August 2020 Newsletter
Welcome to the Yoga House Newsletter!

We hope this newsletter finds you well and enjoying the last sun soaked days of summer. In this edition, please find the link to our new Fall Schedule, which includes in studio and online classes. Also, we have a Helpful Hints section regarding online registration for classes and the fall schedule. There are some changes and additions and important info, so please read through.

Read on for details on the upcoming popular Foundations Classes, a Yoga Workshop with guest teacher Louie Ettling, Krisna's Fall Sadhana and Melissa's Pranayama workshop. Please enjoy a yummy smoothie recipe, mark your calendars for our next Free Online Introductory Class September 27, as well as, please enjoy an insightful article from Melissa.

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Thank you for your continued support and a big welcome back to yoga to all of our members and students!

A friendly reminder that registration for classes/workshops is all online through 
our website kelownayogahouse and that we are a scent free studio.

Fall Schedule

September 8 - December 19, 2020
Helpful Hints!
Fall Schedule & MindBody registration process:

  • The fall schedule is on a different tab than the current August classes. Beginning this fall, the workshops will be on a separate tab again.
  • Sign up is still through MindBody for every class in studio and online. At this time, we will not be accepting drop-ins to the studio.
  • The setup in MindBody looks a bit different than you are used to. It is now displayed in a calendar view, and the name of the class is clickable to get more information about that class.
  • You can still sign up for a single class or a block of classes.
  • The login information for the online classes is no longer on the payment receipt but in the class confirmation email. (This is a new feature.) If you did not receive a class confirmation email, this means that you either did not reserve a class or something in MindBody didn't go quite right. So let us know via email.
  • You now can also book classes through the MindBody App, but be advised that you then cannot pay from a credit in your account.
  • It is easier to manage the schedule yourself now through the Account Section in MindBody. You can cancel a class yourself and use that credit towards any other class in that same category. (Visit the My Schedule Tab in your MindBody account.)
  • Since spaces in the studio are limited, when you have booked an in-studio class but cannot attend, please inform the teacher ahead of time. If you do not give notice of your cancellation and you are a no show, your account will be charged for that class.
  • If you have any unused classes from the July/August block, these will not automatically move into the fall schedule for use. This needs to be adjusted manually, so if you think you still have an unused class, please email Carola via the email address to sort this out.
  • You can only book an in-studio class if you have a valid membership. If you are not able to book a studio class in MindBody, this means that your membership has expired. You can resolve this by either signing up as a non-member (which automatically buys the membership again) or buy the membership first and then buy the class again as a member.
If you have any questions regarding MindBody, do not hesitate to contact Carola via the email address and she will respond to you as soon as possible.
Upcoming Events
ONLINE Labour Day Weekend Sadhana with Krisna

Love, Labour and Laugh!

Join Krisna for an Online weekend Sadhana as we launch back into the routines of the Fall.

Friday September 4 - Monday September 7, 9:00am to 12pm each day.

Please click here to sign up for this online event!
Foundations Class
(6-week session)

This Series of Classes is a fantastic starting place to begin to learn the basics of Iyengar Yoga. Foundations is for students with no prior yoga experience, or beginners wishing a refresher course. You will begin to
develop postural alignment, stamina, strength & flexibility in a safe, 
systematic, and effective approach. 

Tuesdays: September 29 | 5:30pm - 6:30 pm ONLINE with Janice

Please click here to sign up for the 6-week session.
Free ONLINE Community Class

Mark your Calendars. Tell your friends!
Sunday, September 27th
10:30 am - 12 pm

Sign up is necessary to receive the login information for this class!
Mark Your Calendars!

Louie Ettling is coming to Kelowna! Details are not completely finalized but keep October 2-4 free in your calendar for this not to miss opportunity.
Restorative & Pranayama Workshop with Melissa

Online & In-Studio (9 students maximum in studio)
Sunday, November 22, 2020
9:30 am - 12:30 pm

More info and the possibility to sign up are coming soon!
Sweetness and Suffering, Sukha and Dukkha,
by Melissa Perehudoff
Sukha and dukkha. These two little Sanskrit words are packed with meaning. Sukha has been translated as delight, comfort, alleviation, bliss or sweetness. Dukkha is commonly translated as pain, suffering, distress, unhappiness and unpleasantness. 
Sutra 2.7 sukha anusayi ragah is translated by BKS Iyengar as,” Pleasure leads to desire and emotional attachment” (1).
The sweetness of life is easy to catch in the summer. A swim in fresh lake or river water, a bite into a juicy peach or watermelon, the abundance of colourful flowers, the smell of chopped basil and peppermint all awaken the senses and make me feel alive. Knowing that these are short-lived pleasures of summer, I delight in these experiences. I may try to hold onto some of these summer delights by...
Chocolate, Hazelnut & Fig Smoothie

3 Cups Hazelnut or Almond Milk
1 TBSP Cocoa
¼ Cup Figs
¼ Cup Hazelnuts
½ Tsp Salt (Mineral Salt)
½ Tsp Vanilla

*Hazelnut milk is recommended

1. Use fresh figs or rehydrate dried figs overnight.
2. Blend all ingredients, except hazelnuts, until smooth and creamy.
3. Serve and sprinkle with crushed hazelnuts.
*Recipe Courtesy of Joyful Belly Ayurveda*

How Can This Ayurvedic Recipe Make You Feel Great?
Sweet, cooling and heavy, this rich smoothie will rejuvenate the body during times of high stress. The heavy, sweet qualities nourish an exhausted nervous system if you have been burning the candle at both ends. It will support the rebuild of deficient tissues, especially the blood as it is a rich source of iron. Its cooling properties can also help cool excessive internal heat and soothe an overheated or inflamed digestive system.

Dried fruit can lead to dry, rough, hard bowel motions. However, rehydrated figs and fresh figs are renowned colon tonics and stimulate peristalsis, promoting a regular bowel movement. This smoothie will pacify Vata and Pitta but may aggravate Kapha. For those with weak, sluggish digestion, add a digestive stimulant like 1/2 tsp black pepper or ground ginger.
Volunteer Opportunities
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, please talk to any teacher or co-ordinator Dianne Kapty or email:
Address: 1272 St. Paul Street Kelowna, BC, 
Canada V1Y 2C9
Phone: 250-862-4906