JUNE VIEWS 2010 – A Breath of Fresh Air

Posted on: June 11, 2010

A Breath of Fresh AirWe have all experienced anxiety or a sleepless night. So when you’re restless, or it’s 3:30am and you haven’t had an adequate sleep, what do you do? Rather than allow your mind to run wild, look at it as an opportunity to simply focus on the moment. Sit still or lie down in śavāsana (the corpse pose), deepen your breathing, and just be with the sensations in your body. If you are truly in the moment, you will experience a peacefulness that can embrace the whole range of experience. No longer preoccupied with all the things that were making you anxious or keeping you awake, you settle into a sincere acceptance of what is. To develop this ability with ease, we need continual practice. Fortunately, a regular yoga practice can make you a mindfulness master!

There is so much enjoyment and gratification to be found through yoga, especially when it is taken outside. Add a whole new dimension to your practice and take full advantage of our great outdoors this summer by joining us for Yoga by the Beach! Starting June 15th, Lori is teaching Mixed Levels Hatha Yoga every Tuesday and Thursday from 10:30 to 11:30am at John Lawson Park in West Vancouver. How awesome it is to practice vrksāsana (the tree pose) amidst the trees. Plus, the fresh air and exercise can also help you sleep better.

In order to make it easier and more economical for you to enjoy our variety of yoga classes this summer, we are offering the 9 Week Unlimited Yoga pass for $99. This sale is open to everyone but it ends June 18th, so buy your pass today!

We hope to see you soon.

Namaste

Lori, Teachers & Staff

btw, Thank you for your feedback on the surveys and congratulations to Julia Bauman for winning a FREE 10 Class Pass! We now have more Mixed Levels Classes & Abs classes and Friday night is  Date Night at Body Harmony…

 

Student of the Month

Student of the MonthCongratulations Lorna Bradwell! This multi-talented student has attended over 350 classes at Body Harmony and has written us this delightful poem:

Ode to Body Harmony Yoga StudioI love to do yoga, both Gentle and Yin.
Mixed Levels Hatha, I like to fit in.

 

The place where I practice is Body Harmony.
Lori and her staff are the best they can be.

The teachers are awesome; so patient and kind.
They remind me to breathe, and to quiet my mind.

I sit in Sukhasana, spine straight and tall,
Find my Drishti in tree pose, and try not to fall.

Standing in Mountain, engaging my core,
I lead with my heart, then head down to the floor.

Time for Vinyasa. Step back into Plank.

Up dog, then Down dog … my teachers I thank.

Finally Savasana … so simple and sweet.
Soft soothing music, a heavenly treat.

I’m grateful to practice without any fear.
There’s just loving kindness and good karma here.

Love,

Lorna and Cooper (my sidekick in the photo)
 

Save the HST & Buy Now!

Save the HST & Buy Now!Save the HST on all passes by purchasing prior to June 1st.  Our additional promotional offer:

Buy 1 Year of Unlimited Yoga for only $960 and get 1 Month Free!Buy a 20 Class Pass and Receive 1 Class Free!*Prices do not include gst

 

Yoga for Better Digestion with Sarah Harrison

Yoga for Better Digestion with Sarah HarrisonDo you suffer from bloating, low-energy, ‘brain-fog’ or digestive concerns? These are common signs of excess toxins overloading your system! Come work with Sarah in Yoga for Digestive Health and Detoxification and work through a progressive specifically designed gentle practice that allows your mind and body to release and detoxify, winding down with aromatherapy and savasana in a warmed room. Take home exercises, lots of breath-work, and nutritional guidance for your best inner health! With over 5 years of cumulative experience working with healthcare practitioners including naturopaths, colon-hydrotherapists, pharmacists, natural pharmacists, aromatherapists, Sarah brings her varied experience to you and to your best health… from within. Sign up early to make the commitment to your best health, from within.

