KELOWNA YOGA HOUSE NEWSLETTER
SEPTEMBER 2015


As summer draws to a close we hope you are well rested and ready to start anew. Our new Fall Schedule will begin on Tuesday, September 8th. ( You can click here for the schedule). Note the two new start times for evening classes Tues/Thursday.
Thank you to those who participated in our Survey. We appreciate your feedback and our Marketing Committee is analyzing the responses so that we can serve our Membership better.

Once again, we have a few events this fall to take note of below.  We hope you enjoy the articles from our world travelling yoginis Phofi and Melissa and our recent visitor Jarrod (Jay).  

For future submissions to the Newsletter, please contact  Tracy's email.
Friendly Reminder, No Classes Monday, September 7th.

Namaste,
KYH
UPCOMING EVENTS
FREE COMMUNITY YOGA CLASS
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Saturday, September 19th
1 1:15 am - 12:45 pm
We love Iyengar Yoga and want to share it with the community of Kelowna. Everyone is welcome for these free classes, no experience required, so tell your friends and enjoy adding some mindfulness into your life!
  YOGA WORKSHOP with Louie Ettling
 October 2 - 4, 2015
Note Early Registration Discount!
Online @  kelownayogahouse.org  by Sept. 11th
KYH Members:              $183.75 ($175+GST)
Non-members:               $199.50 ($190+GST)

Louie Ettling is the Director of The Yoga Space in Vancouver.

As an active member of the Iyengar Yoga community, Louie has regularly studied in Pune, India since the nineties. Her precise teaching is not to be missed.

 
For more information about Louie and the Workshop or to register,  please click here
TADASANA WORKSHOP with Phofi
 Mark Your Calendar!  
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
Reflections of Africa 
by Phofi McCullough

 

Hello Yogis and Yoginis,
 
In May my steps brought me to Africa. Like 'Lucy' (the first hominid in Africa) I visited Tarangire National Park, Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater and Oldupai Gorge (Lucy' place) in Tanzania where I lived and became part of the animal kingdom.

I saw and admired Africa's Big 5 that is: lion, elephant, leopard, rhinoceros and hippopotamus plus giraffe, baboon, monkeys, hyenas, zebras and wildebeest migrating. From Tanzania I flew (Lucy would have followed the same route) to Uganda where I trekked in search of the silver back gorilla in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, and the chimpanzee in Queen Elisabeth National Park. I went for a boat ride safari in the Kazinga Channel to see hippopotamus, crocodile, buffalo and birds. Fantastic birds! I also took a rest from all safaris (Lucy would have done the same) to Lake Bunyonyi and stayed on Byoona Amagara Island Retreat (a non-profit project) in 'geodomes'. The retreat was according to the ideals of our yoga teacher,  Margaret Lunam, so I was not too far away from you, dear yogis and Yoginis, and KYH...
 
Namaste,
Phofi
 

Third Time a Charm - Journey to India,  July 2015
by Melissa Perehudoff
 
My plane ticket to India was bought and my apartment in Pune was arranged so why was I so hesitant about this third trip to RIMYI?  The obstacles were looming their ugly heads one by one: doubt, confusion, laziness, pain, or more precisely mental angst.  Mother India is a powerful teacher for whatever lessons are needed to help you next in your spiritual growth and did I really want to leave the comfort of my home for one month in chaotic and unpredictable India? Beyond the beautiful colours, people and tastes of India were also the endless noise, traffic, pollution, packed mat to mat yoga space, yoga instructions sometimes in Marathi and sometimes in English, squat toilets, stray dogs, water that can't be drunk and water bottles that can't be disposed. Let's face it, the city in India I was destined for was about as opposite to the quiet, orderly and naturally beautiful town I lived in as you could get! That would explain my love-hate turmoil over returning to India for a third time. Little did I know what genuine contentment and deep felt gratitude awaited me.
Please click here to read the full article.
World Traveller Checks Out KYHS
Jay is a world traveller who recently dropped in to the Kelowna Yoga House. Everyone has their story about what led them to KYH...
Please click here for his story.
In This Issue
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NEW BABY!
 
Congratulations to Kaley Kroschinsky with her baby boy Seren Jade.
 
He was born at home April 24th at 01.11am weighing 7 lbs 10oz.
Thank You
A Big Thank You to Gail Tarnowycz and Carola Jaspers for giving our cabinets a fresh coat of paint to go with our new reception area. We appreciate your time and effort!
RECIPE
Chocolate Avocado Pudding
(A power snack for studying)

YIELD:

SERVES 2-4

TOTAL TIME:10 MINUTES


Ingredients:

4 ripe avocados
1/4 cup light coconut milk
4 tablespoons unsweetened dark cocoa powder
3 tablespoons honey
2 ounces of dark chocolate (72% or higher), melted
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt

for topping: whipped cream, coconut whipped cream, sprinkles, cocoa nibs


Directions:

Remove avocados from the skin (and pit) and place in a food processor. Blend until combined and creamy. Add in all remaining ingredients, blending until pureed, scraping down the sides when needed to combine. Taste and season/sweetened additionally if desired. Blend for a good 1-2 minutes until completely creamy, then serve with desired toppings.

Note: I have kept this in the fridge for about 24 hours successfully, just make sure to immediately place it in a seal tight container. If you would like a smaller serving, I'd suggest cutting the recipe in half.

Click link below
Compliments of how sweet it is website

 

TRINITY VALLEY WORKSHOP'S WIDE OPEN CLOSURE

Reflections about the Iyengar Yoga Retreat with Krisna in July at Rasa Creek Farm, Trinity Valley
 
by Melody Mackay
 
I recently attended the workshop in Trinity Valley. Not surprising to me was how great the workshop was. I had attended the previous year and really was rejuvenated.
 
Despite the fact that last year's workshop was awesome, I still left one day early. I really dislike the energy on last days of workshops because the unifying energy created unravels quickly as people begin to separate and their energy is outward and away, not inward and sustaining. This is unsettling and leaves me on a negative note so would rather leave the day before the last day on a good, sustaining energy note.
 
That being said, this year I felt I had to stay to the end to at least do my part to sustain what had been created by the people who had attended. What a good decision that turned out to be.
 
Our last yoga session was absolutely wonderful. Krisna was able to bring closure to the workshop that was inspiring and heartfelt. It was a wide-open embrace, and it was open to us all. Truly the end was greater than the sum of all the rest.
 
I look forward to the possibility of last days now because you just never know...

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

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