KIND Yoga By Heart - October 2015 Newsletter
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Peace of mind by the fireside

A note from Ellen

The studio is almost fully winterized, and I couldn't be happier. The floor has been insulated, the end walls are closed in with beautiful big windows so you can still enjoy the view, and we have installed a wood stove that will keep you nice and toasty for your practice. There is more to be done: installing plexiglass to the front so you can still admire the farmers field on warmer days through the huge window, and we'll be adding an extra layer of insulation to the outside of the studio. The result will be a warm environment that still feels like the great outdoors! Thank you to all my students for your patience through the renovations so far. And a HUGE thank you to my partner Wes and his dad Kevin Moore for all they have done to make these renovations happen. It was a challenging decision to go ahead with winterizing renovations, but I chose to continue over the winter to let the community at KIND Yoga by Heart grow. Thank you Kevin for taking on the challenge and making it happen!

If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it. - Lucy Larcom

Freshly woven web

Renovations haven't just been happening inside the studio. Our team has been working hard to launch our new website! You will find a clean, simple, user-friendly site with updated schedules, info about all your wonderful instructors, upcoming special events, and much more! There are also new payment package options; you can now buy 5, 10, 15, and 20 class passes, at increasingly reduced rates. Don't forget to check the schedule for other great offers and events. Be sure to check out the rejuvenated website here!

Restore yourself

Our lives are busy, and we have the tendency to push ourselves to do more. Even in our yoga practice, we sometimes try to be more active, and don't give ourselves the time to be still. Restorative yoga is a wonderful way to allow your body to heal. It's about giving in and letting your body be as you stop in one posture for longer than you normally would, focusing on your body and breath. Local instructor Marg Drudge teaches a deep stretch and restorative yoga class at KIND that will leave you feeling totally zenned out. Check the schedule for upcoming classes, and be sure to look out for her restorative yoga series in January.

Hymns + yoga?

Did you know the town of Stouffville was founded by Mennonites? Get in touch with the heritage of your neighbourhood by doing yoga while being serenaded by the Mennonite-born-and-bred Ellen Reesor. Alongside other Mennonite friends, she will sing traditional Mennonite hymns while Emma Drudge guides you through your practice. Singing can be a very spiritual thing, and when people sing together, there is a beautiful sense of unity. Buddhists have been using chanting during yoga for centuries; why not try to enhance your practice with harmonious hymns? The class will be held on Sunday, November 1 at 8am. Don't forget to sign up here.

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