Come meet your community board members and get involved. The Annual General Meeting is on Saturday, November 4th, followed by a Pub Night.
Even if you just come to listen about what’s currently happening in Duggan and Rideau Park; we would love to see you! There is no pressure to put your name in, but we seek new members to join the board. Admission to the AGM is free, and $5 for the Pub Night that follows.
Yoga classes on NOW
First class free
Where: Duggan Community Hall
When: Friday’s 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Drop in $15 or 6 classes $75 use over the fall-winter session
Hatha-style yoga includes: warm-up begins seated on the floor, then moving through several standing and balancing postures.
Followed by stretching working at your own pace to improve posture and range of mobility.
Lastly relaxing seated and laying down exercises.
Suitable for beginners and those with previous experience
We are on a roll with a great start back with our fall yoga practice.
Below find information on what to expect for November.
So how do you correct slouched posture? Do you reflexively pin the shoulders back, suck in your gut, puff up your chest like a military posture and then watch everything melt and slump and sag back again moments later? Or do you gradually yet surely improve your posture by focusing on postures and movement to open the front body and strengthen the back body so that your posture becomes sustainable and deeply embodied? The latter is what we will be doing this month. Join in to improve your posture, uplift your mood, and substantiate your backbends.
Yoga is a powerful vehicle for change. It is a practice for liberation – for one and for all. As you build strength you start to believe in your own inner resilience and integrity. As you gain flexibility you release habitual patterns of tension, guarding, and straining in your body and your way of moving through life.
Themes this month:
The purpose of intention setting when your thoughts are clear about something it’s like setting a goal you bring more energy to it.
Set intentions with whatever comes to mind could be specific to the theme; flexible to set the stage for being resilient, place your intention in the center of your palms when your hands are together.
Ujjayi breath to warm the body and balance the breath brings more clarity to focus on our intention and works together with Anjali mudra to be more effective in realizing results.
Anjali Mudra’s hands come together at the heart center we come back to this throughout the practice as a check-in and revisit our intention set for the practice.
Perseverance knows why you doing it.
Poses of focus for tight quads and flexibility
Thread the needle
3 leg dog
As you move and transition from one pose to the next you can focus on inner strength with great awareness. Enjoy the ride!
Reminder yoga is a practice: “We don’t use our body to get into a pose, we use a pose to get into our body”