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JUNE
This month has always been one of my favourites… maybe its because it’s my birthday month, or perhaps its the long days with extra sunlight, the excitement of the start of the summer season, the anticipation of more months of summer swims and barefoot walks. Last evening, my partner Trent, and our furry companions Breeze and Liila were out for a later evening walk, and the fireflies were out in full fairy magic, and the locust trees in full bloom offering such delicious fragrance! Nature, offering so much healing, inspiration and rejuvenation at this time of year. As we move toward the summer solstice, I have been excited to conjure ritual and celebration around this special time. As we reach the peak of light in our days, how can we embrace our own potential to be bright, to live life fully, to nourish the seeds of intention, and stand confidently in our truth? I love acknowledging all the seasonal turning points as opportunities for reflection and ceremony, and this time of year is particularly fertile with blessings, nature healing, and bright, full expression. Many cultures around the world honour the Solstice in different ways, and I recently did some reaserch around what did my Finnish ancestors do for Solstice tradition? Turns out, I am in alignment with my roots, as the Finns celebrate the ‘Midsummer’ with rituals of Sauna bathing, lake swims, and bonfires. In the Northern areas of Finland, the midnight sun lights up the night, and traditionally the Midsummer is called Ukon juhla (“Ukko’s celebration”) after the Finnish god Ukko. What rituals light you up at this time of year?*A note from us about our prices! After 3 years in operation, with all the ups and downs of small business life, we are grateful that we still exist for you downtown Peterborough! We have decided to raise our prices for 10 Class Series and Unlimited, just a bit, to honour our need for sustainability. Hopefully this will be a small change that makes a difference for our bottom line. We appreciate your understanding, and please know that these prices are still well in the range of a lower end / affordability for quality yoga experiences in our community!Summer Love to you all! Thank you for tuning in to the newsletter!
Tiina Kivinen


Summer Schedule at Peterborough Living Yoga

We have been working hard in shaping our upcoming offerings for this Summer Season! Our Weekly Class Schedule shifts to the Summer Schedule on June 22, and you can see both Spring and Summer weekly class schedules here.

A few highlights for our new Weekly Schedule ……

Prana Awakening Dance class on Tuesdays, 7 – 8:30pm with Ireni Stamou. Ireni is a good friend who has just moved here from Costa Rica. Her experience with somatics, yoga therapy, and dance is extensive. I am thrilled that we are hosting her!This class will combine yoga, somatic exploration, and free flowing, ecstatic dance. Each class follows a wave, from centering and warming the body, to explorations on and off the mat, and back to stillness and relaxation, set to an inspiring set of music that will move you. Open to drop in $15 + HST, 10 Class Series, and Unlimiteds!

To the C.O.R.E – Our favourite high intesity, core avtivating Yoga class with Kay’la is now a part of our weekly schedule! Join her Wednesdays 6 – 7pm, for this powerful and inspiring class! Use your 10 Class Series, Unlimited or Register Here.

 

 

 

 



We are super happy to once again be a part of the Peterborough Yoga Festival .

Save the date! Saturday June 23, 7am – 7pm at Del Crary Park. You will find us and a selection of our communities creations at the Yogi Market, as well as a special class, Temple Yoga; Live Music, Aromatherapy and Reiki with Tiina Kivinen + Friends, on the Second Stage, 2:45 – 4pm! This year we are also happy to be sponsoring the festival as a ‘Festival Friend’. Come pick up your advanced tickets, we have them at the studio, and we hope to see you there!


Are you a Holistic Practitioner or Yoga Teacher looking for a space? We have our lovely Treatment Rooms and Yoga Studio available for rent, part time options for affordable prices! Contact us for a viewing!


A Summer of Unlimited Yoga
Register for 2 or 3  Months of Unlimited Yoga this  Summer (Includes most of our registered series, including Deepening Yoga, Meditation, and Breathwork, To the Core and Soul Wisdom Restorative Yoga, as well as the rest of our weekly schedule). Unlimited Yoga is perfect for those of you who love to (or aspire to!) come to more than one class per week. If one class/ per week is more possible for you, the Studio 10 Class Series is your best bet! If you can make it to more than one class/ week, our Unlimited Yoga memberships are an amazing deal! Start anytime!

