Summer News from the Sail Loft Studio
#2118 Rte 329, The Lodge, 858-3330 July to Sept. 2016
Summer yoga at the Sail Loft is worth the drive! Cool breezes, turquoise water, lapping waves, and our stunning studio with its gorgeous acoustics make attending Cathy’s regular Monday (6:15-7:30 p.m.), Tuesday (7-8:30 p.m.) and Thursday (10:30 a.m.-noon) classes very inviting. Please join us! All levels and abilities are welcome to participate in the classes. If you are new to yoga, have issues that restrict your movements, or injuries that you are dealing with, feel free to call or write Cathy to talk about whether you would feel comfortable joining a class. [“Ashtanga” means “eight limbs”: all Cathy’s classes explore yoga practice using this “eight-limbed” approach. Using focus and intention, we learn how to be skillful and at ease in the poses, and more mindful in our movements, grounding, and breathing.] Drop–ins are welcome ($10) or purchase eight sessions for $75. You may also pay by donation, if payment is an obstacle to attendance.
Note: no classes on Tuesday, July 19th and Thursday, July 21st, due to the retreat. Also, classes are canceled on August 29th, 30th, and Sept. 1st. Holiday Mondays: August 1st (Natal Day) and Sept. 5th (labour Day).
Yoga for Everyone at the Fox Point Community Centre, Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. A six week session began on July 12th, and will continue until August 16th (we will resume September 13th). Pay what you can ($2-$5). Drop ins are welcome. Cathy teaches yoga poses with chair support, so everyone can participate. No experience is necessary. Bring a mat if you have one. Call or write Christina at the Fox Point Community Centre (Christina@hhellps.com) or Cathy if you have questions.
Yoga and Meditation Retreat with Hart Lazer, Wednesday, July 20th to Sunday, July 24th, 8:30 a.m.-noon daily, with two evening question and answer sessions. A limited number of drop ins are available. For anyone who practices yoga, teachers and beginners alike, the retreat offers an opportunity to enhance your personal practice, with excellent teaching in a setting that is world class. Spend your afternoons exploring Nova Scotia’s gorgeous south shore by bicycle, kayak, sailboat, car, or on foot, doing as much and as little as you please. Delicious vegetarian lunches are offered daily. See www.sailloftyoga.com for more information. Reserve your space by contacting Cathy.
Private yoga classes with Cathy: Please call or write about setting up sessions: one on one, or groups. Families are welcome!
Autumn Equinox Drum Ceremony: Thursday, September 22nd, 10 a.m.-noon. All are welcome to attend.
Pathways to Connect and Celebrate Life at Millennium Gardens Farm in Mill Village, July 30th and 31st: I’ve been invited to participate in this inaugural event by doing a little talk and leading a drum circle, which will close the weekend on Sunday afternoon. This is an honour for me indeed! I’ve attached the details for those who would like to make the journey to this beautiful part of Nova Scotia!
Bike Skills and Yoga: There is a group interested. Let me know if you would like to join. A time has not yet been chosen, but looks like a weekend date in July….
Girls Ride: August 5th. We will meet at Summerville Beach at 10:30 a.m. and ride to Carter’s Beach for a picnic lunch. This ride is one of our summer highlights! For more information, see www.aspotoganroute.org.
Did you know…..that Cove FM plays Cathy’s “Girls Ride Rap” spring, summer and fall to promote the monthly Girls Rides and www.aspotoganroute.org (aka RECAP)?
A word about class cancellations: You can call me at any time to confirm that class is still happening. If you are a “regular” in weekly classes, you will be notified by email about class cancellations. If you are an infrequent participant, you might want to call, or check the Sail Loft Facebook page, where I will post the cancellations and other news.
Boathouse rentals: www.freewheeling.ca/Contacts/boathouse rental.
Photo by Catherine Guest, art by “Just Josie”
Sail Loft Yoga Studio | Hubbards, Nova Scotia