March 2017 Newsletter
Greetings from the Yoga House and Welcome to our New Members! If you are looking to springboard your practice now that the weather is warming up, we have some wonderful opportunities for you, including a Spring Yoga Workshop (earlybird pricing until April 7th) with our very own talented Senior Teacher Krisna Zawaduk, who has also contributed an article on "choppy yoga."  Also coming up is a Free Beginner Class on April 9th in which we encourage our current members to invite a friend to try out our Studio. Please read all the details below of these and several other Upcoming Events here at KYH, enjoy the photos from Workshops held this year so far, a yummy recipe to try, and brighten your day with a beautiful yoga poem. We look forward to seeing you all this Spring at KYH!
Spring Schedule January 3 - June 30, 2017

Please click here: Schedule 2017

Friendly Reminder: Classes Cancelled on 
Good Friday April 14 & Easter Monday April 17  
Yoga Prayer 
by Melissa Perehudoff

Be still.
Create stability in
Downward dog.
Effortless effort leads to
Freedom in
Groins and
Inquire deeply without
Jarring the consciousness.
Know that steady work on the path
Leads to unravelling the
Mystery of your own existence with
Opportunities to
Perceive and
Question any
Resistance residing in your body, mind or psyche to fully appreciate the absolute beauty, power, joy, peace, strength, intelligence, clarity, expansiveness and radiance of your own
Soul illuminating the
Truth of who you are
Under the
Veil of this
eXtraordinary capacity to camouflage
Your own essence and
Zest for life.

Reflections from the January Restorative Yoga Workshop with Melissa

Free Introductory Iyengar Yoga Class

April 9th, 10:00am - 11:30am

All abilities and levels are welcome to experience this Free Beginner Iyengar Yoga Class.  
Bring a friend!
A Big Congratulations to Krisna on her achievement of successfully passing the Senior Intermediate 1 Assessment held in Victoria this past January.  We feel very fortunate to have such a skilled teacher and practitioner to guide us here at KYH! 
Your dedication and determination is an inspiration to us all.
Iyengar Yoga Workshop with Krisna Zawaduk

April 28 - 30, 2017

Krisna Zawaduk has been practicing Iyengar Yoga with devotion and gratitude since 1996, and teaching since 2001. She is certified at the Senior I level.

Open to students who have at least 1 year of Iyengar yoga experience, and are able to set up props for shoulder stand.

Please visit our website -  
Click here for all the details

Early bird pricing available till April 7th!  
Choppy yoga by Krisna Zawaduk

Q: I'm used to flow yoga classes-why are Iyengar Yoga classes so "choppy"?

A: The flow classes that many people are used to taking are most often based on some version of a sun salutation with other asanas (poses) inserted which provide for "flowing" movements from one pose to another. While you will experience sun salutations, vinyasa (series of poses connected in a kind of flow) or jumpings in Iyengar yoga classes, it is not the greater part of what we provide. A good flow of sequencing, however, is a distinct feature of Iyengar yoga classes.

To read the full article please click here

Reflections from the Jawahar Bangera Intensive

Volunteer Appreciation Tea!
mark your calendars
All active volunteers from this past year are invited to this special event to honour the hours of selfless service given to KYH.
Sunday. June 4, 2017
12 - 3 pm 
Restorative Yoga Class with 
Tea and Goodies to follow
Please RSVP
no later than June 1st so that we can plan for the refreshments. Thank you and we hope to see you on June 4th.

Sadhana Enrichment Intensive with Krisna Zawaduk

July 3 - 7, 2017 
Enrich your personal sadhana with more intensive practices of asana, pranayama, and sutra study.
This is an "urban retreat" where you can dive deeper into your practice and also enjoy the Kelowna summer days and nights!

Daily Schedule
Monday to Thursday:
8:00-10:30am asana
midday break
2:30-5:00pm sutras (in the garden if weather permits)
restorative and pranayama
8:00-11:00am asana + 
Click here for all the details

Early bird pricing till May 31st!  
A Message from our Billeting Coordinator:

As you know, the Kelowna Yoga House offers workshops regularly. These workshops are not only attended by KYH students but also by people from out of town. Sometimes these participants are looking for an option for accommodations other than a hotel and prefer to stay at somebody's home (billeting).

At this time, KYH is in need of more people who can billet. Billeters pay their host $40 per night including breakfast and $35 without breakfast.

If you are interested in meeting new people and opening your home to offer an affordable option to workshop participants from out of town, please email the KYH Billeting Coordinator at

Thank you!
Francine Masse

Recipe for Blueberry crumb bars

Blueberry bars
Fruit season is just around the corner and what better way to take advantage of sweet and seasonal fruits than with these scrumptious blueberry crumb bars.

Click here for the link to this delicious recipe!


  • Photographer/Videographer:  We are in need of updated photos of our new garden, and general class/workshop photos. Also, KYH has a Youtube Channel which would love some new content added.
  • 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:
If you are interested in any of these volunteer opportunities to enrich The Kelowna Yoga House Society, please speak to any Teacher.  Thank You!
Teacher Training at Kelowna Yoga House
If you have been a regular student of Iyengar Yoga for a minimum of three years and want to deepen your knowledge and practice to become a certified teacher, then consider joining Teacher Training.  Iyengar Yoga Teachers are considered to be some of the best trained teachers in the world due to the comprehensive and in-depth apprenticeship style program they are required to complete.  If you have any questions regarding the program, please contact Krisna Zawaduk - Click this link  Teachers Contact
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