APRIL 2015

Spring has sprung at the Yoga House! With the near completion of the Sole Project next door, things are beginning to take shape for our garden and a fresh, new look. A Gardening Rebuild Project is underway, please see the details below if you would like to help out.  

Class Schedule continues until June 27th when our Summer Schedule begins. Click the link to visit our  Class Schedule.

Upcoming Events, listed below, include a Free Community Class on April 18th, as well as Ty Chandler's Workshop which only has a few spots left, so do not delay and sign up for this not to be missed guest teacher. Also,  please do not miss out on reading two very interesting articles below, one submitted by Teacher in Training Kate Marit and the other an account of life at RIMYI in Pune by Doug Bauer.

A Big Thank You to our students' and visitors' patience during the Sole construction this past winter.

Hope to see you all very soon at the Yoga House!

YOGA WORKSHOP with Ty Chandler 

 April 10-12,  2015

Ty is known for her strong, precise teaching and her warm, encouraging style. She blends physically demanding asana work with clear verbal instruction while encouraging students to stay connected to their own experience.


Workshop Schedule:

Friday:  6:00 - 8:30 pm

Saturday:  8:30 am-12:00 pm

Sunday:   9:00 am - 1:00 pm

For more information about Ty Chandler and the workshop she is giving, please click here.


Mark Your Calendars:
Saturdays -   April 18, May 16, June 13.
11:15 am - 12:45 pm
We love Iyengar Yoga and want to share it with the community of Kelowna. Everyone is welcome for these free classes, no experience required, so tell your friends and enjoy adding some balance and mindfulness into your life!
Gardening Days - KYH Garden Rebuild

Volunteers Needed:
April 18 (Sat) &
April 25 (Sat)
10 am - 2 pm.

Volunteers are requested to help rebuild the garden. If you have an hour to spare, any amount of time would be appreciated to help re-beautify our KYH Oasis.  The Committee is also looking for 1-2 more regular committee members. Talk to your Teacher for more details.

  YOGA WORKSHOP with Louie Ettling
 Mark Your Calendar!  

October 2 - 4, 2015

Louie Ettling is the Director of The Yoga Space in Vancouver.


As an active member of the Iyengar Yoga community, Louie has regularly studied in Pune since the nineties.




For more information about the workshop she will be giving this October, please click here

Yoga for the Female Cycle

by Kate Marit


"Yoga is meditation in action. If you organize your practice in response to all phases of your menstrual cycle, it will provide you with power and comfort of ritual and will add stability to your life by reestablishing your link with nature's cycles. As your body takes on the forms of animals, plants, Gods, and planets, yoga becomes your meditation and your prayer." -Bobby Clennell 


Supta Baddha Konasana


Menstruation teaches us that we are cyclic beings. The seasons of nature include periods of rest, which promote growth and renewal, our bodies are made up of the same stuff as the rest of nature and we follow similar patterns. By respecting these natural rhythms we keep in balance and our cycles can come and go smoothly.


During the menstruation phase of our cycle we are most sensitive physically, mentally and emotionally. It is important at the time of menstruation to use our yoga practice to align ourselves and gather energy by resting, avoiding strenuous activities, postponing turning upside down and performing demanding yoga poses. We want to avoid inversions, unsupported backbends, compressed twists, abdominal poses and poses done on the abdomen, as well as closed pelvic standing poses and balancing poses during this time of the month. Low hormone levels during menses means energy should be conserved. 

Continue reading... please click here 


by Doug Bauer


Classes at the Iyengar Institute in Pune India are so far removed from any Yoga class you would ever attend in the West that they actually shatter our preconceived concepts of what we believe Yoga should be. This in itself is a Yogic magnificence that can challenge a practitioner with the opportunity of observing themselves and the present moment in a new terrifyingly wonderful perspective.


Doug in front of the Iyengar Institute in Pune, India


I wish to offer up a few servings of the differences for your review......