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JUNE
This month has always been one of my favourites… maybe its because it’s my birthday month, or perhaps its the long days with extra sunlight, the excitement of the start of the summer season, the anticipation of more months of summer swims and barefoot walks. Last evening, my partner Trent, and our furry companions Breeze and Liila were out for a later evening walk, and the fireflies were out in full fairy magic, and the locust trees in full bloom offering such delicious fragrance! Nature, offering so much healing, inspiration and rejuvenation at this time of year. As we move toward the summer solstice, I have been excited to conjure ritual and celebration around this special time. As we reach the peak of light in our days, how can we embrace our own potential to be bright, to live life fully, to nourish the seeds of intention, and stand confidently in our truth? I love acknowledging all the seasonal turning points as opportunities for reflection and ceremony, and this time of year is particularly fertile with blessings, nature healing, and bright, full expression. Many cultures around the world honour the Solstice in different ways, and I recently did some reaserch around what did my Finnish ancestors do for Solstice tradition? Turns out, I am in alignment with my roots, as the Finns celebrate the ‘Midsummer’ with rituals of Sauna bathing, lake swims, and bonfires. In the Northern areas of Finland, the midnight sun lights up the night, and traditionally the Midsummer is called Ukon juhla (“Ukko’s celebration”) after the Finnish god Ukko. What rituals light you up at this time of year?*A note from us about our prices! After 3 years in operation, with all the ups and downs of small business life, we are grateful that we still exist for you downtown Peterborough! We have decided to raise our prices for 10 Class Series and Unlimited, just a bit, to honour our need for sustainability. Hopefully this will be a small change that makes a difference for our bottom line. We appreciate your understanding, and please know that these prices are still well in the range of a lower end / affordability for quality yoga experiences in our community!Summer Love to you all! Thank you for tuning in to the newsletter!
Tiina Kivinen


Summer Schedule at Peterborough Living Yoga

We have been working hard in shaping our upcoming offerings for this Summer Season! Our Weekly Class Schedule shifts to the Summer Schedule on June 22, and you can see both Spring and Summer weekly class schedules here.

A few highlights for our new Weekly Schedule ……

Prana Awakening Dance class on Tuesdays, 7 – 8:30pm with Ireni Stamou. Ireni is a good friend who has just moved here from Costa Rica. Her experience with somatics, yoga therapy, and dance is extensive. I am thrilled that we are hosting her!This class will combine yoga, somatic exploration, and free flowing, ecstatic dance. Each class follows a wave, from centering and warming the body, to explorations on and off the mat, and back to stillness and relaxation, set to an inspiring set of music that will move you. Open to drop in $15 + HST, 10 Class Series, and Unlimiteds!

To the C.O.R.E – Our favourite high intesity, core avtivating Yoga class with Kay’la is now a part of our weekly schedule! Join her Wednesdays 6 – 7pm, for this powerful and inspiring class! Use your 10 Class Series, Unlimited or Register Here.

 

 

 

 



We are super happy to once again be a part of the Peterborough Yoga Festival .

Save the date! Saturday June 23, 7am – 7pm at Del Crary Park. You will find us and a selection of our communities creations at the Yogi Market, as well as a special class, Temple Yoga; Live Music, Aromatherapy and Reiki with Tiina Kivinen + Friends, on the Second Stage, 2:45 – 4pm! This year we are also happy to be sponsoring the festival as a ‘Festival Friend’. Come pick up your advanced tickets, we have them at the studio, and we hope to see you there!


Are you a Holistic Practitioner or Yoga Teacher looking for a space? We have our lovely Treatment Rooms and Yoga Studio available for rent, part time options for affordable prices! Contact us for a viewing!


A Summer of Unlimited Yoga
Register for 2 or 3  Months of Unlimited Yoga this  Summer (Includes most of our registered series, including Deepening Yoga, Meditation, and Breathwork, To the Core and Soul Wisdom Restorative Yoga, as well as the rest of our weekly schedule). Unlimited Yoga is perfect for those of you who love to (or aspire to!) come to more than one class per week. If one class/ per week is more possible for you, the Studio 10 Class Series is your best bet! If you can make it to more than one class/ week, our Unlimited Yoga memberships are an amazing deal! Start anytime!

