March 2010 schedule

Sadaya Yoga is pleased to offer the following classes coming up in March 2010:

Monday:

Beginner Hatha at SFU through Trine Yoga

Suitable for all, this is a classic Hatha class. Integrating movement with breath, variations of asana will be tailored to meet your prevailing needs & levels of practice. Classes progress each week with a different focus \ to increase your overall health & vitality. This practice improves the health of the organs, targets the spine/core, and all major joints in the body.

Quiet precise movements focus your mind & enhance balance. Alignment, inner peace & a strong focused mind are cultivated.

Date: Jan. 25 – April 12, 2010
Time: 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Location: VIP Room 191
Fee: $68.25 – SFU Student Rate: $63.00
More info: http://students.sfu.ca/recreation/programs_spring/yoga_taichi.html or http://www.trineyoga.ca

Tuesday:

Hatha Hour at Yoga Spirit

Breathe, relax and smile. Whether you are looking for a way to rest and rejuvenate, to release tension or to stretch your sore muscles, Hatha yoga will benefit you. A classical form of yoga that focuses on postures and breathing to bring the body and mind into greater alignment. An uplifting practice to help stretch and tone muscles, calm the mind and detoxify internal organs to bring about a state of relaxation.

A great introduction to yoga and for those who like a slower, more meditative practice.

Date: March 2 – onward
Time: 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Location: 5681 Goring Street, Burnaby BC, one block south of Holdom Skytrain station
More info: http://myyogaspirit.ca/

Power / Core at Yoga Spirit

For all levels! Challenge yourself with this perfect blend of flowing movements to create detoxifying heat in the body and core work to build strength and support.

Date: March 2 – onward
Time: 6:15pm – 7:15pm
Location: 5681 Goring Street, Burnaby BC, one block south of Holdom Skytrain station
More info: http://myyogaspirit.ca/

Wednesday:

Hatha at On Side Restoration Training Centre

Date: March 3 – onward
Time: 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Location: 3157 Grandview Hwy, Vancouver BC
More info: Call Jes at Sadaya Yoga 778 968.7827

Saturday:

Power / Vinyasa at Yoga Spirit

Vinyasa means “to link movement with breath.” With a variety of options in each pose, this class is suitable for most students after they have taken a few hatha and/or gentle vinyasa classes. Postures are linked together to making a energetic and flowing sequence that will allow your worries to melt away. Be uplifted and inspired!

Date: February 27, March 6 & March 27
Time: 9:30am – 10:45am
Location: 5681 Goring Street, Burnaby BC, one block south of Holdom Skytrain station
More info: http://myyogaspirit.ca/

Yin at Yoga Spirit

A wonderful yoga practice to relax and to work deeper into the body. Holding asanas for a longer period of time will encourage lengthening and deep release in the connective tissue, cultivating a peaceful and meditative mind.

Date: February 27, March 6 & March 27
Time: 11:00am – 12:15pm
Location: 5681 Goring Street, Burnaby BC, one block south of Holdom Skytrain station
More info: http://myyogaspirit.ca/

Please call 778 968.7827  or email sadayayogamassage@gmail.com for more details. See you on the mat!!

Drop in yoga classes available in the new year!

Here’s some classes I’ll be teaching at public studios in the new year. I’ll update as more classes become available.

Tuesday:

8 – 9:15 pm Candlelight Hatha

Yoga Spirit (myyogaspirit.ca)

5681 Goring Ave Burnaby, BC

Wednesday:
5 – 6 pm Hatha All Levels
On Side Restoration Training Center
3157 Grandview Hwy Vancouver, BC

Thursday:

7 – 8:15 pm Candlelight Hatha
Trine Yoga (trineyoga.ca)
Lochdale Hall – 490 Sperling Ave Burnaby, BC

Saturday: (January 2, 16, 30)

9:30 – 10:45 am Vinyasa

11 am – 12:15pm Yin Yoga
Yoga Spirit (myyogaspirit.ca)
5681 Goring Ave Burnaby, BC

Sunday: (3, 10, 17)

9:30 – 10:45 am Hatha
Yoga Spirit (myyogaspirit.ca)
5681 Goring Ave Burnaby, BC

As always, private in-house lessons are available as well as in-house massage!
Feel free to contact me at sadayayogamassage@gmail.com for details!

Namaste!

Life as we know it.

Life as we know it, is a journey.

The beginning and the end are predetermined but the journey is up to us. We are handed this life to ride like a wave. With all the ebb and flow it can be a challenge, but we endure and in the end the wave is sweet. If you can learn to take each ripple in stride and focus on the present moment, you’ll find your peace.You’ll find your balance. You’ll find your samadhi.

This is not a simple challenge, because humans like to hold on to fear, and habits. Our brains are programed to take the easy way out and we become lazy. Complacent. Anxious. Depressed. It’s a vicious cycle and once it begins, it’s hard to get out.

There is a way to overcome our passiveness and be absolutely present. We can reprogram our brains, but it takes dedication and commitment to try. Stop trying to plan out the rest of  your life and take a moment to be aware of what’s going on today. Right this very moment. Become aware of your breath, and feel the oxygen filling your lungs. Really, right now. Stop what you’re doing and just breathe…

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….Ok, feel that? That’s being in the present…

Once you know what that feels like, you can learn to extend the time you spend in the present. You can learn to acknowledge thoughts and then just let them float away. You can become aware of every single thing going on in your body. You can focus on each tiny muscle, nerve and tissue. You can learn to communicate with your body in a way you never would. Being able to find your self in that present moment will bring you to a whole new level of life. You become aware of things going on around you that you never would have before because you were too busy dwelling on the past or planning the future. Colors get brighter, smells become more distinct, and everything on this planet is buzzing with energy.

To me, this is what Yoga is about. Finding the peace within myself, and letting it wrap me up with love. When you get into that space, you can let go. And letting go, to me, is the best thing you can do for yourself.

Pain in inevitable, suffering is optional.

Find the sweetness in life and savor it. Delight in the simple things. Find your breath. Be at Peace. Yoga.

Photo by Wayne Stadler

Photo by Wayne Stadler