Honouring the Heart – A two-hour Evening Retreat

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Date:  Monday, April 4th 2016

Time:  7:00 – 9 PM  

Place: Shaganappi Community 2516 14 Ave SW Calgary

Cost:  $25.

Join me for this intimate, 2-hour retreat to honour your heart.   Gentle movement, restorative postures, imagery, breath, intention, hand gesture, sound and meditation will be used to deeply care for your heart.

If an evening of nourishing self-care doesn’t intrigue you, consider this:

Today, heart disease and stroke take one life every 7 minutes and 90% of Canadians have at least one risk factor.   – http://heartmonth.heartandstroke.ca

One of the most significant contributors to cardiovascular issues is unmitigated stress.  Dissolve heart-wrenching life strain with this easeful experience.

To register, complete the form below, or click here to contact Lonnie.

 

 

 

You are a Precious Being, Worthy of Gentle Treatment and Self-Care

I am so grateful for the precious group of yogis with whom I share yoga on a regular basis, both collectively and individually.  They inspire me and lift me up in ways of which I am sure they are unaware.  Very much I am humbled by my good fortune.  Having them in my heart, the following came to me yesterday.  I am sharing because this feels like the perfect response to the situation.

white-tail-deer-1-1245316-639x503Be gentle and caring with yourself at the deepest level.

If you aren’t gentle and caring with yourself, it is likely no one else will be gentle and caring with you, either. And if you aren’t cared for, you will not be at your best to carry out your life’s work or to care for others.

Remember, the world is a beautiful place full of love and nourishment. It is us and we are it!

But everywhere we look is disease, natural disaster, hatred, jealousy, fear. These overwhelm our ability to see the life-affirming nature of things and sadly, we tend to react in kind.

Increasingly, science is uncovering evidence of our genetic bias toward negativity. Some of us received a double-dose of the survival instinct due to what we or our ancestors faced earlier in history. The more we have this tendency, the more we need to emphasize positivity for it to even have a chance of being part of our experience.

Caring for ourselves, we honour the precious beings that we are. We grow our roots into a stable source of replenishment and begin to trust again that we will be okay, no matter what. When we are in that place of security and well-being, we can simply BE.

When we are simply “be-ing”, we flow with life. We are able to hear that wise voice or feeling inside that tells us the truth. We know the perfect response to every situation. We don’t see ourselves as separate from others.

This is how we rediscover and cultivate peace, within and without.

Spring Class Registration Now Open

Yes, spring is in the air here in Calgary.  Now is the time to break out of the cocoon and lighten up. . .New Life

YogInsight is offering regular classes and a monthly series of Monday-evening 2-hour retreats, as well as private sessions, that may be just what you need.

Spring 2016 weekly registered classes will start at the end of March / beginning of April.

  • First Monday nights of the month will feature 2-hour, retreat-style classes.  Sign up for one, two, or all three.
  • Wednesday night’s Yoga Balm for Backs  is a popular class with many regulars, so register soon to hold your spot.
  • Tuesday and Thursday mornings we delight in caring for ourselves with gentle, energy-shifting yoga and fellowship.

Click on any of the blue links for more information.

If a private session for yoga, wellness coaching, spiritual direction or Reiki seems more appropriate, I would be happy to talk with you about any of these.

FYI, we’ve been noticing that the downloadable registration forms weren’t working too well for everyone.  So you can contact Lonnie who will email one to you.