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
info@suryadaya.ca
613-451-2891
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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.

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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.

 

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

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Meditation as Self Care – Loving your whole self

 Earlier this month Anna Karuna Egan led us through this workshop with her beautiful light, pure heart, and deep wisdom.  We are honoured she is coming back to offer a second sacred afternoon with us in March.  If you missed the opportunity, we hope you are able to join us at this next session.  Please give us a call to reserve your space, the last session filled quite quickly.Anna's workshop March 16th 2019

Kundalini Yoga for Digestion

Please join us Wednesday nights, March 20th – April 3rd,  from 6 – 7:15pm.   Simonne will be offering a spring mini series focused on digestion and yoga practices to help detoxify our bodies.

In our current culture we are bombarded with stress and over stimulation which has a profound effect on our digestive system, our mood and emotions, our energy levels and our organs of elimination.  We ask so much of our bodies and often don’t give ourselves enough time to nurture and revitalize our systems that help us to thrive.  In this three week series, we will use the practice of Kundalini yoga to strengthen and nurture our digestive system, an important component to our overall health and vitality.    We will learn how the digestive system works and  specific techniques and postures that can help keep it functioning at it’s very best.  The series is suitable for all levels of practice, from beginner to advanced.

Each class will be stand alone but participating in all 3 weeks is highly recommended.

 

 

Sign Up & Details

For our ongoing Wednesday night series classes, you can sign up for the full 3 weeks for $35 (includes HST), use your regular class pass, or drop in for any of the evenings ($16 drop in, HST inclusive).

Please contact the studio directly at 613-451-2891 or email info@suryadaya.ca if you have any questions, or if you’d like to sign up for the full series.

Mindfulness Class This Evening

Due to the weather conditions, and our priority being your safety, we have decided to cancel the Mindful Movement and Relaxation Class this evening.  If you have any questions or concerns please give us a call or send us a message.  Next weeks class will be extra special, with a little more time in our final resting posture.   Please take 15 or 20 minutes of your evening and dive into that beautiful experience of a simple deep breath.  Remember Mindfulness is a practice that needs revisiting.  Slowly we find we are more present and accepting  – it becomes a way of being in the world underneath all of the distractions.  For those of you who have been attending the sessions, practice your Check – In, explore the rhythm of your breath, physical sensations, take some time to mindfully scan through your whole body sending yourself some gratitude as you journey through.  I look forward to seeing you at next weeks session.  Yours in health and wellness, Amber

Hips And Low Back Yoga Series

Please join us Wednesday nights, February 6th – 27th,  from 6 – 7:15pm.   Ashley will be offering our next mini series focused on hip strength and mobility.

In our current culture we ask so much of our hips but rarely do we give them the focus and attention they deserve. In this series we’ll spend some time working with our hips to understand where they need to be strengthened and where we need more length. A balance of Hatha postures and longer Yin poses will leave you feeling strong and mobile. Each class will be stand alone but participating in all 4 is highly recommended.

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Sign Up & Details

For our ongoing Wednesday night series classes, you can sign up for the full 4 weeks for $45 (includes HST), use your regular class pass, or drop in for any of the evenings.

Please contact the studio directly at 613-451-2891 or email info@suryadaya.ca if you have any questions, or if you’d like to sign up for the full series.