May 2016 Newsletter
Greetings from the Yoga House & Welcome to our New Members!  Our Spring Session will be ending June 30th with the Summer Session starting
July 4th (link below). Friendly Reminder No Classes Friday July 1st Canada Day or Saturday July 2nd.

We have a number of exciting Upcoming Events this spring and summer, including a Volunteer Appreciation Evening, Free Class in June, International Yoga Day, Summer Sadhana and several Volunteer Opportunities.  (All details below.) 

Please Note our new procedure that Doors will be locked while Classes are in Session - thank you for your cooperation.

We are always happy to receive submissions for future newsletters. If you have Photos, Recipes or Articles, please contact Tracy:  Tracy's email

Summer Schedule July 4 - September 3, 2016

Please click here  Summer Schedule 2016 
(There will be no Morning Classes the Week of July 4th due to the Summer Sadhana; Evening classes continue as per summer schedule)

Upcoming Events
Volunteer Appreciation Tea
All  Volunteers are invited to this special event to honour the hours of selfless service given to KYH.
Sunday Evening June 5, 2016
6:30-pm-7:45 pm Restorative Yoga Class
(Tea and Goodies to Follow)
If you are presently no longer volunteering but have in the past, you are welcome to join us for the tea and goodies portion to celebrate                                                    our amazing volunteer team.                                              
Please RSVP no later than June 3rd so that we can plan for the refreshments. Thank you and we hope to see you on June 5th.

Saturday, June 11th
11:15 am - 12:45 pm
Bring a friend! Everyone welcome - all levels and abilities. Mats and props supplied in our fully equipped studio.
International Yoga Day June 21st

International Yoga Day  is celebrated annually on June 21 and was declared to be internationally recognized by the  United Nations  General Assembly  (UNGA) on December 11, 2014.    The  Indian Prime Minister   Narendra Modi  in his UN Address suggested the date of June 21, as it is the  longest day of the year  in the  Northern Hemisphere  and shares special significance in many parts of the world.

"Yoga embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfilment; harmony between man and nature; a holistic approach to health and well-being. It is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and with nature."
- Prime Minister Narenda Modi of India

This year Kelowna Yoga House is participating in a large Outdoor Event on Tuesday, June 21st in Stuart Park.  Details Coming Soon!  
We encourage all of our Members to participate and join us for Yoga in the Park.
(Watch your Inbox for email event info)

The following Sequence was given out to the Iyengar Community by Geeta Iyengar in 2015 as a way for us to practice in unity on this auspicious day:

Urdhva Hastasana 
Adho Mukha Svanasana 
Urdhva Mukha  Svanasana
Utthita Trikonasana 
Utthita Parsvakonasana 
Virabhadrasana I 
Parivrtta Trikonasana 
Prasarita Padottanasana 
Janu Sirsasana
Adho Mukha Upavishtakonasana
Virasana - Parvatasana
 Swastikasana - Parvatasana
Parsva Dandasana 
Bharadvajasana I 
Marichyasana III 
Urdhva Mukha  Svanasana 
Adho Mukha Svanasana 
Setu Bandha Sarvangasana
Sit in D hyana (meditation) 

Volunteer Students Needed
Saturday, June 25th
9:30-11:00 am
Volunteer students needed for "practice assessment" on June 25. Must have at least one year of experience in regular Iyengar yoga classes. Free for you! Experience our new up-and-coming teachers and support them on their journey toward Iyengar Yoga certification.  Watch the bulletin board for sign up sheet or email Krisna:
Summer Sadhana with Krisna
 July 4 - 10, 2016

 Join Krisna for a 7-day consecutive practice to ignite your inner fire and fan the flames!
Some experience required. 

     7:00 - 8:00 am Pranayama
(short break)
8:30 -10:30 am Asana

For more information and online signup, please click here

*please do not eat before coming. Pranayama/asana practices ideally are done on an empty stomach. Cup of tea or juice can be taken before.

  • Artwork Committee:
    We are in need of 1-2 people to co-ordinate Artwork and Photos of Guruji to display on our welcoming walls of the reception area and front entrance.
  • 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.
If you are interested in any of these volunteer opportunities to enrich Kelowna Yoga House, please speak to any Teacher.  Thank You!
Work Exchange Yogis Needed
Our regular work exchange yogi who does most of the cleaning at KYH has decided to take July and August off, and plans to resume cleaning in September. As a result, we are in great need of other yogis who would like to help out KYH and benefit from an arrangement with work exchange for yoga classes.
We will consider students who have an established relationship (eg, 3 months with KYH), rather than newcomers to the studio.

If you are interested please contact Dianne Kapty via email:

Teacher Training at Kelowna Yoga House
If you have been a regular student of Iyengar Yoga for three years and want to deepen your knowledge and practice to become a teacher, then consider Teacher Training.  Iyengar Yoga Teachers are some of the best trained teachers in the world due to the comprehensive and in-depth apprenticeship style program.  If you have any questions regarding the program, please contact Krisna Zawaduk - Click this link  Teachers Contact

Congratulations to the Successful Candidates  (including our very own Tracy Forsythe)  at the March 2016 IYAC Intermediate Junior 1 Assessment   hosted in our Studio.
Special Thanks to our Amazing Assessment Volunteer Team: Students, Drivers, Meal Donations, Runners, Timers, Co-ordinators, and the KYH Board. We appreciate your time, your talents and enthusiasm.


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