November 2017 Newsletter
Greetings to all of our Members and New Members!

Once again, we have a busy schedule ahead here at the Yoga House. Listed in this Newsletter are many upcoming events including our first ever Special Event Men's only class for the Movember Foundation! Please share the details of this fun class to all the male friends, family, and colleagues you can think of. It is sure to be an amazing event.  Included in this newsletter is a wonderful testimonial from the male perspective of KYH student and volunteer Mike Martin, which will be sure to motivate and inspire all!  

Our 16th Annual General Meeting, which will include a guided one-hour yoga practice and a catered vegetarian meal is coming up. Also, in November and December we have two Free Beginner Classes - please bring or tell a friend! As well, registration is now open for Krisna's Winter Sadhana and Melissa's very popular Restorative Workshop in early January.  

Thank You IYAC AGM Volunteer Team!

KYH would like to thank a special group of volunteers who worked very hard over the past year to organize the sold out and very successful IYAC AGM&Conference held this past October 19-22 here in Kelowna. We thank you for this huge contribution of your talents and time! 

Read to the end for a recipe of Apricot Almond Granola Bars for a nourishing and healthy yoga snack! We hope this Autumn finds you on the path to wellness and wholeness with Iyengar Yoga.

(A Friendly reminder that you can register for classes/workshops online through our website  kelownayogahouse.)

Special Event: Men's Class  
Saturday November 18th, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Move into Movember with Yoga!

This is an All Levels Men's Class.
Members and non-members of KYH are welcome!

This class is by donation. All proceeds will benefit the Movember foundation.

Iyengar Yoga for a 61-year-old Male... 
A Testimonial by Mike Martin

Mike Martin
'm an active 61-year-old male still trying to act like I'm in my twenties...sound familiar? After my wife Sue and our dog Nikki, my passions are music (the louder the better) and slalom water skiing.

I was introduced to Iyengar Yoga the same way many people are, after an injury. Seven years ago, I had a pretty serious water ski wipe-out (head first into the water at 40 miles an hour.) That accident changed my life because it introduced me to Iyengar Yoga. Both my wife and my doctor talked me into doing yoga as a way to help the healing process.  My wife was already going to KYH so that made the decision where to practice yoga easier. At first I felt out of shape (I couldn't even touch my toes) and a bit like a fish out of water (there was just one other guy in the class.) Most of the poses were difficult for me to do and I found myself leaving classes a bit frustrated. Thankfully my teacher Phofi and my wife had more confidence in me than I did. Gradually, I gained confidence and the ability to do the poses; take "do the poses" with a grain of salt. I was doing inversions without panicking and OMG, I could even touch my toes!

To read the full article please click here

Free Beginner Iyengar Yoga Classes 
Sunday, November 19th 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Sunday, December 17th 10:00 am - 11:30 am

  All abilities and levels are welcome to experience a Free Beginner Iyengar Yoga Class. If you have always wanted precise instruction in a non-competitive and compassionate atmosphere, then Kelowna Yoga House is a great place to learn yoga. This class will teach you the fundamental actions in order to safely challenge yourself with yoga asanas (postures.) All mats and props are supplied in our fully equipped yoga oasis. Please arrive a few minutes early to get settled. Namaste

Kelowna Yoga House 16th Annual General Meeting
Saturday November 25th - 
see website for all the details 

  • Highlights of the activities of our board members and volunteers on their various committees during the past year at KYH
  • Election of new board members and farewell to those who are leaving us.
  • Voting on a motion to adopt a constitution and by-laws under the new B.C. Societies Act. (Please familiarize yourself with the documents prior to the AGM.)

  • All of our members are welcome!

    Sign up on the bulletin board for the practice and meal.
    From Darkness to Light   
    Winter sadhana (practice) to get you through the darkest days of the year.

    December 18-21, 9-11am each day

    Minimum One year of Iyengar Yoga Experience required.

    Restorative & Pranayama Workshop with Melissa   
    Sunday,  January 7th,  2018   9:30 am - 12:30pm

    Relax, Release, Receive

    Open to the gift of restorative yoga and pranayama (rhythmic breath control).
    Restorative yoga relaxes the nervous system & pranayama refuels the body with vital energy.
    All Levels Welcome!

    Recipe: Apricot Almond Granola Bars 
    Kitchen tested by Melissa Perehudoff

    apricot almond granola bars
    In oven, roast for 10 minutes at 350:
    1 cup oats
    ½ cup pumpkin seeds
    1 cup almonds
    Roast for 10 minutes at 350.
    In a food processor blend:
    1 cup apricots
    ¼ cup water
    ¼ cup maple syrup.
    Put in a mixing bowl with:
    ½ cup buckwheat groats
    ½ cup golden raisins
    ½ cup cranberries
    Add roasted nuts & mix. Then put in a square 8" X 8" pan lined with parchment paper. Press filling firmly into pan with parchment paper on the end of a cup. Cook for 20 minutes at 350.

    Fall Schedule
    Click this link:  Fall/Winter Class Schedule 

    Friendly Reminder: No regular classes
    December 16th - January 1st
    Back in session January 2nd!  

    Notice: Commencing January 1, 2018, our Drop-in rate will be $20 (Including tax)


    • 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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