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.

Copy of Women's Workshop

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.

 

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.

 

Mindfulness Meditation and Relaxation Session

As a follow-up to Amber’s mindfulness meditation and movement series she will be holding monthly meet-ups to support you to stay inspired in your practice. You don’t have to have completed the series to attend these sessions, they are for anyone wanting to sit in stillness and be supported in community to explore these practices.   The next session will be held on Wednesday, April 24th, from 6:00 – 7:15 pm.

These sessions are by donation, and will be in support of our SEVA fund, which helps to support local families and organizations we believe in. No donation is to small, our priority is making this space to come together to practice, accessible for everyone.

We get really caught up in the busyness of life. We are living in an overstimulated world and if we don’t take time to stop, decompress and process then we start to fall apart. What does mindfulness even mean? In simple terms, it means to pay attention to your present moment. It’s a practice that brings us back home to ourselves, underneath all the distractions life presents to us. In this class we are gently reintroducing ourselves back to our breath and finding a path underneath the incessant merry-go-round of our thoughts. When we don’t give ourselves a chance to be quiet and integrate the experiences of our life then we begin to live in a chronic state of stress, we can move through our lives on auto-pilot, and the effects are profound. We see it in our relationships, in the way we communicate, in our health, in our sleep, in our overall energy levels. By simply slowing down we start to reverse these effects and become healthier, happier and calmer. Please join us as we journey back into the simple experience of a deep full breath, some quiet time in stillness, and gentle slow mindful movement.

yoga-class-schedule

Karma Yoga for Lilly

Karma yoga with Amber Young

Sunday, March 31st, 2:30 – 3:30pm

Almonte United Church 

 This special Karma class will be hosted by Amber Young, owner of Surya Daya yoga studio in Almonte. Amber will lead the class with some gentle light movement in Lilly’s honour and then join together for a meditation, followed by some nourishing relaxation. 

Note: In anticipation of a large group, the class will take place in the Social Hall at Almonte United Church. Kids welcome!

 Slow flow, yin & massage with Gillian White

Friday, April 26th, 7:30-8:45pm

Carleton Place Heritage Fitness, To the Mat yoga studio

 This slow-moving class will take place in a warm room at the brand new Heritage Fitness yoga studio. Come and unwind at the end of the week with a series of postures designed to help you release tension and relax. This class will include some gentle assists and massage. Space is limited – reserve your spot by calling 613-253-2112.

 

Both classes are by donation, and all money raised will go directly to Lilly and her family.  No donation is too small.  

YogaforLilly

Karma class for a local family

Recently I was honoured and privileged to co-facilitate the fit club for girls for 9 – 12 year olds at Heritage Fitness in Carleton Place.  Every time a new session of this amazing program begins, I can’t help but feel emotional as I prepare for the weeks ahead – understanding what this program is truly all about.  It’s giving girls a safe space to share their ideas, talk about their problems, explore themselves through cooperative games, yoga, mindfulness techniques, creative expression, self-esteem activities and activities that challenge their bodies and their minds.  The foundation of this program is helping to support the understanding that these girls matter – everything about them matters.  As the weeks unfold, the bonds that are created are beautiful to watch and I’m always sad when we enter our last session of the 9 weeks.  This past program was especially sad, as a little girl shared with the group about another little girl in her class was going through a serious illness.  That little girl goes to school with my son.  Tears were shared in the sacred circle of these exceptional young women and we talked about that experience, as well as empathy.  We also shared a beautiful meditation, imagining that sweet little 10 year old healthy and happy and whole.  Please join us at Surya Daya, on Sunday March 31st, from 2:30 – 3:30 for our next karma class for this little girl and her family.  We will do some gentle light movement in Lilly’s honour and join together for that same meditation, followed with a nourishing relaxation.  The class will be by donation (suggested amount is $10) and 100% of proceeds will go to Lilly and her family to help support them through this time.  We hope you can join us.  It hurts my heart when  I learn  of the number of cases of childhood illness in our own little community.  This class will be child friendly.  Our Karma Yoga donation box will be out, on the shelf above the props, if you would like to contribute but are unable to attend the class, as we are accepting donations on the family’s behalf.

Yours in kindness, and with much love and gratitude

Amber

20181129_173104