What You Do MATTERS

The Secret to Happiness is in the Smallest of Things
by Jenny Houston
This year has been a doozy, filled with ups & downs, loss, fear, anxiety, grief….
I could go on.
It’s super easy to name the negatives.
And the truth is, there are so many positives that have come from 2020. The pandemic has given us an opportunity to re-evaluate what is important. There’s been an unveiling, a surfacing, of areas where we’re sick and/or misaligned, both personally and globally.
Distractions like travel and social engagements have been taken from us, and although it feels like a dreadful punishment for most of us, we’ve been given the gift of time, to go inwards and build awareness around how we live our lives and what (and whom) we surround ourselves with. The quality of the foods we eat, the honesty in our relationships, the way we treat our fellow humans, the disfunction of our politics, (etc., etc.) are all impacting who we are, and who we are becoming. And to see it, perhaps for the first time, can be unnerving and rattling… to our very core.
Well, hey….I’m just gonna to give it to you straight. 2020 has turned me upside-down and inside-out. As a business owner, a mother and a partner, and as an individual, I’ve seen parts of myself that I haven’t been happy to see.
And, the good thing is, it’s all in my power to change.
Have you heard this quote before?
“It’s not your fault you’re messed up,
But it’s your fault if you stay that way.”
Oooof.
When I consider how long it’s taken, basically my entire life, to become the person I know myself to be, I can choose compassion when I’m frustrated with outcomes I’m not pleased with. I’m always doing my very best, with what I know at the time.
And when I know better, I have the opportunity to do better.
It’s in our smallest of daily habits where we stitch together the fibre of our beings. This is really hitting home for me.
We may not realize it, but every decision we make impacts our future Self.
Every. Single. Decision.
From what we eat, to our sleeping habits, to our work habits, to how we make and spend money… right down to the thoughts we think about ourselves.
Everything we do matters.
Every moment and every experience accumulates, and over time we’ve carved a path for ourselves that we might be proud to look at, but for most of us, it can be a bit of a rude awakening.
When we get right down to it, we can only blame (or praise!) ourselves for the place we’re at in our lives. No one else makes us choose the burger over the salad, or snooze the alarm, or opt-out on a workout, or arrive to work late on a consistent basis, or hold grudges, or think mean things about the reflection we see in the mirror. These are daily habits.
The good thing is, today we can re-write the ending to our lives! Starting right now, we can all make decisions that over time will impact us in very positive, powerful ways.
We might decide to walk for 30 minutes, or read 10 pages in a thought-provoking book, or name 3 things we’re grateful for… daily.
I invite you to look to places in your life where you feel unhappy, and break it down really small. What is one small change you could make today? And after doing it repeatedly, day after day, do you think you’d be impacted in a very positive way? Absolutely, you would.
However… anything that is going to create a significant amount of change is going to take time, and for a long while you won’t observe any kind of change, at least nothing dramatic. You’re going to want immediate results, especially if you’re reconstructing an area in your life you’ve been very unhappy with. You’ll be very tempted to quit when you’re not quickly shown evidence that your new habits are ‘working’.
With these small daily habits, you’re going to need to practice trust, and patience, and consistency.
If you’d like to know more about creating daily habits that are so small and so easy, I would recommend grabbing the book called “The Slight Edge”. This is where I’ve been gleaning this amazing perspective!
Have You Let Things Slip? (Hey, It’s Okay.)
The reason I’m sharing all of this here is because I’m dreadfully aware of how much we’ve let our (collective) selves slip since mid-March. I can see the impact of time and poor decisions, and letting go of our routines… and I see the downward trajectory it’s created.
{This is ‘the slight edge’ at work, in a not-so-flattering way.}
If we’re going to make decisions anyway, then why not use the slight edge to our advantage?
If you’re one of our regular attendees, congratulations, you’re utilizing the slight edge and applying small, positive, daily habits! Depending on how long you’ve been practicing, you’re either starting to see small incremental changes, or you’ve been observing them on a larger scale for quite a while! I’m curious to hear what it is you do/think in order to continue with a regular yoga practice? What sorts of things do you say to yourself? Do you have an image in mind of your future self and it keeps you motivated?
When you want to say ‘no’, what makes you say ‘yes’ instead?
Well…. for the rest of us who might be slightly behind the daily-practice-of-yoga curve, we’ve got an amazing offer that you might like to consider….
Today, deciding to gift yourself a yoga pass that will get you through to the end of the year might seem sort of insignificant.
But, if you get this pass and you commit to a daily practice of movement, mindfulness & breath, imagine the results you’ll see on December 31st, 2020…. and imagine the new path you’ll be on as you move into the new year!I’m incredibly ecstatic for you, and the amazing results an opportunity like this could do for your wellbeing.

