Thursday, January 14, 2021

Weekly Wake - up - Week 2




Hello!

Last week I introduced Weekly Wake-up..a weekly short video to focus on one area or another.  It was an idea I had to start 2021 with something a little different for me.

We started with the feet...and this week is a bit more feet, ankle..and balance work.  Do what you can..stay near a wall or something stable and let me know how you feel after.

Thank you!
Pam

www.plnyogastudio.com
Email: info@plnyogastudio.com




Weekly Wake - UP - week 2: https://youtu.be/1I3oF4IsWrw


Here is another little video I made using no belts, 1 belt and 2 belts..
Let me know what differences you felt?





One Belt, Two Belts...three belts..4 :)

https://youtu.be/c9kzZ9jmUV8






Sunday, January 10, 2021

Thankful Thursday's - Gentle/Restorative Yoga

 


I really do love helping others... and through yoga I try to offer as many meaningful yoga classes that not only benefit the participant, but also various charities.  
When lock down started due to the pandemic I offered many classes last year for different charities, most of them local.  We raised well over $2000. I am not sure the exact amount as some people donated directly to the charities, or charities of their choice.

So far this year, 2021 we donated over $200 to the P.A. Food bank and with my week of Sounds of Silence donations will be made to the P.A. Mental Health Association.

Below is a list of a 3 more Gentle/Restorative classes you can take part in for charity.
Even if you are not able to donate at this time and would like to join, please email me as I would like to make yoga as accessible for all as possible.

Thank you! 
Om Shanti, shanti, shanti,
Pam 



Please visit my website: www.plnyogastudio.com

or email me at: info@plnyogastudio.com





Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Weekly Wake-up

 

I have a notebook I keep to write ideas that come to me.  Some come to fruition and some have been on the list for awhile.  

As most humans know..it is hard to do all you want to do, but I feel if the ideas keep flowing that is half of it.  After 25 or more years I am not bored at all.  Really I think where has the time gone.  I have so much left to learn.  

With the pandemic and much going online one idea I had was recording a few short videos to highlight an area. So that is what I have started. Weekly Wake-up...will be a short video each week to wake up a certain area or bring awareness to it.  

I'll be posting to my YouTube channel and my Facebook page (@plnyoga).

Thanks,

Pam

www.plnyogastudio.com


January 6th - Weekly Wake-up:Jan.6 Weekly Wake-up





Monday, January 4, 2021

Happy New Year - 2021 REjoice

 



Hello and Happy New Year!

It has been awhile..really quite awhile. With so many other social media outlets I kind of let my blog slip.

I created a new website where I host most of my information (www.plnyogastudio.com) and also post regularly to Facebook and Instagram (@plnyoga), but I felt I was missing the blogging aspect. 

So 2021 is a time to REvamp my blog.

I thought I'd share a bit about what I've been up to since last April, but that would take awhile since my last post was putting my classes online due to the pandemic.  Almost 10 months later we are still in a state of uncertainty with restrictions changing often.

Over the months there is a lot of online options, so I have been very grateful to be able to continue teaching online a few times a week. I have also been able to take part in quite a few online workshops with senior teachers from around the world. Something I would probably not have been able to do otherwise.

So instead I thought I'd share a thought (and feeling) I had quite a few months ago.  For a short while, after 7 months of lock down, we were able to have some in person classes.  It was so nice to see everyone again and share a physical space and energy that I used a word I don't think I ever have used in a yoga class before.  Everyone was in savasana and I felt such a nice and happy feeling that I said, "Let us rejoice in this moment." 

Rejoice..to me has always been associated with a sacredness.  

But it was truly how I felt at that moment.. A happy, peaceful feeling that all was just as was meant to be at that moment.

After I reflected for awhile that I used the word rejoice I looked up the meanings of the words rejoice, joy and Re as a prefix and meaning of Re I came to the conclusion that I was feeling joy again.

REjoice...to feel or show great joy or delight.

Joy..a feeling of great pleasure and happiness.

