Mindful Movement, Meditation and Relaxation

For 3 weeks in August Amber will be leading you through a series of mindful movement and meditation classes. Join Amber on Wednesday nights from 7:15 – 8:30 pm for a gentle and accessible movement and meditation class, with an extended relaxation. These classes will be grounded in a mindfulness based practice, based on the teachings by Jon Kabat – Zinn.
We often become swept up in the busyness of life.  Living in an overstimulated world, 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 with compassion and self – love, 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.
These classes will be held August 7th, 14th and 20th, on Wednesday nights from
7:15 – 8:30 pm. You can use your regular class pass, including our unlimited summer and monthly passes. Drop-ins are also welcome ($16).
Stay tuned for the fall, as we’ll be offering these classes on our regular weekly schedule Wednesday nights and as a series on Friday afternoons.
Call us if you have any questions or concerns

Our sacred space this week – July 15th to July 21st

Sat Naam and Namaste.  We hope you have had a beautiful Monday.  We started things early at our studio today, with our new 6:00 – 7:00 am Rise and Stretch class with Amber.  A beautiful way to set the foundation for your day, Margie also teaches an early morning Rise and Stretch class on Wednesdays, from 6:30 – 7:30 am.  These classes are accessible for beginners as well as a wonderful practice for experienced students as they are all about coming back to the basics of your breath, establishing a healthy rhythm to navigate your day, and releasing stress and tension through a gentler practice so you can feel the best you can in body, mind and spirit.

This week we have our next karma class on Wednesday night (July 17th), from 7:30 – 8:30 pm,  with Lynne.  This months class is devoted to raising awareness and funds for “Tour For Kids”, an organization that helps support kids with cancer to be able to spend some time at summer camps.  Please read more about  the class and the organization Tour For Kids  here or in our events section on facebook.

When we hold space for our karma classes, we are holding space for one another and planting healing seeds for people and organizations that we want to see thrive and continue to do their work, as well we are offering our prayers and support to local needs in our community.  No donation is ever to small, for some of us these classes also help to make yoga more accessible.

This Wednesday night, from 6:00 – 7:00 pm,  is also the last session in our prenatal series with Vichardeep.  We are excited she will be offering another series in August, stay tuned for details and dates, or send us an email at info@suryadaya.ca to find out more information.

Please note we have the following teaching substitutions this week:

Tuesday, July 16th – Hatha – 10:00 – 11:15 am Vichardeep will be teaching for Jenny

Tuesday, July 16th – Restorative – 1:00 – 2:30 pm Margie will be teaching for Amber

Tuesday, July 16th – Mens Yoga – 6:00 – 7:15 pm Ashley will be teaching for Lindsey

Tuesday, July 16th – Hatha Mixer – 7:30 – 8:45 pm Kat will be teaching for Lindsey

Saturday, July 20th – Kundalini – 9:00 – 10:15 am Simonne will be teaching for Amber

We also have our next early morning Sadhana practice this coming Sunday July 21st,  from 4:45 – 7:00 am.  Please join us for 2 hours of Kundalini yoga and meditation in community.

Thanks for reading!  With so much love from your yoga family at Surya Daya

Sunday, July 14th, Gentle Movement and Gong Meditation

Sat Naam and Namaste!

This afternoon, Sunday, July 14th, from 3:00 – 4:00 pm, Simonne will be holding space for YOU, the first of her new monthly class.   Setting your rhythm for the week ahead, surrendering into the sweet relaxation of a Sunday afternoon.

Simonne will be leading you through some gentle movement, followed by an extended gong relaxation.  Dropping into a sweet abyss of blissful relaxation .

You can use your regular studio pass for this class, or drop – in and enjoy the peace and  time carved out just for you. ($16 hst inclusive)

(unlimited passes are also valid)

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Meditation + Mala bracelet making workshop

Join us on Saturday, September 28th from 1:30 – 3:30 as we welcome MalaRae back  to our space for a very special meditation +  mala bracelet making workshop.

What is a Mala Bracelet?  Mala bracelets can help carry a sense of peace, mindfulness, and focus throughout the day. They can be worn as intention pieces or used for the healing benefits of the gemstones. Before putting on your bracelet, set an intention. Every time you catch yourself playing with it or hear it jingle, it can be a beautiful reminder to come back to your intention or to simply take a deep breath. Although mala bracelets are not traditionally used for formal meditation (because there is no knot in-between each bead), we are all about resonance. If meditating with your mala bracelet feels good, then honour this!

The bracelet will be made with:
  • Picture Jasper {for balance and peace}
  • With your option to add:
    • Rose quartz {loved}
    • Rutilated quartz {joyful}
    • Onyx {grounded}
    • Sodalite {free}
    • Amethyst {peaceful}

Included in the workshop:

~ all materials needed for your full bracelet

~ bracelet making guidance + guided meditation

~ tea, snacks + connection

The cost for this workshop is $56 (HST inclusive)

** There are no refunds for this workshop. Once registered, if you can’t make it, you will simply receive the stones/material to make on your own.**

Maximum participants is 13. Sign up early to ensure your space!

