Karma Class this Friday, November 22nd, for the McComb Family, at Heritage Community Fitness Centre in CP

Join us this Friday at Heritage Fitness Community Center in CP for a fundraiser for the McComb family.

Many of you will remember the fundraiser we hosted earlier this year for Lilly, a young girl in our community fighting cancer. We partnered with Heritage and held two classes for the family.  That fundraiser made a world of difference for Lilly and her family, and we are so grateful that Heritage Fitness in Carleton Place is holding another event to help support them through this incredibly challenging time.

Led by Gillian White, this 75-minute Yin and Massage class will pamper you as you are guided through a yin yoga practice and there will be extra supports (teachers and RMT’s) in the class gently providing massage and adjustments that encourage you to sink deeper into the poses and release layers of tension.

Expand into relaxation as you end your week and give back to a family in need in your community.

Instructor: Gillian White
Date: Friday, November 22nd
Time: 7:30pm – 8:45pm
Donation Options: $5, $20, $35, or $35

The money raised during the event helps ensure Lilly is continued to be supported by her mother full-time without making the additional sacrifices that become necessary with an illness of this magnitude.  We are also collecting donations on behalf of this event at our studio in Almonte.  100% of all money raised will be going directly to the family.

Register in person at Heritage Fitness at 2 Costello Drive, Carlton Place, 613-253-2112, or online using the heritage fitness app
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Mandala Painting + Yoga For Kids

We are soooooo excited to announce our Mandala Painting + Yoga for kids workshop.

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Local artist Lily Swain and Yoga teacher Amber Young are teaming up to offer this beautiful afternoon for kids and a caregiver.

Our afternoon will begin with a  yoga and breathwork practice designed to release stress and tension, get your energy moving and connect with your creativity.  Setting intentions  together for creating your own mandala painting.

In this child-led workshop the caregiver will work with their child to create a colourful, freehand mandala painting using mixed media materials (pencil, oil pastel & acrylic paints on canvas). This fun bonding activity requires no experience and strengthens connection through collaboration as creative equals.

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Karma Class for Movember

Yoga for Movember

Movember is a foundation that supports the ongoing research, programming and education for issues that affect men. Men’s health is in crisis. Men are dying on average 6 years earlier than women, and for largely preventable reasons. Unchecked, prostate cancer rates will double over the next 15 years. Testicular cancer rates have already doubled in the last 50. And across the world, one man dies by suicide every minute of every day, with males accounting for 75% of all suicides.

Movember is uniquely placed to address this crisis on a global scale. They fund groundbreaking projects all over the world, engaging men where they are to understand what works best and accelerate change.

We hope you’ll come out and help us support this incredible organization and the work they’re doing.

Our class will be held on Friday, November 29th, from 6:30 – 8:00 pm.  Amber and Jay Young will be leading this class together.  We’ll have some time for a brief discussion to start our class, as Amber slowly guides you into an accessible gentle yoga class suitable for beginners and experienced yoga practitioners, and we’ll end with an extended gong relaxation.  This class is for everyone, remember we’re all in this together.

Jay is growing his annual Movember mustache. Please check out his link below, or come out on the 29th.  This class is by donation,and no donation is to small – perhaps your donation is simply coming out and dedicating your practice to someone in your life who needs a little extra support.

Jay’s Movember link

Link to Movember

Lest We Forget

Honoring those we have lost to war, and those that continue to fight for peace on earth.  May the fighting stop, and may we remember to be kinder to one another.  Please take time today to reflect, honor, and remember, so many have been taken, so many lives lost.

Our studio will be open today for regular classes, taking time in our own ways in silence at the 11th hour this morning.

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Karma class for the Lanark County Food Bank, Sunday, December 8th

Please join us Sunday, November December 8th, for our next soothing Sunday afternoon karma class for The Hunger Stop – Lanark County Food Bank.

Mark your calender’s for an afternoon of relaxation and community.  These classes are held monthly on Sunday afternoons from 2:00 – 3:00 pm.   You will be guided through a gentle movement stretch followed by an extended gong relaxation.  A blissful way to spend a Sunday afternoon and at the same time helping your community.

We invite you to bring a non-perishable food item for our food basket, or we also accept monetary donations for the food bank.  100% of all proceeds collected goes directly to The Hunger Stop

We want to support our community to thrive and to ensure no one goes without food.  We hope to see you there.

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Sat Naam and Namaste

Wishing you all a wonderful week ahead.

We wanted to say a big huge thank you to everyone who came out for our Sunday afternoon karma class for the Lanark County Food Bank.  We managed to gather more food for the families and individuals who would otherwise go with out, as well as some financial support to help the food bank to keep doing the important work in our community that they do, I am very grateful.  We are all in this together, and everyday I think I realize that a little more.  Our next nourishing gong relaxation class for the food bank will be Sunday, December 8th from 2:00 – 3:00 pm.

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Winter Solstice Relaxation and Renewal Workshop

Our next Relaxation and Renewal Workshop with Margie and Amber will be Sunday, December 22nd from 2:00 – 4:30 pm.

Honoring the darkest day of the year, a time of deep introspection and self nourishment, we will lead you through a beautiful afternoon of yin and restorative yoga practices, pranayama, connection, tea and snacks, an extended relaxation with the gong and the crystal bowls, and perhaps a little foot massage.

This workshop will help to set a beautiful peaceful rhythm for the holidays, and support you to gain clarity for the new year ahead.

Space is limited and these afternoons tend to fill fast, we keep these workshops very sacred and cozy with smaller numbers.

If you’d like to attend give us a call or send us a message, please note payment is necessary to reserve your spot.

To reserve your spot please click here

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Hatha Flow practice to celebrate the Scorpio New Moon, Sunday October 27th

We invite you to join Vichardeep for a Hatha Flow practice to celebrate the Scorpio New Moon this Sunday. During this practice you will:

~ Set intentions for the New Moon

~ Learn about the astrology of this New Moon

~ Pull Oracle cards

~ Enjoy Chaga Yogi Tea and discussion with others in our community

~ Share in a yoga practice with Moon Salutations to honour the New Moon

When: Sunday, October 27th

Time:  6:30 – 8:00 pm

Cost: $20 (Includes HST)

To register and pay click here

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