December 2015

 
Winter Schedule
Our current session will finish on Friday, December 18th. Classes resume on Monday January 4th.

Students are welcome to join a session at anytime. Registration fees will be prorated. You are also welcome to drop in or purchase a 10 class pass valid for 6 months.

The holiday season can bring it’s own level of stress, whether it is a happy time of year or not. The practices of yoga and meditation can be very helpful in keeping healthy, balanced and steady. We will be doing a quieter, more reflective and restorative practice through until the holidays so please join us! To see our schedule, please click here.
 

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Winter Solstice Candlelight Meditation
Saturday, December 19th – 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
432 Waterloo Street, London

 

To celebrate the Winter Solstice, join us for a time of music, reflection and quiet meditation. In the midst of holiday festivities, align with the energies of the Earth to welcome the returning light.

Free event. Donations gratefully accepted for Wellspring Cancer Support Centre, London. Tax receipts issued for donations of $20.00 or more.

Facilitators: Catherine Heighway and Valerie Hobson

Space is filling up fast so please call or email to confirm your attendance. All welcome. Chairs available. Refreshments will be served following the program. 
 

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Winter Retreat at Five Oaks Retreat Centre
Paris, Ontario
January 22nd – 24th, 2016

 

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There is a hushed magic in the darkest time of the year. Time spent moving more deeply inward is a gift we can receive from the long dark period of winter. Yoga practice in the winter can be more internal and subtle in order for us to recognize the regeneration of our core energy. Meditation and reflection will also be used to replenish our energy in this peaceful setting.

During this retreat we will offer daily yoga and meditation sessions suitable for all levels, take time for rest, reflection and being in nature, walk the indoor labyrinth together and take part in other group activities in front of a cozy fireplace. 

Fee: $380.00 – private room, all meals and full program. To register, please contact Five Oaks Retreat Centre by clicking here.
 

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Restorative Yoga
 

 
Valerie will be offering Restorative Yoga Class on Sunday afternoons – January 17th, February 28th and March 27th from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Give yourself the gift of time to consciously relax your body and rest your mind. Whether you think of Sunday as the end or the beginning of your week, it is a perfect time to take a break with this quiet yoga practice. Registration is required. Please call, email or register in person. $14.00 per class of $36.00 for all three.
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The Winter Solstice officially occurs on Monday, December 21st at 11:38 p.m. EST!
 

 

Winter Solstice Blessing – Selena Fox

As we celebrate this holiday time with lights, songs, gifts, evergreens and other customs of our ancestors from many lands, let us remember the ancient and sacred spirit of Winter Solstice – that of renewal, peace and interconnectedness.

As days grow longer again and we embrace winter and the new calendar year, let us kindle with ourselves a deeper awareness of the divine circle of nature of which we are all part.

Let us celebrate our relationships with our families, friends, communities, cultures, all of nature and the Divine as unity and multiplicity.

May we be filled with joy, love and harmony.

May this Spirit of Yuletide shine within and around us throughout the year, as the Wheel of the Seasons continues to turn.
 

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Good Solstice! Merry Christmas! Happy New Year! Happy Holidays!
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Namaste
Catherine and Valerie

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