Thank you!
So far this year, has been pretty amazing
and it's all because of you!

* We had our biggest KARMA WEEK ever!
* We are sharing our mats with new as well as returning students and some who have found their way back!
* Our CYA Teacher Training School is growing momentum!
* Our partnership/creation of
Silver Linings - before, during & after cancer is growing!
* Our outreach programs with the NBRHC in mental health
& other outreach community projects are growing!
* Our new student lead "Community Support" program, has been able to help a special needs student come to classes!
* Our workshops are starting up!

And there is a lot more, you get the picture and we are truly 
humbled and grateful for all of your support!
A Note from Nicky

I Love Me, I Love Me Not...
Hmmm Says the Voice of Reason?
Looking for "the meaning" of the events that take place and assigning "the meaning" to the quality of our lives may bring disappointment.
What if we just assigned love, patience and trust?
I trust in the universe/God (God, Jesus, Allah, Krishna your choice). When I do this, it allows me to feel at peace and fill myself with a sense of self-confidence and well-being in what I am experiencing at the moment.
I have noticed that when I assign the "quality of my life" to the experiences be it pleasant or distressing it has a way of changing the colour of how I feel about myself, others and about the world at large. This brings a sense of distrust to me, I have the ability to imagine anything and being human I sometimes get caught up in my imagination, rather than putting peace and love first.
Imagine, that your friend does not show up for your dinner date.
Here's where your ability to choose comes in, and how or what you will make this experience mean to you. You can choose to allow being "stood-up" to reinforce your feelings of unworthiness bringing all your insecurities come into play, or you could assume that something big has happened and go into panic mode trying to find the friend and assume the worst, or you could open yourself up to that maybe it was just a way of the universe to open up some you time.

Let's say you come into a class and your car is the only one in the parking lot. (Rarely but it has happened) Here is where you have a choice, you could go home cause nobody is there, or you could come in and treat yourself. DON'T GO HOME! Just to let you know, I have already made the decision to teach, so you are welcome and are not a "bother". The second this is that I will then ask you if you want yoga or would you like a Thai Yoga Massage session. My thoughts are that if the universe has delivered only you to our door, it may be because you are in need of some extras, could be the yoga, the massage or maybe just the friendly exchange. Whatever it is, you are already here and so am I so don't go away come in, the universe opened up the time for you and I to connect.

Here is another scenario and trust me both Darren and I are not strangers to this one... Let's say, you were recently laid off and are having difficulty finding a new job, consider that you might have hidden gifts or passions that were untapped in your regular career that you are now available to explore. The universe might simply be moving you in a more fulfilling direction. Don't give up... just try to look at the situation in a different light. For me, maybe I wasn't supposed to be a graphic designer in a corporate world for all of my life... but yet I do use my skills in so many things that I now do for our community and for Ohana. The world just made room, and I eventually allowed.
Let's say you have recently lost a loved one, gained weight, lost money, or gotten in a fight with your partner, see if you can infuse the experience with a meaning that feels and brings on love and empowerment. What choice can you make that will open a door for you and allow you to embrace the experience just as it is or just as you are.

By allowing clarity and love into your life the world will become more positive, clearer and it will allow you to feel abundance in a whole new way. It takes practice, perseverance and time... but things do change and the outcomes are so much more positive for you.

When we begin to bring consciousness to what we are "making things mean", we may be shocked at the messages we have been feeding ourselves all these years. Scripted by the views of ourselves or by others. If we take the reins, and assign a kinder perspective to the meanings of our experiences, we will likely find ourselves on a much more pleasant ride.
With this I send you love, light and happiness... be your own biggest valentine!

Join us this evening for our 
"Teacher Training
Open House"

February 9th @ 7pm

All Welcome!

Join us for our Teacher Training Open House.
This is a free information evening to those wanting to learn more information about becoming a yoga teacher, continuing their yoga teacher education or those wanting to deepen their practice.

Ohana Yoga & Wellness Centre certified Canadian Yoga Alliance RYS Gold Training Academy, for 200, 300, 500 & Gold designations.

Bring your mat, pen & paper. 
Tea & Treats Provided, all are welcome. 

Please RSVP, Nicky or Darren at 705 493 0692, 705 752 0294
or email

P.S. if you are coming from out of town please let us know as accommodations "dorm style" can be made.

