April 29, 2021
Photo: Beyond's Yoga in the Park, Walter Baker Park, Summer 2018
"The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members."
― Coretta Scott King
Sangha - Community

In our modern, western world, we use the Sanskrit word Sangha to identify our yoga community. Although we may not fully live and practice together under the same roof, we can still feel the inclusiveness and the acceptance of the broader collective when we are on our yogic journey.

We are all committed to this practice of yoga in different ways and varying capacities. This connection builds our Sangha, our community. The power of connectivity binds us on our path, sharing our different view-points and in turn, broadening our vision. Because practicing together builds a community of support greater than the sum of its parts, we all draw on its benefits.

At Beyond, we will continue to offer opportunities to connect through virtual classes, workshops, trainings and events so we can broaden our community beyond our mats, our walls and throughout the limitless Sangha. We work toward that next step of living in a place of greater authenticity and integrity, using the power of many so we can continue Shining Brighter Together. 

Thank you,

Your Beyond Team
Our Virtual Community Connection
Virtual Class Pass Sale!
Virtual 10-class passes will be on sale from May 1st through May 10th.

Whether you have a regular home practice, or you want to use this opportunity to establish your consistent practice, now's the time! You can experience different classes, instructors and styles, all from the comfort of your own space.

Get your passes online during the sale period. All passes will be valid for 6 months from date of purchase. Full terms & conditions will be available on our website during the sale.

Looking for a Mother's Day gift idea?
Combine a virtual yoga class pass with a mat and other yoga accessories for the complete yoga package! All props and accessory purchases can be arranged through curb-side pick-up by emailing us.
Beyond Virtual Yoga Schedule
As we continue our virtual offerings under current government restrictions, we are committed to evolving our schedule to best serve our community.

Starting in May, you can find all new Tuesday mornings: Yin Yang class with Suzanne, and Pilates Fusion with Cathy.

You can review our full May virtual schedule here.
YouTube Live with Suzanne
On May 9th, Suzanne's YouTube live is all about the vision and passion behind owning and managing a yoga studio. Be sure to join Suzanne McCafferty on YouTube live May 9th at 2 pm for a very special interview with Tina Ferrone owner of Beyond Yoga Ottawa.

Find out how Tina’s philosophy to help each and every one of you to “Be the grandest version of the greatest vision ever held about you," fuels her passion to own and run a yoga studio in Canada's capital city. She has made it her mission to give back and support the local and broader online communities through both a bricks and mortar and a virtual offering.

Free Mini Sessions
Yin Dragon Dance
In this mini-session, Glenda will share her interpretation of this slower paced Taoist-inspired flow that will invite you to embrace your inner dragon.

Monday, May 3rd
2:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Invitations & Illuminations: Exploring the Radiance Sutras
Join Glenda on Mondays for a mini-session where you will meet to share a short reading from Lorin Roche's book, the Radiance Sutras. These readings will serve as a seed to inspire and share your practice, both on and off the mat throughout the week.

Mondays, May 10th through June 7th
10:45 - 11:05 a.m.

Tea with Marie
Bring your favourite mug and join Marie for a Beyond community virtual social. This opportunity to connect with fellow Beyond Benefits Members is a great chance to chat, catch-up and discuss all things health, wellness, yoga and other interesting topics!

Wednesday, May 12th
2:00 - 2:30 p.m.

*Please note this session is open to Beyond Benefit Members only.
Yoga Sculpt
Cathy is leading this unique session where light weights are used and combined with yoga poses to help improve lean muscle mass and build strength.

Monday, May 17th
2:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Somatic Yin
Discover the mobility, depth and ease that Somatics brings to your Yin practice. Chronic Muscular Tension, Chronic Mental Tension, and Sensory Motor Amnesia can isolate us from the deeper physical and mental benefits of our Yin practice.

Join Brian to explore the fusion of Somatics and Yin Yoga for a wonderful sense of ease and freedom.

