FEBRUARY VIEWS 2010 – A World of Potential

Posted on: February 11, 2010

A World of PotentialWe look upon this February like no other. With earthquakes in Haiti, floods in Peru, and the Olympics in Vancouver, we see a world full of both adversity and contrast. It may be a challenge to see the oneness of humankind in such conditions, but we all have hearts consisting of the same energetic pathways, and our hearts go out to those in need.

As our city prepares for the inevitable changes this month, let’s look with optimism to potentially inspire and influence the world. Let’s show that the Best Place on Earth is not only beautiful, but that it’s generous and has spirit! I feel it’s not about gold medals, but rather it’s about being a city of greatness, with the power to motivate others to be the best they can be. Thus, smile at a stranger, open your home to a tourist, or perhaps offer assistance to someone in need. Please Celebrate the Possible and think about your role in this World Event that really is being hosted in our backyard.

On Friday February 19th at 7:30pm, we at Body Harmony are hosting the movie Enlighten Up! First RSVP, then join us ‘by donation at the door’ in order to raise money for the less fortunate children of Peru. The Journey of Our Hearts participants have already raised $980 with their dedication to the 7 Renewal Practices, but it is our hope to raise even more. All are welcome to come out and support the journey of our participants. Even if you cannot come, please give generously, as all donations will be graciously accepted on behalf of those in need (until February 19th).

Much Love & Happy Heart Month

Lori, Teachers & Staff

Btw, just a reminder to give yourself extra time to get to the studio this month!
 

 

 

Valentine’s 2 for 1 Special

Share your love of yoga with the Valentines ‘2 for 1’ Special. ‘Two new members’ must sign up for each person to receive a 10 Class Flexi Pass ‘for the price of one’ ($75 plus GST for each person). This sale is on now until February 15th and applies to new members only. Share the love!

 

Student of the Month

Student of the MonthCongratulations Hélène Day Fraser,  one of our busy and influential moms in the community! We love Hélène’s humble energy. She says, “I have been coming to Body Harmony for six years and I love yoga and the sense of calm I derive from it. Unfortunately, life’s fast pace often pulls me away from my practice — academic studies, work and family commitments sneak in and take priority. Body Harmony has afforded me the space to regroup and regain a sense of tranquility over and over again. Recently, after a particularly stressful year, I decided to make health and well-being a priority. I embarked on this goal with no clear picture of how it was to be attained beyond knowing I needed change. Then, at the end of a Monday morning Mixed Level Hatha Yoga class in early January, Lori introduced the Journey of our Hearts. I took up the challenge. Three weeks into it and I am walking around with a surprising sense of well-being that I would not trade for the world. Thank you to all for unwittingly acting as props — giving support to this 40 something girl who is re-learning how great it feels to be active, show tenderness and be happy! Namasté, Hélène.”

 

Eating Naturally for Energy! with Dr. Nina Lange and Dr. Julie Durnan

Eating Naturally for Energy! with Dr. Nina Lange and Dr. Julie DurnanJoin Dr. Nina Lange and Dr. Julie Durnan from Pacifica Naturopathic Clinic and learn natural ways to boost energy, build muscle, and optimize circulation both during and between workouts. Through both Naturopathic and Traditional Chinese Medicine perspectives, we will discuss how to find balance with foods, water, and nutrients. Feel free to bring your questions for the doctors! 

Sunday January 31st
12:30 – 2:30 pm
$20 plus gst –
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Full Moon Women’s Circle with Teresa Campbell

Full Moon Women's Circle with Teresa CampbellCalling 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 January 31st
7:00 – 9:00 pm
$20 plus gst –
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Yoga for Men with Jennifer Jordan

Yoga for Men with Jennifer JordanDo 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 February 7th
12:30 – 2:30 pm
$20 plus gst –
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Enlighten Up! Movie Night – By Donation for Our Cause

Enlighten Up! Movie Night - By Donation for Our CauseFurther the Journey of Our Hearts or join us for a viewing of this entertaining and inspiring film!

Enlighten Up!
A Skeptics Journey into the World of Yoga

“Filmmaker Kate Churchill is determined to prove that yoga can transform anyone. Nick Rosen is skeptical but agrees to be her guinea pig. Kate immerses Nick in yoga and follows him around the world as he examines the good, the bad and the ugly of yoga. The two encounter celebrity yogis, true believers, kooks and world-renowned gurus. Tensions run high as Nick’s transformational progress lags and Kate’s plan crumbles. Ultimately, what they find is not what they were looking for.”

Admission to the viewing is by donation, with all proceeds going to help build a school and relieve the flood situation in the Sacred Valley of Peru.

Friday February 19th
7:30 – 9:00 pm
By Donation –
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Cloth Diapering 101 with Karen Randall of New & Green Baby Co.

Cloth Diapering 101 with Karen Randall of New & Green Baby Co.There are environmental, health and financial benefits to cloth diapering your child , that 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 February 21st
12:30 – 2:30 pm
$20 plus gst –
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Intuitive Decision Making with Whitney McMillan

Intuitive Decision Making with Whitney McMillanHave you ever made a fantastic decision based on a ‘gut feeling?’ In this workshop, we will tap into intuition as the instinctive voice of your inner wisdom, your sense of knowing at a deep level without knowing why. When paired with our rational minds, intuition balances thinking and feeling in decision-making. It helps us to understand where we are ‘stuck’ and to reduce our confusion. Together, we will explore techniques to build your intuitive 6th sense and apply these skills to decision-making at home, at work, in relationships…with everything! Be empowered to listen to, trust and value your intuition.

Sunday February 28th
12:30 – 2:30 pm
$20 plus gst –
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Full Moon Women’s Circle with Teresa Campbell

Calling 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 February 28th
7:00 – 9:00 pm
$20 plus gst –
Preregister Now

 

Spring Yoga Retreat & Cleanse – Sign Up by January 31st!

Spring Yoga Retreat & Cleanse - Sign Up by January 31st!The Bowen Island Retreat & Cleanse at Xenia Sanctuary is going ahead this spring! Secure your space for a refreshing weekend that will include:

~ 3 Nights in Shared Accommodations
~ 3 Cleansing Breakfasts
~ 3 Healthy Vegetarian Lunches
~ 2 Delicious Vegetarian Dinners
~ 5 Yoga Classes & 5 Sitting Meditations

April 15 – 18th, 2010
Thursday 8pm to Sunday Noon
$100 Deposit due by January 31st! Final payment due one month prior to departure. Orientation Friday April 9th at 7:30pm.

 

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