Share Yoga with Mom this Mother’s Day
My mother has always been a light in my life. She emits positivity effortlessly. You can tell, from being in her presence, that she glows from the inside out – a radiant energy. I’ve been so lucky to have such an incredible person raise and nurture me even through my “adult” life. Though not everyone is as lucky, there are so many wonderful mothers that will get some well deserved appreciation this week.
Gratitude is something we speak about often in the yoga community. It is something that many of us would like to practice more often, but sometimes it takes a prompt – your yoga teacher reminding you to thank yourself for taking the time to practice, or international days of recognition – for us to take note of the things we cherish. When we practice yoga and meditation, we are able to clear our minds of the unimportant things constantly running through our heads. The clarity that mindfulness brings allows time for reflection on those things that are important. And, taking even just a moment to ponder the things that we appreciate or are grateful for helps us to relish in those things and those moments.
This Mother’s Day I am sharing a passion of mine with my mom by bringing her to yoga with me. On Sunday May 8th you can bring your mom in for a free yoga class at any of our Yoga Tree locations! Bringing your mom to a class is a great way to share with her what makes you the person you are, and sharing that experience is truly special.
Mommy and Baby Workshop
Those of you with newborns up to 16 months should consider joining our Mommy and Baby Workshop. The workshop will be offered at our Yonge and Eglinton (Midtown) studio starting Thursday May 12, 2016. It will run for four weeks and you can participate in all four sessions for $60 or pay a $20 drop in rate per class. The workshop is a great opportunity to practice with your child, strengthening the bond between mom and infant. Elysia, a senior instructor and new mother, will take you through sequences that will keep your both you and your baby engaged, while allowing you the time to practice. You will experience flowing asanas, challenging postures, and calming restorative time. And, you can get your child in to yoga at a young age! Baby yoga exercises will help to strengthen growing muscles, aid in digestion, and promote better sleeping patterns. You can see our Workshops page to sign up, and for terms and conditions.
Thank you mamas for all that you do! You give selflessly, teach us some of life’s most important lessons, and you love unconditionally. We love you!