From the heart…New and Improved

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From the heart…
14 November 2012
Dear friends,
Welcome to the new and improved Radiant Joy Yoga newsletter. From the Heart will be published monthly and will include all kinds of great information to help make your yoga practice more meaningful.
For up to date information in between newsletters please see our blogwhich includes teacher tips, class themes and studio updates. You can also register 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.
Thank you for playing your part in this amazing community. Please help us serve you better by completing our teeny tiny survey.
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,

Yoga in the Storm
I truly believe that we can find yoga in anything. In fact, yogi’s will often say ‘it’s all yoga’ when something challenging happens.
Yoga is seen by some simply as stretching exercises but this is to miss the heart and soul of the practice. Yoga means union, union of breath and movement, body and mind and…
Yoga is the union of Individual Self with Universal Self. ~ BKS Iyengar
And, I don’t just find yoga on the mat, I find it in music, in nature, in animals, in my family, in friends, in shops and in bitter political divides.
I am more willing to learn, I am more willing to open and I am more willing to be wrong thanks to yoga.
When I’m challenged; when the walls are closing in; when the tasks seem too difficult; when they were clearly not designed for me; when I feel I am risking too much; when I am scared and lonely; I find yoga.
When I am ecstatic; when I am blessed; when I am loved; when I love; when I feel part of something greater than myself; I find yoga.
Yoga and mindfulness practices have helped me develop a longer view.
These teachings have given me the blessing of knowing that I cannot be defined. That, as soon as I tell myself that I am something, it’s already gone. I am constantly changing and evolving and I’m never stuck. I’m always growing especially when the challenges seem like too much to ask of myself.
2012 has been an amazing year and the most challenging I’ve known but I’ve always been grateful that we were opening a yoga studio rather than a restaurant. Not just because yoga is my purpose but because the studio and the classes act as a constant reminder to see the yoga in my challenges: the rezoning issues, the difficult conversations, the overwhelm and the fear of failure.
Yoga inspires us to ask a lot of ourselves in the knowledge that we have a lot to give.
This is one of my favourite pictures. The yoga in the storm…
Yoga in the storm
Thank you for reading. See you in class.
Love, jacquelyn
PS To find out about my class themes for the week check out my blogon Monday afternoons.

Studio News


There’s so much going on that we can’t possibly fit it all in but here are some reminders…


Restorative Yoga by Candlelight and Holiday Yoga Nidra with Susanare both coming up. As is, Searching for Happiness with Bette.


This weekend Drew will be offering a Thai Yoga Massage and Restorative Yoga workshop on Friday night and private TYM treatments all weekend. Book your spot now by calling the studio on (905) 852-6600 or send us an email.


Drew is no longer be available for treatments on Tuesdays but will still be seeing private clients and holding workshops on certain weekends including 17/18th November. Book your treatment now.


We are busily working on the new schedule so please take a few minutes to have your say in our survey. We will be making some changes to the schedule that we hope will help you get to the classes you enjoy more often. Stay tuned to the online schedule for the most up to date information.


Finally, at the end of the month we’ll be having our Mo-ga event to raise money for the Movember movement. Conall is ready, are you?

Conall's mo

Don’t worry, if you don’t have a mo we’ll have some spare. Prizes for best mo’s will be presented by Councillor Jacob Mantle with celebrations in Boston Pizza after class. Full details online.


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


In other news, gift cards are currently available online and we’ll have some printed cards in the studio soon. Give the gift of yoga to someone you love while giving back to yourself by saving time on shopping.

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 10.30 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.


Sunday 18th November, 10.30 am – noon.

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.
In This Issue
Yoga in the Storm
Studio News
Mediation Community
Pose of the Month
Yoga Fun
Healthy Eating

Radiant Joy Yoga Online

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Pose of the Month
Extended triangle
This month we’re focussing on extended triangle. Check out this feature on Yoga Journal to find out more.

 Yoga Fun
ugly toes

Healthy Eating
Warm up with this delicious winter stew from Aida Mollenkamp in Yoga Journal.
Squash and Chickpea Moroccan Stew
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium yellow onion, small dice
4 medium garlic cloves, thinly sliced
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 (3″) cinnamon stick
2 cups vegetable broth
1 pound butternut squash, peeled and large dice
3 quarter pound red potatoes, large dice
2 cups drained, cooked chickpeas
1 can diced tomatoes with juices
1 pinch saffron (optional)
half preserved lemon, finely chopped
1 cup brined green olives
salt and pepper to taste
Heat oil in large pan, add onion, garlic, cumin and cinnamon. Cook on medium heat till onions soft.
Stir in broth, squash, potatoes, chickpeas, tomatoes, and saffron. Season with salt and pepper and bring to boil. Simmer under squash is fork tender. (About 15 mins.) Remove from heat, stir in lemon and olives.
Serve over couscous and garnish with cilantro, toasted almonds and plain yogurt.
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