Dead of Winter, Hint of Spring
News from the Sail Loft Studio

#2118 Rte 329, The Lodge, 858-3330; February/March 2017

Taking time to observe our breath, move our bodies through different ranges of motion, and focus inwardly - five minutes to an hour on a daily basis - is beneficial for maintaining a resilient immune system, for settling our sometimes ruffled emotions, and for feeling strong and grounded while keeping our hearts more open. We all “link with the divine” often throughout the day by taking a big breath, or being in nature, or by getting immersed in a creative project, to name a few ways we find ourselves in yoga practice.

Weekly, I offer three classes with two different views of learning new tools of practice. On Mondays (6:15-7:30 p.m.) and Thursdays (10:30 a.m.-noon), we look at the yoga poses in a variety of ways, in a kind of workshop setting, with a spirit of exploration, experimentation, and curiosity. On Tuesdays (7-8:30 p.m.), we practice vinyasa style yoga – breath facilitating movement, with one pose linking to the next. The poses are held for short periods with emphasis on foundation and breath focus. This traditional style of led practice also includes chanting and pranayama. Both styles are recommended for all levels and abilities. These classes at the Sail Loft Studio are accessible to beginners, and those with movement restrictions, and are helpful for seasoned practitioners as well.

I invite you to share in the yoga study with me in one of the most beautiful spaces to practice that you will ever experience. Come and see! - Catherine Guest

When driving and driveway conditions look dangerous, or if Cathy goes skiing, sometimes classes are canceled at the last minute…If you have been attending classes regularly, you will be notified of a class cancelation by email. If you have been attending classes irregularly, please check on the Sail Loft Facebook page, where I will post notices of cancelations, or call or write me to check.

Yoga for Everyone at the Fox Point Community Centre, Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. A new eight week session begins on February 7th, and will continue into mid-March. 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 Cathy if you have questions. By the way, if school is canceled, the Community Centre usually doesn’t open either. You can check on their website or call/write me.

Spring Equinox drumming celebration on Sunday, March 19th, 2-4 p.m. at the studio. We welcome the change of season, and the joy of the lighter, longer days. We rejoice in the present time with gratitude, for some of us busting out of our “cocoons” and ready to howl! Bring a donation of wood, a drum or shaker, if you have one, and a potluck snack to share.

Check out the Hart Lazer Retreat 2017 - Year Four! Details are available on our website:

Saturday Open Studio time: 10-10:30 a.m. meditation, 10:30 a.m.-noon: personal practice. 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.

A Study of the Pelvic Floor with Catherine Guest and Stacey Steeves: two subsequent workshops on the three layers of the pelvic floor are offered in Hubbards area and in Antigonish, NS. in the spring. The date is to be determined. If you are interested, please let us know.

Private yoga classes with Cathy: Please call or write about setting up sessions: one on one, or groups. Families are welcome!

Full moon rising last February, view from the studio -
taken by Cathy

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Sail Loft Yoga Studio | Hubbards, Nova Scotia