What to Bring:

~ a yoga mat, blanket, or something to sit on for comfort during the meditation (we do have mats and supports at the studio free for you to use if you don’t have your own)
~ eye glasses (if you require them)
Stay tuned for more information about an intention setting Mala Making workshop at our space early in 2020.

About MalaRae:

MalaRae is a unique mala company based in the Ottawa region of Canada. The owner, Kyla Rae, designs and makes each piece herself with care, craftsmanship, and attention to detail. As the process of making malas influences the energy of mala beads, each piece is made with love and only during a positive and peaceful state of mind. All malas are made with top quality semi-precious gemstones and crystals, as well as seeds and lava rock. The number of stones is specific to the spiritual number of 108, with a knot in between each. Once complete, each piece is sage cleansed and moonlit charged.

Learn more at: http://malarae.com/

Upcoming events at our studio

Namaste and Sat Naam!  Wishing you all so much love on this beautiful day.  We hope you are settling into the new rhythm the summer months bring.

Just a few updates from our sacred little space to you.  We have two more weeks left of our summer prenatal series with Vichardeep, Wednesdays nights from 6:00 – 7:00 pm.  If you weren’t able to sign up for the whole series, we also welcome drop – ins for this particular series.   Vichardeep brings her gentle soul and deep wisdom to the practice,  helping to support you mentally, physically and emotionally during an incredible and transformational time in your life.

This Saturday, July 13th, Vichardeep is also holding a Kundalini + Vision Board Workshop at our studio from 1:00 – 4:00 pm.  The cost is $65 (HST inclusive) and this includes all your supplies, guidance through a Kundalini yoga set and meditation, tea and snacks.  We are presently in a 3 year, a year of manifesting your dreams and opening yourself to all the awesome abundance and opportunities waiting for you.  Vichardeep will bring you deeper inside of yourself through a powerful practice, and support you to perhaps bring clarity to your dreams.   There are still a few spaces left, contact us to register.

This Sunday afternoon, July 14th, Simonne is holding the first of a new class on our summer schedule.  She will be holding these special classes once a month.  Simonne’s gentle wisdom and soft heart will guide you  through some gentle stretches to prepare you for an extended gong relaxation, breaking through restrictions in the body as you dissolve into an abyss of pure peace and calm.  The class will be from 3:00 – 4:00 pm, and you can use your regular class pass, or pay a drop – in fee.  The class is also available for students who have purchased our unlimited class passes.

Next Wednesday, July 17th, from 7:30 – 8:30 pm Lynne will be holding a karma class for “Tour For Kids”.  An organization that raises money and awareness for camps for kids with cancer.  Please see our website and events section on our facebook page for more details.  This class will be accessible for beginners and experienced students, it is by donation and 100% of all money raised will be going towards “Tour For Kids”.  Donations of $20 or more will receive a tax receipt.

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

Next week we have a few teaching substitutions to note. 

Monday, July 15  – Kundalini from 5:45 – 7:00 pm – Vichardeep will be teaching for Mary

Tuesday, July 16th – Restorative from 1:00 – 2:30 – Margie will be teaching for Amber

Tuesday, July 16th – Men’s Yoga from 6:00 – 7:15 pm – Ashley will be teaching for Lindsey

Tuesday, July 16th – Hatha Mixer from 7:30 – 8:45 pm – Kat will be teaching for Lindsey

Saturday, July 20th – Kundalini from 9:00 – 10:15 am – Simonne will be teaching for Amber

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Kundalini Yoga + Vision Board Workshop

We still have spaces open for our vision board workshop being held on Saturday, July 13th.  This is the year to align yourself with your purpose and to manifest a life that connects you with the limitless joy that lives inside of you.

Using the Power of the 3 Year – Vision Board Workshop

In yogic numerology, 2019 is a 3 year. This year is associated with the aspect of ourselves we relate to our positive mind and the solar plexus chakra (the 3rd chakra).

2019 represents positive action in the direction of your destiny.

During this year, we may find we are being pulled into new directions, or called to change things in our lives in a way that truly nurtures and supports us for exactly where we are on our own unique path. It is also a year we find the power of collaboration and co-creation.  In this workshop, we will be using the technology of Kundalini Yoga exploring different yogic pranayama and meditation techniques, as well you will be led through a powerful kundalini kriya (posture practice) to open you up to manifestation and creativity.  We will create our own vision boards to map out our wishes and goals for the rest of the year, perhaps even planting seeds for 2020.

Vision boards create an impression on our subconscious minds.   Through the law of attraction they allow us to manifest what we desire in our lives.

