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Steven Page, addicted to indecision.
Steven Page
A true Canadian, I glean much of my inspiration from CBC radio.  And, today is no different as I sat down at my computer to write this newsletter.
I found myself humming along to Steven Page's (of Barenaked Ladies fame) song, "Indecision."  In particular, I was struck by the line, "my addiction to indecision keeps me here."  The lyrics speak of being stuck in a behaviour that doesn't serve the singer.
In yoga philosophy, these addictions to behavioural patterns are called samskara-s.  Samskara-s are habits that we cling to, even when they no longer serve us. In the Yoga Sutras, we are offered a practical way to work with harmful patterns. 
It would be an illusion to try to live without any habits at all.  It is preferable to replace negative conditioning little by little with positive attitudes (Bouanchaud, B, The Essense of Yoga, Reflections on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Sutra I-50).
Regular yoga practice can help to build new, positive habits (Sutra III-9).  When doing yoga, you're immersed in the activity of bringing your mind into focus, through your body and breath.  A stable mind is able to see and let go of destructive patterns.
Seeing an addiction to a behaviour is an important first step in creating change.  Then, every time the behaviour emerges, you're better able to recognize it and try something different.
Are you aware of what behaviours you're addicted to? 
For more reflections on the Yoga Sutras, see the September/October issue of The Link (available free at hundreds of area locations or at, with a discussion on how to keep your mind clear and peaceful through specific behaviours. 

Fall Yoga Class Schedule

The Fall schedule has been finalized and online registration is up on the website at Fall classes run from Monday, September 13 - Friday, December 17 (14 weeks), except where otherwise noted. 

5:00 - 6:15 p.m. Vinyasa Flow (Intermediate) - Caroline
6:30 - 7:45 p.m. Gentle Yoga (All levels) - Caroline
8:00 - 9:15 p.m. Meditative Yoga (All levels) - Caroline (10 weeks)
9:00 - 10:15 a.m.Gentle Yoga (All levels) - Caroline
5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Level 2 Ashtanga Yoga - Ptbo - Caroline (10 weeks)
7:15 - 8:30 p.m. Level 1 Ashtanga Yoga - Ptbo - Caroline (10 weeks)
7:00 - 8:15 p.m. Energy Flow Yoga (Intermediate) - Margo/Tiina
6:30 - 7:45 p.m. Gentle Yoga (All levels) - Westwood Library - Margo
6:00 - 7:15 p.m.  Gentle Yoga (All levels) - Caroline
7:30 - 9:00 p.m. Intermediate Hatha Yoga (Intermediate) - Caroline
7:00 - 8:00 a.m. Wake-up Yoga (All levels) - Margo
9:00 - 10:15 a.m. Restorative Yoga (All levels) - Caroline
10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Meditation (All levels) - Caroline (8 weeks)
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Yoga for Children - Margo

Fall Workshops

We have a great lineup of workshops for the fall season. 
New workshops are frequently added at:
Yoga to Open Hips and Shoulders with Caroline Owen
In this workshop, poses from the Ashtanga Yoga primary and second series are explored, with a focus on opening the hips and shoulders. Ashtanga Yoga includes some challenging poses that are very effective in opening the hips and shoulders, as long as the body is well-prepared...Click here to read more and get registration information.
Date: Sunday, October 3
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: Path to Stillness, Lindsay, Ontario
Anusara Yoga with Louise Hanly (
Louise HanlyAnusara is a hatha yoga system that unites a joyful celebration of the heart with powerful principles of alignment. Anusara is a Sanskrit word which means "follow your heart". When we follow our heart... Click here to read more and get registration information.
Date: Saturday, October 2
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Wavelengths Yoga, Norwood, Ontario
enChanted EveningIntroduction to Vedic Chanting
with Caroline Owen
Learn some of the basic rules of chanting in Sanskrit from the ancient yogic texts.  We'll warm up with a simple asana (movement) practice, look at chanting theory, practice some simple chants, and end with a meditative practice Click here to read more and get registration information.
Date: Sunday, October 24
Times: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: The Humanistic Yoga Centre, Peterborough
Professional Development Day for Yoga Instructors
Network with local teachers, while learning about different styles of yoga, including both practice and theory.  This is a full day event for yoga instructors, and those enrolled in a yoga teacher training program.   Click here to read more and get registration information.
Date: Sunday, November 7
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Wavelengths Yoga, Norwood, Ontario
Ashtanga Yoga with David Gellineau
Save the date:
November, 14, 2010. 
Details coming soon at:

We have a new look!

lotusComing soon, we'll have a fancy new sign on the studio building at 2351 Country Rd. 45 in Norwood. The sign was designed and created by PAn Trinity DAs, a Peterborough artist.
At the same time, we've changed the Wavelengths Logo to present a consistent image.  So, the website, print ads and flyers will all have a similar look with the lotus design, new font and colours.
We're excited about the new look and hope you like it too.  You can see the new logo at the top of this page.


Jacquelyn Toupin
Wavelengths Yoga is pleased to annouce the opening of The Jacquelyn Toupin School of Dance at the studio.
Jacquelyn will be teaching classes for children and adults on Wednesday evenings and Saturdays.
For more information, please contact Jacquelyn directly at (705) 761-2579.
More about Jacquelyn:
Jacquelyn Toupin has been dancing for close to twenty years. She began her dancing career at the Joanne Whittaker School of Dance where she performed in many productions. Jacquelyn continued her studies at The School of Dance in Ottawa, as well as at the world famous Millenium Dance Complex in Los Angeles. She later went on to dance at George Brown College. Throughout her studies, she has trained in many different styles of dance such as ballet, jazz, modern, hip hop, ballroom, and tap. Dancing is Jacquelyn's passion and she wants to share it with others.
See Jacquelyn's web page for updates:
My mission is to ignite, inspire, expand, nurture, educate and deepen your love of yoga.
Caroline Owen
Wavelengths Yoga
Save 10%
Save 10% when you register for two or more yoga classes in Norwood.  Classes must be purchased at the same time for one student.  This offer may also be combined with the student/senior discount. 
Norwood only.