Check out our next free class and spring schedule!
April  2019  Newsletter
Dear Students,

Now that some warmer weather has arrived, we invite you to check out our new spring schedule, free Sunday  class and upcoming workshops. All the details are below and on our website. 

If you love KYH, we also would ask you to take a moment to nominate & vote for us in the Best of Kelowna Contest for 2019. See details below. 

Continue reading on to find out how Iyengar Yoga can help give relief for springtime allergies. 

Also, we are very happy to announce a new punch card series designed to offer our clients great value for yoga instruction.  Read on to see a pricing chart outlining different hourly punch cards. 

Remember to make time, between spring cleanup and gardening, to tend to your health and wellness with the great yoga instruction here at KYH.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

A friendly reminder that you can register for classes/workshops online through our website  kelownayogahouse and that we are a scent free studio.

Namaste,
KYH

2019  Spring Schedule
April 1 - June 30
Please click here for our 

Please note that our studio will be closed for Easter Weekend (April 19 - April 22)

Best of Kelowna 2019 Nominations Are Open

We would LOVE to receive your nomination for Best of Kelowna 2019. So if you have a minute, please visit the nomination page by clicking here
Upcoming Events
Free Beginner Yoga Class
 
Sunday, April 14
10 am - 11:30 am


Join us for a free Iyengar Yoga class. All levels and abilities are welcome. Yoga mats and props are supplied complimentary in our fully equipped yoga studio. 

In this class, you will be guided by an internationally certified Iyengar Yoga teacher through a sequence of asanas (poses) designed to increase strength, balance, flexibility and relaxation.  Modifications and adaptations will be made for those with injuries or challenges in the body.  

Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to get settled and notify the teacher of any injury before class.  

Please note: We can host up to 30 people maximum on a first come, first serve basis. There is no pre-registration for this class. Arrive early to guarantee your spot.


Have you wanted to try yoga but don't know where to start? 
Join the Foundations Class to safely learn the basics of Iyengar Yoga. 

This session is ideal for students with no prior yoga experience or for beginners wanting a refresher course.

In this one-hour class you will begin to develop postural alignment, stamina, strength & flexibility in a safe,  systematic, effective approach.

Saturdays: April 27 - June 8 (no class May 25)

Please Note: This class is a pre-registered class and does not accept Trial Cards or Drop-ins.

Time: 11:30 am to 12:30 pm 
Cost: $72 + tax (for the 6 classes total)
Teachers: Kari, Laurie and Tricia




JAWAHAR BANGERA

Kelowna Yoga House is happy to announce that Jawahar Bangera is returning as a guest speaker to our yoga community. 

May 24 - May 27, 2019

You can choose between:
3 days (Friday-Sunday) seminar 
4 days (Weekend & Monday) seminar
Extra Tuesday evening seminar (with or without meal afterwards)
 
Schedule Times:
Friday, May 24: 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Saturday, May 25: 9:00am - 1:00pm
Sunday, May 26: 9:00am - 12:30pm
Monday, May 27: 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Tuesday, May 28: 5:30pm - 7:30pm  


New Punch Cards

With the popularity of our 15 and 30 hour punch cards, we have added new 60 and 120 hour cards  effective March 31st.  

The grid below shows the cost per class based on your card choice.


Sessional Unlimited  and  Life card s are discontinued.  
All existing Sessional and Life cards will be honoured until their expiry date.

All punch cards have a one year expiry date.
Our one month Trial Card remains the same.
 
See your teacher for more information.

Find Sweet Relief with this Allergy-Focused Yoga Practice

Got stuffy sinuses? Breathe easy and openly with this therapeutic Iyengar Yoga sequence

Ah, springtime. Flowers bud, new love blossoms, and, unfortunately for some, allergies abound. If you suffer from a stuffy nose, swollen sinuses, headaches, or all of the above, the sequence designed by Iyengar Yoga teacher Marla Apt can help.

In all poses, it's crucial to get the proper action of the shoulder blades: They should move away from your head and forward toward your chest. When the shoulder blade action falls into place, you will feel a sense of spaciousness and relaxation in the neck and shoulder region, which will encourage the sinuses to open. Once that happens, you can focus on draining the sinuses with inverted poses. Even in the poses, though, it's important to keep your shoulder blades engaged while your face stays soft. "You really have to look for that feeling of calm and softness, despite the fact that you are working," Apt says. "While the upper back and shoulder blades work, the head, neck, throat, and eyes should remain relaxed."

Apt recommends breathing normally, because deep breathing can aggravate blocked sinuses. Yoga can't eradicate your allergies altogether, but it can provide some immediate relief that you'll feel in the form of less pressure in your head, more relaxation in your neck and shoulders, and a sense of spaciousness behind your eyes, forehead, and cheeks.

During the Sequence
Wrap it up. For Halasana and Savasana, you can wrap your head with a non-stretchy bandage. The light presence of the bandage encourages the facial muscles to relax, but if wrapped too tightly it can add pressure. Unroll the bandage around your forehead down to eyebrow level and around the back of your skull. Wrap it lightly so that it supports the forehead but doesn't put pressure on the eyes. Remove the bandage if you find breathing difficult.

After You Finish
Rest. Lie on your back in Savasana. With your arms by your sides, palms up, press your forearms into the floor and pull your shoulder blades away from your neck to roll the outer edges of your shoulders to the floor, and turn your upper arms out. The back of the neck should feel long, as though it were lengthening away from the feet. If the head tilts backward, place a blanket underneath the head and neck. The chest should feel broad, but with the throat and neck relaxed. Let the arms and legs relax completely. 

With the exception of Chatush Padasana (which you can hold from 20 seconds to 1 minute) each pose in this sequence can be held for up to 5 minutes.

T he sequence
1. Balasana (Child's Pose)
2. Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward-Facing Dog Pose)
3. Uttanasana (Standing Forward Bend)
4. Supta Virasana (Reclining Hero Pose)
5. Dwi Pada Viparita Dandasana (Two-Legged Inverted Staff Pose)
6. Sirsasana (Headstand)
7. Chatush Padasana (Four-Footed Pose)
8. Salamba Sarvangasana (Supported Shoulderstand)
9. Halasana (Plow Pose)

By Andrea Ferretti with Marla Apt. Source: The Yogayournal





If you have left any items at the studio, they will find their way into the lost and found box in the front entrance. Please check this box for anything that might belong to you, as we will be donating any unclaimed items to charity at the end of the fall session.  Thank You!
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
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Thank you to all of our amazing Volunteers!

Work Exchange:
We are in need of yogis who would like to help out KYH and benefit from an arrangement of work exchange (cleaning) for yoga classes.  
We will consider students who have an established relationship (for example, three months with KYH), rather than newcomers to the studio.
If you are interested, p lease talk to any teacher or co-ordinator Dianne Kapty or email:  kyh.yogahouse@gmail.com

 



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