Fridays, May 7 through 28

Inspired Journey Through the Charkas 101
Are you curious about chakras and want to know more about them and how they relate to yoga?

In this workshop with Sylvie, you will learn all about chakras - their location, name, associated element and sense. You will also explore gentle movements to release tension and a traditional and transformational meditation.

Wednesday, May 12

Resting in the Rhythm of Sound
The practice of resting in sound and vibration can sooth and heal us. The repetition of sound is called mantra in Sanskrit and mantra is one of the most effective ways to focus the mind.

Join Kimberly for 6 weeks of deepening our self-understanding with this practice.

Tuesdays, May 25 through June 29

Gentle Somatic Yoga
We are expanding our working relationship with James Knight, founder of Gentle Somatic Yoga. In addition to our current somatic classes and workshops, this partnership will give the Beyond community access to new workshops and trainings. We will invite James to host events in our Beyond studio but until travel restrictions are lifted, enjoy these special virtual access and feature programs!
Virtual Training, Gentle Somatic Yoga Level 2
Level 2 Training: The Journey Continues - Energy Body and Emotions
Continuing from the foundation in Level 1, this Level 2 training adds an expanding your self-care tool kit. In this course, you will add 29 NEW Somatic Movement Flows themed to enliven the human energy field (aura & chakras) and to address the balance of the emotional body.

Course Dates: May 22, 23, 30 & June 5
Plus (optional) certification date: June 6

Beyond School of Yoga
Click on each image for more information. For all trainings, click here.
Meditation Certification Course:
Virtual Module - Meditation and the Energy Body

with Kimberly Mantas
The body is energy and the tools of yoga and meditation have the ability to make changes to improve perception and experience. This module takes us through the energy body system according to yoga and Ayurveda.

Calm Kids Yoga - Virtual Children's Yoga Teacher Training

with Laura Fowler Massie
Welcoming parents, educators and teachers to learn how yoga helps children develop skills that support self-regulation, body awareness, focus and concentration. Calm Kids Yoga Teacher Training approaches children's yoga through the lens of play, fun and natural curiousity.

Yin Level II

with Brian Moore
Building on the principles established in the Yin Level I foundation training, this training is a deep dive into the subtle energy anatomy, combining Tantra and Ayurveda. Together we will learn to properly layer the meditation, subtle energy practice, pranayama, mantra, and the physical practice, weaving the tapestry that facilitates transformation in our own lives, and the lives of others.

Satisfy that sweet and salty craving with these delicious snack bars. Packed with pumpkin seeds and dried fruit, these make a great simple breakfast or a midday energy boost.
Celebrating our Beyond Community
The Alchemy of Becoming
Your fellow yogis Diane Fulford and Karen Diguer are very pleased to announce the publication of their first book “The Alchemy of Becoming – A Guide to Inner Awakening” the first of a series of four.

This is the culmination of many years of deep spiritual discovery and research, as inspired by higher guidance. The purpose of the book is to raise your level of consciousness through a process that is based on Alchemy, the ancient science of transforming something from the ordinary to the extraordinary. Why would you want to do this? To unleash the powers that each of us holds within to lead lives of meaning, purpose and vitality, from a place of deep inner peace. This book bridges the worlds of science and spirituality by bringing together the works of many brilliant minds of our time – spiritualists, quantum physicists, biologists, cosmologists and mathematicians.
If interested in purchasing the book it will be available at Beyond studio when restrictions are lifted. It is currently available through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and as an e-book through Chapters Indigo. 
Stay up to date on everything Beyond!

Join us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to get the latest on our classes, workshops, trainings and more! You can also enjoy our teachers' stories, photos and personal experiences as they share how they take yoga's teachings into their own lives both on and off the mat.

We share this beautiful journey and yoga's teachings, so that we may continue Shining Brighter Together.  

Tina & Your Beyond Team
Beyond Yoga Studio & Wellness Centre  
3-66 Hearst Way  
Kanata, ON K2L 2P4