From The Heart…Bhakti Bliss and A New Career? May 2013

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From the heart…
8 May 2013
Dear friends,
This Friday (10th May) we finally get to enjoy our first ever music concert. Join us for an evening of love and bliss. See below for all the details and book your ticket today. We have a great crowd already coming but there’s room for a few more.
We also announced this month that we will begin offering Yoga Teacher Training in October. This comprehensive, professional yoga teacher training will give you the skills and knowledge you need to share the gift of yoga with confidence. This is our way of spreading the joy and connection of yoga further out into the world.
We place a strong emphasis on teaching practice, professionalism and yoga philosophy. You will not only deepen your own practice but learn how to serve the world through yoga. See below and our websitefor more information and let us know if you have any questions.
For up to date information in between our monthly newsletters please see our blog which includes teacher tips, class themes and studio updates. Register your email to receive blog updates automatically.
Another great way to stay in touch is our Facebook page where we post videos, yoga pictures and quotes to inspire your practice. Let’s support each other.
If you have any questions drop us an email or call us on (905) 852-6600. See you on a mat soon!
With love and thanks,



Bhakti Bliss This Friday
Join us for our first ever Bhakti Yoga concert. We will be joined by the very talented Brenda McMorrow and John de Kadt this Friday (10th May) at 7 pm for a kirtan concert.
We hope that you will join us for this amazing evening. Most of you will already be familiar with Brenda’s work as it’s often played during classes. John is an amazing percussionist, see his video One Hoop below.
We are deeply honoured to have two such talented performers bring their own style of yoga to our studio. We hope that you will join us for an evening of beautiful music that will lift your spirit and help you connect to Universal Energy in a whole new way.
Tickets are $25 plus HST in advance or $30 plus HST at the door. Please book online.
Brenda and John
The artists:
Hanuman Chalisa (Windblown Version) by Brenda McMorrow (Official Music Video)
Hanuman Chalisa (Windblown Version) by Brenda McMorrow (Official Music Video)
One Hoop
One Hoop

Are you ready to take your practice to the next level?

This comprehensive, professional yoga teacher training will give you the skills and knowledge you need to share the gift of yoga with confidence.

We place a strong emphasis on teaching practice, professionalism and yoga philosophy. You will not only deepen your own practice but learn how to serve the world through yoga.

We have partnered with Amy Ippoliti to bring you her 90 Minutes to Change the World Signature Course. This course usually costs $449US but is included in the overall cost of your 200 hr training. 90 Minutes to Change the World Signature Course is an online business of yoga and professional development program that has enhanced the teaching and career skills of over 1000 yoga studios and yoga teachers around the world.

Whether your intention is to teach yoga or not our 200 hr teacher training program will lead you through the adventure of becoming a yoga teacher in a safe and comprehensive way. Gaining not just knowledge and understanding but the skills and abilities you’ll need to create professional, successful, meaningful connections to your students.

Our 200 hour training is taught by Studio Director Jacquelyn O’Brien, a 500 hour certified and full time professional yoga teacher. Jacquelyn will help you find the teacher and message within you and give you the skills you need to bring that message to the world.

Covering all Yoga Alliance requirements you will acquire knowledge and skills in the following areas:

  • The yoga asanas (postures) including their sanskrit names and how to teach them
  • Teaching methodologies and practical experience of teaching
  • How to design a class / sequence
  • Posture modification for individual students
  • Assisting your students safely
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Energy anatomy
  • Yoga philosophy, lifestyle and ethics
  • Meditation and mindfulness
  • Pranayama and chanting
  • The business of yoga and building your following
  • 40 drop in classes (included in teacher training fee)

When you graduate you will have the tools you need to teach with professional confidence. The world needs more yoga and more excellent yoga teachers, will you be one of them? Your professional career may even begin here with us at the Radiant Joy Yoga studio.

Find out more here…

If you have any questions please contact Jacquelyn directly on or at (905) 852-6600.

Fall 2013 / Winter 2014 Dates ~

  • October 4 – 6
  • November 1 – 3
  • December 6 – 8
  • January 10 – 12
  • February 7 – 9
  • February 28 – March 2

Studio News

The studio will be closed on Monday 20th May for Victoria Day. Have a great long weekend everyone.

