Seasons Greetings! With the New Year right around the corner, it is the perfect time to reflect on creating wellness in your life, and here at KYH we think the best way to do that is with yoga. To help you get started, Melissa is offering a Restorative Workshop on Sunday, January 4th - details below in Upcoming Events.  2015 Regular Classes begin Monday, January 5th. Click the link to see our full CLASS SCHEDULE and note that our All Levels Saturday 9:30 am Class is continuing in the New Year.

To kick off our 2015 Schedule, we are inviting you to an Open House on Saturday, January 10th. See more details below. 

We hope you enjoy reading about Another Yoga Hero, an update from Phofi and try out a delicious salad recipe. 

Namaste, and we hope to see you at our Open House in January.
The KYH Team
Restore, Renew, Refresh
Restorative Yoga Workshop with Melissa
Make time for yourself before the start of another busy new year.

Sunday, January 4th, 2015
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
KYH Members $50
Non-members $65
To register online, click the link below. 

New Year - New You
Create Mindfulness in your life with Iyengar Yoga
Saturday, January 10th
Free Introductory Classes:
Noon - 1:00 pm
1:15 - 2:15 pm
2:30 -3:30 pm

Everyone is welcome to visit our studio, try out a yoga class, meet the teachers and enjoy some
tea and cookies! 
Enter your name to win a 10-class punchcard, a $150 value.

Mark Your Calendars:
Saturdays - February 14, March 21, 
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 wholeness into your life!

Save the Date: 
April 10-12, 2015.
Details coming soon


 by Melissa Perehudoff

Tammy Thomas

Have you ever wondered who the garden fairies are that keep the grounds of Kelowna Yoga House looking so tidy and beautiful?  That would be Tammy Thomas and the gardening committee!  Tammy started taking yoga thirteen years ago at Rutland YMCA with Doug Bauer (a devoted KYH board member) as her teacher and has been attending the Kelowna Yoga House the past twelve years.  She has been the leader of the gardening committee for the past five years, currently with Catherine Norris and Maureen Lisle.  Tammy says she enjoys giving back to the Kelowna Yoga House because she receives so much from the centre and its welcoming atmosphere, filled with friendly people and nice conversation.  She finds the patience and compassion of the teachers at Kelowna Yoga House is reflected in the nonjudgmental atmosphere of the students. 

Tammy in full padmasana

Click here to read the full article 

Reflections of the Marlene Mawhinney Workshop

In This Issue
Congratulations to
Melissa on successful certification at the Junior Intermediate II Level this past fall in Vancouver. KYH is grateful for your steadfast dedication to Iyengar Yoga
New Baby
Congratulations to Jenn Krake and Family on the birth of her new baby boy Ari Eugene James Krake. He was born on July 27, 2014 and was 6lbs 13oz. 


Greetings to all of you from Beijing, China
It is now a full month since I arrived at Beijing airport and I can say that I have adjusted to the Chinese rhythm of life a little. My sign language is excellent, also my Greek and English but the rest is Chinese to me. Beijing is a HUGE city with many different centres beside the main one we all know of Tian'anmen square. All of them have their own distinct features: buildings, temples, parks, shopping centres that lure the stranger for a visit. Modern Beijing has moved architecturally away from the austere rectangular buildings of the 50s to a free, fascinating and daring style which has transformed the city to a cosmopolitan capital. Old Beijing with its palaces, temples, narrow alleys holds its everlasting charm.
I live in the campus of Beijing Foreign Studies University in the Haidian district near the Summer Palace. Life in the university and in the city is much the same as in Canada, so far I have not been lucky to visit a Chinese home and get a taste of the real Chinese life, but there are few months left until I return. Till then,




This gorgeous, glorious salad is bursting with tastes and textures.

9 ounces mixed greens
1 pear, sliced
1/2 cup pitted sliced Medjool dates
1/4 cup pomegranate seeds
1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
1/2 cup dried cranberries
3 ounces goat cheese
pomegranate balsamic vinegar
walnut oil

1. Combine the first seven ingredients. Drizzle with pomegranate balsamic vinegar and walnut olive oil to taste. Toss and serve. Serves 6.





Thank You to Don from our Maintenance Committee for Lighting up the Front Entrance. 

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