Full Moon News! Areola and all!

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The hospital Wifi password is “celebrate” for February.

I celebrated my Valentine’s day in surgery.

Today, February 19, 2019. I celebrate the removal of my drainage tube that was stuck to my ribcage and dangled by my side for the past few days. Fingers crossed that everything continues to heal up without any hiccups.

I celebrate seeing my body without the bandage dressing.

I celebrate the surprise of having more body parts attached than was expected… hello areola?!

I celebrate my little one getting over a nasty stomach flu that lasted a week before and during my surgery.

I celebrate my husband’s slow recovery from the same stomach flu just after V day.

I celebrate my friends that stepped up to bring us food, take me to appointments, chats, tolerated my bitmojis.

 

 

I celebrate my kiddos, my family, my friends.

I celebrate my full areola moon.

I celebrate me.

I celebrate you.

A Dark Cup of Winter Solstice and a Lump of Cancer?

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Yes, I’ve joined the Cancer Club! Breast cancer to be precise…some people like that detail….like ordering coffee and specifying a decaf. Well, I’m more of a tea drinker…herbal tea to be exact….but that’s another topic.

I practice and teach yoga, meditate, do self Ayurveda abhyanga massage, in other words I take care of myself. In fact, it was thanks to the self massage that I discovered this lump which my doctor could not feel. We’ve monitored it for months and did what was necessary. Followed the guidelines and protocols. Follow up in six months, check. Sub out class for biopsy, check. Breath in breath out, check. Done.

Winter Solstice 2018, darkest day of the year….no kidding. I got “the call” from my doctor just before jumping on the plane to visit my relatives in Asia. 14 plus hours of sleepless economy class time to contemplate. Perfect upright position for meditation since leaning the chair back can break the knees of the person behind me. I chant in my head “Amaram hum Madhuram hum”; “Pure, Free, Immortal”; noticing my attachment to my wonderful husband holding my hand on my right, and my amazing boys glued to the screens on the left. Thoughts, tears, peace. It all surfaced at once and sporadically. Unexplainable as I fall into the dream world to the sound of the engine…but not for long. The unknown is what we fear, but the presence is actually silence. That awareness and remembrance calms me. I am fine. More than fine, I am divine and ready for whatever arises…We continue to fly towards the light, I’m transforming out of the dark into a bright unknown and I am ready.

Thank you for reading, I am stepping up to listen to my Higher Self and will take more time off for this purpose. Thank you for being patient and I expect to see you fully on the mat by April. Meanwhile, I love teaching so will continue to offer my classes at my home studio on Mondays and Tuesdays. (These are currently full, but do check in)  I would like to express my deepest gratitude for your commitment to yourself by showing up for Your Highest on and off the mat.

Namaste,

Carine

“You are not ignorant because of illusion. The illusion is that you are ignorant”

Swami Shyam

 

Gentle Core Functional Yoga (GCF)

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Mondays 7:00pm-8:15pm $108/6 sessions or $25/drop ins space permitting.
January 14th, 21st, 28th
February 4th, 11th, 25th
Please contact me for registration and sliding scale rates if unable to attend all classes. (No class on Family Day Feb 18th) Classes may be moved or postponed due to surgery date.

Living Yin Yoga

Tuesdays 5:45pm-7:00pm $90/6sessions or $20/drop ins space permitting.
January 22nd, 29th
February 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th
Please contact me for registration and sliding scale rates if unable to attend all classes. Classes may be moved or postponed due to surgery date.

 

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2 Years Om!

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Grateful for your support, Living Yoga is 2 Years old! It feels like a birthday celebration when we unwrap the kosha layers physically, mentally, through our breaths, discussions, and our bliss bodies. Thank you for coming along for the ride of our lives! To celebrate, I have 2 special guests that I’m happy to support by sharing this space. Heidi Hirdaya is here for one last urban meditation retreat before she goes back to India, mark the date: January 20th. Fleur will lead us in activation sound bath meditation January 25th. Check details below.

On a more personal note, I have surgery planned this month and will be taking it easy in January. If you plan on registering for GCF or Yin, please note that I may have to cancel depending on how I feel. I really want to keep offering the two classes as I love teaching 🙂 I have cleared all classes at YYOGA for January, and I’ll see you in the Spring schedule at RAC.

Gentle Core Functional Yoga (GCF)

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Mondays 7:00pm-8:15pm $108/6 sessions or $25/drop ins space permitting.
January 14th, 21st, 28th
February 4th, 11th, 25th
Please contact me for registration and sliding scale rates if unable to attend all classes. (No class on Family Day Feb 18th)

Living Yin Yoga

Tuesdays 5:45pm-7:00pm $90/6sessions or $20/drop ins space permitting.
January 22nd, 29th
February 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th
Please contact me for registration and sliding scale rates if unable to attend all classes.

 

Living Meditation Urban Retreat with Heidi Hirdaya  January 20th, Sunday 10am-5pm (half day options available)

10:00am-5:00pm (with lunch break)
Sunday Retreat: $150
Sunday Morning: 10:00am-1:00pm $75
Sunday Afternoon: 2:00pm-5:00pm $75

Please register directly with  Heidi.

E-transfer to heidi.hirdaya@gmail.com

 

 

 

“We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.” Dalai Lama

~Have a Wonderful 2019~Carine

Yoga Offerings in November & December R & R Roll & Restore workshop Dec 14th

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Gentle Core Functional Yoga (GCF)

Mondays 7:00pm-8:15pm $126/7 sessions or $25/drop ins space permitting.
November 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th
December 3rd, 10th, 17th
Please contact me for registration and sliding scale rates if unable to attend all classes.

