Upcoming Prenatal Yoga Series

Please join us May 22nd – June 12th, Wednesday nights from 6:00 – 7:15 pm for a deeply nourishing prenatal series with Vichardeep Kaur.  She will draw on her years as a yoga teacher, specializing in prenatal care as well as her training as a doula, to support you through one of the most transformational journeys in your life as a woman.

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Pregistration for this series is necessary.  Please contact the studio at 613-451-2891 or email info@suryadaya.ca if you have any questions and to reserve your space.

 

Upcoming events at our studio

Wednesday April 17th – 6:00 – 7:15 pm Amber will be teaching a gentle back to the basics class focused on the neck and shoulders

Please note the  studio will be closed for much of  Easter weekend.  There will be no classes

  Friday, April 19th, Sunday, April 21st, and Monday, April 22nd

Amber’s Saturday morning Kundalini class will still be held

Wednesday, April 24th – 6:00 – 7:15 pm Margie will be holding a mindfulness meditation meet – up – by donation.  It will consist of gentle mindful movement, meditation and an extended relaxation.

 Saturday, April 27 – Because You Matter, Breast-focused women’s health workshop with Amber Young 2:30 – 5:30 ($55 HST included)

 Saturday, May 11th – Relaxation and Renewal workshop with Amber and Margie Hill  2:00 – 4:30 (SOLD OUT) We will be setting upcoming dates soon!

May 1 – May 15th Wednesday nights from 6:00 – 7:15  – Core series for beginners with Lynne.  Use your regular pass or pay for the whole series at a discounted rate of $35.  $16 for drop – in.

June 1st – 1:30 – 4:30 Simonne LaRonde and Barbara Long will be holding a chakra workshop, more details to come.  The cost is $55 (HST included)

Our next Sadhana Sunday is Sunday, May 26th.  Please join us for a special early morning kundalini class from 4:45 – 7:00 am.  Come for the whole class, or feel free to quietly come for any part of the morning.  We practice japji, or a listening meditation starting at 4:45 until around 5:10, followed by a gentle kundalini kriya (physical posture practice), and we begin our mantra meditation practice at 5:50.  This class is free, however please note we are accepting non – perishable food items for the Lanark County Food Bank.  Raise your vibration and connect with your deeper wisdom.

 

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Yoga for your neck and shoulders

Please join us Wednesday nights, April 10th and April 17th from 6 – 7:15pm. Amber will be offering our next mini-series focused on the area around our heart and our lungs.  She will be guiding you through postures and pranayama to stretch and soften the chest, shoulders and neck.

We often find our bodies holding onto unhealthy postural patterns, due to our high levels of stress and habits, especially when we spend so much of our time on computers, at desks or driving to and from work.  We ask so much of our bodies on a daily basis and often hold ourselves in very restricted and constricted patterns, but rarely give ourselves the focus and attention we need to reverse these patterns and return to a healthy, more functional state of being.

When our upper bodies are tight and tense, our lymphatic system suffers as a result of compression from the muscles and fascia. We can also end up with abnormal breathing patterns, pain and neurological dysfunction in the arms, hands, shoulders and neck.  When we look at our bodies anatomically, we also have pivotal mirror points – our hips often mirror our shoulders, our diaphragm and our jaw.  We aren’t distinctive parts,  this two-week series will focus on bringing our parts back together and releasing the areas that restrict us and hold us back.

This series will be a balance of getting to know the anatomy of our upper body and the relationship to our bodies as a whole, learning remedial exercises, hatha postures, and some longer holding restorative postures to release deep tension. Each class will be stand alone, but participating in both sessions is highly recommended.

As the spring approaches, we want to open around our heart centre to allow all the new energy and opportunities to flow in!  We hope to see you at one or both of these sessions.

 

This series is a shorter series of only 2 weeks.  You can use your regular class pass or drop in for either of the evenings.  The cost for a drop – in is $16 (HST inclusive)

Please contact the studio directly at 613-451-2891 or email info@suryadaya.ca, if you have any questions.  Sign up is not necessary, but please come early to settle into the space.

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Wisdom

 “There’s a reason that you can learn from everything: You have basic wisdom, basic intelligence and basic goodness. Therefore, if the environment is supportive and encourages you to be brave and to open your heart and mind, you’ll find yourself opening to the wisdom and compassion that’s inherently there….It’s the willingness to open your eyes, your heart and your mind to allow situations in your life to become your teacher. With awareness, you are able to find out for yourself what causes misery and what causes happiness.”

Pema Chodron

Yoga for Lilly – Thank You

I just want to send out a huge heartfelt thank you to everyone that contributed and came out this past Sunday for our Karma Yoga class for Lilly.  We had an amazing turnout of people of all ages, so much energy swirling around in that room.  It was a very powerful afternoon and we are so  grateful to you, our community.  We raised a total of $700.85 for Lilly and her family.  Our donation box will be up at the studio all month if you weren’t able to attend but would like to offer a donation to  the family.  We also want to thank  the Almonte United Church for letting us use their sacred space for our class.  The extra space was necessary, and we are so thankful we were able to practice there, it also gave the wee ones lots of running room.  Yoga in the chaos of laughter and youthful energy, beautiful!  Thank you to everyone that helped to make our Sunday together so special.  There will be another Yoga for Lilly class held later this month at the Heritage Fitness,  To The Mat yoga studio in Carleton Place.  Friday night, April 26th, from 7:30 – 8:30.  This will be a relaxing class and 100% of all money raised will go directly to Lilly’s family.

We are including some pictures from the mural we created together.  So much love infused in the drawings and the messages.  Thank you.

 

Core Strengthening Mini Series this May

Get to know your core – a mini series focused on core strengthening with Lynne
 
The core muscles are the foundation for all movement and posture. Without a strong core the potential for injury from exercise and everyday movement increases.
 
Learn which muscles are involved in the core and how to connect them to movement as well as increase their strength.
 
This mini series is suitable for everyone, from beginners to advanced practitioners. No experience necessary. We will gently move through different exercises each week to give you a good understanding on how your core functions with movement and improves posture.
This series will be taught by Lynne Jenkins  as part of our Wednesday night mini series classes.  It will be held from 6:00 – 7:15 pm, May 1st, 8th and the 15th.
 
You can use your regular class pass or drop in for any of the sessions.
 
Please contact the studio directly at 613-451-2891 or email info@suryadaya.ca, if you have any questions. Sign up is not necessary, but please come early to settle into the space.