-Do not drink the water at the Institute or you will be stuck laying around your crappy apartment running to the john for two days or more.


-The Institute is open air, which allows some of the world's finest pollution to pour in while you practice. Multitudes of cars, scooters, and auto rickshaws roar by outside jubilantly, beeping in unison often while you are in savasana. Exhaust from the millions of these vehicles, and smoke from nearby factories, are complimented daily by possibly hundreds of thousands of small fires of locals burning garbage on the street outside their homes around the city.


All this unique delight enchants our pranayama and asana practices with an unknown newness never found in western climes.


In my opinion, the large studio at the Institute would be used for a very maximum of maybe 60 students in the west. You can expect, however, 80 to 100 students side by side. Sometimes it is so packed it is necessary to practice on mats folded in half to accommodate the masses.

If you need your own space you have come to the wrong place...

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In This Issue
Reflections from our 
Open House

January 10th was the Open House at KYH. Thank you to everyone who came out for this fun afternoon of Introductory Classes.

Congratulations to

Carl Malmster who won the door prize - a 10-class punchcard.

A huge THANK YOU to Chai Baba for donating their delicious teas which we enjoyed between the classes together with delicious treats our volunteers made.

Low Glycemic Truffles

Adapted from Guylaine Lacerte, Certified Functional Nutrition Practitioner and author of the Hormones In Harmony Bootcamp,


¼ cup almond butter

½ cup coconut butter

½ cup ground almond flour

¼ cup carob powder

1/8 teaspoon sea salt

2 tablespoons ground vanilla beans

1 tablespoon almond extract

12 drops stevia

½ cup finely shredded coconut to roll truffles when formed


1. Combine all ingredients except the ½ cup coconut

2. Process in a food processor or stir together until smooth.

3. Form a teaspoon of dough into a ball.

4. Continue forming balls until all dough is used.

5. Roll balls in coconut.

6. Refrigerate for a couple of hours to allow truffles to become firm.

7. Keep refrigerated until served as they get "mushy" at room temperature.


Building Community at KYH
Coffee Group at Bliss after Friday Class - Newcomers Wecome!

Iyengar Teacher Training
If you have two years of Iyengar Yoga experience and are interested in deepening your learning to become a teacher, then our training program is right for you. Please contact Krisna Zawaduk for details on teacher training here at Kelowna Yoga House.  
Teacher Training Pro-D Day
L-R : Krisna, Tracy, Laurie, Tricia, Melissa, Kate, Phofi, Terry

certification mark
IYAC Certification Mark 

baby-blocks2.jpgNEW BABIES!
Congratulations to Lynn Berndt, Evelyn Cornelissen, and Julia Suraci on the birth of their new babies.

Julia Suraci had a baby girl Natalie Bea on November 27th (6 lbs. 11oz.).

Lynn Berndt welcomed her baby girl in December.


Evelyn Cornelissen had a baby girl Lexi on March 1st. Here is her story:

Glenn and Evelyn's baby girl, Lexi, arrived just before 11 pm on Mar. 1, 2015 after a 2.5   hour labour and delivery...brought on during malasana! 7 lb, 3 oz and  healthy. Thought I might give birth in the KGH lobby but made it to a birthing
 room just in time. So glad I practiced yoga before and
throughout pregnancy - I think it helped me to enjoy a drug intervention  and  complication-free delivery. Thanks to Krisna and Melissa and my Wed.
night classmates for making me feel so welcome. Big brother Coen is thrilled
to have a little sister. Looking forward to joining class again soon.


T-Shirt Clearance Sale & New Sizes and Style Arrivals
We are clearing out some older styles and surplus sizes for a wonderful price of $17 each or 2 for $30 (tax incl).
Also, Check out our new colours and styles including a modern flowing tank top just in time for the warmer weather. 

Iyengar Yoga Association of Canada Annual General Meeting
May 7-10, 2015 
with Honoured Guest Teacher Zubin Zarthoshtimanesh from Mumbai, India

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