March 24th and we were just hit with 5cm of snow and freezing rain and they are forecasting temperatures of -20 for the weekend. Strange weather indeed as it was +10 or more just the other day melting away all of the snow. The temperature outside may be unpredictable but at least it is always warm inside our yoga studio! Here is what we have lined up for the next couple of months....
We have added in some new class time slots, taken away some and renamed a bunch. Sometimes a new fresh name will bring new energy to your practice and our teaching! Here is what we have adjusted:
Removed the 7am classes (we still have the 6am ones for the early risers)
Added in a lot of 9:30am classes
Added in noon hour classes
Shifted classes in the evening to start at 4:30pm some days
Are now offering more yin and yin/restore opportunities
Have added in a strength class
Also added in a 90 minute flow
Renamed music classes with the "Beats" name
Upcoming Workshops / Special Classes
We are bringing in a 6 week Pre-natal workshop starting in May. It will be held on Saturdays at noon.
Also coming back is our Little Pretzels yoga classes. These are fun classes designed for kids aged 5-12. They will be held on Saturdays at 1:30pm.
Yoga and fitness teachers! This is for you!
Did you know that you can rent our studio space to hold classes?
If you are a teacher and have a group of students that want to take your class but you don't have a spot to teach in, then this might be a great option for you.
Renting the studio is also possible for group events or even just to use for filming, presentations or meetings.
If that sounds like something you want to explore, come see us at the desk to chat about it.
The summer months are not too far ahead. Summer is a great time to deepen your yoga practice. We will have lots of new options for classes, workshops and locations when the warmer weather comes.
To encourage you to stay in your practice, we are putting together a program that rewards you for keeping your membership alive and your practice going.
We are still working out all of the details but we can tell you that as long as you keep your membership going June, July and August, you will receive a brand new B-Mat in September. That plus a few other amazing free opportunities! Stay tuned for all of the details.
We are always on the lookout for more teachers to come and teach at our studio. If you have ever thought about becoming a PYC teacher, now is the time to do it!
We have the 200hr intensive summer training coming up in June. It is an amazing experience at a lovely spot near Wasaga (Sugar Ridge Retreat Centre) where you are fully immersed in your training and fed wonderful vegan meals and meet some new lifelong friends.
If that isn't in the cards right now but you are still interested in teaching for us, come chat with us. We might have a way to get you in front of a class sooner than you think.
In Class Assists
If you haven't practiced when assists were available, then you might be startled to see somebody coming around in class during your practice. We are bringing back assists in some of our classes and private one on one assists are also available. The assistant will help guide you into proper alignment, help you with poses and boost your confidence! They typically are only there for a brief period before moving on to the next participant but you might see them come by several times throughout the hour.
If you are interested in learning more and maybe taking the assistant training, let us know and we can direct you to when the next session is. It is a great first step towards becoming a teacher as it helps to really deepen your practice and understanding of all of the poses and possibilities.