From the heart…Cake and Bhakti Bliss April 2013

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From the heart…
10 April 2013
Welcome...
Dear friends,
It’s an exciting time for us at Radiant Joy Yoga. Not only is a new season beginning but we are celebrating our first anniversary. So many people to thank, so much work and so much joy. Thank you all for your great energy!
I hope you’ll join us this Sunday (14th), 1 – 4 for some cake and community.
We are also super excited that our first ever music concert is nearly here. The atmosphere of love and bliss that Brenda and John will generate will be something to behold. See below for all the details and book your ticket today. We are so excited to share this ‘first’ with you.
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,
Jacquelyn

First Anniversary Celebrations

Come along and help us celebrate our first amazing year on

Sunday 14th April.
We’ll be holding an open afternoon 1 – 4 pm to celebrate and thank our community for all your support.

First Anniversary!

It’s nearly time for Bhakti Bliss…
Join us for our first ever Bhakti Yoga concert. We will be joined by the very talented Brenda McMorrow and John de Kadt on 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

Studio News

Ali

We are delighted to welcome Ali Martin-Boyle to the studio. Ali is a doula and experienced Prenatal Yoga teacher. Ali’s Prenatal class will be starting May 1st. See below for details…

Upcoming workshops and series:

Yoga for Kids with Jacquelyn – Sunday 28th April 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.

Prenatal Yoga with Ali – Wednesdays at 6.15 pm starting 1st May

Ali’s Prenatal Yoga classes are supportive, intuitive and honour women as they explore their individual journey into motherhood.
During this 8 week series we will connect to the physical body through a series of strong grounding postures, which bring some relief to the body as it shifts to accommodate baby. We will work towards bringing awareness to the breath, move inward to listen to the wisdom of the body and participate in engaging discussions around the real experience of pregnancy.
No yoga experience necessary, just the intention of a conscious and committed role in the best beginning possible for you and your baby. ($99 plus tax for 8 weeks)

Yoga for Beginners with Jacquelyn, our a four week program for those new to yoga, starts May 1st.

Sign up now!

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

 

It’s also not too late to join our  Pilates and Mom and Baby Yoga for a prorated price.
We’re also excited about a series of upcoming workshops, Gentle Yoga for Horse Lovers
Full details of our series classes and workshops can be found here. Sign up online or contact us if you have any questions.
Our April schedule is online. Only one change has been made. Tuesday evening Flow Yoga has been removed for now but may return later.

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

Yoga Challenge

We are so proud of this community. Thank you for your commitment to your practice.

March Challenge Complete

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

Michelle G

Alexandra

Bette

Gail

Sue

Judy E

Juliette

Lesley

Audrey

Bonnie

Michelle C

Anne W

Cathy B

Susan

Don

Robin

Sharon

Pauline

Carole

Andrew

Ralph

Julia

Diana

Tina

Carolyn

CC

Martha

& Conall

You are all amazing. We also wanted to share with you this beautiful note added to the board by one student in support of another. This is exactly why we do these challenges. It said simply,

You rock!

That is love, that it yoga. xxx

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

Bring on April!

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
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 21st April, 10.45 am – noon.

In This Issue
First Anniversary Celebrations
It’s Nearly Time for Bhakti Bliss
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
Savasana
Often described as the most challenging pose, this month we focus on savasana or corpse pose. Check out this feature on Yoga Journal‘s website to find out more.

 Yoga Fun
Just breathe...

Healthy Eating
 

This sounds delicious…

Spinach and Cheese Pie

Nourishing and tasty, this pie easily freezes so you can enjoy leftovers for days.

 

IngredientsMakes 4 to 6 servings.

10 ounces fresh spinach (or 1 pound frozen spinach, defrosted and drained)
1/2 cup cottage cheese
1/2 cup Greek yogurt
1 large egg, beaten
2 tablespoons olive oil, plus extra
2 tablespoons sparkling water
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
6 1/2 ounces large phyllo pastry sheets

 

Directions1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.

2. Blanch the spinach in a saucepan of boiling water for 30 seconds. Drain and squeeze to get rid of excess water. Chop finely, and put in a mixing bowl with cottage cheese, yogurt, egg, oil, water, baking soda, and salt. Mix well.

3. Lay a phyllo sheet in the base of a 7-by-7-inch square baking pan, leaving the excess pastry hanging over one side of the pan. Brush with oil. Lay another sheet on top so that the overhang is on the opposite side of the pan. Spread a generous tablespoon of spinach mixture over the phyllo. Lay another 2 sheets over the filling, and scrunch up the excess pastry to fit the pan. Brush with oil. Spread another generous tablespoon of spinach mixture over the phyllo sheets. Lay another 2 sheets over the filling and scrunch up the excess pastry to fit the pan. Brush with oil. Keep going until you’ve used up the spinach mixture. You should end with a layer of filling.

4. Finally, fold over the overhanging bottom pastry to cover the top of the pie, and brush with more oil. If the top isn’t entirely covered with pastry, add another sheet, and brush with oil.

5. Bake in the preheated oven for 40 minutes until deep golden brown. Remove from oven, and let cool for a few minutes. It freezes well; just defrost and warm in the oven before serving.

 

Recipe printed in YJ with permission from Home-Grown Harvest.

With thanks to Yoga Journal.

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

 

THANK YOU!

 

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.

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