Mindfulness Mini Series – Wednesday nights at our studio through January

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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.  Through the month of January our Wednesday night mini series classes are focused on mindfulness.  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.  For our Wednesday night classes, from 6 – 7:15 pm, you can either sign up for the full series, or simply drop in for any of the evenings in the series.  If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to reach out.

Thank you

Thank you so much to everyone who came out for our recent Karma Classes over the holidays.  It was truly beautiful to hold space for you, you continue to be held in our hearts.  We are all in this together, and the generosity and support of our community really helped to bring that home this holiday.  On Christmas eve, thanks to all of you, we delivered 8 bags of toiletries and other needs for the women and children being supported in safety at Interval House.  We also raised over $300 in financial support for them.  Thanks to all of you, we have filled up our food basket again, and have a financial contribution for The Hunger Stop, Lanark County Food Bank.   We have much to reflect on from the past year, and so much to be grateful for.  We look forward to continuing to support our community in the years to come.  We are here in service.

Gentle reminders

A gentle reminder Ashley’s Sunday morning Slow Flow class now starts at 9:00am, effective starting tomorrow morning (January 6th).  A beautiful practice to relax into your Sunday.

Please note there is also no Pilate’s class this Monday (January 7th).  Lynne’s Pilates class will be back on our schedule Monday, January 14th.

This Wednesday night (January 9th) we also start our next Wednesday night mini series (6 – 7:15pm).  Amber will be leading you through 4 weeks of mindfulness based stress management techniques, through gentle movement and relaxation practices.

We hope you are all having a wonderful first week of 2019, gently unfolding this next chapter.

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A few changes on our winter schedule

A few changes to note:
 
There will be no Pilates Monday, January 7th, but it will be back on our schedule the following Monday, January 14th. Please mark this on your calendar. Easing our core muscles back in after a season of holiday treats!
 
Our Thursday night 7:30 pm Hatha Class, will be taking a break for this session. It will not be offered during the winter months. We do still have Linsdey’s 7:30 pm Hatha Mixer class Tuesday nights, so please join us to find that calm before settling in for sleep!
 
As a result of your feedback and the incredible impact of this class, we are excited to announce our mens’ series on Tuesday nights, is now a weekly drop in class! We have also extended the duration of the class from 6:00pm to 7:15pm to give you more time to integrate your postures in the relaxation phase of the class. Like all of our regular weekly classes, preregistration is not necessary just show up when it suits your schedule and Lindsey will help you settle in for the class, as well as go over pass options (or you can send us a message).
 
Ashley’s Sunday morning slow flow class is now starting at 9:00 am, to give you a little more time to ease into your Sunday before your practice.
 
There will be no Wednesday night series class this week. Starting January 9th, Amber will be leading a 4 week Mindful movement and relaxation series. You can either register for the whole series at a reduced rate ($45 HST inclusive), use your regular class pass, or drop in for one of the evenings. In February Ashley will be leading a low back and hip series!
 
If you have any questions, we are here! Surya Solo schedule Winter-1

Gratitude To Our Community, Coming Together for Interval House

What a beautiful morning, practicing in the early hours, the amrit vela, the sweetness of the day.  Setting the rhythm for the holidays, reflecting on the past year and all the learning.  It is such an honor for us all at Surya Daya to be in service to our community, and we are excited to hold safe space for you for the years to come.  If you haven’t picked up your copy of TheHUMM December Issue yet, make sure you do before the next edition is  out – it’s also available online if that works better for you.  We encourage you to check out page 30, a little reflecting……..
A huge thank you to everyone who has dropped of donations for Interval House, we are so incredibly grateful to each of you.  If you have some time this afternoon we will be holding space for people to come together, a little haven of peace before the busyness of the holidays, again, setting your rhythm, reflecting.   Please join on us today, Sunday, December 23rd, from 2:00 – 4:00 for our Karma yoga class, being held for Lanark County Interval House.
Our hopes are to create a safe space for you to come together and feel that stillness within, just before the holidays.
Sharing a beautiful meditation together, some gentle yoga led by Amber, and enjoy a nice extended gong / crystal bowl relaxation.
The tea will be on, and we are continuing to collect items (listed below) at the studio for Lanark County Interval House in our community, a shelter for women and children needing a safe place. (Monetary donations are also accepted – 100% of proceeds raised will go directly to Interval House).  We are accepting donations up until today, and will be making a delivery tomorrow, December 24th.
 Items on their wish list include

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Karma Class For Interval House

Please join us on Sunday, December 23rd from 2:00 – 4:00 for our next Karma yoga class, being held for Lanark County Interval House.
Our hopes are to create a safe space for you to come together and feel that stillness within, just before the holidays.
Sharing a beautiful meditation together, some gentle yoga led by Amber, and enjoy a nice extended gong / crystal bowl relaxation.
We are collecting items at the studio for Lanark County Interval House in our community, a shelter for women and children needing a safe place.
 Items on their wish list include

Read more