September, 2011

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This September brings an exciting new beginning to Wavelengths Yoga. We are starting our first 225 hour yoga teacher training program with a full class of 14 dedicated students.  


Wavelengths is now designated a Yoga School, with recognition from Yoga Alliance, a certifying body for yoga instructors and schools. Graduates will not only get comprehensive training in the fundamentals of teaching yoga, they will also be recognized across North America by the designation RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) upon completion of the program and registration with Yoga Alliance.  

So, it truly is "back to school" for Wavelengths this fall!


As always, we continue our full schedule of regular studio classes, with the addition of an early morning class on Fridays, welcoming Kathy Herrold as the instructor.  


Classes begin on September 19.  At this time, there is still space in all the classes, however, they are filling up quickly. Register now to ensure your spot.  

Fall Term Yoga Classes and Registration

The The fall schedule is now online at:


Register online, in person, by mail or by internet money transfer.  Find out how:


Space in the classes is limited.  Please register in advance. 


We will be holding another registration evening on:


Thursday, September 13

6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

at Wavelengths Yoga


Register for yoga classes with Caroline and dance classes with Jacquelyn.  There will also be a limited number of yoga accessories available for sale (mats, blankets, blocks, bolsters, etc.) at the registration evening.

 Early Morning Yoga

sunrise yoga 

Join Kathy Herrold on Friday mornings from 6:30 - 7:30 for a gentle yoga class to start your day off right.  Sunrise is the traditional time for practicing yoga, before your mind gets engaged in the busy-ness of the day.  

Rise and Shine Yoga
6:30 - 7:30 a.m.
September 23 - October 28 (6 weeks)
$66 plus HST
Kathy is an experienced yoga instructor and we are pleased to welcome her to the studio.


Fall Dance classes with Jacquelyn Toupin

Jacquelyn Toupin

Fall Dance Classes 


Classes are filling up for the second year of the Jacquelyn Toupin School of Dance at Wavelengths Yoga. 


From ballet and jazz to hip hop, there is something for everyone, from adults to children down to the young age of four.


No experience necessary.  


For more information please call Jacquelyn at 705-778-7243 or email her at


You can register for dance classes in person at the studio on September 13 from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.


More info at

Yoga Anatomy Workshop

Yoga Anatomy with JJ Gormley 

jj gormley

We welcome JJ Gormley to Wavelengths Yoga, October 28-30.   

In this workshop, JJ will present (from the yogi-s perspective) the anatomy of our muscular and skeletal systems, as well as major organs.


When JJ presents these systems through the yogi-s eyes, she overlaps the anatomy of the chakra system with the anatomy of the above systems.  This allows participants to categorize the body in a different way by looking at what each chakra area of the body has working in and for that particular chakra.  In this way participants get a more in-depth and wholistic picture of the inner and outer workings of the body/mind...

About JJ:


JJ Gormley, Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 500), Yoga Educator and Yoga Therapist, began practicing yoga in 1979.


In 1994, JJ began teaching teachers and now teaches several yoga teacher trainings in various location in the U.S. and as a guest teacher internationally.   

jj dvd


JJ has produced many yoga training manuals and handouts, yoga videos/DVDs, and a chanting CD.  


Read more about JJ on her website at:


For more information about this workshop see

Yoga Dance Series

yoga dance


We are thrilled to welcome Tiina back to Wavelengths again this fall for a series of YogaDance classes.  The first one takes place on Friday, September 23.  I hope you'll join us.


Tiina Kivinen offers an exhilarating class of Kripalu YogaDance, a unique fusion of yoga and ecstatic dance. When we dance our yoga, we allow for a free flow of energy; freeing blockages, cleansing and purifying, letting go of tension, and returning to our natural state of freedom and joy. No experience in Yoga or Dance is necessary, just a willingness to play and explore. All are welcome!


Dates: Fridays, Sept. 23, Oct. 21, Nov. 25, Dec. 8

Time: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Cost: $15 +HST each class or $50 +HST for the series (4 classes)


For more information and to register online, visit

Yoga For Equestrians

You've been asking for Yoga for Equestrians, so I decided to do a little research from the back of a horse.  Chloe and I met on June 15 (through trainer, Shannon Belanger of Norwood, who
is also a yoga practitioner!).  The three of us have been working together to develop a workshop that will touch on:


- preparing to ride: develop the strength and flexibility required to ride more comfortably

- recovery: easing those post-riding muscles

- focus: your horse knows when your mind wanders!

- breathing: how to use your breath to develop tension-free riding.


Watch for details for this workshop coming up soon!


riding lesson
Shannon, Chloe and Caroline

Being in the Now

prayer flags on the NahanniLast month we asked you what you do to help you to live "in the moment."  Here's what some of you had to say:  

"In regards to your email update asking others how they stay present in the moment, I have come across a concept that I really connected with (from a book called Meditations from the Mat by Rolf Gates and Katrina Kenison) about mindfulness: That mindfulness is about more than just paying attention. It is "paying attention with an abiding faith in a loving universe...When we pay attention with faith that we will be supported, then growth really is possible, our vision becomes clear, our path becomes unobstructed, and we are able to see the good in every person and situation". This quote has given me lots of food for thought! For years I have meditated on mindfulness and being present in the moment, but never while thinking about my faith in the universe to support me. It has helped challenge my feelings of trust and faith and opened me up a bigger spirituality within myself."

- Melanie Kheidr


"How do I stay connected to the present moment? Sometimes it is as simple as reading a story that my daughter has been begging for while I am busy making dinner, washing dishes, and folding laundry at the same time (is that even possible?). Those few simple moments away from my duties as a grown up remind me of what is truly important. Our favourite story is Someday by Alison McGee......It begins with the words " Sometimes when you sleep, I watch you dream and I dream too". It continues to list all of the things a mother dreams of for her child as she grows-- adventure, emotion, parentood. She ends the story by writing " Someday your hair will glow silver in the sun, and when that day comes love, you will remember me." These words remind me how fleeting each moment really is, and I am grateful, in that moment, that I found the common sense to spend a few of those precious moments with my child."
- Jacquelyn Toupin 

Thank you for these heartfelt words of wisdom. 


David Makepeace - Partnering with the Universe

David Makepeace - Eclipse Guy

David's talk in August was well attended, but so many of you have told me that you wished you could have made it, but the timing wasn't right.  So, we've invited David back for another evening of exploring the personal through the universal. 


For 20 years, David Makepeace has travelled the world to witness solar eclipses - a natural phenomenon that has been called the most spectacular event you can witness from earth. "When the shadow of the Moon sweeps over us, we are brought into direct contact with a tangible presence that is awe-inspiring. That there is a powerful relationship between us, and the immense forces of the universe becomes undeniable." What possible relationship could you have to the universe? How could it make a difference in your life?


With breathtaking film and video captured around the world at eclipse events, Makepeace takes us on a tour of our world and our solar system - widening the perspective on our lives as only an eclipse chaser can. Discover how the simple beauty and mystery of our world can open the door to a greater awareness of what we are and our place in the universe.

Makepeace, aka. "the pitchman for the universe," recently presented  "Understanding Ourselves in an Epic Universe" at the TEDx conference in Toronto.  

For more information visit:


Date: Friday, October 14

Time: 7pm - 8pm

Location: Wavelengths Yoga, Norwood

Cost: $10 or Pay What You Can

Enjoy September and all its new beginnings!