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Relaxing and Invigorating Candlelight Yoga

Welcome the New Year in with Ladies Candlelight Yoga!!!!

How would you like to join us at ‘Love Yoga Love’ private yoga studio for some relaxing and invigorating YOGA by Candlelight to bring in the new year!!?!?!

Welcome in the New Year with Winter Hatha Flow Yoga Series @ Love Yoga Love private studio in Byron – Starts January 5th!!!

Join us for the winter 7 class series.

Classes are 6:30-7:30pm on Tuesday nights. 

You can sign up for all 7 classes or just attend on the weeks you choose to – it’s up to you!!

Series begins January 5th and runs through until February 16th.

Don’t be shy – New yogis are always welcome to join us mid-series. This is a very friendly and welcoming group of beginners and also more experienced yoga practitioners!

Look forward to meeting you on our mats!!!

$90 for full 7 week series (only about $13/class!)

$60 for a 4 class pass (good for 2 months from purchase date)

$20 drop-in price

Feel free to sign-up here, through Meetup.com (Byron Small Group Yoga) or to contact Laura @ 519 670 2201 to sign-up!

(Note that you can typically expect 6-10 people in the class each week. This is a very friendly and welcoming group )

Also we are on meetup.com (Byron Small Group Yoga) and on Facebook: Love Yoga Love

Namaste

Laura

Wishing You a Peaceful Holiday Season

Happy Holidays Yogis!!!! from Love Yoga Love in Byron!

This is the time of year that many of us look forward to reconnecting with family and friends and spending lots of time together with them to celebrate the season.

Although this can be a happy and loving time of year it can also be one where we are more emotionally charged and sensitive than usual.  This can cause us to hold high and perhaps unreasonable expectations of our loved ones. It is important during this time to remember that we are all human and are all experiencing many of the same stresses, hopes and fears. Try to bring with you a sense of gratitude and acceptance. Try to be ‘present’ with your loved ones, really truly listen to what they are really saying and look into their eyes. One of the greatest gifts you can give is that of really hearing someone, of giving them your full attention.  You would be surprised how rare a gift that can be!

But life isn’t something that should be edited. Life shouldn’t be cut. The only way you’ll ever discover what it truly means to be alive and human is by sharing the full experience of what it means to be human and each blemish and freckle that comes with it.
Iain Thomas

 

Life Changing Holiday Challenge from Love Yoga Love to you – calling all Yogis!!

OMG!!! Shockingly Life Changing!

Are you up for trying a 21 day mindfulness challenge with me?!?!?!!

It has been proven again and again that our words and thoughts have great impact on our moods and emotions. So it only stands to reason that being more conscious and in control over the negativity in our lives can be life changing! Right? Absolutely!

Soooooo…….. here goes….over this busy and oh so stressful holiday season I have decided to take a 21 day challenge!!

My goal is to become more mindful and conscious of negative thoughts and words that may be slipping into my day to day life – even achieving 7 solid days of success in keeping this negativity out of your life has been said to be life changing by people who have tried it (thanks Tim Ferriss!!).

Care to join me?!

Heres how…..

1) Choose a ring or bracelet and wear it on your left hand side..

2) Keep wearing the jewelry on that side UNTIL YOU CRITICIZE SOMETHING (without suggesting a solution), or complain about anything or anyone

3) when you catch yourself criticizing or complaining SWITCH SIDES and START YOUR 21 DAYS OVER AT DAY 1!!!!!

Piece of cake? Think you can do 21 days easily? I thought so too…..but…..Surprising not a ‘piece of cake’!!!!

I do not think of myself as a particularly negative person and tend to have a fairly positive outlook on life ….however …. I have already switched sides a number of times since starting this yesterday! Wow!!! Crazy.

(oh shoot….was that a complaint? Do I need to switch sides again…..?! LOL)

Do you dare to try it too? You may surprise yourself and as a result teach yourself more positive habits to help improve your mood and make life all that more fun and pleasant

Love and Light
Laura

Love Yoga Love Studio – Byron

 

Don’t miss our next Hatha/Yin Yang Flow Yoga 7 week series……. starting soon!!!!

Fall Hatha Flow Yoga Series – Starts November 3rd!!!

Join us for the fall series. Classes are 6:30-7:30pm on Tuesday nights.

We will be moving through this 7 week series progressing a little more each week by adding on to our flow series of poses and also adding on to our guided meditations that we enjoy at the beginning of each class.

Look forward to seeing you there!!!

$90 for full 7 week series (only about $13/class!)

