Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Updated Summer 2014 Schedule

I've made some changes to the Summer Schedule.
Please check it out, pass it along and come join me!
Pamela Nelson


Monday, June 23, 2014

Utmost Importance


It is not merely the stabilisation of the body in the asana
 but stabilisation of the intelligence in the body
that is the utmost importance.

-B.K.S. Iyengar

Monday, June 16, 2014

2014 Summer Session - PLN Yoga Studio - Prince Albert and Christopher Lake

Here is the poster for upcoming summer yoga classes!
I hope you might be able to join me for a few classes either at Christopher Lake or in Prince Albert.

Summer session is drop-in but there are a few options for 5 class punch card -only $50 and
Unlimited Yoga - any class on poster only $120.

*Classes are subject to change or cancellation due to low number, illness, etc.

Happy Summer!  Only a few days away!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Taking Ownership

Yogic teachings  are jewels of wisdom that facilitate taking ownership of your life and direct it towards the fulfillment that you seek. 

From The Yamas and Niyamas - exploring Yoga's ethical practice, by Deborah Adele

Pamela Nelson

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Today is the Day!

Enjoying the simple lesson of Today is the Day.
Set an intention to remain in the present and enjoy what is being presented to you.
Be still enough to witness this amazing awareness.
Pamela Nelson


Sunday, June 8, 2014

Guruji - B.K.S. Iyengar on yoga

Mr. Iyengar says, "Yoga is an art, a science and a philosophy.  It touches the life of man at every level, physical, mental, and spiritual. It is a practical method for making one's life purposeful, useful and noble.  

From Light on the Yoga Sutras of Pantanjali, by B.K.S. Iyengar

Pamela Nelson

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

If the Earth...

If the Earth

Were only a few feet in diameter,

floating a few feet about a field somewhere,

people would come from everywhere to marvel

at it.  People would walk around it marvelling at its

big pools of water, its little pools and the water flowing

between.  People would marvel at the bumps on it and the

holes in it.  They would marvel at the very thin layer of gas

surrounding it and the water suspended in the gas.  The people

would marvel at the creatures walking around the surface of the

ball and at the creatures in the water.  The people would declare

it as a sacred because it was the only one, and they would

protect it so that it would not be hurt.  The ball would be the

greatest wonder known, and people would come to pray to

It, to be healed, to gain knowledge, to know beauty and to

wonder how it could be.  People would love it and defend

It with their lives because they would somehow

know that their lives could be nothing

without it. If the Earth were only

a few feet in diameter.


-author unknown
I have posted this before, and I keep it posted on my fridge. A great reminder to not take this beautiful earth for granted.
Please do something everyday to protect the earth under your feet, the water you drink and the air you breath, for that will nourish your heart and soul as well as all life around you.
Pamela Nelson

Monday, June 2, 2014

Does Asana Evolve the Practitioner?

In Astadala Yogamala vol.7 Mr. Iyengar writes about asana.

Can asana evolve the practitioner?

He writes, "Bees go to drink the hidden nectar of the flower. The flower does not go to the bees asking them to suck its essence.  We, as bees, have to go to the asana to savour their essence. Asana do not come to us asking us to savour their flavor."

My interpretation of this is that we must go to yoga and do the work knowing that as we, "involve ourselves more in their practice, we evolve."

It is one thing to have all the yoga books and tapes sitting on a shelf beside us, but the knowledge they contain will not come to us.  Once we start to experiment and experience in our own bodies do we gain that subjective knowledge.

So, be like a bee and nourish yourself with the sweet nectar of yoga!

Pamela Nelson