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September 25, 2015 

bliss  /blis/
perfect happiness; great joy.

We are here to help you find your bliss...whatever bliss means to you!

Some ways to find bliss at Beyond this month...
  • Expand your yoga practice, or begin a practice by taking a new class  
  • Embrace a new experience and learn from fascinating and experienced instructors by taking a workshop or specialty class
  • Learn to Be Bold! and connect with your Goddess community at Goddess Night on Friday, October 2nd
  • Party DJ Yoga Style! on Friday, October 23rd and support the Breast Cancer Society of Canada's Dress for the Cause fundraiser
  • Take your passion for yoga to the next level by signing up for a Yoga Teacher Training program
  • Give thanks by dropping off a donated item for the Kanata Food Cupboard Food Drive
  • Nurture yourself with a cup of tea and relax and rejuvenate in the Beyond sanctuary
  • Enjoy some "retail" therapy in the Beyond store
  • Be a part of our wonderful Beyond community!
200 Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Information Session - Sunday, September 27th

Are you interested in becoming a Yoga Teacher? Our teacher training program is a unique blend of Yoga's traditional roots and the leading edge training in modern movement. Learn to teach accessible, safe and mindful yoga whether you plan on just deepening your own personal practice or building a successful career as a yoga teacher. Join us for an information session at Beyond Yoga, this Sunday, September 27th, from noon to 1 p.m.
Can't make the session but would like more information?...
Please email Carole Houde at choude@beyondyogaottawa.com 

Standing Yoga Mudra Pose
Lynne Hinderks

Congratulations to Lynne Hinderks  for her wonderful picture of Standing Yoga Mudra Pose. This pose s trengthens the back of the legs, arms and shoulders, opens the muscles around the heart and lungs, improves posture and breathing and brings freshly oxygenated blood to the head. 

Lynne wins a $50 gift  certificate towards any purchase of retail product. 

Strike your pose at home, in the studio, outdoors, while on vacation, or any location that inspires you. Send us a picture of you demonstrating your favourite pose for your chance to win.  The deadline for the October contest is Thursday, October 22nd. 

Click  here for more information.

Meet Diane Mayer...

How did you become interested in combining Yoga and Pilates?

I started in Fitness over 30 years ago during which time I was introduced to Yoga and loved the phenomenal combination of strength and flexibility. This past year I was introduced to the more spiritual side of Yoga and from there my practice has really expanded. Read more...
How does Pilates benefit the core and Yoga?
  • Pilates focuses on strengthening the core muscles (abdominal, lower back, hips and buttocks), therefore you have better strength in balances, inversions and core poses..such as Navasana/Boat pose. Read more...
What's on your playlist?

I like to predominantly use music that is soothing and relaxing. Some of the artists I have used are Vangelis and Hennie Becker. I also like the compilations that David and Steven Gordon have put together.
Click here to learn more about Diane and to view her schedule.

Learn more about Core - Find the Right Balance here
A sincere thank you to everyone who joined us at Beyond's Fall Open House on September 12th!


September 28th to October 14th

This Thanksgiving, please help us support the

Items most needed... 
Baby cereal (e.g. Gerber) for starters and for  6 months old, canned peas, canned salmon, 
canned flaked meat,  bags of rice (900 grams), and toilet tissue.

The studio will be closed on Monday, October 12th
Please check the  schedule for any changes to weekend classes.

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, 
but to live by them. ~John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Yoga for Your Spirit Connection

with Louise Cameron


Monday, September 28th

7:30 - 9:30 p.m.


For more information and to register Click here

Goddess Night
with Tania Carriere

Friday, October 2nd

7:00 - 10:00 p.m.


For more information and to register Click here

Re-wire Your Roots
A pelvic floor workshop


Sunday, October 4th

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  


For more information and to register Click here

Therapeutic Yoga Series
with Kimberly Mantas

Oct. 8th to Nov. 26th
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

For more information and to register  Click here
DJ Yoga Night
with The Beyond Yoga Team

Friday, October 23rd
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Get ready to party... Yoga Style! in support of the Breast Cancer Society of Canada
*First 10 registrants receive a Beyond WordArt coaster

For more information and to register  Click here
Prenatal Yoga

Nov. 2nd to Dec. 7th
6:15 - 7:15 p.m.  

