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.
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.
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
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