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November 17, 2017

"Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home." 
- Edith Sitwell
In this newsletter...
  • News & Updates
  • Upcoming Workshops & Specialty Classes
  • Yoga Beyond Words with Cara-Lynne
  • Messages from our Community Partners
  • Healthy Recipes with Emily Fitzgerald - Nutrition Coach
  • Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation - Survey Request
  • Tea Tidbits with Tea By G
  • Beyond Training Centre

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*Pass expires May 31, 2018 and must be used by May 31, 2018. Pass cannot be extended. Cannot be combined with any other discounts. Passes are non-refundable and non-transferable. Does not include HST. Unlimited purchases. 

What a Sizzling Studio Social we had on October 27th! Thank you to Francesca Davila, The Unrefined Olive and all of our wonderful members who came out to share their smiles and enthusiasm.
Dancing Dragon Sequence
with Glenda

Participants in Glenda's Friday morning Gentle Flow class have been busy  exploring the energetics of Taoist Yoga. Watch the video above and learn all about the Dancing Dragon Sequence. Read more...

The Holiday Schedule (effective December 18th to January 5th) is now available here.

What is Diane's 30-day challenge?... Learn more here

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Learn the sacred art of mala making and how malas are used in daily practice. Each participant will leave the workshop with a personally created 
mala bead necklace.
MALA MAKING WORKSHOP with  Kyla Miller of MalaRae
Sunday, November 19th
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Ignite Your Inner Passion - Tapas
...the next session in the Let's Talk Yoga! series.

Tapas is an essential component to a lasting and integrative yoga practice. 
In this Let's Talk session, you will learn techniques to identify your fire 
and keep it strong. 

Tea, Community & Conversation

Thursday, November 23rd - 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Fee: $18 + HST / Beyond Benefit Members $8 + HST 
Ease yourself into this relaxing Sunday afternoon class...
Stretching out muscles and connective tissues with an emphasis in the neck, shoulders, chest and upper back.

YIN & RESTORATIVE - with Dawn-Marie

FOCUS ON UPPER BODY - Sunday, December 3rd - 1:00-2:30 p.m.

Experience this powerful, healing meditation technique.

 YOGA NIDRA with  Kimberly 
Thursday, December 7th
7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Due to the popularity of this class, we have added a second time slot 
at 7:15 p.m. - Drop-ins welcome! 
Strengthen and relax your changing body.

PRENATAL YOGA with Melanie 
FALL SESSION #2 Mondays: November 6th - December 11th
7:15 -8:15 p.m. 

Drop-ins welcome! 
Bond with your baby while connecting with other Moms in our community 
- no yoga experience necessary.

 MOM & BABY YOGA with Cara-Lynne
FALL SESSION #2 Mondays: November 13th to December 11th
1:00-2:00 p.m. 
YOGA BEYOND WORDS with Cara-Lynne 
Mirror Mirror
So, sometimes when life gets busy, I sneak into the studio a few minutes before my class to practice yoga before actually teaching it.  The other day when I was in the beautiful Sky room at  Beyond , it occurred to me there were no mirrors.  While I obviously have been aware of this before, perhaps it was more relevant on this day as I was practicing yoga for one of my favourite, and ironically least favourite benefits.  What I like to call the FYOS benefit of yoga; Face Your Own, well Stuff (fyi, that is a g-rated substitution on the S word).  Yes, my friends, one of the greatest, and often most difficult side effects of yoga is how much it makes us really look in the mirror, even when, or perhaps especially when, there isn't one.  And honestly, sometimes that ain't pretty.

*clearly not that healthy yogic glow...

Envy, jealousy, self-doubt, resentment, insecurity are all feelings we all have, sometimes every day.  And that's okay.  It is what we do with them that matters...

As it gets colder outside and the snow comes, Chrysalis House staff start planning for the winter holidays.  It is our goal to make it a special holiday for every woman and child that accesses Chrysalis House.  We are now collecting new donations and sponsorship opportunities for the women and children living at Chrysalis House and for those who have recently moved out and will be celebrating their first Christmas in their new home.

If you are interested in donating or sponsoring a woman or family please give us a call at 613-591-5991 ext. 221.  We also have our winter wish list posted on our website. Thank you once again for the generosity of the Beyond Yoga community! 

P.S. If possible, we kindly request that donations be brought in  prior to December 15th as that gives us more time to distribute them to the women and families. Donations received after December 15th will still be warmly welcomed.

Every month, over 800 adults and children come to the Kanata Food Cupboard for food assistance.  In addition to our regular services, the Kanata Food Cupboard also assists individuals and families through our annual Christmas hamper program.  Last year, we saw a 12% increase from the previous year. Over 900 children had presents to unwrap on Christmas morning, and over 1800 adults and children had healthy food to enjoy on Christmas day.

We expect an increase again this year.  By adopting a family in 2017, you can help us ensure individuals and families receive the Christmas assistance that they need.

To adopt-a-family this year, please visit our website at www.kanatafoodcupboard.ca and complete the registration form.  Adopt-a-family registration is open until December 4, so please register today.  The sooner we receive your registration, the sooner we can match you with someone who needs your help.

Thank you for helping both adults and children have a wonderful Christmas. We hope we can count on your support again this year.  The Kanata Food Cupboard
HEALTHY RECIPES with Emily Fitzgerald - Nutrition Coach

Butternut Squash Soup

This soup is exactly what you need on a chilly November day. It's packed full of fibre, flavour and cancer preventative nutrients!
Serves: 6

1 tbsp avocado oil
½ large white onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp fresh ginger, grated
1 tsp curry powder
½ tsp cumin
½ tsp ground black pepper
4 cups no-salt-added vegetable broth
1 medium butternut squash, peeled and cubed
3 large carrots, peeled and chopped
¾ cup light cream

View directions and complete recipe  here

Recipe by:
Emily Fitzgerald, Registered Dietitian
Cancer Foundation Nutrition Coach

Help us better understand the needs of cancer survivors and their families.  Help us better understand the impact of cancer in our community.  If everyone can share their experience today, we can help those who will be facing cancer tomorrow.

The Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation wants to make sure they stay focused on what matters to you and continue to truly understand the experience of all families facing cancer.
That's why they've launched the "What Matters to You" project. We invite YOU to participate in the conversation by sharing your experience today to help those facing cancer tomorrow.

To learn more about this confidential, anonymous survey, please go to:
Thank you in advance for your support.
For more information about this project, please contact Stephanie Woodard at 
613-247-1920 ext. 222 or  swoodard@ottawacancer.ca

Join Gina as she demystifies all things tea for the Beyond Community!

TEA 101

This tidbit ranks as one of my favourite to enlighten tea drinkers with!
  • Legend has it that Emperor Shen Nong discovered tea in 2737 BC. While boiling water under the shade of a tree, a few leaves fell into the water creating a delicately perfumed liquor.
  • Tea is the world's oldest beverage and is the most widely consumed beverage worldwide after water!
  • There are literally thousands of teas grown and manufactured in tea producing countries, yet no two taste the same! What differentiates the multitude of teas out there? The answer is 'terroir'!...

Learn more here

YOGA TUNE UP® Level 1 Certification
with Lisa Hebert & Todd Lavictoire

May 31st to June 3rd & June 8th to 10th, 2018
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Learn more here


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