"In our imaginations we believe that love is apart from us.
Actually there is nothing but love, once we are ready to accept it. When you truly find love, you find yourself." ~Deepak Chopra
Guided by the wisdom of Deepak Chopra and evidenced by our practices on the mat, as we journey along the path of our lives many of us wake up to the realization that love is not something to be sought outside of ourselves. Love is the stuff we are made of and everything we are searching for is to be found within.
Let this February be not just another month, nor this Valentine's Day be just another day. Regardless if you are in relationship, the celebration of love transcends the space-time continuum we exist in and is worthy of further examination. If it takes a commercial holiday to prompt this re-examination, let it be a catalyst to the remembrance of a concept you've likely heard so many times before - all you seek resides within. Whether this statement rings intimately true for you or is still a curious idea, trust in the knowing that you already have everything you need to fill yourself up with the kind of joy, love and light that overflows from the boundaries of your skin and pours onto all those around you!
This month's newsletter, upcoming workshops, and our Inhale & Exhale articles are rich with tools, events and words of wisdom from teachers and members of our community - sure to shine a bright light on your unique path. May we all awaken to our essence of light and love this month!
The Wild Lotus Weekend Workshop with Patrick Creelman is here!
February 4th, 5th & 6th, 2011
Patrick Creelman is an inspiring teacher that Celeste and Jeff consider as one of their favorites. As the founding teacher of Pure Yoga (Hong Kong), Patrick has cultivated a style of teaching that is exciting, adventurous and empowering. Be prepared to surprise yourself with what you can do!
Click here for more info
Click here to see Patrick practicing in Hong Kong.
Online Registration with Patrick is now available. Please note that Friday, February 4th is full. Limited space is still available on Saturday, February 5th & Sunday, February 6th.
Root Sessions Continue to Branch Out!
Arm Balances with Celeste
Saturday, February 12th
12 - 3pm
Our next session, led by Céleste, will inspire you with the newfound awareness that you most likely already have what it takes to balance on your hands!
The playful world of arm balances opens up when we consider using what we already know to take off and fly.
Learn principles and techniques to engage your body and stabilize your core in ways that will amaze and uplift you!
Click here for general root session series info.
Click here for specifics on Céleste's Arm Balancing Session.
Aerial Yoga Workshop with Trevor Yelich
Level 1: Sat. Feb. 26, 2011
12 - 3pm
Level 2: Sun. Feb 27, 2011
1:45 - 4:45pm
By popular demand, Trevor Yelich is back to share another high-flying experience! This practice is for everyone, regardless of your yoga background.
Register online or at the front desk for level 1 or level 2 (if you have previously taken a level 1 already), or spend the whole weekend flying and get a discount for attending both sessions.
Click here for more information.
"City Repair Seminar" Video Screening hosted by John
Friday, February 11th, 2011
6 - 9pm
A few months ago, some inspiring speakers came together to spread the news about “City Repair”, Permaculture, and what it means to be part of a community. Lucky for us, the enlightening evening was recorded! We are going to have a showing of this recording on Friday February 11 from 6-9pm at the Bodhi Tree. You could say that the way we currently practice yoga is mostly dealing with everything skin inwards... Come out to learn what fantastical-ness could happen if we applied similar yoga concepts to everything skin outwards!
This event is free; no pre-registration required.
Perfect Health Workshop
with Nada Vignjevic
Saturday, March 5th
12 - 2:30pm
Saturday, March 19th & April 2nd;
12 - 3:30pm
Join Perfect Health Instructor, Nada Vignjevic, trained in Ayurveda through the Chopra Centre, to learn about your Dosha's, Mind-Body Constitution, Nutrition, Conscious Communication, Emotional Freedom and the Body's Inner Pharmacy.
Register online or at the front desk for 1 or 2 of the sessions that interest you, or get all 3 sessions for a discount.
Click here for more information.
Crystal Singing Bowl Performance
Friday, February 18th
8 - 10pm
Back once again is the Be Light, Be Sound group who will share the magical powers of their numerous crystal singing bowls.
Past attendees have always remarked on the healing qualities and soothing nature of this performance - a wonderful way to share the month of love with friends or someone special!
Click here for more information.
Yoga Therapy Clinic
Wednesdays 4 to 5pm
(by donation - min $10)
Yoga therapy is a holistic healing practice of alignment and awareness specifically tailored for an individual.