Soul Wisdom Restorative Yoga Begins Again!

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A new series of Soul Wisdom Restorative Yoga starts Tuesday May 8 at Peterborough Living Yoga, with Tiina Kivinen, 5:30 – 6:45pm.

This Restorative Yoga class supports the nervous system, which is the foundation of your being/ bodies health. A perfect balance to the fast paced world and busy lives that we all live, this class offers us an opportunity to rest deeply, and with awareness. Tiina has trained with Jane Fryer ‘Essential Nature’ Restorative Yoga, has 15 years of experience teaching, and brings skilful guidance inspired by her practice of Yoga Nidra and Hypnotherapy. Slowing down and relaxing into an inward space, leads to integrating healing on all levels; physical, emotional, mental, and energetic. Register Here for this upcoming series! All levels of experience are welcome. Restorative Yoga is deepening for more seasoned practitioners, while also accessible to complete beginners!

Spring Rebirth, Renewal, and Rejuvination!

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Join us for our Spring Schedule 0f Weekly Classes! In effect March 22 – June 22. As well, check out our inspired line up of Spring Workshops and Events, as well as special Registered Series!

A few of our upcoming offerings…. but be sure peruse the site for a complete line up!

Chakra Essentials: An Aromatherapy Journey through the Energy Centres

Tuesdays 5:30 – 6:45pm, March  27 – May 1, and Friday May 4 Chakra Bliss 7 – 9pm

Tiina and Angella join together again to bring you a 7 week series, with each class focusing on a particular Chakra (energy centre), using yoga, meditation, and aromatherapy to heighten and deepen your self inquiry.
Register Here or join us with your Unlimited,  10 Class Series, or Drop in.

Restorative Trance: Yoga and Yoga Nidra 

Tuesdays 7 – 8:15pmApril 3 – May 8

Yoga Nidra is a state of consciousness. The word ‘Nidra’ refers to sleep with a trace of awareness, or conscious deep relaxation. Yoga Nidra is a therapeutic trance, much like hypnosis. It is as a state of consciousness, that occurs between waking consciousness and dreaming consciousness. To enter into the Nidra state, we utilize a skillful and systemic method of complete relaxation, that has the potential to restore balance through bringing us into the parasympathetic nervous system’s state of rest and digest. As well, it is in this state of deep rest, that we have the potential to affect change on a subconscious, or unconscious level. The practitioner simply rests in a comfortable and very supported position, listening to voice of the guide, and the journey unfolds. In this series, we will explore different themes each week, with the intention of deepening self inquiry, integrating life changes and insights, and using this method of skillful rest for stress reduction, and self care. Learn More and Register Here 

Yoga Movement Series: Strength, Balance and Stretch

We are excited to be welcoming Reanna Montopoli to Peterborough Living Yoga! Reanna is a yoga teacher as well as a Physiotherapist, and she will be offering this 3 week workshop series, as well as a Wednesday 6 – 7pm Strength and Stretch class.

Saturday April 14th, 10-11:30am – Hips & Low Back
Saturday May 5th, 10-11:30am – Neck & Shoulders
Saturday June 2nd, 10-11:30am – Spinal Health

More info and Register Here! 

Deepening Yoga Meditation and Breathwork 

Mpndays 5:30 – 6:45pm

Tiina continues with this community favourite… a gentle and restortaive style class with an emphasis on learning meditation and breathwork techniques to give you real tools that support well being and a balanced nervous system! Register and More info, and remember, you can use your 10 Class Series, Unlimited or Drop in as well!

Yoga Foundations

Thursdays 7  – 8pm, Registered Series from April 5 – May 10
We have been hearing so many rave reviews about Kristina Domsic since she joined us this winter!  She is again offering Yoga Foundations, as well as a few new offerings on the schedule! This class is perfect for beginners as well as more experienced practitioners, anyone who is interested in a foundational, back to basics approach to yoga. Students have been loving her creative, and user friendly approach to yoga, you will learn something new every class. More info and Register Here.

Now Offering Reiki Treatments with Laura!

