Christmas is coming. I love it.
Yet, sometimes we get so caught up in what we are expected to do we forget what the season is all about. We find ourselves overwhelmed with material things, stress to have everything ' just so' and race through social obligations we host and attend for the wrong reasons.
After a wee break I stepped back into the studio today for a yoga class and I realized what I had been missing these past two busy weeks. Yes I had done sun salutations and flows when I felt stiff, but I did not practice alone and still my mind at all like I am able to do in a good class. As with any learning experience, finding the right teacher and class fit is crucial.
For me the first time I stepped into a class at Arise Yoga I knew I was meant to learn from Lisa Dumas at this point in my life. I felt so at peace and soothed by the energy, her strong voice and her challenging class was enough to quiet my mind and push me into a new level of fitness that I needed to get me feeling like I could take on the world again.
This is the Wild Thing pose and one of my favourite heart opening postures. Man I miss summer!
Arise Yoga has some wonderful gifts for us to help us stay grounded and enjoy Christmas by being present and loving. I can't attend this weekend as I have a dinner engagement but I am definitely attending on the 17th...it sounds like pure bliss.
SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY! Saturday, December 14th- Settle into Winter with Yoga and Acupuncture- 1-4:30pm
The very knowledgeable Jenna of Red Bird Acupuncture shares interesting tips to stay healthy and happy over the winter months using nature as our guide. Nature also inspires our gentler yoga flow with Lisa then we finish with a 45 minute meditation paired with an acupuncture point for optimal vitality and tranquility.
A PEACEFUL EVENT! Restore, Aroma and Reiki, Tues, Dec 17th 7-9 pm
Reiki Master Melissa Davies joins Lisa for the ultimate relaxing experience. Take a break from a busy month with restorative yoga poses paired with complimentary aromatherapy and the healing touch of Reiki in every pose. Pure bliss!
Also...On Friday, December 20th, celebrate the season with us at Arise Yoga as Lisa leads a FREE CLASS from 9-10:30am followed by some time to spend together with tea and snacks. It’s our holiday present to you with gratitude for your support.
So if you are near I hope to see your soft smiles at the studio and if not find a local Yoga class that feels right for you and give yourself and your loved ones the best Christmas gift ever...a happy you with a limber body and a quiet mind.