Online Zoom Classes May 5th – 9th

 

Sat Naam and Namaste!

Here we are, entering the first full week of May.  May is a time we start to plant our gardens, we witness the beginnings of new life as tulips, crocus’s and daffodils start to blossom, we honor our mother’s and our life nurturing supports, and this year we start to realize that hopefully soon we too we will be able to emerge from our own cocoons and safely be able to come together again.  Just like our gardens, there is a need to remain patient right now.

I love this quote from a very powerful piece by Joanna Macy

“I, lichen, work slowly, very slowly. Time is my friend. This is what I give you: patience for the long haul and perseverance. “

“It is a dark time. As deep-diving trout I offer you my fearlessness of the dark. “

“I, lion, give you my roar, the voice to speak out and be heard.”

“I am caterpillar. The leaves I eat taste bitter now. But dimly I sense a great change coming. What I offer you, humans, is my willingness to dissolve and transform. I do that without knowing what the end-result will be, so I share with you my courage too. ”

Please know, even from a distance, we are here holding safe space for you.

We are grateful we have been able to offer you free yoga for the past 6 weeks, and we are SOOOOOO grateful to all of you who have requested we continue to use your class passes, and have sent yoga donations to help us to cover our overhead costs during this closure.

I wish  my heart could speak and express the level of gratitude I feel.

It is important to for us to continue to make these classes, our support and our yoga resources accessible and available to YOU, regardless of your present situation.  This is a time like no other where we need these tools and techniques, and the healing that happens when we dive a little deeper into our practice.

If you have been affected financially by COVID-19, and if it would be uncomfortable for you to have to start paying for our live classes, then we want you to simply register and show up  – there is no pressure of payment.  As I mentioned, our primary intent is to help support you right now, whatever that needs to look like with your present situation.

We realize we are going to be in this situation for some time, and that even when we reopen our doors that things will need to look different, at least for the first while.  To help support you – our students and community, as well as  ensure we have the support we need for our social enterprise, (our overhead costs, and support for our teachers to allow us to continue to offer our services in our community) we have created some new options for you to consider.

If you need the login details please send us an email and we can send them to you directly, but going forward you will need to sign up for the classes you’d like to attend in the following way.  You can do this for this weeks offerings, or just use the Zoom links below.

  • Sign up for the Live Stream Class through our class schedule
  • Just click on the class (es) you’d like to attend this week and the system will walk you through the registration process.  Please note you do need to reserve your spot a minimum of 24 hours before the class start time.   It’s easy, and only requires your name and email address to reserve your spot.
  • Once you have signed up for, and reserved your spot for any of our  classes, you will receive a confirmation email stating the Class Name, Date and Time you are signed up for.
  • 20 minutes before the classes you have registered for,  you will receive a second email with the Zoom access link and password for the class.  Click on the link to join the class via Zoom.
  • If you have an existing Class Pass in our system, we will be using those passes automatically starting May 11th. Once you’re registered we can better keep track of your attendance and more efficiently use your pass.  However, if you would prefer to NOT use your studio passes then please send us an email at info@suryadaya.ca and we will continue to keep  your pass on hold during this time. 
  • We have also created a new Online live class option – with a drop – in fee of $7.00 to purchase click here or a 10 class live on-line pass package for $70 to purchase click here.  These new online passes can be purchased through our website or you can send an e-transfer to info@suryadaya.ca.  These passes do not expire and will extend  beyond the closure to once we’re able to practice together again for our continued online options.
  • If you don’t have a studio pass, no worries and no stress – remember we’re a yoga studio, the last thing we want to create for you is stress.  If you have been affected financially by COVID – 19, then we want you to keep coming to our classes either by donation (donations can be sent via e-transfer to info@suryadaya.ca) or please continue to attend for free – no questions will be asked.
  • There is no pressure around the financial side of this, we just wanted to create a more efficient system so you don’t have to be emailing us, and so there is no confusion for you, or for us.
  • AGAIN:
  • Once you have signed up for, and reserved your spot for any of our  classes, you will receive a confirmation email stating the Class Name, Date and Time you are signed up for.
  • 20 minutes before the classes you have registered for,  you will receive a second email with the Zoom access link and password for the class.  Click on the link to join the class via Zoom.

If ANY of this is confusing, then please take a deep breath and take your time reading over all this information a second time. If it is still confusing, then please give me us a call at 613-451-2891 or send us an email at info@suryadaya.ca

We are here to support you, through this time and beyond.  We are excited at what the future holds for all of us.  It may look different, but hopefully we are all being given this time of uncertainty to clarify what is truly important as we move forward in our lives.

Take good care, always,

With so much love, Amber, and all of us at Surya Daya.

 

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