30 Nov 2014

#12DAYSOFJOY

What an amazing year it has been, prairie yogis. Now its time to end it off right...

In the midst of the holiday hustle + bustle, shopping, dining, get togethers, office parties, and over-indulgences... taking a few moments daily to connect to the things that bring you joy can be easily forgotten. We want to help change that - you deserve the gift of joy for the next 12 days. And some awesome prizes too!

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Along with some gracious hosts, we're excited to bring you 12 Days of Joy - a social contest with a little twist of JOY infused into every day. Rather than daily asanas to complete, you can participate by incorporating a daily theme of joyfulness into the next 12 days, and share your experience with us on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook by using the hashtag #12DAYSOFJOY.

We've got great prizes from Prairie Yogi, Prana Vida Style, Mama Malas,  Pantel Photography, and Prairie Love Festival for participants. Be sure to spread the joy by following all of our sponsors on FB + Insta.

Participate daily to increase your chances.

Daily themes for the #12DaysOfJoy social contest

Day 1 - Gratitude
Day 2 - Yoga
Day 3 - Music
Day 4 - Adventure
Day 5 - Nature
Day 6 - Food
Day 7 - Family
Day 8 - Movement
Day 9 - Friends
Day 10 - Giving
Day 11 - Love
Day 12 - Community

Contest begins Monday, December 1st running until Friday, December 12th. 
Winners will be announced Saturday December 13th.

Stay tuned to Prairie Yogi on InstagramTwitterand Facebook for daily inspiration.

20 Nov 2014

CREATING CHRISTMAS CHEER - CANDLELIGHT KARMA YOGA



The holiday season is a wonderful time to come together as a community and create some magic for those in need.

Practice in a beautiful candle-light space with some of the city's most inspiring instructors, help create holiday cheer for two families in need.

Reserve your space for the class online with an online donation or commitment to donate at the door.

Suggested donation: $10 and/or non-perisible food item/gift for Christmas Cheer Hamper (please see list of non-perishable items / gifts needed)

Featured community teachers:

Wed, December 3rd - Bliss + Beatz
Wed, December 10th - Noah Krol
Wed, December 17th - Sharon Delbridge

Non-perishable food items needed 

(please be mindful that we want to offer healthy options when possible)
Juice (100% Fruit - 1L)
Canned Soup
Canned fruit + vegetables
Jelly Powder
Macoroni + Cheese
Pasta (whole grain if possible)
Spaghetti Sauce
Rice
Oatmeal (non-sweetned)
Canned tuna
Peanut butter
Pancake mix
Pancake syrup
Stuffing Mix
Jam
Cookies
Cake Mix
Gravy Mix
Cranberry Sauce
Sugar
Tea
Scalloped Potatoes
Cereal
Coffee
Nuts
Chocolate / candy / treats

Gifts needed 

(Suggested toy/gift cost by age: baby to age 6 - $10, 7 to 11 yrs - $12 - $15, 12 to 14 yrs - $15 - $20)
Toy for 5 yr old boy - Malcolm (likes Toy Story/Transformers)
Toy for 3 yr old girl - Taylynn (likes colouring, princesses + dora the explorer)
Toy for 8 yr old boy - Tyrone (likes lego, cars, building toys)
Toy for 7yr old boy - Memphis (likes lego, cars, building toys)
Toy for 4 yr old boy - Jake (likes lego, cars, building toys)

**If cannot make it to the candlelight karma classes but would still like to donate, you can bring donations to the Prairie Yogi studio during office hours.

THANK YOU FOR HELPING US CREATE SOME OM-AZING EXPERIENCES XMAS MORNING FOR TWO WINNIPEG FAMILIES.

12 Nov 2014

Made in Movember MOGA event


The tradition of Movember began ten years ago in the land down under with 30 Mo Bros trying to raise awareness for men's health issues in Australia. The community has since grown to a worldwide movement and the power of the mustache is changing the face of men's health. With movements now in 21 countries, raising 574 million to fund over 800 programs. We love that much like Prairie Yogi, Movember is a grassroots movement. More than 90 cents on every dollar raised as part of Movenber is allocated to men’s health programs. Meaning money donated goes to where it should; research and awareness initiatives. 