Dharma Breath Workshop

Join Dharma Breath facilitator Jacqui Tracy for a
Dharma Breath Workshop
February 17th @ 3pm till 5:30pm
Cost: $85.00 per session

To Register call Jacqui Tracy 705-744-4729
or email

Stress and tension cause us to hold our breath and repress our feelings. These feelings accumulate over the years, using more and more energy. The demand on our energy supply to suppress these feelings creates a debt in the vitality we bring to our lives. Dharma Breath® frees vast amounts of energy.

Tom Lodge, says, "Focusing on the trauma gives it energy. Understanding the event is not necessary to eliminate its effect." He quotes R.D. Laing, "Obsession with the past events is like a person in a dungeon, the door is open for them to walk out, yet they choose to stay until they can figure out how they got there. 

Dharma Breath® provides a technique that you can use at home to relieve and manage stress. It encourages and facilitates one to embrace the present moment, and live life to the fullest as we all deserve. 

For those who have experienced Ayahuasca (Iowaska) ceremony have mentioned that the Dharma Breath achieves much more in terms of expanding consciousness without side effects

'Dharma Breath®.. it silenced my mind, opened my heart and freed my soul to fly.' K. Small

'Dharma Breath® keeps me in touch with myself, honestly and fearlessly. I now do Dharma Breath® once a week; I consider it a gift to myself.' D. Feasby RN.

'The workshop begins, everyone is breathing. I am breathing - I think - for the first time in my life, I feel light. I am crying. I feel like a weight is slowly being lifted from my soul. I keep breathing...Twelve breath sessions later I realize that what I got myself into was myself! At a time when I had given up all hope, I joined Dharma Breath®. I met the most remarkable women. Strong women. Caring women - who get 'it'. Women who are on their own healing journeys. Women who have allowed me to spread my wings 
without judgment. Breathing as healing - who knew! ' Mary Rodgers, B.A.; Hon B.A.; B. Ed.

'Jacqui Tracy's skills as a facilitator, health care provider, musician, planner, community worker 
and parent accumulate into a remarkably energized individual. She is, in a sense, a blend of the spiritual and the practical, understanding that the ideal and the mundane intersect more often than less successful entrepreneurs might wish.' David J. Schleich, PhD. President of the National College of Natural Medicine.

6pm - Beginner Restorative Round-body Yoga all ages/levels (90min) - Nicky 
7:30pm - Meditation (30min) - Nicky Bonus 

10am - Beginner Restorative Round-body Yoga all ages/levels (90min) - Nicky 
1:30pm - Chair Yoga - gentle, all ages (60min) - Nicky 
6pm - NIA - dance/stretch have fun "by donation" (60 min) - Linda 
6pm - Yoga Flow with Weights - "hot & sweaty" (60 min) - Nicky 
7pm - Yoga Release - release aches & pain (60min) - Darren Bonus 

10am - Fascia Relief - self body/massage technique (60min) - Nicky 6pm - Beginner Restorative Round-body Yoga all ages/levels (90min) - Nicky 
7:30pm - Meditation (30min) - Nicky Bonus 

10am - Beginner Restorative Round-body Yoga all ages & levels (90min) - Nicky  
6pm - Yoga & Swiss Ball, core strength & balance all ages/levels (60min) - Darren 
7pm - Yoga Release - release, aches & pain (60min) - Darren Bonus 

9:30am - Ohana Community Class ($2.00 from each person will be donated to "Silver Linings" - gentle, balance & strength (60 min) - Nicky 
9am - Yoga Flow with Weights - "hot & sweaty" (60 min) - Nicky 10am - Beginner Restorative Round-body Yoga all ages/levels (90min) - Nicky  Bonus
1:00pm - YogiGym® Suspension Yoga - *Call to register (60 min) - Darren

Energy RX Workshop
with B. Paul Lacroix M.D. (retired)

SATURDAY March 24th - 1100-400PM
Or SATURDAY April 7th - 1100-400PM

This self applied workshop has been designed to help you regain your personal power and energy. 
 Spend the day with Dr. Lacroix as he takes you on 
a step by step walk through his most recently 
published workbook, ENERGY RX.  

Workshop Cost: $25.00 includes workbook

***Have you already attended one of Bernard's Energy RX Workshops or own a copy of the Energy RX Workbooks and want to learn more, join in on the workshop as a gift from Bernard.

To Register contact: or call 705 752 0294 or 705 493 0692
Ohana Yoga & Wellness Centre / Training Academy
1436 Main St. N, Callander ON P0H 1H0
Nicky Poulin | Ohana Yoga & Wellness Centre / Training Acandemy |
705 752 0294 or 705 493 0692 | |