Almost “Happy Holiday” Season!
“The calm before the storm.” Here we are, the final few days in November before the calendar turns over and we enter the busy holiday season with festivities, events, travelling, guests, parties, outdoor activities, eating and drinking and all the fun activities!
Something new for me this year, instead of a chocolate advent calendar I am creating a Kindness Advent Calendar, 24 days of kindness! I will commit to an act of kindness for each day leading up to Christmas. I have some simple ideas already; plugging someone’s meter, buying supplies for SPCA, taking a friends dog for a walk. However, I would love to hear some of your ideas of “random acts of kindness” or well thought out “acts of kindness.” If any of you are interested in joining me in the Kindness Advent Calendar we could post our Kindness Day Activities on my Facebook page to share!
Yoga with Kerry in December!
1. Fall Session ends: Wednesday Dec.9th!! *New Date!!
2. Holiday Yoga Gift ideas!
3. Yoga Therapy in the Community
4. Winter Schedule: Jan.11th-Mar.24th
5. Yoga with Kerry on Social Media!!
1. Fall Session of drop-in Yoga classes
Wednesday Dec.9th will be the final class for Yoga drop-ins for the Fall Session. *Please note the final day has changed from the 17th to the 9th!!
2. Holiday Yoga Gift Ideas!
Looking for a special gift, one that promotes positive, healthy living? Here are a couple ideas for you.
· 10x punch pass ($125)
· Gift Certificates (any denomination) to go towards either supplies or classes
· Halfmoon Yoga Supplies: Eye pillows, meditation cushions, bolsters, new yoga mats, strap, blocks.
· Private lessons: Pre-pay for private lessons! (1.5 hour lesson=$90, 1 hr lesson=$70)
3. Yoga Therapy in the Community
I have been thrilled to have some continuing teaching opportunities as well as some new teachings in the Greater Trail community. Here is what Kerry is up to with Yoga Therapy in the Greater Trail Community!
Yoga therapy for mental health and wellbeing:
I. Daly Pavilion: I have been teaching Yoga Therapy at the Daly Pavilion for almost 1.5 years and I love the challenge and spontaneity of teaching in the acute psychiatry unit. I have learned so much from teaching at the Daly, in particular how everyone takes something different from each session, re-iterating the value and diversity of that yoga therapy offers. Truly, something for everyone! I teach the group class at the Daly on Thursday mornings.
II. Harbour House: I am now teaching a pilot Yoga Therapy program at the Harbour House. This is in its early stages and I am excited to see this program continue to grow! I am at the Harbour House Thursday afternoons.
III. Stroke Recovery Group of BC: I have been teaching with the Stroke Recovery Group over the last 3 years and I have found this group to be incredibly receptive and open to Yoga Therapy! We work mainly in chairs, however, we also practice standing postures to work on strength and balance. One thing that is requested at each session is to work on deepening the breath, as many find they naturally breathe quite shallow! I teach with Stroke Recovery Group on Thursdays at lunch.
IV. TECK: I teach 4 gentle, mindful flow classes at Teck during their lunch breaks. These classes are open to all staff and many find they love the yoga classes as a respite from their working day. A chance to stretch, release tension and relax before going into their afternoon work! These classes are truly for everyone, all levels and the focus is on mindfulness and relaxation. This month I also started a new program at TECK called “Healthy Minds, Healthy Brains.” These presentation and practice sessions are open to everyone at Teck and I highly recommend joining if you are at all interested in learning how to reduce the mental stress and learn strategies for strengthening the brain for greater ease in one’s life as well as increased focus and productivity! I am onsite Mondays and Wednesdays.
V. Yoga for Staff at KBRH! A new program for the staff of KBRH to come and participate in a healthy, positive class before they head home for the night! The classes are based on gentle, mindful movement to help relax the body and mind, de-stress from the day and ease into the night’s activities. Classes are held Thursday afternoons.
4. Winter Schedule: Jan.11th-March 24th
Drop-in Yoga classes will resume at the KP Hall the week of January 11th, 2016!
Winter Drop-in Schedule:
Mondays @ 6:45pm Relaxation Yoga
Tuesdays @9:30am Intro to Yoga Therapeutics
Wednesdays @6:45pm SlowFlow Yoga
Registered Classes and workshops TBA in the NewYear Newsletter!
5. Yoga with Kerry is on Social Media!
A great way to get all the latest Yoga info from classes, workshops, programs, community events! Check it out:
Posted by Kerry Turner. Posted In : Yoga E-Newlsetter