30 Day Yoga Support Challenge

Sat Naam and Namaste!

Today we embark on 30 days of yoga together.  Amber has put together a 30 day yoga challenge starting today, April 1st, and running through the whole month.  The intention for these mini yoga videos is to help support you through this very challenging time.  We find ourselves in the midst of a pandemic, and I think from day to day our emotions are all over the place – this is normal and understandable given our current situation, please be gentle with yourself.  Globally, we are all affected and I think there are times we feel the collective levels of anxiety, fear, hurt, and sadness. We are living in a world, and a time, of so many unknowns where each of us have been affected in our day to day rhythms as we adapt to this new normal – a normal we have no way of knowing how long we’ll be in.

Embrace the moments where you do feel peace, where you feel steady and filled with hope for what is on the other side.

Yoga may not be something you are leaning into right now, and if this period in the history of your life is calling for a break from your practice than you need to honor that.  You also need to honor whatever it is that is helping to hold you and bring you back to your center.

If yoga is something that is helpful for you right now, please know there are so many resources to help to sustain you.  We are trying to keep our support available for you during this time, and getting creative in how we can best continue to serve you.  We will be posting extra practices, we have some free live zoom classes (please check our website schedule weekly to see which classes will be going live), some recorded classes and practices.

I decided to commit to 30 days of providing you with little 5 – 20 minute practices starting today, April 1st.  These will be accessible yoga, movement, focused postures, pranayama and meditations – each chosen to help to build your resilience, to help ground you, bring you back to your center, nurture your nervous system, and to support you to invite daily movement into your body.  This yoga challenge is also my way of extending my support out to you in your homes during this time of social distancing and self isolation.

Please join me this month, if you have little ones at home, these will be mini practices they too can join you on your mat for.

If you are having a hard time emotionally, don’t hesitate to reach out with a phone call or an email,  we’re here and we will get through this together.

At the end of the 30 day challenge,  if you showed up everyday from April 1st – April 30th to your mat, and if this practice helped you, please send us an email at info@suryadaya.ca with the subject line:  30 Day Challenge Reflection.  Deadline for submissions is May 12th.  In the body of the email we’d like you to write a brief paragraph letting us know you completed the challenge and how it has helped you during this time, or how yoga in general has affected your life.

On May 15th, once we’re received your reflections, you’re name will be entered into a draw.  The winner will receive their choice of one of:  either a 5 class yoga pass active once we can join together for in studio community classes or a private yoga and massage session with Amber.

We would love to hear your feedback along the way, and we do hope you’ll join us on this journey.  To watch Day 1, please click the link below

View video here

Today also marks the 2 year anniversary of when I took over the studio, and became the guardian of our torch.  Thank you for being on this journey with me, I am excited to see how we evolve over time, and grow together as a community.   Tomorrow I will be sharing a loving kindness meditation with you, as my thank you for all of your support.

Yours in health and happiness, with so much love and gratitude,



Kids Yoga and Mindfulness 101! A Workshop for Adults

Kids Yoga and Mindfulness 101! A Workshop for Adults

Join us on Sunday, June 7th from 11 – 5 for an amazing and inspiring afternoon with Victoria, creator of Little Souls Yoga.  Embark on a joyful journey tapping into your inner child, while learning fun, engaging and meaningful ways to share Yoga and Mindfulness with the children in your life!  

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Yoga and Mindfulness teaches kids incredible, invaluable life skills like how to breathe properly,  how to calm and focus their minds, and how to strengthen growing bodies – and how to grow kindness.

This workshop will introduce you to the world of kids yoga through inspirational yoga themes, magical meditations, fun yoga games, music and songs  – and ways to keep mindfulness and yoga alive in your family and schools. 

This fun, creative and practical workshop is designed for parents, grandparents, caregivers, teachers and educators, health care professionals, yoga teachers  or anyone who wishes to learn some fundamental ways to bring yoga and mindfulness to the children in their lives.

Preregistration is required and space is limited, make sure to reserve your spot soon if you’d like to join us.

