Sarah Jamieson Yoga - May 2013 Newsletter
“I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown,
for going out, I found, was really going in.” - John Muir

Join Me Outside!

I plan to spend lots of time outside this month. The David Suzuki Foundation is challenging Canadians to commit to spending 30 minutes in nature for 30 days in May. It's called the 30x30 Nature Challenge - and I have accepted!

This month's YOGA: The Missing Pieces session on brahmacharya (wise use of energy) will pair well with this challenge. I predict that I will experience my time outside as a very worthwhile use of energy. 

The 30x30 Challenge starts today, so there is still time to join, and the next Missing Pieces session is on Wednesday, May 22 - I hope to see you there! 

YOGA: The Missing Pieces
Wednesday evenings - 7:30-9pm

“Everyone thinks of changing
the world, but no one thinks
of changing himself.” 
― Leo Tolstoy

Wednesday, May 22
Focus on Brahmacharya
(Wise use of energy)

Wednesday, June 19
Focus on Aparigraha (Non-grasping)

 Cost: $20 per session

Location: Sacred Space Studio
3574 West 4th Avenue
(just east of Banyen Books)

Register by email or phone 778-549-8374

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Yoga Sessions at Rain City Massage Therapy

I am available for private sessions at Rain City Massage Therapy. Benefits of working one-on-one with a yoga teacher include the opportunity to:
  • Adapt yoga for any injuries, health concerns and/or physical limitations
  • Learn the basics in a beginner-friendly environment
  • Refine your alignment
  • Deepen and personalize your practice
  • Work with a wide range of yogic tools (including postures, breath work, relaxation practices, meditation, and body awareness)
  • Ask an endless number of questions

Location: RainCity Massage Therapy
211-3195 Granville St. Vancouver BC, Canada 
(in the Hycroft Medical Building)

Cost: $80 per 60-minute session

To make an appointment email or phone 778-549-8374
Recommended Read

Michael Pollan's In Defense of Food is probably the best food book I have ever read. The book shifted my paradigm so significantly that for a while I had trouble talking about food with other people. If you are more of a minimalist reader, check out Food Rules: An Eater's Manual, also by Michael Pollan. 
Flash Back! 

I was searching through some old emails for a recipe, and I came across a link to this post. I really enjoyed re-reading it. Maybe you will too!
“You should do yoga”
A blog post that explains why I do my best not to convince you to do yoga.

Are You Successful?
An essential part of answering this question is clarifying what success means to you. 

Inspired by the poem Success by Elisabeth-Anne Stanley, and informed by my values journal, I am working on establishing a personal definition of the word success.
Meditating Helps Students Get Better Grades
While meditation is less mainstream than the physical postures of yoga, a great deal of research is being done on its benefits. In my own experiments, I have found it to be an amazing and irreplaceable tool. 

If you are interested in reading about the impact of meditation on test performance, click here to find the article.
Interested in exploring your own definition of success?

Use this brief heart-focused meditation to help you get out of your head and get more connected with what really matters to you.

Heart Meditation (5:20) 

A Closing Note

Thank you for reading. As usual, if there are things you would love to see more of or changes to content or format that you think would improve this newsletter, I'd love to hear from you.  

If you think anyone else would be interested in this newsletter, please share it.

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I hope you will join me on May 22nd at Sacred Space Studio for an exploration of the practice of brahmacharya.


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