Early Winter News from the Sail Loft Studio
#2118 Rte 329, The Lodge, 858-3330 November/December 2015
Cathy’s regular Monday 6:15-7:30 p.m., Tuesday 7-8:30 p.m. and Thursday 10:30 a.m.-noon. classes are ongoing. Last Monday class is December 14th; Tuesday: December 15th; Thursday, December 17th. Classes resume on January 4th, 2016. Join us in our yoga practice at the welcoming Sail Loft Studio, surrounded by spectacular views of the ocean and sky. All levels and abilities are welcome to participate in the classes. If you are new to yoga, have issues that restrict your movements, or injuries that you are dealing with, feel free to call or write Cathy to talk about whether you would feel comfortable joining a class. [“Ashtanga” means “eight limbs”: all Cathy’s classes explore yoga practice using this “eight-limbed” approach. Using focus and intention, we learn how to be skillful and at ease in the poses, and more mindful in our movements, grounding, and breathing.] Drop–ins are welcome ($10) or purchase eight sessions for $75. You may also pay by donation, if payment is an obstacle to attendance.
On Tuesday, December 22nd join me for 108 sun salutations to honour the solstice. We will begin at 6:15 p.m. Food bank donations would be welcome.
Yoga for Everyone at the Fox Point Community Centre, Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesday eight week session ended on November 17th; next eight week session begins on November 24th, and continues until December 8th. The session re-commences on January 12th and finishes on February 9th. Pay what you can ($2-$5). Drop ins are welcome. Cathy teaches yoga poses with chair support, so everyone can participate. No experience is necessary. Bring a mat if you have one. Call or write Christina at the Fox Point Community Centre (Christina@hhellps.com) or Cathy if you have questions.
Solstice Drumming Ceremony on Sunday, December 20th, 2-4 p.m. We celebrate a wonderful summer and autumn, and prepare for winter with gratitude and celebration for the return of the light. All drummers and dancers are welcome in the circle. Please plan to arrive by 1:45 p.m. so that we can begin the ceremony at 2 p.m. We will close our circle with some shared tea and a potluck snack! Donations for heat are appreciated (bring a piece of wood!)
Personal practice resumes on Saturdays! Beginning on January 9th, please join us on Saturday mornings 10 a.m. to noon for personal practice. Meditation: 10-10:30 a.m., followed by asana. The studio is warm and welcoming, and a senior teacher is present to help you along with your practice or answer any questions you may have. There is no charge for the sessions, but donations towards heat are greatly appreciated (bring some wood!)
Yoga Solstice Celebration at the Chester Basin Legion on Monday, December 21st, 6:30-8 p.m., with social/festive time to follow. Potluck snack donation is optional. Several teachers (including me!) will contribute different components to the class. Please bring a cash donation for the Starfish Refugee Project, or a donation (food or cash) for the food bank. Doors open at the Legion at 6 p.m.
A word about snowstorms and class cancellations: You can call me at any time to confirm that class is still happening. For me, it’s easy to walk across the street and make a fire. Those of you who are driving should look closely at the road conditions and err on the side of caution! If you are a “regular” in weekly classes, you will be notified by email about class cancellations. If you are an infrequent participant, you might want to call, or check the Sail Loft Facebook page, where I will post the cancellations and give updates about the condition of the driveway, etc.
I am a devoted downhill skier….and sometimes, when the snow is too good to pass up, I randomly cancel class. I do try to get a sub….though this is not always possible. I hope you understand…..
Personal practice at the studio over the holiday season: My own personal practice will continue over the holiday time, and I invite you to join me in the studio for impromptu yoga. By writing or calling, we can set up a time that works for one or two, or more. Yoga private classes are available during the holidays, too.
Holiday gift idea! The boathouse apartment can be rented for a day or two, or a week. Rates are listed on our website under: Contacts.boathouse rental. Private yoga sessions can also be arranged. Gift certificates are available for any amount!