Yoga in Salt Spring

Iyengar yoga classes

August 23, 2019
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Movie: ‘Iyengar the man, Yoga and the Student’s Journey’, Wed Sep 18th at 7pm

We are fortunate to have a screening coming up of a new documentary film on BKS Iyengar and the history of Iyengar yoga. The film will show at The Fritz on Wed, Sep 18th at 7pm. If you would like to attend, you will need to buy a ticket in advance. Here is the link: https://tickets.demand.film/event/8212

I look forward to seeing you there!

 

Jayne Lloyd-Jones

Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher

Iyengar-Poster Salt Spring

July 27, 2019
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Yoga Workshop on Twists: Thursday, August 1st – 4:00pm – 6:30pm

Let’s Twist – for health and energy
Twists are energizing, good for the digestion, and detoxifying. Twists rotate the spine and stretch the muscles of the back. This helps to restore and retain the spine’s natural range of motion. Through twisting we lengthen the spine and get space between the bones, so our energy can flow better. Twists give us an instant energy lift and decompress the vertebrae in a safe, healthy way. We’ll practise sitting and standing twists as well as supine twists. All levels welcome.
Cost $40.
To register: email jayne@hedgerowhouse.ca, or call (250) 538-1716 with a credit card, or mail a cheque:
238 Park Drive, Ganges V8K 2R6

May 22, 2019
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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
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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
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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