and Happy Holidays!
LAHARI *YOGA 
Welcome to the LahariLoveTribe 
December Newsletter!

Health, Honesty, Equality, and Loving Kindness

Holiday Schedule 
The studio will be open during the holidays, but we will be reducing the number of classes running from December 21 through January 3. Please view the online schedule to check out our holiday offerings.

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Winter Solstice Sale!

Upcoming Workshops
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Mother & Daughter New Year Yoga Retreat
Tuesday, December 29, 2015
1:30-3:30pm
Cost $50/pair
Share an afternoon of wellness and space as we embrace our hearts desire, connecting to our inner wisdom and each other. This retreat includes meditation, partner poses, clarifying intentions for the new year, creating vision boards and lots of fun.
Come play together.
No yoga experience necessary.
For tween/teens and their Mom, Aunt, Grandma or other loving adult.

Feature Teacher Creature
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SHAMBAVI HUGHES
What is your passion?
My passion is living authentically. Living in such a way that I can express my truest, most authentic self to the best of my ability in each moment. When each one of us shines our most authentic, truest light and self it helps others to do the same. This is my greatest passion!
Why yoga?
Because it healed me and continues to do so each and everyday! I feel so blessed to have crossed paths with the yogic teachings. They are so simple, yet subtle, intricate and ever-present which makes them so beautiful and powerful if used correctly. I have seen and am in awe of what the wisdom of these teachings has been able to lovingly foster not only on my own path, but for my students, friends, family and this world.
What is nourishment to you?
Hmm..nourishment will mean and look different for each and every one of us. For me nourishment can look like variuos different things on the external level, but internally it is a sensation I experience when I have brought myself closer back to a place of balance. The balance of Shiva and Shakti - our well-being energy with that of our creative energy. This is when I feel TRULY feel nourished, content and at peace.
What are you working on?
Self-love and self-trust. So much of our suffering occurs due a lack of these two qualities. When we can truly love, accept, honor and trust ourselves and the current experience of where we are at on our path, there is an organic sense of freedom and bliss to be felt. I feel it will be my work for the remainder of the time I am in this body to surrender deeper into this level of self-love and self-trust to rest more fully into a place of contentment, peace and joy.
What would surprise people to know about you?
I used to be an elite athlete, competitive to the max!  That spirit and level of passion is still within, but is now being used and directed to different ends. This is not to say however, that you still might not run into me out at the outdoor rink skating my heart out! It brings me joy and that is all of our birthrights - to follow our joy and our bliss!

Namaste and blessings to you all!
 
Kids Yoga for 2016

We are starting the new year with loads of kids classes to choose from! We've got you covered from 6 weeks to 12 years!
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Mommy & Me Yoga
6 weeks to 3 years, siblings welcome.
Tuesdays and 
Thursdays
10:30-11:30am

We have fun themes coming up for January! A visit to the North Pole, a beach getaway and much much more. Come check out our mommy and me class and stay to enjoy muffins, tea and coffee. 

Little Yogis
Perfect for kids 3-6 
Monday to Friday
12:15-1:15pm
Thursdays 
4:15-5:00pm
Sundays 10:00-11:15am


Interweaving stories, songs, fun asana (yoga postures), kid friendly breathing techniques and meditation exercises into a yoga experience just for kids. Our goal is to have fun exploring yoga and what it is to be mindful. (Do not be fooled by Thursdays 45min class, it will be jam packed!)

Family Yoga
Ages 3-12 
Thursday
5:15-6:15pm
  
Come enjoy some quality family time at Lahari Yoga. We will play with flexibility, balance, and strength. Partner poses create a fun environment and allow for play on and off the mat! 


Yoga Kids at Play
Ages 7-9 
Tuesdays 
4:15-5:00pm

This class is designed for older playful kids ages 7-9 looking to explore their physical and emotional bodies through games and playful movements. In each class your child will experience the fun and playful side of yoga learning postures as well as exploring breath and visualization techniques. This class is sure to be filled with laughter as we leave the everyday pressures of being a kid outside the door.

Tween Yoga
"Lahari Girls"
10-12 years
Tuesdays 5:15-6:15pm

This is a super cool class that brings girls together to celebrate what it is to be a girl. We provide a safe and nurturing environment exploring the fundamentals of yoga including finding peace within, building self confidence and intuition. We breathe, do poses, and learn meditation and relaxation techniques all geared just for tweens and their growing bodies. We challenge the mind and help tweens to manage peer pressure and stress of a busy life and celebrate being in our own unique and amazing bodies. In this all girls class the goal is to empower each child to trust in themselves and love who they are!

