May/June News from the Sail Loft Yoga Studio
Sail Loft Studio, #2105 Rte 329, The Lodge, 858-3330 May 2013
Cathy’s regular classes are ongoing: Evenings: Monday and Tuesday, 7-8:30 p.m.; mornings: Thursday, 10:30 a.m.-noon. 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.
“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.
Healthy Back Yoga Session, Sundays, May 19 – June 23: 4:00-5:15 Spring has sprung, and with that we’re all aching to get out into the garden, hop on our bikes, and generally, just get moving. Join Cathy and DeNel for this progressive six-week session that will help you to strengthen your back in preparation for the new season. We’ll be using the principles of proper alignment to work with the structure of your spine and the muscles that help it do its job properly. We’ll use relaxation, mobilization and stabilization to do this. This session is appropriate for all levels, including beginners, but it is not meant to heal hurt backs. Pre-registration is required. Deadline May 13th.Cost: $80
Saturday morning yoga with Zoë Oliver. New 8 week session starting Saturday, June 8th, 8-9:30 am. Imagine starting off your weekends with amazing views of ocean and sky, awakening movement, and maybe even a swim in crystalline waters. Try it out for real! This class will focus on resetting your energy levels and allows you to have yoga and still have the full weekend ahead. Connect for details or to register: email@example.com | 902.579.5825 |fledge.ca
Yoga at the market: coming soon! May 25th, 10-10:30 a.m. outside on the lawn - everyone welcome, no mats necessary, shoes optional! with Cathy Guest.
Yoga at the Hubbards Sailing School! with Cathy Guest. What a wonderful venue for yoga as the days warm up and we can practice outside on the deck. Dates and times to be announced: please call if you are interested.
Family Yoga and Yoga Integration: coming soon!
Local bike rides: www.aspotoganroute.org
Girls Ride: Monday, June 3rd, 10 a.m. start. Yikes, we don't quite know where we're riding yet...but if you are interested in having a leisurely bicycle ride with a wonderful bunch of gals, including time for a light lunch en route, contact Cathy Guest, or check in regularly with www.aspotoganroute.org for details.
Ride of Silence: Bayswater Beach, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 15th, 12 km. Ride in silence to commemorate those who lost their lives or maimed while bicycling. We ride single file in silence. All are welcome.
Father's Day Ride, June 16th, begins noon at The Barn, ends 2 p.m. at Bayswater Beach, with prizes: win a new Trek bicycle! Three route options to accommodate all levels of cyclist. Support vehicle, and snacks provided. Advance registration $10 at Chester Municipal Rec. Dept: 275-3490, or $15 at start. Families $25/35. Children under 12 free. Rental bikes at special rate of $20 – 72 hrs advance notice required: 857-3600. (Sponsored by Chester Municipal Recreation Dept., Freewheeling Adventures, and RECAP.)
Summer Solstice Drum Circle Celebration, Thursday, June 20th, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. All are welcome. THE CELEBRATION WILL REPLACE THE REGULAR THURSDAY YOGA CLASS. We begin with a symbolic cleansing using a traditional “smudge” of sweetgrass, cedar and sage (can be smoke-free for those with sensitivities). Then we create a safe container for our circle (sacred space), followed by a talking circle (the ‘talking stick’ goes around, and everyone speaks his medicine). We will drum for an hour, and finish with a closing circle and refreshments. Bring a drum and/or shakers if you have them (we have some extras here). Arrive with an intention and, if you like, something to ‘put in the centre’: a rock, a photo, a story, for example. Dress comfortably (women traditionally wear skirts). Potluck contributions and donations to the space are appreciated, but not necessary.
Cathy Guest, Freewheeling Adventures Extraordinary Active Holidays
www.freewheeling.ca/yoga Check out the new yoga video by Riley Lamarche
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