Prairie Yogi is excited to be part of the Movember Winnipeg movement for the second year in a row. We are teaming up with our friends at lululemon athletica polo park  and Bliss and Beatz to build and support our Movember community with a Made in Movember MOGA event.

If you missed out last year now is your chance to be part of this movement! Join us on Thursday November 20th from 7-9pm:at Manitoba Hydro Place for Made In Movember MOGA Doors for the event will open at 7pm, please arrive early to check in, pick out a Mo' and place your mat for class. Bliss and Beatz will lead you through a one hour yoga practice from 7:30 - 8:30pm with beatz supplied by DJ Sammy Soso.  Following the class join us for a moustache mix and mingle, enjoy some Prairie Yogi tea, treats and the opportunity to walk away with some great give-aways.
Register for Made in Movember MOGA at www.movembermoga.eventbrite.ca to celebrate the month of the 'stache and support the men in our lives, better yet bring them to the event!


Lululemon athletica polo park’s is also hosting in-store karma yoga classes every Sunday evening at 8Pm in November with all karma donations going to Movember.  Yoga Public is also supporting the Movember movement with all karma class donations for the month of November going to support Movember.








6 Nov 2014

CONSCIOUS DECISIONS - MY FARMERS MARKET ONLINE

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We practice yoga to become more conscious. To align with our bodies, to relax, and achieve a state of health and well-being.  It's having, at the very least, an hour in the day that is devoted to you, when rushing through is not an option.

We don't have control over most of the things happened around us, you can't change gas prices, or control the people around you. But you can make a conscious decision to practice, to stay in shape, and work towards a healthy body and mind, that is in your control. Another conscious decision we can make is what we put into our bodies, the food you eat.

Mainstream food has adapted to our busy lifestyles; cheaper, get-it-on-the-go and full of preservatives.

Just as a busy and stressful lifestyle can take its toll on your health, so can sub-par food.

The benefits of making conscious diet decisions are plentiful; increased energy and mood, longterm health and reduction of doctor visits.  Its the best investment you can make.  Not to mention you can taste the difference, actually.

Lets face facts: fresh, healthy food isn't as accessible as the chemical stew being served up at the supermarket.

You need to make a conscious effort to acquire good food. One way you can do that in the prairies is to visit our friends at My Farmers Market online. These strapping young fellas have taken on the task on to do this for you.  This newly adopted company and concept in Winnipeg brings health and convience together. Winnipeggers can now do all their grocery shopping from the comfort of their own homes or on their lunch break at work, and have it delivered to their door.

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Other than the convenience of skipping the supermarket, what these guys specialize in is fresh, wholesome and organic food, with a commitment to supporting the local community.

“We make a conscious effort to get as much of our fare from local farmers and growers.  We want to support our local community, farmers and their families.  Making this good food more accessible to the general population is just good business; its a win for everyone.”

If you've ever questioned the processed food or have been looking to take a more conscious approach to your diet... It's only a few clicks away.




4 Nov 2014

KARMA YOGA FOR ANGEL MAMAS

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The beauty of being part of community is the ability to come together and support people in need of a little love, and a little help. When prairie yogi (and instagram yogi queen) Amelia K Barnes lost her baby boy Landon in July, we received many emails asking what we could do as a community to help support and love this beautiful soul. We've created a special gathering in our space, Love - Light - Legacy on November 27th to do just that.


Amelia is trying to create something beautiful from her tragedy, a legacy for little Landon, something to hope + healing to other angel mamas around the world. To do this, she has created Landon's Legacy, a healing retreat for Angel Mamas at Pinewood Lodge in Manitoba. To book the space, she needs to put down a $3000 deposit, which she is hoping to raise entirely by donation. This money will ultimately reduce the cost for participants of the retreat.
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Spaces for this 75 minute karma yoga class, with live music by Demetra Penner, at 210-70 Albert Street are extremely limited (you can reserve yours here). Pop Up Shop, featuring Prairie Yogi + Prana Vida Style, is open to the public from 5 - 9pm, with a portion of all sales going to this wonderful cause.

Can't make the event? You can still donate to support Landon's Legacy by clicking here and participate by practicing on November 27th with love in your heart, and hashtagging your photos #lovelightlegacy.