Heartsong Happenings For Summertime 2016
August 13/16: YOGA ‘In the Park’: 11 am – 12 Noon
– Charitable Donation to The Bonnechere Manor Foundation $15; YOGA Outdoor Adventure on the grass in front of Renfrew Town Hall with Heartsong YOGA Instructor Dorothy Garlough. “Bring your yoga mat!”
Now this was an incredibly AWESOME class! : Monday, June 20/16 at 8:30-9:45 pm: “FULL MOON in June YOGA” with Holly O’Neill
What a way to celebrate the energy of the June Moon! Come howl and stretch with Holly! The full moon in June is known as ‘The Strawberry Moon’ after the ancient Native American Algonquin Tribes who were said to gather dew-kissed strawberries by the light of and ‘in the magic’ of the June moon. The full moon in June has also been called The Honey Moon, The Rose Moon and The Hot Moon. The moon represents Lunar/Langhana Energy in Yoga- very nourishing, rejuvenating, refreshing & calming energy with an inner focus. (Holly will lead you again in this later-evening class every 2nd Monday for July & August)
July-August 2016 YOGA & Pilates Classes Check out the line-up of classes to choose from and hold fast to your Yoga and/or Pilates practice all month long! Allow yourself the time ‘to take care of YOU’, even in the midst of the hustle and bustle of entering a new season- ‘step away from The Rush’ and enjoy a class in the serenity & energy of Heartsong – simply FOR THE HEALTH OF IT!
There is always lots of great things happening here at Heartsong!
– A variety of classes every week for you to choose from, and an amazing Heartsong Team of Instructors!
GREAT FEEDBACK on these classes-we” do it again in the Fall!
Coming up in June Class Schedule: MANTRA YOGA! Mantra in Asana * Mantra in Meditation * Mantra in Songs/Chants
A mantra is a motivating chant, like the “I think I can, I think I can” you repeat over and over to yourself on the last stretch of a run, or a swim or long bike ride. It is a repetition of words and meaningful phrases that inspire and uplift. They can be chanted in meditation-style, like a soft droning sound- that clams and soothes the soul; and they can be voiced through the ecstatic, uplifting songs of gratitude and joy. Mantra comes from a Sanskrit word meaning a “sacred message or text, charm, inner wisdom, guidance, counsel.” A MANTRA is a pure thought from a pure heart. Pure intentions and genuine kindness and love are evoked while chanting mantras.
Heartsong – Lots of Classes to Choose From!
Flexibility * Strength *Concentration & Inner Focus * Breath Awareness * Calm
- Gentle YOGA (For Beginners and All Levels)
Slow-Flow Vinyasa YOGA (For ALL Levels)
‘Empowering’ Vinyasa YOGA (Level 2- some previous experience)
Pilates: CORE Strengthening that Increases Neural-Muscular Communication- Strong AND Relaxing all at the same time
Pilates on the Mat (For ALL Levels)
Pilates on the Body BALL (Level 2- some previous experience)
With Bright Blessings for 2016 to each one of you who visits this page!
Health * Happiness * Abundance
Heartsong WORLD Boutique
Visit us at 239 Raglan St S., right beside the Renfrew Post Office.
Heartsong YOGA Studio :
Entrance to the Studio is at the back of the building off of Plaunt Street. There is ample parking both on side streets and also in the public parking behind Scotiabank.
Welcome in – it is a beautiful space in which to….Breathe PEACE into your Life.
Please see the Workshops & Events page for upcoming ‘Happenings’ at Heartsong!
ANNUAL Heartsong ‘Springtime’ YOGA RETREAT -Please see the Workshops & Events webpage for full details.
***Heartsong Springtime YOGA Retreat May 13-15, 2016 to be held once again at beautiful Harmony Dawn Retreat Centre
TEACHER TRAINING (Please see Teacher Training webpage for full details)
There is always lots happening here at Heartsong. Welcome in to check things out – for the HEALTH of it!
I look forward to meeting you on the practice floor for the healthy habit of Pilates, YOGA & Well-Being!
Peace, Love & Joy
Classes at Heartsong are ongoing. Please feel free and most welcome to join in anytime!
There is an extra-special energy you feel when you step inside.
This is because so many beautiful people come here to practice connecting to ‘True Nature’ and to invoking PEACE into mind, heart and relationships with Humanity.
This practice has a profoundly positive influence on our total life experience.
We create ‘SANGHA’- Sacred Space- sacred community- spiritual family when we come together and promote meaningfulness and purposefulness in our lives.
Come on in and experience these life-sustaining practices – time for YOU to take care of YOU and thereby honour this Gift of LIFE
Photos from past YOGA Retreats
A good time had by all at the Heartsong 2013 YOGA Retreat
Heartsong Studio, 18 Renfrew Ave. West, Renfrew ON, K7V2W9
Native American PEACE Prayer
Oh Great Spirit of our Ancestors, I raise my pipe to you. To your messengers the four winds, and to Mother Earth who provides for your children. Give us the wisdom to teach our children to love, to respect, and to be kind to each other so that they may grow with peace of mind
Let us learn to share all good things that you provide for us on this Earth.
“Peace comes within the souls of man, when they realize their oneness with the Universe, when they realize it is really everywhere – – – it is within each one of us.”
– Black Elk, Lakota Medicine Man
Exerpts from the Dalai Lama’s acceptance speech for the Nobel Peace Prize
December 10, 1989, Oslo, Norway
“As a Buddist monk, my concern extends to all members of the human family and, indeed, to all the sentient beings who suffer. I believe all suffering is caused by ignorance. People inflict pain on others in the selfish pursuit of their happiness or satisfaction. Yet true happiness comes from a sense of peace and contentment, which in turn must be achieved through the cultivation of altruism, of love and compassion, and elimination of ignorance, selfishness, and greed.
The problems we face today, violent conflicts, destruction of nature, poverty, hunger, and so on, are human created problems which can be resolved through human effort, understanding, and a development of a sense of brotherhood and sisterhood. We need to cultivate a universal responsibility for one another and the planet we share. – – – –
I believe all religions pursue the same goals, that of cultivating human goodness and bringing happiness to all human beings. Though the means may appear different, the ends are the same. As we enter the final decade of this century, I am optimistic that the ancient values that have sustained mankind are today reaffirming themselves to prepare us for a kinder, happier twenty-first century. I pray for all of us, oppressor and friend, that together we succeed in building a better world through human understanding and love, and that in doing so we may reduce the pain and suffering of all sentient beings.”
With Bright Blessings to each one of you who reads this message,