February 2016

 

Happy February!

February 1st marks the half way point between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox. Early on February 2nd, Groundhog Day, we wait for Wiarton Willie to predict how many more weeks of winter there will be. Whether he sees his shadow or not, there are still six weeks until the Spring Equinox!
 

We are now half way through our winter session, which will finish on February 26th. To see the Winter schedule, please click here.

There will be a class at 10:30 on Monday, February 15th, Family Day. Please join us!

Students may register for the remaining 4 weeks, pay per class to drop in or purchase a 10 class pass which is valid for 6 months. Mid session registration fees will be prorated. We accept cash or cheque.
 

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Restorative Yoga
 

 
 
Valerie will continue to offer Restorative Yoga Class on Sunday afternoons – 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. Registration is required. Please call, email or register in person. $14.00 per class.
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Upcoming Workshop with Todd Norian
 
 

 
Todd Norian, founder of Ashaya Yoga and renowned yoga teacher, is returning to London for a weekend workshop May 20th – 22nd, 2016 at Brescia University College Auditorium. Once the details are finalized, we will post registration information on the website so please stay tuned!  

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Imbolc 
The February sunshine steeps your boughs and tints the buds and swells the leaves within
William C. Bryant

 

The first of February is one of the cross quarter days on the Wheel of the Year. The Celtic calendar celebrates this day as Imbolc (e-MOLK) or ewe’s milk acknowledging the traditional lambing season and the first day of spring. It is a time to notice the mysterious signs of spring as the days gradually lengthen and the earth begins to slowly warm.  Seeds in the ground and buds on the trees are responding to the increased minutes of daylight by beginning to stir!

To feel in greater harmony with nature, we bring more fire (Pitta) to the practice to balance out the earth and water (Kapha) energies of this time of the year. This helps relieve any congestion and sluggishness that we may be experiencing. On the mat, we can continue to create opening and heat in the body through more dynamic poses, hip openers and twists.

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Happy Valentine’s Day! 
 
 
All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt
 Charles M. Schultz

 
 
We look forward to seeing you at Spanda Yoga!
Namaste
Catherine and Valerie

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