Cost:  Early Bird: Register before and including May 25th $135  (HST Inclusive)

To Register click here

Regular Rate: After May 25th  $158 (HST Inclusive) 

When:  Sunday, June 7th

Time:  11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Where:  Our studio, at #7 – 14 Mill Street, in the Heritage Court, Almonte, ON

About Victoria Lynes:


Victoria is a certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher, Radiant Child Yoga Teacher and has been sharing Yoga and Mindfulness with children for almost a decade.  Victoria has developed and delivered Yoga and Mindfulness programs for many of Ottawa’s public and private schools. She also teaches ongoing public children’s yoga classes, family yoga classes, summer camps, workshops and trainings at PranaShanti Yoga Centre in Ottawa.

Victoria’s approach is engaging, fun and creative and it is her goal to see Yoga and Mindfulness programs integrated into school curriculums, and in the home – as a way for children to better understand themselves, manage anxiety and stress and live happier, more balanced lives. 

Learn more about Victoria here

Spring Cleanse + Yoga Workshop

Please note this workshop has been rescheduled.  We will post once we’re able to set a new date.

Join us  for a spring cleanse workshop with Rachelle

In this workshop you will:

~ Kick start your body with fresh Celery juice to cleanse

~ 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 spring cleanse

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

When: Date to be announced

Time: 9:30 – 11:30 am

Where: In our Studio, located at 14 Mill Street, Almonte, ON

Cost: $45 (HST inclusive)

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


“The first love and the last love is self-love”


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Yoga + Creativity Workshop

Yoga and Creativity Workshop for girls 

 Join Jessica and Amber for an afternoon of movement, exploration, creativity and art journaling.

This workshop is suitable for girls ages 8 to 13.  We’ll start our journey together with a mindfulness based breath practice.   Amber will then guide you through an accessible flowing yoga practice with the intention to release stress and explore your body and emotions through movement.  When we give ourselves permission to move and feel better in our bodies, we also feel better in our minds and creativity starts to naturally flow through us.  We’ll spend some time focusing our intentions.  Jessica will facilitate the artistic exploration of our afternoon together.  She’ll share techniques and ideas for creating journal pages, explore creative ways of self-expression, support you to play with colour, shape, words, pictures and mixed materials.

Each participant will leave with their own art journal to take home.

No artistic ability is required, just an openness to free your own innate creative expression.

When:  Saturday, April 4th

Time:  1:00 – 3:00 pm

Where:  Our studio located at 14 Mill Street, in the Heritage Court

Cost:  $45 (HST inclusive)

Workshop includes:

All materials; including art journal to continue the process at home, connection, yoga instruction (we have mats and all the props needed) and healthy snacks.

*please let us know if you have any allergies or food sensitivities

Meet your guides:

Amber Young

Amber Young is the owner of Surya Daya Yoga & Wellness and she is a passionate yoga guide who loves to witness the process of body movement and self exploration translating into the way we express ourselves authentically in the world.  She has been actively facilitating a teen fit club for 9  to 13 year old girls out of Heritage Fitness in Carleton Place for the past 3 years, she has co-taught yoga and art workshops for youth with other great local artists,  and does private yoga sessions for youth.  She has made it part of her mission to hold a safe space to support individuals, of all ages, to feel better in their body and their mind.  Amber lives in Almonte, where she also practices massage therapy.  She is the mother of 2 boys and loves being a part of this vibrant and community focused town.


Bio pictureJessica Hibberd is an Almonte based artist who has been creating art ever since she can remember. Originally from the West coast of Canada, she rekindled her passion for art in 2012 while travelling back to the Pacific Ocean. It was there that her abstract style found its beginnings on a floating fishing lodge off the coast of Vancouver Island, inspired by the whales and peacefulness of the sea. Jessica has received a BA in Psychology from Carleton University, taught high school in Southern Thailand, volunteered at the Ottawa Children’s Treatment Centre and has experience as a classroom assistant at an Ottawa based Montessori school. She currently works for the Government of Canada and lives in the artistic community of Almonte. Her most recent projects include hand-built pottery with carved designs inspired by nature and her travels. Art has always been a relaxing and joyful experience that she enjoys sharing with others!

Please give us a call or send us an email if you have any questions or would like to reserve a spot.  613-451-2891 / info@suryadaya.ca

Please note space is limited to help deepen the experience for the girls

To register click here



Upcoming Prenatal Series

Please join us for a 4 week prenatal yoga series starting Wednesday March 4th

Yoga is an incredible way to honour yourself on all levels during the transitional time of pregnancy. It helps to prepare you for the birthing process and supports you physically and emotionally during one of the most intense and beautiful times in a women’s life. This class is also about connection, with your growing baby, with your body through the changes, and with a group of women as they travel their own path to motherhood.

