Yoga in Salt Spring

Iyengar yoga classes

May 22, 2019
by Jayne
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Workshop Sat June 1: Yoga in the Ropes

Sat, June 1 from 4pm-6:15pm ~ $40 Yoga in the Ropes   

This two-hour workshop will focus on yoga poses in the ropes. Called ‘Yoga Kurunta’ in Sanskrit, which means ‘puppet yoga’, yoga in the ropes is an experience in freedom. Practising yoga using ropes helps create freedom and space in the body. BKS Iyengar was the originator of ropes for yoga. Using ropes allows you to go deeper into poses you know; helps you find proper alignment; and is especially beneficial for the spine, using traction to relieve pressure on the vertebrae. Join me to find out how yoga in the ropes can help your practice. All levels welcome.

Cost $40.

To register: email jayne@hedgerowhouse.ca, or call (250) 538-1716 with a
credit card, or mail a cheque to 238 Park Drive, Ganges V8K 2R6.
Certified Iyengar Yoga instructor: Jayne Lloyd-Jones

April 23, 2019
by Jayne
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Yoga Workshop: oiling the joints, keeping arthritis at bay

Yoga Workshop: Saturday, May 4th from 4pm – 6:15pm
Healthy knees, shoulders, toes and….. joints!
Anyone who has arthritis in their joints, or who wants to ward off stiffness in the joints will love this practice. We’ll spend time in yoga poses that help keep knees healthy, shoulders mobile, and even toes and fingers supple. Mobility and stability, balance and strength, are all key components in the work of keeping joints mobile. And best of all, there will be ideas to take home to your own mat.
Cost $40.
To register: email jayne@hedgerowhouse.ca, or call (250) 538-1716 with a
credit card, or mail a cheque to 238 Park Drive, Ganges V8K 2R6.

April 8, 2019
by Jayne
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April news – introducing a self-guided Sunday practice

Dear friends

I’m excited to introduce a new opportunity: I’m inviting you to join me for a self-guided yoga practice on select Sundays each month. There is no cost. I am simply opening my studio to students of Yoga in Salt Spring to come and practice with me. You can use the mats and all the props. There will be no teaching, although I’ll be there to answer questions. I’ll provide sample practice sequences for different levels from beginner to intermediate or perhaps you have your own regular practice. The studio will be open from 4-6pm on Sunday April 14th and Sunday April 28th. You can stay for as long or as little time as you have available. If you don’t already have a regular practice, this may be the opportunity you’ve been waiting for!

Simply let me know in advance if you plan to join me. I look forward to practising along side students and friends.

Please note: On Saturday April 13th on and Saturday April 27th, so there will be no Saturday class. We have residential yoga retreats taking over the studio.

Jayne Lloyd-Jones, Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher

March 9, 2019
by Jayne
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Saturday yoga class, March 9th

Please join me for yoga on Saturday, March 9th at 5pm as usual. However, this is a special Saturday as I’m teaching a small retreat and will enhance the Saturday class from75 mins to 120 mins – more of a workshop style.

If you cannot stay for the entire class, please let me know in advance. (The cost is $18 as usual.)

See you tomorrow!

Jayne

 

January 28, 2019
by Jayne
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Opening for the season Saturday, March 2nd

Dear Friends

I’m looking forward to the 2019 season at Yoga in Salt Spring, and hope you’ll join me on Saturday, March 2nd, to kick off the new year at our studio.  Over the winter our travels have taken us to London, Paris, Cologne and Berlin and I have been lucky enough to attend Iyengar yoga classes in each of these cities. It was a wonderful journey around Europe, made even richer by exploring the art, architecture, music and yoga in each place.

I’ve also attended several Iyengar workshops since I last saw you, so I look forward to sharing some dynamic new ideas and teachings with you this season.

The schedule will remain the same as 2018:

~ Tues: 5.00-6:30pm Level I/II ($108 for 6 classes)

~ Thur: 5:00-6:15pm Beginner and Level I ($98 for 6 classes)

~ Sat: 5:00-6:15pm All levels. ($18 drop-in) Saturdays may not run every week, so check this website for announcements each week!

This year will bring regular workshops as well as visiting teachers, so keep checking back for news.

I hope you are enjoying the season of drawing inwards, with the gift of time to regenerate and plan for the more energetic months ahead.

See you soon on the mat!

