Spring 2021 Newsletter
Welcome to the Yoga House!

Spring is in the air, and here at the Yoga House, we are excited to offer a new Spring Schedule with exciting class offerings and upcoming events you will not want to miss! There are some new classes including 7 pm Tuesday/Thursday classes starting in March. For a complete overview of our schedule, please click the link below.

Please read on for all details on our upcoming events, including our popular monthly free class, a special free Gratitude class offered by Krisna and an upcoming Foundations session. Also included is an article reviewing Krisna's 10-day Sadhana by Dianne Noort, a heartfelt retrospective from Krisna on 20 years of teaching, a lovely article from Melissa about living in the present moment, and a tasty recipe for a healthy and refreshing beverage.

Our President's Report feature will inform you of the current status of our very special non-profit yoga house, so please read on.

Please note: no classes Easter weekend April 2 - April 5.
We appreciate our students, your loyalty and ongoing support of KYH. We wish everyone a safe and healthy springtime!
Special Notes about Classes:
  • Melissa & Terry's in studio classes (Mondays 5 pm and Fridays 9:30 am) are on the schedule for three months and will open up for registration one month at a time. The week before the month (specifically Wednesday, 9 am) is when online registration will be available. Beginning the month of April registration will open on March 31 at 9 am.
  • To avoid disappointment, for studio classes, please register early. At this time, there is a maximum of seven students allowed for these classes. Spots are available on a first come, first serve basis. If the class is filled, you can add yourself to the waitlist.
  • Friendly reminder with regards to the cancellation policy for in studio classes: 180 minutes in advance, otherwise your account will be charged.
Tuesday morning All Levels with Krisna -
live-streaming to Kelowna Yoga House Studio
If you prefer in-studio classes and would like to take a class with Krisna, we have a special opportunity for you. Starting in April, Krisna will be online for her Tuesday morning all-levels class, 9:30-11, and Janice will be at Kelowna Yoga House live-streaming the class and assisting with demonstrations. Props will be available at the studio for single student use and there will be demonstrations of how to access online classes – please arrive early for either of these options.
Upcoming Events
Free Beginner Online Yoga Class
Sunday, March 21, 2021
10:30 am - Noon
All levels and abilities welcome!

Gratitude Yoga Class
with Krisna
Sunday, March 28,
11:00 am - 12:30pm
All Levels welcome! 
Gratitude for 20 Years, a Teaching Retrospective,
by Krisna Zawaduk
2021 marks my 20th year of teaching Iyengar Yoga. It’s caused me to pause and think back to when I started on this great adventure.
Foundations Class
Six-Week Session
Learn the basics of Iyengar Yoga with Kari ONLINE

April 10 - May 15
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Asanas are My Prayers Sadhana,
a review by Dianne Noort, Certified Iyengar Teacher
Horsefly, B.C.
Asanas are My Prayers
Where is my heart?
Oh, not the one that beats when excitement arouses it. The real heart
that refelcts knowledge of
true love without any ‘because’ attached to it.
My real heart is
in the hidden place on the moon where the moon truly reflects the brilliant Light
the Divine Source! (Swami Radha)

Online classes by KYH have been a boon to the yoga journey of many this year. Without travelling great distances I can connect with my yoga community. I haven’t been teaching through the pandemic and felt inspired to take my home practice deeper through Krisna’s 10-day sadhana, “My Asanas are My Prayers.”
Living in the Present Moment
by Melissa Perehudoff
Look to This Day by Kalidasa

Look to this day,
for it is life, the very breath of life.
In its brief course lie
all the realities of your existence;
the bliss of growth
the glory of action
the splendour of beauty
For yesterday is only a dream,
and tomorrow is but a vision.
But today, well lived
makes every yesterday a dream of happiness,
and every tomorrow
a vision of hope.
Look well, therefore to this day.

BKS Iyengar said, Your body lives in the past. Your mind lives in the future. They come together in the present when you practice yoga. He also said, Balance is the state of the present---the here and now. If you balance in the present you are living in Eternity (1). These aphorisms are reflected in the Sanskrit poem above by Indian poet and playwright Kalidasa who reminds us to awaken to each moment and action in life. Read full article
Asana Feature
Surya Namaskara
(Sun Salutation)
Surya Namaskar
Bursaries
Students who are financially unable to pay for classes may apply for a bursary to help pay for a session or workshop. Please email us (or your teacher) who can forward your request onto the Bursary Committee. Priority is given to students who have proven devotion to the practice of Iyengar Yoga, as funds are limited.

Please note that we offer a free class once every month on a Sunday. Please see our schedule for dates.
President's Report
by Dianne Kapty
COVID-19 in BC – The Public Health Officer order on events and gatherings was updated March 12 to allow up to 10 people to gather outdoors. The requirements for indoor group low intensity exercise (eg, yoga) remain in place. The Public Health Guidelines for Group Low Intensity Exercise have not changed since the last update December 14.

High-level conclusions from the survey done in November were that the current studio space is valued, there is an appetite for more classes including... Read full report
Yoga Funnies
Q: How many Iyengar yogis does it take to replace a light bulb?

A: Only one BUT, they will need a sticky mat, a chair, two blocks, five blankets, a bolster, six ropes, two belts, and a certificate!
Recipe
Compliments of The Joyful Belly, School of Ayurvedic Diet and Digestion. CLICK HIGHLIGHTED LINK BELOW
Garden Volunteers Needed
With new growth appearing in the garden, we are in need of yogis to help with maintenance of the plants and beds. If you are interested please send an email to kyh.yogahouse@gmail.com
"Health is Firmness in Body, Stability in Mind
and Clarity in Thinking"
BKS Iyengar
1272 St. Paul Street
Kelowna, BC, Canada
V1Y 2C9
 250-862-4906