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Gratitude for 20 Years— A Teaching Retrospective by Krisna Zawaduk

2021 marks my 20th year of teaching Iyengar Yoga. It’s caused me to pause and think back to when I started on this great adventure. In 2001, the Kelowna Yoga House opened to the public. For some time, our Iyengar community had been making...

President's Report January 2021

President's Report by Dianne Kapty Kelowna Yoga House Society is a not-for-profit society, run by a board of directors and the dedicated service of its many volunteers! I offer this report as a peek behind the scenes at the studio and...

Take a Deep Breath and Exhale

Take a Deep Breath and Exhale, by Melissa Perehudoff The antidote to stress is relaxation. So we just need to take a deep breath and relax. Does this seem easier said than done?  You are not alone. The speed of events in modern...

Thursday is still “Yoga Day” at the Martins – thanks to KYH online classes! by Mike Martin

I believe our story is similar to many Kelowna Yoga House members; Sue and I had been attending weekly and bi-weekly KYH sessions for over ten years. We have enjoyed beginner, intermediate, restorative and all-levels classes from most of the...

“Yoga in the time of COVID” by Colleen Wilson

A reflection based on “Love, labour, laugh” Sadhana 2020 with Krisna Zawaduk I was “cookin’ with gas” in the Summer of 2019, when I participated in my first Sadhana. I felt connected with the Kelowna Yoga House...

Sweetness and Suffering, Sukha and Dukkha, by Melissa Perehudoff

Sweetness and Suffering, Sukha and Dukkha by Melissa Perehudoff Sukha and dukkha. These two little Sanskrit words are packed with meaning. Sukha has been translated as delight, comfort, alleviation, bliss or sweetness. Dukkha is commonly...

Vitamin G, Gratitude! by Melissa Perehudoff

We all know we need a daily dose of Vitamin C and Vitamin D, but what about Vitamin G, Gratitude? We are currently being asked to let go of the old way and do things differently in our everyday lives. This can be unsettling for the ego that...

Making the Most of this Timeout on Life, by Tricia Miller

I  spent a lot of time and energy making plans to travel to South Africa for three weeks at the end of March.  Instead my trip got cancelled with less than 12 hours before I was supposed to leave.  I spent a very busy eight...

Now Begins the Practice of Yoga by Krisna Zawaduk

  And now, begins the practice of yoga…   It’s hard to believe it’s been almost two months since our yoga centre closed on account of Covid-19.  I have tried to put down some thoughts on paper several...

Mason Bees R Us! by Kelly Maier

The KYH is part of a growing community in Kelowna, contributing to the ecological health of our environment by helping conserve pollinators of every stripe.     Last year our gardeners erected a Mason bee house on the north fence...
 

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