August 2018 Newsletter

We hope that you all are finding ways to stay cool in these hot temperatures!  

To enjoy the last weeks of summer, we offer a Free Class for all on August 12th as well as Krisna's Summer Student Intensive - Registration Closing August 17th - so please sign up immediately if you plan on attending.  

Here at KYH, we are eagerly anticipating the Fall with a brand new Schedule beginning September 4th. Included in this schedule are some new classes we hope you will try out.  

Please mark your Calendars for our Open House on Saturday, September 22nd, 9 am - 1 pm, which will include three one-hour classes, each with a different theme/focus. Please tell your friends and come join the fun.

This Fall, we are excited to announce that Krisna is beginning her Focus on Practice Series once per month, allowing students to delve a little deeper with a monthly themed, extended class.

Two Workshops to look forward to are Father Joe from India in September and Marlene Mawhiney from Toronto in November. These workshops fill up fast, so don't delay in registering to avoid missing out on these wonderful opportunities to learn and practice with such exceptional teachers. 

For details on all these events, read further and check out our website Events Page.

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

2018 Summer Schedule  
Come escape the heat and join us in class!

July 3 - August 31  Summer Schedule

2018 Fall Schedule

We have a very vibrant Fall Schedule, so please check out the new classes and Teachers on our website. Fall Class Schedule Begins September 4th.

Upcoming Events
Free Beginner Iyengar Yoga Class
Treat yourself to a morning of Mindfulness and Wellness
Mark your Calendars. Tell your friends!
Sunday, August 12
10 am - 11:30 am

All abilities and levels are welcome to experience a Free Beginner Iyengar Yoga Class. You will learn the foundational asanas (poses) with precise instruction in a non-competitive and compassionate atmosphere.  All mats and props are supplied in our fully-equipped yoga oasis. Please arrive a few minutes early to get settled. Everyone welcome!

Summer Student Intensive 
Daily yoga philosophy inspiration, yogasana and pranayama  
with Krisna Zawaduk
August 24 - 27
8:30 am - 11:30 am 

Appropriate for students with a minimum of one year of Iyengar Yoga who know how to set up for Salamba Sarvangasana (shoulder stand.)

$180 plus GST (member) 
$195 plus GST (non-member) membership included

For Online registration please click here

Please note that registration will close August 17th!

Father Joe Pereira has been a direct student of B.K.S. Iyengar since 1968. He is a renowned Sr. Iyengar yoga teacher as well as a Diocesan priest belonging to the Archdiocese of Bombay. He has worked very closely with  Mother Teresa as well. Inspired by both Mother Teresa and B.K.S. Iyengar, Father Joe combined these two passions and developed the Kripa Foundation Iyengar Yoga, established in 1981, a recovery program for the chemically dependent which has grown exponentially over the years. Father Joe holds several degrees; he has been recognized by the government of India for his distinguished contributions and service in his field, and has received numerous awards including the International Yoga Journal Karmayogi of the Year Award in 2003. 

Father Joe's workshops are based on the Iyengar yoga traditions of meditation, pranayama and alignment. 
He uses his asana sequences with the integration of the twelve step program to bring awareness and light to his students. 
Inspirational in nature, his workshops are challenging and draw students to look deeply within their yoga practice.

September 25-26-27 - 5.30pm - 8.30pm

For more information and online registration please click here

Once a month, we dive a little deeper with a themed, extended practice.
September 15 2:00-5:00pm
Focus on inversions. A balanced practice to better understand and 
enliven your practice of inversions. Don't worry! 
You won't be upside down the whole time. 

October 27 2:00-5:00pm
Focus on Standing Poses and Backbends 

November 24 2:00-5:00pm
Focus on Rope work and Forward Extensions 

$45 (+tax) each or $120 (+tax) for all 3 (member pricing)
non-members add $15 for 1 year membership

Want to try yoga but don't know where to start?
Start with the Foundations Class! Learn the basics of Iyengar yoga.
For students with no prior yoga experience.
Develop postural alignment, stamina, strength & flexibility in a safe,
systematic, effective approach.

Saturdays: October 13, October 20, October 27, November 3, November 17, November 24

Time: 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Cost: $72 + tax (for the 6 classes total).

Kelowna Yoga House is hosting an Iyengar Yoga Workshop with Marlene Mawhinney again!

November 9-12th, 2018

3 Day Workshop (Nov. 9-11)
Friday: 6:00am - 8:30pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 1:00pm
Sunday: 09:00am - 12:30pm

4 Day Workshop (Nov. 9-12)
Friday: 6:00am - 8:30pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 1:00pm
Sunday: 09:00am - 12:30pm
Monday: 09:00am - noon

Early bird registration is till October 12th. After October 12th, all workshop fees increase by $50

Please click here for all information about this not to miss workshop! 
Mark your calendars!

Open House
Saturday September 22nd, 2018
09.00 am - 1.00pm

More details will come soon!
Punchcard Makeover

Dear Members:
Beginning this September, all newly purchased Punch Cards will have a new look with a grid on the back.   

The current 10 class punch card will be renamed 15 Hour Punch Card.
The current 20 class punch card will be renamed 30 Hour Punch Card. 

The reason for the change to the Punch Cards is to allow equitable billing for 1 hour, 1.5 hour, and 2 hour classes. Each space in the grid is worth 30 minutes. The teacher will initial the number of spaces equivalent to the length of the class taught. The price of each Punch Card remains the same. For students attending 1.5 hour classes, there is no change in the number of classes received with each card (10 classes with the 15 hour card and 20 classes with the 30 hour card).
* All previously purchased punchcards will be honoured until they expire.
Tracy's Yoga retreat with Deborah

Currently Tracy is on a yoga retreat at Yogaview in Nova Scotia called Pose and Repose. Yogaview is operated by Deborah Lomond and her husband, David Eeles. They were founding members of KYH who worked tirelessly with Margaret Lunam and the Yoga House Community to help create this wonderful centre for Iyengar Yoga. Deborah was KYH's main teacher and teacher trainer until her move to Nova Scotia five years ago. 

Now Tracy is enjoying her teachings once again. She wrote: 
they begin the day with one hour of pranayama followed by a short break then a two and a half hour asana class in which Deborah guides us in Asana with precision, depth and intensity. Her teaching is focused, intelligent and reflective. She weaves in Yoga philosophy, working with our minds as much as our body. Today (Thursday) we have an added two hour Restorative class from 4-6 and Friday night an Indian feast for the 22 students from all parts of Canada to socialize and mix.  

The ocean here at the Northumberland Strait is very warm so we have been enjoying going for afternoon swims to cool off or just a nice relaxing afternoon to nap or read with time to absorb the teachings from the morning.  It's been a wonderful trip to the East Coast so far with this retreat at Yogaview with Deborah as the highlight for sure!

The view of the ocean on Deborah and David's property just outside her yoga studio in Tracadie NS
In Deborah's studio looking out 

Deborah and Tracy at a local beach

We have a few items left behind at the Kelowna Yoga House who are still looking for their owner. If you are still missing a leather jacket or a fossil watch please talk to your teacher!  Also we have two pot lids, probably left from the assessment weekend.
And check our lost and found bin at the front entrance just in case you left a water bottle or other item behind!
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:

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