KELOWNA YOGA HOUSE NEWSLETTER
November 2015

As you prepare for the Holiday Season, we would like to notify you of  
The  Gift of Yoga  Online Promotion

We encourage you to Give the Gift of Yoga
to yourself or that special someone. You can register directly for the workshop or if giving a gift, purchase a Gift Card and personalize it any way you wish.

These following
Online Promotions
are all priced at a  Special Holiday rate of $50 including tax.
Click the links for details on each promo or in Upcoming Events below. To register online, click link and follow prompts.

Winter Solstice Workshop
Winter Solstice Classes

Restorative Yoga Workshop with Melissa

Tadasana Workshop with Phofi
 
Kurunta: Yoga in the Ropes with Krisna

Restorative Classes 

$50 Gift Cards

Limited time offer. Purchase by January 10th  to receive $10 off the regular price of $60.
 
We also ask you to consider the
Gift of  Membership for a family member or friend to help support the ongoing operations of the Kelowna Yoga House. Membership includes: lending privileges from our Library, discounts on Workshops, purchase of props and volunteer opportunities. As a Non-Profit Society, our Members are valuable Ambassadors for Kelowna Yoga House.  We appreciate your support immensely! Click on link to purchase now. 
Membership 

We invite all of our Members to the upcoming KYH Annual General Meeting on Saturday, December 5th. Details below.

Lastly, we have a   New Winter Schedule beginning January 4th  with more class times to offer you, including:
  • Friday Evening Restorative 5:30-7pm
  • Early Morning 6:30-8 am All Levels
  • Monday Morning Intermediate 9:30-11 am
  • Monday Evening Beginner 5:30-7pm
Please Note our newer classes from last session will be continuing, including: 
  • Thursday Noon Hour All Levels
  • Saturday 9:30-11 am All Levels.  
  • Tues/Thurs 6:30-8 pm Beginner/All Levels
We hope to see you at the Yoga House very soon.
Namaste,

KYH
UPCOMING EVENTS
Kelowna Yoga House
14th KYH Annual General Meeting

All of our Members are invited to attend the AGM.
Schedule of Events:
3:45-4:45 pm Group Practice
5:00-6:15 pm  Meeting
6:15 pm Catered Vegetarian Meal $20

If you would like to attend parts or all of the AGM, please sign your name on the Bulletin Board. We are accepting cash only for the meal, payable to front desk/Teacher/Dianne Goossens.
KYH Annual General Meeting


Winter Solstice Workshop with Melissa

December 20, 21
(Sunday/Monday)
5:30-7:30 pm

Greet the Solstice with the radiant energy of a two-day yoga practice.
Sunday: Inversions and forward bend practice
Monday: Inversions and backbend practice

Click here for more info.

Restorative Yoga Workshop with Melissa

Sunday, January 3rd
9:30 am - 12:30 pm 

Set your intentions for a healthy & vibrant new year starting with this restorative yoga workshop. Workshop will include restorative asana practice, pranayama (breath) practice and short meditation.

Click here for more info.
OPEN HOUSE  

Sunday, January 10th, 2016
Mark your calendars! We have an open house again!
Details coming soon...
TADASANA WORKSHOP with Phofi

January 31st, 2016

' Let them do TADASANA ' B.K.S Iyengar had once said, referring to people who thought that yoga was a 'pretzel' style of gymnastics. Tadasana, an apparently simple asana, is the foundation of all asanas. It unites body, mind and spirit more than any other asana and creates a balanced individual. During the workshop TADASANA will be analyzed, explained and become 'mantra' as the student moves from asana to asana.
 
For more information about the Workshop   please click here
KURUNTA: Yoga in the Ropes with Krisna

February 21st, 2016

 
All categories of Asanas will be explored in the ropes.
 
For more information about the Workshop  
 
In This Issue
CONGRATULATIONS!

Congratulations to Laurie DeBray and Tricia Miller for their successful certification at the Intro II National IYAC Assessment in Ottawa this past November. We are very proud of you!
CERT MARK
Thank You 
to everyone who participated in our Karma Classes for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and Run for the Cure Kelowna Chapter. Your Generous support raised
$686!  Thank You for your donations.


RECIPE
Stuffed Sweet Potato with Dal - serves 4
Compliments of Green Kitchen Stories

4 medium sized sweet potatoes
3 tbsp butter, ghee or coconut oil
3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
1 yellow onion, peeled and finely chopped
4 dried apricots, roughly chopped
1 tbsp fresh ginger, grated
1 tbsp organic turmeric
2 tsp organic cardamom
1/2 tsp organic chili flakes
2 carrots, sliced
1 2/3 cups red lentils
4 cups water
1 tsp sea salt flakes
2 fresh tomatoes, cut in boats
70 g spinach or baby spinach
 
Topping
1/2 cup natural yogurt
1/2 cup  toasted pumpkin seeds
1 pomegranate, seeds
fresh cilantro
 
Preheat the oven at 400°F/200°C.
Give each sweet potato
a tiny slit at the top and place them on a baking pan.
Bake for about 45-60 minutes or until the skin is crisp and the flesh is soft. Prepare the dal while the potatoes are in the oven.
Place a large pot on medium heat. Add butter, onion, garlic, apricots, ginger, turmeric, cardamom and chili flakes. Saute for a few minutes, until the onion is soft and the kitchen has a lovely scent from all the spices. You can add a splash of water if they start to get burned. Add carrots and lentils and let cook for two more minutes, then add water and salt and give it a good stir. Decrease the heat when it starts to boil, put the lid on and let simmer for 15-25 minutes
(depending on
the lentils). Stir occasionally to make sure the lentils aren't getting burned. Add more water if needed. Remove from the heat when the lentils almost have dissolved, add tomatoes and spinach. Taste and add more salt or spices if needed.
Place each sweet potato on a plate. Make a cut at the top and squeeze the ends together to open. Add a couple of spoonfuls of lentil stew in the potato (you can carve out some flesh if you prefer more
filling.) Top with yogurt, pumpkin seeds, pomegranate seeds, fresh cilantro and some freshly ground black pepper. Enjoy!
 


 

Iyengar Teacher Training
A BIG WELCOME  to Annette W. and Jennifer C, as well as Jen K (returning from Maternity Leave) who have joined our Teacher Training Group.

If you have two years of Iyengar Yoga experience and are interested in deepening your learning to become a certified teacher, then our training program is right for you. Please contact Krisna Zawaduk for details on teacher training here at Kelowna Yoga House.  
Teacher Training Pro-D Day
L-R : Krisna, Tracy, Laurie, Tricia, Melissa, Kate, Phofi, Terry

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