Mindfulness for Tweens
 & Mindfulness for Kids
Saturdays
Ages 7-12
9:00 - 10:00am
Ages 5-7
10:15-11:15am
 *Offered  by registration only! Please visit the website to sign up!



Customized Classes
We are available upon request to assist you in hosting a private kids function tailored just for you. Whether it be a mother daughter class, youth group or birthday party we will do our best to accommodate your needs. 

OM Kitchen Recipe

This month's recipe comes courtesy of the Lotus & Lettuce blog
Zucchini Spinach and Feta Frittata

14 eggs
1.5 cups plain Greek yogurt
2 tsp onion powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp dry mustard
1/2 tsp turmeric
1 8oz bag baby spinach, roughly chopped
2 small zucchini, sliced thin
2 cups crumbled feta cheese

In a large bowl whisk together eggs, yogurt, and spices. Mix in the spinach and feta. Spray a 9×13 casserole dish with cooking spray. Layer the bottom of the dish with the sliced zucchini. Pour the egg and spinach mixture over the zucchini. Bake at 350* for 45 min or until top is brown and centre is no longer jiggly.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT
with  Harry Aime
Wow, the holiday season is upon us and with that comes the obligations, expectations, and desires that we all have relating to gifts, food, time, and so on. It is an exciting time of the year and a great opportunity to spend time with family, friends, and break bread with many traditional recipes, as well as some new ones. With that in mind, I wanted to talk about organic food for this holiday season.
 
Just to give a bit of perspective, in the 1960's our parents spent the following as a percentage of their take home income: food - 31%, housing - 33%, and transportation - 15%. As a comparison, in 2010, we spent the following: food - 13%, housing - 44%, and transportation - 18%. When I first saw these figures, I was shocked to see that our parents spent 2.5 times more than us on food, but on further consideration I was less shocked. We have industrialized most of our food system so there are some huge benefits from this, which we realize in lower costs of food. Sounds like a good thing, right? I'm not sure, because I believe there is a cost to this in terms that are not always dollars and cents.
 
There are a lot of questions about organic versus non-organic foods, especially vegetables, and whether the cost is worth it. Without getting into the whole GMO discussion (another article), I would suggest to you that it is worth it if available. There are many diseases today that are growing more common (autoimmune and digestive to name a couple), yet when I grew up in the 60's, they were unheard of or very rare. I do believe that there can be many causes of this increase but the food, and amount of processed food, we eat has a huge impact on our health and wellness. One of the underlying symptoms of most illnesses these days is chronic inflammation which, in many cases, is our bodies response to the food, especially processed, we eat. Pesticides and herbicides that are used in large agribusiness contribute to this in a large way. Organic labelled foods do not use these poisons. A great resource to inform yourself is The Environmental Working Group , which has apps for your phone called the Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 of pesticide use. A very well balanced organization that is worth checking out.
 
I believe that the other benefit of eating organic and less processed is the time it takes to prepare. When you prepare food for your family, you are demonstrating a love for their wellbeing, and the effort that you take in preparing food for your loved ones resonates with everyone in ways that you can't imagine.
 
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone. I hope you enjoy everything the season has to offer with your friends and family.
 
All the best in good health.
Harry
 
PS. Please contact me if you have any questions or ideas at Harry Aime

Want to Donate this Season?


We are collecting warm clothing items and non-perishable food items for any yogis who have some extras at home that they would like to donate.

The St. Albert Food Bank at this time of the year more so  that any other time and considering the economy are crying for donations, a small token from us would mean a world to someone else. 

There are also so many street and homeless people sleeping outside in the cold. This is such a cruel way to have to live not having the warm clothing, mitts, hats, scarves or even blankets so lets help out and we can present these to the shelter from our studio.

One of our awesome yogis, Marlene, has decorated 2 large boxes that are set up next to the studio entrance - one for the Food Bank and one for the homeless to put scarves-mitts-hats-sweaters or any warm item in.
 
RETAIL DETAILS
Frog Alley Earings

If you're looking for Christmas gifts or some new baubles for yourself, we've got gorgeous necklaces, earrings, and  mala beads from local designers Frog Alley and Miteras Malas. There are crystals, sea glass, and other magical gems. Plus warm winter yoga socks!
 


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