We have no class Monday, August 6, but please join us for Gentle Restorative Yoga on Sunday at 7:30pm!
To the Core Yoga with Kay’la has changed its time. It is now Wednesdays 5:30 – 6:30pm!
NO CLASSES on Sunday July 1 and Monday, July 2, 2018! Enjoy the long weekend!
This Saturday June 30, 10 – 11am! Join Julie and Kim for a FREE FAMILY YOGA CLASS, 10 – 11am! Download the full playguide here, for more FREE Family events!
This month has always been one of my favourites… maybe its because it’s my birthday month, or perhaps its the long days with extra sunlight, the excitement of the start of the summer season, the anticipation of more months of summer swims and barefoot walks. Last evening, my partner Trent, and our furry companions Breeze and Liila were out for a later evening walk, and the fireflies were out in full fairy magic, and the locust trees in full bloom offering such delicious fragrance! Nature, offering so much healing, inspiration and rejuvenation at this time of year. As we move toward the summer solstice, I have been excited to conjure ritual and celebration around this special time. As we reach the peak of light in our days, how can we embrace our own potential to be bright, to live life fully, to nourish the seeds of intention, and stand confidently in our truth? I love acknowledging all the seasonal turning points as opportunities for reflection and ceremony, and this time of year is particularly fertile with blessings, nature healing, and bright, full expression. Many cultures around the world honour the Solstice in different ways, and I recently did some reaserch around what did my Finnish ancestors do for Solstice tradition? Turns out, I am in alignment with my roots, as the Finns celebrate the ‘Midsummer’ with rituals of Sauna bathing, lake swims, and bonfires. In the Northern areas of Finland, the midnight sun lights up the night, and traditionally the Midsummer is called Ukon juhla (“Ukko’s celebration”) after the Finnish god Ukko. What rituals light you up at this time of year?*A note from us about our prices! After 3 years in operation, with all the ups and downs of small business life, we are grateful that we still exist for you downtown Peterborough! We have decided to raise our prices for 10 Class Series and Unlimited, just a bit, to honour our need for sustainability. Hopefully this will be a small change that makes a difference for our bottom line. We appreciate your understanding, and please know that these prices are still well in the range of a lower end / affordability for quality yoga experiences in our community!Summer Love to you all! Thank you for tuning in to the newsletter!
Summer Schedule at Peterborough Living Yoga
We have been working hard in shaping our upcoming offerings for this Summer Season! Our Weekly Class Schedule shifts to the Summer Schedule on June 22, and you can see both Spring and Summer weekly class schedules here.
A few highlights for our new Weekly Schedule ……
Prana Awakening Dance class on Tuesdays, 7 – 8:30pm with Ireni Stamou. Ireni is a good friend who has just moved here from Costa Rica. Her experience with somatics, yoga therapy, and dance is extensive. I am thrilled that we are hosting her!This class will combine yoga, somatic exploration, and free flowing, ecstatic dance. Each class follows a wave, from centering and warming the body, to explorations on and off the mat, and back to stillness and relaxation, set to an inspiring set of music that will move you. Open to drop in $15 + HST, 10 Class Series, and Unlimiteds!
To the C.O.R.E – Our favourite high intesity, core avtivating Yoga class with Kay’la is now a part of our weekly schedule! Join her Wednesdays 6 – 7pm, for this powerful and inspiring class! Use your 10 Class Series, Unlimited or Register Here.
We are super happy to once again be a part of the Peterborough Yoga Festival .
Save the date! Saturday June 23, 7am – 7pm at Del Crary Park. You will find us and a selection of our communities creations at the Yogi Market, as well as a special class, Temple Yoga; Live Music, Aromatherapy and Reiki with Tiina Kivinen + Friends, on the Second Stage, 2:45 – 4pm! This year we are also happy to be sponsoring the festival as a ‘Festival Friend’. Come pick up your advanced tickets, we have them at the studio, and we hope to see you there!
Are you a Holistic Practitioner or Yoga Teacher looking for a space? We have our lovely Treatment Rooms and Yoga Studio available for rent, part time options for affordable prices! Contact us for a viewing!
