known to be a great antidote to stress. Yoga combines many popular stress-reducing techniques, including exercise and learning to control the breath, clear the mind, and relax the body. As yoga becomes increasingly popular, more and more people are discovering the benefits this ancient practice brings to their stressful lives.


Hatha yoga is the physical practice of yoga postures. There are many different types of hatha yoga: some are slow and more focused on stretching, others are fast and more of a workout. If you are looking to relieve stress, no one yoga style is superior, so pick one that meets your level of physical fitness and personality. Any exercise will help relieve stress by keeping the body healthy and releasing endorphins, natural hormones that make you feel better. Yoga also relieves stress through stretching. When you are stressed, tension is stored in the body making you feel tight and often causing pain. The intense stretching of yoga releases tension from problem areas, including the hips and shoulders.


Breath Control

Pranayama, or breath work, is an important part of any yoga practice and one that translates well to life off the mat. At the very least, yoga increases your awareness of the breath as a tool for relaxing the body. Although breathing is an involuntary act (you have to keep doing it to stay alive), you can choose to regulate the breath. Just learning to take deep breaths and realizing that this can be a quick way to combat stressful situations is amazingly effective.


Clearing the Mind

Our minds are constantly active, racing from one thought to another, spinning possible scenarios for the future, dwelling on incidents from the past. All this mind work is tiring and stressful. Yoga offers several techniques for taming the monkey mind. One is breath work, as outlined above. Each breath is tied inextricably to the present moment; you are not breathing in the past or the future, but only right now. Focusing on each inhale and exhale to the exclusion of other thoughts is one way to clear the mind, It is also a basic meditation technique. In addition, the performance of yoga poses, or asanas, also acts as a form of meditation. The poses are so physical, and have to be done with such concentration, that all other thoughts and worries are put to the side, giving your brain a much-needed break.



Each yoga sessions ends with five to ten minutes spent relaxing in corpse pose - savasana. While this enforced relaxation can be difficult at first, eventually it serves the purpose of a total release for both body and mind. Savasana transitions you back into the world feeling refreshed and equipped with the tools to combat stress in your daily life.


Asana - Sun Salutation Variation

Yoga Journal has a new on line video magazine that's easy to follow.  Learn a new variation to the Sun Salutations.  Check out their new Fluid Nature Home Practice video here.


Baby Stuff

Why Sign with Your Baby?
from Signing Baby

Signing with babies … is it the new fad? Something only power moms who want superbabies do? A sure-fire way to form a speech delay?

You may already know that the answer to all of the above questions is a resounding NO.

People have been signing with their babies for years. The most common reason for doing so is an intense desire on the part of a parent or caregiver to find out exactly what is going on in a baby’s mind – what does she need? What does she want? What does she observe? What does she think about and remember?

It is a fact that infants develop the fine muscles in their hands before they develop those required for speech, so they’re equipped to communicate with you before they can speak.

Most babies will invent their own “signs” to get their meaning across. A baby may learn to wave bye-bye, for example, or point to his or her nose when it needs a wipe. How many of us for years have asked, “How big is baby?” and watched them fling up their arms in glee at the proper moment? These are symbolic gestures that are one form of communication used by pre-verbal infants and toddlers. In addition to pointing and grunting, a baby has the potential use of his hands and body to aid in communicating his thoughts, wants, fears, needs and memories.

It is actually easy to encourage this natural communication and to expand this into the use of sign language on a daily basis with your child.

Signing with babies isn’t difficult. It has been proven to be beneficial to speech acquisition through years of research, and it is fun, inspirational, and downright amazing.

So what are you waiting for? Explore this site and learn all there is to know about signing with babies.




South Okanagan Retreat Academy
The Best 50 Years of Dharma Yoga with Sri Dharma Mittra
June 10 to June 12 2011
click here for info


Red Quinoa


A True Food Kitchen restaurant exclusive! Not only is quinoa a nutritional powerhouse, but it has a delightful nutty flavor that is delicious on its own, or with mild seasoning and simple vegetables as in this recipe. Be sure to wash your quinoa well, as its natural saponin coating is quite bitter, and is not always fully removed during processing.

Food as Medicine
Quinoa is high in protein, and the protein it contains is complete, which means it includes all nine essential amino acids.


4 cups red quinoa
1 cup yellow onion, diced
1 cup celery, diced
8 cups water
2 tablespoons salt (or to taste)
3 sprigs fresh oregano


Sauté onions and celery. Season with salt, pepper and oregano.
Add quinoa and water. Cover and boil on medium heat for about 25 minutes until cooked and fluffy.

Nutritional Information Per Serving:


Yoga/Pilates & Nutritional Cleanse Seminars at Work

We're passionate about bringing Yoga and Pilates into the work place.  For people who feel the demand and stress at work, don't have time to make it to a Yoga studio, or just simply want to take some time for themselves, Into Yoga has the answer for you.

Our certified professional instructors will come on site at lunch, or before or after work and teach classes right at the work place.

Be the coordinator of your office Yoga classes and you'll receive your classes for free if there are at least 10 participants.

Find out more at www.intoyoga.ca/corporate.htm or call 604.421.9872 or email sheri@intoyoga.ca to book classes now.

Why not add one of our FREE Nutritional Cleanse Seminars at work too?  Find out how you can gain and maintain your optimal health through a combination of meal replacement shakes, regular meals and a cleansing drink, to help give your body the healthy look and feel you've been striving for.  It's easy to get started, just email sheri@cleanseyourbody.ca or call me at 604.421.9872.  We'll even bring some samples for you to try.


We Want Your Feedback

Have you experienced classes with us before?  If so, we'd like to hear from you.  The good and the bad.  Tell us what you like.  How have they improved your life?  What keeps you coming back?

Plus tell us what we could do better (but be gentle).  What can we improve and what would you like to see that we're not providing?  Email your comments to info@intoygoa.ca.  We're listening.


For Women Business Professionals

Are you a woman business owner, professional or entrepreneur interested in creating more referrals for your business?

I am an area coordinator for The Heart Link Network, a fun, non-threatening, non-membership networking event showcasing women who are serious about growing their business.

Our events are held in a warm environment with dinner provided. It is a powerful, unique and effective marketing tool specifically designed to link women so they can nurture, support, enrich and resource one another in both personal and professional ways.

Consider joining our Heart Link Networking Group. You can find more details at www.meetup.com/Burnaby-Heart-Link. Or simply register and lock in your business category at www.V5A4B7.TheHeartLinkNetwork.com.  Be added to our news updates and invites by emailing sheri@cleanseyourbody.ca with ADD ME TO HLN in the subject line.


Email this Newsletter to a Friend

We would be honored if you thought this newsletter worthy of passing along to your family and friends.  Please do so with our gratitude.


Sheri Kauhausen

Corporate & Public classes - Yoga, Pilates, Body Rolling, Prenatal Yoga, Kids Classes, Baby Sign Language and more

Cleanse Your Body and Increase health and vitality

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One who is adept at attaining 'simplicity of mind' and 'quietude' will be all-comprehending, able to know the regulation of changes in all things. He will be able to penetrate the mysteries of existence. Tsai Chih



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