Update for New Studio
We continue to experience serious difficulties with aspects of our intended re-opening at 2150 Bloor Street West as the owner of this building is an associated corporation of the former landlord at our previous location. For this reason, a clear reopening date is not within sight at this time.
MYBW is very concerned about the ongoing disruption to all our students, and because so, is prepared to consider different space elsewhere along Bloor Street (between South Kingsway and Dundas St West). If anyone has an idea or lead about suitable alternate space (2500 - 3000 sq. ft), please contact the studio immediately at email@example.com.
Everyone's patience and understanding is requested and very much appreciated at this time.
Energy Exchange Program
Due to the closure/relocation of our studio we are not actively enrolling students into our Energy Exchange Program at this time. We will be conducting interviews as we being preparations for our reopening. Consider sending in your application anyway and we will keep it on file for the appropriate time. Thank you for your patience and enthusiasm.
January's Letter from the Director
I do not know of anyone who does not own a country get-away, or would not take a friend up on an invitation to go to a cottage, or at the very least, desire more time to walk, sit or play in a city park (OK, maybe not at this time of year for some of us). It’s obvious that in our desire to at least occasionally get into nature, there is a need to get away from something else. We call this something else the congestion of the city, the stress of life, or the craziness of life. And if anyone ever needed proof that ‘we are all connected’, one’s need to sometimes take space from others is but a clear example of the existence of our connection. What is really happening though is, just like our bodies have a nervous system running throughout, there is a collective nervous system that runs through our families, our communities and our society. And I expect that almost all of us, having a very close and honest look, would say that the workload on these nervous systems is usually set to high or possibly extremely high.
The following is an intention for 2014 that I shared with those who were at our annual New Years Eve class (thank you to all who attended):
New Year’s Eve 2013
Events like these typically call for both reflection and projection. We place great significance on this time, on this day, to use as a pedestal on which to stand and assess our personal behaviors and experiences of the past, and our plans and wants for the future. Is it not even more significant though, and even more necessary, that in whatever moment we’re willing and able to wake up to, it be a moment of even deeper importance in terms of assessing where we as individuals have been and where we’re headed? And when we do this, what do we do with the information we’ve received to initiate positive change?
My humble suggestion is that in the moments we do become aware, we each choose to go forward more lightly. I am not suggesting we reduce the strength of our convictions or avoid life’s difficult choices by trying to find ‘the easy way’. On the contrary, for in the moments where we find awareness, strength will be demanded as we become invited into that place of trusting more, risking egoic safety in doing so, yet finding a more sincere place of support for all.
As individuals and communities we output massive amounts of mental, emotional and physical energy to reach for what we perceive to be the prize, when the real prize is how each of us chooses to take our next action.
May I suggest your intention for the year ahead be to go with more lightness. In your practice this evening, use your next breath, use your next movement to practice going more lightly. Feel your strength and purpose, yet find the softness to immerse yourself deeper into the experience of true support, both for yourself and all those around you.
Moksha Yoga Community Comes To Our Rescue
Moksha Yoga Bloor West's unexpected shutdown is an unfortunate yet temporary closure. In the meantime surrounding Moksha Yoga studios are reaching out to support you in the continuation of your yoga practice.
All current MYBW students are invited to enjoy a 20% discount on regular passes at:
• Moksha Yoga Uptown
• Moksha Yoga St. Clair West
• Moksha Yoga Downtown
All students must present their MYBW swipe tag at each studio to verify your MYBW status and confirm which passes are eligible for a discount at each studio. (Please remember to show your gratitude for their support and generosity!)
Depending on the type of pass you currently hold with Moksha Yoga Bloor West, it will either be put on hold, extended for the duration of our closure period, or terminated if it's an auto-renew pass.
Thank you all again for your understanding during this setback. Keep up your practice!