September 2016 Newsletter

16 Dec September 2016 Newsletter

Yoga Light Studio News

Hello yoga community! We hope that you are all doing well! We have some exciting updates to share with this newsletter!

September Promotions:

*Auto-Renew Unlimited Membership Sale!

For the month of September, our auto-renew membership will be on sale for $89.00 a month! Students can lock-in at this amount, and for any student currently signed on with Auto-Renew, your monthly charge will be automatically reduced to $89.00 per month for your next payment that occurs in September. We will guarantee to keep your Auto-Renew at the price of $89.00 a month for a minimum of 12 months with no price increase.
This is a limited time offer, so take advantage while you can! Please note that Auto-Renew memberships are a 3 month commitment.  For additional details, please visit or call us at the studio.

* More Sales:   

We have two additional AMAZING promotions available for the month of September:

– 4 months unlimited membership, for $349.00 when paid in full at the time of purchase (this is equivalent to $87.25/month)

– 8 months unlimited membership, for $679.00 when paid in full at the time of purchase (this is equivalent to $84.87/month)

Economy Classes in Steptember!

Because our August economy classes were very much appreciated by our yoga community, we will be offering more in September!

Enjoy economy classes every Friday evening in September at 4:30pm and 7:00pm, $10 each class or use your current package.

Daily Schedule Updates & New Instructors

We’ve listened to your feedback to update the schedule with some new instructors, new class times and new class types, effective September 1st!  Here are a few highlights:

* NEW Ashtanga Class Monday evenings at 6pm, with Mark Morra

Starting September 12th, you will be able to practice Ashtanga in a reduced-heat setting with Mark Morra, every Monday at 6pm.  Don’t miss this opportunity to be led and assisted in this practice by Mark, who is always so insightful, compassionate and motivating.

NEW Guided Meditation Classes Wednesday evenings at 6pm with Amanda Vitaro 

Join Amanda for a 1 hour practice of total bliss. In this class you will be taken through a brief Yin practice to prepare the body to sit comfortably, which will be followed by a guided meditation. Learn to quiet the chatter of the mind, invoke intentions of love and joy, and connect to your true inner self.  This class is ideal for beginners and is also suitable for individuals with an existing mediation practice who wish to sit in unison with others in the community. Please note that this is a pre-registered class, so students must sign up in advance to attend.  You may sign up for 4 sessions which commence on Wednesday, September 21st. Classes are free for Yoga Light Members with any unlimited package, if pre-registered in advance. Investment for non-members is $60.00 (plus HST) for all 4 classes, or $20 (plus HST) for drop-ins (space permitting).

* NEW Instructor Dave Ung AKA Super Dave Joins Yoga Light

We are delighted to welcome Dave Ung, a formidable instructor who will definitely challenge and inspire you with his classes!  Dave is a certified yoga instructor who teaches a variety of yoga styles, and this year he created the very first acro yoga teacher training in Toronto. You can now practise with Dave at the Yoga Light Studio every Wednesday at 9:30am (power vinyasa) and 12pm (vinyasa).

* NEW Instructor Daniel Wiener Joins Yoga Light!

Daniel has been practicing yoga for many years and holds a number of yoga teacher training qualifications.  With a background in athletics and fitness training, Daniel has a strong understanding of the body and difficulties that can arise from injury, aging and natural wear and tear. Daniel has also trained in yoga therapy to assist with recovery from acute short & long term injuries, pain management and degenerative problems. You can now practise with Daniel at the Yoga Light Studio every Monday at 12:15pm!

Click here for a copy of the September schedule. You can also check the website for the most up-to-date information.