$60 for a 4 class pass (good for 6 weeks from purchase)

$20 drop-in price

Contact Laura @ 519 670 2201 or info@loveyogalove.com to sign-up!

Autumn Hatha Flow Yoga Series – Starts Sept 15th!!!

Autumn Hatha Flow Yoga Series – Starts Sept 15th!!!

Join us for the fall series. Classes are 6:30-7:30pm on Tuesday nights.

We will be moving through this 7 week series progressing a little more each week by adding on to our flow series of poses and also adding on to our guided meditations that we enjoy at the beginning of each class.

Look forward to seeing you there!!!

$90 for full 7 week series (only about $13/class!)

$60 for a 4 class pass (good for 6 weeks from purchase)

$20 drop-in price

Contact Laura @ 519 670 2201 or info@loveyogalove.com to sign-up!

Me Time

Every day we are pulled in a million directions.

Demands at work, family needs, to do lists, worries….. It is important to remember that you also have needs of your own. Forgetting this can leave you feeling exhausted, stressed, and not in a good place to be who you want to be for the people around you and for yourself.

Remember to take a few moments each day to do something just for you. Something that makes you truly and genuinely smile. It could be as simple as taking a long bath, listening to a favourite song, basking in the sunlight coming through your window with a good book, or even a few minutes of just sitting quietly and listening closely to your own breath.

It is a paradox that taking some time and setting it aside just for yourself will actually make you able to be more present and to be a better person for the people in your life.

What can you do today for yourself that will reenergize you? That will make you smile?

It’s Official! Love Yoga Love is open! Thank-you everyone!!!!!!!

Hi Yogis!

Thank-you to everyone from our ‘Byron – Small Group Yoga Classes’ Meet-up group (and also outside of Meet-up!!) who joined our very first class at the new studio on Tuesday March 24th! We had a great time! And it was such a pleasure to meet such amazing ladies and to practice together!

It’s official! Love Yoga Love is now open! 🙂

So thrilled that so many enjoyed the flow yoga class and signed up for the series of four classes! I  look forward to practicing together in the upcoming weeks!

Some of you have been inquiring into a later class time to better match with your schedule, and so I will add another class starting this Tuesday March 31st at 7:30-8:30 pm.  I already have three ladies signed up and there is still room for 2 – 3 more people.  So if this is something you are interested in joining please do sign-up.

I will post the new class details today.

Namaste

Laura

 

Where are you right now?

So often we get caught up in our minds worrying about what will happen next or reliving past events that we don’t take time to appreciate where we are right now and who we are with.

Take a moment to look around you. Feel the warm sunshine coming through the window and brightening your day, breathe in the fresh air as you walk through the park, see the tree branches moving as a squirrel scurries over them. Look into the eyes of the person you are talking to.  Hear what they are really saying to you.

Really pause and take time to experience the now.  

It is all you will ever have.

Yesterday is past and tomorrow is forever in the future.

This is a snapshot of my cute tea mug that I like to look at to remind me to be ‘present’. If these little animals had their eyes any more wide open….well…they are either ‘present’ or just drank too much coffee. 😉

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A Story of unbelievable Personal Integrity

A few days ago I came across someone who stood out to me as having a sense of personal integrity beyond which I have rarely, if ever, seen before.

I was shocked and surprised by his selfless reaction to someone being taken advantage of.

I had hired a painter to help me paint some rooms in my home and I wanted to check in to see if he would be arriving the next day as planned. When he answered the phone he sounded stressed and upset. When I asked him what was going on he explained to me that the current job he is working on is a huge mess and so he is going to need an extra few days to get it done.

I asked him what had happened and why there was a mess. I was confused because from everything I had heard about this painter, his work was exceptional and he paid attention to every detail with utmost care.

He explained to me that this was a basement that had just had drywalling done by someone else. After the drywall was completed his team was called in to paint it.

Everything looked great until the owner installed potlights and turned them on.  At that point it became immediately apparent that the drywalling was not done in proper lighting and so it was not smooth at all! The pot lights in the ceiling now shone down highlighting every flaw!

The owner was beside himself.  The drywaller disappeared and would not answer calls.

So my painter took it upon himself to have his own guys fix the drywalling job and then paint it again completely free of charge! At a cost to himself and also forcing him to push my job back until it is completed! The owner is going to try to find a way to compensate them for their help.

 

“Your reputation and integrity are everything. Follow through on what you say you’re going to do. Your credibility can only be built over time, and it is built from the history of your words and actions.”

— Maria Razumich-Zec