Sunday May 30th
12:30 – 2:30 pm
$20 plus gst – Preregister Now

 

Full Moon Women’s Circle

Full Moon Women's CircleCalling all Goddesses! Join resident yoga teacher Teresa Campbell for an inspiring & celebratory evening of YOGA, meditation, DANCING, chanting and SHARING. Be surrounded by your community sisters where women of all ages fill the space with beautiful feminine power that will elevate you and remind you of your truths as a woman! Let’s journey together & explore “how we can empower ourselves individually, as a community, and as a world of women.” Elizabeth MacLeod, Wild Woman.

Sunday May 30th
7:00 – 9:00 pm
$20 plus gst – Preregister Now

 

Deepak Chopra – Queen Elizabeth Theatre

Deepak Chopra - Queen Elizabeth TheatreOn June 4th, Deepak will speak in Vancouver on his latest work: Reinventing the Body, Resurrecting the Soul~How To Create A New You & The Ultimate Happiness Prescription~The 7 Keys to JOY and Enlightenment…plus much more! This is a new talk for 2010 with many fresh insights, practical tools, experiential components, and the solid foundational material Deepak Chopra is known for. We are pleased to offer you an opportunity to save 10% when you use our promotional code YOGA when purchasing your seats to see Deepak Chopra bring his most radical statement about healing yet. The latest work from the most well known expert on health and wellness shows why spiritual wellness must come first to facilitate lasting change. Come and see why Dr. Mehmet Oz says that “Dr. Chopra moves us from the mundane lives that trap many of us to the sacred insights offered by our souls.”Tickets range from $39, $59, $79 & $99 with limited $175 VIP packages (includes best seats, meet & greet with Deepak, food and entertainment) and are on sale now at www.ticketmaster.ca.

 

 

Cloth Diapering 101 with Karen Randall

Cloth Diapering 101 with Karen RandallCloth diapers are making a comeback! Parents are saying yes to reusable diapers due to the environmental, health and financial benefits. And it need not be difficult! In this workshop you will: 1. Learn how to use cloth diapers – how to put them on your baby, how to store them and how to wash them (and how easy all of this is). 2. Review the most popular reusable diapering options available to you today and look at why families choose each option. 3. Learn what you need to get started with cloth diapering, including a checklist for a kit that can get any family started from day one – and succeed. 4. Have the opportunity to get your hands on several types and brands of diapering systems – see how they work & see how they feel. 5. Have your questions about cloth diapering answered by an expert.

Sunday June 6th
12:30 – 2:30 pm
$20 plus gst – Preregister Now

 

Yoga for Men with Jennifer Jorda

Do you know a guy who feels too inflexible to do yoga? This class is designed just for the guys, so they can learn to stretch while using mind/body techniques in a fun and unintimidating space. Typically men experience more inflexibility in the hips, back and front of chest, thus we will effectively work those areas. This is an excellent way to learn how to make yoga more comfortable and beneficial in the regular drop in classes.

Sunday June 13th
12:30 – 2:30 pm
$20 plus gst – Preregister Now

 

Spiritual Teachings by Jeffery Armstrong – International Book Launch

Spiritual Teachings by Jeffery Armstrong - International Book LaunchDiscover the original Avatars and learn how their ancient wisdom can profoundly change the way you view the world. Jeffrey Armstrong’s wise counsel and insightful teachings have already affected hundreds of thousands of people around the world — his goal is to empower a billion people with the wisdom of the Avatars. This Universal Knowledge is a call to action to heal the planet and to become our greatest self. We would be honored if you could attend. Opening Performance by Zamir Dhanji Chris Murdoch and featuring Master of Ceremonies Pete McCormack (Film director, writer, social critic, and singer/songwriter). Special Guest Cynthia Black (President and Editor-in-Chief Beyond Words Publishing).
 

Where: Unity Church· 5840 Oak St, Vancouver, BC
When: Tuesday June 29th from 7:00 to 9:30 pm
Tickets: $35 per person Available at Banyon Books (604) 737-8858
VIP Seats: $65 per person Available at VASA (604) 275-6567

 

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