Happy New Year News from the Sail Loft Yoga Studio
Cathy Guest, Freewheeling Adventures
Outside, the wind is howling; inside, it’s warm and peaceful by a crackling fire…
Note: The studio is closed February 15th to 22nd!
Deepening your yoga practice is good medicine for weathering winters in Nova Scotia. This is an excellent time for self examination (traditionally, a ‘hibernating’ time of year): what are your priorities as you enter a new year? Restorative and/or therapeutic yoga can help you get moving, and a regular yoga practice can keep you bending, stretching, walking, dancing, and living life to the fullest. The Sail Loft Studio is a wonderful place for yoga. Get a small group together to meet and practice – a mini-retreat; join any of the classes offered during the week; or talk to Cathy about one-on-one sessions to explore individual concerns.
Saturday morning open studio: 10 a.m.-noon, enjoy personal practice in the studio. Feeling you don’t know enough to practice without being directed? You’d be amazed at how much you’ll remember, and you may discover what your body is telling you it wants, if you slow down and listen. If Cathy is not able to be present, she will ensure that an experienced practitioner is there for some guidance. The cost is by donation, or by bringing wood for our woodstove.
Learn meditation skills by joining us on Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. for half hour instruction/sitting practice at the Sail Loft Studio. Following the meditation practice, 10-10:30 a.m. you are welcome to stay until noon for personal practice - yoga poses, more meditation - whatever your "practice" entails. Interested in learning more about meditation? Cathy would be delighted to come to a community centre, school, or meeting place to teach a session.)
Cathy’s regular classes are ongoing: evenings: Monday and Tuesday, 7-8:30 p.m.; mornings: Thursday, 10:30 a.m.-noon. (no classes from Feb. 14th to 22nd) Join us in our yoga practice at the welcoming Sail Loft Studio, surrounded by spectacular views of the ocean and sky. Groups are small, and because of the rural location of the studio, we welcome all levels and abilities to each class. If you have issues that restrict your movements, or injuries that you are dealing with, feel free to call Cathy to talk about whether you would feel comfortable joining a class. Drop–ins are welcome ($10) or purchase eight sessions for $75. You may also pay by donation, if payment is an obstacle to attendance.
[“Ashtanga” means “eight limbs”: all Cathy’s classes explore yoga practice using this “eight-limbed” approach. Using focus and intention, we practice attention to breath and ease in the postures. If you have never done yoga before, and have some questions, call or write Cathy anytime.]
Yoga for Seniors is now Yoga for Everyone at the Fox Point Community Centre, Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $2 per session, continues through March (no class on Feb. 18th). Drop ins are welcome, but pre-registration is appreciated. Please spread the word! 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 Amy or Christina at the Fox Point Community Centre. Christina@hhellps.com.
Saturday yoga with Zoë Oliver: 12:30-1:45 p.m. Connect for details or to register: email@example.com | 902.579.5825 |fledge.ca
Want to check on driveway conditions before coming to class in bad weather? Call Cathy, or check for a report on Facebook/sail loft yoga.
Cathy Guest, Freewheeling Adventures
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