Pelvic Floor and Core Muscle Synergy Series

Join us for this amazing and very important series, coming this January. Lynne will be guiding you on a journey of the pelvic floor through yoga, strength exercises, breathwork, anatomical and practical discussion, and instruction on self care you can do at home.

When: January 15th to March 4th, 2020 (8 week series)
Wednesday afternoons from 2:00 – 3:15 pm

Cost:  $125 per person (HST inclusive)

Benefits:

– Increase strength and mobility of the pelvic floor muscles

– Improve bladder and bowel control

– Decrease pelvic pain

– Increase confidence in social gatherings

– Improve your quality of life

– Reduce risk of prolapse

– Decrease pain in the pelvic region during sexual intercourse

What to expect:

– An open and safe discussion on the pelvic floor

– Identify your pelvic floor and core muscles in a comfortable, safe and understanding environment

– Breath work, physical exercises and a wonderful relaxation at the end of each class

– Leave each class with the confidence and knowledge to perform your ‘homework’ (breath work/exercises/stretches)

– An end relaxation to help to integrate the work you do in class

– Each week will progress from the previous week

This class is for everyone, no previous experience necessary.

Preregistration and payment for the full series is required to hold your spot.

Give us a call at 613-451-2891 or send us an email if you have any questions or would like to register info@suryadaya.ca

You can also click here to register and pay

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Winter Cleanse + Yoga Workshop

Winter Cleanse + Yoga

Join Vichardeep on Sunday, February 2nd from 10:00 – 12:00 for a detoxifying and cleansing workshop to keep your body healthy and your New Year’s resolutions going strong!

In this workshop we will:

~ Kick start our bodies with fresh Celery juice to cleanse the body

~ Share in a Kundalini Yoga practice to help detoxify and cleanse the body and mind

~ Learn about the benefits of cleansing and keeping the body healthy and vital

~ Each participant will go home with a booklet that includes recipes and information on a winter cleanse

Fresh Cold Pressed Organic Celery Juice and purified Lemon water will be provided!

When:  Sunday, February 2nd

Time:  10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Where:  In our Studio, located at 14 Mill Street

Cost: $45 (HST inclusive)

Preregistration is necessary to hold your spot

Give us a call at 613-451-2891, email info@suryadaya.ca, or register here

“We detoxify continuously throughout life. We process food, thoughts, and all forms of energy. When that flow is continuous and clear, we are steady and flexible. The trouble is that we accumulate more than we process. We become weighted down under the ash of metabolism and the remnants of old emotions. This set systemically moves the energy of the body and mind to keep you light and vitalized.”

– Gurucharan Singh Khalsa

 

Vichardeep Kaur, yoga instructor

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Karma Class Sunday December 8th

Please join us tomorrow, Sunday December 8th,  to help support the Lanark County Food Bank.  We will be holding a gong relaxation from 2 – 3:00 pm

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What is a karma class?  The teacher donates their teaching, the studio donates their space, and the student donates their practice through intention, pay what you can, or in this case a non-perishable food item, to a meaningful cause close to home.  Everything collected at these special classes goes directly to families in our community, and organizations and initiatives that have an impact and are doing meaningful work.

We are all connected on this journey, and it is through our kindness that we help to support one another.

Blessings to each of you

Upcoming Events In Our Cozy Space

Sat Naam and Namaste on this beautiful Wednesday afternoon

We just wanted to send out an update on our upcoming events for December.  It’s hard to believe we’re moving through December already as we prepare to close a decade, and open space for 2020 and all the wondrous opportunities and challenges for growth it  will bring each of us.

This is an important time to take stock and reflect, not just of the past year, but truly what the past 10 years have presented for you, celebrate your growth in small and large ways,  and perhaps look at what you’re ready to let go of.  The end of a decade is a powerful time to set intentions for this next cycle in your life, as well as release patterns that don’t serve you, look at what you don’t need to carry forward and give yourself permission to set it down with gratitude.

This month we have lots of exciting things happening to bring us through to the end of 2019, starting with this coming weekend.  We are welcoming Lily Swain on Saturday, December 7th,  for a Yoga + Mandala Making workshop (for kids and their caregivers).  The circular and repetitive design of a mandala offers a meditative focal point, helping to calm the mind and tap into creative energy.  Participants will choose an intention which will serve as a guide to help anchor us in the present moment.  Mandala’s are a powerful practice through the creation of your personal mandala and as a meditation practice.  At our workshop this Sunday we’ll dive into some yoga practices releasing tension and making space for our creativity to flow, Lily will then take us on this powerful journey of co-creating mandala’s.  This will be the first of these beautiful offerings, stay tuned for future dates!  There are still a few spaces open for this Saturday if you’d like to join us register here  or send us an email or give us a call.

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Sunday afternoon, December 8th, we are holding our monthly karma class for the lanark county food bank.  Simonne will lead you through some gentle movement and an extended gong relaxation from 2:00 – 3:00 pm.  These afternoons are pretty special, and such a beautiful way to give back to your community, ensuring we all have food and nourishment.  We are accepting non-perishable food items, or financial support for the food bank .  Our basket is just outside of our studio year round, we are grateful to each of you for helping us to refill our basket on an ongoing basis.

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Preregistration is not necessary, please just come for an hour of nourishment and deep relaxation, supporting your community to thrive.

We also have our next Relaxation and Renewal workshop later this month, on Sunday, December 22nd.  Honoring Winter Solstice, and carving out this time for deep personal renewal.  We have a few spots left for this beautiful afternoon

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To register click here or give us a call if you’d like to find out more information.

