Salutations Easy on Your Back
Work Place 'Food Altars'
Recipe of the Month
How to Contribute
I hope you had a wonder holiday season and ready for
an incredible 2017!
As we begin our new year, we've got lots of classes
to offer you....some well loved, some new. I'm
sure we have something that you'll enjoy!
First....some FREE classes
for you to check out. Wednesday January 11 Massage Ball Yoga
starting at 6:30pm at
Hastings Community Center. Then Yoga Dance
Kerrisdale Community Center on Thursday January
12 starting at 11:15am. You can find these classes
and more by going to our 'classes' page at
Do you have a teen that enjoys Dance? We're
offering Improvisational Contemporary Dance
after school on Tuesdays at
Kerrisdale Community Center. They'll not
only love the class, they will enjoy connecting with
other 13 - 19 year olds with the same interest!
We've been asked a lot for Yoga classes for younger
ones. So if you have one or more children
between the ages of 4 to 7, let them join you in our
Family Yoga Sunday afternoons at
Yoga for All has two time slots to choose
from now at
Champlain Heights. Thursday nights from 6
to 7pm and then right after from 7 to 8pm. The
choice is yours!
How about some specialty Yoga classes like Yoga for
Cyclists, Restorative Yoga, Kundalini
Yoga, Chair Yoga, and Yoga for the Old Adult?
We have those too! Or come join one of our
Of course, outside of fitness we have even more
locations to offer you Baby Sign Language
classes, including a FREE
Hastings Community Center on Tuesday January 10
at 9:45am. If you, or someone you know, have a
baby under 2 years old, this class will teach you
how to communicate better with them and forego a lot
of unnecessary frustration.
Be sure to visit our
and check our entire class schedule
Registration for all classes has already begun and
some classes begin as early as next week!
Enjoy this month's newsletter.
Salutations Your Back Will Love
For most of us, the term “sun
salutation” conjures up images of standing whole
body moves that only intermediate and advanced yogis
are capable of doing without pain. And if you're
prone to pain, you may cringe at the thought of so
much back and forth motion, especially while in a
weight bearing position.
Here’s some good news. A sun salutation can be
simple. It can be done at your desk. It doesn’t
have to be a hard workout. The main ingredient of a
sun salutation is the alternation between spinal
flexion (i.e., bending forward) and spinal extension
(i.e. arching back.) If your version of a sun
salutation preserves this movement pattern, you’ll
likely be well positioned to enjoy the pose without
risking your back.
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Resisting Workplace 'Food Altars'
For busy professionals, the simple act of walking
down an office corridor or into a break room can
cause damage to any healthy eating plan.
There runs the risk of passing by a “food altar,”
which appear to materialize out of nowhere, offering
goodies—usually in the form of cookies, birthday
cake, or leftover bagels and doughnuts from
executive meetings—in a seemingly deliberate attempt
to sabotage your weight-loss goals. To
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Daily Yoga Lowers Blood Pressure
New research in a study presented at
Annual Conference of the
Society of India (CSI) reported that yoga may have
health benefits for
patients and may prevent
from developing into hypertension.
It is suggested that one hour of yoga every day
reduces blood pressure and may help patients having
to avoid developing high blood pressure. To
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Yogurt Chia Pudding with Blueberry Compote
Childcare Options for the
Finding someone to look after your
children while you are at home or away can be one of
the most daunting and overwhelming tasks a parent
can face. Increasingly, studies are showing that
there is a direct link between high quality
child-care and a child’s emotional, cognitive and
physical health. Good caregivers can do everything
from help grow portions of a child’s brain to help
them socialize and form bonds to other people. To continue reading, click
1 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
1 tablespoon sugar
1/4 cup chia seeds
2/3 cup fat-free or low-fat plain Greek yogurt
2/3 cup water
1. For the compote: In a medium saucepan,
combine the blueberries and sugar and cook over
medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the
berries just begin to soften and release their
juices. Remove from heat and let stand and cool to
room temperature. Once cool, place into a jar, seal
the lid and store in the refrigerator until ready to
2. For the chia mixture: Combine chia seeds,
yogurt and water in one large or two smaller jars. Stir, let sit for 5 minutes, then stir again, screw
on the lid(s) and place in the refrigerator
3. The next morning, scoop the chia mixture into
a bowl and top with half of the compote, or layer
the chia mixture and compote in the jar.