A Summer of Unlimited Yoga
Register for 2 or 3 Months of Unlimited Yoga this Summer (Includes most of our registered series, including Deepening Yoga, Meditation, and Breathwork, To the Core and Soul Wisdom Restorative Yoga, as well as the rest of our weekly schedule). Unlimited Yoga is perfect for those of you who love to (or aspire to!) come to more than one class per week. If one class/ per week is more possible for you, the Studio 10 Class Series is your best bet! If you can make it to more than one class/ week, our Unlimited Yoga memberships are an amazing deal! Start anytime!
More info and register here
A new series of Soul Wisdom Restorative Yoga starts Tuesday May 8 at Peterborough Living Yoga, with Tiina Kivinen, 5:30 – 6:45pm.
This Restorative Yoga class supports the nervous system, which is the foundation of your being/ bodies health. A perfect balance to the fast paced world and busy lives that we all live, this class offers us an opportunity to rest deeply, and with awareness. Tiina has trained with Jane Fryer ‘Essential Nature’ Restorative Yoga, has 15 years of experience teaching, and brings skilful guidance inspired by her practice of Yoga Nidra and Hypnotherapy. Slowing down and relaxing into an inward space, leads to integrating healing on all levels; physical, emotional, mental, and energetic. Register Here for this upcoming series! All levels of experience are welcome. Restorative Yoga is deepening for more seasoned practitioners, while also accessible to complete beginners!
A few of our upcoming offerings…. but be sure peruse the site for a complete line up!
Chakra Essentials: An Aromatherapy Journey through the Energy Centres
Tuesdays 5:30 – 6:45pm, March 27 – May 1, and Friday May 4 Chakra Bliss 7 – 9pm
Tiina and Angella join together again to bring you a 7 week series, with each class focusing on a particular Chakra (energy centre), using yoga, meditation, and aromatherapy to heighten and deepen your self inquiry.
Register Here or join us with your Unlimited, 10 Class Series, or Drop in.
Restorative Trance: Yoga and Yoga Nidra
Tuesdays 7 – 8:15pm, April 3 – May 8
Yoga Nidra is a state of consciousness. The word ‘Nidra’ refers to sleep with a trace of awareness, or conscious deep relaxation. Yoga Nidra is a therapeutic trance, much like hypnosis. It is as a state of consciousness, that occurs between waking consciousness and dreaming consciousness. To enter into the Nidra state, we utilize a skillful and systemic method of complete relaxation, that has the potential to restore balance through bringing us into the parasympathetic nervous system’s state of rest and digest. As well, it is in this state of deep rest, that we have the potential to affect change on a subconscious, or unconscious level. The practitioner simply rests in a comfortable and very supported position, listening to voice of the guide, and the journey unfolds. In this series, we will explore different themes each week, with the intention of deepening self inquiry, integrating life changes and insights, and using this method of skillful rest for stress reduction, and self care. Learn More and Register Here
Yoga Movement Series: Strength, Balance and Stretch
We are excited to be welcoming Reanna Montopoli to Peterborough Living Yoga! Reanna is a yoga teacher as well as a Physiotherapist, and she will be offering this 3 week workshop series, as well as a Wednesday 6 – 7pm Strength and Stretch class.
Saturday April 14th, 10-11:30am – Hips & Low Back
Saturday May 5th, 10-11:30am – Neck & Shoulders
Saturday June 2nd, 10-11:30am – Spinal Health
Deepening Yoga Meditation and Breathwork
Mpndays 5:30 – 6:45pm
Tiina continues with this community favourite… a gentle and restortaive style class with an emphasis on learning meditation and breathwork techniques to give you real tools that support well being and a balanced nervous system! Register and More info, and remember, you can use your 10 Class Series, Unlimited or Drop in as well!
Thursdays 7 – 8pm, Registered Series from April 5 – May 10
We have been hearing so many rave reviews about Kristina Domsic since she joined us this winter! She is again offering Yoga Foundations, as well as a few new offerings on the schedule! This class is perfect for beginners as well as more experienced practitioners, anyone who is interested in a foundational, back to basics approach to yoga. Students have been loving her creative, and user friendly approach to yoga, you will learn something new every class. More info and Register Here.
Visit our new Youtube Channel to enjoy guided meditations with Tiina!