In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer. - Albert Camus
The promise of spring is here! Although the first few weeks of March can still feel a bit dreary, the lengthening days are encouraging. It is also a time when the flu is hitting many, and the toll of being away from the sun for so long is evident. We encourage you to take care of yourself and your loved ones. Be sweet to each other and move at whatever pace makes sense for you. And, as always, Practice!
Love, The QSY Crew
Joy of Singing
Wed 7:30-9:00pm, March 21-April 25 (6 weeks)
Meets at the Five Tibetans Studio, 79 Schneider in Victoria Park
Register by clicking below:
For six weeks, we will meet and join our voices in sound and song. Each night, a vocal tip or new exercise will be introduced. Over the course of the workshop, we will work on a repertoire of songs, learning melodies, and harmony parts. Most importantly, we will share in the heart-warming experience of singing together. No talent or experience necessary.
Jane, from Guelph, will lead the class. To read more about her see her website.
• strengthen the immune system
• reduce heart rate and blood pressure
• reduce stress
• improve posture
• increase lung capacity
• tone diaphragm, abdominal and intercostal muscles
• help build concentration, memory, and listening skills
• build self-esteem and confidence
• act as an anti-depressant
For information and research on the benefits of singing read more here!
Power of Movement
We had a beautiful Sunday morning for our Power of Movement event at Kitchener City Hall! We practiced yoga, fundraised for Arthritis and Autoimmune research, built awareness, and most of all, celebrated community. We collectively raised $13,317.00 CAD. QSY student Hang Tran was one of the top four fundraisers in the country, and her team, Savasana Warriors, was the very top team in Canada. Congratulations to Hang and her team! Check out the article in The Record
about the event, see more photos
, and a blog post
Open Level with Leena
: Mondays 9:30am and 6:00pm
In these classes I’m teaching based on my training in the Yogahour method
developed by Darren Rhodes. The class emphasizes both form
(shapes of poses and safety in alignment of poses) and flow
(fluidity of moment and breath), giving you 75 minutes of power
. My aim is for the practice is to be difficult yet still doable, both for students right out of Intro to Yoga and for more advanced students. Fresh and energizing soundtracks will keep you grooving throughout. In March we’ll be working with a set sequence of ferociously fun poses. Try it out once this month, or come more often see how you might go deeper and get stronger each week. You can also practice yogahour at home with Darren, check it out here