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Home For The Soul
Last week was a trying week for me as I found out about my grandmother’s passing after spending a beautiful mother’s day at niagara on the lake with my family.
This was really hard to take for me as I had a very special relationship with her and I had always envisioned my children meeting her. I also thought that I would be lucky enough to see her in person once more as she lived in Iran.
Now you may wonder why I’m sharing this story with you and some of you may already have a sense of where I’m going with this.
The day before my grandmother’s passing, my mom called me from Iran as she was visiting with my grandmother and asked if I had a few minutes to chat. I was taking care of 5 kids that day for a play date and I had a pizza in the oven when she called me so of course I said not really! Somehow my mom convinced me to stay on the phone longer and also got me to speak to my grandmother. I insisted that I had no time and maybe we could connect later.
Lucky enough my mom didn’t take no for an answer and she put my grandmother on the phone. As we were using an app with phone screen I saw my grandmother looking the youngest and the most vibrant that I’ve seen her in years. She was full of smiles and laughing a lot while telling me about a dream she had with me in it but for the life of me I can’t remember her words!!! and her face is all a blur now. :(
This is all because I wasn’t fully present during our conversation. This hurts like hell and it sucks that I’m angry at myself about it as it’s now a reason for having a regret in my life. I can honestly say that I’ve been blessed with very little or no regrets so far in my life but this one has been a hard one to overcome.
I’m not sharing this story because I’m looking for sympathy but for the lesson that it has taught me and I hope by sharing it with you I can help to prevent a similar regret in your life.
Living mindfully is an every day, every moment, every second practice and when we live in the wonderful present moment we don’t give ourselves the opportunity to regret anything, as we have lived the moments in our lives with every part of being “present”.
I urge you to join me in making a commitment to live with more awareness of the present movement in your life, even if it’s parts of your day at first until it becomes something you just do.
A great teacher once shared this beautiful way of living in the present which can also help us with sharpening our mind and preventing alzheimer’s disease, “at the end of each day, before going to bed recap your entire day in your mind from the moment you awake to your last activity of the day before heading to bed” This will help you to stay more present in your days as you know you will have to remember all of the day’s events later in the evening.
As always, thank you for allowing me the opportunity to share my lessons with you and I hope to hear from you and hear your stories that have made an impact on how you’re living your life mindfully.
Looking forward to seeing you on the mat soon!
Long weekend Schedule:
Saturday and Sunday: Regular Hours
Save the date: Yoga retreat, Sunday June 26th (Stay tuned for more details)
Here are some of the awesome events that we have lined up for you:
- Full moon Kundalini Yoga and healing circle with Anna, Friday May 20th, 7:00 to 8:30 pm, $25 (please register prior to event) Restore and Flow with Amanda cancelled for this date
- Restorative Yoga with Christina, Sunday June 19th, 7:00 to 8:30 pm, $15 (Max 8 people)
We have also made some changes to our schedule, please check out the new classes and class times:
- NEW CLASS: Body Sculpt with Lilian on Mondays from 7:15-8:15 pm (core strength, arms and legs shaping)
- NEW CLASS: Restorative Yoga and Meditation with Lilian on Mondays from 8:30 to 9:30 pm, click here to register
- NEW CLASS: Kids Yoga with Lilian, Wednesdays 4:45 to: 5:15 pm, click here to register
- NEW CLASS: Hatha Flow with Miriana, Wednesdays 7:15-8:30 pm
- NEW CLASS: Flow and Restore with Liz, Thursdays 5:45 to 7 pm
- NEW TIME: Yoga Flow with Amanda, Fridays 6:00 to 7:00 pm, $9 drop in or incl. with unlimited membership
- NEW TIME: Flow and Restore with Amanda Fridays 7:15 to 8:15 pm
- Healing Circle for Grieving Loved Ones
- Healthy Pregnancy with nutrition
- Digestion/Gut Health and Disease Prevention
- Intuitive Eating
- Mommy and Baby Wellness with nutrition and movement
Upcoming Specialty Classes and Events
Only 15 spots available.
Ever feel like you’re always running, planning, thinking or doing. This class will help you learn gentle yoga postures that restore your body and mind. You will also learn mediation techniques that reduce stress and increase relaxation. You don’t need to always feel like you’re catching up or running, being still and quiet is so much more enjoyable.
Get stretched, and cultivate deep relaxation through the combined therapeutic power of Thai Massage and Restorative Yoga. During this special 2-hour class you will receive Thai massage therapy while being guided through a series of relaxing, restorative yoga poses. Prepare to let go of deep tension, breathe more deeply, and almost effortlessly flow into bliss.