Ocean view…..pretty, but not warm…… by Catherine Guest)
Back by popular demand: Monday restorative classes December 3rd, 10th, and 17th, 6:15-7:30 p.m. This is a powerful time of year: some of us are busy with friends and family, others are viewing the hubbub from a place of loneliness or grieving. It is the best of times, it is the worst of times! Give yourself the gift of letting go of regular patterns of thinking by taking some time in guided restorative relaxation. You will feel invited to look at restrictions in your body and your mind with the discerning eyes of your innermost self. From there, we can use our yoga tools to work with the information that arises - a good project for the new year! Cost is $10, or on your “chit”. If you are not a regular Monday student, let me know if you plan to attend.
We will resume regular Monday class on January 7th, 2019.
Tuesday evening classes (7-8:30 p.m.) are usually quiet, giving us a chance to look at individual needs in our practice. The studio is warm and inviting in the glow of the wood stove and the flickering candlelight. Venture out into the winter evening and join us! Cost is $10. Holiday times: last class of 2018 is December 18th. Classes resume on January 8th, 2019.
Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.-noon are enjoyable and welcoming for all abilities and ages. Our last class of 2018 takes place on December 20th. We will resume classes on January 3rd, 2019.
Yoga for Everyone at the Lion’s Club in Fox Point continues on Tuesdays 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. The fee is $2-$5 (pay what you can afford by donation). We do not have spare mats, so plan to bring your own. We use chairs for assistance, so everyone can participate. Over the holidays, we will have a three-week break. No classes on December 18th, 25th (Merry Christmas!) and January 1st (Happy New Year!) We will resume on January 8th.
Yoga for Seniors at the Blandford Community Centre, Fridays, 10-11 a.m. is popular and fun! . We use chairs for assistance, so everyone can participate Cost is $7 drop in. Bring a mat if you have one. Over the holidays, we will have a week off: our last class of 2018 is on December 21st. Class is cancelled on December 28th. We will resume classes on January 4th, 2019!
Solstice Drum Ceremony, Saturday, December 22nd, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Bring a drum or shaker, if you have one, and a snack to share with others after our drumming. The ceremony can be even more meaningful if you give some thought beforehand to what you are grateful for and what you are happy to let go of as this season moves into the next. You are invited to bring something to put into the centre of our circle to enhance the potential power of our gathering, and to be blessed by the energy of our ceremony. Solstice means “time stands still”: it is a time for quiet contemplation and for celebration of the returning light. Please bring a contribution towards the heat: a small cash donation or some wood for the fire.
Saturday Open Studio resumes!
Throughout the winter, from January 5th, 2019, join us for meditation: 10-10:30 a.m., and personal practice: 10:30 a.m.-noon. Bring wood for the fire, or leave a donation towards the heat. There is no teaching, per se, but Cathy is there to help with poses, and for questions.
Hart Lazer Yoga and Meditation Retreat, Wednesday, July 24th to Sunday, July 28th, 2019: Details are posted on-line!
One on one or group sessions are available: families are welcome! I am also working collaboratively with Kim Hodgson on a 15-week program: A Good Place to Start (information is attached).