Many of us feel discomfort at the shorter and colder days that show up this time of year. After the high and bright energy of summer, the transition to a more introverted time of year can feel unwelcome. As I look out the window of the studio, with snow falling down on Mainstreet, I find myself welcoming the opportunity to slow down, to take a deep breath, and welcome the season of fall (and winter!) We are given the opportunity in life to choose each day how we will live our days. I'm reminded of the incredible power of choice in my life, especially when I see others around me and far away whose choices are limited, or are denied them entirely. So, when I feel the cold rolling in and see the snow falling down on a day like this, I am reminded that although gratitude is both an attitude and a feeling - ultimately, gratitude is a choice. W
e show gratitude in our actions and we feel it in our hearts, and ultimately it is up to us to choose it, or not
s I welcome students to the studio each day, I'm grateful to witness disgruntled hair arriving alongside tears on cheeks. Life is happening for each and everyone of us everyday, and season after season, I witness all of you showing up.
Each and every one of you remind me of the incredible power of choice in our lives, as you choose yourselves, your mat, and your breath.
We had many exciting things happening at the studio in October including a few Halloween festivities! These included a howling good time at our
Family Yoga class with Tahl Ghitter-Kalsi
, handing out treats to kiddos during the Halloween on Mainstreet event, and a very successful sock collection initiative for Socktober! Thank you to everyone who participated and for those who brought socks to the studio for those in need.
We have all of our series classes starting up in November, as well as a couple of workshops on the roster. First up, we will take a dive into anatomy & the physical body with a pelvic floor and core workshop with Meagan Synnott. We're also excited to be hosting the Sheep Creek Yoga Collective Community Collaboration Class being taught by Megan Luther & Lauren Demytruk on November 16. If you're looking for a more unique and consistent offering, be sure to check out our series classes . You can try these out as a drop-in or commit to a full 6 weeks starting early November. Registering soon is always recommended to ensure your spot! If you ever have questions about any of our offerings, please do not hesitate to reach out by phone or email, or of course ask when you're here in person - we're always happy to help guide you through our diverse array of experiences.
As always, thank you all for the choices you make each day which contribute to your health & wellbeing, and the wellbeing of the world around you. The choices we make have a ripple effect and each time you walk through the door of the studio, you create a ripple of good. Thank you for making the community of Yoga in Bowness one place you show up in choice for yourself. We are so grateful for you!
The Yoga Mix
EXPAND YOUR PRACTICE with unique classes and workshops
Saturday November 2, 3-6pm
with Meagan Synnott
In this special edition class, learn about the pelvic floor, it's importance (for every person), and practice strengthening techniques. Through mindful movements and breath-work, you'll bring awareness and understanding to these deep stabilizing muscles, and the important role they play in your body. Learn about how these muscles affect our lives, and how to keep them working for you.
Saturday November 16, 3-5pm
With Megan Luther & Lauren Demytruk
Sheep Creek Yoga Collective Community Class
Purifying Kriya + Mantra + Nidra Practice
Together, Megan and Lauren Demytruk will create a safe space of genuine spiritual communion, to help purify all levels of your being and restore you to the realization of your fundamental purity. This class is BY DONATION! 100% of proceeds go to the Sheep Creek Yoga Collective, who support other local organizations in achieving their goals. Sign up and save your spot - this class will fill-up!
Saturday December 14, 3-5pm
with RYT Leanne Shannon and RTCMP Heather Thompson
$50 regular. $40 Early-bird (
paid by Dec 1)
Align with nature through Yin Yoga & Acupuncture. A unique experience of deep opening yin postures, followed by an extended savasana with acupuncture to bring your system into balance with nature, and to release deep-seated tension. In this special edition of Yin & Pin, we connect with the season of winter, the element of water, and the kidney and urinary bladder meridians to deeply nourish your body, mind & spirit. This workshop has consistently SOLD OUT in the past so be sure to claim your spot!
Bringing YOGA OFF YOUR MAT and into your life
Remembrance Day Schedule Change
6am Rise & Shine will be cancelled on Monday November 11 for Remembrance Day
Welcome Amy Bidrman!
We are over the moon excited to welcome Amy Bidrman to our regular teaching schedule.
Amy will be teaching
Yoga for Backs on Sundays from 3:30-4:45pm and she comes bearing incredible wisdom and knowledge to share with all of you! Please read on to learn a bit about Amy...
Amy has been teaching yoga in Calgary since 2005.
She started teaching pre- & post-natal yoga and trainings as a childbirth educator, and her personal practice expanded to include Critical Alignment Therapy.
my has a Masters in Education, a Bachelors in English Literature, is an Independent Childbirth Educator, an AMI accredited Assistant to Infancy, and a Canadian Yoga Alliance certified E-RYT500.
Amy has a passion for sharing good, down-to-earth information about our bodies, and has an unquenchable interest in learning more.
A class with Amy leaves you with a sense that you've just explored new terrain. Posture sequence, understandable cues and time spent in postures allow an opportunity to inquire into your relationship with sensation, breath and gravity. Use of the CAT props in the Yoga for Backs class takes us to the seed of every opening. "The challenges we meet from the most honest and vulnerable place inside ourselves truly demonstrate that the only way out, is through."
SALE on RETAIL - 20% off all Uranta & InnerFire clothing until December 1!
Our retail section offers locally & ethically made products to support your mindful living.
Check out our great selection of Men's & Women's clothing for something soft, cozy and comfy to help you ease into the season
Intro to Yoga - First & Last Saturdays of the month
Next classes are
Saturday November 2
. Donations going to Discovery House
Family Violence Prevention Society
A great opportunity for the family to do something active together in the colder weather!
Kids and grown-ups enjoy this special all-ages class which runs on the
last Sunday of each month from 12:30-1:30pm
. Next class is
Sunday Nov 24
Bring your babes, toddlers, kiddos and teens. Move, explore & play together with Family Yoga!
Lost & Found
Please be sure to check out our lost & found bin to collect your lost items by Dec 24, 2019! Any items left after this date will be donated to Women in Need.
SPECIAL INTEREST classes & SMALLER GROUP sizes to focus on your needs