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A Breath of Fresh Air

By Sara Villamil

SUN MAR 14, 2021

Hello friends,

The sunshine in Calgary this weekend was incredible. I hope wherever you are in the world, that you too had a little sunshine on your face. Not even losing an hour of sleep for daylight savings could break my stride today. I don’t know about you, but for me, this little spark of lightness came right on time.

I have been using my yoga breathing techniques a lot lately, not just while on the mat. It has been an incredible reminder of how focused breathing during yoga asana can translate to real-life relief. Breathing can help us sleep, calm the overactive mind, manage anxiety and stress, help us endure pain (both emotional and physical), and much, much more.

Tomorrow I am starting an online course with Off the Mat and Into the World called Nervous System Reset: Somatic Practices for Self and Community Care. I am looking forward to diving in and sharing with you what I learn. I was keen to sign up for another course with Off The Mat after finishing Bhagavad Gita Now: A Path of Social Justice with Anusha Wijeakumar last month.

There is arguably no better place to practice and deepen your relationship with breathing than on your mat. I invite you to join me this week in breath, movement and meditation. I have three shorter pop-up classes this week and I would love to have you join me.


Prenatal Yoga, 7-8pm
Pop-Up Candle Light Gentle Flow & Restorative, 8:15-9pm

Pop-Up Yoga Flow, 12-12:40pm
Yoga & Core, 8-9pm

Pop-Up Rise & Shine, 9:30-10am
Yoga & Meditation: Stretch, 7-8pm

50-Min Flow, 12:05-12:55pm

Yoga & Meditation: Strength, 10:30-11:30am

Yoga & Meditation: Strength, 9:30-10:30am
Yoga Foundations, 11:30-12:30pm

*Attend any of the above classes as a drop-in, with your pass or membership. Class descriptions & registration.

This quote from the Bhagavad Gita came to my attention today and I thought I would share it as we enter a new week.
“The yogi who perceives the essential oneness everywhere naturally feels the pleasure or pain of others as his or her own.” (Swami Satchidananda, 6.32)