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January 2019  Newsletter
Happy New Year,

We hope you had a great holiday season and are ready to kick off the New Year with Iyengar Yoga! Classes begin Monday, January 7th. 

A great opportunity to rejuvenate after the holidays is to take advantage of a lovely Restorative & Pranayama Workshop offered by Melissa on January 13th. This popular workshop fills up fast, so register early to avoid disappointment.

Also, please mark your calendars for the first free class of 2019 which is on Sunday, January 20th. 

For those brand new to yoga or who have never done yoga before, you may be interested in the popular Foundations Classes (6-week session) beginning January 26th. Details on all upcoming events are below and on our website.

We would like to take this opportunity to offer our sincere and heartfelt condolences to the Iyengar family and everyone in the Iyengar yoga community as we grieve the sudden passing of Geeta Iyengar "Geetaji"  on December 16, 2018, mere days after leading over 1000 students at the 10-day BKS Centenary Celebrations in Pune, India. She was a remarkable teacher who will be terribly missed. A tribute to Geetaji written by Phofi is included in this newsletter, so we invite you to read on below.

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

Namaste,
KYH
 
2019   Winter  Schedule
January 7 - March 31

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Dr. Geeta S. Iyengar
 
An Exceptional Yogini
 
With great sadness I write about our beloved Geetaji. She was the only Yoginicharya (female yoga teacher) in a male dominated field. 
She walked in her father's footsteps and became an outstanding teacher 
equal to her father,  BKS Iyengar.
 
Geeta was a remarkable person: a daughter, a sister, a yoga teacher and an Ayurvedic doctor. She had a taste of yoga since early childhood while practising yoga with her father and stepping in to teach her father's class any time the train which brought Guruji from Mumbai to Pune was late to arrive. She lived, breathed and wedded yoga. When the time came for her to choose a married life or a career in yoga she chose yoga and since then she wore the white colour of widowhood. Her choice was a great gift to us! An energetic, spiritual and untiring teacher, she travelled the world to spread yoga and her father's teaching. While in Pune she taught women and general classes in the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute six days a week, either in the morning or evening.
 
Geeta possessed a great characteristic, that is, she embraced us all as her friends and treated us as family. She advised us, she urged us in our practice, she admonished us like a mother. She was a great person and a great teacher.
 
May she rest in peace.

Phofi McCullough
Upcoming Events

Relax, Renew, Rejuvenate

Restorative yoga relaxes the nervous system. Pranayama refuels the body with vital energy. Meditation is a tool for self-observation.
  
This workshop includes restorative asana practice, pranayama (breath) practice and short meditation.

Give yourself the gift of Iyengar yoga. 

All levels welcome!

Sunday, January 13th
Fees:
$63.00 members (GST included)
$78.75 for non-members (membership & GST included) 

Sign up online  (click here) 
Free Beginner Yoga Class
Treat yourself to a morning of Mindfulness and Wellness
Mark your Calendars. Tell your friends!
 
Sunday, January 20
10 am - 11:30 am

Join us for a Free Beginner Level Yoga Class. All levels and abilities are welcome. Yoga mats and props are supplied complimentary in our fully equipped yoga studio. 
In this class, you will be guided safely by an internationally certified Iyengar Yoga teacher through a sequence of asanas (poses) designed to increase strength, balance, flexibility and relaxation. Come enjoy a morning of mindfulness.

Modifications and adaptations will be made for those with injuries or challenges in the body.  Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to get settled and please notify the teacher of any injury before class.  

Please note: We can only host 30 people maximum on a first come, first serve basis. There is no pre-registration for this class.

Want to try yoga but don't know where to start? 
Join the Foundations Class and learn the basics of Iyengar Yoga. 
This session is ideal for students with no prior yoga experience or for beginners wanting a refresher course.
Develop postural alignment, stamina, strength & flexibility in a safe, 
systematic, effective approach.

Saturdays: January 26 - March 2

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



100 Minutes of Yoga in Honour of the BKS Iyengar Centenary Celebration was held on December 16, 2018. It was an excellent turnout, and thank you to all who came out for the class and to Krisna for leading us! Also, a big thank you to the volunteers who brought baked goods and sweets and to George Longden (KYH President) who organized the viewing of the film "Tribute" honouring BKS Iyengar. 

For a short impression of this wonderful event, please click here
Yoga
Its goal is nothing less than to attain the integrity of oneness - oneness with ourselves and as a consequence oneness with all that lies beyond ourselves.
We become the harmonious microcosm in the universal macrocosm. 
Oneness, what I often call integration, is the foundation for wholeness, inner peace, and ultimate freedom.

B.K.S. Iyengar
from Light on Life
If you have left any items at the studio, they will find their way into the lost and found box in the front entrance. Please check this box for anything that might belong to you, as we will be donating any unclaimed items to charity at the end of the fall session.  Thank You!
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
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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:  kyh.yogahouse@gmail.com

 



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