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March 11, 2015 


Congratulations to JODIE MOY, winner of the Reach Beyond Contest! Jodie has been kind enough to share her journey with our Beyond community. Click here to read an excerpt from Jodie's inspiring entry...


Thank you Jodie for sharing your story and a sincere thank you to everyone that took the time to enter the contest. Your stories were incredibly touching and inspiring!


We are pleased to announce that Erin Watt, RMT will be moving Therapeutic Effects to Beyond effective April 1st. Erin will offer Swedish Massage, Prenatal Massage, Thai Massage, Hot Stone Massage and Private Yoga in the therapy rooms.

Appointments can be pre-booked now at  http://www.therapeuticeffects.ca/  or by calling 
613-797-5481.  For more information on the services that Erin offers, click here

Coming in April...Wellness Tips by Therapeutic Effects!

Erin Watt, RMT

Erin Watt graduated from the University of Ottawa with a Bachelor of Science (honours) in biopharmaceutical science before pursuing massage therapy. After graduating from the CDI College intensive massage therapy program with honours, Erin passed her board exams with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO), and registered as a massage therapist in January 2008. She was also a member of the Australian Association of Massage Therapists (AAMT) when she worked in tandem with chiropractors in Brisbane, Australia. To further her education and passion for health and well-being, Erin completed her Hatha Yoga teacher training in June 2014.


Erin's continuing education in her field brings a variety of treatment choices through massage modalities such as hot stone therapy and Thai massage. Erin's training includes Swedish, sports, pregnancy and deep tissue massage as well as lymphatic drainage, trigger point therapy, joint mobilizations and fascial release. Furthermore, the holistic approach she embraces in her profession has enabled her to work in unique environments such as chiropractic clinics and spas.

Thank you to all who volunteered, donated and came to our karma classes on Saturday to support the Arthritis Research Foundation Power of Movement fundraiser. Together we raised over $300 by doing yoga and bringing the power of movement to those with arthritis. Thank you!


The new spring schedule starts Monday, March 30th...

Did you know?...
Over 60% of our members register for their classes on-line...
The new class schedule will be in effect March 30th. Save your spot and join us on the mat!

Exclusive to Beyond!...Liquido Active creates sassy limited edition active wear...
Get your leggings here in April!

Join Erin Watt on Friday, April 17th from 12 to 1 p.m. for a special Hatha All Levels Karma class. For a minimum $8 donation, our amazing teachers will guide you through 60 minutes of yoga. Pre-register here, or drop-in. 

Help us make a  difference to so many in need!



We are collecting used yoga clothing for the women at Chrysalis House. Donations of clothing can be deposited in the collection box located in the cloakroom area.   


Carob - the answer to getting your chocolate fix when chocolate doesn't agree with you...

February Valentine equals chocolate time!   However, as wonderful as chocolate is, it can be a severe irritant for many people with digestive issues.  Chocolate contains Theobromine, a substance from the same family as caffeine, this chemical tends to cause digestive upset in people who have caffeine sensitivities, migraine tendencies, digestive issues, adrenal fatigue or IBS.  Therefore, Carob is an ideal alternative to chocolate for these people as it tastes a lot like chocolate, but does not produce the unwanted sensitivities or reactions that chocolate can trigger. To read more and to obtain the recipe for Carob Halvah Balls click here


Kylie Delfino, Registered Holistic Nutritionist

Kylie Delfino, RHN is the Founder of The Nourished Self Nutrition Clinic, the Senior Advisory Nutritionist at The Ottawa Integrative Cancer Clinic, and the Nutrition Educator at the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation.  Kylie has been a devote of Yoga for over 20 years, as a Yoga teacher she is a firm believer that the combination of yoga and whole foods is the foundation of abundant health and vitality. To learn more about Kylie and The Nourished Self, click here

Roberta Brodie

Meet Roberta Brodie, YFF (Yoga for Full Figures), Gentle Yoga and Hatha All Levels teacher. Roberta shares some of her thoughts with us...


What brings you joy/inspires you?

It fills my heart with Joy (capital J joy :)) when my little one wraps her arms around my neck and calls me Mama.  It is because of my sweet angels that I pursued the yogic path, they inspire me daily to try to be the mom they deserve. 


How do you nurture yourself?

Yoga - when life seems insane this mama finds her way onto her mat.  There is nothing better than tuning into your breath, and figuring out what your body is capable of :)

What's on your playlist?

