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.)
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.
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
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.
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.
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
Join me at Yoga in Salt Spring for the first workshop of 2018: we will focus on back extensions, practising poses for a healthy back, creating space in the front chest, improving posture, gaining confidence and building stamina.
The workshop is open to all students, from beginners to those with more experience. We will break for herbal tea mid-session.
Cost: $40. We accept cash, cheque or credit card. Please register in advance for the workshop by calling Jayne at (250) 538-1716 /email Jayne@hedgerowhouse.ca with a credit card, or drop in your payment.
We hold yoga retreats each spring and fall at our studio, Yoga in Salt Spring, and the students get to stay at our beautiful B&B, Hedgerow House. We were recently featured in The Province for Workshop Getaways by Jane Mundy. We are walking distance to Ganges shops, restaurants and galleries, as well as beautiful forest and beach walks. At Hedgerow House we have three luxury bedrooms, each with ensuite bathroom, one with a balcony, one with a garden patio, and another with a writing nook. Our three-course breakfasts are nutritious and created from local ingredients – many from our own garden. Our yoga studio is warm and cozy and well-equipped with all the props and mats you’ll need.
As the third session at Yoga in Salt Spring begins on June 5, I hope you will be joining me! With our ‘indoor-outdoor’ yoga studio, we can make the most of the warm weather by having one side of the room completely open to the garden.
Here is how my Iyengar yoga sessions will continue to look: Tuesday and Thursday classes will be six-week sessions, with a reduced rate to students who sign up for the six-weeks. As Iyengar yoga is progressive, we follow a curriculum to enable students to develop skills week by week, and to build upon the poses and methods learned in each class. If you sign up for a Tuesday or a Thursday class and have to miss a week, you can ‘make up’ by attending a Saturday class. Saturday classes are for drop-ins and making up classes.
Tuesday from 5:00-6:30pm (90 mins) for Level I/II: cost $105 for 6 classes (or $20 per class)
Thursday from 5:00-6:15pm (75 mins) for beginners / Level I: cost $95 (or $18 per class)
Saturdayfrom 5:00-6:15pm (75 mins) for all levels. Cost $18 per class. Saturdays will be a make-up or drop-in class, for all levels.
If you are not sure which class is best for you, please give me a call at (250) 538-1716, and we can talk this over.
Classes for the third session will begin on Tuesday, June 5th for six weeks.
Please register in advance by sending me an e-transfer (email@example.com), calling (250) 538-1716 with your credit card number or dropping in to Hedgerow House, 238 Park Drive, Ganges. We accept cash, cheque or credit card for payment. Please call me if cost is an issue for you.
Workshops: once again this year I plan to offer monthly themed workshops, so stay tuned for these 2-3 hour programs. If you have a request for a subject you would like to study in more depth, please let me know. You can always check the website for the up to date schedule and the latest announcements.
I’m very much looking forward to this summer session at Yoga in Salt Spring. See you on the mat!