Upcoming workshops and series:

During May and June our good friend and colleague Julie Graydon will be taking over the Gentle Yoga classes on Tuesday and Thursdays at 6.15 pm. Please join us in welcoming Julie to the drop in schedule.

Julie was my first ever yoga teacher and I’ll always be grateful to her for her patience with my enthusiastic questions and the loving introduction she gave me to this practice that changed my life.

Yoga for Kids with Jacquelyn – Sunday 26th May at 11 am  

This 45 minute workshops is for kids aged 4 and up who want to do yoga with their parent, grandparent or guardian. We’ll focus on fun stretches, games and a short meditation for kids. $12.50 per child plus HST.

Yoga for Beginners with Jacquelyn, our a four week program for those new to yoga, starts June 5th.

Sign up now!

See our ‘Free Classes’ section to the right to find out how your recommendations can get you free classes.


It’s also not too late to join our  Pilates, Mom and Baby Yoga and Prenatal Yoga for a prorated price. Check the website for new sessions starting.
May 31st sees the second in our series of workshops, Gentle Yoga for Horse Lovers. We’ll be focussing on Posture and Strength for Effortless Balance.
Full details of our series classes and workshops can be found here. Sign up online or contact us if you have any questions.
Our May schedule is online. Check it out for the most up to date information.

Please sign up online for our offerings or call (905) 852-6600. If you have any questions please email us.

Yoga Challenge

Another great month for the yoga challengers.

Congratulations to everyone who took part whether you reached your goal or not. Thank you for being brave enough to try. Our love and admiration goes out to…

Michelle G






Michelle C










& Martha

Join us for the May challenge, own your practice. 🙂

If you’ve not already signed up, please join in. Commit to yourself and your practice, and play with stickers. 🙂

Friends On the Path Meditation Sangha

The Friends on the Path meditation sangha (community) is based on the ‘Engaged Buddhism’ teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh (Thay), Buddhist monk and Zen Master. Join us to establish or to support your mindfulness practices both on and off the cushion.


The sangha will meet on the third Sunday of each month between 10.45 am and noon. Time will be given to sitting practice, to mindful discussion and to enjoying recordings of dharma talks from Thay.


No meditation experience or knowledge of Buddhism is necessary. The group exists simply to provide support for our individual efforts to live mindfully.


This is a free group although you are welcome to bring a donation for the Uxbridge Food Bank if you feel moved to do so. Feel free to bring your own cushion / bench or to use our bolsters.


Next Sangha: Sunday 19th May, 10.45 am – noon.

In This Issue
Bhakti Bliss This Friday
Professional Teacher Training
Studio News
Yoga Challenge
Mediation Community
Radiant Joy Online
Pose of the Month
Yoga Fun
Healthy Eating
Free Classes

Radiant Joy Yoga Online

Pose of the Month
Fire Log Pose
Fire log pose, work your way into this over time. Check out this feature on Yoga Journal‘s website to find out more.

 Yoga Fun
Kitteh Yoga

Healthy Eating

For the juicers…

Desiree’s Favourite Green Smoothie


Makes 4-6 servings

1 cup coconut water or water
1 cup kale leaves, roughly chopped
1 cup chard leaves, roughly chopped
1 cup parsley
1/2 cucumber
Juice of 1/2 lime
1 pear or apple, cored, roughly chopped
Frozen mango, blueberries, pineapple, or banana, to taste


Directions1. Process your vegetables with liquids in the blender. Add fruit to taste, depending on how sweet you like your smoothies.

With thanks to Yoga Journal. Original from Eat Green Recipe Book by Cate Stillman and Desirée Rumbaugh.

Free Classes

We appreciate your help in spreading the word about our offerings, so much so that we have introduced a referral scheme.

If you, an existing student, refer a ‘new to the studio’ friend who signs up for our Yoga for Beginners series we will give you a free drop in class to say




Share the practice you love.

About Radiant Joy Yoga
Radiant Joy Yoga is committed to providing a safe, welcoming space where all members of our community can grow through the practice of yoga, meditation and mindfulness.
Our team of qualified, knowledgable and compassionate teachers will assist you in finding a practice that is right for you. Your practice will be your gift to yourself and the world.

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