We are excited to share in this afternoon with you!

Vichardeep Kaur will be leading you through this workshop, supporting your practice and holding space for you as you create your own vision board!

Date:  Saturday, July 13th, 2019

Time:  1:00 – 4:00 pm (time may vary based on vision board creation time)

Cost:  $65 HST inclusive  – includes Yoga instruction, discussion, all vision board supplies,  tea, connection

We invite you to also bring any pictures or visioning images from home to add to your board.

We encourage you to dress for yoga as we will be doing a physical practice.

Preregistration is necessary as space is limited.  Give us a call (613-451-2891) or send us an email (info@suryadaya.ca) to reserve your spot.




Karma Class for “Tour For Kids”

We want to thank everyone who came out last Wednesday night for our gentle karma class to help support families in our community.  We are sending each of you so much gratitude, helping others to breathe a little easier as you learn to deepen your own breath.

Join us on Wednesday, July 17th, from 7:30 – 8:30 pm as Lynne leads us through a yoga class in support of Tour For Kids.
This year marks the 16th year of Tour for Kids!
Tour for Kids is a multi day charity cycling event in Ontario. Together, they raise funds and awareness for childhood cancer benefiting Ontario’s three cancer camps: Camp Trillium, Camp Quality and Camp Oochigeas. These programs do not receive government funding and must rely on donations such as yours to carry on their essential programs for families dealing with their child’s cancer diagnosis. As more children survive childhood cancer, social interaction with peers and being able to manage day to day activities with limited mobility is key to the success of their recovery. Cancer camp, is not just fun or just camp – it’s a way of delivering care to children and families with childhood cancer. Quite simply, camp is good medicine.
100% of all proceeds will go directly to Tour for Kids, and remember no donation is too small. It is also our aim to help yoga to be more accessible by offering karma classes to our community, allowing people to pay what they can in support of something bigger than all of us.
If you’d like to learn more about Tour for kids please check out their website.
Lynne has participated in Tour for Kids for over 12 years, she also participated in the foundations first ride across Canada in 2008.
Losing her sister in 2005 to leukemia sparked a deep desire in Lynne to help. The universe connected Lynne with the co-founder of Coast to Coast Against Cancer Foundation https://coasttocoastagainstcancer.org.
The foundation runs several fund raising events for raising awareness of childhood cancer. Tour for Kids is one of them.

Summer Term Schedule Starts Tuesday, July 2nd

We are looking forward to supporting you in your wellness regime over the summer months.  We know many are away, kids are home and routines tend to change,  for those staying in our amazing town over the summer taking advantage of a home based holiday, we have lots of wonderful classes over these next few months to stay connected and to help you to thrive and feel your best in body, mind and soul.

Please see our summer schedule below, and note there are some changes:

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New classes and Summer specialty classes beginning July 2nd:
  • Amber will be leading a Monday morning 6:00 – 7:00 am early morning stretch
  • Vichardeep will be now be leading our Wednesday mid-day Kundalini class, and please note as of July 1st, it will be held from 11:45 – 1:00 pm 
  • We have Sunday Morning Sadhana’s scheduled twice/month through the summer – check out our website for dates.
  • We have 2 special Sunday afternoon gentle stretch and gong classes with Simonne  from 3:00 – 4:00 pm Sunday, July 14th, and Sunday, August 18th.  These classes will be with your regular class pass, or by drop-in.
  • Our next prenatal series started Wednesday, June 26 and it runs through to July 17th, Wednesday nights from 6:00 – 7:00 with Vichardeep Kaur, Drop-ins are welcome.
  • Starting in  August, from 7:15 – 8:30 pm on Wednesday nights (August 7th, 14th and 21st), Amber will be leading  mindful movement, meditation and relaxation sessions, a beautiful way to dissolve the stress from your day and prepare for a peaceful sleep.  
  • Upcoming Karma class:  Wednesday July 17th from 7:30 – 8:45 pm  – in support of Tour for Kids, an organization that helps kids with cancer attend summer camps (led by Lynne)
  • Margie and Amber are also setting some dates for some special relaxation and renewal classes for over the summer, please stay tuned!
Please note, the following classes will be taking a summer vacation, as of July 2nd, they will not be offered through the summer term:
  • Ashley’s Sunday morning Slow Flow class
  • Amelia’s Thursday afternoon gentle yoga class
We are also excited to announce our new seniors discount:   For individuals aged 65 and up, as well as students 13 – 19 yrs.:  5 and 10 class passes purchased will get a bonus class, and 2 bonus classes on 20 class passes.
For seniors 65 and up, our 1 month and 3 month unlimited passes will also receive an extension of an extra week. 

Updated rates effective July 2nd

5 Class Pass: $78 | 10 Class Pass: $150 | 20 Class Pass: $270

(These rates include HST)