Re..regarding, about, concerning, referencing

Re as a prefix ...again

Over the many months of restrictions I feel over all that I went will the flow of what was happening, trying to stay as present and open as I could.  But, I didn't realize how much I was missing seeing everyone and being together.  That feeling of Joy again was very great and I am so fortunate to have been in the presence of those that created that space and feeling.

So, let us rejoice in all that we are, all that we have and all that is too come.

I hope you will join me this year, through my blog, facebook, instagram or in online classes.

I have many offerings coming your way. I'll share some of the posters below!

In peace,

Pam 

www.plnyogastudio.com

email: plnyogastudio@gmail.com














Friday, April 3, 2020

Yoga in the time of Corona

A little play on words from the book Love in the Time of Cholera .  If you haven't read it.... :) Now you may have the time.
All kidding aside, I do hope everyone is doing well during these unsettled times.  This too shall pass and I hope everyone and their friends and families stay as healthy as possible. 

Yoga, on the surface may seem like a frivolous thing during this time, but I know from other hard moments in my life, it was Yoga that helped me through.  I have been reading Mr. Iyengar's book, Light on Life, online for the last few days and will continue for as long as can.  He writes about his Yogic Journey that, "It would be impossible to overestimate the gratitude I bear to this great subject that saved and uplifted me."

At this time, like so many others, I have cancelled all my classes for at least the next few weeks.
As the timing is uncertain, I will postpone the start of my Spring Session. I did want to honour a post I made about a special on an online private class with me though.  Please message me if you are interested in a private online session.
I also have many other great past online sessions that you can access and am currently having a March online and Yoga for Sports online session and have an April session beginning.
I have posted below some of the options to these classes. 

Thank you again for your participation in past classes and online classes.  We will figure out for those who I owe classes to how to best make these up.

Much love to you all and hope you are all doing well.  Please feel free to message me if you would like.
KInd regards,
Pam
 www.plnyogastudio.com



This Sunday's Peace Practice will be online on my Facebook page from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
@plnyoga 
Current and most recent online classes.  Yoga for Sports is now online.
Please message me to join a current or past session.
info@plnyogastudio.com



Monday, February 3, 2020

Funding Received to support Yoga for Sports Class!

 
 
 
Thanks to the Iyengar Yoga Association of Canada for funding to support a local program in the Prince Albert area - Yoga For Sports.

I have prepared this program based on B.K.S. Iyengar's book - Yoga for Sports: A Journey towards Health and Healing, and my years of training as an Iyengar yoga teacher.

I really enjoyed sports as a youth and still do today.  I wish I had had proper yoga training when I was younger, not just a few yoga postures.  Although this can be a good introduction to yoga in schools, there really is a lot more to developing the mind, cultivating the breath and learning when to keep going and when it is better to recuperate.  Sports persons, dancers and musicians must practice a lot.  This can take their toll not just physically, but mentally and emotionally - and if not in tune with yourself, can begin to weigh one down with all the other responsibilities. 

This program is about Yoga to attain excellence - in flexibility, strength, speed, agility, coordination, concentration, balance and stability.
It also will give tips and yoga practices for games/performances & during travel, recovery from strains, how to overcome over-training and relaxation and rejuvenation for exhaustion and fatigue.

Each class will have a different theme and address the whole body, breath and mind.
 
I will be teaching this class at Ballet N' All That Jazz in Prince Albert beginning on February 29th - April 4th.  The funding will cover much of the costs so everyone can attend for a very low price of $30 for 6 classes.
This class is open to anyone interested. Please see poster below and pre-register.
 
I am also looking to share this program with schools, groups, clubs, teams, etc. who may not be able to join on this day. If you are interested, or know someone who might be interested I have attached a flyer that can be shared.
 
Please feel free to contact me at: info@plnyogastudio.com
 
Thank you again to the support from the Canadian Iyengar community and the Prince Albert/Lakeland community who supports these yoga classes.
 
Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanti, (Om Peace, Peace, Peace)
Pam