November, 2011

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It's been a busy fall, with a lot of new and exciting things going on at Wavelengths Yoga.  


I am heading up a research study using yoga as a tool for management of the symptoms of Cystic Fibrosis in adults. The study is taking place with the support of the respirology and physiotherapy teams at Toronto's St. Michael's hospital.  


This week, I'm teaching yoga with The Norwood District Figure Skating Club, at their popular Leading Edge skating clinic.  I will be leading an off-ice yoga session, focusing on both the physical and mental aspects of performance and competition.


In January I'll be leading a raw food/yoga retreat with Louise Racine at her amazing retreat centre in Norwood (  Louise's fabulous cookbook is for sale at the studio for $30 and makes a great Christmas gift for the food lover on your list.


Together with CAST Canada (Come and Sit Together) we're offering a program for front line helping professionals, scheduled early in February.  The program, entitled "EXHALE" is designed to help professionals deal with the inherent stress of helping others in crisis.  More info is at


Later in February, we welcome Dolphi Wertenbaker from New York to teach on the Bhagavad Gita, as part of our 200 hour teacher training program.  There is limited space for other yoga teachers and teachers-in-training in this class. See for details. 


Our teacher training program is in full swing with a phenomenal group of students.  Plans are underway for our next program beginning September, 2012, and the dates will be available soon. If you're interested in joining our 200 hour program, see  


For those who have completed the 200 hour training, an advanced training is being offered in 2013 to bring students to the highest level of teacher training recognized by Yoga Alliance (500 hours).  In February, we welcome Dolphi Wertenbaker from New York to teach on the Bhagavad Gita.  There is limited space for other yoga teachers in this class.  See for details.


You may have noticed that the Wavelengths building has received a facelift with a brand new paint job this fall.  We are also planning some other upgrades for the building this fall and winter, including the installation of radiant in-floor heating.  


With all this on the go, I'm happy to say that the studio will be closed from December 16 - January 16 for a much needed break and for studio renovations to take place.  A limited number of massage and yoga therapy appointments will be available during that time.  Call or email to check availability.  

Winter Registration Now Available

child's pose 


The winter schedule (January 16 - April 13) is now online on our registration page at:


The schedule is similar to the fall term, with the addition of a NEW CLASS:


Restorative Yoga (Gentle/Intermediate) 

Tuesdays from 10:30 - 11:45 a.m.


In this class, we slow things down. After an intial warmup, we will do static postures, often supported by blocks, bolsters, chairs and blankets, with a focus on breath and deep relaxation. Each class will end with a long guided meditation. Excellent for combatting the effects of stress, leaving you relaxed and rejuvenated.  


Holiday Yoga Dance


Dancing toward the winter solstice. Through darkness we emerge into the Light! Come get warm and celebrate the changing seasons of nature and the rhythms of the soul with Yoga Dance. Expressive movement and guided yoga merge to inspire self transformation and dance away the winter blues! 

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 blockage

s, cleansing and purifying, letting go of tension, and returnin

g 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!


Date: Fridays, Dec. 9

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

Cost: $15 +HST 


For more information, visit


Please let us know if you plan to attend. 


Norwood Holistic Health Centre

Tony Travers 

We welcome Tony Tavares to Norwood, with the opening of The Norwood Holistic Health Centre on County Rd. 45, beside Community Care.


Tony offers Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, Reiki and relaxation massage.  Please visit his website to find out more.


On Sunday, December 4, Tony is teaching a Reiki Level 1 certification course, hosted by Wavelengths Yoga.


Level 1 Certification: This level is for anyone who wants to become a Reiki practitioner. After completeing this course participants will have the skills to do Reiki sessions on themselves, clients, friends and family.  


Please contact The Norwood Holistic Health Centre for more information or to register for this course.

Save the Dates

prayer flags on the Nahanni July 1 - July 10 (note change in date from previous news) 

Nahanni River Whitewater Adventure: Spend 10 days exploring one of Canada's most beautiful and remote rivers in the heart of the Northwest Territories.  We'll paddle through stunning canyons, relax in a riverside hot spring, prepare and eat incredible food, and enjoy the wonderful company of other adventurous women! Some experience (i.e. a weekend whitewater canoe course prior to the trip) is recommended. 


August 11 - 19

Yoga Retreat in Bella Coola, BC:  We will practice yoga in a remote and picturesque setting, staying in cabins built by the hands of one woman who trekked into the wilderness with a chainsaw and a few tools!  There will also be optional guided hikes and canoe outings.  All women, regardless of age and ability, are welcome to attend this spectacular retreat, nestled in the mountains of interior British Columbia.  Here's a peek at the setting for this retreat!

Bella Coola BC 

I hope you'll consider joining me on one (or both!) of these trips of a lifetime.


Wishing you an abundance of good things!