September 19, 2019
“Notice how the trees do not cling to their leaves. Fall is about releasing the old to make way for the new.” ~ Unknown
In This Issue...

  • Discovering a New Path This Fall
  • Upcoming Workshops & Specialty Classes
  • Calling All Knitters!
  • Beyond the Mat Blog with Sylvie
  • Wellness Tips with ProCare Osteopathic & Rehabilitation Centre
  • Beyond School of Yoga
Fall is a time of change and we invite you to discover a new path by trying a new yoga class , attending a complimentary Tea & Learn, or signing up for a workshop or specialty class .

Have you ever contemplated Yoga Teacher Training? Whether you want to expand your own practice, or are interested in teaching, the Beyond School of Yoga offers a variety of training courses. There are currently only three spots left for the 200-Hour Hatha YTT starting October 19th.

Calling all knitters! Beyond regulars Maggie and Marcia invite you to have fun in the Beyond lounge knitting hats, scarves, mitts and other items to provide to the families staying at Chrysalis House. You will find more information in the newsletter.

Pricing Update for October 1st
Thinking of signing up for the Auto-Renew option?... Save $10.00 a month if you sign up for this option by September 30th! The cost which is currently $89.00 + HST/month, will be increasing to $99.00 + HST/month on October 1st for any new yogis choosing this option. Auto-Renew members automatically become a Beyond Benefits Member !

Watch for the new 20-Class Pass option available on October 1st.

Enjoy the sunshine and discover a new path!
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Don't forget...
Beyond Benefits Members receive special member discounted pricing on all workshops and specialty classes.
Restorative Thai Yoga
*Small Group Session
with Suzanne McCafferty
Thursday, September 26th
6:30 to 8:30 p.m
*Limited to 4 participants.
Beyond Gentle & Restorative
Theme: Lower Back
with Dawn-Marie Bourgeois
Friday, September 27th
1:00 to 2:15 p.m.
Use your class pass, membership or drop-in $18 +HST.
Put Some FUNCtion Back Into Your Life! Tea & Learn
with Richard Hudspith
Tuesday, September 24th
2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Healing Crystal Bowl & Guided Meditation
with Kylie Delfino
Thursday, October 3rd
6:30 to 7:45 p.m
Yoga for Pelvic Health
4-Week Series
with Melanie Brown
Wednesdays: Oct. 9th to Oct. 30th
6:45 to 8:15 p.m.
Laya Yoga with Chakra
& Sound Meditation
with Loren Crawford
& Glenda Rodriguez
Sunday, October 6th
2:00 to 3:45 p.m.
Bite-Sized Yoga for Daily Inspiration Tea & Learn
with Sylvie Gouin
Wednesday, October 16th
2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Essentrics® Apprentice Class
with Carole Houde
Friday, October 18th
1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Prenatal Yoga
with Melanie Brown
October 21st to December 9th
6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Hot Stone Restorative
*Small Group Session
with Christina Gubbels
Thursday, October 24th
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
*Limited to 4 participants.
Sound & Movement Meditation Experience
with Corey Sheikh & Jack Tesoro
Sunday, October 27th
1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Balance for Life
with Alison Tait
Wednesdays: October 30th to November 20th
1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Use your class pass, membership or drop-in $18 +HST.
Beyond Knitting Social

Are you a knitter?...Would you like to be? Beyond regulars Maggie and Marcia invite you to have fun in the Beyond lounge knitting hats, scarves, mitts and other items to provide to the families staying at Chrysalis House.

Starting Monday, September 30th from 2 to 4 p.m., there will be yogis knitting for charity each Monday at Beyond! Maggie and Marcia are willing to teach any beginners and can bring basic supplies to help you get started. Once you are on your way, you will be required to bring your own supplies. For more information, please contact Marcia at marcia_adamsaston@msn.com.
What Am I Supposed to Think About in Asana Practice?
I have been asked this question many times over the years and I love it. For one, the moment we are aware that we are thinking, we are not the thought, we are the observer. Secondly, this acknowledgement of “what shall I think about” is the realization that we get to choose what we will give the gift of our attention to and that’s yoga at its best.

What follows is how I experience and teach the guiding of the mind in an asana context.

I begin by describing four steps, but these steps can be viewed more like a circle because as our practice refines, every step also refines. They are:

An asana is experienced when the mind and the body are at ease and are stable, so we call on these feelings. We remind ourselves that there is nothing rigid about stability and that ease, not to be confused with easy, is our true nature. Stability and ease create an auspicious internal environment for asana practice and life as a whole. At first for most of us, stability and ease is a concept, but with reflection and practice it becomes an experience. In addition, this type of underlying attitude keeps us internally smiling, which helps find our balance between effort and effortlessness...
How to Prevent Low Back Pain

One of the most common conditions we address in our practice is low back pain. There are many potential causes of back pain, such as acute injury, repetitive strain, or postural imbalances. Whether you have suffered a muscle strain or a more serious injury with disc protrusion of the lumbar spine, there are steps you can take to decrease the chance of re-injury. 

Step one: Improve core strength – if you have strong deep core muscles, you will have improved spinal stability and a stronger base of support when moving through your activities of daily living.

Step two: Decrease strain on the muscles crossing your pelvis by adding a static hamstring stretch and hip flexor stretch into your daily routine. This can help decrease tension in the muscles on the front and back of your pelvis and reduce the strain on your lumbar spine.

Step three: Be smart with lifting – never twist and flex forward at the same time while lifting. Always turn your body to face what you are lifting, bend with the knees and engage your core muscles – even with the lightest objects.

If you have any questions on how you can prevent low back pain, feel free to stop by and chat, give us a call or send us an email, we would be happy to help!

For further information, please visit our website:  www.procareosteopathic.ca
Or email us with any questions:  info@procareosteopathic.ca

ProCare Osteopathic & Rehabilitation Centre is located at Beyond!
Welcome to the 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. Our teacher training programs awaken our potential to keep moving forward with confidence and ease.

Whether you want to further develop your practice for personal growth and well-being, or because you want to teach, our experienced teachers will provide you with the guidance you need. 
Further Information & Registration Here
Sign up sheets for Bird Day Karma Classes are located in the lounge area.

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