Vichardeep will be leading you on this journey, connecting you to that deep place of wisdom within as you transform through your pregnancy.

The series will be held on Wednesday nights from 5:45 – 6:45 pm March 4th – March 25th

The cost for the full series is $60 (HST included).

Please contact the studio directly, or click hereto reserve your spot.

info@suryadaya.ca or call 613-451-2891

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Vichardeep Kaur came to yoga to find deeper meaning in life and a deeper connection to herself. She started teaching yoga in 2013, and in 2016, she followed her passion for pregnancy and birth and started her doula training. She chose to combine her life work to support women through yoga and birth support. She looks forward to supporting you on your journey to motherhood, providing a safe space to honour this very sacred time in your life.

Fundraising Class Friday, February 21st

Just a reminder we have our Community Karma Class this evening, Friday, February 21st, from 6:30 – 8:00 pm.  We are accepting donations for 2 local families who are going through childhood cancer (no donation is to small, we just want to offer these families at least a little bit of relief from financial stress during this time).

Perhaps your donation is the precious donation of your practice tonight, sending Aiden and Wyatt your prayers for healing, coming together in community.  Margie and Amber will be guiding you through a gentle movement sequence with some yin inspired postures, some gentle toning to help open your heart, and a beautiful extended relaxation accompanied by the crystal bowls and the gong.  We hope to see you this evening.

Please note our donation box will be accepting donations for the two families through to the end of the month.

If you’d like to learn more about their journeys please click the links below



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Our New Sound Exploration Evenings

Join Margie and Amber on Friday, February 21st from 6:30 – 8:00 pm for a special soul soothing sound immersion class.

We kicked off 2020 with the first of these beautiful offerings and we’re excited to be able to bring these to our community.   Look for them on our calender every few months, a chance for us to open some sacred heart space and offer you practices to dive a little deeper into yourself with a supported relaxation experience.  When we come together to teach these magical sessions, we feel utterly blessed to be able to support you on your path.

We’ll be setting intentions for our practice, moving through some nurturing movement and yin to release tension, exploring mantra meditation and toning, and easing our way into a journey of sound immersion relaxation with the healing vibrations of the crystal bowl and the gong.

This class will be held as a fundraising karma class for Aiden and Wyatt, two little boys who have been on a long journey with reoccurring cancer. We have helped to support in karma classes years gone by. The two families are still very much in need of some extra support. 100% of all donations received will be going directly to the families.

Suggested Donation:  $5, $10, $25, or whatever you can manage, all donations will be graciously accepted and passed on to the families.

Preregistration is not necessary
Doors will open 20 minutes before the class start time. We recommend you come early to settle into our cozy space.

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Rediscovery Weekend Workshop

Rediscovery SuryaDaya posterWe are so honored and excited to have YogiJD coming to Almonte to offer this program and weekend workshop. This program is designed to assist people living in recovery
from addictions to live a fulfilling, healthy spiritual life.

Rediscovery: Yoga for Addictions Weekend Workshop – Almonte

When we are trapped in addiction, we lose our true identity.

The ReDIScovery program incorporates the tools and teachings will include yogic spirituality (The Yoga Sutra’s, Bhagavad Gita) Buddhism ( The Four Noble truths, The Eightfold Path), Kundalini yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan and the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous – to lead the participant to rediscover their True Self, and support overcoming unhealthy behaviors and patterns.

If you are new to recovery, or searching for a way to renew your commitment to sobriety, this program will give you tools to help free you from addiction to alcohol, drugs, food, sex – all forms of addiction.
This 12-week program will guide the participant on a journey of Rediscovery, on a path toward finding one’s True Self and a new way of living;

The Rediscovery program teaches tools to break free of addiction in all its forms – alcohol, drugs, food, gambling, sex. It is designed to be accessible by everyone, at every fitness level. By learning the techniques and teachings of yoga, Buddhism, Kundalini yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan, and the 12 steps.

All ages welcome. Experience in yoga and meditation is not required. This program is designed for people stuck in addiction; new to recovery or trapped in the cycle of relapse. Participants can expect to learn tools to help them find their True Self and a lifetime of joy and freedom from addictions.

Please contact YogiJD directly at info@manipuracentre.net  or 613-261-9642 to find out more information, or to register for this incredible weekend.

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Yours in service.