Sunday, February 24, 2013

Spring Yoga Session at PLN Yoga Studio

Class below will be taught at PLN Yoga Studio in Prince Albert.
 #3-3800 5th Ave. E., Prince Albert, Saskatchewan


No Class Tuesday May 21st



No Class Wednesday May 22nd



No Class Saturday May 11th



9:30-11am - AM Yoga-All Levels

April 9th – May 14th – 6 weeks - $84



4:00 – 5pm - Kids Yoga and Healthy Body

April 10th – May 15th  – 6 weeks - $60


9:00-10:00am - Flow Yoga

April 6th – June 1st – 8 weeks - $96


5:30-6:45pm- Beginner/All Levels

April 9th – June 4th – 8 weeks - $104


5:30 – 7pm - Intermediate Yoga

April 10th – June 5th – 8 weeks - $112


10:15-11:30am - AM Yoga – Beginner /All levels –April 6th – June 1st -8 weeks -   $104



7:00-8:00 pm -Gentle/Restorative Yoga

April 9th – June 4th – 8 weeks - $96


7:15-8:15pm – Beginner

April 10th – June 5th – 8 weeks - $96


11:45-12:45pm – Gentle/Restorative Yoga

April 6th – June 1st - 8 weeks - $96
Class Descriptions:
Gentle/Restorative – A nice gentle class to refresh and rejuvenate.  Decrease stiffness with gentle, supported postures, breathing and relaxation techniques. This class is great for pre-natal and post-natal students or anyone with a busy lifestyle.
Beginner - Foundation asana (postures) are introduced with a body/mind approach.  Good for all students with no previous experience of Iyengar Yoga.
All Levels – For beginner and experienced students.  Modifications will be demonstrated to suit individual needs.
Intermediate Yoga – For students with previous yoga experience. More challenging poses like headstand and shoulder stand will be introduced.
Flow Yoga –An all levels class using a flowing sequences.
Kids Yoga and Healthy Body – Learn yoga poses to grow, to learn and have fun. Class will also include learning about some of the muscles and bones of the body and healthy eating choices.

Spring Yoga Session in Christopher Lake, Saskatchewan
Classes will be held at the Lakeland Sportsplex

No Class Tuesday May 21st
  2:15 - 3:15 pm- Kids Yoga and
Healthy Body
April 7th – May 5th   – 5 weeks - $50
5:30-6:30pm- Beginner/All Levels
April 8th – June 3rd  – 8 weeks - $96
3:30 - 4:45 pm- Beginner Yoga
April 7th – May 5th  – 5 weeks - $65
6:45-8:00pm - Intermediate Yoga
April 8th – June 3rd  – 8 weeks - $104
I am also available to teach classes for schools, workshops and retreats.
Yoga is a great way to stretch between your meeting sessions.

Please contact me for requests. 

Please visit website – for class information

Call 306.982.2737 or Email TO REGISTER!


Saturday, February 23, 2013


"Beware of the things in this world that can mean everything
or nothing."

-From The Shoemaker's Wife
I am really enjoying reading The Shoemaker'sWife right now.  I found this quote meaningful..we never know what will be meaningful now or maybe down the road and what will really mean nothing.  Sometimes we attach to objects, thoughts, feelings that really are not correct. With yoga come awareness, so we can start to discern what is meaningful and what is not.
Pamela Nelson

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Free Yoga Classes - Saturday, February 23rd

Join me this Saturday - February 23rd for 3 Free Yoga Classes at PLN Yoga Studio in Prince Albert.

They are short, but if you are interested in trying out yoga, bringing a friend to yoga or even just getting in an extra class.

9:15-10:00 - Flow Yoga
10:15-11:00 - All Levels
11:15-Noon - Prenatal Yoga

Space Limited. Email your intention to attend.

Pamela Nelson

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Yoga is for Everyone!

"There is a popular misconception that yoga is only for those who have power of concentration.  But all of us are not so endowed.  A careful study of the literature on yoga indicates that yoga can be practiced by anyone, whether he has a kshipta (wandering mind), ekagrata (one-pointed mind), or niruddha (restrained mind)."

-B.K.S. Iyengar

Pamela Nelson

Monday, February 11, 2013


Wabi- Sabi comes from traditional Japanese culture.  Originally the Japanese words "wabi" and "sabi" had quite different meanings.
Sabi originally meant "chill, lean or withered"
Wabi originally meant the misery of living alone in nature, away from society and suggested a cheerless emotional state.

It wasn't until the 14th Century that the meaning of both words began to evolve in a direction of more positive aesthetic values.
The self-imposed isolation and voluntary poverty come to be considered opportunities for spiritual richness. This kind of life fostered art appreciation of the minor details of everyday life and insights into the beauty of the overlooked aspects of nature.  Thus, simply put wabi-sabi took on a new meaning as the basis for new, pure, beauty.

Once we try to see the world in this way one may realize the wisdom of wabi-sabi:
-all things are impermanent
-all things are imperfect
-all things are incomplete

For a person to experience wabi-sabi one must slow way down, be patient and look very closely because greatness exists in the inconspicuous and overlooked details.

Wabi-sabi is about the delicate balance between the pleasure we get from things and the pleasure we get from the freedom of things.
In our yoga practice taking wabi-sabi to mind can be very uplifting and encouraging because we are taking the time to slow down, be present in the moment and accept the beauty of each moment and each asana.

If nothing else wabi-sabi can be a great way to end a frustration day ...because it is really fun to say!

Pamela Nelson

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Difference Between Pranayama and Deep Breathing

The word pranayama means the prolongation of the breath and its restraint.  One might think this is the same as deep breathing, but Mr. Iyengar explains the difference wonderfully in an interview from 1984.

Mr Iyengar:
The body is made up of five elements..ether, air, water, fire and earth. When we do deep breathing we forget the subtle element, the ether, and start from the other end, the earth.  When you breathe in or inhale forcibly, the earth is activated first, which is nothing but the movement of the muscles.
In pranayamic breathing all the elements are kept passive to experience the vibration and space.  The quality of ether is vibration or sound.  The sound of the incoming breath should be so soft, so delicate, that the sound, which vibrates comes from the inner interior space to touch the place, the body of the chest wall.  If the body is jerked faster then the breath, it is deep breathing.

Pamela Nelson

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Do you know where your little toe is?

"Even the little toe has to work to retain its awareness."
-B.K.S. Iyengar
Pamela Nelson


Monday, February 4, 2013

Intelligence of the Heart

In an interview with Mr.Iyengar he says that at first we need to start each asana from what we perceive.  Then after right perspective action, you conceive. After conceiving all points, deliver them in each asana and in each breath in pranayama.  Move the intelligence of the head towards the intelligence of the heart and from the intelligence of the heart, perform the asana. Deliver the asana from the intelligence of the heart which is nothing but the Self.

I think once we begin to bring our actions, thoughts and deeds through the heart is when we begin to feel real peace, hope, courage, love and joy.

Pamela Nelson