Archive for August, 2020

September classes

Dear Students,

Here we go right into September! It has always been our busiest month at the Centre. Please register for studio classes because they are filling quickly.

Join Ann, Soo, Adia and Ty, morning and evening throughout the week for live streaming asana. Our four live stream classes are convenient and offer the safety of your own home, for those not yet comfortable coming to the studio. The Online Unlimited Pass is a deal – all four online classes for the price of just two and a half!

Please note the changes in the studio schedule for September:

New: Two hour class with Ann on Monday from 5-7pm
New: 1.5 hour class with Lucie on Thursday from 5:30-7pm

Time Change: The pay-what-you can class with Johanna is moving to Tuesday from 1-2pm.

Extra 30 Minutes: Added to Ty’s class on Wednesday evening from 6-8pm, to Leslie’s 55+ on Wednesday from 11-12:30pm, to Wendy’s 55+ on Friday from 11am-12:30pm, and to Marlene’s class on Saturday from 8:30-10:30am.

The Student Intensive with Lauren and Ty runs Monday, August 31st to Friday, September 4th from 9:30am-12:30pm. There are still spots available for the online component. If you cannot commit to the full week, drop in spots are offered to experienced students. Please call us for details.

The screening questions we ask each time you come to the Centre are related to your daily health and exposure to travel. Thank you for your support and cooperation to keep us all safe in these troubled times.

Namaste, love
Wendy and Monica

August News

“Intelligence, when awakened says: What a fool I’ve been!”
BKS Iyengar, Pune, December 2003

Dear Students,

It’s an exciting week at the Centre! Our annual Teacher Training Intensive is taught annually in Victoria by Ann (Kilbertus) and Louie (Ettling). This week it moved online!

38 teachers from Nova Scotia, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and BC, have joined us from coast to coast for the first live-stream intensive! Committed, bright, creative teachers are exploring the new Iyengar yoga syllabus with Ann and Louie.

Britta is on vacation for two weeks so Monica is at the desk to take your registration for September. Our Online Unlimited pass offers four virtual classes for the price of two. Some studio classes are filling quickly – please call now to make your choice. The Student Intensive from August 31 to September 4th, with Lauren and Ty, still has spaces available online at half the price of the in studio option.

New virus cases jumped in BC on Wednesday with the health authority reporting the third highest single day total since the start of the pandemic. To manage the risk of transmission at the Centre, we now ask screening questions as you enter the lobby. The questions relate to general health and travel. For those who have travelled, our questions are probing. If you have travelled, or been around anyone who has, please call us before you come to class. We are happy to offer online classes, or class credits toward next term if you cannot come into the Centre for a couple weeks.

Everyone who has been asked to stay away for 14 days has been kind and understanding. We appreciate your cooperation very much!

Namaste, love
Wendy and Monica

The Early Bird gets the Worm

Work from the energy body.
The energy body, not the physical body,
holds poses.
BKS Iyengar, July 2020

Dear Students,

September registration opened this past Tuesday. The phone is ringing off the hook! Please register early for the in studio classes to avoid disappointment. We have spaces for only 15 students in the large studio and September is shaping up to be a busy month.

The Online Unlimited pass offers four classes for the price of two and a half. Join Ann, Soo, Adia and Ty on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday respectively, for live streaming classes.

Join Ty and Lauren online or in studio from August 31st to September 4th for the annual Student Intensive, from 9-12pm daily. The in studio price is $299 plus gst. For economy and convenience the intensive is offered online for half price! Online drop in fee is $45 plus gst per day.

In consultation with Island Health, and because Covid cases have doubled in BC in the last month, we will ask all students attending in studio classes some screening questions. The following questions, which are intended to keep us all safe, relate to your health and any recent travel:

Do you have, or have you recently had, a sore throat, cough, cold or fever?

Have you been in contact with anyone who is sick?

Do you live on Vancouver Island or the Gulf Islands?

Have you travelled outside of Victoria in the past 14 days?

Have you been around anyone who lives outside of Victoria?

Thank you for helping to keep us all safe.

Namaste, love
Wendy and Britta