Friday, January 28, 2011

Seed Thought

In the secret recesses of the heart
beyond the teachings of this world
calls a still, small voice
singing a song unchanged
from the foundation of the world.
Speak to me in sunsets and in starlight
Speak to me in the eyes of a child
You Who call me from a smile
My cosmic beloved
Tell me who I am
And who I always will be.
Help me to remember.

By Joan Borysenko

Monday, January 24, 2011

Upcoming Events @ Wild Lotus

Dear Friends of Yoga,

Move, shake and meditate! From better fitness to a better outlook, Wild Lotus has a variety of workshops and specialty classes in February and March. With this newsletter, we welcome in the refreshing energy of a New Year and look forward to connecting with you all.

>> Introduction to Yogic Principles with Anuttara's Ronela Vainio

We are pleased to announce February 11th - 13th, 2011, Ronela Vainio will be holding a 3-day intensive workshop: Introduction to Yogic Principles.

This workshop will focus on the fundamental concepts relative to an effective means of practise within the yogic system. From the basic knowledge of the chakra-s, to what yoga is, and from polarity, to the eight stages of yoga, Ronela will lead practitioners into understanding the basis of the traditional yogic system. As Anuttara Yoga is a holistically based style of yoga, with postures held for increasing lengths of time, it is a fully integrated form of yoga.

Friday 6pm - 9pm: Lecture: The Law of Correspondence and Resonance, Information on the Chakras + Hatha Yoga Practice

Saturday 11am - 2pm: Hatha Yoga Practice, Music, Meditation, Lecture: What is Yoga?

Saturday 4:30pm - 8pm: Lecture: Polarity of Energy, Surya Namaskar, Hatha Yoga Practice, Vowel Meditation, Anahata Meditation

Sunday 8:30am - 12pm: Surya Namaskar, Kriya Yoga Exercises, Hatha Yoga Practice, Lecture: How the Asanas Work

Sunday 4:00 - 7:00pm: Hatha Yoga Practice, Yoga Nidra, Lecture: The Eight Stages of Yoga, Music and Meditation

Cost: $150 for the entire weekend, or $30 for individual sessions. Please deposit $50 (or $30 for an individual session) with Naomi, to book your space today.

For more information visit

>> Bellydance with Krystyna

Beginning Monday, January 31st and running every Monday and Friday from 7:30pm - 9:00pm, join Krystyna Moss, Bellydancer Extraordinaire for a hip-shakin' good time.

Cost: $70 for the 10 class session or drop-in for $10

>> Salsa Aerobics with Sandra Abruzzo

All the way from Albuquerque, New Mexico, the lovely and talented Sandra will lead FOUR one hour special dance classes at the studio. Sandra specializes and competes in both Smooth and Rhythm dance forms, as well as, dances Salsa with her partner Julio.

Learn the basic steps of Salsa, Cha Cha, Rhumba and Meringue. Expect to turn up the heat and have lots of fun. Soft soled dance shoes are recommended. Proceeds from this class will go to a local charity.

Dates: Thursday March 10th 5:30 - 6:30pm, Saturday March 12th 1pm - 2pm, Monday March 14th 5:30 - 6:30pm, Thursday March 17th 5:30 - 6:30pm
Cost: $10 per class or $35 for all four

Pre-register today with Naomi.

>> Therapeutic Yoga

Naomi and Denise Gagnon, Natural Health Practitioner of Spa Essentials are teaming up once again to offer a very unique session of Therapeutic Yoga. It will incorporate elements of Hatha Yoga, Thai Yoga Bodywork, Meditation and Massage.

Stay tuned for exact dates and times. If you are interested, please get in touch with Naomi.

>> WL Yoga Schedule & Private Sessions

Check out the WL Web site for a complete listing of our regular classes. With a variety of styles and times there is something for everyBODY to get their 'Yoga-On'. We also offer private sessions with individuals or small groups at the studio or a location of your choice.

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

Monday, January 3, 2011

With Gratitude and Warm Hearts

What's your motivation for 2011? Explore sankalpa, a Sanskrit word meaning "will, purpose, or determination," and perhaps set intentions rather than resolutions this year. Infuse positive energy into the New Year and your new endeavors by setting and achieving your goals now. Wild Lotus Studio would like to help shape your future by offering new classes, new techniques and new specials throughout the new year. Join in on the fun.

>> Morning Resolution - Rise and Shine in the Yoga Glow

Each and every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday morning from 7 - 8 am we flow together as a community in this fun and powerful Vinyasa class for beginner and intermediate practitioners.

Join Naomi Tomorrow Morning - Tuesday January 4th. Here's how to play:

A. Purchase a ONE MONTH pass and receive a 33% discount. That's 12 classes for the price of 8. >> $80 + HST
B. Purchase a 10 Class Pass for morning classes only with a six month expiry >> $90 + HST
C. Drop-in for $10 per class + HST

>> Open Practice - Every Friday morning

Join us in the warmth of the studio Friday mornings from 7 - 8 am to cultivate and deepen your own practice. This studio time will be self-directed and by donation. Let's practice together!

>> Roger Carling-Kelly - Wednesday Evenings 7:30 - 9:00 pm

Roger's 12 week Hatha class begins next Wednesday January 12th. It is now at capacity. If you are interested in participating please let us know and Roger will consider adding an additional class to the schedule.

>> Regular Schedule Resumes

We're back in action after the holidays and look forward to seeing you on the mat.

Tuesday Hatha 5:30 - 7:00 pm with Naomi
Wednesday Restorative 5:30 - 7:00 pm with Lonna
Saturday Hatha 9 - 10:30 am with Lonna

>> Stay Tuned

More news to follow on exciting products for the WL Boutique, as well as, Special Weekend Workshops with Guest Instructors.

All the best wishes for the new year.