Good morning and Sat Naam!
We have had a wonderful week at our studio, and in our community, and we wish for you a rejuvenating weekend!
This Sunday afternoon we have a karma class for hub hospice from 2:00 – 3:30pm. So incredibly grateful to have this resource in our community. Death and chronic illness is a topic many people shy away from, but it’s part of our reality – every single one of us is touched at some point in our lives. Hub Hospice Palliative Care is a local organization that is here to help someone with a life-threatening illness who is being cared for at home in the Mississippi Mills and North Lanark area. They have a dedicated and compassionate team offering care in many forms to help during an incredibly important and very difficult stage of life. Our karma class this Sunday (February 10th) is being held in their honor – for the hub hospice team, for the families in our community caring for their loved ones, and for the people who are at the end stage of life journeying through the transition. Reflecting back on my own time in Victoria,BC and my involvement with the BC Cancer Agency and the Victoria Hospice Palliative Care unit, it really hits home how lucky we are to have hub hospice and how important it is for this work to be supported and to be able to continue. Our class on Sunday will be a very gentle yoga class, with a meditation honoring those we’ve lost, and an extended relaxation with the gong. We hope you can join us, and please remember no donation is to small – for some it’s the powerful donation of the intention of your practice and the hopes for the work to continue.
This Sunday we also have our early morning kundalini sadhana practice from 4:45 – 7:00 am. Yes, you did read that right – it does start at 4:45 am. We start with a listening meditation called japji and at around 5:15 we move through the physical postures in a kriya before we start our chanting meditation with the Aquarian mantras (found on our website). It is really a beautiful way to start the day, in the early sacred hours while the earth is still quiet. Please join us for the whole practice, or just the parts that resonate with you. The cost is free, but if you’d like to donate to our Lanark County Food Bank basket it is always just outside our studio open to receive non perishable food items.
We apologize for those of you who didn’t’ receive the notification and journeyed out Wednesday night for our hip series, due to the weather conditions we needed to cancel the class, but we realize that message didn’t reach everyone. Ashley will be starting this series this coming Wednesday, February 13th from 6 – 7:15pm. The series will be extended through to March 6th to make up for the missed class this past week. Our deepest apologies – we hope you were all safe on the roads, send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any concerns.
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Looking ahead to next week, Amber will be teaching for Mary next Monday, February 11th. We have also adjusted our drop in fee to $16 (HST inclusive). It is a better value for your dollar to purchases our passes, but we also understand for some people this makes more sense.
We are always here to support you on your journey! Be well
Yours in health and wellness, with my heart full of love