This pass will get you unlimited classes (both virtual and in-studio) and an added perk — you’ll have access to our Poser YOGA library of recorded classes! So there really won’t be a good enough reason for you not to practice every day!  (Except for all the excuses and resistances you’ll conjure up on a daily basis!)

A journey starts with a single step…

Unlimited Summer Yoga 2018!

We know how challenging it can be to keep up with a regular practice during the summer months — the weather is beautiful, the kiddos are out of school, and schedules fall by the wayside with last minute getaways, bonus hours of daylight, and extra socializing and sport partaking!

We ALSO know how beneficial it is to keep up with a regular Yoga practice. We hear it so often…

“With all the hiking/biking/kayaking/long distance driving I get up to in the summer, Yoga is my saving grace! I can stretch out, reset, and head back out to do it all over again!!”

So it just makes sense… taking advantage of our Unlimited Summer Yoga pass is the way to go!

UNLIMITED SUMMER YOGA
3 months (June, July + August)
$215

>>> It’s discounted heavily, so you don’t have to worry about ‘wasting’ your money on the days when you’re a little busier!
>>> It’s 3 months long, so you can practice when you can and you don’t have to worry about expiration dates, OR your bank account balance – it’s already taken care of!
>>> If you currently have a 5 or 10 Pack Pass, we’ll put it on hold for you, and on September 1st you can pick up right where you left off!

This pass is valid Friday, June 1st to Friday, August 31st, 2018.
Purchase any time you like, and it will activate on the 1st of June.

AND one last thing to make the deal even sweeter… you’ve got TWO WEEKS to take advantage of LAST YEAR’s price of $199! Purchase before Friday, May 18th to get this Early Bird pricing!!

Are you ready to make your summer even MORE awesome? Purchase now! 

Get Your Poser YOGA Apparel!! Deadline is OCTOBER 27th

Hey, hey, hey!!!!

We’re getting ready to order more Poser YOGA apparel for our shoppe and we’re giving you an opportunity to choose the style, colour and size YOU want!! We’re sending out the order at the end of the month, so the deadline for personal orders and payment is: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27th.

All pre-orders will get 10% off…. and members get 15%.

The catalogue will be available at the studio, as well as order forms. Below are links to the catalogue and the order form if you’d like to prepare your order beforehand, and bring it into the studio. (Click on the image.)

 

 

 

 

IT’S TIME TO GET ‘REGULAR’!

We’re making it even easier to maintain a regular practice! Choose from two monthly options, and begin your journey towards transforming your LIFE!! We now have a mini-membership option for our Once-a-Week Yogis!! A financial commitment might be just the motivation you need to help you develop and/or maintain a regular, weekly practice! And we’ll be thrilled to see you more often, GUARANTEED!!

  • 4 classes per month; use them how you like, ideally one class a week
  • Pass will reset to 4 new classes each month; use ’em up, no rollovers
  • Membership perks apply to this pass too
  • Savings of over $200 a year, compared to Single Class drop-ins
  • Take a leap, and invest in YOU!

“If you practice Yoga once a week, you will change your mind. If you practice twice a week, you will change your body. If you practice every day, you will change your life.” ~Unknown

Ask us in studio and we’ll get you started!

Revised Autopay Conditions:
1. Cancel anytime (w/ written notification 30 days in advance); cancellation fee applies if you cancel before 6 months
2. Option to freeze; minimum of 3 weeks; 2 weeks advanced written notification

Unlimited Yoga for September at Poser YOGA

September 100

The Unlimited Summer yoga pass ends today, but don’t
let that stop your unlimited Yoga!

SEPTEMBER SPECIAL: Unlimited Yoga for $100 ($20 off!)

Purchase an unlimited monthly pass for the price of a 10-class pass. If you purchase this pass online, use the code SEPT100 to get the discount. This promotion is valid until the end of September… so get it while the gettin’s good!

Buy it here!!