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In addition to our popular Aromatherapy and Relaxation Massage, we are now offering Reiki Treatments with Laura Dunford. 

The word Reiki can be translated to mean spiritual universal life force energy; Similar to Prana (Indian), Chi or Qi (Chinese), or Huna (Hawaiian). The Japanese modality of Reiki is nearly one hundred years old and is a process of a practitioner laying hands on a client and inviting Reiki, or life force energy, to flow into the client and through the client freely. In this experience energetic blockages may be released to bring spiritual anatomy into better alignment. It is important to note that physical touch is not necessary to receive the benefits of Reiki.

The benefits and healing of Reiki are experienced not only in the energetic body, but can also be noticed mentally, physically and emotionally. You may even continue to notice benefits up until a week after a treatment.

Laura Dunford, a Registered Yoga Teacher and a 2nd Degree Reiki Practitioner, invites you to join her at Peterborough Living Yoga for a very relaxing Reiki experience. Her hour-long treatments can include a brief consultation prior to, and after treatment. Before beginning Reiki, she centers her clients inviting them to relax the body and mind to cultivate a sense of presence and an open mind. The session may include the use of crystals and essential oils. Please message Laura in advance to learn which options are available to support your unique experience. Clients are welcome to bring their own essential oils for use during the session and their own crystals to charge in the healing Reiki energy (or for use during the session).

Leave feeling more balanced, aligned and connected to the energetic qualities of yourself.

 

Book your Reiki and Massage treatments here 

Is 2018 your year to become a certified Yoga Teacher? 

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Here are our top 5 reasons why this training may be just right for you. 

  • Yoga Teacher Training teaches you safe and inspiring practices for optimising your physical, emotional and mental health
  • Our Yoga Teacher Training equips you with tools and skills to teach what you love, from your heart, with confidence and authenticity!
  • This training offers you 7 weekend immersions that are like mini retreats for your whole being!
  • What sets apart our training is a creative and empowering approach to your yoga journey. We believe that yoga teachers are not meant to be cookie cutters. We hold a space to discover and reveal YOUR yoga, and empower you with skills to bring it to life.
  • We love community, and we believe that we all learn from one another. Your sangha of fellow trainees will likely become your lasting friends and you may even find your relationships outside of the training strengthen and deepen as you practice skills of conscious communication. Yoga = Union!
Dive in with us, be transformed and emerge ready to contribute with more meaning, to the world!

Apply NOW ! Early Bird pricing is available until January 10. That is only a few days away! Even if you choose a payment plan, you will still receive the discount with acceptance into the program, and a deposit.

Amrita Living Yoga Teacher Training is known for its empowerment, creativity and life changing potential. 7 weekends in total, with payment plans available. Check out what our 2015 grads have to say here, and follow the YouTube prompt to watch 2014 grad testimonials. 2016-2017 video is coming soon!

 

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Welcoming Winter

It has finally arrived, the brisk air and the winter wonderland of snow. As we move towards the Winter Solstice, we continue to dive in to the depths of the dark time of the year. The long nights and the shift in weather can bring a deep need for self care as our beings adjust. For some of us, the winter brings a welcomed time of winter play and coziness, and for some, it can be a difficult time in navigating the changes in weather and less sunlight. I feel such a calling to honour the darkness at this time of year, in really acknowledging the deeper mysteries and layers of the self. This solstice, as we start to welcome the return of the light, may it be a time for deep honouring and accepting of ourselves. Lots of love out to any of you who find this time of year difficult.For me, the ritual of lighting a candle is powerful, in seeing and feeling the light that we can cultivate even in the dark times. I recall, as a child, attending candle light service at the local church on Christmas eve, and it is also a tradition to light ice candles in the cemetery where my mother has her stone. The feeling of light twinkling in the snow captures the essence of this time of year for me. Remember, we are beings of light and dark, and we have the capacity to bring balance to our selves in being with whatever is present, and cultivating the tools and inner resources that support wellness.

This season, consider joining us at Peterborough Living Yoga for a variety of weekly classes in many styles of Yoga, workshops and events, and registered series options. Thank you for reading, and much love to all!
~Tiina Kivinen