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We are a family-run studio located in the village centre of
beautiful Brentwood Bay BC.

It is our  INTENTION to promote a sense of well-being in our community,
to bring like-minded individuals together
in a clean, friendly & peaceful environment and
to offer the highest quality programs for people of all ages and abilities.

We offer most classes on a drop-in basis - 
No worries about missed classes or restrictive scheduling &
NO MEMBERSHIP FEES!


APRIL News


SPRING SCHEDULE
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  • PLEASE NOTE: Somatics on Thursday April 16 is cancelled (back on April 23)
  • Sunday April 19: Infant Massage Workshop with Devon Jones RMT
  • HYAV weekend workshop with Swami Ashokananda Apr 17 - 19
  • MAY 9: 'Luminous Tones' Crystal Bowl Music + Yin/ Restorative Yoga




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AYURVEDIC COOKING LEVEL 1

Ayurvedic CookingWorkshop with Shubha Hosalli

Saturday April 11 @ 2 - 6pm

“One man’s food is another man’s poison”
Ayurveda is the Indian traditional science, practiced for over 5,000 years which details food choices
and preparation that is right for different body types and constitutions.

WORKSHOP includes introductory lecture, cooking demo & food tasting!
- Menu will cover recipes for all body types: Total 5 dishes

“There can be no better pharmacy than your own Kitchen”

Workshop fee: $65 for 4 hrs of Ayurvedic lecture & cooking class:
tasty food, tea, good company!

Location: Shady Creek United Church Saanichton

RSVP  NOW! number of spaces available is limited

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AYURVEDIC COOKING LEVEL 2 WORKSHOP
DATE to be announced soon!

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INFANT MASSAGE WORKSHOP
with Devon Jones RMT

Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, siblings...

If there is an infant in your life, loving touch
creates a bond like no other.
-Improve sleep/wake cycle
-stimulate muscle and body awareness
-stimulate motor development
-improve digestive health
-family bonding ..

There are so many reasons to learn infant massage!

This is a 2 hour class with 12 spaces available.
If your child is not yet crawling, please bring them.
If your child is mobile, or you are pregnant, for the purposes of learning, please bring a doll.

Mats and blankets will be provided and handouts &
massage oils will be given to you to take home.

$50 + gst  includes instruction, practice, hand out and oils.
Teacher: Devon Jones RMT


*REGISTER BY APRIL 9*
Call Devon at 250-391-8869

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LUMINOUS TONES CRYSTAL BOWLS + YIN/RESTORATIVE YOGA
with Nancy Watters and Sharon Daly


SATURDAY MAY 9, 2015
7 - 9pm

This promises to be a very beautiful evening: a profoundly restorative yoga practice accompanied by the healing effects of the resonance of crystal bowls

Alchemy™ Crystal Bowl Bliss

"This sound elixir will shift your state of being!"

Join us for a unique healing concert with sound healer Nancy Watters.  She’ll create a transformative, healing soundscape using 19 Alchemy™ quartz crystal bowls, overtone singing and devotional chant.  She is known for her angelic vocals that blend seamlessly with the luminous tones of crystal bowls, transporting people to “realms of spirit which cannot be described in words”. 

The Alchemy™ bowls are the highest quality, sonic tools on the planet.  They create a portal to healing on all levels--emotional, mental, physical and spiritual. Oncologist Mitchell L. Gaynor, MD, says, “Sound can help people make shifts in perspective that normally take 1-2 years of meditation… [It’s] the most powerful magic for enabling us to live extraordinary lives filled with peace, passion, health and a sense of unity with the universe.”   The live vibrations of these exquisite instruments will leave you balanced and blissful.


RESTORATIVE/YIN YOGA with Sharon Daly

A mindfulness-based practice offering a carefully sequenced series of floor postures to help you slow down and connect to your deeper inner experience, releasing tension in your body/mind. The relaxed pace and long holds allows for experimentation with practices that help calm the nervous system, stimulate restful sleep, quiet the mind and invite observation of the body mind connection.


COST: $25 by RSVP
THIS EVENT WILL SELL OUT QUICKLY!


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SPECIAL EVENTS & REGISTERED COURSES



C H A I R   YOGA & Massage
with Rachel Dunphy



A full body workout including both seated and standing yoga poses,
breathing exercises, deep relaxation as well as massage during resting poses (optional)
This class will appeal to seniors, desk-workers, those with difficulty getting up
or down on the floor or with stability challenges.
Modifications & options for all exercises  will be offered.
Suitable for beginners & beyond

6 week registered program (for best results)
Tuesdays  March 24 - April 28, 2015 @ 11:00am—12:30pm
Cost: $78 + gst =  $81.90

REGISTER today!
DROP IN  or use your Breathing Space pass

INSTRUCTOR Rachel Dunphy 

Rachel is a certified yoga instructor & certified Shiatsu Practitioner
who brings a compassionate and joyful spirit to her practice.
Her heartfelt presence & gentle hands-on massage techniques
help to relieve pain, calm the nervous system & assist in healing  body and mind.
The synergistic effects of both massage and yoga
go far beyond the benefits of either technique alone:
her unique talents are guaranteed to ease aches and pains!


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new class!
WHOLE BODY TUNE-UP with Somatic exercises
THURSDAYS @ 6:15 - 7:15pm

*CLASS IS CANCELLED ON THURSDAY APRIL 16*

Somatic exercises have proven so effective & popular with our Monday, Wednesday and Thursdays @ 10:30am  that we are now offering an evening class

Somatic exercises are simple and performed slowly and mindfully with the breath.
These classes teach you techniques to achieve and maintain muscular balance in your body.
Each class will cover a series of exercises which, with practice, can be done in 10 - 15  minutes to keep the muscles of the torso balanced, flexible and strong. We will also address the shoulder girdle, pelvic girdle and legs. With awareness, your areas of weakness or imbalance will become apparent to you so you can do what needs to be done to feel and function better!

This practice is beneficial for everybody, from high level athletes to those in chronic pain and recovering from injury and everybody in between. This neuro-muscular training series will undo imbalances due to postural habits (sitting, cycling, golfing, etc) injuries (over-use of one part of the body to accommodate the injured part) while building strength in muscles and improved range of motion in joints. These simple exercises are also excellent to support treatments such as chiropractic, massage, acupuncture etc.

Drop in! No previous experience or minimum level of fitness needed


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WELCOME to Sharon Daly

We are very pleased to announce that Sharon has now joined our regular teaching team!

Sharon is a certified yoga teacher & yoga therapist
who has been teaching yoga classes since 2001.

She brings a wealth of experience along with light-heartedness to her teaching and
encourages open communication with students to best serve their needs.
Her accessible and practical yoga classes integrate yoga wisdom, movement principles and embodied awareness to promote a sense of wholeness.

Yoga Flow: 'More Power, Less Striving'
                    Tuesdays @ 6:15 - 7:30pm  &  Fridays @ 5:30 - 6:30pm
Restorative Yoga & DEEP Rest  Tuesdays @ 7:45 - 9:00pm.

DROP IN!


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