Labour Day Weekend Schedule

We will be open for the long weekend!  Here’s the schedule:

Saturday September 3

9:30am-10:45am Hatha, All Levels, Heated, with Natalie
11:30am-12:30pm Vinyasa, Level 2, with Natalie
1:00pm-2:30pm Ashtanga 1st/2nd Series Mix, Level 2-3, Heated, with Jovita

Sunday, September 4

9:30am-10:30am Vinyasa, Level 1-2, Heated, with Ivano
10:00am-11:30pm Ashtanga, Level 2-3, with Dave Ung
11:30am-12:30pm Core/Power Vinyasa, Level 2-3, Heated, with Ivano

Monday, September 5

9:30am-10:45am Vinyasa, Level 2, Heated, with Lisa.P
12:00pm-1:00pm Vinyasa, Level 2, with Amanda
12:15pm-1:15pm Hatha, Level 1-2, Heated, with Mirianna
4:30pm-5:30pm Vinyasa/Core, Level 2, Heated, with Dave Ung

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS:

For those of you who wish to explore aspects of your practice in more detail, or are interested in trying something new, one of our workshops may be exactly what you’re looking for. This is what’s in store so far for the upcoming weeks:

Restorative Yoga Workshop with Christina Frondella: 2 New Dates!

Back by popular demand, Christina’s Restorative Yoga workshop has 2 new dates: Friday September 30th, 6:30pm-8pm & Sunday, November 6th, 7:00pm-8:30pm.

Restorative yoga works to bring neutrality to the body. Each pose is fully supported by props (such as bolsters, blocks, blankets etc.) and held for longer periods of time, allowing the body to release tension and stress. Leave this workshop feeling relaxed and renewed. Space fills up quickly and is limited, so be sure to register in-studio or online.

(Investment: $30.00+HST, or $50.00+HST for both workshops when purchased together.)

Intro to Yoga Workshop with David Bruni on Saturday, October 15,  2-4pm

Join David Bruni for this 2-hour workshop, designed to introduce new students to the physical practice of yoga in a safe and comprehensive manner. Learning with a smaller class size allows for more individual attention and detailed instructions tailored to your body’s specific needs.  This workshop is also suitable for those with an existing yoga practice, who wish to review the basics or particular aspects of their practice.

(Investment: $35.00+ HST. 15% off for Yoga Light Members with an unlimited monthly membership, not including New Student Special).

Sun Salutations and Tristhana with Mark Morra on Sunday, October 16 from 12:00pm-2:00pm

The first half of this workshop will break down some basic techniques employed in the foundational asanas of the Sun Salutations. This portion will allow for dialogue between teachers and students to allow clarity and individual attention. The second half of this workshop will focus on Trishtana. Tristhana means the three places of attention or action: Asana, Breathing, and Dristi. When practiced simultaneously, the Tristhana method becomes a tool to steady the mind transforming the physical practice into a moving meditation. This workshop is ideal for beginners who are trying to get a better sense of sun salutations, and for seasoned practitioners who are feeling “stuck” in their practice.

(Investment: $35 + HST. $5 off for Yoga Light Members with an unlimited monthly membership – not including New Student Special).

The Art of Dowelling and Yoga with David Bruni on Saturday, October 22, 2 – 4pm

Treat yourself to two hours of Doweling/self-massage and yoga in this innovative workshop created by the very wise David Bruni.  This workshop will focus on highly effective, yet very simple techniques to quickly soften the muscles and tendons and sooth the superficial nervous system. Doweling is a form of self-therapy used to loosen layers of tension and stress that lie beneath the surface of the skin. The sensations created by the dowel are similar to receiving a massage, but you remain in control of the pressures applied.

(Investment:  $35.00+HST. 15% off for Yoga Light Members with an unlimited monthly membership – not including New Student Special).

The Art of Lifting with Mark Morra on Sunday, November 20th, 12-2pm

Lifting is a collective effort requiring several muscle groups to be engaged simultaneously. The practitioner’s effort and concentration is intensified, and the end product is light and graceful. This workshop will examine the muscle groups that work together to create a stronger practice with a greater sense of alignment, proper technique, and eventually some lightness. This workshop is ideal for all levels of practice.

(Investment: $35 + HST.  $5 off for Yoga Light members with an unlimited monthly membership – not including New Student Special).

Wishing all of our community a blissful remainder of the summer season!

As always, please continue to provide your feedback so we can be sure to do what we can to meet all of your yoga needs.
Namaste!

The Yoga Light Team