We are also collecting toiletries and other needs for Interval House throughout the month of December, concluding with a karma class.  We have a box set up inside of our studio for any donations you’d like us to bring to Interval House.  Please see the shelters wish list here Amber’s restorative yoga from 1:00 – 2:30 pm on Tuesday December 24th will be held in honor of Lanark County Interval House.

Our holiday schedule will be posted soon.  If you have any questions, concerns or thoughts we love hearing from you.  Thank you for inspiring each of us, in the way you care for yourself and move through your practice, it is a privilege to hold space for each of you.

Much love, all of us at Surya Daya

Winter Weather and Our Studio

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We just wanted to let you know our policies around inclement weather during the colder months of our Ontario landscape.

In the event of unsafe driving conditions we will be cancelling classes over the winter months.  There may be times our teachers are also unable to make it in due to snow days with children or due to weather conditions – we try to cover these classes, but it’s not always possible.

We want to make sure our teachers and students are all safe during winter snowstorms, freezing rain and any other conditions that may make the roads and other travel unsafe.

We will post any studio closures or class cancellations at least an hour before the scheduled class time.  You can find this information on our blog, website, class schedule, and on our facebook page.  We recommend you sign up for our blog to get updates sent right to your inbox.  If you are ever in doubt we recommend you check before you head out.  Any teacher substitutions will also always be posted on our  schedule.

Our weekly schedule is found here

We also want to remind you that our space is scent free.  Many of our students have quite severe allergies to many essential oils and other scented products.  Thank you for being respectful to all those you share our space with.

If you have any questions or concerns, we are always here

Much love to each of you

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Thank you

Thank you so much to all of you who came out this past Friday evening for our karma class for Movember! Together we helped Jay to meet his fundraising goal to support the continued research, treatment and programs funded by Movember Canada for their ongoing commitment to help men and boys to feel their best in body, mind and spirit, amazing! It was so beautiful and an absolute honor to hold space for all of you that came out for this very special cause, and it was a reminder for all of us to contemplate on how we hold space for others, including ourselves. Coming together with a shared intention, I am always in awe  of what we are capable of.

Please take some time today to honor the men and boys in your life, reflect on their story, ask questions, and hold them in your heart.

We hope to see you soon,

much love to each of you as we move into December.

Jay’s Movember Page

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Karma class for the Lanark County Food Bank, Sunday, December 8th

Please join us Sunday, November December 8th, for our next soothing Sunday afternoon karma class for The Hunger Stop – Lanark County Food Bank.

Mark your calender’s for an afternoon of relaxation and community.  These classes are held monthly on Sunday afternoons from 2:00 – 3:00 pm.   You will be guided through a gentle movement stretch followed by an extended gong relaxation.  A blissful way to spend a Sunday afternoon and at the same time helping your community.

We invite you to bring a non-perishable food item for our food basket, or we also accept monetary donations for the food bank.  100% of all proceeds collected goes directly to The Hunger Stop

We want to support our community to thrive and to ensure no one goes without food.  We hope to see you there.

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Mandala Painting + Yoga For Kids

We are soooooo excited to announce our Mandala Painting + Yoga for kids workshop.

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Local artist Lily Swain and Yoga teacher Amber Young are teaming up to offer this beautiful afternoon for kids and a caregiver.

Our afternoon will begin with a  yoga and breathwork practice designed to release stress and tension, get your energy moving and connect with your creativity.  Setting intentions  together for creating your own mandala painting.

In this child-led workshop the caregiver will work with their child to create a colourful, freehand mandala painting using mixed media materials (pencil, oil pastel & acrylic paints on canvas). This fun bonding activity requires no experience and strengthens connection through collaboration as creative equals.

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Karma Class for Movember

Yoga for Movember

Movember is a foundation that supports the ongoing research, programming and education for issues that affect men. Men’s health is in crisis. Men are dying on average 6 years earlier than women, and for largely preventable reasons. Unchecked, prostate cancer rates will double over the next 15 years. Testicular cancer rates have already doubled in the last 50. And across the world, one man dies by suicide every minute of every day, with males accounting for 75% of all suicides.

Movember is uniquely placed to address this crisis on a global scale. They fund groundbreaking projects all over the world, engaging men where they are to understand what works best and accelerate change.

We hope you’ll come out and help us support this incredible organization and the work they’re doing.

Our class will be held on Friday, November 29th, from 6:30 – 8:00 pm.  Amber and Jay Young will be leading this class together.  We’ll have some time for a brief discussion to start our class, as Amber slowly guides you into an accessible gentle yoga class suitable for beginners and experienced yoga practitioners, and we’ll end with an extended gong relaxation.  This class is for everyone, remember we’re all in this together.

Jay is growing his annual Movember mustache. Please check out his link below, or come out on the 29th.  This class is by donation,and no donation is to small – perhaps your donation is simply coming out and dedicating your practice to someone in your life who needs a little extra support.

Jay’s Movember link

Link to Movember

Sunday Morning Slow Flow – Last Class was last Sunday, Nov. 24th

Please note our Sunday morning 9:30 – 10:30 am Slow Flow class with Ashley will be taking a break over the winter months, savoring slow peaceful Sunday mornings at home during this reflective time of year.

This Sunday, November 24th, will be the last Slow Flow Class

If you have any concerns or thoughts we always love to hear from you.

See you on your mat.

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