For more information and to register  Click here
Moving Into Meditation
Specialty Class
with Kimberly Mantas

Tuesday,  November 3rd
7:45 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

For more information and to register  Click here
Meditation Series
with Kimberly Mantas

Nov. 10th to Dec. 15th
7:45 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

For more information and to register  Click here
ReTreat Yourself!

Saturday, November 29th
9:00 - 5:30 p.m.  

For more information and to register  Click here
What is a Mantra?

A mantra is a series of words or a phrase that is repeated continuously in meditation to help focus the mind.  It is usually a phrase chosen to uplift you and is also a great way to shift your thought patterns.  In other words, think positive intentions and create positive actions that will resonate in your daily life
Mantras can be as simple as repeating one word "happiness" or a phrase that feels right for that point in time "I am present and at peace".
You may also hear some of these Mantras repeated in your yoga classes.  They may be repeated at the beginning of class to bring us together for practice such as chanting the sound of OM or at the end of class so that we may feel its amazing vibrations. Another popular mantra is "Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanti" offering universal peace.
Try one of our meditation classes and enjoy the benefits of Mantra meditation.
New at Beyond
Soothing Herbal, Green, Rooibos & Fruit Teas
Come and sample our Pumpkin Spice!
New at Beyond
Be unique!

5 Tips to Boost Your Commitment to Your Yoga Practice This Fall
Get Your Yoga Groove On!
Fall is a great time to start a fitness program because you're going to create good habits for the holiday season and the upcoming winter months.  With the change of seasons comes a renewed time to rethink and recommit to moving and being active.   Here are 5 simple things to think about while you get your Yoga groove back on this fall...more

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

Stiff Neck

We knew it would eventually come - cool nights! However, keeping the windows in our bedrooms open at night can often cause the already tight muscles in our neck to tighten even more causing a symptom called torticollis or wry neck. In this condition, the neck can't turn properly or move fluidly and feels 'stuck'. The first action to take is to get heat onto the neck with either a heating pad, hot water bottle or oat grain bag (Magic Bag). The second action is to see your massage therapist as soon as possible so that the trigger points/knots can be worked out and the tightened tissue released. Your massage therapist will have important stretches specific for this condition to help speed the healing process and get your range of motion back in your neck. 

Welcome Karen Wilson!

Therapeutic Effects Massage Therapy is happy to welcome Karen Wilson to the team! Karen brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to her massage practice as she was a physiotherapist in Germany for 11 years before venturing over to Canada and becoming a registered massage therapist. Her expertise ranges from neurological impairment, to sport and hot stone massage, as well as pregnancy massage. Come and experience for yourself the Therapeutic Effects that Karen can offer you. Appointments can be booked on-line at www.therapeuticeffects.ca   

Yours in health,
Erin Watt, RMT

Therapeutic Effects is located at Beyond! 
Appointments can be booked at  http://www.therapeuticeffects.ca/  or by calling  613-797-5481.   


YOGA TUNE UP: The Roll Model® Method

with Todd Lavictoire
Saturday, October 3, 2015  -  9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


YOGA TUNE UP: Core Integration Immersion

with Todd Lavictoire 

Thursday,  November 19th to Sunday, November 24th - 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


YOGA TUNE UP: Level 1 Certification

with Amanda Tripp and Todd Lavictoire 

February 25-28 and March 1-3, 2016 - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

200 Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training

with Carole Houde, Todd Lavictoire and Diane Lanthier

January to June, 2016


Click here for further information and to register.

Pause! A Day of Renewal Workshop
with Tania Carriere

Saturday, October 24th 9:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Pause in the midst of your busy life to reconnect to your self, to play and to explore the treasured qualities of yourself that you may have forgotten along the way. Gift yourself a day of affirmation and celebration in the company of other women. Leave rejuvenated and inspired.

For more information and to register click here

Presented by:
Homeopathic Workshop on Colds & Flu
with Maria Reid, Registered Homeopath

Sunday, October 25th at 1:30 pm 

  Join Maria Reid, Registered Homeopath, as she provides information on how to treat colds, flu symptoms, fevers and sore throats in a natural and holistic way using homeopathic remedies. 
No previous knowledge of homeopathy is necessary.  

For more information and to register click here

Presented by:

Tina & the Beyond Team