Sunday, October 24, 2010

Intro to Anusara Yoga Workshop - Dec 10-12 @ Wild Lotus

Dear Friends of Yoga,

We're thrilled to announce that we will be hosting a very special guest teacher from Vancouver in the coming weeks. Shelley Tomczyk's distinct and delightful style will both inspire and engage the adventure of change. This workshop is open to all levels of practitioners and is a first for the North-western BC Yoga community. Read on.

Intro to Anusara® Yoga Workshop
December 10th – 12th, 2010

Anusara® yoga is a beautiful and elegant Hatha yoga system in which aspects of aligning the body mind and heart are infused with a practical and meaningful life-affirming vision. Anusara yoga is a practice of engaging our life on and off the mat and sharing this journey with community. In this workshop we will weave clear, precise Universal Principles of Alignment with energetic movement while honoring the intrinsic power of Grace.

Friday 7-9pm Open to Grace – Potpourri
Aligning the basics in order to free up our potential

Sat. 10-12:30 Muscle and Organic – Strong standing sequence
The give and take of life on and off the mat

Sat. 2:30-5pm The Spirals – Hips and deep forward bends
Reflection, Refinement and going to the next level

Sun. 10-12:30 The Kula, “Together we have it all! – Backbends
Essential ingredients for creating safe and fun backbends

About Shelley Tomczyk

Shelley is a fun & loving Anusara-Inspired™ teacher in the yoga community of Vancouver BC. Her classes are deep and powerful. Shelley freely & openly brings lessons of her own journey on the path of yoga to each classroom in which she takes the seat of the teacher. Shelley sees herself first & foremost a student, and her commitment to learning, growing, and changing is one of her strongest qualities as a teacher.

Cost: $150 for all four workshops OR $40 per workshop
Pre-register for this special weekend workshop with Naomi: 250-641-5842 or
Space is limited.

Vinyasa Flow with Naomi and Elissa

And the beat rolls on into November. Pre-register for our next cycle of Vinyasa Flow mornings.
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 7 - 8am
Beginning November 2nd and running for FOUR weeks.
Sign up for FOUR weeks and receive a discounted rate of $100
OR Drop-in for $10 per class.

We look forward to seeing you on the mat and on the move.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Wild Lotus Loves Fall

Pumpkin and pear pies, handmade mittens, vintage board games, fresh flowers, sticky mats and the warm glow of candlelight. We love the fall for all of these reasons and more. And even though it's raining in Terrace, don't let the weather slow you down. The Wild Lotus Studio has exciting news that goes well with rain clouds. Read on.

>> A Warm Welcome to Limber Pine Acupuncture >>

We are pleased to announce that Catherine Barrette of Limber Pine Acupuncture has moved into the adjoining back space of Wild Lotus Studio. Cat has transformed her space into an earthy, cozy and comfortable Acupuncture clinic. As a newcomer to Terrace and originally from Montreal, Cat is a Certified Acupuncturist and very knowledgeable in Traditional Chinese Medicine, as well as, the realm of yoga. We welcome Cat to our team of health and wellness practitioners.

For more information, call Cat at 250-641-7463 or email

>> The 7 Chakra-s Intensive Weekend Workshop with Thomas English and Ronela Vainio of Anuttara >>

Seen somewhat as a mystery in the west, the 7 chakra-s are our fundamental means by which we live and communicate with the universe. This is an age old system developed by the wise of India, for us to gain greater harmony over our physical, emotional, and mental self.

Thomas and Ronela will present a clear understanding of the 7 chakra-s and through the practice and lectures will give you different techniques and methods to balance, purify and activate the chakra-s. From asana (bodily posture) and breath-work, to music and meditation, you will pass through each of the chakra-s in detail, with reference to traditional teachings. The practice sessions (seven in total) will aim at activating each and every chakra. This course will help give practitioners a greater understanding and experience into the seven chakra-s.

Dates and Venue:
October 22nd 5:30pm- 7:00pm @ Wild Lotus
October 23rd 9:00am- 8:00pm @ Wild Lotus
October 24th 9:00am- 5:00pm @ Wild Lotus

Cost: $150, deposit of $50 before the 22nd of October to book your space.
Contact: If you wish to register please contact Naomi Gourlay at 250-641-5842.
Note: Our regular Saturday morning Hatha Yoga Class (9am - 10:30am) will be Cancelled on October 23rd

>> The WL Fall Schedule >>

Drop-in to any of our classes - there is a wide spectrum. Start your morning with an invigorating Vinyasa Flow or unwind after a long day with a deeply relaxing Restorative class. Click for our full schedule:

PS - The first class is FREE to new students. Pass it on.

PPS - Class cancelled Monday October 11th for Thanksgiving. Gobble Gobble.

>> Kids and Yoga >>

Yoga at an early age encourages self-esteem and body awareness with a physical activity that's noncompetitive. Fostering cooperation and compassion—instead of opposition—is a great gift to give kids.

Kids derive enormous benefits from yoga. Physically, it enhances their flexibility, strength, coordination, and body awareness. In addition, their concentration and sense of calmness and relaxation improves. Doing yoga, kids exercise, play, connect more deeply with the inner self, and develop an intimate relationship with the natural world that surrounds them.

We are hoping to offer a series of Yoga classes that are geared towards Kids and Teens in the very near future. Please let us know if this may interest your child or someone you know.

To learn more please visit us at the upcoming Science World at Northwest Community College. The Wild Lotus gang will be there as exhibitors showcasing the Art + Science of Yoga for Kids.

Date: Saturday October 16th
Time: 10:30am - 4:00pm

For more information and to see a video snapshot of a Celebration event, visit


Let's Celebrate. October 18TH-22ND
A week of FREE, fun workshops, including: yoga, dance, cooking, art, infant massage and much more! For a complete schedule and to register for workshops, please visit The Family Place (4553 Park Ave.) or see the Facebook page: Terrace
Women’s Resource Society.

The Family Place - 4553 Park Ave.
Wild Lotus Studio - 4607 Lazelle Ave.
The Kiva (NWCC) - 5331 McConnell Ave.
George Little House - 3100 Kalum St.

Wild Lotus will be hosting the following FREE events:

Tuesday October 19th 7:30pm - 9:30pm: Yoga with Lonna Sheen and Naomi Gourlay - An hour of
relaxation techniques and traditional yoga postures followed by a screening of 'Enlighten Up', a yoga documentary.

Wednesday October 20th 7:30pm - 9:00pm: Belly Dance with Krystyna - Discover grace, health and confidence through the ancient art of belly dance.

Thursday October 21st 7:30pm - 8:30pm - Zumba with Iliana Perez - Zumba fuses Latin rhythms with easy-to-follow movements for a fun and exhilarating fitness experience.