May 2017 Newsletter
Happy Spring and Welcome to our new Members!   As you plan for the summer months, please keep in mind our new Summer Schedule, link below.

We are excited to announce an upcoming workshop this June:  Ayurveda - Ancient Healing for Modern times

For our Active Volunteers from the past year, you are invited to our Annual Volunteer Appreciation Day Sunday June 4th . 

Also, we have a Free Beginner Class on Sunday, June 11th 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. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Summer Schedule 

(Current Schedule Runs until June 30th)
Friendly Reminder: No Classes on 
Canada Day July 1st
Volunteer Appreciation Tea!
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.

Free Beginner Iyengar Yoga Class
June 11, 10:00am - 11:30am
All abilities and levels are welcome to experience this Free Beginner Iyengar Yoga Class. 
Bring a friend!
Ayurveda Ancient Healing for Modern Times
With Zora Doval

Friday June 16th: 7:00-9:00pm
Introductory talk - Open to all
Ayurveda - ancient answers to modern problems.
This talk is free for those who pre-register for the seminar. Alternatively, suggested donation is $20.
Saturday June 17th: 10:00am to 5:00 pm  (with one hour lunch break)
You will learn: Origin, history and philosophy of Ayurveda, Ayurveda today. Doshas (bodily  humours),
flow of seasons and seasonal routines
Sunday, June 18th: 10:00am to 5:00 pm  (with one hour lunch break)
You will learn: Daily health routine, quick Ayurvedic diagnosis, concept of marmas (sensitive points), head & face massage with tuning forks and warm oil, Ayurvedic Facial

For more information about this upcoming workshop, please click here

Sadhana Enrichment Intensive with Krisna Zawaduk

July 3 - 7, 2017 
Early Bird Pricing until May 31
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 + 
International Yoga Day

Mark your calendars
June 21st, 2017!
Details Coming Soon
October 19 - 22 Effort & Surrender
The Kelowna Yoga House Organizing Committee is hard at work preparing to host the Iyengar Yoga Association of Canada's Annual General Meeting.  Mark your calendars and become a Member of IYAC to support our National Association. 
Click this link for all the details:
  IYAC 2017AGM

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

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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  • 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!

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