Jayne

January 4, 2019
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Yoga and Spa Spring Retreat: March 8 & 9; March 22 & 23

 

If you’re looking for a spring retreat, with yoga classes, spa, and a relaxing atmosphere, we’ve created just the thing. For two weekends in March, (8 & 9

; and 22 & 23), we’ve devised a two-night, three-day stay for guests looking to get away from it all. We will serve a full breakfast each morning, gathered family-style around a large table, afternoon treats with coffee or tea in front of the fire. You’ll find a warm and cozy atmosphere with a comfortable room, ensuite bathroom, and a guest lounge with plenty of books to cocoon with.

Jayne will teach a morning Pranayama class before breakfast on Saturday and Sunday, as well as a two-hour class on Saturday afternoon. All levels are welcome. We have props, mats and a rope wall, so no need to bring any props with you.

Spa treatments can be booked in advance: our wonderful therapist offers express facial, salt glow, back scrub, pure aromatic massage and deep tissue massage.

Cost: $395 single occupancy including taxes; $495 CAD double occupancy including taxes. Please contact Book Yoga Retreats to reserve your spot. We look forward to seeing you.

Jayne and Peter Lloyd-Jones: Hedgerow House B&B / Yoga In Salt Spring

December 24, 2018
by Jayne
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Yoga class to honour Geeta Iyengar: Thur Dec 27, 11am at the SS Wellness Centre

Dear Friends

Geeta Iyengar: Dec 6, 1944-Dec 16, 2018

You may have heard of the sad passing of Geeta Iyengar, the daughter of B.K.S. Iyengar. She died at the age of 74 on December 16th, after a life devoted to the teaching of Iyengar yoga.

Geetaji, as her students called her, was a pioneer for women. She wrote ‘Yoga, a Gem for Women’ in 2002 among other seminal books and is credited for advancing yoga for women’s health. Geeta, the eldest daughter of B.K.S. Iyengar, (he had six children) devoted her life to yoga. She taught daily at the Ramamani Institute founded by her father in Pune, India, and gave workshops all over the world. You can count yourself lucky if you were ever in one of her classes! She was, in fact, teaching at the celebrations to commemorate the 100th anniversary of B.K.S. Iyengar’s life until just days before she died.

Please join me in a class to honour Geeta on Thursday, December 27th from 11am – 12:30pm at the Salt Spring Wellness Centre. The class is by donation and our contribution will go to the Bellur Foundation that Guruji set up in the village of his birth to help build schools and bring a better life to this poor community. http://belluriyengaryogacenter.com/trust/

If you have time, please send me a note if you plan to attend.

I look forward to seeing you on Thursday.

Jayne

Jayne Lloyd-Jones, Certified Iyengar yoga teacher

October 8, 2018
by Jayne
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End of summer 2018 – thank you to my students!

 

A big thank you to all my students, those who’ve come to class faithfully throughout the spring and summer season, and to those who’ve been able to drop in to classes or attend workshops at YogaInSaltSpring. The yoga studio is now closed and our studio and B&B is getting ready to taking a break! I will be travelling to far flung places this fall and winter, to study with Iyengar teachers in cities as far away as London and Paris.  I’ll be looking for fresh insights and new ways to practise that I can bring back to Salt Spring.

Wishing you all a nurturing time for mind and body over the winter, as we retreat to quieter pursuits ~ and some personal yoga practice.

Namaste,

Jayne

August 15, 2018
by Jayne
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Restorative & Pranayama Workshop: Sat Aug 18

Workshop: Saturday, August 18, 4pm-6:15pm. Restorative and Pranayama
Join me for a restorative workshop on Saturday. With the poor air quality currently due to fires, we will take it slow,and stretch and restore.

Restorative yoga helps you to achieve physical, mental and emotional relaxation with the aid of props (bolsters, bricks, blankets, chairs etc). The use of props makes it easier for you to maintain balance while you are stimulating and relaxing your body. With warm days and an active schedule, rest
orative yoga is the perfect counterbalance. And many of these poses you can practice at home with just a few props that you’ll have to hand.
Time 4pm-6:15pm (with a short break)
Cost: $40 – cheque, cash or credit card to hold your space (Jayne@hedgerowhouse.ca)
Level: all levels
Props: we have them all
What to bring: an empty stomach and your enthusiasm
See you soon in class – maybe on Saturday!
Jayne
Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher