November 25, 2021
" In truth, yoga doesn't take time. It gives time."
Ganga White

It's hard to believe we are already here, the end of November, ready to enter the last month of the year...And what a year it's been.

Let's create a surplus of energy
Are you running on empty? Are the cooler and darker days of the season combined with the busyness of the upcoming holidays affecting your energy levels? If so, you're not alone. This month we share two simple but effective yogic tips to enter this last month of 2021 with energy on our side. Let's end this year with a surplus of energy.
Want more energy?
Two Energy Enhancing Tips
Yoga for Energy Tip One:
Don't just do something; lie there!

Sometimes the answer to more energy is found in relaxation. The permission to take a moment, lie there and be still; to experience the simple feeling of being, right here, right now, exactly the way things are.

Three tips to include daily relaxation:
  1. Set a realistic goal. Something like — This week I will practice seven minutes of daily relaxation;
  2. Remind yourself of the value of relaxation because we always make time for what we value; and
  3. Invite family or friends to also take up the practice.

What you need:
  1. A place to lie down;
  2. A willingness to practice even when you don't feel like it; and
  3. Personal adjusting for comfort e.g. pillow under the knees, eye pillow...
Yoga for Energy Tip Two:
Come to Class
We are not only saying this because we enjoy seeing you but because practicing in a group setting with the guidance of a teacher enhances energy and supports motivation.

The gift is in the consistency
Come once, twice or more per week just be consistent and with practice, experience your energy increase.

Time and energy
We always find time for the things we value. When we value our energy we create more energy!
Stay Connected
Join the yoga conversation on our Beyond Facebook and Instagram pages or better yet, share your ideas in the community sitting area at the studio, or in the chat room of your virtual classes.

We look forward to seeing you soon, in-studio or virtually!

Tina & Your Beyond Team
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Teacher Feature
Ball Yoga
with Michael Fahey
We are happy to have the wonderful Michael Fahey join our team. As a musician with 50 years of yoga experience, Micheal brings an abundance of knowledge and joy to all his classes.

"It is so exciting to be teaching with people in front of me again. I’m so impressed with the staff and the beautiful studios at Beyond. What a blessing!" Michael

Ball Yoga with Michael
Wednesdays 10:45-11:45 A.M.
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Workshops & Events
In Studio Tune Yin For the Holidays
with Brian Moore & Glenda Rodriguez
Join Brian and Glenda for this holiday edition of Tune Yin where you will be expertly guided through a Yin Yoga and sound bath experience to enhance your ability to build presence, cultivate discernment, and nourish the mind-body connection.
Through harmonic intervals the 99.9% pure crystal quartz singing bowls affect our brainwave frequencies, bringing us into both physically and mentally relaxed states of being. When paired with a Yin Yoga practice this sets the stage for a powerfully healing shift in consciousness.

Date: Sunday, December 5th
Time: 10:45 A.M. to 12:15 P.M.

Only One Space Left
Virtual Holiday Cheer
with Marie
Wear your holiday sweater, bring a pen and paper, and get ready to join Marie and the Beyond team for some holiday fun.

This special holiday catch-up will include games, prizes, and good cheer!

Date: Wednesday, December 8th
Time: 12:00 P.M. to 12:30 P.M.

Complimentary, please note this session is open to Beyond Benefits Members and staff only

With Dawn-Marie Bourgeois
Candlelit yoga paired with soothing music sets the mood for this decadent 90 minute evening yoga practice. Candlelight not only sets a mood, but also helps remove distraction and turn our attention inward so we can more easily unwind & relax. This special class is a great complement to a workout or hectic daily schedule as the holidays approach.

Date: Thursday, December 9th
Time: 7:00 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.

Happy Healthy Back
with Michael Fahey
"I am so happy to offer this classic Hatha workshop. I consider this to be my happy, healthy back class.A class that everyone can appreciate at all levels of practice.
Looking forward to sharing this with you."

Date: Sunday, December 12th
Time: 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.