Living Yin Yoga

Tuesdays 5:45pm-7:00pm $105/7 sessions or $20/drop ins space permitting.
November 6th, 13rd, 20th, 27th
December 4th, 11th, 18th
Please contact me for registration and sliding scale rates if unable to attend all classes.

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RICHMOND ARTS CENTRE:

THERAPY BALL ROLLING YOGA
September 17th-December 3rd Mondays 10:30-11:45am
$107.50/10 sessions  2537392

HATHA YOGA
September 17th-December 3rd Mondays 12:00-1:00pm 
$86.00/10sessions  2537242

HATHA YOGA
September 19th-December 5th Wednesday 12:00-1:00pm 
$94.60/11sessions  2537243

Richmond Leisure Guide Registration Link/Drop Ins Available

“Give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back, and reasons to stay.”
-Dalai Lama

Anchor Into Autumn: Yoga & Meditation

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Heidi’s coming back to teach at Living Yoga!

Friday October 19th
“Introduction to Living Meditation”
7:00pm-9:00pm $35

Sunday October 21st Urban Retreat
“The Power of Thought: Be the Master”
10:00am-5:00pm (with lunch break)
Sunday Retreat: sliding scale, between $115-$150
Friday eve & Sunday: sliding scale between $150 – $185
Please register directly with  Heidi.

The Power of Thought: Be the Master

Being master of your thoughts isn’t about controlling them, because thoughts cannot be controlled; it is about having the power to consciously observe your thoughts and choose those thoughts that will best serve you and your environment .Every thought is a vibration, and thus we all live in a vibrational field according to what thoughts are projected into our world. In this workshop, we will explore and imbibe various techniques for unfolding the power to choose your thoughts masterfully and create a vibrational field filled with freedom and fulfillment for yourself and your world.

 

Gentle Core Functional Yoga (GCF)

Mondays 7:00pm-8:15pm $126/7 sessions or $25/drop ins space permitting.
September 10th, 17th, 24th
October 1st, 15th, 22nd, 29th
Please contact me for registration and sliding scale rates if unable to attend all classes.

Living Yin Yoga


Tuesdays 5:45pm-7:00pm $135/9 sessions or $20/drop ins space permitting.
September 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
October 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th
Please contact me for registration and sliding scale rates if unable to attend all classes.

 

RICHMOND ARTS CENTRE:

THERAPY BALL ROLLING YOGA
September 17th-December 3rd Mondays 10:30-11:45am
$107.50/10 sessions  2537392

HATHA YOGA
September 17th-December 3rd Mondays 12:00-1:00pm 
$86.00/10sessions  2537242

HATHA YOGA
September 19th-December 5th Wednesday 12:00-1:00pm 
$94.60/11sessions  2537243

Richmond Leisure Guide Registration Link/Drop Ins Available

“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.”
-Dalai Lama

 

 

Fall Yoga Offerings and Meditation with Heidi!

Gentle Core Functional Yoga (GCF)

Mondays 7:00pm-8:15pm $126/7 sessions or $25/drop ins space permitting.
September 10th, 17th, 24th
October 1st, 15th, 22nd, 29th
Please contact me for registration and sliding scale rates if unable to attend all classes.

Living Yin Yoga


Tuesdays 5:45pm-7:00pm $135/9 sessions or $20/drop ins space permitting.
September 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
October 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th
Please contact me for registration and sliding scale rates if unable to attend all classes.

Heidi’s coming back to teach at Living Yoga!

Friday October 19th
“Introduction to Living Meditation”
7:00pm-9:00pm $35

Sunday October 21st Urban Retreat
“The Power of Thought: Be the Master”
10:00am-5:00pm (with lunch break)
Sunday Retreat: sliding scale, between $115-$150
Friday eve & Sunday: sliding scale between $150 – $185
Please register directly with  Heidi.

The Power of Thought: Be the Master

Being master of your thoughts isn’t about controlling them, because thoughts cannot be controlled; it is about having the power to consciously observe your thoughts and choose those thoughts that will best serve you and your environment .Every thought is a vibration, and thus we all live in a vibrational field according to what thoughts are projected into our world. In this workshop, we will explore and imbibe various techniques for unfolding the power to choose your thoughts masterfully and create a vibrational field filled with freedom and fulfillment for yourself and your world.

 

RICHMOND ARTS CENTRE:

THERAPY BALL ROLLING YOGA
September 17th-December 3rd Mondays 10:30-11:45am
$107.50/10 sessions  2537392

HATHA YOGA
September 17th-December 3rd Mondays 12:00-1:00pm 
$86.00/10sessions  2537242

HATHA YOGA
September 19th-December 5th Wednesday 12:00-1:00pm 
$94.60/11sessions  2537243

Richmond Leisure Guide Registration Link/Drop Ins Available

“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.”
-Dalai Lama

 

R & R is back! This workshop fills up fast, so reserve early! Please note date changed to August 17th!

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Summer Offerings

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Living Yin Yoga (July & August)

Tuesdays 5:45pm-7:00pm $120/ 8 sessions or $20/drop ins space permitting. 

July 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st

August 7th, 14th, 21st

Please contact me for registration and sliding scale rates if unable to attend all classes in the Summer.

Gentle Core Functional Yoga (GCF)

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Mondays 7:00pm-8:15pm $108/6 sessions or $25/drop ins space permitting.

July 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th

August 13th, 20th

Please contact me for registration and sliding scale rates if unable to attend all classes in the Summer.

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RICHMOND ARTS CENTRE:

THERAPY BALL ROLLING YOGA

 July 9th-July 30th Mondays 10:30-11:45am

$43.00/4 sessions  2430142

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HATHA YOGA

July 9th-July 30th Mondays 12:00-1:00pm

$34.40/4 sessions  2430192

Richmond Leisure Guide Registration/Drop Ins Available

 

Have an amazing Summer!