Summer 2016

 

Summer Session – July 4th to July 28th
There will be no classes on Thursday July 21st and Monday July 25th as we are going on retreat.
The studio is closed in August.

Class Schedule (July 4th – 28th)

Monday         mixed level    11:00 – 12:15    Catherine
Tuesday        beginners        9:30 – 10:45    Valerie
Wednesday   mixed level      9:30 – 10:45    Valerie

Thursday       mixed level    10:30 – 11:45    Catherine

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Fees
Summer Session registration for 4 weeks – $45.00 or 3 weeks – $34.00
Drop in – $14.00
5 class pass for three months – $65.00
Cash or cheque only

Our New Location

We are now teaching at Yoga East, 537 Ontario Street, at the corner of Ontario and Princess St. There is lots of free all day parking on both Ontario and Princess Streets within a few steps of the studio.
 
 
 
Fall Session
Valerie will begin her fall session on September 6th for 8 weeks.
Catherine will not be teaching in August, September and the first 2 weeks of October. Her fall session classes will begin on Monday October 17th
 
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Summer Practices
 
In the summer months, we can use our practices to bring balance to this season of pitta or fire. Think calming and cooling practices. Slow down the speed of your physical practice, bring in more of the moon energy with Moon Salutations, forward bends, seated twists and supported backbends as well as restorative practice such as legs up the wall. 

If you take your mat outside, find a flat level spot on a smooth surface. Avoid practising in direct sunlight.

Cooling Pranayama includes extending the exhalation, single nostril breathing through the left nostril (Chandra Bedhana) and Shitali which involves breathing in through the mouth with tongue curled and exhaling through the nostrils.

In terms of diet, also keep things cool and light. Enjoy vegetables and fruits that have a high water content such as melons, cucumbers and leafy greens. Avoid foods that are dense and heavy. Stay well hydrated. Try infusing water with fresh fruit like berries and citrus or vegetables like cucumber for variety.

Herbs and spices that reduce the pitta dosha include mint, fennel, cilantro, cumin and coriander.

 
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“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.”
–  John Lubbock
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We look forward to welcoming you at Yoga East!
Namaste
Catherine and Valerie

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