Beyond School of Yoga
We offer a variety of certification programs to support your yoga/life journey. Providing practices of self-discovery, self-inquiry and self-care through the brilliant teachings of yoga, we develop habits that harmonize our unique nature so that we become a guiding light for those
we share our life with. As a life science and art, traditional yoga practices enhance
our energy, vitality and radiance.
Calm Kids Yoga Teacher Training
with Laura Fowler Massie ECE, M.ed., RCYT
Parents, educators and yoga teachers alike will all benefit from this specialized training. In this course participants learn how yoga helps children develop skills that support self-regulation, body awareness, focus and concentration. Through the use of games, songs, storytelling and a supportive, interactive learning environment, participants will learn specific tools, and teaching techniques they can use immediately with the children in their lives. Calm Kids Yoga Teacher Training approaches children’s yoga through the lens of play, fun and natural curiosity which is innate in all children.
This training includes 16 hours of training and 4 hours home study, practice teaching, and a final exam.

Date: Friday February 11th
Time: 6:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.
Dates: Saturday & Sunday February
12th & 13th
Time: 12:00 P.M.- 6:00 P.M.

Early Bird Savings
Register by January 11 and Save $50

Gentle Yoga for Active Aging Teacher Training
with Carole Houde and Anita Findlay
This intensive program will provide the knowledge and tools to help you create safe, accessible, and appropriate Gentle Yoga classes for active aging. You will be given insight into the aging process and its impact on the body so that you can provide adaptations as needed. You will be able to focus on creating a Gentle Yoga practice that allows for continued functionality, strength and independence which can be transferred to Activities of Daily Living (ADL’s).

Dates: Saturdays and Sundays:
March 26th & 27th and April 2nd & 3rd.
Time: 1:00 to 5:00 P.M.

Early Bird Savings
Register by February 26 and Save $50

200- Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training
with Sylvie Gouin,
Kimberly Mantas and Dr. Virinder Kasbia
Is it time for yoga teacher training?

  • Do you love yoga?
  • Are you getting curious about the deeper dimensions of the practice
  • Are you reading more articles on the subject?
  • Has your yoga library grown?
  • Do you crave practice?
  • Are you talking about the benefits of yoga with your friends?

If you have answered yes to most questions, it's time for yoga teacher training.

Our upcoming 200-hour certification
begins May 14th

Want to know more? Join our virtual information session January 22nd, at 10:00 A.M.

Early Bird Savings
Register by April 14th and Save $300

Beyond Wellness
Functional Strength Training with Andy

"Mike, a senior client, started training with Andy 8 years ago, and says "I HATE exercise, but LOVE the results."
What is Functional Training?
For many who have come back to the studios you may have noticed Beyond’s most recent service offering in the Earth room, ‘Beyond Boutique Fitness’.
This private studio space allows you to work with our trainer and take you through a resistance plan designed specifically to help you achieve your functional strength goals. But what exactly is functional strength? Today we have our head trainer Andy explain….
As we age, we tend to focus primarily on career and family. We often get to the halfway point of our lives, and suddenly we start noticing things. One day you might notice you are a step slower, (and you started breathing heavier when you found this out). You wake up one morning and for some reason your back hurts or your knees hurt, and your shoulders, forget it! 
That’s when a realization creeps in that you have focused so hard on everything else, that taking a few hours a week to take care of your own health somehow got left behind. This is probably why the average age of my client when they get started is 50, which is why I focused my programming around functional training.
Functional Training is the basic art of restoring physical ability when we do things. Essentially, it is training to be able to do the things we do in our lives more easily. 
The programming centers around movement. We push things, we pull things, we bend over and pick them up, we squat down and get up again, we step on things, we twist side to side. This is basic human function, and we utilize all different kinds of resistance exercises to re-establish, maintain or improve, with greater efficiency, speed, and capability. 
The great side effect is, as you strengthen your body, many of the things that niggled you become less and eventually pain free, thus as you get more functional, you simply feel better. 
And as your ability grows, so does your opportunity to do more things in life you can enjoy. It can be as simple as playing with the kids, gardening, a building project or taking a nature hike. All of this reaps benefits of being functionally capable and strong. 
As Bruce Lee once said “if you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done”.

Book a free 15 minute consultation to address some of your needs and get you started! Beyond Yoga Members receive $10 off per session. There are no contracts or set commitments, this service is open to all members and their guests

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