Sessions are designed to empower you with the tools to recover from a full range of muscular-skeletal injuries and limitations.
Join Eric & John Pattison and Celeste at the Bodhi Tree's first yoga therapeutics clinic.
Click here for info and a step forward into healing.
Unveiling the Heart
Welcome to February, the month of the heart. How fitting that the word “heart” has lately become a mainstay in my everyday vocabulary. Naturally, one cannot mention the word "heart" without including her emotional representation - "love". Oh please... you're thinking rose petals and champagne, right? No. Or maybe - if that's your thing. This article seeks to celebrate not only the invincible, transformative quality of the heart, but it's ability to love in a way that is tender, romantic, wild and fierce.
Click here to explore Jamie's process of unveiling the heart.
Om Cooking 4
Front desk staff extraordinaire and mindful chef, Jacinthe, shares her inspiring thoughts about self-love and treating yourself first.
Click here for a little warmth and inspiration.
Click the icon to visit our Facebook page for the latest updates, see what our teachers are up to and into, and more good vibrations!
Ugh! Where's my Uggs?!?
With the colder weather, there are lots of Ugg boots in the shoe area. We suggest leaving something in your boots to help identify them after class.
The staff behind the scenes at BYC are committed to finding new and innovative ways to accommodate our students on a budget. We are excited to offer a wide range of student passes to meet your needs. All student passes are now available in our online store.
Our new student monthly installment plan has been a huge hit so far! It's $79 to buy-in, and then $79 per month for unlimited yoga! We ask for a minimum 6-month commitment and if you stay on for 12 months, your 13th month is free! See our lovely front desk staff for details, or to sign-up.
Whether it's the flu season, or you've got a nasty cold, we kindly ask all students to refrain from practicing if they are sick. Practicing when ill puts others at risk and prolongs recovery time.
Women's Art Night with Seedmoments 2011
Join yogi Kristen Boettger for a fun night of creativity and self-exploration through art. Learn new techniques while developing your own insight. No art experience required, all art supplies provided! Next sessions are:
Wet Felting Feb. 9
Needle Felting Feb. 23
Yoga Study Group
Are you interested in setting up a home yoga practice? Are you interested in exploring the more internal and meditative sides of your yoga practice? Join Eric and John as they embark on a series of month-long explorations.
Click here to learn more.
Golden Tree Pose's
Long-time student, Jenny Cherniwchan enjoys a dual-ing vriksasana in front of the Golden Gate Bridge!
is now accepting submissions of yoga poses from all around the world. Feel free to email
us your photo!
Vinyasa Flow (warm)
Jeff and Sasha's new Vinyasa Flow classes have been a huge hit so far! Join us Wed 6pm and Thurs 4pm for these more movement-based practices, done in a warm (not hot!) room. Come broaden the spectrum of your practice!
Other New Classes:
Yang / Yin [silent] w Jamie
Sundays at noon is allowing inner worlds to be explored!
Pravasa (heated) w Jen
Sundays at 6pm continues to
shine with fresh approaches to the body!
Shiva / Shakti Fridays at 6pm swirls onwards under the mystical and poetic Sasha.
Now you can Sign-up Online for all of our Registered Programs!
A main-stay at the tree, this class is now in a registered format to allow greater progress and healing. Amy heads things off on
Mondays 12 - 1:15pm
March 7 - April 11
Intro to Yoga for a wonderful introduction to the world of yoga with Anita Athavale.
Saturdays 10 - 11:30am
March 5 - April 9
Prenatal Yoga for women in all stages of pregnancy.
Saturday's 2 - 3:30pm
March 5 - April 16
Tuesdays 12 - 1:15pm March 8 - April 19
Mom and Baby Yoga for new moms with infants who are not yet crawling.
Mondays 10 - 11:30am
March 7 - April 18
To see our full schedule of classes offered, visit here.
Join us Wednesdays at noon for our Karma yoga class!
This community-based class is offered as an inexpensive option for yoga, as well as to support local charities. There is a $5 minimum donation, and anything more that you can offer is welcomed.
In 2010, we raised over $6000 for our charity, the Women's Centre of Calgary.
In 2011, BYC is taking the Karma Yoga program to a whole new level. In support of three different charities, we will be sending our BYC Teachers to locations in need across the city to give the gift of yoga, in addition to supporting them with cash donations. Please join us Wednesdays at noon as we come together to bring light and hope to those in need in our community.
Thank you for your support.