Come and enjoy your yoga in a cozy home studio in Parksville.
*First Drop In Yoga Class FREE for locals new to Penny's Yoga!
Penny has been teaching yoga for almost 20 years now and uses her experience to enable the benefits of yoga to be accessible for everyone, from 'Stiff Guys Yoga', weekend warriors, gardening aches and pains, desk jockeys, hockey, running, golfing fanatics to managing and improving osteoarthritis, scoliosis, digestive imbalances, fibromyalgia, and all chronic pain conditions. Her belief and knowing that everyone can help themselves if given the right tools is contagious. With a little effort and mental and physical focus anything is possible!
Even when you're feeling lousy and can't get out of bed - here you go:
yoga in bed video for you to follow!
Spring Challenge! 66 or 99 minutes a day of cardio, yoga & meditation for 33 days! You must have regisitered with Penny on start date of April 15 and keep a record of your daily exercise, meditation and yoga and show at the end; May 22! If you complete successfully you can enter your name in the draw for a 33 day unlimted yoga pass! To qualify to enter the draw please submit your records by the end of the day Wednesday May 22! Draw at Thursday's 5:45pm Yin class
* I read this poem in class one day and everyone asked for a copy - so here it is! If you would like to have read at your funeral - feel free!
When I die, unexpectedly or expectedly, it's Ok.
When it happens I'm as ready as I'll ever be.
In contemplating my death, I am learning to live this life.
I have found the greatest love, happiness and peace.
I no longer fear death or change or the unknown
I have discovered my best friend is always with me.
Me. Myself and I.
Me and the energy that I AM.
The driven One. The quiet One. The tormented. The peaceful. The cool. The loving.
Me, they are all me.They are all of the same essence.
The same essence that grows the grass.
The same essence that turns the tides.
It's like resting in the arms of 1000 adoring mothers.
Like falling back into the open arms of angles.
Like joyously juggling a secret giggle that may just, at any moment, erupt from every pore.
In being and loving myself as best I can
I am being and loving everything and everyone and
Am instantly and constantly connected.
The only time I am in fear, doubt or feeling lonely is when I forget.
But there's even joy in these uncomfortable places as I know
In forgetting next comes remembering.
So when I die, do not be sad for me. I'm quite sure I have touched many, many friends, furry and fur free.
I'm quite sure I have connected many friends with lots of the good stuff.
And I'm quite sure the house will be dusty!
But not to worry, as I am happy.
So if you wish, dance for me.
If you wish, cry for me.
If you wish, dust for me!
My only wish for you is that feel your secret giggle soon!
- Penny McGuire October 2006