To Build a Home - The Cinematic Orchestra

Give Love - MC Yogi

Box of Stones - Gavin MIkhail

The Dress Looks Nice on You  - Sufjan Stevens

River Flows in You - Yiruma

And Jason Mraz - I love using The Sunshine Song for savasana - with lyrics like: 
"I won't ask much of nobody,
I'm just here to sing along.
And make my mistakes looks gracious,
And learn some lessons from my wrongs"  - sweet reminder for us all :)


Thanks for sharing Roberta! To view Roberta's schedule click here


YOGA: The Essence of Balanced Living

with Richard Woods


Thursday, April 23rd 

7:00 - 8:30 p.m. 


Does your Yoga practice leave you calm and relaxed for at least two days?

Does it teach you techniques for reducing the stress in your life?

Does it teach you to recognize the limits of your body?


Enjoy this lecture as Richard shares his knowledge and experiences and how to achieve balanced living in the 21st century! 

To learn more about Richard Woods and the event click 



Brought to you by:


Yoga for Full Figures

with Roberta Brodie


New sessions starting!

YFF Gentle Restorative Yoga

Mon., March 23rd - May 25th

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.


YFF Set Sequence

Wed., March 25 - May 27

6:45 - 7:45 p.m.


Finally, a class designed for bigger bodies! Our Yoga for Full Figure program offers an unpretentious, non-competitive, supportive environment.  Late registrations will be prorated. 


For more information and to register Click here


Prenatal Yoga
with Cara-Lynne Auld


8:00 - 9:00 p.m. 

April 13th to June 22nd 


Learn how to modify your  yoga practice while waiting for the baby to arrive. Late registrations are welcome and will be prorated.depending on your due date.


For more information and to register  Click here 

Therapeutic Hips & Shoulders



10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

April 2nd to May 14th


Kimberly Mantas, Certified Yoga Therapist, will guide you to a path of less pain, increased ease and strength. Late registrations are welcome and will be prorated.  


For more information and to register  Click here

Pilates on the Green
with Carol Young

March 25th to April 15th
7:45 - 8:45 p.m.

Learn the Top Ten Pilates moves to  strengthen your Golf Game.
Receive step by step instructions
and golf specific exercises.
Help prevent injuries.
Think Golf now!

For more information and to register  Click here
Intro to Pilates
with Diane Mayer



April 11th, 18th & May 2nd

10:30 - 11:45 a.m.


Diane will help you understand how to use your abdominal muscles, position your pelvis and spine and work with a full range of motion. Pilates is great for all fitness levels. Come Join the fun! 

For more information and to register  Click here
Your "A" Game 101
with Karen Hanna

Sunday, April 12th

1:00 - 3:00 p.m. 


Explore how the focus on:

Awareness, Assumptions, Acknowledgement, Acceptance and Authenticity can enhance your perspective and ensure you are living your  best life possible.

Revamp and recharge for your best summer ahead!


For more information and to register Click here

Meditation 201

with Kimberly Mantas


Thursday, April 30th

7:00 - 9:00 p.m. 


Meditation 201 expands on our learning from the basic Meditation 101 course.


For more information and to register  Click here
Better Bone Density Through Nutrition 
with Kimberly Mantas 
& Kylie Delfino


Sunday, April 19th

1:00 - 3:00 p.m.


Learn to build better bone density through nutrition and movement. You will come away from this workshop with concrete tools and recipes and a daily yoga/movement program to improve your life and long term function.


For more information and to register Click here


Candlelight Yoga Flow & Crystal Bowl Meditation



Thursday, April 16th

7:00 - 8:30 p.m.  


Join this hatha yoga flow class by candlelight followed by heart-opening, crystal bowl meditation.


For more information and to register Click here

Coming in April & May...

Yoga for Golfers with Diane Lanthier Certified YFG Instructor
April 28th to May 19th 

Choose the Change to Better Health Program with Kylie Delfino   (3-week series) 
Saturday, May 2, 23, 30


Mom and Me.....A very special Mother's Day Spa Yoga Class with Glenda Rodriguez

Sunday, May 10th


Watch the website for registration details!


Please note that Beyond Yoga Studio & Wellness Centre and our sister studio Blue Bamboo will be closed on Good Friday and Easter Sunday. Regular programming will take place on Saturday and Monday.

Have a wonderful Easter weekend!

Tina & the Beyond Team